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OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: CaptainAcid ()
Date: March 26, 2024 16:47



THE WHO - Live At Leeds Complete_CaptainAcidRemaster

Leeds, England
February 14, 1970
Liberated Midas Touch bootleg
Soundboard

Hi The Who fans,

I have done pitch, phase & level correction.
Also did new EQ

Enjoy

Remastered by Captain Acid, March 2024

"As everyone knows, there was a mains plug hanging out of the wall somewhere in the system, producing this constant crackling on every other track on the eight track. Bass drum, bass guitar, vocal... and guitar — nothing too important! Sometimes it was just intermittent, and other times there were whole rows of them. It was so bad that Pete hadn't even mixed some of the tracks."

CD 1:
101. Heaven And Hell
102. I Can't Explain
103. Fortune Teller
104. Tattoo
105. Youngman's Blues
106. Substitute
107. Happy Jack
108. I'm A Boy
109. A Quick One, While He's Away
110. Overture
111. It's A Boy
112. 1921
113. Amazing Journey
114. Sparks
115. The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)
116. Christmas
117. The Acid Queen
118. Pinball Wizard

CD 2:
201. Do You Think It's Alright
202. Fiddle About
203. Tommy Can You Hear Me
204. There's A Doctor
205. Go To The Mirror!
206. Smash The Mirror
207. Miracle Cure
208. Sally Simpson
209. I'm Free
210. Tommy's Holiday Camp
211. We're Not Going To Take It
212. Summertime Blues
213. Shakin' All Over
214. My Generation
215. Magic Bus
bonus track
216. Time Is Passing

[www.filefactory.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2024-04-04 09:48 by CaptainAcid.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: nbutton ()
Date: March 26, 2024 17:17

Thank You

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: March 26, 2024 17:56

Thank you!

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: joguema ()
Date: March 26, 2024 20:26

Many thanks!

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: StoneZP ()
Date: March 26, 2024 20:36

Thank you Captain!
thumbs up

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: March 26, 2024 21:41

Not to put down your good work but wouldn't this count as an official release?

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: CaptainAcid ()
Date: March 26, 2024 22:05

Quote
crholmstrom
Not to put down your good work but wouldn't this count as an official release?

This is not the same mix as official, and no overdubs here, unlike the official....check out the differences here, in details:


[www.lukpac.org]

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: Vuudo ()
Date: March 26, 2024 22:49

Thank you Captain for your gentle Acid treatment.
thumbs up

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: letitloose6 ()
Date: March 26, 2024 22:49

Thank you captain

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: elwoodpdowd ()
Date: March 26, 2024 22:54

Thanks!

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: perkmo ()
Date: March 27, 2024 00:36

very nice thanks!

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: gaizoku ()
Date: March 27, 2024 04:44

Thank you.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: ecor ()
Date: March 27, 2024 07:11

Thank you Captain!! Looks great!!

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: stonesmuziekfan ()
Date: March 27, 2024 10:32

THX

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: Antonio218 ()
Date: March 27, 2024 11:03

Thanks a million Captain.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: andrews27 ()
Date: March 27, 2024 15:43

Thank you, Captain. You are now promoted to General.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: jstones ()
Date: March 27, 2024 17:34

grazie mille

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: intercepter ()
Date: March 27, 2024 21:55

Thanks,Captainsmileys with beer

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: Tonstone ()
Date: March 27, 2024 23:07

Dont think Live at Leeds needed too much tinkering its a great raw live album so I will stick with what I have .But big thanks for your effort and time. Actually Live at Hull the next night is better.
Please have a go at remastering ' Its only Rock n Roll.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: dph ()
Date: March 28, 2024 01:28

Best version is the 2014 HD Tracks/iTunes version. It even plays all 33 tracks in the correct order, not rearranged to fit on two CDs.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: CaptainAcid ()
Date: March 28, 2024 13:30

IT SEEMS SOME PEOPLE DID NOR REALIZE THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS OFFICIAL RECORDING !

So, i am posting again what LukPac wrote about what is different:

As most people know, in addition to the recent (1995) remix/remaster of the "Live At Leeds" album, a bootleg of the show has been released, entitled "Live At Leeds Complete." In addition to containing all songs released on previous LPs/CDs, now unedited, the complete performance of 'Tommy' is included as well. Other than a few between song breaks, the whole show is here. Following is a detailed comparison of the two:

Disc 1

Intro:

This is quite interesting. The remix has about 18 seconds of applause, the band tuning up, etc. The bootleg on the other hand has just a few seconds of applause and no instrument sounds. Comparing the two it would seem the remix has stuff edited in from a different show - even though the intro to the boot is a lot shorter, there's enough there to confirm the two are different. However, an audience tape of the show reveals exactly what's on the remix. Why the bootleg sounds different is anyone's guess.

Heaven & Hell

Time: LAL LALC
4:29 4:27

Nothing was edited out on the remix. However, the vocals on the first verse (up to the second 'If you've done nothing wrong') were overdubbed in the studio specifically for the remix. After hearing the boot this is quite obvious. Rumor is JAE was changing a setting on his amp and did not get back to the mike fast enough. However, listening to both the boot and an audience tape of the show reveals there's really nothing wrong with the vocal - the new overdub was certainly a very curious exercise.

There is quite a bit of 'crackling noise' on this song on the boot. This is probably the worst case of it in the concert. However, the music still shines through loud and clear. The remix employed some click removal techniques, but the crackling is still evident, albeit to a lesser extent.

I Can't Explain

Time: LAL LALC
2:16 2:14

Here again, no edits were made. However, before the main vocals come in Roger yells 'alright', which was mixed out on the remaster. On the original boot, about two seconds are missing when they sing "Forgive me one more time, now", due to a sloppy job on account of the bootlegger. A later "remastered" version of LALC has this entire section intact, but the EQ has been tampered with and does not sound as good as the original issue.

Fortune Teller

Time: LAL LALC
2:34 2:33

No edits here either. Once again though, vocals were significantly played around with. On the boot, John sings a double lead vocal with Roger. On the remix, however, he is barely audible.

Some of Pete's dialog before the song was cut on the remix.

Tattoo

Time: LAL LALC
2:51 2:51

Not much different between the remix and the boot. The ending cuts off rather quickly due to a master reel change, which was (only partially successfully) covered up with unrelated applause on the remix. 16 seconds of applause and dialog are missing due to the reel change. The dialog in red is what got cut off: "Uh, just a message to the people that are working the lights. Could we have a bit more, general light on the stage?"

Young Man Blues

Time: LAL LAL(rm) LALC
4:38 4:56 5:08

The first significantly edited song. A few solo parts near the end of the song were cut out. The original version (also on the box set) is even more edited than the remastered version.

Again, some of Pete's dialog before the song was cut on the remix, including the above comment about the lighting.

Substitute

Time: LAL LALC
2:07 2:07

Not too different. Some of Pete's talk before the song was cut out on the remix, which is odd, as all of it was included on the box set.

Happy Jack

Time: LAL LALC
2:13 2:12

As above. This song was also on the soundtrack to "The Kids Are Alright", although it was incorrectly listed as coming from "Live Tour, Sweden".

I'm A Boy

Time: LAL LALC
2:40 2:43

Same.

A Quick One, While He's Away

Time: LAL LALC
8:25 8:26

Not too different here either. However, most of Pete's intro to the song was cut off the remaster - it does run several minutes.

Roger re-did his vocals for "Ivor The Engine Driver" specifically for the remix. They do match the original vocals fairly well, but playing both versions back side by side makes it clear they were re-done.

The master reel was changed before and after AQO.

Up to this point, all of the songs have been available on the remaster (edited or not). Also, there are no major problems with the sound. After A Quick One, however, two things go 'bad' right away. The balance shifts to the right (easily corrected) and the speed slows down. Not by a whole lot, but the pitch is slightly changed. The actual difference is 2.8%.

Overture

Time: LALC
5:19 (5:09) [speed corrected times are in parenthesis]

A very good performance. Unlike IOW, everyone hits the first chord! Pete's soloing is also quite good.

