Sunday, August 6, 2017

Dire Straits 1985-08-05 Blossom Music Center Cleveland, OH

Dire Straits -"Blossom and Relive Cleveland '85"- Cleveland, USA. 1985-08-05, Stunning soundboard !!2011 Speed corrected version!! (With samples)

venue: Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA 5th August 1985

(Blossom Music Center, located in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio, halfway between Cleveland and Akron, is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra as well as a scenic venue for all sorts of summer music concerts)

Source:        Soundboard
sound quality: 9.5/10
Format:        2CD-R

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Some tracks are also in:  http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=322714

The tracks in this torrent are taken from two different original silvers and the torrent mentioned above.

And all tracks in this torrent are SPEED CORRECTED thus different comparing to id=322714

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Enlight note:
FINALLY...... here it is, the SPEED CORRECTED version from one of Dire Straits best and famous 1985 soundboard USA bootlegconcert.

Although there are some original silvers and other bootleg recordings from this show, none of them are running in the correct speed. They are all running too slow aprox. a semi tone (two half pitch steps). Except for the tracks “Brothers in Arms” and “ Solid Rock’’( from this date!!)  these are running nearly a semi tone (two half pitch steps) too fast.

An excellent soundboard recording like this deserves better.

So I speed up the slow running tracks and speed down the fast running tracks.

For this I used two bootlegs , not counting the bonus tracks, (read further):

(1) mine original silver , Original Artist Recording, live and alive, dire straits live USA, imtrat: 920.013 cover, imt:900.069 cd1, imt:900.070 cd2, made in Germany, LC6711.

(2) Brothers in Cleveland

WHY two different bootlegs?

I used the imtrat original silver because imho it’s the best captured recording. The sound of this recording is clearer (you can hear the separate instruments and normal audience enthusiasm much better).
And it has that mysterious bass guitar riff during the “walk of life” breakdown part (read further).

But the imtrat silver has some minors.  “Expresso love” was  placed on CD 2 (not following the set list) and because of that the transition from “ Ride across the river” to “ Expresso love" became a difficulty.
Also the imtrat was less complete comparing to the Brothers in Cleveland none original bootleg. And imtrat decided to edit out the band introduction during “tunnel of love”  , professionally done to be honest and this version is in. (with the sound quality in mind) , but as a bonus I included the full “ Tunnel of love” version, with the band introduction , as a bonus taken and also speed corrected from mine  original The swinging pig TSP-CD-088-2 silver.


So it became a mix from these two bootlegs to provide you the best sounding quality and keep it complete . And less but not least ……..its sounds the way it should be with the tracks speed corrected ….finally.

Notice that “Brothers in Arms” and “ Solid Rock’’ are from this concert date , all other bootlegs from this date included these tracks from the Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985 show. (Which is not allowed to up anyway because  it’s a  King Biscuit Flower Hour radio concert  and owned by wolfgangsvault.com), or were left out.



OK what about that mysterious bass-guitar riff during “Walk of life”:

On the Original Artist Recording, live and alive, dire straits live USA, imtrat: 920.013 cover, imt:900.069 cd1, Germany, LC6711. Silver, you can clearly hear John Illsley  playing a bass guitar riff during the “ Breakdown” part………it would not be that mysterious when I also can hear it on other bootlegs from that concert. And yes …they are identical….except for that bass riff. (Listen sample). A version without the bass riff is included as a bonus, ripped from mine swinging pig TSP-CD-088-2 silver and also speed corrected.
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Tracks CD 1
1  Ride across the river
2  Expresso love
3  One world
4  Romeo and Juliet
5  Private investigations
6  Sultans of swing
7  Why worry
8  Walk of life (with the mysterieus Bas-Guitar riff during the "break down")
9  Two young lovers

Tracks CD 2
1  Money for nothing
2  Wild west end
3  Tunnel of love
4  Brothers in arms
5  Solid rock
Bonus:
6  walk of life ( without the mysterieus Bas-Guitar riff during the "break down" ) ripped from swinging pig TSP-CD-088-2 and speed corrected
7  Tunnel of love ( with band introduction during the song) ripped from swinging pig TSP-CD-088-2 and speed corrected

The band:
Mark Knopfler - vocals, guitar
Jack Sonni - guitar
John Illsey - bass, vocals
Guy Fletcher - keyboards, vocals
Alan Clark - keyboards, vocals
Terry Williams - drums
Chris White - saxophone, flute
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I gave this the title "Blossom and Relive Cleveland '85", to avoid mix up with previous (Not speed corrected) bootlegs.
And it really matches my feelings after doing this speed correction......... I relived this show!!

So here it is… Dire Straits at the Blossom Music Center, Cleveland USA - August 5, 1985 All TRACKS SPEED CORRECTED at last!!(BY Enlight)

I love listening this great concert proper now……..Turn it up Cleveland!

Enjoy boys and girls

Flaclog and MD5 included

If somebody got some spare time to create covers for this speed corrected version.......I will highly appreciate it!!(THX in advance)

Take care
Enlight (2011)


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