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MD5 Record Set:    Disc 1 -    Disc 2 -    Disc 3 -    Disc 4 -    Disc 5 -    Disc 6
  • Band / Artist
  • Concert Date
  • RoIO Title
  • Venue
  • Genesis
  • 1972-04-18
  • Live In Roma
  • Piper Club
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • Rome
  • N/A
  • Italy
  • FLAC
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • Rec 1
  • Excellent
  • Jmoog
  • 13th of September 2008
  • GENESIS LIVE IN ROMA Piper Club, Roma, 18th April 1972 (second show) Audience recording (probably reel-to-reel). Cedar Cambridge restoration, mastering and cover design by tom 2007. Restoration help by Alessandro Vasserot. Special thanks to AV and Steve Sussman. A TM Production. 1. Introduction 0:32 2. Happy The Man 4:05 3. Stagnation 9:32 4. The Fountain Of Salmacis 8:52 5. Twilight Alehouse 7:42 6. Drum Solo 3:55 7. The Musical Box 10:42 8. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed 8:04 9. The Knife 9:10 10. Going Out To Get You 3:50 (Times show the actual music without intros*) Total time 66:29 *The producer strongly recommends the use of the freeware EAC ( for perfect copies of the original CD images with special mastering feature. For further information see the notes in the "Readme - how to use the CUE-files.txt"-file! Free trade - never buy or sell! Do not trade without CUE-files, graphics and textfiles! The restoration: The hissing level on this otherwise-good source was quite low for an old recording of this age and I'm quite sure it was done with reel to reel equipment. The two channels sound quite different and I first thought the recording suffered from a huge phase error, as the voice seemed to come out of one speaker only and most of the hissing came from the other, more dull channel. But Cedar Cambridge's phase correction module couldn't find any stable mono components between the channels, which is the condition for correcting phase errors - instead the error value seemed to go up and down by random. My assumption is that the recording engineer used two microphones so far away from each other, that they had to produce huge runtime differences. After some tests I decided to use a direction mixer, normally built for m/s-stereo signal processing and it worked fine. Suddenly I got voice and drums in the middle and the other channel, now processed as side channel, could be slightly added (by 70%) for a nice ambience sound. So the source channels were processed independently and with different settings by Cedar's new and improved noise reduction module NR5 - I wish I could have used this on my Sheffield '80 remaster. Alessandro did a great job in painstakingly spotting even the tinyest flaws, dropouts and clicks of this recording. He sent me long and detailed lists with very precise time signatures so I could eliminate the flaws manually. Now I'm pretty sure he can hear the grass grow! ;) tom March 2007