Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Al Di Meola - Live at Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, USA, June 12th, 1977 [FLAC]

Al Di Meola
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA, USA
June 12th, 1977 [FLAC]

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

Very nice sound quality!


01 The Wizard
02 Midnight Tango
03 Race With The Devil On The Spanish Highway
04 Acoustic Duet: Di Meola And Goldberg
05 Percussion Solo
06 Elegant Gypsy Suite (spliced)
07 Band Introductions
08 Flight Over Rio

Opening for Supertramp

Nakamichi 550 Tape Recorder

Two Nakamichi CM-300 Microphones

Maxell cassettes

Master Cassette ->  Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction -> M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 -> CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files -> Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) -> dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) -> FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

He recorded many of the major 70's bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honor his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.


1 comment:

Dr. Fusion said...