Monday, February 29, 2016

Richard Thompson - 1996-09-28 - Aptos, CA (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Aptos Village Park

Panasonic 3700 > Macintosh with Digidesign Audiomedia III card > Pro Tools (normalization and tracking - no EQ or DNR) > AIFF > xACT (flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

01 intro (0:54)
02 I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (3:47)
03 Hand of Kindness (6:09)
04 talk (1:11)
05 Put It There Pal (8:02)
06 talk (1:30)
07 Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands (4:42)
08 talk (1:14)
09 Al Bowlly's In Heaven (6:10)
10 talk (0:50)
11 Hamlet (4:30)
12 talk (0:32)
13 The Ghost Of You Walks (3:36)
14 Valerie (3:35)
15 Business On You (3:33)
16 Shoot Out The Lights (6:12)
17 Wall of Death (3:31)
18 Tear Stained Letter (8:05)
19 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (4:41)
20 Hokey Pokey (3:58)

total: 77:07

Richard Thompson - 1989-05-18 - Grand Rapids, MI (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Club Eastbrook (now called The Orbit Room)

Lineage is unknown.

01. (intro) > Turning Of The Tide
02. When The Spell Is Broken
03. Two Left Feet
04. Waltzing's For Dreamers
05. Push And Shove
06. Banish Misfortune (instrumental)
07. Jerusalem On The Jukebox
08. Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me
09. You Can't Win
10. Valerie
11. Shoot Out The Lights
12. Substitute (The Who)

Total time = 51:12

Richard Thompson was opening for Bonnie Raitt during her tour in the Spring of 1989, which explains his 50 minute appearance here. But I don't see any documentation that Raitt played this Grand Rapids venue as the headliner, though she was in Cleveland on May 16, 1989, and in Cincinnati on May 21, 1989. As good as this recording is of Thompson, it seems odd that there is no recording of Raitt circulating. Certainly there is nothing cited in db.etree and nothing for that date has been uploaded here. Maybe there is something said in the show that I missed. I'd like to say that I was a thoughtful, intelligent teenager then and that I went to the show, but I think Maria and I were saving our pennies hoping that Madonna would play somewhere near us in 1990. Auburn Hills!!

The show is described as - and it sounds like it very well good be - a soundboard recording. The equipment used is unknown. Maria got this in a CD trade from her UK contact and extracted the show to a hard drive in 2011 using EAC. I checked the WAV files for SBEs, converted it to FLAC (level 8), generated a .ffp file, and created the torrent. Nothing else was altered. I do not see that it has ever appeared here on DIME. I found none of the tracks here listed and used on "RT - The Life and Music of Richard Thompson."

R.E.M. - 1984-04-20 - Paris, FR (FM/FLAC)

Théâtre El Dorado

I.R.S. Tape (Revision)

Recorded by RTL French radio but not broadcast.

original source lineage:
Master Reels > I.R.S. DAT > 100 min. Chrome Cass. (M) > 1st gen Chrome Cass. > Safety Copy > CDR > flac

Additional lineage:
flac > TLH > wav > Adobe Audition 3.0.1/SHN Tool/CD Wave > wav > Flac Frontend > flac 8

01 Ghost Riders In The Sky (2:17) (intro cut)
02 Moral Kiosk (3:21)
03 Catapult (4:00)
04 Pilgrimage (4:05)
05 Letter Never Sent (3:08)
06 Southern Central Rain (3:16)
07 Harbor Coat (4:00)
08 Sitting Still (4:09) (dropout at 3:55)
09 Gardening At Night (3:41)
10 9-9 (2:54)
11 Windout (2:14)
12 Time After Time (Annelise) (3:37)
13 Just A Touch (2:25)
14 Little America (2:59)
15 Pale Blue Eyes (3:30)

encore 1
16 Second Guessing (2:45)
17 Radio Free Europe (1:52)
18 We Walk (1:36)
19 20th Century Boy (2:49)
20 1,000,000 (5:11)

encore 2
21 Walter's BBQ / Band Introduction (1:24)
22 (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (4:33)
23 Talk About The Passion (3:14)
24 Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars) (fades out) (3:20)

Total Time: 76:36

James Gang - 1971-08-20 - Paris, FR (DVDfull pro-shot) by REQUEST

(DVDfull pro-shot)

James Gang
Taverne De L’Olympia (France TV broadcast)
July 20, 1971.
Paris, France

Video: mpeg2 9000kbps
Audio: AC3 384 kbps
Frame Rate: 25 fps

Video Source: France TV
Lineage: TV > standalone DVD recorder (HQ mode) Philips DVDR3450H > trade > my HDD > authoring (TMPGenc DVD Author 1.6)

01 - Stop
02 - Walk Away
03 - The Bomber
04 - Woman
05 - Johnny B. Goode

06 - Walk Away

Total time: 00:29:09

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Black Sabbath - 2016-02-27 - New York City, NY (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Black Sabbath 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY 
February 27, 2016 

recorded by spitback: 

Schoeps MK41s > Nbob actives > Tinybox (OT) > Sony PCM-M10 wav 24/96 > usb > iMac > Audacity > 16/44.1 Aiff > xAct > FLAC 

Recording location: Section 226 

Enjoy Sabbath \m/ (No, I did not tape the Rival Sons) 

01 - Intro 

02 - Black Sabbath 
03 - Fairies Wear Boots 
04 - After Forever 
05 - Into the Void 
06 - Snowblind 
07 - War Pigs 
08 - Behind the Wall of Sleep 
09 - N.I.B. 
10 - Hand of Doom 
11 - Rat Sald > Drums 
12 - Iron Man 
13 - Dirty Women 
14 - Children of the Grave 
15 - Encore 
16 - Paranoid

Porcupine Tree - 1999-07-11 - Vigevano, IT (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

SBD>DAT (?)>unknown transfer to SHN>SHN-disc got in a trade>HD>WAV>fixed SBE's>FLAC, level 8>CDR (AUDIO) or CDR (FLAC)

01 Even Less
02 Piano Lessons
03 Waiting, Part 1
04 Up The Downstair
05 Don't Hate Me
06 Signify
07 Pure Narcotic
08 A Smart Kid
09 Voyage 34
10 The Colour of Air
11 I Find That I'm Not There
12 Wire The Drum

A superb, pristine soundboard recording from Steven and the boys, 75:06 minutes in length.
One song is missing from the setlist, the 10th track would have been "Stop Swimming" but unfortunately, numerous skips and blips made this song well beyond repair. Sadly, all known sources of this recording seem to have the same defect on track ten. Also it seems that the encores, "Dislocated Day" and "Radioactive toy", were not recorded.

