1983/03/18 Detroit, MI AUD

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Cobo Arena
Detroit, Michigan
March 18, 1983
DS Archives Volume 30
(Audience Master)

Recording: Sony D5

Transfer: Audience Master > CDR > xACT 2.39 (secure rip) > Peak Pro 6 (pitch adjusted) > iZotop RX / Ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

01 One Story Town
02 Listen To Her Heart
03 A Thing About You
04 You Got Lucky
05 I Need To Know
06 Don’t Do Me Like That
07 Here Comes My Girl
08 Change Of Heart
09 The Waiting
10 Hang On Sloopy
11 Straight Into Darkness
12 A Woman In Love
13 King’s Highway
14 Breakdown
15 Refugee
16 Shout
17 Even The Losers
18 American Girl

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Here at the DS Archives, like many, we were extremely saddened by the sudden passing of Tom Petty, we figured one of the best ways we could pay tribute and show our respect would be to release Danís gorgeous 1983 Detroit capture.

This is the first non-Bruce related DS Archives release and has circulated in the past but this is the first time itís been released directly from the masterÖwell almost directly from the master.

Anyone that has followed the DS Archives knows Dan was victim to a catastrophic (in the sense much of his archives was lost) basement flood which claimed many of his tapes. Fortunately, this one had been safely backed up on CDR which is the source of this release.

If you like this era Tom Petty youíll very much enjoy this show. There is a humorous occurrence during ìWoman In Loveî where it sounds like Petty drops his guitar creating a large out of tune racket. The song momentarily breaks down and Petty mentions restarting on verse 2, at which point he replaces the line ìI donít understand the world todayî with ìI donít understand guitars todayîÖone of the reasons I love live recordings those little unscripted moments in time during a very scripted show.

As for the capture, itís a beauty! Iíve extracted all the close to the mic whistles (there were some extremely loud ones) and various screams and hollers. Dan did a wonderful job on this capture. All the music is intact and locked in from the first notes to the last.

Thanks to Dan for the capture and allowing me the honor of working on his archivesÖDanís Detroit í81 Master will be on tap in the near future.

R.I.P Tom, I hope this is a fitting tributeÖ



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