Quicksilver Messenger Service
1970-01-24 _ New York City, New York _ Fillmore East _ (M-AUD *remaster*)
~*~ Mk3 version carefully remastered fixing various issues, with EQ ~*~
01. Pride Of Man (->)
03. --tuning up & goofing around--
04. Shady Grove
05. Fresh Air
06. --tuning up--
08. --tuning up--
09. The Truth
11. ...Joseph's Coat ->
12. Edward, The Mad Shirt Grinder
14. Poor Boy
16. Poor Boy (reprise #1)
17. --applause & tuning up--
18. Who Do You Love ->
19. Poor Boy (reprise #2)
Total Time ::: 1:24:18
::: VERY fine stereo AUD. Check samples for "not my bag" assessment or "just what the doctor ordered" mind melt potential.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. #01 has a cut at ~45secs. Taper cut off deck 'tween some songs. #07 has split second of tape chew at one point. #11 starts slightly late. Bit of talking at very start of #13. #13 more muffled than the rest (maybe a mike placement issue or some people stood up in front of taper). Some clapping in parts of #13/14- some of it was repaired or muted. More info below.
::: COMPARISON CLAUSE: This is 1 of 2 DimeTravel remasters. Original upload ("Mk1") at www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=556399
::: COMPARISON CLAUSE: This is the Mk3 remastered WITH EQ version (alleviating excessive muffling). The Mk2 version WITH NO EQ can be found elsewhere.
::: Fillmore East 1970-01-23&24: QMS, Country Joe & The Fish, Eric Mercury. Joshua Light Show. 2 shows per nite.
::: Taped by Jim Cooper from the front orchestra, row SS (17 rows back), seat 13.
::: Amazingly little AUD noise considering the taper's location.
::: "Mk1" Original Berger upload // Mk2 DimeTravel remaster with NO EQ // Mk3 DimeTravel remaster WITH EQ.
::: This Mk3 EQ'd version is highly recommended for all comers - a much better listen than the Mk2 no EQ version.
Recording Information ::: Hitachi TRQ-222 stereo cassette recorder with unknown microphones -> master stereo cassette (unknown type normal bias).
Playback & seeded by Rob Berger 2016-03-xx ::: Nakamichi Dragon cassette recorder -> Benchmark ADC1 24/96 -> Tascam HD-P2, compact flash -> Mac -> Fission -> Adobe Audition 16/44.1 -> xACT flac.
DimeTravel Remastering 2016-03-xx ::: 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, various pitch (speed) fixes applied with single pass per segment after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, no noise reduction, equalisation applied as noted below] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2016-05-13.
Further remastering details ::: The original download was clearly running quite slow (2.4 to 2.9%) & after some adjustments it was MUCH more enjoyable. While trying to decide if I should just listen to it in mono due to the muffled left channel, I decided I preferred stereo, but that it really needed some work. 'Twas an exceedingly long remastering time as both channels had to be done separately. Really sounds like 2 different types of mikes were used. It wasn't possible to cross-channel patch, so the repairs took a lot more time than usual. many mike bumps (mostly in the R channel) were fixed or reduced. While the R channel is the best sounding, most of the repairs were in that channel (dropouts, mike bumps, etc). Because of the very different sounding channels, the offset is fairly subjective here. I adjusted it somewhat, but it is arguable. Deleted 30 seconds of applause after the last song in the main set. For a cleaner sound with *NO* EQ, one option is to listen to the right channel only. It'll be mono, but it's by far the best quality of the 2 channels, pretty well mixed & sounds damn fine overall (except for #13/14). However, the stereo imaging is quite enjoyable & I very much prefer the Mk3 EQ'd version. Volume adjustments were made to balance the channels. The left channel was extremely muffled so for this Mk3 version EQ was applied to bring it back to life. Around 67mins (after speed correction), just before #13 starts & thru to the end of the show, the right channel is muddy & Mk3 uses EQ to alleviate it somewhat.
Line-up ::: Dino Valenti – electric guitar, tambourine, vocals // John Cipollina – electric guitar // Gary Duncan – electric guitar, vocals // Nicky Hopkins – keyboards // David Freiberg – electric bass, vocals // Greg Elmore – drums.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 293 ::: Thanks to the original taper Jim Cooper & to Rob Berger for the transfer & original upload on Lossless Legs ::: Corrections welcome ::: Our friend amellowsoul (who uploaded this on DIME) said this is his favorite 1970 show, so I decided to go all out. He, and whomever else so wishes, can now turn this sucker up and do the West Coast boogie to their heart's content. The jam break in "Joseph's Coat" is fascinating & includes some nice early sounding Copperhead-like riffs. There's a lot to be lauded about this show, but let your ears be the judge. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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