1986-05-25 Walter-Köbel-Halle, Rüsselsheim, Germany/Source 1

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A good sounding audience recording. It's rather hissy. Everything Counts seems odd to me - the quality overall is better than the rest of the recording, plus the transition between audience noise is not seamless. It's also much hissier than the rest of the recording. I checked recordings of other concerts around this date, but none matched Dave's shouts; at first I thought it might be from 1986-05-24 Rotterdam as a couple of the shouts and overall quality matched, but then the final shout did not match. Ultimately, I don't know how to explain the quality difference of this track.

Other than the first few seconds of Everything Counts and More Than A Party being missing, this is a complete recording.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

The tape's inlay card.
  1. [4:24] Play Christmas Island
  2. [6:05] Play Black Celebration
  3. [4:20] Play A Question Of Time
  4. [5:54] Play Fly On The Windscreen
  5. [5:08] Play Shake The Disease
  6. [5:05] Play Leave In Silence
  7. [5:29] Play It's Called A Heart
  8. [5:57] Play Everything Counts
  9. [3:08] Play It Doesn't Matter Two (*)
  10. [4:14] Play A Question Of Lust (*)
  11. [5:32] Play Blasphemous Rumours
  12. [3:53] Play New Dress
  13. [6:32] Play Stripped
  14. [3:57] Play Something To Do
  15. [5:27] Play Master And Servant
  16. [4:11] Play Photographic
  17. [7:22] Play People Are People
  18. [5:50] Play Boys Say Go!
  19. [4:09] Play Just Can't Get Enough
  20. [5:05] Play More Than A Party
  • Total time: 1:41:40


The first generation tape.
  • Incomplete audience recording
  • Lineage: unknown recording device + mics -> unknown master cassette(s) -> unknown deck(s) used for copy -> first generation TDK SA100 high position cassette, 1990 - 1991 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 (WASAPI 32-bit / 88.2 khz) -> normalized to -0.1dB and any DC bias removed -> WAV (32/88.2) -> tracked using Audacity 2.1.1 -> WAV (32/88.2) tracks -> FLAC 16-bit 44.1khz using FLAC 1.3.1 64-bit (level 8 compression) and foobar2000 v1.3.9 with its Resampler (SoX) component v0.8.3 (best quality), dithering enabled
  • Generation: first
  • Taper: Elly Apfel
  • Transfer: DMLiveWiki
  • Cassette tape photos, tape inlay scan, and auCDtectTaskManager log included
  • Many thanks to Falko for generously lending me a batch of five low-gen cassettes of Elly's recordings from the Black Celebration tour to transfer.