So, another show from OMD - this time from their Architecture and Morality tour of 1981/82. This was a gig labeled as Washington DC 13 February 1982. The only trouble with that is they played Washington on 1 Marsh 1982. And they were in Belgium on 13 February. But as it turns out - this gig was neither of those. I am indebted to the rather excellent OMD Live site for providing the correct venue and date.
This was originally a rather muffled FM recording in mono and has needed a few things - pitch correction, fixing FM noise in places, distortion, some parts that were just overly loud...other parts that just had a very different sound quality to earlier parts... and that was all before I could try and make the recording sound clearer - there's a clip from the original recording in the intro to this one. Anyway, once all those things were fixed, out came the studio toys to make it clearer (that alone took several hours over several days and several listens). But it's a really good performance from Andy in particular - his voice is rather out of control at times on this one, and it makes a great listen.The last few tracks get a little distorted - mostly at the end of The New Stone Age - but I've minimised that as much as possible.
The recording is not quite complete, missing the Architecture and Morality track gig intro, and the last 3 encore songs: She's Leaving, Julia's Song and Stanlow. But it's still a great recording for your collections.
You can now download this restored show exclusively for free, right HERE as one 320kbps MP3 file.
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Either way, enjoy the show!
The Romance of the Telescope
Pretending to See the Future
Joan of Arc
Motion and Heart
Maid of Orleans
The New Stone Age