Friday, May 15

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Reunion, London 2004 (sbd)

Hammersmith Apollo 
London, UK
Oct. 15, 2004
Instant Live limited ed. release
soundboard recording (sound quality: Ex; an excellent, flawless recording)

SAMPLE: "Four Flights Up" (live 2004)

01 Rattlesnakes
02 Why I Love Country Music 
03 Speedboat
04 Charlotte Street
05 From the Hip
06 Cut Me Down
07 Brand New Friend
08 Sweetness
09 2CV
10 My Bag
11 Sean Penn Blues
12 Mainstream
13 Perfect Blue
14 Patience
15 LC banter
16 Lost Weekend
17 Perfect Skin
18 Mr Malcontent
19 Jennifer She Said
20 Four Flights Up
21 Heartbroken
22 Forest Fire
live photos courtesy of M.M.Minderhoud 
ROB SEZ: This one's pretty special and it's exclusive to this blog. Did you ever bid on one of those 1-penny eBay auctions? I have, but never won the "a penny plus shipping" deal — until a coupla weeks ago. That's when I bid on this rare, officially sanctioned, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions limited-edition reunion recording. I still can't believe I was the only fan in the world paying attention & bidding. A few days later, this lovely artifact arrived on my doorstep. And of course I'm sharing it with you. LC and the guys reunited to perform a handful of live shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Rattlesnakes, an album fully represented here, minus 1 song. You can tell the band spent 2+ weeks rehearsing for a 1-week tour: the performance is impressive for 20 years on. I thought the Instant Live artwork was boring: the CD equivalent of a brown paper wrapper. So I added the pertinent info and a photo from one of the 2004 UK shows to create custom artwork. If you like Lloyd Cole and haven't heard this, it's a must have. One more thing: I thought the straight-from-the-soundboard recording sounded kinda flat. One pass of modest compression did the trick, and now it sounds much more lively. PLEASE ENJOY. 



  1. Many thanks for sharing with us Rob.
    And you got it for a penny, bargain of the year!
    Best wishes,

    1. I know I don't have to say it to you, Col: it's genuinely my pleasure. R

  2. Hi many thx for this treat Nice surprise because I was not aware until your kind share of this reunion gig

    Top notch You are The Man

  3. Thank you,
    ~ Queertone


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