1984-11-02 Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK/Source 4

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The source reel.

A very good sounding FM broadcast recording. This recording is a little bass-heavy, and some songs have a slight amount of distorted bass as a result. Otherwise, this is a great sounding recording with only the occasional minor flaw.

The concert introduction is incomplete. Ice Machine fades in, but no music is lost. There is a break between Master And Servant and Photographic, so the introduction to Photographic is missing the first few seconds.

It sounds like the first few seconds of Everything Counts are missing as well, but this is the case even on the BBC Transcription Disc and the other available FM broadcast recording. Only the raw soundboard cassette (Source 2) has a complete copy of the introduction.

This is a cut-down broadcast, omitting 'Puppets', 'If You Want', and 'Somebody,' which can be found on the BBC Transcription Disc pre-FM vinyl available as Source 1, and also lacking 'Blasphemous Rumours,' which was only broadcast in the UK; a recording of that broadcast is available as Source 3.

This audio was speed-corrected using the 19kHz FM pilot tone as a reference. Sliding speed correction was used to bring the pilot tone to about 19kHz throughout the entirety of the recording.

The radio station which broadcast this segment is identified as WXRT in Chicago, as heard by a short spoken identifier before Ice Machine. According to the Chicago Tribune, this concert was broadcast on Saturday, October 19, 1991, as part of their "Eleventh Hour" segment.

This reel-to-reel tape was an eBay purchase which cost $39.58 in total. It was hoped that 'Blasphemous Rumours' would be present on this broadcast to provide an alternate source other than the FM master cassette of the UK broadcast, but unfortunately, that is not the case. However, this is still a very good sounding recording and is worth sharing.

Many thanks to Gerhard at The Vintage Audio for allowing DM Live to use his excellent Teac reel-to-reel to transfer this tape and for assisting with the transfer process.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. [0:22] Play Intro
  2. [3:56] Play Something To Do
  3. [4:14] Play People Are People
  4. [4:58] Play Leave In Silence
  5. [0:05] Play Station Ident
  6. [3:54] Play Ice Machine
  7. [5:26] Play Lie To Me
  8. [5:20] Play Master And Servant
  9. [4:19] Play Photographic
  10. [5:53] Play Everything Counts
  11. [4:06] Play See You
  12. [0:45] Play Radio Outro
  • Total time: 43:18


  • WXRT 93.1 FM in Chicago -> unknown FM tuner -> unknown 2-track reel-to-reel deck -> Maxell UD reel tape recorded at 7.5 ips and no noise reduction -> playback on Teac X-2000R -> RCA to 1/4" cables -> Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen USB audio interface -> recorded in Audacity 2.4.2 (32-bit 88.2kHz) -> WAV (32/88.2) -> in Adobe Audition 2022 build speed & pitch correction (slow down 0.4 to 1.3% (initial and final stretch) based on 19kHz FM pilot tone), first 35 seconds slowed down 0.25% afterwards; in Audacity 3.1.3: stereo channels phase aligned, normalized to -0.1dB and any DC offset removed, track splits -> WAV (32/88.2) -> downsampled to FLAC level 8 (16/44) using foobar2000 v1.6.10, FLAC 1.3.4 64-bit, and foobar2000's Resampler (SoX) component v0.8.3 (best quality), dithering enabled
  • Generation: master
  • Taper: unknown
  • Transfer: DMLiveWiki on February 6, 2022
  • Reel photos and auCDtectTaskManager log included