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Echo & The Bunnymen
Beacon Theatre
New York City, NY
August 19, 1984
(TapeTyrant Master Series Volume 5)

Recording: Nak 300's > Sony TC-D5

Transfer: Master Cassettes > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX 8 / ozone 9 (mastered) > xACT 2.50 > FLAC

01 Nocturnal Me
02 Over The Wall
03 With A Hip
04 Villiers Terrace
05 My Kingdom
06 Angels And Devils
07 Heads Will Roll
08 Ocean Rain
09 Seven Seas
10 Killing Moon
11 All That Jazz
12 Never Stop
13 The Cutter
14 Thorn Of Crowns
15 Crocodiles
16 Do It Clean

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Welcome to Volume 5 of an exciting new master series featuring the master recordings of dime member "tapetyrant". The series will predominately feature captures in the Northeast and Southern California areas. We will touch on multiple genres with a strong focus on Jazz Fusion, New Wave and Rock.

Tapetyrant was an active taper in the 1980's and much of the 1990's before, like many of us, hanging up the mics. What he captured during that time is uniformly excellent quality and his master tapes have been safely stored, the first batch are in pristine condition. Some shows may circulate from lower generation copies but most have remained uncirculated until now and have not ever circulated directly from the masters.

Prior to DAT, the heavy lifting was entirely done by a Sony D5 with NAK 300's and taping was serious business, acquiring the best seats possible and working to keep neighbors in check.

Volume 5 is another tremendous capture and squarely in TapeTyrant's music orbit featuring the first of two performances at the Beacon Theatre.

The second night currently circulates but this appears to be the first appearance of opening night and is a welcome edition.

Thanks to "goody" for his continued critical work pitch adjusting our releases.

The biggest thank you to "tapetyrant" for doing such a great job capturing these important shows, for reaching out and entrusting me to present his excellent work for all to enjoy for decades to come (tapers don't let those tapes and your hard work get lost to the ages, there are plenty of folks to get in touch with here to help get them out, we're all working to leave no tape behind).


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