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Old 10-14-2017, 05:56 AM
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Re: RELEASED! 1998.12.31 Temptation NYE, Alexandra Palace, London, UK NEW AUDIO CONST
Underworld

Live @ Temptation, Alexandra Palace, London, UK

New Years Eve, 31st December, 1998

Originally recorded by BBC Radio One

Audio Quality 9/10 (Various sources)
[Audio Quality 7 for the S1 RAW UNCUT BBC FILE - only used for two
small sections]

01.-Intro- 00:16
02.Mmm, Skyscraper...I Love You 11:56
03.Cowgirl 08:43
04.Push Upstairs 11:17
05.King of Snake 17:18
06.Ramajama (with Moaner lyrics) 08:13
07.Dark & Long (Dark Train) 09:18
08.Born Slippy .NUXX 12:17
09.Rez 09:07

TOTAL RUN TIME = 89 MINUTES

[CONSTRUCTION OCTOBER 2017]

FOR BURNING TO CD WE HAVE INCLUDED FADE VERSIONS OF 06 RAMAJAMA (WITH
MOANER LYRICS) (FADE OUT) & 07 DARK & LONG (DARK TRAIN) (FADE IN)
FOR THE DISC CHANGE

This show has been compiled from the best sources we could find for each
track and is an upgrade on a version done by Jamie Lochhead 10 years ago.
(Almost every track has a cross between various sources to keep using the
best sources possible because the best sources dont have complete versions
of each track. We have tried to make the crosses as smooth as possible and
hope we have done a good job and that you don't notice them).

Thanks to Jamie for putting that first version together and for all the
help he has given me over the years with putting together Orbital shows
which has been invaluable for getting this show into the shape it is now.
Jamie is also going to rework his original awesome cover he did for his
release for us to use on this release. I have created a temporary cover
for the show for the minute until Jamie can complete his reworked cover.

I've been planning to make a new version of this show for a while now
and then beginning of 2016 I got hold of 3 broadcasts from BBC6 (2 of the
same set of tracks and 1 other set of tracks) with 5 tracks from the show
across the broadcasts.
Also after then speaking to some members on RTSR (Underworld live recordings
tracker) I also managed to get hold of a copy of the FULL gig from an UNCUT
BBC FILE that came from the BBC archives. Unfortunately this file was from a
low quality mp3 that was done around the early 2000's before people realized
that low bit rate mp3's wasn't the best way to preserve recordings. So this
file was only mono (not stereo) and was a bit of a dull muffled recording. A
real shame as a good quality stereo recording might have saved a lot of the
eventual construction that had to be done around this show.
This full uncut file though has provided small little missing pieces from the
very start of the show and Skyscraper and from the start of Rez near the end
of the show.
It has also been good to use as a MASTER GUIDELINE on the editing timeline to
see if anything else was missing and exactly where each track was from the full
show. It showed us that there was a complete missing minute from the breakdown
near the end of King Of Snake. This extra minute was only on the recent BBC6
broadcasts and this uncut file. All previous broadcasts had edited it out.

BBC Radio 1 recorded the whole concert on New Years Eve and then broadcast the
show over two different nights (Steve Lamacq and Annie Nightingale) but they
broadcast the tracks in a different order to the play order and so created
some overlaps that blended into tracks they shouldn't have on the night.
Which was slightly annoying but still amazing to get the full show over two
nights only after a week after the actual gig.

So a bit of background before getting into how this show was put together.

This was my favourite Underworld gig I've ever been to. This was at the
height of Underworld MkII and although only an hour and a half set for a
special New Years Eve performance, every version of every track from this
night blew the roof off Alexandra Palace. One of my best New Years Eve's ever.
Most tracks are 9 minutes or longer and King Of Snake is a mammoth 17 minute
epic (now we have the full version).UW played what we now know is called
"Ramajama" but Karl sang the lyrics to Moaner over the top of it which was
an awesome new twist. It really is a special show for me personally and now
I hope everyone else can enjoy the full majesty of this (now complete) show.

So now some background on the sources we used for putting this show together.

LINEAGE:
Various sources > Pro Tools LE > wav > Audacity > FLAC (level 8)

SOURCES:

SOURCE 1 (S1) = RAW BBC RADIO 1 UNCUT LOW QUALITY FILE (FULL CONCERT)

> CDR > flac (File copied from BBC archiving process around 2000. Is low
quality and is only mono but is the complete recording made by BBC Radio 1).

SOURCE 2 (S2) = BERTS FM SWEDISH NATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST (Our main quality source)

> FM > CDR > flac (Broadcast by Swedish National Radio (SR) on 14th April
1999. This material was ripped from CD quality source. But this broadcast
had a lot of DJ talk and radio stings that were removed and doesnt have
totally complete versions of the 5 tracks played except for Born Slippy.
Tracks on this = Mmm...Skyscraper (missing beginning and end sections)/Push
Upstairs (missing beginning)/King Of Snake (missing beginning and 1 minute of
middle section of breakdown near end of track)/Dark & Long (Dark Train) (missing
beginning)/Born Slippy NUXX (complete track). This was the source for the Bootleg
Babies versions of these tracks.

SOURCE 3 (S3) = BBC6 MUSIC DAB BROADCASTS x 2

> original .ts file direct from BBC REDUX site > wav (compiled from 3 different
broadcasts: 05.10.10/25.05.12/16.08.13 Great quality full versions of 5 tracks.
Tracks on this: Push Upstairs/King Of Snake (complete 17 minute version)/Dark &
Long (Dark Train)/Born Slippy NUXX/Rez

SOURCE 4 (S4) = JAMIE'S VERSION

> flac (of Jamie's original construction of the same show from various sources)
No tracks actually used from here but this source was critical to deciding which
sources to use and how to put them together.

SOURCE 5 (S5) = MATT'S (ME) METAL TAPES RADIO 1 ORIGINAL BROADCASTS X 2

> FM > 2 x metal cassette tapes > audacity > wav (these are recordings I made
direct from my radio to metal cassette tape when both the Radio 1 shows were
originally broadcast back in 1999.
Tracks on this (listed as they were broadcast): NIGHTINGALE SHOW - Mmm...Skyscraper
(missing very start of track)/Cowgirl/Push Upstairs (Annie talking through middle of
track)/Rez LAMACQ SHOW - King Of Snake (missing 1 minute of breakdown near end of
track)/Ramajama (with Moaner lyrics)/Dark & Long (Dark Train)/Born Slippy NUXX.