Allan Holdsworth and IOU
Keystone Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
September 18th, 1982

Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster

Original lineage:
Believed to be an AUD? (but see additional comments, below) > FLAC > CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC >

Goody's additional lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender -95 cents; Balance channels & cross-mix 99:1 ratio; Phase adjusted; glitch repair; Tracking; Fades) >
TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

Allan Holdsworth: Guitar
Paul Williams: Vocal
Jeff Berlin: Bass
Chad Wackerman: Drums

Disc 1 (49:13)
01 The Things You See (When You Haven't Got Your Gun) 8:21
02 White Line 8:46
03 Water On The Brain 3:40
04 Shallow Sea 7:22
05 Band Intros 1:09
06 Letters Of Marque 10:41
07 Out From Under 3:12
08 Checking Out 6:02 [retained small gap from 3:40:18 - 3:40:46 - missing music]

Disc 2 (38:07)
01 Bass Solo and Bass/Drum Duet (including, but not limited to, "Dixie", "St. Thomas" and "Close Encounters") 9:22
02 Where Is One 9:50
03 Was There? 6:00
04 Road Games (early rough version with long transitional intro) 12:54

mr_mags' original notes:
I'm pretty sure I picked this up here quite a few years ago but can't find it on the bot. It's a request from Stratus 7 who recently shared a nice one from the other Keystone in Palo Alto. I'm pretty sure I was at this one as well the gig the following year. Smokin' hot stuff, but does this run fast? Also, the crowd sounds distant like a SBD. However, a quick "thank you" appears as the band thanks the crowd at the very end. AUD from the rear of the club? Anyway, the sound is quite good- IMO.



Goody's additional comments:
Suspicions regarding the speed/pitch of the source, upon which this remaster is based, were indeed correct - the pitch was approximately 95 cents sharp. This edition has gotten a complete makeover in many other regards as well, as you can see in the extended lineage, above. Part of the improved sound is also due, with my great thanks, to TomP, who advised regarding phase adjustment and cross-mixing of the channels.

As to the audio in this recording - IMHO, it sounds too good to be from somewhere out in the audience. Too much of it sounds direct, especially the vocals and bass. The guitar is also very clear, and the drum mix is all there, all without the usual accompanying ambience created by the distance of an audience member with even the best of gear. Of course, this could possibly be a stage recording. Still, one can obviously hear mixing moves resulting in volume changes in the vocals, for one, which I'd credit to a soundboard mix of some sort. The instruments are all very well defined.

And we are the lucky ones who get to hear this incredible lineup from among the very best that fusion has to offer, in one of their most solid and intense live performances that I know of.

Thanks to all involved in the creation, preservation, and circulation of the source of this incredible archive.

Please share it, so that others can fall out of their seats listening to this as well! It's that good...

Text updated for this edition: 2/16/16