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A Guide to the Best Smiths Live Recordings


I used these sources for all of my information:

http://passionsjustlikemine.com/
http://www.akiraware.com/
http://foreverill.com/bootlegs/
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Mezzanine/3692/
http://members.tripod.com/~davestapes/home.html (video)
http://users.adelphia.net/~strangelittlegirl/mywebs/moz.htm (video)
http://www.morrissey-solo.com/discuss/indexm.cgi forum
http://www.oz.net/~moz/ lyrics & interviews
http://arcaneoldwardrobe.com/ discography & interviews

http://shoplifters.morrissey-solo.com/
Smiths/Morrissey headquarters

1983

4/2/83
BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR
very good (Amsterdam) to good (Manchester)
HACIENDA, MANCHESTER 4/2/83 (GOOD)

These Things Take Time
What Difference Does It Make?
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Handsome Devil
Jeane
What Do You See In Him?
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie

VINYL PARTY, DE MEERVAART, AMSTERDAM 21/4/84 (VERY GOOD)
Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Barbarism Begins At Home
This Charming Man
Miserable Lie
I Don't Owe You Anything
What Difference Does It Make?
Girl Afraid
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Still Ill
These Things Take Time
Handsome Devil

The Amsterdam concert comes from a broadcast to Dutch radio KRO, and is almost complete. "You've Got Everything Now" is missing and the track listing is resequenced. The last few tracks are a bit slow. But this is still the best bootleg for this concert.

The Manchester concert is complete. It is the earliest Smiths concert available on bootleg (also on cd on "Morrissey 1959-1986"). It was their third concert ever.

MISERABLE LIES "These tracks come from a broadcast on Dutch radio, which might explain the fact that tracks are missing, and the order is not the same as the original concert. The LP is now very difficult to find, so fans should try to find the "Butterfly Collector" bootleg cd which is more common and has a near complete concert.

3/6/83

Very Good Sbd
see REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN-Compilation
BIRMINGHAM

You've Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
Accept Yourself
What Difference Does It Make?
Reel Around The Fountain
Wonderful Woman
These Things Take Time
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove

29/06/83
TENDER HEARTS
Good (sbd?)
Brixton Ace, London, England

You've Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
Reel Around The Fountain
What Difference Does It Make?
Wonderful Woman
These Things Take Time
Hand In Glove
I Don't Owe You Anything

06/07/83
Little Charmers
Very Good- Stéreo (Soundboard, TV)
Hacienda, Manchester
Handsome Devil
Reel Around The Fountain
What Difference Does It Make?
Wonderfull Woman
These Things Take Time
I Donīt Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie
Accept Yourself 

07/07/83

ROCK GARDEN 83
Very Good - Stereo (Audience?)
Rock Garden, London (almost Complete)
Or also from WONDERFUL WOMAN- compilation

Youīve Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
Reel Around The Fountain
What Difference Does It Make
Wonderfull Woman
These Things Take Time
Hand In Glove
I Donīt Owe You Anything
Miserable Lie
Accept Yourself
Hand In Glove

Two songs are missing to make the otherwise unavailable Rockgarden concert complete.

05/10/83
Youth Gone Wild
Good - (Soundboard)
CA, London, England

You've Got Everything Now
This Charming Man
Handsome Devil
Still Ill
Reel Around The Fountain
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Miserable Lie
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
What Difference Does It Make?
These Things Take Time
Hand In Glove 

7/12/83
HANDSOME DEVILS which is identical to re-release of
LIVE IN DERBY DEC. 7th 1983
or also SORROW'S SON (better but scarce)

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, DERBY 7/12/83 (fair soundboard) (Sorrow's son is excellent to very good)
Handsome Devil
Still Ill
This Charming Man
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Reel Around The Fountain
What Difference Does It Make?
Miserable Lie
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Hand In Glove
These Things Take Time
You've Got Everything Now

VINYL PARTY, DE MEERVAART, AMSTERDAM 21/4/84 (good)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Barbarism Begins At Home
Miserable Lie
I Don't Owe You Anything
What Difference Does It Make?
Handsome Devil
You've Got Everything Now

This bootleg was reissued with a different cover under the title "Live In Derby Dec. 7th 1983" (see further in this list). Both this and the reissue are the best versions available of the Derby concert. It is complete and comes from a broadcast on the Old Whistle Test.

