Fine Young Cannibals Download
May 31, 1986Ritz (New York, NY)
Fine Young Cannibals Download
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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

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Total Length:
44:01
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Fine Young Cannibals Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Don't Ask Me To Choose03:27
  2. 2On A Promise03:12
  3. 3Blue03:54
  4. 4Move To Work03:37
  5. 5Stage Banter00:16
  6. 6Ever Fallen In Love03:27
  7. 7Funny How Love Is03:38
  8. 8Time Isn't Kind03:03
  9. 9Like A Stranger04:07
  10. 10Johnny Come Home03:39
  11. 11Stage Banter00:17
  12. 12Couldn't Care More03:25
  13. 13Stage Banter00:13
  14. 14Suspicious Minds03:59
  15. 15Stage Banter00:22
  16. 16Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You03:25
Item Number:
  • 100197-2345-AD
Date:
  • May 31, 1986
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Don't Ask Me To Choose03:27
  2. 2On A Promise03:12
  3. 3Blue03:54
  4. 4Move To Work03:37
  5. 5Stage Banter00:16
  6. 6Ever Fallen In Love03:27
  7. 7Funny How Love Is03:38
  8. 8Time Isn't Kind03:03
  9. 9Like A Stranger04:07
  10. 10Johnny Come Home03:39
  11. 11Stage Banter00:17
  12. 12Couldn't Care More03:25
  13. 13Stage Banter00:13
  14. 14Suspicious Minds03:59
  15. 15Stage Banter00:22
  16. 16Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You03:25
Total Length:
44:01
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Roland Lee Gift - vocals; David Steele - bass, tambourine; Andy Cox - guitars; Graeme Hamilton - trumpet; Martin Parry - drums; Nigel Darville - keyboards; Edna Holt - backup vocals;; Guest:; Jimmy Somerville - additional vocals on "Suspicious Minds"

Captured at The Ritz during their first visit to America, enjoy Fine Young Cannibals delivering their fluid blend of soul, reggae, punk and pop to a highly receptive New York City audience. Launched by Andy Cox and David Steele following their tenure in The English Beat, the group is best known for the unique voice of lead singer Roland Gift, whose crystal-clear falsetto, not to mention photogenic good looks during "the music video era", gave the band its identity.

Concentrating on material from their self-titled debut, this performance makes it clear why the band received such critical raves and outstanding success during the late 1980s. Gift's restrained vocal passion and the tight R&B/ska-fueled musicianship creates an infectious blend. This formula would reach full fruition on the their second album The Raw and The Cooked, which would bring the band even greater success with singles such as "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing." Still, even at this early stage, all the elements were firmly in place. The singles "Johnny Come Home" and their cover of "Suspicious Minds," both included in this set, are prime examples. On the latter, Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat/The Communards) joins the band on stage to add falsetto vocals of his own.

The group's melodic sense and love of a great pop hook fuels this material. As a result, it all holds up rather well, from the opening "Don't Ask Me To Choose" right through to the set-closing take on Franki Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," which the group never officially recorded.

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