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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by GDHAL on June 06, 2024, 09:30:45 AM »
albert king
tittle : the blues & ritmes king 
live at blues & ritmes festival, parc de can solei, badalona, barcelona,spain
july 9, 1989

from de soundboard tape
first time in circulation
lineage - master sdbd/wav (eac security mode)/ flac (frontend)/torrent/you

this was the first and the last time albert played in spain
please any help with tracklist will be wellcome

tracklist

disc 1

instrumental (fade in)
?
kansas city
instrumental-albert intro
i wonder why
blues at sunrise
? (troubles with the bass player - albert seems furious!)
the sky is crying

disc 2

stormy monday (fade in)
(false start) - tuning - match box blues
baby please come back to me
instrumental ?
instrumental ?
(crowd)-instrumental ?
i'll play the blues for you


enjoy music lovers ! (like i do)
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Music Discussion / Re: Gobsmacked! Music that stops you in your tracks...
« Last post by S Clark on June 05, 2024, 08:29:01 PM »
Mason Williams performing Classical Gas on the Smothers Brothers program in the '60's. 

The combination of solo guitar and orchestra was fascinating.

Now have a copy of the songs on that album signed by Mason Williams along with the LP and CD's.

I have a memory of driving away from high school and hearing "Classical Gas" on the car radio... probably the first time I'd heard it... so different from anything else I'd ever heard.   
I also remember listening to "The Hill Where the Lord Hides" in the car, driving with my brother in the wee hours in far West Texas going to a lake on the Rio Grande fishing.   That driving beat with the blackness slipping by at 80+ mph.
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Music Discussion / Re: Gobsmacked! Music that stops you in your tracks...
« Last post by Nick B on June 05, 2024, 06:54:46 PM »
I can't recall one song in particular that stands out in that manner. I do recall my dad's one piece Grundig console with a radio and record player that I loved listening to when I was very young.

In using Roon, I have compiled many playlists and one of them is simply titled "beautiful", which are songs that I find stunning in their beautiful melodies.
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Music Discussion / Re: Gobsmacked! Music that stops you in your tracks...
« Last post by HAL on June 05, 2024, 06:41:13 PM »
Mason Williams performing Classical Gas on the Smothers Brothers program in the '60's. 

The combination of solo guitar and orchestra was fascinating.

Now have a copy of the songs on that album signed by Mason Williams along with the LP and CD's.
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Music Discussion / Re: Gobsmacked! Music that stops you in your tracks...
« Last post by P.I. on June 05, 2024, 05:51:54 PM »
Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt in my grandparents living room when I was 12... 1960.  78rpm through my grandpa's system. 
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Music Discussion / Re: Gobsmacked! Music that stops you in your tracks...
« Last post by GDHAL on June 05, 2024, 05:44:35 PM »
Many times. I only listen to live recordings which is important to note, because often times a particular version just strikes that chord (no pun intended) in me.

Examples (and I have so many) are Richard Thompson -From Galway to Graceland 3/27/1994, and Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris - Rose of Cimarron -1999-09-10.
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Music Discussion / Gobsmacked! Music that stops you in your tracks...
« Last post by S Clark on June 05, 2024, 05:19:40 PM »
Somewhere back in the decades of listening there are songs that stopped your conversation, set down your glass, interrupted a conversation... because the all you could do was stop and listen.
 
I was in San Francisco in an upscale knick knack store when John Barry's "Out of Africa" came over the speakers.  I stood transfixed to the spot.  The swelling of that beautiful theme just got me.   I was in my early thirties and my wife and I had taken a get away trip (first time to leave a toddler with grand dad).

Almost two decades later, we were in a bookstore in Northampton, Mass taking our then adultling daughter on a college tour.  We were visiting Smith College, and most of their textbooks were sold downtown.  On a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls an eerie voice sang a haunting version of a song I knew well, and I stood frozen.  I'd never heard of Eva Cassidy, and her version of "Woodstock" just reached into me and took my breath.   

I ran across a pristine copy of "Out of Africa" today, and although I have the cd and the movie, I couldn't resist taking the vinyl home.  When the house is quiet tonight, I'll put it on and go back in time thirtyseven years.

All this to ask, when were you gobsmacked by music, where, and by what??
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General DIY / Re: Infinity Kappa 8 speaker rebuild with DSP crossover
« Last post by HAL on June 05, 2024, 04:13:33 PM »
Unpacked the repaired drivers for the Kappa 8 repair.