Pink Floyd - 1988-04-22 - Oakland, CA (FLAC)


Oakland Coliseum

FM Broadcast Cassette Masters -> NEC AUK-8000E Deck -> Total Recorder 4.5 -> SB Live 24Bit -> Wav -> Cool Edit Pro 2.0 -> Flac Front End (level 5) -> Flac

Disc: 1
01. Signs Of Life
02. Learning To Fly
03. Yet Another Movie
04. A New Machine (part 1)
05. Terminal Frost
06. A New Machine (part 2)
07. Sorrow
08. Dogs Of War
09. On The Turning Away
10. One Of These Days
11. Time
12. On The Run

Disc: 2
01. The Great Gig In The Sky
02. Wish You Were Here
03. Welcome To The Machine
04. Us And Them
05. Money
06. Another Brick In The Wall (part 2)
07. Comfortably Numb
08. One Slip
09. Run Like Hell

Notes by the uploader
I'm dissapointed that Shine On You Crazy Diamond was not on this recording. Unfortunately, I was not at this show and cannot confirm if it was played or not - as I arrived into the Bay Area in 1991. Although a release from the next day by T, shows that it was played (on the 23rd.) Maybe the entire show was too long for the station to broadcast. One thing I will say is that there is a really funky version of Money, and alot of popping on the bass. Very interesting show indeed.

Before danlynch complains about the quality, While transferring this into digital format I noticed that the tapes were in poor condition and this recording is not the best. It's over-modulated in a few areas, there are a few pops and even some drop outs directly from the cassette and there are also a few warbly areas probably caused by moisture and dampness because these tapes were misplaced and in storage for many years. Run Like Hell is not listenable after 3/4 through the song.

This is my very first attempt at seeding a show from cassette and as a future project, if someone with better equipment, and more experience would like to re-release this, please contact me. I'm just throwing this show out here for grabs as a filler in the tie being because I want to see what else surfaces. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw another poorly planned, corporate cut-throat, maneuver and see a better copy of this show magically appear from danlynch and his butt-buddys within the next few days after they find out that this low quality copy was released. Never fails.

Rating: Overall 3.5 / 10

This release has originally recorded from an FM Broadcast on 97.3 KRQR in San Francisco. This comes from the cassette masters that a friend of mine recorded sometime in 1990. The tapes have gone through hell and back including dampness and moisture build up from being in storage for so long.

Pink Floyd - 1971-11-10 - Quebec, Canada (AUD/FLAC)

release: HL269/270 Highland
date/venue: 1971 november 10 - Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec, Canada
original silver CD > cdr(0)

Disc: 1
01. Introduction [1:18]
02. Embryo [12:16]
03. Fat Old Sun [15:07]
04. Set The Controls [12:55]
05. One Of These Days [8:19]
06. Atom Heart Mother [14:56]
Time: 64:53

Disc: 2
01. Cymbaline [12:20]
02. Careful With That Axe, Eugene [12:16]
03. Echoes [26:34]
04. A Saucerful Of Secrets [18:15]
Total Time: 69:26

Revisions made using Cool Edit Pro..........
- removed the vast majority of the static on disc 02
- edited for better transition between tracks
- fixed apparent skip during footsteps sequence of Cymbaline
- removed various clicks, thuds and anomolies
- fixed small gap at 17:04 of Echoes

Original notes:
even if my copy comes from an 'original' Highland CD thare's some static on CD2 ... this imperfection appears in almost all copies in circulation.

notes from the pf-roio db:
A few brief cuts during songs, some applause cut between songs. A few tape faults such as interference and speed changes. One annyoing speed change at the end of "A Saucerful Of Secrets." -LEMON

Many good tapes resulted from this tour, and many solid performances. For sound quality, this one scores a little short of 11/16/71, but noticeably better than 11/20/71. There are a couple of tape glitches, and AHM fades prematurely during Rick's jam. Overall though, it stands up well to multiple listens. The performance is excellent, though not particularly unusual. The introduction is a few sentences in French, except for the concluding quip, "I hope everybody is stoned." Roger also says a few words in French before OoTD. The encore of ASoS could be a bit more far out than usual.This is one of the minority Highland items that isn't just a dupe of something already out there. -EL

U2 - 2000-12-05 - New York City, NY (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Original Silver CD > flac (Toast Titanium) - Covers inside


Name: A Place In New York
Tour: Elevation Tour
Leg: All That You Can't Leave Behind Promo Tour
Date: 05.12.2000
Country: USA
Town: New York
Place: Irving Plaza
Type: Audio
Support: CD Silver
Manufacturer: Ultimate Sound
Num. cat.: US33
Performance : Live
Source: Broadcast FM
Integral: Complete

01. Beautiful Day
02. Elevation
03. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
04. I Remember You
05. New York
06. I Will Follow
07. Desire
08. The Ground Beneath He Feet
09. Mysterious Ways / Sexual Healing
10. One / Walk On
11. All I Want Is You
12. Bad / Ruby Tuesday
13. Crowd Sings 40
14. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
15. We Won't Get Fooled Again
New York, NY, 05 December 2000

16 Beautiful Day
EMA´S, Stockholm, Sweden, 16 November 2000

17 Beautiful Day
The AMIGO Awards, Madrid, Spain, 13 November 2000

Norah Jones - 2012-04-20 - Paris, FR (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

FM recording from a Dual CT 110 tuner, made with Zoom H4, SD card to PC, Audacity editions, FLAC (TLH).

Norah Jones - vocals, piano, guitar
Jason Roberts - guitar, backing vocals
Josh Lattanzi - bass, backing vocals
Pete Remm - keyboards, piano
Greg Wieczorek - drums, backing vocals

01 Good Morning
02 Say Goodbye
03 Little Broken Hearts
04 She's 22
05 Take It Back
06 After The Fall
07 Four Broken Hearts
08 Travelin' On
09 Out On The Road
10 Happy Pills
11 Miriam
12 All A Dream
13 Nearness of you
14 Don't Know Why
15 Waiting
16 Sunrise
17 Chasing Pirates
18 Bessie Smith (for Levon Helm)
19 Come away with me
20 Black
21 Stuck
22 outro (talks and audience)

The dj is talking in beetween songs but quite not on the music (better than usually on french broadcasts).

