The Who – Boston, MA (04/01/76)

The Who
Boston Garden
Boston, MA
9 March 1976 and 1 April 1976

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

CD1
01 Can’t Explain (3/9/76)
02 Substitute – Keith Moon passes out (3/9/76)

03 Can’t Explain
04 Substitute
05 My Wife
06 Baba O’Riley
07 Squeeze Box
08 Behind Blue Eyes
09 Dreaming from the Waist
10 Magic Bus

CD2
01 Amazing Journey
02 Jam/Sparks
03 Acid Queen
04 Fiddle About
05 Pinball Wizard
06 I’m Free
07 Tommy’s Holiday Camp
08 We’re Not Gonna Take It

missing:
Summertime Blues
My Generation
Join Together Blues
WOn’t Get Fooled Again

The 9 March 1976 show only made it through the first two songs before Keith Moon passed out and the show was stopped. The show was then re-scheduled for 1 April 1976.

This recording includes the two songs from 9 March 1976, as well as the first 70 minutes of the 1 April 1976 performance.

The included newspaper scans are interesting, one blaming Keith’s passing out on the flu, and another giving a glowing review of the re-scheduled performance.

Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Maxell cassettes

Mastered and FLAC’ed by Carl Morstadt (dantalion8@yahoo.com)

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ’ing.

A 24-bit/96-KHz flac24 version of this recording is also available.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

He recorded many of the major 70’s bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several “under the radar” acts.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember – the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
June 2009

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