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The Boys Club: Live from California

The Boys Club: Live from California; image courtesy of Varese Records

Back in 1998 Glenn Hughes appeared as a guest vocalist at three shows of the Marc Bonilla & Friends project, which also featured guest appearances of Keith Emerson. Now Varese Records is releasing a double CD set from these concerts billed as Keith Emerson, Glenn Hughes, & Marc Bonilla — The Boys Club: Live From California, The Complete Concert, which is due on September 3.

Track list

Disc 1
  1. Afterburner
  2. Long Journey Home
  3. Hoedown
  4. Whiter Shade Of Pale *
  5. Cover Me *
  6. Close To Home
  7. Creole Dance
  8. Honky Tonk Train Blues
  9. White Noise
  10. Nutrocker
Disc 2
  1. Tarkus
  2. Fanfare For The Common Man / Rondo
  3. Dreams *
  4. Middle Of A Dream *

Keith Emerson: keyboards
Glenn Hughes: vocals (*)
Marc Bonilla: guitar

Mark Bonilla’s band:
Mick Mahan: bass
Joe Travers: drums
Ed Roth: keyboards
Mike Wallace: guitar

Bob Birch: bass

The press release does not mention when exactly this was recorded, but Glenn’s tourography states that the three concerts in question (albeit with none of the setlists matching the tracklisting exactly) took place on:

  • January 17, 1998 — Billboard Live, West Hollywood, CA
  • May 14, 1998 — Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA
  • May 15, 1998 — Maritime Hall, San Francisco, CA

Most likely, this is the West Hollywood performance on January 17 (sans Black Box, Town Without Pity and Rock Candy with Ronnie Montrose guesting) as it was the only one where Middle Of A Dream was performed.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.



4 Comments to “The Boys Club: Live from California”:

  1. 1
    Karl-Heinz says:

    A great part of it was already released in 2009 by Edel records.
    New on CD are only the following tracks:

    “Close To Home”, “Creole Dance”, “Honky Tonk Train Blues” and “Fanfare For The Common Man / Rondo”. If the (*) are right, they don’t feature Glenn.

    A pity to call it “complete”, when 3 songs are still missing.

    Just to let you know:
    “Tarkus” was also sung by Glenn. The (*) is mssing above.

    “Middle Of A Dream” was a new song, It’s a studio track not live.

    Kalle

  2. 2
    Tim Summers says:

    On the original (single disc) release of this set, ‘Middle of a Dream’ was a studio cut (‘Recorded at The Blue Corner’) – so using a live outing of this song to try and date the show of the new release might not work…

  3. 3
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Karl-Heinz & Tim:

    good point. i didn’t know about the 1cd release and that Middle of a Dream was a studio cut on that. clear as mud, eh? 😉

  4. 4
    paul anderson says:

    i love ELP and Glenn. And Hell to Pay off Now What, the middle sounds or feels like some of the NICE’s work with Keith Emerson. This will be added to my collection

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