|Pink Floyd - Nuremberg, low gen (Neonknight) (24-96)|
|Recorded at the Meistersinger Halle, Nuremberg, Germany. Very good audience recording.
From the info file:
Pink Floyd 1970-03-14 Nuremberg, low gen (24bit/96kHz)
Meistersinger Halle, Nuremberg, Germany
14 March 1970
Lineage: Low gen cassettes (Maxell XLII 90) > *Technics RS-B965-M > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Audacity 2.0.3 > FLAC (24bit/96kHz)
xACT used to create FFP
*The Technics RS-B965-M is a modified deck - for details see the Tapeheads.net forum
01 Astronomy Domine
02 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
04 A Saucerful Of Secrets
05 The Embryo
06 Interstellar Overdrive
07 Atom Heart Mother
Total running time: 1 hour 34 minutes 22 seconds
Set The Controls is missing from this source but it has much more ambience and detail than the '2nd', '3rd' and '5th' gen versions of this date that I have heard, and is clearly from an independent lineage.
I borrowed the cassettes from a German collector friend who is likely to have received them in a trade at some point between 1991 and 1993 (they have the Maxell European shell from this period).
My source's tapes are labelled as being from Stockholm 1970-03-22. The possibility that they are not from Nuremberg was discounted after helpful assistance from Yeeshkul members BK Phil, Preclicktrack and Bert13, who gave advice on the language spoken by the taper between songs. It is generally agreed that he speaks with a Southern German dialect.
Both tapes run fast and goldenband guided me on the amount needed to correct three distinct segments:
1. Astronomy Domine to Cymbaline -3.0%
2. A Saucerful of Secrets to The Embryo -1.5%
3. Interstellar Overdrive to Atom Heart Mother -1.0% (the tape varies between 1% and 2.5% fast and it was better to undercorrect)
Transferring the music involved working on two cassettes: side A tracks 01-02, B 03-05 and C 06-07. Cuts to the recording suggest that a 60 minute tape features in the lineage.
I dropped the weaker channel and used the same levels on the FSP14 for each side. This worked smoothly and the volume is event throughout.
The tapes have various imperfections like other copies. There is regular distortion throughout and a bad azimuth at the beginning of the recording that gives the impression that the tape is going to chew during Astronomy Domine. However, when it settles down and you adjust your ear it is a throughly enjoyable listen.
Neonknight, December 2013