SOUND GRADING

 

10 = Perfect Stereo

9 = FM Radio Broadcast

8 = Excellent Audience

7 = Very Good Audience

6 = Good Audience

5 = Fair Audience

4 = Poor Audience

3 = Un-listenable

 

LOOP CATEGORY

= Mono Creation Loop

= Stereo Replay Loop

Total Time : 44 mins

Notes

 

A very good stereo audience recording apparently from the master source,

which is a distinct upgrade from a previous versions that contained digital transfer noise and

haphazard volume adjustments.

 

No subsequent remastering applied on this master source version.

 

Pitch of the tape appears to be more or less in tune thus requiring no adjustment.

 

There is virtually no dialogue with the audience, nor is there any applause

captured on this recording, which is rare. According to the taper

 

when i recorded this, fripp specifically asked that we not applaud between the tracks,

it would take away from his ZEN, and yes there were maybe 20 or 30 people there...

 

When asked, the taper unfortunately could not remember any further details about the performance.

 

Camera shutters can be heard nearby the taper during 1700.

This may have been the sound of the photos taken by professional photographer Joep Bruinje

which have later surfaced on the album Let the Power Fall and various music publications.

Presumably permission was granted by Fripp.

These photos can be seen at DGM Live here

 

Some versions of this recording have 5 tracks,

but upon close inspection Tracks 1 & 2 there was no actual break in the loop,

nor was there a break between Tracks 4 & 5.

These have been re-indexed together as 1700 and 1698 respectively.

Date : May 7, 1979

Venue : Theatre Populier

Location : Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sound Grading : 8

TRACK LISTING

 

1700 (15:28)

1699 (10:13)

1698 (18:08)

AMSTERDAM 1979

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