Monday, May 22, 2017

Ultravox - 1979-03-xx - Buffalo, NY (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

SBD>tape(1st copy)>CDR(Ph.CDR570)>wave(EAC)>flacf(8)>speed correction>EAC>FLAC(8)

John Foxx: vocals
Chris Cross: Bass
Billy Currie: Keyboards / Violin
Warren Cann: Drums
Robin Simon: guitar

01: the man who dies every day 6:08
02: slip away 4:19
03: slow motion 3:47 >
04: Hiroshima mon amour 4:03
05: touch and go 5:03
06: artificial life 5:13
07: just for a moment 4:00
08: he's a liquid 5:50
09: quiet man 3:52 (apparent tape flip after)
10: radio beach 3:48
11: I can't stay long (spliced) 3:50
12: someone else's clothes 5:53
13: blue light 3:59 >
14: rockwrok 5:14
15: my sex 3:53

runtime: 68:58

previously listed as March 4, 1979 but that is not correct since Ultravox played 4 shows in Boston in March 79, 2 on March 3 and 2 more on March 4th. This is likely a day or two before or after that.
2nd show

remaster notes:
This appears to be either a different date or show than listed, since they played 2 shows in Boston on March 3rd and 2 more on the 4th. The BBC broadcast posted a few times before is from one of those shows, and that is an edited version of the show missing about 20 min. this doesn't sound like that show. If it's from Buffalo, it's probably a day or two before or after the listed date. It needed speed correction (again) so I slowed it by 9.5 cents, it needed retracking, since several tracks began with several seconds of applause, and the levels were recorded too high with clipping throughout. (not horribly, but noticably) there were also short (about .005 sec.) gaps at most of the track breaks. not any more. there were also some problems in the right side during some parts of "blue light" (or else the soundman doesn't care much for David Gilmour titles) so I monoized some short sections to cover up the missing sound without ruining it. this was an almost-deleter when I got it. Now it's considerably better, glad I remastered instead of deleted (I can't listen to pepped Ultravox, it just didn't sound like them before). and listening to it as I write this info text, it sounds pretty decent (after 4 tries to get the speed to sound right, this is the only one to get posted) I also cut out a very short section of recorder turn-on noise at the start of track 9 (only about .01 of a second) I think I got the speed right, this Ultravox band has a very distinct tone and sound to them, especially John Foxx. I've heard enough of this tour to know what it should sound like. I wouldn't be able to attempt doing this to a Jack DeJohnette's Directions recording. I think anyone who heard this before will find this more than a little improvement.


  1. this definitely was Buffalo. The band was surprised that they had to play 2 sets (not 2 shows, the audience wasnt emptied between sets). Thats why he says "hello again everyone" It was a mono cassette recorder that someone plugged into the sound board, so any stereo issues were from transferring it to copies. Only 1 song was different between the 2 sets but I can't recall what it was.