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The Fifteenth National Jazz ,Blues and Rock Festival.
Richfield Avenue. 
August 22-24th 1975.

Recordings of the 1975 festival.

    Judas Priest

8-22-75 Reading Festival Tape 45min SDB A .

An excellent quality soundboard which is for sale on the net - presumably a legit release.

A 55 min audience tape also exists - reportedly of B quality



8-24-75 Reading Festival



  • Mind Journey
  • Assault and Battery
  • Golden Void
  • Ode To A Crystal Set,
  • Psychadelic Warlords
  • Wind Of Change
  • The Awakening
  • Paradox,
  • Spiral Galaxy 28948
  • Sonic Attack
  • Magnu
  • Opa Loka
  • Master Of The Universe
  • Welcome To The Future
  • Brainstorm
  • Silver Machine

  Mahavishnu Orchestra





About 90 minutes .


"Deep of Immortality-Live at Reading Festival 1975"

John McLaughlin-guitar
Stu Goldberg-keys
Ralphe Amrstrong-bass
Narada Michael Walden-drums

1-Meeting of the Spirits
3-Open Country Joy/Jam
5-You Know You Know
6-One Word/All in the Family

Source- Audience recording on unknown equipment; liberated boot, as identified above.

1975 stripped-down MO from Inner Worlds album performing during their last few months, shortly before John's Shakti focus for the next few years. Material drawn largely from original MO and Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire albums with small nod towards Inner Worlds here and there.
Recording is surprisingly decent. Some ridiculous near "Cheech and Chong" audience banter picked up at times and kept in on bootleg, but when band is playing that's not an issue. Mainly fast and furious performance that's listenable despite the circumstances of the recording and equipment used at the time.


Soft Machine

     Audience. 40 mins ,quality very good

    Thin Lizzy

    8-23-75     53:00 mins

  • Fighting
  • It's Only Money
  • Kings Vengeance
  • Still In Love With You
  • Showdown
  • Suicide
  • Rosalie
  • The Rocker
  • Sha-La-La
  • Baby Drives Me Crazy
  • Me and the Boys
  • Whisky In The Jar



  • Firebird Suite
  • Soundchaser
  • Close To The Edge
  • To Be Over
  • High Vibration
  • The Gates Of Delirium
  • Leaves Of Green
  • Your Move/Mood For A Day
  • Long Distance Runaround/Moraz Solo
  • Clap
  • And You And I
  • Ritual
  • Roundabout
  • Sweet Dreams


A page of comments about Yes and their performance at the 1975 National Jazz and Blues festival can be found here

   Dr Feelgood Setlist (taken from a review, unlikely recording exists)

1975 festival pages and links

The early festivals.

You can find out the complete line ups of the first festivals if you follow the links below .

Festivals 1965-1990

Most of these have fairly complete documentation .But new contributions of any sort are always welcome regarding any of the festivals.
Richmond 1965
Windsor 1966
 Windsor 1967
Sunbury 1968
Plumpton 1969
Plumpton 1970
Reading 1971
Reading 1972
Reading 1973
Reading 1974


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