I've been a 100% Journey fan ever since I first heard them many moons ago. And while this is not a great sounding recording unfortunately, it still is a historic moment in time where the band had hit their "superstar" status. And this is a rare show too not commonly seen too often.
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Date: September 11th, 1981
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
Venue: Pine Knob Amphitheatre
Title: Hopelessly In Love 1981
Size: 454 MB
102. Where Were You
103. Line Of Fire
104. Don't Stop Believin'
105. Stone In Love
106. Keep On Runnin'
107. Lights ~ Stay Awhile
108. Do You Recall
109. Lovin' You Is Easy
110. Steve Smith (drum solo) ~ Too Far Gone
201. Too Late
202. Who's Crying Now (with partial story intro)
203. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)
204. Wheel In The Sky
205. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
206. Any Way You Want It
208. Dixie Highway
(1) 1981-09-11 Clarkston, MI (AUD)
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Unfortunately, this is only a good sounding show. In my ratings on my own site that means it ranges from about a 4 to a 6 at best out of 10. This one is really one of those "for true fans" or "to make a collection more complete" type of recordings for most people I'd imagine.
The real problem with this show is the tapers. There's a girl that is screaming a lot and then two guys talking about things like "going to the ballgame" and whatever comes to mind it sounds like. There were a number of incidents of two songs that were tracked as one track or song. But I split those and broke them up to match the artwork more correctly. Since "Lights" and "Stay Awhile" were listed as one track on the artwork I left them as one track. The sound gets better in the show a number of times but the tapers were having a good time it sounded like and they were the real problem with the audio and even being able to work with it.
There are a few nice things about the show too. The tapers left the recorder running and didn't stop it during the show and only seemed to miss the very beginning (story) Steve Perry tells about him and Jonathan Cain writing "Who's Crying Now". But the song itself is complete. The band also plays the rare song "Too Far Gone" which I think we may have in two other recordings. It is also interesting they added "Dixie Highway" as the last encore song to this show. I can't recall any other shows where I've heard them do this. They barely played it after the 1980 Departure tour from what I've heard in shows.
The waveform was looking very nice with very little (not even worth mentioning) audio clipping throughout disc 1. But on disc 2 there is more audio clipping and I guess the tapers turned up the record level a little bit? It doesn't really phase anything in the recording though and you shouldn't even notice it listening either.
Hopefully, and in the near future, someone will have the new Tarantura release of the recently surfaced "Mr. Peach" Journey recording from 1982-04-17 Yokohama, Japan. It is an audience recording titled Escape From Yokohama. I'm sure it'll surface here eventually since it's out there being sold and it has been out since June of this year I just learned. If anyone has come across this show, please share it. This might be the best Escape tour audience recording to have surfaced so far?
If anyone can help with any of these remaining shows (below) we are looking for (in lossless form too), we'd really appreciate it a lot! You can PM me if you want to and I will keep a watch on my inbox here on Dime. Some great shows have been getting shared lately and it would be awesome to uncover any Journey or Steve Perry shows that have yet to surface. Whether they're the pre Perry era shows, the Perry era shows, the post Perry era shows, or just individual solo shows, there are many interested people who'd love to hear them.
I'm a fan of Journey's music from 1973 through today. However; I really like the 1973 - 1987 era the best. I've recorded every Dallas area show since 1999 as they have come to Texas and many shows from Houston, Beaumont, Austin, and San Antonio too. These are all post Steve Perry shows of course. But I still enjoy seeing the band and recording and collecting the shows too. But to me, nothing beats the classic Journey eras of their music!
Here's a list of some shows my buddy "techtuts" and I are still trying to find lossless copies of if anyone is able to help. And thank you too!
A special thank you goes out to "Tales" for getting me this show from 34 years ago today (about two years ago) and to "tupchurch" for creating the artwork for it!
SHOWS BEING SOUGHT AFTER:
1980-10-10 Osaka Audience
1981-07-27 Osaka, Japan "Little Girl" (or any other title for this date)
1981-08-01 Tokyo, Japan
1982-04-09 Fukuoka, Japan
1982-04-14 Osaka, Japan
1982-04-16 Tokyo, Japan
1983-03-01 Tokyo, Japan
Also; Any of the more rare Raised on Radio (1986) bootlegs (e.g. Milwaukee, WI) 1986-09-26 Steve Perry
94/95: Pittsburgh, New Brunswick
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!!!