Ninety Miles - 2012-05-16 - Coutances, FR (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)
Festival Jazz sous les Pommiers

Jazz Club France Musique / RH-09R / Audacity / Xact

Zaccai Curtis (piano)
Luques Curtis (bass)
Henry Cole (drums)
Mauricio Herrera (percussions)
Stefon Harris (vibraphone)
David Sánchez (tenor saxophone)
Nicholas Payton (trumpet)

01- City sunrise (fade out)
02- Brown Belle Blues
03- Presentation of the musicians
04- HR
05- Backward steps
06- Black action figure
07- The forgotten ones
08- Interview

86 minutes

Neil Young - 1982-09-07 - Verona, IT (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Analog master>DAT>DAT MASH SV DA-10>Optical cable>M-AUDIO Audiophile Firewire (16/48)Firewire>PC>GOLDWAVE - no editing, the master as it was>Tracks split>FLAC FRONTED + Md5 & Fingerprint

Neil Young - vocals, guitar, keyboards, vocoder
Ben Keith - pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, keyboards, vocals
Nils Lofgren - guitar, accordion, keyboards, vocals, vocoder
Joe Lala - piano
Bruce Palmer - bass
Larry Cragg - banjo
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals
Joel Bernstein - vocoder,synclavier

01 On The Way Home
02 Don't Cry No Tears
03 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
04 Cortez The Killer
05 If You Got Love
06 Soul Of A Woman
07 Are You Ready For The Country?
08 Southern Man
09 A Little Thing Called Love
10 Old Man
11 The Needle And The Damage Done
12 Comes A Time
13 Birds
14 Beggars Day
15 Like An Inca
16 Hey Hey, My My
17 Cinnamon Girl
18 Like A Hurricane
19 I Am A Child
20 Sample And Hold
21 Mr. Soul

New Order - 2012-05-02 - London, UK (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Brixton Academy

Source 1:
Icom IC-R5 > Edirol R-09HR (44.1MHz 24 bit) Left Channel

Source 2:
AT838 > SP-SPSB-10 > Edirol R-09 (44.1kHz 16 bit) Right Channel

Sources 1 and 2 converted to two channel mono and SOurce 2 converted to fake stereo using mda_stereo. Mixed and mastered in Adobe Audition CS5, Har Bal 2.3 and Izotope Ozone 5.0

01 - Elegia
02 - Crystal
03 - Regret
04 - Ceremony
05 - Age of Consent
06 - Love Vigilantes
07 - Round and Round
08 - Krafty
09 - Bizarre Love Triangle
10 - True Faith
11 - 586
12 - The Perfect Kiss
13 - Blue Monday
14 - Temptation
15 - Transmission
16 - Love Will Tear Us Apart

A few drop outs in first two tracks.

MC5 - 1971-09-12 - Miami, FL (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

No editing, no compression, no eq.

Quality: E+/D-
Generation: unknown
Source: audience

[A = outstanding, E = unlistenable]

credit to happytrader!!!!

Bass: Michael Davis
Drums: Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson
Guitar: Wayne Kramer
Guitar: Fred "Sonic" Smith
Vocals: Rob Tyner

01 Sister Anne 4:06
02 Baby won't ya 4:59
03 I want you right now 6:46
04 Tonight 2:40
05 Looking at you 9:33
06 Ramblin' Rose 4:50
07 Kick out the jams 3:30
08 Black to comm 8:22

Note by the taper (happytrader):
I had this concert on cassette 20 years ago but unfortunately that tape was lost in the midst of time so didn't have it until very recently when this version was received in a trade. It sounds slightly cleaned up from memory of the tape I had but is still pretty lo-fi. I'm not sure whether it has been on Dime on before. It isn't great quality but a historically important show and well worth it for MC5 aficionados. To my knowledge it is one recording out of only two in existence of the band playing in 1971. That of course precludes the instance that someone might be sitting on some recordings that have never entered trading circles i.e. like the Stooges 1971 recordings recently released on Easy Action. There is a kind of a sad feel or atmosphere hanging over this concert - especially in 'Looking at you' which is an extended atmospheric jazz tinged version. Its as though the music is reflecting a great band coming to the end of its life.

Led Zeppelin - 1971-11-25 - Leicester, UK (AUD/FLAC)

(Vg Audience Recording FLAC)

Title: Mystical Majesties Request
Venue: Leicester University, UK.

Lineage: Electric Magic (EMC-001/A/B/C) Boot 3CD > EAC > FLAC

Jimmy Page: Guitar
Robert Plant: Lead Vocal
John Paul Jones: Bass, Organ
John Bonham: Drums

01: Introduction
02: Immigrant Song
03: Heartbreaker
04: Black Dog
05: Since I've Been Loving You
06: Celebration
07: Going To California
08: That's The Way
09: Tangerine (mistake)
10: Tangerine
11: Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp

01: '' training old style ''
02: Dazed And Confused
03: Stairway To Heaven

01: What Is And What Should Never Be
02: Whole Lotta Love
03: Rock And Roll
04: Communication Breakdown

Rory Gallagher - 1975-10-31 - Sausalito, CA (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

CDR(?) > EAC > WAV > TLH > FLAC 

Rory Gallagher: Vocals,Guitars 
Gerry McAvoy: bass 
Lou Martin: keyboards 
Rod de'Ath: drums 

01 Let Me In 
02 I Take What I want 
03 Ain't Too Good 
04 Souped Up Ford 
05 All Around Man 
06 Tattoo'd Lady 
07 Cradle Rock 
08 Bought & Sold 
09 Lost At Sea 

The Band - 1994-04-22 - New Orleans, LA (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Jazz Festival New Orleans, Louisiana

dsbd > CAS > CDR
CDR > HDD via cdparanoia on Redhat Fedora linux


Levon Helm (drums, vocals)
Rick Danko (bass, vocals)
Garth Hudson (keyboards)
Randy Ciarlante (drums)
Jim Weider (guitar)
Richard Bell (keyboards, vocals)

cd 1 (44:51)
01 [talk - introduction]
02 caledonia
03 remedy
04 crazy mama
05 ws walcott medicine show
06 stuff ya gotta watch
07 blind willie mctell
08 it makes no difference
09 rag mama rag
10 atlantic city

cd2 (43:27)
01 caledonia mission
02 mystery train
03 many rivers to cross (instrumental)
04 don't do it
05 life is a carnival
06 the weight
07 shape i'm in
08 [applause]
09 garth madness >
10 blues stay away from me

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Joe Jackson - 2006-07-26 - Stuttgart, DE (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Joe Jackson
Jazz Open, Pariser Plarz, Stuttgart
26 July 2006

3sat broadcast


Digital Recording, not reencoded
Authored w/ DVD Studio Pro

Duration: 0:59:10
Data Size: 3.03 GB
Bit Rate: 7.32 Mbps

Video Tracks:
MPEG-2, 720 × 576, 16:9, 25 fps, 8.00 Mbps, upper field first
Audio Tracks:
MP2 stereo, 48 kHz, 256 kbps

