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ERIC CARMEN BAND
New York 1976 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Bottom Line, New York, NY; April 3, 1976. Very good FM broadcast. Some hiss/tape noise.
Thanks to kingrue for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.
Eric Carmen is known for being a member of The Raspberries. Played their first show on October 16, 1970 doing weekly gigs at the Agora in Cleveland. A career highlight was the band’s sold-out concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on September 26, 1973. Eric performed three consecutive nights at the Bottom Line. This WNEW broadcast is from the second night. The opening act was Ron Douglas.
After a quick search, it’s very apparent that there is almost nothing available when it comes to live Eric Carmen recordings. The reason I know this is a 1st gen FM is for for reasons. 1) I can see a 2nd layer of tape noise at the very beginning of side A. 2) At the beginning of side B, it had “That’s Rock n Roll” started over again. I was able to seamlessly piece it back together.
The original tape flip happened between tracks 11 and 12. No music missing. For some reason the quality improves after the flip. At the very end of track 14, ‘Be My Baby’ (The Ronettes), you can just barely hear Eric say “and this next song”. Which would leave you to believe that there were more songs played that weren’t broadcast.
This cassette also included filler material from August 1976 in Los Angeles. The venue is unknown (possibly The Roxy) and the last song gets cut off due to tape ending. I have to imagine that it’s sourced from an FM broadcast, but no station IDs are mentioned. This seems to be ever more rare. So if you’re a fan of The Raspberries and Eric Carmen, by all means grab yourself a copy of this.
Thanks to BR for his tapes and enjoy the show.
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NEW-FM > 1st generation cassette (TDK-SA)
Transfer: Sony TC-WE 475 > gold tipped cables > JVC XL-R2010 CD-RW (44.1 Hz)
Editing: Adobe Audition (phase correction) > Soundforge (editing & tracking) > Wav > TLH [SB’s aligned] Flac Level 8
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Track 01. WNEW Introduction 1:19 (2.2MB)
Track 02. Sunrise 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 03. Overnight Sensation 5:57 (10.0MB)
Track 04. Starting Over 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 05. All By Myself 7:27 (12.5MB)
Track 06. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 07. Slow Down 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 08. Band Introduction 0:56 (1.6MB)
Track 09. On Broadway 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 10. That’s Rock’N Roll 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 11. Go All The Way 6:11 (10.4MB)
Track 12. Everything 1:22 (2.3MB)
Track 13. No Hard Feelings 7:03 (11.9MB)
Track 14. Be My Baby 3:34 (6.0MB)
Eric Carmen - vocals
Richard Reising - piano, guitar
Dan Hrducka - lead guitar
Steve Knill - bass
George Sipl - synthesizer
Michael McBride - drums
D Dwight Kreuger - drums
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