Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)

Bad Seed Ltd. ‎– BS017V, Bad Seed Ltd. ‎– 5056167107958
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP

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A1 Jubilee Street (Live In Copenhagen)
Lyrics By – Nick CaveMusic By – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
A2 Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)
Lyrics By – Nick CaveMusic By – Nick Cave, Warren EllisVocals [Additional Vocals] – Else Torp*
B1 From Her To Eternity (Live In Copenhagen)
Lyrics By – Anita Lane, Nick CaveMusic By – Barry Adamson, Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, Mick Harvey, Nick Cave
B2 The Mercy Seat (Live In Copenhagen)
Lyrics By – Nick CaveMusic By – Mick Harvey, Nick Cave

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Recorded at the Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20th October 2017.
Taken from the film 'Distant Sky - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen'.

Mixed at Abbey Road Studios, London
Mastering & vinyl cut [...] at Metropolis Studios, London

Published by Mute Song Ltd except Distant Sky published by Kobalt Music Group Ltd, From Her To Eternity published by Mute Song Ltd / BMG Chrysalis.

℗ & © 2018 Bad Seed Ltd.
Under exclusive license to Awal Recordings Ltd.

With printed inner sleeve.
Includes MP3 download card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5056167107958
  • Label Code: LC 29472
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 1): 3 07679082-A-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 1): 2 07679082-B-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 2): 4 07679082-A-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 2): 2 07679082-B-1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched, variant 3): 3 07679082-A-1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched, variant 3): 2 07679082-B-1 6

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August 4, 2020
My copy sounds great with no pressing issues-- I just wish it was longer.


April 28, 2019
guess I got lucky, my copy sounds quite nice. had the same good luck with my first pressing of skeleton tree which many people also had issues with. great performances of some of the best songs from the recent tours. it is a shame that the relatively stripped-back KCRW record is the only full live release from the post-push the sky away era as the bad seeds continue to be one of best live bands around.


January 2, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Shitty pressing as already stated many times below. Wanted to sell it immediately until I heard From her to Eternity. Fantastic version and due to the heavy nature of the song you can‘t hear the damn crackles.
EDIT: cleaned it on a professional record cleaning machine. Sounds significantly better. Still far from being perfect though.


December 19, 2018
Where did Warren Ellis's violin part go in Jubilee Street?


November 21, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Beautiful performances marred by a shameful vinyl pressing. Bad Seed really needs to get their shit together in terms of the way they press their records as they are consistently subpar. A lot of the problems lie with these stiff and hard cardboard inner sleeves that scuff the hell out of the records right out of their jackets. Thank christ they include the MP3 codes, I guess.


October 19, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
The B side of my pressing is off center. The arm moves about 5mm in either direction as it's playing. I exchanged my first copy and the second copy is the same. Not very noticeable on From Her To Eternity, but very noticeable on Mercy Seat.


October 17, 2018
I was at this show. It was a great show. The sound was awesome, especially considering its a large venue with 16.000 people. But for me personally, it was too big. I prefer Cave in much smaller venues. I have seen them live for the past 20 years or so, and Cave is best when you can get close. The intimacy with 1500 people is where Cave is at his best. You want him close, you want his band close, the stories, the music...


October 10, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Forget all these nit-picking technical complaints - the version of "Jubilee Street" sets a new benchmark for the most astounding live performance ever captured. Even if it was pressed on a sandpaper disc.


October 10, 2018
My copy isn't too bad as far as surface noise. The record was noticiably dirty, it needs a good cleaning. First play though, I couldn't hear too much surface noise. The mix could be better, but for me its not an issue. My biggest complaint is the 192 kbps download. 2018 and artists are still releasing music in a low bit rate format. There should be an option for lossless. Overall, I'm satisfied with this release. Hope the movie comes out on blu-ray.


October 9, 2018

I'm a massive Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds fan but have returned this for a refund as the pressing is very poor and has a high level of surface noise. After all the problems we had with the bead pressing of Skeleton Tree you'd have thought they would have sorted this problem out!