1983-10-08 Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK

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Depeche Mode's third out of three nights at the Hammersmith Odeon during their 1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour. Most of this concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 1983-11-26 (see BBC website here and here), and a stellar recording incorporating both pre-broadcast and FM sources is below. It misses And Then... and Boys Say Go!, unfortunately. According to the setlist sheet below, "Work Hard" was slated to be performed, but there is no confirmation whether it was played during any of the three nights at Hammersmith during this tour.

The available audio recording from this date is confirmed to be from this date and not 1983-10-06 as was commonly thought for a very long time. The BBC Radio International catalog search page confirmed the date of the In Concert 320 pre-FM vinyl as being from October 8, 1983; see below for a screenshot.

Matt Fretton was the support act.

Photos

All scans and photos credit to Dennis Burmeister. Only the pre-FM CD source and an FM broadcast master tape source were used for the most complete, best sounding version of this concert available below; the scans of the LP sleeve and labels are provided for completion sake. Neither the original pressing LP cue sheets nor the CD inlay mention the exact date of this recording.

Set list

Credit to Markus Räbiger from the DMCPAV Facebook group.
  1. Everything Counts
  2. Now, This Is Fun
  3. Two Minute Warning
  4. Shame
  5. See You
  6. Get The Balance Right
  7. Love In Itself
  8. Pipeline (*)
  9. The Landscape Is Changing
  10. And Then...
  11. Photographic
  12. Told You So
  13. New Life
  14. More Than A Party
  15. The Meaning Of Love
  16. Just Can't Get Enough
  17. Boys Say Go!

Sources

  • Source 1 is the most complete version available comprised of pre-FM and FM sources. Sound is superb.

Ticket

Credit to unknown.