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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dire Straits - 1985-08-13 - Oklahoma City, OK [Aud] [Flac]

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Dire Straits - 1985-08-13 - Oklahoma City, OK [Aud] [Flac]

Zoo Amphitheater

(mjk5510 Master)

Recorded, transferred and upped by mjk5510 (September 2013)

Recording: 2 x Sony ECM33F mics > Sony D6 > Maxell XLII
Location: General Admission approximately 15 back slightly left of center

Transfer: mjk5510 Master Tapes > Nakamichi CR5A (azimuth adjusted) > MacBook Pro > Audacity > Peak Pro XT (editing/indexing/volume smoothing/subtle tweak) > xACT > FLAC

This is a new azimuth adjusted transfer of my master tapes, I shared a version many years ago that was not azimuth adjusted and transferred on subpar equipment…in an a/b comparison this one is a nice upgrade.

I always enjoyed taping at the Zoo, general admission with the only issues being if the show started before dark you had to make sure you didn't get busted in the daylight before the sun went down.

I had a great taping location though there did seem to be a higher percentage of drunks than usual at the Zoo Amp for this show. Fortunately, my location produced a much higher level of music that drowned out a lot of the drunk socializing going on. You do however get to hear a drunk girl ask what time it is a few minutes into the show as she stubbles by, like she has to be somewhere and then there is the guy that thought it would be funny after seeing my taping gear to loudly say "oh, sneaking in there", hilarious.
The good news is most of the socializing takes place early on and is in the background and overpowered by the music, it subsides as the drunks got tired or passed out.

Transferred with no breaks, tracks labeled for suggested CD burning...

101 Ride Across the River
102 Expresso Love
103 One World
104 Romeo and Juliet
105 Private Investigations
106 Sultans of Swing
107 Why Worry
108 Walk of Life
109 Two Young Lovers
201 Money for Nothing
202 Wild West End
203 Tunnel of Love
204 Brothers in Arms
205 Solid Rock
206 Going Home: Theme from Local Hero

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