During Pete's soloing there is a brief (.25 sec perhaps) dropout/hiccup. This sounds like a tape defect, rather than something the bootlegger did.

On the CD, the track changes to 'It's A Boy' even before the 'Captain Walker' section. The time above is right up to 'It's A Boy'.

It's A Boy

Time: LALC
0:35 (0:34)

1921

Time: LALC
2:29 (2:23)

Amazing Journey/Sparks

Time: LAL LALC
7:34 3:22/4:25 [7:47] (3:16/4:14 [7:30])

The only number from 'Tommy' released on the remaster. Surprisingly it was not edited.

Eyesight To the Blind (The Hawker)

Time: LALC
2:01 (1:57)

Another tape reel change before this song. At the show there was a several second pause (at least) after Sparks where the audience applauded. On the boot no such applause can be heard - it cuts off just after the last notes of Sparks and comes back in the middle of the count-in to Eyesight.

Christmas

Time: LALC
3:23 (3:16)

The Acid Queen

Time: LALC
3:37 (3:30)

A vocal flub at the end...either Pete or Roger sings "Break your little heart" and the other sings "Tear your soul apart".

Pinball Wizard

Time: LALC
2:55 (2:48)

Roger seems to be a bit heavy on the mike, at least at the start of the song. John's bass intro is truly amazing.

This is the last song on CD 1. After Pinball finishes, the crowd cheers for a sec and the sound abruptly cuts off. Then you can hear a (very) brief snippet of 'Do You Think It's Alright' before the tape totally cuts off. At the concert there was about a 20 second pause between Pinball and Do You Think It's Alright.

Disc 1 total time: 70:57 (depending on the CD player)
Disc 2

Do You Think It's Alright

Time: LALC
0:22 (0:22)

On Live At Leeds Complete this track fades up, cutting off the band hitting the first chord. However, Live Tommy At The Leeds (from the same label) does not fade up - the entire chord is there. The only problem is the sound on Live Tommy At The Leeds is significantly worse than Live At Leeds Complete.

Fiddle About

Time: LALC
1:14 (1:12)

Tommy Can You Hear Me?

Time: LALC
0:56 (0:54)

There's A Doctor

Time: LALC
0:24 (0:23)

Go to the Mirror!

Time: LALC
3:27 (3:22)

Smash the Mirror

Time: LALC
1:18 (1:16)

Not listed on the packaging or the disc itself.

Miracle Cure

Time: LALC
0:15 (0:12)

Sally Simpson

Time: LALC
4:05 (3:57)

Some people have commented that the vocals to 'Sally' are not the greatest and could be fixed on a remix. To me they do not sound that bad at all. Roger does miss one "She knew from the start..." part, but that just lets the listener more clearly hear John and Pete!

I'm Free

Time: LALC
2:41 (2:37)

About at this time the left-right balance is corrected. One might think the master reel was changed here, but the band went right from Sally Simpson into I'm Free at the show.

Tommy's Holiday Camp

Time: LALC
1:01 (0:59)

We're Not Gonna Take It

Time: LALC
8:20 (8:03)

It should be noted that part of this performance was used on the box set. However, that version starts in the middle of 'See Me, Feel Me' and has a significant chunk edited out during 'Listening to You.'

There is a tape glitch between Tommy's Holiday Camp and WNGTI. A sloppy job by the bootlegger. Very shortly after WNGTI finishes the master reel changes once again, which amounts to another glitch on the boot.

Summertime Blues

Time: LAL LALC
3:20 3:26 (3:20)

No edits here.

Shakin' All Over

Time: LAL LALC
4:15 5:15 (5:06)

This song was significantly edited. The edit occurs at about 2:23 on the remaster. After having the boot, the edit sounds quite obvious. If you listen closely, at 2:25 on the remaster there are some vocals (after the edit) that were mixed out. These are quite audible on the boot.

The content of the edited section is 'Spoonful,' which does drag a little bit. Once used to hearing it, however, not hearing it (as on the remaster) is quite strange.

The master reel was changed again after Shakin' All Over. It ends very shortly after the song finishes.

