VELVET UNDERGROUND 1969-08-02 Hilltop Pop Festival 1st generation "professor" audience recording NO FLAC ERRORS
QUALITY NOTE: I dont think this is any better quality than the "The Wild Side Of The Street" bootleg CD. If you have that then you don't really need this!
Hilltop Pop Festival
01: Waiting For The Man (6:35)
02: Run Run Run (10:00)
03: Pale Blue Eyes (8:45)
04: What Goes On (11:45)
05: Heroin (8:28)
Lou Reed: guitar, vocals
Sterling Morrison: guitar
Doug Yule: bass, organ, vocals
Moe Tucker: drums
lineage: master reels > 10" reels (7-1/2ips, w/ modest EQ) > AIFF > FLAC (with errors) > WAV > FLAC (level 8)
original audience recording by the "professor"
tape preservation, digital transfer and track splitting courtesy our very, very best friend, Sheila Klein
uploaded to Dime December 2012 by lurid_uk
The Velvets didn't appear at too many outdoor festivals, much less headline them. This one in Rindge (population ~5000?) was supposedly a "Benefit for the Mason Volunteer Fire Dept". The boys rise to the occasion with an inspired performance (although a bit short for headliners?). The Professor captured a great recording with Lou's vocals up front and clear.
I understand that the Professor's master reels are now in the possession of Universal Music Group, and were transferred and mastered for potential release as part of the "Bootleg Series". It seems unlikely that that will ever happen now, so this 1st generation copy is as good as it's gonna get.....
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