Joe Jackson - Vocal & Piano
Graham Maby - Bass
Dave Houghton - Drums

01 - Home Town
02 - Steppin Out
03 - It´s Different For Girls
04 - Another World
05 - Going Downtown
06 - On Your Radio
07 - Cancer
08 - Take It Like A Man
09 - What You Want
10 - One More Time
11 - Don ´t Get Around Much Anymore
12 - Is She Really Going Out With Him
13 - Slow Song

Joe Jackson - Various US TV (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Joe Jackson - Various US TV Appearances 1989-2005

Lineage 1:
Cable TV > TDK E-HG VHS tape (SP, HiFi audio) > S-VHS deck > Panasonic DMR E-85 (hard drive > DVD-R) > DVD Decrypter > TMGenc DVD Author 3

Lineage 2 (2003 & 2005):
Cable TV > Panasonic DMR E-85 (hard drive > DVD-R) > DVD Decrypter > TMGenc DVD Author 3

01) David Letterman - "Nineteen Forever" (June 8, 1989)

02) Arsenio Hall - "Is She Really Going Out With Him" (July 12, 1989)
03) "Down To London" (cut)

House of Blues - Los Angeles - May 3, 1995
04) Intro
05) "Home Town"
06) "Real Man"
07) "Stranger Than Fiction"
08) JJ Interview Pt. 1
09) "The Man Who Wrote Danny Boy"
10) "Ever After"
11) JJ Interview Pt. 2
12) "Breaking Us In Two"
xx) "You Can't Get What You Want" (missing)

13) Conan O'Brien - "Awkward Age" (April 11, 2003)

14) Conan O'Brien (w/Todd Rundgren) - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (April 28, 2005)

This represents all the Joe Jackson I have from TV (with the exeception of the "Heaven and Hell" Sessions at West 54th I uploaded awhile ago) - not that much but all stellar stuff. I made a menu usingTMPGenc DVD Author 3 and although the titles on the chapter page are perfectly legible on my notebook, they aren't that clear on my older TV. Such is life.

Landmine free concert - 2002-01-24 - Dublin, Ireland (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Point Theatre



Elvis Costello
Emmylou Harris
Steve Earle
John Prine
James Hooker

CD 1 Set 1
01 - Introductions
02 - Red Dirt Girl
03 - Talk
04 - Now She's Gone
05 - Talk
06 - Our Little Angel
07 - Talk
08 - Souvenirs
09 - Talk
10 - Bang The Drum Slowly
11 - Talk
12 - Hometown Blues
13 - Talk
14 - Please
15 - That's The Way That The World Goes Round
16 - Michelangelo
17 - Talk
18 - God's Comic
19 - Benefit Auction & Bobby Muller Introduction
20 - Bobby Muller Talks

CD 2 Set 2
01 - Goodbye **
02 - Talk
03 - Shipbuilding
04 - Talk
05 - The Other Side Of Town
06 - Talk
07 - Hour Of Gold
08 - Tom Ames' Prayer
09 - Alibi
10 - Sam Stone
11 - Talk
12 - Sleepless Nights
13 - Talk
14 - Galway Girl
15 - Talk
16 - Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
17 - Crowd
18 - Talk
19 - Fort Worth Blues **
20 - Paradise **

Procol Harum - Birth Of a Song (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Trade DVD-R's >DVD Decrypter> PC

Audio: Various (Mostly PCM / Dolby Digital / Mpeg-1)
720 x 480
Aspect ratio 4:3

01. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Promo #1, 1967)
02. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (French TV, 1967)
03. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Promo # 2, 1967)
04. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (French TV, 1968)
05. Mabel (French TV, 1968)
06. A Christmal Camel / Conquistador / Whiter Shade Of Pale (Bilzen, 1967)
07. Good Captain Clack (French TV, 1968)
08. Whiter Shade Of Pale (Top Of The Pops, 1967)
09. Homburg (Promo, 1968)
10. Whiter Shade Of Pale / Homburg (Italian TV, 1968)
11. Quiet Rightly So (Beat Club, 1968)
12. Belgian TV Doc.
13. Homburg (Beat Club, 1968)
14. Too much between us / A Salty Dog (Beat Club, 1969)
15. Melbourne TV Special (1969)

Total Time : about 2 hours

Kraftwerk - 2012-04-13 - New York City, NY (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Retrospective - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
5 - Man Machine

Equipment: Sony TCD-D8 [Mic In, 44.1] + Sony-ECM 717
Location: 25 feet from stage, left stack.
Taped & Transferred by: RyanJ
Transfer: Sony TCD-D8 > 7-Pin > CO2 Converter > Digital In > MB PRO > Adobe Audition > WAV (Inc. highs, normalize to 0db) > FLAC [Encode 8] > You

02. Spacelab
03. Metropolis
04. The Model
05. Neon Lights
06. The Robots
07. Autobahn
08. Sellafield Intro - Radioactivity
09. Trans Euro Express/Metal on Metal/Abzug
10. Numbers
11. Computerworld
12. It's More Fun to Compute/Home Computer
13. Tour De France - Original
14. Tour De France - 2003
15. Planet of Visions
16. Boing Boom Tschak
17. Techno Pop
18. Musique Non Stop

Total Time: 104:06

Notes by the uploader:
A bit of a story to the coming of these tapes (I also taped the Computer World show), when these shows were first announced I was very excited and was hoping to get tickets. I was in class the time these went on sale and had for different internet browsers up with 2-3 tabs each to get ANYTHING. Sadly, I got nothing for any date. I was pretty bummed, so I started posts on Craigslist to get a ticket to any of the shows. I was also willing to pay a bigger amount just because "Man Machine" and "Computer World" were my two favorite albums, and could only go to the weekend shows due to final exams and I worked on Sunday.

Finally, a two weeks before the show, someone said they had an extra and I booked my plane ticket and headed to NYC!!! I was so excited and fortunate to have the opportunity to see this show. The venue, was The Museum of Modern Art in the 2nd floor atrium. I went there earlier in the day to check out the museum and look around. Amazing stuff, but I was wondering about the tall ceilings and how the sound would be. Lets just say, it was the best sound I have ever heard… ever.. for a concert. Simply amazing.

