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A full show recorded and broadcast at the time on FM radio and TV - however, it seems some was broadcast on FM radio in stereo and some was on TV, in mono. Somewhere along the line, somebody put the whole show together from the FM and TV recordings, so hats off to them for that. I was asked by a client to restore some Elton John live recordings, including this one. This was the last of several nights Elton played at the Hammersmith Odeon that week. Listen out for Rod Stewart, who makes an appearance for White Christmas, at the end of the show. And enjoy the band, they are phenomenally good.
What Was Done
I found a couple of spots in the show where the original recording levels were too high and distortion was introduced so I've done what I could to reduce the effect of that. There were some dropouts which I fixed. Also some clicks here and there throughout the recording were removed. Some high pitched FM interference whistling at 1 point was taken out, and an odd rumble noise at 1 point.
Once that was
done, the recording was then split up again to allow stereo and mono parts of
the gig to be treated separately. I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some
clarity to the sound mix. The TV mono parts were processed
separately to blend better with the stereo parts, and then once everything was merged back together. the complete recording was mastered to make it clearer and more
powerful. It sounds like a really great recording now and hopefully is the best version of this gig yet.
The All Important Download Link
You can now download or stream this repaired, restored and remastered version of this show as one 320kbps MP3 file exclusively for FREE by clicking right HERE.
I Need You To Turn To
Take Me To The Pilot
High Flying Bird
Burn Down The Mission
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Candle In the Wind
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Bennie and the Jets
Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds
I Saw Her Standing There
Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
The Bitch is Back
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