Fleetwood Mac - Live at the Shrine Auditorium, Los
Angeles, CA. 30th Nov 1974
Intro - Coming Home
The Green Manalishi
Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
Bermuda Triangle (over 12 mins!)
Black Magic Woman
Band Intro Blues - Band Intros
|Notes (from Bootlegger):
Complete "Heroes Are Hard To Find" Show from
master reel to reel AUD tape (first time in circulation) Rare setlist,
and one of Bob Welch's last shows! mp3 sample
This reel had become separated from its broken tape box some time
back, and had become misplaced and forgotten. The box had become
damaged sometime prior to my possession in the early 1990's, and the
tape had apparently been improperly stored as a result.
If you collect music the way I do, organization is a real problem.
Wait, let's talk about that for a minute: most people who DO collect
music the way I do generally have a spouse or family member, who
either doesn't understand and says something to you about it, or...
who sometimes takes matters into their own hands and rearranges all of
your carefully arranged "shit piles" into a clean, tidy, out of the
way place... where you can't find anything anymore.
The reel was located open on a shelf while trying to reorganize CDr's.
A faulty transfer had been made when the tapes were first received,
and I found that. From there a search went on for the reel.
No amount of tape baking will work on this tape. It's mechanically
damaged and the oxide is no longer there for parts of it. What you
will hear is a reconstruction that took many hours to do. Recording
levels were altered many times, and one portion was reconstructed from
scratch with overlays from other material within the concert due to
unrecoverable damage. It still isn't perfect, but it is listenable to.
Identifying the show was another matter. The tape only says "Shrine"
on it, and there was nothing else to go by. Through the kind courtesy
of FMLegacy.com, the date of 1974-11-30 was given as a possibility. On
this date, Fleetwood Mac opened for the Jefferson Starship. A quick
search turned up the Starship reel, and the dates matched.
Bobby Hunt's tenure with the band was extremely short-lived. It is
sure that he only played with the band from September through
December, and that he was the second, and final keyboardist before
Welch's departure. This show was recorded during a very turbulent time
in the band's history, right at the end of the band's second era.
With the acquisition of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks toward the
end of the following year, greater treasures lay ahead. But at the
time of this recording, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer's weird
departures had dug such a black hole, that it threatened to put the
group out of business forever.
|Date & Venue:
30th Nov 1974 at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
master reel to reel AUD tape -> unknown ->
FLAC -> WAV -> CDR
26 September 2006, fmfanuk