Boston Music Hall
16 November 1974
01 Intro - Memory of A Free Festival
02 Rebel Rebel
03 John I'm only Dancing
06 Young Americans
08 Rock and Roll With Me
09 The Jean Genie
10 Moonage Daydream
11 Can You Hear Me
12 Somebody Up There Likes Me
13 Suffragette City
14 Rock n Roll Suicide
15 Diamond Dogs-Only Rock and Roll But I Like It
A slightly more passionate and better performance than the 14th, and the vocal is fairly loud and clear.
The band stop playing Young Americans, presumably on Bowie's say so, for him to introduce the song.
nice emotional version of Rock and Roll With Me too.
Bowie was evidently swayed by the crowd...just before the last chords of Rock n Roll Suicide he says "you're the best!".
The main thing I did here was widen the sound. The process I use in Audacity to widen the sound usually consists of the following -
-9db decrease (as the mixing and combining needs space)
double up the tracks, add .01 sec delay to one of the channels, split channels and mix either side (balance achieved through trial and error)
Combine above doubled up track with untouched track with the latter at a higher level. The above mixing while giving a nice widening effect I am more than aware can sometimes sound artificial to some, and I have found combining it with the untouched file means a balance is achieved between the raw sound of the original and the mixed version. In this case I then put the resulting files through mda_image at 90% width. I did
do a couple of different versions before track splitting as this was the best of the three I reviewed.
Studios used - and I'm sure still do - used to resort to all sorts of double tracking and compression effects and the bottom line is this method I found by trial and error sounds good to me and others. Those who do not approve or find it does not sound good to them - no-one is forcing you to download this.
Voila...I listen to live recordings in headphones for the most part, and many people listen in headphones / earphones these days.
This may sound better to many like that, and I am aware that through conventional speakers this sort of mix / re-work may or may not sound as good as an untouched version. It's very subjective, and very much down to individual preference.
Where I don't provide samples the downloader who is unsure about this can simply pick one or two tracks to ascertain how good this is, just as I do.
If this is for you, enjoy.
And whether this is for you or not, please keep sharing Bowie live music,
you know it makes sense! :)
This was originally posted as Nov. 15th. There is uncertainty about the Boston dates but this is probably the 16th.
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