Richard Thompson
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
May 21, 2003

** 16 BIT **

"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #84

Source: ECM-909 microphone > Sony WM D6C Professional Recording Walkman (Dolby off) > Master cassette (2 x Maxell XLII-S)
Transfer: Master cassettes > Harmon Kardon TD212 (no Dolby, normal bias, azimuth adjusted) line out > Nakamichi BX-2 in record pause mode (level
and balance re-calibration) line out > Zoom H2 @ 24 bit/48 kHz line in > Trader's Little Helper to FLAC8
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Build 299 (splicing; iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades) > CDWav
(tracking) > iZotope MBIT+ (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.30 (tagging)
Taped by: Kevin Davie
Transferred by: Audioarchivist
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist: (2:13:34)
01 Tear Stained Letter
02 Gethsemane
03 Chat
04 Pearly Jim
05 Chat
06 Outside Of The Inside
07 Razor Dance
08 Band Intros
09 Missie How You Let Me Down
10 Chat
11 Al Bowlly's In Heaven
12 A Love You Can't Survive
13 Chat
14 So Ben Mi Ch'a Bon Tempo
15 One Door Opens
16 I'll Tag Along
17 Bank Vault In Heaven
18 I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
19 Shoot Out The Lights
20 I Misunderstood
21 Valerie
22 Can't Win
23 Encore Break #1
- Encore #1 -
24 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
25 Wall Of Death
26 Crawl Back (Under My Stone)
27 Encore Break #2
- Encore #2-
28 Man In Need
29 Jealous Words
30 Word Unspoken, Sight Unseen

Richard Thompson - lead vocals & guitars
Pete Zorn - saxophones, flutes, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, & backing vocals
Rory McFarlane - bass
Earl Harvin - drums

Mastering Notes:
Tape flip during the applause after "Al Bowlly's In Heaven" - faded out, no music lost
Tape flip during the applause after "Valerie" - faded out, it appears the first few notes of "Can't Win" are missing
The recorder was stopped and re-started during the "Encore Break #1" applause - seamlessly spliced, no music lost

It seems like Kevin was having equipment issues, likely with the mics or maybe the input jack. There were a couple of very brief spots where the
levels drop noticeably. There are a few audible "pops" and static. Also, there were numerous millisecond long digi spikes that I removed. Most
issues were in the firs tthird of the show. I tried my best to repair everything to optimize the listening experience of what is otherwise an
excellent recording. I won't guarantee I didn't miss some spots, though.

The Kevin Davie Memorial Series

This series is in memory of Kevin Davie who died suddenly 31 March 2016. Kevin was an avid taper & recorded many concerts mainly in Vancouver, Victoria & Toronto. All these recordings have been sourced directly from Kevin�s master cassettes. With thanks to Mary Davie, Kevin�s Mother for allowing us access to all of Kevin�s masters. This is a joint venture between DGB, Dennis Orr, Seth Meister, Leif Henderson & John MacMillan. Kevin was a dear friend of mine & helped me greatly when I first moved to Canada in June 1994 for which I will forever be grateful. He had a great sense of humour. He was always happy to remind me of Ray Cooper�s percussion solo that I had to endure at the end of all the Eric Clapton shows I went to in the 90s (there were many!). He did an excellent job in impersonating Mr. Cooper! Kevin had a great taste in music & shared my love of the blues. We hope that you enjoy these releases & that we can continue Kevin�s legacy for many years to come. You left this world way too soon. Rest in peace my friend.


Kevin and I had plans to post some of his shows himself. He needed the ratio boost! haha. We had begun to work on some of his shows, when we had a bit of a dust up over something silly. Sadly, we never had the chance to mend fences together. Hopefully, through this series of shows, Kevin's memory can be properly honoured and that he can continue to leave a lasting legacy with the recordings that he left behind. I also hope that when I go beyond this world that my master cassette collection that I haven't gotten to will find a similar new home with traders and collectors and fans everywhere, too...


Please see the included "Kevin Davie info" folder for obituaries, etc.

Images for all shows as well as full size images for this show.

Images for this show:

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