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Source: Nakamichi CM-100 mics > Marantz PMD430 (chrome analog cassette, noise reduction off)
Taper: Joe Nunnink
Conversion: Master cassette > dubbed to Maxell XLII-90, no NR > ??
Conversion by: Jeff Cooper
1. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock [in progress; fade in]
2. I Will Follow
4. MLK/Unforgettable Fire
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday
7. Cry/The Electric Co.
8. A Sort Of Homecoming
1. Bono Speaks [in progress]/Bad
2. October/New Year's Day
3. Pride (In the Name of Love) [quick fade out]
4. Party Girl [in progress; fade in] / Gloria [fade out]
5. 40 [fade in; fade out early]
NOTE: This is an outstanding recording of a concert that has been very difficult to find on CDR up until now.
Sound quality and clarity are tremendous.
Disc 1, Track 4 contains the following flaws:
7:02-7:07 -- Taper volume adjustment error
7:07-7:11 -- Taper vol. level normal
7:11-7:17 -- Taper vol. level distortion
7:17-7:29 -- Taper vol. level corrected, but slightly low
7:29-7:33 -- Taper vol. fade up to normal
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 224, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Original CDR transfer of Complete (lesser) Recording:
CDR & SHN transfer: Cassette >Sony R-500 DAT with Super Bit Mapping @ 44.1 kHz >coax cable to
HD via Midiman Dio 2448 digital soundcard >Cool Edit 2000 to remove hiss cleanly, balance left
and right levels, and fade in/out >CDwave to split tracks and save separate WAV files >MKW>SHN
Source (1): Nakamichi CM-100 mics > Marantz PMD430 (chrome analog cassette, noise reduction off)
Taper: Joe Nunnink
Conversion/transfer by Jeff Cooper : Master cassette > dubbed to Maxell XLII-90, no NR > ??
Source (2): Bootleg cassette AUD(?) on chrome tape (CDR transfer as below) [most likely the bootleg "Bono is God']
Disc One (43:45.59):
1. 11 O'clock Tick Tock - 4:56
2. I Will Follow - 3:57
3. Seconds - 3:54
4. MLK - 3:09
5. The Unforgettable Fire - 4:56
6. Wire - 4:26
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday - 6:11
8. The Cry-> The Electric Co. - 7:42
9. A Sort Of Homecoming - 4:33
Disc Two (50:40.15):
1. Bad - 18:24
2. October - 2:19
3. New Year's Day - 5:13
4. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - 5:01
5. Party Girl - 5:24
6. Gloria - 5:32
7. "40" - 8:45
Complete show: Yes, except perhaps one phrase during "40"
Combination of superior but incomplete 1st generation recording and inferior but still fair
99% complete unknown recording from bootleg cassette [Bono is God]. Except where noted,
the superior recording was used and portions of the weaker recording spliced in to create
a 99% complete version of this once rare and still excellent concert.
After having transferred the poorer recording to CDR and SHN, another (better) source was
located. However, this was incomplete. To make a complete set the two recordings were
combined and imperfections in the superior version remedied. Details, as well as known flaws,
are listed as follow:
1. First 1:55 of "Tick Tock" was missing from superior source, spliced from bootleg cassette version to form complete song
2. Recording level drop at 19:59-20:08 real time (during "Unforgettable Fire").
This was boosted back up to smooth levels
3. Clipping occurs from 20:08 to 20:14 real time. This was left alone
4. Levels boosted from 20:14 to 20:25 (some brickwalling or saturation of levels on source CDR)
5. 39:13 abrupt cut between crowd noise and start of "Sort of Homecoming" left alone
6. "MLK" and "Sort of Homecoming" were indexed together. Now separated.
7. Tiny ticks between several songs removed
1. First word of "Bad" intro missing, spliced in from poorer version
2. After end of "Pride," better recording faded out. Audience noise and Bono "thank you,"
plus first ~50 sec. of "Party Girl" were missing. Spliced back in from alternate source.
3. Very first utterance of "40" intro inserted from alt. source at 41:55
4. Last 3:00 of "40" missing from better version; spliced from alt. source. However, about a
phrase or two was missing on alt. source as well, between the "feed the world" and
"we are the world" improvs.
All of above edits made with CoolEdit Pro v. 2.0
Grabbed out of storage, copied to hard drive, checksums verified, and re-encoded to FLAC (level 6, sector boundaries aligned) by Milesian, February 2009
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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