Friday, December 23, 2016

David Bowie THE HUNKY GEORDIE TAPES Volume 4

HUG030CD  PAVILLON 2

David Bowie - Paris 1978-05-25

Pavillon de Paris

Audience recording
Lineage: Memorex MRx2 Oxide C60 tapes (trade tapes) > Hitachi CX70UK tape player > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 51:19; Disc 2: 57:57

Track listing:

Disc 1

1. Warszawa
2. Heroes
3. What In The World
4. Be My Wife
5. The Jean Genie
6. Blackout
7. Sense Of Doubt
8. Speed Of Life
9. Breaking Glass
10. Fame
11. Beauty And The Beast

Disc 2

1. Band Intros/Five Years
2. Soul Love
3. Star
4. Hang On To Yourself
5. Ziggy Stardust
6. Suffragette City
7. Art Decade
8. Alabama Song
9. Station To Station
10. Stay
11. TVC 15
12. Rebel Rebel

Fix Notes:

Light hiss removal using iZotope RX denoiser on whole recording. 
Volume variable from side to side on tape: boosted by 135% on sides 2 and 3 (Blackout to Station To Station).
Some speed fluctuation throughout, believed from tape stretch, most notable on Ziggy Stardust and Suffragette City.
Tape flips between The Jean Genie and Blackout; Soul Love and Star; and Station To Station and Star.  In all cases, only crowd noise is affected.
Tape join between TVC 15 and Rebel Rebel tidied up.
Sound is less bright between Beauty And The Beast and Suffragette City on the original.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 4 (January 2013)



HUG031CD  YOU WERE A TALENTED CHILD

David Bowie - Manchester 1987-07-15

Maine Road, Manchester

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK D90 tapes (1st gen) > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 76:01; Disc 2: 51:08

Track listing:

Disc 1

1. Purple Haze
2. Carlos's Guitar Intro
3. Up The Hill Backwards
4. Glass Spider
5. Up The Hill Backwards
6. Day-In Day-Out
7. Bang Bang
8. Absolute Beginners
9. Loving The Alien
10. China Girl
11. Fashion
12. Scary Monsters
13. All The Madmen
14. Never Let Me Down
15. Big Brother
16. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
17. 87 & Cry
18. Heroes

Disc 2

1. Time Will Crawl
2. Band Introductions
3. Young Americans
4. Beat Of Your Drum
5. The Jean Genie
6. Sons Of The Silent Age
7. Dancing With The Big Boys
8. White Light/White Heat
9. Let's Dance
10. Fame
11. Blue Jean
12. Modern Love

Fix Notes:

The left channel up to Fashion was in a terrible state.  Right channel copied over with 0.002 second offset to correct.

Small gaps between China Girl and Fashion; and Fame and Blue Jean; and tape flip between Young Americans and Beat Of Your Drum removed with no impact or impact on crowd noise only.
Tape flip between Let's Dance and Fame removed, clips part of Fame spoken intro only.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 4 (January 2013)



HUG033CD  HEARTWRECKER MERRIWEATHER

David Bowie - Columbia MD, 1990-07-19

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA

Audience recording
Lineage: Maxell XLII C90 (1st gen) > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 31:41

Track listing:

1. Ode To Joy intro
2. Space Oddity
3. Fashion
4. Rebel Rebel
5. Ashes To Ashes
6. band introductions
7. Life On Mars?
8. Pretty Pink Rose
9. Stay

Fix Notes:

Ran much too fast.  Speed reduction with factor of 94%, increasing overall runtime from 29:46 to 31:41.

Right channel volume boost by 66%.  Gap removal at 1 minute into fame, small loss of riff.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 4 (January 2013)



HUG033CD  THE SOUND OF TOMORROW (TIN MACHINE)

Tin Machine - New York 1989-06-14

The World, New York

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK SF100 tape (1st/lo gen) > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 67:42

Track listing:

1. Band Introductions
2. Sacrifice Yourself
3. Heaven's In Here
4. Amazing
5. Working Class Hero
6. Tin Machine
7. Sorry
8. Prisoner Of Love
9. Country Bus Stop
10. Bus Stop
11. I Can't Read
12. You've Been Around
13. Baby Can Dance
14. Run
15. Crack City
16. Pretty Thing
17. Under The God

Fix Notes:

Volume boost of 66% for right channel.
Gap @ 39 seconds into Sacrifice Yourself removed, minimal impact.  Gap : 3:49 during Heaven's In Here removed - loss of ~1 second of music.
Tape flip after You've Been Around, impacts crowd noise only.

