I was going to upload this show yesterday and I did and EAC rip of my Kodak Gold CD-R copy of it from a 2000 trade I did with a great Zeppelin trader back in the day. But then I realized something. There was a 2 CD copy out there and I didn't have it. I could only find a lossy mp3 copy of it and that just wouldn't work! I thought about an REO Speedwagon collector/sharing friend I met on Dime, "bobobo", and I messaged him and asked if he had the 2 CD copy. And when I checked back a little later, he had sent it to me. So all thanks goes to "bobobo" for this more complete copy of the concert. It was definitely worth waiting just a short time on the uploading of the concert to get it.
Unknown lineage > FLAC files sent by "bobobo" > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify ffp & md5 files) > you
Artist: REO Speedwagon
Date: December 17th, 1978
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: International Amphitheater
Title: Chicago '78
Source: SB/FM BX
Artwork: Yes (1 CD version artwork)
Size: 602 MB
102. Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight
103. Like You Do
104. Lucky For You
105. Son Of A Poor Man
106. Drop It (An Old Disguise)
107. Roll With The Changes
108. Being Kind (Can Hurt Someone Sometimes)
201. Keep Pushin'
202. The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot
203. Gary Richrath (guitar solo)
204. 157 Riverside Avenue
205. Ridin' The Storm Out
206. Golden Country
207. Little Queenie
(1) 1978-12-17 Chicago, IL (SB/FM - 2 CD Version)
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This copy sounds excellent and the only real issue is the last minute or so of the final track. "Little Queenie" has some kind of audible clicking error at the very end of the show and disc. But so what? At least it's in the last minute or so of the show.
My 1 CD trade copy from 2000 may be a little cleaner and better sounding. But it is nothing major enough to worry about. The 1 CD version is 78 minutes long and this 2 CD copy is 91 minutes long. The 2 CD copy includes the interview before the show, "Keep Pushin", the complete "Golden Country", and "Little Queenie". "Golden Country" cuts out on my 1 CD copy and the other tracks just mentioned are not on it either.
I'm including the artwork created by B. Ingham, the original trader I got it from, even though it is for the 1 CD copy. It's better than nothing and I cannot seem to find any artwork ever created for the 2 CD copy out there on the internet. The scans I made are in 100, 200, and 300 dpi resolution because I was trying to make some changes and keep unwanted pixel issues from appearing. I don't know why the pixel issues occur when scanning the artwork? The artwork looks fine printed on the high quality glossy paper I printed it on in 2000. But I messed around with the artwork some, primarily changing brightens and contrast as well as the resolution, and decided to just leave the 9 MB of artwork in there so you can choose which you like if you use it.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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