The 3D was spectacular with Kraftwerk's simple visuals. Was so pumped to hear "Spacelab" live after watching the Munich YouTube video hundreds of times since October. A young Ralf Hutter singing "Radioactivity" for the visuals at the beginning of that song gave me chills. This night was super special to me. Something I will never forget in my life. The stage itself was small and the left stack had a column right to the left of it. They put some sound foam on it, and I thought that it would be the best to record right in front of it because it would bounce off it nicely, and it sure did! A bit in the middle there were some people (who obviously were not big fans of Kraftwerk and just wanted to be there for its "exclusivity") decided to have a faint conversation for a good 10 minutes or so, before going to get another drink. People I talked to said that this was the most energetic night in terms of audience. Most of the other nights were very quiet, clapping and woo'ing at the end of songs. I am very happy with the outcome of this tape and have to say it's one of my better ones.

Kiss - 1984-12-08 - Detroit, MI (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Cobo Hall

Soundboard > ? > CDR > EAC > .wav > FLAC Frontene > FLA

01 - Detroit Rock City
02 - Cold Gin
03 - Creatures Of The Night
04 - Fits Like A Glove
05 - Heaven's On Fire
06 - Thrills In The Night
07 - Guitar
08 - War Machine
09 - I Love It Loud
10 - I Still Love You
11 - Love Gun
12 - Lick It up
13 - Black Diamond
14 - Rock & Roll All Night

Judas Priest - 2012-04-20 - St. Petersburg, Russia (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Live At Yubileyny Sports Palace

Quality: AUD, A+

Taper: Pumpkin Priest

M-Audio Microtrack II==>Adobe Audition 1.5==>Trader's Little Helper==>FLAC

Rob Halford – Vocal
Glenn Tipton – Guitar
Richie Faulkner – Guitar
Ian Hill – Bass
Scott Travis – Drums

01. Battle Hymn
02. Rapid Fire (With Technical Problems)
03. Technical Problems On Stage
04. Rapid Fire (Reprise)
05. Metal Gods
06. Rob Talks #1
07. Heading Out To The Highway
08. Judas Rising
09. Rob Talks #2
10. Starbreaker
11. Victim Of Changes
12. Glenn Tipton's Guitar Solo
13. Victim Of Changes (Reprise)
14. Rob Talks #3
15. Never Satisfied
16. Rob Talks #4
17. Diamonds And Rust
18. Dawn Of Creation
19. Prophecy
20. Night Crawler
21. Turbo Lover

22. Rob Talks #5
23. Beyond The Realms Of Death
24. The Sentinel
25. Blood Red Skies
26. The Green Manalishi
27. Rob Talks #6
28. Breaking The Law
29. Scott Travis's Drum Solo
30. Painkiller
31. Encore Break #1
32. The Hellion
33. Electric Eye
34. Encore Break #2
35. Rob Halford's Harley-Davidson Introduction
36. Hell Bent For Leather
37. Encore Break #3
38. Oh Yeah!
39. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
40. Richie Faulkner's Guitar Solo
41. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (Reprise)
42. Encore Break #4
43. Scott Talks
44. Living After Midnight
45. Outro

John Lennon - Oddities (STU/FLAC) by REQUEST

infos here

Chapter One
01. Love (Take 24-25)
02. Glad All Over (Jam)
03. Hold On John (Rock Version)
04. Hold On John (Take 24)
05. Crippled Inside (Outtake)
06. Jealous Guy (Outtake)
07. It’s So Hard (Outtake)
08. Gimme Some Truth (Outtake)
09. How Do You Sleep (Outtake
10. Oh My Love (Rehearsals)
11. Cripple Inside (Outtake)
12. Honey Don’t (Oct 1970)
13. Happy Xmas (Demo)
[ 71:08 ]

Chapter Two
01. I’ve Got A Feeling (Demo)
02. God Save Us (Demo)
03. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World (Demo)
04. John Sinclair (Demo)
05. Love Is The Answer (Mind Games) (Demo)
06. Mind Games (‘Make Love Not War’ Demo)
07. Aisumasen (Demo)
08. Freeda People (Demo)
09. I Know (I Know) (Demo)
10. You Are Here (Outtake)
11. Meat City (Demo)
12. Meat City (Demo)
13. Meat City (Demo)
14. Here We Go Again (Demo)
15. Whatever Get You Through The Night (Demo)
16. What You Got (Demo)
17. Steel And Glass (Demo)
18. Steel And Glass (Demo)
19. Nobody Loves You When You Are Down And Out (Demo)
20. You Send Me (Demo)
21. Attica State (Live 1971)
22. Come Together (Rehearsal)
23. Come Together (Live)

Joe Jackson - 2008-07-04 - Lugano, CH (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Estival Jazz
Piazza Della Riforma

Soundboard > ReelToReel > DAT > wave > flac frontend (Level 8, align on sector boundaries) > flac

01. Hometown [4:01]
02. Steppin' Out [4:38]
03. Invisible Man [5:35]
04. Wasted Time [5:34]
05. Goin' Downtown [3:57]
06. King Pleasure Time [3:00]
07. On The Radio [5:33]
08. Be My Number Two [4:36]
09. Uptown Train [5:41]
10. Scary Monsters [3:16]
11. It's Different For Girls [4:15]
12. Good Bad Boy [3:00]
13. You Can't Get What You Want [3:44]
14. One More Time [4:34]
15. Don't Get Around Much Anymore [3:12]
16. If She Really Going Out With Him [3:57]
17. A Slow Song [7:15]

John Hiatt and the Guilty Dogs - 1994-03-27 - San Francisco, CA (FLAC/mp3)

(KFOG-FM broadcast FLAC/mp3@320)

mp3@320 here


This is a little different from his norm - the lead guitarist was Mike Ward from "Perfectly Good Guitar," and the sound was a little punkier/grungier than usual. a nice change of pace.

FM (KFOG)>?>CD-R trade>EAC (secure w/ read offset)>WAV>FLAC frontend (level 5)>FLAC

John Hiatt - guitar, piano, vocal
Mike Ward - guitar
Davey Farragher - bass
Michael Urbano - drums

CD 1
01. Loving a Hurricane
02. Georgia Ray
03. Angel
04. Paper Thin
05. Wreck of the Barbie Ferrari
06. Icy Blue Heart
07. Memphis in the Meantime
08. Real Fine Love
09. Your Dad Did
10. Something Wild

CD 2
01. Friend of Mine
02. Have a Little Faith
03. Blue Telescope
04. Cross My Fingers
05. Straight Outta Time
06. Thing Called Love
07. Thank You Girl
08. Slow Turning
09. Perfectly Good Guitar
10. Tennessee Plates
11. Buffalo River Home

David Bowie (R.I.P.) - 1979-1989 - From Under The Carpet (DVDfull pro-shot DL)

(DVDfull pro-shot DL)

DAVID BOWIE - From Under The Carpets

TV/movie compilation 1979-89

Author: steve23yh
Video Source: TV/Movies
Video Lineage: variable generation VHS > direct VHS-DVD transfer > segments ripped using Ulead DVD Movie Factory V6 > DVD created using Sony DVD Architect Studio V5
Menu: yes
Chapters: yes (see notes)
Transfer Rate: 6mb/s
Format: PAL / 25fps
Audio: Dolby Digital Audio, 48 KHz, 2/0(L,R)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Number of Discs: 1
Disc Type: DVD9
Total Running Time: 2:01:29

Culled from a variety of VHS tapes received from Andre F.

