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Summer of Concerts, The Playlist

I've written about how I spent the summer of 2018 chasing concerts across Europe. Here's the (heavily editorialized) setlists from many of those shows, below and also available to play on Spotify.

I've used for research. In some cases, I had to extrapolate from other concerts or make up my own setlists.

Listen to these songs on Spotify. You may also be interested in my mega-playlist, The Big Shuffle.

Jackson Browne

  • Before the Deluge
  • Some Bridges
  • You Love the Thunder
  • The Long Way Around
  • The Dreamer
  • Lives in the Balance
  • Doctor My Eyes
  • If I Could Be Anywhere
  • These Days
  • For a Dancer
  • Looking East
  • Your Bright Baby Blues
  • For Taking the Trouble
  • Never Stop
  • Somebody's Baby
  • Redneck Friend
  • The Barricades of Heaven
  • Love Needs a Heart
  • In the Shape of a Heart
  • The Pretender
  • Running on Empty
  • Take It Easy
  • Our Lady of the Well

Future Islands

  • Give Us the Wind
  • Beauty of the Road
  • Ran
  • A Dream of You and Me
  • Time on Her Side
  • vLong Flight
  • Walking Through That Door
  • Cave
  • Before the Bridge
  • North Star
  • Light House
  • Where I Found You
  • Balance
  • Aladdin
  • Ancient Water
  • Seasons (Waiting On You)
  • Tin Man
  • Spirit
  • A Song for Our Grandfathers
  • Inch of Dust
  • Vireo's Eye
  • Beach Foam
  • Little Dreamer

The Zombies

  • Road Runner
  • The Look of Love
  • I Want You Back Again
  • Moving On
  • Edge of the Rainbow
  • Tell Her No
  • You've Really Got a Hold on Me / Bring It On Home to Me
  • Old and Wise
  • Care of Cell 44
  • This Will Be Our Year
  • I Want Her She Wants Me
  • Time of the Season
  • I Don't Believe in Miracles
  • Say You Don't Mind
  • Hold Your Head Up
  • She's Not There
  • God Gave Rock and Roll to You

From The Jam

No playlist available online. Chose some Jam classics.

  • When You're Young
  • The Eton Rifles
  • Going Underground
  • That's Entertainment
  • Town Called Malice

Big Country

No playlist available online. Chose some Big Country classics.

  • Harvest Home
  • Fields of Fire (400 Miles)
  • In a Big Country
  • Chance
  • Lost Patrol
  • Wonderland
  • East of Eden

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and Friends

I couldn't find a setlist online; photography and recording were also generally banned at these shows. I've chosen some memorable highlights.

  • Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So (George Gershwin)
  • When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God (Van Morrison)
  • Moon River / Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Henry Mancini, Mark Twain)
  • Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano: 2. Blues (Moderato) / If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox (Maurice Ravel, James Thurber)
  • West Side Story: I Feel Pretty (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)

Nik Kershaw

I could only find a setlist for Let's Rock Leeds, not the same show I went to.

  • Wouldn't It Be Good
  • Dancing Girls
  • Wide Boy
  • The Riddle
  • Don Quixote
  • The One and Only
  • I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Go West

I could only find a setlist from Let's Rock Shrewsbury.

  • Don't Look Down
  • Faithful
  • Call Me
  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • We Close Our Eyes
  • Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon cover)
  • King of Wishful Thinking

Midge Ure

I could only find a setlist from Let's Rock Exeter.

  • If I Was
  • Love's Great Adventure (Ultravox song)
  • All Stood Still (Ultravox song)
  • Fade to Grey (Visage song)
  • Vienna (Ultravox song)
  • Breathe
  • The Voice (Ultravox song)
  • Dancing With Tears in My Eyes

Heaven 17

I could only find a setlist from Let's Rock Norwich.

  • (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
  • Crushed By the Wheels of Industry
  • Play to Win
  • Come Live With Me
  • Let Me Go
  • Penthouse and Pavement
  • Let's Dance (David Bowie cover)
  • Temptation

Marc Almond

I could only find a setlist from Let's Rock Leeds.

  • Tears Run Rings
  • Bedsitter (Soft Cell song)
  • The Idol
  • A Lover Spurned
  • The Days of Pearly Spencer (David McWilliams cover)
  • Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart (Gene Pitney cover)
  • Jacky (Jacques Brel cover)
  • Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go
  • Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Soft Cell song)
  • Hot Love (T. Rex cover)

Tony Hadley

I could only find a setlist from Let's Rock Bristol.

  • To Cut a Long Story Short (Spandau Ballet song)
  • Tonight belongs to us
  • Through the Barricades (Spandau Ballet song)
  • Somebody to Love (Queen cover)
  • True (Spandau Ballet song)
  • Gold (Spandau Ballet song)


I could only find a setlist from Let's Rock Leeds. Additionally, much of ABC's latest work, such as The Lexicon of Love II, is not available on Spotify, sadly.

  • When Smokey Sings
  • Viva Love
  • Poison Arrow
  • The Night You Murdered Love
  • The Flames Of Desire
  • (How to Be a) Millionaire
  • King Without a Crown
  • All of My Heart
  • Tears Are Not Enough
  • The Look of Love

Deacon Blue

  • Wages Day
  • Bethlehem Begins
  • This Is A Love Song
  • The Day That Jackie Jumped the Jail
  • Chocolate Girl
  • Your Swaying Arms
  • Twist and Shout
  • That's What We Can Do
  • I Wish I Was a Girl Like You
  • When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
  • The Hipsters
  • Fergus Sings the Blues
  • Real Gone Kid
  • The Believers
  • Your Town
  • I Will and I Won't
  • Dignity
  • Queen of the New Year

The Vapors

I couldn't find a setlist for The Cluny; the night before, they played at The Ruby Lounge Manchester.

