Happy The Man, Live at the Fairfax Theater, Fairfax,VA. 

Sample track: I Carve The Chariot On The Carousel

Recorded live  11/07/1975.  This concert was one of our very early dates and appears to be a board recording. The quality is pretty good, and as is often the case in these early concerts, the arrangements are a little different from what would eventually end up on vinyl. I particularly like the version of I Carve The Chariot On The Carousel for Kit's great flute playing and a sort of spooky ambient intro to the piece.

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Happy The Man, Live in Williamsburg, VA. 

Sample Track: Hidden Moods

Recorded live at the Rainbow's End, 4/24/1977.  This concert was one of our college "tour" dates and has a few interesting arrangements of songs not commonly heard. There is an improv at the end titled "Pocket That Per Diem" which was a jam we named a different name each time we did it. There is substantial hiss on the tape which I believe was recorded to cassette. I tried to clean it up, but after several tries felt too much high end was lost in the "fix" so reverted to the original, noisy material. It is what it is!

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Happy The Man, Live in Falls Church, VA. 

Sample Track: Contemporary Insanity

Recorded live at the State Theater, June 8, 2000. This concert was our first performance after our reunion in 2000. Frank Wyatt, Stan Whitaker, Rick Kennell, David Rosenthal and Ron Riddle are in the lineup. There are several member solos and the arrangements to some of the songs are unique to this performance. The concert is quite long so I am breaking the Backstage download into two parts.

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Happy The Man, Live in Metuchen, NJ. 

Sample Track: Lunch at the Psychodelicatessen

Recorded live at the Forum Theater, November 13, 2004. This concert was with Frogg Cafe booked by the New Jersey Proghouse. Frank Wyatt, Stan Whitaker, Rick Kennell, David Rosenthal and Joe Bergamini are in the lineup. The concert is quite long so I am breaking the Backstage download into two parts. Stage banter and intros are separate tracks in this version.

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Oblivion Sun, Live for the first time. 

Sample Track: The Golden Feast

Recorded live at Orion Sound Studios, Baltimore, MD May 14, 2006. 

This concert was the first outing for Oblivion Sun. Frank Wyatt, Stan Whitaker, Bill Plummer, Dave DeMarco and Chris Mack The concert is quite long so I am breaking the Backstage download into two parts.

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Happy The Man, Live. 

Sample Track: Stepping Through Time

Recorded live at the Birchmere Music Hall, Alexandria, VA . November 4, 2004. 

This concert featured the last Happy The Man lineup. Frank Wyatt, Stan Whitaker, Rick Kennell, David Rosenthal and Joe Bergamini. The concert is quite long so I am breaking the Backstage download into two parts.