Insect IST 29
V.A.I 7S513291 IST 29
CD in jewel case with colour insert.
8/10 (Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands: 16th June 1982)
9/10 (Vereniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands: 7th March 1983) *
After a two month break, the New Gold Dream tour continued in the lowlands with dates
across The Netherlands and Belgium. Dutch Daze is a recording of one of these early gigs when the set-list was
dominated by the current New Gold Dream album with a scattering of early singles
thrown in for good measure.
Unfortunately despite the crisp, clear and even recording, Dutch Daze chose to drop several tracks from the Vereniging gig
(namely Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel,
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84),
Love Song and
Sweat In Bullet) and instead substitute
two tracks from a previous year. (These songs were probably from a different source than the Life In A Day CD
bootleg, which covers the same concert, as this recording is much sharper and clearer.) This odd choice meant two helpings of
King Is White And In The Crowd from different concerts which neatly
bookend the CD but was not what the band ever performed.
Despite these inconsistencies (and an annoying index error on the disc itself) Dutch Daze is recommended for its colourful
packaging and the quality of its recordings.