Restoring the BBC Tapes to their original state (or as close as one can get) can be daunting. This recording was taken from several tape sources and cleaned up. It includes the guest group (The Searchers) and their songs as well, sourced from the Purple Chick Updated BBC Sessions.
For the most part, the Yellow Dog boot sources sounds better – it also has a new segment – except for the tracks included on the Masterfraction release. We’ve edited in the longer fades from that source tape. The old vinyl release Broadcasts has a version of “Til There Was You” without the wow and flutter caused by tape drag that is evident on other releases, so we used this source here, editing on the clipped beginning and end from Yellow Dog. The sound (volume and EQ textures) were normalized and some light noise reduction was applied.