Another from the old blog…..and a fine way to kick off the month in which I will at some point turn 53 years of age.

Coliseu Dos Recrios de Lisboa was an official bootleg released by Tindersticks, limited to 2500 copies and sold only via the merchandise on offer at a UK tour in 2002. It is of course nowadays a hard to find album, and you will require to pay a bit more than the £12 it cost back in the day.

Here’s the sleeve notes in their entirety:-

Following the release of “Can our love…” and the soundtrack album “Trouble every day” October 2001 saw us embark on our most ambitious live project to date : touring europe (19 dates) playing each concert with a local string orchestra, meeting on the day, rehearsing in the afternoon and performing with them that evening.

After 10 dates we found ourselves in Berlin without our drummer Al (returning home due to illness). As there was never any question of replacing him we made the daunting decision to continue the tour, rebuilding the set and sound as we went along. The Berlin concert that night was fraught, but by the time we arrived in Lisbon (October 31st, the last night) we had gained something new and unexpected: a turning point that will resonate in our music for years to come.

We would like to thank our section leaders : Lucy, Calina, Rob, Sarah & Andy without whose energy and enthusiasm we would have been floundering. our management : Dave B & Harry and our crew : David, Stewart, Anthony, Mark, Robin & Oscar for holding everything together.

A version of “Running Wild” appears on this recording, it was performed for the first time that night in Berlin and evolved on stage across the next 8 concerts, a “finished” version closes our sixth studio album “Waiting for the Moon”.


I adore this whole LP. I think many of you will too.

mp3 : Tindersticks – My Autumns Done Come
mp3 : Tindersticks – Dying Slowly
mp3 : Tindersticks – Kathleen
mp3 : Tindersticks – Buried Bones
mp3 : Tindersticks – Desperate Man
mp3 : Tindersticks – Her
mp3 : Tindersticks – She’s Gone
mp3 : Tindersticks – Bathtime
mp3 : Tindersticks – Running Wild
mp3 : Tindersticks – Sleepy Song
mp3 : Tindersticks – El Diablo En El Ojo
mp3 : Tindersticks – Drunk Tank
mp3 : Tindersticks – Raindrops
mp3 : Tindersticks – Cherry Blossoms



  1. I’ve been on something of a Tindersticks kick of late, since I saw them in concert a couple of weeks back. I don’t know ‘Coliseu Dos Recrios de Lisboa’ at all, so thanks very much for posting it.

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