1. JUST A GIGOLO OUTTAKES AND LOST SCENES (rather grainy picture)
a. Compilation from original German release, including lost scenes
b. Hospital scene outtake

a. Tonight, BBC TV, interviewed by Valerie Singleton 13-Feb-1979
b. Daily Mirror Rock and Pop Awards, 24-Feb-1981
c. David Bowie Plus Five, 29-Oct-1981

a. Film 83 review of Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
b. News At 10, ITV, 30-Jun-1983
c. News Report, Philadelphia, July 1983
d. Entertainment USA, BBC, September 1983
e. Japanese TV interview, October 1983 (appalling quality!)
f. Japanese TV interview, October 1983

a. ITN News Report
b. BBC interview with Janice Long
c. Video Aid, US TV extended interview

a. Pop Formule, Belgian TV, 1987 (ropey quality)
b. Time Will Crawl (complete recording), TOTP, 17-Jun-41987
c. RAI TV, Italy, interview, 1 Jul-1987
d. CNN News Report, 8 Mar-1989 - David and Melissa arriving at theatre

Eric Clapton - The Lost Polydor Tapes (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

The Lost Polydor Tapes “Archives Pathfinder” (Mid Valley 105/106/107/108/109/110)

The Lost Polydor Tapes “Archives Pathfinder” is an October 2001 Mid Valley release.  Over six discs, this covers outtakes and alternate mixes from three albums over a five year period.  Eric Clapton, released in 1970, his first solo album, 461 Ocean Boulevard was issued in 1974 and is considered to be one of his best solo releases, and its follow up There’s One In Every Crowd which wasn’t as successful.  These three make up his first three true solo albums (Layla released under Derek And The Dominos).

Mid Valley collect the sessions from various sources including The Unsurpassed Eric Clapton (Yellow Dog – YD 022), 461 Ocean Boulevard Sessions (EC In Person – EIP013), The Unreleased Sessions (Capricorn Records – CR-2048), Studio Session: Fool Like Me (DJ Copy 126/127) and There’s Another One in Every Crowd (DJ Copy 128/129), Alternative Tracks (ECAT 1101/02), and Living On Blues Power Volume 2 (Extremely X Rare – EXR21).  Other tracks are culled from rare official releases.

This set is authoritative simply because, despite the list above, titles with Clapton studio outtakes are very rare, unlike title for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones which are simply out of control.  Archives Pathfinder is the only comprehensive collection documenting any time period of his career.  Mid Valley package this in a six-disc fatboy jewel case with many photos from the album sessions themselves and accurate liner notes on the back.  And the sound quality is uniformly excellent for all the discs.    

Eric Clapton

Disc 1 (75:55):  
Slunky – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Bad Boy – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home – Delaney Bramlette Mix, After Midnight – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Blues Power – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Bottle Of Red Wine – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Lovin You Lovin Me – Delaney Bramlette Mix, I’ve Told You For The Last Time – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Don’t Know Why – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Let It Rain – Delaney Bramlette Mix, Bad Boy – Original Long Version, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home – Original Long Version, After Midnight – Original Long Version, Lovin You Lovin Me – Original Long Version, Don’t Know Why – Original Long Version, After Midnight – Alternate Mix #1, Blues Power – Alternate Mix, Bad Boy – Alternate Mix #1 With Different Vocal Take *1, Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me – Alternate Mix #1, Told You For The Last Time – Alternate Mix, Bad Boy – Alternate Mix #2 With Different Vocal Take *2

Disc 2 (71:36):  
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home – Alternate Mix #1, Easy Now – Alternate Mix #1, Bad Boy – Alternate Mix #3 With Different Vocal Take *2, Bad Boy – Alternate Mix #4 With Different Vocal Take *2, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home – Alternate Mix #2, After Midnight – Alternate Mix #2, Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me – Alternate Mix #2, Don’t Know Why – Alternate Mix, Bottle Of Red Wine – Alternate Mix With Additional Guitar Play,  Slunky – Monaural Version, Bad Boy – Monaural Version, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home – Monaural Version, After Midnight – Monaural Version, Easy Now – Monaural Version, Blues Power – Monaural Version, Bottle Of Red Wine – Monaural Version, Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me – Monaural Version, Told You For The Last Time – Monaural Version, Don’t Know Why – Monaural Version, Let It Rain – Monaural Version

Eric Clapton is the eponymous debut solo album released in August of 1970.  Recording started at Olympic Studio in London in 1969 right before he toured with Delaney and Bonnie in Europe.  Five songs, “I’ve Told You For The Last Time” (with eight takes), “Lovin’ You, Lovin’ Me,” “I Don’t Know Why,” “Where There’s A Will There’s A Way” and “She Rides” were recorded.  Only one track from this session, “Lovin’ You, Lovin’ Me” actually made it onto the album.

Sessions for Eric Clapton continued in Los Angeles in January 1970, and contributed the rest of the album.  Eric Clapton was mixed three times.  Delaney Bramlett did the first mix in LA.  According to Clapton:  “I left the tapes in LA with Delaney to mix them, and he was waiting on me to finish one of the tracks!  And he didn’t realize that I was waiting on him to mix the tracks and send them over.  Finally, my manger got kind of impatient and told Atlantic to send the tapes to me, and I mixed them very badly.  Atlantic heard them, didn’t like ‘em.  Then they sent them to Tom Dowd who mixed them again.  So they were mixed three times in all.  Naturally I never heard Delaney’s mixes until it was too late – the record was already out.”  The version that was released on LP in August 1970 is thus the Dowd mix.

The first half of disc one is occupied with the Bramlett mix.  This includes all the tracks that would subsequently be officially released on disc two of the 2006 Eric Clapton deluxe edition.  The Bramlett mix of “After Midnight” was also officially released in the Crossroads box-set in 1988.