49 intrusive pops removed from songs thus: Band Intros (1), Heaven's In Here (3), Amazing (2), Working Class Hero (1), Tin Machine (2), Sorry (1), Prisoner Of Love (2), I Can't Read (8), You've Been Around (4), Baby Can Dance (6), Run (8), Crack City (2), Pretty Thing (3) and Under The God (6).
Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 4 (January 2013)



HUG034CD  PHOTOGRAPH MAGAZINE

David Bowie - Milton Keynes, 1990-08-04

National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England

Audience recording
Lineage Concert & soundcheck: Maxell XLII tape (soundcheck), TDK SF100 tape (concert) (both 1st gen) > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Lineage Interview: FM > TDK D90 tape > > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 3
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 28:27; Disc 2: 47:29; Disc 3: 49:05

Track listing:

Disc 1

1. Radio One Interview with Mark Goodier, recorded 4th Aug, broadcast 5th Aug

Soundcheck
2. Introduction and Queen Bitch improv
3. Fashion
4. Jam and China Girl

Concert:

Disc 2

1. Ode To Joy intro
2. Space Oddity
3. Rebel Rebel
4. Ashes To Ashes
5. Fashion
6. Life On Mars?
7. band introductions
8. Pretty Pink Rose
9. Sound + Vision
10. Blue Jean
11. Let's Dance
12. Stay

Disc 3

1. Ziggy Stardust
2. China Girl
3. Station To Station
4. Young Americans
5. Suffragette City
6. Fame '90
7. Heroes
8. Changes
9. Panic In Detroit
10. Modern Love

Fix Notes:

Final four minutes of the soundcheck involved no music at all, but a lot of mic interference from the taper and were removed.

Concert, volume boost to right channel by 200%.

Tape flips between Let's Dance and Stay; and Heroes and Changes - crowd noise only or no impact.

Sound quality deterioration from Changes is on the tape - taper position?

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 4 (January 2013)



HUG035CD  A REAL MAN'S MAN

David Bowie - St Louis 1990-06-10

St Louis Arena

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK SA90 tapes (1st gen) > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 48:26; Disc 2: 55:47

Track listing:

Disc 1

1. Space Oddity
2. Changes
3. Rebel Rebel
4. Ashes To Ashes
5. Fashion
6. band introductions
7. Life On Mars?
8. Pretty Pink Rose
9. Stay
10. Blue Jean
11. Let's Dance

Disc 2

1. Sound + Vision
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. China Girl
4. Station To Station
5. Young Americans
6. Suffragette City
7. Fame '90
8. Heroes
9. The Jean Genie
10. Panic In Detroit

Fix Notes:

Evidence of tangle to master tape in three places:
1. First 1:50 of Space Oddity.  Some gaps removed, but broadly not fixable.
2. At 2:13 in Let's Dance.  Repaired.
3. At 4:29 in The Jean Genie.  Not fixable, gap removed.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 4 (January 2013)



HUG039CD  KILL THIS TURKEY (TIN MACHINE)

Tin Machine - New York, 1991-11-29

Academy Theatre, New York

Audience recording
Lineage: FM > master > BASF Chromdioxid II tape > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 44:52; Disc 2: 46:41

Track listing:

Disc 1

1. DJ intro
2. Crack City
3. You Belong In Rock And Roll
4. band introductions
5. A Big Hurt
6. Bus Stop
7. Stateside
8. Betty Wrong
9. Goodbye Mr Ed

Disc 2

1. Debaser
2. One Shot
3. I Can't Read
4. Under The God
5. Baby Universal
6. If There Is Something
7. Heaven's In Here
8. Sorry
9. Sacrifice Yourself


Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 4 (January 2013)



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HUG013CD - HEY WHITE BOY

David Bowie - Brussels 1976-05-11

Vorst Nationaal, Brussels

Audience recording
Lineage: Maxell XLII C90 (lo gen) > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 86:53

