have a new source, a recently discovered recording from Boston 69 1st
show from Diane DiVittorio Strauss, who put it on YouTube and made available this
new master recording from the Stones 69 American Tour. Before just another fair
recording was available on tape as Boston 1969 and Live At The Boston Garden
and then on cdr with the same title and as The One That Closed The Bedroom Door,
all lacking Prodigal Son and in poor quality; here only You Gotta Move is
missing, although we can say it was played since 6 seconds of the end of that
song are here recorded. However, the tape wat edited a bit: one second of
silence inserted before the start of track one and at the end of track fourteen;
then the two parts of Prodigal Son have been combined into a single track and a
couple of notable blanks have been removed. No label is provided for this, so I
credited the original uploader, the guy who posted the edited version and who
made the artwork.
This was recorded with Craig 212 portable reel-to-reel
recorder, Craig mic, BASF and Sunset tapes. This tape is more than 50 years old
when was transferred earlier in 2020. The famous Madison Square Garden concerts,
resulting in the album Get Your Ya Ya's Out, happened the days before this concert.
There are some dropouts n the recording up to Stray Cat Blues and on Honky Tonk
Women, due to the analogue tape losing magnetic particles, had it been “liberated”
some years before it would have been in stunning quality, anyway the sound output
is certainly better than what was previously available. We cannot blame the
taper though, as this happened with more experienced people roo; there was
suipposed to exist the full film of one of the Boston concerts by the Maysles
Brothers, buti t seems the film itself got badly damaged by humidity, or this
is what has leaked when Albert Maysles was still alive.
At the original tape beginning were also present some
minutes of Terry Reid opening act, whose 69 recordings are quite rare; BB King
was also due to play but a flat tire bloked him on his way to the venue from
the airport and the Stones went on stage without waiting for him ( no cell
this is a lossy recording due to the media it has been released on, may we
assume that the delay in releasing DAC no.195/196 has something to do with
getting the original master recording of this (and possibly the other 72
recording from the same taper)?