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GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - AMSTERDAM 2015
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR Amsterdam 2015 [no label, 2CD] Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; April 30, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording. Caroline Sullivan (theguardian.com) - when Canadian post-rock group Godspeed You! played in London in April 2015: Godspeed You! Black Emperor return to London [...]  もっと...

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GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Amsterdam 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; April 30, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Caroline Sullivan (theguardian.com) - when Canadian post-rock group Godspeed You! played in London in April 2015:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor return to London with what is, for them, a hit album. Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress reached number 37 in the UK top 40, perhaps sent there by not just the devoted but initiates attracted by Godspeed’s status as the outliers of post-rock. The full album is played tonight as the second half of their set, all fiddle-led desolation and ragged glory. [Disc Two for the Paradiso show.]

The four-song suite, which the band were playing live well before they got around to recording it, was originally dubbed Behemoth by fans. And a behemoth it is: ponderous and oceanic, locking into repetitive grooves then punching its way out, it has the precision of a classical piece and the force of heavy metal. It makes demands on the audience; there’s no disappearing to the bar allowed – though some do, probably for a respite. But everyone else stays fixed to the spot, heads nodding…

To get this party started, the eight members drift into view at their leisure, and chime in one by one, until all are locked into Hope Drone… If ever there was music that could be the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, it’s this, the sheer scale of it attesting to Godspeed’s audacity.

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Thanks to ruud_a for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns, posted at theguardian.com - Thanks!

Lineage:
Olympus LS-5 (internal mics, Linear PCM 48 kHz/24 bit) > Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (slight equalization; down-sampling) > xAct (conversion to FLAC)

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Disc 1
Track 101. Hope Drone 11:36 (19.5MB)
Track 102. Untitled 14:20 (24.1MB)
Track 103. Mladic 18:55 (31.8MB)
Track 104. Untitled 20:29 (34.4MB)
66 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Rockets Falls On Rocket Falls * 17:59 (30.2MB)
Track 202. Peasantry Or ‘Light! Insight Of Light!’ * 12:46 (21.5MB)
Track 203. Lambs’ Breath/Asunder, Sweet * 6:13 (10.4MB)
Track 204. Piss Crowns Are Trebled * 20:41 (34.8MB)
58 mins

* From Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Lineup:
David Bryant - guitar, tapes
Efrim Menuck - guitar, tape loops, keyboards
Mike Moya - guitar
Sophie Trudeau - violin
Thierry Amar - double bass, bass
Mauro Pezzente - bass
Aidan Girt - drums, percussion
Tim Herzog - drums, percussion

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - TOWSON, MD 1977
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND Featuring the Miami Horns Nothing to Lose: The 1977 Tour Revisited Vol Four [JEMS Archive, 2CD] Live at the Towson Center, Towson State University, Towson, MD; March 13, 1977  “Official Audience Recording.” Fairly to very good audience recording. Thanks to JEMS [...]  もっと...

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND
Featuring the Miami Horns
Nothing to Lose: The 1977 Tour Revisited Vol Four [JEMS Archive, 2CD]

Live at the Towson Center, Towson State University, Towson, MD; March 13, 1977  “Official Audience Recording.” Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to JEMS and to mjk5510 for sharing this show at Dime.

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Known Faults:
- Tenth Ave Freeze-Out: 10 seconds patched at the start with alternate recorder
- Rosalita: 1:30 patched about 2/3 of the way through with alternate recorder

Welcome back to the fourth chapter of JEMS’ Nothing to Lose series revisiting Bruce’s remarkable 1977 tour. Installment No. 4 brings Springsteen to Towson, MD, 14 miles outside of Baltimore on the campus of Towson State University. In terms of the ‘77 tour, this stop is somewhere on the fourth turn, heading for the home stretch, with just 12 days left to go before the tour memorably wraps up in Boston on March 25.

There’s one very significant change to the set list this night, the introduction of one of Springsteen’s greatest rockers, “Don’t Look Back,” which would not be released for another 22 years. The song debuted three nights earlier in Toldeo, OH, and it is still in embryonic form, with lyrics evolving show to show.

