I'm not sure why the full show isn't here but just under 80 minutes of it is. It starts off with "Who's Crying Now" in progress so I have to think that maybe the taper did not have the tape running as the show started or he or she was possibly late for the concert.
Sony WMD3 > master tape (TDK-SA )> Technics RS-T60R > Phillips CD-R 760 > EAC > TLH > FLAC 8 > me > EMC 2010 Pro (to re-track songs grouped together as single tracks) > 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
Date: October 29th, 1998
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Venue: Orpheum Theatre
Source: AUD (Master)
Size: 559 MB
01. Who's Crying Now (cuts in)
02. I'll Be Alright Without You
03. Open Arms
04. Love Theme From Spartacus
05. Fillmore Boogie
06. Just The Same Way
08. Remember Me
09. One More
11. Wheel In The Sky (intro)
12. Wheel in The Sky
13. Be Good To Yourself
14. Any Way You Want It
15. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
16. Faithfully (intro talk)
18. Don't Stop Believin'
(1) 1998-10-29 Boston, MA (AUD Master)
The audio is very clean sounding and nice on the high end frequencies in this recording. The lower bass frequencies could likely be worked with and made better sounding. The waveform looks great with no audio clipping and the sound is not bad at all. At first I thought it was excellent (and the text file will reflect this). But as I started listening to the show on the home theater system I noticed it wasn't as excellent as I thought but still very good at the same time. The crowd can be heard too but the mix with Augeri's vocals and the band's instruments is really nice and clean sounding. I was going to balance the channels a little but ran out of time to do this. The right channel is slightly louder than the left but it is nothing too bad and I bet most people would not even notice it if I didn't mention it. It still sounds excellent.
I believe it is Neal Schon that mentions in the show that the venue they were playing in this night, the Orpheum Theatre", was the same exact venue Journey had played in the first time they played in Boston. And I bet it was the 1976-03-19 show we have two sources for too. One at least is uploaded here and a remaster of another I have either uploaded or need to.
It's interesting hearing these 1998 shows as Journey toured for the first time since they last ended their Raised on Radio tour with Steve Perry in February of 1987. This was their first tour in almost 12 years. And they were a lot more humble and not playing as big of venues either as they made their return to the stage. But since it all went so well and they have been touring ever since selling out shows, well, the next year's tour in 1999 was the end of the smaller. more intimate shows and the return to the large venues with large outdoor stages types of shows they still are doing today.
I've only listened to part of the show today and sampled the rest. And I enjoyed it and think you will too if you are a Journey fan and enjoy a great audience recording.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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