1988 - The Year It Starts To Go Right

January 29 - Paris - Rex Club More
January 31 - Turin - Big Club More
February 1 - Milan - Rolling Stone More
February 3 - Barcelona Zeleste More
February 4 - Valencia Pacha
February 5 - Murcia Graffiti
February 6 - Vitora The End
February 7 - Rock Club Madrid More
March 23 - Newcastle Mayfair
March 24 - Manchester International More
March 25 - Liverpool Royal Court More
March 27 - Birmingham Powerhouse More
March 28 - Bristol The Studio
March 29 - Southampton Mayflower
March 31 - London Town & Country Club More
April 2 - Glasgow Barrowlands More
April 3 - Glasgow Barrowlands More
August 4 - Black Isle Show, Muir of Ord
August 6 - Meadowbank CND Festival More
August 28 - Reading Festival More
September 3 - R.D.S. Ground, Dublin

Through Villages And Towns

Recording for the second album had started shortly after the April tour, and by October, the band were keen to get back out on the road. 'Real Gone Kid' was released as a single, and eventually became the bands first top 10 hit.

For the first (and only) time the band decided that all shows on the tour would have the same setlist. In fact the setlist did change slightly during the tour, but not by much.

October 3 - Glasgow Cotton Club More
October 12 - Newcastle Polytechnic More
October 13 - Sheffield University More
October 14 - University of East Anglia, Norwich More
October 16 - Leicester University More
October 17 - Nottingham Rock City More
October 18 - Birmingham Powerhouse More
October 19 - Cardiff University More
October 21 - Leeds University More
October 22 - Preston Guildhall More
October 24 - Brighton Top Rank More
October 25 - Bristol The Studio More
October 26 - London Dominion More
October 28 - Aberdeen Capitol
October 29 - Dundee Caird Hall More
October 30 - Edinburgh Playhouse More

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Paris - Rex Club - January 29th 1988

Chocolate Girl
Raintown
Loaded/Which Side Are You On?
Spencer Tracy
Born In A Storm/Ragman
Suffering
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Little Red Corvette

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Barcelona Zeleste - February 3rd 1988

Raintown
Real Gone Kid
The Very Thing
Just Like Boys
When Will You...
Church
Loaded/Which Side Are You On?
Chocolate Girl
Spencer Tracy
Born In A Storm
Ragman
Suffering
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Little Red Corvette
Raintown
Trampolene
Dignity (again!!!)

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Madrid Rock Club - February 7th 1988

Raintown
Real Gone Kid
The Very Thing
Just Like Boys
When Will You...
Church
Loaded/Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues (Bob Dylan cover)
Chocolate Girl
Spencer Tracy
Born In A Storm
Ragman
Suffering
Town To Be Blamed/My America
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Little Red Corvette
Dignity

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Manchester International - March 24th 1988

Born In A Storm
Circus Lights
Ragman
The World Is Lit By Lightning
The Very Thing
Chocolate Girl
Lovers In A Dangerous Time - Bruce Cockburn cover
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
From Midnight To High Noon
Dark End Of The Street/When Will You...
Real Gone Kid
Raintown
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Suffering
Just Like Boys/Pump It Up

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Liverpool Royal Court - March 25th 1988

Born In A Storm
Circus Lights
Ragman
The World Is Lit By Lightning
The Very Thing
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
From Midnight To High Noon
Dark End Of The Street/When Will You...
Real Gone Kid
Raintown
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Suffering
Just Like Boys/Pump It Up

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Birmingham Powerhouse - March 27th 1988

Born In A Storm
Circus Lights
Ragman
The World Is Lit By Lightning
The Very Thing
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Riches
Dark End Of The Street/When Will You...
Raintown
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Suffering
Just Like Boys/Pump It Up/Girls & Boys

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London - Town & Country Club - March 31st 1988

Born In A Storm
Circus Lights
Ragman
The World Is Lit By Lightning
The Very Thing
Chocolate Girl
Loaded
Spencer Tracy
James Joyce Soles
Dark End Of The Street/When Will You...
Real Gone Kid
Raintown
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Suffering
Just Like Boys

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Glasgow Barrowlands - April 2nd 1988

An audience recording of this one has just surfaced. So that makes at least three boots of the same show. This show was broadcast live on Radio Clyde, and then released on a 'Westwood One' radio disc for syndication in the US.

Born In A Storm/Circus Lights
Ragman
The World Is Lit By Lightning
The Very Thing
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Chocolate Girl
Spencer Tracy
James Joyce Soles
Dark End Of The Street/When Will You...
Real Gone Kid
Raintown
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity (released on Chocolate Girl 12 inch)
Love's Great Fears (released on Chocolate Girl 12 inch)
Suffering
Just Like Boys/Pump It Up/Girls & Boys

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Glasgow Barrowlands - April 3rd 1988

Born In A Storm/Circus Lights
Ragman
The World Is Lit By Lightning
The Very Thing
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
Spencer Tracy
Riches
Dark End Of The Street/When Will You...
Real Gone Kid
Raintown
Town To Be Blamed
Dignity
Love's Great Fears
Suffering
Just Like Boys/Pump It Up/Girls & Boys

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Meadowbank CND Festival - August 6th 1988

I Wish It Would Rain/Raintown
Circus Lights
When Will You...
Who'll Stop The Rain?
Loaded/A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Chocolate Girl
Ragman
Real Gone Kid
Spencer Tracy
Dignity
Suffering

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Reading Festival - August 28th 1988

This was the infamous Reading Festival where several acts over the weekend had to endure bottles being thrown onstage. You can read about it here. Deacon Blue were one of the unlucky victims, and they came off stage after their first song, and refused to go back on.

Real Gone Kid

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Glasgow Cotton Club - October 3rd 1988

This show was the rehearsal gig for the 'Real Gone Kid; Tour, and the band played many of the tracks that ended up on When The World Knows Your Name for the very first time.

Fergus Sings The Blues
Born Again
This Changing Light
Sad Loved Girl
Wide World Away
Real Gone Kid
Love and Regret
One Hundred Things
Little Lincoln
Wages Day
Dark End Of The Street/When Will You...
Raintown
Dignity/Thunder Road

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Newcastle Polytechnic - October 12th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
S.H.A.R.O.N
Ragman
When Will You
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Sheffield University - October 13th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
S.H.A.R.O.N.
Ragman
Long Distance Love/When Will You...
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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University of East Anglia, Norwich - October 14th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Leicester University - October 16th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Nottingham Rock City - October 17th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Birmingham Powerhouse - October 18th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/Tinseltown In The Rain
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Cardiff University - October 19th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/Withered And Died
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman

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Leeds University - October 21st 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/Deacon Blues
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/My America
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Preston Guildhall - October 22nd 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid/Little Lincoln
Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/Tinseltown In The Rain/My America
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Brighton Top Rank - October 24th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/Tinseltown In The Rain/My America
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Bristol The Studio - October 25th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You...
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/My America
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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London Dominion - October 26th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
I Wish It Would Rain/Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Withered And Died/Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You...
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/Tinseltown In The Rain/My America
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Dundee Caird Hall - October 29th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Angeliou
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln/Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love/When Will You...
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/Tinseltown In The Rain/My America
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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Edinburgh Playhouse - October 30th 1988

Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love's Great Fears
This Changing Light
Just Like Boys
Raintown
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Loaded/How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Spencer Tracy
Angeliou
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln
Wages Day
Dignity
Long Distance Love
When Will You...
Ragman
Town To Be Blamed/My America
Suffering
Not Fade Away/Ain't That Good News

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