Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Cure - 2013-10-12 - Austin, TX (MTX/FLAC)

(Matrix FLAC)

Zilker Park, ACL Festival

2 Source Mix: [Audio ripped from webcast] + [Schoeps CCM4s > Tinybox > M10] => FLAC

01 Open
02 A Night Like This
03 The End of the World
04 Lovesong
05 Just Like Heaven
06 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
07 Fascination Street
08 Pictures of You
09 Lullaby
10 High
11 The Lovecats
12 Close To Me
13 Hot Hot Hot
14 The Caterpillar
15 The Walk
16 Stop Dead
17 Push
18 Inbetween Days
19 Friday I'm in Love
20 Doing the Unstruck
21 Want
22 The Hungry Ghost
23 Wrong Number
24 One Hundred Years
25 Give Me It
26 End
27 Boys Don't Cry

Total Time: 127:05

Notes: Audience source was very bass heavy and EQ'ed before mixing.  The Audience was very enthusiastic and most of the loud cheers and screams between songs were faded out before mixing.  You can hear raindrops off and on during the last 30 mins, but I lowered the percentage of the audience source during this part.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Rolling Stones - 2014-06-13 - St. Denis, FR (DVDfull aud-shot DL)

(DVDfull aud-shot)

Stade de France
St Denis (near Paris) 

Location: 
facing the center left stack, against the gate of the gold lawn, 50 m from the stage, 10 m left from the tip of the tongue. First half is mostly screen, alternating between the screens depending on security guard location. Second half is screen + stage. Sound is clear and punchy.

Great concert, 1st time seeing Ron Wood & Mick Taylor sober LOL. 

Lineage: 
Lumix DMC TZ7 >Pavtube MTS converter>Nero Vision>Traders Little Helper

Video bitrate 9000 
Audio AC3
PAL 16/9

01 intro
02 Jumpin’ Jack Flash
03 You Got Me Rocking
04 It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
05 Tumbling Dice
06 Wild Horses
07 Doom And Gloom
08 Bitch (Song vote winner)
09 Out Of Control
10 Honky Tonk Women
11 introducing the band
12 You Got The Silver (Keith Richards on lead vocals)
13 Can’t Be Seen (Keith Richards on lead vocals)
14 Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
15 Miss You
16 Gimme Shelter
17 Start Me Up
18 Sympathy For The Devil
19 Brown Sugar

The Lumix has great mics, it does sound terrific even on a good hi fi system. Instruments are very distinct and the recording accurately conveys the actual sound at the concert. Don't hesitate to play it loud 

The only limitation of the Lumix is it can only record 15 min segments. So one has to stop the recording after each 1-2 songs.I chose to make 1 uncut file, so there are 3 seconds missing between some songs

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kraftwerk - 2014-03-18 - Los Angeles, CA (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Walt Disney Concert Hall,

The Catalogue - 12345678 - Autobahn (7:30pm - early show)

Lineage:
CA-14 (cardioids) > CA-9200 > GAKables mini starquad > Edirol R-09HR (@ 24bit/96kHz) > Audacity (fades, eq, amplify, export as 16bit/44.1kHz) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (flac level 8)

Taper:
klingklang

Location:
balcony, center

01. vocoder intro
02. Autobahn
03. Kometenmelodie 1
04. Kometenmelodie 2
05. Mitternacht
06. Morgenspaziergang
07. Geiger Counter
08. Radio-Activity
09. Trans-Europe Express / Abzug / Metal On Metal
10. The Robots
11. Spacelab
12. Das Model
13. The Man-Machine
14. Numbers
15. Computer World 2
16. It's More Fun To Compute / Home Computer
17. Computer Love
18. Tour De France
19. Tour De France Etape 2
20. Boing Boom Tschak
21. Techno Pop
22. Musique Non Stop

Pearl Jam - 2014-06-20 - Milan, IT (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 

Source Info 
Neumann KM140's > Naiant TinyBox > Sony PCM M10 > HarBal 2.3/AdobeAudition (EQ;Levels) 

