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Roger Hodgson - 2012-07-18 - Lucca, IT
(FM broadcast FLAC)

Lucca Summer Festival
Piazza Napoleone
Lucca, Italy
18 July 2012
Originally broadcast on Radio2 RAI
FM remaster

Lineage (FM > HD > web)
ITT HiFi4060 Tuner > Audacity 2.0 via C-Media CMI8738/C3DX soundcard > 44100hz/16bit flac's (level 8) > webtorrenting

Then, the additional lineage:

TLH > Guitar Tracks Pro 3.0 > SB X-FI Platinum > Sony Sound Forge 8.0 > Magix Audio Cleaning Lab > TLH > FLAC

The remaster:
About 19 minutes of DJ banter ( yes, some music too, because the DJ talks over it), intros and other talking was removed from the original recording. 2 or 3 very brief sections of DJ banter remain.
25 seconds of clean, uninterupted applause was taken from 2 other sources, overdubbed and carefully added to the original with cross fading ( slow in/slow out ). Using Sony Sound Forge 8.0, I blended the channels slighty and raised the volume a little.I noticed some brief dropouts on the original, some were lost in editing but I made no effort to fix the others. I resisted changing the pitch of the recording, even though I think Roger's voice sounds a bit "off ", it must have been the water in Lucca, but my knob twirling, while creating very interesting versions of this concert, yielded no fulfilling results, other than making Roger sound even more feminine and "mousy". Maybe next time I should turn the knobs the other way....
This ( hopefully ) creates a more comfortable recording to listen to, rather than have the intrusion of the DJ ( a woman who clearly enjoys the sound of her own voice, even more than Roger ! ). The clean applause was taken from concerts on the NAB / NAV lists, but as far as I know, only the artist performances themselves are banned. Besides this controversy, I freely choose to be the only one harmed by the secret of knowing which shows they are. I can only say this; one of the recordings is from my own master ( CA-11 cards > DR-2d ), the clapping is mostly the sound made by my own hands, the same hands which are giving you 19 minutes of your life every time you hear the remaster.......
Later, after completing a Pink Floyd SBD/AUD Quad Surround Sound "matrix" from 1977, I will share a seperate recording containing the 19 minutes extant, a glorious example of overindulgence which I will dedicate to RAI DJ's & executives, liars and bullshit artists worldwide !!

Disc 1
01- Take the Long Way Home
02- School
03- In Jeopardy
04- Lovers in the Wind
05- Hide in Your Shell
06- Easy Does It
07- Sister Moonshine
08- Breakfast in America
09- Lady
10- C'est Le Bon
11- Logical Song

Disc 2
12- Death and the Zoo
13- If Everyone Was Listening
14- Child of Vision
15- Lord, is it Mine
16- Don't Leave Me Now
17 -Dreamer
18- Fools Overture
19- Two of Us
20- Give a Little Bit
21- It's Raining Again




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