At this point in the song’s evolution, Springsteen has the first verse and a half basically set, before we hear the couplet “riding out by the dynamo/pushing daddy’s car as fast as it would go” in the place of the eventual and more memorable “white lights burning, pocket’s full of cash/angel writes her name in lipstick on my dash,” most of which is found here in the third verse. The bridge is also different, centered around the lines “someday I want to hold you/someday I want to make you mine.” It’s a thrill to hear this wonderful song take shape.

Of the so-called “official audience tapes,” Towson is probably the least known, as it has never been bootlegged. We think you’ll find this new transfer an improvement over circulating copies. Like all these ‘77 official audies, the sound does vary slightly throughout the show, sometimes sounding more locked in than others, but, overall, the Towson tape is a fine listen.

Special thanks yet again to: M and J from JEMS for pulling out our many versions of these DATs and helping make new transfers; the folks on the Stone Pony message board whose thread sparked this series; and to mjk5510 who continues to stand at the ready in support of our efforts and add his magic to the finished product.

There’s much more to come from ‘77, so stay tuned.

BK for JEMS

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Click here: The 1977 Tour Revisited Vol One

Click here: The 1977 Tour Revisited Vol Two

Click here: The 1977 Tour Revisited Vol Three

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Lineage:
low-gen cassettes (likely second generation) > DAT (circa 1993-94 16/48 transfer)
JEMS 2015 Transfer: 1994 DAT > Fostex D-5 > Sound Devices UBSPre2 > iZtotope RX > pitch correction > iZotope Ozone and MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 .wav > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / patch / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Night 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 102. Don’t Look Back 2:46 (4.7MB)
Track 103. Spirit In The Night 7:42 (12.9MB)
Track 104. It’s My Life 11:53 (20.0MB)
Track 105. Thunder Road 6:36 (11.1MB)
Track 106. Mona-She’s The One 11:18 (19.0MB)
Track 107. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 108. Action In The Streets 5:48 (9.8MB)
55 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Backstreets 15:49 (26.6MB)
Track 202. Jungleland 10:38 (17.9MB)
Track 203. Rosalita 11:07 (18.7MB)
Track 204. Born To Run 5:59 (10.1MB)
Track 205. Quarter To Three 10:05 (17.0MB)
54 mins

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JOHN McLAUGHLIN - EARLY YEARS 1966/1967
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. JOHN McLAUGHLIN Early Days 1966/1967 [no label, 1CD] Mike Carr Trio; unknown venue; 1966. Danny Thompson Trio, BBC Sessions, November 1967. Very good - for its time - BBC broadcasts. Back in the ’60s, before guitarist John McLaughlin became a name in the jazz world, he played [...]  もっと...

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JOHN McLAUGHLIN
Early Days 1966/1967 [no label, 1CD]

Mike Carr Trio; unknown venue; 1966. Danny Thompson Trio, BBC Sessions, November 1967. Very good - for its time - BBC broadcasts.

Back in the ’60s, before guitarist John McLaughlin became a name in the jazz world, he played with the Mike Carr Trio and the Danny Tompson Trio. Regarding the Mike Carr Trio set, music fan JerryRocks said: “This is the earliest known John McLaughlin recording that circulates as far as I know.”

Thanks to original uploader BigBoyPete; and to JerryRocks for sharing the Mike Carr Trio tracks at Lossless Legs.

Thanks also to original uploader mr_mags and to BigBoyPete for sharing the Danny Thompson Trio tracks at The Traders’ Den.

BigBoyPete noted:

This is NOT the the official “Live 67″ CD. The set list is completely different. Here’s a recording that shows McLaughlin in the genesis stage of developing a style that today (almost 40 years later!), listeners from all over the globe can identify in just a few licks. Sure this is a nice little jazz set but hearing a young Johnny Mac is both fascinating and historic.At one point, the announcer notices that JM’s solo does not receive the applause it deserves and rallies the audience into a belated show of appreciation.”

