This is an interesting and lively gig from the still relatively new Ultravox line up, who had released their first single, "Sleepwalk" and album "Vienna" a few months earlier, and were in America and Canada for several months before they they returned to the UK for a tour of larger venues starting in December.
Some interesting variations on well known songs, a few mistakes (especially in the first few songs) but overall a really strong performance all await... As well as Midge getting a bit stroppy with the house engineer over a lack of monitoring... You will also hear Billy Currie credited at the end as playing "lead keyboards, guitar and violin" - Billy was playing 2nd guitar on the song "Face To Face" (the jangly guitar line - that's him).
Firstly, as always with audience recordings, the ambient room reverb was partially removed to give me more sound to work on. Then, some rebalancing of the stereo image was required, and then I had to remove a really odd noise that appeared loudly in 1 of the first 3 songs, which took a while - completely gone now. After all that, it was onto the studio tools including EQ, to create more space between all the instruments, bring up the sound of the band and tighten up the sound.
Really pleased with how this sounds now - a must for any Ultravox fan, I would say (and I am one). You can now download this restored show exclusively for free, right HERE as one 320kbps MP3 file.
Or, if you would like to have separate, fully tagged MP3s or lossless FLACs, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. Absolutely no obligation to do so of course. Either way, enjoy the show!
And before you go - check out all the OTHER restored Ultravox shows before you go!
Face To Face
Hiroshima Mon Amour
All Stood Still
King's Lead Hat
I am indebted on this occasion to someone referenced in the note
accompanying the source files for this show simply as "RH", who
originally taped this from the audience on the night. For an audience
recording, it was far clearer than most (incidentally, you might see
this same source elsewhere on British bootleg sites dated "10 April
1980" - that date is wrong, purely down to the American source tape
being labeled "10/4/80" - Americans write the month first, not the day -
it's definitely October 4, 1980).