R.E.M.: Do The Strand. (Red Robin Records :: RRR 9308)
Recorded Live at Strand Cabaret, Marietta, GA, USA - July 02, 1982.
Excellent Audience Recording :: Silver CD :: MP3 CBR 320 kbps & FLAC.
01. West Of The Fields
02. Shaking Through
05. We Walk
06. Wolves, Lower
07. That Beat
08. Pretty Persuasion
09. Sitting Still
11. Gardening At Night
13. There She Goes Again
15. Radio Free Europe
16. Perfect Circle
18. Moral Kiosk
19. Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)
Total Time: 01:14:20 hour/s.
Personnel: Bill Berry :: Peter Buck :: Mike Mills :: Michael Stip.
Notes: This is a TERRIFIC sounding audience recording of a classic pre-Murmur gig, at the Strand Cabaret in Marietta, GA. It's one of the best AUD recordings I've ever heard - at first I thought it was a soundboard recording but you can hear too much audience chatter for that to be the case. Either way, it's a phenomenal gig, and it is from a very critical part of the band's career - many of the songs that would end up on "Murmur" were written during this time, and you can hear the differences pretty clearly here. "Perfect Circle" is debuted here and played with a drum machine - this is why it was dropped from the live set shortly after summer 1982 until the Green tour, when they could do it justice.
Full show info, from the timeline: 2 July 1982 - The Strand Cabaret, Marietta, GA support: Love Tractor set: West Of The Fields / Shaking Through / Pilgrimage / Romance / We Walk / Wolves, Lower / That Beat / Pretty Persuasion / Sitting Still / 1,000,000 / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / There She Goes Again / Catapult / Radio Free Europe encore: Perfect Circle / Laughing / Moral Kiosk / Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars) notes: For the first half of the song Sitting Still is played at half speed, before they kick into normal speed. It also contains the first known live performance of Perfect Circle (complete with drum machine). This show can be found on the CD bootleg "Do the Strand", which included a version of the song 'Crazy' from another performance..<-(Info taken from original info file).