Tuesday, October 27, 2009

VIDEO: Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia - "Friday Night in San Francisco" [2DVD]

I wasn't sure I could seed this show without cutting out 4 tracks that are on the official release LP and CD. But the officially released tracks are slightly different from this video. They are not exactly the same. The studio release was "doctored up." For a long time, I've been trying to find a better quality version of this show, but after speaking to a couple others who have this show, they all seem to be from the same source. This video is fairly dark but has good audio quality. It is VERY watchable. If I had a time machine, this would be one of my first stops (I would really only use time travel to see shows). I've always had hope that one day, this video will be commerically released. One of the greatest performances by anyone, anywhere, anytime !!!


Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia

The Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, California
Friday, December 5, 1980

Source: Pro-Shot > ? > VHS (unknown generation) > Sony DVD Recorder (FR mode) > DVDs >
DVD Decrypter > Sony Vegas 6.0c > Sony DVD Architect 3.0c

Source: VHS (unknown gen)
TV System: NTSC (720x480)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sys Bitrate: 7200 KB/s (Disc 1); 8200 KB/s (Disc 2) VBR

Source: SBD (from VHS)
Audio Coding Mode: Dolby AC-3 2.0
Sampling Rate: 48k
Bitrate: 256 KB/s

Menus & Chapters

Set 1 (Disc 1): [87 minutes]

01. Intro by Bill Graham
02. One Melody* > My Foolish Heart*
03. Passion, Grace & Fire#
04. Monasterio De Sal% >
05. Ole'%
06. Short Tales Of The Black Forest^
07. Frevo Rasgado@
08. Mediterranean Sundance$ > Rio Ancho$

Set 2

09. Tres Hermanos (a.k.a. Chanela)

(Disc 2): [57 minutes]

01. Tuning
02. Spain
03. Fantasia Suite


04. Guardian Angel
05. Meeting Of The Spirits//

Show Notes:

* - John McLaughlin solo
# _ Al DiMeola solo
% - Paco De Lucia solo
^ - Al DiMeola & John McLaughlin
@ - John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia
$ - Al DiMeola & Paco De Lucia
Last song is cut

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Format: 2 x DVD

Enjoy !!!

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