For anyone who isn't ware of Dan Lampinski recordings, they are usually excellent or superb recordings. He recorded a lot of shows for himself years ago. And not too many years ago, he became aware others also liked taping, collecting, sharing, and listening to recordings just like what he had. So he and some others helping him with tasks started putting his well preserved master recordings online for us to freely enjoy.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was opening on this night for Jeff Beck and The Jan Hammer Band according to the advertisement included in Lampinski's download. That's another great think he seemingly did. He'd get some sort of ad, memento, or something from the show that came from the time it occurred and he scanned the images and shared them with all of us.
Obviously, all thanks goes to Dan and his friends that helped get these well preserved and awesome classic rock shows out there for fans like us!
Master cassette > Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction > M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 > CD Wave 24-bit/96-kHz WAV files > Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) > CD Wave (track breaks) > dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz WAV files converted to 16-bit/44.1 kHz 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
TAPING EQUIPMENT USED:
Sony TC-152SD tape recorder
Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone
NOTES BY LAMPINSKI:
No EQ'ing done
Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Date: August 27th, 1976
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Venue: Cod Coliseum
Title: Greetings From Cape Cod
Label: Dan Lampinski
Source: AUD (Master)
Size: 474 MB
01. Workin' For MCA
02. I Ain't The One
03. Saturday Night Special (spliced)
05. Travellin' Man
06. Gimme Three Steps
07. Call Me The Breeze
08. T For Texas
09. Sweet Home Alabama
10. Freebird (spliced)
(1) 1976-08-27 Cape Cod, MA (AUD Master/Lampinski) - NEW LINK!
The instruments, vocals, and mix are really excellent in this show. Van Zant may be a little quieter in the audio than the rest of the band but you'll have no problems hearing him or what he is saying either. And as with all Lampinski recordings I have seen, there is no audio clipping seen in the waveform. On the two tracks where tape splicing was done, there is a sharp jumping from one point to the next in the song where presumably audio was lost. There is no silence and the song just jumps from one point to the next.
Part of the releases of the Lampinski shows was they came with great lineage and artwork too. This specific upload had TIFF artwork which is a higher image quality file. But since many people may not be familiar with that file extension or even have a program that will open it, I saved a copy as the standard JPEG file type too and I'm adding those files. The TIFF images are still there too.
In a year and two months after this show, on 1977-10-20, Lynyrd Skynyrd would take their final flight as many members died in a plane crash. So historically speaking, this is a piece of history here not commercially available and available to people like us who enjoy the live experience and sound.
At the end of "T For Texas" you can hear a guy asking Lampinski "what's the mic for" and he replies back something about "engineers for the (crowd maybe?)" and the guy asking just kind of laughs. There is more crowd noise in this show but it is not the distracting kind or obnoxious kind coming from a drunk or anything. It doesn't interfere with the music's fidelity and is no problem at all. The crowd was really enjoying the show you can tell!
Someone yells "Freebird" before "Sweet Home Alabama" starts and I found that rather funny. Unlike people yelling it today at live shows as a joke, this was when it really meant something and people wanted to hear the song. This is where it all had started in the days.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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