Manchester International 2 ’88

City: Manchester, England

Date: 19th November 1988

Running Time (Approx): 40 mins

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  1. Here It Comes (cut)
  2. Mersey Paradise
  3. Sugar Spun Sister
  4. I Wanna Be Adored
  5. Elephant Stone
  6. Waterfall
  7. Going Down
  8. This Is The One
  9. Sally Cinnamon
  10. She Bangs The Drums

Sound Quality: B
Slightly sped up, which is annoying in places, and won’t sound too good on bass-heavy systems, but all instruments are quite clear.

Performance Quality: B
Still not quite the finished article – Reni’s drums aren’t as silky as they got, being slightly “rockier”, and Squire and Mani occasionally make mistakes, but Ian is great and the whole performance is very melodic, with great backing vocals from Reni, especially on This Is The One. Slightly short though, and no IATR (though this could have been cut).

Why should I get this bootleg?

You won’t hear another This Is The One as good as this. Rare bootleg.

Fan Reviews

“The legend begins. Many Roses tunes are perfected. Reni’s drumming is heavy still. The sound quality is clear, very good.” – Takatoshi Nabeshima, Japan

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