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Captain Beyond, the first album by Captain Beyond, was released in 1972, and featured former members of Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Johnny Winter, and Rick Derringer. The album cover for the U.S. release included 3-D artwork (using lenticular printing). Even though there are 13 tracks, it really sounds as if there are only 5 with tracks 1-3, 6-8 & 9-13 segueing together. Tracks 4 & 5 are the only individual songs that don't segue into each other or from other songs. In which case "Dancing Madly Backwards" is 9:19, "Thousand Days of Yesterdays" is 9:01, and "I Can't Feel Nothin'" is around 9:13.


* Rod Evans – vocals

* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt – guitars

* Lee Dorman – bass guitar, piano, Hammond organ, vocals

* Bobby Caldwell – drums, percussion, Hammond organ, bells, vibraphone, vocals

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Captain Beyond was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971. at MusicMight


The original line-up for Captain Beyond were singer Rod Evans, drummer Bobby Caldwell, guitarist Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, bassist Lee Dorman and keyboards Lewie Gold. Evans was the original lead singer for Deep Purple and probably best known for his vocals on their 1968 debut chart-breaker "Hush". Reinhardt and Dorman had played in Iron Butterfly; Dorman, in particular, played on most of Butterfly's early albums, including their 1968 breakthrough In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Caldwell had come to prominence playing with Rick Derringer and Johnny Winter. Lewie Gold was a well respected keyboardist from Florida. He left due to personal reasons before the first album was recorded. This line-up recorded the self-titled debut album, released in 1972. Following this album Caldwell left the band to join Derringer and was replaced by drummer Brian Glascock. at Also joining the band around this time were Reese Wynans (later of Double Trouble) on keyboards and Guille Garcia on congas. The record company's chosen producer, Giorgio Gomelsky, did not like Glascock's drumming and requested a new drummer. Glascock was released and Martin Rodriguez was brought in on drums on the recommendation of Garcia. This six man line-up recorded the group's second album, Sufficiently Breathless. Tension during the recording of Sufficiently Breathless led to Evans quitting. The original line-up reformed later in 1973 for a US tour but the band split up at the end of the year.

The band reformed in 1976 Willy Daffern on vocals, and Bobby Caldwell, Rhino and Lee Dorman completing the line-up. They then recorded the band's third album Dawn Explosion on Warner Bros., but broke up the in the year (1978).

Reinhardt and Caldwell reformed Captain Beyond in 1998 with Jimi Interval on vocals, Dan Frye on keyboards, and Jeff Artabasy on bass. Since then they have been performing at shows and have released a four track EP.

In 1999, Swedish record label Record Heaven released a tribute to Captain Beyond entitled Thousand Days of Yesterday. The album features fellow 70s rockers Pentagram playing "Dancing Madly Backwards".

Captain Beyond once again disbanded in 2003 when lead guitarist Larry Reinhardt developed cancer. He was treated but told he had months to live. Larry has since passed all his doctors expectations and continues to make music and even released his first solo album, entitled "Rhino's Last Dance."



*Captain Beyond (1972)

*Sufficiently Breathless (1973)

*Far Beyond a Distant Sun - Live Arlington, Texas (1973) (Not officially released until 2002 via fanclub purchase.)

*Dawn Explosion (1977)

*Night Train Calling EP (2000)


*Frozen Over Live (1973) Bootleg version of Far Beyond a Distant Sun - Live Arlington, Texas with better quality.


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