1983-12-07 Assembly Rooms, Derby

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DavidA ®

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Post 14-Feb-2006 01:05

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The Smiths
Assembly Rooms, Derby
7 December 1983
Source: Silver CD > CD-R > EAC WAVs > FLAC
Confirmed as non-MP3 derived, by Tau Analyzer 1.2.
Torrent created on 3rd February 2006
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Release Notes
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Not a bad bootleg, although since the BBC broadcast this on The Old Grey
Whistle Test TV show, I'd expect a better version could be found.
01. Handsome Devil
02. Still Ill
03. This Charming Man
04. Pretty Girls Make Graves
05. Reel Around The Fountain
06. What Difference Does it Make
07. Miserable Lie
08. This Night Has Opened My Eyes
09. Hand In Glove
10. These Things Take Time
11. You've Got Everything Now
DavidA
http://www.smithstorrents.co.uk
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Notes from PassionsJustLikeMine.com
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7 December 1983
Assembly Rooms, Derby
Handsome Devil
Still Ill
This Charming Man
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Reel Around The Fountain
What Difference Does It Make?
Miserable Lie
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Hand In Glove
These Things Take Time
/You've Got Everything Now
This concert was a very wild one, the crowd was very energetic and constantly
shouting requests. It all ended in chaos (read further). After shushing the
audience, "Pretty Girls Make Graves" was introduced with "A little quirk... a
little quirk friends... pretty girls make!" During "Reel Around The Fountain",
Morrissey gave one of the bead necklaces he was wearing to someone in the
crowd. In "What Difference Does It Make?", he changed a line to "I think i
can rely on me."
At some point during "Miserable Lie", Morrissey was hit in the eye by a
flower, dropped his microphone to the floor and left the stage. The band
finished the song mostly as an instrumental. Morrissey came back on stage on
time for the ending of "I need advice, I need advice", adding at the end "and
so do you!" for the rowdy audience. He remained playful despite this, but
Johnny Marr later said in interview that this was his most embarrassing
moment.
Just before "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" which came next, Morrissey
shushed the audience again and shouted "No! This!" In the song Morrissey
changed a few lines, like "The dream has gone but the (undecipherable) is
real" and "And I'm never happy and I'm never sad." "Hand In Glove" was
introduced by a high pitched shout of "Hand In Glove!!!" During that song
someone made it on stage and hugged Morrissey, making him miss a few lines.
After "These Things Take Time", Morrissey just shouted "Goodbye! Stay
handsome... goodbye..." and the band left.
They were soon welcomed back by a big collective cheer. They launched into
"You've Got Everything Now" but it wasn't long before the stage became
crowded with fans. Band members disappeared from view and Morrissey could
barely sing his lines. He tried as best he could but made strangling noises
as he was pulled left and right and tried not to get drowned in a sea of
dancing fans. The stage got filled with as many fans as was physically
possible. It was one of the Smiths' first major stage invasions (including a
small child!).
The gig might have taken place on 6th of December instead of the 7th, or it
might have been planned for the 6th but pushed back one day.
This concert was recorded for The Old Grey Whistle Test and broadcast the
following Friday and Saturday (and many more times since). Some later
rebroadcasts were shortened to seven songs, leaving out amongst others, the
near-instrumental "Miserable Lie". The above track listing corresponds to the
television broadcast on The Old Grey Whistle Test, it is not impossible, and
actually very likely, that more tracks were performed, possibly "Back To The
Old House", "Accept Yourself" or a second helping of "This Charming Man" or
"Hand In Glove".
BOOTLEGS
The original Old Grey Whistle Test broadcast or rebroadcasts on other
programmes have made it onto bootleg videos and DVDs. Because the footage
comes from television, the quality is generally very good. Video digital
files (avi, mov) made from some of the many television broadcasts can also be
found on digital trading networks.
The audio portion of the Old Grey Whistle Test recording can be found on a
few 'official' bootlegs. Here is a list of them.
"Handsome Devils" and its reissue in a better sleeve "Live In Derby Dec 7th
1983" are the most common. They are on compact disc but the sound quality
isn't as good as on the LP bootlegs mentioned further down. The complete show
is coupled on these cds with seven tracks from 21 April 1984 in Amsterdam.
"Sorrow's Son", "Devil's Charm" and "Derby Assembly Room" are on LP but the
sound quality is better than for the previous cds. The latter two are nearly
impossible to find but "Sorrow's Son" was transfered on homemade CD-Rs and is
reasonably easy to find as such if one knows where to look. Other very good
fanmade recordings can be found under the titles "The Old Grey Whistle Test"
and "Life Is A Miserable Lie".
The recording available on "Devil's Charm" is paired with a concert from 19
December 1983.
MP3s made from the "Sorrow's Son" bootleg are the best ones circulating on
trading networks. They are less common than MP3s made from "Handsome Devils",
but not impossible to find.
"Wilde About The Smiths", a factory pressed cd in digipack has "This Charming
Man" from this concert with many other live tracks, rarities and radio and tv
sessions.
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Post 06-Nov-2007 03:45 (after 1 year 8 months)

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David, could you share this again?
Thanks
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Post 06-Jan-2008 11:34 (after 2 months)

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Could anybody reseed this??? I'll keep it open for those who want to complete it as well.
It took me some time but this is one of the last shows from the Smiths that i need to get in order to get the full set shared here on this brilliant site !! :)
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Post 06-Jan-2008 12:00 (after 26 minutes)

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Sorry can't help, my version is 214MB :(
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Post 13-Jan-2008 03:07 (after 6 days)

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I'm on it.
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recordscans

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Post 13-Jan-2008 09:10 (after 6 hours)

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Thanks a lot for seeding this again.... I'll keep it open for a while so others can complete it too
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Post 20-Jan-2008 23:54 (after 7 days)

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Muchas Gracias!
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Post 06-Jan-2010 20:30 (after 1 year 11 months)

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If anyone still has this one, could they reseed it?
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Post 24-Mar-2010 22:00 (after 2 months 18 days)

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Reseed now!
Greetings!
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Post 21-Jun-2010 07:31 (after 2 months 27 days)

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Always nice to hear the story behind why things happen in a recording.
Thanks for this one, 1983 collection is almost done now :D
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