A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it, and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it and take the credit. Thanks.
Fatal Charm were formed in 1978 in Nottingham and made a name for themselves in support slots for both OMD and Ultravox in 1980. They continued to write and record in various lineups through the 1980s.
I was lent a cassette with this recording on it, along with the 2 tracks from the flexi disc they used to give out at gigs. Those 2 tracks are included on the compilation album "Plastic", which can still be bought from the shop on the band's website, so I've taken them off the recording here. What you have left is this rather short recording from an FM broadcast of excerpts from their 1981 live set recorded at the BBC's Paris Theatre, in Lower Regent Street, London.
Anyway, the recording was good quality and hadn't really degraded with age, so no major repairs were needed other than some noise reduction and volume balancing. Then it was out with the trusty 30 band EQ to improve clarity and space between the instruments and improve the bottom end somewhat of what was a rather flat recording; hopefully its a far clearer mix now than it ever was.
The show is available for free download here as 1 MP3 file.
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Special thanks to Dave Barker (Fatal Charm's keyboard player) for clarifying one of the song titles (and the positive feedback!).
I remember hearing this set on Radio One when it was broadcast - if I remember correctly, Ultravox were on the same broadcast that evening.ReplyDelete
They were indeed - I used to have a copy of the show I recorded myself with them on the other side of the tape.Delete
I had an old chewed up cassete also Ultravox on the other side which died on me about 15 years ago so pleased to have found this little gem at last ,,,been looking for years actually saw them with Ultravox must of been same tour Sahra Simmonds walked past me in the audience at one point nearly stood on my toe she had a green Robin Hood like jacket on and big boots i remember thinking wow they are good what a band:)ReplyDelete
Happy to help, glad you enjoyed it; its a great set.Delete