Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Freilichtbühne Loreley, St. Goarshausen, Germany
July - 11 - 1987
1st Bizarre Festival
Matrix of 3 different audience recordings from the same show:
1. dimenew master recording from DIMENEW collection # 109 uploaded to dime in 2012 by spacebandit (not on dime anymore)
Info from previous upload:
Vivanco EM 160 mic -> SONY WMD6 -> Mastercassette (TDK SA90) -> playback on Harman Kardon CD491 -> Zoom H2n -> WAV 16/44 -> Audacity (edit/channel balance/boost only) -> WAV 16/44 ->
TLH8 -> FLAC -> DIME -> YOUR EARS AND MIND...
All thanks to DIMENEW for this really fine recording, done some 25+ years ago. A bit weak on the lower end, but otherwise flawless. Almost no chatter/talk audible.
Another short tape from the first ever Bizarre Festival that lasted until 2002 (or 2003 under the name of TERAMOTO) features some 60's goes 80's psychedelic sounds by the great
Julian Cope. Ok, I've to admit I'm not really into his recorded work, I admire more his writings/books about Krautrock or obscure japanese psych bands from the 60/70's. THe show
jumps in at the first (?) notes of the first (?) song. Hope someone can help out with the setlist. Enjoy a little psychrock...SB.
2. a master recording by MILAVALENTI (not on dime before)
Rec. Info: SONY WM-D 6 with OKM 01 Headmicrophones
MILAVALENTI master tape -> transfer via Onkyo tapedeck TA-2330 -> Magix Cleaning Lab -> flac
3. an unknown gen audience recording from SEETHELIGHT7 collection # 687 uploaded to dime by stacheleber in 2014 (not on dime anymore)
Info from previous upload:
Unknown gen tape -> transfer via Nakamichi tapedeck DR3 -> wav-file -> wetransfer -> Magix Music Cleaning Lab (edit/remaster) -> FLAC (44,1 kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo) -> DIME
Vg+ sound, some EQ (bass and treble lifted). Tape was running too slow -> speeded up by 6,2 %. Track 11 had a gap which was patched by another source tape (see below).
At this memorable first Bizarre Festival Julian Cope was performing together with such acts like Iggy Pop, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Mission and New Model Army (see attched copy of the ticket stub).
I was there and remember a great day with wonderful weather and superb performances at the idyllic Loreley Amphitheatre high above the Rhine valley.
The concert was already upped to dime by spacebandit (dimenew collection) last year but this tape here is definitely from another source. Even if the sound from the dimenew source was slightly better
this tape here is more complete as the first track of the dimenew tape cut in after approx. 1 minute and this tape here has even the introduction by Alan Bangs.
On the other hand the tape has a gap in the last track which I patched with a sequence from the dimenew source. So you can compare the sound quality directly.
It's a very enjoyable concert and for me it was the best period of Julian Cope.
Processing of Matrix:
flac files of 2 recordings -> Matrix -> edit/remaster -> flac -> DIME
For the main part of the matrix I took only recording 1+2. Both recordings were very constant in speed whereas source 1 was running approx. 2,5 % slower than source 2 so I adjusted source 1 to source 2. Source 3 is less good in sound and has a lot of speed variations so I decided to take this recording only for the missing parts at the start and the end where recording 1 is not available.
The introduction by Alan Bangs is only from recording 3.
The matrix delivers a very dynamic and crystal clear sound. I added some echo in order to make it a bit more "lively".
This show took place in the early afternoon when it was really hot. Julian is referring to this several times during the show.
setlist (tape length 46:58 min.)
Julian Cope: Vocals, Guitar
Donald Ross Skinner: Guitar
James Eller: Bass
Richard Frost: Keyboards
Chris Whitten: Drums
02 The Culture Bunker
05 Eve's Volcano
07 Planet Ride
08 Read It In Books
09 Shot Down
11 World Shut your Mouth