March 17, 1989
The Railway Club
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
unknown generation cassette tape (possibly / probably master tape) > Nakamichi BX-2 (dolby off, normal bias, azimuth adjusted) > line out Radio Shack heavy duty gold plated rca to 3.5mm stereo > Zoom H2 line in @ 24 bit 96 khz > Wavelab 5.01b (track splitting on full second marks no fractions no SBE's) > 24/96 split master clone wav files > Trader's Little Helper > 24 bit 96 khz split master clone FLAC8 > Foobar2000 (tagging)
for 16/44.1 version: 24/96 split master clone wav files > SoX resampler via Foobar2000 to downsample to 24 bit 44.1 khz (passband 95.2, no alias, 25% phase response) > 24/44 wav files > iZotope RX Advanced 2 MBit+ dither to 16 bit 44.1 khz (ultra noise shaping high dither) > 16/44.1 wav files > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC8 > Foobar2000 (tagging)
01 Uphill Battle
02 Strange World
04 Love Like Blood (Killing Joke cover)
05 Out Of The Shadows
06 Ben's Song
07 D'yer Mak'er (Led Zeppelin cover)
10 Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel cover)
11 Sad Clown
This version of this recording comes liberated from the Steve C. collection of cassettes. These may be master tapes but I am not certain. It (They) is (are) a big sound upgrade to the previously circulating version(s) of this (these) show(s). There are two nights at The Railway Club in Vancouver...
This is a raw cassette tape transfer with no processing at all. There is a certain level of tape noise and hiss to contend with, but there's a lot of detail and air mixed into that wash of noise that just isn't there in the old version(s). I left in some raw tape flip pre and post blank tape sound - in some cases you can hear me press play in the leader tape at the very start of a cassette side.You get 5 seconds of unrecordable leader tape, a few seconds of blank tape , and then I almost thing I hear another layer of tape noise before I hear the recording click on... Could these in fact be 1st generation tapes and not masters??? I do not know, as I cannot find Steve C. to ask him...
I've been sitting on this for a little while. It's another liberated tape from a hoarded tape collection that I gained access to a little while ago. I've posted a couple of other master tapes from Steve C.'s tape collection that somebody else was hoarding away from everybody. Thanks to his cat and my cat-sitting duties, I discovered the boxes of cassettes and digitized as many as I could at the time while I was still thinking that this guy was my friend. I had planned on talking this guy into letting me have a look at our old buddy's tapes "one day" but it didn't come before my record collection got stolen in a bad room-mate situation (it's a long story that I don't feel like telling...) so now that I know that these tapes would never have seen the light of day any other way I'm glad to liberate them so others can enjoy them while we all still can...
I didn't know the actual taper very well but we did meet a few times. According to the guy who has the master tapes that also has my high-end vinyl collection under nefarious circumstances, Steve C. who actually taped these shows kinda fell on hard times (as it is so easy to do) and he doesn't know where he is (or even IF he is, for that matter...) but buddy if you're out there I hope you're doing well and you get a hold of me! With all that's happened to me recently, I now kinda suspect that this master cassette collection this guy had and kept hidden and never wanted to share or acknowledge was also obtained under nefarious circumstances. I do think that Steve B. would want them shared, so I hope you enjoy....