‘Spirit Of ’76 (Live Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 2000)’ [7:56] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:Recorded live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 15th December 2000. The Alarm 2000 are: Mike Peters: Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica James Stevenson: Electric and acoustic guitars Richard Llewellyn: Bass guitar, backing vocals Steve Grantly: drumsMike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?
Responding to the double chart failure of “The Deceiver” and “The Chant”, the Alarm attempt to quickly regain momentum by recording a new song at Good Earth with Alan Shacklock. “Absolute Reality” end-up sounding much like the best songs from Declaration. The song came from demos for their next album.