Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Croydon, England (02/05/78)

talking heads poster - 1977

The Greyhound
Croydon UK
February 05 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

xx Love > Building on Fire [missing]
01 Uh Oh Love Comes to Town
02 Don’t Worry About the Government
03 The Book I Read
04 New Feeling
05 The Big Country
06 Artists Only
07 Tentative Decisions
08 Stay Hungry
09 Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
10 Who Is It?
11 Psycho Killer (tape flip at 0:06 cross-faded)
12 crowd
13 Pulled Up
14 crowd
15 Take Me To the River
16 crowd
17 No Compassion
18 crowd
19 I’m Not In Love (with Mark Knopfler)
20 crowd
21 Psycho Killer (with Mark Knopfler & John Illsley)
22 crowd
xx Gloria [missing]

Audience recording from the collection of Hans Devente, tape #16.
Transfer by Hans: Cassette > Nakamichi(?) > Audacity > WAV > FLAC 2496.
Edits: FLAC > TLH > Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged.

Recording time 81:02. Overburn disc, or remove last crowd track.

This was the final show on a UK tour where Dire Straits opened for TH.
According to an eye-witness, there was a final encore of “Gloria” with
the members of Dire Straits, too bad it’s not on the tape!

Talking Heads / Dire Straits UK Tour 1978:
20-Jan-78 University Sheffield
21-Jan-78 University Manchester
22-Jan-78 Eric’s Liverpool
23-Jan-78 Outlook Doncaster
24-Jan-78 Friars Aylesbury
25-Jan-78 University Southampton
26-Jan-78 University Leicester
27-Jan-78 Polytechnic Newcastle
28-Jan-78 Polytechnic Huddersfield
29-Jan-78 Roundhouse London
30-Jan-78 Polytechnic Leeds
01-Feb-78 Top Rank Brighton
02-Feb-78 Barbarella’s Birmingham
03-Feb-78 Civic Hall St. Albans
04-Feb-78 Oasis Swindon
05-Feb-78 Greyhound Croydon

The final three tracks on this file-set are missing from the recent 24bit
transfer (Oct 2012), and are patched-in from an earlier 16bit transfer.
An MP3 version of the same tape includes 0:40 of Love > Building, and
another 0:54 of crowd noise at the end. Previous transfers of this tape
also contain fragmentary versions of three songs (Love > Building, Uh Oh
Love, & TYFSMAA) that appear to come from a different show of this tour.

THANKS to Hans for sharing this great historical recording…enjoy!

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