This LP was the first live LP I ever bought back in the early 70’s. I was intrigued by the bootleg appearance of the cover & label. When I played it I was blown away by the energy of the performances.
While there are obviously better recorded concerts (from a technical perspective) this one has always been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see Classic Records do a re-issue of it.
There is a 2001 remaster of this concert released on CD that is more complete than this LP however it was remixed and futzed with.
This LP re-captures the original mix. It also has all of those crackling noises as heard on the original pressings. While I wanted to do a transfer of this LP for the original mix I also wanted to eliminate as many of those amp lead crackles & pops as I could. That was the goal of this project. IF YOU WANT A TRANSFER THAT KEEPS ALL OF THE OBNOXIOUS POPS IN PLACE, THEN THIS IS NOT THE DOWNLOAD FOR YOU. I have manually removed those pops as well as any new vinyl-born pops.
This LP was transferred with my usual mid-fi system at 96kHz/32-bit float. De-popping is all done manually using Adobe Audition. As usual, there’s no N/R or EQ added. When the audio was ready it was dithered down to 16-bit wav files and from there to flac files.
This LP contains the following tracks:
1) Young Man Blues
3) Summertime Blues
4) Shakin’ All Over
5) My Generation
6) Magic Bus
Here are some notes regarding this LP that I’ve copied via the internet:
“…After repeated failed attempts on their '69-'70 UK Tommy tour, the hall on the campus of Leeds University was intentionally scheduled for the main purpose of recording a live album. The results, although only six selections from a much longer performance were used, were a triumph. Riding the crest of the Tommy album and their monumental appearance at the Woodstock Festival, the original quartet of Townshend, Daltrey, Entwhistle and Moon deliver a perfect mix. This Classic Records reissue includes all of the original artwork and packaging. Cut from the original two-track master tapes (amp lead pops and all) at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Chris Bellman on Classic's all-tube cutting system, this 200g Super Vinyl Profile pressing brings new insight into the genius in the nuance that has previously been obscured - even on original track pressings used for comparison in mastering.”