Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Band - 1996-05-16 - Las Vegas, NV (pre-FM/FLAC)

(pre-FM FLAC)



Ww1 Superstar Concert Series Master Cds To Eac/Wav To Audio Cleaning Lab For Re-Tracking Editing Of Ads And Editing Both Cds Together Krw Transfer To Cdr To Eac Secure Mode To Tlh Flac Level 8

Levon Helm Drums Vocals

Rick Danko Bass Vocals
Garth Hudson Keyboards,Sax,Accordion
Richard Bell Keyboards
Randy Ciarlante Bass Drums Vocals
Jim Weider Guitar 

01 Intro
02 Stuff You Gotta Watch
03 Remedy
04 Blind Willie Mctell
05 Ophelia
06 The High Price Of Love
07 Rag Mama Rag
08 Caledonia Mission
09 Crazy Mama
10 The Weight
11 Stand Up
12 Stage Fright
13 Young Blood
14 Shape I'M In
15 Genetic Method
16 Chest Fever
17 Free Your Mind
18 Ad For The Show

The Rolling Stones - 2002-11-04 - Los Angeles, CA (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Wiltern Theatre

6 CD Set - Part 3 

Source: Vinyl Gang Products (VGP-324) - Released 2002 

Quality: Excellent Audience Recording. 

CDR received in a trade -> Flac via TLH -> You 

[All files checked lossless via EAC - ffp & md5 files included - Artwork included (thanks to rs-covers.com)] 

Disc 1
01. Jumping Jack Flash 
02. Live With Me 
03. Neighbours 
04. Hand Of Fate 
05. No Expectations 
06. Beast Of Burden [REMOVED] 
07. Stray Cat Blues 
08. Dance 
09. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love [REMOVED] 
10. That´s How Strong My Love Is 
11. Going To A Go Go 
12. Band Introduction 

Disc 2
01. Thru And Thru 
02. You Don´t Have To Mean It [REMOVED] 
03. Can´t You Hear Me Knocking [REMOVED] 
04. Rock Me Baby [REMOVED] 
05. Bitch [REMOVED] 
06. Honky Tonk Women 
07. Start Me Up 
08. Brown Sugar 
09. Tumbling Dice 

The following tracks are removed from this torrent as officialy released on "Live Licks" (CD) & "Four Licks" (DVD): 
- Disc 1: Tracks 6 (Beast Of Burden) & 9 (Everybody Needs Somebody To Love) 
- Disc 2: Tracks 2 (You Don´t Have To Mean It), 3 (Can´t You Hear Me Knocking), 4 (Rock Me Baby) & 5 (Bitch) 

Tom Waits - 1979-11-05 - New York City, NY (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

SBD > ? > CDRx (clean) > EAC > WAV > FLAC > WAV > Adobe Audition 1.5 + iZotope Ozone 3 > WAV > FLAC 1.1.1

01. Wrong Side of the Road
02. The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
03. Eggs and Sausage
04. Saturday Night Fish Fry / Pasties and a G-String
05. Burma Shave
06. Whose Sportcoat is That?
07. Romeo is Bleeding
08. Trash Day
09. (band intros)
10. Potter's Field
11. I Wish I Was In New Orleans / When The Saints Go Marching In
12. Outro

Remastered by Doctor Bob Gordon

Van Morrison - 2012-07-06 - Rotterdam, NL (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

North Sea Jazz Festival

Edirol R-09 > Adobe Audition 3 > FLAC

Van Morrison: vocals, alto saxophone, harmonica

piano on Haunts Of Ancient Peace

Paul Moore: MD / keyboards / trumpet

Chris White: saxophones / flute
Alistair White: trombone / tuba
Dave Keary: guitar
Paul Moran: bass
Jeff Lardner: drums
Rod Quinn: percussion


01. Brown Eyed Girl
02. Only A Dream
03. Days Like This
04. Don'T Start Crying Now > Custard Pie
05. How Can A Poor Boy
06. Fever
07. Real Real Gone > You Send Me
08. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
09. Bye Bye Blackbird
10. A Foggy Day (In London Town)
11. Unchained Melody > Time Is Running Out > September Song > Too Late To Stop Now > Don'T Let Me Breakdown (In Rotterdam)

01. Moondance
02. I'M Not Feeling It Anymore
03. All In The Game > You Know What They'Re Writing About > No Safety Net > No Plan B
04. Ballerina
05. Gloria

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Stone Roses - 1983-1989 - Ultimate Rarities (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

01. I Wanna Be Adored
02. Heart On The Staves
03. Tell Me
04. This Is The One
05. Boy On The Pedestal
06. All Across The Sands
07. Hardest Thing In The World
08. Sun Still Shines
09. She Bangs The Drums
10. Waterfall
11. Hardest Thing In The World
12. Elephant Stone
13. Sun Still Shines
14. Going Down
15. Sugar Spun Sister
16. Waterfall
17. Shoot You Down
18. She Bangs The Drums
19. Waterfall
20. Made Of Stone
21. This Is The One
22. Elizabeth My Dear
23. (On A Beach In) Normandy
24. When The Wind Blows

1-3: Piccadilly Radio sessions 24/03/85

4: Strawberry Studios, Stockport, 1985, 3am (first ever take)
5-8: Rehersals, Chorlton, Manchester, 18/03/86
9-10: circa '86
11: Demo, Yacht Club studios, Bredbury, Manchester 1986
12-15: Chorlton, Manchester, 12/12/86
16-17: Demos, Manchester Late '87
18-21: Suite-16 Studios, Manchester May '88
22: Battery Studios, London Jan '89
23-24: Demos 1983. Pre-Roses band called The Waterfront who included Squire, Mani & Ian. Kaiser is singing as Ian didn't turn up.

