Thursday, July 27, 2017

David Bowie 1976-02-03 Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle, WA

David Bowie
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA
3 February 1976

Minor re-work (After / Before / After sample follows) :

Download > Audacity + mda_image > CD Wave > TLH > FLAC

01 Intro
02 Station To Station
03 Suffragette City [duplicated start edited out]
04 Im Waiting For The Man
05 Word On A Wing
06 Stay
07 TVC 15
08 Sister Midnight
09 Life On Mars-Five Years
10 Panic In Detroit (inc. Drum Solo)
11 Fame
12 Changes
13 The Jean Genie
14 Queen Bitch
15 Rebel Rebel

I listen in headphones a lot hence attempting to widen the sound for live recordings I want to listen to. For me it works well, check the sample to see if this is for you. I also edited out the repeated part of the Suffragette City intro, using CD Wave as analyis there showed it was definitely a tape repeat for some reason.

The re-work was roughly as follows

-12db decrease (as the mixing and combining needs space)
double up the tracks, add .01 sec delay to one of the channels, split channels and mix either side (balance achieved through trial and error)
Combine above doubled up track with untouched track with the latter at a higher level. The above mixing while giving a nice widening effect I am more than aware can sometimes sound artificial to some, and I have found combining it with the untouched file means a balance is achieved between the raw sound of the original and the mixed version. Studios used to - and I'm sure still do - resort to all sorts of double tracking and compression effects and the bottom line is this method I found by trial and error sounds good to me and others. Those who do not approve or find it does not sound good to them - no-one is forcing you to download this.
The tracks were then put through mda_image - at 82% S Width.
Balance moved to left by 10 in Audacity to centre a little more.
Voila...I listen to live recordings in headphones for the most part, and many people listen in headphones / earphones these days.
This may sound interesting to many when listened to like that, and I am aware that through conventional speakers this sort of mix / re-work may or may not sound as good as an untouched version. It's very subjective, and very much down to individual preference.

After / Before / After sample provided below.

If this is for you, enjoy.

Can anyone share these?

David Bowie - BBC Show LP. looking for a flac / wav rip of this.

David Bowie - Cleveland, Public Hall 22 September 1972 FM broadcast.

This show was recorded by WMMS and broadcast on FM a week later but the station later destroyed the tape.
Parts of this definitely exist at least. Why not share?

3LP of Bad Segeburg 18 June 1983.
I am well aware that there was a CD version, and torrents of that and a tape version of the LP version have been shared...can someone share a direct transfer from the LP, please?

thanks for any help on these!

Original torrent info below.

Artist: David Bowie
Date: 1976-02-03
Location: Seattle, WA
Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum
Source: Audience
Lineage: Master Reels @ full track mono>Tandberg Model 11>Wavelab 96/24 1ch mono>wav 44.1/16 2ch mono>flac
Taping Gear: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck, Sony ECM-22P mic
Taped and Transferred By: JEMS

Band Members:
Thin White Duke
David Bowie - vocals, saxophone

Raw Moon
Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar
Stacey Heydon - lead guitar
Dennis Davis - drums, percussion
George Muray - bass
Tony Kaye - keyboards, synthesizers

01. Intro
02. Station To Station ->
03. Suffragette City
04. Im Waiting For The Man
05. Word On A Wing
06. Stay
07. TVC 15
08. Sister Midnight
09. Life On Mars? ->
10. Five Years
11. Panic In Detroit (inc. Drum Solo)
12. Fame
13. Changes
14. The Jean Genie
15. Queen Bitch
16. Rebel Rebel

Length: 90:18

JEMS master recording. Excellent sounding recording and performance. This recording captures Bowie on the second night of his Isolar world tour in support of the album Station To Station. This was Bowie at his most rocking before he would switch directions and move towards more experimental electronic music of the Berlin Trilogy to follow.


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