Lineage:
Mike Carr Trio: BBC Radio > ? > FLAC
Danny Thompson Trio: BBC Broadcast > ? > CD > EAC > FLAC

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Mike Carr Trio with Gary Cox 1966
Track 01. The Sidewinder 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 02. Nica’s Dream 7:06 (11.9MB)
Track 03. Lou’s Place 4:23 (7.4MB)
17 mins

Mike Carr - organ
John McLaughlin - guitar
Jackie Denton - drums
Gary Cox - tenor sax

Danny Thompson Trio 1967
Track 04. Stratosfunk 5:15 (8.8MB)
Track 05. Band intro 1:22 (2.3MB)
Track 06. Mutiny On The Light (untitled) 5:39 (9.5MB)
Track 07. Mysterianimoso 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 08. Spectrum Plectrum 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 09. Eighty-One 5:30 (9.2MB)
Track 10. Gotta Go Fishing 4:43 (7.9MB)
29 mins

Danny Thompson - bass
John Mclaughlin - guitar
Tony Roberts - tenor sax, flute and bass clarinet

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PAUL McCARTNEY - BUDOKAN 2015
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. PAUL McCARTNEY Tokyo 2015 [no label, 2CD] Live at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan; April 28, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording. It was 49 years ago… Nearly 49 years after The Beatles became the first pop artist to play the Nippon Budokan, Paul McCartney  returned to [...]  もっと...

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PAUL McCARTNEY
Tokyo 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan; April 28, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

It was 49 years ago…

Nearly 49 years after The Beatles became the first pop artist to play the Nippon Budokan, Paul McCartney  returned to the hallowed venue Tuesday (April 28, 2015) as a solo act. It was for the last show of the Japan leg of his Out There tour. The Japan leg was made up of a stop at the 40,000-seat Kyocera Dome in Osaka, three nights at the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome and a final gig at the Budokan, which seats around 14,000 for concerts.

McCartney debuted the Beatles song “Another Girl” (which originally appeared on the group’s 1965 album Help!) during his April 28 appearance at the Nippon Budokan. The performance marked not only McCartney’s first time playing the song live as a solo artist, but offered a concert airing to a tune that the Beatles themselves never played while they were touring.

McCartney’s gig marked 49 years since the Beatles’ Budokan show in 1966, something he recognized when speaking with NME afterwards. “It was sensational and quite emotional remembering the first time and then experiencing this fantastic audience tonight,” said McCartney. “It was thrilling for us and we think it was probably the best show we did in Japan and it was great to be doing the Budokan 49 years later. It was crazy. We loved it.”

He offered further reflection during a fan Q&A segment posted at his website, looking back on the Beatles’ Budokan visit by remembering the “fans corralled on each street corner” and musing, “It was zany because we’d come from England and the US where it had been mayhem. So when I think of the Budokan show I think of the fans first, and then security second.”

Asked why he wanted to return, McCartney responded, “Why go back and play there again? Just because it was such a special venue to play and I have a particularly special feeling about it. So when someone said there was a possibility of playing there again I jumped at the chance for old times’ sake.” - Various sources

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Thanks to fab1 who recorded the show; and to lady_p for sharing it at Dime.

Lineage:
microphone madness mm-hlsc-1 > sony pcm-m10 > wav (24bit/48kHz) > rx4 (declip, declick) + sound forge (noise reduction/edit, convert to 16bit/44.1kHz) > flac
recorded from North-East stand

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Disc 1
Track 101. (pre-show music) 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 102. (intro) 1:34 (2.6MB)
Track 103. Can’t Buy Me Love 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 104. Save Us 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 105. All My Loving 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 106. One After 909 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 107. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 108. Paperback Writer 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 109. My Valentine 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 110. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 111. Maybe I’m Amazed 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 112. I’ve Just Seen a Face 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 113. Another Day 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 114. Dance Tonight 3:43 (6.3MB)
Track 115. We Can Work It Out 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 116. And I Love Her 2:49 (4.7MB)
61 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Blackbird 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 202. New 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 203. Lady Madonna 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 204. Another Girl 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 205. Got To Get You Into My Life 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 206. Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 207. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 208. Back in the USSR 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 209. Let It Be 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 210. Live and Let Die 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 211. Hey Jude 8:53 (14.9MB)
Track 212. (everybody say…) 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 213. Yesterday 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 214. (applause) 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 215. Birthday 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 216. (talk) 1:50 (3.1MB)
Track 217. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End 6:46 (11.4MB)
Track 218. (applause) 1:51 (3.1MB)
63 mins

