Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Bruce Springsteen 1974-10-12 Alexander Hall Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
“Spanish Johnny and Puerto Rican Jane”
KIVAK MASTER SERIES
1974 Volume 6
October 12, 1974
Cassette>CD>Wav>CD WAV Editor/Magix/Roxio>flac
This is 1974 Volume 6. It took great effort to get this recording into shape. It ran slow on disc one and I corrected it to
sound closer to normal. At least to my ears. Disc two had another set of problems, where sound was primarily coming out of
one channel. I also corrected that. Tape warp was a culprit on the last two songs. You can begin to hear it in spots during
“Sandy” and then it worsens during “A Love So Fine.” I was able to remove many of the spots where the sound drops out on
“A Love So Fine”, but there was nothing I could do to correct the warp sound. Kitty’s Back is not complete clocking at 6:08
and there may be edits in other songs that escape me at the moment. The overall sound was on the muddy side, so I EQed it
which made some improvement. None of these shows will ever be sonic masterpieces, especially with the recorders available
in 1974. The intention for the master series was to replace the previous circulating recordings that had been dubbed from
cassettes and losing quality with each subsequent trade. Cassettes were the primary format for trading in the 70s. You can
imagine how many generations a cassette recording had to go through before reaching the 100th person during a trade.
With that said, there’s much in this recording to enjoy. There’s a very unusual moment when the band starts SPIRIT and then
stops and starts over again. LOST IN THE FLOOD is a nice rare treat, along with the beautiful violin playing by Suki Lahav
on INCIDENT and JUNGLELAND! Overall you can hear the intensity and energy of a young Bruce Springsteen and his almighty,
legendary E Street Band!
Mr Anonymous and Fanatic Records proudly present another installment of the Kivak Master Series!
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
DOES THIS BUS STOP?
E ST SHUFFLE
SAINT IN THE CITY
LOST IN THE FLOOD
SHES THE ONE
NEW YORK CITY SERENADE
4TH JULY ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
A LOVE SO FINE