Lee was already a legend in 1978, the charismatic Ten Years After frontman having taken Woodstock by storm a decade earlier with his breathtaking solo on I’m Going Home, also a highlight of this show.
Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later: Live At Rockpalast 1978
Guitar king Alvin Lee holds court at the ‘Rock Palace’.
Preferring a power trio towards the end of his career, Alvin teamed up briefly with drummer Tom Compton and bassist Mick Hawksworth. This electrifying band makes Cream sound like Peter, Paul and Mary. The performance is a barnstorming avalanche of classic songs including Hey Joe, Rip It Up, Sweet Little Sixteen and Choo Choo Mama, and features Lee’s superb blues-harp playing and swaggering vocals on Help Me.
This beautifully packaged, high quality DVD/CD is a fitting tribute to Lee, who prematurely passed away last year, Gibson having earlier nominated him the most influential musician to play one of their guitars.