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Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Wall of Death
The second CD single I bought in the Aberfeldy Thrift Shop was E-Bow the Letter by R.E.M.
It was the first in a series of CD singles released from their last great album New Adventures in Hi-Fi.
Each single contained three extra tracks compiled exclusively for the single releases and to be honest they interested me more than E-Bow
The first is Tricycle taken from a St Louis soundcheck with another soundcheck this time from Rome of the song Departure.
Finally is a version of Wall of Death recorded at an Athens Studio.
I immediately recognised it as a Richard Thompson song and went to the shelves to track it down.
It is from Shoot Out the Lights his final album with his then wife Linda.
I was surprised to find out that I don't have it .... yet.
R.E.M. - Tricycle (St Louis Soundtrack)
R.E.M. - Departure (Rome Soundcheck)
R.E.M. - Wall of Death
Richard & Linda Thompson - Wall of Death