1977-11-24 Sanary-sur-Mer, France Cit� de la Jeunesse (M1-AUD)

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01. Let Music Creep Inside Of Your Mind
03. Libert�
05. Death (?)
08. Sandman
09. The Way I Feel
10. Southern Man
11. Coming Into Los Angeles

Total Time ::: 51:48

::: Fairly dandy, enjoyable AUD. Check samples to quibble or concur, or to simply whet yr appetite.
::: Warts: Bit of clapping occasionally, then off&on in trax 9&10 (reduced&removed when possible). 10 has dropout near start. ALC possibly used (more info below).
::: Don't know Tangerine? Time to learn... http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3550
::: Tangerine opened for Ange. The Ange set was also taped & will surface from elsewhere.
::: Setlist assistance welcomed. More original material featured earlier in the set. Have at it you Tangerine freaks & French speakin' bytehounds.
::: Really, ALL thanks should go to the French Gentleman for tapin' & sharin' & DIMER unclemeat for layin' it down!

Recording Information ::: unknown cassette recorder (with automatic level control?) & microphone(s) -> master audience cassette tape (stereo or mono?) -> 1st generation mono reel-to-reel.

Playback 2013(?) ::: 1st generation mono reel-to-reel -> Edirol UA-1EX interface -> Cool Edit -> wav -> Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, NO equalisation) (remarkably, the recording seemed to basically be in tune - it doesn't happen often!) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2013-09-14.

NOTE ::: Possibly recorded with a deck with automatic level control, as solo part (starts & soft passages of songs) were MUCH louder than the full band sound. This was partially corrected but levels are still a bit odd at times.

Line-up (absolutely unconfirmed!) ::: Val�ry Btesh - vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar(?) // and the rest will be some of the following and/or others... Marc Donahue - guitar, vocals // Charlie Sabban - guitar, vocals // Gabriel Malka - guitar, vocals // Alain Carnel - electric bass // Roger Gremillot - drums, percussion // (and other instruments,- harmonica, keyboards,and).

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

CoolSonics 270 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders, The French Gentleman & DIMER unclemeat! ::: Corrections welcome ::: This one should, in the smaller scheme of specialised esoteric audio things (or the collector's world of what defines extraordinary), put some people's bananas in a tailspin or their noodles into the sauce. I was hopin' some other people had noticed unclemeat's even more extraordinary offer of a completely unbelievable stash of recordings by The Franch Gentleman, up for grabs, so I wouldn't really get stuck with working on 20-30 recordings that seemed rather essential, when I have some 100s of others that deserve attention here already. While I was right in most respects (some folks did notice) & we are in for some REALLY f'in' amazin' stuff (Live Bachdenkel?!?!! - Where is it?), I waited 'til the end of the month to make my requests & only 2 did appear (where IS that live '72 Ralph McTell entire show???!! - Please feed us). One was disappointing, due to me own ignorance, but Tangerine was a surprise - an unclaimed gem. Surely enough people were were exposed by the reissues, if not in other ways, to be aware. Anyway, I did my 10 hours of little blue lines, figured out the easy English cover song titles, and am coughing it back up as the doctor ordered. These guys remind me of a number of bands. The setlist is a bit misleading in terms of their actual sound. The first song is slightly MOR bent, but not too shabby, then they get into a number of fine spaces. If I start making comparisons (a little Fotheringay, La Bambouche, Tudor Lodge & some harder rock edged groups) likely I'll miss the mark by some folks assessments, but suffice it to say it crosses over genres with an appealing edgy bent, from folk to rock touching on some prog/psych excursions. Furthermore this is a rare vintage era of the band. ENJOY!

Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes&more & Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees

Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!