Wiring the drivers directly to a new terminal plate.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by GDHAL on June 05, 2024, 12:06:58 PM »
Paul Simon
Madison Square Garden
New York City, NY
March 16, 1991
(Two Of Us Master Series Volume 158)

Recording: Sure Mic > Sony WM-D6C

Transfer: Two Of Us Master Tapes > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Audacity > iZotope RX 8 / ozone 9 (mastered) > xACT 2.50 > FLAC

01 The Obvious Child
02 The Boy In The Bubble
03 She Moves On
04 Kodachrome
05 Born At The Right Time
06 Train In The Distance
07 Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
08 Proof
09 I Know What I Know
10 Bridge Over Troubled Water
11 Cool, Cool River
12 The Coast
13 Graceland
14 You Can Call Me Al
15 Still Crazy After All These Years
16 Cecilia
17 Late In The Evening
18 Hearts And Bones
19 Loves Me Like A Rock
20 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
21 America
22 The Boxer
23 The Sound Of Silence

Known Faults:
-The Obvious Child: joined in progress
-Bridge Over Troubled Water: splice
-The Coast: splice
-Hearts And Bones: splice

Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Steve Gadd - Drums
Tony Cedras - Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitars
The Waters - Background Vocals
Richard Tee - Piano, Vocals
Mingo Araújo - Percussion
Sidinho Moreira - Percussion
Dom Chacal - Percussion
Cyro Baptista - Percussion
Ray Phiri - Guitars
Chris Botti - Trumpet
Armand Sabal-Lecco - Bass
Michael Brecker - Saxophone, EWI
John Selolwane - Guitars
Barney Rachabane - Saxophone, Pennywhistle
Reginald 'Briz' Brisbon - Background Vocals
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by GDHAL on June 05, 2024, 09:17:12 AM »
Billy Joel (Debut Master Transfer) * Personal Favorite! * Live at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont IL USA * 1982-11-04 * 24b/192K ** POSTED BY ANALOG **


A Covid-19 quarantine release! :)
Hot Off The Heads Production! :) Just archived May 10th 2020 yeah!!


Mics: Sony ECM-33F (9V round battery)
Recorder: 1981 TCD-5M Sony Cassette Pro Portable
Location: 5th row left side front of PA
Cassettes: Fuji Metal Bias C90: Dolby on but left off for this playback
Playback: Sony TCD-5M unit calibrated to this era (not same identical unit). Tape speed and head alignment
Chord Company Interconnect Cable (Naim Co.)
Run through the Naim Audio NAC-52 preamp to the Sound Devices-722 @ 24b/192kHz
Sound Forge just to track. NO OTHER BULLSHIT!


This was a great sounding show and performance. I remember the sound system was Clair Bros! They did Fleetwood mac and I thought it was special if you saw them doing the concert. Remember the speakers wrapped in a single row from far left to far right in a banana? Next up is the Who and that is crap in the same location here. Billy Joel spoke about the acoustics in this new arena. "We call this the Boom Boom Room! I bet hockey sounds bad here" Classic!
     OK, I have made a mistake in this latest archiving. I ran the master tape side one on the 90 minute and when I heard the alarm I noticed I did not start the recorder. DEVASTATED!!! So I let the master tape rest for a few weeks and ran it again. Side one is -2 and side two is -1. Now on the master, I see that the last three songs I transfered to the PCM F1 digital recorder. Was I that desparate to save 3 bucks on a cassette? YES! So I dragged out all the HEAVEY digital portable gear to finish this archive. All I can do is shake my head. If I could do it all over again. Not that I would do it again. But I would do things different. This recording has fantastic moments! It must be played LOUD (maybe not the last 3 songs) on your best stereo system!  Enjoy RB



***Everything I do for my stereo room and gear is carefully chosen for the finest of quality control. This means A to B comparisons for EVERYTHING! I leave no stone unturned. I decide if what I do will end up being a more musical experience and not the opposite like more processed sounding. I split hairs!! I have learned what is more musical from all the decades of listening to differences. Stereo and audio gear is not nearly as subjective as people make it out to be. It is either more musical or more processed sounding at the end of the day. One more thing I learned, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE SAME! Practically the same yes! The same, NO! So with this all said…..I thank all the people here for the great compliments since I came here in 2006. It means a lot to me after decades of sleepless nights and stressful days carrying in top shelve equipment every time out!***

PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON THE 24 BIT 192 KHZ RESOLUTION!!! IF YOU WANT TO UPLOAD A CD FORMAT GO KNOCK YOURSELF OUT. JUST PUT A COPY OF THE TEXT DESCRIPTION AND PUT THIS LINK IN THE FIRST FEW COMMENTS!

In this day and age, anyone in the trading world who cannot handle "with ease" a 5GB file is way beyond my comprehension. This is NOT an invitation for you to tell me why you won't/can't.

With every digital transfer the master tapes become obsolete. If you try any which way to transfer them again they won't sound as good. As long as there are ample backups of course there is no need for them.



SETLIST/TRACKLIST



01 - intro taped
02 - Allentown
03 - My Life
04 - PreludeAngry Young Man
05 - talk
06 - Honesty
07 - talk
08 - Don't Ask Me Why
09 - The Stranger
10 - talk
11 - Scandinavian Skies
12 - talk
13 - Movin' Out-Anthony's Song
14 - She's Always a Woman
15 - Pressure
16 - talk
17 - Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
18 - Technical Difficulty Blues
19 - Just the Way You Are
20 - talk
21 - Goodnight Saigon
22 - talk
23 - Stiletto
24 - band intro
25 - Until the Night_cuts in
26 - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
27 - Sometimes a Fantasy
28 - crowd
29 - You May Be Right
30 - crowd
31 - Only the Good Die Young
32 - crowd
33 - Where's the Orchestra
34 - fade out

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