Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain (TomP remaster)
Richmond Theatre, Richmond, UK
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=421301 posted by exedore - thanks !!
SP-BMC-2 -> Battery Box (no brand) -> CDWave -> Soundtrack Pro (See Original Notes) -> xAct -> flac
flac > Audition (Phase invert, clip restore) > Nero (edit details below) > TLH (flac 5 + SBE / Decode check)
Quality: EX performance, A- sound quality due to noise mentioned in notes below)
Merry Xmas to all Dimers !!
Just in case you think free-hazz headbanger Tom has finally gone mad, this group frequently do appear in European
Jazz festivals and I'm amazed that lots of fellow Jazz-Dimers have said they enjoy both the music and their very
I got to see them earlier this year and they were so joyous, irreverant and funny (as you'll be able to tell here)
so I am hoping many of you will also enjoy this little holiday present.
TomP post on Dime, Dec 2012...Enjoy !!
Peter Brooke Turner
Jonty Bankes ("bass ukulele")
First Set (50:28)
01 - Intro banter (0.45)
02 - Dr. Jazz (2.23)
03 - Born to be Wild (4.00)
04 - Anarchy in the UK (5.16)
05 - Hot Tamales (4.26)
06 - Vertigo(4.07)
07 - Life on Mars Medley (4.56)
08 - Freak Out (5.52)
09 - Danse Macabre (8.20
10 - Into the Night Life (7.30)
11 - Pinball Wizard (2.52)
Second Set (57:55)
12 - Theme From How The West Was Won (5.35)
13 - The Model (5.24)
14 - Shaft (4.21)
15 - Crazy + Jonty Bass Solo (7.54)
16 - Teenage Dirtbag (4.49)
17 - Limehouse Blues (2.56)
18 - Slave to the Rhythm (5.10)
19 - Trouble(5.18)
20 - Back in Black (4.30)
21 - Encore intro banter (0.46)
22 - Wuthering Heights (5.27)
23 - Leaning on a Lamppost (5.45)
Hundreds of Phase offset corrections
Corrected ~5000 volume and balance fluctuations
Cross-mixed channels (98:2 ratio)
Increased music volume ~1-2dB
Decreased applause ~2dB
Applied +2dB treble EQ
(Original exeddore Notes)
Cut: Entry applause, applause between second set and encore (71 seconds), end applause
Sometimes, life gets away from us. Such is the case with this recording - many of you who've downloaded my prior
releases know that I'm a big fan of quick turnarounds and not sitting on things whenever possible. But sometimes,
we move halfway around the world and get busy with work and all that. So, this one sat around on the hard drive
for a while and I'm just getting it out. Then there's the fact that getting this into shape was a nightmare - and
it's probably not still quite there.
For those who are unaware, you basically have three highly distinct levels during a UOGB show - banter, which is
very quiet, music, which has 2x as many mics helping to capture sound from the stage, and crowd noise which easily
doubles the decibels of what's coming off the stage even in a theatre setting with a polite audience.
The end result? Three sets of normalisation and sound level tweaks on a track-by-track basis - a base normalise to
RMS -12 (or in a couple rare cases, -10 or -8), turning down the audience a couple db (between -2 and -4dB both
before and after track normalisation), and then trying to normalise the incredibly quiet stage banter up to a level
(-8 Peak) where you can hear it without totally destroying fidelity from artificing. If quality is your sole priority,
I'd cut everything that isn't music. You'd lose some funny stuff, but your ears will likely thank you. Meanwhile, I
trimmed about a minute and a quarter of applause from between the second set
and the encore just to save my ears while listening plus the entry applause at the starts of the first and second sets.
If anybody *really* wants the original, unedited master, I'll FLAC it up and send it along for retracking/remastering.
Minor technical annoyances aside, this is a fun gig and a pretty solid lineup of their standards and while not as
xciting as the Proms concert, one that's just as professional and quintessentially British. If you've never heard the
UOGB before, you could certainly find somewhere worse to start listening. You can also see the Ukes at any number of
stops on their never-ending tours around the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, and increasingly the USA. They also have a new
DVD out, so support the group and enjoy!
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