Out of Control Tour '84

updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Audio 1 -
Sound 2 - 1hr 25mins - ? - 23 tracks
misses off Career Opportunities and Complete Control

Audio 2 -
Sound 2 - 1hr 26mins - ? - 23 tracks
misses off Career Opportunities and Complete Control

Three Card Trick

Audio 3 - full - upgrade to master wanted
Sound 3 - 1hr 36mins - ? - 25 tracks

Three Card Trick

A nice sounding recording, one of the best on this US leg of the tour. However it suffers from constant digital clipping, some tape speed problems (too slow) and dodgy editing however.

Clipping, speed and editing apart which is slight but continual, this audience recording is good. A good wide range with very good clarity spoiled only by the taper being at the back of the hall. The bass, drums vocals and lead come through very clearly. A good 4 without the clipping. Interesting tracks include he unreleased In the Pouring Rain and Broadway/Junco Partner.

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  • StevePummer - 16 Feb 2019, 23:11  User

    I was there. I have the ticket stub with the venue shown. Here's a review in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch two days later:

  • Venue - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiel_Auditorium

    The Stifel Theatre (originally known as the Municipal Opera House and formerly the Kiel Opera House) is a civic performing arts building located in St. Louis, Missouri.

    It opened in 1934 as a part of the "Municipal Auditorium and Opera House". The theatre was in operation until 1991.

    In June 2009, it recived a £79m refurbishment.


    London Calling
    Safe European Home
    Are You Ready For War
    Tommy Gun
    Three Card Trick
    Rock the Casbah
    Police On My Back
    Sex Mad War
    Know Your rights
    The Guns Of Brixton
    In the Pouring Rain
    I'm So Bored with the USA
    Junco Partner
    Janie Jones
    I Fought the Law
    Straight to Hell
    Brand New Cadillac
    The Magnificent Seven
    Koka Kola
    Spanish Bombs
    Career Opportunities
    Complete Control

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    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)
    Wed 23 May 1984 - Page 69

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