01 Release 
02 Nothingman 
03 Sirens 
04 Black
05 Go 
06 Do The Evolution 
07 Corduroy 
08 *Ed Banter* 
09 Lightning Bolt 
10 Mind Your Manners 
11 Pilate 
12 Untitled 
13 MFC 
14 Given To Fly 
15 Who You Are 
16 Sad 
17 Even Flow 
18 Swallowed Whole 
19 *Ed Banter* 
20 Setting Forth 
21 Not For You 
22 Why Go 
23 Rearviewmirror 
24 Encore Break / Ed Banter 
25 Yellow Moon 
26 Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town 
27 Thin Air 
28 *Ed Banter* 
29 Just Breathe 
30 Daughter 
31 Jeremy 
32 *Happy Birthday April Cameron* 
33 Better Man 
34 Spin The Black Circle 
35 Lukin 
36 Porch 
37 Encore Break / Ed Banter 
38 Alive 
39 Rockin' In The Free World 
40 Yellow Ledbetter 

Joe Cocker - 1968 - BBC Radio Sessions (FM/FLAC)


(FM broadcast FLAC)

Rebroadcast on Alan (Fluff) Freeman's Satuday Rock Show (possibly 1989?)

Lineage:
BBC Radio 1 FM>Marantz ST320L Tuner>Aiwa or Teac cassette recorder (master cassette)>Wave capture, track markers and burned to cdr using Magix audio cleaner>Accuraterip to flac level 8.

01 - Run, Shakers Life
02 - With A Little Help From My Friends
03 - Marjorine
04 - Change In Louise
05 - Can't Be So Bad
06 - Let's Go Get Stoned
07 - That's Your Business
08 - Delta Lady
09 - Hitchcock Railway
00 - Fluff with song titles.

Runtime 00:31:25

The Cure - 1979-12-12 - Amsterdam, NL (SBD/FLAC)



(Soundboard FLAC)

De Melkweg,

Source: SBD
Lineage: Unknown
Quality: A

This Show is Complete

01 - Seventeen seconds - 3:55 (early version, alt lyrics)
02 - Accuracy - 2:38
03 - M - 2:52 (early version, alt lyrics)
04 - 10.15 Saturday night - 3:13
05 - Play for today - 3:37 (early version, alt lyrics)
06 - In your house - 3:34 (early version, alt lyrics)
07 - Fire in Cairo - 2:58
08 - A forest - 4:04 (early version, alt lyrics)
09 - Three imaginary boys - 3:05
10 - Another journey by train - 2:32
11 - Jumping someone else's train - 2:36
12 - Killing an Arab - 3:22

First encore :
13 - Subway song - 2:25
14 - Grinding halt - 3:50

Second encore :
15 - Boys don't cry - 2:35
16 - A forest - 5:30 (early version, alt lyrics, introduced as "At Night")

Total: 42:46

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Suzanne Vega - 2014-07-18 - Verona, IT (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

"SMALL TALES WEARING BLACK" 

recorded live at Villa Venier, Sommacampagna (VR), Italy - July 18, 2014 

Lineage: 
mic sony 717 > zoom H2 > SD card > wave > soundforge > cdr > flac level 6) 

Suzanne Vega: vocals, acoustic guitar 
Gerry Leonard: guitar 
Doug Yowell: drums 

01 - Fat man and dancing girl 
02 - Marlene on the wall 
03 - Caramel 
04 - Fool’s complaint 
05 - Crack in the wall 
06 - Jacob and the angel 
07 - Small blue thing 
08 - Gypsy 
09 - The queen and the soldier 
10 - Don’t uncork what you can’t contain 
11 - Laying on of hands 
12 - Left of center 
13 - I never wear white 
14 - Some journey 
15 - Luka 
16 - Tom’s diner 
17 - World before Columbus 
18 - In liverpool 
19 - Rosemary 

digital audience recording and artwork: Spanish Johnny 
sound editing: Badscooter 
pictures: lelecavalli, Paolo Brillo (front cover) 
whatever: Maverick Daddy & Camouflage 
special thanks to Magic Rat 

Produced by Kokomo - July 2014 

Procol Harum - 2014-07-15 - Alexandria, VA (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

Procol Harum - Lostbrook 2.0 Volume 62 

July 15, 2014 
The Birchmere 
Alexandria, VA 
USA 

Source: CA-14(cards)>CA-9200>Sony M10(24/48) 
Transfer: Micro SDHC>PC>WAV>CQ Mastering>FLAC(16/44.1) 
Location: 18' from stage-right stack 

Taper: Lostbrook 
Mastering: CQ 
Covers: ethiessen1 

Gary Brooker: Lead Vocals, Keyboards 
Geoff Whitehorn: Guitar, Vocals 
Josh Phillips: Keyboards 
Matt Pegg: Bass, Vocals 
Geoff Dunn: Drums 

