Saturday, June 25, 2016

RE-UP: Roger Waters & Eric Clapton live in New Jersey 1984 - 2DVD - July 21

Roger Waters
with Eric clapton
Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey
July 21, 1984

Recorded by Ken G.
Audio transferred by Diego T.

Transferred from the master VHS tapes.
Audio captured at 48kHz/16 Bit stereo from linear stereo tracks from the VHS masters.

DVD ONE
Set the Controls
Money
If
Welcome to the Machine
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Pigs on the Wing
In The Flesh
Nobody Home
Hey You
The Gunner’s Dream

DVD TWO
4.30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
4.33 AM (Running Shoes)
4.37 AM (Arabs With Knives)
4.39 AM (For The 1st Time Today - Part 2) 
4.41 AM (Sexual Revolution)
4.47 AM (The Remains Of Our Love)
4.50 AM (Go Fishing)
4.56 AM (For The 1st Time Today - Part 1)
4.58 AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
5.01 AM (The Pros & Cons Of Hitch Hiking)
5.06 AM (Every Strangers Eyes)

Brain Damage / Eclipse (encore)

I was given the master VHS tapes while I was in Denver for the 2008 Roger Waters show because I assured Ken that I could extract the audio (linear stereo tracks) from the master VHS tapes. 

Some notes from Ken G: 

"We drove all the way from the SF Bay area to the East Coast in a 1970 Volkswagen bus to see this show. We were the only people in there with a video and the only person in there with a baby. Of course this was all way pre-internet, so we had no access to a seating chart or anything to see whether there were seats anywhere in Brendan Byrne Arena that were in the front row balcony, with nobody being able to stand up in front of us. Obviously it was going to be impossible to hold the camera up at eye level and in any case a tripod was the only way to go to eliminate shaking and not get caught. We somehow got access to a New York yellow pages and found some ticket scalping agencies. After making a couple calls we found out that there was one section where there was one side entrance to the coliseum style arena (where the elephants would come in for the circus, etc.) and there were about 10 seats along the top of that section. Amazingly, they had 3 seats for sale there, so we bought them (a friend who we met at the London 1980 Wall shows took the third ticket and held the mics). It took two trips through the door to smuggle everything in, as I had to go back out and come in with a second ticket (elsewhere in the arena) to bring in the 7 pound lead-acid battery belt. On the first trip in my wife took in the deck, tapes, mics and cables and I brought in the camera and tripod (one down each leg, with an Egyptian men's robe over them I was wearing). However, once we got to the seats it turned out that the opening we were over was roped off as security headquarters, with guys wearing yellow jumpsuits and holding walkie-talkies! So I set the stuff up and it was a few feet over their heads -- I put a jacket over the railing to hide the camera, which was at knee level. When the show started I started the tape and got down on my hands and knees to try and peer through the little round view finder (with my baby daughter kicking me in the head). All I could see was black, then some flashes and I realized that I was zoomed way in. I focused the camera on the performers, zoomed back to take in the entire 90-foot wide screen and had to leave it like that. There was no way whatsoever that I could have looked through it again during the show and zoom in and out, it would have been too easy to get caught. In retrospect I wish I had zoomed in to the main stage for the first set and adjusted for the second, but that didn't happen. My heart was pounding during the entire show, it was completely not enjoyable (fortunately, we had seen the night before from the floor and went to the Chicago gig after). For some reason I forgot to change the tape to number two before the second half -- hence the tape ran out just at the beginning of "The Moment of Clarity", the final short bit that ends the Pros and Cons. If it had to cut, that was a good place to do so. If I had it do to over again.....but then again I didn't have the chance. Glad to get what I did  - it was well worth the effort - and even though the video isn't great when the large screen is not on, the soundtrack is awesome throughout!


                        

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