while this was shared by ‘dandrews’ in august, on dime, i didn’t actually download it until today. it’s short, but the sound seems very good, and it’s a classic selection. i also downloaded a longer show (also from 1968) which included an interview – did you know aretha franklin couldn’t read music? she did it all by ear – but i preferred this one. i was demuxing this anyway, but (except for the sample) didn’t track this. enjoy! and i hope you all had a good christmas & have a happy new year!
8 may 1968
1. (you make me feel like) a natural woman
2. come back baby
3. dr. feelgood (love is a serious business)
4. since you’ve been gone (sweet sweet baby)
5. i never loved a man (the way i love you)
6. chain of fools
svt1 broadcast > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr > maxell ‘high grade’ e-240 vhs tape > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr >
pioneer dvr-720h dvd-recorder (transferred in hq ‘fine’ mode) > dvd-r master > clonedvd2 (‘video_ts’
video: pal 25fps (mpeg-2), 4:3 aspect ratio (720×576)
audio: pcm stereo @ 16bit/48khz (although the performance soundtrack is in mono)
as above > ffmpeg > flac
demuxed using ffmpeg command
ffmpeg -y -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob” -vn “aretha franklin 1968-05-08 berns salonger, stockholm sweden (demux).flac”
original audio: pcm (big/signed, dvd-video); cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration 14:58 + 11:47 = 26:45
demux audio : pcm (little/signed) ; cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration = 26:46
comments from video info file:
this is a 1st generation vcr recording of the 26-minute aretha franklin show at berns salonger, stockholm,
and filmed by swedish television.
(note, this is a different performance to the one circulating as an fm audio broadcast, which was recorded
at the show in konserthuset on may 2nd.)
this was taped from a broadcast of the ‘musikbyrån’ tv show in 2000.
please note that there are no index points/track markers on this recording, and no menu either.