Track listing:

01 Station To Station
02 Suffragette City
03 Fame
04 Word On A Wing
05 Stay
06 Waiting for the Man
07 Queen Bitch
08 Life On Mars?
09 Five Years
10 Panic In Detroit
11 Band Introductions / Changes
12 TVC 15
13 Diamond Dogs
14 Rebel Rebel

Fix Notes:

This recording had intrusive rumble.  I removed this using the denoiser tool in iZotope RX, which nicely removed a modicum of hiss from the higher ranges.
Tape flip during Five Years (Earth was really...opera house).
Note that the muffled sound during Station To Station and following the tape flip in Five Years is on the source tape.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 3 (December 2012)



HUG017CD - MELTED METAL AND STEEL

DAVID BOWIE - Manchester 1987-07-14

Maine Road, Manchester, England

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK D90 & D60 tapes (believed 1st gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 71:18; Disc 2: 60:35

Track listing:

Disc 1

01 Purple Haze
02 Carlos's Guitar Intro
03 Up The Hill Backwards
04 Glass Spider
05 Up The Hill Backwards
06 Day In Day Out
07 Bang Bang
08 Absolute Beginners
09 Loving The Alien
10 China Girl
11 Fashion
12 Scary Monsters
13 All The Madmen
14 Never Let Me Down
15 Big Brother
16 Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
17 87 & Cry

Disc 2

01 Heroes
02 Time Will Crawl
03 band introductions
04 Young Americans
05 Beat Of Your Drum
06 The Jean Genie
07 Sons Of The Silent Age
08 Dancing With The Big Boys
09 White Light/White Heat
10 Let's Dance
11 Fame
12 Time
13 Blue Jean
14 Modern Love

Fix notes:

The source has fade-ins/fade-outs at on every side of the tape (I've left the track numbering to reflect the tape structure).  No evidence of needle-drop, however.
Repaired the cut between Fame and Time, but the beginning of the latter is chopped.
The muffled sound at the end of Let's Dance and during Fame is on the source tape.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 3 (December 2012)



HUG018CD - SOME SONGS FOR YOU

David Bowie - Docklands Arena 1990-03-27

Docklands Arena, London

Audience recordingTDK SA90 tapes (believed 1st gen), soundcheck TDK D90 (unkonwn gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 53:41; Disc 2: 56:24

Track listing:

Disc 1

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Rebel Rebel
06 Be My Wife
07 Ashes To Ashes
08 Queen Bitch
09 Life On Mars?
10 Blue Jean
11 Let's Dance
12 Stay
13 Band Introductions
14 China Girl

Tape 2

01 Ziggy Stardust
02 Sound + Vision
03 Station To Station
04 Young Americans
05 Suffragette City
06 Fame '90
07 Heroes
08 The Jean Genie
09 Modern Love
10 Soundcheck

Fix notes:

There appears to have been some tape tangle on the first tape.  I removed a small chunk during Changes which was particularly bad, but left the other bits (also again during Changes and during Rebel Rebel, Young Americans and Fame '90) as they were.

Tape flip during Heroes, mended fine.

The sound check is from a completely different source, with sound quality only "fair".

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 3 (December 2012)



HUG019CD - ANNI D'ORO

DAVID BOWIE - Mialn 1990-04-13/14

Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK SA90 tapes (13th, first gen) and Sony HF60 tapes (14th, first gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 4
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 56:52; Disc 2: 31:14; Disc 3: 56:21; Disc 4: 48:07

Track listing:

Disc 1

13th April concert

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Rebel Rebel
06 Be My Wife
07 Ashes To Ashes
08 Queen Bitch
09 Fashion
10 Life On Mars?
11 Blue Jean
12 Let's Dance
13 Stay
14 China Girl

Disc 2

01 Sound + Vision
02 Ziggy Stardust
03 Station To Station
04 Young Americans
05 Suffragette City
06 Fame 90
07 Heroes

Disc 3

14th April concert

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Rebel Rebel
06 Be My Wife
07 Ashes To Ashes
08 Golden Years
09 Fashion
10 Life On Mars?
11 Blue Jean
12 Let's Dance
13 Stay
14 Band Introductions
15 China Girl

Disc 4

01 Sound + Vision
02 Ziggy Stardust
03 Station To Station
04 Young Americans
05 Panic In Detroit
06 Suffragette City
07 Fame 90
08 Heroes
09 Pretty Pink Rose
10 The Jean Genie

Fix notes:

13th April:

Tape flip between Stay and China Girl loses no music, but does lose the band intros.
The source tape cuts out during Heroes, so The Jean Genie and Modern Love are both missing.
Note that the sound on the first disc, from Stay onwards, does deteriorate (to 8/10).

