Godspeed You! Black Emperor Live Recordings

We’ve mentioned the exciting news that Godspeed You! Black Emperor are to reform this year to play a handful of dates across Europe and USA, but it might have been hard to gauge our doe-eyed excitement at this prospect, hidden as it were beneath the steely contemptuous semi-snarls we wear on our maudlin faces at all times.
But we are excited.  And anxious to see a band we have been listening to for ten years now, live in the flesh.  It means something.

And like any other wide-eyed fanboys, with the prospect of such an encounter, what have we been doing?  Dusting off the old vinyl of course.  Giving each album a spin.  Marking sure our music library is as comprehensive as possible, and scour the internet for live recordings, a teasing taste of something to look forward to.

Now these recordings aren’t especially difficult to find, but they seem to only be available through slightly dubious file sharing sites from disparate unknown blogs and all off kilter.

So in celebration of the year of our Godspeed, 2010, here are some of their best recordings: all in one place, mediafired, nicely tagged, and ready for your enjoyment.

Only eight more months!

1) 3rd Part
2) Dead Metheny
3) World Police
4) 12-28-99
5) Gathering Storm
6) Moya
7) Blaise Bailey Finnegan III (Part 1)
8) Blaise Bailey Finnegan III (Part 2)
9) Outro

1) Monheim
2) Albanian
3) Dead Methany
4) Gamelan (Part 1)
5) Gamelan (Part 2)
6) World Police
7) Tazer Floyd
8) Moya
9) The Dead Flag Blues (Outro)

Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden: 03/04/2002
1) Gathering Storm / Il Pleut à Mourir [+Clatters Like Worry]2) 12-28-99
3) Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls / World Police and Friendly Fire
4) Motherfucker=Redeemer
5) The Dead Flag Blues
6) The Sad Mfioso…

Peel Session: 19/01/1999
1) Hungover As The Queen in Maida Vale

1) She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer
2) Steve Reich
3) World Police
4) Moya

P.S.  Anyone who knows of any other live recordings floating about then comment on it and I’ll do the same with those and add them to the collection above.  Don’t let me down, fanboys!

You'll find me in the vast wilderness of British Columbia, talking metal at LURKER, or working in publishing and front-end web/eBook development.


  • Reply April 16, 2010


    Thanks for this post. Could you provide a tracklist or some sort? Since I already have quite some live/rare tracks…


    • Reply January 15, 2012


      Intlegleince and simplicity – easy to understand how you think.

  • Reply April 17, 2010


    You guys are legendary. Truly.

  • Reply November 22, 2012


    Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden: 03/04/2002 is broken… :/

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