May 13, 2023 – 6:24 am

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Sydney 1983 [Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster, 2CD]

Live at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW, Australia; March 23, 1983. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to Goody for sharing the show at Dime.

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Goody noted:

Many thanks to all those involved - from the original notes:

The original concert was recorded for Australian television. I have been told it was a test stereo telecast (regular stereo TV did not start in Australia until the following year). Apparently it was not simulcast on FM stations which probably explains its rarity. The audio was taken from a German made Nordmende VCR, which was the only commercially available VCR in Australia at the time that would receive stereo. These were not hi-fi VCRs so the audio was passed through to a reel-to-reel recorder.

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Thanks to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

FM Audio Nordmende VCR > Recorded on: Otari 5050 recorder (19 cm/second) > Replayed on: Sony TC-755 > Harmony HA02 DA converter (16bit 44KHz) > AIFF lossless > WaveArts Master Restoration hum reduction (50Hz plus 2 harmonics) applied as required and usually only in quieter passages > FLAC > Usenet > PC HD
Downloaded from Usenet (alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.bootlegs) - thanks to the poster!

Goody’s additional lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Pitch bender, various amounts; create separate ‘Band Intro’ track’; some other tracking updated) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

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Disc 1
Track 101. Free Man In Paris 3:28
Track 102. Coyote 5:47
Track 103. Edith And The Kingpin 3:40
Track 104. You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio 3:32
Track 105. Song For Sharon 7:27
Track 106. God Must Be A Boogie Man 4:20
Track 107. For Free 4:52
Track 108. Big Yellow Taxi 3:06
Track 109. A Case Of You 4:50
Track 110. Amelia 8:03
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Ladies’ Man 2:58
Track 202. (You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care 4:21
Track 203. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody 5:39
Track 204. Help Me 4:25
Track 205. Both Sides Now 5:09
Track 206. Band Intro 1:40
Track 207. Underneath The Streetlight 2:14
Track 208. Woodstock 6:34
33 mins

Joni Mitchell - vocals, guitars, dulcimer, piano
Russell Ferrante
- keyboards
Michael Landau
- guitar
Larry Klein - bass
Vinnie Colaiuta - drums

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  1. 9 Responses to “JONI MITCHELL - SYDNEY 1983”

  2. Its very quiet on here.

    I guess folks is too busy with some weekend Un sucking and licking

    By Billy Joe on May 14, 2023

  3. Yes BJ (if I can call you that) I met HHH, Derrick and Nelson this morning, they was off to take the A train uptown today to find some meat

    By Walter on May 14, 2023

  4. And then they ended up at the butcher’s shop. LOL

    By Walter on May 14, 2023

  5. just stop it walter you brute. ill hit you with my heels

    By swappers on May 14, 2023

  6. Holy shit. I just dropped a wet stinky turd in my shorts when I found out that Corky Laing is a fuckin Jew. Corky fuckin Laing from Mountain. Makes sense Leslie West was Leslie Weinstein wtf

    By HHH on May 14, 2023

  7. Nothing knew there then triple about dropping one .

    By Derrick on May 14, 2023

  8. Rumor has it Joni prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on May 16, 2023

  9. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on May 16, 2023

  10. dont these cocsuckers ever get tired of posting the same shit over and over and over

    By Derrick on May 16, 2023

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