Lineup:
Paul McCartney - vocals, bass, guitars, piano
Rusty Anderson - backing vocals, guitars
Brian Ray - backing vocals, bass, guitars
Paul Wickens - backing vocals, keyboards, guitars, percussion, harmonica
Abe Laboriel, Jr - backing vocals, drums, percussion

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STURGILL SIMPSON - COACHELLA FESTIVAL 2015/PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION 2014
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. STURGILL SIMPSON Coachella Festival 2015/Prairie Home Companion 2014 [no label, 1CD] Live at the Coachella Festival, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA; April 12, 2015. Live on A Prairie Home Companion, May 10, 2014. Very good audio, extracted from webcasts. Up-and-coming Sturgill Simpson might be termed “country” or [...]  もっと...

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STURGILL SIMPSON
Coachella Festival 2015/Prairie Home Companion 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Coachella Festival, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA; April 12, 2015. Live on A Prairie Home Companion, May 10, 2014. Very good audio, extracted from webcasts.

Up-and-coming Sturgill Simpson might be termed “country” or “alternative country” but live, he is bluesy, rockin’ bluegrass country. Just say he is country and more.

Perhaps the most talked-about new act in roots music, Sturgill Simpson, 36, is making waves with an idiosyncratic style that honors the sound of old-fashioned country even as it looks beyond the form for fresh textures and themes. In January 2015, his acclaimed 2014 album “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” beat out higher-profile efforts by Miranda Lambert and Eric Church to win the annual critics poll organized by alt-weekly Nashville Scene. - latimes.com

Country music is not normally part of the Coachella lineup, but Sturgill Simpson broke all the rules with his bluegrass and country rock Sunday. The crowd embraced the change, with some clapping and dancing through his entire set. Others sipped on beers or tapped their feet. Even when the audio clipped, festival-goers kept the party going. “He rocked it,” said a fan. “I don’t need to see anyone else.” - dailynews.com

While Simpson’s Waylon Jennings-esque voice was well known to alt-country fans, who knew his band was also so good? He and his band threw in a bluegrass number at one point, which found not only his guitarist playing speedy licks, but Simpson himself firing off a few on his acoustic guitar. From these moments, it was easy to understand why Zac Brown – no stranger himself to fast picking – chose Simpson to tour along with him. Both of these men appreciate American roots music – Simpson probably likes the traditional country stuff a little more – and know how to make it palatable to modern ears. It was amusing to watch this Coachella audience while Simpson was performing. At first, many politely clapped or jokingly danced with an insincere hoedown spirit once music started to come from the stage. However, by show’s end, many were clapping and stomping as though Simpson was their favorite artist. He’d won them over, plain and simple. - axs.com

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Thanks to indykid for sharing the Coachella show at Dime.

Thanks also to wh33lman for sharing the Prairie Home Companion tracks at the Bay.

Lineage:
Coachella: Live Webcast > FFmpeg > Avidemux 2.6 > mkv (no transcoding)
Prairie Home Companion: From NPR stream online

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Track 01. Sitting Here Without You 2:39 (4.4MB)
Track 02. Long White Line 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 03. Water in a Well 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 04. Poor Rambler 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 05. Living The Dream 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 06. Life of Sin 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 07. It Ain’t All Flowers 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 08. Railroad of Sin 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 09. Medicine Springs 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 10. Turtles All the Way Down 2:51 (4.8MB)
Track 11. Listening To The Rain 7:10 (12.1MB)
41 mins