The Amsterdam concert is not complete. Most of the tracks are on "The Butterfly Collector".

"Miserable Lie" is mostly instrumental because Morrissey had just been hit on the head by something thrown on stage and went backstage for part of the song.

Sorrow's Son: "This is the complete broadcast from The Old Whistle Test (UK television, BBC1). The bootleg is now very difficult to find. Fans will have better chances looking for either "Handsome Devils" or "Live In Derby Dec. 7th 1983"

19/12/83
ELECTRIC STARS
Good to Very Good aud (Sbd? Aud?)
ELECTRIC BALLROOM, LONDON
Hand In Glove
Still Ill
Barbarism Begins At Home
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Pretty Girls Make Graves
You've Got Everything Now
This Charming Man |
Back To The Old House
Reel Around The Fountain
Handsome Devil
Accept Yourself

Many tracks not listed, or listed but absent, or again mis-titled ("Crack On The Head", "Mess Of My Life").

This has the exact same track listing as "Live At The Electric Ballroom", so it might be a reissue.

In total, three tracks are missing to make it complete, two of which are on the "Devil's Charm" bootleg.

 

1984

16/02/84
A BOY IN THE BUSH
Good (Soundboard??)
University of Leicester, Leicester, England

Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Girl Afraid
This Charming Man
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Still Ill
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Barbarism Begins At Home
Back To The Old House
What Difference Does It Make?
You've Got Everything Now
 

24/02/1984
BOY AFRAID
Very Good- Sound board
Anson Rooms, Bristol

Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows Iīm Miserable Now
Girl Afraid
This Charming Man
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Still Ill
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Barbarism Begins At Home
Back To The Old House
What Difference Does It Make
Reel Around The Fountain
Youīve Got Everything Now

Not much info, of the 3 websites sourced only 1 had it. Scarce?

12/3/84
LAST OF THE ENGLISH ROSES
Very Good Soundboard
HAMMERSMITH PALAIS, LONDON (incorrectly billed Europe 1985)

Miserable Lie
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
This Charming Man
Girl Afraid (mistitled "I'll Never Make That Mistake Again")
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Still Ill
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Barbarism Begins At Home
Back To The Old House
What Difference Does It Make?
I Don't Owe You Anything (with Sandie Shaw)
Reel Around The Fountain
Hand In Glove
You've Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
These Things Take Time

This is one of the nicest cd bootlegs. The quality is excellent and the concert is complete. It probably is a reissue of the infamous "Misery Loves Company" vinyl bootleg, though there is also a reissue on cd under that title.

Many different named versions with lesser quality available.

HULL UNIVERSITY
15/03/1984
Good (Audience Recording)
Hull University 1984 Hull, England

Hand In Glove
Still Ill
Heaven Knows Iīm Miserable Now
This Charming Man
Girl Afraid
Pretty Girls Make Graves
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Barbarism Begins At Home
Back To The Old House
What Difference Does It Make?
Reel Around The Fountain
Youīve Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil 

21/4/84
BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR
very good (Amsterdam) to good (Manchester)
also on HANDSOME DEVILS
VINYL PARTY, DE MEERVAART, AMSTERDAM (VERY GOOD)

Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Barbarism Begins At Home
This Charming Man
Miserable Lie
I Don't Owe You Anything
What Difference Does It Make?
Girl Afraid
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Still Ill
These Things Take Time
Handsome Devil

HACIENDA, MANCHESTER 4/2/83 (GOOD)
These Things Take Time
What Difference Does It Make?
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Handsome Devil
Jeane
What Do You See In Him?
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie

The Amsterdam concert comes from a broadcast to Dutch radio KRO, and is almost complete. "You've Got Everything Now" is missing and the track listing is resequenced. The last few tracks are a bit slow. But this is still the best bootleg for this concert.

The Manchester concert is complete. It is the earliest Smiths concert available on bootleg (also on cd on "Morrissey 1959-1986"). It was their third concert ever.

MISERABLE LIES "These tracks come from a broadcast on Dutch radio, which might explain the fact that tracks are missing, and the order is not the same as the original concert. The LP is now very difficult to find, so fans should try to find the "Butterfly Collector" bootleg cd which is more common and has a near complete concert.

