Monday, August 29, 2016

Creedence Clearwater Revival: 1970-08-29 Inglewood, CA (FLAC_AUD 2nd Gen_1 CD)

Today is the 46th anniversary of this Creedence Clearwater Revival show in the Los Angeles area.  The recording is not bad either.  The source being low generation (2nd generation) helps I am sure.  But there are issues with the recording too.  I'll get into those below as I describe the recording.

I couldn't sleep tonight, and since I haven't been able to upload a show in a long time, I decided to see who's concert anniversary it was today.  I am trying to get to a point where I can start uploading regularly again but it has been difficult lately.  And on top of other issues keeping me busy, the hard drive on my main PC (this PC) is failing and will "imminently fail" according to the boot up message.  So this is something I'll have to take care of before I can return as well.

LINEAGE:
Audience master > 2nd Gen reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD WAV > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Date: August 29th, 1970
Location: Inglewood, California
Venue: The Forum
Title: None

Label: None
Source: AUD 2nd Gen
Format: FLAC
CD's: 1
Artwork: No
Size: 193 MB
Length: 44:05:72


SETLIST:

01. instrument tuning
02. Run Through The Jungle

03. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
04. Tombstone Shadow

05. Fortunate Son
06. Commotion
07. Midnight Special
08. Bad Moon Rising
09. Proud Mary
10. Ooby Dooby
11. Up Around The Bend
12. Keep On Chooglin'


LINK:
(1) 1970-08-29 Inglewood, CA (AUD 2nd Gen)

The waveform has no clipping (or maybe one spike into the red really) and it doesn't show any brickwalling.  But the audio likely has been amplified and it is close to being maxed out in  the waveform. 

The audio sounds great but it has issues as I mentioned.  There is some distortion in louder, heavier bass parts of the show and there is also an issue early on that sounds like a flat spot on a tape head on the tape recorder/player or maybe just a tape issue where the audio goes between good and great sounding in waves.  But this clears up for the most part too as the show progresses.  And the instruments can easily be heard as can the vocals.  But again, the "flat spot on the tape head" sound does keep on chooglin' (or arising) and keeps appearing in various spots around the bend.  OK, enough CCR humor/analogy here.

There are some songs reportedly missing from what I researched and there are a few dropouts in the recording.  But it really does flow nicely in the show and it is not a big issue.

Thanks to "deadhead69" for sharing this one on Dime a while back.  I listened to the whole recording as I was preparing the post and it is really a nice one.  With so many CCR shows (audience and soundboard recordings) having distortion, being bad recordings, etc out there; it's nice to hear one you can actually understand and hear the different musicians equally on.  If it wasn't for the tape/recorder issue in the audio it would easily be an excellent recording.  But to a CCR fan, I think you'll like it just fine as is.  The guitar really sounds great in this show also!

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Led Zeppelin: 1977-06-13 New York, NY (FLAC_AUD Source 2 Master & Source 1 1st Gen Mix_3 CD)

It's been a long time since I've...uploaded a Led Zeppelin show (or any show for that matter).  All I can say is I have been busy and I also needed a break.

This show is one I've never uploaded before and it's one that was requested over on my Facebook page about a month ago.  This is a great sounding recording too.  Great means pretty much middle of the road of you've ever looked over and noticed the ratings (above all the band names and links) I give shows.

I think the source 2, or primary source used here, recording of this show is the best one.  The source 1 recording has too much noise and distortion throughout it but does have more high frequencies.  But still, the source 2 recording is cleaner and much easier to listen to I feel.  Of course this upload is a mix of the two sources with source 1 being used to fill in the missing material in the show after "Kashmir".  Stanko, or source 2, reportedly taped the full show but lost the tape with the material after "Kashmir" and up through "Achilles Last Stand".

LINEAGE:
(1) Source 2 CD-Rs > EAC > Sony Sound Forge > WAV > TLH > FLAC >
(2) Source 1 CD-R's > EAC > Sony Sound Forge > WAV > TLH > FLAC >
(3)
me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you

NOTES:
The only other thing I did was take the final tracks, "Whole Lotta Love" and "Black Dog", and split them into two tracks.  They were originally one track so I used CD Wave Editor and created a split at the right point to form two tracks.


