- Live At Grugahalle Essen 1981

Live At Grugahalle Essen 1981

Live At Grugahalle Essen 1981

PERFORMANCE: Grugahalle, Essen, 17th-18th October 1981


RESTORED CONCERT PERFORMANCE on REGION FREE NTSC DVD: (Audio selection of Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound)



ROCKPALAST is a legendary ‘live’ music TV show hosted in Germany by the WDR channel. It first broadcast in 1974 and has become a pan-European television institution. It has its own fan club and online forum, and in almost four decades, it has become a trademark of quality viewing and listening.

Roger Chapman’s Rockpalast appearance in October 1981 from the 8,000-capacity Grugahalle in Essen was groundbreaking. He was subsequently acclaimed Singer of the Year and then current studio album ‘Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun’, would be voted Germany’s Record of the Year. He remains revered today and, in 2004 was accorded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award For Services To Rock Music.

“We were the last band appearing,” he would later recall of the show, “Going on about two in the morning and not wanting to stop. I think they turned the video off for the last hour of our set!”

That broadcast featured material from the albums ‘Chappo’, ‘Mail Order Magic’ and ‘Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun’. Personnel included former Family keyboardist Poli Palmer, ex-Meal Ticket multi-instrumentalist Steve Simpson (who still works with Chapman today) and the late, great Bad Company bassist Boz Burrell.

Musical highlights include the Mickey Jupp song ‘Shortlist’ - the band’s signature tune - plus versions of Hendrix’s ‘Stone Free’ and the Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ (the latter played for the first and only time).

24-page booklet with detailed liner notes includes quotes and reminiscences from pianist and musical director Tim Hinkley, sax player Nick Pentelow and guitarist Steve Simpson.

Expertly restored and remastered. Superb vision, outstanding sound. The best in the business!



‘Live At Rockpalast’
Grugahalle, Essen, 17th-18th October 1981

01. Intro
02. Who Pulled The Nite Down
03. Keep Forgettin’
04. Unknown Soldier
05. Ducking Down
06. I Just Want To Make Love To You
07. Killing Time
08. He Was, She Was
09. Hang On To A Dream
10. Prisoner
11. Short List
12. Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun
13. Common Touch
14. Making The Same Mistake
15. Midnite Child
16. Stone Free
17. Goodbye Reprise
18. Blood And Sand
19. Let’s Spend The Night Together
20. Jesus And The Devil
21. Can’t Get In
22. Hey, Bo Diddley
23. St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
24. Help Me
25. Prisoner (reprise)

(Duration: 2 hrs 2 mins)

01. Who Pulled The Nite Down
02. Keep Forgettin’
03. Unknown Soldier
04. Ducking Down
05. I Just Want To Make Love To You
06. Killing Time
07. He Was She Was
08. Hang On To A Dream
09. Prisoner
10. Short List
11. Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun

01. Common Touch
02. Making The Same Mistake
03. Midnite Child
04. Stone Free
05. Goodbye Reprise
06. Blood And Sand
07. Let’s Spend The Night Together
08. Jesus And The Devil
09. Can’t Get In
10. Hey, Bo Diddley
11. St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
12. Help Me
13. Prisoner (reprise)

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REP 5323
  • Format: DVD + 2 CD (Brilliant Box + Slipcase)

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