Photos and a song from the Said Liquidator's 1991 Valentine gig at Newcastle Broken Doll.

Audio only of Said Liquidator playing 'Systematic Guardians' at Newcastle Broken Doll on Valentine's night 1991

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Said Liquidator's 1991 Valentine gig launched the 'Rise' album. The recording and mixing of the album had been lengthy and far from straightforward so we were relieved to finally have it out.

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Said Liquidator, Laverne and Shirlie poster for Valentine 1991 gig at Newcastle Broken Doll

This was the band's first performance in quite a few months and there a good buzz about the place due to word of mouth and the local press reporting the album's release and our forthcoming national tour. The band were also excited because a couple of record companies were showing some interest in the advance sampler they had received. 

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Said Liquidator: Newcastle Broken Doll Valentine 1991 (Stevie and Simon centre)

The room was packed. We were very pleased to be back on stage after the torture of having our performances dissected in the studio. We were feeling confident (Stevie and I were probably unbearably cocky). We were ready to Liquidate: "Play that funky bass line, Rolfy!"

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Said Liquidator: Newcastle Broken Doll Valentine 1991 (Sam, Debbie and Rolf to the left)

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Said Liquidator: Newcastle Broken Doll Valentine 1991 (playing the 'Jingle' promoting the single 'Say What You Feel')

Working from the original quarter inch and DAT studio master tapes we have been able to remaster the recordings to a much higher sonic standard than the original releases. The live recordings originate from cassettes so are of lesser sound quality but mastering has brought them up to a good standard. The inclusion of the live songs means that for the first time we can gather together all of our songs - 33 tracks. I was amazed how many there are!

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Said Liquidator: The Third Man (Anthology 1987-1991) - Cover

The anthology features all of the band's releases: 'How To Smile' (1987: Hitback 7" EP, which also featured Newcastle bands Laverne and Shirlie, Skiptracers and Movietone), 'No Ribbons on Oak Trees' (1988: cassette mini album), 'Say What You Feel' (1989: 12" EP on La-Di-Da Records) and 'Rise' (1991: cassette album). The live recordings come from gigs at Newcastle's Broken Doll, All Saints Church, Morpeth Courthouse and Edinburgh Wilkie House. 

The double CD anthology (released 25 July 2011) is available from this website click here to buy a copy.

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