Monday, March 7, 2016

Journey: 1986-10-10 Richfield, OH (FLAC_AUD Remaster_2 CD)

This is a first time upload here of this Journey show from 1986.  It really has a great mix and sound to it.  This is the October 10th, 1986 concert from the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Richfield, Ohio.  Many of the Richfield shows get passed around for all kinds of the bands as "Cleveland".  But Richfield is the actual city that Richfield Coliseum was built in.

A very special thanks goes to "Steve7777" for the show and to "techtuts" for the remastering of the audio.  And there are many more Journey shows, some new to the site and some older and remastered, that will be coming soon.

Here's a note worth knowing.  While the Rubicon Reproduction's copy of this show is from the same source, this is NOT that file set.  I am adding the artwork for the Rubicon release but this audio is from the DAT tapes before they were altered by Rubicon (or anyone) for his sharing of the shows.  The excellent remastering was done by "techtuts" and it is a much better sounding project.  I have been very pleased with the skills "techtuts" has when it comes to audio and he really knows what he is doing.

LINEAGE:
DAT
> (will update...likely AUD 1st Gen) > techtuts remaster > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness and align sector boundaries) > 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

DETAILS:
Artist: Journey
Date: October 10th, 1986
Location: Richfield, Ohio
Venue: Richfield Coliseum

Title: Another Night In Any Town

Label: Steve7777/techtuts Remaster
Source: AUD
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes (not a perfect match but both sets work fine)
Size: 682 MB
Length: 114:14:73

SETLIST:
CD 1:
101. Only The Young

102. Atone In Love
103. Any Way You Want It
104. Girl Can't Help It
105. Send Her My Love
106. Open Arms
107. Still They Ride
108. Strung Out
109. instrumental
110. Suzanne
111. Lights
112. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
113. Wheel In The Sky
114. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
115. Raised On Radio
116. Randy Jackson & Michael Baird (bass and drums duet)

CD 2:
201. Ask The Lonely
202. Jonathan Cain (keyboard solo)
203. Who's Crying Now
204. Oh ASherrie
205. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' (intro)
206.
Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
207. Jailhouse Rock
208. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
209. Be Good To Yourself
210. Don't Stop Believin'
211. Take Me Back To Ohio
212. Faithfully


LINK:
(1) 1986-10-10 Richfield, OH (AUD/Remaster)


ARTWORK (2 Sets):
Another Night In Any Town (Artwork)

This show has a really nice and clean sound to it.  And "techtuts" did a wonderful job of remastering the show with superb high end and low end frequency ranges coming through very strong and clear.  There is some slight tape warble that can barely be heard in some spots but it does not mess up the recording and the show sounds excellent.

The sound is pretty consistent throughout the performance with not much crowd noise interfering.  There are some points in the show, like during "Who's Crying Now", where the audio sounds as if the microphone got pointed away from the stage.  But it is not very often and it gets back to the excellent sounding audio again soon in these rare cases.  "Who's Crying Now" and "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" are really the songs the audio difference is noticeable in for longer than a few seconds.  The audio does seem heavier in the left channel starting up during "Be Good To Yourself" too and as the show is drawing closer to the end it is not as good sounding as it is throughout the majority of the show up until "Faithfully" is played.  But it is still good audio too even when it is not "as good".  The audio still is an excellent overall recording made even better by the remaster and it is a lot better than I'd thought it would be honestly.  It's the clean range in frequencies and the sound that makes it sound so good.  It is not a muffled 1986 show like so many are.

The show is not without flaws obviously.  But I bet it is the best sounding copy of the show out there and as soon as I get the lineage I think it will be somewhere in the master to first generation range from the DAT tape.

This show was just about four months before the band disappeared in 1987 not to be heard from again (as Journey) until 1996.  After almost a decade, we all thought there was going to be a new Journey tour with the same band members including Steve Perry and Steve Smith.  But that didn't happen and in 1998 Steve Perry was replaced by Steve Augeri and Steve Smith decided not to tour with Journey and was replaced by Deen Castronovo.  And that began the new rendition of Journey which has changed a few times over the years.

There is some good news for long time Journey fans today however.  With the departure of Deen Castronovo in 2015 as the band's drummer, Steve Smith has rejoined!  And on the 2016 tour starting really soon, Journey is doing their first three shows with Santana which is the group both Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie (ex-Journey keyboard player and backup vocals) started out with before they quit Santana and created Journey in 1973.  Unfortunately, the two bands won't be playing together when they make their way to my part of the globe.  Journey will be having the Doobie Brothers open for them by that point and they are a band I have never seen and look forward to seeing.  So it will surely be good and I hope I get to make it once again and record the shows as I have since 1999.

I think any Journey fan will really enjoy this excellent sounding show.  And the band seems really energetic this night too as they jammed out for Richfield nearing the end of an era now long gone.

I hope you enjoy this show...

Bootradr

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you--what a great birthday present! With Smitty back with the band and talk of a possible new Perry solo album this year I've been listening to a lot of Journey lately. Can't wait to hear what else you have...take care and thanks again.

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  2. And thank you for the comment Kay! Smitty was the first Perry era Journey member I met back in 1999 and he was the nicest guy you could imagine. I'm really looking forward to seeing him play again with Journey too! I hope you have/had a very Happy Birthday Kay :-)

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