Live At Rockpalast is a CD and DVD by Joe Jackson.
This collects together three live performances from Germany:
- Grugahalle in Essen, April 16th/17th 1983 (all CD 1 and track 1 CD 2)
- WDR Studio in Cologne, March 14th 1980 (CD 2 tracks 2 to 9)
- Markthalle in Hamburg, February 21st 1983 (CD 2 tracks 10 to 14)
Songs On Joe Jackson Live At Rockpalast
Below are the tracks for the double CD. The DVD repeats the 20 tracks from Essen but has 12 tracks from Cologne and 18 for Hamburg (see Discogs for more details)
Disc: 1 – Essen on April 16th/17th 1983
1. On Your Radio
2. Another World
3. Sunday Papers
4. Look Sharp!
5. Breakin Us In Two
6. Is She Really Going Out With Him
8. TV Age
9. Tuxedo Junction
10. Steppin’ Out
11. Beat Crazy
12. One More Time
13. A Slow Song
15. The Tears of a Clown
16. I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
17. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved
Disc: 2 track 1 Essen, tracks 2 to 9 Cologne in 1980, tracks 10 to 14 Hamburg in 1983
1. I’m The Man
3. Mad at You
4. Kinda Kute
5. Out of Style
6. The Harder They Come
7. Fools In Love
8. Is She Really Going Out With Him
9. Don’t Wanna Be Like That
11. Real Men
13. Beat Crazy
14. Motown Medley: Uptight / Tears of a Clown / I’m Gonna Make You Love Me / How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You / Heatwave / Uptight
There is a dispute between Discogs and Amazon on whether I’m The Man (track 1 CD 2) comes from Cologne or Essen.
This is a lot of Joe Jackson (and the DVD option has even more) and inevitably there is some duplication. The track listing is a little deceptive as the Motown medley is split into the separate songs on CD 1 but combined on CD 2.
I also don’t like the way that the 1980 songs are sandwiched in between the 1983 concerts. I’d prefer to see the songs in date order so you can see how the band has progressed.
There are a few recordings of early Joe Jackson but I don’t think you need to duplicate so if you have Live 1980-1986 or the BBC 1979 to 1983 collection, I don’t think you need this.
Buying Joe Jackson Live At Rockpalast
It is available from Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – iTunes – eBay
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