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Offline Jazzy

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Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:52:30 PM »
...maybe from warm up of the recording equipment or the engineer tweeking as they went along?
The Miles Davis - E.S.P. example is documented (letter with the IMPEX reissue pressing) tonight I'm hearing the same on the 1977 reissue of My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis in Concert (released 1965). Have you any examples to add to the list?
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Re: Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 05:57:39 PM »
How many whiskeys between side 1 and 2?
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Re: Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 06:02:39 PM »
Not really a recording released as such, but most Grateful Dead live tapes are better by the second hour or second set.  Probably a combination of the band getting more baked and the desk getting tweaked.  Check out any version of 'Not Fade Away' from the early 70s, the band are cooking on gas (and possibly huffing it too)
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Re: Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 06:10:40 PM »
I often play only one LP of an evening, and I often play than 1 LP 2 or 3 times in a row.
And often Side 2 sounds better than Side 1, but then the 2nd time I play Side 1 it sounds better than Side 2...
Maybe it is my ears, my attitude, my relaxation level, the red wine or my equipment "settling down" - but it happens!  :groovy:
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Re: Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 06:17:50 PM »
I think with most live recordings things improve for two main reasons - the band get into their groove more and the emgineer has tweaked the sound to optimise front and back lines.  The equipment (other than taping gear) has been on for hours (soundcheck, break, support band, break, main band can be over 12 hours) so is fully warmed up.  Some guitar amps may also warm up a bit but they have usually been on and off for a few hours and are usually plugged up 30mins at least before the main act.

Live albums are often culled from a variety of gigs so difficult to judge in many cases but bootlegs can give you the same effect as can one off concert recordings.
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Re: Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 08:19:51 PM »
Most vinyl listeners I know can't even listen to track one and two never mind side one and two. ... :coffee:
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Re: Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 08:25:36 PM »
They must be listening to 7" singles then
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Re: Records/recordings that sound better on side.2
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 09:16:06 PM »
Nope. ..They have average height partners and even wives who hug their knees..... :point:
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