Bob Marley 1979-07-21 Harvard Stadium Boston, MA (Flac)


Bob Marley 1979-07-21 Harvard Stadium Boston, MA

Bob Marley and The Wailers
July 21, 1979
“AMANDLA: Festival of Unity. A benefit concert for relief and humanitarian aid to Southern Africa”
Harvard Stadium
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Improved – The previous separate soundboard and audience sources have been merged here with a soundboard plus speed-matched audience matrix mix. Bass equalization was also done to better even out the mix.

The improved version of the DVD video with this audio mix is now running at:

This torrent used the soundboard audio from what is posted at:

The audio from the DVD was extracted losslessly and then the soundboard audio was matrix-mixed with the audience master that is posted as an SHN file set at:

The original soundboard audio was also ripped and posted as a Flac file set that is posted at:

disc 1 – 51:29
101 [14:31] Announcer Mel King’s Dick Gregory intro > Dick Gregory Speech
102 [01:06] Bob Marley intro & talk
103 [05:19] Positive Vibration
104 [04:22] Slave Driver
105 [04:01] Them Belly Full
106 [05:13] Runnin Away >
107 [04:01] Crazy Baldhead
108 [05:11] The Heathen
109 [05:51] War >
110 [01:54] No More Trouble

disc 2 – 54:19
201 [05:16] Lively Up Yourself
202 [06:55] No Woman No Cry
203 [05:47] Jammin’ >
204 [04:49] Get Up Stand Up >
205 [08:39] Exodus (with Babatunde Olatunji)
206 [03:10] encore break
207 [07:00] Zimbabwe >
208 [10:40] Wake Up & Live >
209 [01:49] band intros by Junior Marvin
210 [00:14] announcer and applause

Original audience audio specifics: Taper: Alan Powell
Lineage: Nakamichi 550/300’s FOB (mC) > DAT > ZA-2 > CDR > EAC > SHN

New lineage and notes:
Video and audience audio from  previous Dime downloads.
DVD PCM Soundboard audio extracted losslessly from previous version’s VIDEO_TS folder.

VIDEO_TS folder > Cinematize2 (lossless Quicktime extraction) > Apple Macintosh Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 > AIFF export > Digidesign Pro Tools 8.0 with MBox interface (audience source speed-matched with soundboard audio on video, matrix mix, bass equalization, normalization and minor “nip and tuck” edits). Audio placed back into Final Cut Pro before Compressor down-sampling.

Additional notes (from the DVD video on-screen titles):
On July 21, 1979 Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle came to Harvard Stadium in Boston for a concert to benefit the on-going struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. The concert was called AMANDLA: Festival of Unity. A benfit Concert for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Southern Africa. 25 years later in making this video of the performance of Bob Marley and the Wailers, we celebrate the triumph of these liberation struggles of the people of Southern Africa for equality, dignity and self determination. This videotape is dedicated in memory of Bob marley singer of songs of freedom and in memory of Kwame Olatunji who was responsible for recording this historic event. This show was the first live performance of the two encore songs (Zimbabwe and Wake Up And Live). It is also notable that during these two songs Bob Marley made several spoken statements over the music which are way longer than what I’ve ever heard on other Bob Marley recordings. The appearance of Babatunde Olatunji on Exodus is also very notable.

I should also mention that the audience audio was speeded up by varying amounts throughout (with a lot of it approximately 23 cents fast). The soundboard source was mostly more complete, with the audience source having a short gap for the tape flip. The audience source was also missing Dick Gregory’s opening speech and most of the encore break. The soundboard audio and the video that it came from had quite a few short gaps in the last 10 minutes of the show, which could be seamlessly added back in from the audience source in all but one place during the last song, where approximately eight tenths of a second (25 frames) now has only the audience audio with video still frames. Though that spot will be noticeable a bit, it goes by very quickly and should not impair the listening experience much at all.