Live at the Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, California
August 21, 1987
the Late Show
A great Alice's Restaurant story.
How many things in the world are exactly 18 minutes and 20 seconds long?
1. Drowning Man
2. Gates of Eden
4. Victor Jara
5. Aliceís Restaurant
Running Time: 41 Minutes 5 Seconds
1. Oh Mom
2. Arlo Talks to Audience
3. Last to Leave
4. All Over the World
5. You and Me
6. City of New Orleans
7. Cominí Into Los Angeles
8. This Land Is Your Land
9. Amazing Grace
Running Time: 47 Minutes 12 Seconds
Recorded By Mike Martin with help from Pete and Mario
2 Sennheiser MKH-404tu microphones > Sony D-5M w/ no Dolby > TDK MA-90 cassettes (2)
Transfer of Master
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette w/ no Dolby > Audigy 4 Pro sound card @ 24/44.1 >
Editing of applause sections and volume repairs with NERO > Tracked with CD Wav >
Converted to 16 bits with Creative Converter > Flac (Level 8)
The Under Table Tale...
This recording has another sad story about trying to get the equipment into the club.
Almost caught at the door, the first attempt to sneak the equipment in was a failure.
I told them the bag contained my car stereo and I would just take it back to the car.
Once in my car I had to devise some trick.
So returning to the club with the recorder stuffed in my pants and my real car stereo
in the bag I told the doorman (who was the manager) that I had decided to check it in anyhow.
He didnít buy it and watched me like a hawk for the entire first show.
For nearly an hour and a half that recorder was cutting off the blood flow to my legs.
Near the end of the first show the manager finally gave up watching me and that gave me
a chance to set up the recording equipment in secret but by this time the first show was almost over.
During the break the manager returned and sat a few feet away from me again.
So to record this show we were forced to hold the microphones UNDER the table.
The tape had some wild volume fluctuations in the first couple of songs as I was trying
to set the levels without really looking under the table.
Not being able to monitor the recording levels during the show resulted in an over-recorded
tape (+3dB) which produces a distorted sound that gets better and worse during the tape.
Some liberal use of the NERO wave editor has reduced the volume fluctuations and many of the
noises caused by bumping the microphones during the quieter parts.
The first 2 songs are rough going in and out of stereo but overall this is.......
Very Listenable but not the High Quality Recording I had expected to come home with.
Mike Martin 8/2010
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