Sat, 19-Feb-1983

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Newspaper Announcement

Brixton Ace, London, England

Other acts performing at this event were Brillant and Urban Shakedown, formerly Basement 5.

The second part of this concert including Alice, Valentine, Anaconda, Body Electric, 1969 and Sister Ray was recorded from

the mixing desk. This part is available in very good sound quality on various live bootleg LPs such as Halloween In Arkham

or Carmina Burana.

A complete audience recording of the gig does exist as well and was traded on bootleg cassettes back in the days,

but is hard to find. This recording does also offer a very good sound quality but gives a different impression of the sound

as it - naturally - includes the noise from on stage, from around the venue and from the audience.

Pictures of the cassette and vinyl covers are down below

Often such vinyl bootlegs would wrongly name March 17th, 1983 as the source of the featured recording. Listening to these

bootlegs would, however, undoubtedly reveal that their actual origin is in fact this mixing desk take.

A well-known Edritch quote from the gig (before 1969) audible in the above mentioned recordings is :

"This is the last time we play this song. .... ever ....".

Announcement Poster or Flyer


Newspaper Announcement

Note that the header of the second advert on the right side mentions that "All shows are being recorded for CH4".

This would have been wonderful, but to-day no such video recording has ever surfaced, nor is any information available

about such footage. Thanks for the lovely picture (and the info), though, to HL Forum member Dan.

Also special thanks to the contributor of the announcement poster of flyer on the left.

Additional Pictures

Brixton Ace 19-02-83 - Original Bootleg Cassette
Carmina Burana
Halloween's Day
Ticket                           *thanks to brunobossier