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I undertake this venture knowing that I don't have the spare time to do it, but feel that these artists NEED TO BE HEARD (please excuse my shouting!). Or is that I think I need to be heard? Or that there are (or have been) some great music blogs that have inspired me to wanna jump on the bandwagon? Probably all of the above??I hope you enjoy the blog. If I turn one person onto these bands that turned me on then it will all have been worth it!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tindersticks - 1995-03-12 - The Bloomsbury Theatre

Tindersticks are best described as cinematic and atmospheric. Their sound incorporates country, sixties power ballads, soul, and funk. Their instrumentation includes violins and glockenspiels, and they have performed with string sections and a full orchestra.

They may well be my favorite band. I tend to play the hell out of their albums, then leave them for a year or so. Then I hear/see/read something that reminds me how good they are, and the cycle begins again. Every time I play their albums they sound better than I ever remembered. I always hear hidden depths (sounds, melodies and ideas) that I hadn't noticed previously.

The latest cycle began when I recently watched a French festival show recorded in 2005. I found this show so astonishing I had to watch it again immediately. It occurred to me while watching this show that they are much better live than in the studio - even though their studio albums are uniformly excellent. So when it came time for a Tindersticks post I chose a live album.....

The Bloomsbury Theatre features the best tracks from arguably the two best Tindersticks studio albums: the self titled first and second albums. The Bloomsbury Theatre is notable for being released as a double 10-inch vinyl LP, which includes the awesome My Sister, unfortunately absent from the CD version posted here.

Tindersticks - 1995 - The Bloomsbury Theatre

1 El Diablo En El Ojo
2 A Night In...
3 Talk To Me
4 She's Gone
5 No More Affairs
6 City Sickness
7 Vertrauen II
8 Sleepy Song
9 Jism
10 Drunk Tank
11 Mistake
12 Tiny Tears
13 Raindrops
14 For Those....

FLAC Pt1, Pt2, Pt3, Pt4, Pt5


  1. Great band.

    I saw 'em play many many many years ago and I have never seen a band smoke so much on stage. The Bassist managed to hang on until the 6th song before he sparked up. There was a cloud of smoke hanging over the stage for the entire gig.

    Great show tho...

  2. Rushbo, on first reading your comment I thought you meant they smoked *metaphorically* - damn right says I! Then it twigged....but then I've always pictured them playing in a dimly lit smoky venue - so damn right says I!