The Smiths: Dream Remaster Collection

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  1. Famous when dead

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    Their interview remasters have already been shared by myself here,
    but I really like the work done on some of these gigs and thought they were worth sharing.
    The sound has been much improved in some cases.
    I have simply collated their blog posts in to one list below.
    They have some support bands from Smiths gigs on their site too.
    The notes have been included as requested by the OP.
    The links have all been checked and are working.
    Some gigs have the original (prior to remaster) linked to also - which is a nice touch.
    I hope people enjoy the gigs and appreciate the effort that's gone in to 'remastering' them.
    Many thanks to Dream Remaster.
    Great work.
    Regards,
    FWD.


    The Smiths - Lyceum Ballroom, London, 25th September 1983 [Dream Remaster]


    Source Audience

    Track List:-

    01 - Pretty Girls Make Graves [Fades In]
    02 - Wonderful Woman
    03 - "Who Threw This?" "See Me Afterwards"
    04 - Miserable Lie
    05 - Reel Around The Fountain
    06 - "I Don't Owe You Anything. Which Isn't True... So..."
    07 - I Don't Owe You Anything
    08 - Hand In Glove
    09 - What Difference Does It Make?
    10 - These Things Take Time
    11 - Hand In Glove

    Notes:-

    Taken from a 1st generation tape.

    Remaster Notes:-

    This is an excellent recording.
    Wish I knew taper details so I could thank them.
    There are virtually no talkers around the tapers position.
    The crowd sound very quiet, guess they were waiting for the headliners.
    Because of this the recording is really nice.

    This needed very little doing to it.
    Just gave it some bottom end mainly & some other tweaks,
    a re-track and job done.
    I chose to do some fades while re-tracking,
    also some minor editing, think it makes for a better listen.
    Turned out really well.
    You will NOT be disappointed with this show.
    "A Must!"


    Download: HERE.


    The Smiths - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, 21st May 1983 [Dream Remaster]

    Source Audience

    Track List:-

    01 - You've Got Everything Now
    02 - Accept Yourself
    03 - What Difference Does It Make?
    04 - Reel Around The Fountain
    05 - These Things Take Time
    06 - I Don't Owe You Anything
    07 - Hand In Glove
    08 - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
    09 - Handsome Devil
    10 - Miserable Lie

    Steve Notes:-

    This is from a 1st or 2nd Gen tape that I got in 1983.

    Remaster Notes:-

    Had this on my drive since ages ago & finally finished it,
    so here it is, hope you enjoy.

    This is a great recording.
    Don't know taper details sadly.
    This came from Soundsville Steve via smiths torrents,
    both deserve a huge thanks for sharing.

    No lineage given.

    This is a bit special:

    The last time "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" was played live.

    A fumbled version of "Reel Around The Fountain" was performed,
    with a great save of the day by Moz to rescue it by the end.
    And more besides, read below notes from the excellent PJLM.

    This took some restoration & remastering very well.
    It was badly balanced with most of the sound in the left channel.
    Added eq as was needed.
    Retracked the show while I was working on it.

    The one big annoying thing with this is the *!!** talkers in the right channel.
    They chip in with various chat, earth shattering stuff like "I'm going to the bar".
    "I'll meet you hear, I'm going for a drink".
    They appear and disappear at will.
    There is some chatter lowish in the recording on both channels.
    Shame it's there, but for the chat this would be 10/10.

    This really is a must if you are into the band.

    Dream Remastered @ Reflecting Sound Studios, Southampton, England, 2017.


    Download: HERE.