In general, the Bramlett mix emphasises the rawness of the guitars and adds more echo to the vocals.  The horn section is also given more place in the arrangements and all of this contributes to a heavier “live” sound compared to Dowd’s.  The sound quality on Mid Valley is excellent.  It is also unedited, leaving in some of the studio chatter edited out of the official release.  A prime example of this is “Blues Power,” which is forty seconds longer on Mid Valley with a short piano introduction.

The next five tracks, “Bad Boy,” “Lonesome And A Long Way From Home,” “After Midnight,” “Lovin You Lovin Me” and “Don’t Know Why” are all listed as “original long version.”  These are all identical to the Dowd mixes found on the official release but with longer fades.  The rest of disc one, and the first half of disc two, contains alternate mixes from the Bramlett Eric Clapton.  The only interest is in the volume and placement of the horns.  Some have more, some less.

The most interesting of the lot is ”Bottle Of Red Wine,” the “alternate mix with additional guitar play.”  It is actually shorter than the official version, but it has another guitar line in the mix that was omitted from the final product.  Its omission doesn’t significantly altar the arrangement, but it is a nice variation of the well known song.  The last part of disc two contains Eric Clapton in mono.

Two more Eric Clapton outtakes appear on disc six of this collection for space reasons.  “I Don’t Know Why” is from the the November 1969 sessions in Olympic Studio.  Lasting five minutes, the gospel tune is much more lush than the other version.

“Blues In A – Instrumental Blues Jam” is a ten and a half minute slow instrumental blues in the key of A, and it is interesting since it foreshadows the long blues improvisation Clapton would includes on subsequent tours.  It was officially released in 1999 on The Blues on a rare bonus discs available only with early pressings.  Both of these songs would be included on the 2006 deluxe edition.

Polyor, in addition to those two tracks, included the November 1969 Olympic recordings of “I’ve Told You For The Last Time” and “She Rides.”  The official version of “I’ve Told You For The Last Time” is a two and a half minute ditty, but the Olympic Studio recording is an almost seven minute long epic blues, masterful in construction and deserving of release.  “She Rides” is an early take on “Let It Rain” with the same melody and chords but slightly different lyrics.  Those two, plus several Delaney and Bonnie tunes make the deluxe version worth having in addition to the Mid Valley.

461 Ocean Boulevard

Disc 3 (70:52):  
Motherless Children – Jam, Motherless Children – Key Of “E”, Meet Me #1 – Instrumental Jam 1, Meet Me #2 – Instrumental Jam 2, Meet Me #3 – With Vocals, I Shot The Sheriff – Instrumental No Cut Long Version, Mainline Florida – Vocal: George Terry Early Version, Let It Grow – Instrumental, I Can’t Hold Out – Backing Track, Instrumental #1 – Key Of “A”, Instrumental #2 – Key Of “G”, Please Be With Me – Official Rough Mix, Gypsy / Early Please Be With Me, EC Solo Acoustic Version, Ain’t That Lovin’ You – Originally Unreleased Song

Disc 4 (74:30):  
Something You Got – Previously Unreleased Song, It’s Too Late (To Be Sorry) – Fast Version, It’s Too Late (To Be Sorry) – Medium Tempo Version, Instrumental #3 – Key Of “F”, Instrumental #4 – Key Of “C#”, Jam In F – Instrumental Jam Key Of “F”, Jam In E #1 – Instrumental Jam Key Of “E”, Jam In E #2 – Instrumental Jam Key Of “E”, Dobro #1 – Give Me Strength Dobro Instrumental Version EC Only, Dobro #2 – Give Me Strength Dobro Instrumental With Bass & Guitar, Eric After Hours Blues – Instrumental Blues Jam, Walkin’ Down The Road – Original Unreleased Song

After an extremely busy 1970 ended, Clapton entered a period of relative retirement.  His participation in the Concert For Bangladesh in New York 1971 was one of the few appearances.  Polydor compensated by flooding the market with Eric Clapton product including the compilation LPs The History Of Eric Clapton in March 1972, Eric Clapton At His Best in September 1972, and Eric Clapton in 1973 and live albums such as In Concert (Derek And The Dominos) in January and Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert, both in 1973.

He entered the studio for his follow up in April and May, 1974 in Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida.  The resultant album 461 Ocean Boulevard was released in July.  It hit number one on Billboard in the US and as high as three in the UK, and “I Shot The Sheriff” also hit number one on the single charts.

The outtakes are more interesting than those for Eric Clapton, which consisted mostly of remixes.  Many long jam sessions are features on this discs, recorded by a band who were in the process of working with one another.  Except for Carl Radle, who handled bass for Derek And The Dominos, the other musicians had not worked with Clapton before.

Jam sessions of “Motherless Children” start off the sessions.  The first track bears a passing resemblance to the song, but the second take shares the final arrangement except is in the key of E.  A cover of Willie Dixon’s “Meet Me” follow.  The first two are seven minute long instrumental runthroughs.  The third is the final take with lyrics that appeared first on The Blues in 1999 and on the 2004 deluxe edition of 461 Ocean Boulevard.

The instrumental ”I Shot The Sheriff” lasts for almost seven minutes and is the basis for the studio version.  Of course this lack vocals, but it does include the guitar solo that isn’t present on the studio release.  George Terry singing “Mainline Florida” follows.  This is Terry’s sole writing contribution to the album, and this sound like a rough studio run-through without any embellishments.  Terry himself has a good voice, and has fun shouting “rockets” during the instrumental passages.

Several instrumentals follow on the disc.  “Let It Grow” and “I Can’t Hold Out” sound like the instrumental tracks used for the official release.  Two four minute long instrumentals, one in “A” and one in “G,” follow and sound like the improvs that would be used on stage in the subsequent tour.

Following is an amateur demo of “Please Be With Me.”  It’s a simple recording of Clapton and Terry playing the tune and singing the words.  “Gypsy” is an version of “Please Be With Me” which features Clapton alone with the acoustic guitar, in contrast with the polished full band recording found on the album.  The disc ends with the Jimmy Reed cover “Ain’t That Loving You.”  It’s a polished outtake that first appeared on Crossroads 2 and subsequently on the 2004 461 Ocean Boulevard deluxe edition as an extra track.

Disc four opens with the unreleased track ”Something You’ve Got,” an uptempo rock instrumental.  “It’s Never Too Late (To Be Sorry)” is another unused song.  The first take is a fast tempo rock version with Clapton and Yvonne Elliman repeating the title over and over again for two and a half minutes.  The second is slower and lasts for seven minutes.

