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Hempstead 1974 [A Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster, V2, 1CD]

Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead, NY; October 8, 1974. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to goody for the remaster and for sharing the show at Dime.

goody noted:

I posted this remaster in 2016 and when looking to reseed it I discovered new improvements I could add to it using a few new editing tools I’ve added to my collection since then, giving me the ability to reduce and/or completely remove wow & flutter. I also found a couple small gaps I missed in the previous edition and those are now gone. Additionally, I took the liberty of amplifying the set while I had the opportunity once more.

Many thanks once again to our great friend frogster whose previous share of this made it into my hands in the first place.
Thanks also and always to ethiessen1 who updated the previous art package, which he had also put together initially.

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frogster’s original notes:

This is one of the last shows before Buckingham and Nicks joined the band and changed the sound and direction of Fleetwood Mac once again. So many personnel changes over the years had given the band an ever-evolving sound that seemed to subtly change with each new album. This incarnation was on tour to promote their then new LP, “Heroes Are Hard to Find”.

They found themselves in the bizarre position of having to declare themselves “The Real Fleetwood Mac”. Thousands of people had been duped into paying money to see what they thought was the “real” band. Thankfully, this didn’t last long!
Enjoy the sounds of what was, for a brief moment - the real “Fleetwood Mac”!

shntool text detailing CD rip and subsequent fix included

Text updated for this edition - February 9, 2016

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NEW UPDATES - December 2, 2022

Wow & Flutter repair and Azimuth adjustment via iZotope RX8 Advanced. Small pitch changes as the result of that repair allowed me to hear and adjust the pitch just a bit more accurately than I had previously been able to on most of the files afterwards. While in editing mode, I’ve also increased the level of the show overall. Those, via Audition.

It’s still not got the absolute greatest sounding audio due to the various hums and buzzes in many Ultrasonic recordings combined with noisy amps along with the somewhat lacking FM reception. This edition gives it a sonic upgrade I wasn’t able to do last time though, in the way of wow & flutter repair.

That cleared up lots of tones - things are less ‘wobbly’ overall. You may or may not notice, but I do like it better now.
It’s extremely listenable but I’d stay away from headphones - you’ll get random guitar feedback blasts here and there. You have been warned…

Covers by ethiessen1 (Thanks!)

Horribly, this v.2 remaster comes about on the unbelievably sad occasion of Christine McVie’s passing, November 30, 2022. She left us with this and much better (and some not quite so great sounding as well…) Been lucky to share the planet with her for all these years so far…


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‘Hypnotized’ CD > ? > Long flac file > Audacity for split
Goody’s additional lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Adjust DC Bias; Pitch Bender - various amounts; Gaps removed; Tracking adjusted; New track splits created; transitions smoothed) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

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Track 01. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) 5:36
Track 02. Spare Me A Little Of Your Love 4:01
Track 03. Sentimental Lady 3:06
Track 04. Future Games 6:07
Track 05. Bermuda Triangle 9:28
Track 06. Band Intros, Talk & Tuning 2:36
Track 07. Why 4:21
Track 08. Angel 5:42
Track 09. Homeward Bound 4:37
Track 10. Tuning The Rattle 0:51
Track 11. Rattlesnake Shake 10:32
Track 12. Hypnotized 6:46
Track 13. Black Magic Woman 7:48
Track 14. Mystery To Me 3:27
75 mins

Bob Welch - guitar, vocals
Christine McVie - keyboards, vocals
John McVie - bass
Mick Fleetwood - drums
Doug Graves - organ, synthesizer

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  1. 16 Responses to “FLEETWOOD MAC - HEMPSTEAD 1974”

  2. Sentimental Lady and Hypnotized remain beautiful ballads. Bob Welch was an underrated songwriter and glad he got into the Hall of Fame with the band’s classic lineup. Thanks for this!

    By Tony on Mar 14, 2023

  3. Rumor has it this was a band of one Big Un Three Lil Uns and a young Lady who preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on Mar 14, 2023

  4. Agree Tony. Bob Welch was a great musician and def very underrated for his contributions to FMac

    By Stig on Mar 14, 2023

  5. With Mick being the only Big Un , the rest all Lil Uns

    By U L E on Mar 14, 2023

  6. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Mar 14, 2023

  7. Hey Jocko P, rumors recently circulating that it is your very own self who keeps starting these rumors. We all know you are an attention seeking numbnut - so stopping ask stooopid questions!

    By HHH on Mar 14, 2023

  8. This is a great show with Bob. Definitely must-have!

    By leesa on Mar 14, 2023

  9. my newest love is jared the subway guy. he’s a pedophile just like me

    By Confetti Bob on Mar 15, 2023

  10. Hey leesa, did you ever get that 2nd Mark ‘Moogy’ Klingman album that you were after?

    By aslee(p) on Mar 15, 2023

  11. Bob Welch is an underrated guitarist, and he’s just one of the many good musicians (Danny Kirwan, Peter Green) who passed through the band. The “Rumours” lineup is the best known, but their transition from blues band to rock/pop has lots of interesting mutations. In the same way that Pink Floyd went from Syd Barrett to “Dark Side of the Moon” over the course of 5 or 6 years, Fleetwood Mac made about an album every year-and-a-half or so from their first lineup to 1975. This show is the culmination of a lot of work, and it’s great to hear.

    By Eric (the Other Eric) on Mar 15, 2023

  12. Who starts these rumor s?

    By Jocko P on Mar 16, 2023

  13. Why all these questions about Rumors on a Fleetwood Mac post?

    By Derrick as Policewoman on Mar 16, 2023

  14. Shameless pervo-trolls at it again.

    By Θήο on Mar 16, 2023

  15. They must be totally retarded for spewing all this stupid filth, the same over and over again.

    By Θήο on Mar 16, 2023

  16. Trolls must be taking dumps inside their own heads. I wonder how they can manage that.

    By Θήο on Mar 16, 2023

  17. Hey Jocko P, rumors recently circulating that it is your very own self who keeps starting these rumors. We all know you are an attention seeking numbnut - so stopping ask stooopid questions!.

    By HHH on Mar 16, 2023

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