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Shadowfax

Winterland (San Francisco, CA)

Dec 1, 1973

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  1. 1 There's Something To Be Found 02:49
  2. 2 Everybody's Got Their Way / Please Who You Want To 09:58
  3. 3 Wrote a Song for You 03:20
  4. 4 Kick It On Out 04:39
  5. 5 The Mother Lode 03:43
  6. 6 Funk Instrumental 08:17
  7. 7 Time To Move Up 05:04
  8. 8 Vas Dis 05:13
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Liner Notes

Peter Alongi - lead guitar, vocals; Grace Kamelgaarn - keyboards, vocals; Evan Palmerston - bass; Billy Rader -drums; Paul McDonald - saxophone; Chuck Hodges - trumpet

Not to be confused with the Chicago-based group that would win a Grammy Award for Best New Age Recording two decades later, this Shadowfax was based in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. The bluesy, funky rock grooves and energetic horn embellishments, coupled with their lyrics about love and drugs, made them an excellent choice for a Bill Graham dance concert. On this particular "Marin County" night, Shadowfax set a high tone for the subsequent acts - Copperhead, the Sons of Champlin, and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

This recording, which is excellent save for some occasional issues with the trumpet, is historically significant for capturing a band that seems to vanish in the annals of rock history. Based on this recording, it is really too bad that this Shadowfax did not endure and enjoy a legacy like their co-billings from this night did.

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Peter Alongi - lead guitar, vocals; Grace Kamelgaarn - keyboards, vocals; Evan Palmerston - bass; Billy Rader -drums; Paul McDonald - saxophone; Chuck Hodges - trumpet

Not to be confused with the Chicago-based group that would win a Grammy Award for Best New Age Recording two decades later, this Shadowfax was based in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. The bluesy, funky rock grooves and energetic horn embellishments, coupled with their lyrics about love and drugs, made them an excellent choice for a Bill Graham dance concert. On this particular "Marin County" night, Shadowfax set a high tone for the subsequent acts - Copperhead, the Sons of Champlin, and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

This recording, which is excellent save for some occasional issues with the trumpet, is historically significant for capturing a band that seems to vanish in the annals of rock history. Based on this recording, it is really too bad that this Shadowfax did not endure and enjoy a legacy like their co-billings from this night did.