Interesting one this. The anonymous trader I got it from doesn't remember where he acquired the DAT, just that is was probably a European trader. It was labelled FM > DAT which I thought was odd, as there was no FM broadcast to my knowledge, so I assumed it was infact from the TV broadcast. So with some help from Deadmarsh I looked at the spectral view of the waveform to determine it's source. He told me an FM recording should leave a tone at around 19khz and a TV source around 14/15khz. So expecting to see the latter, neither was actually present. I opened some other sources that were definitely TV and FM just to check I wasn't missing anything but I wasn't, the tone was clear in those sources. But this, nothing. The waveform was also pretty full, no sound cut off. It was also verified 100% CDDA by TLH, so not a lossy digital broadcast.
The only conclusion I could come to then is that is from a pre-broadcast DAT of the video. If I had to guess I'd say someone managed to run a DAT from the master mixdown video and traded it out as FM > DAT to cover that up, I've seen similar things done before. But since I'm not up for just guessing gens, I've conservatively labeled this simply Pre-Broadcast Source > DAT > CDR.
Enjoy, the sound quality is excellent as you'd expect. Three tracks, "For All The Cows", "My Hero" and "Monkey Wrench" are removed from the torrent as they're officially released in various places.
March 29th, 2000
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SOURCE (PRO #1b):
soundboard > unknown
DAT > Dio 2496 > Soundforge > CDR > Rubyripper> FLAC.exe
Pre-Broadcast Source > DAT(x) > CDR(1) > WAV [44.1khz] > FLAC [Level 8]
- 'Sweet Home Alabama' includes only one chorus.
03. Learn To Fly
04. For All The Cows **REMOVED - OFFICIALLY RELEASED**
05. My Hero **REMOVED - OFFICIALLY RELEASED**
06. Up In Arms
07. Ain't It The Life
08. Into The Void (jam)
09. Monkey Wrench **REMOVED - OFFICIALLY RELEASED**
10. Hey, Johnny Park!
11. Alone + Easy Target (jam)
12. Alone + Easy Target
14. Rocky Mountain Way (jam)
16. See You
17. Have A Cigar
18. Big Me
19. Stacked Actors
20. New Way Home
21. I'll Stick Around
22. Stacked Actors
23. Next Year
24. Sweet Home Alabama (part of)
25. This Is A Call
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