New York City Serenade

NEW YORK SONG - V1 uncirculating
NEW YORK CITY SERENADE - V2a 9:58 PS / EY / SA914 / GT / ROOI
NEW YORK CITY SERENADE - V2b 9:53 WIESS

Note: "New York Song" aka "New York City Song", was composed in 1972, and played live from January 3 - June 2, 1973. It was recorded on May 31, 1973 at Alpha Sound Studios, Richmond, Virginia for live broadcast on WGOE-FM, and can be found on Über Series Vol 22. On June 20-22, V1 was recorded for Album #2 at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York. In the following week, an idea to combine it with elements of "Vibes Man", another 1972 composition, was hatched, and "New York City Serenade" V2 was recorded on June 28, 1973. Blame or credit has been assigned to David Sancious, who made the arrangement suggestions, though he tried to side-step by saying ‘I don’t think they constituted the arrangement.’ On July 18, 1973, it was performed live at Max's Kansas City, New York, where Sancious added the West Side Story piano introduction. V2b (presumably overdubbed on August 7) includes the addition of strings, group vocals and congas.
Courtesy Richard Blackwell.

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