14th April:

Right channel too quiet on first side of tape so volume boosted to balance. 
Gaps between Life On Mars?/Blue Jean and Heroes/Pretty Pink Rose removed losing crowd noise only.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 3 (December 2012)



HUG021CD - MILLIONS WEEP A FOUNTAIN

David Bowie - Tokyo 1973-04-08

Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Tokyo

Audience recording
Lineage: Needledrop from "Who'll Love Aladdin Sane in Tokyo" vinly > Maxell XLII tape > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 44:15

Track listing:

01 Hang On To Yourself
02 Ziggy Stardust
03 Changes
04 Moonage Daydream
05 Panic In Detroit
06 Aladdin Sane
07 Space Oddity
08 The Jean Genie
09 Time
10 Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Fix Notes:

Running too fast, so speed adjustment with a factor of 97%.
Hiss removed using two passes of iZotope RX denoiser tool.
Trivial gaps removed.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 3 (December 2012)



HUG025CD - RADIO TIN

Tin Machine - 1991 Radio Tin

Promotional appearances and interviews

FM broadcasts (TV for tracks 2 and 3 on disc 1)
Lineage: Various tapes > JVC PC-X96 deck > Hard Wire > Goldwave for track splits > FLAC4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 45:24; disc 2: 48:47

Track listing:

Disc 1

1. Nicky Horne Show, Radio 1 1991-05-29 - interview

Paramount City, BBC1 (TV), 1991-08-02

2. You Belong In Rock & Roll
3. Baby Universal

4. Capital Radio, 1991-08-13 - interview

Disc 2

Mark Goodier Show, Radio 1, 1991-08-13

1. Introductory Interview
2. A Big Hurt
3. Interview
4. Baby Universal
5. Stateside Introduction
6. Stateside
7. If There Is Something
8. Heaven's In Here
9. Outro

10. Nicky Horne Show, Radio 1, 1991-11-02 - interview

Fix Notes:

Tidy up of beginnings and ends of tapes, otherwise left well alone!

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 3 (December 2012)


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

David Bowie THE HUNKY GEORDIE TAPES Volume 2

Notes from the creator of this series:

As promised, here's the second batch of the audio transfers which are under the series name of The Hunky Geordie Tapes.

For the main part, this consists of transfers from over 100 concert tapes that I bought from Andre Fantarrow (andref): who managed to compile a fantastic collection of almost-exclusively first- and second-gen recordings.  Given that the majority date from the late eighties and early nineties, the represent, for the main part, a significant improvement over many of the higher-gen recordings that are in circulation for that period.

From time to time (and starting with this batch), I'll also drop in one from the tapes I collected in the early eighties.  They're not as near the master as Andre's, but again, thirty years has seen a lot of degradation for many of the recordings of these gigs that are in circulation, so hopefully they'll complement the main collection.
Since uploading volume 1, I’ve subsequently bought a further batch of audios on eBay.  This time I don’t know who the original collector was, and the provenance isn’t so clear cut: but they provide some interesting alternatives that will appear during the series.  For the purposes of the notes, they’ll be referred to as “source 2”.

There are some of Andre's tapes I will not be transferring and uploading here:

1. Any where the gold standard has already been established by Savage Jaw (unless it's a different recording of an SJ gig);
2. Recordings of standard FM broadcasts (such as MK 5-8-90, Montreal 83 and the like), that are in reasonably wide circulation;
3. Needledrops from vinyl (unless they, in themselves, have become rare and difficult to find); and
4. Gigs where a high-quality recording is already in wide circulation, where another version would simply add to the proliferation.

