1986-04-10 N.E.C., Birmingham, England, UK/Source 2


A very good sounding FM broadcast. This seems to be the alternate version of the broadcast which included Shake The Disease. This tape is labelled as a first-generation copy. Despite the low generation, there's some distortion, volume inconsistencies, and a moderate amount of hiss for some tracks. Regardless, this is still a quite good recording, and contains the best, cleanest sounding copy of Shake The Disease from this broadcast that I've heard.

Some tracks have small cuts or fades at the beginning, but this seems to be how the audio was broadcast as Source 1 has the same small flaws. The beginning of Something To Do is odd - the typical noise at the beginning fades in, then there's a half-second gap before the song actually starts. It almost sounds like someone spliced that noise in from the album version; Source 1 doesn't have that noise, neither do most versions of the officially released track; only the version on the X2 box set does, along with different mastering from the version on the single releases.

Many thanks to Markus for providing this tape.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

The first generation tape.
  1. [4:56] Play Black Celebration
  2. [4:26] Play A Question Of Time
  3. [5:02] Play Shake The Disease
  4. [5:23] Play It's Called A Heart
  5. [5:31] Play Everything Counts
  6. [2:47] Play It Doesn't Matter Two (*)
  7. [4:09] Play A Question Of Lust (*)
  8. [5:24] Play Blasphemous Rumours
  9. [6:23] Play Stripped
  10. [3:55] Play Something To Do
  11. [5:15] Play Master And Servant
  12. [3:38] Play People Are People
  • Total time: 56:49


  • Incomplete FM broadcast (incomplete concert recording)
  • FM broadcast (unknown station and location, probably a UK radio station) -> unknown recording equipment -> first generation TDK SA 60 high position cassette, 1987 - 1989 European stock -> Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck, serviced and upgraded (details) -> Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 8-foot RCA cable -> Creative Sound Blaster ZxR (RCA Line In) -> Adobe Audition CC 2015 (32-bit / 88.2 khz) -> slowed down 1.0%, normalized to -0.1dB and any DC bias removed -> WAV (32/88.2) -> tracked using Audacity 2.1.2 -> WAV (32/88.2) tracks -> FLAC 16-bit 44.1khz using FLAC 1.3.1 64-bit (level 8 compression) and foobar2000 v1.3.10 with its Resampler (SoX) component v0.8.3 (best quality), dithering enabled
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