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New York 1979 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York, NY; November 15, 1979. Very good mono soundboard.

Thanks to Nathan Detroit and to happyrudolf for sharing the show at Dime.

happyrudolf noted:

This is a mono soundboard tape and, as far as I know, the last recorded performance with the great Herbert Hardesty, who sadly passed away last December. I came across two versions, one that seems to be the original recording and the 2004 remaster by ‘Doctor Bob Gordon’. Both ran ca. 1,5% too slow. As the remasters suffers from a lot of noise reduction, I prefer the original. Unfortunately the last part of Romeo Is Bleeding and most of Trash Day are buried in digital clicks, so I used the remaster for those parts.

As a bonus I added Tom’s performance of Old Boyfriends in The Tom and Dick Smothers Brothers Special I, recorded in Los Angeles on October 11, 1980 (remastered by Nathan Detroit). Oddly enough, you can hear a bass player (which sounds like Greg Cohen to me), but you can’t see him during the TV performance. Anybody has an idea why’s that?

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Lineage (Remastered):
SBD > ? > CDRx (clean) > EAC > WAV > FLAC > WAV > Adobe Audition 1.5 + iZotope Ozone 3 > WAV > FLAC 1.1.1
Remastered by Doctor Bob Gordon
Original seeded at EZT by RainDawg

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Track 01. Wrong Side of the Road 6:06
Track 02. The Piano Has Been Drinking 4:01
Track 03. Eggs and Sausage 4:38
Track 04. Saturday Night Fish Fry - Pasties and a G-String 5:10
Track 05. Summertime/Burma Shave 12:56
Track 06. Whose Sports Coat Is That 7:14
Track 07. Romeo Is Bleeding 5:07
Track 08. Trash Day 5:08
Track 09. Band Introduction (In Shades) 4:11
Track 10. Potter’s Field 7:30
Track 11. I Wish I Was in New Orleans/When the Saints Go Marching In 9:34
72 mins

Track 12. Old Boyfriends (Smothers Brothers 1980) 3:13

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