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The Magic Rat At The Seeing Eye Dog Show (02 Mar 2003)
The Magic Rat At The Seeing Eye Dog Show Magic Rat edit
Date: 02 Mar 2003
Location: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Format:
Duration:
Disc 1:
01- WAR
02- THE RISING
03- LONESOME DAY
04- NO SURRENDER
05- Audience - speech
06- EMPTY SKY
07- YOU'RE MISSING
08- WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY
09- DARLINGTON COUNTY
10- WORLDS APART
11- BADLANDS
12- OUT IN THE STREET

Disc 2:
01- MARY'S PLACE
02- COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE
03- GROWIN' UP
04- THUNDER ROAD
05- INTO THE FIRE
06- THIS HARD LAND
07- CADILLAC RANCH
08- ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU
09- BORN TO RUN
10- MY CITY OF RUINS

Disc 3:
01- BORN IN THE USA
02- LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS
03- DANCING IN THE DARK
04- Applause
05- WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY
06- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
07- THE TIES THAT BIND
08- DOWNBOUND TRAIN
09- BOBBY JEAN
10- YOUNGSTOWN
11- THE PROMISED LAND


Disc 2, track 08: with Joe Ely
Disc 3, track 05: with Joe Ely
Disc 3, tracks 05-11: bonus tracks, 17 Apr 2000, Austin, TX


Conversion (lineage #1): DVD Audio (16bit/48khz) > CD Audio (16bit/44.1khz)
Conversion (lineage #2): Gen1 CDR > EAC (Secure) > WAV
Conversion (lineage #3): Gen1 CDR > EAC (Secure) > WAV
Quality: excellent audience


Notes from info file:

I have not remastered any shows for a period of time, mostly due to the fact that there has not been much material as of late. However, there was a recording that was brought to my attention of the show from March 2003 in Austin at the Frank Erwin Center. Despite a few problems, this recording was vastly superior to the one that had been released originally, but had not been circulated due to some troubling issues. For one, the taper had manually inserted fades between each song. This as we all know is unacceptable. However, given the fact that the recording was of such higher quality, I felt that the community would be more forgiving of whatever errors might exist, and thus felt that the project was worthy of attention.

This is the product of three separate audio sources. The first was a partial DVD recording of the show. I used very little of this except for the part just before "War" where the audience was yelling for Bruce. This was rough, but I felt that it accurately portrayed the atmosphere just before Bruce came out.

The second audio source was the new one. This comprises the majority of what you hear.

The third and final audio source was the one originally released. This was useful because there were some extremely odd edits on the newer DAT, including one that truncated the beginning of "Mary's Place" and another that completely omitted "Working On The Highway". So, I used this older, lower quality recording to patch those areas.

I fixed the between song intervals as transparently as possible.

So, at long last, I am happy to present my remaster of the "Austin Seeing Eye Dog" show. I hope that you will enjoy listening to it as much as I have enjoyed making it. If so, please send me an email message to hemagicrat@gmail.com so that I may know this as well, and also to give me an idea of how far this release has spread.

Best Regards,
The Magic Rat