Sunday, October 13, 2013
Nirvana 1992-01-02 The Palace, Melbourne, AU [Pre-Fm] [Flac]
02/01/92 - The Palace, Melbourne, AU
Pre-FM>DAT>CDR(?)> EAC > SHN > Flac
About A Girl
Come As You Are
Smells Like Teen Spirit
On A Plain
Complete pre-FM soundboard recording.
This is the "trading circle version", rated "10.0"
THE AUDIOPHILE COMPLETISTS' GUIDE TO NIRVANA BOOTLEGS CDs: 02/01/92
There are two sets of commercial releases of this show: complete pre-FM soundboard sources and differently mixed, incomplete, post-FM soundboard recordings.
'Melbourne 1992' is a complete pre-FM soundboard recording. This disc is plagued with pressing/digital errors. The bootleg 'In A Land Far Far Away', also sourced from the complete pre-FM recording, is free of these errors. However, both discs should be avoided as they are sourced from the trading circle version. Audiophiles are thus recommended to pick up the trading circle version, rather than bootleg versions of this complete pre-FM source.
The post-FM commercial releases, however, are valuable to the audiophile because they are differently mixed to the pre-FM version and the best sounding versions are only available on bootleg releases. The best sounding commercial release of the post-FM source is 'Mindblower' (although it runs slow, plus 2nd pressings of thise bootleg have one second gaps between some of the songs), but the show can also be found on other bootlegs in lower quality. In order of best quality first after Mindblower, these bootlegs are: 'Territorial Possession' (cloned from the 1st pressing of 'Mindblower'), 'Put The Money Down' (runs at correct speed) and 'Saturday Night Sonic Attack' (correct speed, but thin sounding and distorted). All commercial releases of this source are incomplete. More complete post-FM versions (with additional radio banter) are available in trading circles, but bootleg releases sound better.