I love this show. It's not the best nor the worst sounding. It does sound great I think and the setlist really, really rocks with some rarities like "Homemade Love" and Precious Time" that aren't on a whole lot of shows that have surfaced. This is probably the only time I've heard Journey not play "Feeling That Way" and then go straight into "Anytime" like the radio stations have done ever since I heard the song. They play the very beginning the live way they start off "Feeling That Way", you're expecting that song knowing their music, and then they play "Homemade Love" instead. I like surprises like that.
This show is just a little over two months before the 1980-10-13 Tokyo (often mislabeled as Osaka) show on DVD that "Ljerk" and I put together with the excellent, stereo audio/video stream matrix too, and it's just a little over four months after the Houston Summit show too us collectors love. I uploaded the Tokyo 1980 DL DVD project here over a year ago right before (maybe after) Christmas in 2012. I'm still seeding that DL DVD on Dime, have working links here, and people are still downloading it too. And speaking of that DVD, "Ljerk" created a DVD-5 (single layer) version with extra audio streams, color enhancements, and just overall much better picture quality. That one is really my favorite version and the DL DVD I haven't even put here on my own site I just recalled. If you're interested in it, leave a comment and I might upload the DVD-9 (or DL DVD) version here too soon.
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Date: August 2nd, 1980
Location: Flint, Michigan
Venue: Atwood Stadium
Label: Rubicon Reproductions (possibly?)
Title: Peak Of The Dixie Highway
Size: 492 MB
101. Departure/Majestic (opening music)
102. Where Were You
103. Just The Same Way
104. Lovin' You Is Easy
105. Too Late
106. Of A Lifetime
107. Precious Time
109. Stay Awhile
201. Dixie Highway
202. Homemade Love
204. Walks Like A Lady
205. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
206. La Do Da
207. Ross Valory & Steve Smith (bass & drum solo)
208. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
209. Wheel In The Sky
210. Anyway You Want It
211. Line Of Fire
(1) 1980-08-02 Flint, MI (AUD)
(2) 1980-08-02 Flint, MI (AUD)
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I love the energy and playing the band has and does in this show. And there is very little crowd noise during the songs too. Also, this is one you can turn up loud and there is no distortion either. There are a few clicks (possibly from too fast of a burn along the line) and a few, but not many, fast "di di digital" skips (again, likely from a previous fast burn). The music doesn't really skip but the audio, in very fast repetition that lasts a fraction of a second, has a couple of errors. I didn't count them but I think it is three or four times this happens and mostly near the end of CD 2. This is where some of the small clicks (not in a row but periodically) occur too. It's definitely not a show stopper I promise.
I'd tried doing a treble boost to bring up the high end just a little with Audacity, but after doing this I reverted back to the original, non-EQ'ed copy because the adjustment to the highs seemed to cause a tiny but of audio clipping in the louder parts of the show. And other than using Declicker in Audacity to clean most of the clicks, I felt this one needed to be left alone because it sounded best. If I had more knowledge (and I'll learn) on how to EQ the show with more than just my ears, I'd have made it a tad bit brighter. Who knows? Once I learn more on how to accurately do this without messing up things I didn't realize I was messing up, I may just do this because I really like this show.
You don't see many live 1980 Journey shows out there. And it was a great tour too when you listen to or see the unreleased shows from this tour. This is the same tour (not show) that the officially released Captured CD came from, and in fact, a lot of Captured was recorded in the same state as this upload but in Detroit, Michigan instead.
One last thing I want to mention is the source of this copy. The artwork I have, Peak of the Dixie Highway, has all the same songs but not the same tracking. I didn't really notice this until this morning as I was listening to the show. The Rubicon Productions label is on the artwork but I cannot say for sure if it is the same CD's from that version. But they both have the same songs but just different tracking according to the artwork's arrangement on the back art setlist. The songs are in the same order so the show hasn't been altered in the order of the setlist either.
I hope you enjoy this show...I know I am again today when I can turn it up again and jam...
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