Roger Waters - HRV CDR020 REV A - In the Flesh Tour '99
E Center, Camden, New Jersey / Aug 11, 1999
Label: Harvested HRV CDR020 REV A
Audio Source: Matrix of Soundboard and Audience recordings
Lineage: Original Harvested shn-files --> FLAC 8 --> MWP
(see protocol file for conversion details)
Number of Discs: 2
Disc 1 Running time 73m 37s / Disc 2 Running Time 75m 45s
Original release notes:
At last, a new 'rev A' release is ready to be weeded!
HRV-CDR-020 - Roger Waters - In The Flesh Tour '99 Full show from Camden, E Center, 11Aug99
I dare to say that this is the most spectacular upgrade we ever did from an original Harvested weed. Moreover, the resulting Rev.A is, in our view, the de-fi-ni-ti-ve RoIO from Roger's 1999 U.S. Tour!
The original Harvested release used the famous soundboard recording from the Camden show (apparently the only SBD source to have surfaced from the 1999 tour), patching the very end of Comfortably Numb with an audience recording from the same era (but not from the Camden concert).
This SBD recording has a lot of good aspects: sound is very clear, and there's a lot of brightness, especially for acoustic instruments. Guitar solos have a real sharpness, every "attack" of each note can be heard. Also, vocals are upfront, revealing a lot of details that most audience recordings miss.
However, I always found it difficult to really enjoy that Camden SBD source (I never succeeded listening to it more than 30 minutes at a time). The fact is that it misses good and deep low end. Sound is rather cold and flat. The fact that it's almost pure mono is also a weak point, because we miss the stereo perspective of the show.
I had in my collection a superb mastertape audience recording from the Camden show (BTW big thanks to Arne!). This AUD source has excellent bass, deep and warm, and also very good stereo perspective. It was recorded from a seat near the rear speakers, so it is the perfect counterpart to the SBD source (which is more "front speakers" oriented).
The idea of the 'Rev A' was to upgrade the original SBD weed, with a completely new mix, combining the best aspects of each source, in order to get a result with both brightness and warm sound. It was a real challenge and the process was very slow and difficult, mainly because the two sources had to be perfectly synchronised, and also because I had to find the perfect balance between the two.
I did the synchronisation and balance, then Ed came in the process, mainly for quality assurance and also to carefully reduce the hiss at some places, without degrading the sound clarity.
Now that the remastering is complete, we're very proud of the result. There's a feeling of "being there", with stereo perspective and good and deep low end, thanks to the AUD source. There's also a lot of details and brightness thanks to the SBD recording.
An interesting point is the intro of Money. The SBD source misses some of the cash register noises, due to the distribution of these noises through the quadraphonic system.
By combining SBD and AUD sources, the cash register noises are more complete, and there's also a stereo perspective.
Similar things can be said for the "Hello... Would you like a cup of coffee?" at the beginning of "Every Strangers Eyes", echoed through the hall.
One of the most impressive improvements from original weed, is the stereo perspective, e.g. during the synth parts of Welcome To The Machine.
And the very end of Comfortably Numb is now truly from the Camden show (the audience patch used for the end of CN on the original Harvested release was not).
To summarise, we think this Rev.A of "In The Flesh Tour '99" is probably the most enjoyable recording from the 1999 Tour.
Play it loud on a good equipment, and maybe you'll even like this recording better than the official "In The Flesh" release, which by the way is taken from the following year, and therefore does not contain What God Wants Part 1 and The Powers That Be.
The SHN files are now in the hands of some seeds in U.S. and Europe, therefore expect the first weed offers very soon.
Weed rules apply of course. Come on, share this jewel!
In The Flesh Tour - Eastern North America Tour - 1999
Roger tour wasn't to promote any new album. It was just an experiment to experience the feel of the stage after so many years. The show featured a collection of some of his best songs both with Pink Floyd and as a solo artist. Album Amused to Death had a good amount of time and songs devoted, since there hadn't been any tour back in 1992. Roger decided to split the tour in 2 legs, one in the summer of 1999 for Eastern North America and the other in the summer of 2000, for Western North America. He only played small auditoriums like 10 000 seaters since he didn't want: "the magic to be crushed by the weight of the numbers.." Still there was a few exceptions where the crowd attained well over 15 000 like in Montreal, New York (Madison Square Garden) and possibly a few other cities.
