Fairfield 2016 [no label, 2CD]
Live on Stage One, Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC), Fairfield, CT; April 16, 2016. Very good audience recording.
The biggest hit for Australian band The Chuch must be Under The Milky Way, the first single off their fifth album, 1988’s Starfish. As part of their efforts to promote their 25th studio album, Further/Deeper (2015), The Church are touring Europe and the United States. Playing two full sets, the first will feature the band’s second album, The Blurred Crusade (1982), in its entirety. Only released in the States as an import, it features the psychedelic rock undertones for which the band would be known. The second set will consist of selections from Further/Deeper and the group’s other hits.
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Thanks to larryrulz for sharing the show at Dime.
This was my first time here and I will definitely be back again. This is an amazing little venue with excellent acoustics as you’ll hear on this recording. It’s a very intimate room (capacity 225) with seats surrounding the front and sides of the stage. For purely social reasons, this was a rare late start for me. I sat down and started recording just after track 01 started. The 20-second musical intro is missing and the recording begins just as Steve is singing the first lyric. The rest of the show is complete. There are no other technical issues. Almost no audience chatter.
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Thanks also to kigonjiro for the artwork (modified here).
CA-14 (cardioid) > Sony M10 (24/44) > Audacity (tracking) > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000
third row center floor
The Blurred Crusade
Track 101. Almost With You 4:02
Track 102. When You Were Mine 6:23
Track 103. Fields Of Mars 5:31
Track 104. An Interlude 6:06
Track 105. Secret Corners 2:27
Track 106. Just For You 5:29
Track 107. A Fire Burns 5:35
Track 108. To Be In Your Eyes 3:12
Track 109. You Took 12:31
Track 110. Don’t Look Back 2:30
Track 111. Life Speeds Up 7:32
Songs from Further/Deeper and more
Track 201. Block 8:23
Track 202. Toy Head 7:40
Track 203. Metroopolis 4:26
Track 204. Going Up The Country 0:56
Track 205. Laurel Canyon 5:13
Track 206. Sealine 5:02
Track 207. Operetta 6:24
Track 208. band intros 1:06
Track 209. Delirious 6:05
Track 210. Under The Milky Way 6:07
Track 211. Reptile 8:29
Track 212. Hotel Womb 6:42
Track 213. Miami 10:23
Steve Kilbey – vocals, bass, guitar
Ian Haug – guitar, vocals
Timothy Powles – drums, vocals
Craig Wilson – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Peter Koppes – guitar, vocals
Aaron ? (from Queensland, AUS) – bass on Operetta
Click here for the tracks.