Saturday, 22 January 2011

Cologne 2001: Roncalliplatz

Cover courtesy of the great people at R.E.M. Cover Studio (will add link to sidebar)
Here it is, as promised! This show really is one of the top-notch bootlegs in terms of quality - anyone would think it was actually an official live album. I realise that pretty much every bootleg I've uploaded I've given an A+ quality rating to... but that's deliberate, as I'm putting up my highest quality ones first. All that aside, let's get on to the details:

Bootleg details:
01 - The Great Beyond
02 - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
03 - All the Way to Reno
04 - Cuyahoga
05 - Electrolite
06 - I've Been High
07 - Daysleeper
08 - The Lifting
09 - Find the River
10 - Imitation of Life
11 - I'll Take the Rain
12 - At My Most Beautiful
13 - The One I Love
14 - She Just Wants to Be
15 - Walk Unafraid
16 - Losing My Religion
17 - Man On the Moon
18 - So. Central Rain
19 - It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
20 - Superman (taken from Heidigretel's video of the Cologne Soundcheck - see my post on the 19th for the video)

Quality: A+ (Track 20 I'd give a B-)
Rating: ◊◊◊◊ - The guitars are a bit quiet, but Michael and Mike's vocals are clear as day. And that fruity organ we so love is there too!


That's it from me. Check back soon for that feature I promised you (woo!), and of course there'll be another bootleg on the way, too. Enjoy Cologne 2001 - I know I did.

Yours truly,

P.S. Just one more thing, for those of you who live in the UK. According to R.E.M. HQ, the as-of-yet unheard song Überlin will be played on the radio during the Ken Bruce show, from 9AM to 12 noon on Monday. Ireland has a similar opportunity on the Colm Hayes Show, from 12 o'clock onwards. Irritatingly, I'll be at school then and probably won't get to hear the track at all, but if anyone manages to listen to it, please get in touch and let us know your first impressions. Fingers crossed it'll be a good 'un!


  1. Thanks a BILLION Auctioneer!!!

    Now I only need the video/DVD version of this sublime concert (as the torrents for it that once were on Dime are long gone...) and I won't be near wild heaven, but IN complete and utter heaven! :)

    Thanks again,

  2. There are some videos on YouTube of the Cologne concert, but I don't think there's one of every song they played here. "Losing My Religion" is there, as is "Imitation of Life"... but that's all I can find. It's a shame professional recordings of this show aren't more widely available!

    Glad you like the show. :)

    Yours truly,

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  4. Is the bootleg still available? I would love to have it