Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Who - 1976-10-21 - Toronto, Ont [Aud] [Flac]


The Who - 1976-10-21 - Toronto, Ont [Aud] [Flac]
Maple Leaf Gardens

Lineage: Master Cassette>Nakamichi 670 azimuth-adjusted playback deck>Nakamichi outboard Dolby B Unit>Wavelab 96/24>Izotope 44.1/16>flac

Taping Gear: Advent Dynamic Microphone MDC-1>Sony 153-SD Cassette Deck(Dobly B on)

Taped and transferred by JEMS

Roger Daltrey - vocals, harmonica
Pete Townshend - guitar, vocals
John Entwistle - bass, vocals
Keith Moon - drums, vocals

Disc one (77:27):
(1) Can't Explain (3:03)
(2) Substitute (4:07)
(3) My Wife (6:53)
(4) Baba O'Riley (5:48)
(5) Squeeze Box (3:29)
(6) Behind Blue Eyes (5:09)
(7) Dreaming From the Waist (4:47)
(8) Magic Bus (11:43)
(9) Amazing Journey (4:23)
(10) Underture (2:13)
(11) Sparks (3:54)
(12) The Acid Queen (3:33)
(13) Fiddle About (2:06)
(14) Pinball Wizard (2:48)
(15) I'm Free (2:17)
(16) Tommy's Holiday Camp (0:53)
(17) We're Not Gonna Take It (3:29)
(18) See Me Feel Me (6:46)

Disc two (31:20):
(1) Summertime Blues (3:55)
(2) My Generation (5:51) =>
(3) Join Together (2:17) =>
(4) My Generation Talking Blues (4:55)
(5) Who Are You (4:47)
(6) Won't Get Fooled Again (9:33)

Note: There are no fades applied anywhere, so the above disc splits (if you even choose to burn to disc) are merely a suggestion.

Ffp signature, info file, and md5 signature file are included. Sorry, no artwork.


This was originally posted by Weedwacker67 to Dime in January 2011, as part of a flurry of JEMS recordings new to the digital world. (It appears to have been posted, briefly, in March 2013, but I can't find it on the tracker, nor a record of its deletion.) Unbenownst to anyone, this would be Keith Moon's final show (to a paying audience, at least -- there was one more date in Kilburn, U.K. in late 1977 to an invite-only audience for the filming of "The Kids Are Alright" movie) as it was the final date of their 1976 North American tour promoting "The Who By Numbers." This is a fairly typical show for the tour, featuring a few songs that would rarely crack a post-Moon setlist ("Squeeze Box" and "Dreaming From The Waist," both of which were retired after their 1982 "Farewell" tour). I have had various cassette versions of this show since about 1988, and this is far superior to any other circulating source I've heard. Given the historical nature of the show, I thought it would be worth another pass through Dime.

Given the fact that (a) Maple Leaf Gardens is an old-style hockey arena and (b) this is recorded on 1970s analog equipment, this is an excellent recording. The vocals are prominent and perfectly placed in the mix; you can hear all of the nuances of the various instruments, and the overall feel is great. I haven't listened all the way through for awhile, but I don't recall much audience interference at all. For the '70s, this is close to being as good as an audience recording can sound.


No comments:

Post a Comment