1000 copies pressed on double black vinyl, gatefold sleeve & DL card. First time on vinyl. Double album capturing the Television Personalities live, with the classic line up of Daniel Treacy, Jowe Head and Jeff Bloom. 21 tracks featuring unreleased versions and a song that never made it to the studio. A side apiece from the Thames Poly in 1985, East Berlin in ’89, New York in ’92 and Bremen in ’93. Includes stellar versions of ‘How I Learned To Love The Bomb’, ‘Salvador Dali’s Garden Party’, ‘My Very First Nervous Breakdown’ and ‘Hard Luck Story #39’. Download includes seven tracks from the intimate and exclusive - and hungover - Kim’s Underground Show in New York including a brooding ‘Part Time Punks’. Remastered from the original tapes with extensive sleeve notes and input from Jowe and Jeff. A masterclass of Treacy’s incisive songwriting: “Truly of all the '77 mob, his is the only talent to remain totally intact.” Bob Stanley // “TVPs were as mythical to a younger generation as Syd Barrett had been to Treacy” Uncut // Includes expanded liner notes. The fourth instalment in a series of compilations for the band, lovingly put together by Fire Records. Track listing:
SIDE ONE - First We Take The Cellar Bar THAMES POLY CELLAR BAR 26.7.85. 1 A Good And Faithful Servant 2 Stop And Smell The Roses 3 How I Learned To Love The Bomb/Back To Vietnam.
SIDE TWO - Ich Bin Ein Mod! BERLIN – Insel Der Jugend - 20.7.89. 1 Paradise Is For The Blessed 2 Tell Me About Your Drugs 3 Salvador Dali's Garden Party 4 Three Wishes 5 All My Dreams Are Dead.
SIDE THREE - Knitting for Britain NEW YORK – Knitting Factory 4.4.92. 1 You Don't Know How Lucky You Are 2 Me And My Imaginary Friend 3 Silly Girl 4 You, Me And Lou Reed 5 Hard Luck Story#39 6 Honey For The Bears.
SIDE FOUR – Goodnight Spacemen, Everywhere BREMEN – Wehrschloss 2.4.93. 1 Me And My Big Ideas 2 Goodnight Mr Spaceman 3 My Very First Nervous Breakdown 4 I Hope You Have A Nice Day 5 David Hockney's Diaries 6 Love Is Better Than War.
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - An Unplugged Hangover NEW YORK – Kim’s Underground 5.4.92. 1 The Man Who Paints Rainbows 2 Goodnight Mr Spaceman 3 If I Could Write Poetry 4 The Boy In The Paisley Shirt 5 Part Time Punks 6 Clear Day* 7 Living Next Door To Alice**