Shrewsbury Park Lane ’89

Shrewsbury Park Lane 1989
City: Shrewsbury, England

Date: 25th May 1989

Running Time (Approx): 75 mins

CD Cover: Front | Back


The Sound Check (20 mins) –

  1. Ian solo singing verses of I Am The Resurrection
  2. Ian clicking some drum sticks
  3. Mani solo playing: an unknown bassline, She Bangs The Drums bassline, Waterfall bassline (small bit)
  4. Squire solo playing very small bit of Waterfall
  5. Mani solo playing She Bangs The Drums bassline, Waterfall bassline, unknown bassline, funky bassline
  6. Roadies/crew/band/promoter talking
  7. Squire solo playing part of Made Of Stone (x2), Elephant Stone intro, and final solo on I Am The Resurrection
  8. Whole band playing vocals part of Waterfall (no backing vocals)
  9. Ian complains he can’t hear Reni
  10. Reni sings part of Waterfall solo
  11. Squire and Reni briefly mess about
  12. Whole band play I Am The Resurrection

The Gig (55 mins) –

  1. She Bangs The Drums
  2. I Wanna Be Adored
  3. Elephant Stone
  4. Made Of Stone
  5. Waterfall
  6. Where Angels Play
  7. Shoot You Down
  8. Standing Here
  9. Sally Cinnamon
  10. I Am The Resurrection

Sound Quality: B
Clear and steady, but distorts during particularly loud sections. Sound check is in marginally better quality than the gig.

Performance Quality: A
Very melodic performance. Squire’s jangling guitar with Ian and Reni’s great vocals. This is one of Ian’s best ever live performances – not even a glitch on the chorus of Resurrection.

Why should I get this bootleg?

The best ever live performance of Made Of Stone is on here, and great performances of Where Angels Play and Standing Here are too. Also funny to hear Ian shout to someone in the audience “Sit down man – you’re making a spectacle of yourself” and hear the audience all laugh at him. This causes a fight, which Ian tries to calm down during the opening to Adored!

Fan Reviews

“I was absolutely blown away. Mani makes a couple of mistakes and the quality of the recording isn’t the best, but Ian steals the show. I have never heard him sing so perfect, and it restored my faith in him as a singer. An amazing performance all round, Made Of Stone is the best thing I have ever heard live.” – Paul Youngson, Scotland

“Proof to my mates that Ian Brown can sing (in tune) when he wants to” – David Reed, England

“I was totally floored by this concert. Probably the greatest gig I’ve ever heard, even though crap sound quality. Ian sounded like Pavarotti.” – RT, Taiwan

“Definitely Mr. Brown’s finest hour.” – Stuart Findlay, Scotland

“Quite an edge atmosphere early on but the music is soaring.” – Robin Kennedy, Scotland

3 thoughts on “Shrewsbury Park Lane ’89”

  1. Was there that night. The guy being shouted out was kinda behaving like a bouncer. Blinding gig. £4 a ticket. (Raffle ticket at that)!wouldnt happen now. I’ve also got an Alt bootleg from the gig somewhere safe.

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