5 March 1984
Coaster's, Edinburgh
Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Girl Afraid
This Charming Man
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Still Ill
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Barbarism Begins At Home
Back To The Old House
What Difference Does It Make?
/Reel Around The Fountain
//You've Got Everything Now
The Smiths' equipment was late and the band almost had to cancel. Luckily, the found a P.A. in town and they were to use the (support band) Red Guitars' equipment, until their own finally turned up as the show was about to start.

After opening song "Hand In Glove" Morrissey greeted the fans with a simple "Hello!". Following "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" he announced "It's so nice to see all these cheering, spotty little faces..." He then introduced the following and yet unreleased number with the words "This is a horrible song called 'Girl Afraid'..." Shortly after that he introduced "Still Ill" with the admission: "Err, this is my favourite song, 'Still Ill'." Song requests were constantly shouted from the audience so after "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" he asked "Did somebody say something?"

It looked at first that there wouldn't be a second encore because music started being played on the P.A. following "Reel Around the Fountain". To the fans' relief the band did return to perform "You've Got Everything Now". However, unlike other places on this tour, this was unfortunately not followed by the usual "Handsome Devil".


It appears that there are three different recordings of the complete concert out there, and two of them are circulated via at least two different transfers, from different generation tapes. The best recording is credited to recorder Matb aka Manattheback. The master transfer is quite good for a 1984 recording, but the transfer circulated on the internet on only two tracks sounds inferior as it must have a cassette or two in its lineage. The recording credited to recorder John Cleese is more muffled and lacks about one minute in the middle of "Hand In Glove". The other recording is also found in two transfers: one reasonably good and the other one significantly more muffled.


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