4/5/84
GIRL AFRAID
Very Good, from a TV broadcast
MARKTHALLE, HAMBURG

Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Girl Afraid
This Charming Man
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Still Ill
Barbarism Begins At Home
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Miserable Lie
You've Got Everything now
Handsome Devil
What Difference Does It Make?
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
Hand In Glove
Barbarism Begins At Home

This is a reissue on cd of the same concert that made the bootleg LP "The Smiths". It has the complete concert, from a broadcast on German television show Rockpalast while the original LP lacked three tracks.

09/05/84
ELDORADO
Good (Audience Recording)
The Eldorado Club, Paris

Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Girl Afraid
This Charming Man
Barbarism Begins At Home
Pretty Girls Make Graves
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Still Ill
You've Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
Miserable Lie
These Things Take Time
What Difference Does It Make?
Barbarism Begins At Home

They really played "Barbarism..." twice. The song was quite new back then, and wouldn't see any commercial release before the beginning of 1985, many months later. "Hand In Glove" was also played once more as an encore, but it is absent here.

 

01/12/84
VERSAILLES
Good (Soundboard)
Versailles, Paris, France
William, It Was Really Nothing
What She Said
Nowhere Fast
Reel Around The Fountain
Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now
How Soon Is Now?
Still Ill
Rusholme Ruffians
This Charming Man
Barbarism Begins At Home
I Want The One I Cant Have
Hand In Glove
What Difference Does It Make?
Handsome Devil
Miserable Lie

1985

18/3/85
SAME DAY AGAIN
EXCELLENT SBD
APOLLO THEATRE, OXFORD

William It Was Really Nothing
Nowhere Fast
What She Said
Hand in Glove
How Soon Is Now?
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Shakespeare's Sister
The Headmaster Ritual
Still Ill
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Barbarism Begins At Home
You've Got Everything Now

Dated Europe '85.

This has to be the best bootleg for the Oxford Apollo concert. The track listing is complete and in the proper order. The quality is the best you can get, directly from the soundboard.

Also on Flowers-(Apollo Theatre, Oxford 18/3/85, National Ballroom, Kilburn 23/10/86, John Peel Sessions 17/12/86 )

24/03/1985
WHERE"S THE BEEF
Good (Audience Recording)
Newcastle, City Hall

William It Was Really Nothing
Nowhere Fast
I Want The One I Canīt Have
What She Said
Hand In Glove
How Soon Is Now?
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
Shakespeareīs Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
The Headmaster Ritual
Still Ill
Handsome Devil
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Heaven Knows Iīm Miserable Now
Barbarism Begins At Home

31/3/85
RUSHOLME RUFFIANS PLAY AT HOME
Good Aud
PALACE, MANCHESTER

What She Said
Hand in Glove
How Soon Is Now?
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Shakespeare's Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
The Headmaster Ritual
Still Ill
Meat Is Murder
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Handsome Devil
Miserable Lie
You've Got Everything Now

18/5/85
LIVE IN MADRID
Good but Sped up
PASEO DE CAMOENS, MADRID

William It Was Really Nothing
Nowhere Fast
I Want The One I Can't Have
What She Said
How Soon Is Now?
Handsome Devil
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Shakespeare's Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
The Headmaster Ritual
Hand In Glove
Still Ill
Meat Is Murder
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Miserable Lie
Barbarism Begins At Home
This Charming Man
You've Got Everything Now

This is a complete concert from a broadcast on Spanish radio. Parts of this were already available on the vinyl bootlegs "Spanish Sun Live In Madrid" and "Never Had No One Ever".

The LP version has white labels and comes slipped inside a generic Swinging Pigs sleeve.

18/06/85
I SUFFER
GOOD AUDIENCE
BEACON THEATER, NEW YORK
01 - Meat Is Murder
02 - The Headmaster Ritual
03 - Reel Around The Fountain
04 - Shakespeare's Sister
05 - Nowhere Fast
06 - I Want The One I Can't Have
07 - This Charming Man
08 - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
09 - Stretch Out And Wait
10 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
11 - Still Ill
12 - How Soon Is Now?
13 - William It Was Really Nothing
14 - Hand In Glove
15 - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
16 - Rusholme Ruffians
17 - Miserable Lie
18 - Jeane

What She Said" and "Barbarism Begins At Home" are missing to make this concert complete.

