Fairport Convention
1975-09-20 New York City, New York Beacon Theatre (M2-AUD)

01. Dirty Linen
02. Tam Lin
03. Rising For The Moon
04. One More Chance
05. Brilliancy Medley -> Cherokee Shuffle
06. Hexamshire Lass
07. Restless
08. Stranger To Himself
09. Sloth (*)
10. Down In The Flood (*)
12. Sir B MacKenzie
13. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
14. Pick Me Up
15. Lark In The Morning// (cuts- 25 seconds only)

Total Time ::: 1:15:26

::: Very fine audience recording aside from some audience participation. Check samples for b-b-believab-b-bility or for some brief visions while you twiddle yer thumbs.
::: Warts: There is some clapping during up tempo fiddle tunes, but for the most part, not too distracting. Don't let it distract you, it's an enjoyable listen. "Sloth" has tape flip cut in middle.
::: (*) "Sloth" is 14 minutes long with a tape flip in the middle. "Down In The Flood" Was followed by "Iron Lion" but it cuts after about 3 seconds.
::: The taper might have used 2 different types of microphones as the sound is quite different between them at times. Or, the taper moved the mikes around, or else must have had recorder issues.
::: It is the evening of Trevor & Sandy's 2nd wedding anniversary. Caravan was the support act.

Recording Information ::: unknown stereo equipment -> master stereo audience tape -> 1st generation cassette -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2012-03-11 ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-03-17.

Line-up ::: Sandy Denny - piano, vocals // Jerry Donahue - guitar // Trevor Lucas - guitar, vocals // Dave Pegg - bass // Bruce Rowland - drums // Dave Swarbrick - violin, vocals

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

CoolSonics 130 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: A most excellent version of "One More Chance" - definitely waiting to be noticed, & the show, which seemed a bit average to that point even with the great setlist beforehand, definitely picks up after it. The jam in "Sloth" is WAY cool. All in all, a great performance. The mastering on this one, as they are wont to say on the South Shore, was a "pisser". Some untold (or I certainly ain't tellin') number of hours of work to get this one into shape. Dropouts & volume changes are now well under control, there is still a tad of waver but clearly more fun that it remained stereo. Should please many ears, so have at it!

More recordings on the way, making up for years of slow netspeed. Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes & much more, & to Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace) for over 30 years of trading & friendship. Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees

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