As it stands, it's looking like there will be somewhere between 18 and 20 batches in the series depending on how it goes.  And then there's the VHS to DVD transfers as well!

In all cases, the recordings will come with full details of any tweaks or amendments I've had to make, and with double-sided CD art for every bootleg. 

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 2?
Actually, volume 2’s been quite hard going!  I don’t want them to all be from 1990, but I had an unfortunate run where no less than four of the recordings I’d earmarked for volume 2 fell foul of rules 1 and 3 above.  At the eleventh hour, I later found that two of the recordings weren’t up to standard (see below) and had to take corrective action.  Here’s what you’re getting this time:

HUG012CD BLUE LIGHT, BLUE EVENING, BLUE GIRL

DAVID BOWIE - Paris 1990-04-02/03

Palais Omnisports, Bercy, Paris

Audience recording
Lineage: Sony HF60 tapes (2nd, lo gen) and TDK D60 tapes (3rd, believe 1st gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 4
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 58:32; Disc 2: 44:22; Disc 3: 61:38; Disc 4: 56:47

Track listing:

Disc 1

2nd April concert

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Rebel Rebel
06 Be My Wife
07 Ashes To Ashes
08 Queen Bitch
09 Fashion
10 Life On Mars?
11 Blue Jean
12 Let's Dance
13 Stay
14 band introductions
15 China Girl

Disc 2

01 Ziggy Stardust
02 Sound + Vision
03 Station To Station
04 Young Americans
05 Suffragette City
06 Fame 90
07 Heroes
08 The Jean Genie
09 Modern Love

Disc 3

3rd April concert

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Rebel Rebel
06 Golden Years
07 Be My Wife
08 Ashes To Ashes
09 John I'm Only Dancing
10 Fashion
11 Life On Mars?
12 Blue Jean
13 Let's Dance
14 Stay
15 China Girl

Disc 4

01 Ziggy Stardust
02 Sound + vision
03 Station To Station
04 Alabama Song
05 Young Americans
06 Panic In Detroit
07 Suffragette City
08 Fame 90
09 Heroes
10 Pretty Pink Rose
11 Queen Bitch
12 The Jean Genie

Fix notes:

2nd April:

It's apparent that there was over-miking of the floor toms (present on both versions I tried) causing bass rumble frequently throughout.
Tape flip between Queen Bitch and Fashion during tape flip.  Faded on tape, repaired as best as I could.
Fade out between Heroes and The Jean Genie which clips the start of the latter.

3rd April:

Significant disparity in volume between the two channels, with the right channel oversaturated.  Used iZotope RX declipper tool to restore peaks on right channel for whole tape - successful

Joins between Panic and Detroit and Suffragette City, and Fame 90 and Heroes resulted in minor loss of music to start of latter song in each case.  Join between Let's Dance and Stay lost crowd noise only.
Join betweeen Ashes To Ashes and John I'm Only Dancing loses David saying the name of JIOD!

Unpleasant blare at the start of Blue Jean which could not be fixed without being intrusive.  The sound is a little rougher from Heroes onwards and that's on the tape.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 2 (November 2012)


HUG014CD UP HERE TONIGHT

DAVID BOWIE - Denver 1990-06-02

McNichols Arena, Denver, CO, USA

Audience recording
Lineage: Maxell XLII C90 tapes (believed 1st gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 53:44; Disc 2: 50:19

Track listing:

Disc 1

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Rebel Rebel
06 Ashes To Ashes
07 Fashion
08 band introductions
09 Life On Mars?
10 Blue Jean
11 Let's Dance
12 Pretty Pink Rose
13 Stay

Disc 2

01 Sound + vision
02 Ziggy Stardust
03 China Girl
04 Station To Station
05 Young Americans
06 Suffragette City
07 Fame 09
08 Heroes
09 Modern Love
10 Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

Fix notes:

Whole tape running substantially too fast, by around ¾ of a tone.  Reduced by a factor of 92%.
The faffing about with levels at the start is on the original (and stops around a minute into Space Oddity), otherwise, sweet.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 2 (November 2012)


