Aug 19, 2010

'Only an Expert' Reshaped

Now here's a slightly enhanced version of Laurie Anderson's live performance of 'Only an Expert', aired today on NPR's World Café show:

- cut out two (or three) misspelled / blurred parts that were so flawlessly fixed after they'd been muffed at first
- overall volume leveled off then normalized
- background hiss removed

... I hope this kind of alteration still does not fall into the getting-the-air-out-of-the-record category.

I have to say I prefer this low-key variant of 'Only an Expert' to the album version... and the cynicism level of Laurie's voice really kicks a$$.