A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it, cut out the intro and outro and take the credit. Thanks.
Both nights in Montreal were recorded for FM broadcast - the second night (13 July) was the one broadcast and has been widely bootlegged. THIS one is the unused first night and was sourced from 2 CD bootlegs. The show includes the brilliantly enthusiastic MC introducing Bowie, the whole set and all the encores - the show lasts just over 2 hours altogether and features 27 songs.
What Was Done
The main problem with the first night (this one) was on the first 2 songs - several instances of someone (a recording engineer/sound guy presumably - if you know, please leave a comment) deciding to talk into a mic and this being picked up REALLY LOUDLY on the recording so it obscures the band and Bowie, somewhat, for a few seconds each time. Using some of my studio toys for a few hours, I was able to reduce the volume on this guy's voice without affecting the band and Bowie. It's not gone altogether (that WAS starting to affect the music) but it's much less distracting.
were some dips in volume to take care of and then I needed to edit the 2 CD sides together in 1 file without you noticing. Once that was
done, I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring more clarity to the sound mix, and then mastered it all to make it clearer and more
powerful overall. You can really hear the instruments being played now more clearly than on the source. This is a really strong performance and a really great sounding recording now.
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.
Look Back in Anger
What In The World
Life On Mars
White Light White Heat
Station to Station
Ashes to Ashes
Cat People (Puttin' Out Fire)
I Can't Explain
Be sure to check out the other gigs from David Bowie I've restored HERE - all similarly downloadable for free.
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