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[no title] (23 Aug 1975)
[no title] mjk5510 transfer
Date: 23 Aug 1975
Location: Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
Format:
Duration:
artwork available
Disc 1: [70:50]
01- SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT [06:48]
02- DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET [04:26]
03- IT'S GONNA WORK OUT FINE [07:07]
04- WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM [03:49]
05- GROWIN' UP [03:18]
06- IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY [05:48]
07- THE E STREET SHUFFLE [18:18]
08- SHE'S THE ONE [05:13]
09- BORN TO RUN [04:53]
10- THEN SHE KISSED ME [03:49]
11- FOR YOU [07:21]

Disc 2: [45:37]
01- KITTY'S BACK [22:12]
02- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [10:40]
03- 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [05:19]
04- TWIST AND SHOUT [07:26]


Disc 1, track 07: fades out
Disc 2, track 02: fades in at the very start
Disc 2, track 03: fades in

Total running time: 1:56:27

Lineage:
Soundboard recording --> 4th generation tape --> Sony TC WE435 (azimuth adjust) --> MacBook Pro --> Peak Pro XT (indexed) (slight bass cut @ 50hz-100hz) --> xACT 1.59 --> Flac

Notes from Brucebase:
Soundboard recording of one of the three Electric Ballroom shows during this residency [21, 22, and 23 Aug 1975] - the specific show has yet to be positively identified but it is now generally listed by the collector community under the final night of August 23.


Notes from info file:

This has been a problematic show for decades, Bruce played the Electric Ballroom in Atlanta over a 3 night period (3 shows) August 21-23, 1975. I first became aware of this show in the early 80's when I purchased the 2LP set "Atlanta, Georgia 1975". It was a great introduction to the existence of the show but the sound fluctuates throughout the set. The LP set did not contain an exact date and contained these songs (some cut) out of order as listed on the bootleg:

Side 1: Spaceship Story / Kitty's Back
Side 2: Rosalita / Sandy / Twist And Shout
Side 3: Contract Story / E St Shuffle
Side 4: She's The One / Born To Run / Then She Kissed Me / For You

This show appeared here on Dime about 2 years ago taken from the CD release titled "It's Going To Work Out Fine" and contained these songs:

The E Street Shuffle / Then She Kissed Me / For You / Spirit In The Night / Does This Bus Stop On 82nd Street? / It's Gonna Work Out Fine / When You Walk In The Room / Growin' Up / It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City / Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) / Twist And Shout

Neither of these releases contained all the available songs and though I have not heard the CD release, according to Brucebase, it is from the same show as the LP release but with a few extra tracks. Over the years I've acquired multiple copies of this show and though some have been labeled August 21 and some labeled August 23, they are inevitably the same show. Brucebase lists the more complete version as August 23rd.

This upload contains all the available songs, to my knowledge, from this run of shows. It is transferred from a 4th generation tape I received in the mid to late 80's labeled August 21st. I don't think it has ever been established which night was actually recorded or if it is a compilation of nights. I've had to do quite a bit of work on the tapes, where the LP version and all the other versions I've traded for where heavy in the midrange, sonding quite a bit of noise reduction had been used flattening out the show. The tape I transferred this from was very bass heavy and contained a substantial amount of hiss but retained a nice sonic richness of highs and lows. I did pull the bass down in the mix a bit as it was to the point of overbearing in places. Overall this has a fairly rich and full sound, after extensively working with the eq to take out some of the hiss I decided to leave as is, I felt too much of the richness was lost pulling down any of the hiss. It's not present through the entire show and when the band is rocking the hiss is not an issue at all in my opinion. I cleaned up the abrupt edits and smoothed out a major volume decrease during Twist & Shout to match the rest of the show as well as a left channel volume decrease in Kitty's Back both of which are now pretty much not noticeable.

This show itself is a great, high energy but relaxed performance following immediately after the legendary Bottom Line shows. I won't say this is substantially better than other circulating versions because I may not be aware of all that is out there (and that's always a bold statement) and there are still a few rough spots in this version but it does appear to be more complete than the last version that appeared on Dime. I hope it is an upgrade over what some folks have...

Enjoy!
Mjk5510

Artwork

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