The Rolling Stones - 2003-03-12 - Kanagawa, JP (ALD/AUD/FLAC)

(ALD/Audience Matrix)

Yokohama Arena

"Yokohama Forty Licks" (VGP 345) -- DISCS 3 & 4 ONLY

Original Silvers => EAC => WAV => FLAC front-end (level 8)

DISC ONE (61:24):

01) Intro (1:43)
02) Street Fighting Man (4:11)
03) It's Only Rock And Roll (4:58)
04) If You Can't Rock Me (4:29)
05) Don't Stop (5:17)
06) Monkey Man (4:27)
07) You Got Me Rocking (3:46)
08) Ruby Tuesday (4:09)
09) Loving Cup (4:49)
10) All Down The Line (4:36)
11) Tumbling Dice (5:13)
12) Band Introductions (4:13)
13) Slipping Away (5:43)
14) Happy (3:43)

DISC TWO (50:02):
01) Sympathy For The Devil (7:00)
02) Start Me Up (4:25)
03) Honky Tonk Women (4:27)
04) Satisfaction (8:07)
05) Mannish Boy (5:46)
06) When The Whip Comes Down (4:54)
07) Brown Sugar (7:35)
08) Jumping Jack Flash (7:44)

Artwork (for the 4-CD set, unfortunately, not custom artwork for just discs 1 & 2) and checksum files are included.

VGP released a 4-CD set with two completely mixes of the same show -- from Yokohama, Japan March 12, 2003. The first two discs consisted only of a remastered recording of Mick's IEM feed; anyone who is familiar with IEM knows that these are frequently a very "imperfect" mix, to say the least. Discs 3 and 4 were a matrix of a good audience recording and the arena's ALD feed (who knew they had ALD in Japan????), a version which (in my opinion) was dramatically better. This torrent consists of ONLY discs 3 & 4 from the set -- to be honest, I didn't even keep the IEM (which means I can't torrent it, unfortunately).

Sound quality is great, particularly during the quiet parts. It's evident that the raw ALD recording is pretty good and relatively free of dropouts (or if there are any, they were covered up nicely during the editing process). There aren't really any big surprises in the setlist, but it's always nice to hear less-frequently played tracks like "Loving Cup" and "Mannish Boy." This is a good one to pick up if you're a Stones fan but not necessarily a completist; hardcore fans probably already have this (or if they don't, I imagine they will be posting requests for discs 1 & 2 in the comments).

YES - 1974-02-08 - Miami, FL (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Miami Baseball Stadium 

Jon Anderson  (Vocals) 
Steve Howe  (Guitars) 
Chris Squire  (Bass) 
Rick Wakeman  (Keyboards) 
Alan White  (Drums) 

01 - Firebird Suite 
02 - Siberian Khatru 
03 - And You And I 
04 - Close To The Edge 
05 - The Revealing Science Of God 
06 - The Remembering 
07 - The Ancient 
08 - Ritual 
09 - Roundabout

Yes - 1991-06-29 - London, UK (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Wembley Arena

2nd gen tape > WAV > SoundForge 10 Pro > CD > FLAC > you

Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Alan White
Rick Wakeman
Trevor Rabin
Tony Kaye
Bill Bruford

Disc 1
01. Rhythm Of Love
02. Shock To The System
03. Heart Of The Sunrise
04. Owner Of A Lonley Heart
05. And You & I
06. Changes

Disc 2
01. I've Seen All Good People
02. Lift Me Up
03. Awaken
04. Roundabout

Yes - 1986 - The Alternate Generator-studio demo (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

The Alternate Generator
(with bonus Jon & Vangelis tracks)

Yes - Big Generator Line-Up:
Jon Anderson - Lead Vocals
Tony Kaye - Keyboards
Trevor Rabin - Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Chris Squire - Bass, Backing Vocals
Alan White - Drums & Percussion

Unreleased studio outtakes from "The Big Generator" sessions:
01 Love Will Find A Way (5.00)
02 Big Generator (4.53)
03 Rhythm Of Love (5.18)
04 Final Eyes (7.25)
05 I'm Running (8.29)
06 Shoot High Aim Low (7.41)
07 Shoot High Aim Low (2nd take) (7.08)
08 Big Generator (2nd take) (3.47)

Unreleased Jon and Vangelis demos from 1986:
09 Holy Lamb (instrumental) (3.17)
10 Let's Pretend (5.19)
11 All Through The Night (6.29)
12 Say What You Will (6.14)
13 The Arms Of Love (5.44)

Track 1 through 9 are demo and alternate tracks from "Big Generator". Rumor has it that these are the Trevor Horn produced songs, who left the project before it was completed.

