The title refers to the PA cutting out just before Geddy sings "some are cursed" from 3:44-3:50 in "The Larger Bowl" as well as to the "camera issue"
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Recorded in uncompressed WAV format about 10 feet from the stage. I was probably 2 seats away from the middle (on Geddy's side).
I was a bit worried that the sound would suck so close to the stage, but my fears were unfounded.
It was actually really cool because we could hear part of Neils drums from the stage (mostly cymbals).
And you can hear this in the recording. All instruments are nice and clear in the recording.
The show is complete. (with the exception of the first few seconds of the intermission intro)
Audio editing done to his recording was limited to:
- a little bit of EQ to bring up the highs (damn I enjoy Neils use of the cymbals)
- fade in and out at the beginning and end of the discs (no music is faded, just audience noise).
- There was an altercation with a security-person about a camera during "The Trees".
The guy was yelling in my right mic so I duplicated the left channel and replaced the right channel for that 5 seconds. It's noticeable and you can hear the conversation, oh well.
Not a MAJOR deterrent in my opinion though.
- there were 2 really loud explosions during the show (in 2112 and Far Cry). I performed a fade-in on those. (starting at -5.5db correction to 0db correction over the period of a fraction of a second) This caused the peeks to not be flagged as "hot". You can't hear the difference though.
The only "hot" sounds on the recording are "clapping".
Speaking of clapping... I was tempted to remove some of the clappers. (the guy standing next to me clapped after every song.
At least he didn't clap during the songs (with the exception of TSOR, but Geddy asked for it so what would you expect...) Generally, the people around me were well behaved. No whistlers or excessive screamers nearby.
A special Thanks goes out to my concert buddy Kamal. He's been very understanding about the recording and has always kept quiet during the shows! Thanks bud! I appreciate it!
Feel free to convert this to a lossy format for personal use, but PLEASE do NOT share this in a lossy format. (2008-05-28)
If I find this recording in mp3 format somewhere, it will be the last recording of mine anyone will ever see.
This recording was created by a fan, for the fans and should never be sold and should be traded free of charge!