Lou Reed - 1976-12-1, Roxy LA, Cassette Version

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Lou Reed - 1976-12-1, Roxy LA, Cassette Version

Post by schnittstelle » 12 Mar 2011 00:34

Lou Reed - 1976-12-1, Roxy LA, Cassette Version

Lou Reed - "Live At The Roxy - Cassette Version"
1st December 1976
Live at the Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles
KMET FM Radio Broadcast

This torrent is a different source to:
a) Torrent #300558 - Lou Reed 1976-12-01 Roxy Los Angeles CA USA SBD (Claim 2 Fame) ORIGINAL FILES (RESEED)
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=300558
b) Torrent #347058 - Lou Reed - Roxy LA 1 Dec 76 which was a slightly tweaked version of the Claim 2 Fame CD above plus Coney Island Baby from the Super Golden Radio Shows CD
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=347058

This concert has appeared in at least four guises over time, each with slightly different tracklistings/times:
1. Claim 2 Fame [CD source]
2. Super Golden Radio Shows [CD source]
3. Sweet Lou [LP source]
4. Cassette Source [Gordon L's source!]

Lineage : I downloaded this new torrent from the Cooking For The Down Five blog as flac files which listed it as a "complete first generation tape of the KMET FM Radio Broadcast".
This could mean that it is the same cassette source listed above (it had the exact same timings as those listed by Lurid on his cassette source).
After that I put it through Magic Audio Cleaning Lab > CD > EAC > Wav > Flac Frontend > flac8

In my opinion the sound is very good, and to my ears is than better than the Claim 2 Fame CD. It sounds like it could even be the source for that CD as it has extended versions of many songs including the various DJ chat that has been edited out of the Claim 2 Fame CD.

I have made some alterations to this cassette version:

a) I have boosted the left channel (due to drop in level) on Kicks (from 7:13), She's My Best Friend, I'm Waiting For The Man, You Wear It So Well, Claim To Fame, Coney Island Baby (from 1:25).
b) I very slightly gave extra punch to most songs as they sounded slightly thin.
c) I smoothed over some of the joins between tracks (ie this shows that it wasn't taped continuously off the radio) and a couple of drop-outs.
d) I moved the start of some tracks (this, and (c) above, is why the timings are now different to the original blog files).
e) I faded out the ends of both CD's slightly so they didn't end abruptly.
f) I removed Heroin which has been officially released (on Between Thought And Expression boxset).

The tracklisting is:

Disc 1 (55:42)
01: Intro (9:24)
02: Sweet Jane (4:54)
03: I Believe In Love (3:50)
04: Lisa Says (7:10)
05: Kicks (11:40)
06: She's My Best Friend (5:45)
07: I'm Waiting For The Man (12:57)

Disc 2 (43:26)
01: A Sheltered Life (10:32)
02: You Wear It So Well (4:58)
03: Claim To Fame (3:01)
04: Vicious Circle (4:29)
05: Walk On The Wild Side (11:17)
06: Coney Island Baby (9:06)

According to The Rock And Roll Animal webpage the whole concert was:

1. Intro Jam
2. Sweet Jane
3. I Believe In Love
4. Lisa Says
5. Kicks
6. She's My Best Friend
7. I'm Waiting For The Man
8. A Sheltered Life
9. You Were It So Well
10. Claim To Fame
11. Vicious Circle
12. Walk On The Wild Side
13. Coney Island Baby
14. Rock And Roll Heart
15. Charley's Girl
16. Kill Your Sons
17. Satellite Of Love
18. Berlin
19. Temporary Thing
20. Ladies Pay
21. Heroin (appears on Between Thought And Expression official boxset)
22. White Light/White Heat

I have included new artwork as well as including the artwork originally included on the Cooking For The Down Five blog.


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