Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fleetwood Mac: 1979-11-06 St. Louis, MO (FLAC_SB_2 CD)

This is an excellent Fleetwood Mac soundboard from their Tusk LP tour in the end of 1979.  I got this show for the first time this last year and have really enjoyed it.  It's a little different though too.  It's an excellent soundboard but there are fade ins at the beginning of each track and fade outs at the ends of them on CD 1.  I'm not sure why either?  I've never come across a recording where each song fades in and out.

I believe the songs are all complete with one exception of a track cut just a little early.  There are some tracks that do not have the fade in/out issue too, but there is an audible cut in the audio where the audio between songs was was taken away.  But this is on CD 2 that this occurs on.  See my mention of this down near the end of this post for more details. 

The only good thing about the audio fades and cuts being done is that it is just the crowd cheering and maybe some band banter from the stage that is missing and not the music's audio missing instead.

LINEAGE:
Soundboard > ? > CD > EAC > TLH > me > WAV (tested 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 new ffp & md5 files) > you


DETAILS:
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Date: November 6th, 1979
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: Checkerdome

Title: Tusk Tour - St. Louis, MO November 6, 1979

Label: None
Source: SB
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes
Size: 679 MB
Length: 110:48:46

SETLIST:
CD 1:

101. Say You Love Me
102. The Chain
103. Dreams
104. Not That Funny
105. Rhiannon (incomplete)
106. Over And Over
107. Oh Well
108. Sara
109. What Makes You Think You're The One
110. Oh Daddy
111. Save Me A Place

CD2:
201. Landslide
202. Tusk
203. Angel
204. You Make Loving Fun
205. I'm So Afraid
206. World Turning
207. Go Your Own Way
208. Sisters Of The Moon
209. Blue Letter
210. Songbird


LINK:
(1) 1979-11-06 St. Louis, MO (SB)


One other strange thing to mention in the recording has to do with the audio clipping.  CD 1 has no audio clipping but CD 2 has audio clipping when looking at the waveform.  I'm not sure why?  I don't know if the person transferring the show from tape might have amplified the second CD (or tape side) when transferring it or if it might even be a second source.  The fade ins/outs I was talking about are just cuts on CD 2.  I think someone tried editing the fade ins/outs out and might have EQ'ed the show a little on CD 2 causing the clipping.  But there really is no way for me to know because I'm not sure what the source of this recording was.

Even with the clipping on CD 2, there is no audio distortion discernible to my ears.  However, there are a few places where there are some audio errors.  When listening to both CD 1 and CD 2, "Rhiannon" has some short lived errors and the song is cut short before it ends (CD 1) and "I'm So Afraid" has some audio defects that are very short lived also.  "World Turning" (CD 2) has a short cut (silence) mid stream in the song too but resumes after a few seconds.  So just a short part of the song is missing audio.

There may be another track or two that have some kind of flaws too.  It's been a while since I've listened to the show and I'm listening as I make this post now. But even with a few small flaws and an incomplete song, the recording is excellent and a very enjoyable sounding show as well as excellent Fleetwood Mac performance.

The one thing I really like about the sound in this show is the audio mix.  The vocals are up front and crystal clear as well as the instruments too.  The soundboard mix (I'm guessing) was a superb one.  It's just too bad this isn't the complete soundboard with no edits or cut outs between the songs.  I'm not complaining, I'm just just wishing.  This is the complete show as far as the setlist goes though and no songs appear to be missing from what was played on this night in 1979 at St. Louis' Checkerdome.


I hope you enjoy this Fleetwood FLAC 1979 show...

Bootradr


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