DETAILS:
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: June 13th, 1977
Location: New York, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Title: None

Label: Stanko & Artie (tapers)
Source: AUD (Source 2 Master & Source 1 1st Gen Mix)
Format: FLAC
CD's: 3
Artwork: No
Size: 1.10 GB
Length: 182:45:69


SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. crowd
102. The Song Remains The Same

103. Sick Again
104. Nobody's Fault But Mine

105.
Over The Hills And Far Away
106. Since I've Been Loving You
107. No Quarter
108. Ten Years Gone

CD 2:
201. The Battle Of Evermore

202. Going To California
203. Black Country Woman ~ Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
204. White Summer ~ Black Mountain Side
205. Kashmir
206. Over The Top

CD 3:
301. Heartbreaker
302. Jimmy Page (violin bow guitar solo)
303.
Achilles Last Stand
304. Stairway To Heaven
305. encore/crowd
306. Whole Lotta Love
307. Black Dog


LINK:
(1) 1977-06-13 New York, NY (AUD Source 2 & 1 Mix)
(2) 1977-06-13 New York, NY (AUD Source 2 & 1 Mix)

MIRROR:
(1) 1977-06-13 New York, NY (AUD Source 2 & 1 Mix) (Mirror)

(2) 1977-06-13 New York, NY (AUD Source 2 & 1 Mix) (Mirror)

NOTE:
I'm using a free Mega account as a mirror in this upload.  Those of you downloading please leave me a message here or on the Facebook (Community Group or Secret Group) letting me know what works best as far as the links go.  I eventually plan on adding a secondary mirror site to my posts as I've always had until the last year or so.  Your opinion will help me help you.


This really is a nice performance by Led Zeppelin you can hear throughout this show.  Robert Plant sounds great vocally and Jimmy Page sounds on fire during his solos.  His "Over The Hills And Far Away" solo sounds great as I listen to it now.

The waveform looks great for both sources and there is no audio clipping either.  The audio sounds pretty level too throughout the show in each source.  There is some crowd chatter heard.  Primarily a yapping girl can be heard in the source 2 audio at times.  And in the source 1 audio, or the Artie audio, it's a crap-shoot at who may be heard at times.  Artie is the famous Led Zeppelin New York taper that is also known for talking a lot in his recordings.  But overall, this is a great sounding two source mix.

I've got a DVD-A of this source 2 material that I think sounds the best of all audio I've ever heard for this show.  In the text file for the DVD-A, it mentions that the audio was transferred off of the master tapes using the baking process to prevent any further oxidizing of the tapes.  This source 2 audio being shared here now is the same audio and came from the same transfer after it was converted over to the CD standard format.  It is not from another transfer of the master tapes prior to the baking of them (which of course allows a one time transfer and they're no longer any good).

The more I listen to this show, the better it is sounding to me.

So here is a breakdown of the tracks from the source 1 material that was used to patch this show and make it complete.  "Over The Top", "Heartbreaker", Jimmy Page's violin bow guitar solo, and "Achilles Last Stand" are the source 1 patch tracks.  But when "Stairway To Heaven" comes in, it goes back to the original source 2 material through the end of the show.  There are likely other parts in the show where a short section from source 1 would be added to fill in a gap (usually between songs) in the source 2 recording when something like a tape flip occurred.  But the text file lists the above mentioned songs as fully source 1 material as well.

I wish I knew where I got this from but I cannot seem to nail that fact down tonight.  I wanted to thank the project creator.  They also cleaned up some sound issues such as balancing the channels and working with the audio (not mentioned how) using Sound Forge.  So technically, this audio may be slightly different sounding that the DVD-A copy I mentioned a little bit ago.  Whoever did the work did a great job and from everything I can see they knew what they were doing and did it right.

I wish I could have uploaded this one on its 39th anniversary which was less than two weeks ago.  But I was not able to.  Since I had some time tonight and I knew this one was wanted by a few people, I decided to get it done and uploaded for my friends.

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


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THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY!  NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE.  THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Blind Melon: 1994-03-17 Kirksville, MO (FLAC_SB_1 CD)

I've been wanting to upload this excellent sounding Blind Melon show from 1994 for some time.  But like many other times, things have gotten in the way and I've kept putting it off to the side for a little longer (and longer).  But today, it is getting done.

