Wed, 06-Oct-1982

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Vanbrugh College, York University, York, England

For some time it was questioned whether this concert might as well have taken place in Leeds, at the Warehouse, but that was not the case.

The present date is listed in the official Sisters Gigography. And we could track back The Sisters of Mercy supporting The Psychedelic Furs on their UK Tour late in 1982***.
The present concert might very well have been one of these gigs. See in this regard also Songkick/The Psychedelic Furs/Gigography.

In addition, some opinions see the tracks Anaconda, Alice and Watch on the 12" vinyl bootleg The Acid Rain coming from the present event, although the cover back of the LP names The Sisters gig at Leeds University on the day before as the recording date...

*** Source: Dave Thompson: "Beautiful Chaos - The Psychedelic Furs" (Helter Skelter Publishing, 2004, p.108 ff)  - Thanks for the hint to HL Forum member Fodderstrompf.

Anyway, an audience recording has eventually surfaced recently and confirmed this concert and the setlist as follows below.

For an example of the sound quality, please check the still video here on the right side.

The Sisters of Mercy @Vanbrugh College, York, 06/10/82 - Alice       *with many thanks to the uploader  



- Many thanks to Heartland Forums member Dan for this setlist and the identifiers below. -

  1. Kiss The Carpet
  2. Floorshow
  3. Anaconda
  4. Alice
  5. Watch
  6. 1969
  7. Sister Ray

This recording can clearly be differentiated from the above mentioned Leeds gigs and also from the following concert @Vanbrugh College on October 15th, 1982 by these identifiers:

  • Kiss The Carpet (during the intro "Hello... We are The Sisters Of Mercy")
  • "floorshow" -> Floorshow
  • Anaconda -> "yeah"
  • Alice (near the end of the song: "turn that f**king light off!")
  • Watch
  • "this ?? old tradition. ... 1969" -> 1969
  • Sister Ray