Label: Blizzard Pure Soundboard Recordings
Catalog Number: BLZD123/24 Date: Jan. 27, 1996 Venue: Rio de Janeiro Length: 76:41 & 67:23 Medium: Compact Disc Source: Soundboard
Album: Wild Mood Swings
A Night Like This
Pictures of You
Just Like Heaven
Let's Go to Bed
Friday I'm In Love
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Shiver and Shake
Three Imaginary Boys
Boys Don't Cry
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing an Arab
Close to Me
Why Can't I Be You?
If you are familiar with this bootleg, please rate it for others that might
not be familiar with it (10 is the best). To view all of the albums in order of
fan ranking, check out the ranked bootleg list.
This is GREAT! The only reason it's a 9 is because
Dressing Up for a Day Out
sets the standard for a 10...
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea is (as always)
fantastic and even though I'm tired of hearing A Forest
(Again and Again and Again and Again and Again and Again...)
this is a nice version with the whole extra verses
(It always seems the same with you...)
Very Professional Package and good pictures. Enjoy!
A pretty good recording. The Blizzard label says
Pure Soundboard Recordings, so I figured I'd give it a try.
Both discs have a faint hiss like its being played on a dirty tape
recorder, but its not a big deal, the setlist more than makes up for
that minor bug. On the front of the disc is a head shot of Robert,
and inside are the 1996 Calendar pics of Jason, Simon, and Roger,
and the whole band...Fantastic concert, in all...
Ok, I'll start with the look, pretty ok, but most of the pictures are ruined by Rogers' goofy smile...
Now for what counts, the music...(by the way everything he says in between songs
isn't in english :P, he also plays a pretty cool 30 sec. guitar song before inbetween days, really cool)
Want sounded really good, if you don't have it it's a must, it sound so much better with the high pitched guitar during the verses.
Shiver and Shake was really great, he sing the first real low and mean, it sounds GREAT, neat guitar effects and solo too...
Disintegration sounds alot more like the the album version now, they've dropped the distortion guitar, hell only Porl can get it right anyway :>
End was really cool too, it almost sound like The Top when it slowed down to just drums and bass, pretty cool.
Killing an Arab was done real kick ass, Jason is a FANTASTIC drummer and he really does great on this one, they've also added some cool keyboards...
and finally as said before A Forest was done really well, it also sounded alot different, lots of new bass parts...
Overall pretty damn good, I like it better than Glastonbury, witch is the only thing I can compare it to...I still miss Porl thou :>
(also Roger seems to have his finger stuck on that breaking glass sample from Disintegration, it's like in every damn song, I think I even heard it in close to me...)
I own three boot CD's, this is easily the best sounding. Sure it has a
faint hiss, but who the fuck cares when you get such great songs.
Push made the CD for me, it is great on here as well is
Jupiter Crash and Inbetween Days with its
incredible guitar rambling at the intro. If you don't have it, get it
or trade for a copy. Excellent listening material.
The vocals are rather...drunk? not uninspired, however different.
The people who mixed this one messed up on why can't I be you.
The lovecats/we are the champions/all along the watchtower/young at heart
is LAMELY edited and omitted, and the reason i bought it. Recording is ok.
This is an excellent bootleg...the closest
thing to a good quality Cure concert in its
entirety that I've been able to find. Robert's
banter between songs is pretty humorous...
he just says more than usual. He actually
said that Mint Car is his favorite Cure song.
That surprises me. Anyway, highlights are
an excellent Killing an Arab (but that song
always rocks live), From the Edge of the Deep
Green Sea (also, always a great live song).
There are alternate lyrics for most of Close
to Me. 10:15 Saturday Night was enjoyable,
and what Cure concert CD is complete without
a 12-minute version of a Forest?? My two gripes
with this CD are the cut-off Why Can't I
Be You? (I'm still looking for the Lovecats-
medley version on CD!) and a slight hiss
throughout the CD when it's played loudly.
But, these are minor...the CD is a catch!!
Wild Mood Swings not being their greatest album and having
missed the Swing tour this album greatly made up for all the
shortcomings of the year. Even though the sound quality wasn't
the best and the music selection would have been a little
different under my supervision I felt this boot was a vision of near
perfection in the face of all my Cure related setbacks this year.
If you missed the concert I strongly urge you to pick up a copy.
It is definitely worth the price tag.
Submitted by: (Matt)
I just got This Double disc Import and I am a little disappointed
in the sound quality for Soundboard recording. It's still a
pretty good show and it's listenable. There's just a slight
hiss or fuzz to it. Great Set list! And very cool cover art.
It's worth the money if you are a dedicated Cure fan like me.
I guess you can't always expect the best quality even from a
CD so I would always read reviews like these before buying.
I was very pleased with this bootleg. Upon listening to it,
I realized that I already had the video of this concert. My
tape wasn't very good though. The sound fades in and out
of a couple of songs and the broadcast, which was on MTV,
is interrupted at times. This boot is much bettert though.
I read a couple of reviews and people complain about a
hissing in the background, but it's not that noticable.
The sound quality is pretty good. The only complaints
I have are on the second disc. The mix on
Why Can't I Be You isn't that great.
It sounds more like a skip in the cd. Also, the
mixing between songs in the encore is not done
well. Overlooking these minor things, I
recommend buying this.
What's with that infernal hissing in the
background?! At times its even louder
than the music. This isn't very good for
a soundboard recording. The setlist(almost)
makes up for it though. I got this one
because I wanted something from Wild
Mood Swings, but this isn't even a good
document of that album anyway, since only
three songs are from it. It's a good show
though, with lots of favorites. Good for
tapes trades, but buy at your own
Submitted by: WILSON
I just got this Double disc Import and I am a little
dissapointed in the sound quality for Soundboard
recording. It's still a pretty good show and its
listenable. Theres just a a slight hiss or fuzz
to it. Great Set list! And very cool cover art.
It's worth the money if you are a dedicated Cure
fan like me.
I guess you can't always expect The best quality
even from a CD so i would always read reviews
like these before buying. Any questions, E-Mail me.
Later, Matt :)
This is a damn good bootleg, despite what anyone says. If you see it,buy it.
Both discs are damn good, and the video is good also. Shit. Some people are so damn picky.
They except a studio recording out of a bootleg. Get a life, you people. It is a "bootleg", I
mean, what do you expect? E-mail me if you agree or disagree.
i must say it's a good boot!!!
one thing though..............
Disintegration has sucked ever since boris dropped out!!!
listen to it on entreat and hear for yourself!!!
with jason it's just a long and really BORING tune!!!
i used to get a kick everytime i heard disintegration........ not anymore!!!
One of the best boots out there! The sound is very good and the song selection is very strong. My only complaint is that
'Why Can't I Be You' is cut off before the song actually ends. I love hearing Robert speak Spanish!