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COLLECTED UNDERGROUND ONLINE CUO-060
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IQ 

The Wheatsheaf, Dunstable
August 24th 1983
Recording by Peter Nicholls
 
Disc 1
1.    Introduction by Fifi
2.    Just Changing Hands (soundcheck)
3.    Pre-gig
4.    Awake and Nervous
5.    Interlude
6.    It All Stops Here
7.    Fascination
8.    Dans Le Parc Du Chateau Noir
9.    Just Changing Hands
 
Disc 2
1.    The Last Human Gateway
2.    Oh, Shit Me!
3.    Intelligence Quotient
4.    The Enemy Smacks
5.    Stomach of Animal (cut)



Peter writes
"By the time we played at The Wheatsheaf in Dunstable on 24th August 1983, we had recently completed the recording of 'Tales From The Lush Attic' and we were feeling very buoyed up and excited about the release of our first 'proper' album. (In view of this, we had also made the decision to finally delete our cassette album, 'Seven Stories Into Eight'.) In addition, our first headline show at The Marquee was only three weeks away, and this would be our final live show before that auspicious occasion.
 
Sadly, although this was a positive time in IQ history, we were still plagued by technical difficulties - usually Mike breaking a string, as happened on this night after the first number! At The Wheatsheaf, we were faced with a wholly inadequate vocal PA, hence the virtual inaudibility of the vocals in this otherwise chunky recording. Instrumentally, the band sound great (the bass being particularly prominent for once) but the vocals are pretty much absent, apart from the odd quiet section here and there.
 
As with most IQ gigs at the time, this one was recorded on my trusty little mono Phillips recorder and the transfer to disc has been made from the original master tape (a Sony CHF C90, fact fans!).
 
This has been completely uncirculated until this day.  Enjoy.
 
Peter Nicholls, March 2010."

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