This is an excellent-to-superb sounding 1982 Fleetwood Mac show that for one reason or another gets passed around as a soundboard but it is not one. If anyone listens when the music is not playing you can easily tell there is clapping close by and other telltale signs this is an excellent audience capture.
As I was wrapping up this post I went looking for some artwork. And what I found was this show was not on 1982-09-20 but it was on 1982-10-20 instead. So the original sharing party had the wrong date. The wrong date is embedded in the FLAC files but I'm only making any corrections here in this post. The artwork I found shows the same title as this upload but if you read on you'll see why it is not a perfect match. The songs are all there. But the artwork is how the show should have been tracked!
No info given > obviously ripped from CD using TAO method and encoded as FLAC 8 > me > 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
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Date: October 20th, 1982
Location: Oakland, California
Venue: Oakland Coliseum
Title: Live In Oakland, California
Source: AUD (Low Gen)
Artwork: Yes (not a perfect match but all songs are there)
Size: 825 MB
SETLIST: (NOTE: Any track with an "intro" title is just band talking)
101. Second Hand News
102. The Chain
103. Don't Stop (intro)
104. Don't Stop
106. Oh Well
107. Rhiannon (intro)
109. Brown Eyes
110. Eyes Of The World (intro)
111. Eyes Of The World
112. Gypsy (intro)
114. Love In Store
115. Not That Funny
201. Never Going Back Again (intro)
202. Never Going Back Again
206. Hold Me
207. You Make Loving Fun
208. I'm So Afraid
209. Go Your Own Way
210. band talk
211. Blue Letter
212. Sisters Of The Moon
213. Songbird (intro)
215. crowd noise
(1) 1982-10-20 Oakland, CA (AUD)
The waveform looks perfect in this show and there is no audio clipping of course. The sound is really a very well balanced mix where the band members can all be heard evenly and crisply as well. The taper had to be sitting on the front row I'd guess because the audience noise is very, very low to none. You hear people clapping and weak (audio wise) comments from the crowd between songs. But when the music is playing, that is all you hear.
There are two things I don't like about this recording. Whoever tracked it tracked segments of conversation from the band on stage before the song and titled them with the songs name and "intro". This is understandable if the person on stage is talking for a while. But when they're 5 or 10 second clips, just leave it at the end of the track and start a new track when the next song starts playing. But what bugs me more is the fact this was obviously ripped from a CD/CD-R and the person who did this ripped it using TAO (track at once). This means between every one of the 30 joining tracks you have two seconds of silence. It really breaks the flow of the show. But the good thing is we have this show and the errors can be fixed. I thought about doing it myself before uploading it but I don't feel like putting the time and effort into doing this before the upload. If I ever do, I'll re-upload the show fixed.
As I mentioned, this is a very clean recording. The high frequencies are very strong and the low frequencies sound fine. I'd have a little more bottom end (low frequencies) personally but it is not a problem in this recording really. It's just a taste or preference to me. The sound is not a problem and it does NOT sound like a tin can (or all high frequencies with no low frequencies) kind of recording. Fans of Fleetwood Mac will enjoy this show without any doubt.
There are a few songs in the show that were new ones at the time in 1982 and I personally hate them. The song "Eyes of The World" really flat out stinks to me. I'm sure some will like it and I'm just stating my opinion here. It is too "non Fleetwood Mac" sounding and really shows how they were changing to the 1980's popular sound more at this point. But the regular, older songs sound great and are played right too. They are not done in a modernized way or anything from what I've listened to (so far disc 1).
I've had this show for a while and really do not know where I got it? The text file has no lineage or any real information other than song titles and where the show was at. It didn't even have the right date.
I don't want to sound as if I am complaining about this recording because I am grateful I have it. It is an awesome sounding recording and a job well done by the taper. I just wish that there had been more care taken when the discs were ripped and someone had checked the files before putting them out there because they would have (a) noticed it is not a soundboard and (b) noticed 2 second haps between every track.
As for disc 2, I've still never heard it. And I cannot review it now either because I have things I have to do. But I know people will enjoy this show as I have been too. And who knows, maybe I'll do a remaster and fix the small problems as soon as I get caught up on requests?
I hope you enjoy the show...
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