Smiths-1983-09-15 Venue London *Josef audience master*

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Josef ®

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Post 09-Feb-2007 17:55

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The Smiths, The Venue, Victoria, London 15 September 1983 *Audience Master*
An audience master, recorded by Josef
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Sony TCS 300 > TDK AD-C90 > JVC KD-D30 deck > Sony TA-F245R amp > inbuilt
16 bit iMac soundcard > Peak 2LE > FLAC 6
01. Handsome Devil
02. You've Got Everything Now
03. These things take time
04. This Charming Man
05. Reel Around The Fountain
06. Miserable lie
07. Still Ill
08. I Don't Owe You Anything
09. Hand In Glove
10. What Difference Does It Make?
11. Accept Yourself
12. Hand In Glove
13. Handsome Devil
Copies of this have had some circulation - I did a few tapes back in the 80s and (initially) four silver CDs about four years ago. As a result it was available to buy from passionsjustlikemine for a while, but i asked for it to be withdrawn from sale. You can have it for nothing, but please do not re-distribute elsewhere.
This was the second time I'd seen the Smiths and i was amazed at how popular they'd suddenly become. I knew they were good - and now half of London seemed to know as well. There was a certain air of expectation. The stage was carpeted in flowers, whereas before Morrissey had thrashed a single bunch around. It was clear that they were going to be a very big band indeed. Their one and only single of the time was left until late in the set and their soon-to-be follow up, TCM, was debuted at this gig - note the polite applause after the song. This was a much longer set than first time i'd seen them and they even did an encore. For the encore there was a stage invasion and everyone seemed to know to expect it. Anyway, if you want to know what those early gigs were like, then join me down the front of the stage back in September 1983. You're standing about four rows back, just a little to the right hand side as you face the stage. You can almost smell the flowers. Enjoy.
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quietnski

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Post 09-Feb-2007 17:59 (after 3 minutes)

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Thanks for sharing, Josef !!
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Post 09-Feb-2007 18:03 (after 4 minutes)

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thanks a lot!
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fki

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Post 09-Feb-2007 18:09 (after 5 minutes)

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Great!
Thank you for sharing your master, Josef! :D
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arkil

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Post 09-Feb-2007 18:41 (after 31 minute)

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thank you very much for sharing, Josef :-)
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DavidA

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Post 09-Feb-2007 18:55 (after 14 minutes)

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Wow! Great to see such an early master. Can't wait to hear it.
http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/gigs/smiths-g830915.htm
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Post 09-Feb-2007 19:00 (after 5 minutes)

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Thanks very much Josef!! Really looking forward to this as this is a very early performance :D
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steve

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Post 09-Feb-2007 19:08 (after 7 minutes)

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Nice one. I have a 1st gen tape that I picked up in Camden in 83. Its a very good recording ... I wonder if it's yours. I'll have to compare.
Some people I met later who went to quite a few of the early smiths shows told me that they picked up copies of the Reel Around The Fountain single at this show. They said advance copies were on sale. Did you see anything like that?
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Josef ®

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Post 09-Feb-2007 20:10 (after 1 hour 1 minute)

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Steve
I'd genuinely like to know as well. Quite a few people were taping gigs by late 83, so I wouldn't be surprised if there was another version. However it doesn't seem to be a gig that's been widely availalable so I'd love to know how yours compares and whether it's derived from mine.
No, didn't see the single on sale - coz I would have bought one! Did buy a copy of the rough trade poster for 'hand in glove' for £1 on the way out of this gig. Note - this was sold officially inside the venue - there wasn't a market in fake stuff at the time. It was a sold from a small room/ box (maybe where they used to check-in coats'?) just as you went up the steps berfore stepping down into the street.
Thanks and enjoy
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Post 09-Feb-2007 21:10 (after 1 hour)

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Thank you! It's wonderful to see Smiths tapers willing to share their masters. Can't wait to give it a listen. :)
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steve

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Post 09-Feb-2007 21:13 (after 3 minutes)

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I'll let you know once I've downloaded it.
We had loads of promo posters for all the singles. If you went down to rough trade they were virtually giving them away. Seems strange to see them now advertised on the net for £30-40. My favourite poster is one I have from the Paris El Dorado in 84 ... a big poster with "Apportez vos fleurs" on. Some guy in France sent it to us as part of a trade


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Post 09-Feb-2007 22:35 (after 1 hour 22 minutes)

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Thanks!!!!
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Post 09-Feb-2007 23:09 (after 33 minutes)

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thank you very much josef!
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Post 10-Feb-2007 00:01 (after 51 minute)

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Thank you very much for this one. I'll hopefully jump on it tomorrow sometime :)
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Post 10-Feb-2007 04:32 (after 4 hours)

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Josef - thank you very much. What an awesome Friday, with TWO Smiths shows to download this week...!
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