Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jopurney: 1980-08-29 Atlanta, GA (FLAC_AUD Master Remaster_2 CD)

This is another show I have never uploaded but have had for decades now.  The reason I am uploading it this morning is because this copy sounds so much better than the two trading days copies I got in the 1990's.  This is the "techtuts" remaster of the Atlanta, Georgia 1980 master audience tape(s) of the Journey concert and it sounds great (excellent to me)!

LINEAGE:
Master > unknown details > 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: August 29th, 1980
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Venue: The Omni
Title: Atlanta 1980-08-29 Master (Remastered)

Label: techtuts Remaster
Source: AUD (Master)
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: Yes
Size: 547 MB
Length: 92:43:54


SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. Departure ~ Majestic (intro music)
102. Where Were You

103. Just The Same Way
104. Lovin' You Is Easy

105.
Too Late
106. Kohoutek

107. People And Places

108. Precious Time

109. Lights

110. Stay Awhile
111. Dixie Highway
112. Anytime


CD 2:

201. Walks Like A Lady
202.
Neal Schon (guitar solo)
203. La Do Da
204. Ross Valory (bass solo)
205. Steve Smith (drum solo)
206. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
207. Moon Theme
208. Wheel In The Sky
209. Any Way You Want It
210. Line Of Fire (intro)
211. Line Of Fire


LINK:
(1) 1980-08-29 Atlanta, GA (AUD Master Remaster)

MIRROR:
(1) 1980-08-29 Atlanta, GA (AUD Master Remaster) (Mirror)

This is a huge upgrade, not only in lineage but in sound, to the copies of this show that have been circulating over the decades.  This is the same taper who taped the 1979 and 1981 Atlanta shows too and you can tell he was a huge Journey fan.  His excitement is a little contagious.  But "techtuts" did a wonderful job of not having the tapers comments dominate the recording.

The waveform is of course flawless with no audio clipping or other issues.  There is actually a lot of space to spare in the waveform before it comes anywhere near clipping any audio!

The mix is really excellent in this recording and the low end bass frequencies, mid range frequencies, and high frequencies are mixed perfectly to make this the best copy of this show that exists.  I have put off uploading my older CD trade days copies because they just were not very good sounding.  But in this master source you can hear everything.  Ross Valory on bass, Steve Smith on drums, Neal Shone on guitar, Gregg Rolie on keyboards and backup vocals, and of course Steve Perry on vocals...they are all easy to hear and enjoy!

There are a few small cuts in the show where tape flips occurred.  Actually, the more I think about it; there may just be one short cut?  In the opening intro to "Wheel in The Sky", which is titled "Moon Theme", there is a very short cut and almost no music was missed.  It is only the first second or so of the "Moon Theme" intro that is missing before taping resumes.  There may be another small cut but I don't recall where it was if there even was one.

The old copies of this show were plagued by poor sound and audience noise.  There were too many bad EQ jobs in earlier copies I have heard of this show.  But "techtuts" got a perfect mix and sound and he made the audience noise where it is not even a factor it sounds like.

As I listen to the show with headphones on and a few of my own effects and EQ'ing via the PC, it blows me away how much this show's sound has improved in this copy.  Even without any effects or EQ as I listen it is so much better sounding.  Just simple things like Steve Smith's cymbals being so clean as he hits on them can be heard and appreciated in this remastered master recording.

I could go on reviewing and telling you how much I love this show.  But rather than do that, I'm going to get it uploading so when I get back home it will be ready to post.  I know any Journey fan, and especially those who have heard this show in the lesser sounding copies, will love this show and its sound.

I'm including the old Around The Places artwork created by an unknown label that has the wrong date of 1980-08-19 for the show.  In fact, I had to change a lot of things on their artwork since the date was listed in multiple places.  I should have renamed it Around The Places & Back To The Master  but I didn't.  Anyhow, the date is correct now and I just named it Atlanta 1980-08-29 Master (Remastered) for those who like making discs and printing artwork.  However, the setlist for the no label copy is not a perfect match since they had joined a couple tracks together as one.  This recording being shared has not done not and has tracked the songs individually as you can see above in the setlist.  But I think you can figure out what song is what if you're a Journey fan, and if you aren't, it'll still be easy to decide what you're listening to :-)

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr


SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL!!!

THESE DOWNLOADS ARE FOR FREE ONLY!  NEVER BUY OR SELL ANY LEGALLY RECORDED BUT ILLEGAL TO SELL SHOWS LIKE THIS ONE.  THIS IS FOR FANS AND FUTURE FANS WHO WANT TO HEAR THE ARTIST'S MUSIC RAW & LIVE BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE OR RELEASED.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR OFFICIALLY RELEASED MATERIAL TOO.

KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT AVAILABLE, AND MOST OF ALL; KEEP IT LEGAL!!!



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