Blind Melon was a short lived band with the singer Shannon Hoon unfortunately.  They were/are a bunch of talented musicians that had a really classic rock meets modern day sound in their music.  I saw their second from last show in October of 1995 (nobody knowing the end was around the corner for many years to come) from the front row and was blown away by their performance.

Unfortunately, the singer Shannon Hoon died a few days later while the band was in New Orleans for that concert.  Shannon's drug addiction got the best of him and he passed away on the tour bus thus ending their skyrocketing career they had started.

The band continues on today.  I've even seem some 2014 shows out there.  After they found a new singer and gave it another try in the 2000's they tried to make a comeback.  However, and not that they were sounding bad either, the dynamics had changed and the shows I have heard just were not carrying the same energy and sound.  I believe they've gone through two and possibly three singers up to this point after Hoon's death.  But trying to replace the angst that Hoon had and that led to so many incredible songs was something the new singers could not replace.  I'd still go see them in a heartbeat if I knew they were coming to town because the rest of the band was so talented they still could carry the show and it would be very enjoyable to see them.

LINEAGE:
Unknown/none given > SHN > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Blind Melon
Date: March 17th, 1994
Location: Kirksville, Missouri
Venue: NE Missouri State University - Pershing Arena
Title: None

Label: None
Source: SB
Format: FLAC
CD's: 1
Artwork: No
Size: 217 MB
Length: 34:05:70


SETLIST:

01. Time
02. Dear Ol' Dad

03. Deserted
04. Wooh D.O.G.

05. Change
06. No Rain
07. Seed To A Tree


LINK:
(1) 1994-03-17 Kirksville, MO (SB)

The waveform has no clipping (or maybe one spike into the red really) but it does show some brickwalling.  But the audio really sounds excellent-to-superb and there is a very nice mix in it so I don't hear any need to really work on the audio.  But if you wanted to you would have to deal with the brickwalling.

This show cannot be the complete show I am guessing.  There are only seven songs and one of Blind Melon's shows would have been longer than that in a normal show.  Even if they were an opening band they would have played more.  I'm guessing this is about half of the show or possibly even less.

If you've never heard this band I recommend giving them a listen.  And please do not base your opinion of the overplayed song "No Rain" that we likely all got tired of hearing on the radio and MTV back in the mid 1990's.  Personally, while it is a good enough song, it is one on my least favorite songs the band ever made.  It's too bad they don't have songs like "I Wonder", "Holy Man", or "Mouthful of Cavities" to name just a few great songs in this show.  But like it has been for decades now, the radio only played (or plays) two or three songs over the air from most bands and the real gems go unheard many times unless you buy the CD's and find them yourself.

Just listening to this show now I am wanting to try and find some more of the shows I know exist out there (some I only have in mp3 formats).  A lot of the lossless shows I have are very bad, some are great, and a few like this one are really excellent and superb.  But the band sounds superb as far as their performances go in just about any show up through Hoon's passing in October 1995.

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


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Rush: 1994-05-07 Toronto, Ontario, Canada (FLAC_SB Remaster_2 CD)

Today is the 22nd anniversary of this excellent-to-superb sounding Rush concert in Toronto.  I got my first copy of this show on silver CD's in the late 1990's in the Animated released title.  This is the same titled source and it was remastered by "leegeddy".

As far as the remaster goes here, it seems to not be an audio remaster by EQ'ing the show.  The audio sounds just the same as my silver CD's.  It looks like the show was just tracked differently and some clicks/pops were removed from what is mentioned.  As far as the clicks/pops go, I'm not sure where they were located on the original Animated discs release because I have not noticed them on my copy.  I'm not saying they may not be there also...I just haven't noticed them.

