Sunday, 28 August 2016

The Verve: Sympathy For The Demos

Sympathy For The Demos is a collection of demo recordings for the 1997 album 'Urban Hymns' by The Verve.

Tracks 01 - 05 were recorded at Realworld Studio in Bath, while tracks 06 - 22 were recorded at West London's Olympic Studios in 1996 & 1997. All these tracks originate from an analog source so the quality reflects this. Track 24 is the same peformance as track one but unedited and has much better audio quality.

01 - The Drugs Don't Work (Acoustic, First Vocal Take)
02 - Come On People (Live Rehearsal)
03 - Song For The Lovers (Vocal Track Recording)
04 - Space In Time (Live Rehearsal)
05 - The Drugs Don't Work (Early Mix)
06 - Space And Time
07 - Sonnet
08 - Song For The Lovers
09 - One Before Dinner
10 - Misty Morning June
11 - Lord, I've Been Trying
12 - Jerusalem
13 - The Drugs Don't Work
14 - Come On People
15 - The Crab
16 - A Little Bit Of Love
17 - Lord, I Guess I'll Never Know
18 - Monte Carlo
19 - Oh Sister
20 - New York (Siren Mix)
21 - One More For The Lovers
22 - It Takes Two
23 - Bitter Sweet Symphony
24 - The Drugs Dont Work (Demo)

Password: VerveDemo

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Oasis: Live At The Gleneagles Hotel '94

Oasis perform live at the Gleneagles Hotel Sony Seminar (Sony Music Conference), Perth, Scotland 9th March 1994.

After I downloaded a very poor quality bootleg of this performance I set out to find a higher quality source. I knew that a few of these tracks have been released offically on various formats over the years so I thought my best bet would be to splice the performance together from serveral different sources. I then found an unlisted video on the Oasis Youtube channel which contained an intro (this video can be viewed below). To my surprise the gentleman at the beginning mentions Jeff Buckley which lead me to find out if the Jeff Buckley performance I had from Gleneagles (dated as 3rd September 1994) was in fact from the same Sony Seminar as this one.

This Oasis performance as a history of being misdated. The first instance is the single Live Forever where the live version of Supersonic is simply labelled as "Live April '94". The second example is on the Cigarettes & Alcohol where I Am The Walrus was intentionally mislabelled as Live at Glasgow Cathouse June 94. The performance was actually recorded during a rehearsal for the Gleneagles Hotel appearance but even though the band loved this particular recording they were mortified to learn that it was made during a corporate event. The band instead picked a venue from their tour schedule at which they had performed a similar sounding version, and added crowd noise taken from a Faces bootleg CD, in a bid to make it seem like an authentic tour recording.
I believe that is was this small piece of mis-information lead to the an Amazon Exlusive EP wrongly being dated as June '94. This performance has since been dated as 6th February 1994, which is widely believed to be correct.

Now knowing that not only was Jeff Buckley there at the event but he actually performed just before Oasis did, the 6th February date is thrown out of the window as Jeff was in Chicago with his Live At Sin-e tour at that time. I also discovered an artical in Billboard Magazine (dated 23rd April 1994) confirming that the Sony Music Conference that was held at the Gleneagle Hotel occurred between the 7th and the 11th of March. Now came the test; could I find the Oasis performance wrongly labelled as the 3rd September like the Jeff Buckley one... and I did. The 9th March 1994 is still and educated guess but all the evidence seems to point to that date.

It was while searching for date info that I stubbled across a Jeff Buckley performance I had not heard before (posted last week) which was a really exciting find. I also found what you can download below, I'm not sure of its origins but it does appear to be an excellent soundboard recording from a different source than what can be found on official releases.

01 - Intro
02 - Shakermaker
03 - Bring It On Down
04 - Digsy's Dinner
05 - Live Forever
06 - Cigarettes & Alcohol
07 - Supersonic

Password: OasisGleneagles

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Jeff Buckley: Live At The Sony Music Conference

Two performances from Jeff Buckley at The Sony Music Conference from 1994 and 1993.

The date for first performance (9th March 1994) is an educated guess. The conference at the Gleneagles Hotel definitely took place between 7th - 11th of March and as I have seen this performance wrongly labelled as 3rd September (probably down to the different date configuration between Britain and America) I'm guessing this performance is actually from the 9th March.
I only discovered the second performance recently and I can find very little information about it as it isn't even listed on gigograpy.


Live at the Gleneagles Hotel (Glasgow, Scotland), 9th March 1994.
01 - Grace
02 - Mojo Pin
03 - Last Goodbye
04 - Hallelujah
05 - Eternal Life
06 - Lover, You Should've Come Over

Live at the Fontainebleau Hotel (Boca Raton, FL), 18th June 1993
07 - The Way Young Lovers Do
08 - Hallelujah
09 - Eternal Life

Password: JeffSony

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Oasis: Promos & God Knows

Promos & God Knows is a collection of radio edits and other miscellaneous rarites from Oasis.

A lot of these tracks are sourced from downloaded mp3s from various sites so I have no idea of their origins or authenticity. See "Track Info.txt" for details.

01 - Wonderwall (No Strings Mix)
02 - Sad Song
03 - Whatever (Full "Young Blues" Version)
04 - Who Put The Weight Of The World On My Shoulders?
05 - The Masterplan (Alt. Edit)
06 - All Around The World (Promo Video Edit)
07 - Let There Be Love (Radio Edit)
08 - The Importance Of Being Idle (Radio Edit)
09 - Acquiesce (Radio Edit)
10 - The Masterplan (Radio Edit)
11 - Whatever (Radio Edit)
12 - The Shock Of The Lightning (Radio Edit)
13 - Falling Down (Radio Edit)
14 - Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Mix '95)
15 - Falling Down (Twiggy/Sardy Remix Radio Edit)
16 - Falling Down (The Prodigy Remix Radio Edit)
17 - Merry Xmas Everyone

Password: GodKnows