BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
Santa Cruz 1979 [no label, 4CD]
Live at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA; December 2, 1979. Very good to excellent soundboard.
Thanks to grner1 for sharing the tracks at Dime.
These shows were recorded and at least one show was broadcast live by KUSP-FM, who still own the master reels but are not giving them out. These are copies made in 1980 from those masters for one of the sound crew who mixed the show. They loaned him the reels and a Revox A77 so more than one copy was made at the time and these transfers are the best sounding of them.
I guess this wasn’t the only live broadcast from their tour, but I remember that KUSP said that they convinced Bob Marley to let these shows be broadcast by telling Bob that KUSP was within range of Soledad Prison and that the prisoners would be allowed to listen to them, so he agreed.
These recordings have circulated widely, but usually as just one show and either from the FM broadcast or from multi-generation copies of these tapes.
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Thanks also to amdig1 for the artwork.
Excellent sound quality pre-broadcast soundboard recordings from possibly the best circulating copies.
Early show: 7.5 ips 1/2 track reel master > Dolby B cassette recorded on Sony TCD5 transferred with Nakamichi Dragon > Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools > AIFF > Toast Titanium > CD.
Late show: 7.5 ips 1/2 track reel master > 3.75 ips 1/4 track Dolby B reel recorded & transferred with Tandberg 9241XD > Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools > AIFF > Toast Titanium > CD. This late show reel had a few dropouts, but they are barely noticeable and probably only when listening with headphones.
CD extraction with Toast Titanium > xACT (Flac files created with sector boundaries verified).
Disc 1 (Early show, main set)
Track 101. crowd noise and Bob’s talk 0:29
Track 102. Rastaman Vibration 5:15
Track 103. Wake Up And Live 5:20
Track 104. Them Belly Full 3:26
Track 105. Concrete Jungle 5:10
Track 106. I Shot The Sheriff 4:28
Track 107. Running Away 3:25
Track 108. Crazy Baldhead 4:20
Track 109. Ambush In The Night 3:58
Track 110. The Heathen 5:07
Track 111. War 4:51
Track 112. No More Trouble 1:58
Track 113. Ride Natty Ride 4:25
Track 114. Africa Unite 4:25
Track 115. One Drop 4:11
Track 116. Jammin’ 6:33
Track 117. thank yous and crowd noise 0:09
Disc 2 (Early show, encores)
Track 201. Is This Love 3:29
Track 202. Natty Dread 3:44
Track 203. Exodus 4:27
Track 204. Get Up Stand Up 5:41
Disc 3 (Late show, main set)
Track 301. crowd noise and intro 0:24
Track 302. Rastaman Vibration 5:17
Track 303. Wake Up And Live 5:06
Track 304. I Shot The Sheriff 4:37
Track 305. Them Belly Full 3:36
Track 306. Concrete Jungle 5:43
Track 307. Ambush In The Night 3:52
Track 308. Running Away 3:13
Track 309. Crazy Baldheads 4:05
Track 310. The Heathen 4:28
Track 311. Ride Natty Ride 4:17
Track 312. War 4:16
Track 313. No More Trouble 1:47
Track 314. Africa Unite 4:18
Track 315. One Drop 4:00
Track 316. Jammin’ 6:24
Disc 4 (Late show, encores)
Track 401. talk/intro 0:45
Track 402. No Woman No Cry 5:36
Track 403. Natty Dread 3:55
Track 404. Is This Love 3:06
Track 405. Exodus 5:46
Track 406. Get Up Stand Up (cut) 6:49
Click here for the tracks.
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