 

27/06/85
FOREVER III
Good -(Soundboard
)
Palladium Theater, Hollywood, California
Introduction
Meat Is Murder
Hand In Glove
Shakespeare's Sister
The Headmaster Ritual
Nowhere Fast
I Want the One I Can't Have
This Charming Man
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Stretch Out and Wait
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
What She Said
Still Ill
How Soon Is Now?
William, It Was Really Nothing
Jeane
Barbarism Begins At Home

25 / 09 / 1985
GO GLASGOW
Excellent, FM Broadcast
Barrowlands, Glasgow
William It Was Really Nothing
Shakespeare Sisters
I Want The One I Canīt Have
Rusholme Ruffians
Nowhere Fast
Whatīs The World
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Bigmouth Strikes Again
That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
What She Said
Still Ill
Meat Is Murder
This Charming Man
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie

26/9/85 &
1/10/85
from ASLEEP-compilation
good audience (rest)

SOUNDCHECKS CAIRD HALL, DUNDEE 26/9/85
The Boy With The Thorn in His Side (instr.)
Frankly Mr. Shankly (instr.)
Bigmouth Strikes Again (instr.)
Rusholme Ruffians (instr.)
Shakespeare's Sister (instr.)
Jeane
What's The World
The Boy with The Thorn In His Side

SOUNDCHECKS EDEN COURT, INVERNESS 1/10/85
How Soon Is Now? (instr.)
Nowhere Fast (instr.)
Groovy Kind Of Love (instr. excerpt)
Every Day (instr. excerpt)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (instr.)
Asleep

28/09/85
CLICKERMAN
Good
Clickerman Centre, Lerwick, Shetland Island
Intro
Shakespeare's Sister
I Want the One I Can't Have
What She Said
Nowhere Fast
What's the World?
The Boy With the Thorn In His Side
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Stretch Out and Wait
Frankly Mr. Shankly
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Still Ill
Rusholme Ruffians (His Latest Flame Intro)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Meat Is Murder
This Charming Man
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie

1986

08/02/1986
LIVERPOOL 86
Good (Audience Recording)
Royal Court, Liverpool
,
Intro
Shakespeareīs Sister
I Want The One I Canīt Have
Vicar In A Tutu
Frankly Mr. Shankly
Rusholme Ruffians
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Cemetry Gates
Nowhere Fast
What She Said
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Bigmouth Strikes Again
William It Was Really Nothing
Meat Is Murder
Stretch Out And Wait

12/02/86
BE CAREFUL IN NORTH IRELAND
Very Good
Whitla Hall, Belfast

Intro
Shakespeareīs Sister
I Want The One I Canīt Have
Vicar In A Tutu
Rusholme Ruffians
Cemetry Gates
Still Ill
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
Nowhere Fast
What She Said
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Meat Is Murder
William, It Was Really Nothing
Heaven Knows Iīm Miserable Now
Hand In Glove

17/07/1986
NEWCASTLE MAYFAIR
Good (Audience Recording)
Newcastle Mayfair
Intro
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Panic
Vicar In A Tutu
Frankly Mr. Shankly
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Ask
I Want The One I Canīt Have
Never Had No One Ever
Cemetry Gates
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Is It Really So Strange?
Shakespeareīs Sister
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
The Queen Is Dead
I Know Itīs Over
Rusholme Ruffians (His Latest Flame medley)
Hand In Glove (Only the start)

20/07/1986
HUMDRUM TOWN
Good - (Audience Recording)
Salford University,

Panic
Shakespeareīs Sister
Frankly Mr. Shankly
Vicar In A Tutu
Ask
I Want The One I Canīt Have
Cemetry Gates
Never Had No One Ever
Is It Really So Strange
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
What She Said / Rubber Ring
The Queen Is Dead
Money Changes Everything
I Know Itīs Over
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Lastest Flame / Rusholme Ruffians
Hand In Glove

LIVE IN ONTARIO
30/07/1986
Good -(Audience Recording)
Centennial Hall, Ontario, Canada

Panic
Still Ill
I Want The One I Canīt Have
Vicar In A Tutu
Frankly Mr. Shankly
Is It Really So Strange?
Cemetry Gates
What She Said/Rubber Ring
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
Ask
Shakespeareīs Sister
William, It Was Really Nothing
How Soon Is Now
Heaven Knowīs Im Miserable Now
The Queen Is Dead
Money Changes Everything
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Hand In Glove

05/08/86
LIVE IN THE USA OR
SO THIS IS AMERICA}
Good (SBD, AUD?)
Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts

How Soon Is Now?
Hand In Glove
I Want The One I Can't Have
Still Ill
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Panic
Never Had No One Ever
Stretch Out And Wait
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Cemetry Gates
What She Said/Rubber Ring
Is It Really So Strange?
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Queen Is Dead
Money Changes Everything
I Know It's Over
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

Also as Mansfield 86 and Ready To Split all good sound quality

The concert is complete.

