Rehearsals of the tour continued when ABBA made a surprise appearance at a nightclub in Stockholm as a sneak peek for the upcoming tour. Andersson felt they needed to do this in order to build the self-confidence required to perform onstage in front of large audiences.
The group returned to rehearsals in August after promotions in the United States and Mexico ended. While rehearsing at the Europafilm Studios in SundbybergAndersson and Ulvaeus needed to produce a song to help promote the tour. Together, they wrote Gimme! A Man After Midnight. The staging for the tour was a standard endstage with a blue backdrop with several triangular structures, resembling icebergs.
The suits were later recreated by Madonna on her Confessions Tour as a tribute to the band. Despite critical acclaim,  the LP would never tour again. Their reactions to touring would later be penned in the song Super Trouper. The tour is considered to be a classic among ABBA fans; many contemporary artists and ABBA tribute bands have included elements of this tour in their shows.
Brian Brennan Calgary Herald was very impressed with ABBA's stage performance given the fact that the group had not previously toured in North America although he felt the concert was very tame compared to the group's popularity stating, "[ During the first half, the performers lacked the supercharged vitality and provocative self-assurance normally associated with big-league artists.
However, for cool professionalism, assembly-line precision and computer-perfect programming, the show function like a machine from start to finish. Benny confirmed on February 6,on Radio Sweden: "Universal will release a live album, which is the last concert at Wembley, that we did. Whenever it was. As it was. High energy. All four band members were in fine form and they played most of their big hits. All in all a great night. This week we recognize the contributions of Professor Goody for his help with pitch adjustment and to mjk for post-production and artwork.
Finally, cheers to the late, great Mike the MICrophone. His work never ceases to impress. May he rest in peace. Behind Blue Eyes Track Dreaming From The Waist Track Drowned Track Who Are You Track Pinball Wizard Track My Generation 44 mins. Sparks Track See Me Feel Me Track Young Man Blues Track Dancing In The Street Track The Real Me 48 mins. Click here to order Who releases. Posted in audiencelive 16 Comments ».
As previewed last week, Volume 93 is a notable entry in the Lost and Found series. Is it his last recording? Worse still, about halfway through the show, Mike has an equipment issue which results in the full loss of one channel and a massive level drop in the other. The result made the recording almost unlistenable, but through software mastering we were able to amplify and restore the low channel, which leaves a large chunk of the show in mono but listenable for the first time.
This is You Never Know - Munich - You Never Know (Vinyl the shambolic New Barbarians, but a relatively well-rehearsed and, by Keef standards, polished show. It is certainly lacking a bit of edge and urgency, but should appeal to fans just the same. As our archive of Mike the Mike recordings stops inthe next volumes in our series will return to recordings from throughout his taping career, including what we hope are a few especially tasty entries as we build up to our milestone th release in a few weeks.
Special thanks this week to Ed F for saving and sharing his DAT tapes and to mjk for his on-going leadership of the Lost and Found series. How I Wish Track Wicked As It Seems Track Gimme Shelter Track Locked Away Track Words Of Wonder 59 mins.
Eileen Track Bodytalks Track Whip It Up Track Happy Track Take It So Hard 50 mins. Click here to order Keith Richards releases. Posted in audiencelive 13 Comments ». Thanks to RatedX for sharing the show at Dime. I just removed the dead air before track 1 and at the end of track 8. This version is the original or one of the and as I received it in the late s.
Perfect Way Track Star People Track Hannibal Track Human Nature Track Time After Time Track Wrinkle Track Announcements 70 mins. Click here to order Miles Davis releases. Posted in liveradio 11 Comments ». Thanks to Goody and to dadgad for sharing the show at Dime. So what you hear tonight, in fact, is a two-and-a-half-fingered guitarist.
Can you imagine the press report in the morning in the paper, you know? That issue has been corrected for this edition. Introduction Track Rock and Roll Track Sick Again Track Over the Hills and Far Away Track When the Levee Breaks Track You Never Know - Munich - You Never Know (Vinyl Song Remains the Same Track The Rain Song Track Kashmir Track The Wanton Song 55 mins.
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Retrieved 30 September Retrieved 18 August Retrieved 26 April Archived from the original on 27 April Retrieved 1 December The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 May Archived from the original on 23 July Finally we realized it was the identical take but sounding soooo wrong, it was difficult to identify. I guaranty you, the ZYX was cut either from a CD or some other source that the mastering engineer completely ruined when he cut it. Vinyl Lovers definitely cuts from CDs. I had a track on a CD made from the original pressing and we compared the two and the CD killed the vinyl played back on a very good turntable.
Not even close and obviously cut from a commercial CD. You can read a review of a Vinyl Lover's John Cale reissue on this site. It's not pretty.
Simply Vinyl refuses to identify sources. Actually some of them, especially those licensed from EMI, can sound very good and could very well be analog tape sourced, but the company refuses to identify sources. I'd stay away. I had the original European vinyl. We compared. The original was much better. The SV reissue was bright and hard by comparison. The bottom line is, be careful. Just because something's been pressed on gram You Never Know - Munich - You Never Know (Vinyl doesn't mean its going to sound good or that it was sourced from analog.
Good that you've bought this subject up. I ask that question every time I buy new LP. I think its only fair to buyer that they disclose the source used to cut the LP. If the analog master and mastering was used than is should be "AAA" and so on. The same problem exists for audiophile CD reissues also.
There has been a long history of decpetive marketing, as we are slowly finding out. I wonder if DCC used an original master tape on more than just a handful of their releases. I commend Mobile Fidelity for their Silver Series for not trying to pass these releases as being sourced from the original master tapes. The past 10 years, as vinyl picked up popularity again, it seemed like an onslaught of companies offering "audiophile G" vinyl.
