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Artist: Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
Date: September 1st, 1985
Location: Seattle, Washington
Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum
Event: Bumpershoot Arts Festival
Source: SB (3rd Gen)
Size: 459 MB
01. Scuttle Buttin'
02. Say What
03. Lookin' Out the Window
04. Look At Little Sister
05.Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
06. Change It
07. You'll Be Mine
08. Empty Arms
09. Come On (Pt. III)
10. Cold Shot
11. Couldn't Stand The Weather
12. Life Without You
13. Pride And Joy
14. Bonnie Raitt (intro jam)
15. Texas Flood)
(1) 1985-09-01 Seattle, WA (SB 3rd Gen)
The waveform looks great with no audio clipping and plenty of room to spare for a remastering or EQ job if anyone felt so inclined. It doesn't need any work because it sounds excellent already. I'm just indicating that the waveform is nowhere near clipping and has a good amount of space to spare before it would reach a clipping point. And working on audio like this is easier than working on audio that is already spiking high in a waveform. There is very little to no hiss in the recording too. I hear a little in "Life Without You" as Stevie does his talk about people not pushing each other down. But as the music starts back it can no longer be heard.
The sound is excellent but it is not superb. The mix sounds fairly even with good low frequency bass and good high frequency guitar and drum cymbals heard. Stevie voice is a little lower than it should be but you'll have no problem hearing it and the audio in his vocals sounds like it increases too as the show goes along. His guitar is also a little lower than I'd like to hear it, but once more, it isn't a problem and I'm just speaking of my preferences. This is a very nice concert and the sound is not an issue at all.
As I was doing research and looking for cover artwork for this show, I came across some other copies that came from FM broadcasts of the show. Whole I cannot say with any certainty this is not from an FM broadcast, I do not think it is. There is no audible factors making me think it is from anything other than the soundboard as the original sharing party claims. And I've listened to the full show too just as I was preparing this post. And the audience or crowd noise hear between songs is very, very low unlike most FM broadcast recordings where it is usually much more prevalent in those recordings most times. The Westwood One, Supergroups in Concert Series, etc programs usually turn up the audience microphones during the periods between songs to give it a more live sounding audio I've noticed and that is not the case here. I definitely would bet on this one being just what it claims to be and that is a third generation cassette copy of the actual soundboard recording.
My research show Bonnie Raitt played with Stevie and the band on the last two tracks, "Texas Flood" and "Testify", but she doesn't seem to be singing from listening to the songs. She is playing a steel guitar from the way it sounds. I cannot tell if it is a pedal steel or just steel guitar.
Thanks goes to "Bonzo" for sharing this third generation copy if the soundboard!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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