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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
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • 1972-04-21
  • Untitled
  • Music Hall
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • Cleveland
  • OH
  • USA
  • FLAC
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • Soundboard
  • Fair
  • davebowman
  • 2020-03-03 10:55:00
  • The Mahavishnu Orchestra Music Hall Cleveland, OH 4.21.1972 emperor nobody remaster/goody pitch-perfect, speed-corrected version *CONTRAST CLAUSE* This is a speed-corrected version of the torrent originally found here: If the moderators can remove the original torrent, that would probably be best. The Mahavishnu Orchestra Music Hall Cleveland, OH 4.21.1972 emperor nobody remaster original torrent notes According to John McLaughlin, Columbia refused a live release of this show. John McLaughlin himself feels that this show in Cleveland is one of the best that The Mahavishnu Orchestra has ever done. As Irony would have it, Columbia asked their engineer and Gregg Bendian to assist with the release of this live CD. A mix was made and sent for approval to John McLaughlin. No word from Columbia since. 1. introduction 2. Meeting of the Spirits 3. You Know You Know 4. The Dance of Maya 5. The Noonward Race John McLaughlin - guitar Jan Hammer - keyboards Jerry Goodman - violin Rick Laird - bass Billy Cobham - drums The concert billing was: West, Bruce and Laing Procol Harum and The Mahavishnu Orchestra nobody notes on the remaster This isn't currently on the tracker and only circulates (as far as I know) from 2 sources, the silver CD bootleg "Wild Strings" (sourced from what sounds like a slightly generated cassette tape) and what sounds like a first-generation DAT from the soundboard master of the mix mentioned in the original notes above. This second, cleaner source unfortunately suffers from a horrifying digital clipping that comes in towards the end of "The Dance of Maya" and continues through to the end of the set, making the second half of this (absolutely face-frying) performance essentially unlistenable. I grabbed this version from another tracker and set about the arduous process of making the nasty and unfortunate clipping issues go away, and I was fairly successful if I do say so myself. It wasn't really all that hard, given that the bulk of the disastrous noise was in the kick-drum sound, making it easier to isolate and eliminate all the deleterious, nails-on-a-blackboard-in-Hell distorto-crunch. I should also mention that although this commonly circulates as being from the Emerson Gymnasium on the campus of Case Western University, it is indeed from the Music Hall as TMO didn't play Case Western until February of 1973 (and with a more "Birds of Fire"-oriented setlist). As for the performance, I don't know what to say other than Columbia are, once again, idiots. According to what I read the hang-up with the official release of this came in 2004, when the suits at the label offered the five band members 1972 scale wages (!!!) for their services... what amounted to $250 apiece. So I guess the band politely refused and the thing got shelved forever, another lost diamond left to languish in the greedy vaults of shame because some asshats, deaf to anything but the illusion of profit, can't even show a shred of respect for what a whole lot of people think is THE BEST CONCERT RECORDING ever made of what yet more feel is THE BEST BAND EVER. I took the time to fix this up and make it sound the best I could because we'll likely never get to hear this on the official release for which it begs, but on balance I think this version sounds pretty damn spiffy so have at it and see what you think... at least we'll get it circulating without mountains of hiss and ear-splitting clipping anyway. Once again the situation makes but two demands, and those are simply that you groove like you mean it and that you share like you'll die if you don't. e. nobody oakland, ca usa UPDATE After this went up the other night, I was contacted in private by notable DIME musician and sound-wiz "goody," who informed me that my original remaster was slightly slow (and, apparently, slower, as this required a pitch-fix of 2 different increments!). Since I had earlier been informed (also in private, by another DIME participant) that this remaster was to be one of 25 MO shows that this person was going to send his friend in the post (this friend = a certain Rick Laird), goody and I figured, well, it's a hassle for everyone but a worthwhile one: let's fix it and get it recirculating in the most optimal state us mere mortals can muster. So here we is. I heartily & profusely apologize for the double d/l but we always try to go the extra mile to make things as right as they can be with this stuff... Lord knows the godforsaken record companies never will, so someone's gotta step up, right? e.n. oakland, u.s. of obama updated lineage: sbd>probably Columbia/Gregg Bendian mix>DAT (?gen?)>CDR(?gen?)>wav>FLAC files from another tracker>WAV via Trader's Little Helper>SoundForge 9 (pitch adjustments below)>FLAC 8, sectors aligned, via TLH>Dime-a-dizzle>you additional goody notes Pitch of Tracks 1-3 was approximately 39 cents flat. Pitch of Tracks 4 & 5 were approximately 57 cents flat.* Thanks, emperor nobody. Great work in getting this to the state in which I found it! I can't improve upon your text. I can only add another audio upgrade to this historic, hot set from the real 'back in the day'. It's always a great honor to do my part, in some small capacity, to help restore the legacy of a band or artist I've greatly been influenced and inspired by. *one more thing: I only raised the talking that carries over from track 3 to track 4 39 cents, to keep John's comments before the song consistent in pitch. I shifted things to +57 cents at the beginning of the music in track 4, just so we are clear ;) e.n.