LINEAGE:
"Animated" silver pressed CD's > EAC V0.95 prebeta 4 (Secure Mode) > Cool Edit Pro 1.2a > CD Wave > Remaster > SHN (mkwAct) > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness and align sector boundaries) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Rush
Date: May 7th, 1994
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Venue: Maple Leaf Gardens
Title: Animated - Remaster

Label: None
Source: SB (Remaster)
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes
Size: 647 MB
Length: 119:09:09


SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. Dreamline
102. The Spirit Of Radio

103. The Analog Kid
104. Cold Fire

105. Time Stands Still
106. Nobody's Hero
107. Roll The Bones
108. Animate
109. Stick It Out
110. Double Agent
111. Limelight

CD 2:
201. Bravado

202. Mystic Rhythms
203. Closer To The Heart
204. Show Don't Tell
205. Leave That Thing Alone
206. The Rhythm Method
207. The Trees
208. Xanadu
209. Hemispheres: Prelude
210. Tom Sawyer


LINK:
(1) 1994-05-07 Toronto, Canada (SB/Remaster)

The waveform looks perfect and has no audio clipping or other issues I can see.  And the sound of this show is really enjoyable as well.  This, to me, is really a superb recording of a Rush Counterparts tour.  But there are still better recordings from the tour so I will rate it as an excellent-to-superb only because I know there are a few better sounding recordings.  The show has a very nice mix and all three members and their instruments can be heard evenly.

On my silver discs copy of the show the first two tracks are (1) "intro" and (2) "(The) Spirit of Radio".  But here in the remaster the tracks were joined together to form one track.  The second difference is on the remastered copy the "Country Music" part the band did on this tour is not its own track and it is merged with "Cold Fire" to form one track.

The more I examine things while comparing my original copy with this remastered copy I do see there has been some amplification added as well to the remaster.  And this was done right too.  The waveform for the original copy shows no audio clipping either but it looks like some amplification was needed anyhow to bring up the audio a little.  The remaster was done very well and I see no visible errors at all in it.

The sector boundary errors I fixed were not any that would have made any difference if you had burned the FLAC files to disc without aligning the boundaries.  The errors were in the last track on each disc.  This location (final track of a disc) reportedly does not cause issues when located there.  But rather than chance it, and just because I like to make everything as perfect as I can, I went ahead and used Trader's Little Helper to fix them as I always do.

As usual, I am listening to the show now as I am preparing the upload.  Until earlier this morning (hours ago), I had not listened to this show in at least two or three years.  And this Rush Counterparts album tour was one of my favorite "newer era" Rush tours.  I remember buying the CD around 1995/1996 and really liking the songs.  I played it everywhere I drove, went, etc.  Not everybody around me liked it (at least they didn't act like they did) but that never phased me any.  A number of the songs from this album (or CD) touched home with me at the time.  I really thought "Cold Fire" was one such song.  Hard to believe that/she was 20 years ago now!

Any Rush fan should really enjoy this show and recording I am sure!

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


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THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY!  NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE.  THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Led Zeppelin: 1975-02-10 Landover, MD (FLAC_SB_3 CD)

This is the newly surfaced Landover, Maryland Led Zeppelin show we've been waiting for over the last few weeks (or longer for some).  I was able to get it two nights ago (Wednesday) over on R-O thanks to the upload and share by "Smoking Pig" over there.

I listened to the full show through headphones last night and really enjoyed it.  It is an excellent-to-superb sounding recording.

LINEAGE:
EVSD silver CD's > EAC > TLH > FLAC 8 > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: February 10th, 1975
Location: Landover, Maryland
Venue: Capital Centre
Title: Ultra Violent Killer
Droog
Label: EVSD
Source: SB (Master)
Format: FLAC
CD's: 3
Artwork: Yes (web sourced artwork for now)
Size: 1.01 GB
Length: 170:09:58


SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. introduction
102. Rock And Roll

103. Sick Again
104. Over The Hills And Far Away

105. In My Time Of Dying
106. The Song Remains The Same
107. The Rain Song
108. Kashmir

CD 2:
201. No Quarter

202. Trampled Underfoot
203. Moby Dick

CD 3:
301. Dazed And Confused
302. Stairway To Heaven
303.
Whole Lotta Love
304. Black Dog
305. Heartbreaker


LINK:
(1) 1975-02-10 Landover, MD (SB/;EVSD)
(2) 1975-02-10 Landover, MD (SB/;EVSD)

MIRROR:
(1) 1975-02-10 Landover, MD (SB/;EVSD) (Mirror)

(2) 1975-02-10 Landover, MD (SB/;EVSD) (Mirror)

NOTE:
I'm using a free Mega account as a mirror in this upload.  Those of you downloading please leave me a message here or on the Facebook (Community Group or Secret Group) letting me know what works best as far as the links go.  I eventually plan on adding a secondary mirror site to my posts as I've always had until the last year or so.  Your opinion will help me help you.


