Label: Another Original Soundboard recording
Catalog Number: ? Date: December 12, 1997; November 5, 1997 Venue: Shepherd's bush empire, xfm studios Length: 73:45 Medium: Compact Disc Source: Soundboard
shake dog shake
just like heaven
one hundred years
prayers for rain
boys don't cry
just like heaven
friday i'm in love
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This is a high quality bootleg.
Tho the last 4 tracks are a little lower.
The first 12 are from a concert in london during the galore tour.
Really good stuff with Robert really getting into the music.
The others are from the xfm studios, which I believe
(correct me if i'm wrong) was when they made a
pirate radio station. The vocals on those tracks sound
like they're from a different room than the
instruments, which means the vocal quality
is good, but the instrument sound sucks.
The concert tho, is really good, with a great version
of wrong number, but a kind of disappointing
version of a forest (I was hoping for some improv lyrics.)
Highlights are torture, prayers for rain, and wrong number.
lowlights are friday i'm in love, just like heaven
(xfm), and inbetween days.
Sound quality is near perfect except for
last 4 songs. Not the complete setlist
for the London show. Missing good songs
like Piggy in the Mirror, Plainsong,
and End. Most of the songs that are
included are high intensity and faster
paced so it gets you kind of psyched up.
Torture, Shake Dog Shake, and a
well played version of Wrong Number
are the highlights. The XFM versions
of Lovesong and Friday I'm in Love
give the songs a fresh new sound
This is a really good boot. It would be a full
10 if it was the complete show (its missing
alot of good stuff like Plainsong and Faith).
The recording quality is also very good,
but it can sound just a little fuzzy at
times, sounds something like the recording's
too loud or the treble was mixed way too high.
Anyway, its a very enjoyable disc, its
really interesting to hear the prerecorded
electronic rhythm backing tracks in
One Hundred Years in a live performance
again (probably because Jason can't
keep up the pace like Boris did!),
Wrong Number is also very good, but
the programmed synth noises make
it sound too much like the studio
version. A forest is much shorter
than usual, because they didn't play
the keyboard lines at the beginning
of the song and there's no extra
lyrics at the end. The xfm recordings
are also very interesting to hear,
although it seems like the vocals are
mixed much louder than the music. The
best one here is Lovesong, where Roger's
organ playing is most prominent compared
to live and studio stuff. If you see this
disc, BUY IT!!! Its well worth the money!
Submitted by: WILSON
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