1986-04-10 N.E.C., Birmingham, England, UK/Source 1

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Excellent quality FM broadcast audio of a 1991 Swiss radio re-broadcast, edited to remove the radio host and station jingles by using audio of a 1987 Japanese NHK FM radio broadcast, which is sourced from the "Rated PG" bootleg bonus tracks and a freshly remastered version of the second-generation cassette recording of the broadcast. There is consistent sound quality throughout, with very minor radio interference noises occasionally heard, most noticeable during It's Called A Heart. Most clicks and pops were manually removed. This audio has fewer dropouts, less wow & flutter, and better clarity overall than prior available versions.

The following audio was used to fill in the gaps:

  • Black Celebration: intro patched using speed and phase corrected version from "Rated PG"
  • It's Called A Heart: intro patched using speed and phase corrected version from "Rated PG"
  • Everything Counts: first bar of intro patched using second-generation cassette
  • Stripped: intro patched using second-generation cassette

The beginning note of Something To Do does not appear on any unaltered broadcast but does appear on commercial releases. Because the audio only appears on a commercial release, it was not patched in for this version.

The auCDtectTaskManager fails with question marks, but the presence of the 19khz FM stereo pilot tone is likely confusing its detection algorithms. The audio is lossless based on manual analysis of the spectrogram.

For further details and lineage information about the sources used to create this version, please see Source 2 and Source 3.

Many thanks to subwave collection CH, dmplus, darkdevoted, Vince, DMRobo, and Robert for their involvement with this production.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

The DAT tape's inlay card.
  1. [4:46] Play Black Celebration
  2. [4:16] Play A Question Of Time
  3. [4:58] Play Shake The Disease
  4. [5:23] Play It's Called A Heart
  5. [5:32] Play Everything Counts
  6. [2:47] Play It Doesn't Matter Two (*)
  7. [4:07] Play A Question Of Lust (*)
  8. [5:24] Play Blasphemous Rumours
  9. [6:21] Play Stripped
  10. [3:50] Play Something To Do
  11. [5:11] Play Master And Servant
  12. [4:34] Play People Are People
  • Total time: 57:09


The DAT tape containing most of the audio used for this rework.
  • rework utilizing Source 2 and Source 3 in Audacity 3.4.2, using Source 2 as the base: trim radio host and station jingles; use bits from Source 3 as needed to patch gaps; crossfades as required for track transitions; track splits -> FLAC level 8 (16/48)
  • Rework: DMLiveWiki
  • Source 2 taper: subwave collection CH
  • Source 3 taper: dmplus
  • DAT photos, cassette photos, and auCDtectTaskManager log included