My Generation

Time: LAL LALC
14:45 15:28 (15:03)

Some of the 'Listening to You' soloing in the first few minutes has been cut. Also, at 12:42 on the remaster a small edit was made. The band actually stops for a few seconds, and it sounds like Moon hits a drum or drops a stick. On the remaster this silence was edited out. The original LP/CD plays right through, as does LALC.

A mixing difference on the remaster occurs right after "People try to put us down" at the very beginning of the song. A scream from Roger was mixed out: "[whaahhhhhh]oh, just because we get around." The scream was on the old album, as well as LALC.

Pete did a lenghty introduction to the song ("It's really wonderful to be back at Leeds"), all of which was cut for the remix.

The master reel was changed between My Generation and Magic Bus.

Magic Bus

Time: LAL LALC
7:22 10:05 (9:41)

Major edits! 'Magic Bus' had several chunks cut out. The edits (that I quickly noted - there may be one or two more small ones) occur at: 1:16, 3:21, 3:46 (on the remaster). Also, on the boot, there is a dropout at 2:41 (2:17 on the remaster) - it lasts about a second. Near the end, at 7:16-7:17 on the remaster, Pete has been mixed out. He hit a bad note... Also, Roger's harmonica at the very end has been mixed _way_ down...

Disc 2 total time: 62:14

There's no doubt about it - I'll take the boot over the remix any day of the week. A few notes:

Sound:

While the boot doesn't quite have the clarity of the remix, I prefer it. The drums are a bit lower in the mix - to these ears they are too loud on the remix. The boot is mixed very "dry", with no added echo. Both the original album and the remix have added echo to give it a more "live" sound - personally I find it very artificial sounding. The remix also has added effects on Pete's guitar in places (most notably the intro to Magic Bus) to simulate what was heard in the concert. However, a close listen to the boot does not reveal any such echo effects, which would have been picked up by the ambience track (albeit not very loudly). They cymbal sound seems to have a bit more space to it on the boot, possibly due to leakage onto the ambience (and other) tracks, which would have been masked a bit on the remix due to the higher level of the drum tracks. To me the remaster has a very flat and lifeless sound, while the boot is a bit more open and alive. The dullness of the boot is not even that noticeable unless you play the remaster and the boot side-by-side.

In live recording, it is standard practice to use two tape machines, so that nothing is missed when a reel must be changed. When one tape machine is starting to run out of tape, the other machine will be switched on so there's a bit of overlap. However, for whatever reason the Pye Mobile unit only employed one tape machine, so whenever the reel needed to be changed that part of the show would not be recorded. Luckily, all the reel changes were done between songs, but small sections were lost, notably some of the sustained notes at the end of songs.

On the remaster, John's vocal is usually panned hard left, Roger is in the center, and Pete's vocal hard right. On the boot, John and Pete are brought a bit more towards the center, but are still panned a bit. Also, since all tracks of the tape are always playing, the hiss level is somewhat higher than the remix. If you listen closely (under headphones) to the remix, you can easily hear tracks being mixed up and down, as well as edits made, as the hiss level changes quite obviously in some places. Also, I did read that some noise reduction technology was used on the vocal tracks on the remaster.

Discs:

Several of the tracks on the CD do not correspond to the actual songs - Disc 2 indexes a few tracks in the middle of songs, and only has 14 tracks, while there are actually 15 songs.

Just as a note, there are no booklets, liner notes, etc...

Also, the cover pictures are not from Leeds, but rather the '69 IOW show.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: rovalle ()
Date: March 28, 2024 16:38

thanks for this

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: Tonstone ()
Date: March 28, 2024 22:05

Quote
CaptainAcid
IT SEEMS SOME PEOPLE DID NOR REALIZE THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS OFFICIAL RECORDING !