As we would expect, the waveform does have some clipping but it is not atrocious like some other EVSD shows have been over the years.  The labels (not all but a lot) like EVSD really do not seem to understand how to work on a show without clipping the waveform (audio) it seems.  But this is no big surprise either and it is something we've come to expect from EVSD (or brickwalling if it is Tarantura).

The show starts off with Robert Plant's voice breaking and sounding really bad.  But it soon improves and the show is really a very nice performance by the band.  I think somewhere after "Sick Again" you really don't hear his voice being a problem in this show.

The mix is good but I cannot say for sure if it was too bass heavy or not right now.  As I listened via the headphones Wednesday night I made a lot of changes to the sound and got the show sounding like I wanted it.  At times I had to lower the bass setting due to it being so strong.  But nevertheless, the show sounded excellent and I really enjoyed hearing this soundboard for the first time.

Nobody has done any scans of the artwork yet it seems.  At least if they have they have not shared them yet.  I've gone ahead and searched the web and got what I could on e-Bay and a few other sites.  But we don't really get these shows for the artwork anyhow do we?  If I ever get some high resolution scans I'll add them here.

I was going to upload the show last night but really wanted to listen to it first.  Now, I don't feel like reviewing it because those who are going to get it will hear it for themselves and those that aren't getting it (but should) will have to wonder :-)  Seriously though; I just want to get it uploaded and get to sleep tonight (or this morning really).  You will like this audio if you like Led Zeppelin and should be very pleased.

Thanks again to "Smoking Pig" for being the first to get this one out for us to listen to!

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL!!!

THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY!  NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE.  THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR OFFICIALLY RELEASED MATERIAL TOO.

KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT AVAILABLE, AND MOST OF ALL; KEEP IT LEGAL!!!



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Led Zeppelin: 1971-05-03 Copenhagen, Denmark (FLAC_AUD_2 CD)

Here is a show I have never uploaded a copy of before.  I had wanted to upload this show on its 45th anniversary yesterday but I was not able to do so.  So I figured I'd upload it this morning since I cannot sleep.

This is the copy I decided to go with because I think it has one of the best mixes and the work done on this copy sounds and looks great also.  The highs are not cut from this copy like on some of the other label copies and it doesn't have the rougher sounding distortion that the master copy has.  I'm not saying this is the very best copy, but from my checking of about 6 copies of the show I have, I liked what I was sampling in this copy a lot so I chose it.

LINEAGE:
Silver CD's > EAC (Secure Mode) > WAV > TLH > FLAC 8 > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: May 3rd, 1971
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Venue: KB Hallen
Title: Stick Out!

Label: None
Source: AUD
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes (full scans in download)
Size: 462 MB
Length: 121:36:00


SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. Immigrant Song
102. Heartbreaker

103. Since I've Been Loving You
104. Dazed And Confused

105. Black Dog
106. Stairway To Heaven
107. Going To California
108. That's The Way

CD 2:
201. Robert Plant talking

202. What Is And What Should Never Be
203. Four Sticks
204. Gallows Pole
205. Whole Lotta Love
206. Communication Breakdown
207. Misty Mountain Hop
208. Rock And Roll


LINK:
(1) 1971-05-03 Copenhagen, Denmark (AUD/Stick Out!)

MIRROR:
(1) 1971-05-03 Copenhagen, Denmark (AUD/Stick Out!) (Mirror)


NOTE:
I'm using a free Mega account as a mirror in this upload.  Those of you downloading please leave me a message here or on the Facebook (Community Group or Secret Group) letting me know what works best as far as the links go.  I eventually plan on adding a secondary mirror site to my posts as I've always had until the last year or so.  Your opinion will help me help you.


The waveform looks fine in this show's audio and there is no audio clipping.  There may have been some slight compression used when the show was being mastered.  But it sounds like it comes from a low generation source and as I mentioned up top the highs are more present and the distorting portions sound much better here in this recording.

