1983-09-25 Lyceum Ballroom, London

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DavidA ®

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Post 12-Mar-2006 23:07

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The Smiths
Lyceum Ballroom, London
25th September 1983
Source: ??? > CD-R > EAC WAVs > FLAC
Confirmed as non-MP3 derived, by Tau Analyzer 1.2.
Torrent created on 12th March 2006
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An average quality recording. A little bit tinny, plus the first half of
Pretty Girls Make Graves is missing. Sounds like an audience recording to me.
01. Pretty Girls Make Graves
02. Wonderful Woman
03. Miserable Lie
04. Reel Around The Fountain
05. I Don't Owe You Anything
06. Hand In Glove
07. What Difference Does It Make
08. These Things Take Time
09. Hand In Glove
DavidA
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25 September 1983
Lyceum Ballroom, London
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Wonderful Woman
Miserable Lie
Reel Around The Fountain
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
What Difference Does It Make?
These Things Take Time
Hand In Glove
Supporting Gang Of Four with other support, The Orson Family. Tickets were
£3.50.
The setlist was quite surprising, and not because of its length or omission of
regulars like "Handsome Devil", "Accept Yourself" or "You've Got Everything
Now". Being booked in between two other bands, the Smiths were probably not
given more than 30 minutes anyway. But "Hand In Glove" was performed twice.
Also, recent additions "This Charming Man" and "Still Ill" were not performed
while "Pretty Girls Make Graves" became the opening track. "Wonderful Woman",
which had been neglected lately, was reinstated.
This was not the best performance for that period in time. Morrissey wasn't
very talkative and sounded as if he was just going through the motions. It was
probably dawning on him that The Smiths didn't deserve to open for others
anymore. They had become successful enough to draw bigger and bigger crowds on
their own. Quite a few people came for the Smiths as well as Gang Of Four,
so "Pretty Girls Make Graves" was very well received. After the cheers
subsided, a modest Morrissey exclaimed "Oh come now".
For the first time Morrissey introduced the line "What to be said of her" in
"Wonderful Woman", as it is heard on the "This Charming Man" single. The song
was actually being recorded at that time for release on the latter single,
which explains the growing similarity between the live versions and the studio
one. Morrissey inverted the lines "I know the wind-swept mystical air" and
"I recognise that mystical air" in "Miserable Lie". "I Don't Owe You Anything"
was introduced with "I don't. Owe you. Anything. Which isn't true... so..."
"What Difference Does It Make?" was very well received, prompting Morrissey to
say "Don't be greedy". He then introduced the next song with the words "Do you
realize that these things take time?" The audience was warming up to the
Smiths so the latter was also very well received. Morrissey then asked "Okay,
what should we do?". They launched into a second helping of "Hand In Glove"
after which Morrissey just exclaimed "Goodbye! Stay handsome! Goodbye!" and
the band left the stage.
BOOTLEGS
A tinny sounding recording from this concert (minus the first half of the
opening track) can be found from tape/CD-R traders, sometimes under the title
"Pretty Girls Make Grave". The show is also reasonably easy to find on MP3
from the usual networks.
A better sounding version of this concert is also available from certain
bootleg traders, but this is not widely circulated.
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Post 29-Mar-2006 14:16 (after 16 days)

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Cheers David, I like the early shows :D
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Post 04-Nov-2007 16:55 (after 1 year 7 months)

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Muchas gracias por esta buenas grabaciones!
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Post 12-Feb-2010 19:02 (after 2 years 3 months)

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Having trouble finding a seed. Can someone help, please?
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Post 12-Feb-2010 20:05 (after 1 hour 2 minutes)

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I'm seeding this along with 209 other shows. You're probably held in my queue, but it'll come eventually.
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Post 21-Jun-2010 05:45 (after 4 months 8 days)

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Thanks for this.
Just downloaded this morning and it was pretty fast (av. 500 kbs), so I'd recommend getting it early morning if you can (in the UK).
Of course I'll seed this too, at the moment I will seed throughout the day but might start leaving it through the night soon.
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