Monday, September 10, 2012

Fever Ray Producer Christoffer Berg Joining Mode in the Studio

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan has revealed,'Twenty tracks' have already been demoed and Mode are on course to completing their new studio album by late November. On the subject of how quickly the band are progressing with new material, Dave said: 'We have a deadline of the end of November, and there's no reason we why we won't meet that at the rate we're going.' Dave also announced that accomplished Fever Ray producer Christoffer Berg will be joining Mode in the studio along with Ben Hillier who'll be overseeing production duties. Sir Martin Gore has been encouraged by Dave to try his hand at co-producing the new album following some impressively sonic demos that have impressed the Mode frontman. Mode Devotees should now start saving their hard earned cash for live dates next year with Dave revealing; 'There are already plans in place to be touring next year'.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Smiths: Life Is Very Long When You're Lonely

Excellent Soundboard Recording. Better than RANK! Were you there? I was at the SDSU Open-Air performance.

1. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
2. Still Ill
3. I Want The One I Can't Have
4. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
5. How Soon Is Now
6. Frankly, Mr Shankly
7. Panic
8. Stretch Out And Wait
9. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
10. Is It Really So Strange
11. Cemetary Gates
12. Never Had No One Ever
13. Rubber Ring - What She Said
14. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
15. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
16. The Queen Is Dead
17. Money Changes Everything
18. I Know It's Over
Recorded Live at Irvine Meadows - August 28, 1986.
Thanks to for posting text file with the source URL.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Smiths: The Apollo, Oxford 1985

Recorded on March 18, 1985 at The Apollo, Oxford for broadcast on the BBC.
Tracks from this concert appear on the b-side of the Rough Trade 5-track 12" single *That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore. I have been searching for this complete show for many years!
set list
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

Available as an unofficial release titled
"Same Day Again." Many thanks going out to for providing the source!

Depeche Mode: Hammersmith Odeon 1982 Reissue

A terrific concert released in portions as b-sides on several Maxi-singles. With the video release, it's nearly complete! Features new keyboardist Alan Wilder.
set list:
Oberkorn (It's A Small Town)/ My Secret Garden
See You
New Life
Boys Say Go!
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Leave In Silence (on YouTube)
The Meaning Of Love
Just Can't Get Enough
A Photograph of You
The Sun & The Rainfall (on YouTube)

Get The Balance Right And Live Tracks Released 1987 CD Maxi,

*A Broken Frame 2006 re-release* Bonus Tracks
My Secret Garden*
See You*
Tora! Tora! Tora!
A Photograph of You*
(Live In Hammersmith, October 1982)
Everything Counts And Live Tracks Released 1987 CD Maxi
New Life
Boys Say Go!
The Meaning Of Love
(Live In Hammersmith, October 1982)
Love In Itself And Live Tracks Released 1987 CD Maxi
Just Can't Get Enough
A Photograph Of You
(Live In Hammersmith, October 1982)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Depeche Mode: Live 1984 Remastered

A great collection of tracks from the 1984 Tour!
set list
Something to Do
Two Minute Warning
If You Want
People Are People
Leave in Silence
New Life
Ice Machine
Blasphemous Rumours
Told You So
Lie to Me
Master and Servant
Everything Counts
See You
Just Can't Get Enough
(Basel 30.11.1984)

Blasphemous Rumours, Release 1987
CD Maxi Somebody
Two Minute Warning
Ice Machine
Everything Counts
(Live at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool 29 September 1984)

Some Great Reward, 2006 re-release
Bonus Tracks If You Want
People Are People
Master and Servant
(Live In Basel, 30 November 1984)
Somebody (Live In Liverpool, 29 September 1984)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Siouxsie And The Banshees At The BBC

A live box set by Siouxsie And The Banshees, released June 1, 2009 on Universal International.
This 85-track, digitally-remastered, 4 disc set of 55 songs was recorded for BBC Radio (including all five Peel Sessions) and 30 TV performances, recorded between 1977–1991 split across 3 CDs and a DVD.

The DVD features live sessions filmed for The Old Grey Whistle Test, Top Of The Pops, Something Else, Rock Goes To College and Oxford Road Show.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Here's a list of the top five releases from the past year with links to videos.

Kate Bush - Misty

ERASURE - I Lose Myself [Rehearsal Video]

The Human League - Sky

Morrissey - Action is my middle name (live Glastonbury)

Björk - Crystalline [Later Live... with Jools Holland]