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Cape Cod Coliseum
Cape Cod, MA
27 August 1976

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

CD1
01 Oh Yeah?
02 Sister Andrea (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
03 Country Eastern Music
04 Darkness ~ Earth in search of a Sun (entrance of Beck)
05 Earth (Still Our Only Home)
06 Freeway Jam
07 Scatterbrain (spliced)
08 Diamond Dust
09 Full Moon Boogie
10 You Know What I Mean

CD2
01 E1: Blue Wind
02 Train Kept A Rollin'
03 E2: Led Boots

Jeff Beck - guitar
Jan Hammer - keyboards
Steve Kindler - violin
Fernando Saunders - bass
Tony Smith - drums

Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Maxell cassettes

Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt
Master Cassette -> Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction -> M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 -> CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files -> Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) -> CDWAV (track breaks) -> FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)

+ Dave (2.0) then reconverted to wav via TLH > Adobe Audition 3.0 (build 7283.0) Restoration/Hiss Removal using the following settings: FFT 8192/Precision Factor 20/Transition Width 7/Spectral Decay Rate 60%/ Noise Floor automatically generated, moved to -17.5db, then meticulously hand adjusted (30 point)/hiss (ad I mean ONLY hiss*) reduced 35db/ normalized to -1db --> saved as 16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files

+ I performed this reduction as a labor of love as its destination was my best friend. I spent well over 20 minutes per track fine tuning each and every aspect of the noise floor so that there was not the tiniest iota of musical signal left (only noise) as heard through AKG K702 headphones at high volume levels (see "Cleaned by Dave" jpg). I still think that I am hearing the surf ;)
You can trust me on this one. This is not a hack job hiss reduction. The musical waveform remained completely untouched!!!
No EQ'ing.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.
He recorded many of the major 70's bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.
Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.
Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.
Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

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