City Hall, Newcastle

15 December 1988

(Thirty-One Years Later)

I have almost no memory of this concert, but I am sure I was there. Magnum toured so often in those days, you would get two tours a year. The first was to promote the album, the next had more of their older songs, and I can specifically remember going along to hear those older songs. Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin had appeared on Alan Robson's late-night rock radio show, and he took them to task for not playing The Spirit on their last tour. So I went along to hear The Spirit. And for the first time in my life, sang The Spirit in a Magnum audience.

Which is the best feeling you can ever have, and instantly makes it the best concert you have ever seen.