I was given a cassette tape on Febuary 27th 1988 while still at college. I'd heard about the group on the tape but wasn't very familar with their material at that time. The tape turned out to be a very good quality (for the time - nothing digital commonly around then ;-)) analog Soundboard recording of U2 performing live at The Montreal Forum on March 27th 1985. That bootleg was the tape that introduced me to the band & their music. Since those college years, I've gone on to purchase every official album, most of the singles, & been lucky enough to see them live at various places throughout the world etc..Its a nice performance. I'm sharing this here as I've only recently come across the tape again after cleaning out the attic. I've not come across a better group of fans than those consistenly sharing on these forums, & hope people might like this.
I do realise that there was a bootleg recording of this show previously pressed to CD & released in 1999 - I think. My tape is definately from the same source, but I think it might be of a lower generation than the source that the CD was pressed from. I think there's slightly less muffle in my recording . I'm hoping it'll be an upgrade for everyone. I've had a quick listen to the CD called Cinema Screen & while its good, its quite 'muffled' in parts - I've not heard any other recordings so I don't know if better ones exist.
Here's the lineage for my post....
Maxell UDI90 - Sony Micro HiFi - SoundBlaster Live Platnium - PC - WAVfile
WAV file edited to chop off non relevant parts at start & end
Fades added to start & end
Pitch lowered slightly as the tape appeared to be playing slightly too fast resulting in a higher piched than normal Bono ;-)
Volume brought up
Hiss Reduction gently applied - Its still a bit hissy, but I didn't want to apply too much noise reduction as it would have destroyed too much cymbal, vocal, guitar top end etc..
No Eq was applied to the recording, no frequencies were enhanced - just some mild hiss filteing
Wav file split into individual tracks
Wav converted to FLAC (Level6)
U2 Live at Montreal Forum March 27th 1985
Analogue Soundboard Recording
1. Two Hearts Beat As One
3. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Sunday Bloody Sunday
6. Cry / The Electric Co.
7. A Sort of Homecoming
10. New Year's Day
11. Pride (In the Name of Love)
12. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Hope you all enjoy & with any luck it will be considered an upgrade - even if slight.