torrent: 1981-12-04 - Detroit, JEMS master

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Royal Oak Theatre

Detroit, MI (technically the show took place in Royal Oak, a Detroit suburb)

December 4, 1981

JEMS Master

Teac Mic (AKA Nakamichi 300) > Sony Dictation (more specific model info to follow; see below)

JEMS Master cassette > Nakamichi

CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer (August 2008) > 24/96 capture to Peak 5.2 > Peak resample to 44.1 > FLAC

01 Gloria

02 Another Time, Another Place

03 I Threw A Brick Through A Window

04 An Cat Dubh

05 Into The Heart

06 With A Shout

07 Rejoice

08 The Cry > The Electric Co.

09 I Fall Down

10 October

11 I Will Follow

12 Twilight

13 Out Of Control
14 Fire

15 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

16 The Ocean

Sigma957 wrote on his torrent ( of this show: "Not the best sounding. This one's for

the collectors only. If anyone has or knows of a better quality version, PLEASE share it."

Ask and ye shall receive.

In the '70s and early

'80s, one branch of JEMS was based in Detroit which explains how many great master recordings we have from the Motor City. And this, J's

second U2 show, is no exception. Whatever befell the circulating copies of the show, the fresh transfer offers a significant upgrade in

sound quality. Samples provided including "Rejoice" so you can compare to Sigma957's torrent which also includes a "Rejoice" sample.


reasons lost to history the show was recorded on an off-brand blank (GST, which stands for "Great Sounding Tape"--yeah, right) and the

levels were pretty inconsistent, especially between channels. The azimuth adjust definitely helped get things in line and I corrected as

best I could on the rest.

The "dictation" recorder I believe is a Sony TCD-153, but I have an email into J to confirm. I will comment

when I get the specifics.

I really enjoyed hearing this one. It is close sounding and the spirits of the band are high, even though it is

a short show.

Butterking for JEMS

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"Live From Detroit 04.12.1981"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: JEMS (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Nakamichi CR-7A (Audio interface), Peak (Audio interface), Nakamichi CM-300 (Microphone)
  • Lineage: Teac Mic (AKA Nakamichi 300) > Sony Dictation > JEMS Master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer (August 2008) > 24/96 capture to Peak 5.2 > Peak resample to 44.1 > CDR
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