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 : 59 mins

Notes

 

Distorted recording likely due to overly high recording levels.

Occasionally when the actual performance sound level drops below a certain volume,

the recording is quite good.

 

Direct from the master cassette.

 

(a) These are stereo replay simulations utilizing the “creation” versions.

 

The first few seconds of both 1714 Over 1717 and 1713 Over 1716

has be augmented with the creation versions as the cassette version

openings in both cases were truncated.

 

Fripp’s liner notes state that the two official pieces “Red Two Scorer” (an anagram of Tower Records) and “1986”

were recorded at this performance, yet unexpectedly, neither piece is in evidence.

Either this audience recording is from another performance or more likely, Fripp’s album liner notes are in error.

There is also mention of a quote from the San Francisco Chronicle, which does place this show

in this vicinity and time frame and virtually all other performances were recorded by some audient.

It would also fit that they would mention a San Francisco Chronicle newspaper article that came out that day

in Berkeley on the 30th, reviewing a show at one of the San Francisco dates.

The discussion … though largely unintelligible mentions something about the use of synthesizers,

which Fripp points out as untrue.  Such an article coming out two days later (31st) would be highly unlikely.

An educated guess is that Red Two Scorer and 1986 were actually recorded at Tower Records

in San Jose, CA on July 31, 1979, the only other undocumented Tower Records performance in the area.

 

Rock photographer Chester Simpson contacted this site and informed us of a couple of great

photos he took from this show. Go to Gallery/New Wave/Robert Fripp to view.

Date : July 30, 1979 - Afternoon Show

Venue : Tower Records

 

Location : Berkeley, California, USA

TRACK LISTING

 

Fripp’s Introduction (4:56)

Tuning  (1:01)

1717 (2:00) ©

On Shaky Music(0:33)

1716 (10:38) ©

1715 (5:52) ©

On San Francisco Chronicle (0:55)

1714 Over 1717 (2:00) © ®

1713 Over 1716 (10:36) © ®

1717 (Stereo Remix) (1:59) © (a)

1716 (Stereo Remix) (10:38) © (a)

1715 (Stereo Remix) (5:52) © (a)

Sound Grade : 5.5

BERKELEY 1979 - VOLUME ONE

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