A Little Closer To You - Part 2
15 CDRs and 1 DVDR box set
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Source: Sony ECM-717 > Sony D-100 (48KHz)
Transfer: Sony D-100 > Creative SBDMUSX (optical in) > HDD
Remaster: .wav > CEP, SoundStudio, Peak (basic edit, repair & slight EQ) > CDWave > tracks (> Flac Level 8)
Hello everyone, I\'m the_sphere (Jun\'ya) from Japan. This is the recordings of my 3rd time visit to Canada and includes all Eastern Canada shows except for the first London, ON concert. Also do not includes MSG, NYC concert on Sep. 17th. The recordings were done with the same rig with my previous recordings released as "Horizon to Horizon" and "Keep on Riding" sets so the sound qualities are similar with them and as usual, this recordings ALSO contains lots of unofficial chorus and screamings generated by my mouth :-D So please pass up if you do not like such kind of audience recordings. Sorry !
Then, this time I did video taping a bit. Montreal and Toronto 2nd concert videos are just a crappy segments but you could watch the entire BtW and the first 30 mins of the 2nd set, aka the most exciting part of the set list for this tour (oops it\'s my own impression) from Sep. 19, Toronto 1st show. This is my 1st ever video taping and has lots of flaws like unstable camera angle, rocking view (sorry I moved with the beat) etc etc. I just realized how the video taping is difficult ! And also knew the video taping guys have STRONG IRON HEART for sure. I was sooo nerveous while video taping and got stomachache really. Maybe I never do another video taping (long ones)... it\'s too much to do audio taping and taking pictures !!
*** Remaster note ***
The sound quality for all 5 recordings are pretty good. But to make them more enjoyable recordings, lift the middle range a bit (for all recordings - it\'s typical pattern of ecm717) and cut the bottom end for Ottawa recording... there was sub-woofar speaker in front of my seat ! And I reduced the volume of firecracker sound to about 40-50% because when normalize entire volume with non-treated firecracker sound, the main band sound gets pretty low. So, the final remaster sound do not reflect the actual dynamic range but it makes mush easier listening. Also, compressed some craps, screamings and mic touch noise at the beginning and the ending of the recordings.
* Part 2: Sep. 15, 2007 Centre Bell, Montreal, PQ
The next day of the Quebec show and we moved to Montreal via Orleans Express Bus (btw what a nice bus than Grayhound or something like that.. has mesh pocket and electrical plug (!) at every seat back!! it\'s like an airplane). Anyway, we went to our 2nd S&A concert held at Centre Bell stood at the downtown Montreal. This time we met Peter again and also met with his family Nadine, son and doughter (but I could not meet with Duley from Nova Scotia...sorry thing). The seats are again center of 12th row. Although it was just the same row and almost the same center position, a bit far from stage than previous night due to larger venue size I think. But anyway, it\'s great view. The crowd was excellent again. Really hot audience and you could never listen to the cheering at the guitar solo of Freewill !! And the boys show one of the best performance I have ever seen. Just great concert. But the venue sound was a bit muffled at mid to bottom end and not the best. My recording is not so bad but maybe B+ show. Then, this show also did not have pyro for Witch Hunt and again had small fire at OLV. According to Peter, the fire code for buildings in Quebec had changed and boys could not use gasoline at the concert. Oh well, I tried video recording at this show... it\'s the first time for me. Although it\'s only with Digital Camera (Canon TX-1 x10 optical zoom, 7.1M pix) and used 640x480 LP mode for taping, the result was very well for me. BUT the video I took at this show is only a clip from the ending of Spindrift, about 50 seconds. I just wanted to tape Ged\'s amazing jumping-dancing bass play ! (2007-12-01)