So, i am posting again what LukPac wrote about what is different:

As most people know, in addition to the recent (1995) remix/remaster of the "Live At Leeds" album, a bootleg of the show has been released, entitled "Live At Leeds Complete." In addition to containing all songs released on previous LPs/CDs, now unedited, the complete performance of 'Tommy' is included as well. Other than a few between song breaks, the whole show is here. Following is a detailed comparison of the two:

Disc 1

Intro:

This is quite interesting. The remix has about 18 seconds of applause, the band tuning up, etc. The bootleg on the other hand has just a few seconds of applause and no instrument sounds. Comparing the two it would seem the remix has stuff edited in from a different show - even though the intro to the boot is a lot shorter, there's enough there to confirm the two are different. However, an audience tape of the show reveals exactly what's on the remix. Why the bootleg sounds different is anyone's guess.

Heaven & Hell

Time: LAL LALC
4:29 4:27

Nothing was edited out on the remix. However, the vocals on the first verse (up to the second 'If you've done nothing wrong') were overdubbed in the studio specifically for the remix. After hearing the boot this is quite obvious. Rumor is JAE was changing a setting on his amp and did not get back to the mike fast enough. However, listening to both the boot and an audience tape of the show reveals there's really nothing wrong with the vocal - the new overdub was certainly a very curious exercise.

There is quite a bit of 'crackling noise' on this song on the boot. This is probably the worst case of it in the concert. However, the music still shines through loud and clear. The remix employed some click removal techniques, but the crackling is still evident, albeit to a lesser extent.

I Can't Explain

Time: LAL LALC
2:16 2:14

Here again, no edits were made. However, before the main vocals come in Roger yells 'alright', which was mixed out on the remaster. On the original boot, about two seconds are missing when they sing "Forgive me one more time, now", due to a sloppy job on account of the bootlegger. A later "remastered" version of LALC has this entire section intact, but the EQ has been tampered with and does not sound as good as the original issue.

Fortune Teller

Time: LAL LALC
2:34 2:33

No edits here either. Once again though, vocals were significantly played around with. On the boot, John sings a double lead vocal with Roger. On the remix, however, he is barely audible.

Some of Pete's dialog before the song was cut on the remix.

Tattoo

Time: LAL LALC
2:51 2:51

Not much different between the remix and the boot. The ending cuts off rather quickly due to a master reel change, which was (only partially successfully) covered up with unrelated applause on the remix. 16 seconds of applause and dialog are missing due to the reel change. The dialog in red is what got cut off: "Uh, just a message to the people that are working the lights. Could we have a bit more, general light on the stage?"

Young Man Blues

Time: LAL LAL(rm) LALC
4:38 4:56 5:08

The first significantly edited song. A few solo parts near the end of the song were cut out. The original version (also on the box set) is even more edited than the remastered version.

Again, some of Pete's dialog before the song was cut on the remix, including the above comment about the lighting.

Substitute

Time: LAL LALC
2:07 2:07

Not too different. Some of Pete's talk before the song was cut out on the remix, which is odd, as all of it was included on the box set.

Happy Jack

Time: LAL LALC
2:13 2:12

As above. This song was also on the soundtrack to "The Kids Are Alright", although it was incorrectly listed as coming from "Live Tour, Sweden".

I'm A Boy

Time: LAL LALC
2:40 2:43

Same.

A Quick One, While He's Away

Time: LAL LALC
8:25 8:26

Not too different here either. However, most of Pete's intro to the song was cut off the remaster - it does run several minutes.

Roger re-did his vocals for "Ivor The Engine Driver" specifically for the remix. They do match the original vocals fairly well, but playing both versions back side by side makes it clear they were re-done.

The master reel was changed before and after AQO.

Up to this point, all of the songs have been available on the remaster (edited or not). Also, there are no major problems with the sound. After A Quick One, however, two things go 'bad' right away. The balance shifts to the right (easily corrected) and the speed slows down. Not by a whole lot, but the pitch is slightly changed. The actual difference is 2.8%.

Overture

Time: LALC
5:19 (5:09) [speed corrected times are in parenthesis]

A very good performance. Unlike IOW, everyone hits the first chord! Pete's soloing is also quite good.

During Pete's soloing there is a brief (.25 sec perhaps) dropout/hiccup. This sounds like a tape defect, rather than something the bootlegger did.

On the CD, the track changes to 'It's A Boy' even before the 'Captain Walker' section. The time above is right up to 'It's A Boy'.

