10,000 Maniacs' "The Wishing Chair" L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date - September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I've decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven't been shared since the Dime's previous incarnation as "easytree.org" circa 2005).


10,000 Maniacs
Memorial Gym
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
November 14, 1992

Source: SB > ? > CD received in trade > extracted using iTunes > FLAC
Sound quality: A / A+


Disc 1:

01. intro music (PA)
02. These Are Days
03. If You Intend
04. Like the Weather
05. A Campfire Song
06. Cherry Tree
07. You Happy Puppet
08. Eat For Two
09. Noah's Dove
10. How You've Grown
11. Circle Dream
12. Eden
13. Jezebel
14. Trouble Me
15. What's the Matter Here?
16. Stockton Gala Days

Disc 2:

01. The Big Parade (acapella fragment)
02. Candy Everybody Wants
03. Hey Jack Kerouac
04. Few and Far Between
05. Me and My Gal (acapella fragment)
06. My Sister Rose
07. City of Angels
08. Maddox Table
09. Whisky, You're the Devil (acapella fragment)
10. Don't Talk
11. Little April Shower (acapella fragment)
12. The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff cover)
13. (Don't Go Back to) Rockville (R.E.M. cover - 1st attempt)
14. (Don't Go Back to) Rockville (R.E.M. cover - 2nd attempt)
15. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover)
16. Dust Bowl


This is one of many excellent soundboard recordings that leaked from the band's 1992/1993 tours. I'd love to know the story
behind the leaks - it seemed like a bunch of these recordings all appeared at the same time, a few years after this tour
ended (or maybe that's just when they finally made it into my collection).

Like most of the "Our Time in Eden" shows, this one starts out focusing primarily on greatest hits and the most popular
non-single album tracks. However, the encore section of this particular show is very impressive, from "Maddox Table" through
to "Dust Bowl". Most of the songs in that stretch of the show were rarely played on this tour, with the obvious exception of
"Don't Talk". The set of cover songs is especially interesting: "Rockville" is a complete mess during both attempts, but "The
Harder They Come" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart" are thoroughly enjoyable.