Every copy of this show seems to come from video rips. And while it really isn't audibly noticeable, this show appears to run just a tad bit slow. I was trying to synchronize this better audio with a good video source that the audio isn't as good on. They would not stay in synchronization and that's how I realized this copy was running a little slow most likely. I don't have time today to try and pitch/speed correct this and it is so minute of an issue it likely wouldn't have been noticed by anyone unless they read this. Then again, it could be the video running a little fast too?
CD-R > dbPowerAmp Converter >FLAC 8 > 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: August 23rd, 1980
Location: Largo, Maryland
Venue: Capital Centre
Title: Aliving And Departure
Source: SB (Video Rip)
Artwork: No (there is artwork but I don't have it/please help if able)
Size: 587 MB
101. Departure ~ Majestic
102. Where Were You
103. Just The Same Way
104. Lovin' You Is Easy
105. Too Late
107. Precious Time
109. Stay Awhile
110. Dixie Highway
111. Homemade Love
201. Walks Like A Lady
202. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
203. La Do Da
204. Ross Valory & Steve Smith (bass and drum solos)
205. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
206. Wheel In The Sky
207. Anyway You Want It
209. Line Of Fire
(1) 1980-08-23 Largo, MD (SB/Video)
While it appears there are some great video copies that exist from this 1980 show, they seem near impossible to get. I've got a 2 DVD copy that is just 5.45 GB of MPEG video and it has a Dolby 5.1 audio stream. However, it is still fairly blurry and not as good looking as the 1 DVD source. I'm going to keep looking.
The audio being shared here is a huge upgrade to most audio for this show I've ever run across. But it isn't perfect and has its flaws too. But the show is fantastic and the band played a superb concert 35 years ago today.
The song "Homemade Love", one I know of on no other video and maybe on one more audio source, gets played this night in Largo. And the Departure LP tour the band was on had such a great mix of old and new (at the time) Journey songs making it very hard to beat this tour's setlist for Journey music prior to the Escape release the following year. I really like how Journey changed up each show it seems and they definitely did so on this night.
A friend, "techtuts", is working on remastering a different copy of this same show so there may be something even better to upload real soon. In fact, as I paused a while to do some things at home, he sent me the unaltered copy of what he's working on and it sounds very good too. So we'll see what happens and with what copy soon enough. But since this is the 35th anniversary of the show and I've never uploaded anything from this one, I'm uploading this copy today for Journey fans like myself just to listen to and check out.
I'm not really sure what the title of this show means and I did not mistype it. If anyone has the artwork for "Aliving and Departure" please let me know. I'd love to get a copy and an internet search found nothing at all for it.
I hope you enjoy the show...
THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY! NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE. THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR OFFICIALLY RELEASED MATERIAL TOO.
KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT AVAILABLE, AND MOST OF ALL; KEEP IT LEGAL!!!