|Pink Floyd - Six of One (Rev.A) (HRV CDR 030)|
|Recorded at the Refectory Hall, Leeds University, Leeds, UK. Great audience recording.
From the info file:
'SIX OF ONE' (Rev.A)
REFECTORY HALL, LEEDS UNIVERSITY
FEBRUARY 28, 1970
MASTER REELS > DAT @48KhZ/16bIT > WAVE (PROTOOLS) @48kHz > 44.1 kHz
CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE EUGENE
SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN
ATOM HEART MOTHER
SAUCER FULL OF SECRETS
After seeing several versions claiming to come from an unknown DAT gen from the master reels, the owner of the original tapes offered me a fresh transfer from those reels onto a DAT tape. From there I took the DAT into my studio and digitally transferred it using ProTools, preserving the integrity of the 48kHz/16Bit transfer (unfortunately a 24Bit transfer was not an option). These raw, unprocessed wave files were remastered by MOB creating this Rev A for Harvested Records 'Six Of One' release. Here are some of his comments about the remaster:
'We worked from the recent master transfer (previously shared as rough 48kHz files) and this Rev.A can definitely be considered as an upgrade compared to the rough version. Slight EQ was applied in order to bring the musical content more in front and attenuate the non-musical noises. We tried our best to fix the imperfections from the 37-year-old master including a lot of level fluctuations. However, it should be noted that we find our original release of 'Six Of One' still sounding great, although with more hiss. Our source for the original release was from a well preserved tape, that had much less disturbances and imperfections than the 2007 transfer.'
Some additional info from the current owner of the reels:
'I didn't tape this show as was posted earlier ( I was 10 years old at the time!), but the taper, John Parkin, kindly gave me his master in the early 90's.
I've no idea who has what in terms of generation but I only made three direct transfers from reel to DAT. When I bought a DAT machine in 1994 I made a safety copy for myself and one also for a friend who is also a member of this forum (edit:Yeeshkul). I sent a few copies to friends at the time and these were clones from my DAT. I also made two cassette copies for other friends one of which was given away some years ago, this is probably the source of most of the boots that have surfaced. I subsequently made a new transfer about 3 years ago for a collector in the US who asked for one (nobody else asked!) so despite comments by others this was never hoarded, it was freely given to people I was in touch with at the time.
The original tape was recorded on a Grundig TK 140 machine at 3 3/4 ips, no idea what mics were used. The recording was made from the balcony, and the machine was plugged into the mains ( the joy of taping old shows!) as this was the only power source available.'
Thanks to John Parkin for recording this (and for doing such a wonderful job to boot!), Lord Snooty for giving me the opportunity to share this incredible source, and to Big Ed and especially MOB for their continuous hard work and support.
RonToon (July 2008)