    The Smiths - Royal Albert Hall, London, 6th April 1985 [R.C. Version]

    Source Audience Recording

    Set List:-

    01 - Intro
    02 - How Soon Is Now?
    03 - Nowhere Fast
    04 - I Want The One I Can't Have
    05 - What She Said
    06 - Hand In Glove
    07 - ''Please Move Back!''
    08 - Stretch Out And Wait
    09 - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
    10 - Shakespeare's Sister
    11 - Rusholme Ruffians
    12 - The Headmaster Ritual
    13 - You've Got Everything Now
    14 - ''Barrier Trouble''
    15 - Handsome Devil
    16 - Still Ill [Tape Flip, Fades Out]
    17 - Meat Is Murder [Tape Flip, Fades In]
    18 - William It Was Really Nothing
    19 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
    20 - Barbarism Begins At Home [Featuring Pete Burns]
    21 - Miserable Lie

    Lineage:-

    R.C. Tape [TDK D Normal Bias] > Yamaha KX-580 Special Edition Cassette Deck >
    Realtek ALC269 > Audacity > WAV > FLAC [Level 8]

    Notes:-

    Just finished many shows by The Motorcycle Boy & turned my attention next to some Smiths tapes.
    So I started transferring this tape & wow, it sounds great!
    Then I compared it with the only other file that I know of by Soundsville.
    This new tape sounds much better (I.M.O.) but I am lost as to the source.
    It sounds like Paul's soundsville tape only better.
    The tinny treble is gone on this version.
    So after discussing it with R.C. we present it here for your comments.
    Included in the torrent are 2 low rate mp3 for you to download first & see what you think.
    You can then download or not as you want.
    This transfer is untouched all I did was cut it into separate tracks.
    Share freely, do NOT sell, only change to mp3 for your listening please.
    Enjoy.


    They later remastered it:

    Here is the remastered version for this gig, sourced from RC's tape.
    Many thanks to him for his many shares, what a gent!
    This sounds glorious, it turned out excellent.
    It ran slightly fast so it has been slowed down by 3%.
    The tape flip between 16 & 17 doesn't cause the loss of any music.
    Was a joy to remaster, took to it like a duck to water (as the saying goes).
    The only negative is that there is some tape hiss still present.
    Removed as much as I dared, the music more than makes up for it being there.
    Cannot go wrong with this, download & enjoy friends.
    An excellent way to sign out for '18.


    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.


    The Smiths - Hacienda, Manchester, 4th February 1983
    [aka ''The Butterfly Collector''] [Dream Remaster]


    Source Soundboard [Via Bootleg CD "The Butterfly Collector"]

    Track List:-

    01 - These Things Take Time
    02 - What Difference Does It Make
    03 - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
    04 - Handsome Devil
    05 - Jeane
    06 - What Do You See In Him
    07 - Hand In Glove
    08 - Miserable Lie

    Lineage:-

    Butterfly Collector Silver > CD-R > EAC WAVs > FLAC

    Confirmed as non-MP3 derived, by Tau Analyzer 1.2.

    Torrent created on 30th January 2006

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    Release Notes
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Seems like there's no definitive place to get the whole set, but this set,
    from The Butterfly Collector, is close.

    Received this CD-R in a trade some time ago.

    DavidA
    http://www.smithstorrents.co.uk

    Remaster Notes:-

    Thanks to David A @ smiths torrents for sharing such great files.
    Did some work on this & it turned out really nice.
    Hope you enjoy.
    Stay handsome...


    Download: HERE.
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    The Smiths - Hacienda, Manchester, 24th November 1983 [Dream Remaster]


    Source Audience DVD Audio Rip

    Track List:-

    01 - "Hello You Ugly Devils"
    02 - Handsome Devil
    03 - Still Ill
    04 - This Charming Man
    05 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
    06 - Reel Around The Fountain
    07 - Miserable Lie
    08 - Guitar Tuning
    09 - This Night Has Opened My Eyes
    10 - "Does Anyone Have Anything To Say"
    11 - What Difference Does It Make?
    12 - Hand In Glove
    13 - You've Got Everything Now
    14 - "Thank You Friends"
    15 - These Things Take Time
    16 - This Charming Man
    17 - ''Take This Now''
    18 - Accept Yourself
    19 - Hand In Glove

    Run Time 54:23

    Lineage:-

    DVDFiles > No1 DVD Audio Ripper to WAV > dBPowerAmp Music Converter to FLAC

    Notes:-

    Taken from PhilG's merged and edited DVD of Citizen2's original source, thanks go to both.