HUG015CD SOUND AND VISION

DAVID BOWIE - Earl's Court, London, 1978-07-01

Earl's Court, London

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK SA 90 (lo gen - 2nd/3rd?) > Hauppauge Win TV pre-amp > tracks splits using Acoustic Solutions Wave Studio > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 52:56; Disc 2: 46:05

Track listing:

Disc One

01 Warszawa
02 Heroes
03 What In The World
04 Be My Wife
05 The Jean Genie
06 Blackout
07 Sense Of Doubt
08 Speed Of Life
09 Sound And Vision
10 Breaking Glass
11 Fame
12 Beauty And The Beast

Disc Two

01 Five Years
02 Soul Love
03 Star
04 Hang On To Yourself
05 Ziggy Stardust
06 Suffragette City
07 Art Decade
08 Alabama Song
09 Station To Station
10 TVC 15

Fix notes:

Running a semitone fast.  Reduced speed in Goldwave, adjusting by factor of 95%.

Volume readjustments to offset original CD transfer (doesn't impact quality, as per first note).

Jump during Fame is on my copy.  The change in sound quality at the starts of Star and Alabama Song reflect tape flips.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 2 (November 2012)


HUG016CD SPEAK IN EXTREMES

TIN MACHINE - Liverpool 1991-11-06

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK D60 tapes ( 1st gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 43:32; Disc 2: 50:13

Track listing:

Disc 1

01 I've Been Waiting For You
02 Goodbye Mr Ed
03 Bus Stop
04 Under The God
05 A Big Hurt
06 Shopping For Girls
07 Stateside
08 I Can't Read
09 Baby Universal
10 Sacrifice Yourself

Disc 2

01 Betty Wrong
02 You Can't Talk
03 Go Now
04 Debaser
05 If There Is Something
06 Heaven's In Here
07 You Belong In Rock & Roll
08 Crack City

Fix notes:

Only issue was on first song, where the sound was massively oversaturated - completely thrashed.
Issue was worse on left channel, so right channel copied over to make it mono.  Ran track through iZotope RX declipper tool to restore peaks, and then matched volume on later part of song to keep it consistent.
It's now listenable, but a distance from perfect.


Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 2 (November 2012)


HUG020CD GOLDIE LOOKIN MACHINE

TIN MACHINE - Newport 1989-07-01

Leisure Centre, Newport, Wales

Audience recording
Lineage: Sony HF90 tape (probably 1st gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 78:25
Track listing:

01 Intro Music/Band Introduction
02 Amazing
03 Heaven's In Here
04 Sacrifice Yourself
05 Working Class Hero
06 Prisoner Of Love
07 Sorry
08 Country Bus Stop
09 Bus Stop
10 Shakin' All Over
11 Run
12 Baby Can Dance
13 I Can't Read
14 Maggie's Farm
15 Pretty Thing
16 Crack City
17 Under The God

Fix notes:

Left channel too quiet on first side of tape, volume upped accordingly.
Join between Run and Baby Can Dance - clean.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 2 (November 2012)


HUG024CD TENSION AND FEAR

DAVID BOWIE - Osaka, Japan 1980-10-26

Venue: Funitsu Taikaikan in Osaka

Audience recording
Lineage: Maxell Chrome C90 tapes (lo gen - 2nd/3rd?) > Hauppauge Win TV pre-amp > tracks splits using Acoustic Solutions Wave Studio > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 59:09; Disc 2: 40:58

Track listing:

Disc One

01 Look Back In Anger
02 Heroes
03 What In The World
04 Golden Years
05 Fashion
06 Let's Dance
07 Life On Mars?
08 Sorrow
09 Cat People
10 China Girl
11 Scary Monsters
12 Rebel Rebel
13 White Light/White Heat
14 Station To Station

Disc Two

01 Cracked Actor
02 Ashes To Ashes
03 Space Oddity (+ band intros)
04 Young Americans
05 Fame
06 Stay
07 The Jean Genie
08 Modern Love

Fix notes

Source tape ran massively too fast.  Overall time extended by ~8%.

Small cut during the band intros, hence not split as separate track.

