Ronnie Spector
Village Gate
New York City, NY
December 22, 1989
Early & Late Shows
(Two Of Us Master Series Volume 20)

Recording: Shure Mic > Sony WM-D6C

2020 Transfer: Master Tape > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX / ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

01 I Wonder
02 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
03 Baby, I Love You
04 Do I Love You?
05 Something's Gonna Happen
06 Walking In The Rain
07 I Can Hear Music
08 Frosty The Snowman
09 You, Baby
10 Communication
11 (The Best Part of) Breakin' Up
12 Sleigh Ride
13 Be My Baby
14 Take Me Home Tonight

15 I Wonder
16 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
17 Baby, I Love You
18 Do I Love You?
19 Something's Gonna Happen
20 Walking In The Rain
21 I Can Hear Music
22 Frosty The Snowman
23 You, Baby
24 Communication
25 (The Best Part of) Breakin' Up
26 Sleigh Ride
27 Be My Baby
28 Take Me Home Tonight

Known Faults:

The Pussywillows: backing vocals

Welcome to Volume Twenty of the "Two Of Us" Master Series.

Between 1983 and 1999 there was likely not a taper or taping duo more active than the "Two Of Us". For the better part of a decade and a half they taped over 250 artists with an array being taped multiple times.

If you collect Springsteen then you are already familiar with some of their work, "fmcleanboots" has posted a half dozen or so of their "Tunnel Of Love" tour shows but has decided to pass the baton.

What you don't know is their passion was not just for Springsteen but for music and that passion runs deep. It is astonishing how many artists they taped.

They followed tours taping club shows, theater shows, arena shows, big artists, mid-level artists and local artists. If they were following a tour and the tour had an off night they'd see who else was playing that night to tape.

Always focused on enjoyment of the show as the priority, tickets were for the most part acquired outside of the venue as they worked to obtain the best possible seats, continually trading up until the correct seats were acquired.

The results of this were the captures are uniformly excellent but on occasion the start of the show was sacrificed as a trade-off for the seats. The heavy lifting was done by the Sony WM-D6C and an external Shure Mic before moving to DAT for the last couple of years.

None of their masters have ever been circulated and have been safely stored for the past three to four decades in a climate controlled environment. Tapes transferred so far are in pristine condition.

Though we may do some mini releases of a series of shows in order for one portion of a tour for the most part shows will not be released in order, there are just too many of them.

This will be a very exciting series and we hope along the way we upgrade existing circulating audio and offer up shows that do not have any circulating audio.

We hope you enjoy the ride, this is definitely not a dark ride.


Ronnie Spector @ The Village Gate 1989-12-22 (Early & Late Show)

Time to spread a little Christmas cheer with first of two nights featuring Ronnie Spector at The Village Gate.

Both the early and late shows were captured on the 22nd in their entireties in very good to excellent quality.

This is one of those "only in New York City" shows as The Ronettes come alive with NYC group The Pussywillows providing backing harmonies making this a very special series of shows.

Thanks to "Two Of Us" and their dedication to capturing all these great shows as well as trusting me to be the caretaker of their work. Also, a big thank you to my friend "fmcleanboots" for putting me in touch and laying the groundwork that has resulted in this release.

Artwork and samples included...

mjk5510 & Two Of Us

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

Images for this show:

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