IQ - ...and this is it! (CRAPIQ01)
Album info
Length  : 52:37
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 29-06-1983
Track List
01 It All Stops Here 07:39
02 The Last Human Gateway (Part One) 12:38
03 Just Changing Hands 05:42
04 Fascination 06:15
05 Intelligence Quotient 06:44
06 The Enemy Smacks 13:39

Recorded at the Fulham Greyhound, Fulham, London, UK. Very good audience recording.

From the info file:

Fulham Greyhound, Fulham, London
29th June 1983

'....and this is it!' - CRAPIQ01

Audience Recording

CD - 52'47'
1. It All Stops Here - 7'39'
2. The Last Human Gateway (part one) - 12'38'
3. Just Changing Hands - 5'42'
4. Fascination - 6'15'
5. Intelligence Quotient - 6'44'
6. The Enemy Smacks - 13'47'

Line up

Peter Nicholls - Vocals
Mike Holmes - Guitar
Tim Esua - Bass
Martin Orford - Keys, BVs
Paul Cook - Drums


This is a direct transfer from 21 year old master recording on a good old TDK AD90. No noise reduction was used (not present on this recorder) so, given the quality of the tape, tape hiss is audible, but not overly so.
The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to FLAC.

The recording is stereo, using a stand mounted mic - this can be heard being moved about between tracks.

This is a very good relatively early audience recording which, although short, I'd rate highly (A-/B+). There i however a short edit in 'Enemy' due to a tape filp at about 9min in. :-(

IQ were the support band this night (I can't recall the headliners but they were a non-descript pub band). IQ got a very persistent call for an encore (I'd stopped recording by then) and came back and tried to persuade the pub to let them do another but it was refused. It is of note that practically everyone left the pub when the headliners came on!!

This was my first experience of Gateway - still in it's embryonic form and ending after the 'I wouldn't let you down again' section. A classic in the making!

Captain Ransid - Sep 04