Tape Archive #11: Eternal live at Cartoon’s in Reading in 1990

This recording is something special indeed, as it captures the first and only gig played by Christian Savill’s pre-Slowdive band Eternal (described in detail here).  You can also occasionally hear Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell chatting near the cassette recorder in the audience. I still haven’t been able to find anyone who knows the month or day of this gig. Even the original taper couldn’t remember (I got the tape from him). Of particular historical interest is the last track, which has never been released. Here is the setlist:

*Soundcheck*
Breathe
Sleep (out of tune, aborted midway)
Sleep
Take Me Down
Unknown Track

There are some occasional sound defects due to the cassette tape’s age.