Monday, 3 March 2008

Echo And The Bunnymen - Kilburn National 1997

Echo & the Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978 making them a whopping thirty years old this year, and as always reminding me of my own state of aging!

Their original lineup included vocalist Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant, who both continue to be, the main stays of the band.

The band are scheduled to play a sell out show in September this year at London's Royal Albert Hall, complete with an orchestra to perform the album 'Ocean Rain'.

A little removed from their 'post punk' beginnings in Liverpool three full decades ago.

Anyhow, this is from just one decade ago and features Echo and The Bunnymen live at The Kilburn National, in London on the 17th October 1997.

This concert was broadcast by the BBC, and this is a good quality FM stereo recording of the gig.

Set list is:

1. Rescue.
2. I want to be there when you come.
3. Baseball Bill.
4. The Cutter.
5. Just a touch away.
6. Crocodiles.
7. Forgiven.
8. I'll fly tonight.
9. Seven seas.
10. Villiers Terrace.
11. Altamont.
12. Lips like sugar.
13. Ocean rain.
14. Nothing lasts forever.

THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW THIS POST.

A few Echo and the Bunnymen Cd's in the Beehive Store HERE.

Lets hope the London gig later this year is made available, for those of us just a little curious to here the band complete with orchestra!

12 comments:

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

TO DOWNLOAD - SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE THE MEDIAFIRE LINK IN YOUR WEB BROWSER AND CLICK THROUGH TO THE SITE:

http://www.mediafire.com/?twynr0m4cjx

THATS:

http://www.mediafire.com/?twynr0m4cjx

CHEERS

FULLY EXPLANATORY BEEHIVE AND THE BUNNYMEN

Rob said...

Doe's not sound like Ian singing......

Anonymous said...

What? sounds totally like Ian singing, have you listened Rob?

Anonymous said...

Heh. I'm 16 again!

Thanks Beehive!

Rob said...

Yes sir, seen the bunny's, many times, sounds very different.

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

HI ROB,

INTERESTING FEEDBACK, THE SOURCE FOR THIS BOOT HAS BEEN FANTASTICALLY RELIABLE TO DATE, AND WAS OF THE OPINION THIS WAS THE GENUINE LINE UP PERFORMING, AS TAPED BY HIM AT THE TIME.

WILL TRY AND CHECK THIS OUT

GREAT TO GET CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK, MAKES THIS FEEL ALL THE MORE WORTHWHILE

Mike @ BEEHIVE CANDY

Anonymous said...

Yup - it's Mac.

polaroid billy said...
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polaroid billy said...

yes - it's ian. this is years after noel and certainly not him. ian does sound rather hoarse and off key at times but i
don't doubt it's him. thanks for the tape - and the many others you've given us!

McCrank said...

Thanks Beehive for another superb posting! EATB are the best band in the universe. If you don't believe me head over to my blog to check out some of their rare cover tunes.

McCrank's Juke

-CRANKIN

Anonymous said...

Yea defintely Ian singing - you can't be much of a fan Rob

Deckard said...

Saw them last summer at Hyde Park, London, and they still made my spine tingle when performing The Killing Moon - at least the second time after messing up the first attempt!Thanks for this Mike..