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Oxford, England 1985-03-18 (The Smiths concert)

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The Smiths Live Concert
Tour Meat_Is_Murder_Tour
Date 18 March, 1985
Venue Apollo
Location Oxford, England
Opening Act


Set List [1]



Live Recordings

This concert was recorded and broadcast by the BBC on 9 May, 1985.[2] However, the following songs are missing from the FM broadcast: I Want the One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians and Handsome Devil. Additionally, the FM version edits out approximate one minute from How Soon Is Now?.

Unofficial Recordings

Multiple FM-sourced bootleg recording of this show are in circulation. While the broadcast recording is excellent and is soundboard-derived, a good quality audience recording also exist of the complete show.

A-Kind-Of-Loving-Front.jpg This concert was released on the A Kind Of Loving bootleg LP. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: I Want The One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians, Barbarism Begins At Home and Handsome Devil.
Live-At-The-Oxford-Apollo-Front.jpg This concert was released on the Live At The Oxford Apollo bootleg LP. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: I Want The One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians, The Headmaster Ritual, Still Ill and Handsome Devil.
Better-Live-Than-Dead-Front.jpg This concert was released on the Better Live Than Dead bootleg CD. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: I Want The One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians, The Headmaster Ritual, Still Ill, You've Got Everything Now and Handsome Devil.
Before-Love-Front.jpg This concert was released on the Before Love bootleg CD. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: I Want The One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians and Handsome Devil.
Flowers-Front.jpg This concert was released on the Flowers bootleg CD. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: Nowhere Fast, I Want The One I Can't Have, What She Said, Hand In Glove, How Soon Is Now?, Rusholme Ruffians and Handsome Devil.
James-Dean-Is-Dead-Front.jpg This concert was released on the James Dean Is Dead bootleg CD. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: I Want The One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians, The Headmaster Ritual, Still Ill, You've Got Everything Now and Handsome Devil.
Same-Day-Again-Front.jpg This concert was released on the Same Day Again bootleg CD. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: I Want The One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians and Handsome Devil.
Stealers-Front.jpg This concert was released on the Stealers bootleg CD. This is an incomplete release of this concert. The following songs are omitted: I Want The One I Can't Have, Rusholme Ruffians and Handsome Devil.

Portions of this concert have been released on the So This Is America bootleg LP.

Lossless audience and broadcast versions of this concert are available at Smiths Torrents. MP3 versions are available at the usual places.


References And Notes

  1. Set List provided by Passions Just Like Mine
  2. Rogan, Johnny. (October 1, 2012). Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance: Updated & Revised 20th Anniversary Edition. Omnibus Press ISBN 1-7803-8304-5.