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zepster1979

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  1. zepster1979

    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    Correct. The photos are fully credited in the info document included in one of subfolders.
  2. zepster1979

    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    No, it won't start circulating. The wish of the taper is to keep this tape away from public and only for the community. Please ask anyone, who did download it for a copy and please do respect the rules.
  3. zepster1979

    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    There are always people who are complaining, no matter of what they got.
  4. zepster1979

    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    I've checked again and indeed, pitch is quite correct on this one, runs maybe 0,1 to 0,3 cents slower but something went wrong with overall azimuth and channel fluctuations are really bad. When compared with the 24/96 transfer, it's just like two different recordings. T2k is not only weak in sound, but also heavy muted, lacking depth and clarity.
  5. zepster1979

    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    Just heard samples. Runs too slow, heavily noise reduced and tweaked, typical for the label. If anyone already bought that, he lost his money. The quality is so bad when compared with master that it's just a joke hearing it's "listenable".
  6. zepster1979

    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    I had a privilege to listen the whole source from the owner of AA site and it sounds sweet! No compression, no brickwalling, just a light and very detailed mastering. The quality is just few steps down from famous tape, the clarity and dynamics are great. It is just a bit more distant but also has no distortion as the famous source. No music is lost, just three or four cuts in between few songs, that's all. It should be available before New Year's Eve and from what I was told, the T2K used 44.1/16 copy which was badly transferred and this new transfer is original 24/96 version with proper azimuth setting.
  7. zepster1979

    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    I am not surprised that someone was seriously pissed off and have decided to release this tape alone, for free. For years T2K treated us with their super duper tweaked releases, armed with lavish boxes but without carrying about the quality. It's somewhat a standard of probably most if not all Japanese products (with the exception of EV, which serves us some good sounding titles and this incl. amazing board series). Now they're trying to milk our wallets once again, re-packaging the old stuff and adding just one uncirculated audience tape. Remembering their latest set, with new Peach 929 source, which was heavily damaged by the compression and hiss reduction, I have no doubts this time they will do the same. I am still surprised seeing people, who are purchasing such things. I do not mind if a bootleg is taken from master tape directly and then mastered carefully but with T2K it's the worst scenario ever we can expect. Saying that, I am terribly curious of that recording. Let's hope it won't be a disappointment.
  8. zepster1979

    Best version of 6/11/77?

    Scorpio's Fourth Night In The Garden is much close to the proper speed/pitch, albeit poorly mastered.
  9. zepster1979

    EV Tutankhamun Box" Just Spotted!

    It's heavily dedicated to the Japanese market only. 50 copies, that's all. Japanese are much different from us, they're collecting everything, including repackaged shows. Take the difference...
  10. zepster1979

    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    I'd say it's much closer to be a definitive than previous mixes of these sources.
  11. zepster1979

    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    This is the same mix but not the clone. Source transitions are much better done, and the quality is better as both, Cobra and EV, have tweaked their copys heavily. What made me especially surprised is a source breakdown between the banter before the Whole Lotta Love and the song itself, where there's a cut on the stereophonic tape. Golden Eggs did a great job, splicing another excellent sounding source here, making this transition very smooth, not jarring at all. Overall, this is a huge improvement over of what was available for that source for years. Winsotn is tweaked as hell also, and the source transitions are poorly done IMO.
  12. zepster1979

    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    I've checked and the new BH title on the Golden Eggs is based upon source #4 (a stereophonic source that was released years ago by the Beelzebub CDR solely and used by Cobra on their mixdown years back) and is completed by source #3 (Mud Dogs) and source #5 (Tarantura 1997). Looks like it is a different mix than Cobra's and keeping in mind of what the label did with previous version, it should be one to get.
  13. zepster1979

    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    Check www.argenteumastrum.com That site is much better in detailed source breakdown than Bootledz IMO.
  14. zepster1979

    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    I guess Golden Eggs' is a different mix judging from previous releases.
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