Prairie Home Companion, May 10, 2014
Track 12. Long White Line 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 13. Interview 1:08 (1.9MB)
Track 14. Voices 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 15. Turtles All The Way Down Intro 0:55 (1.5MB)
Track 16. Turtles All The Way Down 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 17. Sitting Here Without You 2:16 (3.8MB)
14 mins

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VAN MORRISON - IRVINE 1975
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. VAN MORRISON Lost California Performances - Irvine 1975 [JF Archive Series No. 4 via JEMS, 1CD] Live at Crawford Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA; June 6, 1975 (8 pm/early show). Fairly to very good audience recording. Thanks to taper JF; BK; JEMS; and mjk5510 for sharing [...]  もっと...

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VAN MORRISON
Lost California Performances - Irvine 1975 [JF Archive Series No. 4 via JEMS, 1CD]

Live at Crawford Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA; June 6, 1975 (8 pm/early show). Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to taper JF; BK; JEMS; and mjk5510 for sharing the show at Dime.

THE LOST 1975 PERFORMANCES

The fourth release from JF’s archive is something special. Not only is it an uncirculated Van Morrison recording from 40 years ago, but, to the best of our knowledge, no details of this performance can be found in any reference we could find on the web of Morrison’s touring history, the most definitive of which is the German site Vanomatic.de.

Vanomatic lists a mere 22 shows taking place in all of 1975, and, inexplicably, the only extant record of any ‘75 performance is a single 18-minute recording and six-song set list from the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, April 21. How Van Morrison, given his stature in 1975, could play 22 concerts, all but one of which (Buffalo) was in California, most of which were in San Francisco, and have them go completely unrecorded and undocumented is bizarre to say the least. But that changes now.

The early set in Irvine does appear in Vanomatic’s list of ‘75 shows but with no known setlist… It becomes the second full recording from ‘75, with four more JF tapes to come, so we go from 18 minutes of a single ‘75 show to half a dozen full, uncirculated shows. We’ve named JF’s six recordings from 1975 the Lost California Performances.

Thanks to some legwork by JF and the cooperation of other Van collectors, this show is transferred from the original master cassettes. As noted earlier in our series, it was JF’s practice to copy his masters onto reels and reuse the cassettes. But in the case of Van Morrison, the artist he taped the most, he kept the masters intact. The tapes were loaned out over the years, but JF was recently able to get half of them back, so thanks to those who helped transport them to JEMS for fresh transfers.

IRVINE, EARLY SET

The 8 pm show at Crawford Hall shares a basic framework with the first volume in our series, Davis, but with a few notable differences. It’s a much bluesier night, with forays into Mose Allison’s “One Of These Days” and Leadbelly’s “Sweet Mary Blues.” The epic “St Dominic’s Preview” weaves even more of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” and the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” into the narrative. And “Domino” gives the show another crowd-pleaser.

But the highlight for me is “I’ve Been Working,” which features some (improvised?) autobiographical lyrics (“In 1972 I started correcting some of my bad mistakes”), and also strolls through Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Take Your Hands Out of My Pocket” and T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday.”

Van’s singing here is even stronger than it is in Davis, and the band (John Blakely on guitar; Mark T Jordan on keyboards; David Hayes on bass; and Tony Dey on drums) more in sync.

Here’s what JF recalled about the Irvine shows:

“This was the first show in a mini-Van marathon. Saw two shows this night in Irvine, two the next in Riverside and one more on the afternoon of the following day in Santa Barbara. There were no seats for this show - people gathered around the stage on the floor of the college basketball arena and danced or just hung out and listened. I set up back by the sound booth in the center of the hall, warily eyeing Van’s sound people so they wouldn’t catch me recording and secretly wishing I could tap into their line feed from the stage.

Among my memorabilia I recently found an old newspaper ad for the concerts at Irvine and Riverside. To my astonishment, I ‘learned’ that Roger McGuinn was the supporting act. I had completely forgotten that and only vaguely have some recollection of that now that my memory has been jogged. I mention it because this is another example of how my girlfriend Laura Greenwood and I would go off into Van-trances for these short periods when he would tour Southern California. I was a big fan of McGuinn and the Byrds, and yet for decades, until reminded of it, I had no idea that I saw him perform as a warm-up act for Van.”

