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I'm not impressed with the sound quality of the Toronto club show 7/19/94 from the known sources. Considering this was a small club show, I'm surprised there's not a better sounding version/soundboard out there?
I live close to Toronto.
My brother has a friend who is an avid live music collector.
At a party one night he played a few tracks from that show, on a mix.
They were AMAZING. He was surprised when I told him I knew what venue they were from. When I asked him for a copy? I got the typical "I'd get killed by the trader community, if this got out. So few of us have it." He did take me to his media room and he gave me a private listen. Not quite SB quality but better than what's out there. When I explained how important it was to him that they don't sit on this show and it NEEDS to get out there? He agreed. He went on to say that it took him YEARS to gain the trust of this group and while he wanted to help me with a private copy, he couldn't. When he asked the source he declined. If any of you remember "Blinded By Love By Gypsy Kings" VGP release? I was the source for that master tape. Even though I had the BLESSING from the guy who gave it to me? That Trader Community in Toronto has a long memory, and I was refused a copy. The fellow that had it had a HUGE crush on my brother. My brother and he went on a few dates but my brother was only able to secure me another private listen, strictly because I saw this show, personally. This was almost 20 years ago. His friend told me to be patient he was working on getting me a copy. My brother sees him occasionally but no copy yet, sadly. If I DO get a copy, I'll let everybody know.
Part of the allure for these traders is the exclusivity of the group.
It's like you get some shows. They wait to see if it gets circulated then slowly, you gain the trust of the group.
This fellow had shows, outtakes, alternate mixes from pretty much every band I like. Some of the U2 and Bowie stuff he had was incredible.
He had no problem SHOWING me what he had and giving me a quick listen.
I think he got some kind of perverted pleasure out of saying: "Sorry, I just can't give you a copy...it's so rare..."
Yes, Secret Lounge is like the others....disappointing.