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Full 1985 concert on Youtube!!

Post by chrismiller » 11 Mar 2008, 11:29

Hey everyone,

Maybe it's been already discovered before but there might be someone who's interested and don't know about this.
So, it's a gig Chris did somewhere in Germany during his Shamrock Diaries tour in 1985. Germany has its importance since Chris said that was the first country ever where he could play his songs the way he actually liked - so did the audience. It's absolutely awesome; I'd never believe e.g. Chris played Heartbeat the Farewell-way ever before (though he did).
Here's the tracklist (I did it myself since there's no any note about it; it's according to watching how the sky turnes darker):

1 Bombollini http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR_hoOzzj_k
2 Ace of Hearts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAfLIKzk4Dk
3 Shamrock Diaries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJvxzSPvs4
4 Candles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9_q5OGyzrA
5 Dancing Shoes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68TBWwmfu-s
6 Love's Strange Ways http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-2QKO4UYiU
7 One Golden Rule http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9casnhkNjw
8 Stainsby Girls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGOGcSqDgpw
9 Josephine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox038wwY_9c
10 I Can Hear Your Heart Beat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCrvAK9jMxQ
11 Touche D'Amour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX5NUM_pxhA
12 I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04tWD8WY_bA
13 Steel River (an encore) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p48k-7ukbCQ

Hope you enjoy,

Chris
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Re: Full 1985 concert on Youtube!!

Post by Peter S... » 11 Mar 2008, 13:26

Hi,

This is available as a bootleg in some quarters as RockPalast 85.

Its a 2-CD set, recorded at the open-air festival at Loreley St. Goarshausenin on 17th August 1985, and originally broadcast as part of the Rockpalast series.

The Band: Chris Rea, Max Middleton, Kevin Leach, Eoghan O'Neill, David Dryden, Tony Hicks .

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Post by lilybee » 11 Mar 2008, 13:45

Thanks Chris! I already had these, but now I have them together and in order :D

Lily B.

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Post by lilybee » 11 Mar 2008, 13:56

I know time goes by and we all change as we get old, but Chris Rea's image has changed so much through the years, it seems like a different person every time, his hair, his weight,etc., (I know, his illness too).
One of the screen savers I'm working on has all of these images, (whatever I could find and set it in chronological order)
His music is timeless...and he still looks good to me! :D

Cheers everyone,

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Post by bLuEsMaN » 11 Mar 2008, 15:29

:D thanks

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Post by chrismiller » 13 Mar 2008, 14:25

lilybee wrote:I know time goes by and we all change as we get old, but Chris Rea's image has changed so much through the years, it seems like a different person every time, his hair, his weight,etc., (I know, his illness too).
I totally agree, Lily, he unfortunately lost a lot of his weight because of his illness and got much more wrinkles than usual in his age. But for instance I was the most surprised when I saw him first 'beard-off' a couple of years ago. He became known in Hungary with the Road to Hell so very few earlier pictures were around and then I remember the Stony Road Tour posters next with the sharp face and beard... and by that time I saw the video clip of On the Beach; a clean-shaved, blonde Chris, I could hardly believe that!
I told a friend there was that concert where Chris was brown-haired, no beard and 50 pound heavier, he said what? Has he ever looked different like today??
By the way, I suppose his original hair colour is brown (and the beard as well) but he looks quite original with the black, too, so I'm a bit confused about this... :D Anyway he always looks fab despite the changes and age.

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Re: Full 1985 concert on Youtube!!

Post by lilybee » 13 Mar 2008, 18:26

Hi Chris,

Chris' hair looked light brown in his early yeas, like in Tennis; but then he bleached it blonde and suited him real good with a clean face. With time his hair got darker but I don't think it's jet black, that's too harsh for him.
He also gained more weight since Blue Guitars, which is a good sign on his health.

Isn't it funny how we posses our idols and criticize them good and bad?
They have to live with the love of their fans...:D

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Re: Full 1985 concert on Youtube!!

Post by andrew fischer » 27 Dec 2016, 18:53

Hi everyone!

A fellow Dire Straits/Mark Knoplfer fan has found a recording of remastered video of Chris's performance at Rockpalast Open Air Festival on 17th Aug 1985 and put in on his channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-YBzpz5FC0

It was broadcast on German WDR HD channel (the very one which filmed the gig) on Dec, 14th and it seems to be a true HD remaster. I have not found any note anywhere on this remaster/broadcast/recording, only the old bootlegs from a VHS tape. Seems like a kind of a new exclusive bootleg.

I can send you a direct link to get the video itself when I download and re-upload it when at home. Just mail me on andrew-fischer@yandex.ru

best wishes and may you all have a wonderful Christmastime with your families!
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