This is an excellent recording and the show has been passed around as a soundboard for years even though it isn't one. It's just an excellent audience recording from my favorite era of The Eagles. If I had to pick my favorite time for the band's music, it'd be between 1973 and 1977. And I like the earlier 1973/1974 time frame the best.
1998 trade cassette > Sony TC-WC475 > Sony DTC-ZE700 > E-MU E-DSP Soundcard > WAV (48/16) > Wavelab (tracking and tweaking) > FLAC 8 > (Note: it was down sampled to 44.1 kHz/16 bit at some point) > 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
Artist: The Eagles
Date: August 22nd, 1974
Location: Lenox, Massachusetts
Venue: The Music Inn
Artwork: Yes (not a perfect match/for shorter version of the show)
Size: 466 MB
01. intro ~ Take It Easy
02. Outlaw Man
03. Already Gone
04. Doolin' Dalton ~ Desperado (Reprise)
05. Peaceful Easy Feeling
06. Midnight Flyer
07. Pie Berry Blossom
08. James Dean
09. Good Day In Hell
11. Witchy Woman
12. encore 1 ~ crowd
13. Chug All Night
14. encore 2~ crowd
15. Tequila Sunrise
Glenn Frey: guitar, piano, vocals
Don Henley: drums, vocals
Bernie Leadon: guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals
Randy Meisner: bass, vocals
Don Felder: guitar, vocals
(1) 1974-08-22 Lenox, MA (AUD)
A special thanks goes out to "whotrader" for making this copy available on Dime in the past!
This is one of those cases where I've had the show for a while but have never put it to disc and listened to the full show yet. I've meant to for the last year but somehow got tied up with other things and really forgot about it. But I'm burning myself a copy of this show today and I plan on listening to it this afternoon.
A reference to the time period this show occurred in is given by the band right before "Already Gone". In 1974, with Vietnam and the political climate and turmoil, it's obvious that Watergate had already occurred because Glen Frey introduces the song saying "This is a little song for Richard Nixon" and the band jumps into "Already Gone" then.
This is the longer version of the show out of the two I have. One is missing a few tracks. And the artwork I have for this show seems to have come from the shorter version so it won't match the full setlist correctly.
This is really an excellent, full range recording and to be honest it almost meets my superb criteria. I have a hard time rating these shows because I want to rate it according to how much I like the show, sound, etc. But I do have better sounding The Eagles shows than this one. but this one is awesome in its own ways and for its own reasons and sounds awesome.
The band members can all be heard very clearly, the bass is very clean and strong, the guitars and vocals are very clean and strong, and everything is perfectly mixed. There is light tape hiss but it is not bad at all. "Whotrader" mentioned he'd EQ'ed the show slightly. I'm not sure how it sounds before the EQ but he did a great job of creating a perfect sounding output product. There is a small amount of audio clipping in the waveform but it is nothing to worry about and is not bad. Some tracks have clipping in the waveform, some have none. And those that do have it don't have much at all This is a quality show and any The Eagles fan should enjoy it a lot!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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