JEMS Master - Hi-Res FLAC (24bit/96Hz)
Gear: Teac M-100 mic (same as Nakamichi 300) > Sony Walkman D6-C
Position: Behind Stage On Edge's Side
History: Maxell UD-XLII master cassette
-> Nakamichi 670ZX azimuth-adjusted transfer (February 2008)
-> Nakamichi NR-200 external Dolby noise reduction processor
-> Wavelab 24/96 capture
-> Audio DVD Creator
-> DVD-Audio [LPCM 24bit/6kHz Stereo]
-> DVD Audio Extractor 7.1.2
-> 24bit/96kHz WAV
-> Trader's Little Helper v2.7.0 (Build 172)
-> FLAC lvl 8
-> Full Tags with dbpoweramp Music Converter 15.1
DVD-Audio to FLAC Conversion: S.V. 08/12/2014
re-sampled to 16/48000 with Adobe Audition (triangular dither)
> Frontend FLAC (8) > .flac > fre:ac > mp3 [BIGGIRL 2017]
01. Where The Streets Have No Name [6:18]
02. I Will Follow [3:58]
03. Trip Through Your Wires [3:15]
04. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [5:54]
05. MLK [2:21]
06. The Unforgettable Fire [4:30]
07. Bullet The Blue Sky [6:09]
08. Running To Stand Still [4:18]
09. Exit [4:38]
10. In God's Country [2:56]
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday [6:25]
12. The Electric Co. [4:32]
13. Bad [9:47]
14. October [2:38]
15. Springhill Mining Disaster [4:05]
16. New Year's Day [4:53]
17. Pride [5:57]
18. Mothers Of The Disappeared [8:05]
19. With Or WIthout You [6:32]
20. 40 [6:31]
S.V. Comments 08/12/2014:
Everyone is familiar with this great tape at this point, so not much to say there.
I made this conversion to 24bit/96kHz FLAC in order to playback from a home music server or for use
in hi-res portables. JEMS gave the green light for this version. Bit-perfect extraction.
No audio has been altered or remastered in any way from the original JEMS DVD-AUdio. Just
extracted, converted and fully tagged.
Original JEMS DVD-Audio Comments:
Special shows deserve special releases, take 2.
As I wrote with the release of the April 24 show, over the years we've had many requests to
transfer and torrent our Cow Palace '87 masters. These shows are among the best U2 shows
I ever saw and I'm not sure the 25th--this night--was ever topped. Our ol' pal Mark Persic
was also there and his tapes are excellent. Ours are too.
Night two was recorded from behind the stage on Edge's side, the result of a ticket miracle
I outlined in the notes for the first night. There were speakers aimed at us behind the
stage and the distance between us and the PA was short, hence the quality of this recording.
Having seen many of my favorite bands play multiple nights at the same venue, I've noticed
a trend where people tend to favor the show where they had the best seats. So you have to
know that if I consider this to be the greatest U2 show I ever witnessed and I was sitting
behind the stage, it must have been something special. The surprise inclusions of "Springhill
Mining Disaster" and "Mothers of the Disappeared" were obvious highlights, but the whole
night glided on a plane of its own.
In the comments left on the April 24 torrent, someone noted that the band had just hit number
one, was on the cover of Time magazine, etc. and this
stand might truly have been their coronation as the best band in the world at that moment.
Anyway, we've been very pleased with the response to the release of these master transfers
in the 24/96 Audio DVD format (see below for the explanation on what it is and how it works).
Thanks for all the comments. We love reading them.
Enjoy Cow Palace '87 Second Night.
Butterking for JEMS
AUDIO DVD NOTES (REPEATED FROM APRIL 24 TORRENT): When we started planning to transfer the
masters anew a few months ago we figured it might be wise to do a 24/96 capture to preserve
this for future uses and to get the most out of the masters while they are still playing back
without issues. Burning to DVD Audio would preserve the 24/96 fidelity for playback, but
for those of you who know about DVD Audio, the quality is amazing, but the problem is that you
need a DVD player that is specially enabled to play the DVD Audio format and many players
We had long looked for a solution that would allow us to burn a high-resolution 24/96
DVD that could play back in any DVD player. That's when we stumbled across a cool little program
that does just that: Audio DVD Creator.
With this program you can author a gapless, 24/96 audio disc playable in any DVD player, a true
high-fidelity disc that holds nearly four times the digital information of a standard CD.
You can't hear these masters in any better quality than this.
And as it yields a standard VIDEO_TS file, it burns just like a regular DVD. The one small
concession is that while you can skip track to track, the authored disc CANNOT be fast-
forwarded or rewound. Don't know why. But it seems a small concession.
I'm sure some of you will want us to do a standard audio version, at 44.1 and ready for CD burning.
And at some point we will so please don't post asking for it.. But we thought these
shows and recordings deserved the higher quality presentation and the format might encourage you to
listen on a real stereo, not just your computer.
AGAIN, JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: THIS IS A 24/96 AUDIO ONLY DVD AND YOU CAN BURN IT AND PLAY IT JUST LIKE ANY OTHER NORMAL DVD YOU DOWNLOAD FROM HERE.