IQ - It's Far Too Hot Not To Relax! (CRAPIQ24)
Album info
Length  : 91:07
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 19-08-1984
Track List
It's Far Too Hot Not To Relax! (CRAPIQ24) (Disc 1) 44:36
01 Intro 01:06
02 Awake And Nervous 08:21
03 Widows Peak 09:26
04 The Thousand Days 04:36
05 Just Changing Hands 06:35
06 The Enemy Smacks 14:32
It's Far Too Hot Not To Relax! (CRAPIQ24) (Disc 2) 46:31
01 Barbell Is In 06:40
02 Magic Roundabout 07:26
03 The Last Human Gateway 21:33
04 Relax 05:12
05 Suffragette City (with Geoff Mann) 05:40

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

From the info file:

'It's Far Too Hot Not To Relax!'
Marquee, London
19th August 1984
Audience Recording


Ross RE-535 - Sony Recording Walkman - TDK AD60+90 - 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 - 44'35'
1. Intro - 1'06'
2. Awake And Nervous - 8'20'
3. Widows Peak - 9'25'
4. The Thousand Days - 4'35'
5. Just Changing Hands - 6'34'
6. The Enemy Smacks - 14'32'

CD2 - 46'34'
1. Barbell Is In - 6'39'
2. Magic Roundabout - 7'27'
3. The Last Human Gateway - 21'33'
4. Relax - 5'12'
5. Suffragette City (with Geoff Mann) - 5'39'

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

Original Comments

This is a direct transfer from 20 year old master recording on a good old TDK AD60+90, 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.

This was the second time that the boys had played 2 consecutive nights at the Marquee (and they sold both of these 2 out). Another incredibly hot gig!!

Again the running order of the sets for each night was quite different!

The set opened with a tape intro and then back to the 'traditional' opener, A+N, after IASH the previous night.

We also got the 2nd outing of the Thousand Days and, the as yet unreleased, Just Changing Hands - rather than IASH the previous night.

Pete confirmed that they were off up to Scotland to record a 3 track ep on which 'Hands' would be featured.

The Enemy was once again put mid set with the epic Gateway being the closer. Magic Roundabout got named for the first time.

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 blessed with 2 !!! The first a great version of Frankie's Relax, followed by Suffragette City on which Pete was joined on vocals by Geoff Mann, of Twelfth Night.

Pete wrapped up the gig by announcing that they would be back in October for 3 nights!

Captain Ransid
October 2004

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