barn185, BARN185, Original Cassette master recording: Sony clip-on stereo mic clipped to front of painter's cap ->Aiwa Recording Walkman (with Auto Gain Control) on lo-quality cassette stock (TDK-D60), Cassette Transfer: Master cassette -> Nakamichi Dragon (auto azimuth adjust) -> Sound Devices 722 (@24/96), Mastered: Soundforge Pro 12.1 - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. File processed in Soundforge for clap/whistle/yell scrubbing, EQ mostly to bring up the bass frequencies and add presence to the high end; volume normalization; resampled to 44.1khz with Interpolation Accuracy 4 with anti-alias filter; 24 -> 16 bit dither using POW-r Dither with POW-r #3 noise shaping. Tracked in CDWav. Tagged in Tag&Rename 3.9.15, This show contains the first docuemented live performance of Trouble; and first of only two acoustic versions ever played of When Did You Leave Heaven, I hand scrubbed approximately 370 LOUD claps, whistles, and yells from this recording for all of our enjoyment. This is an old recording, and the gear I had back then wasn't the best; it was also recorded on low quality cassette stock. But I've done my best to make it sound as good as I can, which I think is quite listenable., Cassette to 24 bit WAV file transfer: 9/15/2013, Tracking: 5/6-9/2019, Mastering, tagging: 5/6-6/27/2019, Posted 8/16/2019, Recorded, mastered, tracked and posted by Scott Bernstein, Taper notes:, For BARN185, I have reached back to one of my oldest master recordings -- this Bob Dylan show from NJ in 1989. Back then I didn't have very good gear, just an Aiwa recording walkman and a clip on stereo microphone I would clip to the front of a painter's cap. This was my first time seeing Dylan perform live (despite having seen some live performances on TV from the tour he had recently done with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and I was not prepared in any way for what I was about to witness. As anyone who knows a bit about Dylan now, he's not the type to go out and perform his songs "as written" -- many of his songs are greatly rearranged so as to almost be unrecognizable. He also never acknowledges the crowd...and on this tour I remember quite clearly he and the band were back-lit on stage so that it was nearly impossible to see his face., Those weren't the only factors at play -- this was also the time when he was mixing up his setlists a lot, and he was playing a lot of deep cuts. Opening with the first performance ever of "Trouble", a song I wasn't familiar with, and following up with a cover of Van Morrison's "One Irish Rover" (which I also was not familiar with and which sounded to me like he was singing "One eyed Mrs. Rover", ha!) was a one-two-punch of "huh?" -- though "Trouble" was rockin'. The show went all over the place, balancing from rockers like "Trouble", "Shot Of Love", "Ballad Of A Thin Man", "All Along The Watchtower" and "Maggie's Farm" with much more gentle acoustic songs like "When Did You Leave Heaven", "Boots Of Spanish Leather", and a particularly memorable "Love Minus Zero/No Limit", Bob and the band delivered a memorable performance. Another very specific memory I have of this show was that Bob stood stone-faced most of the night, but when they kicked into "I'll Remember You", a huge smile flashed across his face, and I think the emotional change really comes through on the recording. Another interesting thing about this show was the fact that Bob performed two covers -- the aforementioned Van Morrison song and "When Did You Leave Heaven" (by Richard A. Whiting and Walter Bullock) which was apparently released on his album "Down In The Groove" earlier that year, but which I had no idea existed because it received no promotion from his record label whatsoever., Anyway, this recording sounds the best that I could do with it -- not only was my gear unsophisitcated, but I believe that the sound mix in the venue must have been pretty terrible (for comparison's sake, go have a listen to my Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians recorded with the EXACT same gear in nearly the same location -- which sounds SPECTACULAR, available for streaming here https://archive.org/details/nb1989-08-27.flac16) -- AND there were some very rowdy people around me. All of that said, I believe this recording to be very very listenable in its current state and I hope you appreciate the weeks of work I did on it scrubbing out tons of claps, whistles, etc., Enjoy!