Thursday, 18 December 1997

KYSR-FM studios
3500 W. Olive Avenue #250
Burbank, California 91505

FLAC master, 17 December 2017, by elegymart:
Analog radio broadcast (stereo): KYSR-FM (Los Angeles) Star 98.7 FM radio broadcast > analog audio cassette > Maxell 1998-99 US XLII 90 (Type II CrO2) analog audio cassette {via tape trade, c. 1999-2000} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, convert to 16/44) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [12:27]
01 interview [1:20]
02 Never Is a Promise [5:27]
03 interview [1:57]
04 Please Come Home for Christmas [2:59]
05 interview [0:42]

Band line-up:
Fiona Apple - piano, vocals
Patrick Warren – Chamberlin
Joe Simon – keyboards


Here's Fiona's appearance on the "Star Lounge" -- a nice short piece with a seasonal cover (the Charles Brown classic made famous by the Eagles and Bon Jovi). The other only versions of this I've come across are from mediocre audience recordings, so hopefully this is a treat for those of you who want it.

"Criminal" was released on the "'97 Star Lounge Collection" CD compilation, but that is not either of the two songs performed here, and was likely from another time when she appeared on the show.

Over the years on dime, EZT, the Archival Group, and through all the various and assorted other trading groups online preceding that, and the CDR, DAT, and analog cassette traders which came before, I've gathered a moderate collection of items to share. I've helped with transfers (the Cactus and related uploads from over a decade ago here, and currently a bite out of the massive Stonecutter Archives), contributed setlists and corrections to many a torrent -- all the sort of things that don't raise one's share ratio. I've shared some of my masters back in the old snail mail days, but it's high time to give back more here from where I've received so much. I had meant to do a roll-out with something grand and possibly a series (Elegymart #1, #2, etc.), but that's been done countless times before.

At this point not only have we've all aged along with dime's existence, but our media and the equipment that can play it back has as well. So rather than any fanfare or concern over share ratio, consider this upload another step in a more diligent attempt to beat the time and to circulate the collection.