The real audio work as well as the LP owner was done by "techtuts" and I only tracked the songs, removed the beginning and end LP blank spots, used Audacity to Normalize the Side B audio, and removed one silent gap in "Wheel In The Sky" (after the song was over). "Techtuts" did all of the audio work and sent me the Side A and B tracks to listen to and finish the easy stuff.
This is the best copy of this show I have heard in the last 20 years. There are some really poor copies and some that are better sounding as well as more complete too. There are some mediocre copies too that sound nice. But this one is far better than any I have heard and you won't even be able to tell it was an LP rip either.
All copies of this show, which was an FM broadcasted show, have an issue I really can't put a name on. I call it channel fading for lack of the correct terminology. At points the left channel and/or the right channel seem to drop and rise again in volume. I'm not sure if all copies of this show have come from the same source? Maybe it was a source not receiving the FM signal at full signal strength the whole time? Or maybe it was taken from a cassette that had some head problems or was just old? And there is always the chance this was an issue in the studio at the time of the broadcast too? I really do not know. But the problem is not a show stopping issue like I've heard on some other recordings before.
This recording has great stereo separation and no clipping in the waveform. And the songs still sound really excellent and I can only hope that maybe there is another source that is an even better upgrade to this one (and the full show) in the future. But until that day comes around, I have a feeling this may be the best sounding copy thanks to "techtuts" and the work he put into making this available to all of us!
Technics SL-D30 > Project Phono Box MM > Behringer UCA202 > iZotope RX4 (Declick, Denoise, EQ Match) > FLAC 8 > me > TLH > WAV (aligned sector boundaries) > CD Wave (to track and to remove pre/post LP silence & a small gap in one track) > EMC 2010 Pro (to rejoin track the gap was removed from) > Audacity (to view waveform, Normalize Side B, embed metadata/track titles & info and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to double check for SBE's and create and verify ffp & md5 files) > you
Date: September 2nd, 1978
Location: San Mateo, California
Venue: Monitros Studios
Title: Guitars And Amps
Label: Allied Productions (techtuts and Bootradr Remaster)
Source: SB/FM BX (in studio)
Artwork: Yes (LP art and some back art I made for an old copy in 2000)
Size: 290 MB
01. Of A Lifetime
02. I Would Find You
03. Feeling That Way
05. La Do Da
06. Can Do
07. Winds Of March
08. On A Saturday Night
09. Wheel In The Sky
FOUR TRACKS NOT ON LP COPY OR IN THIS DOWNLOAD:
11. You're On Your Own
12. Look Into The Future
13. She Makes Me (Feel Alright)
(1) 1973-05-28 San Mateo, CA (SB/FM/techtuts & Bootradr Remaster)
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This concert was a benefit concert Journey did for a high school. It was the Borel Middle School Benefit show and Journey raised $6,000 for uniforms for the school. Ha! $6,000 back then probably equates to $60,000 nowadays (just kidding...I have no idea).
I created some artwork for the show back in 2000, but this copy already had the LP artwork too that it came with. Since the LP artwork isn't really CD artwork comparable for the rear of a CD case I'll include the back cover artwork I created and it is ready to print and add to the back case of any regular size CD case.
I have heard that Monitros Studio had studios in San Francisco and San Mateo, California. I even looked it up in the past and confirmed it via the web at some point. This is a show that occurred in San Mateo, California from all the research others and myself have done in past years. My back artwork does have San Francisco on it however because in 2000 that's where "we" thought the show was performed.
This show has some really cool and more rare Journey tracks too that you do not usually hear very often live. Songs like "I Would Find You" and "Can Do" are on this copy. And on the full show, which has the four additional songs but not near as good a sounding recording, "Look Into The Future" was in that part of the show.
The date for this show has been in question also for some time. Most have settled on September 2, 1978. The setlist is not in any normal Journey concert played type of order either.. When Steve Perry was new in Journey (he joined in 1977 and started performing live around March of 1978), they would start their shows off with a few songs without him singing. This show is arranged in that same manner. I believe he comes in on the third song. The songs are in a random sounding and different order and I'm not sure how the band decided on what was going to be played in this FM radio concert. But it's a great variety of songs and a mix of the new at the time Infinity LP songs as well as songs from the pre Perry era of Journey. Of course Perry, like in the live 1978 concerts, sings with Gregg Rolie on most of the tracks he was never on in the studio released LP's before he was in the band. It really gives them a completely new life too.
As far as information goes, don't be fooled by the song titles on the album (surely a bootleg sold) listed artwork. It lists songs like "Next" as "Midnight Dreamer" and we know that is not the right title. It also shows "Of A Lifetime" as being named "Kohoutek" which is a completely different Journey song altogether.
The LP artwork included came from a previous Dime member upload of this same show. The artwork is in a high enough resolution I have been able to zoom in and see the text. Ironically, and four years before "Separate Ways" (1982) was ever created as a song by the band, the back artwork from the LP talks of Aynsley Dunbar leaving the band as Journey and Aynsley "...have gone their separate ways..." it states. In fact, I just recalled this was reportedly Dunbar's last performance with Journey before they replaced him with drummer Steve Smith .
I hope you enjoy the show...
UPDATE:Dime member "sandpshkr" replied with some local to San Mateo and helpful information regarding the school and possible studio name for the beneficiary (middle school) and studio. I will research further and see if I can confirm any updates to these and correct them in my post as I research more. I've already corrected the school name above. Of course, this update won't be in the text file already uploaded.
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