IQ - Manchester Suffrage (CRAPIQ08)
Album info
Length  : 80:56
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 20-10-1983
Track List
Manchester Suffrage (CRAPIQ08) (Disc 1) 38:53
01 Awake & Nervous 07:40
02 Fascination 06:48
03 Just Changing Hands 06:05
04 The Last Human Gateway 18:20
Manchester Suffrage (CRAPIQ08) (Disc 2) 42:03
01 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me!) 05:00
02 It All Stops Here 07:25
03 Intelligence Quotient 07:01
04 The Enemy Smacks 14:14
05 Stomach Of Animal 05:07
06 Suffragette City 03:16

Recorded at The Gallery, Manchester, UK. Very good audience recording.

From the info file:

'Manchester Suffrage'
Manchester Gallery
20th October 1983
Audience Recording - B+

First generation tape (TDK D90) - Aiwa AD-F800 - Traxdata CD Audio burner
EAC to WAV to FLAC via Flac FrontEnd

Line up

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

CD1 - 38'53'
1. Awake & Nervous - 7'39'
2. Fascination - 6'48'
3. Just Changing Hands - 6'05'
4. The Last Human Gateway - 18'19'

CD2 - 42'05'
1. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me!) - 5'00'
2. It All Stops Here - 7'24'
3. Intelligence Quotient - 7'02'
4. The Enemy Smacks - 14'14'
5. Stomach Of Animal - 5'07'
6. Suffragette City - 3'16'

I created and shared these files some 5 years ago as part of a 32 show IQ series from the early 80's and on noticing how poor my share ratio has become decided to put some of these on here in the hope that it may make a difference! :-)

I'm sure lots of people may have these already but you never know! I've searched the dead torrents and can't see that they have been here before - apologies to the moderators if that's not the case.

I attach below the original comments I made at the time. Some art was created for this series after it was launched and I've added it.
Captain Ransid - July09


This is a direct transfer from 21 year old first generation recording on a good old TDK D90 I obtained from a reliable source at the time. Noise reduction was used in the intial recording but, given the quality of the tape, tape hiss is still present, but not overly so.

The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to NERO 6.0 to FLAC.

This is a good audience recording which I'd rate as B+.

A rather subdued audience at times, but generally warm, leading to a solid performance. Standard fare from the 'Tales' set, but no Barbell. A surprise cover as the final encore, which was by now becoming a trend.

Captain Ransid - Sep 04