Originally posted by BigGiRL:[..]
NOTES on 1983-07-03 Werchter, Belgium - Festival Grounds.
Originally posted by BigGiRL:MORE UPDATES in the ongoing AchtungBootlegs transfer project:
So great of you to share this directly with us.
I've got one of those circulating copies but it will be
a bonus to hear your "approved" and known lineage set.
I've had a copy of this show for nearly 20 yrs, since my buddy
tim let me dub a copy. It's always been one of my top five U2 shows,
mostly because this was the first time I heard the loose and funky
versions of the War songs instead of the Red Rocks and official stuff.
I think I have a 1st generation copy now and this is a major upgrade.
I don't know how to thank someone for 20 yrs of enjoyment (let me just
say I've only been married for 11 ), but dude, you have my thanks
for taping this show & sharing it.
Is it the same as this recording???:
U2 1983 War Tour
June 10, 1983
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman,OK.
Length: 69.17 Minutes
01. Out Of Control
03. Bono Speech
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into The Heart
07. Two Hearts Beat As One
09. Sunday Bloody Sunday
10. The Cry/Electric Co.
11. Bono Speech
12. I Fall Down
14. New Year's Day
16. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
17. I Will Follow
Unknown Type of mic > Sony WM-D6 Portable Analog Recorder
Taped from the 4th row center
Analog Mastertape > CD1 > EAC Secure > CDWAV Editor (Re-indexing) > MKW ACT
There is a tapeflip edit between 'I Fall Down' and 'October'
There is also a small edit before '40'
The show mentioned above is from the same master source, I'm sure that
particular version is one of my numerous versions I mastered, seems each time
someone wanted a copy I went back to the master tape to take another stab at it.
The taper should be Mark K (Kirklin) not Mike K, I do recall trading it to a
trader once that asked if he could torrent it at a U2 site.
The version here on DaD will probably be my last stab at it unless I dramatically
upgrade my software (which I'm considering later in the summer if it is financially
In comment #1202734 mjk5510 wrote something like this:
Yes, though it is Mark not Mike, traders mix it up all the time.
now we all know who the real taper is.
Maybe it's a stupid question, but could you maybe also share the original
unremastered recording of this one??
For the purists, like me
This show was done with the parametric eq in cool edit pro which is a bit
limited but seems to do a good job on the better quality tapes...I'm getting
ready to change software though to a Mac based Peak w/Waves EQ plug in if
I can convince myself to spend the $$$'s.
I have a friend that uses it exclusively and it has generated very satisfying results.
I used a graphic eq for years and in the last 4 or 5 mos. switched over to a
parametric eq, in general it seems to be much better/transparent eq system but
is not very forgiving unlike the graphic eq. The smallest tweak seems to throw
everything off and make it sound like crap to the point you have to go back and
adjust everything else. The parametric eq has been a huge learning curve for me,
the graphic eq was much quicker and easier, if I hadn't had a friend to coach me
along the way I might have given up on the parametric as I just didn't have all
the time to invest in it that it took him to learn it. If you have ever used a
parametric eq you know what I mean...
[...] The sound of this recording is clear, loud and close sounding. The instruments are a bit too loud, the rhythm section is most prominent. The audience is mostly in the background.
I received this is trade who got this from JL, Not much info was given other than Minidisc Recorded. Freq looks a little funky but OK to me , could be because it is recored with a minidisc. Looks lossless to me, if it is not , this is they way it was recorded. I included a spec and freq to look at. Sound a little noisy for the first few songs , then quiets down and is a very nice recording. I do not know about any tapers wishes, no info was given I hope it is ok to torrent.
Originally posted by BigGiRL:UPDATE: JUNE 20, 2018
2001-08-25 Dublin, Ireland - Slane Castle 1
[…] a few other sources are known.
One of them is a rather terrible recording that has more near-by audience singing than actual U2 performing one of the best Elevation sets (or perhaps it is a good recording if you like audience singing - but, well, it isn't at all what I remember from singing on 2007!). This bootleg goes by the title "Elevation Karaoke" (1.5 star..."it's bad folks").
An other source is the recording that was made with a SHARP MD-MT868 minidisc recorder (mono) with SP-BMC-1 microphones. Both u2depot (U2D) and AchtungBootlegs (AB) give taper credits to Mike Tovey:
But AB also mentions a bootleg with the name "The Valley Explodes"
that has the same recording gear info (BMC-1+MT868) butwith taper credits to Jérôme Lamboley.
Now it could be the case that both tapers used the same gear and that there are two distinct sources, but as "The Valley Explodes" also mentions an analogue equalizer (Sherwood EQ 4608) it could also be that Jérôme Lamboley was the recording transfer (using the equalizer for D/A convertion), or that Lamboley remastered the recording and transferred it as "The Valley Explodes".
Additionally, at some point Danafletch shared the Lamboley files at u2torrents (U2T with the following comment:
This torrent is now off the tracker, and I don't have the "original" [proviso] Mike Tovey files, so I can't compare anything.
If anyone has any additional info on this source, please contact me by pm.
In response. I can confirm Jerome Lamboley recorded the Slane show. I have taped some shows (Arnhem/Antwerp) together with him and he was using the mentioned minidisc and mic. He recorded all his shows in mono. He recorded the show probably from the Heart, as he did in Antwerp and Arnhem. We had a 'special' way to get into the heart.
After recording he took it through the Sherwood which is a equalizer. I can not imagine him to give the recording a name. There was a time in u2 history were people made up stupid names, the spoiled the trading pool. Same goes for the napster-thing.
Hope this helps.