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London, England 1995-02-26 (Morrissey concert)

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Live Recordings

It was from this show that Morrissey culled the four live b-sides that were mastered and released as b-sides to the Boy Racer single; as well as the two live b-sides to the Sparks remix of Suedehead. Multiple bootlegs exist of this show, of varying quality and source, some including material from other shows from this era. What follows is an attempt to differentiate between the various audio documents of this show.

Drury Lane Theater, London (1-10)
February 2, 1995
/
Bristol
February 21, 1995 (11-21)
"Welcome To The West End" (title included due to multiple and varying boots of this show)
Source: soundboard or very good audience
Grade: B/D (very good to poor)

The second half of the disc dates from Bristol several weeks later and is an audience recording of considerably poorer quality.

01. Billy Budd
02. Spring-Heeled Jim
03. Boxers
04. Jack The Ripper
05. Whatever Happens, I Love You
06. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
07. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
08. National Front Disco
09. Moonriver
10. Now My Heart Is Full
11. Billy Budd
12. Have-a-Go Merchant
13. London
14. You're The One For Me Fatty
15. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
16. We'll Let You Know
17. Jack The Ripper
18. Boxers
19. Now My Heart Is Full
20. Speedway
21. Shoplifters Of The World Unite


Drury Lane Theater, London
February 2, 1995 (1-10)
Source: soundboard or very good audience
Grade: B (very good)
/
City Hall, Sheffield (11)
February 7, 1995
Source: Soundboard
Grade: B
/
Wembley Arena, London (12-18)
November 17, 1995
Source: soundboard or very good audience
Grade:B
/
Later With Jools Holland
November 11, 1995
Source: TV broadcast
Grade: B

The concert recordings on this bootleg are purported to be sourced from FM broadcasts, which is certainly possible but the overall quality is not quite up to par with what one would expect from a mixing desk-derived recording. Nevertheless this is a very good bootleg overall, offering the best sounding presentation of the Drury Lane tracks as well as a concise overview of the 1995 touring period in general.

1.Billy Budd
2.Spring- Heeled Jim
3.London
4.Boxers
5.Jack the Ripper
6.We'll Let You Know
7.Why don't You Find Out For Yourself
8.The More You ignore Me, The Closer I Get
9.The National Front Disco 10. Now My Heart Is Full
11. Speedway
12. Do Your Best and Don't Worry
13. Reader Meet Author
14. Nobody Loves Us
15. Dagenham Dave
16. The Operation
17. Hold On To Your Friends
18.The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils
19.The Boy Racer
20. Sunny


Drury Lane Theater, London
February 2, 1995
Source: Audience
Grade: B (very good)

This is a solid audience recording of the entire Drury Lane show, sequentially correct, and including several tracks not present on better-sounding FM broadcasts. It does, however, miss the encore, Shoplifters Of the World Unite.

1. Billy Budd
2. Have A Go Merchant
3. Spring-Heeled Jim
4. London
5. You're The One For Me, Fatty
6. Boxers
7. Jack the Ripper
8. We'll Let You Know
9. Whatever Happens I Love You
10. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
11. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
12. The National Front Disco
13. Moonriver
14. Now My Heart Is Full
15. Speedway