First gen Sony BHF 90 cassette>audacity>wav>track split>flac>mp3@320 plus 18 seconds from other gen.
First generation cassette recorded by Paul - most recordings you see from the 1980's in Leeds, sheffield etc originate from him, big with a mohican haircut for the most part, used to sell his cassettes at record fairs and antique markets. At the highpoint they would cover three or four big tables.
The first gen tape misses the first 18 seconds, Bono's 'this could be the best concert of our lives' bit and the very opening of Gloria because the tape broke so I've stolen those 18 seconds from the recording on start and labelled it track 1 intro. All the rest comes from the one cassette. There's a couple of jumps - one from the copy to a sony c90 the other from the original 120 it was recorded on which is somewhere in out of control and i've tried to minimise them both. Other than that it's complete. And thankfully it didn't take as long to piece together as the complete Police Leeds 1983 did or we'd have still been here at Christmas.
last upload for a while need to start working through all these tapes in front of me.
Incidentally looking through the War shows I used to have Lancaster 2 3 1983 but don't anymore. It sounded like it was recorded using a tin can and some string. Derby also existed back at the time and one of other "missing" ones Poole or Exeter, can't remember which. The bloke who had them was a nightmare to deal with. If you sent him anything first you wouldn't get yours back, he wouldn't answer phone calls, would take forever to send tapes out.
"For me, songwriting is the place where you can't lie. It's the place where you have to face yourself. U2's definition of art is breaking open the breastbone, open-heart surgery. I wish there was an easier way, but, in the end, people want blood, and I'm one of them."
did you know
U2 intended to release No Line on the Horizon in November 2008; after composing 50 to 60 songs, they postponed the release because they wanted to continue writing.