LDB Master Series 2020 #001
Hi there! You had master, special and vintage series as well over the last 15 years. Now I want to move forward and propose
you with something new. The idea from this came a few weeks ago when I was listening to one of my masters which I had digitised
a long time back. Honestly, it sounded not very good to me: lots of hiss, very little dynamics and so much bass. Honestly I did
not remember that on my original tape. And when I put the master in my cassette player, it sounded nice and fresh as I remembered.
When I first started to digitize my tapes, back in the late 90's, I was using a Philips CD-recorder which offered no editing
capabilities: I was basically transferring the sound as it was. Then, with the advent of laptops and advanced softwares, I could do
some improvements but 20 years ago technology was still basic. Today audio cards are much better and editing a lot easier and advanced.
So I took some of my masters and 1st copies tapes and transferred once again to digital and then using some more advanced features then
compared with those transferts I did long back and the difference was pretty big.
So here is a brand new series: LDB Master Series 2020. I will be taking some of my masters (some of them were already relesed in the Master
Series, some others will be completely uncirculated) and 1st generation copies and proceed to a brand new tranfer and sound improvement.
These will be part of this series only if a good improvement is shown as there is no point in duplicating efforts.
Hope you will like this. Welcome to LDB Master Series 2020!
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
Torino, Palasport Parco Ruffini
November 17, 1992
01. Intro / Karn Evil 9
02. Tarkus (excerpts)
04. Paper Blood
05. Black Moon
06. Close to Home
07. Creole Dance
08. From the Beginning
19. Still...you turn me on
10. Lucky man
11. Honky Tonk Train Blues
12. Romeo and Juliet
14. Pictures at an Exhibition (incl. drums solo)
15. Fanfare for the Common Man (incl. America / Rondò)
Greg Lake - bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
Carl Palmer - drums, percussions
Keith Emerson - keyboards, piano
Lineage: Aiwa microphone CM-30a > Sony Professional WM-D3 > Master Tape > TEAC Tape Deck AD-RW900 > Creative Sound Blaster Z >
HD > SoundForge Pro 13.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)
Here is something totally uncirculated, even in my standard Master Series. When Emerson Lake & Palmer comeback tour was announced, I could secure
one ticket for the european premiere in Verona. I enjoyed the show so much that I decided to go and see more shows from that tour so I was lucky
enough to go to Royal Albert Hall for a very special show and then two more dates in Italy. This is the first one in Torino in the old Palasport
which did not sound too good during the show but whose capture on tape is very close to perfection. I transferred my master a few weeks ago. It
lacked some dynamics and also channels were a bit unbalanced. Reduced hiss a bit and here it is. The show itself is magnificent and the band in great
Hope you will enjoy the series!