Live at the Actual Festival

26 October 1969, Actuel Festival, Amougies, Belgium

Total Time: 75 min

Quality: excellent audio


More from the Sunday performances at the 1969 Amougies Festival with the full set by The Nice, featuring of course Keith Emerson of later ELP fame. This is a typical set for the period (a mixture of original compositions, folk covers and classical/rock fusions), but shows the trio at their most energetic. As with previous torrents in this series, there are obvious issues with the sound quality - the tape recorder used was way below modern standards and the sound is nowhere near "professional" quality. This reservation aside, however, this is simply an unbelievable document of a legendary festival, and so our hearfelt thanks to the taper, JJB, for recording this at the time.


Keith Emerson - organ & piano
Lee Jackson - bass & vocals
Brian Davison - drums


1. tuning up & announcement (0:49)
2. Intermezzio from Karelia Suite (9:59)
3. organ improv (5:29)
4. Country Pie / Brandenburger Concerto #6 (7:25)
5. piano improvisation (1:02)
6. Hang On To A Dream (11:41)
7. Pathetique Symphony 4th (8:40)
8. She Belongs To Me (15:07)
9. Rondo (14:06)