Elton John - Mega-rare restored vinyl "Elton In Disguise With Glasses" LA Forum 1974-10-05 AUD, speed-corrected and rejoined SUPERB performance from Elton(mp3 sample included)
You know, around our local circles when it came to collecting boot vinyl that it was often said "what they missed in quality they made up in quantity". That must certainly be true of this piece. Running slow instead of fast, even with significantly upping the speed and reducing the time, you are still left with more than 55 minutes on a single LP.
Make no mistake, this is a boomy recording with a very small amount of distortion at times. The LA Forum was very well known for producing audience tapes just like that. The performance you'll hear more than makes up for it. It is really top drawer Elton, especially on "Daniel" and "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me". This show sounds heartfelt and close to the audience, and both seem to feel it. You might also.
This isn't a greatest-hits tour either. There are several tracks rarely performed now:
Take Me To The Pilot
Bennie And The Jets
You're So Static
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Honky Cat (with honks)
Notes: There are a couple of very rough cuts on this album, I've tried to smooth them over as much as I could.
Lineage: Matrix EJ 1372 ->speed correction on turntable->click and crackle removal ->glitch cleanup-> FLAC via TLH, level 6, sectors aligned and verified, FLAC integrity checked.