Backstage extended into the streets. A huge van, a completely equipped recording studio, was parked in the lot adjacent to Carnegie Hall. Crews of technicians were carting microphones and cables and TV monitors inside the Hall to tape the 8 o'clock concert. Crowds of people had gathered. It was a night in the birth of an album. It was a Noel-in and Paul-out. At the box office, the action was slow. "I stopped people on the streets today. Everybody wondered who Noel Stookey was. They thought he might be Paul Stookey's brother." Noel, the overnight stranger, had a new statement he wanted to make to a new public. 1400 tickets were handed out to fill the Halls 2784 seats. Passerby's were invited in. The warmth and inclusiveness that would typify the performance had begun. Noel was linking arms with a new audience, rather than with Peter and Mary, and escorting them through his personal world - tonights songs would mirror the man.
musicians: James Mason, Barry Flast, Edward Mottau, Makel Lewis, Michael Epstein, Dick Kniss, Paul Prestopino, Cameron Kotler, James Nalls, Shelly Yakus, E.B. Monck, and Normal Normal
Cover and inner spread photo: Mac Gibbony
Program Book Photos: Bill Plymat, Mark Chester, Wayne Green, Mac Gibbony
A special thanks to the Record Plant for assistance beyond the call of recording anf to Chip Monck who still can't believe he lit the whole thing.
All music recorded live at Carnegie Hall by Record Plant remote truck
Recording Engineer: Tom Flye
Mixdown Engineer: Shelly Yakus
Produced by: Eddie Mottau
Art Direction: Ed Thrasher
Album Design: Dave Bhang