Label: Red Phantom
Catalog Number: RPCD 1037
Date: Jan 17, 1991
Venue:[email protected], London
Medium: Compact Disc
Source: Audience Recording
pictures of you
just like heaven
let's go to bed
why I can't be you
in your house
three imaginary boys
boys don't cry
10:15 saturday night
killing an arab
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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.
The disk includes a small booklet with pictures of the show (maybe :-).
On the cover is a replication of a ticket for the show.
The disk is silkscreened with the Cure logo as it appears on the cover.
The disk is by Red Phantom who seem to produce a high quality product.
(IMHO). It seems to be an audience recording, but a good one. The sound
wavers at times, but the mix is good and the vocals come through well.
Its an average show, Bob talks a bit between songs, a fair amount of
noise from the audience. None of the new tunes they played are on
the disk :-(.
Submitted By: Unknown
This is an excellent collector item for the
soul fact that this concert was an
invite only venue. The quality could be
better but Robert feels at home with this
crowd and it shows in his remarks between
Note: this same show (but with different songs) is also on the London 1991 boot.
The secret gig is not my favourite cure bootleg but the version of
A forest (track 10) is wonderful !!!
Submitted by: (xxx)
It was my introduction to The Cure. The concept of it being 'secret' intrigued me and I have loved them ever since.
If anyone can e-mail me to let me know where I can get a copy of the cd,(I only have a taped version) I would be eternally greatful.
Sound quality varies on this disk. None
of the new stuff was on it. Just the
fact that the sound rises and drops
throughout annoys me. It's difficult
to listen to because of that. Songs
are performed well, but if sound variation
bothers you, you might want to consider
trying something else....
I have this bootleg on video. This
low key gig in london (17.1.91) because
they had not played since (august 90)
The video is not a great recording but
whatchable.It was videod a bit to the
right of Robert Smith.They played new
songs. Cut which was alot slower and not
thrashy as usual, also The Big Hand,
A Letter To Elise and Wendy time. All
the song in order more than on the cd:
The Song List Goes:
The Big Hand, Pictures of You, Lullaby,
Ficination, Cut, A letter to Elise, Just
like heaven, Dressing up, Wendy Time,
The Walk, Lets go to bed, Why cant I be
you, Inbetween days, A forest,
Disintegration, A strange day,
In your house, Primary, Never Enough,
Three imaginary boys, Boys Dont cry,
10.15 Saturday night, Killing an arab
Submitted by:(Jonathon Vidovich)
This bootleg was recorded in a London club.
The Cure performed under the alias Five imaginary Boys.
The recording is o.k., but you can hear it's a small venue.
After a while you can get irritated by Robert's returning
Please take a step back, but he is generally nice to the
The booklet features a few photos and a short description of the show.
The front cover is a print of the admission ticket.
For the real fans: this bootleg should be in your collections!
Most numbers are fine to ok, with Just Like Heaven,
3 Imaginary Boys,
Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 and Killing An Arab
as the better ones on this
bootleg. Dressing Up, Disintegration and
In Your House are a little disappointing though.
One of my favorite Cure boots and the first one
I ever owned. Bought it used for $5. Actually the
recording is very good although there is a lot of
noise (still trying to figure out what the rowdy
audience members are saying in the middle of
Pictures of You). The thing that makes me
angry about this boot is that they mention
The Big Hand in the booklet, but it's not
on the damn cd! I was very disappointed about
that...Still, all in all, a nice recording.
Stand-out tracks are A Forest, Three Imaginary Boys,
and Pictures of You (beautiful!)
tee hee... when i heard robert telling
everyone to "take a step back", I thought
that he was in some kind of trance or
something. it creeped me out, being the
first complete cure concert i'd ever
heard. after a while, though, i realized
that he was simply imploring the rowdy
audience to "take a step back" from
the mics. tee hee...