 

12/08/86
PITTSBURGH 86
Good (Audience Recording)
Pitsburg 86 ( Pennsylvania)

CD 01
01 - Intro - Wayward Sisters (Klaus Nomi)
02 - Intro - Instrumental
03 - Still Ill
04 - I Want The One I Canīt Have
05 - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
06 - How Soon Is Now?
07 - Frankly Mr. Shankly
08 - Panic
09 - Stretch Out And Wait
10 - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
11 - Is It Really So Strange
12 - Cemetry Gates
13 - Never Had No One Ever

CD 02
01 - What She Said/Rubber Ring (Medley)
02 - That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
03 - Meat Is Murder
04 - The Queen Is Dead
05 - Money Changes Everything
06 - I Know Itīs Over
07 - Hand In Glove
08 - Instrumental (??)
09 - Bigmouth Strikes Again

23/08/1986
BERKELY '86
The Greek Theater, Berkeley UCB
Good (Audience Recording)

CD 01
01 - Still Ill
02 - I Want The One I Canīt Have
03 - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
04 - How Soon Is Now?
05 - Frankly Mr. Shankly
06 - Panic
07 - Stretch Out And Wait
08 - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
09 - Is It Really So Strange
10 - Cemetry Gates
11 - Never Had No One Ever
12 - What She Said/Rubber Ring (Medley)

CD 02
01 - That Joke Isnīt Funny Anymore
02 - Meat Is Murder
03 - Shakespeareīs Sister
04 - The Queen Is Dead
05 - Money Changes Eveything
06 - I Know Itīs Over
07 - Hand In Glove
08 - Bigmouth Strikes Again

 

26/8/86
THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
EXCELLENT QUALITY-SBD
UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATER, STUDIO CITY, LOS ANGELES, USA

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Still Ill
I Want The One I Can't Have
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
How Soon Is Now?
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Panic
Stretch Out And Wait
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Is It Really So Strange?
Cemetry Gates
Never Had No One Ever
What She Said/Rubber Ring
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
The Queen Is Dead
Money Changes Everything
I Know It's Over

This is one of the best bootlegs from the US "The Queen Is Dead" tour, it even includes Morrissey and Marr cursing at the security guards! Only "Bigmouth Strikes Again" is missing to make the concert complete.

23/10/86
DANCE WITH OCTOPUSES

Quality: Very Good

NATIONAL BALLROOM, KILBURN

The Queen Is Dead
Panic
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Ask
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Is It Really So Strange?
London
I Know It's Over
The Draize Train (labeled "The Draise Train")
How Soon Is Now?
Bigmouth Strikes Again (labeled "Bigmouse Strikes Again")

This is an incomplete concert, it has most tracks available on the official live album "Rank" and a few of the ones missing. The best purchase for this concert remains "The Bad Boy From A Good Family", but it is only available on vinyl.

 

24/10/86
BRIXTON ACADEMY (LP)
GENIUS STEALS (
is a bit sped up) (CD)
Good audience ( Audience )
Brixton Academy, London

01 - The Queen Is Dead
02 - Panic
03 - I Want The One I Can't Have
04 - Vicar In A Tutu
05 - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
06 - Ask
07 - Rusholme Ruffians / His Latest Flame
08 - Shakespeare's Sister
09 - Frankly, Mr. Shankly
10 - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
11 - What She Said / Rubber Ring
12 - Is It Really So Strange?
13 - London
14 - Meat Is Murder
15 - I Know It's Over
16 - Money Changes Everything
17 - How Soon Is Now?
18 - Still Ill
19 - Bigmouth Strikes Again

Genius steals is a bit sped up

This is a reissue on cd of the "Brixton Academy 20/10/86" vinyl bootleg. It has the complete concert minus "Cemetry Gates". This gig was recorded the day after the one available on the official live album "Rank", so the song selection is very similar. However, the band didn't sound at their best that night. "Meat Is Murder" starts with a slowed down intro to "The Headmaster Ritual".

