IQ - Gateway To The Highlands (CRAPIQ17)
Album info
Length  : 74:12
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 17-03-1984
Track List
01 Awake & Nervous 08:20
02 Wiggle - organ solo 04:30
03 It All Stops Here 07:34
04 Just Changing Hands 05:19
05 The Last Human Gateway 18:49
06 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) 03:35
07 Intelligence Quotient 06:55
08 The Enemy Smacks 15:43
09 Schools Out 03:27

Recorded at the Rock Club, Inverness, UK. Very good audience recording.

From the info file:

'Gateway To The Highlands'
Inverness Rock Club
17th March 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 - 74'11'
1. Awake & Nervous - 8'19'
2. Wiggle (instr.) + organ solo - 4'30'
3. It All Stops Here - 7'34'
4. Just Changing Hands - 5'19'
5. The Last Human Gateway -18'49'
6. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) - 3'35'
7. Intelligence Quotient - 6'55'
8. The Enemy Smacks - 15'43'
9. Schools Out - 3'27'

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 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.
Captain Ransid - August 09


This is a direct transfer from 20 year old first generation recording on a good old TDK D90, I obtained this from a reliable source at the time. Noise reduction was used in the initial 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 surprisingly good audience recording which I'd rate as B+.

This was the furthest gig north to the far reaches of Scotland and the boys were looking forward to heading home! Notwithstansding worries over the reception they would receive they went down well! This was despite all sorts of equipment failure including Mike having severe guitar problems after track one - sorting them and then having the organ go phut!

I have this down as an afternoon gig starting at 2pm.

The set was a bit shorter than normal. and fits on one CDR-80! The band were pressured by the venue as to time but stuck to the set list anyway.

A gig for odd sounds here and there and well worth a good listen!

Another 1984 cover was rolled out for the encore with Alice getting the nod as per the night before in Aberdeen.

Captain Ransid - Sep 04

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