Belfast Maysfield Club (aka Belfast In The Area) ’90

City: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date: 7th June 1990

Format(s): CD, Tape

Running Time (Approx): 75 mins


  1. I Wanna Be Adored
  2. Elephant Stone
  3. She Bangs The Drums
  4. Shoot You Down
  5. One Love
  6. Sally Cinnamon
  7. Sugar Spun Sister – choice track
  8. Standing Here
  9. Fools Gold
  10. Where Angels Play
  11. Waterfall
  12. Don’t Stop
  13. Made Of Stone
  14. Elizabeth My Dear
  15. I Am The Resurrection

Sound Quality: B
Slight, but annoying fading in/out to start with, but this doesn’t last long. A very good mix that sounds clean by 89/90 recordings standards.

Performance Quality: B
Squire is good, and so are Mani and Reni for that matter. Ian is fine too. At this time, the Roses were so laid back in their playing they were horizontal. A funky performance, but with a few too many mistakes to call it a classic. Hit-and-miss – some songs are done brilliantly, some are very below-par.

Why should I get this bootleg?

It’s has only just been uncovered by the bootleg market, and certain songs are done really well, especially IATR – well loud and mental.


This warm-up gig to the classic Glasgow Green show was also played in the big tent that Glasgow was, as the Roses planned to take the tent on tour with them, but of course Glasgow turned out to be their last show for five years. Eyewitness reports said the Roses “went down a storm”, despite the mistakes they were making.

Fan Reviews

“Sound isn’t that good, but it’s still nice to listen to” – George Chuddy, USA

“Like you, I found it a hit-and-miss performance. Some songs that are usually great live like Adored and Where Angels Play were poor. Sally Cinnamon was superb. The not-so-great performance and Ian’s not-so-great vocals were almost salvaged by I Am The Resurrection, which was fantastic.” – RT, Taiwan

3 thoughts on “Belfast Maysfield Club (aka Belfast In The Area) ’90”

  1. I was at this concert and it was not played in a tent. In fact Maysfield was a leisure centre. It’s now closed although the building is still there. The concert was in a hall usually used as two five a side football pitches. Not a “club” in any way. No bar and a capacity I’d estimate at well under 2000.

  2. I was at this Maysfield gig, before the gig as we were queuing to get in, Manni and Ian Brown chucked mini mars bars out a top window and had a bit of craic with fans, glad to say I was there, great gig but must admit Ian’s vocal wasn’t very good!

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