Babybird toured extensively in the 90′s and onwards, and thouch this is not reflected in the number of live recordings, we have a pretty good list of gigs taped by fans or radio stations. The bulk of these recordings cover the 1997 tours in the UK and Continental Europe. If you are in possession of a Babybird live recording not featured on the list below – especially from 1998 and onwards – then do drop me a mail at once.
- Benisàssim, Spain, 4. August 2000
- Barfly Sessions, London, 2. August 2000
- Dingwalls, London, 6. July 2000
- FM4 Radio Festival, Austria, 1. July 2000
- Black Session, France, 5. october 1998
- RNCM, Manchester, UK, 1. October 1998
- Cambridge Junction, UK, 27. September 1998
- Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium, 23. August 1997
- Belfort, Eurockeennes, France, 5. July 1997
- Café de la danse, Paris, 23. May 1997.
- Coimbra Festival, Portugal, 14. May 1997
- Astoria, London, 17. March 1997
- Loft Club, Berlin, 9. Febraury 1997
- Stadium Club, Stockholm, 5. February 1997
- Melkweg, Amsterdam, 2. February 1997
- Luxor, Köln, Germany, 30. January 1997
The Missing Boots
These are some of the live recordings that I have heard of in one place or another but, if they indeed exist, have still not been accounted for here. Perhaps you might have some on them lying around.
19-07-1996: Phoenix Festival
This is a short extract aired on BBC 1 sometime back in 1996.
Köln – Popkom`97 – 17-08-1997
Köln/Neumarkt – Ringfest von EinsLive zur Popkom`97) 49 Min
Not too sure about this one. Could be a FM broadcast from the Popkom one-day festival.
Leeds City Varities – 25-9-1998
79.41 min. Tracklist: 1. july, 2. the life, 3. too handsome to be homeless, 4. back together, 5. bad old man, 6. you will always love me, 7. if you’ll be mine, 8. 45 and fat, 9. swinging from tree to tree, 10. sunshine, 11. first man on the sun, 12. all men are evil, 13. take me back, 14. dead bird sings, 15. i was never here, 16. cornershop, 17. you’re gorgeous
Someone once mailed me claiming to have recorded this one and promised a quick trade. After some correspondence (where the tracklist above was revealed) I never heard from the guy again. Pretty strange. Apparently, this is an audience recording with ‘very good sound’. If it actually exists.
Colchester Arts Centre – 18-1-1996
Stockton Arc – 25-7-2000
Ages ago someone mentioned a bootleg of an italian gig in the forum??
Barfly Session 3-8-2000
Hi quality version. I only have the Real Audio version which has been circulated for a while Someone, somewhere must have transferred his or her VHS copy to digital. If not, do it!
Full/unedited versions of all Radcliffe/bbc sessions (not 12.12.95).
I have all of these on Moey’s Radio Sessions CDs. Would like the full shows though.
13-03-2000: London/BBC Maida Vale Studios/Evening Session
21 Min. This is the last ever evening session for BBC. I’m surprised it hasn’t turned up anywhere. Been trying to get hold of this for years, but with no luck. Only seen it on one trading list ever.
Any videos or DVDs
I have recently been mailed VHS and DVD copies of live performances, TV-appearances, and various live sessions. I’m still in the process of sorting out what to do with all these. Some of it is truly wonderful. Anything on VHS should be made digital soon and I know at least two people are doing this with very low generation copies. I don’t have either the skills or the equipment to make digital transfers yet