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| posted on 11/25/2004 at 03:41 AM|
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Tough call. Soul Mates 2 is definitely a better recording than Live at Tampa. But the choice between Soul Mates and Soul Mates 2 is difficult. I think I prefer Soul Mates just a bit more. Even though the recording level has its ups and downs, it is complete and flows well. Soul Mates 2 still has some of that annoying hiss from the source tape and it really gets on my nerves. I usually listen to Soul Mates more often, so I guess I'd recommend that one.
I guess I would answer it this way:
Soul Mates is a more raw recording, there is more crowd noise that occasionally overpowers the music, but it is the most complete recording, despite the flaws. Any noise and hiss due to the original source recording is completely gone, probably because there was very little to begin with. The person who taped it probably had very good equipment, despite his poor tickets.
Soul Mates 2 and Live at Tampa originate from the same source tape, which is different from the source tape mentioned above. While the taper had better seats, he either had poorer equipment, or both Red Light (Live at Tampa) and Mid Valley (Soul Mates 2) had access to very high generation copies. I would guess it was inferior equipment. Live at Tampa appears to have been released without any attempt to digitally remove noise or remaster it. There is a lot of tape hiss present, which makes it very hard to listen to on a good stereo with good speakers. Boom boxes and all-in-one shelf systems usually don't have very good high frequency response, so the hiss is less noticeable. Soul Mates 2 has been digitally remastered and cleaned up by Mid Valley as much as possible, but some hiss is still present. The taper apparently turned his recorder off and on between songs, because the running time on every version I've heard of this source is shorter than the other. What is missing is the tuning and discussion between songs. (TD)
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Does anybody here have any info regarding this issue. And it goes without saying "Is anybody here in possession of both the above mentioned items who might be into trading." If so you can either PM me or Email me at this address:
p.s. On the subject of everybody here; Thanks to all you fine brothers and sisters for all the great music that you so generously make available to others. As Brother Duane said "Music is just the finest thing that you can give to people."
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| posted on 11/26/2004 at 08:18 PM|
I am recent member of "Hittin' The Web" and are Japanese fan of Duane.
I have some information about SoulMates/SoulMates2.
These 2 items are very famous japanese bootlegs released from Mid Valley Label.
These items were already discontinued, and I don't owned them.
I found some japanese trader who have these items, so I'd like to show one of URL.
All the contents here is written in english, so you are able to check it.
Also, recently in Japan, new Tampa bootleg are released and its sound source is differ from SoulMates, also SoulMates2.
Title is "DEREK AND THE DOMINOS - IN THE SKYDOG featuring Duane Allman".
By some japanese BBS, sound quality is much more better than that of SoulMates/SoulMates2.
I rent it from my friend, and heard this great show, I feel its sounds are good.
Last, I'm sorry of my bad english, but I hope you will see what I want to say.
[Edited on 11/27/2004 by MasahikoYamaura]
[Edited on 12/3/2004 by MasahikoYamaura]
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