Portsmouth Guildhall: October 5th, 1990

portsmouth_guildhallSome bootleg lists incorrectly list this as the 15th October.

Set Listing

01. Michael
02. Appetite
03. I Remember That
04. Moving the River
05. Machine Gun Ibiza
06. We Let the Stars Go
07. Bonny
08. Faron Young
09. Nightingales
10. Hey Manhattan!
11. Carnival 2000
12. One of the Broken
13. Wild Horses
14. Jordan: The Comeback
15. Couldn’t Bear to Be Special
16. Goodbye Lucille #1
17. The Golden Calf
18. Moondog
19. King of Rock ‘N’ Roll
20. Looking for Atlantis

21. Cruel
22. Cars and Girls
23. When Love Breaks Down
24. Doo Wop in Harlem

A recording of this concert exists, sourced from a cassette bootleg. Most copies of this appear to run about 8% fast.

Issued as CD Fanzine #7 — Live at Portsmouth Guildhall in May 1990 (minus Michael and a few other tracks), same 8% speed increase as cassette bootleg, sound not as good.


“I’ve seen them perform four times (90 x2 and 99x 2). All the shows have been great but I always feel that the first show I saw which was Portsmouth was the best one. The band looked great and the production/sound was fantastic (at least through the uncritical eyes of a fan that had been counting the days to the show).

“My best memories were of the first track “Michael” – I really loved the opening with the flame lighting effect and it was my favourite song on Jordan at the time, Paddy messing up his lines on Goodbye Lucille and the expression on this face when he released he would have to repeat the same line again “Why don’t you give it a rest…Why don’t you give it a rest again…” and the performance of “The King Of Rock And Roll” (Paddy:”Hey, it’s Top of the Pops!”) and the impromptu “Technique” riffing when a fan called out for it.

“I’ve said in the previous post I made that I was lucky enough to meet the band (we were waiting for the AA to come out on my old banger and decided to hang about the back door – there was only a couple of other people there) – had a great chat with all of them who seemed in no hurry to leave (as I remember Neil was driving them in some 4×4) and got my Jordan program signed by them all.”

steadman, sproutnet discussion board


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