Lineage

Uploaded to dimeadozen by steve23yh on 2011-01-08
Tidied up, new art, and uploaded to MWP steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 2 (November 2012)

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David Bowie THE HUNKY GEORDIE TAPES Volume 1


Notes from the creator of this series:

As promised, here's the first batch of the audio transfers which, from this point forwards, are now called The Hunky Geordie Tapes.

For the main part, this consists of transfers from over 100 concert tapes that I bought from Andre Fantarrow: who managed to compile a fantastic collection of almost-exclusively first- and second-gen recordings.  Given that the majority date from the late eighties and early nineties, the represent, for the main part, a significant improvement over many of the higher-gen recordings that are in circulation for that period.

From time to time (and starting with this batch), I'll also drop in one from the tapes I collected in the early eighties.  They're not as near the master as Andre's, but again, thirty years has seen a lot of degradation for many of the recordings of these gigs that are in circulation, so hopefully they'll complement the main collection.

There are some of Andre's tapes I will not be transferring and uploading here:

1. Any where the gold standard has already been established by Savage Jaw (unless it's a different recording of an SJ gig);
2. Recordings of standard FM broadcasts (such as MK 5-8-90, Montreal 83 and the like), that are in reasonably wide circulation;
3. Needledrops from vinyl (unless they, in themselves, have become rare and difficult to find); and
4. Gigs where a high-quality recording is already in wide circulation, where another version would simply add to the proliferation.

As it stands, it's looking like there will be a minimum of 14 batches of recordings to upload - but that could easily rise to 16 or 17 depending on how it goes.  And then there's the VHS to DVD transfers as well!

NOTE-So far there have been 32 uploads!!!

In all cases, the recordings will come with full details of any tweaks or amendments I've had to make, and with double-sided CD art for every bootleg. 

So what's in Volume 1:


HUG007CD Mothers To Chaos

TIN MACHINE - Wolverhampton 1991-11-02

Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK SA90 (believed 1st gen with some confidence!) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 63:17; Disc 2: 42:19

Track listing:

01 Bus Stop
02 Sacrifice Yourself
03 Goodbye Mr Ed
04 I Can't Read
05 One Shot
06 Stateside
07 Betty Wrong
08 under The God
09 You Belong In Rock & Roll
10 Go Now
11 You Can't Talk
12 Baby Universal

13 Debaser
14 If There Is Something
15 Heaven's In Here
16 Shopping For Girls
17 A Big Hurt
18 Sorry
19 I've Been Waiting For You
20 Crack City


Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 1 (October 2012)



HUG008CD Über die Mauer gehen wir

DAVID BOWIE - East Berlin 1991-08-31

Weißensee Sportplätze, East Berlin, Germany

Audience recording
Lineage: Maxell XLII C90 tapes (believed 1st gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 44:15; Disc 2: 47:01

Track listing:

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Rebel Rebel
04 Ashes To Ashes
05 Band Introductions
06 Life On Mars?
07 Stay
08 Pretty Pink Rose
09 Blue Jean
10 Let's Dance
11 Sound + Vision
12 Ziggy Stardust

13 China Girl
14 Station To Station
15 Young Americans
16 Suffragette City
17 Fame 90
18 Heroes
19 White Light/White Heat
20 Panic In Detroit
21 The Jean Genie/Gloria

Fix notes:

The first 6:40 or so on this recording was over-saturated.  About 15 seconds into Rebel Rebel the taper clearly realised this, as there were two seconds of extreme quiet followed by a realistic level for the rest of the recording.

I cut the oversaturated section and ran it through the declipper function in iZotope RX, which restores the wave peaks.  It was successful.  I then restored this to the start of the recording and fixed the two ultra-quiet seconds in Rebel Rebel, in Goldwave, as best as I could.  Pretend you don't know I did it, and you won't notice anything!

