John Cale 1987-06-27 Bottom Line - New York City, NY (Uncirculated Two Of Us Master Volume 14)
New York City, NY
June 27, 1987
(Two Of Us Master Series Volume 14)
Recording: Shure Mic > Sony WM-D6C
2020 Transfer: Master Tape > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX / ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC
01 Magic & Lies
02 Hungry For Love
03 The Endless Plain Of Fortune
04 Child's Christmas In Wales
05 Living In Moonlight
06 Darling I Need You
07 Dead Or Alive
09 Everytime The Dogs Bark
10 Model Beirut Recital
11 Dying On The Vine
12 Villa Albany
13 Paris 1919
14 Fear Is Man's Best Friend
15 I'm Waiting For The Man
16 Pablo Picasso
-Caribbean Sunset: possibly missing
-Magic & Lies: joined in progress
-Villa Albany: start slightly cut
-I'm Waiting For The Man: start slightly cut
Welcome to Volume Fourteen of the "Two Of Us" Master Series.
Between 1983 and 1999 there was likely not a taper or taping duo more active than the "Two Of Us". For the better part of a decade and a half they taped over 250 artists with an array being taped multiple times.
If you collect Springsteen then you are already familiar with some of their work, "fmcleanboots" has posted a half dozen or so of their "Tunnel Of Love" tour shows but has decided to pass the baton.
What you don't know is their passion was not just for Springsteen but for music and that passion runs deep. It is astonishing how many artists they taped.
They followed tours taping club shows, theater shows, arena shows, big artists, mid-level artists and local artists. If they were following a tour and the tour had an off night they'd see who else was playing that night to tape.
Always focused on enjoyment of the show as the priority, tickets were for the most part acquired outside of the venue as they worked to obtain the best possible seats, continually trading up until the correct seats were acquired.
The results of this were the captures are uniformly excellent but on occasion the start of the show was sacrificed as a trade-off for the seats. The heavy lifting was done by the Sony WM-D6C and an external Shure Mic before moving to DAT for the last couple of years.
None of their masters have ever been circulated and have been safely stored for the past three to four decades in a climate controlled environment. Tapes transferred so far are in pristine condition.
Though we may do some mini releases of a series of shows in order for one portion of a tour for the most part shows will not be released in order, there are just too many of them.
This will be a very exciting series and we hope along the way we upgrade existing circulating audio and offer up shows that do not have any circulating audio.
We hope you enjoy the ride, this is definitely not a dark ride.
John Cale @ The Bottom Line June 27, 1987
John Cale played numerous shows in and around New York City in 1987. To date it does not appear any recording from this night has emerged. Ad's at the time confirm two shows were played on June 27th at the Bottom Line. The master tape was not noted as this being the early or late show and since this appears to be the only capture from this night we are only able to date it at this point. If both shows were recorded, which is many times the case, hopefully we'll be able to clarify in the future.
The 1987 tour featured Chris Spedding on guitar and this is an excellent show in both performance and quality.
Clean and clear with nice instrument separation, if you are unfamiliar with Cale's solo work this show comes highly recommended, a simply wonderful performance from start to finish. Reviewing setlists around this time Jonathan Richmond's "Pablo Picasso" appears to be a rarely played cover at least from known recordings.
"Caribbean Sunset" was a frequent show opener in 1987, not always, but it's possible it's missing.
Thanks to "Two Of Us" and their dedication to capturing all these great shows as well as trusting me to be the caretaker of their work. Also, a big thank you to my friend "fmcleanboots" for putting me in touch and laying the groundwork that has resulted in what in this release and future releases.
Artwork and samples included...
mjk5510 & Two Of Us
Like beer - a good bootleg makes its own friends
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