1984-11-28 Teatro Tenda, Milan, Italy/Source 1

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A good audience recording. Treble is a little shrill, but not as bad as the prior transfer which may have had EQ applied. This new transfer also plays at the correct speed and has better defined bass. There are strange clicks in the left channel throughout the recording, perhaps from a magnetized capstan shaft on the recording equipment imprinting the clicks as it rotated; the prior transfer is also similarly affected. The concert intro, "Shout", and "Just Can't Get Enough" are missing on this recording. Something To Do fades in, Ice Machine is missing the last several seconds due to tape flip, and Lie To Me fades in due to tape flip.

DM Live purchased this cassette on eBay along with two other Fabio B. DM masters (1984-03-06 Milan and 1987-10-29 Turin). Thanks to Vince for his assistance with procuring these tapes.

Source 2 is a worse sounding, muffled audience recording, but contains the last two tracks not present on this recording; Ice Machine is incomplete, and Master And Servant is missing.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

The source tape.
  1. [3:48] Play Something To Do
  2. [4:34] Play Two Minute Warning
  3. [3:53] Play Puppets
  4. [5:11] Play If You Want
  5. [4:12] Play People Are People
  6. [5:02] Play Leave In Silence
  7. [4:13] Play New Life
  8. [4:30] Play Shame
  9. [5:31] Play Somebody (*)
  10. [3:39] Play Ice Machine
  11. [5:13] Play Lie To Me
  12. [5:27] Play Blasphemous Rumours
  13. [4:48] Play Told You So
  14. [5:14] Play Master And Servant
  15. [4:25] Play Photographic
  16. [7:16] Play Everything Counts
  17. [4:12] Play See You
  • Total time: 1:21:08


  • Incomplete audience recording
  • unknown equipment -> Sony HF-90 type I cassette (master) -> Nakamichi MR-1 professional discrete head cassette deck (playback azimuth adjusted) -> Mogami 2534 XLR to TRS cables -> Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen USB audio interface -> WAV (32/88.2) -> recorded in Audacity 2.4.2 using WASAPI input; soft limited loud mic bumps at beginning of the recording, stereo channels independently normalized to -0.1dB and any DC offset removed, track splits -> WAV (32/88.2) -> downsampled to FLAC level 8 (16/44) using foobar2000 v1.6.0, FLAC 1.3.3 64-bit, and foobar2000's Resampler (SoX) component v0.8.3 (best quality), dithering enabled
  • Taper: Fabio B. (38f on DIME)
  • Generation: master
  • Transfer: DMLiveWiki on December 5, 2020
  • Cassette tape photos and auCDtectTaskManager log included