The Library has two audience recordings, both of which were provided by the tapers.
The first is a fair (Actually pretty good, if one considers the modest calibre of the equipment used and the taper's admitted lack of experience.) recording. There's a good bit of obtrusive audience chatter. The beginnings of Maggie's Farm and Love Sick are clipped. The last set (Rainy Day Women #12 & 35) is but a 10 second fragment. Regarding the recording, the taper wrote: "It was recorded on an inexpensive hand-held mono cassette tape player which I held next to a book to keep security from seeing it as I had an aisle seat. ... I was about 40 rows back. The tape starts out rather ragged, but as people got situated (and seated) the recording seems to improve a bit. There is some noticeable distortion because the condenser microphone simply could not handle the volume of the show. The mix was great between the guitars and bob's voice, but the high-end frequencies were somewhat strident. This contributed to the acoustic set being harsher on the ears than I would have liked." I have naught to add but Thanks, Greg! Not too bad for your first time out. Dubbed 11/18/97. 100 min.
The second is a pretty good, if a tad heavy on the bass, recording, plagued by rough edits. The tape gets off to a ragged start. There's a rough edit between the introduction and the first set (Maggie's Farm) resulting in the clipping of the first few seconds of Maggie's Farm. A rough edit falls between 'Til I Fell In Love With You and This Wheel's On Fire that results in the clipping of the end of the former and the beginning of the latter. Yet another falls between Like A Rolling Stone, Don't Think Twice It's All Right resulting in the clipping of the beginning of the latter and again between Don't Think Twice It's All Right and Love Sick, with similar results. Taped by SJ. Dubbed 06/08/98. 110 min.