The audience is not an issue in this recording either.  They are relatively quiet or not caught by the taper as the music plays for the most part.  You can hear them clapping in various songs and hear some talk, whistling, etc throughout the show.  But they were a quiet crowd.  And there even seems to be a rumbling going on in the crowd too because Plant jumps all over the people causing the issue and more or less tells them they will not play if it continues.

As with all shows lately, I am revisiting this one as I prepare the upload.  And I really like it more and more as I listen.  The sound improves a lot too around "Since I've Been Loving You".  I'm sure the taper had to get things set and working right and do the technical adjustments earlier on as we all have to do sometimes.

There are some parts of the show with distortion and it really is in the real heavy and fast parts of the show sometimes when the bass, drums, and guitar are all jamming together.  It sounds like the distortion comes from the taper's gear just not being able to handle the loud show and the limitations with his gear.  Not every part like this is distorted and the distortion is not the kind that is so bad you cannot listen to it.  You can still hear the show just fine.  And the taper sounds like he is close to the stage as well so each member can be heard pretty equally in the mix.

There are a few rarities in this show as well.  The band plays "Four Sticks" and "Gallows Pole" as well as "Misty Mountain Hop" as one of the encore songs.  "Gallows Pole" is played in an incredible way and it sounds awesome in this performance.  "Misty Mountain Hop" became a normal track in the 1973 tour but it wasn't played a lot (maybe at all...I need to check that) in the 1971 shows and hearing it in this show is rare.  He introduced the song saying "this is a song from the next album" and it does sound different than later versions too.  I have always loved the "Minnesota Blues" and "Honey Bee" parts of some Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" performances.  And they play them both in this show.  Robert Plant also adds in part from "Celebration Day" in the near end of "Communication Breakdown" which is a thing I don't think they did in any other recordings of their live shows before/after this show.

I just noticed as "Gallows Pole" is ending the recording sounds like it becomes brighter sounding.  It almost sounds as if another source may have been mixed in.  It may not be anything at all like I am saying it "sounds like".  It may be something as simple as the taper making an adjustment to his gear.  But the distortion I spoke of sounds to have lessened also as "Whole Lotta Love" starts up and this would have been a spot I would have expected to hear the distortion more.  I do not think this a second source mixed in but you tell me what you think when you hear this part of the show.

I really think this is a great-to-excellent sounding show myself.  I love the sound but I also can deal with imperfections in a recording as long as I can still hear the songs fine.  And that is the case with this recording.

One last thing worth mentioning is the great job the taper did at keeping the show sounding the same throughout it.  Unlike many other shows out there, the audio seems to have the same great sound throughout the show and you don't have a mix of better sounding parts of the show alongside other parts sounding worse.  The only (small) issue in the sound changing is the parts where some distortion is present.  But overall, this should be a show any Led Zeppelin live fan should enjoy without any problems!

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL!!!

THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY!  NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE.  THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR OFFICIALLY RELEASED MATERIAL TOO.

KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT AVAILABLE, AND MOST OF ALL; KEEP IT LEGAL!!!



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pat Benatar: 1979-11-06 Cleveland, OH (FLAC_SB Master_1 CD)

I was playing around on YouTube earlier and saw a Pat Benatar concert that reminded me I had been meaning to upload this show being shared now.  So I guess YouTube is good for something after all?

This is an excellent sounding recording of a Pat Benatar show from 1979.  I don't know this for sure, but since the setlist is short as well as her concert I imagine she was an opening act on this night.  This recording is from the soundboard master and it is a great show.

LINEAGE:
Reel-To-Reel Master > CD-R > CD-R > CD-R > WAV (16 bit/44.1kHz) > FLAC >
me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness and align sector boundaries) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you

Mastering Information (copy & paste):
"CDR ripped to WAV with Exact Audio Copy. Wave files converted to FLAC level 8 using FLAC Frontend."

Notes (copy & paste):
"Original transfer from analog master reel to CDR was done circa 2001. This conversion to FLAC was done in July 2009.

