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Monday, 30 January 2017

Radio Prog 2: Kraftwerk: HR1 Frankfurt Radio Concert 25 January 1974


Live and Loud! Radio is an occasional series of free downloads, starting January 2017. Radio sessions that never got an official release, sympathetically repaired and remastered and then released onto the internet.

No theme tune, no intro from me - just the original session, repaired and remastered and available in a downloadable zip file.

Live and Loud! Radio Prog 2: Kraftwerk: HR1 Frankfurt Radio Concert, 25 January 1974

Tracklisting
Introduction
Klingklang
Ruckzuck
Radio Announcer
Atem

Tongebirge
Tanzmusik
Radio Announcer 
Kohoutek/Kometenmelodie I & II

This is a concert specifically created for radio - Kraftwerk were top of a bill featuring 3 acts - more information is available in the download.

The zip file contains the show and a text file with more information about the original concert and a translation of the German radio announcer. You can get it by clicking here (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page - the link will be available very shortly after).

The original recording has a basic mix with each instrument in a particular place in the stereo image - electronic percussion was bizarrely over on the extreme left, so I've reshaped the stereo image and moved the percussion slightly just to take away the unpleasant effect of having the percussion overload the left hand side too much. I then used 30 band EQ to enhance bass and upper frequencies, creating more "space" in the tracks between the instruments and bringing out detail which you can't hear on the original (to those interested, a screenshot of the EQ is in the zip too).

If you know anyone who wants a copy of these tracks, I'd rather you redirect anyone to this page for a copy but if you do redistribute please use the original zip with the tracks and info file! Thank you. :)

2 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Love these pre-Autobahn recordings of KW.

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    1. Thanks - I think I've got another pre-Autobahn era recording which may well get done this year (quite a few other KW too but I'm sure there's at least 1 or 2 early ones)

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