LDB Master Series 2020 #007

Hi there! You had master, special and vintage series as well over the last 15 years. Now I want to move forward and propose
you with something new. The idea from this came a few weeks ago when I was listening to one of my masters which I had digitised
a long time back. Honestly, it sounded not very good to me: lots of hiss, very little dynamics and so much bass. Honestly I did
not remember that on my original tape. And when I put the master in my cassette player, it sounded nice and fresh as I remembered.

When I first started to digitize my tapes, back in the late 90's, I was using a Philips CD-recorder which offered no editing
capabilities: I was basically transferring the sound as it was. Then, with the advent of laptops and advanced softwares, I could do
some improvements but 20 years ago technology was still basic. Today audio cards are much better and editing a lot easier and advanced.

So I took some of my masters and 1st copies tapes and transferred once again to digital and then using some more advanced features then
compared with those transferts I did long back and the difference was pretty big.

So here is a brand new series: LDB Master Series 2020. I will be taking some of my masters (some of them were already relesed in the Master
Series, some others will be completely uncirculated) and 1st generation copies and proceed to a brand new tranfer and sound improvement.
These will be part of this series only if a good improvement is shown as there is no point in duplicating efforts.

Hope you will like this. Welcome to LDB Master Series 2020!

Milano, Forum Assago
September 7, 1992
(1st out of 4 nights at the Forum)

01 Intro / Calling Elvis
02 Walk of Life / Band Intro
03 Heavy Fuel
04 Romeo and Juliet
05 The Bug
06 Private Investigations
07 Sultans of Swing
08 Your Latest Trick
09 On Every Street
10 Two Young Lovers
11 Telegraph Road
12 Money for Nothing
13 Brothers in Arms
14 Solid Rock

TT 124:50

Lineage: Aiwa microphone CM-30a > Sony Professional WM-D3 > Master Tape > Aiwa Tape Deck TC-WE475 > Audiophile 2496 Soundblaster > HD >
SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Mark Knopfler : guitars and vocals
John Illsley : bass and backing vocals
Chris Whitten : drums
Phil Palmer : guitars
Alan Clark : keyboards
Guy Fletcher : keyboards and backing vocals
Chris White : sax and backing vocals
Danny Cummings : percussions
Paul Franklin : pedal steel guitar

I attended 3 of the 4 shows Dire Straits played in Milano, the very last ones in my hometown before disbanding. This is the
first night. It sounds clear and balanced, the audience is really on fire as the band hadn't played Italy for 7 years.

I transferred it once more in 2020 and it sounded improved from the version I shared long time ago.