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Thursday, 5 October 1989

Roseland Ballroom
239 West 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019

FLAC master, 25 November 2018, by elegymart:
Analog audience recording (stereo) {recorded by Stonecutter}: Sony ECM-909 mic > Sony WM-D6 > 1986-87 US Maxell XLII-S 90 (Type II CrO2) analog audio cassette master {from the Stonecutter Archives} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, convert to 16/44) > SHNtool (fixed SBE) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [1:24:50]
01 crowd [0:45]
02 Sightsee M.C. [4:44]
03 House Arrest [4:58]
04 The Green Lady [4:02]
05 Just Play Music [5:35]
06 Contact [5:40]
07 Baby, Don't Apologise [6:53]
08 The Battle of All Saints Road [5:03]
09 Hollywood Boulevard [6:07]
10 James Brown [5:29]
11 Medicine Show [7:55]
12 E=MC2 [5:57]
13 A Party [8:48]
14 C'mon Every Beatbox [7:56]
-- encore --
15 The Bottom Line [4:53]

Band line-up:
Mick Jones - vocals, guitar
Don Letts - sound effects/samples, vocals
Dan Donovan - keyboards, background vocals
Leo Williams - bass, background vocals
Greg Roberts - drums, background vocals


Courtesy of the Stonecutter Archives is this second of two consecutive nights at Roseland for Big Audio Dynamite.

This was near the end of BAD I, until Mick reunited the band again in 2011 for their 25th anniversary shows, which actually included a performance at Roseland in April of that year.

There's a strong helping of songs from "Megatop Phoenix" within the first half of the set here, with the classics clumped towards the latter half of the set.

The mic seems to be either in a downward or otherwise obstructed position for the first few songs, and there's a fair smattering of hooting, hollering and singing along near the mic. Seems like there was also a bit of roaming around Roseland during the set, as there are parts where Mick's intros sound more distant than elsewhere.

That brings up the existential taper question: if the music is meant to be danced to and everyone is gyrating around, can one plant themselves with a mic in hand steady as a rock for the entirety of the show without standing out or feel like an undancing fool?

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