1981-08-26 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, UK/Source 1
A very good quality FM broadcast recording of three tracks.
This version is an upgrade to the previously circulating source, which was a MiniDisc copy of this cassette that sounded considerably worse than this transfer directly off the master cassette using a very good (but not stellar) cassette deck. The audio is significantly clearer overall, with the second and third tracks no longer having an unusual "pumping" effect nearly as audible as with the old transfer, and there are no fades or cuts that do not appear on the original tape. A million thanks to the original taper John for taking the time and effort to locate his master tape and ship it to me! The resulting upgrade in sound quality speaks for itself.
This FM broadcast provides another soundboard-quality source for the tracks The Price Of Love and Dreaming Of Me. The only other source for these tracks in such quality currently is the soundboard recording from 1981-06-27 Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex, England, UK. Boys Say Go! has several soundboard or FM sources available (see Boys Say Go / 1981 Tour). Dreaming Of Me has a somewhat different arrangement and sound, more closely resembling the single version compared to the version played at Crocs.
You can listen to this entire recording below.
- Total time: 10:15
- Complete FM broadcast recording, incomplete concert recording
- Capital Radio FM broadcast spanning August 25-30, 1981 -> Toshiba portable stereo radio / cassette recorder (unknown model) -> Memorex 90-minute normal bias cassette (master) -> playback on JVC TD-V541 direct-drive, dual-capstan, three-head cassette deck -> Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 8-foot RCA cables -> Creative Sound Blaster ZxR (RCA Line In) -> Audacity 2.2.2 (recorded at 24-bit 88.2khz) -> normalized to -0.1dB and any DC bias removed -> WAV (24/88.2) -> downsampled to FLAC level 8 (16/44) using foobar2000 v1.3.17, FLAC 1.3.2 64-bit, and foobar2000's Resampler (SoX) component v0.8.3 (best quality), dithering enabled
- Taper: John Gates
- Generation: master
- Transfer: DMLiveWiki
- Cassette photos and auCDTectTaskManager log included
- Download ZIP - FLAC 16-bit 44.1KHz - 68.38MB