Category:Elly Apfel recordings

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Elly Apfel was a prolific German taper of Depeche Mode live concerts in Europe from 1984 through 1993. The vast majority of her recordings are of excellent quality; her earlier recordings from 1984 are only good quality at best.

Elly sold copies of her recordings, and even had some advertisements in some smaller magazines. She taped concerts from the 1990 World Violation Tour as well, but she claimed her recordings were "too good" to share. She encountered trouble with police in 1993 and her entire collection (not just Depeche Mode) was confiscated, so presumably the master tapes have been lost.

The equipment she used before 1987 is unknown. For the 1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour, she used a Sony WM-D6C cassette recorder with unknown microphones. The equipment used for the 1990 World Violation Tour is unknown. For the 1993 Devotional Tour, she used the Sony "Scoopman" digital microcassette recorder, again with unknown microphones, which rivaled DAT quality.

I have had the opportunity to transfer several of Elly's recordings so far, sourced from mostly first-generation cassettes which were generously supplied for me to transfer by Falko. All of Falko's tape copies are first-generation, except for 1986-05-20 Münsterlandhalle, Münster, Germany and 1987-11-18 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France which are second-generation copies. In time, I will transfer all of Falko's tape copies on the Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck and make them available to download.

The full list of the 40 Elly recordings that Falko purchased is below. For most of the recordings that have not had Dragon transfers of Falko's low-generation copies performed yet, existing low-generation cassette transfers done by fallenqueen are available and are marked as such.

Falko's Elly tapes
Tour Concert Source Generation of source on wiki Dragon transfer Recording equipment
1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour 1984-12-05 Münsterlandhalle, Münster, Germany Source 1 1st Yes unknown
1986 Black Celebration Tour 1986-05-13 Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany Source 1 1st Yes
1986-05-20 Münsterlandhalle, Münster, Germany Source 1 2nd Yes
1986-05-22 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany Source 2 1st Yes
1986-05-25 Walter-Köbel-Halle, Rüsselsheim, Germany Source 1 1st Yes
1986-08-16 Valbyparken, Copenhagen, Denmark Source 2 1st Yes
1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour 1987-10-22 Pabellon De Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain Source 1 1st Yes Sony WM-D6C + unknown mics
1987-10-23 Blaugrana Sports Palas, Barcelona, Spain Source 1 1st Yes
1987-10-25 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany Source 1 2nd No
1987-10-26 Palasport, Bologna, Italy Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1987-10-29 Palasport, Turin, Italy Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1987-11-02 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1987-11-03 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1987-11-04 Grugahalle, Essen, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1987-11-06 Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany Elly's rec not available N/A No
1987-11-07 Messehalle, Hannover, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1987-11-09 Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany Source 1 2nd No
1987-11-11 Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany Source 1 MP3 No
1987-11-13 Halle des Fêtes, Lausanne, Switzerland Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1987-11-18 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France Elly's rec not available N/A No
1988-01-11 Wembley Arena, London, England, UK Elly's rec not available N/A No
1988-01-12 Wembley Arena, London, England, UK Elly's rec not available N/A No
1988-02-06 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1988-02-07 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Source 1 2nd No
1988-02-09 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1988-02-10 Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1988-02-19 Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1988-02-21 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium Elly's rec not available N/A No
1988-02-23 Espace Foire, Lille, France Source 1 unknown No
1988-03-05 Hall Rhenus, Strasbourg, France Source 1 low-gen (fallenqueen's transfer) No
1988-03-13 Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria Source 1 Not sure if Elly's rec No
1993 Devotional Tour 1993-05-31 Garbsen, Hannover, Germany Not yet available on wiki N/A No Sony "Scoopman" digital microcassette recorder + unknown mics
1993-06-11 Frankenhalle, Nurnberg, Germany Not yet available on wiki N/A No
1993-06-12 Maimarkthalle, Mannheim, Germany Not yet available on wiki N/A No
1993-06-14 Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany Source 1 2nd No
1993-06-15 Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany Not yet available on wiki N/A No
1993-06-21 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany Not yet available on wiki N/A No
1993-06-23 Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria Not yet available on wiki N/A No
1993-06-25 Martin Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Not yet available on wiki N/A No
1993-07-21 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany Not yet available on wiki N/A No

A few tapes that Falko doesn't own were transferred by darkdevoted on DIME and the raw files sent to me to master & share on DIME and here on the wiki. So far, that list includes only 1984-11-21 Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany/Source 1.

Below is a list of recordings that have been confirmed to be Elly's. Remember, the table above only contains the tapes that Falko purchased and will lend me to transfer on the Dragon; the list below includes a few recordings that Falko was not able to purchase copies of.

Pages in category "Elly Apfel recordings"

The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total.

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