Black Sabbath 1989-09-06 Manchester, U.K. [Pre-FM] [FLAC]
Dujanovasionist's remaster of BBC 'In Concert' Pre-FM master FLAC
* For some reason, Dujanovasionist's original upload description and text file claim that this be 'recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, London UK on the 09th September 1989'. IN FACT, HOWEVER, THE RECORDING ORIGINATES FROM THE SHOW AT MANCHESTER APOLLO, MANCHESTER, UK ON 6TH SEPTEMBER 1989! This is confirmed by Tony Martin's mentioning 'Manchester' after 'Children of the Sea', as well as by comparing this recording to the available audience recordings from both Manchester and London.
Pre-FM source (unknown)** > Betamax F1 Stereo > CD > Audition > Flac
** For further details on the source, check out the really interesting JPG photo also included in this folder.
A billion thanks to Dujanovasionist for sharing both this remaster AND the Pre-FM source he used for his remaster on his blog <http://pre-fm-bootlegs.blogspot.de/2014/12/black-sabbath-in-concert.html> on 2014-12-25. To my knowledge (please correct me if I am wrong), he was actually the very first to make this Pre-FM recording available to the Sabbath community. Dujanovasionist's original download link was already dead when I first heard about it, so a big 'Thank you!' also goes to my friend who tracked it down so masterly and shared it so generously with us. Finally, another big 'Thank you!' goes to the other friend who informed me about the existence of this recording in the first place.
DUJANOVASIONIST'S ORIGINAL INFO TEXT FROM 2014-12-25:
"Black Sabbath - 'In Concert' [Dujanovasionist's Remaster]
Recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, London UK on the 09th September 1989.
Pre-FM source (unknown) > Betamax F1 Stereo > CD > Audition > Flac
01 The Gates Of Hell
02 Headless Cross
03 Neon Knights
04 Children of the Sea
05 Die Young
06 Iron Man
07 When Death Calls
08 War Pigs
09 Heaven And Hell
There was no pre-fM Tony Martin era Sabbath in circulation until today. Now, we finally have a Martin era recording that can stand proud alongside Worcester '83, Asbury Park '75, and Boston '92.
This is probably the best boot from the Martin era. His voice is in great shape, and there's a small but pleasing number of tracks from the highly under-rated 'Headless Cross' album, along with classics from the Dio era and that other guy. It is not, however, the most complete recording there is. We don't get to hear 'The Shining' or a number of others from the night this was recorded. However, soundwise this floors 'Headless In Vienna' and the others. I rank it as one of my favourite Sabbath boots.
The source was very evident on the original recording - lots of treble, little guitar. This has been fixed. Everything now sounds much more balanced and much more metal.
Tony Martin (Vocals)
Tony Iommi (Guitars)
Neil Murray (Bass)
Cozy Powell (Drums)
Geoff Nicholls (Keyboards)