Welcome to THE THE’s Official Bootleg Series of recordings. The design is based on the bootlegs Matt collected in his late teens / early twenties.
Our bootlegs are presented as vinyl-look CDs with simple white labels, encased in our vintage-style, heavy card sleeves with hand-stamped numbering, de-bossed foil logo and our holographic stamp of authenticity, with description track-listing inserts included.
The releases are retrieved from tapes in our large, dusty archive – each containing either demos, live or rare recordings, rough mixes, interviews or promotional performances. Each volume of our miniaturised digital version is mastered at Studio Cinéola. Due to the age and nature of these recordings certain imperfections and distortions may be audible at times.
Volume 008 was recorded in 1989 in the USA during THE THE’s Versus The World tour. Some of these rare recordings may have appeared on earlier, unauthorised bootlegs but these versions have been cleaned up and mastered at Studio Cinéola.
1 THE VIOLENCE OF TRUTH
2 THE SINKING FEELING
3 ANGELS OF DECEPTION
4 JEALOUS OF YOUTH
5 OUT OF THE BLUE (into the fire)
6 THE MERCY BEAT
7 GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL