1969-08-03* :: Seattle, King County, Washington, USA :: Eagles Auditorium :: M1-FM (miked over stage) *2018 remaster*
1416 Seventh Avenue, at the corner of Seventh Avenue & Union Street
~*~ Mk4 version carefully remastered fixing various issues, with EQ & NR ~*~
01-[05:36]. My Sunday Feeling
03-[03:44]. Back To The Family
04-[05:06]. A New Day Yesterday
05-[12:04]. Blues Jam
06-[02:45]. Fat Man
07-[11:18]. Dharma For One
08-[06:23]. Nothing Is Easy
Total Time ::: 54:30
::: VERY edible, upgraded sound. Check samples for Tull-in or Tull-out.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. #01 has much more high end than rest tho' no audible cut before #02 when it lessens (This Mk4 version EQ's the brightness to match the rest of the show). #01 halfway thru has 6secs mono (EQ'd here to match stereo but audible). #01 slight distortion R channel 3secs before 1st mono bit (station drift). #02 some bass distortion spots. Quick, late fade-ins on some trax w/bit more hiss as volume raised here for more music. A few brief, minor stereo-imaging shifts. #07 possible split second cut just before end.
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: This is the Mk4 WITH EQ & NR remaster of weedwacker67's 2010 "Mk1" upload, still on DIME (900+ d/l's) at: www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=320516
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: The Mk2 remaster without EQ or NR may be found elsewhere.
::: COMPARISON CLAUSE: This Mk2 numbering system ignores the other unknown generation copies that circulate.
::: *DATE: This upload RE-DATES 1969-03-09 to 1969-08-03 (March to a more likely August date). MUCH more info below.
::: An Mk3 remaster with EQ but without NR exists if there is need, but there are almost no NR artifacts here.
::: Almost certainly NOT their entire set as they were the headliner, but likely all the FM broadcast.
::: Jethro Tull headlined. Light show by Retina Circus. Showtime 8pm.
::: Opener was Black Snake (aka Black Snake Blues Band) from Vancouver, Canada.
::: "Blues Jam" is not a jam but the Jethro Tull instrumental.
::: Studio sessions for the band's 2nd LP "Stand Up" were between 1969-04-17 & 1969-05-21.
::: "Stand Up" was released 1969-07-25 in UK - or 1969-08-01, depending on where you look.
::: "Stand Up" was released 1969-09-29 in the USA. 5 songs from the album are played here.
::: The last few comments show the audience was unfamiliar with a lot of the material played.
::: Assuming this August date is correct, this is well into their 2nd USA tour.
::: Two unknown gen. uploads of this show have "Fat Man" preceding "Blues Jam" but we ain't sure why.
::: weedwacker67's original "Mk1" upload said it was 57:34 but was actually 54:35. This has slight speed correction & cleaned up transitions.
::: Where are the master tapes for these gigs? Not the off-air tapes but the station tapes. Unlikely they got trashed.
Recording Information ::: unknown equipment miked over the stage -> master stereo reel -> ? (1st generation broadcast edit?) -> post-concert stereo FM broadcast -> unknown equipment -> off-air master reel -> 1st generation cassette -> wav(24/96) -> wav(16/44.1) -> flacs. (While a 1st gen from the off-air master, this is actually from a 3rd or 4th analog generation plus the issues of radio compression).
Transfer (2010 weedwacker67 upload info) ::: 1st gen cassette (from off-air tape) -> Revox B 215 -> Monster Studiolink cabling (balanced pair) -> Audiophile 192 -> Adobe Audition 3.0 (taped by Howie O. & transfer by weedwacker67).
Remastering 2018-07-20 to 08-03 ::: weedwacker67 flacs -> TLH -> wavs -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, -0.3% averaged single pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, notch filters as mentioned below, differential equalisation used, light noise reduction applied.] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded 2018-08-04.
NOTE: Weedwacker67's files had weird spikes (from the tape source), so all versions I did (Mk2,Mk3,Mk4) have notch filters applied at 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 361 Hz. It cleared up the sound a LOT.
Line-up ::: Ian Scott Anderson, MBE - vocals, flute, harmonica, mandolin(?) on #06 // Martin Lancelot Barre - electric guitar, flute(?) on #06 (part of it?) // Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick - electric bass // Clive William Bunker - drums, percussion, bongos(?) on #06.
