Well...back when I did this it was believed the last night of the tour - which this gig clearly IS - was Calgary. But information has come to light THIS year - someone commenting in the comments below started off some more detective work - that the last night was actually in Edmonton, Canada on 12 November 1980. THIS is that gig. So the date is RIGHT but the venue is WRONG.
Mislabeled as Calgary back in 2013 when I found this, or was sent it (forget which!). Pretty sure back then, online sources also had the last night of the tour as being Calgary but that has been corrected in several places this year. I've since heard songs from a recording of the Calgary gig (which was the night before - 11 November 1980) and there are differences to this gig - not least of which is that he doesn't tell everyone its the last night of the tour!
THIS gig is actually from the Kinsmen Field House, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and is definitely the last night of the tour - as you can hear Gary telling everyone that before the final encore.
Numan released his second solo album "Telekon" in the Autumn of 1980 and embarked on his second major tour in 12 months - and his second in the USA and Canada in 7 months. This recording features the full set from the very last night of the Teletour, after he'd already made up his mind that he would retire from touring. The show gets better through the set I think, and the last song in the set, We Are Glass, is especially exciting with lots of analogue synths squawking away.
This is a soundboard recording and had deteriorated with age a bit. EQ'ing and remastering has brought out the best of it I think and its very listenable - certainly proved popular with Numan fans.
UPDATE 2019: While preparing this old show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the sound quality further, over what I’d originally done to the recording back in 2013. You can now download this new version (as of 2019) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file.
Or, if you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.
Remind Me to Smile
Me! I Disconnect From You
Everyday I Die
Remember I Was Vapour
Are 'Friends' Electric?
The Joy Circuit
I Die:You Die
I Dream of Wires
Down in the Park
We Are Glass
Looks good and with your promise of "lots of analogue synths squawking away" it should sound good too. Many thanks for another sterling effort in giving us these shows. Cheers!ReplyDelete
There's one track missing from the Setlist - "I Die: You Die" comes in between "The Joy Circuit" and "I Dream Of Wires"ReplyDelete
Well spotted! Thanks for that, I'll fix it now.Delete
According to set list sites, Edmunton Alberta the next night was the final show. That show features "Stories" and said to be the source of the Living Ornaments 80 expanded disc.ReplyDelete
Back when I did this show, listings were definitely showing Calgary as the last night but hey, new info comes to light all the time. Thanks for pointing that out. The LO 80 expanded disc was taken from Manchester UK though, not Edmonton (I used to know the guy who remastered that for Beggars Banquet). Stories was dropped for the US/Canada leg of the tour.Delete
The Teletour expanded disc has the same band intro at the end (..and then there's this lot...) as your posting ?ReplyDelete
And that's the same as the Edmonton show? It's been years since I heard the LO80 CD - but I haven't heard the Edmonton show at all.Delete
The band intro part of the expanded LO 80 was taken the Newcastle gig!Delete
All cleared up. This is definitely from the last night, and it is definitely Edmonton, not Calgary. I've heard the Calgary recording and this is not that. Got to love badly labeled bootlegs... So I've updated the page text to make it clear which gig it is.Delete