Bootlegs from Joy Division and New Order. Please support bands and buy official releases!
NEW ORDERLive at The Academy, Brixton, London.Thursday 1st December 1983SETLIST1. Confusion2. Temptation3. Your Silent Face4. Thieves Like Us5. Aleph (Sooner Than You Think)6. Procession7. Chosen Time8. The Village9. Age Of Consent10. Blue Monday/Love ReactionThis is a great gig, from the days when NO shows were extremely unpredictable.Highlights include the second-ever performance of "Thieves Like Us"; the debut of "Sooner than You Think" in completely different form to the final version. Then there's the infamous version of "BM". As Bernard struggles with a malfunctioning vocoder, Hooky takes the mic aided by Slim, the band's less-than-svelte roadie. The song mutates into Divine's "Love Reaction" - fantastic stuff!The quality is not bad for the time - a bit tinny, some distortion, but otherwise perfectly listenable. The show was released (in part) as a bootleg LP called "Dreams Are Over" in inferior sound quality - this is a much better source. Source of this is the cassette master (I recorded it myself on a small Sony recording Walkman). It was transferred from cassette (played on a Nakamichi Dragon, the world's finest-ever cassette deck) onto audio CD via a Marantz CD recorder. The audio files were SHN-ed from iTunes and uploaded.
I first heard this years ago. I totally agree, there's an exciting sense of adventure to this gig. It's one of my favourites.