UPDATE 11/28: Mark from A North Country Bhoy emailed to let us know that he’s now got a second download posted (at the same link, below) of the show, this time broken into individual tracks for easy access, and minus the DJ chatter. (In the interest of making the show available as soon as possible he’d originally uploaded the show literally 20 minutes after its conclusion so obviously there wasn’t a lot of time to edit it first time around.) Dig it – the concert is absolutely mesmerizing from start to finish.
MP3 download taken from live radio
broadcast of November 26 London
concert. Meanwhile, view video clips below.
By Fred Mills
A huge “thanks” is in order to the good folks at Creation
Records for tipping us to this one: following this week’s news about Creation
prepping a March release for a 4CD/DVD “Collector’s Edition” of Primal Scream’s
epochal ’91 album Screamadelica, the
label sent word out this morning that venerable UK blog ANorthCountryBhoy had
uploaded last night’s Primal Scream concert at the London Olympia in which the
band performed the album in its entirety.
It was a live-to-air BBC broadcast and includes some of host
Steve Lamacq’s comments along with some additional pre-gig content (including
the band playing “Jailbird” earlier in the evening as part of a greatest-hits
first set), the only drawback being that ANorthCountryBhoy uploaded the entire
thing as a single 93-minute MP3 rather than breaking it into individual tracks.
Even if you have a relatively fast Internet connection it will probably take
you at least 20 minutes to download the material. But it’s well-worth the wait
and offered in pristine FM audio quality.
The blog itself ain’t too shabby either. Go here to access
the blog and download link.
The concert, incidentally, was the first of two nights in London featuring the band
doing the complete album. Originally they’d scheduled just tonight, November
27, but an instant sell-out lead to them adding an additional night, the 26th.
In January Primal Scream heads off to Australia
and New Zealand for a series
of “Big Day Out” dates and then picks up again in the UK in March.
Full list of dates here.
Meanwhile, clips of portions of the show have already begun surfacing at YouTube, with varying degrees of video and audio quality of course. Watch some of them, below.
[Photos courtesy Primal Scream’s MySpace gallery]