This is the second of five mainland European dates The Sisters Of Mercy performed, during their 'Trans Europe Excess Tour'.
The band who started performing live in 1981, had already developed a strong following with several independent single and EP releases, often being 'hailed' in the UK indie press of that time.
Playing at the excellent venue The Paradiso, Amsterdam, on the 28th August 1983, this boot has apparently also circulated as 'Napalm Gods', 'Possession', and 'Live In Amsterdam', along with this copy entitled 'Beware The Ghost'.
Source: Sound board recording.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 @ 320kbps.
Genre: Post punk, Gothic Rock.
Set: Majority of concert (cannot confirm if full set).
7. Temple of Love.
10. Gimme Shelter.
11. Kiss the Carpet.
12. Body Electric.
14. Sister Ray / Louie Louie / Ghost rider.
Total Playing Time 70:43
Band Line Up - 1983.
Andrew Eldritch, vocals, keyboards, guitars
Gary Marx, guitars, vocals on one early track
Ben Gunn, guitars
Craig Adams, bass
Doktor Avalanche, drum machine
Links: Official site HERE.
Comments: By the time of this tour The Sisters Of Mercy had already developed and honed their unique and somewhat haunting layered sound.
Their version of the Rolling Stones classic 'Gimme Shelter', remains one of my all time favorite cover versions.
The band are touring again this year, and who knows ! although their recorded album output is pretty intermittent, their site suggests that perhaps we will see something new later this year.
Download links in comments below.
Purchase: MP3's (DRM free) through Amazon.co.uk - Sisters Of Mercy