domenica 15 dicembre 2019

The Kinks - 1977-02-19 - San Francisco, CA (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

VENUE: Winterland

SOURCE: PREFM (3 tracks taken from FM broadcast source for completeness)

KSAN master reel>2 channel mix down tape>?>FLAC>WAV>Cool Edit Pro v2.1>FLAC 6

Probable FM Radio Broadcast -> CD .wav -> .shn >WAV>Cool Edit Pro v2.1>FLAC 6

Disc 1
01. You Really Got Me (intro.) *
02. One Of the Survivors
03. Sleepwalker
04. Rush Hour Blues
05. You Make It All Worthwhile/Ordinary People/Everybody's A Star (Starmaker)
06. Lola (singalong)/Banana Boat Song
07. A Well Respected Man
08. Sunny Afternoon
09. Waterloo Sunset
10. Celluloid Heroes
11. Schooldays
12. Schooldays (reprise, instr.) The Hard Way
13. Education

Disc 2
01. Brother
02. Stormy Skys
03. Life Goes On
04. Full Moon
05. Lola
06. Alcohol
07. You Really Got Me/ All Day and All Of the Night
08. Life on the Road *
09. Victoria *

* = taken from FM broadcast

TOTAL RUNTIME: 1hr 52mins 36secs

Notes by the uploader/trader:
The description of the source of this recording says it was taken from a stereo mixdown tape off the radio station master reel. If this is so, the tape used for the mixdown must have been either low quality/taped over multiple times, or the mixdown was badly eq'd, and/or the tape was badly stored before the transfer to digital took place. It is a PREFM source and it does retains the qualities of a nicely spaced stereo mix. but the overall sound is quitestill b boomy and muddy sounding. Thankfully, I was able to get rid of some of this muddiness while maintaining the qualitiy of the original recording. The quality of the original mix is a little hidden in the source recording. Even after attenuating the frequencies causing trouble, the recording is still bass heavy. Apart from readjusting the frequency spectrum of every track, quite a bit of level adjustment was made to bring up the level of a very quiet recording. The level from track to track on the source recording seems to fluctuate from time to time so I tried to match track levels as much as possible. Finally, some slight compression was used to bring out some of the drowned out elements in the mix and maintain a more balanced overall sound. Conclusively, the recording is now clear, crisper, louder and more balanced. There are some clips and pops throughout the recording that I didnt really pay much attention to. They don't hinder listening enjoyment significantly in my opinion. Here is my gift to the legions of the Kink Kingdom.

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