Sunday, April 9, 2017

Styx 1977-11-04 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA

Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA
4 November 1977

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

01 The Grand Illusion
02 Lorelei
03 Mademoiselle
04 Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
05 Suite Madame Blue
06 Crystal Ball

01 Light Up
02 Come Sail Away (spliced)
03 Lady
04 Midnight Ride
05 E1: Miss America
06 E2: Born For Adventure

Dennis De Young - keys and vocals
James Young - guitars and vocals
Tommy Shaw - guitars, keys and vocals
John Panozzo - drums
Chuck Panozzo - bass and vocals

Nakamichi 550 Tape Recorder
Two Nakamichi CM-300 Microphones
Maxell cassettes

Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (
Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
  16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ'ing.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978.  His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity.  In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes.  He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings.  In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

He recorded many of the major 70's bands:  Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated.  Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes.  No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers.  Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community.  Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.



  1. Thanks very much for this and for all the outstanding work you've done in the past too.

  2. Can you repost? Extractor says tracks on disc 2 are corrupt. Thanks

  3. Yes got the same error code and that the tracks on disc 2 are corrupt. Please re-post if you can. Thanks

  4. Getting corrupt files in extraction here too. Can you re-upload it please? Thanks for the share...