Ian Matthews
1974-07-xx _ New York City, New York _ Bottom Line _ (M?-FM)
(broadcast from at least 2 different shows)

~*~ Carefully remastered fixing various issues, without EQ ~*~

01. ?
02. Even The Guiding Light
03. ? (same song as #1 but different version/show)
04. Even The Guiding Light (different version/show)
05. Call The Tune
06. Leaving Alone
07. Annalisa Jane
08. Keep On Sailing
09. Hey Mr Williams(?)
10. Half As Much
11. Dirty Work

Total Time ::: 57:31

::: Somewhat stepped on FM but jolly fine, nonetheless. Check samples for displeasure avoidance or to set yr sights on the prize.
::: Warts: Some multi-generational hiss. Bit of reception static in #1 (somewhat repaired). Taper cut off deck between some songs.
::: From at least 2 different shows. Played July 25-28 (Thurs to Sun), 2 shows a night. At end of #1 Ian says, "This is it, the final late show", so some is the 28th.
::: Hard to understand why a broadcast would feature the same 2 opening songs repeated from another show, but presumably an error as it seems to definitely be an off-air capture.
::: Very likely one of you has an EXC upgrade of this & it would be great to hear...
::: Some songlist & band lineup help/verification is needed. Certainly there were some fine musicians on stage.

Recording Information ::: FM broadcast -> unknown recording equipment -> off-air master tape -> unknown tape generations -> unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2014-05-30 ::: unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, +.8% pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2015-08-08.

Line-up (unknown) ::: Ian Matthews - guitars, vocals // ? - electric bass guitar // - pedal steel // plus 2 guest artists on last song: Keith & Peter(sp?) (from opening band).

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

DimeTravel 141 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: Lovely, what a musician. Great times when Ian could be booked in for 4 nights running at The Bottom Line. Says a lot. Would love to hear all the sets... Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

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