Reading Festival

City: Reading, England

Date: 25th August 1996

Running Time (Approx): 70 mins

Tracklist:

  1. She Bangs The Drums
  2. Waterfall
  3. High Time
  4. Ten Storey Love Song
  5. Daybreak
  6. Love Spreads
  7. Made Of Stone
  8. I Am The Resurrection
  9. Ice Cold Cube
  10. Breaking Into Heaven

Sound Quality: A
Slightly muffled, but otherwise fine.

Performance Quality: D
The Roses’ last stand, and you can hear why. Ian Brown states into space whilst shouting out the songs without any hint of a tune. Combined with Aziz’s emotionless guitar playing and Nigel Ippinson’s “Put your hands together… come on!” antics, the Roses are killed off in front of your very own eyes.

Why should I get this bootleg?

If you enjoy putting your hands to your face in despair, or just laughing or, more seriously, if you want to own the last breath of The Stone Roses.

Fan reviews

“Wasn’t as awful as I expected.” – Simon Clements, England

“Not as bad as the papers made out. Lowest point of the gig is Resurrection, Ian is absolutely diabolical. I’ve got to admit that I like the two songs that were previewed at Reading.” – Craig Elder, Scotland

Reading Festival (Version 2)

City: Reading, England

Date: 25th August 1996

Running Time (Approx): 80 mins

Tracklist:

  1. I Wanna Be Adored
  2. She Bangs The Drums
  3. Waterfall
  4. High Time
  5. Ten Storey Love Song
  6. Daybreak
  7. Love Spreads
  8. Made Of Stone
  9. I Am The Resurrection
  10. Ice Cold Cube
  11. Breaking Into Heaven
  12. Driving South

Sound Quality: B
Bass is too strong and overpowering, sound moves around a bit, but overall a sturdy and clear recording.

Performance Quality: D
The Roses’ last stand, and you can hear why. Ian Brown states into space whilst shouting out the songs without any hint of a tune. Combined with Aziz’s emotionless guitar playing and Nigel Ippinson’s “Put your hands together… come on!” antics, the Roses are killed off in front of your very own eyes.

Why should I get this bootleg?

If you enjoy putting your hands to your face in despair, or just laughing or, more seriously, if you want to own the last breath of The Stone Roses.

Fan reviews

“Wasn’t as awful as I expected.” – Simon Clements, England

“Not as bad as the papers made out. Lowest point of the gig is Resurrection, Ian is absolutely diabolical. I’ve got to admit that I like the two songs that were previewed at Reading.” – Craig Elder, Scotland

1 thought on “Reading Festival”

  1. Terrible gig, thank god Underworld were playing at the same time in the tent, those that left the Roses early enough got to see a great gig

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