February 13, 1974
Transfer: 1970's BASF Studio Series tape (re-shelled) > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX / ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC
01 Take It Easy
02 Don�t Lead Me On
03 Our Lady Of The Well
04 Song For Adam
05 Jamaica Say You Will
06 Ready Or Not
07 For Everyman
08 Rock Me On The Water
09 The Road And The Sky
10 Doctor My Eyes
11 Redneck Friend
12 Sweet Little Sixteen
-The Road And The Sky: first couple of notes cut
Once again we tap the archives of our anonymous benefactor with a low generation document of the 1974 Jackson Browne / Linda Rondstadt co-headlining bill. The two performers alternated opening and closing spots and at tonight's performance Jackson Browne closes show.
The included newspaper review mentions only about 500 people attended the show, a shockingly low number even for this time period in each's career. However, with that low of attendance our taper gets an excellent, crowd free capture.
As seemed to happen more times than one would think at a Jackson Browne concert, we get an audience drunk yelling things at the stage. Fortunately, he is not near our taper and it elicits a classic Jackson moment when Jackson says "will you just shut up" along with telling a sexually suggestive joke aimed at the drunk.
This one almost didn't happen, the tape it was on was a BASF Studio Series 90 minute cassette which was produced in 1976-1978. Time had not been kind to it and about halfway through transfer the squeaking and squealing began shortly followed by tape drag and then complete stoppage. Once I re-shelled the tape to a new shell I got a beautiful drag free transfer.
Midnight Dreamer has released this show in the past but I don't know what other versions may have circulated. Linda's set has been shared previously, to my knowledge there has not been a version released from this low of a tape generation.
Thanks to the anonymous collector that supplied a number of excellent shows with more to come!
In addition, a big big thanks to the good Professor Goody who is always at the ready at a moments notice to make sure the pitch is accurate on these historic and important documents. This tape is so much better for it...
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