City Hall, Newcastle

12 September 1990

(Thirty Years Later)

This would have been the Goodnight LA tour. I thought, and still think, that it was one of the band's weaker albums. Possibly due to record label pressure, the style of the music had changed, and they even brought in outside songwriters to generate a "hit", which is ridiculous when you have Tony Clarkin, still the best songwriter in rock.

So with a setlist that would have drawn mostly from the new album, I don't think this would have felt like the best possible Magnum concert. But still, there's always been a magic at a Magnum gig, and this would transcend a disappointing album. It's hard to remember my exact feelings after all these years, but I am convinced I would have come out and told you it was the best concert I have ever seen.

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