Fairport Convention- Palms, Davis Ca. 3/18/98 2nd Set Xfer from DAT Soundboard Master Tape

Fairport came back to the Palms about 18 months later and they let me record again. When a big/legendary band lets you tape, there is a lot of pressure/stress to make sure you don’t screw anything up. I was plugged into the board and ready to record the show… and my DAT decides to die. It was working fine before! So, while Fairport played their first set, I was sweating and trying to get the damned recorder to work. There is an audience recording of that set if anyone wants to hear it. There was a guy from Auburn(I forget his name) who let me borrow a DAT to record the second set. Thank you, wherever you are now!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 DAT(I think)
Sound mixed by Laurence Herman

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Fairport Convention- Palms, Davis Ca. 10/16/96 Xfer from DAT Soundboard Master Tape

This show was such a thrill for me. I have been a huge Fairport fan since the mid-80’s and this was my first time seeing them. The old Palms was truly special- a tiny barn next to a house in Davis. I was able to ask Simon Nicol for permission to record and I was thrilled (and surprised) that he said yes! He just asked that I don’t bootleg it… and of course, there is some jackass on ioffer bootlegging it now. Man I hate bootleggers.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7
Mixed by: Laurence Herman

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Penelope Houston- Palms, Davis Ca. 10/5/91 Audio Only Live xfer from DAT Master Avengers

I am surprised about the lack of discussion around The Palms’ closing/indefinite hiatus announcement. The Davis venue was a magical place, probably my favorite venue ever. You could see renowned artists in an extremely intimate setting. Just drive to davis, get off the freeway, drive toward the 2 palm trees, park in the driveway of their home, and go into the barn. It seemed to bring out the best in the performer, along with respect from the audience.
That’s why I picked this recording for today. Penelope (at times) played songs that were so soft that even low voices would interfere with the performance… but the crowd was so quiet… just amazing.

I’m going to miss The Palms.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 DAT and Nakamichi CM-300 mic.
Transfer via sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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