THE SMITHS – June 23, 1984 – Glastonbury, England, UK (Full Concert) LIVE

Recorded Live at CND Festival, Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom – June 23, 1984. Debut Album Tour – Northern UK + Summer Festivals. Artwork & Information: Setlist: Nowhere Fast Girl Afraid Handsome Devil This Charming Man William, It Was Really Nothing Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now Still Ill Jeane Barbarism Begins At Home Hand In Glove The Glastonbury experience was a good one from the fans point of view, because of the band’s performance, but also because it was unusually dry (Glastonbury is notoriously a muddy affair). However the crowd also included people who had come to see other bands and didn’t appreciate the Smiths at all, so that meant there was a good deal of heckling. As for many regular Smiths concerts, the set ended because of a stage invasion and the band couldn’t return to perform an encore. Because of time constraints the Smiths could only play ten songs and many in the audience were left disappointed. If the band had been booked as headliners they would have been allotted more time. In the time that elapsed between them accepting to do Glastonbury and the event taking place, their debut album had gone to #2, they had become the new media darlings and their popularity had risen beyond belief. As the band walked on stage Morrissey greeted the audience with “Hello, you wild rock’n’rollers!… how very nice to be here…” before launching into “Nowhere Fast”. After “This Charming Man” he announced “Thank you this is our next single, it’s called ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’.” After “Jeane” he introduced the following planned song “Thank you this song is called “Barbarism Begins At Home”. The latter was a hit with the audience.

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