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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is my remaster/restoration of the Portland ’74 gig that was shared here last year. I’ve done it for my own use but thought some people might be interested; so, as always, if you don’t like it, please don’t download it. The Mediafire links are before and after samples of ‘See What A Fool I’ve Been’.

http://www.mediafire.com/?cmw3zuiykdj

The original was an mp3 encoded at 96 kbps and a sample rate of 22050 (i.e. half the ‘frames per second’ rate of what a cd needs to be), though I remember at the time someone (Sir GH?) wrote that it was the best version available. Sad state of affairs if that is the case, but nevertheless it’s better now than it was.

The restoration involved encoding to wav, upsampling to 44.1, equalisation, denoising to remove some of the annoying ‘whine’ at the top, removing silences between tracks, balancing levels between L&R channels, limiting to bring the level back up (no dynamic range was lost), then final encoding to FLAC. This is an awful lot of processing (I won’t encode back to mp3 for obvious reasons), but don’t let that put you off – it still sounds better.

I’d really like to hear everyone’s constructive comments, and I hope you like it – it really is a great early performance. And I got the venue and date from Mr. Brooks so if it’s wrong, shoot him not me. :)

Cheers,

Stark




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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And again. The date is 28 April 1974, venue is Exposition Hall, Portland, Maine, USA.

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No are seeders !
??? Why ?


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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you for sharing. :)

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

many thanks again ! I´m sure it is a great job from your side, once again :)
Will post my comments when I finish downloading and listen the show.
cheers mate


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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cheers for the comments guys. :) But I've just had a thought - please make sure to mark (on CDRs etc) that these are mp3 sourced.

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for post this show Stark !!
and now are seeders, thanks to all :)


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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you have it in flac?


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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Downloading now.

I was very impressed with your previous remasters. I believe this one is going to be as good as well. I´ll let you know when i hear it.

Thanks for sharing.

Take care

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 20:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for sharing i cant wiat to listen to it

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!!!

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for this
great job


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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!
Improvements always are welcome.

Any nice artwork of this show?

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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stark wrote:

Cheers for the comments guys. :) But I've just had a thought - please make sure to mark (on CDRs etc) that these are mp3 sourced.
Good thing you pointed this out because this is eactly what the traders have been complaining about,people compressing to MP3 then recoding to FLAC. I see your files say FLAC. I'm downloading this anyway for my MP3 player and will post a comment sometime later. Thanks for the share and your efforts.


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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much.

For uploading, sharing and the time you spend on the "remastering" prozess.





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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thankyou!!

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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank-you for your hard work! :o)


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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had a chance to listen to a couple of songs.
The only negative I have from what I heard so far is that it sounded a little like I was listening to music through speakers that were about to blow out. I don't know the techical term for it but this is what my ears heard (but slightly). Otherwise this sounds a lot better than some FLAC shows that I have. Unfortunately I don't have the MP3 version to comment on whatever improvements you made. But its sounds good to me. Thank you again for this share and your effort. I will enjoy this show during my commute to work!


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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I understood this right? mp3 to flac???

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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah I've got a version of this in MP3 - 192kbps and I must say that this is an overall improvement, well done Stark and cheers.


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