  • Secret Noise
  • Trains
  • King L
  • Live at the Marquee
  • Galleries for Guns
  • Sundown River
  • Daylight Titans
  • The Right Stuff
  • Cold War
  • One Of My Dreams
  • Somehow
  • Waiting for the Weekend
  • Spring Collection
  • Jimmie Jones
  • Letter To Hiro (No11)
  • Letter From Hiro
  • Turning Japanese
  • Prisoners
  • News at Ten
  • Bunkers
  • America
  • Here Comes the Judge

Steve Winwood

  • I'm a Man (The Spencer Davis Group song)
  • Pearly Queen (Traffic song)
  • Them Changes (Buddy Miles cover)
  • Can't Find My Way Home (Blind Faith song)
  • Had to Cry Today (Blind Faith song)
  • The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Traffic song)
  • Empty Pages (Traffic song)
  • Light Up or Leave Me Alone (Traffic song)
  • Higher Love
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic song)
  • Gimme Some Lovin' (The Spencer Davis Group song)

Roger Waters

  • Speak to Me (Pink Floyd song)
  • Breathe (Pink Floyd song)
  • One of These Days (Pink Floyd song)
  • Time (Pink Floyd song)
  • Breathe (Reprise) (Pink Floyd song)
  • The Great Gig in the Sky (Pink Floyd song)
  • Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd song)
  • Déjà Vu
  • The Last Refugee
  • Picture That
  • Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd song)
  • The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Pink Floyd song)
  • Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (Pink Floyd song)
  • Another Brick in the Wall Part 3 (Pink Floyd song)
  • Dogs (Pink Floyd song)
  • Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Pink Floyd song)
  • Money (Pink Floyd song)
  • Us and Them (Pink Floyd song)
  • Smell the Roses
  • Brain Damage (Pink Floyd song)
  • Eclipse (Pink Floyd song)
  • Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd song)

The Kinx

This was a cover band show at the Cavern Club. I have chosen some Kinks classics.

  • All Day and All of the Night
  • Waterloo Sunset
  • Death of a Clown
  • Tired of Waiting for You
  • You Really Got Me

The Beatles cover band

This was a cover band show at the Cavern Club. I have chosen some Beatles classics.

  • P.S. I Love You
  • Please Please Me
  • Thank You Girl
  • This Boy
  • Please Mister Postman
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • All My Loving

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton was in The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. Unfortunately not all of their music is on Spotify.

  • I Don't See Them
  • The Lord Is a White Con
  • Sheep (The Housemartins cover)
  • One Last Love Song (The Beautiful South cover)
  • People Like Us
  • Five Get Over Excited (The Housemartins cover)
  • Seven Inch Singles (New song)
  • Manchester (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Rotterdam (Or Anywhere) (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Bow Down (The Housemartins cover)
  • I'll Sail This Ship Alone (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Liar's Bar (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Silence Is
  • D.I.Y.
  • Old Red Eyes Is Back (The Beautiful South cover)
  • She Got The Garden
  • Don't Marry Her (The Beautiful South cover)
  • I Gotta Praise
  • Perfect 10 (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Good as Gold (Stupid as Mud) (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Song for Whoever (The Beautiful South cover)
  • A Little Time (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Happy Hour (The Housemartins cover)
  • You Keep It All In (The Beautiful South cover)
  • Caravan of Love (Isley-Jasper-Isley cover)

Depeche Mode

  • Going Backwards
  • It's No Good
  • A Pain That I'm Used To
  • Precious
  • World in My Eyes
  • Cover Me
  • Somebody
  • In Your Room
  • Everything Counts
  • Stripped
  • Personal Jesus
  • Never Let Me Down Again
  • Walking in My Shoes
  • Enjoy the Silence
  • Just Can't Get Enough

Simple Minds

  • The Signal and the Noise
  • Waterfront
  • Let There Be Love
  • Mandela Day
  • She's a River
  • See the Lights
  • Summer
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Dolphins
  • Let the Day Begin (The Call cover)
  • Don't You (Forget About Me)
  • Alive and Kicking
  • Sanctify Yourself

David Byrne

  • Here
  • Lazy
  • I Zimbra (Talking Heads song)
  • Slippery People (Talking Heads song)
  • I Should Watch TV (David Byrne & St. Vincent song)
  • Dog's Mind
  • Everybody's Coming to My House
  • This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads song)
  • Once in a Lifetime (Talking Heads song)
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Toe Jam (Brighton Port Authority cover)
  • Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) (Talking Heads song)
  • I Dance Like This
  • Bullet
  • Every Day Is a Miracle
  • Like Humans Do
  • Blind (Talking Heads song)
  • Burning Down the House (Talking Heads song)
  • Dancing Together
  • The Great Curve (Talking Heads song)
  • Hell You Talmbout (Janelle Monáe cover)

St. Vincent

  • Sugarboy
  • Los Ageless
  • Masseduction
  • Marrow
  • Cheerleader
  • Huey Newton
  • Pills
  • Digital Witness
  • Rattlesnake
  • Fear the Future
  • Slow Disco
  • New York