- AMSTERDAM, PARADISO, HOLLAND
May 28th, 1986 (Radio edit)
1. Public Image
2. Banging the Door
3. Four Enclosed Walls
4. Flowers Of Romance
6. This Is What You Want…
30 minutes (approx)
(8.5) Excellent FM radio broadcast
Tape Gradings Explained here
review by SCOTT M
Radio edit recorded by VPRO in Holland. There are a few slight jumps in the recording, but no cuts. However, 'Four Enclosed Walls' has been given an edited fade-out. The recording stops very sharply after 'Rise'.
This is a recent upgrade of an old cassette bootleg. This recording is a lot sharper than the old muddy cassette. Of course, since it is recorded from FM radio you would expect it to be excellent quality; which it is. However, the sound is a little thin in places, (which may be the fault of the actual gig recording) and there is a slight tape hiss, but all in all, it's an excellent recording.
Recorded the night after the eventful Brixton show this is a far more relaxed affair. PiL play well, and John is happy to share some good natured banter with the Dutch crowd:"What a nice bunch of boys and girls…"
There is also an old cassette bootleg of the whole gig (supposedly taken from the mixing desk), lets hope an upgrade of that recording also surfaces.