A pretty good audience recording, compromised by a bit of hiss from This Wheel's On Fire
Jason, the taper wrote: "I recently attended both shows in New London,Ct. on the 13th and 14th. After the first night it became apparent due a lack of security and a conservative seated crowd, that I could sneak in a recorder. Anyway, I made a tape of the show on my stereo, full-size portable recorder. The guy at Radio Shack said it was their top of the line analog model. The tape came out better than I expected. It is complete and problem free. The sound is balanced throughout and the audience is only intrusive after a few energetic guitar solos, otherwise, you only here the music. Dylan's vocals are clear on most songs, but not very clear on Sweet Marie and a couple others. That seemed to be more representative of the overall sound at the venue and not the tape."
The tape received, a Type IV TDK MA110, suffered from a rather weak signal (peaks at -5 db initially, then plummeting to -15 db after Million Miles). In preparing the Library's Master, I increased the signal a bit (to obtain peaks 0f +1 db on a Type II TDK SA 100) from the beginning, but really had to boost it considerably at the point it dropped down to -15 db in order to maintain +1 db. Hence the hiss. Still, a very nice listen. Thanks, Jason! Dubbed 01/30/98. 100 min.