Ian and Sylvia were an integral part of my education in music, along with Cohen, Dylan, the McGarrigle Sisters and Joni Mitchell.
I was sorting through my many ancient analogue cassettes and found this. The only information I have for it is what was marked on the tape: 'Loving Sound' and 'circa 1969'; serious web searching produced no further details. The recording had two breaks and many fades and dropouts. I removed the breaks and about 20 dropouts without a trace; others proved too difficult and remain. Also improved the largest fade. Still, this full band recording is entirely listenable and I rate it a treasure despite its faults. Have Ian and Sylvia even ever been on DIME before?
Defects: Incomplete; no idea how much is missing. Occasionally the sound is unsteady; first half of t02 is rough.
IAN AND SYLVIA
unknown location -- unknown venue
unknown date (approximately 1969) -- 24:42
01. Loving Sound
02. Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa
04. Smiling Wine
06. Tears of Rage
07. Give it to the World
break in the original recording between t01 and t02 and also t04 and t05.
t02: by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
t06: by Bob Dylan
t07: title is best guess.
I remembered some of the lyrics to t03 but the title escapes me; help, please. t07 is new to me and perhaps is a cover; again, help please.
The tracks will bear the 1969 date, although this is not necessarily correct.
Recorded by stevemtl: maybe possibly by microphone in front of TV speaker > Telefunken reel to reel recorder (about 1969) > TDK SA90 cassette (probably about 1990). The original reel is no longer accesible, if it ever existed.
Transferred and posted to DIME on 2015-01-02 by stevemtl:
Sony TC-WR97ES > Sony R500 (SBM-1 @16/48) > R44 (@24/48) > Soundforge (trim, edit, L2 level adjust) > r8brain (vhq downsample)-> Soundforge (L2 dither) -> CDwave (track cut) -> TLH (flac level 8, ffp, md5) -> TLH (torrent) -> DIME
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