Live At Brixton Ace
Recorded Live at the Brixton Academy, London, UK on June 29th, 1983
with the classic early Sisters line-up shortly before release of the Temple Of Love / Heartland single in October 1983.
Issued in basically four known editions. The first edition comes with a variety of coloured copy sheets of the same motive
fixed with four pieces of adhesive tape to the otherwise white custom covers. The drawing in these sheets shows the painting
A detail of the same painting was later used for the cover art of the bootleg Dead Flowers.
- The first edition comes from a source near Florence (Italy)
- All following represses are from the German label Situation Zero
- Format: 12" vinyl LP
- Catalogue#: SM-2389
- NOTE: The same catalogue# was used for a reissue of
- the 2LP-bootleg The Lights Shine Clear Through The Sodium Haze
- suggesting Situation Zero as the producers of that one as well.
- Matrix Numbers:
- Side A: SM-2389/A
- Side B: SM-2389/B
- First edition: 1984 (Italy)
- Following editions: from 1985 onwards (Germany)
- Burn is misspelled as "Bone".
- Some of the green/black (second) editions omit Burn completely from the track list
or have the song retroactively filled into the track list by hand.
- Jolene is called "Solene".
- On the back cover of the third edition only Burn is still wrong.
- A2 Alice
- A3 Anaconda
- A4 Valentine
- A5 Burn
- A6 Jolene
- B1 Heartland
- B2 Adrenochrome
- B3 Floorshow
- B5 Emma
The Different Editions In Detail
- The first edition is available with coloured xerox sheets in b/w, blue, yellow, orange, red and beige tone.
- The arrangements of these sheets differ with their format.
- They appear in
- - full cover format,
- - A4 vertical format,
- - or most rarely, A4 horizontal format
- on the cover front. (See the three examples below.)
- The back of all covers of the first release is plain white.
- The vinyls are mostly multi-coloured white, red, blue, and yellow. Some are white, yellow, blue, and green, or clear, yellow, blue, and green. But there are other mixtures, too. And a few black copies do exist as well. Please see the large collection of pictures down below ...
- Almost all vinyls have plain white labels, sometimes with handwritten notes on them. These are exceptions, though.
- The second edition has a green/black cover sheet showing a reproduction
- of the aquatint and drypoint Woman I by Norwegian painter and printmaker
- Edward Munch, which was done by the artist in 1895.
- The vinyls of this edition are either blue or clear blue
- and come with plain white labels.
- The tracks are listed on the cover front, while the back of the cover is
- as far as we gathered - the same as the one of the third edition.
- Please see also the picture up right and those at the bottom of this page.
- The cover of the third edition is a fully printed b/w cover
(see the pictures beside the Track List).
- The cover art shows a b/w version of a painting by Belgiam surrealist Paul Delvaux,
La Comedie de Soir ou Les Belles de Nuit (The Evening Comedy or the Women of the Night).
- The vinyls are either clear darkblue or clear transparent.
- The edition is allegedly limited to 500 copies.
Sleeve Notes - Third Edition
- Recorded by the Magician People
- Mixed in Underground Studios, London
- CP by Situation Zero
- The cover states "London at the Brixton Ace 19.2.1983"
- as the recording date. This is an error.
- Apart from the above mentioned issues,
- an unreleased and unique b/w cover with a multicoloured vinyl has surfaced recently.
- The A4 b/w-picture featured on the cover reminds of an actress in a movie scene.
- The item was handed over to one of our collectors directly by the manufacturer.
- You see a picture of it here on the left.
- Years after the origial release, some repress was apparently intended from Germany
- According to our information, the one you see down here on the right side
- was released around 1988/89. No further copy of this one has so far been seen.
- The cover front has an orange print in around A4 size.
- It gives the setlist and also includes a small picture of Andrew Eldritch together with Patricia Morrison,
- although, the latter was clearly not involved in the gig at Brixton Ace in 1983.
- The vinyls are black with yellow/black labels. Labels of that design, although in red colour,