Jimi Hendrix: Titan Top Show. (The Godfatherrecords :: G.R.562)
Recorded Live at Teatro Brancaccio, Rome, Italy - May 25, 1968.
Very Good Audience recording :: Silver CD :: MP3 CBR 320 kbps & FLAC.
01.Intro - I Dont Live Today
Total Time: 00:47:23 hour/s.
*** European Tour 1968 ***
Personnel: Jimi Hendrix :: Noel Redding :: Mitch Mitchell.
Notes: - Audience recording - low generation - REMASTERED (!?) - Taped by Adriano Assanti Gironda - Lineage: Original bootleg CD -> EAC -> WAV -> FLAC - FULL Artwork included!.
There are some noticeable differences between this version and the original, torrented on CTT in August 2010. I Don't Live Today & Wild Thing are both presented as one track (on the original they are cut in two). The 2nd show, instead of being presented as one track only, is now divided into three. The sound is also different. Bootleg version sounds like it has been EQ-d. They seem to have tried to elliminate tape-hiss and hall-echo by removing both the low and high end frequencies, consequently making the tape sound very thin.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience played a total of four dates in Italy during May 1968. May 23rd at the Piper Club in Milano was followed by two dates, May 24th and 25th in Rome at the Teatro Brancaccio and wrapping up May 26th at Palasport in Bologna. Titan Top Show from Godfather documents a newly surfaced audience tape from Rome on May 25th. The source is distant with some faint nearby conversation picked up at times but still offers a good listenable document. Rome is a good tight but loose performance from the Experience with the band in top form.
The tape starts out sounding very distant but slowly clears up during “I Don’t Live Today” and by the second track, “Hey Joe”; the quality improves and stays relatively clear for the remainder of the tape. It was around this time that “Stone Free” started making its way back into the set on a more regular basis. The inclusion of “Manic Depression” is also a treat considering the track was only played a small handful of times after this and contains a short drum solo in the middle, to the delight of the audience.
Titan Top Show is another excellent Godfather title beautifully packaged in a tri-fold sleeve with stills from the actual performance. It includes a four page insert with some interesting photos including a picture of the venue and an advertisement for the event. In spite of it being a somewhat distant recording it is nice to have an undocumented show on silver disc and is a fascinating new addition to the Hendrix catalog.<-(Info taken from original info file and collectros music reviews)
FULL Artwork included!.