Saturday, 30 May 2015

The Sisters Of Mercy - Top Rank, Brighton, England - 01.04.1985 (Flac 24/96)

Thanks to Frederick for transfering the tape and Pista for mixing and sharing.

Lineage: Tdk tape>nakamichi lx5>edirol ua4fx>imac>Adobe audition>wav 24bit/96khz>tracksplitting w/ audacity>xact>flac

The final gig of The Sisters of Mercy's Tune In, Turn On, Burn Out... Tour of the UK in spring 1985.
Support act: The Scientists.

This was the last official tour gig with Gary Marx.

2015 transfer from AU1 cassette @24/96 Thanks to Frederik for the hi res transfer
Minor work done with Amadeus pro to reduce tape hiss. Volume & EQ adjusted.
Couldn’t go too mad with the hiss, as it started to snick audio out.

Sound now is rounder & less like it’s coming out of a traffic cone.
Reports allude to this being from a SBD & this might be the case, as any crowd noise is very muted & possibly just residual noise picked up by onstage mics. You can make your own minds up.
It’s a 30 year old tape, so has the occasional flaw, but otherwise it’s a pretty good listen.
More info on the brilliant Sisters wiki


First And Last And Always
Body And Soul
No Time To Cry
Walk Away
Amphetamine Logic
A Rock And A Hard Place
Body Electric
Gimme Shelter
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Sister Ray / Ghostrider / Louie Louie

I’ve left it in the 24/96 resolution so if you want to burn to CD, you’ll need to dither it down to 16/44.1

Would appreciate it not be shared in any lossy formats but feel free to convert to mp3 for your own (ab)use :o)


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