lunedì 14 maggio 2018

Paul McCartney - 1990-06-30 - Knebworth, UK (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Knebworth Festival

Hertfordshire, England

This is the "live as it happened" satellite broadcast and is not from the vinyl LP on the fake Dark Horse label

120,000 fans gathered for an historic concert event to aid the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

KLSX-FM > Phillips AH-6731 tuner > Mitsubishi U57 VHS Hi-Fi (SP) > Sony DTS 690 (16-48)
Transfer and mastering:
Otari DTR-8S > Korg mn-2000s > Adobe Audition 3.0 > Audiogate (16-44) > CD Wav > TLH (Flac Level 8) > Stamp ID3 tag editor

A Very Windy and Rainy day and the wind can be heard in places as a low rustling sound

01. Comin' Up
02. Back In The USSR
03. I Saw Her Standing There
04. We Got Married
05. Birthday
06. Paul talks about the importance of the Knebworth festival
07. Let It Be
08. Live And Let Die
09. If I Were Not Upon The Stage (a short take)
10. Hey Jude
11. Strawberry Fields Forever > Help > Give Peace A Chance

12. Yesterday

Second encore
13. Can't Buy Me Love


While doing some research I found another version of this performance. That was sourced from an unofficial release on vinyl which has now been converted to a silver CD. This is from my master "Off the Air" tape recording and has never been shared before.

Performed balance and volume adjustments as required. Converted to 16-44 for CD burning archivists.

Loved the sound of this Phillips tuner. Punchy and excellent stereo separation so no EQ needed.

Frequency analysis reveals the standard FM broadcast roll off including a spur at 15.734 kHz. This was a by-product of the recording equipment and would not be audible to most people. A narrow band notch filter was applied to reduce the amplitude so it is now inaudible to young and old ears.

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