Asylum Party- Live in Lyon (November 4th, 1989)

Here’s one I’m pretty damn stoked to post. My very first post on Systems of Romance featured seminal touching pop/coldwave band Asylum Party, whose releases on Lively Art are among the best in any genre. I can’t sing their praises any higher, true stunners.  I’ve covered them many times since, with various compilation appearances over the years.

Here we have a live audience recording from 1989, featuring material from the band’s earlier releases, including Borderline, What Will You Learn?, and Picture One. Obviously, the quality is a bit rough and tumble, complete with a little bit of tape hiss, microphone murkiness, and sound limitations (comparable to the Ausweis tape posted a few entries back), but it’s not terribly distracting, and serves as a fitting snapshot of a band at the peak of its powers.  For those of you who like to collect live recordings, this should definitely be a nice treat!

Asylum Party- Live in Lyon (November 4th, 1989)
1. La Tourmente
2. Before the Smile
3. Better Days Ahead
4. Misfortunes?
5. Julia
6. Play Alone
7. Echoes & Lights
8. La Rivière
9. What Will You Learn (Cut)
10. Winter
11. Love or Madness
12. La Nuit
13. The Sabbath
14. Pictures

*download it here*

11 Responses to “Asylum Party- Live in Lyon (November 4th, 1989)”

  1. Thank you!

  2. My name is firoj. My life is a very bad.

  3. so many thanx for this,one of my favourite bands.I can’t believe you unearthed this.I’m very happy (even if the music is not a party stormer, contradictory thing).you made my day

  4. Thank you!! this is a gem, cheers from Argentina

  5. flyingtoyplanes Says:

    Amazing. Absolutely great find! Thank you.

    Just one question though..Are all of these songs are from the same bill?

  6. Estuvo de huevos este aporte, gracias

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  8. francois Says:

    Un live superbe des morceaux comme Play alone ou Winter à écouter
    et réecouter ….des larmes pleins les yeux…

    Merci pour le site (Francais Belge???)

    Sinon ne pas hésiter à me contacter pour des lives de cette période…
    (avoir celui ci en FLAC…je suis preneur…)

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