Sunday, April 25, 2010

TAB - February 2010 Tour Downloads (not remasters)

This post is in honor of the upcoming TAB show at The Hangout. It just felt too weird to not post anything for two weeks while I'm on vacation, so I prepped this in advance so I could just click "post" from a coffee shop down near the beach when the time came.  It's totally random in that it's the only non-Phish (technically) I've made available here, and they are NOT remasters.  These are pretty much all great-sounding AUDs from tiny venues, so aside from the uber-chatty fans near the tapers (which can't be fixed anyway), there's really nothing to remaster.

2/8 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
2/9 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
2/11 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
2/12 Boston, MA - House of Blues
2/13 Wallingford, CT -  Oakdale Theatre
2/14 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
2/16 New York, NY - Terminal 5
2/18 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
2/19 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
2/20 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
2/21 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
2/23 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
2/25 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
2/26 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
2/27 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
2/28 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre

Huge thanks go out to Duanebase, seeding extraordinaire, for supplying the files and hard work for this project that he had going on the green board recently.  Aside from 2/20, these are all his files which I have rearranged and streamlined a bit (more on that below).  If you already grabbed his files from that green board thread, nothing is new here except 2/20.

Anyway, he ID-tagged all the files and embedded them with some super cool album art, many of which look like the official show posters.  He then converted the FLACs to v0 mp3.  He posted at least one, sometimes two or three, sources for each show as the tour progressed.

I thought it might be convenient to have links for just one source for every show, since a lot of folks on the green board were in a quandary as to which source to download.  Thankfully we have audio quality aficionado El Duderino over at Miner's PhishThoughts, who gave us play-by-play on the best sources as they popped up in the Etree db.  So, for the shows where Duanebase had multiple sources up, I chose El Dude's recommendations (which after sampling myself I agree are the best) for the one show I would link here.  I should mention that the above list of what I feel are the "best" sources was compiled shortly after tour ended, so any new sources that may have popped up in Etree's db were not considered for this post.

Otherwise, the only difference between Duanebase's links and mine above are the following:

-he had split each show into 2 folders due to Mediafire's 200 MB file limit, and you had to DL each folder as well as the source text files and album art files (in case you want those) seperately.  I've eliminated a few steps by placing everything for each show in its own single folder, via MegaUpload.

-at the time of Duanebase's last thread on the green board, the mysteriously hard to find 2/20 show still had no sources on Etree.  Since then, two have surfaced (as of last week, anyway), and I've chosen what I feel to be the clearly superior source.  It's still a step below most of the tour in audio quality, but trust me - it's better than the only other source.  Anyway I tagged those files and used the guitar-through-heart TAB tour logo as the artwork. 


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