Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RE-UP: Roger Waters & Eric Clapton live in Montreal 1984 - 1DVD - July 31

Roger Waters & Eric Clapton
The Pros & Cons Of Early Bootlegs
7/31/84 - Montreal


Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Money
If
Welcome To The Machine
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Pigs On The Wing (part 1)
In The Flesh
Nobody Home
Hey You
The Gunners Dream
4:30AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
4:33AM (Running Shoes)
4:37AM (Arabs With Knives And West German Skies)
4:39AM (For The First Time Today, part 2)
4:41AM (Sexual Revolution)
4:47AM (The Remains Of Our Love)
4:50AM (Go Fishing)
4:56AM (For The First Time Today, part 1)
4:58AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
5:01AM (The Pro's And Con's Of Hitch Hiking)
5:06AM (Every Strangers Eyes)
5:11AM (The Moment Of Clarity)
Brain Damage
Eclipse



Name: The Pros & Cons of Early Bootlegs
Format: DVD
Discs: 1
Recording: audience
Release:
Lineage: Beta master > S-VHS submaster > Digital8 clone > DVD
Taper: Pierre
Equipment:
Generation:
Length: 129 min

Review from Spare Bricks:

Some fans and critics have long labeled Roger Waters 'misogynist', as his lyrical content in The Wall and The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking suggest that women in his life have caused him great harm. Whether it was his mother or his wife, they were castigated as controlling bricks in his personal wall. While The Wall was very blatantly biased against women, Pros and Cons wasn't nearly so, but it got near- universal condemnation for its cover showing a naked woman hitching on the side of the road.

For his first tour apart from Pink Floyd he assembled Eric Clapton's band, basically calling it "Pink Floyd but with Eric Clapton on guitar". He had recruited Slowhand for his bluesy story of betrayal, isolation, and (eventually) redemption. At the time, Clapton wanted a break from being the leader of his own band, preferring to play in the shadows as part of someone else's; he later found the experience "stifling" and only particpated in the first leg of the Pros & Cons tour during 1984, playing nineteen concerts.

Only three performances from this tour were captured by video bootleggers, and all suffer from the limitations of camcorder technology at the time. In 1984, video cameras were a far cry from the palm-sized Handicams of today. The early video bootleggers had very bulky equipment to sneak into the venue, their cameras required quite a bit of light to produce a decent image, and the zoom lenses were very limited at 4-10x. The huge staging for the tour also presented a challenge to the tapers in that there were three large projection screens that depicted a bedroom where the dream occurs and also showed films which told the story of Reg's dream and his family's adventure into the backwoods of Wyoming. These projections weren't bright enough to come across clearly on the video, and thus a good portion of the visual storytelling is hidden from the viewer.

Bootleg videos of this tour have surfaced from East Rutherford (New Jersey), Toronto, and Montreal. Unfortunately, the East Rutherford and Toronto shows were recorded from the side of the stage and didn't offer much view of the projections. The only video filmed from the back of the venue was the July 31, 1984 show at The Forum in Montreal. A typical version of this show on VHS would be extremely dark with very little viewable footage of the backdrop films. There isn't much detail seen in the musicians, due to the distant shot and limitations of the camera. With the advent of computer video editing and correction some of these images could be adjusted, making a slight improvement on the VHS versions that had been in circulation. The result was a bootleg DVD called EC Was Here, released by the veteran PF bootlegging outfit Pigs On The Wing Productions. While this was a functional release, it still left much room for improvement.

Recently, an upgraded version of the Montreal concert entitled The Pros & Cons of Early Bootlegging appeared in the trade circles. The source tape for this show was a major upgrade, as the only S-VHS submaster from the original Beta format camera was cloned to Digital8 tape and used for the new DVD release. The improvement is quite noticeable but the video still does suffer from the technology limitations of the time. The original video was shot hand-held, resulting in some shakiness, so the video was run though 'steady shot' software, resulting in a much smoother video to watch. Some brightness and contrast was added to help bring some detail previously unseen out of the video, however there is still a glowing halo effect around the musicians that apparently couldn't be corrected.

