Couldn’t have said it better myself. The way you feel about Discovery is spot on, I totally agree. It’s the most fun documented PSB live film and the crowd reaction is superb. Again, great set list as you say.minimal wrote: ↑Fri 01 May 2020, 8:15 amRight, people are mixing up information here. It's Release that's never been released as it's considered too dark. It's particularly sad that there is no Release concert film as the setlist was excellent and new, guitar-led versions of songs such as Love comes quickly or A red letter day are outstanding.
As for Discovery, I'm almost "angry" that nothing ever seems to happen. It's such an outstanding PSB curiosity that captures their most fun tour with the best possible crowd. The setlist, again, is stunning. I love the rough cut of impressions depicting their SA journey shown prior to the actual gig. To cut a long story short, I love everything about it. I bought it on VHS around 2001 when I was still pretty young and then my dad had to come to the checkout as the movie rating suggested age 15. Damn boy, it sure needs to be released! I'd even donate to see it on proper DVD/BR.
Same with their first ever tour. It's such an interesting document of its time. I'd love to see it being released. I particularly love their rendition of Love comes quickly as part of the 1989 tour.
It's really a bit odd how they treat their live catalogue. I hope they'll return to it at some point in the future and delight us with new releases of the above mentioned concert films.
The 1989 tour for me though is by far the most desired. Not only was it their first live tour but it was probably the most ‘live’ thing they had ever done before the Release tour. And also it’s the only live tour (other than Release) that’s never been released. At least Discovery was released on VHS and Laserdisc.
It’s a shame they’re not interested in releasing the old live stuff. There’s even a few live audio concerts that would have made great live albums - Live at BBC Radio Theatre 2002 for the Release tour. Originally broadcast on Radio 2 and introduced by Bob Harris. Like you said, great versions of Love comes quickly and A red letter day. Also the Salford concert in 2012 with Johnny Marr, BBC orchestra and choir, that should definitely have been released!!