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Trapeze box, vol. 2


A second instalment of the Trapeze reissues will be released on April 28, 2023, via Cherry Red Records. This box set will include Hot Wire (1974), Trapeze (1975), and Hold On (1979) albums, and three live recordings: Live At The Boat Club (September 13, 1975 in Nottingham, UK), Live At Arlington (September 12, 1976, Texas Hall Auditorium in Arlington), and Live in Texas: Dead Armadillos (1981). The set consists of 5 CDs, with the first two albums squeezed onto one disk. Glenn Hughes appears of a couple of tracks from their ’75 self-titled album, and on the live set from Arlington.

The box set can be pre-ordered from the label.

Thanks to our editor emeritus Benny Holmström for the info.

6 Comments to “Trapeze box, vol. 2”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Buy the box from the band ZZ Top still owes money to!



  2. 2
    Craig says:

    That would be Live At The Boat Club. Not Boar Club

  3. 3
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Craig @2:

    good catch! thank you.

  4. 4
    GeofOK says:

    Are we ever going to get a full release of the finished-and-then-shelved Welcome To the Real World solo album Hughes recorded for Warner Bros.?

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’ve meanwhile received the first box set. It’s worth having for the 1973 Dallas live recording alone – that is brilliant, both as regards sound quality and performance. I’ve heard some good to decent Trapeze live recordings from back in the day, but this beats everything. The band is really on fire, their group interplay effortless from countless gigs.

    My only gripe is that Glenn’s bass could be just a little louder, but that’s a limitation of the source material. Drums and guitar are very present. As is Glenn’s voice which is so direct on this – I presume – soundboard recording that you could imagine standing right next to him as he sings into the mike.

    What a revelation this recording is. If you always wondered what the hype about Trapeze was, listen to this. And there was really no other three piece that sounded remotely like them. While in the early day, a Free influence was undeniable, by 1972/73 they had really established a sound totally their own.

  6. 6
    Simon Ford says:

    Dallas ‘73 & Arlington’76 should have got a standalone release. Any sound improvement on the latter?

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