Thanks to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes, 6,000 miles away from where he lives today, for 20+ years. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too.

We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors for helping to get JF’s masters back in his control. And finally mjk5510, who continues to be at the ready to finish off JEMS’ projects. Much appreciated.

BK for JEMS

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Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone
JEMS 2015 Transfer: JF master Memorex cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX4 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

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Track 01. Alright OK 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 02. One Of These Days 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 03. TB Sheets 6:50 (11.5MB)
Track 04. Wild Night 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 05. Sweet Mary Blues 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 06. Brown Eyed Girl 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 07. I’ve Been Working Medley 13:11 (22.2MB)
Track 08. Domino 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 09. St Dominic’s Preview Medley 13:11 (22.1MB)
Track 10. Gloria 4:15 (7.1MB)
Track 11. Moondance 6:09 (10.3MB)
75 mins

Lineup:
Van Morrison- vocals
John Blakely - guitar
Mark T Jordan - keyboards
David Hayes - bass
Tony Dey - drums

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JOHN MELLENCAMP - AUSTIN 2015
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. JOHN MELLENCAMP Austin 2015 [no label, 2CD] Live at the Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX; March 8, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording. Here’s one for the working man and woman. Thanks to Skybird51 for sharing the show at Dime. Skybird51 noted: As many Mellencamp fans have stated, his [...]  もっと...

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JOHN MELLENCAMP
Austin 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX; March 8, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Here’s one for the working man and woman.

Thanks to Skybird51 for sharing the show at Dime.

Skybird51 noted:

As many Mellencamp fans have stated, his shows can be hit or miss. I last saw him in September 2005 on the Mellencamp/Fogerty amphitheater tour and left less than impressed. I had no desire to see his show again. However, after listening to some of the more recent Mellencamp shows on DIME I thought I would catch the show in Dallas 3/7/15 (which has been uploaded). For that show I was 5th row orchestra and was blown away by how good his show was. His show really works well in theaters and I love the setlist. However, sitting that close to the stage, the fans are more into the show than further back. I decided during that show that I wanted to catch the show again the next night in Austin. I intentionally bought first row of the first balcony in hopes of getting a great recording. There was, of course, no one in front of me talking and clapping, and the six people next to me never showed up, and the entire row behind me never made a sound so I am pretty pleased with the recording.

Dime member Kstyle added: “Pink Houses is the song that Bruce wishes he had written, but never had the balls to.”

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Recorded from first row - first balcony
Church Audio CA-14 > CA-UGLY PreAmp > Sony PCM-M10 > SoundSaver for INport > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Lawless Times 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 102. Troubled Man 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 103. Minutes To Memories 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 104. Small Town 5:30 (9.2MB)
Track 105. Stones In My Passway 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 106. Human Wheels 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 107. The Isolation Of Mister 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 108.Check It Out 7:34 (12.7MB)
Track 109. Longest Days 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 110. Jack And Diane 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 111. The Full Catasrophe 5:11 (8.7MB)
56 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Away From This World 2:30 (4.2MB)
Track 202. Tear This Cabin Down 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 203. New Hymn 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 204. Rain On The Scarecrow 4:51 (8.1MB)
Track 205. Paper In Fire 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 206. If I Die Sudden 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 207. Crumblin’ Down 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 208. Authority Song 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 209. Pink Houses 6:44 (11.3MB)
Track 210. band introduction 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 211. Cherry Bomb 5:54 (9.9MB)
51 mins

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DIRE STRAITS - NEW YORK 1979
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. DIRE STRAITS New York 1979 [no label, 2CD] Live at the Palladium, New York, NY; September 11, 1979. Very good audience recording. A version of this show has already been shared among fans. This version, new to circulation, is a considerable upgrade. Thanks to davmar77 for sharing the [...]  もっと...

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DIRE STRAITS
New York 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Palladium, New York, NY; September 11, 1979. Very good audience recording.

