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Captain Beyond reissues

Captain Beyond - Sufficiently Breathless 2013 reissue; image courtesy of Cleopatra Records

Following up to the Captain Beyond post the other day, it turns out that Cleopatra Records imprint Purple Pyramid has reissued their first two albums (the ones with Rod Evans) — self titled from 1972 and Sufficiently Breathless from 1973 — last year on vinyl. They are accompanied by Live In Texas – October 6, 1973 on CD and vinyl, originally issued in 2002 via fan club as Far Beyond a Distant Sun – Live Arlington, Texas, and a 2CD Live Anthology containing material from Montreux, September 18, 1971, Miami, August 19, 1972, New York, July 17, 1972, and Los Angeles, May 26, 1977 (sans Evans). Caveat: from what we can ascertain, sound quality of the live releases is less then stellar.

These releases can be ordered via Cleopatra’s online store. They also pop up in different Amazon stores around the world from time to time.

This went under our radar at the time, so we are reporting it now.

Thanks to Axel for the info.

11 Comments to “Captain Beyond reissues”:

  1. 1
    Lylian Pothron says:

    Got them, good job ! Inserts included 😉

  2. 2
    Scoot says:

    I hope this isn’t a case where someone has bought the rights to the music and are able release this material, while cutting the band members out of the sales figures and potential profits…that would be a shame. Rod’s already being punished for being gullible in the 80’s…Hopefully he and the estates of the other band members will be taken care of.

  3. 3
    Laurent says:

    Very cool!!!!!

  4. 4
    Cg says:

    First time i am listned to Captain Beyond. What a fantastic band, DP sounds like a cover band compaird to them.

  5. 5
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Already have these. Unless something has been added, no need for me. Hard to fathom I was at the Miami show 42 years ago…. Seems like a thousand days of yesterdays…..

    GREAT STUFF!! If you don’t have it, or you aren’t familiar with CB, GET IT!!! You will be glad you did.


  6. 6
    Eric Schoolmeesters says:

    Also got them. Great albums.

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    Hartmut Kreckel says:

    FYI: Disc 1 Live in Montreux IS April 30, 1972l. and Disc 2 IS in Chicago (Waukeegan) Night Gallery May 26, 1977, despite the erroneus info on the album.
    By Sept. 71 CB was just getting together, and Lewie Gold (keyboards) still was with them.
    And in 77, CB just did play one tour in spring in the midwest, no shows on the coast.

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    Ashkat says:

    Does anyone have captain beyond live Bickford 1972 I think.

  9. 9
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    I believe you mean ‘Bickershaw Festival’? Yes, I have this somewhere in my collection.

  10. 10
    Ashkat says:

    That’s it bickershaw festival it just does not seemed to get mentioned.would there be any more other than the reissues. I believe they supported sabbath once,that would have been great to see.

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    frank miller says:

    the official Armageddon group on facebook.
    fans of Armageddon from all over the world.
    the 3 remaning band members are in the group!

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