Thursday, July 25, 2013

REO Speedwagon: 1981-07-15 Boston, MA (FLAC_SB/FM_Bootradr Remaster_2 CD)

PREFACE NOTE:  I have been trying for a week to fix aome errors on this show.  I really do not know what is causing them and it doesn't keep you from being able to listen to the show.  The primary problem I'm having is there are small, split second audio dropouts between tracks.  The audio can still be heard but the audio's volume level drops at the beginning of the next track for a fraction of a second.  This is NOT a track-at once (TAO) vs. disc-at-once (DAO) issue.  I do not have my software set up to allow 2 second gaps between tracks and these errors are just split second errors too.  They would probably go unnoticed by most people if I hadn't mentioned them.  It bugs me because I like to create perfect projects. But this one is going to have to wait until I can determine what the cause is.  Since this remastered version sounds so much better than the original, unedited version; I'm going ahead and uploading it anyways.  In the future, once I figure the issue out or get new software (which may be the issue), I'll re-upload it here.

Here is a show I recently found of an off-air FM recording of REO Speedwagon's Boston 1981 show.  The person that recorded it must have had issues with receiving the radio station as clearly as one would want to record a show being broadcast.  The sound was good, but it needed cleaning up and remastering of it to remove hiss, the static and pops from the actual transmission over the FM airwaves, and the high's needed to be brought up.  And at the same time, the noise that comes with increasing the high end of the audio in a recording needed to be cleaned and removed.  I spent the morning doing this work and am very happy with the finished project.  It sounds so much better and most of the flaws are not even noticeable anymore.  It's a great recording and the project came out even better than I thought I could make it!

104.1 WBCN FM broadcast > Teac tape deck > TDK SA-C90 cassette > Audacity (to convert to WAV) > TLH (to convert to FLAC) > uploaded to Dime > my download > Media Creator 2010 Pro (EQ work, cleaning filters, Excite +22) > TLH (fixed SBE's & created ffp & md5 files) > you

Artist: REO Speedwagon
Date: July 15th, 1981
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Venue: Boston Garden
Source: SB/FM
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes (artwork is from a 1 CD version of the show and doesn't list or contain all of the 2 CD tracks)
Label: none
Title: none
Size: 689 MB

CD 1:
101. Don't Let Him Go
102. Like You Do
103. Kevin Speaks
104. Keep Pushin'
105. Kevin Speaks
106. Only The Strong Survive
107. Tough Guys
108. Time For Me To Fly
109. Kevin Speaks
110. Take It On The Run
111. Kevin Speaks
112. Keep On Loving You
113. Roll With The Changes
114. Kevin Speaks
115. Flying Turkey Trot
116. Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight

CD 2:

201. Back On The Road Again
202. Ridin' The Storm Out
203. DJ Talks
204. 157 Riverside Ave
205. DJ Talks
206. Golden Country
207. Shakin' It Loose

Part 1 - 1981-07-15 Boston, MA (SB/FM)
Part 2 - 1981-07-15 Boston, MA (SB/FM)

Dime Torrent -
NOTE: I created a torrent and posted it on Dime.  If your a Dime member, you'll know what to do.  If not, sign up for a free account and READ THE RULES.  Go to for their home page.  And remember to keep your sharing ratio at 0.25% or higher so as to not get banned.  It's a much faster download almost always!  Now, back to the original blog post.

I really enjoyed listening to this excellent era show of REO's.  I like REO's music even today.  But my favorite era of REO Speedwagon music is between 1978 and 1982/83.  They always put on great shows and I've seen (and recorded) them myself many times through the years.

Thanks to "bobobo" for the original upload too!

I hope you enjoy the show...


Friday, July 19, 2013

Journey: 1978-06-10 Passaic, NJ (FLAC_Pre-FM Remaster_1 CD)

This is an excellent remastering job on a Journey show from Passaic, New Jersey in 1978.  This is a digitally transferred pre-FM recording and sounds so much better than the other sources floating around that were just FM radio-to-tape recordings done across the country.  This is the best sounding version of this show I've heard and a lot of time was taken to make this recording just right.  Thanks to "msg" for sharing this recording.  This recording was aired live on WNEW FM as it was being recorded in 1978.

