Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: George Carlin – Clearwater, FL (12/14/02)


George Carlin
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL (USA)
Dec. 14, 2002 (2nd show)

Download: FLAC/MP3

ALD-Soundboard recording (a Jim Fiesler recording)
Here’s another fine Jim Fiesler recording brought to you by TheCommish!

01. DJ intro (Billy The Phone Freak)
02. Opening remarks
03. Songs
04. Driving and Accidents
05. George’s grandfather / Zippers
06. George and the Reindeer
07. Suicide
08. More on suicide
09. STP Foundation
10. Stuff You Don’t Want To Hear
11. People Who Ought To Be Killed
12. Feces and Farts
13. Too Many Songs
14. The First Enema
15. Good Ideas

Lineage: ALD/SBD > D8 (listen box–from the parking lot) DAT > CDR
CDR > EAC > WAV (see editing notes) > Flac Frontend > FLAC (SBE-aligned)

Additional editing notes:
* Deleted 31 seconds of opening applause at beginning of Track 02
* Faded in applause on Track 102, faded out applause on Track 15 (with Nero)
* Re-tracked show by combining in Nero, splitting with CD Wave; as you can imagine, this isn’t an easy task for a comedy act like Carlin…I tried to separate the show by main topics discussed (also, the track names are made up to fit the material)
* Show was recorded out-of-phase; show was phase-corrected (to be “in-phase”) via Cool Edit Pro

ALD (assisted listening device) soundboard recordings are usually knocked for their “thin” sound quality (high amount of treble, not enough bass), but I don’t think that’s a real issue here at all. As such, Jim’s files have been unaltered for sound quality (i.e., no EQ performed)–if some of you prefer to have more bass in your ALD recordings, I’ll let you do your own EQ work since it then becomes a matter of personal taste. As for me, I think the show sounds great, as-is.

Jim Fiesler notes:
(regarding his ALD-SBD shows): “ALDs (fm-sbd) perfect captures in most or all cases..however somewhat lacking bass..more than regular fm..The best place to rec these shows was from the park lot..! the signal was the best there..!”