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Joy Division - Bowdon Vale Youth/Social Club - 1979

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As collectors items go, I guess this really is 'A List' material.

With the passing of Anthony H. Wilson, founder of Factory Records, along with the film of the late Ian Curtis andJoy Division, (with the reissues of all Joy Division material), obtaining something alternative from the band may prove difficult.

That this boot is also a very real part of the post punk and new wave era at grass roots level adds to the attraction.

So why were Joy Division playing a gig at a youth club, to an audience of predominately 10 to 16 year olds?

They were bizarrely playing the youth club because Bob Jefferson, who was promoting the gigs at the venue on Wednesday nights, had bought them out of their first contract, so they could join Factory Records.

He owned Streets Ahead records in Altrincham. They played the gig as a thank you!

I do not know the kind person that cleaned up this sound board recording, however considerable work went into developing a digital version. Here are the note…

Sheryl Crow - Austin City Limits 1997

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First aired in 1976, Austin City Limits has become American television's longest-running concert music program.

The program is taped live by PBS (public broadcast) member station KLRU on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Images of Austin, Texas, the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World," are seen in the opening credits. ACL's set also features a mock skyline of Austin.

The show inspired the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual live music festival at Zilker Park in Austin.

This is the soundtrack to Sheryl Crow's performance on, January 31st, 1997, at Austin City limits, Austin, Texas.

Set list is:

1. Every Day is a Winding Road
2. Hard to Make a Stand
3. Leaving Las Vegas
4. A Change
5. Run, Baby, Run
6. If It Makes You Happy
7. Redemption Day
8. Strong Enough
9. Sweet Rosalyn
10. I Shall Believe

This is a stereo soundtrack copy - and is a high quality recording. It is also a really good show!


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Simon and Garfunkel - Voices of Intelligent Dissent

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1968 and Simon and Garfunkelwere riding high in the charts both with contributions to the 'Graduate soundtrack', and the release of their album 'Bookends' along with hit singles both sides of the Atlantic.

This is Simon And Garfunkel Live At The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, USA on the
23rd August 1968.

Probably intended as an official live album, the original concert recording was engineered by Al Kooper, however it eventually surfaced as a boot, on Vigotone (VT-124) under the title 'Voices of Intelligent Dissent'.




Set List:

1. (2:57) Mrs Robinson
2. (2:35) Homeward Bound
3. (4:38) April Come She Will
4. (3:06) Fakin' It
5. (2:35) Overs
6. (1:39) The 59th Street Bridge song
7. (4:30) America
8. (2:46) A Most Peculiar Man
9. (3:12) I Am A Rock
10. (2:07) At The Zoo
11. (3:50) Scarborough Fair
12. (2:19) Bye Bye Love
13. (5:16) Cloudy
14. (2:43) Leaves That are Green
15. (2:23) Punky's Dilemma
16. (3:27) Benedictus
17. (2:44) The Dangling Conversation
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Happy Mondays - Live in London 1992

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I remember well, seeing the Happy Mondayslive at Wembley stadium in London back in 2000. They were supporting Oasis, and in my opinion by far, the better of the two bands.

This was the second incarnation of the Happy Mondays who had split back in 1992. Alas they split up again soon after this gig, however if you excuse the pun they again went out on a 'high'.

Back to 1992, when having cost the indie label Factory an estimated £250.000.00 for their, then new album 'Yes Please' the band toured in support of the album.

Sadly the album failed to achieve the financial success of previous material, and with both New Order's album 'Ceremony', and the label owned Hacienda Club also costing Factory Records an 'arm and a leg' the label went bust, and the Happy Mondays went the same way.

This concert was recorded by the BBC for broadcast prior to the band splitting up. Despite all the troubles of that year, this is a fine concert, and well worth a listen.

Rec…