Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by jt050501 » 26 May 2019 00:24

Thanks!

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by MrStephen » 26 May 2019 00:26

Wow. Thanks for the link. I look forward to listening to that. Anyone available to download it and chop it up into the right files?

So we have two versions of WLWH from the same concert? Bizarre. Was a soundcheck taped maybe?

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by jt050501 » 26 May 2019 00:28

MrStephen wrote:Wow. Thanks for the link. I look forward to listening to that. Anyone available to download it and chop it up into the right files?

So we have two versions of WLWH from the same concert? Bizarre. Was a soundcheck taped maybe?
Same version of White Light/White Heat, but Doug's speaking to the audience on the beginning. I'm trying to find a good way to download it as we speak

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by MrStephen » 26 May 2019 00:58

My usual sites failed to let me download it. It's stunning quality. The WLWH sounds even better than the version I heard just a few hours ago.

Sister Ray sounds the closest to the 'original' VU of all the songs I've heard so far. Moe's playing much more traditionally and it all sounds so laid back. Fantastic track.

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by jt050501 » 26 May 2019 00:59

MrStephen wrote:My usual sites failed to let me download it. It's stunning quality. The WLWH sounds even better than the version I heard just a few hours ago.

Sister Ray sounds the closest to the 'original' VU of all the songs I've heard so far. Moe's playing much more traditionally and it all sounds so laid back. Fantastic track.
I agree! I'll hopefully have everything downloaded and tagged within an hour or two. I'll be sure to send you a link!

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by Mark » 26 May 2019 02:05

Good find. I remember this surfacing back at the time but hadn't heard it since.

It sounds like a sound engineer's headphone mix - soloing each instrument in turn on the first number to check the sound. Willie's vocal gets the same treatment on one of the choruses of Cool It Down.

I dunno, I'm never going to be able to see this stuff as more than a sideshow to the real VU, but it's an interesting thing to listen to once or twice. Moe seems to have upped her game by this point - maybe it's the 'normal' kit as opposed to the sideways-on set up, but she sounds like a very competent, solid conventional rock drummer here.
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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by MrStephen » 26 May 2019 13:19

I agree it's a sideshow, but hearing this tape in this quality finally justifies Yule's decision to carry on. It's a good band. And he took the decision I always took in bands, too. If a member quits and you can't replace them with someone better, replace them with something different. Switching from being a two guitar line-up to a guitar and keyboard line-up is brave but sensible. I think it pays off.

Can any of us say we wouldn't have done what Yule did? To be in a band so close to making it, and with a new album packed full of great songs, would any of us have called it a day after the singer quit? No chance :)

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by jt050501 » 26 May 2019 15:53

MrStephen wrote:I agree it's a sideshow, but hearing this tape in this quality finally justifies Yule's decision to carry on. It's a good band. And he took the decision I always took in bands, too. If a member quits and you can't replace them with someone better, replace them with something different. Switching from being a two guitar line-up to a guitar and keyboard line-up is brave but sensible. I think it pays off.

Can any of us say we wouldn't have done what Yule did? To be in a band so close to making it, and with a new album packed full of great songs, would any of us have called it a day after the singer quit? No chance :)
I love Willie's keyboard on these recordings. It works so well. It helps lead to one of the best versions of Oh! Sweet Nuthin' and What Goes On too.

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Re: Concertgebouw Soundboard 1971

Post by rtotale » 26 May 2019 22:22

Here's a direct link if you want to download the file:

https://content1b.omroep.nl/urishieldv2 ... t=5ceaf284

or

https://bit.ly/2I2VaOq

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