Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kate Bush - 1979-04-10 - Manchester


1 comment:

Dr. Forrester said...

Manchester, Apollo theatre
April 10, 1979

Show #8 out of 28 in the 1979 Tour (The Tour of Life)

The saxophone Song
Room for the Life
Them Heavy People
The Man With the Child in His Eyes
L'Amour Looks Something...
The Kick Inside
In the Warm Room
Strange Phenomena
Kashka from Baghdad
Coffee Homeground
In Search of Peter Pan
Symphony in Blue
Feel It
James and the Cold Gun
Oh England My Lionheart

Lineage: 'Live in Manchester' vinyl boot > Pioneer turnable > Tape > Aiwa Tape Deck AD-WX828 > Audiophile 2496 Soundblaster >
HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Kate Bush / vocals, piano
Ben Barson / synthesizer, acoustic guitar
Brian Bath / electric guitar, mandolin, vocal harmonies
Paddy Bush / mandolin, vocal harmonies, additional instrumentation
Glenys Groves / backing vocals
Preston Heyman / drums, percussion
Kevin McAlea / piano, keyboards, saxophone, 12 string guitar
Alan Murphy / electric guitar, whistle
Del Palmer / bass
Liz Pearson / backing vocals

Kate Bush Live in Manchester, April 10th, 1979. (1988) This album, a two-record set from our old familiar NYC-based bootleg
outfit, is exactly what it claims to be. The record is not as complete a record of the Tour programme as the bootleg 2-LP
set of the Bristol concert (which is a virtually unedited copy of the entire concert), since it only contains twenty
tracks, and some though not all of the incidental music and prose-readings are missing. But it is a different performance,
and Kate and the band are in unusually fine form. The sound is boomy on the bottom and weak on the treble, but it still
manages to create a strong atmosphere and presence, and the album, overall, is considerably more listenable than, say,
the Paris concert bootlegs, which have extremely muffled and distant sound. "Moving" is extremely beautiful and ethereal
in this performance.

I have edited this one by adding more treble making it less boomy. This comes from a direct rip of the vinyl that I
bought many years ago. Kate's live shows are extremely rare, so I thought you would enjoy it.