No equalization or sound manipulation has been done to this recording.
"


DETAILS:
Artist: Pat Benatar
Date: November 6th, 1979
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: Agora Ballroom
Title: None

Label: Spider-Web (please read ending paragraphs!!!)
Source: SB (Master)
Format: FLAC
CD's: 1
Artwork: Yes (from a different source and not this Master)
Size: 235 MB
Length: 43:33:38


SETLIST:

01. intro
02. If You Think You Know How To Love Me

03. So Sincere
04. I Need A Lover

05.
My Clone Sleeps Alone
06. In The Heat Of The Night

07. No You Don't

08. Just Like Me

09. Heartbreaker

10. band introductions
11. You Better Run


LINK:
(1) 1979-11-06 Cleveland, OH (SB Master)

The waveform looks fine with no audio clipping or any other noticeable errors.  The mix is very well done with both the high and low frequencies being present and clean & clear.  And there is also good stereo separation in the recording too.

I did notice a few digital clicks in the second or third song that at some point were obviously introduced into the recording.  I imagine it might have been during some of the CD-R burning in the lineage.  But it is short and not really anything to worry about.  It probably only lasts about 5 seconds or so.

I haven't heard this show in a decade or so and I am listening to it as I make this upload tonight.  I like these earlier Pat Benatar shows and may upload a few more soon.  The 1970's through around 1983 seem to be my favorite time frame for Benatar's music.  I've still got a few LP's at my home I grew up in that I had bought as I was starting to listen to the band around 1980 or 1981.  As with a lot of great music back then, we had to back track and see what the band had made and released earlier after we heard something we liked on the radio.  And I did just that with Pat Benatar.  This tour she was on in 1979 was for the In The Heat of The Night LP release and I believe Crimes of Passion was the LP that came after it.  Those were the only two LP's I could find I remember as I searched the record stores back then after buying the Precious Time LP.

I cannot personally confirm the lineage given in this post or whether or not this was an FM broadcast like the artwork I found states.  The artwork did not come in the download and I did a Google search and found it.  This likely was an FM broadcast but this specific upload I am sharing will state what the information provided (the lineage) states.  I am doing this because I just noticed (as I was almost ready to upload the show) this is a "Spider-Web" torrented show originally.  I did not get it from "Spider-Web" or his torrent share myself.  But I do know he is someone who can be trusted and if he claims this is a master from the soundboard reel-to-reel tapes I am sure that it is!

I try to always follow people's requests they make when sharing a show.  I hope others would do the same for me.  But in this case, and after preparing this file set and then realizing it was one "Spider-Web" requested people not change the file set on if they torrented the show, I cannot do this now.  Not only have I already worked on this upload changing files tonight but I had done this back a long time ago too.

So my request is this.  Download and enjoy the show but do not share it elsewhere online since I screwed up.  If you want a copy you can share online, find the "Spider-Web" original torrent and then share his original copy please.

I looked high and low before starting this post as to where I originally got this specific copy and finally found the information.  I almost always save a record of the sites I find shows on in an e-mail to myself.  Or, in earlier days, I'd copy and paste the post I found it in into a Word document.  In this case, I only found the Word document for this specific copy of the show when I got it in August of 2009.  I know I got this from a site no longer around called Quality Boots and the information on the site (and in my Word document) made no mention of this being a "Spider-Web" sourced recording and I was going off of that information I found (the Word document).  However, when I found the original text file the mention of "Spider-Web" was in it.  That is when I saw "Spider-Web" first mentioned.  But the website had all of the same exact information on it as the text file with the exception of any mention of "Spider-Web" removed unfortunately.  Had I seen who originally shared it I would have known better and not changed things (like embedding my own metadata and changing the md5 file).  I am including the original text file in this upload as well as the original Word file I saved.

I know from the many great low generation copies of Led Zeppelin shows "Spider-Web" has shared he is a great guy and resource as well.  I sure didn't expect to see him associated with this Pat Benatar show either.  But he was.  So again. please do not share this anywhere else online (at least this copy).  I am asking for this help to keep from "clouding the waters".  Otherwise, I'll make sure not to upload any shows I change but then find out I shouldn't have if a mistake like this happens again (and with my vision it might).  I appreciate your help and if I find the unaltered (just changing names, text file, and small stuff...no audio changes) copy in the future I will replace it here and leave it untouched as originally requested.

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL!!!

THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY!  NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE.  THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR OFFICIALLY RELEASED MATERIAL TOO.

KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT AVAILABLE, AND MOST OF ALL; KEEP IT LEGAL!!!