Sunday, May 18, 2014

Journey: 1981-07-27 Osaka, Japan (mp3_AUD_2 CD)

I hate having to upload this show as an mp3.  But since the only two copies I've ever found after losing my discs and a hard drive with lossless quality versions of it a number of years back, this is all I have and I'm grateful for it!.  This is a really excellent recording and one I hope and pray I will find again someday soon in it's native (lossless) state again.

LINEAGE:
Unknown > mp3 @ 160 kbps CBR > me > TLH > WAV (to check for SBE's and other errors) > fixed various errors and aligned tracks on their sector boundaries > Media Creator 2010 Pro (to track multiple songs individually that were originally built as one track, name and embed metadata/track titles and information, and then re-encode) > mp3 @ 160 kbps CBR > TLH > WAV (to recheck final project was error free & then delete WAV files) > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Journey
Date: July 27th, 1981
Location: Osaka, Japan
Venue: Festival Hall
Source: AUD (Master)
Format: mp3 (160 kbps)
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes (thanks goes to "tupchurch" for sending me the original artwork!)
Label: None
Title: Little Girl
Size: 105 MB

SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. Stone In Love
102. Keep On Runnin'
103. Who's Crying Now
104. Escape
105. Lay It Down
106. Jonathan Cain (piano solo)
107. Dead Or Alive
108. When The Love Has Gone
109. Turn Around Tokyo
110. Little Girl
111. Lights
112. Stay Awhile

CD 2:
201. Neal & Jonathan (keyboard & guitar intro)
202. Too Late
203. Dixie Highway
204. Lovin' You Is Easy
205. La Do Da
206. Steve Smith (drum solo)
207. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)

208. Wheel In The Sky
209. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
210. Anyway You Want It

LINK:
1981-07-27


This si an incredible show and one that has a totally different setlist in the order in which this show's setlist was played as well as some of the songs in it.  This may have been the only time Journey played "Little Girl" which is one song they'd made for a Japanese movie soundtrack.  Dream After Dream, the Japan released LP of Journey's soundtrack for the movie, is a rare import even today.  Thankfully I got the LP, another half-speed mastered copy of it, as well as a couple of cassette tapes for it back in the 1980's.  And I finally got the official CD version of Dream After Dream at the Austin Record Convention in 1999.  The music is very Journey on the soundtrack, but at the same time, it displays a completely different side of Journey's musical talent too.  "Little Girl", "When The Love Has Gone" (also in this show's setlist), and "Destiny" (I'd love to find a live version of this if it was ever played live) were probably my three favorite songs off of the Dream After Dream LP.

Journey was touring on their new album Escape when this show was performed on 1981-07-27 and this was their first official concert of the Escape tour.  Journey had played the Mountain Aire event in California a month earlier where they showcased a few songs from Escape, their upcoming new release, as well as Jonathan Cain which was the band's newest member.  But the Escape LP was not released until 1981-07-31, or four days after this Osaka show!  So this show is a gem from a historical standpoint as well as an audible excellence standpoint too.  And on the day Journey was playing their first Tokyo show on the Escape tour, which was four days later and on the day the Escape LP was released in America, many of the songs had changed in their setlist of their live shows.  In fact, this Osaka show I'm uploading doesn't even have "Don't Stop Believin'" in it.  I think the whole concert is here.  It's possible a song or two was played prior to when the taper started recording, but I don't think so from comments Steve Perry makes as they start playing "Stone in Love" which is the first track in this recording.

Steve Perry's vocals are astounding in this show as well as each and every member's playing.  There is also two more rarities in this show.  One is the song Jonathan Cain wrote when he was with The Babys which was the band he left to join Journey when Gregg Rolie retired from Journey.  That sonmg is titled "Turn Around Tokyo", and even though Journey played it in a few shows in 1981, it wasn't commonly played in their concerts.  The other rarity is the beginning intro Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon play leading into the song "Too Late".  This is one of my favorite ways Journey opened or transitioned into "Too Late" on a few occasions during 1981.  I know in the 1981-09-05 East Troy, Wisconsin show and a few other shows we have recordings off, they did it this way.  It is definitely a mood setting intro into a song than influenced me in my earlier years to make a change in my own life before it was "too late to make a change".

I love this show, the quality of it, and I'd give just about anything to find a replacement lossless copy of it!  So, if you're reading this and know where I can get a lossless quality copy, please, please let me know in a comment.

There are some split second gaps between tracks that are in all copies of the show as far as I know.  I'm not sure if the taper paused the tape recorder between songs or if the transfer originally done may be the source.  I wonder if the original transfer might have been done using the disc-at-once (DAO) method that puts 2 seconds of silence between tracks and then someone later tried removing the silence but didn't fully do so.  The split second gaps don't ruin the show, and since this is reported as an mp3 copy of the master, I'm confident it is on all copies of the show available.

You're going to enjoy this show if you're a Journey live music lover (even if it is an mp3 version)...

Bootradr

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1 comment:

  1. To date, all FLAC copies of this show seem to be recorded in 32 kHz audio (the CD standard is 44.1 kHz). We've come closer to getting a copy of the master too and have definitely gotten a copy much better than this one. A 32 kHz sample rate is still much better than some mp3 quality recording too. However, anything below 44.1 kHz is still considered lossy audio. So it may be there is a lossless copy and it may be it was recorded with the 32 kHz sample rate. I'll post an updated, best copy currently source of the show sometime soon...

    Bootradr

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