(1) Pre-FM SBD feed > Nak 550 > Maxell UDXL2 (no NR) via Peter Hedeman
Transfer:  MC > Nak CR7-A (azimith adjust) > SBM-1 (s/pdif) > Lynx Studio Technology One (soundcard) > SoundForge 4.5 > CD Architect 4.0f > Red Book CDR.

(2) Re-Mastering:  CDR > WAV > Wavelab 5.0 (gain +5dB; X-noise to remove tape hiss and a buzz at about 120 Hz (+12dB threshold, 66% reduction; L3 Multimaximizer to increase headroom) > WAV > FLAC

Artist: Journey
Date: June 10th, 1978
Location: Passaic, New Jersey
Venue: Capitol Center
Source: SB/Pre-FM
Format: FLAC
CD: 1
Artwork:No (I'm adding "Beginning The Lights" artwork to this upload and blog entry even though it's not an exact match)
Label: None
Title: Passaic 1978 Remaster (remaster of "The Band Plays On" release)
Size: 457 MB

01. Richard Neer: pre-broadcast talk
02. La Do Da
03. Next
04. Feeling That Way
05. Anytime
06. On A Saturday Night
07. Winds of March
08. Wheel In The Sky
09. You're On Your Own
10. Richard Near encore break chatter
11. She Makes Me (Feel Alright)
12. more announcer chatter
13. Patiently
14. Opened The Door
15. more announcer chatter
16. Lights
17. ending talk and credits

1978-06-10 Passaic, NJ (SB/Pre-FM Remaster of "The Band Plays On")

My very first Journey bootleg was a much, much lesser and unbalanced silver CD I got from Japan titled "Beginning The Lights".  I was happy with it so you can imagine how much more happy I've been in recent years when better recordings and remastered jobs were done to create excellent sounding versions (and more complete too) like this upload.

You can tell the mobile studio doing the recording was unprepared for the show to start at the beginning of the CD.  The announcer mentions the new technology allowing them to record from a mobile command post and view what was going on via a TV monitor as opposed to being inside of the venue and broadcasting live from there.  I just wonder if the video feed they were seeing was ever professionally recorded?  I'd love to see it.  I've seen a black and white "Winds of March" from this show and I imagine that's from the feed going to the mobile setup outside of the venue.  Wow, how things have changed since those days :-)

I like to add a folder many times and leave the original creator/uploader's text files in it so others can see what they said or see any technical data if there is any.  I've done this with this show.

This is an excellent, crank it up loud recording and I hope you enjoy it...


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Led Zeppelin: 1980-06-29 Zurich, Switzerland (FLAC_SB/AUD Mix_2 CD)

This is an excellent 1st generation soundboard, two master audience sources mix of Zeppelin's last show in Zurich.  This mix makes the show 100% complete and the audience parts are added where the soundboard audio was either cut or not recorded (usually between songs).  Both sources sound great and this is revision 0.1 (I think the only revision) I got from my Zeppelin bootleg buddy David.  It may have been on Dime in the past but I'm not sure.  Also, David may have or may not have been the creator of this SB/AUD mixed source (the best I've heard) 2 CD set.  I believe he did the work and created the project, but still, I cannot recall for sure.  He's a master at this type of work.  But either way, thank you David for sending me the 13 DVD-R discs full of FLAC shows a few years ago!

I left the files just the way they were on the 13 DVD-R's David had sent me of various Zeppelin and other shows.  Here are some notes from the text file I got from David:

NOTE 1: Complete show. Audience source 1 used to splice in missing section of Kashmir. Alternate audience recording (Source 2) used to splice missing section between All Of My Love and Trampled Underfoot.

