Blues Sarancino- guitar
Bernie Worrell- keyboards
Jack Bruce- bass
Tom Goss- drums (1st set)
Ginger Baker- drums (2nd set)
The Living Room
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
December 1, 1989
performance quality: B+
recording quality: B to B+
source: master audience tape
lineage: Realistic mini-mikes >
Sony D-6 cassette deck (dolby off) >
Maxell XLII-S 90 min. cassette >
soundforge 4.5 > FLAC 6 > torrent.
This is another in glasnostrd19's
Masters of Rock series. Masters of
rock from master audience tapes.
setlist 1st set 46:52
1: take my wife please (cuts in)
2: no surrender
3: sittin' on top of the world
6: theme from an imaginary western
7: ? (end cuts)
2nd set 46:40
8: white room
12: toad >
13: spoonful >
14: sunshine of your love (end cuts)
Although the ends of both these sets cut, and the first few seconds are missing in the
1st set, the total missing is probably less than one minute of the concert. The sound starts
off pretty good but seems to get better midway through track 3, (a 13 minute) Sittin' on Top
of the World and remains good and clear the rest of the show. The sound at the show was good,
seemed a little better/brighter in the second (Ginger Baker) set. Ginger sounded good, it
was my 1st time ever seeing him live in concert. this was a good show, like most Jack Bruce
shows it started late (1st set began around 10:30, was supposed to start around 9:00.) forcing
the second set into a curfew-cram. These shows typically ran from about 45-55 min. per set,
sometimes a little longer second set and as far as I know all these 89 shows have only the
second set with Baker on the drums. I enjoyed this show enough to see them again 5 days later
in Boston (I very rarely see the same tour twice by anyone, even my favorite bands) . The
sound quality on both that and this is comparable- same deck, mikes, tape and similar
distance from the stage recording. I was about 20 feet from the stage, almost dead center
(it was a general admission, almost-all standing show). Other than the cuts, I was pleased
with the way this came out. I wouldn't say this is one of the best recordings in this series,
or one of the worst, probably right in the middle of the pack, since this series is all about
my best master recordings, and like all my "Masters of Rock and Jazz" series uploads, there
has been no dolby, noise reduction or EQ/processing of this recording, only level balancing,
and some ICPVR (individual clap peak volume reduction) to reduce the loudest claps beteen songs.
There is not alot of crowd noise in the recording, and this is a You are There production.
Now if I had only used that 100 I used for the Boston show in this one, (which would have fit
the whole show perfectly) and saved the 90 for Boston, that 1st set was less than 45 minutes.
Instead, I cut both second sets. But this one cut about 10 seconds (maybe less) before the
last song ended. This show's got rock and blues and a couple with Jack on the harmonica. A
fellow Dimer had commented (in regard to a Jack Bruce torrent from another uploader) that
he saw this show and it was a very good show. (either this one or Boston, I forgot which one
he mentioned) He's right, either way. I enjoyed both of them start to finish, and Jack did too.
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.