Does anybody know if there is any video of the 1977 concerts from the LITAA box set of CDs? Any concert footage of the mega outpouring of live music?
I recall seeing Be Bop Deluxe at DeMontfort Hall, Leicester twice during my first undergrad year. The first time was in late September 1976 and that was the one that was filmed for the Star Rider video: I was standing right next to their desk alongside the mixing desk at the back of the hall. The second time I saw them at DeMont was in February 1977 (billed as "Be Bop Deluxe Winter Tour 1977") and there was no filming of that gig as far as I recall.
The 1977 tour was professionally filmed. I went to the Sheffield City Hall and Leicester De Montfort Hall concerts on that particular tour and can remember seeing several movie style cameras filming at the Leicester gig. In fact, unless my memory is playing tricks with me, one of the cameras filmed me and my friend walking in to the venue. This whole 'missing film' thing, is quite infamous in Be Bop Deluxe lore and still remains an unsolved mystery, including the disappearance of one of the main guys involved...But it was filmed.
I don't have the Esoteric Recordings 16 disc box-set of LITAA, but one of those discs is a DVD of Star Rider In Concert, shown on TV in 1977.