This recording is amazing and it really sounds more like a soundboard than an audience recording. The only time you hear any crowd is between songs, and even then, it sounds like a soundboard most of the time. It can be hard to get a recording this good today even with newer (and supposedly better) digital recording equipment. And the fact no EQ work was done to the recording makes me wish I had the gear Steve used in 1976 to record this show. It sounds like it would make a great backup recorder, if not the primary recorder, of a show today! And of course, Heart sounds as great as they always have and still do too.
NOTE: I left the original uploader's EAC log files in this upload so anyone interested can see the data. The TLH MPEG test, not near as accurate as looking at the waveform, is a little sketchy looking in its results. But the credibility of the person that recorded the show, as well as the more in depth Audacity waveform examination process to check for MPEG indicators, indicates this is a lossless recording. TLH is not as accurate in its results of certain types of recordings. But it is adequate and it is the fastest and most common way to check for MPEG indicators. Plus; if it looks suspicious with the TLH results, then checking the waveform with Audacity is the more accurate step to take. Since I'm still learning to read the waveform correctly, I'm taking Steve Hopkins' word for it as well as the music collecting community's consensus (and the TLH results too...see them if you wonder) this is NOT an MPEG sourced copy of the show.
Steve Hopkins stereo audience recording with Sony ECM-99A > Sony TC-152SD FOB, microphone hand-held Nakamichi MR-1 > Tascam DA-20 MKII > Philips CDR-775 master cassette > DAT > CD > EAC secure > FLAC Dolby B decoded, no processing or EQ > me > named tracks > TLH (for new md5 and ffp file creations, testing for lossiness and for SBE's...neither found, and for files verification) > you
Date: October 10th, 1976
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Venue: Boston Music Hall
Source: AUD Master (Steve Hopkins)
Size: 266 MB
01. instrumental song
02. Sing Child
03. Dreamboat Annie
04. Silver Wheels
05. Crazy On You (intro)
07. White Lightning & Wine
08. Magic Man
09. Crazy On You
Whether you know Heart's music or not, I recommend checking this show out because it was recorded so well. I kept finding myself thinking it was a soundboard as I listened to it earlier today. In fact, as I was just looking for any artwork on the web for this show I saw a few sites (with dead links) that were calling it a soundboard. It looks like there is artwork somewhere out there for this show that has already been created. But after 1 1/2 hours of browsing links, I only came up with a super low resolution, very basic front cover.
I'm constantly amazed at how great of a band Heart really is. They had a mid-1980's era I wasn't particularly a fan of, and to hear them talk about it, neither were they. As the music industry had it's horrible change with the advent of music videos, the industry was pushing the band to follow suit with what other bands were doing. And Heart did for a short time. They had some good songs still, but the rock 'n' roll was being taken out of their music too. I'm glad the sisters decided to get back to their roots in the 1990's. I've seen Heart (and recorded their shows) a number of times and I am amazed they can play a song today that sounds just like it did in the 1970's through 1990's. I'm not just talking about having a band that can play the music right. I mean these girls can sing and hit the notes like they did decades ago. Sing child sing!
If you like Heart or just great rock 'n' roll, you should love this early, excellent show...
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