Smiths, The 1985-05-18 Paseo De Camoens, Madrid, Spain [DVD0131]

The Smiths
18 May 1985
Paseo De Camoens, Madrid, Spain
La Edad de Oro
300.000 people attended live this show in the San Isidro Holydays

Main Show + Paloma Chamorro intro: 87 minutes
Interview: 15:21 minutes
La Edad de Oro Header: 1:44 minutes
Extra (supporter group): 14:19 minutes
Aprox total DVD time: 128 minutes

Original broadcast TVE 2, 1985
Rebroadcast: TVE 50 Years channel 19 August 2006
Recorded w/ Topfield 5400
Imported w/ MPEG Streamclip
Authoring in DVD Studio PRO
Artwork included
Visual and alfanumeric menus included
2 data breaks.

MPEG Streamclip info for the show data:

Duration: 1:27:00
Data Size: 2.44 GB
Bit Rate: 4.01 Mbps
Video Tracks:
MPEG-2, 720 × 576, 4:3, 25 fps, 8.00 Mbps, upper field first
Audio Tracks:
MP2 stereo, 48 kHz, 192 kbps
Stream Files:
VTS_02_1.VOB (1023.83 MB)
VTS_02_2.VOB (1023.83 MB)
VTS_02_3.VOB (448.83 MB)

Set List:

William It Was Really Nothing
Nowhere Fast
I Want The One I Can't Have
What She Said
How Soon Is Now?
Handsome Devil
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Shakespeare's Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
The Headmaster Ritual
Hand In Glove
Still Ill
Meat Is Murder

Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Miserable Lie

Encore 2:
Barbarism Begins At Home

Encore 3:
This Charming Man
You've Got Everything Now

Info Taked from

As in Barcelona, the Smiths played a 18 track setlist including the almost forgotten "This Charming Man" and the occasionally skipped "Barbarism Begins At Home", but not the lesser known "Stretch Out And Wait".
The gig turned out well, the Spanish were very energetic. Morrissey was also very energetic, he danced wildly but wasn't very talkative. He introduced the current single, "Shakespeare's Sister", with "This is our new single, it's called 'Shakespeare's Sister'." Similarly, "Hand In Glove" was introduced with "This song is called 'Hand In Glove'." In "Still Ill", Morrissey fell to the floor and writhed like a dying animal. The only memorable quote preceded "Meat Is Murder": "We have seen your national sport... and it's not very kind...". Besides that his banter consisted of hello's and thank you's, like "Thank you, you're very kind... thank you" after "Handsome Devil" and "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now".

Coming back for the third encore, Morrissey stretched it slightly by saying "Thank you, we're very happy, thank you." During the ending of "Barbarism Begins At Home", as he danced, Morrissey slowly removed his shirt, swung it around, and threw it into the audience. After "You've Got Everything Now" Morrissey simply said "Goodbye! We love you... thank you... goodbye... thank you..." and the band left stage a final time.

This show was recorded and broadcast on Spanish television programme Edad De Oro. Recordings of varying quality are available on bootleg VHS and DVDs. AVI files are also circulated on file sharing networks.

As for audio, the show was released on a few 'official' bootlegs. The only interesting one has to be "Unruly Boys" which includes the whole show in good sound quality, most likely from the television broadcast. The widely distributed "Live In Madrid" (available on brown vinyl LP and cd) also has the full concert, but the sound is not as good. The recording appears slightly accelerated. The LP bootleg "Spanish Sun Live In Madrid" includes these 10 tracks: "How Soon Is Now?", "Handsome Devil", "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore", "Shakespeare's Sister", "Rusholme Ruffians", "Hand In Glove", "Meat Is Murder", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "Miserable Lie" and "Barbarism Begins At Home". The quality is very good.

The 2-LP version of "Never Had No One Ever" includes "Handsome Devil", "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore", "Shakespeare's Sister", "Rusholme Ruffians", "Meat Is Murder", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "This Charming Man" and "You've Got Everything Now" while its cd counterpart only includes "Handsome Devil". As on "Live In Madrid", the speed is too fast. For both formats the main featured concert is the Smiths' final gig on 12 December 1986.

"Wilde About The Smiths", a factory pressed cd in digipack has "Meat Is Murder" from this concert with many other live tracks, rarities and radio and tv sessions.

MP3s of both "Unruly Boys" and "Live In Madrid" can be found on file sharing networks.