In Cahoots Utrecht, De Vrije Vloer (AVRO broadcast) 08.05.1984
This is one of the best recordings by the original line-up of In Cahoots, broadcast live by AVRO radio during the band’s Dutch tour of May 1984. It is quite well preserved, too, save for the first few seconds of “Above and Below” (not itself the first piece performed, but the first to be recorded) and a short section of “Second Sight” where tape damage required a temporary switch to mono. It’s a fairly standard set as far as the selection of tracks is concerned, all Miller originals many of which became staples of the band’s set right to the end, with two exceptions – “Nowadays A Silhouette”, of which no version of the In Cahoots arrangement (quite different to either National Health or Gowen Miller Sinclair Tomkins) has been released officially, and “Hard Shoulder”, heard in a very different arrangement and performance by Phil and Dave Stewart on “Cutting Both Ways”.
Phil Miller – guitar
Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello
Peter Lemer – keyboards
Richard Sinclair – bass, vocals
Pip Pyle – drums