mercoledì 27 marzo 2019
Jeff Beck Group
1968-11-16 Miami Beach, Florida Thee Image Club (M?-AUD ~ remaster)
18330 Collins Avenue
~*~ "Miami '68" boot CD source THEN carefully remastered fixing MANY problems without EQ ~*~
Set One :::
01. Let Me Love You
02. I Can´t Hold out
03. Jeff´s Boogie
04. Sweet Little Angel
05. Shapes Of Things
06. Hi Ho Silver Lining
Set Two :::
07. Beck´s Bolero
08. Rock My Plimsoul
09. Oh Pretty Woman
10. Morning Dew
11. Rice Pudding
12. Sun Is Shining
13. I Ain´t Superstitious
Total Time ::: 73:16
::: VERY fine, stereo, up-close AUD (especially for its vintage). Check samples for predilection predictions or to rev yr engines.
::: Warts: NOT MANY! Some lite broad spectrum hiss in right channel. Some light overturation distortion on extremely loud passages but nothing serious! Fixed dropouts & dullspots but likely missed a few. Deleted micro-gaps between songs. The last 3rd of master tape was clearly in better condition. Lowered some loud clapping between trax. Channels were SERIOUSLY out of phase/alignment (mike spread?) & very different info in channels but was adjusted at ~2 minute intervals & sounds WAY better - without killing the wonderful stereo recording but simply correcting the enormous delay between channels.
::: COMPARISON CLAUSE ::: This is a 2014 NEWLY REMASTERED version of the "Miami '68" boot CD DIMED twice before (moretoonz '08-6 months on tracker 440 d/l's & cakeface 18 months 387 d'l's. Part of it was also included in the upload "Like A Hurricane Primsoul - Live Archives 1968-1969". Nothing on the tracker as I upload this.
::: #11 "Rice Pudding" (an instrumental) is introduced here as "Mother's Old Rice Pudding" & as being played for the first time.
::: Touring to promote the new "Truth" album, which had only been released in August (tho' it'd been in the works for long time!).
::: re-BT-AUD in the folder/song titles is short for remastered-bootleg source-audience
::: No artwork included as some of the photos used could be considered proprietary, sorry. Seek & ye shall find.
Recording Information ::: unknown stereo recording equipment -> master stereo AUD tape (probably reel) -> ? -> "Miami '68" boot CD ripped with EAC -> wavs/flacs/DIME d/l.
Remastering 2013-05-xx ::: flacs -> Trader's Little Helper -> wavs -> Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, speed fixes, single passes for affected areas, NO equalisation) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2014-05-16.
Line-up ::: Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck - electric guitar // Roderick David "Rod The Mod" Stewart - vocals // Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood - electric bass // Michael "Micky" Waller - drums.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
CoolSonics 021 ::: Thanks to the original uploaders! ::: This one goes out to The Florida Kid for all he's shared with us. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Cool freaking recording & now is some much healthier ear fodder. Some sources note this as SBD but tis clearly an AUD (but quite hi-fi for its vintage & the probably volume of the band). If in doubt about AUD source, go to the break before the end of "Rock My Plimsoul" & you can hear the taper laughing. The extreme stereo mike placement (left mike more at stage or vocal PA, left channel captures more audience) is quite interesting. Perhaps this should be considered a "not-for-purists remaster", as I did a much more volume tinkering than I normally do. The original had problems, but I was fairly agressive here to really improve the sound - in my opinion, for my ears. In fact, it was an important part of the equation after the very extreme channel phase correction. Almost certainly from a reel-to-reel master source originally with possibly 1 or 2 reel generations (doubtful there were any cassette generations).
I learned a lot about this band thru this tape. Ron Wood playing bass with a real rhythm guitar sound in some songs. I did some reading about Ron on a bass player forum while researching the keys for some songs & one thing they really respect about him is he rarely played something the same way twice. While the quality on this recording is stunning overall, I would say this is not the absolute best Jeff Beck Group performance of the era. They make some mistakes & some of the performances don't gel or are not as explosive as others around of the same vintage. "Jeff´s Boogie" is a bit scattered. The band seems a bit put off by how unresponsive & quiet the audience is. One comment from the band is that it's like playing in a library. HOWEVER... Jeff's making a LOT of strange, experimental guitar noises, seemingly more than usual, though I suspect they are just much more noticeable here than other shows due to the clear sound. I would say this rates near the very top of the "must-hear" JBG shows of '68/69, as it is so painless to listen to & so possible to discern what's going on. Many of the other recordings I have (the Tea Party comes to mind right away) are so distorted, that it is quite hard to get a clear picture of the experience. This is a very cool recording, the Jeff Beck Group in 1968, live, with Rod & Ron & the quality MORE than makes up for ANY lack of performance intensity in my opinion, and, even on a bad day, the smoke was risin' off the stage.
I had gotten this recording some time back, but recently saw it making the rounds again, but with the notes altered to claim it as a soundboard, which it is (clearly) not. However, it is a wonderful recording.... Anyway, seeing it again, I remembered being puzzled a few years ago why it all sounds like it was coming out of one channel. Well, it was partly the volume imbalance but mostly it was EXTREME phase offset between the two stereo channels. I think one of the mikes was pointing in such a way there was a huge timing difference for when the sound reached the mike compared to the other mike (layman's terms). So, I decided to give it some remastering effort. There was an INCREDIBLE improvement right away. the inital phase correction was 38 cents! Then it had to be adjusted throughout the recording.likey from mike motion. Another thing that really worked for me was the speed correction in the first set, which, tho' not dramatically changed, brought Rod's voice to a more familiar sounding timbre. Do hope you like it. Enjoy. Knees.