IQ - The Return Home (CRAPIQ12)
Album info
Length  : 79:45
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 5
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 10-02-1984
Track List
01 Awake And Nervous 09:29
02 It All Stops Here 08:20
03 Just Changing Hands 06:14
04 The Last Human Gateway 19:31
05 Oh Shit Me 03:48
06 Intelligence Quotient 07:35
07 The Enemy Smacks 14:35
08 Schools Out 04:08
09 Stomach Of Animal 02:59
10 Kevin From Mars 03:06

Recorded at the Kingsland Hall, Southampton, UK. Good audience recording.

From the info file:

'The Return Home'
Kingsland Hall, Southampton
10th February 1984
Audience Recording - B-

Believed to be 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

CD - 79'46'
1. Awake And Nervous - 09'29'
2. It All Stops Here - 08'20'
3. Just Changing Hands - 06'14'
4. The Last Human Gateway - 19'32'
5. Oh Shit Me - 03'48'
6. Intelligence Quotient - 7'35'
7. The Enemy Smacks - 14'34'
8. Schools Out - 4'08'
9. Stomach Of Animal - 2'59'
10. Kevin From Mars - 3'05'

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 on Dime had become decided to put some of these up on Dime in the hope that it might 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 on Dime 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, although there is an error which I made in the first draft of the comments - can you spot it!!
Captain Ransid - August 09


This is a direct transfer from 20 year old recording on a good old TDK D90. This is, I believe, a first generation copy obtained from the original taper in 1984. The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to FLAC.

The recording is stereo, but given the quality of the tape tape hiss is fairly prominent, but not overly so. The right channel is effected most. There is some distortion given the apparent high recording levels of the original recording but this is still emminently listenable (but headphones not recommended!)

A return to Southampton gave rise to some old 'favourites' and Stomach and Kevin were the somewhat raucous encores, preceeded by a version of Alice Cooper's classic.

Captain Ransid
September 2004

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