April 20, 2015 – 5:02 am

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Pasadena 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA; April 21, 1979. Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to Flying M Productions (flyingm) for sharing the show at Dime.

flyingm noted:

This is from a cassette tape that I copied from my friend Tim Sharp in 1979. An excellent performance captured by a live FM radio broadcast. Two thirds of this is recorded in mono with the middle third in true stereo. It may have been that the mono switch on Tim’s receiver was used to improve reception.

Copied from Tim’s master “off air” cassette to my Revox B77 reel then to my Sony DAT recorder at 16/48.
Transferred to 16/44 wav files and cleaned up numerous dropouts and defects with Audacity.
With the exception of the tape flips you will not even notice them.

The bad:
Tape flip in “Still Falls the Rain” and is at 29:24.
During “Ladytron” (between 54:41 and 54:43) there are two seconds of static from FM interference.
Next tape flip is during “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” which was spliced at 61:49 or 5:26 of track 12.
Although a couple of seconds were lost the splice is nearly transparent.

The phase was off by 20 samples of which number were removed from the right channel to line this up.
An immediate improvement in the sound balance was noted after this correction.
Before correction the right channel was very weak and it affected my first torrent of this show.

A beautiful old venue dating back to when elegance in ballrooms and theatres was the norm.

It was nice to go to a concert and not bring in all that taping equipment.
My friend Tim was recording the live radio broadcast and so we were able to relax and enjoy the show.


After this concert was over we jumped in a car and drove all night to see the first show with Brent Midland as the new member of the Grateful Dead. It was an all-day show with three bands at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. After the Dead show was over I jumped in an airplane and flew back to LA to see George Thorogood at the Palomino in North Hollywood that night. Was I whooped after that. Oh you can only do this when you are young.


Click here for the lossless flacs.

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FM Broadcast (KWEST-FM LOS ANGELES) > Teac A-106 (w/ Dolby) captured on 2-60 minute cassettes
Akaii GX 570-D2 (w/ Dolby) > Revox B-77 > Sony DTC-690
Sony DTC-690 > Audigy 4 Pro (via toslink) > Audacity (convert to 16-44, clean up and phase shift by 20 samples) > CD Wav > Flac Level 8

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction by Dusty Rhodes 0:32 (902k)
Track 102. Manifesto 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 103. Trash 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 104. Out Of The Blue 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 105. Angel Eyes 3:36 (6.0MB)
Track 106. A Song For Europe (true stereo begins) 6:52 (11.5MB)
Track 107. Still Falls The Rain (tape flip - spliced) 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 108. Mother Of Pearl 7:29 (12.6MB)
37 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Ain’t That So 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 202. Stronger Through The Years (true stereo ends) 8:21 (14.0MB)
Track 203. Ladytron (two seconds of light FM static) 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 204. In Every Dream Home A Heartache (tape flip - spliced) 9:27 (15.9MB)
Track 205. Love Is The Drug 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 206. Editions Of You 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 207. Do The Strand 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 208. Re-Make/Re-Model 4:58 (8.4MB)
48 mins

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  1. 9 Responses to “ROXY MUSIC - PASADENA 1979”

  2. Wonderful…Missed them live all those years again…Thanks.

    By bagwell on Apr 20, 2015

  3. Excellent!! Thanks BigO!!

    By DanC on Apr 20, 2015

  4. Wow! Really excellent! Many thanks, BigO!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Apr 21, 2015

  5. Thanks for adding this great Roxy Music show! I have the vinyl version called “Warped Leatherezz” which I bought in college while in Columbus, OH shopping for records. This version is sonically improved. Great band!

    By Vinyl Hampton on Apr 22, 2015

  6. How KWST/FM got the gig of simulcasting this show, was a true victory over the then powerful KROQ/FM, which was located very close to The Pasadena Civic venue. Thanx alot for this…!

    By Timmy on Apr 23, 2015

  7. Most of the Manifesto tour was recorded. This being one,where the band was firing on all cylinders and the audience knew it! In Detroit, they did an extra song that wasn’t included on all the set lists. It would be nice if that was ever found! Thanks BigO! Great band indeed! I always wondered who was behind the Warped Leathrezz release…

    By Little AJ on Apr 23, 2015

  8. In Detroit, they did an extra song that wasn’t included on all the set lists. It would be nice if that was ever found!

    you just know our resident liar will say he has this.

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 23, 2015

  9. Too bad the tape flip wasn’t during Love Is the Drug…oh well.

    By David on Apr 23, 2015

  10. After the encore the crowd was going wild and wouldn’t leave. Roxy came back out after a few minutes, Ferry said something like “ok,ok, Roxy rules” and they played ‘Twist & Shout’.

    By danny on Oct 30, 2017

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