1988-04-13 ::: Dortmund, Germany
unknown venue (FZW?) ::: M?-AUD
~*~ Mk1 version, carefully remastered fixing various issues, without EQ or NR ~*~
03. Magick Power
04. Ghost Highway
05. Rock Section
06. Happy Nightmare Baby
07. Killing Moon
08. Rocket Machine
Total Time ::: 34:31
::: VG stereo AUD. Check samples for won't/might/will assignations.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. #08 couple of brief (presumed) mike cable issues&low volume spots.
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: This is the Mk1 No EQ or NR version. The Mk2 with EQ & lite NR version is available elsewhere.
::: Partial recording of first of 1/2 set unless they had serious time issues. Anyone have a longer and/or better version?
::: Does anyone know/remember the name of the venue and/or other acts on the bill?
::: Band hardly pauses between songs & club sounds pretty empty - opening act?
::: DIMER bobfather says the 2 active '88 clubs were Live Station & FZW (Freizeitzentrum West) & more likely FZW.
::: Opal EU'88 tour 1 of the best-ever taped tours for a band of their stature at the time. SO FAR, 12 shows in 3 weeks!
Recording Information ::: unknown stereo recording equipment -> master tape -> unknown (2or3?) tape generations -> unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Playback 2017-05-xx :::unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, +6% pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation or noise reduction] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded 2021-07-xx.
Line-up ::: David Edward Roback (†R.I.P.2020†) - electric guitar, vocals // Hope Sandoval - vocals, tambourine // Suki Ewers - keyboards, electric guitar // William Cooper "Will" Glenn - electric bass // Keith Mitchell (†R.I.P.2017†) - drums.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 838 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! Thanks to DIMER Hermesacat for all the help with line-up, etc. Thanks to DIMER bobfather for weighing in about Dortmund club possilities. Many thanks to whomever uploads this for me. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Worked on this years ago & it got sidelined as I could never sort out the location. Here 'tis at last. Hoping for some more pre-'88 Opal to appear - must be dozens more recordings out there. Those college kids in California did lots of taping with their D6's in those days. As one would expect, this is rockin'. Heavy stuff, shivers the ole timbers. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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