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Hi Katy,I’ve a question for Nick Rhodes. Nick, is it true that Arena was “retouched” in the studio, reducing audience noise? Fabrizio

"As with any live album that is released, certainly now, and absolutely in 1985 with ARENA, loud noise was most certainly removed from live tapes. If you record something on the evening, you can capture the raw energy as you hear it as if you were there, being in the room itself. However, to put it out as a live album which celebrates that show, and that period of time, you want it to sound as good as it can. With ARENA we kept it fairly raw and there was not a lot of additions to the live performance, if any, but for sure we made the mixes sound as good as they could be. NR"