James Taylor (Debut Master Transfer) Live at the Holiday Star Music Theater Merrillville Indiana USA * Feb 25th 1982 * 24b/192K ** POSTED BY ANALOG **

A Covid-19 quarantine release! :)
Hot Off The Heads Production! :) Just archived May 15th 2020 yeah!!

Mics: Sony ECM-33F (9V round battery)
Recorder: 1981 TCD-5M Sony Cassette Pro Portable
Location: 15 rows center from stage
Cassettes: TDK MA C90: Dolby on but left off for this playback
Playback: Sony TCD-5M unit calibrated to this era (not same identical unit). Tape speed and head alignment
Chord Company Interconnect Cable (Naim Co.)
Run through the Naim Audio NAC-52 preamp to the Sound Devices-722 @ 24b/192kHz
Sound Forge just to track. NO OTHER BULLSHIT!

This was the third of three shows. I was sent to capture this one. This place yeilded some very nice recordings. It was just torn down a few years ago. I loved this place. The parking lot was awesome and the door was always easy. I have more JT to do. Jam it loud on your stereo. Enjoy RB

Understand that all this archiving that is recorded in 24b/192khz is for my own use. It is the best sound! Sharing it in cd format is lossy. If you really enjoy these archives get them at this resolution despite the file size. Down the road you will not be sorry. Is this a nice enough way to say it?

***Everything I do for my stereo room and gear is carefully chosen for the finest of quality control. This means A to B comparisons for EVERYTHING! I leave no stone unturned. I decide if what I do will end up being a more musical experience and not the opposite like more processed sounding. I split hairs!! I have learned what is more musical from all the decades of listening to differences. Stereo and audio gear is not nearly as subjective as people make it out to be. It is either more musical or more processed sounding at the end of the day. One more thing I learned, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE SAME! Practically the same yes! The same, NO! So with this all said…..I thank all the people here for the great compliments since I came here in 2006. It means a lot to me after decades of sleepless nights and stressful days carrying in top shelve equipment every time out!***


01 - You Can Close Your Eyes
02 - talk
03 - Riding on a Railroad
04 - band intro
05 - Up on the Roof
06 - talk
07 - Love Has Brought Me Around
08 - Sunny Skies
09 - talk
10 - Carolina in My Mind
11 - talk
12 - Rock Me Baby
13 - talk
14 - Something's Wrong
15 - Long Ago and Far Away
16 - Rock & Roll Is Music Now
17 - Mexico
18 - talk
19 - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
20 - talk
21 - Fire and Rain
22 - talk
23 - You're Just in Love
24 - talk
25 - Sweet Baby James
26 - Music
27 - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
28 - Bartender's Blues
29 - talk
30 - Brother Trucker
31 - Handy Man
32 - Shower the People
33 - Country Road
34 - Your Smiling Face
35 - Steamroller
36 - talk
37 - You've Got a Friend
38 - crowd
39 - Secret o' Life
40 - fade out