Monday, November 6, 2017

R.E.M. - Poets of the Wheat (Pre-FM/FLAC)

(Pre-FM FLAC)

Miami 29th April 1989 + Orlando 30th April 1989

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Poets of the Wheat 2CD > WAV > Click Repair [as the 1989 concert tracks on this CD are clearly vinyl sourced - from a radio LP I believe] > TLH > FLAC

01 Pop Song 89
02 Exhuming McCarthy
03 Welcome To The Occupation
04 Disturbance At The Heron House
05 Turn You Inside Out
06 Orange Crush
07 Feeling Gravity's Pull
08 Swan Swan H
09 Begin The Begin
10 Pretty Persuasion
11 I Believe
12 King Of Birds
13 Crazy
14 Finest Worksong
15 You Are The Everything
16 Academy Fight Song
17 Stand
18 Perfect Circle
19 Get Up
20 It's The End Of The World

I understand the tracks are a mixture recorded recorded on April 30th 1989 in Orlando and April 29th 1989 in Miami. I originally bought this show on a bootleg CD back in the day, and then sold the single CD version of this show on comparing to the Poets of the Wheat 2CD sourced version here.
This was because the Poets of the Wheat version here has a nice clear sound. It is a little trebley but feels less 'claustrophobic' (for lack of a better description) than other versions I heard/had.
I believe it is sourced from a radio station LP ultimately, rather than a radio station CD - and there were differences in the sound of these quite often. There is the slightest wow and flutter but it's a great involving listen I feel. I used de click to deal with mild vinyl clicks on a low setting...Michael Stipe's voice and the grinding guitars mean this was necessary. The entire results were carefully checked, using Sennheiser headphones.

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