IQ - My Baby Is For The Taking (CRAPIQ20)
Album info
Length  : 98:15
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 16-05-1984
Track List
My Baby Is For The Taking (CRAPIQ20) (Disc 1) 55:19
01 Intro 02:57
02 Awake And Nervous 08:25
03 Fascination 07:13
04 For The Taking 05:32
05 My Baby Treats Me Right... 02:05
06 The Enemy Smacks 16:13
07 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) 03:46
08 Widows Peak 09:08
My Baby Is For The Taking (CRAPIQ20) (Disc 2) 42:56
01 It All Stops Here 08:32
02 The Last Human Gateway 22:51
03 Organ Solo 02:04
04 Now I'm Here 05:23
05 Stomach Of Animal 04:06

Recorded at the Marquee, London. Very good audience recording.

From the info file:

'My Baby Is For The Taking'
Marquee, London
16th May 1984
Audience Recording - B

Lineage (I think!)

Ross RE-535 - Sony Recording Walkman - TDK AD120 - Aiwa AD-F800 - Traxdata CD Audio burner
EAC to WAV to FLAC via Flac FrontEnd

This capture is by a different taper on different equipment from

This other source is a PRRP remaster and I would strongly encourage you to grab it.
This current torrent has been released with approval from the mods, to complete the CRAPIQ series and provides an alternate source

Line up

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

CD1 - 55'18
1. Intro - 2'57'
2. Awake And Nervous - 8'25'
3. Fascination - 7'13'
4. For The Taking - 5'32'
5. My Baby Treats Me Right 'Cos I'm A Hard Loving Man All Night Long - 2'05'
6. The Enemy Smacks - 16'12'
7. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) - 3'46'
8. Widows Peak - 9'08'

CD2 - 42'56'
1. It All Stops Here - 8'32'
2. The Last Human Gateway - 22'50'
3. Organ Solo! - 2'05'
4. Now I'm Here - 5'23'
5. Stomach Of Animal - 4'06'

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.
Captain Ransid - August 09


This is a direct transfer from 20 year old master recording on a good old TDK AD120, using a Sony Recording Walkman and seperate Stereo mic. The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to FLAC.

The recording is quite quiet and thus tape hiss is fairly prominent, but not disasterously so.

This was a rather special set with the boys adding back some numbers that had been missing for a long time!

The set opened with a tape intro and then a short instrumental segment, into A+N.

Fascination was again returned to the set, followed by the extremely rare 'special for tonight' track from Seven Stories... 'For The Taking'.

Martin then showed off a little and played the rarely performed solo, My Baby Treats Me right.... segued into The enemy, as per the album, followed by some more common tracks.

Mike sufferred his perennial guitar problems resulting in an impromtu organ solo from Martin before the first encore.

IQ played a number of Marquee headlines during 1984 and included a cover as one of the encores for most of them - this night was no different with Queen's 'Now I'm Here' being the choice, confusing a number of people, who thought it was Turn It On Again (Genesis) from the intro!. A second encore resulted in the manic as ever Stomach!

Peter announced that there would be a short gap before more UK gigs and that they would be returning to the Marquee for 2 consecutive Headline gigs in early July - a first!.

Captain Ransid
October 2004

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