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question for east coast tourheads

Post by LostSailor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:24 pm

Which of these 3 venues had the best sounding acoustics

To me 11/05/77 is a noticeably better performance and recording compared to 11/04/77. It makes sense that Dave decided to release it first.

Wesley M. Cottrell Court (Dave's Picks 12. 11/04/1977)
Colgate University , Hamilton, NY

Community War Memorial (Dick's Picks 34 11/05/1977)
Rochester, NY

Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena (Dave's Picks 25 11/06/1977)
Binghamton, NY
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Re: question for east coast tourheads

Post by acid test graduate » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:52 pm

If I got you correct you think Cornell is the better performance. It only seemed a natural this would eventually get an official release.

As far as your question about acoustics goes, I've not been to all the venues you listed. Since I've never been to Cottrell, I looked up a photo of it

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0

Here's Rochester:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0

Binghamton:

https://www.bing.com/search?q=Broome+co ... 341CBF85CC

Based on these photos I'd pick Cornell. The size of the venue itself, its shape, and the ceiling being lower would prompt me to come to that conclusion. I apply the "less is more" theorem here in that it's a smaller room requiring less p.a. to provide ample amplification.

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Re: question for east coast tourheads

Post by LostSailor » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:02 am

acid test graduate wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:52 pm
If I got you correct you think Cornell is the better performance. It only seemed a natural this would eventually get an official release.

As far as your question about acoustics goes, I've not been to all the venues you listed. Since I've never been to Cottrell, I looked up a photo of it

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0

Here's Rochester:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0

Binghamton:

https://www.bing.com/search?q=Broome+co ... 341CBF85CC

Based on these photos I'd pick Cornell. The size of the venue itself, its shape, and the ceiling being lower would prompt me to come to that conclusion. I apply the "less is more" theorem here in that it's a smaller room requiring less p.a. to provide ample amplification.
Actually I was comparing 3 consecutive shows from November 1977, not Cornell.

Thanks for the images of the 3 venues. Now it's obvious why Dave's Picks 12 sounds like crap, because Cottrell Court is just a basketball court in a pos tin roof quanset hut building :?

When I get Dave's Picks 25 next week I expect it to sound as good as Dick's Picks 34 or better , if Jeffery Norman didn't alter Betty's mix when he remastered the recording. But I still wonder if Dave chose 11/05/77 instead of 11/06/77 for Dick's Picks 34 back in 2005 because he thought it was better.
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