Royal Oak Theatre
Detroit, MI (technically the show took place in Royal Oak, a Detroit suburb)
December 4, 1981
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
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
08 The Cry > The Electric Co.
09 I Fall Down
11 I Will Follow
13 Out Of Control
15 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
16 The Ocean
Sigma957 wrote on his torrent (http://u2torrents.com/torrents-details.php?id=3984)
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