The Blue Nile - Manchester 1991.

This is The Blue Nile in concert back on the 13th September 1991 at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England.

The band was formed in 1981 when Paul Buchanan  and his friend, Robert Bell, met Paul Joseph Moore after graduating from the University of Glasgow in the late 1970s. Although their individual degrees didn't reflect their future career wishes (English Literature, Electronics and Mathematics, respectively), their mutual friendship grew out of their shared interest in music, and they began writing and recording together. The music of The Blue Nile is built heavily on synthesizers and electronic instrumentation and percussion, although later works have featured acoustic guitar more prominently. The band have only produced four albums and large gaps between recording and touring has always been the norm for this band.

Source: BBC FM radio broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Adult Popular - Rock

Set: Broadcast element of set.

Set List:

1.A Walk Across the Rooftops.
2.Tinseltown in the Rain.
4.Over the Hillside.
6.Easter Parade.
7.The Downtown Lights.
8.Saturday Night.
9.Headlights on the Parade.

Line Up:

Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar)
Robert Bell (bass)
Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards)

Website: Official HERE.


For over thirty years and through four, magical records, the tale of The Blue Nile has wound inexorably through the highest acclaim and the gravest misfortune, past record company ineptitude and personal disasters, taking in Top 20 albums and winning a fanatical word-of-mouth fanbase along the way a fanbase which includes Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel and Rod Stewart. Their songs have been covered by a diverse array of talent Tom Jones, Isaac Hayes, Melanie C, Michael McDonald, Julian Lennon, Zucchero, Joe Cocker, Chris Botti as well as the aforementioned Lennox and Stewart.

Few people own just one Blue Nile album generally you will either own them all and still play them on a regular basis or have never heard of The Blue Nile. Their music has been described as ambient folk, electronic pop and 4am songs, none of which truly gets near what The Blue Nile are about. Essentially, The Blue Nile create songs about the day to day life of pretty much everyone who has ever been in love or who has ever looked out at the rain on a cold winter day or who has ever struggled to work on a bus which gets stuck in traffic, and they sprinkle each song with something special that lifts it out of the ordinary. As singer Paul Buchanan says, its always been a documentary of the imagination

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).


Beehive Candy said…
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Was there a better song than "Stay". I have plenty of Blue Nile on my IPOD but why not more. Good choice.
Great band. Great concert. Thanks.
Jose said…
For when the next record?. I do hope it resembles more to Hats or A walk across... than to previous albums.
We need that blue nile to come back. they owe their fans a lot of music. A lot of that magic music of the two first Lp's

Anonymous said…
New link? Pretty please ?? :)

Not finding this elsewhere on the web...
Beehive Candy said…



Anonymous said…
thanks a lot for this.