This is the Dan Lampinski (or source 2) master audience recording. The source 1 recording was taped by another taper named Steve Hopkins. Both tapers recorded many shows in the smae areas over the years. And from what I've heard, they never knew each other either.
I'm uploading the Lampinski recording this morning because I like the high end frequencies captured in it. It is an excellent recording. The Hopkins recording is also excellent and sounds like it captures more of the low end frequencies. But overall, I think the source being uploaded has a cleaner and better overall sound.
LINEAGE:Master Cassette > Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction > M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 > CD Wave Editor 96/24 WAV files > Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) > CD Wave Editor (track breaks) > dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (96/24 WAV files converted to 44/16 WAV files) > FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment) > FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger > 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 new ffp & md5 files) > you
(1) Gear Used: Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and Maxell cassettes.
(2) Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: March 19th, 1976
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Venue: Orpheum Theatre
Title: Boston, MA - 19 March 1976
Label: Dan Lampinski (taper)
Source: AUD (Source 2 Master)
Size: 383 MB
02. I'm Gonna Leave You
03. She Makes Me (Feel Alright)
04. Look Into The Future
05. On A Saturday Night
06. Of A Lifetime
07. You're On Your Own
08. In The Morning Day
(1) 1976-03-19 Boston, MA (AUD Source 2 Master/Lampinski)
Lampinski started releasing a lot of his shows a few years ago when he realized there were others who enjoyed the same thing, that is taping and collecting shows, and he released them to friends who helped with preparation, artwork, and getting them uploaded to Dime.
If you are a Journey fan, then you know this is an era of the band before Steve Perry was in it. Steve Perry didn't join the band until late 1977 and wasn't performing with the band until they toured on their 1978 Infinity LP in early 1978.
Journey had started off in 1973 as a progressive rock band and have a lot of instrumentally based songs with not as many lyrically based songs. They really rocked. When there was songs to be sung, Gregg Rolie, the band's keyboard player through 1980, did the singing.
By the dawn of 1977, the band was failing to get their label to record another record. They had three LP's with the first, self titled LP Journey being released in 1975.
At the point of this Boston concert in 1976, the band was doing a lot of touring but had not hit the stardom that was to come in 1978 with Steve Perry and the even larger stardom that occurred in 1981 with the release of Escape. That 1981 era also came with the replacement of retiring member Gregg Rolie with Jonathan Cain. And the rest is the Journey rock and roll history most people know of.
This show is a good representation of the band while they were struggling to hit it big. They weren't far off, but they just didn't have the musical style yet that they changed over to when Perry joined them. Don't get me wrong. They still sounded great musically before Perry and even had some great songs too. Neal Schon was on fire as a guitar player. But the change in 1978 was what they needed to move forward and take the world by storm!
March 19th is at least three Journey show's history too. They played this gig in 1976 in Boston, a gig headlining in Offenbach, Germany in 1979 (and I need a lossless copy of it!!!), and then a gig in Cologne, Germany in 2007 with Jeff Scott Soto filling in on vocals between singer Steve Augeri's departure and Arnel Pineda's arrival as the singer. Personally, I think Jeff Scott Soto kicked some butt and sounded a lot more "Perry like" than Arnel ever has. But that's another story.
I may upload another Journey show today or even the other source for this show? I despise mp3's though and that is the show I'd be more interested in uploading too. Help me get 1979-03-19 in a lossless format please! I still have some other music I want to upload first too. In fact, at least one recording is in the superb+ category and is an incredible performance as well. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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