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Ray Charles Live In Concert due on April 5

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MikeP5877, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Senior Member

    Kansas City
    Sound samples are up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Live-Concert-Ray-Charles/dp/B0041KVJZK A few of these live tracks were included on the late 1980s Ray Charles Anthology CD that Steve mastered.


    The classic 1964 recording is now available on CD for the very first time! Includes SEVEN previously unreleased tracks!

    This title will be released on April 5, 2011.

    1. Opening
    2. Swing a Little Taste
    3. One Mint Julep
    4. I Got a Woman
    5. Georgia on My Mind
    6. Margie
    7. You Don't Know Me
    8. Hide Nor Hair
    9. That Lucky Old Sun
    10. Baby, Don't You Cry
    11. In The Evening [When the Sun Goes Down]
    12. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
    13. Makin' Whoopie
    14. Busted
    15. Don't Set Me Free
    16. Two Ton Tessie
    17. My Baby [I Love Her, Yes I Do]
    18. What'd I Say
    19. Finale


  2. Excellent!
  3. Larry Naramore

    Larry Naramore Bonafied Knucklehead

    Sun Valley, Calif.
    Just got a shipping email from Amazon and listened to the sound samples. Man am I Jazzed! :goodie:
  4. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Senior Member

    Kansas City
    Plus it's a Wally Heider engineered location recording. Heider was the "gold standard" of early/mid-60s remote recording engineers.
  5. Todd E

    Todd E Forum Resident

    I only hope the geniuses at Concord have resisted the temptation to "improve" the album with an underdubbed band, or "duet" vocals by people who hadn't been born when the album has recorded. :laugh:
  6. monewe

    monewe Forum Resident

    On my list.
  7. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Senior Member

    Kansas City
    I now have this.

    Observation: the unreleased tracks sound BETTER than the previously released album tracks. When I say "better" it sounds like the previously released album tracks are a generation or more removed -- thinner, duller, not as focused. They don't sound bad, but the previously unreleased stuff sounds AMAZING.

    Here's what I think happened -- the previously unissued stuff may be from the source tapes -- whereas the previously released stuff might be from album masters.

    Was this a 3 track recording?

    Maybe the uinssued stuff is a fresh mix, but they just edited them to the original stereo mixdowns in a digital workstation to reassemble the concert sequence. If that's the case, I wish they would have just remixed the whole show.

  8. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Senior Member

    Kansas City
    BTW, the previously unreleased "Two Ton Tessie" is hilarious and Ray has the audience laughing in hysterics!
  9. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Senior Member

    Kansas City
    I reached out to Bill Dahl who wrote the liner notes to see if the mastering team shared any background with him about the tape sources Concord used for the In Concert CD reissue. His feedback:

  10. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    The original mix as it was released on original LP had way too much compression/limiting on the vocal mic. I hope that they were able to get that relaxed a bit. There are also some late fader moves, like the person mixing realized somehting was wrong and did a fix, but somewhat late. A hot performace, good recording, but the mix was not perfect by a long shot. Hope I have not ruined it for anyone.

    Those that know this album, know what I am taking about.
  11. PeteH

    PeteH Shoes for Industry!

    WI, USA
    Wow! Just finished listening to this. Great concert, and nicely done sound. I agree there are some quirky fader things going on, but the concert and the overall sound quality are so good that you hardly notice it.
  12. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    East Yorkshire
    I agree completely with this point of view, as good as this release is, it's such fantastic show that has been spoilt by not remixing the entire performance, had this been done it would have done the great man proud but unfortunately it's not as good as it could have been, shame on Concord for not doing this right. :thumbsdn:
  13. This is in heavy rotation since I got it, the sound quality pleasantly surprised me.

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    good to hear, my copy is in the post and i'm hoping it arrives today...I could use some Ray today....

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    :love: oh this is even better than I expected...
  16. :agree:
  17. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    oh FINE, I'll buy it. Twist my arm!
  18. Izozeles

    Izozeles Pushing my limits

    Oh God. I downgraded it to high priority and drop it from my cart at the last minute. Now I´ll have to put it back. I love this forum.
  19. You won't be sorry for this one...I've been waiting 30 years for an authorized CD release of this album, and the results did NOT disappoint me!!!:love::goodie:
    My only regret is that Steve didn't get to do this one when DCC had the Ray Charles catalog way back when...

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    its a good release overall. you'll enjoy it plenty...
  21. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    East Yorkshire

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    Looks like Analogue Productions is releasing this one....should be great...

    I"d never heard it til the cd came out and figured it was stodgy drippy and dull which is why it'd not been released...but man this live release swings and rocks and is utterly fantastic....I may have to get it on vinyl...

    Hey Steve, do you know if there was an early and a late show on this one? The song that is on "Uh Huh", Makin' Whoopie, sounds like the piano is out of tune on the new release and perfect on your best of. wondered if there are two shows that night, or if there is more than one show they worked from or did Ray tweak it, or am I hearing things?

    the cd implies it's all from one night...hence my question on is it maybe two shows in one night sort of thing.
  23. Blair G.

    Blair G. Senior Member

    Delta, BC, Canada
  24. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Senior Member

    Kansas City
    So will the AP hybrid SACD version of Ray Charles in Concert feature remixes from the original 3 tracks like the Sam Cooke Night Beat? If so, this could be a must purchase as the Concord version appeared to intersperse the original 2 track mixes with new mixdowns for the outtakes, thus creating a slightly inconsistent audio experience as you move from one source to another and back again.
  25. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    East Yorkshire
    According to the track list on Acoustic Sounds it looks as though it's just the original 12 track release with no bonus cuts.
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