This is an excellent sounding recording of a Pat Benatar show from 1979. I don't know this for sure, but since the setlist is short as well as her concert I imagine she was an opening act on this night. This recording is from the soundboard master and it is a great show.
Reel-To-Reel Master > CD-R > CD-R > CD-R > WAV (16 bit/44.1kHz) > FLAC >
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
Mastering Information (copy & paste):
"CDR ripped to WAV with Exact Audio Copy. Wave files converted to FLAC level 8 using FLAC Frontend."
Notes (copy & paste):
"Original transfer from analog master reel to CDR was done circa 2001. This conversion to FLAC was done in July 2009.
No equalization or sound manipulation has been done to this recording."
Artist: Pat Benatar
Date: November 6th, 1979
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: Agora Ballroom
Label: Spider-Web (please read ending paragraphs!!!)
Source: SB (Master)
Artwork: Yes (from a different source and not this Master)
Size: 235 MB
02. If You Think You Know How To Love Me
03. So Sincere
04. I Need A Lover
05. My Clone Sleeps Alone
06. In The Heat Of The Night
07. No You Don't
08. Just Like Me
10. band introductions
11. You Better Run
(1) 1979-11-06 Cleveland, OH (SB Master)
The waveform looks fine with no audio clipping or any other noticeable errors. The mix is very well done with both the high and low frequencies being present and clean & clear. And there is also good stereo separation in the recording too.
I did notice a few digital clicks in the second or third song that at some point were obviously introduced into the recording. I imagine it might have been during some of the CD-R burning in the lineage. But it is short and not really anything to worry about. It probably only lasts about 5 seconds or so.
I haven't heard this show in a decade or so and I am listening to it as I make this upload tonight. I like these earlier Pat Benatar shows and may upload a few more soon. The 1970's through around 1983 seem to be my favorite time frame for Benatar's music. I've still got a few LP's at my home I grew up in that I had bought as I was starting to listen to the band around 1980 or 1981. As with a lot of great music back then, we had to back track and see what the band had made and released earlier after we heard something we liked on the radio. And I did just that with Pat Benatar. This tour she was on in 1979 was for the In The Heat of The Night LP release and I believe Crimes of Passion was the LP that came after it. Those were the only two LP's I could find I remember as I searched the record stores back then after buying the Precious Time LP.
I cannot personally confirm the lineage given in this post or whether or not this was an FM broadcast like the artwork I found states. The artwork did not come in the download and I did a Google search and found it. This likely was an FM broadcast but this specific upload I am sharing will state what the information provided (the lineage) states. I am doing this because I just noticed (as I was almost ready to upload the show) this is a "Spider-Web" torrented show originally. I did not get it from "Spider-Web" or his torrent share myself. But I do know he is someone who can be trusted and if he claims this is a master from the soundboard reel-to-reel tapes I am sure that it is!
I try to always follow people's requests they make when sharing a show. I hope others would do the same for me. But in this case, and after preparing this file set and then realizing it was one "Spider-Web" requested people not change the file set on if they torrented the show, I cannot do this now. Not only have I already worked on this upload changing files tonight but I had done this back a long time ago too.
So my request is this. Download and enjoy the show but do not share it elsewhere online since I screwed up. If you want a copy you can share online, find the "Spider-Web" original torrent and then share his original copy please.
I looked high and low before starting this post as to where I originally got this specific copy and finally found the information. I almost always save a record of the sites I find shows on in an e-mail to myself. Or, in earlier days, I'd copy and paste the post I found it in into a Word document. In this case, I only found the Word document for this specific copy of the show when I got it in August of 2009. I know I got this from a site no longer around called Quality Boots and the information on the site (and in my Word document) made no mention of this being a "Spider-Web" sourced recording and I was going off of that information I found (the Word document). However, when I found the original text file the mention of "Spider-Web" was in it. That is when I saw "Spider-Web" first mentioned. But the website had all of the same exact information on it as the text file with the exception of any mention of "Spider-Web" removed unfortunately. Had I seen who originally shared it I would have known better and not changed things (like embedding my own metadata and changing the md5 file). I am including the original text file in this upload as well as the original Word file I saved.
I know from the many great low generation copies of Led Zeppelin shows "Spider-Web" has shared he is a great guy and resource as well. I sure didn't expect to see him associated with this Pat Benatar show either. But he was. So again. please do not share this anywhere else online (at least this copy). I am asking for this help to keep from "clouding the waters". Otherwise, I'll make sure not to upload any shows I change but then find out I shouldn't have if a mistake like this happens again (and with my vision it might). I appreciate your help and if I find the unaltered (just changing names, text file, and small stuff...no audio changes) copy in the future I will replace it here and leave it untouched as originally requested.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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!!!