on 12th May 2001 in the Markthalle in Hamburg although all I am offering here is the one track ie Salisbury
Easy Livin' Band + Orchestra
(conducted by. Renate Publig)
If anyone is interested I will get round to posting the full VHS at some point
The concert was in 3 parts. Whilst Easy Livin' gave their all to (amongst others) "Time to Live", "Look at Yourself", "Sunrise" and "Easy Livin'", it's the orchestral second section, featuring "Salisbury" and "Circle of Hands" (featuring Helloween's Markus Grosskopf on bass) which impresses more. The video concludes with a set by the near-legendary Hensley-Lawton Band, celebrating such songs as "Easy Livin'", "The Hanging Tree", "I'm Alive" as well as "July Morning", "Wise Man", "Gypsy" and "Lady in Black".
On a personal note I believe I have mentioned in a past post that the Salisbury album was the first Heep album I listened to, and the title track in particular was my personal gateway into Heep music. I didn't think anyone could sing this song except for David Byron. How wrong was I. It is a testament to the vocal ability of John Lawton that he not only pulls it off but it was on my third listen that it dawned on me it wasn't Byron singing