Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Yes 1984-03-21 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM


"Langdon Tapes Series: Yes1984-03-21"

Tingley Coliseum
Albuquerque, NM
March 21, 1984

The Band:

Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Tony Kaye (Keyboards)
Trevor Rabin (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Alan White (Drums)

Media:        2CDR (2CDR SHN)
Catalog:    Langdon Tapes Series LTS-YES-01
Taper:        Tom B.
Recording:    Audience (MCass > Nakamichi BX-150 > 1st Gen)
Source:     Aiwa Mic > Aiwa Recorder
Transfer:     Nakamichi CR-7A > Sony PCM-R500 > Sony CDR-W33 > EAC (secure) > CoolEditPro 1.2a > CDWav > SHN (mkwAct)


Disc One:.......................................72:56

1.01 Looney Tunes 1 (7:08)
1.02 Looney Tunes 2 (7:49)
1.03 Intro ~ Cinema (8:10)
1.04 Leave It (4:27)
1.05 Yours Is No Disgrace (10:35)
1.06 Hold On (7:15)
1.07 Hearts (8:55)
1.08 I've Seen All Good People (7:09)
1.09 Kaye's Solo (fades in) ~ Solly's Beard (4:43)
1.10 Changes (6:45)

Disc Two:......................................73:23

2.01 And You And I (11:09)
2.02 Soon (2:50)
2.03 Make It Easy ~ Owner Of A Lonely Heart (6:48)
2.04 It Can Happen (6:18)
2.05 Long Distance Runaround ~ Whitefish ~ Amazing Grace (15:24)
2.06 City Of Love (8:47)
2.07 Intro ~ Starship Trooper (13:24)
2.08 Roundabout (8:43)



Many thanks go out to J. Langdon for opening up his tape collection for the Langdon Tapes Series releases.
The tapes were transfered via a Nakamichi CR-7A deck with manual playback azimuth adjustment on both sides of each tape.
No noise reductions were used during playback and bias setting was matched for each tape.  Each tape was unpacked before playback.
The A>D conversion was done by a Sony PCM-R500 DAT deck with Super Bit Mapping on and at 48kHz sampling frequency.
The DATs were converted to cdr on a Sony CDR-W33 CD writer via the S/PDIF connection.
Thereafter, the CDRs were extracted to a SCSI harddrive using a Plextor SCSI cdrom and EAC (secure) for remastering.

Several amplitude adjustments were made to even out the show.
EQ: slight LF boost, vocal boost & HF boost for some crispness.
Several single channel dropouts were repaired.  Tape flips mended as best as I could.
Removed/reduced some loud audience noise. Finally, the entire show was normalized to 0dB.

Few notes about the recording. Kaye's solo faded in on the tape and leads into Rabin's "Solly's Beard".
By the end of the show, the recording becomes really saturated especially from "City of Love" to the end.
There is very little stereo separation in the recording, almost sounding mono in some places.
The Looney Tunes cartoons are not short, but I decided to keep them for amusement sake.
Lastly, the crowd noise is very loud at times with whistles, much handclapping and overall loud crowd noise.

Please do not convert to MP3 or other lossy formats and TRADE FREELY.

-leegeddy (APR '04)


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