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Black Box Records Redgum - Amsterdam 1985
CD & Digital Download
Includes Bonus 20 Page Booklet & Audio Download... Product #: BLACKBOX001 based on 0 reviews Regular price: $20.00 $20.00

Redgum - Amsterdam 1985
CD & Digital Download

Product Code: BLACKBOX001

Price: $20.00

REDGUM - Amsterdam 1985

Band members:
John Schumann - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Michael Atkinson – vocals, bass guitar
Verity Truman - vocals, flute, tin whistle, saxophone
Hugh McDonald – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin
Michael Spicer – keyboards
Brian Czempinski – drums

Road crew:
Mark “Ramjet” Williams
Dugald “Dirtbox” McAndrew

 

The grey wintry rains had well and truly arrived in Amsterdam when Redgum made their debut visit to the city in late 1985. It was part of a three month tour through Europe and the United Kingdom - later extended to four months – as the band took their music to that part of the world for the first time.

The Melkweg (The Milky Way) club, one of Amsterdam’s best known music venues, is where U2 and The Clash played their first shows in the Netherlands. It was here, on a bitterly cold and wet night, that this Redgum live album was recorded by front-of-house engineer Mark Williams.

He recalls, “It was the only venue I’ve worked in where you could legally buy drugs! On the tape I wrote, “Mixed by Colombian Gold”. You could have a joint when you were mixing, which is exactly what I did!”

Before joining Redgum, Mark Williams had made his reputation as a top-notch front-of-house engineer working with Russell Morris & The Rubes, The Russell Morris Band, Mi-Sex and The Eurogliders.

He was working at Melbourne touring audio and lighting Troy Balance Sound when his name was recommended by highly respected production engineer Rod Matheson (whose clients included Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Kiss and Kylie Minogue) to Redgum, initially for their biggest Australian tour to date.

At the end of the tour, Mark Williams was asked to accompany the band and Dugald McAndrew who did their live production, to Europe and the UK.

Williams says, “I’d never been out of Australia before, it was my first and only visit to that part of the world so it was quite exciting...

By Christie Eliezer
(Extract from the Bonus 20 Page Booklet)

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Redgum - Amsterdam 1985
CD
20 Page Booklet
Bonus Digital Audio Download
Bonus Digital Booklet Download
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