The Library has two stereo audience recordings.
The first is a very good, but a tad hot, recording, compromised by a destructive edit, some digital shuffling, and a fair bit of obtrusive audience chatter and revelry. Recording levels were apparently a tad high and, though I hear no distortion, some clipping is evident. The destructive edit (Probably a mini-disc change, as Spencer, who recorded the performance, wrote concerning his recordings: "... were made on an Aiwa mini-disc recorder using a Sony stereo mic that was hidden in my hat.") falls between Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat and Things Have Changed, clipping the first second or two of the latter. The digital shuffling, removed from Library Masters, occurs about two and a half minutes into All Along The Watchtower and, again, at about four minutes into Blowin' In The Wind. Levels on the second (from Things Have Changed, onward) of the two source CD-Rs were a good 6 db lower than those on the first. This has been corrected on Library Masters. Otherwise, clean, complete, and problem free. Thanks, Spencer! Dubbed 11/16/00. 2 x 60 min. Request 0010291.
The second is an outstanding recording, compromised only by a destructive tape flip. The destructive tape flip falls between Positively 4th Street and Tombstone Blues, clipping the first couple of seconds of the latter. Paul, who very kindly lent his Master tapes, wrote: "I recorded the 10-29-00 show at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI from Section 1 - Row 14. I used a Sony D3 analog recorder with the mic it's sold with. I missed a little part of the instrumental intro to Tombstone Blues but otherwise the show is complete." Otherwise, clean, complete, crisp, and problem free. Thanks for the loan, Paul! Dubbed 11/24/00. 2 x 60 min. Request 0010292.