Sunday, 8 April 2012

#07 THE JAM - Live In Boston 1982 (pre-fm) (Flac)

pre-fm radio station reel
The Orpheum Theatre, Boston
May 20, 1982
Running time: 57: 11
Paul Weller: vocals, guitar
Bruce Foxton: bass, vocals
Rick Buckler: drums percussion
The tour also featured a horn section and backing singers

The  'Trans-Global Express Tour' began on March 12 1982, the same day as the final Jam studio album, The Gift was released. The tour progressed through March and April with dates in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and France.  May saw the band in the USA and Canada then onto Japan in June for the final five dates.
This recording comes from a pre-fm reel used for radio broadcast during the North American leg of the world tour, few unreleased Jam recordings are available in this excellent sound quality.

1) Radio intro
2) Interview with Rick and Bruce
3) Circus
4) Start
5) Pretty Green
6) In the Crowd
7) That’s Entertainment
8) Tales from the Riverbank
9) Carnation
10) Town Called Malice
11) Move on Up
12) David Watts
13) Private Hell
14) Ghosts
15) When You’re Young
16) The Gift
17) Post- concert interviews with band and fans

Pre-FM  reel > Cdr > wav > Cdwav> mastercdr > wav > flac


  1. The RKO Captured Live series apparently went back and forth between pressing LPs and using reel to reel tapes. I've seen this one on Ebay on reel, but never on it's almost certainly recorded from the reels.

  2. I was at this show. Had no idea it had been recorded or was available in any format. Looking forward to hearing it again after all these years!