Tears For Fears

Brendan Byrne Arena
East Rutherford, NJ
Feb. 18, 1990

Yes it is another excellent SBD from The RS Arvhives" and Mexminute and TheCommish.  Many thanks to them for share so many great quality live recordings.  Tears For Fears sound much better live than I expected and this show has a great band playing with them.

Here is one track to check out.

Mad World

Text info. below.

Excellent soundboard recording

Another stellar recording from "The RS Arvhives"
(a Mexminute/TheCommish production)

**mp3 samples provided (as always) in the Comments section**

TheCommish notes:
Well, here we are with another Tears For Fears show from their 1990 tour.  The (Feb. 12, 1990) Cleveland show that was uploaded in Dec. 2008 proved to be OVERWHELMINGLY popular, so despite the fact that I'm not a TFF fan, I asked Mexminute to share this great-sounding show with you as well.

The setlist is similar to the Cleveland show but this one also includes a handful of extra songs (the "Women Of Ireland" intro, "Pale Shelter", "When The Saints Go Marching In" and "The Hurting").

The venue for this particular show was then known as the Brendan Byrne Arena, though locals commonly referred to it as the "Meadowlands Arena".  It later became known as the Continental Airlines arena before being renamed the Izod Center (its current name).

101. Women Of Ireland
102. I Believe  (Oleta Adams)
103. Head Over Heels/Broken
104. Change
105. Pale Shelter
106. Woman In Chains
107. Advice For The Young At Heart
108. Mad World 
109. The Working Hour

201. Intro to Famous Last Words
202. Famous Last Words >
203. When The Saints Go Marching In
204. I've Got To Sing My Song  (Oleta Adams)
205. Badman's Song
206. Band introductions
207. Sowing The Seeds Of Love
208. All You Need Is Love
209. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
210. Year Of The Knife
211. Shout
212. The Hurting (incomplete--fades out)

SBD > master cassette > CDR > EAC > WAV > Editing (below) > FLAC Frontend > FLAC

Editing notes:
* Re-tracked show (combined WAV files in Nero, then re-split with CD Wave)
* Using Nero's wave editor, added a small fade-out to Track 211 and a small fade-in to Track 12 (evidently the tape was stopped between these songs); also added a small fade-out to Track 109
* Adjusted volume with Nero's wave editor, as listed below

Volume adjustments:
The recording I received from Mexminute played at a very low volume, so I first increased Track 212 by +5dB and the rest of the show's volume by +7dB.  Even after doing so, certain musical sections and almost all of the between-song speaking still played at a relatively low volume; to compensate for this, I made these additional volume adjustments:

Tracks 101-102: +3dB (entire track)
Track 103: +3dB (0:00-0:23), +1dB (0:23-4:32)
Track 104: +1dB (0:00-2:52)
Track 105: +5dB (4:54-end)
Track 106: +5dB (0:00-0:44), +1dB (0:44-5:18), +5dB (8:19-end)
Track 107: +5dB (0:00-0:51), +1dB (0:51-end)
Tracks 108-109: +1dB (entire track)

Track 201: +5dB (entire track)
Track 202: +5dB (0:00-2:24), +2dB (2:24-3:28), +5dB (3:28-end)
Track 203: +5dB (0:00-0:06), +4dB (0:06-0:12), +1dB (0:12-end)
Track 204: +1dB (entire track)
Track 205: +1dB (0:00-9:56), +3dB (9:56-end)
Track 206: +3dB (0:00-2:26), +5dB (2:26-end)
Track 207: +5dB (0:00-0:49), +1dB (0:49-end)
Track 208: +3dB (0:00-0:51), +1dB (0:51-end)
Track 209: +1dB (0:00-0:40 and 4:02-end)
Track 210: +1dB (entire track)
Track 211: +1dB (0:00-1:42)
Track 212: No additional volume adjustments

Note #1:  I decided to create a separate track for the intro to "Famous Last Words" since it's fairly lengthy (about two minutes long).

Note #2:  Unlike the 2/12/90 Cleveland show, the encore break after "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" is absent from Mexminute's version of this recording (I suspect the tape must have been paused/stopped during the encore break)

Roland Orzabal - vocals, guitars
Curt Smith - vocals, bass
Adele Bertei - backing vocals
Biti Strauchn - backing vocals
Andrew Davis - keyboards
Carole Steele - percussion
Jimmy Copley - drums
William Gregory - saxaphone, keyboards
Neil Taylor - guitar
Oleta Adams - vocals

A brief description of "The RS Archives":
The RS Archive consists of a selection of live recordings made by a great individual who passed away in 2005. 
RS worked in the music industry in many capacities….a music fan….a musician….a sound engineer.  He was considered one of the best behind the mixing board.  I was honored to have known him for practically 35 years.
So now, it is time to honor him by sharing some of the many recordings he made while on the road.  All are perfect (or near perfect) soundboard recordings made from the master cassettes or master dat tapes.  Unfortunately, I am not able to identify the original equipment these tapes were made on, however I can say that for the transferring process, the cassette tapes were played back on a Nakamichi CR-7A, and the dat tapes on a Sony PCM-R500.  They were all burnt onto cdr using a HHB CDR-850. 

Please enjoy these tasty gems!   
Mexminute (fellow DIME member).

If you decide to download this show, won't you please consider posting a comment on the show's board?  It only takes a moment, and believe me, it takes A LOT longer to prepare/upload a show for others to enjoy than it does to download and run.

And won't you please consider thanking Mexminute for sharing this mighty fine show with us?

Generously shared by Mexminute
and uploaded on DIME by TheCommish
April 2009