This is a nice upgrade to the copy of this show I uploaded in the past. This is the WMET FM master reel-to-reel taping and WAAF FM master cassette taping merge of the two sources and it has also been remastered. The sound is a lot sharper than either source's unaltered recording is (both of which I do have and compared). The remastering and mixing of the two sources was posted by "gr19" on Dime so all thanks go to those involved in making this recording available.
I had originally thought the "KRW_Co" shared WMET FM master reel-to-reel copy was from the radio station's master reel. So some of the information embedded in the audio tracks may be slightly incorrect if it states this. I listened to this copy being uploaded all the way though on April 4th and realized that both recordings (or sources) are from off-air recordings of the two radio stations and I had been mistaken thinking one source was from the radio station's master reel.
This the full and complete audio from this Fort Worth 1980-04-03 concert too.
(1) KRW Source Lineage: WMET FM BX > reel-to reel master tapes > WAV > CD-R > EAC > FLAC >
(2) Patch Source Lineage (beginning of track 1, middle of track 10, end of track 21, all of track 22): WAAF 107.3 FM live BX > Sansui 8 receiver with wire antenna > unknown average quality cassette deck (Dolby off) > almost never played TDK-SA 90 min. master cassette > played on Tascam 112 into Soundforge (WAV) > FLAC > sector boundaries aligned) >
(3) Remaster Lineage: Dime FLAC download > WAV (balancing and patching tracks 1, 10, 21 and 22) > FLAC (sector boundaries aligned again) >
(4) 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
Date: April 3rd, 1980
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Venue: Tarrant County Convention Center
Label: A This And That Production
Source: SB/FM BX (Source 1 Master Reel & Source 2 Master Cassette Mix)
Artwork: No (I'm including the Bebe Le Strange boot art...not an exact match)
Size: 708 MB
101. FM radio interview and intro
102. Bebe Le Strange
103. Crazy On You
104. Straight On
105. Even It Up
106. Raised On You
107. Strange Night
108. Dog And Butterfly
109. Dreamboat Annie ~ Just The Wine
110. Down On Me
111. Mistral Wind
201. Silver Wheels
202. Magic Man
204. Rockin' Heaven Down
205. FM radio announcer ~ encore 1
206. Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
207. Sweet Darlin'
208. FM radio announcer ~ encore 2
209. I'm Down ~ Long Tall Sally
210. Unchained Melody
211. FM radio outtro
(1) 1980-04-03 Fort Worth, TX (SB/FM/2 Master Sources Mix)
The fidelity of the primary, "KRW_Co" sourced, WMET FM audio recording is the better of the two sources. The WAAF FM source was only used to patch missing parts of the show in a few short places.
This show was being broadcast live and worldwide as it happened back in 1980. Heart puts on great show with their new lineup of band members as the opened their Bebe Le Strange tour. I believe Ann Wilson says this is either the fourth or fifth show on the tour in the early interview track.
I first got this show myself back in the 1990's in a CD-R trade or from a local collector friend "Digital_Journey". It was a great sounding show then I thought. But the original source I had as well as the few others I have gotten over the years all fall short of this recording's sound.
There are some audio changes (besides the two sources sound differences) in the show and I am convinced they're part of the original FM broadcasted airing of this show in 1980. So all copies have the sound changes I'm referring to. In earlier copies, all copies of the show had a slight high pitch noise in the audio. And in the pre-internet days when we traded shows and the generation of the copy might be a lot higher, this brought out the high pitch tone more I believe. It wasn't a show stopper kind of noise but it was annoying nevertheless. You can hear as track 1 starts up in this recording and the interview is taking place the high pitch noise I am referring too. But it quickly disappears as the audio gets much better and the show starts up.
While searching for some facts or information on the show, I asked "whotapes" if he had any additional information since he was at this show in 1980. He said the one thing that was different than other shows was the fact you had to buy your tickets at the Tarrant County Convention Center and that was the only way you could get them. So there were no third party ticket vendors selling them and he said the lines outside at the Tarrant County Convention Center were very, very long. I never asked him this, but I believe he may have been saying this was more or less a first come, first serve kind of ticket sales concert. But I can't state that for sure.
So far, this is the best copy of the show I have heard out of the five or six copies I have obtained over the years. I was able to turn it up loud and enjoy it Saturday; so I did!
I hope you enjoy the show too...
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