The audio is very clean and clear even though it sounds as if the person recording was closer to the back of the venue or trying to hide a microphone possibly. I had thought about making this recording a project and making it more vibrant in sound, and I still may? But I decided to leave it as it was because it is still a great, very enjoyable listening experience.
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Date: August 7th, 1983
Location: Inglewood, California
Venue: Great Western Forum
Label: Rubicon Reproductions
Title: A Night At The Forum
Size: 585 MB
101. Elmo's Theme (opening music)
102. Chain Reaction
103. Wheel In The Sky
104. Line Of Fire
105. Send Her My Love
106. Still They Ride
107. Open Arms
108. No More Lies
109. Back Talk
110. Edge Of The Blade
111. Jonathan Cain (keyboard solo)
113. Steve Smith (drum solo)
115. After The Fall
202. Ross Valory & Jonathan Cain (bass & keyboard solo)
203. Who's Crying Now
204. Don't Stop Believin'
205. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
206. Stone In Love
207. Keep On Runnin'
209. Anyway You Want It
210. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
211. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
212. Elmo's Theme (closing music)
(1) 1983-08-07 Inglewood, CA (AUD)
(2) 1983-08-07 Inglewood, CA (AUD)
Dime Torrent - Link has gone dead/will re-upload eventually!
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This recording has a muffled sound at times, but as I mentioned, it is very clean. There's no tape hiss or factors like that. It may have been recorded using Dolby B settings on the recorder and that may be why the highs need a boost. I hope I'm not discouraging anyone from downloading the show because it is great sounding. I'm just trying to be as informative about it as possible. The bootlegger got a great capture of a great show and they kept quiet during their recording too. The crowd noise is not a factor either. In fact, it sounds as if the person recording the show had a quiet area or quiet group of people around them. And when you do hear a girl scream or some other audience noise, it sounds distant and not next to the recorder.
Journey still speeds up some of the songs as they did on their 1983 and 1986 tours and that's something I've never liked. But the speed of songs, such as "Don't Stop Believin'", doesn't sound as fast as it does on many of their other shows. I never understood why the band did this. And in places like Japan, they didn't seem to do it. But in America, they did it too often and I wish they hadn't. It's not every song they did this on either during the years I mentioned. Songs like "Send Her My Love" and other, normally slower paced songs the band played at normal speeds. In fact, most songs were played at a normal speeds on these tours. And in a few shows, the majority were played at the faster speed. I have no clue what led them to play the songs differently on different nights. Maybe they wanted to hurry up and get the shows over with on faster played nights? We may never know?
Anyhow, I believe you'll enjoy this show, and if you're already a Journey fan, I know you will...
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