Strange Attraction (Adrenaline Village, London, 7/5/96)
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.
Althought no 'rarest tracks' - as promised on the cover, still a decent
Swing Tour bootleg.
Venues: London, TV studio (1); Sao Paolo, Jan.'96 (2-5); London, Studios, 26.4.96 (6-7); Messehalle 7, Leipzig, 20.11.96 (8-13); Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, 13.11.96 (14-16);
Adrenalin Village, London, 7.5.96 (17, original, eh?)
Picture on the front has Robert grinning, holding a can of..?, on the back
there's a picture of Bob on stage. Sound quality is okay, not superb.
This has some great songs from the 96 tour. Although the
sound varies from show to show, it is still very much
listenable. There are great versions of Gone,
Friday I'm in Love, and Grinding Halt.
The highlight is an excellent live version of the 13th.
Plainsong is just plain fabulous !!!
Now for the dislikes. I found Pictures of You
to be uninspiring. The adrenaline club version is also on
here, but it's cut short. Ironic considering thats
the cover song.
The Friday I'm in Love performance is better than the
one on Show. Plainsong is, of course, great, but in
the beginning the drums aren't loud enough (the shocking effect of
the sudden Music-wall after the soft intro isn't there).
Play For Today is too slow, I think, but
the 13th and Grinding Halt are great.
This is a fairly decent bootleg from the WMS tour.
I was most impressed, however, by Prayers for Rain,
Grinding Halt, Plainsong, Gone,
and the 13th. These songs in particular made the disk
The rarest tracks of '96 ??? Really ? Well, not so rare actually !!! That CD is very disappointing. First, I've got hard times to
figure out the rare out of the usual... Sorry, I must be drunk or someting ! STRANGE ATTRACTION doesn't live up to what one could expect
from a CD with such a title. While some of tracks' sound is pretty good, some others just simply sound cheap (the recording of the show
given at Messehalle 7, Leipzig, 20/11/96, comes to mind). Furthermore, the STRANGE ATTRACTION track is incomplete !!! But not to
worry, you can find it on NEW SONGS (it has been recorded the same date). The only rare stuff I can find are the SHIVER AND SHAKE,
GRINDING HALT, Hot !x3 and GONE ! with female backvocals). Not too impressive...