NOTE 2: All track speeds and SBE corrected SBD tracks slowed down -6.16% using Audacity. Speed correction done April 2008. Soundboard series 009 Rev 0.1

Soundboard > 1st generation > CD-R 5 > EAC > WAV > FLAC
Source 1 AUD Masters > DAT > CD-R 1 > EAC > WAV > FLAC

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: June 29th, 1980
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Venue: Hallenstadion
Source: SB/AUD Mix
Format: FLAC
CD: 2
Artwork: No
Label: None
Title: None
Size: 724 MB

CD 1:
101. Train Kept A Rollin'
102. Nobody's Fault But Mine
103. Black Dog
104. In The Evening
105. The Rain Song
106. Hot Dog
107. All Of My Love
108. Trampled Underfoot
109. Since I've Been Loving You

CD 2:
201. Achilles Last Stand
202. White Summer
203. Kashmir
204. Stairway To Heaven
205. Rock And Roll
206. Heartbreaker

(1) 1980-06-29 Zurich, Switzerland (SB/AUD Mix)
(2) 1980-06-29 Zurich, Switzerland (SB/AUD Mix)

I'd talked about uploading some 1980 Zeppelin shows a few months back but sort of forgot about it.  This is the first of many I will be uploading over time.  While my favorite "era" of Zeppelin's live shows is between 1968 and 1975, I still love the 1977, 1979, and 1980 shows too!

I hope you enjoy the show...



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Eagles: 1977-03-21 Largo, MD (FLAC_SB_1 CD)

Here's a superb soundboard of part of The Eagles show from Largo, Maryland back in 1977.  This obviously isn't the complete show because there are only eight songs.  This is reportedly from a DVD rip but I've yet to see this video anywhere before.  As excellent and this rip sounds, I hope to find the video from it before too long.

DVD > DVD audio rip > WAV > FLAC > me > TLH (create ffp & md5 files and check for SBE's) > you

Artist: The Eagles
Date: March 21st, 1977
Location: Largo, Maryland
Venue: Capital Centre
Source: SB
Format: FLAC
CD: 1
Label: None
Title: Live At The Capital Centre March 1977
Size: 330 MB

01. Hotel California
02. New Kid In Town
03. Take It To The Limit
04. One Of These Nights
05. Lyin' Eyes
06. Rocky Mountain Way
07. Best Of My Love
08. Take It Easy

FileFactory Mirror Link:

I'd really like to find the complete soundboard for this show.  I imagine this is about half of the show.  I'd need to look at some other 1977 The Eagles shows to see what songs are most likely missing.  But if you want a super sounding, incomplete version of the show; then here it is.  If anyone has any leads on where to find the full show's audio and/or the video from this concert, please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I've been back for a week now from my two weeks of vacation and should be back to uploading shows daily withing a few days to a week.

I hope you enjoy the show...


Friday, July 12, 2013

Led Zeppelin: 1975-02-16 St. Louis, MO (FLAC_SB_3 CD)

This is an incredible and awesome sounding soundboard of Led Zeppelin's 1975-02-16 St. Louis concert.  I've got a few labels/versions of the show already and I believe this Liquid Led label version is the best I've come across so far.  The sound and performance are great examples of how "on fire" Led Zeppelin was on their 1975 tour in America.

Silver CD's > EAC > WAV > FLAC > > Media Creator 2010 Pro (to name tracks) > TLH > you

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: February 16th, 1975
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: Missouri Arena
Source: SB
Format: FLAC
CD: 3
Label: Liquid Led
Title: Better Late Than Never
Size: 1.20 GB

CD 1:
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. In My Time Of Dying
105. The Song Remains The Same
106. The Rain Song
107. Kashmir

CD 2:
201. No Quarter
202. Tramples Underfoot
203. Moby Dick

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

(1) 1975-02-16 St. Louis, MO (SB/Liquid Led)
(2) 1975-02-16 St. Louis, MO (SB/Liquid Led)
(3) 1975-02-16 St. Louis, MO (SB/Liquid Led)

 It's been a year or two since I've listened to any of the other versions of this show I have.  But after sampling this Liquid Led version, and after I create this upload, I'm burning myself a copy to jam out to afterwards.  The clean, precise stereo in this recording has to be enjoyed on a good sound system.  The PC speakers are fine for sampling the show, but in order to enjoy it fully, you must crank it up and let it go.  And that's what I'm planning to do very soon :-)

Thanks to "bostonbro" for uploading their EAC ripped copy for others to get and share.  I left their AEAC log and text files in this upload and put them in a folder for those (like me) interested in the technical information for this source.  I also checked for SBE's and there were none.  So, this show is ready to go!

I hope you enjoy the show...