Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Upper Darby 1988 - 2DVD - pro-shot - February 14

Frank Zappa 1988-02-14 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA, US [PRO]

In 1998 I was fortunate to obtained the use of these tapes.They are
1st generation, direct professional  VHS dubs from the masters. I then
had the 1st gen tapes professionally duplicated. These were then
distributed to 6 other established FZ collectors. Any footage you have
seen of these films prior to this DVD are at best, 2nd generation.

In the spring of 2006, I again secured the use of the 1st gen tapes,
and this is the result. A direct transfer from the 1st gen tapes.

These were professionally shot in one day. The date was Sunday,
February 14, 1988. NOT February 12, 1988 as it is sometimes listed as.
It is unknown where the original tapes are, could be they were recorded
over, could be they are in the camera mans closet. I am told that they
were NOT given to Frank. Nor were they ever lent to anyone else. The first
33 minutes of disc-1 are from the camera mic. The last 22 minutes are a
feed from the soundboard.

Disc-2 is the 2nd camera and uses on camera mic,this will contain
duplicate material from disc-1, but is shot from the front of the stage.
I have not edited these in any way. There will be times when the camera
man stops recording and then resumes.

Capture process:
VHS (S-VIDEO Output)> Sony DCR-TRV720 with Digial Pass-Thru> Firewire to PC> Adobe Premire Pro

NTSC 29.97 fps : Aspect ratio 4:3
Video encoding rate: 2-Pass VBR Target Max 8mbps / Min 7200mbps
Audio encoding rate: PCM Audio
Authored with: DVDIT!-PE
Ripped back to HD using DVDDECRYPTER

On-Camera Mic
1) FZ Awaits His Guitar
2) FZ Solo'sWatermelon
3) FZ Solo'sLoops
4) FZ plays Percussion
5) FZ on Synclavier

Soundboard Feed
6) Sleep Dirt/Black Napkins
7) Sofa#1
8) The Girl From Ipanema
9) Zoot Allures

Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here
Download part 3 here
Download part 4 here
Download part 5 here
Download part 6 here
Download part 7 here