As some around here will know, I have a tendency to curate CD box sets for labels, with original artists directly involved. Towards one (for me, particularly thrilling) project I’ve recently been exchanging emails, after a bit of sleuthing, with a German radio station around the licensing of a concert from 1972. The station has the master audio but maddeningly cannot license it because some paperwork is missing. Take it as read that I will continue to explore pragmatic solutions with the station.
Plan B is where I need someone’s help.
I’d like to access purportedly the best/most complete of several surviving off-air versions of the concert. I have a splendid 75-minute version (for reference only) in low-spec file format from one bootleg site and two or three shorter edits are also floating around. One poster at Trader’s Den has what looks like a near-complete 89-minute version personally sourced from cassette recorded back in the day, and in FLAC. This would be good enough from which to restore/master.
I’ve messaged the fellow but he seems to have quit TD 2-3 years back. I just don’t have the will / ability / time to figure out how TD works, in » Continue Reading.