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Bert13
2006-09-02, 02:31 AM
Amstel Free Concert
Amtserdamse Bos, Amsterdam, Holland,
June 26th, 1971

generation: audience rec1 > LP > CDR > WAV > remaster > CDR(1)
sound quality: EX-
length: 58:34m

1. CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE, EUGENE (11:14m)
2. CYMBALINE (9:00m)
3. THE EMBRYO (8:46m)
4. SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN (11:04m)
5. 'We Want More!' (0:44m)
6. A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS (17:46m)

well, this is from an alternate recorder than the common roios 'Amsterdam Free Concert' and the Ayanami release 'At Free Concert'. And it sounds far better, more solid. Sound is nice, a good EX- near to EX. This one was sourced from the LP ROiO 'Early Tours 70-71' but this is not the R&D remaster, since here setlist is different and the R&D lasts more, but both remasters are taken from the same LP ROiO. And one of the tracks is not from this date?, is from another concert (i think it is ASoS but now i cant confirm it... neither the date) i'll post the info later, or i will correct me if i'm wrong).

update 10-Dec-2004: after a couple of listen, it sounds as the whole gig so there's no misdated track, it is all from 1971-06-26.

original notes: An absolutely superb performance from this free outdoor concert in a forest near Amsterdam, where it apparently was pouring down with rain. The quality is amazingly clear for an audience recording. After removing hiss and crackle caused by an original vinyl pressing and carefully removing any nasty clicks and pops, the quality is now first class. There are some very interesting versions of songs especially "Cymbaline" with the heavy breathing instead of the footsteps, and "Embryo" with Roger's 'Grooving with a Pict' type ranting, and an extremely nice "Saucerful of Secrets". All in all one of the most enjoyable concerts I have come across in a long time. -gotta_be_crazy

Markbot
2006-09-02, 02:39 AM
Gotta love those vinyl masters. Thanks.

Bert13
2006-09-02, 02:43 AM
It's not without its faults but the recording is very very enjoyable. Check out Roger doing pictrants during Embryo.

jjy
2006-09-03, 06:57 AM
thanks a lot for this.been waiting for this one a while,anyone have the 78 min version?

goldenband
2006-09-30, 03:59 PM
Nice one! I've had a 1st gen cassette from the LP for a while, so it's nice to have an upgrade in digital form -- I'm looking forward to digging this show again.

Note that side 2 of the original LP (STC/aSoS) runs a bit fast, and the same is the case here (about 4-5%, roughly), so those who are picky about such things may want to do a quick job in Audacity before burning an audio copy.