Neil Diamond (Debut Master Transfer) * 1982-05-30 * Chicago Stadium IL USA - 24b/192K ** POSTED BY ANALOG **

A Covid-19 Quarantine release! :)

I am privilege to have seen Neil Diamond. I was not bored through this 2:45 Minute show. Great stuff! I played this one quite a few times. Have I ever wanted more of Neil? Ah no.. Public Image Limited and Neil diamond in the same year for me. That says something right? Stay safe! RB

**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!**

With every digital transfer the master tapes become obsolete. If you try any which way to transfer them again they won't sound as good. As long as there are ample backups of course there is no need for them. The Naim Uniticore is that good!

Mics: Sony ECM-33F 9V round battery
Recorder: 1981 TCD-5M Sony Cassette Pro Portable
Location: 7th row just left center floor
Cassettes: Fuji Metal 90: 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
Sony Sound Forge just to track. NO OTHER BULLSHIT!

Setlist/Track List

01 - America
02 - Love on the Rocks
03 - Desiree
04 - I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight
05 - Kentucky Woman
06 - Cherry, Cherry
07 - Sweet Caroline
08 - talk
09 - Hello Again
10 - On the Robert E. Lee
11 - Amazed and Confused
12 - talk
13 - Summerlove
14 - Acapulco
15 - Songs of Life
16 - Beautiful Noise
17 - Surviving the Life
18 - If You Know What I Mean
19 - talk
20 - Dancing in the Street
21 - talk
22 - Dancing In the Street (reprise)
23 - talk
24 - September Morn
25 - talk
26 - Forever in Blue Jeans
27 - talk
28 - Forever in Blue Jeans (reprise)
29 - talk
30 - Forever in Blue jeans (reprise 2)
31 - talk
32 - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
33 - talk
34 - steel drums
35 - talk
36 - My favorite Things
37 - talk
38 - Mother In Law Song
39 - talk
40 - The Dancing Bumble Bee-Bumble Boogie
41 - Song Sung Blue
42 - Cracklin' Rosie
43 - Holly Holy
44 - I Am ... I Said
45 - Skybird
46 - Lonely Looking Sky
47 - Dear Father
48 - Sanctus-Be
49 - Soolaimon
50 - Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
51 - America