Set 1/Disc 1: 
01 Intro (2:10) 
02 Kaleidoscope (5:07) 
03 Homburg (6:34) 
04 The VIP Room>Hoochie Coochie Man* (7:18) 
05 Simple Sister (7:03) 
06 Grand Hotel (10:55) 
07 An Old English Dream>Drunken Sailor* (8:00) 
08 A Salty Dog (5:28) 

Set 2/Disc 2: 
09 Intro (1:03) 
10 Bringing Home The Bacon (5:53) 
11 Pandora's Box (9:22) 
12 As Strong As Samson (5:41) 
13 Shine On Brightly (5:55) 
14 Barnyard Story>When A Man Loves A Woman*>No Woman, No Cry * (9:08) 
15 A Whiter Shade Of Pale>Encore Applause>Band Intros (14:50) 

Encore: 
16 Conquistador (5:55) 

* Tease 

My knowledge of Procol Harum is nowhere near what their history deserves, so songs like "An Old English Dream", "As Strong As Samson", and "Barnyard Story" were unexpected highlights for me and are now stuck in my head. This is one of those recordings I can't stop listening to. Outstanding vocal work by Gary Brooker and a great performance by the entire band made this evening "shine brightly". And, true-to-form for the Birchmere, a casual conversation on line once again earned me a new friend. Turns out that the guy in front of me has the same exact hobby with extremely similar stealth techniques and even a Sony M10 "to boot". We sat together, and at times it was like looking in a mirror as we simultaneously checked our levels. I don't think "DC" plans to upload his, but our recordings are naturally quite similar. I think you'll enjoy this one.

Neil Young - 2014-07-25 - Monchengladbach, DE (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse 
Mönchengladbach, Germany 
Warsteiner HockeyPark 
25. Juli 2014 

Taping-location: In the Warsteiner Hockey Park, On the Diebels Alt -Floor, Jägermeister-Block, 
Berentzen-Doppelwacholder-Standing-Area, Rügenwalder Mühle-Leberwurst-V.I.P.-lounge, second row, right in front of the stage in the middle 
Sound-quality: seems to be excellent 

Ralph 
Percival 
Poncho 
Rick 
Dorene 
YaDonna 

01 - Audience 
02 - Love and only love 
03 - Powderfinger 
04 - Standing in the light of love 
05 - Days that used to be 
06 - Living with war 
07 - Love to burn 
08 - Name of love 
09 - Blowin' in the wind 
10 - Heart of gold 
11 - banter 
12 - Barstool blues 
13 - Psychedelic pill 
14 - Cortez the killer 
15 - Rockin' in the free world 
16 - audience 
17 - Who's gonna stand up and save the earth? 

Parking-costs: 5,- € 
Ticket-costs: 66,90 € 
weather-conditions (due to massive requests!!): warm, about 22°C 
catering: one „Hacki Wimmer-Teller“ (2 Bratwürstchen with Brötchen and Senf), another „Dietmar Danner – plate“ (a Nackensteak with potato-wedges), two „Wolfgang Kleffs“ (white Tequila , Sangrita picante and Orange juice), an „Allan Simonsen-cup-cake“ (black-white-green-coloured), diverse Traktor - smoothies 

Equipment: Zoom H4N - Sound professional microphones SP-CMC-8 - SP-SPSB-8 Sound Professionals 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Neil Young - 2014-07-23 - Vienna, AT (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse 

Stadthalle - Vienna, Austria 

Source: SP-CMC-u4 >SP-SPSB-10 >iRiver_H120 (rockbox)...Beer ;-) 
Transfer: H120 >USB >PC>Cool Edit Pro L/R_+2,5dB >CDwave >FLAC 
Taped&Transfer: Die/Wal + Lady Irs 

01 - Love and Only Love 
02 - Goin Home 
03 - Standing in the Light of Love 
04 - Days That Used to Be 
05 - Living with War 
06 - Love to Burn 
07 - Name of Love 
08 - Blowin' in the Wind 
09 - Heart of Gold 
10 - Barstool Blues 
11 - Psychedelic Pill 
12 - Cortez the Killer 
13 - Rockin' in the Free World 
14 - Whos Gonna Stand Up and Save the Earth? 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Neil Young - 2014-07-12 - London, UK (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Barclaycard British Summer Time
Hyde Park
London, England
07/12/2014

Neil Young - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Frank Sampedro - electric guitar, keyboard, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals
Rick Rosas - bass
Dorene Carter - backing vocals
YaDonna West - backing vocals

Source: Audience recording > 1 Sony ECM-MS957 (set on 120° spread and hand held) > Sony PCM-M10 > wav24/96
Lineage: wav 24/96 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > iZotope RX3 Advanced >
wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Recorded from DFC about 90 feet from front of the stage.