However, despite a wonderful performance during these shows, some fans will regret that Roger did not include more pieces from his solo career, instead of focusing his view on old Pink Floyd material.
The band featured some familiar faces like Andy Fairweather Low, Snowy White, Graham Broad and Katie Kissoon, but it also included a young talented Texan lead guitar player, Doyle Bramhall II, who took part in all the two legs of the North American tour. He also assumed lead vocals duties on some of the tracks: 'The Thin Ice', 'Breathe', 'Time', 'Money' and 'Comfortably Numb'. Keyboardist Jon Carin, who also toured with the other Floyd members, joined as well.
The band :
Doyle Bramhall II : Guitars & Vocals
Graham Broad : Drums
Jon Carin : Keyboards / Lap Steel / Programming / Guitar and Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low : Guitars / Bass & Vocals
Katie Kissoon : Vocals
P.P. Arnold : Vocals
Andy Wallace : Hammond & Keyboards
Roger Waters : Lead Vocals, Bass & Guitar
Snowy White : Guitars
The setlist :
First part :
1. In The Flesh
2. The Thin Ice
3. Another Brick In The Wall (part 1)
4. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
5. Another Brick In The Wall (part 2)
7. Get Your Filthy hands Off My Desert
8. Southampton Dock
9. Pigs On The Wing (part 1)
11. Welcome To The Machine
12. Wish You Were Here
13. Shine On Your Crazy Diamond (part 1-8)
Second part :
1. Speak To Me
4. Breathe (reprise)
5. The Great Gig In The Sky (intro) (in the first shows)
7. 5:06 am (Every Stranger's Eyes)
8. The Powers That Be
9. What God Wants (part 1)
10. Perfect Sense (part 1 & 2)
11. It's A Miracle
13. Amused To Death
14. Brain Damage / Eclipse
The dates :
07.23.99 - Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, MI.
07.24.99 - Rosemont Theater, Chicago, IL.
07.25.99 - Pine Knob, Clarkston (Detroit), MI.
07.27.99 - Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH.
07.28.99 - Landmark Theater, Syracuse, NY. (Moved to Albany - 0 8/10/99)
07.30.99 - L'Agora, Quebec City, Canada, QUE.
07.31.99 - Molson Center Theatre, Montreal, Canada, QUE.
08.01.99 - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada, ONT.
08.04.99 - Tweeter Center, Boston, MA.
08.06.99 - PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ.
08.07.99 - Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY.
08.08.99 - Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT.
08.10.99 - Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY.
08.11.99 - E Center, Camden, NJ.
08.13.99 - Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA.
08.14.99 - Darien Lake, Darien Lake, NY.
08.15.99 - Schottenstein, Columbus, OH.
08.17.99 - Hershey Star Pavilion, Hershey Park, PA.
08.18.99 - Star Lake Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA.
08.20.99 - Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD.
08.22.99 - Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA.
08.24.99 - Deer Creek, Indianapolis, IN.
08.25.99 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI.
08.27.99 - Riverport Amphitheatre, St Louis, MO.
08.28.99 - Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO.
At the last show of this first leg, Roger Waters and his band introduced for the first time a new song entitled "Each Small Candle". The song clearly sounds as a work in progress and will be more developed in the second leg.
01 - In The Flesh 4:35
02 - The Thin Ice 2:43
03 - Another Brick In The Wall Part 1 3:01
04 - The Happiest Days Of Our Lives 1:43
05 - Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 5:38
06 - Mother 5:58
07 - Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert 0:53
08 - Southampton Dock 2:22
09 - Pigs On The Wing Part 1 1:22
10 - Dogs 17:09
11 - Welcome To The Machine 7:13
12 - Wish You Were Here 5:08
13 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond 15:48
01 - Speak To Me 1:06
02 - Breathe 2:42
03 - Time 6:12
04 - The Great Gig In The Sky 1:06
05 - Money 6:01
06 - Every Strangers Eyes 5:43
07 - The Powers That Be 5:04
08 - What God Wants Part 1 6:12
09 - Perfect Sense Part 1 4:26
10 - Perfect Sense Part 2 2:56
11 - It's A Miracle 9:00
12 - Amused To Death 8:27
13 - introducing the band 1:15
14 - Brain Damage 4:06
15 - Eclipse 2:05
16 - Comfortably Numb 9:19
Originally seeded to Mind-Warp PaVilion by schnittstelle on November 5, 2007.
WackoBros&Sista thank the Harvested boys for their releases.
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