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Irvine, California 1986-08-28 (The Smiths concert)

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The Smiths Live Concert
Tour The Queen Is Dead Tour
Date 28 August, 1986
Venue Irvine Meadows
Location Irvine, California
Opening Act

Set List [1]

Live Recordings

An excellent unofficial recording of this show is in circulation and is known commonly in bootleg circles as Thank Your Lucky Stars; this was the title it was given when originally issued on CD. This is arguably the finest Smiths bootleg in existence in overall terms of sound quality, band performance, and setlist eclecticism. It boasts a stunningly unique arrangement of setlist opener Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, as well as a live rendition of the instrumental b-side Money Changes Everything. It is a near-complete document of the entire set with the exception of Bigmouth Strikes Again, the last song played. Furthermore, this bootleg serves as an interesting testament to Morrissey losing his temper toward the end of the show when he interrupted I Know It's Over to admonish the security guards for manhandling stage invaders.

Source: Soundboard
Grade: A (excellent)

01. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
02. Still Ill
03. I Want The One I Can't Have
04. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
05. How Soon Is Now
06. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
07. Panic
08. Stretch Out And Wait
09. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
10. Is It Really So Strange?
11. Cemet'ry Gates
12. Never Had No One Ever
13. Rubber Ring/What She Said (medley)
14. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
15. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
16. The Queen Is Dead
17. Money Changes Everything
18. I Know It's Over

References And Notes

  1. Set List provided by Passions Just Like Mine