1988-05-20 Poplar Creek Music Fest, Chicago, IL, USA/Source 1

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A decent audience recording, although it does suffer from a fair amount of distortion, hiss is present and the treble is shrill. Unfortunately, the majority of Pimpf is missing from this recording. Additionally, Pimpf, Behind The Wheel, Somebody, The Things You Said, and Black Celebration were also absent from this source. To compensate for these missing tracks, I incorporated segments from a previous source (which appears to be in mono, by the way). However, it helped to almost complete this recording.

It seems that the taper's recording device encountered issues during the concert, as there are frequent dropouts and static noise throughout the recording. These issues are particularly noticeable during the songs Somebody and The Things You Said. Before A Question Of Lust, Martin made a comment, but unfortunately, I couldn't discern what he said but it seemed to be something related to "showbiz until the end of the show."


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. [0:36] Play Pimpf
  2. [5:53] Play Behind The Wheel
  3. [4:54] Play Strangelove
  4. [5:15] Play Sacred
  5. [3:56] Play Something To Do
  6. [5:10] Play Blasphemous Rumours
  7. [6:32] Play Stripped
  8. [4:17] Play Somebody (*)
  9. [4:04] Play The Things You Said (*)
  10. [4:43] Play Black Celebration
  11. [5:12] Play Shake The Disease
  12. [4:36] Play Nothing
  13. [4:38] Play Pleasure, Little Treasure
  14. [4:14] Play Master And Servant
  15. [4:11] Play A Question Of Time
  16. [7:09] Play Never Let Me Down Again
  17. [4:10] Play A Question Of Lust (*)
  18. [4:26] Play Just Can't Get Enough
  19. [5:58] Play Everything Counts
  • Total time: 1:29:52


  • unknown taper and equipment -> low generation (?) cassette tapes -> Nakamichi CR-4E cassette deck -> Sony PCM-M10 (24-bit/48khz) -> WAV (24/48) -> in Adobe Audition CC 2014.1: automatic phase correction (auto align channels, auto center panning, all settings set to most accurate possible), sped up 2% ~ 5%, "Everything Counts" sped up 2.5%, manual click removal for first two tracks, normalized to -0.1dB -> WAV (24/48) -> tracked using Audacity 2.0.6 -> WAV (24/48) tracks -> FLAC 16-bit 44.1khz using FLAC 1.3.0 64-bit (level 8 compression) and foobar2000 v1.3.5 with its Resampler (SoX) component v0.8.3 (best quality)
  • Transfer: fallenqueen
  • auCDtectTaskManager log included