01 crowd/tuning
02 Love And Only Love
03 Goin' Home
04 Days That Used To Be
05 After The Gold Rush
06 Love To Burn
07 Separate Ways
08 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
09 Blowin' In The Wind
10 Heart Of Gold
11 Barstool Blues
12 Psychedelic Pill
13 Cinnamon Girl
14 Rockin' In The Free World
15 encore break

encore 1
16 Who's Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth?
17 encore break

encore 2
18 Down By The River

Comments:
It was a very hot day and like most I spent much of the afternoon sitting down on the grass. There were two large screens which gave a pretty good view of what was happening on stage. When Neil came on almost everyone stood up but I didn't. After a while I gave in because the screens were blocked out by bodies and I couldn't see a thing apart from shaking bums.

During "Down By The River" a young man came over to me and wanted to start talking. He asked, as you'll hear "Is it as good as the Danny Whitten version" but I waved him away. If he's reading this "PLEASE THINK TWICE NEXT TIME"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bob Dylan - 2014-06-27 - Kosice, Slovakia (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Steel Arena

lineage
Neumann km140 > Denecke PS-2 > Marantz PMD661 (16 bit - 44.1 KHz) > Cool Edit > CD Wave
taper: romeo

Bob Dylan - piano, harp
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums
Stu Kimball - rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
Donnie Herron - banjo, viola, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

Disc One (47:49)
01. Things Have Changed
02. She Belongs To Me
03. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
04. What Good Am I?
05. Waiting For You
06. Duquesne Whistle
07. Pay In Blood
08. Tangled Up In Blue
09. Love Sick

Disc Two (55:27)
10. High Water (For Charley Patton)
11. Simple Twist Of Fate
12. Early Roman Kings
13. Forgetful Heart
14. Spirit On The Water
15. Scarlet Town
16. Soon After Midnight
17. Long And Wasted Years
18. (encore break)
19. All Along The Watchtower
20. Blowin' In The Wind

Total time 1:43:16

Van Morrison - 1984-06-24 - Manchester, UK (AUD/FLAC)


(Audience FLAC)

The Palace Theatre 

June 24th 1984 (Late Show) 

Excellent Audience Recording 

Copies of this Master have only been circulated privately on Cassette 

SOURCE: Master Cassette (GS) > TDK SA90 > Akai GX95 11 > 
Soundforge PRO 10c > FLAC Level 8 

Mastered from 1st Generation Tape and Artwork by JTT, June 2014 

Van Morrison - saxophone, harmonica, guitar and vocals 
Richie Buckley - saxophone 
Kenny Craddock - keyboards 
Jerome Rimson - bass 
Martin Drover - trumpet 
Arty McGlynn - guitar 
Doreen Chanter - backing vocals 
Terry Popple - drums 

Disc One 
01. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart #2 
02. Connswater 
03. Moondance 
04. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart #1 > Baby Please Don'T Go > Gloria > Here Comes The Night > Brown Eyed Girl 
05. The Way Young Lovers Do 
06. I Will Be There 
07. Jackie Wilson Said 
08. St. Dominic'S Preview 
09. It'S All In The Game 
10. Vanlose Stairway 

Disc Two 
01. Hard Nose The Highway 
02. Help Me 
03. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) 
04. Haunts Of Ancient Peace 
05. If You Only Knew 
06. She Gives Me Religion 
07. Summertime In England 
08. Celtic Swing 
09. Cleaning Windows 

REQUEST: Jackson Browne DVD live in Montreux Jazz Fest in 1982

Another small request:

Someone asked for Jackson Browne DVD live in Montreux Jazz Fest in 1982. It was broadcast on European TV. I'm after a good quality version (better than YouTube's). Any help please??


