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1980 "McVicar" Master Tapes
(note the "artist" listed on the covers)
Recording "McVicar" from the above reels to HD (24/96) was interesting. I
started out with the (2) two reels above and everything sounded great, but there
was a volume jump beginning with "Without Your Love" through "McVicar".
Unfortunately, with my levels already set for the previous tracks, these tracks
began to distort. So, I adjusted the levels and recorded these songs again.
Meanwhile, I was curious what might be on tape (3) three. Outtakes perhaps?
Actually, tape (3) was an earlier session, with side (1) one in a different
track order and without "Bitter & Twisted". The tracks on this tape were at
consistent levels and I determined this was a "keeper" as it sounded really
good. I went back and re-recorded "Bitter & Twisted" at the same level.
Editing the tracks and restoring the "official" track order (and making a copy at CD quality (16/44.1), I a/b'd the results to the official CD. The "master tape" version is more detailed, especially with the bass, definitely a "step up" in quality...
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