1988-01-11 Wembley Arena, London, England, UK/Source 2

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A good audience recording of the soundcheck before the concert, though it sounds slightly muffled, reverberated, and quite hissy overall.

Most notably, It Doesn't Matter was soundchecked. Although it wasn't played later that night, it was performed on 1988-01-12 London, the second of two consecutive concerts at this venue.

Many thanks to Pascal K. from Madrid - Spain for generously providing this tape for preservation, and thank you to the unknown taper who originally recorded this soundcheck.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. [2:01] Play Behind The Wheel
  2. [5:10] Play Behind The Wheel
  3. [7:39] Play Mic and Equipment Checks
  4. [7:59] Play Behind The Wheel
  5. [4:11] Play Pipeline (*)
  6. [5:46] Play It Doesn't Matter (*)
  7. [4:50] Play Just Can't Get Enough
  • Total time: 37:36


The source cassette tape.
  • unknown taper and equipment -> unknown generation -> TDK D 90 normal position cassette tape -> Nakamichi MR-1 professional discrete head cassette deck (pitch 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 3.3.2 using WASAPI input -> in Audacity 3.4.2: reduce mic bumps, normalization, level adjustments, slight trims, stereo phase alignment, track splits -> WAV (24/88.2) files -> downsampled to FLAC level 8 (16/44) using foobar2000 v2.1.2, FLAC 1.4.3 64-bit, and foobar2000's Resampler (SoX) component at "Best" quality, dithering enabled
  • Taper: unknown
  • Transfer: DMLiveWiki on March 10, 2024
  • Generation: unknown
  • Cassette tape photo and auCDtectTaskManager log included