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yes - 2014-07-13 - Newport, RI (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

Yes 
2014-07-13 
Newport Yachting Center 
Newport, RI 

Chris Squire - bass, vocals 
Steve Howe - guitar, vocals 
Alan White - drums 
Jon Davison - vocals, percussion, guitar 
Geoff Downes - keyboards, cowbell 


A Kitty Lickin' Discs Production 

Disc One 
1. Benjamin Britten's Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra 
2. Siberian Khatru 
3. And You And I 
4. Close To The Edge 
5. Believe Again 
6. Roundabout 
7. Cans And Brahms 
8. We Have Heaven 
9. South Side Of The Sky 

Disc Two 
1. Five Percent For Nothing 
2. Long Distance Runaround 
3. The Fish (Schindeleria Praemataurus) 
4. Mood For A Day 
5. Heart Of The Sunrise 
6. I've Seen All Good People 
7. Owner Of A Lonely Heart 

Lineage: SP-CMC-2 > SP-SPSB-10 > Sony PCM-M10 > USB > Wavelab 6.1 > CDWAV > FLAC 

Recorded by: Relayer35 

Comments: Okay, I know I said the last one was my last of the tour, but this time I really mean it :). This was a spur of a moment decision to go when I noticed a ticket available in the sweet spot. The venue is actually a tent type structure on the marina. It wasn't too hot outside, but it was very uncomfortable in the tent. There is a large circulating fan on the roof, but they turn it off before the show for some reason. The set was a bit shorter than the previous shows. "Starship Trooper" was dropped, but all of "I've Seen All Good People" was played. There were a couple of anomalies on this one. It takes a few seconds for Chris' bass to kick in in "Siberian Khatru", and the guitar mounted to the stand that Steve uses for acoustic sounds during "And You And I" didn't work, and Steve played the whole track on an electric guitar. "Five Percent For Nothing" was the best of the four so far, but still has a way to go. 

Recording wise, this came out excellent once again. I couldn't have been luckier the way the four shows came out. Enjoy! 

Bob Dylan - 2014-07-12 - Kristiansand, Norway (AUD/FLAC)


(Audience FLAC)

Bob Dylan 
Odderøya Live 
Kristiansand, Norway 
July 12, 2014 

01 Watching The River Flow 
02 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 
03 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 
04 To Ramona 
05 The Levee's Gonna Break 
06 Shelter From The Storm 
07 Cry A While 
08 Girl Of The North Country 
09 Summer Days 
10 Desolation Row 
11 Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum 
12 Lonesome Day Blues 
13 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall 
14 Thunder On The Mountain 
15 Ballad Of A Thin Man 
16 All Along The Watchtower 

Recorded by deebee 
Aiwa CM-TS55s > Xoom H1 @ 48/24 > PC 
Converted from wav to flac with dBpoweramp, 
files tagged with mp3tag - http://www.mp3tag.de/en/ 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Genesis - 1975-04-03 - Frankfurt, DE (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST



(Audience FLAC)

Jahrhunderthalle, 
Frankfurt am Main, 
Hesse 
PrrP GS 001 There's Always Magic In The Air (FLAC)

1-1. Intro 1:09
1-2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 4:54
1-3. Fly On A Windshield 4:50
1-4. Broadway Melody Of 1974 0:35
1-5. Cuckoo Cocoon 2:29
1-6. In The Cage 7:47
1-7. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging 3:21
1-8. Story Of Rael pt. I 1:37
1-9. Back In NYC 5:58
1-10. Hairless Heart 2:29
1-11. Counting Out Time 4:01
1-12. The Carpet Crawlers 5:43
1-13. The Chamber Of 32 Doors 5:57
1-14. Story Of Rael pt. II 4:04
1-15. Lilywhite Lilith 2:58
1-16. The Waiting Room 7:38
1-17. Anyway 3:30
1-18. The Supernatural Anaesthetist 2:40
1-19. Interlude 2:14

2-1. The Lamia 7:113
2-2. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats 3:44
2-3. The Colony Of Slippermen 8:54
2-4. Ravine 1:52
2-5. The Light Dies Down On Broadway 3:33
2-6. Riding The Scree 4:15
2-7. In The Rapids 2:29
2-8. It 4:05
2-9. The Story Of Henry And Cynthia 2:52
2-10. The Musical Box 11:13

BONUS TRACK
2-11. Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins Interviewed by Andy Peebles, Piccadilly Radio, (Manchester, Lancashire April 28, 1975) 23:12

The Last Great Adventure
The writing and recording of ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ took place over the summer months of 1974. It was a troubled time for Genesis, with Peter Gabriel briefly leaving the band to take up an offer of working with acclaimed film director William Friedkin. When this project failed to materialize, Gabriel returned to the group to complete work on the album, though the reception he received from the other members was understandably subdued.

