DennisC posted:Bobby_G posted:I still maintain the 12/31/75 Tower show has been the best so far. The mix, clarity and ambience of that recording is outstanding.
This is truly mysterious.
As much as I agree with you, it´s beyond me that the same guy that mixed this show also mixed New Years Eve ´80. The former sounds great, the latter is a trainwreck beyond belief.
I thought I read that Jimmy Iovine recorded the 1975 Tower Show for a possible live album in '76. That may have something to do with the high quality of the source recording. NYE 1980 was, I believe, just a soundboard recording. When it came time to mixing, I would guess that the Tower source recording was way better than the Nassau source recording.
Max's snare sounds like a crisp gunshot on the Tower recording. It sounds like a wet fart on the Nassau recording.