Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, USA
Opening for Depeche Mode
Incomplete audience recording

A good audience recording. Two sources were used to help create the most complete recording available. "Maid Of Orleans" is still incomplete due to tape flip, but now has about 10 seconds added from the second source. The recording has no other missing music, as far as I know.

Emmett's recording was shared on DIME before but was dual-mono due to a tape deck issue (one channel did not play back correctly so the intact channel was pasted over the damaged one). This version is stereo, as it appears on the cassette. Emmett's source consists of tracks 1 through half of 7; the remainder is FStop67's source.

Emmett also taped Depeche Mode's set, but only the first nine tracks of his recording exist today. The second tape is missing or lost, unfortunately. Due to the fact that the audio was officially released on the '101' video and CD releases, I cannot upload the audience recording to DIME or my live wiki. A transfer of Emmett's DM recording circulates, but it is 128kbps MP3 converted to FLAC. That one is also dual-mono. I retransferred DM's set when I had Emmett's tape, of course. You may find 90-second snippets from each song on the live wiki: https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/1988-06-18_Rose_Bowl,_Pasadena,_CA,_USA

The FStop67 tape has some of the second half of DM's set (which tracks exactly is unknown), but the tape was returned to the taper and the person who transferred it must have discarded the transfer of DM's set since it is not possible to share the recording on DIME. It is unlikely that the recording will be available in the future, but I will remain hopeful.

Other relevant info:

- A "concert special" video about the Rose Bowl gig on Depeche Mode's archive site: http://archives.depechemode.com/specials/june_18_1988.html
- 90 second snippets of "giant screen feed" footage of each song on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/album/2186716
These snippets use audio from the official '101' releases, not the raw soundboard feed present on the in-house PAL VHS tape.
- Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - 1988-06-19 - Hitline USA Interview with Andy McClusky (FM 1st gen): http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=475616
- Depeche Mode - 1988-06-19 - Hitline USA Interview - Martin & Fletch Q&A with fans (FM 1st gen): http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=475615
You can also listen to this interview on the Depeche Mode Live Wiki here: https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/1988-06-19_Hitline_USA,_Los_Angeles,_CA,_USA


Track list:

01. [4:23] Enola Gay
02. [4:15] Tesla Girls
03. [4:53] Messages
04. [4:33] Secret
05. [5:04] If You Leave
06. [4:06] (Forever) Live And Die
07. [0:49] Maid Of Orleans
08. [3:38] Souvenir
09. [3:43] So In Love
10. [4:18] Dreaming
11. [4:19] Locomotion
12. [3:09] Electricity
Total time: 47:08

Lineage (Emmett's rec): Sony tape recorder + Sony mics (unknown models) -> master cassette (unknown type) -> 1st generation cassette (Maxell UR-120) -> Sony TC-WE805S tape deck (no Dolby setting, azimuth adjusted) -> RCA to 3.5mm cable -> TASCAM DR-2d (line in @ 95 percent, 24/48) -> 16GB SD card -> USB -> in Adobe Audition CC: automatic phase correction (most accurate settings), normalized to -0.1dB and any DC bias removed -> WAV (24/48) -> FLAC level 8 (16/44) using foobar2000 v1.3.2, FLAC 1.3.0 64-bit, and Resampler (SoX), best quality
Generation: 1st
Taper: Emmett C. / dmlive2k
Transfer: ligushka
Cassette tape photos included

Lineage (FStop67): Borrowed Cassette (master / low gen) -> TASCAM CD-RW700 -> Exact Audio Copy (unknown version / settings) -> Soundforge -> FLAC -> in Adobe Audition CC: automatic phase correction, normalized to -0.1dB and any DC bias removed, slowed down 1.5%
Taper: FStop67

Reworked and shared by ligushka on DIME June 18, 2014.

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