Noiseless comments :
Source I: SBD, CDR "Bright Lights, Big City Remastered". Original notes below.
Source II: AUD, Steve Hendrix DAT Master. Original notes below.
Lineage: pre-treating to both sources > matrix > Steinberg ME > Sonic BBE > Har-Bal EQ > Waves Diamond > TLH > FLAC (6)
I can't believe no-one tried this before: not the best sources in the world but together they shine like a diamond.
Some details: the SBD source was nice, but with ups and downs. Not bad at all, but a serious lack of highs and pretty harsh - hence the matrix. When Love Comes To Town came from an inferior source. Some tracks suffered from hiss, but most tracks were clean. I applied noise reduction only on a few tracks that needed it and between tracks. The only thing I failed to remove is a singing teakettle during the first half of All I Want Is You.
Some big and some small gaps: the beginning of Angel of Harlem is missing, a 11.3 second gap during Where the Streets Have No Name, a big gap during the guitar solo of Pride, five skips in Desire.
The AUD source was very good. Between Angel of Harlem and Bullet the Blue Sky the mics occasionally must have hit clothes, or there was an issue with wind or a loose cable. [EDIT: It was the rain. Thanks Steve for clearing it up. Now we know a raindrop falling on a microphone causes 55Hz rumble, lol.] Luckily most bad spots were between tracks or during quiet parts and did only affect the very low, so most of the bad parts could easily be removed with a notch filter. The encore was of considerably less quality but could be recovered.
As for the matrix: I played around with the levels until it sounded right. I wouldn't know the ratio, my guess would be around 25% AUD - 75% SBD but take that with a grain of salt and for the higher part of the spectrum this ratio might be opposite. The beginning of Angel of Harlem is AUD only. All other gaps and skips were repaired as good as possible. Most fixes you won't notice, but one in particular is very annoying. So it isn't perfectly flawless but hey, I can't make music out of nothing.
Overall sound came out pretty nice. Hope you'll enjoy this - I do.
THANKS TO STEVE & RICH & JASON FOR RECORDING & SHARING THE AUD SOURCE!