Friday, October 27

Smiths, The - Manchester + NOLA 1986

Manchester, UK
Festival of the 10th Summer 
July 19, 1986

FM recording (sound quality: VG++; 
master tape source from Picadilly Radio broadcast)

SAMPLE: "Cemetry Gates" (live 1986)

00 intro (pre-recorded The March of The Capulets) 
01 Bigmouth Strikes Again
02 Panic
03 Vicar In a Tutu
04 Frankly, Mr. Shankly
05 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
06 Ask
07 I Want the One I Can't Have
08 Cemetry Gates
09 Shakespeare’s Sister
10 Stretch Out and Wait
11 That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore 
12 The Queen Is Dead (end cut, fades out)
13 I Know It’s Over
14 Hand In Glove + outro

MEGA THANKS to craigie for taping and to thehappyone for sharing.

ROB SEZ: The new deluxe reissue of The Queen Is Dead is great, and the live disc from a show in Boston, MA in 1986 is fine. But what I really want to hear is a show from this tour when the crowd is going nuts, and the band is on fire. If you have similar inclinations, give these a try.

McAlister Auditorium
New Orleans, LA
Sept. 8, 1986

audience recording (sound quality VG+)

01 intro (March of the Capulets)
02 The Queen Is Dead
03 Panic
04 I Want The One I Can't Have
05 Rusholme Ruffians
06 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 
07 Still Ill
08 The Boy With the Thorn In His Side
09 Cemetry Gates
10 Stretch Out and Wait
11 Never Had No One Ever
12 Is It Really So Strange?
13 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
14 Meat Is Murder
15 What She Said
16 I Know It's Over
17 crowd, pre-encore
18 Money Changes Everything  
19 How Soon Is Now?
20 crowd
21 Hand In Glove
22 Bigmouth Strikes Again

Transferred from a DAT copy of the master tape.


  1. More rare Smiths? Of course!

    The Smiths - 1984 -1987 - BBC various unreleased tracks (FM)
    The Smiths - 1984 -1987 - BBC various unreleased tracks

    (FM broadcast FLAC)

    01 - How Soon Is Now ? (Peel session 1984)
    02 - Half A Person (Peel session 1986)
    03 - London (Peel session 1986)
    04 - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (BBC In Concert 1986)
    05 - Frankly Mr Shankly (BBC In Concert 1986)
    06 - How Soon Is Now ? (BBC In Concert 1986)
    07 - Sheila Take A Bow (The Tube 1987)
    08 - Shoplifters Of The World Unite (The Tube 1987)
    09 - Morrissey interviewed by Richard Skinner (1984 possibly)


    The Smiths
    Glasgow, Scotland
    July 16, 1986

    audience recording (sound quality: VG to VG+)

    01 intro
    02 Bigmouth Strikes Again
    03 Panic
    04 Vicar In A Tutu
    05 Frankly, Mr. Shankly
    06 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    07 Ask
    08 I Want The One I Can't Have
    09 Never Had No One Ever
    10 Cemetry Gates
    11 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
    12 Is It Really So Strange?
    13 Shakespeare's Sister
    14 What She Said
    15 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
    16 The Queen Is Dead
    17 /I Know It's Over
    18 //(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame > Rusholme Ruffians
    19 //William It Was Really Nothing

    Soundsville Steve says:

    Not much to say about this show I'm afraid. I recorded this from a little way back on the left side of the hall. It was a great gig though. Barrowlands has a formidable reputation, and the crowd more than lived up to expectations ... inspiring the band to put on one of the best shows I've seen. This was the first outing for the five piece Smiths, and Johnny was clearly enjoying the extra freedom. They played Ask for the first time ... which I always rather liked. The live version that is ... I was slightly disappointed with the single version when it came out, which seemed to have lost some of its sparkle.

    Anyway ... I came away with quite a good recording I think. Again this was recorded using my Sony Professional Walkman with Sony EMC-929LT Mic onto Metal tape

    HUGE THANKS to Soundsville Steve for recording & sharing this at smithstorrents!


  2. Thanks. Looking forward to getting the reissue.

    1. I predict you'll really enjoy it. The demos & B-sides are a great listen.


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