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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
  • Marillion
  • 1981-10-31
  • Untitled
  • Friars (Maxwell Hall)
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • Aylesbury
  • N/A
  • England
  • FLAC
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • unknown
  • Fair
  • davebowman
  • 2020-01-06 09:38:03
  • Marillion Friars Maxwell Hall Aylesbury, England October 31, 1981 Venue and City confirmed by MC and Fish Unknown gen Soundboard? Setlist - 43:16 01. Intro 02. He Knows You Know 03. Garden Party 04. The Web 05. Charting the Single 06. Forgotten Sons 07. Margaret Band Lineup - Confirmed by Fish: Lead vocals: Fish Guitar: Steve Rothery Keyboards: Brian Jelliman Bass: Diz Minnitt Drums: Mick Pointer This is a decent sounding recording, considering how early in their career it comes from. I had 3 copies of this show. All 3 sources contained the full concert. However, source 1 began with the first drum beat of "He Knows You Know". Source 2 began when the MC introduces the band, and source 3 omits the MC intro, but did include some noise just before "He Knows You Know" starts. Source 1 sounded the best, source 2 sounded lower gen but distorted. Source 3 sounded high gen and low fidelity. However, there were some problems with the intro on source 2. I cleaned that part up as best I could, then spliced source 3 to cover the rest of the section until "He Knows You Know" starts, where I switch to source 1 (the best sounding of the 3) I had to use a patch from source 2 for a couple seconds of Forgotten Sons to fix a flaw. (Source 2 was not distorting at this point and actually sounds better than source 1 here) The audience can barely be heard, and I suspect this may possibly have been recorded from the soundboard. If you listen to the very end of the last track, just before it fades, you can hear what sounds like the MC speaking into the mic, with absolutely no audience noise. This, plus the fact that there is a good mix of the instruments lead to my suspicion about this being a soundboard. If we could get something closer to the source, we'd know for sure. Overall, I'd rate this as being 7/10. Yes, you'd think if it was a SB it would be rated better than that. However, being a few gen away from the master has taken its toll. However, the performance is very spirited, with Fish really getting into his signing, and I'd say the show is worth getting for that alone. Something to do for now, until someone finds a master or 1st gen. Duley - May 2005