FLLR 011 - New Order Tapes (part 5)
New Order tapes part 5 of unknownVarious and sundry culled from live tapes of the band. Filler at its finest.
Pictured is the tape where the full recording of this show resides. These tracks were excerpts from a 90 minute soundcheck and were filler added to the end of this tape, "+SOUNDCHECK excerpt".
This is accounted as the best performance of all of their Australian '87 shows.
An excerpt from my old notes:
Here, I've provided BLT from my old source in full. I decided against trying to make a patch due to the vast different in SQ, and I also wanted to preserve the integrity of Tim C.'s cassette (you can otherwise leave these out and put the gig tracks on one CD and the s/c with the rest of the filler on the other)
Tim C. was an associate who generously spotted me a huge archive of recordings over the years, including many upgrades to recordings that we have out there, which if you know whom to ask or where to look you can find.
As a bonus, here's a MP3 version of the first encore track, Weirdo, from the same old source:
A pretty fast-tempoed version. Barney starts shouting, -screaming- the vocals. "So I got this canopy..." Odd how Monaco's Under The Stars so heavily borrows from this song?
"Just like a lock with a fucking key!" makes its appearance in the vocals.
"THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GOOD NIGHT!" Hooky noodles on bass as the concert draws to an end, playing a bit of Do The Ostrich, it sounds like.Here are notes for the full soundcheck. GaoBest is a dear friend of mine. The Ceremony mailing list archives are found here, which incredibly enough, is still online, and if you have a day or three, you can go ahead and read what's on there and be more knowledgeable about New Order than you were before you did so.
Somewhere on there, you can read a posting describing the following:
FLLR011 - 04 My Bloody Valentine - I Can Feel It But I Can't See It (880510 Peel Session)Soundcheck tracks: It's clear the master was on a C60, as the A/B split happens at about 30:55, and this split is present on my Nth gen copy. GaoBest did give "64m" in his 2001 post to Ceremony, but in fact, it seems to be slightly shorter. I've tracked these for better identification. Well worth it for hearing an early instrumental version of TBTHOG, though as described, "sound and quality up and down", though in general, the sound's pretty good here. Bonus points for who can spot the bassline to 24 Hours! SC01 - State Of The Nation [2:32] SC02 - talking [1:35] SC03 - Paradise (drums) [1:52] SC04 - Denial (drums) [4:26] SC05 - cymbals - kick - synths [1:58] SC06 - Touched By The Hand Of God (inst) [5:20] SC07 - Elegia [3:49] SC08 - Subculture (inst) [1:41] SC09 - guitar - bass (AoC and Lonesome Tonight) [5:01] SC10 - Hooky one twos - conversation (C60 A-B split) [2:37] SC11 - drumming and percussion [6:42] SC12 - Sooner Than You Think (bass keys drums) [1:23] SC13 - Sooner Than You Think (inst) [5:57] SC14 - Sister Ray (bass) [0:26] SC15 - Let's Go (guitar) [2:19] SC16 - Bernard one twos [1:09] SC17 - All Day Long (false 1) [0:53] SC18 - All Day Long (false 2) [0:58] SC19 - All Day Long (vocal) [3:49] SC20 - more one twos [0:22]
FLLR011 - 05 My Bloody Valentine - Lose My Breath (880510 Peel Session)
A bit of a change of pace, we have a pair of My Bloody Valentine Peel Session tracks. This copy of these two tracks are "OK" quality, and comprise more filler tracks from the same cassette.
Here's a link to the Discogs entry. And another one (on CD). As it's unofficial, you can't buy this via their marketplace, but again, if you know where to look and/or who to ask, this is readily obtainable.
And as another bonus, here are MP3 versions of Lose My Breath and a third track, When You Wake Up, You're Still In A Dream. Quality as you may expect favors the MP3 versions.
FLLR011 - 06 Thieves Like Us (shorter edit)
And my notes for these.... "SCF" = soundcheck filler, as originally annotated. For presentation purposes, I've reversed the order that they appear.
Fairly certain that SCF1 (track 06 above) is just the 4:11 version, but recorded via high-speed dubbing so it sounds like Alvin, Simon, and Theodore got to it. As for SCF2, this is probably a custom fade-in/out of the 1986 3:58 instrumental mix...also with some Chipmunk tinkering.I'm a bit puzzled by the following. SCF2 may just have been faded out on the tape and be the standard 7" instrumental, but I'm not sure if SCF1 is really the Dub (edit), as that version is supposed to be longer. SCF1 - Touched By The Hand Of Dub (edit) [3:53] SCF2 - Thieves Like Us (shorter edit)) [2:55]
The following are filler on another "UKBT" tape, from a 1985 Hammersmith Palais live recording.
FLLR011 - 08 Blue Monday (cut) [unidentified 1983 gig]
A mystery 1983 live recording of Blue Monday, super heavy on the echo FX, and quite a terrific version....alas, it cuts short.
FLLR011 - 09 Blue Monday (unknown sndchk)
Another one to fully identify. Ten years ago, I'm sure I would have had the wherewithal to attempt it, but now I accept certain things to remain a mystery.
FLLR011 - 10 KW1 (snippet)
This as well. Not much to say for something only 8 seconds long.