The DVD initially opens to a menu screen that has a background picture of the stage before the concert begins but there is a motion video inlay of the band playing which gives the background a clever appearance of the live concert. Background music is a shortened edit of The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking. The main menu offers the choice of playing the video, going to a song selection menu, viewing a photo slide show, or reading additional information about the DVD. The song selection screen is only one page long with no motion menu or backing audio track and all 24 songs played at the concert are accessible from this screen. The additional info screen lists the original filmer, as well as the person who performed the digital transfer and the DVD authoring. Credits are given to websites where tour information and pictures were acquired. The Photo Slide Show option shows a four-and-a-half minute collection of photographs taken at the concerts, as well as album covers from various album pressings, single sleeves, and bootleg covers. The photos are shown with a backing audio track playing the full version of The Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking.

The full concert is a definite upgrade over previous versions, however it is a shame that a better video of this incredible live spectacle isn't available. This video will give you an idea of the stage presentation but the bottom line is that much of the video is still dark. The audio is from the camera but is able to get a decent recording as the camera was away from the crowds of people who could ruin a recording (like most of the 1977 Floyd audio boots). Overall, I would have to say that despite its flaws this should be a must-have bootleg DVD in any good Waters/Floyd collection. It does represent the best Pros & Cons video from either the 1984 or '85 leg of the tour. Even though you miss quite a bit of the show due to darkness, it is still a vital document for collectors of both Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, and I would definitely recommend this version over EC Was Here.

John Waters is a staff writer for Spare Bricks.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEW: David Gilmour live in Rosemont 2006 - 2DVD - April 13

David Gilmour The Rosemont Theater Rosemont IL. April 13th 2006
Liberated Bootleg DVD From The Krw_co Collection 2 DVD NTSC

Lineage Single Cam Audience Shot Hop The Pond "On a Live Island" Bootleg DVD Clone Shot with a Sony HDR-HC1 and a Sony ECM HST1 external stereo mic

THE BAND
David Gilmour Guitar and vocals
Richard Wright Keyboards vocals
Guy Pratt Bass
Jon Carin Keyboards
Dick Parry Saxophone
Phil Manzanera Guitar
Steve DiStanislao Drums

SETLIST
DVD 1 Total Time 61 min 58 sec
Castellorizon/On an Island
On an Island
The Blue
Red Skys at Night
This Heaven
Then I Close My Eyes
Band Intorductions
Smile
Take a Breath
A Pocketful of Stones
Where We Start

DVD 2 Total Time 88 min 03 sec
Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Wot's...uh the Deal?
Dominoes
Coming Back to Life
Breathe
Time/Breathe (reprise)
High Hopes
Echoes
Wish You Were Here
Comfortably Numb

G-SPOT INFO

VIDEO/TV SYSTEM: ntsc 29.97 fps
VIDEO BITRATE: 7299 kbps
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
SYS BITRATE: 10080 kb/s vbr
AUDIO CODEC: ac3
AUDIO BITRATE: 448 kbps 48000hz stereo

Fingerprints:

DVD 1
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DVD 2
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RE-UP: Roger Waters live in London 2011 - 1DVD9 - May 17

Roger Waters
O2 Arena
London, England
Tuesday, May 17, 2011


*** DVD9 VERSION ***


Once again, similar to Chicago, things worked out in my favor. Djscomics and I had been planning this UK trip for months. I had the task of procuring tickets. I managed to get decent seats for the 14th, 15th, and 18th ahead of time, but could not find anything that I deemed reasonable for the 17th. We decided to simply go to without tickets for the 17th and leave it to fate. The afternoon we arrived, after a long, arduous journey (sleepless 6.5 hour overnight transatlantic flight with a seat that was broken and wouldn't recline a millimeter... carry on bag wouldn't fit completely under seat so already limited legroom cut in half... dragging luggage what seemed miles through Heathrow and then a succession of Tube stations... making a pit stop so I could puke on a Tube platform... dragging luggage another mile along treacherous roads -- look left! no look right! -- to the hotel), we went to the O2 box office to see what was available for the 17th. Amazingly, these lower level seats 12 rows off the floor came up. Even better, when we arrived at the seats that night, I was up against the rail on one side, and the people in front of us only got up once or twice the entire show!

I was thrilled to get such a good filming opportunity. It certainly softened the blow of getting busted the following night (18th).

