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The Bolshoi Live at Cambridge - 04/03/1986

This is a very good recording of the boys playing an outdoor venue in either a supporting role or perhaps as part of a festival -- it's not clear and I haven't been able to find a record of the show. Though they do have a one-song encore, there is someone (emcee?) who comes on after the band saying "The Bolshoi..."

In terms of its source, I do think it's still an audience recording, but above average in that regard. It also has a surprising echo quality despite the outdoor setting. The only other issue is a low volume for the show.

That said, it's a nice show, even with Trevor complaining about his guitar at several points (he has to adjust the lyrics in "Books on the Bonfire" because of it). There aren't any surprise tracks to speak of, but the quality and timing of this show is nice. Among the notable moments are a tweaked "Happy Boy" opening and all of Trevor's interplay with the audience.

Finally, because this is during the "Friends" era (Trevor mentions the new single "Books on the Bonfire") there are no "Lindy's Party" tracks. Also it's worth noting that at this point it's the earliest show recording I have.

The song list follows. Click on the file size next to a song title to download that individual song. All files are MP3 format.

Set List

1. Romeo in Clover - 5:24 (7.4 MB, 192 kbps)
2. Fly - 3:57 (5.4 MB, 192 kbps)
3. Someone's Daughter - 4:21 (6.0 MB, 192 kbps)
4. Happy Boy - 6:16 (8.6 MB, 192 kbps)
5. Books on the Bonfire - 5:08 (7.1 MB, 192 kbps)
6. Looking for a Life to Lose - 4:15 (5.8 MB, 192 kbps)
7. A Way - 6:07 (8.4 MB, 192 kbps)


8. Fat and Jealous - 5:02 (6.9 MB, 192 kbps)

- Full Show (minor edits) - 40:50 (56 MB, 192 kbps)


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