|The cover I made, rather crappily, with Photoshop. Give me credit if you want to use it.|
I guess I should tell you about bootleg policy. Back in the old days, Murmurs.com had a torrent section, called "Give It Away", which allowed users to get a hold of their favourite live concerts for free. Sadly, GIA is no longer available, but it kickstarted a whole host of bootlegging sites. R.E.M. supposedly had a verbal agreement with Murmurs about allowing bootlegs to be traded, as long as they weren't sold for money. I can neither confirm nor deny this, but I read an interview with Peter and Mike once which seems to support this fact.
I admit, I'm a little uneasy about uploading this one. R.E.M. shows that are bootlegged belong to R.E.M., which means although they're not strictly legal, we users can trade freely without hassle. However, MTV shows, even if they feature R.E.M., belong to MTV. As a result, these unplugged shows are incredibly hard to find, as most links are now dead due to MTV taking them off. Now, as I don't want to get sued, this bootleg will only be up for one more week, then after that you will need to contact me if you want this.
The whole situation is rather unfair. This was recorded twenty years ago, and so it's fairly obvious that MTV have no plans to release this, ever. But anyway, enough introduction. Here's the link:
Even small files on this site take ages to download, so I suggest you visit during 'happy hour' (don't know what it is for U.S. folks, but in Britain it's 5 a.m. onwards!) to get the fastest speed.
Remember, one week is all you get. If you reach this page and find a dead link, e-mail me and I can send you the files directly. Enjoy this classic show!
1 - Half a World Away
2 - Disturbance at the Heron House
3 - Radio Song
4 - Low
5 - Perfect Circle
6 - Fall On Me
7 - Belong
8 - Love is All Around
9 - It's the End of the World as We Know It
10 - Losing My Religion
11 - Pop Song 89
Rating: ◊◊◊◊◊ - One of the best bootlegs out there. If I was stranded on desert island and could only have one R.E.M. show, it'd be this one.