Boscombe Academy

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Audience Live Recording of The Sisters of Mercy's gig on April 29, 1983 at Boscombe Academy in Bournemouth.

Possibly, a further recording from this concert does exist, or a different version of the present one.

Recording Notes

  • Taper: - unknown -
  • Format: data (FLACs) or CD-r
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  • Lineage:
Sony Walkman --> cassette
-->Phillips CD Recorder -->CD Architect
--> dBPoweramp music converter --> FLACs
  • Circulated: 2006


  • good sound quality
  • as this was not intended to ever go on sale, no artwork is included
  • Duration: 33:21 min.

Taper's Notes

Recorded by a friend whose recordings were usually a bit disappointing quality wise, this one thankfully is the exception. Probably a good 8/10. Also, this was a spectacularly good gig.

At the time The Academy was my local venue being only a couple of 100 yards from my bedsit. I wish I had the promotional poster for this gig as they were listed as the Sisters of Mersey. Eldritch mentions this in a rare spoken moment on the tape.

This is the complete recording, I have edited nothing other than taking a spike off the beginning when the recorder was turned on and adding a fade at the end. I'm not sure if they played a short set because they came on early, the main band being an appalling local New Romantic crowd. Their early showtime certainly surprised the taper as the tape starts over the drum intro to Alice.

Track List

  1. Alice
  2. Anaconda
  3. Heartland
  4. Jolene
  5. Burn
  6. Valentine
  7. Adrenochrome
  8. Floorshow
  9. Body Electric