IQ - Bristol, Bierkeller (LDB Special Series #255)
Album info
Length  : 142:38
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 07-06-1989
Track List
01 Intro - War Heroes 07:19
02 Drive On 05:22
03 Nomzamo 07:33
04 Wurensh 09:11
05 Sold On You 06:34
06 Through My Fingers 06:45
07 Still Life 05:26
08 Oldies Medley 16:12
09 Passing Strangers - The 1000 Days 08:00
10 Human Nature 10:25
11 Nothing At All 05:21
12 Wiggle 01:44
13 Common Ground 07:52
14 Promises 07:46
15 No Love Lost 06:39
16 Promises (Soundcheck) 18:54
17 Still Life (Soundcheck) 11:35

Recorded at the Bierkeller, Bristol, UK. Very good audience recording.
This is a more recent transfer of the same tape that you'll find under the name 'Bristol Bierkeller'.

From the info file:

LDB Special Series #255

Out of my 7,000+ shows and radio broadcasts, I have many concerts that were special for some reasons: the setlist, the musicians, the venue or unexpected events. These are the ones I'd like to propose you. Most of these come from my cassettes collection, so they will be released at a slower pace than my Master Series! But you won't be disappointed!
I will try to gather the most unusual things I have in my collection and, as always, your feedback and comments will be my reward for all the work involved in this project.

DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing music here.

Bristol, Bierkeller
June 7, 1989

01.Intro / War Heroes
02.Drive On
04.Wurensh (aka New Rush)
05.Sold On You
06.Through My Fingers /
07.Still Life
08.Oldies' Medley:
- The Last Human Getaway
- Outer Limits
- It All Stops Here
- The Enemy Smacks
09.Passing Strangers / The 1,000 days
10.Human Nature
11.Nothing At All
13.Common Ground
15.No Love Lost


17.Still Life

TT 144:03

Lineage: Unknown recording device > 2nd generation tape > Aiwa Tape Deck AD-WX828 > Creative Audigy SE > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Paul Menel - vocals, guitar
Martin Orford - keyboards, saxophone, backing vocals
Mike Holmes - guitars, keyboards
Paul Cook - drums
Tim Esau - bass

The recent bunch of IQ shows have prompted me to upload an old IQ show from more than 21 years ago. we are in 1989 and the band had started the year with the best promises: two sold-out shows in Holland, a successful tour of Europe supporting Mike & The Mechanics and a british tour from which this show is taken from. Probably the peak of this line-up and a good mix between Nomzamo and Are You Sitting... songs with a few oldies. And was really on the oldies' medley that it was the beginning of the end. Paul Menel was very reticent to sing material that was designed for somebody else's vocals and whose lyrics belonging to others, notable The Enemy Smacks. Within months the situation was critical, and by july when the band played (once again) a packed Marquee, both Paul and Tim had decided to leave the band. the final chapter of IQ with Menel was on September 1st, still at the Marquee.

A rare cd captures parts of this tour from the following date at Manchester. This is the whole set including some soundcheck to make a good combination. Soundwise this is excellent, a bit hissy but the music is transferred from tape.