The sun has burned off the cloud cover, the windows are open and it is a lovely day to be doing just about anything, especially posting another Lampinski.

As you are all no doubt aware, today marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest musical geniuses to grace our planet, Mr. Jimi Hendrix......I wish I had a special uncirculated treat to upload, but we certainly have quite a bit of his material to listen to. I started my weekend-long Jimi festival with the First Rays release of a few years back. While there is endless debate over what "Jimi really intended", the disc is loaded with little hints of what could have possibly been.

Today's offering is a lovely little treat for the Kinks fans among us......I don't know how many HQ Preservation shows circulate, but this should rank right up there with the best. Hope you all like it.....

So, from the thoughts of what could have been to the reality of what was, I present for your enjoyment:

The Kinks
Palace Theatre
Providence, RI
30 November 1974

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

Set 1
01 Here Comes A New Day
02 You Really Got Me >
03 All Day And All Of The Night
04 Celluloid Heroes
05 Waterloo Sunset
06 Sunny Afternoon
07 Band Intros
08 Banana Song > Lola
09 Acute Scizophrenia Paranoia Blues
10 Alcohol
11 Skin And Bone
12 Good Golly Miss Molly

Set 2 (Preservation)
13 Preservation
14 Morning Song
15 Daylight
16 There's A Change In The Weather
17 Money And Corruption
18 I'm Your Man
19 Here Comes Flash
20 Demolition
21 Money Talks
22 Shepherds Of The Nation
23 He's Evil
24 Scum Of The Earth
25 Slum Kids
26 Mirror Of Love
27 Alcohol
28 Flash's Dream > Flash's Confession
29 Nothing Lasts Forever
30 Artificial Man
31 Scrap Heap City
32 Salvation Road > Finale

Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Maxell cassettes

Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ'ing.

A 16-bit/44.1-KHz flac16 version of this recording is also available.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
September 2010