Unnamed instrumental jams fill the middle of the disc.  The jam in the key of “F” is two and a half minute long fast paced gospel improvisation.  The following jam in C# lasts for almost twenty minutes and has two halfs.  The first half is a slower, syncopated blues number dominated by organ and duel guitars with both Terry and Clapton taking turns.  It then turns into a quicker paced rocking number with the guitars weaving the melody around an exaggerated bassline.

Jam in F is a seven minute straight forward 12-bar blues.  This sounds much like the improves you can find on many Clapton live recordings.  It is followed by two jams in the key of E.  The first lasting eight minutes, is a catchy, fast paced funk jam.  The second lasts nearly as long and it returns to a heavier gospel feel.

There are two jams which feature Clapton and Terry on the Dobro, playing what would be recorded as “Give Me Strength.”  Finally, “Eric After Hour Blues” is a five minute blues jam that first surfaced on the limited edition bonus disc that came with The Blues in 1999 and also is included on the 2004 deluxe edition of 461 Ocean Boulevard.  “Walkin’ Down The Road” is a fully polished outtake that also appears on Crossroads 2and on the deluxe edition.  

There’s One In Every Crowd

Disc 5 (69:28):  
Pretty Blue Eyes – Different Instrumental Take, Fool Like Me – Originally Unreleased Song, Singin’ The Blues – Back Track Long Version, I Found Love #1 – Previously Unreleased, Instrumental Hard – Edge Guitar Version, I Found Love #2 – EC Vocals & Guitar Overdub, I Found Love #3 – Different Take With EC Vocals & Guitar, I Found Love #4 – Originally Unreleased Version, Match Box – Drunken Jam, It Hurts Me Too #1 – Different Take, It Hurts Me Too #2 – Originally Unreleased Song, Swing Low Sweet Chariot – Previously Unreleased Different Take, The Sky Is Crying – Alternate Mix Version Without Piano Overdub, Better Make It Through Today – Long Alternate Mix Version, Don’t Blame Me – Extended Version

Disc 6 (42:20): 
Watcha Gonna Do #1 – Originally Unreleased Song With Peter Tosh, Watcha Gonna Do #2 – Originally Unreleased Song With Peter Tosh, High – Alternate Mix Version Without Guitar Solo & Second Chorus Overdub, Opposites – Alternate Mix Without Auld Lang Syne, Burial – Previously Unreleased Song With Peter Tosh, Swing Low Sweet Chariot – Previously Unreleased Different Take, Where There’s A Will There’s A Way – 1st Solo Album 1st Session, Don’t Know Why – 1st Solo Album 1st Session, Blues In A – Instrumental Blues Jam

After 461 Ocean Boulevard was released, Clapton went on his first solo tour beginning with two warm up dates in Scandinavia followed by almost two months in the US.  The quality of performances hovered between horribly self-indulgent, drunken spectacles and concerts which shows off his legend.  Following the final show on August 4th in Florida, he and the touring band convened in Jamaica to record a follow up.

There’s One In Every Crowd was recorded between August 28th and Septemer 18th at Dynamic Sounds Studio in Jamaica.  The musical style continued in the vein of “I Shot The Sheriff” with heavy reggae overtones, but also included were gospel and of course more blues.  There is also unique (for Clapton) forays into Beatlesque arrangements, something he wouldn’t duplicate in the future and is one of the unexplored facets of his work.

Emphasizing this, disc five starts off with an instrumental run through of “Pretty Blue Eyes.”  The arrangement is almost identical to final version including the long Beatlelike instrumental passage in the middle.  It is followed by a five minute heavy blues called “Fool Like Me.”  A nine minute instrumental take of “Singing The Blues” follows.  The studio cut is three and a half minutes and Clapton sometimes performed a nine minute version of the song live, but this studio outtake isn’t too interesting since it’s only the melody played for the duration with little to no soloing.

Several takes of a song called “I Found A Love” follow.  Usually, when a song remains unreleased after almost thirty-five years there’s a reason why.  However, there doesn’t seem to be any reason for this.  It is an uptempo rocking song and is a true undiscovered jewel.  Several takes are included including a pure instrumental and several vocal takes with a feedback drenched guitar melody.  But the final polished take is driven by an aggressive piano to supplement Clapton’s guitar.  It’s a fun sounding song which deserves official release.  A loose, sloppy and drunken version of Carl Perkins’ ”Matchbox” follows.

Two takes of Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too” follow.  A live version would be recorded and released twenty years later for From The Cradle, played at a faster tempo than these studio cuts.  “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” is an alternate take, but the same arrangement, of the song that would be included on There’s One In Every Crowd.  “The Sky Is Crying” is the same take found on the album but without the piano.  Finally, “Better Make It Through The Day” and “Don’t Blame Me” are the same cuts as on the album with with a bit longer count-ins.

“Watcha Gonna Do?” is a song written and performed with Peter Tosh.  A heavy reggae tune, it would appear in the Crossroads boxset in 1988.  “High” is an alternate mix of the commercial version but without the guitar solo and a second chorus, and “Opposites” is an alternate mix without the organ “Auld Lang Syne” at the end.  “Burial” is a cover of the Tosh tune which remains unreleased, and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” is an alternate mix of the commercial version.

Overall this is six hours of prime Clapton outtakes that are worth having.  Since its release several tracks have been released officially on the deluxe editions of Eric Clapton and 461 Ocean Boulevard.  However, there are tracks in this collection that still have not been released officially.  And There’s One In Every Crowd still has no deluxe edition available with outtakes and alternate takes (and most probably there won’t be).  Since Clapton studio sessions are not very common, this set is essential to have.

Better Than Ezra - 2015-12-29 - Dallas, TX (ts pro-shot) by REQUEST

(ts pro-shot)

Better Than Ezra
House of Blues
Dallas, Texas
December 29, 2015

Lineage: Live Webcast -> downloaded .ts segments (batch script) -> TSSplitter (join) -> FFmpeg (edit) -> .ts
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 16:9 6000 Kbps 30.00 fps
Audio: AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo

01 - King of New Orleans
02 - A Southern Thing
03 - Sunflowers
04 - Misunderstood
05 - A Lifetime
06 - Beautiful Mistake
07 - Extra Ordinary
08 - Crazy Lucky
09 - Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz cover)
10 - Sincerely, Me
11 - Good
12 - Laid (James cover)
13 - Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover) >
14 - Juicy (The Notorious B.I.G. cover) >
15 - Rapper's Delight (The Sugarhill Gang cover) >
16 - O.P.P. (Naughty by Nature cover)
17 - Desperately Wanting

18 - Porcelain
19 - Hotline Bling (Drake cover)
20 - In the Blood

TRT = 01:36:15