A debut for Icehouse this time - or more accurately, Flowers in this case as that was still their name back in 1980 when this gig was recorded from Australian radio.
This recording was originally 1 side of a C120 cassette (remember them?!) and was apparently transferred to digital from that - whoever recorded the original and whoever transferred it both did a great job! Apart from some tape dropouts and a few clicks which I fixed as best I could, the sound was pretty clear. Clearly it's not the complete gig - FM broadcasts so rarely are. 30 band EQ has tightened up and taken some rough edges off the bass and improved the clarity of the recording. I hope you enjoy the results!
Incidentally, I'm not 100% sure on the date - the gig files were just marked as "June 1980" - but Setlist.fm has the gig down as 1 June 1980, so that's what I've gone with. EDIT - according to a listener commenting below, the date of this show is 19 June 1980.
I'm also aware the 30th anniversary reissue of Icehouse does have a whole heap of live tracks on an extra CD - however, I don't think any of those tracks are taken from this gig but I don't have a copy to hand to confirm that (I'll update this if anyone gets in touch). EDIT - the same listener below confirmed no tracks were officially released.
You can download all of this improved recording for free here as one 320 kbps MP3 file.
Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.
Either way - enjoy the show!
Nothing to Do
We Can Get Together
Can't Help Myself
I have the free download of this concert which was available on the Icehouse Spellbound Facebook page at some point and it says Flowers Live at Centenary Hall Melbourne, June 19, 1980 and these tracks were not included on the Icehouse 30th Anniversary Edition.ReplyDelete
Aha - cool, thanks for the info. I'll update the heading on the page, at least. I wonder what the source was for the free download off FB then. Much appreciated!Delete
Iva Davies found the recording from Melbourne radio station 3RRR when going through the archives but wanted to share the whole concert as a free download and so didn't include any of the tracks on the Icehouse 30th Anniversary Edition.Delete
Interesting stuff, thanks. Couldn't find any info about this recording being available at all before I worked on it. I had a look for this full set release too without any luck so I guess it's no longer available. In any case, thanks for all that.Delete