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Dire Straits - 1992-03-07 - Worcester, MA (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

Dire Straits
the Centrum (now called "D.C.U.Center")
Worcester, Mass. U.S.A.
March 7, 1992

performance quality: B+ to A-, a good show
recording quality: B to B-
source: master audience tape > CD.

Sony stereo mike (unknown model #) > Sony D-6 cassette deck (dolby off) > Maxell XLII 90 min. master cassettes > played into soundforge 4.5 (WAV > CD > CD extractor (WAV) > FLAC 6 

disc 1:  73:14
01: calling Elvis  13:01
02: walk on life  5:47
03: heavy fuel  5:57
04: Romeo and Juliet  9:55
05: planet of New Orleans  10:24
06: the bug  6:37
07: private investigations  9:36
08: sultans of swing  11:56

disc 2:  65:00
09: on every street  7:24
10: your latest trick  5:14
11: I think I love you too much  7:10
12: two young lovers  5:24
13: tunnel of love  15:38
14: money for nothing  9:56
15: brothers in arms  8:39
16: solid rock  5:32

runtime: 138:15

A fine show from the "on every street" tour (some call it "on easy street tour"). this recording is from behind the stage so the sound isn't the best but the music comes through pretty well and not too much crowd back there either. there is some talking in the recording, not too loud. I'm not sure if this is the whole show or not, I think it is (not unusual to find solid rock as a set ender, especially in a rock town like Worcester, it fits).  I'm not sure, but I don't think the brothers with cash tour ever made it to Worcester, just 2 shows at Wang Center and 2 at Boston Garden in 1985. what is here sounds like it's all here without cuts in the middle of any songs. If it's from musicjaime it sounds good even when not one of his best. nothing real unusual in here, not a super long show, but longer than some folks got even on this tour.

There is a fadeout at end of track 8 (during applause) and a fadein to start track 9 (also during applause). I have not used any noise reduction or EQ with this recording. only to reduce a few loud claps and bumps of the microphone, and balance the levels out. There's also a good balance of the "heavy fuel" and lighter sides of Knopfler and Dire Straits, many were glad to hear I love you too much which I think was a Knopfler solo band tune not often played with the big boys at this time. i'm not a whiz with Eq'ing or I might have tried using some here, the lower midrange frequencies are quite overemphasized in some parts. (it's that hockey arena sound you've heard so many times) someone who knows how to do it right could probably bring this up to at least a B quality. if they don't know how they'd probably wind up ruining it. that's why I didn't try it here. this is basically a raw from master post. Not bad, but don't expect it to sound like my 1st musicjaime source post (Jeff Beck @ Great Woods 8/13/95).

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