    Remaster Notes:-

    My thanks to the chaps above & smiths torrents for enabling this to come my way.
    Took a lot of restoration to get it ready for remastering.
    Then just some EQ bringing up the bottom end & smoothing the top to make it less harsh.
    To finish I slowed it down a little to get it the right speed & retracked it.
    It isn't perfect by any means, but a great improvement over the original.
    The original sounds very thin & lacklustre compared to this.
    Enjoy & stay handsome...

    C.

    An "I Don't Sleep, I Dream" Presentation, 2017.


    Download: HERE.


    The Smiths - Assembly Rooms, Derby, 7th December 1983 [RC Version] [Dream Remaster]

    Source TV Broadcast

    Track List:-

    01 - Intro Mark Ellen
    02 - Handsome Devil
    03 - Still Ill
    04 - This Charming Man
    05 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
    06 - Reel Around The Fountain
    07 - What Difference Does It Make
    08 - Miserable Lie
    09 - This Night Has Opened My Eyes
    10 - Hand In Glove
    11 - These Things Take Time
    12 - You've Got Everything Now

    Lineage:-

    R.C. Tape [TDK D Normal Bias] > Yamaha KX-580 Special Edition Cassette Deck >
    Realtek ALC269 > Audacity > WAV > Restoration & Remastering > FLAC [Level 8]

    Notes:-

    Fresh transfer from RC's tape.
    As always many thanks to him for his shares.
    This sounds better than what I already have,
    so thought it might be an upgrade for others.
    Suffers during the start of H.D. but after that all good.
    It is here if you want it.
    Enjoy...

    Remaster Notes:-

    Did some minor restoration & applied some remastering to bring it all out better.
    Sounds more open and dynamic.
    If you want another version to listen to this could be it.
    Enjoy...


    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.


    The Smiths - The Rock Garden, London, 7th July 1983 [RC Version] [Dream Remaster]

    Source Audience

    Track List:-

    01 - Intro & You've Got Everything Now
    02 - Handsome Devil
    03 - Reel Around The Fountain
    04 - What Difference Does It Make?
    05 - Wonderful Woman
    06 - These Things Take Time
    07 - I Don't Owe You Anything
    08 - Hand In Glove
    09 - Miserable Lie
    10 - Encore Break #1
    11 - Accept Yourself
    12 - Encore Break #2
    13 - Hand In Glove

    Lineage:-

    R.C. Tape [TDK D Normal Bias] > Yamaha KX-580 Special Edition Cassette Deck >
    Realtek ALC269 > Audacity > WAV > Restoration & Remastering > FLAC [Level 8]

    Notes:-

    Fresh transfer from the R.C. Archives, many thanks to him.
    This isn't the usual circulated version missing the last song (Hand In Glove) at the end.
    So is the complete gig.
    Sounds better than the one in circulation (I.M.O.).

    Remaster:-

    Managed to tame some of the tape hiss present,
    still some but removed as much as I dare.
    Needed quite a bit of restoration then light remastering touches.
    Sounds really nice, hope you enjoy often.


    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.


    The Smiths - National Ballroom, Kilburn, London, 23rd October 1986 [RC Version]

    Source Audience

    Set List:-

    01 - Intro
    02 - The Queen Is Dead
    03 - Panic
    04 - I Want The One I Can't Have
    05 - Vicar In A Tutu
    06 - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    07 - Ask
    08 - [Marie's The Name] His Latest Flame / Rusholme Ruffians
    09 - Frankly, Mr. Shankly
    10 - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
    11 - What She Said [Rubber Ring Intro / Outro]
    12 - Is It Really So Strange?
    13 - Never Had No One Ever
    14 - Cemetry Gates
    15 - London
    16 - Meat Is Murder
    17 - I Know It's Over
    18 - The Draize Train
    19 - How Soon Is Now?
    20 - Still Ill
    21 - Bigmouth Strikes Again

    Lineage:-

    R.C. Tape [TDK D Normal Bias] > Yamaha KX-580 Special Edition Cassette Deck >
    Realtek ALC269 > Audacity > WAV > FLAC [Level 8]

    Notes:-

    Fresh transfer from blog legend R.C.
    Big thanks as always to him for his shares.
    This is as far as I can tell probably the "DJ AUD Version" of this gig,
    but better quality than the one available (audience) recording in circulation to my knowledge.
    Sounds more focused/open & dynamic to me.
    Would be interested to hear what others think, good or bad.
    No remaster on this one.
    Enjoy....