 

 

12/12/86
NEVER HAD NO ONE EVER
Quality: very good audience (London), fair soundboard (Madrid)

BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON (incorrectly billed "Live In Belgium 1986")
Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty
Ask
Bigmouth Strikes Again
London/Miserable Lie
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Is It Really So Strange?
Cemetry Gates
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Still Ill
Panic
The Queen Is Dead
William It Was Really Nothing
Hand In Glove

This is the best way to get the Smiths' final concert in the UK on cd. It even includes the intro music and has the only live performance of "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others", a unique medley of "London" and "Miserable Lie", a superb version of "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" and a very punchy "Panic".

Also as "NEVER HAD NO ONE EVER"- The Brixton Academy concert is better here than on "Royal Command Performance". It has all the tracks and the sound is better. The fan who is especially after the Brixton concert might want to find the cd version of this album. It has all of the latter concert, but only one track from Madrid.

Compilations

ASLEEP

Good soundboard (tracks 1-5), good audience (rest)

KID JENSEN SESSION 26/6/83
Wonderful Woman

QUEEN MARGARET HALL, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, 2/3/84
Girl Afraid (from the NME Department Of Enjoyment cassette)

TV APPEARANCE, EARSAY, 31/3/84
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (broadcast on Earsay, 31/3/84)

ALTERNATE STUDIO MIX
How Soon Is Now? (from the italian "William..." 12")

PEEL SESSION 9/10/84
William It Was Really Nothing

SOUNDCHECKS CAIRD HALL, DUNDEE 26/9/85
The Boy With The Thorn in His Side (instr.)
Frankly Mr. Shankly (instr.)
Bigmouth Strikes Again (instr.)
Rusholme Ruffians (instr.)
Shakespeare's Sister (instr.)
Jeane
What's The World
The Boy with The Thorn In His Side

SOUNDCHECKS EDEN COURT, INVERNESS 1/10/85
How Soon Is Now? (instr.)
Nowhere Fast (instr.)
Groovy Kind Of Love (instr. excerpt)
Every Day (instr. excerpt)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (instr.)
Asleep

This is one of a series of great bootlegs put out by Chelsea. Its highlights are the early mix of "Heaven Know I'm Miserable Now" from a television broadcast two months before the song was released, and the extremely rare alternate version of "How Soon Is Now?" that was prior to this only available on the Italian "William It Was Really Nothing" 12". The fact that half of this bootleg is of (mostly instrumental) soundchecks might be of special interest to certain fans while it might annoy others.
See "Reel Around The Fountain", "Unloveable" and "Wonderful Woman" for other bootlegs in this series.

 

UNLOVEABLE (compilation)

(Very)Good to Poor

JOHN PEEL SESSION 1/6/83
Miserable Lie

LIVE ON Y.E.S. 6/02/84
What Difference Does It Make?
This Night Has Opened My Eyes

LIVE ON THE TUBE 16/03/84
Hand In Glove
Still Ill
Barbarism Begins At Home

LIVE ON DATARUN 7/04/84
Still Ill (excerpt)
This Charming Man (acoustic)
Hand In Glove (excerpt)

LIVE ON SPLAT! (CHARLIE'S BUS) 04/84
Jeane (Sandie Shaw + Johnny Marr)

LIVE ON THE WHISTLE TEST 20/05/86
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Vicar In A Tutu

LIVE ON THE EUROTUBE 5/07/86
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Panic

LIVE ON THE TUBE 10/04/87
Sheila Take A Bow
Shoplifters Of The World Unite

SOUNDCHECK INVERNESS EDEN COURT 1/10/85
Hand In Glove
Rock 'n' Roll part II
Unloveable
Unloveable
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

This is one of the more interesting bootlegs, putting together most television appearances, one radio session, and a few soundchecks.

WONDERFUL WOMAN-Compilation

Very Good

BARROWLANDS, GLASGOW 25/9/85
What's The World

JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 17/12/86
Half A Person
Sweet And Tender Hooligan
Is It Really So Strange?
London

TROY TATE DEMOS
What Difference Does It Make?
Accept Yourself
Wonderful Woman

ROCKGARDEN, LONDON 7/7/83 (almost Complete)
Reel Around The Fountain
What Difference Does It Make?
Wonderful Woman
These Things Take Time
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie
Accept Yourself
Hand In Glove

DE MEERVAART HALL, AMSTERDAM 21/4/84
You've Got Everything Now

Like "Reel Around The Fountain" and some Morrissey solo bootleg, this one pairs a rare early concert with other rare tracks. Two songs are missing to make the otherwise unavailable Rockgarden concert complete.

REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN-Compilation

Very Good

JOHN PEEL SESSION 9/8/84
How Soon Is Now?

HACIENDA, MANCHESTER 4/2/83
What Do You See In Him?

TROY TATE DEMOS
Reel Around The Fountain
Miserable Lie
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

FIGHTING COCKS, BIRMINGHAM 3/6/83
You've Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
Accept Yourself
What Difference Does It Make?
Reel Around The Fountain
Wonderful Woman
These Things Take Time
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove

SATURDAY LIVE RADIO ONE SESSION 14/4/84
I Don't Owe You Anything (by Sandie Shaw)
Jeane (by Sandie Shaw)

This is one of a series put out by Chelsea. Like others in the series, it has a rarely bootlegged concert paired with rare versions of tracks. This one has an otherwise unavailable very early concert in Birmingham. One song ("Miserable Lie") is missing for it to be complete. The last two tracks, radio sessions by Sandie Shaw, are very interesting to fans who don't want to buy her album "Cool About You" of radio appearances (note: the Sandie Shaw cd includes the interview from the original broadcast but not this bootleg). The rest of the tracks are more common.

SMITH SESSIONS

Overall Very Good

DAVID JENSEN SESSIONS 9/83
Accept Yourself
I Don't Owe You Anything
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Reel Around The Fountain

JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 21/9/83
This Charming Man
Still Ill
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Back To The Old House

JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 18/5/83
Handsome Devil
Reel Around The Fountain
Miserable Lie

DAVID JENSEN SESSIONS 26/6/83
These Things Take Time

JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 18/5/83
What Difference Does It Make?

DAVID JENSEN SESSIONS 26/6/83
You've Got Everything Now
Hand In Glove (live from Brixton Ace in London, 29/6/83)
Wonderful Woman

The tracks here comprise all four radio appearances (resequenced) by the Smiths for the BBC's Radio One in 1983. The interviews of Morrissey on John Peel's and David Jensen's programs are also included.

The live version of "Hand In Glove" was from a very recent show. It replaced the planned "Reel Around The Fountain" which was causing too much controversy to be broadcast. It was finally broadcast on the following David Jensen sessions.

EUROMIXX VOL.2

MIXED TOGETHER DJ COMP (VINYL)

Excellent

THE BLACKSMITH MIX
Girlfriend In A Coma
Cemetry Gates
Frankly Mr. Shankly
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Half A Person
Ask
Girl Afraid

THE GOLDSMITH MIX
Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty
Panic
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Bigmouth Strikes Again
What Difference Does It Make?
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Euromixx is a series of various artists megamixes. The mixes were done from the original versions, hence the very good sound quality. The Goldsmith mix appeared on volume 2 of the Euromixx cd series. This might have come with subscription to some Canadian magazine.

TROY TATE DEMOS

Good (Rest of Compilation Material Only Fair)

Available on CRADLE ROBBERS & HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE
Reel Around The Fountain
You've Got Everything Now
Miserable Lie
These Things Take Time
Wonderful Woman
Handsome Devil
Suffer Little Children
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Hand In Glove
What Difference Does It Make?
I Don't Owe You Anything
Jeane

VIDEO

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THE SMITHS - LIVE SHOWS
6/29/83 Brixton Ace, London, England, B, 13m
7/6/83 Hacienda, Manchester, England, A, Pro, 40m
12/7/83 Assembly Rooms, Derby, England, A, Pro, 40m
5/4/84 Rockpalast, Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, A, Pro, 70m
12/1/84 Versailles, Paris, France, B+, Pro, 62m
5/18/85 Paseo De Camoeons, Madrid, Spain, A Pro, 82m
9/22/85 Magnum Leisure Center, Irvine, Scotland, B, 30m
7/20/86 University of Salford, Salford, England, A, 80m
10/15/86 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, A, 80m
10/21/86 Royal Center, Nottingham, England, A, 82m
10/23/86 National Ballroom, Kilburn, England, A-, 80m
10/24/86 Brixton Academy, London, England, A-, 83m
10/26/86 Palladium, London, England, A, 83m
12/12/86 Brixton Academy, London, England, A-, 60m

