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The Sugarcubes - Live In Manchester - 1988

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This is The Sugarcubes, arguably Iceland's most successful 'contemporary' music band, and as I am sure you already know, inclusive of Bjork, who within and outside of Iceland, has gone on to even greater musical success.

Recorded at Manchester University Student's Union, Manchester, England on the 14th May 1988, this is part of The Sugarcubes gig that night, that was then broadcast on BBC Radio One.

Source: FM Radio Broadcast (BBC Radio).

Sound Quality: Very Good stereo 'off air' recording, converted to 320kbps mp3 quality.

Genre: Alternative Rock, popular in both Europe and on USA College radio at the time.

Set: Live recording for BBC Radio - as I understand part of the nights gig. (Total playing time 29:48 minutes).

Set List:

1.Motorcrash.
2.Tidal Wave.
3.Planet.
4.Deus.
5.Traitor.
6.Water.
7.Sick For Toys.
8.Birthday.
9.Delicious Demon.

Band Line Up:

Björk Guðmundsdóttir (vocals, keyboards)
Einar Örn Benediktsson (vocals, trumpet)
Sigtryggur Baldursson (drums)
Þór Eldon (guitar…

Midnight Oil - Acoustic 1993

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This isMidnight Oilperforming live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, on the 23rd June 1993.

Source:Soundboard.

Sound Quality:Excellent stereo at 192kbps

Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock.

Set:Live acoustic performance, duration of recording: 00:53:54


Set List:

01 - Feeding Frenzy
02 - The Dead Heart
03 - My Country
04 - Blue Sky Mine
05 - Sell My Soul
06 - Truganini
07 - Warakurna
08 - Short Memory
09 - Beds Are Burning
10 - Earth And Sun And Moon

Band Line Up:

Bones Hillman: Bass, Vocals
Martin Rotsey: Guitars, Vocals
Robert Hirst: Drums, Vocals
Peter Garrett: Lead Vocals
Jim Moginie: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

Links: The official (record label) site HERE, and another comprehensive Wikipedia entry HERE.

Comments:This concert first surfaced as a bootleg in September 1993, titled 'Acoustic 1993'. The recording was notable for the excellent sound quality, which for acoustic sets makes all the difference.

Midnight Oil are one of Australia's finest rock bands in my personal opinio…

Steve Earle & The Train Band - Live in Atlanta 1995

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This is Steve Earle & The Train Band live in concert at the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA, on the 30th November 1995.

Source: Very low generation copy of stereo soundboard recording.

Sound Quality: Excellent (very clean, slightly remastered when transferred to digital).

Genre: From Country to Rock (very diverse & hard to categorise at times in his career).

Set: Full concert including encores.

Set List:

Part One:

1. Mystery Train Part II
2. Hometown Blues
3. The Devil's Right Hand
4. Tom Ames' Prayer
5. Angel Is The Devil
6. Sometimes She Forgets
7. You Know The Rest
8. Goodbye
9. Band intros
10. The Other Kind
11. My Old Friend The Blues
12. Someday
13. South Nashville Blues
14. Ellis Unit One

Part Two:

1. I Ain't Ever Satisfied
2. Rivers Of Babylon (Dowe/McNaughton)
3. Nothin' Without You
4. When Will We Be Married? (Trad)
5. Ruby Ridge (Rowan) *
6. Free Mexican Air Force (Rowan) *
7. I'm Looking Through You (Lennon/McCartney)
8. White Freight Liner Blues (Van Zandt)
9. Jordan Am…