    Download: HERE.


    The Smiths - Dingwalls, Camden, London, 9th August 1983 [R.C. Version] [Dream Remaster]

    Source Audience Recording

    Track List:-

    01 - You've Got Everything Now
    02 - What Difference Does It Make?
    03 - Handsome Devil
    04 - Wonderful Woman
    05 - Reel Around The Fountain
    06 - These Things Take Time
    07 - I Don't Owe You Anything
    08 - Hand In Glove
    09 - Miserable Lie
    10 - Accept Yourself
    11 - Hand In Glove
    12 - Handsome Devil

    Lineage:-

    R.C. Tape [TDK D Normal Bias] > Yamaha KX-580 Special Edition Cassette Deck >
    Realtek ALC269 > Audacity > WAV > Restoration & Remastering > FLAC [Level 8]

    Notes:-

    This comes from my blog friend R.C.
    As always a HUGE thank you to him for his generous shares.
    Would be interested with what others think of this.
    Is is better quality than the one(s) that are circulated I think.
    Still loads of ******* talkers chatting away!!
    Any comments (good/bad) please come forward with them!

    Remaster Notes:-

    Took some restoration well.
    Did what I could with the mastering, sounds okay.
    Still suffers from level issues at times in some places.
    Biggest issue still the ******** talkers!!
    "The lyrics are new, but the music is old".
    If you have this already this version is a step up on it,
    not a massive improvement to be fair, but a step in the right direction.
    It was probably a 5/10 now 6.5/10.


    Enjoy...

    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.


    The Smiths - Ace, Brixton, London, 4th June 1983 [R.C. Version] [Dream Remaster]

    Source Audience

    Track List:-

    01 - You've Got Everything Now
    02 - Handsome Devil
    03 - Accept Yourself
    04 - ''Broke A String''
    05 - Reel Around The Fountain
    06 - These Things Take Time
    07 - I Don't Owe You Anything
    08 - Hand In Glove
    09 - Miserable Lie

    Lineage:-

    R.C. Tape [TDK D Normal Bias] > Yamaha KX-580 Special Edition Cassette Deck >
    Realtek ALC269 > Audacity > WAV > Restoration & Remastering > FLAC [Level 8]

    Notes:-

    This is a new version tape of the whole gig.
    It is not the circulated version with 6 songs
    and minus the ending of "These Things Take Time".
    This comes from my blog friend R.C.
    Would be interested with what others think of this new source.
    I haven't seen this version anywhere before (but I could be mistaken).
    So...
    Any comments (good/bad) please come forward with them!

    Remaster Notes:-

    Did quite a lot of restoration to this lot.
    Then did what I could to make it more of a listen.
    Still doesn't sound that good, but an improvement on what it was.

    Enjoy...


    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.


    The Smiths - Town Hall, Middlesbrough, 8th March 1984 [Dream Remaster]

    Source Audience

    Track List:-

    01 - Hand In Glove
    02 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
    03 - Girl Afraid
    04 - This Charming Man
    05 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
    06 - Still Ill
    07 - This Night Has Opened My Eyes
    08 - Barbarism Begins At Home
    09 - Back To The Old House
    10 - What Difference Does It Make?
    11 - Reel Around The Fountain
    12 - You've Got Everything Now
    13 - Handsome Devil

    Remaster Notes:-

    Nice sounding show from early '84.
    Needed a fair amount of restoration to it before remastering.
    There was some distortion issues, fixed most.
    Last 3 songs still suffer sadly, by HD it improves but be prepared!
    Applied some light EQ, mainly in the bottom end, with a slight touch to the highs.
    There are a few minor dropouts here & there but it doesn't spoil the songs.
    Nice versions of Pretty Girls Make Graves & Back To The Old House.

    Enjoy...


    Download Part 1: HERE.
    Download Part 2: HERE.



