1982-02-21 Tiffany's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK/Source 1

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An excellent sounding FM radio broadcast recording, aired by Radio Clyde in two parts: the first part of the broadcast ends with Ice Machine, and the second part begins with New Life. The audio is well mixed and is a very enjoyable listen.

This transfer benefits from correct playback speed using the 19KHz FM pilot tone as reference, adjusted playback head azimuth for optimal high-frequency response, more well-defined bass, and generally clearer sound.

This master recording has previously circulated thanks to the taper malcolmb's transfer, originally shared on DIME around 2014. Malcolm kindly mailed the master cassette to the Depeche Mode Live Wiki for a fresh transfer on a high-end Nakamichi deck.

Additionally, radio host chatter is retained in this version. The radio host does not interrupt the music and only speaks following each part of the broadcast. The DJ chatter is transcribed as follows:

"The first part of a two-part recording of Depeche Mode recorded recently at Tiffany's in Glasgow. The songs you heard in order were "Shout", "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead", "Boys Say Go!", "I'm In Control", "See You", "Big Muff", "Now, This Is Fun", and the final song there, a song called "Ice Machine"."

"A great reminder of an absolutely splendid concert. A second part of the exclusive recording to Radio Clyde of Depeche Mode live at Tiffany's in Glasgow, and my thanks to that go to the usual generals and commanders who man the Radio Clyde mobile. A splendid selection of songs; just in case you want to know the titles again, the songs you heard in order were "New Life", "Tora! Tora! Tora!", "Meaning Of Love", "I Just Can't Get Enough", "What's Your Name?", "Photographic", "Dreaming Of Me", and finally there, "I Like It". A great concert as I said, and a great recording. My thanks to the guys concerned. Okay, there'll be some ..."

There is occasional radio interference audible in the form of crackles and pops. The interference becomes more frequent for the second part of the broadcast, which starts with New Life. De-click plugins seemed largely ineffective at repairing this noise, so no form of noise reduction or click removal was applied to avoid needlessly damaging the audio. The DJ intro and first 28 seconds of Shout are mono, after which the remainder of the recording is presented in stereo.

The taper began to record the second part of the broadcast about 30 to 45 seconds late, so the beginning of New Life and any radio host introduction for the second part is lost.

For an improved listening experience, New Life has been seamlessly patched using audio from 1982-02-10 London. An unpatched version is available in a subfolder. The 1982-02-10 London webstream audio used to supply the patch is available here

A tape flip occurs after Just Can't Get Enough, and a small amount of audience noise seems to be missing as a result.

This concert ended with the song I Like It, a cover of the song originally by Gerry and The Pacemakers. The song was a live-only cover, performed only during the 1982 See You tour. Dave introduces the song: "This next song's an old song, and it's called 'I Like It'. We'd like you to join in on the I like its... This is for Jo."

Many thanks to Malcolm B. for originally recording this two-part broadcast over 42 years ago, keeping the tape in such good condition over those years, and generously mailing it out for optimal preservation.

Both the high-resolution 24-bit, 48KHz fileset and a downsampled 16-bit, 44.1KHz version are available for download below.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

This recording is also available on YouTube, which may be more easily consumable for some:

Track list

The master cassette tape.
  1. [0:05] Play Radio Intro
  2. [4:34] Play Shout
  3. [2:16] Play I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
  4. [2:44] Play Boys Say Go!
  5. [3:38] Play Puppets
  6. [4:05] Play See You
  7. [4:10] Play Big Muff
  8. [3:19] Play Now, This Is Fun
  9. [3:44] Play Ice Machine
  10. [0:14] Play DJ Chatter
  11. [3:59] Play New Life
  12. [3:09] Play Tora! Tora! Tora!
  13. [3:11] Play The Meaning Of Love
  14. [3:42] Play Just Can't Get Enough
  15. [3:11] Play What's Your Name?
  16. [4:11] Play Photographic
  17. [3:43] Play Dreaming Of Me
  18. [2:08] Play I Like It
  19. [0:29] Play Radio Outro
  • Total time: 56:32


  • Radio Clyde FM broadcast -> unknown FM tuner and cassette recorder -> TDK D-C90 normal position cassette, 1979-1981 stock -> Nakamichi MR-1 professional discrete head cassette deck (pitch adjusted and playback azimuth optimized) -> "Worlds Best Cables" 6-foot Mogami 2534 cables with Neutrik XLR and TRS plugs -> Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen USB audio interface -> recorded at 32-bit 88.2KHz in Audacity 3.5.1 using WASAPI input -> in Audacity 3.5.1: trims, normalization and level adjustments, track splits -> WAV (24/88.2) tracks -> FLAC level 8 (24/48) using foobar2000 v2.1.5, FLAC 1.4.3 64-bit, and foobar2000's Resampler (SoX) component at "Best" quality
    • For 16-bit version: FLAC level 8 (16/44) using foobar2000 v2.1.5, FLAC 1.4.3 64-bit, and foobar2000's Resampler (SoX) component at "Best" quality, dithering enabled
  • Taper: malcolmb
  • Generation: master
  • Transfer: DMLiveWiki on May 29, 2024
  • Cassette photo included