I just put up this re-seed. Leech it! Incredible performance!!! Sounds great! Tony is on fire. All of them. Not having this show is just plain stupid.
The Superpickers w/ Allison Krauss
The Birchmere Theater
Source: Beyer M201s > SONY D5 > MASTER CASSETTES (Maxell MX90) > VHS HiFi(MaxellXL120); Taped by Med
Transfer: JVC HRS9911 > Gold Plated Monster Cables > M-Audio Audiophile 2496 > Sound Forge 8 PCM44.1/16bit (no processing) > CD Wave > Flac: Transferred by Dub Irie 2006-07-09
Total Time: 2:36:28
Lineup: Tony Rice - Guitar-Vocals Sam Bush - Mandolin-Fiddle-Vocals Bela Fleck - Banjo Jerry Douglas - Dobro Mark Shatz - Upright Bass with special guest... Allison Krauss - Vocals-Fiddle Setlist: Disk 1 01 - Nine Pound Hammer 02 - Cold On The Shoulder 03 - Natchez Trace 04 - Blue Railroad Train 05 - Ralph's Banjo Special (Sam) 06 - Cry, Cry Darling (Allison) 07 - Intros 08 - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight 09 - Little Sadie (Tony) 10 - Up Around The Bend 11 - Talking 12 - Home From The Forest 13 - Sunny Side Of The Mountain 14 - Talking 15 - Down In The Swamp (Bela) 16 - Wayfaring Stranger (Tony) 17 - John Hardy 18 - A New Day (Jerry Solo "Medley") 19 - Spain (Jerry and Bela) 20 - Talking Disk 1 Time: 78:51 Disk 2 21 - Jump Cricket Jump (Mark and Allison) 22 - White Water 23 - Clapping/Talking 24 - Ginseng Sullivan (Tony) 25 - The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn (Allsion) 26 - Emphysema Two-Step (Jerry) 27 - Talking 28 - Fare Thee Well 29 - Sally Goodin (Allison, Bela) 30 - Message To The Other Side (Allison) 31 - Poor Richard's Bues (Sam) 32 - Tuning 33 - Mollie and Tenbrooks 34 - Slipstream (Bela) 35 - Baby Why You Been Gone So Long 36 - Talking 37 - The Lights of Home 38 - Me and My Guitar (Tony - 15 mins!) Disk 2 Time: 77:37
This is a monster of a show…a super crispy recording from one of the greatest acoustic music venues ever - The Birchmere. Tony Rice is superb both vocally and on the guitar…and you can’t ever go wrong with Sam, Bela and Jerry! Allison Krauss, probably all of 17 years old at the time who played with the Tony Rice Unit through the previous year, adds a new dimension and foreshadows her Grammy winning greatness in this early-in-her-career recording.
This 1st Gen AUD generally sounds as good as an SBD to me - the differences would be the clapping (unusually loud between some of the songs), and input-level jockeying between songs in an effort to mute applause. As a result, some level variances exist from the source recording that I did not mess with digitally. It is frankly better to leave it alone, IMO.
Overall this sounds amazing…
If you like bluegrass at all, this show is highly recommended. - Dub Irie