"There is a Light..." (live Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, August 15, '86) posted on Spotify

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by Famous when dead, Sep 27, 2017.

By Famous when dead on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:23 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.

    Sadly, this has just appeared with no fanfare or (as yet) link on the Official Smiths site.
    4 wonderful minutes!
    Probably would have been a better idea to release this Monday instead of Take 1. It is presented as part of the box set pre-release promotion - so may appear on the 'memories' site yet.
    Available on Deezer & iTunes too
    (thanks to GMS, Anon & a friend for the info).
    *not showing on Spotify USA*
    From Autobiography:
    "Of course, I have always loved the Aragon Ballroom, with its gangster slop of menaced glop. When I first played here many lifetimes ago, I sneaked a peek at the queue – confrontationally all over the street, disrupting traffic, shouting back, unctuous and effusive, and there stood an army of male blond quiffs, tattooed arms and Hatful of Hollow t-shirts. Nothing, now, could hurt me. By contrast, the life of a politician looks hopeless."

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
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    1. Anonymous
      It appeared on googleplay earlier too
    2. Alex Spragens
      Alex Spragens
      Spotify says it isn't available. Wonder if that's just a US thing? Hmm...!
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    3. ChicagoGuy
      It's not available here either...
    4. countthree
      Listened in Google Play

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    5. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      'Album currently unavailable' - UK. :D
      I'm sorry to hear the US Spotify isn't showing it too.
      Either this track has been stumbled across prematurely or Smiths HQ is a blundering mess since Monday.
      I'm not a betting man, but...
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    6. celibate
      since I live in my new appartment,groudfloor,....have the same provider,but now using a laptop, while having a spotify acount,or had?,it doesn't direct me to Spotify anymore,the 30 sec. clip was sadly but honoust magic.
    7. bobbydriver
      Brilliant - someone at Smiths HQ must have spent the past 3 days in bed. Better late than never!

      Also - I thought there was a digital glitch for a second at around 1:17 when Moz sings "crashes into us" - but upon further investigation, it's just the incongruous double-bass drum beat that Joyce puts into the choruses that isn't on the record. (you can hear it again around 1:31, 2:47 and 3:01)

      I checked the other live recordings I have of the song from 1986 and he does it on every one -with varying degrees of success - just that on this SB recording it's really clear compared to some of the others so I never noticed it before.

      Why Mike Why??
      Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
    8. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      Well over here it does play :grinning:

      https://open.spotify.co m/track/0pPgJglDxAOHYOj0nNQGbQ

      (broke the link on purpose so it wouldn't get auto-converted to a Spotify media box)
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    9. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      The 'official' Smiths page posted a one minute clip of it (why!?):

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    10. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun

      M thought it would be better if it was shortened a little. ;)
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    11. Ryan
      FWD, are you able to post a wma rip to the regular thread at all, following Vicar In A Tutu? Cheers.
    12. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      After much searching...
      Our generous benefactor came through!
      The only version of this to buy was a .flac version.
      I have added a .wma and .wav made by myself and included the .flac for anyone who wants to do it themselves.
      So all 3 formats now available in the downloads section.
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    13. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      A full length version has surfaced on YouTube:


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