Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bruce Springsteen - 2016-07-31 - Zurich, CH (AUD/FLAC)




(Audience FLAC)

Bruce Springsteen
Date: 31 Jul 2016
Location: Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland

Recorded by: Eddy Wehbe
Recording location: towards the back of the pit
Edited and uploaded by: Eddy Wehbe

Source: audience recording

Lineage: 
Church-Audio CA-14 stereo condenser microphone (omnidirectional) --> Roland Edirol R-09HR (input level: 30 / plug-in power: ON / mic gain: HIGH) --> .WAV (24bit/44.1kHz) --> Audacity 2.1.0 (convert to 16-bit, split tracks, name tracks, fade in/out) --> .WAV (16bit/44.1kHz) --> TLH (level 8, align on sector boundaries using fix, test encoded files, create checksum file type .ffp, delete source files) --> FLAC (16bit/44.1kHz) --> tags added using Mp3tab v2.65a

CD1
01 - Prove It All Night
02 - My Love Will Not Let You Down
03 - The Ties That Bind
04 - Sherry Darling
05 - Trapped
06 - Spirit In The Night
07 - None But The Brave
08 - Roll Of The Dice
09 - Hungry Heart
10 - Out In The Street
11 - Jole Blon

CD2
12 - Atlantic City
13 - The River
14 - Murder Incorporated
15 - American Skin (41 Shots)
16 - The Promised Land
17 - Mary'S Place
18 - Waitin' On A Sunny Day
19 - Because The Night
20 - The Rising
21 - Badlands

CD3
22 - Jungleland
23 - Born In The U.S.A.
24 - Born To Run
25 - Ramrod
26 - Dancing In The Dark
27 - Tenth Avenue Freeze -Out
28 - Shout
29 - Bobby Jean
30 - Twist And Shout

Total length: 208:40.46

Included: audio tracks (FLAC), artwork (300 dpi), info file, checksums (md5 and ffp), TLH audio file details, TLH encode wav files process log, spectral view and frequency analysis for tracks 01 and 23

Notes:
This is an audience recording from the 31 Jul 2016 show in Zurich, Switzerland. The official live downloads have made audience recordings obsolete, but I decided to record a few shows on this tour just for the fun of it. See my recordings of Milan 1, Paris 1, and Paris 2.

The Swiss crowd is the very opposite of what you would see in Milan or Gothenburg, so I went to this show with very low expectations. I also expected it to be a greatest hits type of show, but Bruce managed to surprise me big time. Not only did he spice things up with some very obscure but (to me) very welcome rarities, but he also delivered such a strong performance that he was able to break the ice-cold Swiss crowd as the show went on until virtually everybody in the stadium (as far as I could see) was jumping and screaming during the encores. That's absolute power.

Thanks Javier for lending me the mics. I clipped them to my sunglasses over my head. The recording quality turned out to be good overall. The sound is a bit boomy. The bass was crazy high during "Born In The U.S.A.", so high that the screens became blurry, so about 50 seconds into the song I lowered the input level from 30 to 26 or 25 and then turned it back up to 30 during the next song. There's some minimal crowd noise around me and some occasional close chatter, screaming, and clapping, but overall I was in a relatively quiet spot somewhere at the back of the pit.

This recording fits on three audio CDs. I recommend to split the discs between "Jole Blon" and "Atlantic City" and between "Badlands" and "Jungleland".

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