LOU REED - 1989-06-28 Milano - AUD1 - Recorder 2

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LOU REED - 1989-06-28 Milano - AUD1 - Recorder 2

Post by schnittstelle » 13 Jan 2019 09:06

LOU REED - 1989-06-28 Milano - AUD1 - Recorder 2

Contrast Clause:

The torrent presented here is a fresh transfer of a tape that is a first gen source that we'll call Recorder 2.

is a master recording by 38f and a different source than this upload. It appears to be recorded further up in the seats at the arena.

Please see additional notes below.



Wednesday, 28 June 1989

Via Antonio Sant'Elia, 33
20151 Milano

FLAC master, 12 January 2019, by elegymart:
Analog audience recording (stereo) {Recorder 2}: unknown mics/recorder > analog audio cassette master > two 1988-89 European Maxell XLII-S 90 (Type II CrO2) analog audio cassettes {from the Stonecutter Archives} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, convert to 16/44) > SHNtool (fixed SBE) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [2:00:26]
01 introduction [0:44]
02 Romeo Had Juliette [3:43]
03 Halloween Parade [4:10]
04 Dirty Blvd. [4:16]
05 Endless Cycle [5:42]
06 There Is No Time [6:24]
07 Last Great American Whale [5:52]
08 Beginning of a Great Adventure [7:14]
09 Busload of Faith [4:53]
10 Xmas in February [3:37]
11 Strawman [5:58]
12 Dime Store Mystery [6:40]
13 I Love You Suzanne [4:11]
14 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) [7:51]
15 Doin' the Things That We Want To [5:15]
16 Rock and Roll [6:25]
17 Video Violence [4:17]
18 The Original Wrapper [11:56]
-- encore 1 --
19 band introductions [0:30]
20 Sweet Jane [4:47]
21 Walk on the Wild Side [5:17]
-- encore 2 --
22 Vicious [4:01]
23 Satellite of Love [6:31]

Band line-up:
Lou Reed - guitar, vocals
Mike Rathke - guitar, backing vocals
Rob Wasserman - bass
Robert Medici - drums, backing vocals


Courtesy of the Stonecutter Archives is this show from Lou Reed's "New York" world tour in an arena setting. This is not the Fabio 38f master, and the taper's name has been lost to time, so we'll just refer to this one as Recorder 2.

Fabio's version is recorded seemingly from a higher position in the seats, has more high end and reverb. The sound on this one is closer to the stage and probably ground level, as Wasserman's Clevinger comes through with more punch, and in some places ("Busload of Faith," for example) begets some mild distortion on the tape. Fabio also seemed all set and ready before the show started. Recorder 2 seems to be settling into his/her seats when the show begins, and there is some shifting of the soundscape during the first song.

This one also hopefully runs more faithful to the proper pitch and speed, whereas Fabio's master ran too fast, as Igemo75 noted.

The biggest flaw on this recording is with "Rock and Roll" -- during the moment before the reprise, the taper probably thought the song had ended and the recorder was stopped and then restarted when Lou kicked back into the song. So a few seconds are missing there. In addition, probably because of the rush to get the recorder back on, that part of the tape is very muffled when the recorder is turned back on.

The setlist format here is very basic. Lou plays through a set of the "New York" album (sans three songs), then returns for some older material. It was great to see Lou on this tour after the relatively lows of the mid-80s for him like "Mistrial." The live versions of the two selections from that album here are tackled with a renewed vigor that wasn't as evident on the prior tour. Strange to hear curmudgeonly Lou lead a singalong on "Walk on the Wild Side" -- it's as if he came around to accepting the critical acclaim for the new album and decided to enjoy himself on this tour.

May you all enjoy too,

at DaD