Tape flip between Ziggy and China Girl, so beginning of China Girl is clipped.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 1 (October 2012)



HUG009CD All Aboard

IGGY POP, with David Bowie on Keys - Manchester, England 1977-03-03

Apollo, Manchester, England

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK D60 trade tape (1983 - relatively low gen) > Hauppauge Win TV pre-amp > tracks splits using Acoustic Solutions Wave Studio > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 57:30

Track listing:

01 Raw Power
02 TV Eye
03 Dirt
04 1969
05 Turn Blue
06 Funtime
07 Gimme Danger
08 No Fun
09 Sister Midnight
10 I Need Somebody
11 Search And Destroy
12 I Wanna Be Your Dog
13 Tonight
14 Some Weird Sin

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 1 (October 2012)



HUG010CD Your Soothing Hand

DAVID BOWIE - Dublin 1987-07-11

Slane Castle, Dublin

Audience recording
Lineage: TDK SA 90 and MaxellSLII C90 tapes (believed first gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 58:23; Disc 2: 70:50

Track listing:

01 Carlos Guitar Intro
02 Up The Hill Backwards (1)
03 Glass Spider
04 Up The Hill Backwards (2)
05 Day-In Day-Out
06 Bang Gang
07 Absolute Beginners (including break for crowd crush)
08 Loving The Alien
09 Announcement (continued problems with crowd crush)
10 China Girl
11 Fashion
12 Scary Monsters
13 All The Madmen
14 Never Let Me Down

15 Big Brother
16 Chant Of The Ever-Circling Skeletal Family
17 87 & Cry
18 Heroes
19 Time Will Crawl
20 Band Introductions
21 Young Americans
22 Beat Of Your Drum
23 The Jean Genie
24 Sons Of The Silent Age
25 Dancing With The Big Boys
26 White Light/White Heat
27 Let's Dance
28 Fame
29 Time
30 Blue Jean
31 Modern Love

Fix notes:

The big issue with this tape is that it was running slow, dropping pitch by slightly over a semitone.  Speed corrected by a factor of 106% - reducing overall time by 7:43.

One done, this was still quite a messy tape.  Gaps were removed from between tracks 13 & 14 on disc 1, and tracks 8 & 9 on disc 2, without any loss of music
Gaps were removed from between tracks 8 & 9 on disc 1 and tracks 3 & 4 and 13 & 14 with some loss of the beginning of the second song in each case.
There were repairs found between tracks 10 & 11 on disc 1 and tracks 14 & 15 on disc 2, but I allowed these to stand as they were.
The join between 87 & Cry and Heroes, however, was very untidy.  The start of Heroes is clipped and in addition, there is then a sequence of a number of pauses, with some tape wobble.  I have left these as they appeared, but the first minute or so of Heroes is untidy.

Once all done, it's not a bad listen, with disc 2 slightly better quality than disc 1 IMHO.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 1 (October 2012)



HUG011CD Sound And Saltire

DAVID BOWIE - East Berlin 1991-08-31

Weißensee Sportplätze, East Berlin, Germany

Audience recording
Lineage: Maxell XLII C90 tapes (believed 1st gen) > JVC PC-X95 deck > hard wire > Goldwave to capture and split tracks > FLAC 4
Number of discs: 2
Artwork: included
Total running time: Disc 1: 44:15; Disc 2: 47:01

Track listing:

01 Ode To Joy intro
02 Space Oddity
03 Rebel Rebel
04 Ashes To Ashes
05 Band Introductions
06 Life On Mars?
07 Stay
08 Pretty Pink Rose
09 Blue Jean
10 Let's Dance
11 Sound + Vision
12 Ziggy Stardust

13 China Girl
14 Station To Station
15 Young Americans
16 Suffragette City
17 Fame 90
18 Heroes
19 White Light/White Heat
20 Panic In Detroit
21 The Jean Genie/Gloria

Fix notes:

The first 6:40 or so on this recording was over-saturated.  About 15 seconds into Rebel Rebel the taper clearly realised this, as there were two seconds of extreme quiet followed by a realistic level for the rest of the recording.

I cut the oversaturated section and ran it through the declipper function in iZotope RX, which restores the wave peaks.  It was successful.  I then restored this to the start of the recording and fixed the two ultra-quiet seconds in Rebel Rebel, in Goldwave, as best as I could.  Pretend you don't know I did it, and you won't notice anything!

Tape flip between Ziggy and China Girl, so beginning of China Girl is clipped.

Torrent History:

Originally seeded to MWP by steve23yh on as part of The Hunky Geordie Tapes, Vol 1 (October 2012)

ALSO INCLUDED
Art for the four DVDs that are part of the series that have already been upped to MWP in the last few months.

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