The Smiths - Boston Opera House, Boston, Mass, 14th June 1985 [Remaster]

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crazycol ®

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Post 31-May-2015 10:47

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The Smiths - Boston Opera House, Boston, Mass, 14th June 1985 [Remaster]
Source Audience [2nd Generation Tape]
Set List:-
01 - Intro / William, It Was Really Nothing
02 - Nowhere Fast
03 - I Want The One I Can't Have
04 - Jean
05 - What She Said
06 - How Soon Is Now?
07 - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
08 - Stretch Out And Wait
09 - Shakespeare's Sister
10 - Rusholme Ruffians
11 - The Headmaster's Ritual
12 - Hand In Glove
13 - Still Ill
14 - Meat Is Murder
15 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
16 - This Charming Man
17 - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
18 - Miserable Lie
19 - Barbarism Begins At Home
Lineage:-
Naka. CM-100 microphones > Sony D-5 cassette deck (dolby off) master cassette >
my source's cassette > my cassette (all of these are Maxell XLII-S with no dolby used) >
Soundforge 4.5 (to WAV) > CD > CD extractor (to WAV) > FLAC > torrent.
Notes:-
Another treasure sourced from the Doctor of Stud Muffin productions,
this is a full Smiths show from when they were vital.
I have heard some nice 1983 Smiths torrents in recent weeks here on dime,
and one from 1986 a very nice sbd from L.A.
This is the next best thing to a soundboard, and unlike any Smiths I've found on dime so far,
it's from 85.
The Boston Opera House is like an Orpheum Redux.
Nice little theater just down Tremont street (Washington on the rear side)
from the Orpheum and what used to be the Music Hall (now Wang Center) in Boston's theater district.
This was recorded (I'm told by the guy with the 1st gen.) in the 1st row of the balcony,
and everything sounds very up close and personal.
(except the crowd, the packed house sounds far away.)
Sure could have used the Doctor's Nak's at Oregon in 79
down the street at the Modern Theater which is a similar size to the Opera House.
But he didn't have them yet.
I know he likes the Smiths alot, especially the early stuff up to around this time,
then lost interest after that.
As far as I know this was his only Smiths master of '85 or earlier.
(too bad, since he got his 1st deck- the D-5, in late 82- the Doctor did not mess around with sound!).
It all fits nicely on a 74 minute CD.
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.
Remaster Lineage:-
Naka. CM-100 microphones > Sony D-5 cassette deck (dolby off) master cassette >
my source's cassette > my cassette (all of these are Maxell XLII-S with no dolby used) >
Soundforge 4.5 (to WAV) > CD > CD extractor (to WAV) > FLAC > torrent >
Covert To WAV > Soundforge Reworking > FLAC > Torrent
Remaster Notes:-
I had somehow missed this gem & when I got it was very impressed with the quality of the recording.
The taper did an amazing job with this & is to be thanked by all for doing such fine work.
Thought it was ripe for a rework and set to it.
It turned out very well, a major improvement.
Sounds more open & dynamic.
If it wasn't for the shouters/squealers/talkers (the thorn of any taper) it comes close to a stellar recording.
If a crisp recording from 1985 was 10/10 then this would be 8/10 maybe, to me it just sounds great.
If someone who can really remaster had a go at this (thirteen & analog loyalist spring to mind) it would be one of the top five bootlegs by the band for sure.
Until they get around to it this will have to do.
You will like, a lot...
Remastered/worked May 2015 for all @ SmithsTorrents by CC.
Enjoy you charming people.....
Do not sell or profit from this recording.
Freely it is given to you so trade freely with others.
Keep these notes with it please if possible.
Only convert to mp3 for personnel use, lets keep this in the best shape possible!
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owlsdream1991

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Post 31-May-2015 15:57 (after 5 hours)

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Thanks for this remaster....I look forward to hearing it. Much appreciated.
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the Flea

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Post 31-May-2015 16:19 (after 22 minutes)

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Cheers, will give it a download and listen later on. Much appreciated :)
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monsterH

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Post 02-Jun-2015 01:44 (after 1 day 9 hours)

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Many thanks as well...
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