I remember purchasing some, and quickly learning my lesson. Capitol had some reissues that were wretched Heart - Dreamboat Annie. There are so many records with that common "G" gold on black sticker. One could put out a G album that was cut from a 30 years old cassette copy of your college roomate's cassette, which was 35th gen copy made at the record company factory Even with the good audiophile companies that Michael listed, one needs to check carefully.
They didn't sound right to me. In an email exchange with MFSL, they admitted the LP's were not cut from the "original masters" but from a remix provided by Yoko Ono who knows if digital was involved. So not really "original masters". If all the information is not available, there is probably a reason. Trust your ears. A truly great article and responses. And there there are those boots with those gram gold and black stickers used by gray area companies like Scorpio.
I was quite excited when I saw many of the classic blues titles from Yazoo being reissued. I bought one, a Blind Willie McTell. The source was some kind of digitally sourced, noise reduced flat sonic wash with all the life and dynamics sucked out. Yazoo appears to have nothing to do with these as their ability to coax fantastic sound out of old 78's set the gold standard on vinyl back in the 70's. They sound fantastic to me, but note they do not say original analog masters.
This is not a case of semantics and again leaves one to wonder. If they were taken directly from the original two track analog masters, I believe they would have said so. Yes I should have mentioned them as "musts to avoid. Sundazed's mistake was to not put its name on them!
Readers of Audiostream. Lack of provenance and of relying on familiar "Good Housekeeping"-style labels are pervasive. I'm reminded that not until sometime in the '70s did amplifiers advertise comparable power and distortion specs based on common criteria and that it didn't happen for car audio until the '90s.
Although none of that describes sound quality it's still a help on some level knowing what's what. Perhaps one day the reissue and "HD" music businesses will reach a level of public conscieness that similar ad hoc voluntary, yet accurate and agreed-upon standard vocabulary and its uses will come about.
This goes way back to the original Mobile Fidelity LP's from the 70's and 80's. A look a the photos of the tape boxes that appered in the box set were very revealing. Can you be more specific here? You have made a very serious charge. Please be more specific about your charge! Magical Mystery Tour was the specific title I had in mind when I orignally posted this.
These were all sourced from Capitol submasters and not EMI originals. How many generations down they were is open to debate but MMT was definitely 4th generation. Some of these tapes were originals, but some weren't. Some say dub tape, some say corrected copy tape etc. I'm going by mostly memory here since I've long parted with mine.
It could have been a great Beatles collection but some one at MFSL back then was making bad judgement calls in regards to the eq used. But that's another story. I agree with you there! The EQ was "car stereo valley" all the way: boosted bass and treble, sucked out midrange. Very sad. Geoff called it "rubbish" and demanded a take it off the turntable! He heard the HF boost and was outraged. Then I played him the red vinyl Japanese Odeon mono pressing and he declared that "spot on. I also really like the Japanese red mono vinyl, but mostly for the different mix.
But the latter doesn't sound better IMO. Vocals in particular seem as if burlap was placed in front of the mic Whether or not the former is rubbish is open for some debate, considering the multilayered approach to the recording wasn't a purist, minimalist effort by any stretch of the imagination.
It was my first MFSL and nearly my last. Every time I played it which of course wasn't often I had to tell myself, "This is supposed to sound good. This is supposed to sound good. This is I'm reading an old thread, but just to add my 2 cents: back in the late '90s I realized Mofi did not always use original masters when I bought Clapton's " Ocean Blvd", which contained a track from his subsequent album "One In Every Crowd" right in the middle of the CD.
The only way to teach these companies that won't clearly state the source of a recording is to not buy their records. I have sent emails to Capital and 4 Men with Beards about the source of certain LPs and they never responded. And some post partial information, like on some John Coltrane reissues that have a sticker that says "Sourced by Rhino, distributed by Scorpio.
Then there are all those cheap Blue Note reissues. Why the difference? Probably different sources. I'll wait for the Music Matters reissue later this year.
Sure bet. Now when I shop and I'm not sure about a title I'll ask the vendor to hold the record behind the counter for a day or two so I can do some research on sites like this. Transparency in what you buy in music is not good. Apart from the ones mentioned, it gets really difficult to work out what sources are. Sometimes you buy something, put it on the platter and get confronted with 2 dimensional, harsh crap where you were expecting something decent.
It would be worth putting an area on Analog Planet devoted to this. You Never Know - Munich - You Never Know (Vinyl on album title, record label or company, and what the sources were for the record. Make it updatable by anyone. Anyone can go in, open a new record, and put in the info. And anyone can go in and update information. To my knowledge, there is no such resource anywhere on the web. Most record labels don't seem keen on the idea of any kind of transparency.
Unsurprisingly, if you can pass off Rolling Stones - 60's catalog reissues; 2. Compressed and terrible sounding Nirvana, Nevermind, Simply Vinyl. Digital something, and not good. Bob Dylan Bootleg Series 8, Tell tale signs; The whole set.
Great sounding, transparent, clear and full. Great sounding, good dynamics. Rolling Stones, "Rarities - ". Rolling Stones, "Stripped" double LP.
No-one seems to know. Bob Dylan, "Modern Times", digital, resolution unknown. Same with "together through life". Then the labels mentioned above, steer clear of anything from Doxy, it is virtually guaranteed to be Simply Vinyl is pure chance, you never know what you get.
Sundazed always sounds good. And I'm glad you are not "digiphobic" and call them as they sound.
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