***DATE INFO*** (mostly courtesy of DIMER gv0000. Previous circulating 1969-03-08 & 1969-03-09 dates ARE PROBABLY WRONG. This recording is almost certainly August 2 or 3, 1969, though it is not confirmed. Here are some of the things that led us to this conclusion.
1) The March 9 date this has often circulated as probably never happened :::
------- The March concert poster only has March 7+8. It doesn't mention March 9.
------- A newspaper review of the March 7 show doesn't mention an added show, but promotes the 8th.
2) The following strongly indicates the show is from August :::
------- This show has 5 "Stand Up" songs which hadn't been recorded yet (& 2 are even in the same order as the LP).
------- Band reports say a number of "Stand Up" songs were written in studio during LP sessions - so unlikely they were already playing 1/2 the LP in early March.
------- Excepting Joe Cocker, the KOL-FM program "Great Nights At Eagles" concerts, tho' 2-3 years after the fact, were broadcast in order of the original events, lending itself nicely to the Jethro Tull date correction here.
------- "Fat Man" lyric development closer to "Stand Up" lyrics would suggest August rather than March. gv0000 compared Seattle to Detroit 1969-02-02 & SF 1969-03-13. Seattle lyrics at end of verse 1 are "...will love you in the morning & all the DAY time, too." "Stand Up" lyrics are "...will love you in the morning & all the NIGHT time, too." SF has 3 verses - a middle verse that wasn't on "Stand Up", whereas Seattle has 2 verses like the album. (Unfortunately, Detroit cuts after verse 1).
------- Lack of "To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be" indicates later in 1969.
-------"Blues Jam" is not referred to as "Martin's Tune" suggests later in 1969.
------- Jethro Tull returned to the Eagles Auditorium on 1969-08-02 + 03.
------- Another version of this show previously circulated as 1969-03-08. That is believed to be 1969-08-03 inverted & is why we used 08-03 instead of 08-02.
------- Songlist comparisons to other shows weren't definitive as there are too few & they're incomplete, tho' they don't rule out this date change, either.
Weedwacker67's notes (NOW considered partially obsolete, especially regarding the date) ::: Darrell F.'s 1st gen cassettes were made from Howie's master reels. Unfortunately the reels are no longer with us so these are the best copies left of Howie's recordings. This particular recording along with many other Eagles Auditorium shows broadcast on KOL-FM if circulating from Bill B.'s reels will definitely either be sourced from Howie's masters or Darrell's 1st gens so these may or may not be an upgrade to existing Eagles broadcasts from this time period if they can be traced back to Bill. The recording may switch from stereo to mono periodically since reception wasn't the greatest from where Howie lived at this time which was in the extreme southwest of Seattle over a hill. Through the years people have questioned whether these recordings are truly soundboard or audience recordings and the answer is they are a hybrid of both. I've seen recordings listed as 3/8/69 these tapes were labeled as 3/9/69 and may or may not be the same thing. Background info from Pat L.: "All were broadcast on KOL-FM on their program called "Great Nights at Eagles". It ran on Sunday evenings & the host was a UW professor named John Chamblis. He borrowed the reels (or had copies) from Mike Reed who had recorded them & was selling copies at the time & was hoping these KOL broadcasts would generate some interest in his venture. The original tapes were recorded on a reel at the SBD. The input was 2 microphones hung over the stage, which accounts for the somewhat funky sound--not quite soundboard, but not quite audience."
DIMER gv0000 Eagles broadcast notes: I researched Eagles Auditorium shows quite extensively & in that process also those shows broadcast on the KOL-FM program "Great Nights At Eagles" in 1971-1972. I have an article that notes there would be 20 broadcasts, they would begin on 10/24/71 with a preview show and start on 11/7 with the shows (after a Halloween special on 10/31 featuring the Grateful Dead) and end with John Sebastian and Leon Russell from the last Eagles show presumably on 6/27/70.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 435 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! Thanks to hendrixfan1995 for the differential EQ program & the advice. Thanks to DIMER gv0000 for major investigations. Also thanks to asst. websites, including the Ministry Of Information, a Tull goldmine. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Every small issue aside, this one rocks - now more than ever. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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