This upload is the copy I sent "techtuts" of the unamplified copy I got from "Tales" I am fairly confident and then "techtuts" remastered the show. It sounds excellent and I just wanted to share the upgrade with other Journey fans this morning. It's always nice to hear upgrades of your favorite bands!
Tales > me > techtuts remaster & speed correction > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness and pad last track) > 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: April 12th, 1982
Location: Osaka Japan
Venue: Festival Hall
Source: AUD (Remaster)
Label: techtuts Remaster
Title: A Festival In Japan (Remastered)
Size: 530 MB
101. opening music
103. Line Of Fire
105. Stay Awhile
106. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)
107. Lovin' You Is Easy
108. Open Arms
109. Mother, Father
110. Jonathan Cain (piano solo)
111. Who's Crying Now
112. Where Were you
113. Steve Smith (drum solo)
114. Dead Or Alive
201. Don't Stop Believin'
202. Stone In Love
203. Keep On Runnin'
204. Wheel In The Sky (Neal Schon guitar intro)
205. Wheel In The Sky
206. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
207. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
208. Any Way You Want It ~ outtro music
(1) 1982-04-12 Osaka, Japan (AUD Remaster)
(1) 1982-04-12 Osaka, Japan (AUD Remaster) (Mirror)
The waveform in the show looks perfect with no audio clipping or other issues. There is some tape hiss but it is not bad. The high frequencies and the low frequencies both sound very well mixed and it comes together as a really great listening experience.
The audience recording is excellent and the crowd is not an annoyance or issue in the recording either. You can hear the Japanese clapping on some songs as they like to do as they follow songs many times. But it isn't a loud sounding clapping and the music is not disturbed and of course is louder too. It kind of gives you the feeling of being in a seat right there with the crowd up close to the stage.
The artwork I am including is from the Rubicon copy and all I did is add "Remastered" to the front and back artwork.
This recording is not lossy but it may be a 32 kHz sourced recording. I cannot tell myself without doing a frequency analysis. But "techtuts" has already done this and confirms it is not lossy. Don't worry about the strange Trader's Little Helper (TLH) readings. TLH is an unreliable way of testing audio for lossiness sometimes. So if some tracks appear lossy and others state "track cannot be qualified" in the TLH CDDA test in the download, it is nothing to worry about.
This is a very enjoyable show, excellent performance, and it sounds excellent too! I think this show has one of the better Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain guitar solos in the live rendition of "Wheel in The Sky" that the band ever did. I still like the Houston 1981-11-06 version the best (probably because I heard it first) but this one is another great one.
The show is definitely an upgrade to what was previously uploaded here two years ago and has a better mix as well thanks to "techtuts'" work on it and his always superb remastering skills.
I hope you enjoy this show...
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