Rain Parade
1984-02-13 ::: Haight-Ashbury, City & County of San Francisco, California, USA
I-Beam (nightclub) ::: 1748 Haight Street (at Cole) ::: M?-AUD (48kHz/24bit files)

~*~ Mk3 version, carefully remastered fixing various issues, with NO EQ but WITH lite NR ~*~

01. ...You Are My Friend
02. What She's Done To Your Mind
03. ==applause==
04. This Can't Be Today
05. 1 HR ½ Ago
06. ==applause//song intro==
07. Prisoners
08. ==applause//tuning//song intro==
09. Broken Horse
10. ==applause//talk//tuning//song intro==
11. Blue
13. No Easy Way Down
14. ==applause//tuning//talk==
15. Saturday's Asylum
16. ==applause//tuning//talk==
17. Any Other Way
18. ==applause//tuning//talk==
19. Nightshade
20. ==applause//tuning//talk==
21. Kaleidoscope

Total Time ::: 53:24

::: VG++ stereo AUD. Check samples to fly the coop, probe the Parade, or scoop the bytes.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. Some hiss in both versions but much less in Mk3 due to NR. Taper cut deck between many songs. #01 fades in (as this frequent set opener does on many RP tapes!) 12secs late, &1st few secs some loud AUD-also &in some other places in soft songs (esp.Rchan). #17 slight distortion (band louder?). Band has some tuning issues in some songs.
::: COMPARISON CLAUSE: "Mk1" is the original raw Mauro transfer as received (2 long wavs).
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: This is the Mk3 with lite NR (to lower hiss&some ALC effect). The Mk2 NO EQorNR remaster (hissier/harsher/more background noise) is available elsewhere.
::: Monday 10:30pm $5 ($4 for students). New Breed opened. RP headlined.
::: Source files said SF "Jean Beam" but gv0000 research dug up an ad for the show/venue.
::: RP plays all the songs from their masterful '84 "Explosions In The Glass Palace"mini-LP.
::: AFAIK, the earliest recording after David Roback departed with the new 4-man band line-up.
::: This gig is prior to Kalwa's departure & before the addition of John Thoman on guitar & vocals.
::: We need more pre-1984 live RP while David Roback (†R.I.P. 2020†) was still cavorting with the group.

Recording Information ::: unknown stereo tape recorder/microphones, with ALC -> master tape -> ? (unknown transfers) -> unknown generation "Mauro" wavs.

Remastering 2021-04-xx :::unknown generation "Mauro" wavs -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, clap, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, rather poor auto level controls (ALC) used & have been compensated for with level adjustments between songs where possible (but are better attentuated in the Mk3 NR version), +3.4 averaged pitch fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with CD pitch verification (but band had some tuning issues in some songs & tape varied slightly), NO equalisation, WITH lite noise reduction to lower hiss & lower some of the ALC effect (which also makes this sound warmer)] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> 48kHz/24bit flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. (NOTE: Raw source files tested lossless CDDA with probability 100% - seems possible in spectral, along with the ALC, that the original source might have been some type of video audio track). Freed 2021-04-xx.

Line-up ::: Matt Piucci - electric guitar, vocals // Steven Roback - electric bass, vocals // Will Glenn - keyboards, acoustic&electric guitars, violin // Eddie Kalwa - drums.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

DimeTravel 727 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! Thanks to Rob for the source I worked on & thanks for Mauro for his transfer (according to the folder name). MANY, many thanks to DIMER gv0000 for location correction, date confirmation & general research assistance! Sincere thanks to whomever uploads this for me. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Pretty swell gig & decent enough recording after some work. Learned a lot about early Rain Parade the past few weeks. If I knew the original 1982 Llama Records 45A of "What She's Done to Your Mind" was a completely different version than the first album one, it was a memory long buried (like since Mongrel Puppy Passa played me the single upon release long before the album appeared). You can get a lossy taste at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWLgoQUGFu0 - Don't know that I'll get a reply, but if anyone knows if the B-side, which IS the same version they used on the record, is actually a significantly different mix, I'd be most curious - certainly seems likely. At any rate, here's some more live RP to butter your cosmic toast with, should you actually find the time. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

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