VH 1988-6-12 Foxboro, MA CBG Classic Master Video Series Vol. 37

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May 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm Quote #53342

VAiN
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wjamflan: I’ve been thinking about this the last few days since I posted about this show…..

Does anyone know of a 1988 show that has close up views of Ed’s playing? If so, any chance of setting up a trade or dropbox?

If not, what is the next best thing? What 1988 show has the best view of Ed’s playing?

Thanks for the help.

Bill

It’s not 88, but probably Japan 89 would have the best shots.


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May 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm Quote #53343

guitard
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wjamflan :D oes anyone know of a 1988 show that has close up views of Ed’s playing? If so, any chance of setting up a trade or dropbox?

If not, what is the next best thing? What 1988 show has the best view of Ed’s playing?



The angle from the floor of the stadium at the 19880626 Giants Stadium show probably is the closest footage. But that’s a 3-cam and that angle is not that prevalent throughout the mix because it was so hard to shoot from that sea of bodies out there partying away. But I used it as often as I could in the mix, and when it’s in there – it’s great.

The two OU812 shows that CBG has released (19881011 MSG, NYC & 19881017 Civic Center, Providence, RI) were shot in arenas, and by 1988 standards, are shot fairly close (head-to-toe when zoomed in). One thing about the closeups of Ed’s playing from back then – consumer video cameras from that era didn’t offer any iris control, so you couldn’t control the exposure levels. Typically when Ed was soloing, there was a spotlight on him, and that additional light tended to over-expose the picture. So unfortunately, the closeups tend to not look that great.


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May 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm Quote #53344

wjamflan
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VAiN: It’s not 88, but probably Japan 89 would have the best shots.

I have a couple different versions of that. It’s ok, but it doesn’t have all of the songs they played the year before. That’s why I was asking for advice on 1988; I only have 3 shows from the June, Monsters of Rock shows.


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May 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm Quote #53345

wjamflan
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guitard: The angle from the floor of the stadium at the 19880626 Giants Stadium show probably is the closest footage.But that’s a 3-cam and that angle is not that prevalent throughout the mix because it was so hard to shoot from that sea of bodies out there partying away.But I used it as often as I could in the mix, and when it’s in there – it’s great.

The two OU812 shows that CBG has released (19881011 MSG, NYC & 19881017 Civic Center, Providence, RI) were shot in arenas, and by 1988 standards, are shot fairly close (head-to-toe when zoomed in).One thing about the closeups of Ed’s playing from back then – consumer video cameras from that era didn’t offer any iris control, so you couldn’t control the exposure levels.Typically when Ed was soloing, there was a spotlight on him, and that additional light tended to over-expose the picture.So unfortunately, the closeups tend to not look that great.

Thanks Randy. I’ll go back and check out the Giants Stadium show again. Are the Providence and MSG shows worth checking out then for the playing views? Or are they superior performances? I remember the cameras from the 80′s and know exactly what you’re talking about. I just figured you’d be the guy to ask. In my perfect world, you’d have access to an Ed cam video from each tour and have a whole series of “Just Another Day At The Office” shows. That boot is great to have as a player. I love it, even though it’s not Dave’s best…..


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May 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm Quote #53346

guitard
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MSG is shot from the left side and Providence is shot from the right side. Of course, Ed is almost always on the right side, so you’d think all other things being equal, you’d get a little bit closer in on the Providence shot. But I just watched both of them, and can’t really say one is better than the other. If you’re looking to use one of these to figure out some really detailed aspects of how Ed plays a particular song, it might be tough – but not entirely impossible. A lot of that is just knowing as a guitar player how it all works. And if you already have a good idea – watching him do it in one of these videos, even though it’s under less than optimal conditions, might be all you need to confirm or deny what you thought about how he plays something.


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May 27, 2016 at 11:48 pm Quote #53426

rvp4806
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Just wanted to add, I’m from the Foxboro area too… I remember buying this show on cassette through the mail around 1990 from some magazine. I was a freshman in high school and I can distinctly remember listening to this show for at least 2 months straight, every day in study hall on my Walkman. I always imagined what it would have been like to be at that show. Now, to see the video, with the already great audio, I am blown away! Thank you so much for posting this show!!


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