The English Beat Live! at the US Festival: September 3, 1982 & May 28, 1983 (2-CD)

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Item:  SHFA 13289

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Shout Factory

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.September 3, 1982: Twist & Crawl
  • 2.September 3, 1982: I Confess
  • 3.September 3, 1982: Doors of Your Heart
  • 4.September 3, 1982: Sugar & Stress
  • 5.September 3, 1982: Two Swords
  • 6.September 3, 1982: Hands Off...She's Mine
  • 7.September 3, 1982: Save It for Later
  • 8.September 3, 1982: Too Nice to Talk To
  • 9.September 3, 1982: Mirror in the Bathroom
  • 10.May 28, 1983: Jeanette
  • 11.May 28, 1983: Spar Wid Me
  • 12.May 28, 1983: Get-a-Job / Stand Down Margaret
  • 13.May 28, 1983: Tears of a Clown
  • 14.May 28, 1983: Ackee 1 2 3
  • 15.May 28, 1983: Ranking Full Stop
  • 16.May 28, 1983: Jackpot

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.September 3, 1982: Twist & Crawl
  • 2.September 3, 1982: Doors of Your Heart
  • 3.September 3, 1982: I Confess
  • 4.September 3, 1982: Get-a-Job / Stand Down Margaret
  • 5.September 3, 1982: Sugar & Stress
  • 6.September 3, 1982: Spar Wid Me
  • 7.September 3, 1982: Two Swords
  • 8.September 3, 1982: Hands Off...She's Mine
  • 9.September 3, 1982: Save It for Later
  • 10.September 3, 1982: Too Nice to Talk To
  • 11.May 28, 1983: Mirror in the Bathroom
  • 12.May 28, 1983: Jackpot
  • 13.May 28, 1983: Mirror in the Bathroom
  • 14.May 28, 1983: Doors of Your Heart
  • 15.May 28, 1983: Two Swords
  • 16.May 28, 1983: Jeanette
  • 17.May 28, 1983: I Confess
  • 18.May 28, 1983: Too Nice to Talk To
  • 19.May 28, 1983: Spar Wid Me
  • 20.May 28, 1983: Get-a-Job / Stand Down Margaret
  • 21.May 28, 1983: Tears of a Clown
  • 22.May 28, 1983: Ackee 1 2 3
  • 23.May 28, 1983: Twist & Crawl
  • 24.May 28, 1983: Ranking Full Stop
  • 25.May 28, 1983: Save It for Later
  • 26.May 28, 1983: Jackpot

Product Description:

Audio Mixer: Bob Fisher .
Recording information: Glen Helen Regional Park, San Bernardino, CA.
Steve Wozniak's two US Festivals turned out to be a curiously '80s phenomenon: a self-styled revival of the Woodstock spirit designed to showcase new technology along with new music, ultimately undone by a cluster of confusion and greed. The US Festivals occurred during the height of the MTV-fueled second British Invasion, of which the (English) Beat was a beneficiary. Riding high on their third album Special Beat Service and its hit "Save It for Later," the group was at a peak, yet just on the verge of falling apart, splitting not a year after their 1983 appearance at the US Festival. This 2012 Shout! Factory set contains the entirety of the English Beat's two performances at the US Festival -- they were the only band to play both years -- on the DVD, and the CD rounds up 16 highlights from the two years, slightly favoring the 1982 concert. There are two sets here, both terrific: live, the English Beat hit the backbeat a little heavier and speed up the tempo, playing with an invigorating enthusiasm. This is especially true of the 1983 set, which sounds like nothing less than a frenzied breakneck sprint to the finish line, but the 1982 concert was no slouch, either, and when the two are combined on this CD, it results in a tremendously entertaining live album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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