GENESIS - DIJON 1978

August 1, 2020 – 5:42 am

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GENESIS
Dijon [SAB14, 2CD]

Live at the Palais Des Sports, Dijon, France; June 3, 1978. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to AV; and davidraphael for sharing the show at Dime.

DanLore, Dime:

To those of you new to this download, please bear in mind that this work was completed back in 2006.  Technology and available tools have improved quite a bit since then, and it could probably use a re-work. Thanks for upping this David.

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davidraphael noted:

Source graciously provided by: AV
Speed correction, phase restoration and overall tech support: TM Productions
All other remastering phases: SAB Recordings

When I first heard this show about two years ago, I was at first surprised that it had surfaced (like most of you) and was somewhat disappointed that a then rare soundboard recording from this amazing tour sounded, well, like crap. I later obtained AV’s version which corrected a lot of issues with the original recording I had received, but still lacked in many areas sonically (to my ears anyway.)

In August of this year, I began the undertaking that would result in the remastered show that you’re now listening to. After obtaining AV’s permission to use his corrected and edited version of his recording, I began with EQing the show properly, which in turn increased the hiss level of an already hissy recording. This was corrected with both Waves X-Noise and Soundsoap Pro plug-ins.

After adding compression and limiting (and a few other ingredients) a version was sent out for review to about six sets of ears, one set of which belonged to Tom Morgenstern of TM Productions. TM made a few suggestions to improve the source, with phase and speed correction being the key fixes needed.

After TM completed his work using CEDAR, the files were sent back to me for final tweaks. Minor EQ adjustments were made to bring up the bass and mid sections, and reverb was added to remove some of the ‘dry’ sound. There are two edits, one on each disc, which were necessary for missing (non musical) material. The edits were completed via crossfades. Yes, there is still some hiss on this recording, as going further would have created sonic artifacts. Now this version is by no means the definitive version of this show, but I believe it’s the best that we have for now.

Many thanks go to AV for providing a well edited source, to the Meeks Genesis boys for the use of their ears, and especially to TM Productions for his work, suggestions and tech support. The final result could not have been achieved
without TM’s help.

I hope you enjoy it.

SAB Recordings

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AV noted:

When Dan first communicated to me his desire to remaster Dijon 78, I was suddenly very happy. The raw source I had released a few years ago is simply a tape-to-cd transfer of the complete soundboard recording, nothing more, nothing less. A proper remaster was therefore strongly needed, but it wasn’t a work for just anybody, as there were too many variables to take in consideration (hiss removing, EQing, speed correction, sound balancing…) which needed to be addressed separately but carefully, as correcting a problem in one area created a problem(s) in others.

Dan was clearly the right person to embark on a job as hard and difficult as this. His skills and experience are well known to everybody and, for that reason, every new SAB release is always awaited by many people like an official release. I’m one of those people. To me, only Dan and Tom (TM Productions) are able to give their products the “official” taste.

As underlined by Dan, Tom’s involvement in this project has been pivotal but never predominating: if only the powerful people in the world could cooperate like them; the world would be a better place! Now that I’ve listened to the final version of SAB14 I feel this is a completely different show than the one I had originally put in to circulation as AV06.

SAB14 has a full, warm, detailed sound. It is a spring of colors. My original AV06 pales like an old 8mm film compared to the 3-D widescreen of SAB14. So, thank you Dan for having brought a new life to this great show, which everybody now can listen to in its true powerful glory.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Eleventh Earl Of Mar 9:31
Track 102. In The Cage 8:25
Track 103. Burning Rope 8:10
Track 104. Ripples 10:14
Track 105. Deep In The Motherlode 6:09
Track 106. Fountain Of Salmacis 9:41
Track 107. Ballad Of Big 6:05
Track 108. One For The Vine 10:21
69 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Squonk 8:28
Track 202. Say It’s Alright Joe 6:44
Track 203. The Lady Lies 10:07
Track 204. Cinema Show 11:24
Track 205. Afterglow 4:52
Track 206. Follow You, Follow Me 4:48
Track 207. Dance On A Volcano 5:47
Track 208. Los Endos 6:28
Track 209. I Know What I Like 9:03
68 mins

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  1. 12 Responses to “GENESIS - DIJON 1978”

  2. Rumor has it this was a band of Lil Uns

    By U L E on Aug 1, 2020

  3. I’d still blow any or all of them.

    By U L E on Aug 1, 2020

  4. Thanks for this Big O! I have several from the ‘78 tour but never seen or heard this one..

    By Tom on Aug 1, 2020

  5. Second one not me . Nuther fake

    By U L E on Aug 1, 2020

  6. I fucked this band back in the seventies. Backstage of course. Their Cocs were all very small , especially Phil Collins , very disappointing.

    By Bebe on Aug 1, 2020

  7. Peter Gabriel had a giant Coc , but he’d left the band by 78.

    By Bebe on Aug 1, 2020

  8. I have nothing to say on this matter.

    By HHH on Aug 1, 2020

  9. 2 in 2 days. Thank you very much bigO.

    By Derrick and the Dominos on Aug 1, 2020

  10. This is as good as you’re going to hear from this era of Genesis. Thanks David, AV and TM for the original recording and all the tidying up that has been done. This sounds much better than the, admittedly audience recording I have of the band headlining Knebworth later that month. The Knebworth set was the same as this one except for Ballad Of Big and Say It’s Alright Joe missing.And thanks Big O for making this one from the vine available to us all

    By Graeme Wright on Aug 1, 2020

  11. Thank you Big O Amigos, this will be good to listen to after the Honor Flight tractor pull Saturday. As always, James

    By James Smith on Aug 4, 2020

  12. Many thanks, again, to all involved.
    Rex
    [email protected]

    By Rex on Aug 5, 2020

  13. Thanks BigO. This show sounds great to me. Thanks to all involved for making it available.

    By Matt on Aug 8, 2020

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