Tuesday, February 16

Teardrop Explodes - Two BBC Shows, 1981

Guildford Civic Hall
Guildford, Surrey
June 18, 1981

FM broadcast for the BBC 
(sound quality VG+)

01 Read It In Books
02 Thief of Baghdad
03 Sleeping Gas
04 Passionate Friend
05 Like Leila Khaled Said 
06 Suffocate
07 Poppies In the Field
08 The Culture Bunker
09 Reward
10 Went Crazy
11 Screaming Secrets
12 When I Dream
13 The Great Dominions
14 Treason

Flip Martian, my source for this share, writes: "A show from the UK tour at the height of their popularity — with their debut album released the previous year and two hit singles in 1981. Including tracks from that album and their second, due to be released a few months later, including “Passionate Friend”, which would be their next hit single. This was an FM radio broadcast and has responded well to remastering — plenty of punch to this show."

BIG THANKS to Flip for prepping & sharing this one. Check out his Live & Loud blog for more cool radio shows. (I probably also need to thank Thull for posting this years ago; not sure who exactly originated it.)

The Apollo
Manchester, England
June 11, 1981

FM broadcast for the BBC 
(sound quality VG+)

01 Read It In Books
02 Thief of Baghdad
03 Sleeping Gas
04 Passionate Friend
05 Like Leila Khaled Said 
06 Suffocate
07 Poppies In the Field
08 The Culture Bunker
09 Reward
10 Went Crazy
11 Screaming Secrets
12 When I Dream
13 The Great Dominions
14 Treason

Rumor says this one was slated for official release, 
but subsequently scrapped.
MP3@320 (Manchester set = VBR@high quality)

ROB SEZ: Not technically an ASH share, since these shows came from elsewhere. But in honor of my compadres at the late, great ASH blog, I'm still calling this one...
ASH Tuesday post #34.

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