Upon its release that autumn, Gabriel was justifiably proud of ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’. “This album has spirit,” he declared. “It’s a much wider album than past efforts. In the past, our records haven’t come off as strong as I would have liked; it’s been down to live performances. But this has the best the band has to offer. On the right wing there are conventional pop songs and on the left wing more sound pictures drawn by the music which we’d only done before in rehearsal, never on plastic.” ‘The Lamb’ remains the most controversial of all the Genesis albums and the accompanying stage show was the band’s most visually ambitious. Building on their use of slides during the ‘Selling England By The Pound’ tour, the show had now been expanded to feature three screens onto which were projected hundreds of slides, timed to coincide with and enhance the masterful music. Unlike the ‘Selling England’ tour, Gabriel would portray just one character on stage: Rael, the New York street punk, clad in blue jeans and leather jacket. But the costumes used during ‘The Lamia’ and ‘The Colony Of Slippermen’ still remain two of the most breathtaking and cherished images of Peter’s days with Genesis.

All too aware of the criticisms thrown at them, Genesis were at pains to reinforce the importance of the music over the visuals. “There are people who believe that the costumes, props and slides we use are crutches to hold up the crippled music,” explained Gabriel. “They think we had to resort to things like that. They don’t realize we actually prefer it. Visuals are rubbish unless they are integrated with the continuity of the music. You can’t put layers of make-up on a beautiful face unless the features are there in the first place.”

Tony Banks endorsed this opinion: “We’d never dismiss a piece of music if we thought it inadequate for visual presentation. Visuals come after the music. Visuals are only considered once the piece is finished.” Putting the case more strongly, Steve Hackett stated, “You hate to think of the overall concept of Genesis being visuals. I don’t want people thinking they’re going to see a glitter band.”

Recognising the possible pitfalls of employing rock ‘theatrics’, Gabriel added: “The first time people see us they think of us only as a visual act. But to us it’s all music. The visuals only succeed if the music is satisfying as well. It’s a means to an end with us. The only reason you’re there is to communicate and you’re better able to do that with movement. Still I’d like to think of myself more as a writer than a performer. That’s what I derive more satisfaction from.”
Kicking off in America in November 1974 and finally drawing to a close in Europe in May 1975, the tour saw Genesis perform ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ in its entirety an estimated 102 times, achieving the perfect synthesis between music and visuals. But reaching this creative pinnacle came with a price. Within the band, there was a growing resentment towards Gabriel, the other members concerned that the increasing emphasis placed on visual presentation, and the attention that was being focused on the singer, was overshadowing their musical contributions. Acutely aware of the bad feelings directed towards him and uncomfortable with his position as ‘rockstar’, Gabriel announced to the others his intention to quit the band at the end of the tour.

While his decision inevitably cast a shadow over the rest of the tour, the fact remains that with ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’, Genesis scaled new artistic heights, both musically and visually. Thirty years on, the album is firmly established among fans as the band’s masterpiece and the live show, captured here in Frankfurt in stunning quality, a powerful statement from the greatest and most innovative progressive band of all time.
The Doktor

Notes from the Re-Master
This show was provided to us as a CD copy of the master tapes. Initially, the encore was missing but was provided from another source. Together, the complete show is here. The recording was sub-optimal from a number of points of view. First, there was a great deal of Hiss present which masked many of the subtle features of the show. Multiple techniques were needed to reduce the hiss without removing any of the musical signal. Excessive bass rumble and ultra-high frequency treble needed to be attenuated in certain sections to bring those components into balance. Brief bursts of high treble such as cymbal crashes were a bit piercing and were selectively attenuated using a dynamic filter. Occasional single channel dropouts were found and repaired. Audience noise was attenuated and dynamics of the whole show were adjusted to increase the dramatic effect of the music. Dialogue sections were enhanced by tonality adjustments to make Peter’s monologue more understandable.

Even though we were told that the source was a CD copy of the master tape, a few edits seemed to be present. One whole line from the song “Back In NYC” was missing and needed to be repaired. A line was also missing from “The Chamber Of 32 Doors”. This was also repaired. Another edit as suggested by the presence of a duplicate guitar sound during “The Waiting Room”. This brief segment was removed. Finally, a large segment of “The Colony of Slippermen” was missing and patched from another source.

The speed of the recording was checked against multiple sources and found to be accurate. The interview section was provided as a separate cassette source. This was the original cassette used to record the interview from the radio on 28th April 1975. The interview section had a radio transmission ring that was removed with a notch filter. Tonality was also adjusted to make the dialogue more clearly understandable and hiss noise was reduced. The dynamics of the interview were also adjusted to match the concert section.