Spear of Destiny

Live at Barrowlands: Glasgow '85

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Recorded in spring 1985, as Spear of Destiny toured in support of World Service, this disc ups the ante even higher than usual, as the most volatile band in the land turns out in front of one of the most vociferous audiences. Glasgow's Barrowlands had the reputation for a wild devotion that could transform the most ordinary bands into stars, and Spear of Destiny were never, ever ordinary. With the World Service album highlighting the group at the peak of their powers, the sheer energy of band and audience bleeds out of the speakers; crank it up loud enough and it's almost like you're there yourself. The set list barely differs from other live shows from this era, and the London date has already established itself as one of the band's finest live recordings. Well, this set is just as good, if not occasionally even better. Vivacious and violent, this is Spear preaching to the converted, while the converted howl back with equal power; and if the one-two punch of "Liberator" and "Prisoner of Love" is the kind of sound that sends you soaring, this time it'll put you in orbit.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
35:54
2
5:59
3
30:34
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