Tuesday, 28 June 1983

Roseland Ballroom
239 West 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019

FLAC master, 15 March 2017, by elegymart:
Analog audience recording (stereo) {recorded by Gene S}: unknown mics/recorder > analog audio cassette master > analog audio cassette > Maxell XLII 90 (Type II CrO2) analog audio cassette {from the Stonecutter Archives} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, merge in mono source, fades, convert to 16/44) > SHNtool (fixed SBE) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [1:24:07]
01 introduction [1:09] >
02 Going Up [1:54] >
03 A Promise [3:31]
04 Show of Strength [5:23]
05 Rescue [4:05]
06 equipment problems [2:47]
07 The Killing Moon (false start) [1:29]
08 The Killing Moon [3:07]
09 The Back of Love [3:38]
10 Heaven Up Here [3:28]
11 The Disease [1:45] >
12 All My Colours (Zimbo) [4:12]
13 My White Devil [4:35]
14 Silver [3:27]
15 The Cutter [4:15]
16 Seven Seas [3:20]
17 Simple Stuff [3:22]
18 All That Jazz [3:06]
19 Heads Will Roll [3:44]
20 Never Stop [3:10]
21 Crocodiles [6:17]
22 Over the Wall [7:01]
23 Do It Clean [5:10]

Band line-up:
Ian McCulloch - guitar, vocals
Will Sergeant - lead guitar
Les Pattinson - bass
Pete de Freitas - drums
-- and possibly --
Mike Mooney - guitar
Adam Peters - strings
Tim Whittaker - percussion
Nick Barnard - strings
Jake Brockman - keyboards


From the Stonercutter Archives comes what should be a new source of this show. This show was previously upped here by dclubok back in 2012 which I believe was from his master, and dropped off the tracker mid-2014. Don't have that one on hand to compare, but this should be a new uncirculated stereo source.

This was the start of the oddball Outer Hebrides Tour, arranged by Bill Drummond, who wanted the band to begin in New York City, then dart off to Iceland, then the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, to the Outer Hebrides Islands in Scotland, through the Northwest of England, and then tie it up with shows at the Royal Albert Hall. An announcement is made at this show about a late addition of a gig at the Peppermint Lounge to take place two days after this show. Before they leave the States, they would squeeze in a show at the Channel in Boston as well.

The Bunnymen get off to a rocky start -- in addition to breaking in some new songs, Pete has to have his drum head replaced not once, but twice.

Alan Vega and Nash the Slash (RIP both) opened. Gene S, Stonecutter and dclubok were probably all there to see Echo. But not Billy Idol, he was there to see Alan Vega.

The sound on this is okay for its vintage. There is one mic hiccup in "Zimbo" where it cuts to mono. This recording also missed two songs ("Heads Will Roll" and "Never Stop"), which are merged in from an alternate uncirculated mono source.