I really like this show. The sound is good-to-great-to-excellent in my opinion and the band gives a spectacular show in this opening night of the tour. The sound gets better as the show progresses but it also has some distortion at times. I love the ad-lib pieces from the band in the show. Steve Perry's voice is spot on and his vocal range is superb and used a lot in this concert too. The performance by the band is what I find to be the most enjoyable factor in this 2 CD show.
The show has an energy that unfortunately seemed to slow down a little as the music sped up later in the American leg of the tour. It's a well known fact that the band was beginning to fracture from within at this point. But the boys still pulled off an excellent tour, a tour with some great audience recordings and soundboard recordings too, And this night on February 22nd, 1983 may be one of their best performances of this whole Frontiers tour.
CD-R from trade > EAC > (unspecified pitch adjustments and pop/click removals software and methods used) > FLAC 8 > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness and align sectors on boundaries) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to double check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you
Date: February 22nd, 1983
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Venue: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Title: The Edge Of Trouble
Label: Rubicon Reproductions/Stulken Reworked
Source: AUD (speed corrected & fixed version)
Size: 594 MB
101. Elmo's Theme (opening music)
102. Chain Reaction
103. Wheel In The Sky
104. Line Of Fire
105. Still They Ride
106. Open Arms
109. Edge Of The Blade
110. Who's Crying Now
111. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
112. Steve Smith & Jonathan Cain (drums & keyboards solo)
113. Back Talk
201. No More Lies
202. Stone In Love
203. Keep On Runnin'
204. Any Way You Want It
205. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
207. Don't Stop Believin'
208. After The Fall
209. Send Her My Love
211. Elmo's Theme (closing music)
(1) 1983-02-22 Nagoya, Japan (AUD)
As I mentioned above, the band sped up their music as they came back to America and each show seemed to be as if they were trying to hurry up and get the song played at a faster tempo to move on to the next one and finish the shows. I don't know what the real reason was for this change? It may have been to just change things up a little since I'm sure playing the same songs night after night, and even year after year, can wear on a band.
This is the speed corrected and fixed version of the Rubicon Production's original The Edge of Trouble CD set that "Stulken" made some fixes and corrections to. And even the fixed version needed some additional fixing which I did when fixing the sector boundary errors (or aligning the tracks on their sector boundaries). But once everything was all done, I burned me a new copy of this show and have been enjoying it tonight.
There are two sets of artwork I have for this show and both are based off of the original Rubicon Reproductions The Edge of Trouble artwork. In fact, one of the copies is the original artwork. The original artwork had errors in the setlist and then "Stulken" added artwork where he changed the text and fonts of the original artwork and it was suppose to have corrected the errors. And for the most part, it did. But the new artwork still has errors of its own too. But both will work fine and the more correct artwork (even though it doesn't mention the song "Frontiers") is the one I'm adding below in this post. I've included both sets of artwork in the artwork folder for you to choose from.
I hope you enjoy this very enjoyable show...
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