It's A Boy

Time: LALC
0:35 (0:34)

1921

Time: LALC
2:29 (2:23)

Amazing Journey/Sparks

Time: LAL LALC
7:34 3:22/4:25 [7:47] (3:16/4:14 [7:30])

The only number from 'Tommy' released on the remaster. Surprisingly it was not edited.

Eyesight To the Blind (The Hawker)

Time: LALC
2:01 (1:57)

Another tape reel change before this song. At the show there was a several second pause (at least) after Sparks where the audience applauded. On the boot no such applause can be heard - it cuts off just after the last notes of Sparks and comes back in the middle of the count-in to Eyesight.

Christmas

Time: LALC
3:23 (3:16)

The Acid Queen

Time: LALC
3:37 (3:30)

A vocal flub at the end...either Pete or Roger sings "Break your little heart" and the other sings "Tear your soul apart".

Pinball Wizard

Time: LALC
2:55 (2:48)

Roger seems to be a bit heavy on the mike, at least at the start of the song. John's bass intro is truly amazing.

This is the last song on CD 1. After Pinball finishes, the crowd cheers for a sec and the sound abruptly cuts off. Then you can hear a (very) brief snippet of 'Do You Think It's Alright' before the tape totally cuts off. At the concert there was about a 20 second pause between Pinball and Do You Think It's Alright.

Disc 1 total time: 70:57 (depending on the CD player)
Disc 2

Do You Think It's Alright

Time: LALC
0:22 (0:22)

On Live At Leeds Complete this track fades up, cutting off the band hitting the first chord. However, Live Tommy At The Leeds (from the same label) does not fade up - the entire chord is there. The only problem is the sound on Live Tommy At The Leeds is significantly worse than Live At Leeds Complete.

Fiddle About

Time: LALC
1:14 (1:12)

Tommy Can You Hear Me?

Time: LALC
0:56 (0:54)

There's A Doctor

Time: LALC
0:24 (0:23)

Go to the Mirror!

Time: LALC
3:27 (3:22)

Smash the Mirror

Time: LALC
1:18 (1:16)

Not listed on the packaging or the disc itself.

Miracle Cure

Time: LALC
0:15 (0:12)

Sally Simpson

Time: LALC
4:05 (3:57)

Some people have commented that the vocals to 'Sally' are not the greatest and could be fixed on a remix. To me they do not sound that bad at all. Roger does miss one "She knew from the start..." part, but that just lets the listener more clearly hear John and Pete!

I'm Free

Time: LALC
2:41 (2:37)

About at this time the left-right balance is corrected. One might think the master reel was changed here, but the band went right from Sally Simpson into I'm Free at the show.

Tommy's Holiday Camp

Time: LALC
1:01 (0:59)

We're Not Gonna Take It

Time: LALC
8:20 (8:03)

It should be noted that part of this performance was used on the box set. However, that version starts in the middle of 'See Me, Feel Me' and has a significant chunk edited out during 'Listening to You.'

There is a tape glitch between Tommy's Holiday Camp and WNGTI. A sloppy job by the bootlegger. Very shortly after WNGTI finishes the master reel changes once again, which amounts to another glitch on the boot.

Summertime Blues

Time: LAL LALC
3:20 3:26 (3:20)

No edits here.

Shakin' All Over

Time: LAL LALC
4:15 5:15 (5:06)

This song was significantly edited. The edit occurs at about 2:23 on the remaster. After having the boot, the edit sounds quite obvious. If you listen closely, at 2:25 on the remaster there are some vocals (after the edit) that were mixed out. These are quite audible on the boot.

The content of the edited section is 'Spoonful,' which does drag a little bit. Once used to hearing it, however, not hearing it (as on the remaster) is quite strange.

The master reel was changed again after Shakin' All Over. It ends very shortly after the song finishes.

My Generation

Time: LAL LALC
14:45 15:28 (15:03)

Some of the 'Listening to You' soloing in the first few minutes has been cut. Also, at 12:42 on the remaster a small edit was made. The band actually stops for a few seconds, and it sounds like Moon hits a drum or drops a stick. On the remaster this silence was edited out. The original LP/CD plays right through, as does LALC.

