'Bristol Melody Of 1974'
Audience recording; rated 'A-' at
for liner notes and artwork.
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Tony Banks - Keyboards, 12 String & Backing Vocals
Phil Collins - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Peter Gabriel - Lead Vocals, Flute & Percussion
Steve Hackett - Lead Guitars & Effects
Mike Rutherford - Bass Guitars, Guitars & Backing Vocals
01 - Watcher Of The Skies 08:31
02 - The Story Of Britannia 01:40
03 - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 08:55
04 - The Story Of Romeo & Juliet 02:03
05 - The Cinema Show 11:35
06 - I Know What I Like 05:48
07 - The Story Of Five Rivers 02:14
08 - Firth Of Fifth 10:05
09 - The Story Of Henry & Cynthia 02:14
10 - The Musical Box 10:43
01 - Horizons 02:28
02 - More Fool Me (Vocals Phil) 03:40
03 - The Battle Of Epping Forest 12:24
04 - The Story Of Old Michael 03:17
05 - Supper's Ready 23:39
"From the taper himself we have the following description of the recording:
'Mostly Selling England material, it was recorded on a Sony TC-150 reel to reel with Shure mics. I am pretty sure I was seen by Hackett at least as I was sitting on the floor stage center about 30 feet back, the mics were on a small gooseneck. However, the Sony had a switch to turn off its internal speaker and I had forgotten to turn it off, this means you get some annoying feedback, not loud, but audible in very quite passages, most notably when Gabriel talks (as he does at length) between tracks.”
“A 50 minute section of my tape was released as the bootleg album 'Awed Man Out' where it claims to be 'live in Canada'. I have absolutely no idea who did this, certainly wasn't me, I gave a dub to a couple of people.....However I have now placed the original onto CDR some time ago, just raw as is.'
It was this raw CD material that we used for this project. As described, this show has a recurrent feedback that was most audible during the dialogue and quiet sections. Using a subtraction technique, this feedback was reduced -though not completely removed- as well as possible. Actually, there were two distinct feedback profiles found and reduced where found. Hiss and other noises were also present and required multiple techniques to be brought under control. A few gaps were present and needed patching. One patch came from this recording as a recurrent section of music was used to patch another. The bass components were out of line and required some re-working. Sub-bass was boosted while high bass was attenuated. This compensated for the room acoustics and produced a more natural sound. A slight midrange adjustment was also implemented. Some peak crackle was present that needed smoothing after which dynamics of the show were adjusted. Finally, a consistent but gradually changing speed error was identified and corrected for each disc. The result is a fine example of early 1974 Genesis."