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The Steel City Tour: Human League, ABC and Heaven 17 at the Hammersmith Apollo

Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, February 2009

THE STEEL CITY TOUR is a thrilling glimpse of the once- future through the lens of the past. What these groups attempted in Sheffield at the end of the '70s was to take things somewhere new, buy their synths and look outside the narrow prescriptions of the London media scene. Hence you had the Human League singing the Righteous Brothers, Heaven 17 parodying big business and ABC wanting to put Bob Dylan to the disco beat.

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