A mixing difference on the remaster occurs right after "People try to put us down" at the very beginning of the song. A scream from Roger was mixed out: "[whaahhhhhh]oh, just because we get around." The scream was on the old album, as well as LALC.

Pete did a lenghty introduction to the song ("It's really wonderful to be back at Leeds"), all of which was cut for the remix.

The master reel was changed between My Generation and Magic Bus.

Magic Bus

Time: LAL LALC
7:22 10:05 (9:41)

Major edits! 'Magic Bus' had several chunks cut out. The edits (that I quickly noted - there may be one or two more small ones) occur at: 1:16, 3:21, 3:46 (on the remaster). Also, on the boot, there is a dropout at 2:41 (2:17 on the remaster) - it lasts about a second. Near the end, at 7:16-7:17 on the remaster, Pete has been mixed out. He hit a bad note... Also, Roger's harmonica at the very end has been mixed _way_ down...

Disc 2 total time: 62:14

There's no doubt about it - I'll take the boot over the remix any day of the week. A few notes:

Sound:

While the boot doesn't quite have the clarity of the remix, I prefer it. The drums are a bit lower in the mix - to these ears they are too loud on the remix. The boot is mixed very "dry", with no added echo. Both the original album and the remix have added echo to give it a more "live" sound - personally I find it very artificial sounding. The remix also has added effects on Pete's guitar in places (most notably the intro to Magic Bus) to simulate what was heard in the concert. However, a close listen to the boot does not reveal any such echo effects, which would have been picked up by the ambience track (albeit not very loudly). They cymbal sound seems to have a bit more space to it on the boot, possibly due to leakage onto the ambience (and other) tracks, which would have been masked a bit on the remix due to the higher level of the drum tracks. To me the remaster has a very flat and lifeless sound, while the boot is a bit more open and alive. The dullness of the boot is not even that noticeable unless you play the remaster and the boot side-by-side.

In live recording, it is standard practice to use two tape machines, so that nothing is missed when a reel must be changed. When one tape machine is starting to run out of tape, the other machine will be switched on so there's a bit of overlap. However, for whatever reason the Pye Mobile unit only employed one tape machine, so whenever the reel needed to be changed that part of the show would not be recorded. Luckily, all the reel changes were done between songs, but small sections were lost, notably some of the sustained notes at the end of songs.

On the remaster, John's vocal is usually panned hard left, Roger is in the center, and Pete's vocal hard right. On the boot, John and Pete are brought a bit more towards the center, but are still panned a bit. Also, since all tracks of the tape are always playing, the hiss level is somewhat higher than the remix. If you listen closely (under headphones) to the remix, you can easily hear tracks being mixed up and down, as well as edits made, as the hiss level changes quite obviously in some places. Also, I did read that some noise reduction technology was used on the vocal tracks on the remaster.

Discs:

Several of the tracks on the CD do not correspond to the actual songs - Disc 2 indexes a few tracks in the middle of songs, and only has 14 tracks, while there are actually 15 songs.

Just as a note, there are no booklets, liner notes, etc...

Also, the cover pictures are not from Leeds, but rather the '69 IOW show.

Thank you for the update Captain. I was one of the people who thoughtg it was.
I am downloading as I am writing.Look forward to giving it a blast tomorrow. Thanks again thumbs up

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: gomper076 ()
Date: March 31, 2024 07:20

Nice work Captain. Hope you present more Who down the line.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: CaptainAcid ()
Date: March 31, 2024 12:51

Quote
gomper076
Nice work Captain. Hope you present more Who down the line.

Yes, i am planning to do just that......at the moment i am working on Live in Vienna 2016, great show......and i was there.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: vancouver ()
Date: April 3, 2024 20:35

Thanks ! There is a lot of good concerts of the Who 1969 Amsterdam.Bristol.Some
very good 70's shows too.

Re: OT: The Who 1970-02-14 Live At Leeds Complete (Midas Touch - Stereo SBD)_CaptainAcidRemaster
Posted by: CaptainAcid ()
Date: April 4, 2024 09:48




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