In my opinion the archive releases are fantastic! My favourite is the final show at Madison Square Garden 2000. But there are so many others I really enjoy listening to. We are so blessed! Many thanks to Bruce and his management for all these great shows an the almost perfect sound quality! Show selection is a matter of taste and mix as well. I think Jon Altschiller does a brilliant job!
My only complaints are:
Agora 1978: I like the mix, but it‘s not a clean transfer. Sound errors or digital noise all over. Therefore I still listen to the „Summertime Bruce“ bootleg instead. A re-release would be nice!
Nassau 1980: I don‘t know what went wrong, but the mix isn‘t good. There was a bootleg some years ago (Uber series?) with part of the show mixed from a sound engineer trainee back in the eighties. Great mix (however there is some disturbing background noise). It proves that this show could sound much better. Until we get a re-release with a better mix, I prefer to listen to the „Nassau Night“ bootleg to enjoy the whole show.
Keep these shows coming. Every first friday is like christmas!!!