Friday, March 14

R. E. M. - Edinburgh, Scotland 1985 (soundboard)

Coasters Ballroom
Edinburgh, Scotland
June 25, 1985

soundboard recording (quality Ex--; judging by the great sound, I’m guessing this is from the master tape or a first-gen. copy; the punters get rowdier after the first 4 or 5 songs, so you folks who like crowd noise hang in there — it’s coming…)

The performance? Smokin'...


MUCHOS GRACIAS to the original taper & sharer (whoever you are)

There are a few brief anomalies in the set. The most noticeable is track 2 switching from stereo to mono & back in a handful of places. The latter was necessitated by the repair job I did to replace intermittent dropouts in the left & right channels on that track -- which is still quite listenable.  

SAMPLE: "Can't Get There From Here" (Edinburgh 1985)
 
Coasters "Roller Disco", circa 1979

01 - feeling gravitys pull (cuts in)
02 - harborcoat
03 - green grow the rushes
04 - laughing
05 - driver 8
06 - so. central rain (i'm sorry)
07 - have you ever seen the rain? 
       (j. fogerty / ccr cover)
08 - can't get there from here
09 - maps and legends
10 - 7 chinese bros.
11 - hyena
12 - (don't go back to) rockville         
      (end cut, fades out)
13 - just a touch
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14 - auctioneer
       (another engine)
15 - old man kensey
16 - little america
17 - life & how to live it
18 - pretty persuasion
19 - this day
(? – extemporaneous ditty)
20 - talk about the passion
21 - see no evil
     (television cover)
22 - second guessing
23 - theme from two steps onward
24 - gardening at night
25 - 9-9
 
TT: 1:24:12 (suggested disc split: between #13 & 14)  

MP3@320 (this was missing track 2, but that's been corrected)
Lossless WAV (800 MB)            
     

 Explore the connections between The dB's and R.  E.  M.   at this earlier post A B.I.G. R.  E.  M. post is coming soon...      

  

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