Universal City (Los Angeles), California
July 14, 1979
(End of First Set)
1. Batuka >
2. No One To Depend On
3. Aqua Marine
5. Stand Up
6. Toussaint Lí Overture (tape flip)
7. Lightning In The Sky
8. One Chain Donít Make No Difference
9. Gimme Some Loviní
10. Soul Sacrifice
Running Time: 60 minutes 34 seconds
1. Sheís Not There >
2. Incident at Neshabur (tape flip)
4. Samba Pa Ti >
5. Evil Ways
6. Band Introductions and Goodnight
Running Time: 35 minutes 18 seconds
Recorded by Mike Martin and Mark (the B-Man)
Source: 2 Sony ecm-280 microphones about 3 feet apart > Teac PC-10 w/ Dolby > 2 TDK SA C-90 cassettes
Master Transfer: Nakamichi CR7A w/ Dolby (tape head azimuth aligned) > Audigy 4 Pro @ 24/44.1 > Audacity (editing, volume, balance and conversion to 16/44.1) >
CD Wav > Traders Little Helper (Flac level 8 and checksums)
Editing: Tape flips spliced and the loudest claps between songs have been removed or muffled.
Sometimes taping concerts became a real pain in the ....
Once in a while Mark and I went to shows without Sue along to sneak the deck in for us.
This was one of those times and we just couldn't get the recording equipment past security.
Rejected 3 times at different gates we were becoming frantic as the show was starting.
A plan was made in desperation.
I went into the Victoria Station restaurant, which bordered the amphitheatre.
Mark went into the show and snuck past the hedges and over to the grass area by the restaurant fence.
Tossed the backpack with a $500 deck over that 10-foot fence and right into Marks hands (whew).
As you can tell we got in just as the first set was ending (about 30 minutes late).
I was very disappointed at coming in so late.
You can hear me saying, "your kidding, that was it" at the end of the set and Mark replies "a short intermission".
The stress of sneaking the equipment into these events in Los Angeles was becoming too much for me.
If you are listening on headphones you might also hear my boss at the record store (Slipped Disc Records) telling us, "you get this on tape boys" just as Aqua Marine starts the second set.
I miss Kevin he was one great friend and a wild man.
Those record store years in the 1970's were legendary (to us anyhow).
No equalization, compression or noise reduction (except the Dolby).
This turned out to be a nice Santana show and the sound quality is excellent for an audience recording.
Sure glad Mark caught that backpack.
Sit back and enjoy another live recording from Mike and the B-Man (no John or Sue this evening).
For historical reference only and not intended for resale or any commercial use.
-M- (Jan 2012)
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