    The Smiths – Kitchen Sink Dramas [Dream Restoration]

    Source Vinyl LP

    Track List:-

    01 - Reel Around The Fountain
    02 - What Difference Does It Make?
    03 - Handsome Devil
    04 - Miserable Lie
    05 - London
    06 - These Things Take Time
    07 - How Soon Is Now?
    08 - I Don't Owe You Anything
    09 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
    10 - Death Of A Disco Dancer

    Lineage:-

    Vinyl LP > Systemdek IIX > Systemdek Arm > Linn K9 Cartridge >
    Line Out Via Audiolab 800a Amp > Laptop > Audacity > WAV > Restoration > FLAC [Level 8]

    Back Cover Notes:-

    Track 01: David Jenson Session, 1983
    Track 02: Elephant Recording Studios, 1983
    Track 03: Elephant Recording Studios, 1983
    Track 04: Elephant Recording Studios, 1983
    Track 05: John Peel Session, 1986
    Track 06: Elephant Recording Studios, 1983
    Track 07: John Peel Session, 1984
    Track 08: Elephant Recording Studios, 1983
    Track 09: David Jenson Session, 1983
    Track 10: Wool Hall Studios Bath, 1987

    Restoration Notes:-

    All that has been done to these is:
    Speed change, think it sounds pretty close to what it should be.
    The vinyl noise removed.
    Finally just some gentle limiting.
    That's it, nothing else, no EQ & no hiss removal.

    Enjoy...


    C.

    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.


    The Smiths – ''Genius Steals'' Brixton Academy, London, 24th October 1986 [Dream Remaster]

    Source Audience

    Track List:-

    01 - The Queen Is Dead
    02 - Panic
    03 - I Want The One I Can't Have
    04 - Vicar In A Tutu
    05 - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    06 - Ask
    07 - [Marie's The Name] His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians
    08 - Mike Drum Intro To "Reel Around The Fountain"
    09 - Shakespeare's Sister
    10 - Frankly Mr Shankly
    11 - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
    12 - What She Said / Rubber Ring
    13 - "Thank You For Requesting 'Handsome Devil', But We Dropped It Three Years Ago''
    14 - Is It Really So Strange?
    15 - London
    16 - Meat Is Murder
    17 - I Know It's Over
    18 - The Draize Train
    19 - How Soon Is Now?
    20 - Still Ill
    21 - Bigmouth Strikes Again

    Lineage:-

    CD > dBpoweramp CD Ripper > WAV > Remastering > FLAC [Level 8]

    Remaster Notes:-

    This was a good recording, but it had some issues.
    It ran way too fast, so it was slowed down by 3.5%.
    Based my speed corrections on the official "Rank" versions.
    Had very little bass so corrected that & removed some digital clicks.
    Was very harsh in the top end, so it was turned down as much as possible.
    I retracked the whole show which has helped to make it a better listen.
    Not to much crowd noise so that helps, the odd scream now and again.
    This is a whole lot better than the original.
    Hope you enjoy it.

    C.

    An "I Don't Sleep, I Dream" Presentation, Summer 2017.

    Do NOT sell this recording.
    Freely given to you, so don't charge others.
    Do NOT sell it on Ebay or Ioffer or any other place.
    Buy the records/CD's/Go to shows if there are any.
    Support the artist anyway you can.
    Failure to comply will result in the karma police visiting.
    Want to share this?
    That is fine, all that I ask is keep these notes with your shares,
    thank you & happy trading.


    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.


    The Smiths - North East London Polytechnic, 21st October 1983 [Dream Remaster]

    Source Audience

    Track List:-

    01 - Still Ill
    02 - These Things Take Time
    03 - This Charming Man
    04 - What Difference Does It Make
    05 - This Night Has Opened My Eyes
    06 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
    07 - Miserable Lie
    08 - Reel Around The Fountain
    09 - Hand In Glove
    10 - Handsome Devil
    11 - You've Got Everything Now
    12 - Hand In Glove

    This turned out really well.
    If you are a fan you will want this.
    Full notes are in with the files.

    C.

    Download original: HERE.
    Download Dream Remaster: HERE.

     
  2. Anonymous

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    Amazing! Thank you!!
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thank you, FWD. It's really appreciated.
     
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