East Of Eden
1970-04-06(*) London, United Kingdom BBC "Top Gear" (M1-FM)
03. In The Stable Of The Sphinx -> Bathers -> In The Stable Of The Sphinx
Total Time ::: 20:37
::: Very fine off-air radio broadcast for the time period. Check samples for the real scoop or to increase your impatience with your slow download speed...
::: Warts: Bit of hum which I didn't screw with (no EQ!) & in one place 1 or 2 seconds of intermittant radio reception issues (mostly fixed).
::: Originally recorded 1970-04-06 & first broadcast 1970-04-06, but this came from a re-broadcast on 1970-07-11, though my recording doesn't have the added 3rd track from that date, "It's The Porridge They're After", listed in "In Session Tonight". What is very cool (not noted in Garner's book) is "Sphinx" segues into "Bathers", another classic from "Mercator Projected", so we get a very intense 12+ minute piece.
::: Source that's around combined with a Radio 1 In Concert 1970 came thru John Faulkner (from whom I have a number of recordings), but I believe this is a different source, unless he got it from me.
Recording Information ::: BBC original (1970) mono radio broadcast -> off-air master reel-to-reel -> 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Playback 2012-01-29 ::: 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-02-04.
Line-up ::: Dave Arbus - violin, flute // Geoff Nicholson - guitar // Ron Caines - saxophones, vocals // Andy Sneddon - bass // Geoff Britton - drums.