A version of this show has already been shared among fans. This version, new to circulation, is a considerable upgrade.

Thanks to davmar77 for sharing the show at Dime.

dave noted in April 2015:

Here’s something special I recently was given; the great Dire Straits recorded at the Palladium in NY from the fall of 1979. I knew of a common boot of this show but had never heard it so with the help of our resident knopflerphile; Enlight, he was able to get me a copy of that boot to compare. I was afraid the recording I had was the same as the one used for that. To my delight, my new version of this sounds worlds better. Anyway, the quality is quite good for a 1979 audience recording. I know it comes from a 1st gen copy and although I can’t say for sure, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was recorded from the front of the loge or balcony. I saw them this same week at the Calderone Concert Hall but have never seen a tape of that. I’m sure the sets were about the same.

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Unknown transfer info > Wav > Traders Little Helper > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Down To The Waterline (aborted) 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 102. PA fix 1:08 (1.9MB)
Track 103. Down To The Waterline 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 104. Six Blade Knife 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 105. Once Upon A Time In The West 5:57 (10.0MB)
Track 106. Lady Writer 3:50 (6.5MB)
Track 107. Bernadette 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 108. News 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 109. What’s The Matter Baby 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 110. Single Handed Sailor 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 111. Portobello Belle 5:17 (8.9MB)
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Wild West End 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 202. In The Gallery 6:06 (10.3MB)
Track 203. Lions 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 204. Sultans Of Swing 6:33 (11.0MB)
Track 205. Where Do You Think You’re Going 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 206. Southbound Again 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 207. Setting Me Up 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 208. Twisting By The Pool 4:02 (6.8MB)
43 mins

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BEE GEES - SOUNDSTAGE 1975
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. BEE GEES Soundstage 1975 [no label, 1CD] Live at WTTW, Chicago, IL; summer 1975. Very good to excellent audio, ripped from DVD (TV broadcast). In 1975, the Bee Gees released their 13th album (11th worldwide), Main Course, and by 1977, Saturday Night Fever was ruling the world. [...]  もっと...

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BEE GEES
Soundstage 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at WTTW, Chicago, IL; summer 1975. Very good to excellent audio, ripped from DVD (TV broadcast).

In 1975, the Bee Gees released their 13th album (11th worldwide), Main Course, and by 1977, Saturday Night Fever was ruling the world. Here on Soundstage, the brothers Gibb were so affable and chatty even. Just bear in mind that soundboard Bee Gees live (albeit from a TV broadcast) are hard to come by.

Bruce Eder, Allmusic.com:

In 1975, in the midst of their second major period of stardom - but before Saturday Night Fever would drive them to their greatest popularity - the Bee Gees appeared on the Chicago-based series Soundstage, performing a large selection of their repertoire from the late ’60s through the mid-’70s, up through “Jive Talkin’.” The result is sort of the video equivalent of Here At Last, their mid-’70s live double album. The anonymous bootleggers who have put this out used a video master that was a generation or two off from what it ideally would be, resulting in a slightly fuzzy image at times, but the sound is impeccable, and in recognition of this, they’ve made it a combined DVD-R/CD-R package, with a CD-R of the audio portion of the show accompanying the bootleg DVD. It’s all essential viewing for serious fans of the Bee Gees, capturing them in superb voice throughout and doing more than all right on their instruments as well. Yvonne Elliman is the featured guest, but she never really has a chance to shine amidst the voices of the three Gibb brothers. All of this is so enjoyable, however, that the legalities should be worked out and it should be retrieved legitimately and reissued by authorized parties.