BTW, we missed the Gilmour show by one day. From the beginning, we planned to see shows #3, 4, 5, and 6. (We incorrectly guessed that Gilmour, if he were to appear, would show in the second half of the run.) It just wasn't meant to be. But we still had a blast regardless and would do it again in a heartbeat.

I would like to thank Kev (djscomics) for his moral support and help with logistics and seeding on this trip. He was my first mentor of sorts, showing me the ropes of taping while on an extended road trip back in 1991 during Yes' Union tour. He was the one to nickname me Tapehead2 (actually Tapehead Too back then; he was the original Tapehead). This trip was a celebration of twenty years of being buddies and fellow music lovers. Kev, you are DA MAN. :-)

So here's the 17th.


Intro
In The Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
Mother
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
What Shall We Do Now
Young Lust
One Of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3)
The Last Few Bricks
Goodbye Cruel World
Hey You
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Vera
Bring The Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
The Show Must Go On
In The Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting For The Worms
Stop
The Trial
Outside the Wall


TOTAL TIME: 1:56:20


Video: Single cam audience: Sony HDR-CX520V @ 1920x1080i (AVCHD)
Audio: SP-CMC-8 (AT943s) > SP-SPSB-10 > Sony M10 (24/44.1)
FCE 4 > iDVD (Professional Quality 2-pass variable bit rate encoding) > disc image > Toast > DVD > MacThe Ripper (rip files, no re-encoding) > VIDEO_TS file

Media: One dual layer DVD (DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL)
Menu: Yes Chapters: Yes
Video: NTSC 16:9, 720x480, 29.97fps, vbr ~7630kbps (avg)
Audio: Stereo LPCM, 48kHz, 1536kbps

Filmed, edited and authored by Tapehead2, May 2011.

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RE-UP: Roger Waters live in Rome 2013 - 1DVD - July 28 - multi-cam

ROGER WATERS - THE WALL LIVE - DVD MULTICAM
Place: Rome, Italy
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Date: July 28, 2013
project: lalesa2000
DVD Editor: max1334
Cover art: Darthblood
Lineage: All Sources (see below for detailed info) > Sony Vegas Pro 11 (editing) > Nero 11 > DVD-R


Set 1:
01. Announcer (italian)
02. Spartacus
03. In the Flesh?
04. The Thin Ice
05. Another Brick in the Wall pt. 1
06. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
07. Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2
08. The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes
09. Roger talks (italian)
10. Mother
11. Goodbye Blue Sky
12. Empty Spaces
13. What Shall We Do Now?
14. Young Lust
15. One of My Turns
16. Don't Leave Me Now
17. Another Brick in the Wall pt. 3
18. Goodbye Cruel World
19. Intermission Break (only 1min)

Set 2:
20. Hey You
21. Is There Anybody Out There
22. Nobody Home
23. Vera
24. Bring the Boys Back Home
25. Comfortably Numb
26. The Show Must Go On
27. In the Flesh
28. Run Like Hell
29. Waiting For the Worms
30. Stop
31. The Trial
32. Outside the Wall / Band intro / credits


Total running time: 1hr58min


video resolution: 720x576 (16:9)
audio: dolby digital stereo 2.0


VIDEO SOURCES (master files)
Tapers (Cams & specs):
- iclateralus/landidaniele <iocero.com> (Samsung HMX-Q20 @ 1920x1080/16:9) full concert shot
- norbinho (Canon HF11 @ 1920x1080/16:9) full concert shot
- ruudcash (Panasonic HX-WA20 @ 1920x1080/16:9) full concert shot
- TheLois99 (GoPro Hero2 @ 1920x1080/16:9) full concert shot
- Gizmo GM (Canon FS100 @ 720x576/16:9 - mpeg) partial shot
- shockcorridor (iPhone 4 @ 1280x720/16:9) partial shot
- VeronicaB72 (Sony HDR-GW55 @ 1920x1080/16:9) partial shot
- Alessandro Santi (CANON S100 @ 1920x1080/16:9) partial shot
- Mauretto MoOoM (Panasonic TZ30 @ 1920x1080/16:9) partial shot
- Matteo Nati (Canon PowerShot SX1IS @ 1920x1080) partial shot
- Riccardo Merafina (Panasonic FZ-45 @ 1280x720/16:9) partial shot
- Christian Bassetti (Nikon-J1 @ 1980x1080/16:9) partial shot
- Oscar Masci (Nikon 1-J1 @ 1920x1080/16:9) partial shot
- Stefano Pacifici (Sony HDR-PJ10 @720x576/16:9 - mpeg) partial shot


