Friday, January 29

Ocean Blue - Ventura, CA 1993 (pre-FM) + bonus

LOSSLESS REPOST by request
Ventura Theatre
Ventura, CA
Nov. 3, 1993

Pre-FM (sound quality Ex-; bonus tracks’ sound quality = VG to Ex-)
  

ROB SEZ: I didn't become a fan of the Ocean Blue until recently. But the great thing about being a music fan in the Internet age is, it's really never too late. Since Ocean Blue have re-formed and recorded new music, the season for my fandom may have arrived. Is the re-formed band actually stronger now than before its initial split in the mid-1990s? Discuss. If you want to hear a recent live set with the band playing the debut & Cerulean albums in their entirety, please leave a comment.

01 Don't Believe Everything You Hear
02 Sublime
03 Bliss Is Unaware
04 Between Something & Nothing
05 Marigold
06 Drifting, Falling
07 Ballerina Out of Control
08 Cerulean
09 There Is a Light That 
     Never Goes Out (The Smiths) 

10 Between Something & Nothing
11 Sublime
Some will remember the "Sublime" video
12 Don't Believe Everything 
     You Hear
13 Cerulean
14 There Is a Light That 
     Never Goes Out 
15 Sublime

NOTES:
1-9 = Ventura, CA 1993-11-03 (pre-FM)
10 & 11 = Live 1994
12 = BBC 1996 live recording
13 = TV performance, Studio 59, circa 1991
14 = Live at the Bayou 1994
15 = Conan O'Brien Show, 1993

MEGA THANKS to muchmusic for the Ventura set with additional thanks to wave1one, cerulean123, Peru TOB, Robaire M and Oed Ronne
  

The most recent studio album
buy it from the band
MP3@320

FLAC (first 9 tracks only - for Nick)

The Ocean Blue:
Peter Anderson - drums, vocals
Bobby Mittan - bass
Oed Ronne - guitar, keyboard, vocals  
David Schelzel - vocals, guitar



Learn more about the music of the Ocean Blue at the band's web site, FB page, Wikipedia & Trouser Press  

       

14 comments:

  1. I've loved these guys since 1990! Saw them on the Cerulean / BTR&S / See tours. The BTR&S show was awesome - they never sounded better. Played as a 5-piece with both Steve Lau and Oed Ronne on hand. I'd love to hear any live recording you have since they're so hard to find. Thanks!

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    1. Duly noted, Anonymous. Check back here in a few weeks and I'll try to get some more Ocean Blue posted for you.

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    2. Who opened for them? I saw them in 90s in Charlottesville, Va and still listen. They had a similar sounding band that opened but can’t remember name.

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  2. Just discovered your blog, and what a fine one it is! Thanks for all your hard work and I hope to re-visit often. Sounds like work's got you busy, but if your Ocean Blue love is still deep, please share the joy-- I'm sure we'd all appreciate it. Have a great summer!

    PS: Any Reivers? I'd think they'd be really up your alley...

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    1. Hi Anonymous. I will put another O.B. post on my To Do list for the next month or two. Check back and I should have something up by the end of July. Don't really know much about Reivers, but I should check them out...

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  3. Thanks for this fantastic show. Would love to have that other Ocean Blue show you referenced. Love your website. Thanks for all your hard work!

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  4. Do you happen to have a lossless copy? Thank you!

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    1. I might have the Ventura tracks in lossless. Gimme a few days, and then check back here over the weekend. At the very least, I'll leave another comment to let you know what I found.

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    2. Thank you for taking the time to reply Rob :)

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  5. I also forgot to mention I uploaded 3 Ocean blue shows on my archive.org account @ https://archive.org/details/@dharmanovel . They are from 1990, 2013 and 2018. It was all thanks to the original taper in Chicago :)

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  6. Thank you - followed them from early on - and have the new material - would love to see/hear them now!

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  7. Thanks for the repost. Was hoping to see them live in Atlanta last year for the first time. It's rescheduled for September. Fingers crossed.

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  8. Love their sound! Shared a beer and a ciggy with their (still) super handsome singer, Dave back in the mid '90's at a show in S.C. Thank you it's to find anything live wise on these blokes so much appreciated, matey!

    Peace & 1Love

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