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Track 01. Intro - Barry, Robin and Maurice 0:35 (992k)
Track 02. I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 03. Edge Of The Universe 5:27 (9.2MB)
Track 04. New York Mining Disaster 1941 2:37 (4.4MB)
Track 05. Run To Me/World 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 06. Holiday/I Can’t See Nobody 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 07. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 08. Q & A with the audience 2:02 (3.4MB)
Track 09. Lollipop/Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen/Bye Bye Love 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 10. Nights On Broadway 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 11. To Love Somebody (with Yvonne Elliman) 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 12. Steady as You Go (with Yvonne Elliman) 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 13. Can’t Find My Way Home (with Yvonne Elliman) 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 14. Road To Alaska 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 15. Lonely Days 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 16. Jive Talkin’ 4:51 (8.2MB)
59 mins

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JEFF BECK GROUP - REEL MASTERS 1971/1972
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Description: Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. JEFF BECK GROUP Reel Masters [Big Daddy, 2CD] Various studio locations 1971; live Soundboard material August 22, 1971; June 29, 1972; July 23, 1972. Very good audio. Thanks to jswetch for sharing the tracks at Dime. jswetch noted: This was a boot on the “Big Daddy” label. It’s a [...]  もっと...

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JEFF BECK GROUP
Reel Masters [Big Daddy, 2CD]

Various studio locations 1971; live Soundboard material August 22, 1971; June 29, 1972; July 23, 1972. Very good audio.

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jswetch noted:

This was a boot on the “Big Daddy” label. It’s a strange hodge podge of really good quality soundboard live material from this Beck Group and alternate studio versions from the Rough and Ready sessions. To me, that’s the real draw of this. The two albums that Beck did with this band are my all-time favorite material from him, and this is a great chance to hear some different versions of just about all of the songs from the Rough and Ready release, plus two versions of an unreleased track called July 13th.

Only the album closer, Jody, is not here. Rayne’s Park Blues was what Max’s Tune was called on the LP version of this I bought when it was first released. Somewhere along the line it was re-named Max’s Tune, and that’s what it’s been labeled as on later LP pressings and all of the CD issues of this material.

Some of these songs are fairly similar to what you’re familiar with from Rough and Ready, but all have something different, whether it’s Cozy Powell’s bass drum pattern, Max Middleton’s comping, Bob Tench’s vocal, Clive Chaman’s feel or fills, Beck’s wah wah rhythm pattern or solo, or an altogether different feel or performance.

This studio material apparently came from tape reels of the sessions that Cozy Powell owned. These surfaced as a five-CD set (one for each reel) on a Japanese bootleg label. That set went for a ridiculous price, and is not widely available. This two-CD set that I’m liberating has one disc containing all or almost all from these Cozy reels, and another disc of really good live material that’s probably been up here in one form or another before. All together, it’s a great listen and a great snapshot of Beck in one of his more overlooked eras.

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Disc 1
Studio Outtakes 1971
Track 101. Got the Feeling - version 1 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 102. Situation - version 1 5:09 (8.6MB)
Track 103. I’ve Been Used - version 1 3:47 (6.3MB)
Track 104. Short Business - version 1 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 105. July 13th - version 1 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 106. Got the Feeling - version 2 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 107. Situation - version 2 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 108. Short Business - version 2 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 109. I’ve Been Used - version 2 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 110. Situation - version 3 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 111. I’ve Been Used - version 3 3:43 (6.3MB)
Track 112. Short Business - version 3 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 113. July 13th - version 2 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 114. Short Business - version 4 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 115. Rayne’s Park Blues 8:28 (14.2MB)
Track 116. Situation - version 4 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 117. I’ve Been Used - version 4 3:29 (5.8MB)
71 mins

Disc 2
Turku, Finland; August 22, 1971
Track 201. New Ways/Train Train 7:49 (13.1MB)
Track 202. Got to Have a Song 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 203. I’ve Been Used 4:44 (7.9MB)
Track 204. Situation 6:14 (10.5MB)
Track 205. Jody 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 206. Ice Cream Cakes 7:19 (12.3MB)

Paris Theatre, London; June 29, 1972
Track 207. Morning Dew 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 208. Going Down 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 209. Definitely Maybe 7:22 (12.4MB)
Track 210. Got the Feeling/Let Me Love You 12:01 (20.2MB)

The Roundhouse, London; July 23, 1972
Track 211. Jeff’s Boogie 5:56 (10.0MB)
75 mins

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