17 April 2009


I've posted on Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds before. If you don't know who they are, then either you've been living in a hole for the last 30 years, or you've been addicted to top 40 radio crap for as long. Either way, seek help - preferably in the form of their latest album, Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, or perhaps pick up some of the remasters.

For all the rest of you who are already familiar with the wonderfully dark world of Nick, here's a batch of rare promo items from the marketing of their 2001 album, No More Shall We Part.

Firstly, we have a four song promo-only EP titled Live Radio Sessions. As the name implies, it's four tracks recorded live for a radio program.

Secondly, we have a promo-only VHS documentary called The Hallelujah Tapes. The tape is about 25 minutes long, and that's a lot for anyone to download. There's only 2 full length songs within the documentary, so I edited each of those into their own files and I'm posting them. If there's enough interested folks, I'll look into posting the whole 25 minute doc.

Also included on the tape (aside from the documentary) is the video for "As I Sat Sadly By Her Side". I hadn't planned on posting it, since I thought it had been officially released on The Videos DVD. Turns out it's not on there, so I'm upping it, too.

(files expired)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow (radio session)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (radio session)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - God Is In the House (radio session)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - We Came Along This Road (radio session)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Sorrowful Wife (mpg) - Hallelujah Tapes
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - God Is In the House (mpg) - Hallelujah Tapes
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - As I Sat Sadly By Her Side (mpg) - promo video

By request, here's the full Hallelujah Tapes (rar file, no password)

Buy some of their albums:
(First four albums are currently scheduled for re-issue in May)

From Her to Eternity, 1984
The Firstborn is Dead, 1985
Kicking Against the Pricks, 1986
Your Funeral. . . My Trial, 1986
Tender Prey, 1988 (buy)
The Good Son, 1990 (buy)
Henry's Dream, 1992 (buy)
Let Love In, 1994 (buy)
Murder Ballads, 1996 (buy)
The Boatman's Call, 1997 (buy)
No More Shall We Part, 2001 (buy)
Nocturama, 2003 (buy)
Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, 2004 (buy)
B-Sides and Rarities, 2005 (buy)
Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, 2008 (buy)

Of course, if any of these songs or videos turn out to be on the upcoming remasters, I'll yank 'em down. Gotta support the artists.


Morgan said...

Hi, this is great stuff. Any chance you could upload the entire 25 minute clip, unedited, on a file host like Megaupload? I'm going to upload these two edits on Nick Cave Fixes but it's kind of disappointing that I can't offer the fans a complete version. Let me know if there anything I can do to help make it easier? If not, thank you for posting these files.

Very good stuff. :)

DeadBilly said...

Hiya Morgan. I'll try to put the whole thing up in the next couple days.

Morgan said...

Brilliant, got it! I added you to the Nick Fixes link list. :) Stop by anytime you have something you people might want. We've got a Bulletin Board where anybody can post info/links/trade stuff. :)