PATTI SMITH - NEW YORK 1997

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PATTI SMITH
New York 1997 [Two Of Us Master Series Volume 100, 1CD]

The (Almost) Complete “Sessions At West 54th”. Sony Music Studios, New York City, NY; July 23, 1997. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to mjk5510 & Two Of Us for sharing the show at Dime.

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Known Faults:
- Beneath The Southern Cross - end cut

Between 1983 and 2002 there was not any tapers more active than the “Two Of Us”. For the better part of two decades they taped over 250 artists with an array being taped multiple times. If you collect Springsteen then you are already familiar with some of their work, “fmcleanboots” has posted a half dozen or so of their “Tunnel Of Love” tour shows but has decided to pass the baton. What you don’t know is their passion was not just for Springsteen but for music and that passion runs deep. It is astonishing how many artists they taped.

They followed tours taping club shows, theater shows, arena shows, big artists, mid-level artists and local artists. If they were following a tour and the tour had an off night they’d see who else was playing that night to tape. Always focused on enjoyment of the show as the priority, tickets were for the most part acquired outside of the venue as they worked to obtain the best possible seats, continually trading up until the correct seats were acquired.

The results of this were the captures are uniformly excellent but on occasion the start of the show was sacrificed as a trade-off for the seats. The heavy lifting was done by the Sony WM-D6C and an external Shure Mic before moving to DAT for the last couple of years. None of their masters have ever been circulated and have been safely stored for the past three to four decades in a climate controlled environment. Tapes transferred so far are in pristine condition.

Though we may do some mini releases of a series of shows in order for one portion of a tour for the most part shows will not be released in order, there are just too many of them. This will be a very exciting series and we hope along the way we upgrade existing circulating audio and offer up shows that do not have any circulating audio. We hope you enjoy the ride, this is definitely not a dark ride.

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Patti Smith - Sony Music Studios, NY; July 23, 1997

We’ve made it to the century mark of the Two Of Us Master Series. It always feels good to hit a milestone… progress.

There are so many shows still to go and only a portion having been transferred at this point we were limited to what is in hand for consideration for Volume 100. We had already released a few things that would have made a nice milestone, Volume 13 Paul McCartney’s 1989 uncirculated rehearsal capture comes to mind. Wanting something a bit unique, uncirculated but not your usual “just another night of the tour”. We settled on Patti Smith’s complete (almost) “Sessions at West 54th” performance.

The reason it’s “almost” complete is the last song “People Have The Power” was officially released on “Sessions At W 54th Volume One”.

Patti played 11 total songs that night with an extensive amount of dialogue between songs. It appears only five songs were eventually broadcast with one of those being released leaving six songs appearing here for the first time.

This is an excellent performance with Patti and band firing on all cylinders, they really rise to the occasion. Quality is equally excellent throughout, close with a lot of punch.

This one falls under the category of “we taped everything we went to” and we are fortunate they did even if it was likely to be broadcast.

“Wicked Messenger” is worth the download alone!

This is an excellent performance with Patti and band firing on all cylinders, they really rise to the occasion. Quality is equally excellent throughout, close with a lot of punch.

Thanks to “Two Of Us” and their dedication to capturing all these historic shows, the HOURS and HOURS spent waiting in line, traveling, money on tickets as well as trusting me to be the caretaker of their life’s work, our little community is indebted to you both. Also, a big thank you to my friend “fmcleanboots” for putting me in touch and laying the groundwork that has resulted in all these great releases and goody for being on call to ensure we are tuned to the correct pitch… we’ve barely scratched the surface.

mjk5510 & Two Of Us

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Lineage:
Shure Mic > Sony WM-D6C
Transfer: Two Of Us Master Cassette > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Audacity > iZotope RX 8 / ozone 9 (mastered) > xACT 2.50 > FLAC

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Track 01. Wicked Messenger 6:13
Track 02. Spell 5:35
Track 03. Don’t Say Nothing 8:15
Track 04. Dancing Barefoot 6:55
Track 05. Whirl Away 4:56
Track 06. Dead City 5:19
Track 07. Wing 8:25
Track 08. Beneath The Southern Cross 2:10
Track 09. Ghost Dance 6:47
Track 10. About A Boy 10:48
11. People Have The Power - Omitted *
66 mins

* Released on Sessions At West 54th Volume One

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  1. 14 Responses to “PATTI SMITH - NEW YORK 1997”

  2. I would rathar suck the shit out of hhh’s dirty underwere then lisen to this garbege.

    By The AntiChrist on May 30, 2022

  3. I often suck the shit out of anyone’s underwear , male, female, whatever

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    By The AntiChrist on May 30, 2022

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    By U L E on May 30, 2022

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    By U L E on May 30, 2022

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    By U L E on May 30, 2022

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    By The AntiChrist on May 30, 2022

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    By T J on May 30, 2022

  9. She’s also Jewish, her last name is Smithawitz

    By T J on May 30, 2022

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    By Al on May 30, 2022

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    When the undies are clean I go straight to the source
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    By The Unknown Faggot Troll Hijacker on May 30, 2022

  12. No, I don’t, Al, except for jerking off to kiddie porn and shitting my pants. Both of ehich I did an hour ago. I’m still wearing those pants, it feels so good when my turds get moist and squishy in my pants mmmm……….

    By HHH on May 30, 2022

  13. My brother and me would rathar suck the shit out of hhh’s dirty underwear then listen to this garbage.

    I often suck the shit out of anyone’s underwear , male, whatever

    When their undies are clean I go straight to the source
    That means I suck asses , derrick

    By The AntiChrist on May 30, 2022

  14. RIP Ronnie Hawkins.

    By Jacksprat on May 30, 2022

  15. My brother and me would rathar suck the shit out of hhh’s dirty underwear then listen to this garbage.

    I often suck the shit out of anyone’s underwear , male, whatever

    When their undies are clean I go straight to the source
    That means I suck asses , derrick

    By The Unknown Jew Faggot Name Stealer on May 30, 2022

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