Not previously having much from 93, I've been checking out a few of these new versions - La Coruna 09 07 93 is quite amazing both in sound quality and performance. Anyone have any other particular recommended shows ? Also what is the general story behind these ore-boards ? Were they never in circulation until now ?
Hidden Freebie - enter your names for copy of La Coruna !
July 9th La Coruna setlist: Hard Times/ Memphis Blues/ AATW/ JLAW/ TUIB/ Man In Me/ W River Flow/ Little Moses/ Boots/ Mr Tamb/ Maggie's/ Thin Man/ IAMB. only 13 songs but about 5 of them acoustic. stew good to see ya posting here, please hat me. -john
Hi there all Only heard the show from Bern My take on these is that they were discovered after the person had passed away or something. Not ttoo sure what the term preboard means though. Would love to here your concert Stew Bye all for now
I sure would love to get the La Coruna show, so please put me in the hat. Thanks. Haven't heard any of the preboards, but "Gopherstick" (who reviews most of the recently surfaced preboard tapes on his site) seems to think La Coruna is one of the best of them. For more details, check: www.gopherstick.com/Righteous%20To%20Me.htm
Post by William J. Clinton on Feb 6, 2005 17:35:21 GMT -5
Also what is the general story behind these pre-boards ? Were they never in circulation until now ?
The "official" story is that they were made by a member of Dylan's sound crew, without permission, for his personal collection. He died last year, but had arranged for the recordings to enter the collecting mainstream posthumously. There had been rumors about such caches of line recordings; this is the first to prove itself out.
And, for what it's worth, the term "preboard" is meaningless, if not misleading. These mixes aren't "pre" anything; they're apparently all taken from taps on the mixing board. But they're not PA mixes (well, some could be) -- what they're most like are the monitor mixes sent from the board to band members, meant to accentuate whichever aspects of the music an individual used most to guide his own performance. These are often called IEMs in other collecting circles -- either Individual Earpiece Monitor, or Individual Earpiece Mix, depending on who you're talking to.
[Sidebar: there are arenas with multiple PA mixes, particularly those semi-enclosed outdoor facilities where the vendor areas are separated from/outside of the concert location. And some old PA recordings recordings can't really be called "soundboards," either, like folk clubs with a single mic and only a volume control governing the sound system.]
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Have heard many of those circulating and my impression is that most sound like a concert that is rather "muffled" except for Bob's vocals being way upfront. Depending on how well he is singing on a particular night or particular song, this can be wonderful or boring/excruciating. Just try to imagine almost all the instruments mixed very low and only Bob really coming in clearly and that should give you an idea.