Malvern Winter Gardens
Malvern, England, UK
November 26, 1976
Source: unknown audience recording > ??? > Cassette (low gen) - From the collection of Pete Dainty Dec'd and provided by Dave Smith
Transfer: Cassette > Nakamichi CD1 > Tascam DR100-mkIII > wav 24/96
Lineage: wav 24/96 > iZotope RX7 Advanced > iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > iZotope RX7 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > Flac 16
1. intro > Memory Lain, Hugh > Headloss
2. Here I Am
3. Chiefs And Indians
4. Nine Feet Underground
5. A Hunting We Shall Go
6. All The Way
7. A Very Smelly, Grubby Little Oik
8. The Love In Your Eye > To Catch Me A Brother > Subsultus > Debouchement > Tilbury Kecks
9. ~encore break~
10. Jack and Jill
11. Hoedown (incl. band intros)
Total time 1:42:45
Pye Hastings - guitar, vocals
Richard Coughlan - drums, percussion
Geoffrey Richardson - viola, violin, guitar
Jan Schelhaas - keyboards
David Sinclair - keyboards
Mike Wedgwood - bass, vocals
I had to re-shell this as the tape wasn't moving freely in its original shell.
Although this a low gen copy it didn't sound wonderful, there was far too much bottom, it distorts in places, and the high end was almost completely smothered by it, also the vocals were buried and hardly distinguishable.
I have eq'd this so that hopefully it sounds something like it did on the day, unfortunately there is still a little distortion here and there. Also a small patch of tape degradation which I partially fixed.
Now this doesn't read like anything that you would want to bother with unless you are a diehard fan does it? I promise you that it is well worth a listen, especially as it is the only full length 1976 show by Caravan that is now in circulation.
transferred, edited and mastered
Many thanks to SIRMick for sharing this vintage Caravan show at Lossless Legs in the first place.
His original upload had a minor issue with regard to the tracking as the last track actually included two songs. This version has this issue corrected. I have also tagged the whole show and added new checksum files.
Please support the artists! Buy their official releases and go to their concerts!
Trade freely! Do not sell! Keep it lossless!
Uploaded to DIME by propylaen in June 2019.