Thursday, May 25, 2017
Fleetwood Mac Live at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles 1974-11-30 Complete "Heros Are Hard To Find"
01 - Intro - Coming Home
02 - The Green Manalishi
03 - Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
04 - Sentimental Lady
05 - Future Games
06 - Bermuda Triangle (over 12 mins!)
07 - Why
08 - Nightwatch
01 - Believe Me
02 - BlacK Magic Woman
03 - Oh Well
04 - Band Intro Blues - Band Intros
05 - Rattlesnake Shake
06 - Hypnotized
Show from master reel to reel AUD tape (first time in circulation) Rare setlist, and one of Bob Welch's last shows!
This reel had become seperated from its broken tape box some time back, and had become misplaced and forgotten. The box had become damaged sometime prior to my possession in the early 1990's, and the tape had apparently been improperly stored as a result.
No amount of tape baking will work on this tape. It's mechanically damaged and the oxide is no longer there for parts of it. What you will hear is a reconstruction that took many hours to do. Recording levels were altered many times, and one portion was reconstructed from scratch with overlays from other material within the concert due to unrecoverable damage. It still isn't perfect, but it is listenable to.
Identifying the show was another matter. The tape only says "Shrine" on it, and there was nothing else to go by. Through the kind courtesy of FMLegacy.com, the date of 1974-11-30 was given as a possibility. On this date, Fleetwood Mac opened for the Jefferson Starship. A quick search turned up the Starship reel, and the dates matched.