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THE SMITHS - TV APPEARANCES, INTERVIEWS, AND PERFORMANCES
11/23/83 Top of the Pops (This Charming Man) B+
1/26/84 Top of the Pops (What Difference Does It make?)A
1/27/84 The Tube (Brief Morrissey interview and This Charming Man promo video) A, 3m
2/6/84 Y.E.S. (What Difference & This Night Has Opened My Eyes) C, 6m
2/9/84 Top of the Pops (What Difference Does It Make?) A
2/10/84 Oxford Road Show (What Difference Does It Make?) A-, 5m
3/16/84 The Tube (Hand in Glove, Still Ill & Barbarism Begins At Home) A, 14m
3/18/84 Elektron Pop (What Difference Does It Make?) A
3/31/84 Earsay (Moz & Sandie Shaw interview) A, 1m
4/7/84 Datarun (Moz, Johnny, and schoolkids) 5m A
4/-/84 Charlies Bus / Splat! (Morrissey, Marr and Sandie Shaw; Marr and Shaw perform Jeane) A, 5m
5/-/84 Les Enfants Du Rock (Interview + Girl Afraid, Still Ill & Barbarism Begins At Home) A, 16m
5/25/84 Eight Days a Week (Morrissey reviews videos) A, 30m
5/31/84 Top of the Pops (Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now) A
5/-/84 Pop Quiz (Morrissey on game show) A, 30m
6/7/84 Earsay (Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now promo video & Hand In Glove by Sandie Shaw [lip sync]) B, 7m
6/14/84 Top of the Pops (Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now) A
7/7/84 Earsay (Morrissey edited interview with Nicky Horne) B+, 9m
7/7/84 Earsay (Morrissey unedited interview) A-, 45m
8/30/84 Top of the Pops (William It Was Really Nothing) A
1984 Formel Eins (Hand in Glove by Sandie Shaw) A, 3m
2/10/85 Old Grey Whistle Test (Band Interview) A, 9m
2/14/85 Top of the Pops (How Soon is Now?) A
2/22/85 Oxford Road Show (Shakespeare's Sister & The Headmaster Ritual) A, 6m
2/22/85 Private video of Moz/Marr leaving studio A, 1m
3/22/85 Oxford Road Show ("My Hometown" with Morrissey) A, 5m
5/18/85 Moz & Johnny interviewed in Madrid, A, 15m
5/24/85 Studio One (Morrissey interviewed by Muriel Grey) A-, 15m
10/4/85 Arsenal (Spanish TV special) B, 60m
10/8/85 Top of the Pops (The Boy With the Thorn In His Side) A
10/25/85 The Tube (Morrissey interviewed by Margi Clarke) A, 17m
10/85 MTV Cutting Edge (Moz interviews himself with cards) A 60m
1985 Grenada TV (report on tour rehearsals) B+, 5m
1985 Metropolis (Band interview in Spain) A, 5m
1985 Pebble Mill (Morrissey interview) B, 2m
1985 Rock Around the Clock (Morrissey game show appearance) B, 1m
5/20/86 Old Grey Whistle Test (Bigmouth Strikes Again & Vicar In A Tutu) A, 6m
7/5/86 Eurotube (There is a Light That Never Goes Out & Panic) A, 7m
11/-/86 Les Enfants Du Rock (Morrissey interview) A, 3m
1986 MTV Post Modern Show (Morrissey interview) B+, only a few seconds long
1986 New Video Hour (video clips and live footage) B, 7m
1986 Rock n' Roll Evening News, B, 15m
1/23/87 The Tube (Morrissey interviews Shaun Duggan) A, 5m
1/27/87 Top of the Pops / Shoplifters of the World Unite A
4/10/87 The Tube (Sheila Take a Bow & Shoplifters Of the World Unite) A, 6m
4/23/87 Top of the Pops / Sheila Take a Bow A
5/9/87 Rock Arena (Johnny Marr interview) B+, 60m
5/20/87 Network (Morrissey and others interviewed) A, 7m
5/25/87 San Remo Rock Festival 5 songs & interview A, 25m *lip sync*
10/-/87 Superchannel (Morrissey interview) A, 40m
10/18/87 South Bank Show (Smiths documentary) A, 60m
11/15/87 Morrissey in Conversation, B+, 30m
1987 South (Morrissey acting debut) B, 1m
1987 Much Music City Limits (Morrissey and Marr interviews, and videos) A, 40m
1989 Rapido (Johnny Marr interview) a, 4m