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Date: March 21st, 1979
Location: Manchester, England
Venue: The Apollo
Title: Maiden England
Label: techtuts Remaster
Size: 295 MB
01. La Do Da
03. Feeling That Way
06. Too Late
08. Lovin' You Is Easy
09. Wheel In The Sky (intro)
10. Wheel In The Sky
11. Who's Crying Now
12. Don't Stop Believin'
13. Opened The Door
(1) 1979-03-21 Manchester, England (AUD/Remaster)
(1) 1979-03-21 Manchester, England (AUD/Remaster) (Mirror)
I'm using a free Mega account as a mirror in this upload. Those of you downloading please leave me a message here or on the Facebook (Community Group or Secret Group) letting me know what works best as far as the links go. I eventually plan on adding a secondary mirror site to my posts as I've always had until the last year or so. Your opinion will help me help you.
This show sounds a lot better than the unedited copy does and there are a lot of the little Perry renditions in it too. The ad lib type of things he would do or sing with his vocals are really one of the Journey signature sounds.
The waveform looks great with no clipping and nowhere maxing out on the waveform either. There is a small amount of tape warble at the very start of the tape but that disappears immediately and the rest of the show sounds great. To me, I look at it as sounding more excellent as I continued listening. No, it isn't an extremely great recording sound wise. But with "techtuts" remaster you can hear the band and Steve Perry's voice so much better and it is really very clean.
The show is shorter than many of Journey's shows might have been if they had been in the United States or Japan of course. They were not a well known band in England even though they had toured through Europe in earlier years before Perry was singing for them. But this was the first time they played in England.
This is a real gem for Journey fans I believe and it is a show that is a lot more rare in collecting circles too. Primarily, I believe it is because it was not a great sounding recording before. But now, the high end frequencies are much cleaner and the band can all be heard without much tape hiss at all. The tape hiss is almost nonexistent but the high end frequencies are still present and it is a very easy show to listen to and enjoy (even loud).
There are some cuts in the show. "Lovin' You Is Easy" comes in near the end of the song after "Kohoutek" almost ends completely. It's a shame because there are some different musical pieces in the way the song is played from what is in the recording. Neal Schon's guitar solo is a little different. The taper does not cut the tape player off and on like many earlier European tapers did in the recordings of bands in the earlier 1970's either. There are also a few tape clicks in the final track "Opened The Door" but nothing real bad and they are just there for a few seconds. There are a few spots you can hear some tape wear too, but again, it is not a very noticeable issue and it doesn't continue on through the show. This sounds like a low generation copy source.
I asked "techtuts" what he thought of the audio as he worked with it and looked at it. He believed it was unedited audio and not "reproduced" or altered like most of the Rubicon work was unfortunately. So this is really good news and another reason it likely sounds a lot better than other copies I had heard, mostly mp3's (bad in their own right too), in the past.
Even though the artwork shows this is a Rubicon Reproductions and One Lone Duck Reproductions recording, I don't think this is actually from either of those sources. I think they just made some artwork or someone else put the artwork from that copy of the show with this audio. Either way, I'm including the artwork I got with the show and an extra copy with "remastered" on it too as in the examples below.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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