and his Bluesbreakers Berkeley 2nd show is the subject of Volume 4
of this series.
this show there were two sources:
#1: hissy sound and the passages between the songs were edited out
#2: circulating as ‘soundboard source’, probably coming from Dimeadozen; it has
a great sound but with some defaults in the beginning of An Eye For An
Eye and even more in the first minute of Oh Pretty Woman.
2016 a reworked version of this show appeared using source #2, completed by
source #1. Therefore, now were offered two versions of this show:
First version: is an upgrade for the
previous version of source #2
Second version is a merged version
with source #2 on the left channel and source #1 on the right channel.
here for the first version of this recording that has been equalized and de-clicked
with the transitions between the tracks reworked. Here more valuable
information about the first version:
Francisco and Berkeley shows were recorded by ‘
riffcliche69’ that must
the shows and the background info provided:
recorded these shows on a Sony TDC 5 Pro with an AKG C33 stereo condenser mic.
The Stone, San Francisco was done from a table on the floor and the Keystone,
Berkeley was done from a table on the front of the balcony, next to the mixing
board. The mixing desk had one (maybe two) reel-to-reel, running at 7&1/2
ips (half-track), combining the PA mix with a live mic (pointed at the back
wall!). I offered them my mic, but they declined…”
Despite having called a soundboard this is just an excellent audience tape
(just like the Faces October 1970 recording) that, however, allows to listen to
Taylor licks at his best. The concert ends with Happy Birthday Mick Taylor, most
likely because it was already January 17th.