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Live At Rockpalast

Live At Rockpalast

About this album

Released in 2010. Made in Germany Music. MIG 90302.

2CD set with the Rockpalast concerts at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany, October 14, 1984 (CD1) and the solo concert taped at the Zeche in Bochum, Germany, March 6, 1983 (CD2).

The 2LP version contains the full 1984 concert and four tracks from 1983.

Both shows were taped and broadcasted live by the WDR.

Note: the 1983 concert is missing the Old Cracked Looking Glass intro and banter, the Woody Guthrie song that inspired and leads into Ship Of Fools (but it's all there on the DVD), and Risé, Sam And Rimsky-Korsakov which was sung by his then wife Risé.

At Rockpalst press release

CD1 (1984):

  1. Autobiography
  2. Ooh La La
  3. Evidence
  4. Magazines
  5. Model Beirut Recital
  6. Streets Of Laredo
  7. Dr. Mudd
  8. Leaving It Up To You
  9. Caribbean Sunset
  10. The Hunt
  11. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend
  12. Heartbreak Hotel
  13. Paris 1919
  14. I'm Waiting For The Man
  15. Mercenaries (Ready For War)
  16. Pablo Picasso > Love Me Two Times
  17. (I Keep A) Close Watch

John Cale - vocals, guitar, piano
David Lichtenstein - drums
Andy Heermans - bass
David Young - guitar

CD2 (1983):

  1. Ghost Story
  2. Ship Of Fools
  3. Leaving It Up To You
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Child's Christmas in Wales
  6. Buffalo Ballet
  7. Antarctica Starts Here
  8. Taking It All Away
  9. Riverbank
  10. Paris 1919
  11. Guts
  12. Chinese Envoy
  13. Thoughtless Kind
  14. Only Time Will Tell
  15. Cable Hogue
  16. Dead Or Alive
  17. I'm Waiting For The Man
  18. Heartbreak Hotel
  19. Chorale
  20. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend
  21. (I Keep A) Close Watch
  22. Streets Of Laredo

Credits 1984:
Authoring: Danile Mueller
Remix & mastering: Hoppi
Technical director: Ernst Holler
Vision engineers: Karl Coosmann, Kurt Wolfrum
Sound engineer: Winfried Pannen
Light & sound: TASCO London, Nick Blyth, Roger Searle, Tony Banc, John Roden
Stage construction: Thilo Schernau, Helmut Wirtz
Camera: Dieter Crist, Manfred Albishausen, Manfred Bodefeld, Werner Demmer, Manfred Förster, Siegfried Hommel, Herbert Mühlenberg, Heinz Schäfer, Dietbert Schmidt
Vision mix: Brigitte Mann
Floor manager: Frank D. Strauss, Kersten Rodhorst
Production manager: Wilhelm Lang
Director: Christian Wagner
Executive producer: Peter Rüchel

Credits 1983:
Authoring: Danile Mueller
Mastering: Hoppi
Technical director: Ernst Holler
Vision engineer: Karl Coosmann
Sound engineer: Winfried Pannen
Light & sound: Crystal Sound, Hanns Hommen
Stage construction: Thilo Schernau, Helmut Wirtz
Camera: Karl-Heinz Werner, Manfred Albishausen, Manfred Bodefeld, Manfred Förster, Heinz-Jürgen Mass, Herbert Mühlenberg
Vision mix: Brigitte Mann
Floor manager: Frank D. Strauss
Production manager: Wilhelm Lang
Director: Christian Wagner
Executive producer: Peter Rüchel
Photos: Manfred Becker
Digital photo transfer: Rainer Leigraf, Thomas von der Heiden

Live At Rockpalast

Vinyl version

Released in 2010. Made in Germany Music. MIG 90301. Direct Metal Mastering on 180 gr. vinyl. Limited audiophille edition of 2500 copies.

2LP set with the Rockpalast concerts at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany, October 14, 1984 and four tracks from the solo concert taped at the Zeche in Bochum, Germany, March 6, 1983.

Note: Heartbreak Hotel has been edited (read: shortened).

Side 1:

  1. Autobiography
  2. Ooh La La
  3. Evidence
  4. Magazines
  5. Model Beirut Recital
  6. Streets Of Laredo

Side 2:

  1. Dr. Mudd
  2. Leaving It Up To You
  3. Caribbean Sunset
  4. The Hunt
  5. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

Side 3:

  1. Heartbreak Hotel (vinyl edit)
  2. Paris 1919
  3. I'm Waiting For The Man
  4. Mercenaries (Ready For War)

Side 4:

  1. Pablo Picasso > Love Me Two Times
  2. (I Keep A) Close Watch
    Bochum 1983 tracks:
  3. Buffalo Ballet
  4. Antarctica Starts Here
  5. Guts
  6. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

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