AUDIO SOURCE (master file)
Taper: Alessio (CA-11 cardioids > preamp 9100 > Edirol R-09HR)

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in Versailles 1988 - 2DVD - June 21

Pink Floyd
Live in Versailles
1988/06/21

COCHON PRODUCTION

Source : Master VHS
PAL - 4/3

DVD 1
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Signs Of Life
Learning To Fly
Yet Another Movie
Round And Around
Terminal Frost
A New Machine - Part 2
Sorrow
Dogs Of War
On The Turning Away

Bonus : French TV news reports


DVD 2
One Of These Days
Time
On The Run
The Great Gig In The Sky
Wish You Were Here
Welcome To The Machine
Us And Them
Money
Another Brick In The Wall - Part 2
Comfortably Numb
One Slip
Run Like Hell
Fireworks

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

NEW: Roger Waters live in Denver 2008 - 2DVD - April 30 - 3cam mix

ROGER WATERS
performing 'The Dark Side of The Moon'
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado, USA
April 30, 2008

Lineage:
video: 3 cameras: Canon ZR60 (SD)> Canon ZR40 (SD)> unknown camera (HD)>.avi (lossless - no reencoding)>Sony Vegas (for editing
of multi-angles and mixing of audio into video)>VIDEO TS (using Sony Vegas)>DVD-R>VIDEO_TS (extracted losslessly using DVDShrink)

audio: Schoeps MK4 caps> active cables> N Box> Sound Devices 722> FLAC>.wav>Sony Vegas (for mixing of audio into video)>VIDEO TS
(using Sony Vegas)>DVD-R>VIDEO_TS (extracted losslessly using DVDShrink)

Disc One (1:14:02):
intro / In The Flesh
Mother
Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Southampton Dock
The Fletcher Memorial Home
Perfect Sense
Leaving Beirut
Sheep

Disc Two (1:07:53):
Speak To Me / Breathe
On The Run
Time
The Great Gig in the Sky
Money
Us and Them / Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Eclipse
The Happiest Days of Our Lives / Another Brick in the Wall Part II
Vera / Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in New York 1987 - 2DVD - October 7

Pink Floyd
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
October 7, 1987
Audience Video (2xDVD5) (2016 transfer)

DIME member “theesupra” sent me this tape. It was marked “Pink Floyd - MSG 1987,” but the band played three nights there. I compared the existing audio sources for all three dates to David’s greeting after “Learning to Fly” and confirmed that this is indeed the October 7, 1987 show.

LINEAGE: unknown recording equipment > master tape > unknown generation VHS tape > Sony SLV-N81 VCR > AVT-8710 Multi Standard Time Base Corrector > Toshiba Standalone DR 420 Video Recorder > JVC DVD5 > iMac > VIDEO_TS files > xAct 2.37 (Build 7448) (md5)

Disc 1 (1:03:12)

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Signs of Life
Learning to Fly
Yet Another Movie
Round and Around
A New Machine (Part 1)
Terminal Frost
A New Machine (Part 2)
Sorrow
Dogs of War
On The Turning Away

Disc 2 (1:03:31)

One of These Days
Time
On The Run
Wish You Were Here
Welcome to the Machine
Us & Them
Money
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
Comfortably Numb

Encores (missing):
One Slip
Run Like Hell

SPECS:

VIDEO: NTSC, 4:3, 720x480, 29.97 fps, 8,214 kbps
AUDIO: LPCM, 16-bit, 48kHz, 1,536 kbps, 2-channel stereo

NOTES: Fresh 2-disc transfer of an unknown but relatively low generation tape, generously provided by “theesupra.” Shot from lower level near the stage on David’s side.

REQUESTS: Trade freely; never buy or sell; and keep the file set in tact.

CREDITS: All credit to the filmer and to “theesupra” for sending me the tape.

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