Do or Die: Diary 1982

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Do or Die: Diary 1982
2000 CD release cover
Live album by Nico
Released November 1982 (cassette)
March 30, 2000 (compact disc)
Recorded Europe, January-March 1982
Genre Rock
Label ROIR
Producer Phil Rainford
Nico chronology
Drama of Exile
Do or Die: Nico in Europe
Camera Obscura

Do or Die: Diary 1982 is an album chronicling Nico's European tour from January 18 to March 28, 1982. It features songs from Nico's albums The Marble Index, Desertshore, The End... and Drama of Exile, which include covers of The Velvet Underground, David Bowie and The Doors.

It was originally released on cassette in November 1982 by 1/2 Records under the title 1982 Diary (as a matched set with the cassette En Personne En Europe – later reissued on CD as Femme Fatale by Jungle Records) and later reissued under a handful of different titles, including Nico Sings the Void. It was released on compact disc by Danceteria in 1987 under the title Do or Die (using the ROIR reissue title) and later reissued by ROIR US with a different cover on March 30, 2000.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nico, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Janitor of Lunacy" — 4:02
  2. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (Reed) — 4:44
  3. "Sãeta" (Nico, Quilichini) — 4:19
  4. "Sãeta" (Nico, Quilichini) — 2:56
  5. "Vegas" — 3:13
  6. "No One Is There" — 4:02
  7. "Innocent and Vain" — 2:23
  8. "Secret Side" — 3:43
  9. "Procession" — 3:06
  10. "Heroes" (Bowie, Eno) — 5:52
  11. "Femme Fatale" (Reed) — 3:03
  12. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (Reed) — 2:43
  13. "I'm Waiting for the Man" (Reed) — 6:30
  14. "The End" (Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, Densmore) — 8:13


Produced and engineered by Phil Rainford
Mastered by Dave Greatbanks
Compiled by Nigel Bagley
Digitally remastered by Pomeroy Audio (January 2000)


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

AllMusic has called Do or Die one of the "finest" documents of a Nico live concert, noting that the songs "are drawn from almost every phase of her career, essentially lining up as the definitive 'greatest hits' album Nico is still awaiting."[2] Alternative Press said that the album "dismisses any doubts regarding her role in rock and roll. Skillful beauty – spine-chilling isolation."[citation needed]


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