mrledhed Posted November 9, 2015 Share Posted November 9, 2015 Why was Showco so careless when recording the 1977 shows on cassette? Every show is badly cut in the middle of tracks, and sometimes they forgot to turn over the tape quickly enough and even more music is lost (5/30 Landover NQ, 5/26 Moby Dick, 5/28 BYAS etc).I mean there's 10+ minutes of missing music on those examples, how long does it take to turn over a cassette? I guess they would forget to change tapes. But this did not appear to happen on prior tours. In 1975 it appears they had been very diligent about only turning tapes over between tracks during the banter.So here's another way of posing this question. Did they not care because PERHAPS they were recording with a separate deck that was started at different times so there would be overlap anyway? We have not yet heard any tapes that would suggest that (though the 5/26/1977 monitor mix could perhaps be a tiny sign they had two Nak 550s running). Some former Showco employees that I have spoken to over the years hinted that might have been the case. However, they didn't remember well enough to say for certain. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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