venerdì 28 luglio 2017

Procol Harum - 1992-05-18 - Boston, MA (FM/FLAC)

(FM master tape FLAC)

WBCN FM pre-recorded radio broadcast

WBCN FM radio > Yamaha 500 reciever > Naka. BX-100 cassette deck (dolby off) > Maxell XLII-S cassettes > played on Naka. 125 into soundforge 4.5 (WAV) > flac 6

Bringing Home Offspeed Bacon with

Gary Brooker- voice & piano
Don Snow- Hammond organ
Geoff Whitehorn- guitar
Dave Bronze- bass
Mark Brzezicki- drums

performance quality - pretty good
recording quality - most is good but there are a few problems in the broadcast recording (or maybe the deck used for the FM broadcast of it) the worst of it is in track 2, none in the reception or my recording of it. 

source - master FM broadcast tape

disc 1 61:47
01 - stage/radio introduction > Conquistador 4:51
02 - bringing home the bacon 4:51
03 - shine on brightly 4:26
04 - Homburg 4:27
05 - the truth won't fade away 8:08
06 - Pandora's box 4:58
07 - one more time 5:38
08 - Grand Hotel 6:53
09 - man With a mission 5:02
10 - (you can't) turn back the page 4:28
11 - whiskey train 8:04

disc 2 37:18
12 - the king of hearts 6:07
13 - a salty dog 5:59
14 - whaling stories 8:37
15 - all our dreams are sold 5:40
16 - little queenie 5:41
17 - a whiter shade of pale 5:13

total runtime - 99:01

this is a master FM recording of WBCN's recorded broadcast of this show. I think it was the whole show, there are some problems in parts, especially in track 2, a little in track 3 and a few more minor flaws in a couple of other tracks. Still a pretty decent recording (there are no problems in this recording, other than broadcast problems). there was a request for a complete version of this show in another posting of it which misses tracks 2 and 17. unfortunately the bacon is the most flawed track, but better flawed bacon than no bacon at all (especially after 8 years of relentless bushwhacking!!! only 4 atthe time of this concert.) and only part of it has flaws. I spliced some rough edits for the commercial breaks to smooth it out a little bit. I don't think any of the music is missing from the broadcast. thankfully the whiter shade sounds pretty good. Do not sell this recording, encode it to lossy formature or try to paint whiter shade black. (this isn't a Rolling Stones torrent here).

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