Talking Heads
December 02, 1983
Seattle Center Arena
Seattle, WA
MS Archive Series No. 7 Via JEMS

Taper: MS
Source: Nakamichi 700’s > Sony TC-D5M
Audio Transfer: MS master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1
Mastering (BLG): Adobe Audition > Izotope Ozone 5 > WavePad (tracking) > xACT (tags) > FLAC

01 Psycho Killer
02 Heaven
03 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel
04 Love -> Building On Fire
05 The Book I Read
06 Slippery People
07 Cities
08 Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)
09 Burning Down the House
10 Life During Wartime
11 Making Flippy Floppy
12 Swamp
13 What a Day That Was
14 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
15 Once in a Lifetime
16 Big Business
17 I Zimbra
18 Houses in Motion
19 Genius of Love
20 Girlfriend Is Better
21 Take Me To the River
22 Cross-Eyed and Painless

Total Time: 123:02

JEMS is pleased to continue our series of master transfer releases from our longtime comrade, MS.

MS started his taping in the late '70s, and while he was extremely active covering the Grateful Dead out west, he branched beyond as well, recording hundreds of shows over the last 35 years. His base rig was a pair of Nakamichi 700 microphones (often on a pole) and a Sony D5 recorder, and with his years of experience taping the Dead, he worked harder than many to find the sweet spot and get his mics up and away from the audience when possible. He doubled up several shows that JEMS also recorded, but often times MS had the superior location and the better gear.

The MS Archive series resumes with a terrific sounding Talking Heads show from 1983 that's superior to JEMS previously torrented recording of the same show. Yes, yes, the set list is ostensibly identical to soundtrack to Stop Making Sense, but that was the nature of this tour and doesn't detract from a performance that made a huge impression on me when I was in high school. In fact, I attended this show and took the SATs the next morning.

Thanks to BLG for his help in mastering and finishing this recording. With his help, our releases from the MS archive should accelerate.