Track 10,11,12 and 13 are Jon & Vangelis demos, and stated on the cover art to be recorded in 1986. Research suggests that they were recorded somewhere between the "Private Collection" album (1983) and "Page Of Live" (1991).

David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes - 2000-12-15 - Los Angeles, CA (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

CDR from trade - EAC - TLH (flac level 8)

David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Marc Bonilla,
The Dragon Choir and Ronnie Montrose live in the
Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles CA on the Mark and Brian
Christmas show on the 15th of December 2000.

01 Give Me All Your Love
02 Here I Go Again
03 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
04 The Resurrection Shuffle
05 Burn
06 Gimme Some Lovin'

Track 1-3 voc David Coverdale
Tracks 4,6 voc Glenn Hughes
Track 5 voc Coverdale / Hughes

Daniel Lanois - 2012-03-23 - Toronto, ON (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

The Great Hall

Daniel Lanois - vocals, guitars, synthesizers
Danny Wilson - guitar, bass, vocals
Brian Blade - drums, percussion

Broadcast: 'Canada Live', Concerts on Demand, CBC Radio 3
Streaming Audio: MPEG 1 layer II (192 kbs, 48 kHz, stereo) > M-Audio sc > wav > edit > flac(lvl8)

01 The Maker (9:23)
02 Duo Glide (9:06)
03 The Messenger (4:39)
04 Still Water (7:26)
05 Fire (7:14)
06 J.J. Leaves L.A. (6:36)
07 A Collection of Marie-Claire (4:52)
08 Agave (7:21)
09 Orange Kay (3:59)

Runtime: 60:41

Daniel Lanois performed at Toronto's Great Hall to celebrate his entrance into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Iggy Pop - 1980-05-08 - Udine, Italy (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Palasport, Udine
High quality stereo (mixing desk?) recording

Low gen tape > CDR > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

00 Intro
01 Hassles
02 Knocking Em Down In The City
03 Loco Mosquito
04 I Snub You
05 Sister Midnight
06 I'm a Conservative
07 Play It Safe
08 Funtime
09 I'm Crying
10 Dogfood
11 Five Foot One
12 One for My Baby
13 Lust for Life
14 I'm Alright
15 Take Care Of Me

This recording begins with the near final strains of The 1812 Overture, and Iggy shouting "Hey you f***ing c**ts kiss my butt!"

Then the band launch into Hassles...as it's immediately noticeable this recording is even  clearer than the Hammersmith (Feb 80), Hamburg (May 80) and the Pesaro (May 80) FM recording: the clarity, stereo sound and comparitively low audience noise  suggest it's a mixing desk recording.

The sound is not dissimilar to the (admittedly audience) Stadio Comunale, Torino, Italy, 19th June 1981 recording. Like the recent Sydney Capitol Theatre July 1983 FM recording, the vocal is sometimes a bit off centre, but since this the band seem about right in the stereo 'picture', I have not tried to correct that.

The recording signal fades a bit here and there on some of the tracks, I did some repairs of the worst bits of that in Audacity, raising the levels in the worst bits of dropout /fading out.

Nice to finally get a high quality stereo recording of I'm Crying...the only disappointment is that versions liked this missed the boat and got overlooked in all the previous live releases and compilations. Some tracks have faltering recording signal more than others - like Five Foot One and Take Care Of Me...so if you like to download one track to judge quality, I'd say try at the very least try something other than Five Foot One, where the signal was weakest. With Take Care of Me, signal fluctuations and noise meant I reduced the treble filter some of the worst of that - honestly, it made uncomfortable listening until I did that. Overall though, this is a fine quality recording.

So, after finding a few winter - spring 1980 recordings (which do actually all stand up on their own merits still), I have now finally found the best quality one it seems.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1971-07-04 - San Francisco, CA (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Night 5 Of Closing The Fillmore West Week:

Sdb > Pre-Fm Reel To Reel @ 3.75 /Ips > Dat > Mac Pro-Tools > Wav > Shn > Wav > Wav > Flac-8

John Fogerty: (Lead-Guitar & Vocals)
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford: (Drums)
Stu Cook: (Bass-Guitar)
Tom Fogerty: (Rythym Guitar)

01 - Stage~Tuning:
02 - Born On The Bayou
03 - Green River
04 - It Came Out Of The Sky
05 - Don'T Look Now -> Door To Door
06 - Travelin' Band
07 - Fortunate Son > Commotion
08 - Lodi
09 - Bad Moon Rising
10 - Ksan-Fm Aircheck:
11 - Proud Mary
12 - Up Around The Bend
13 - Hey Tonight
14 - Sweet Hitchiker
15 - "Ccr 3-Year Anniversary Show @ The Fillmore"
16 - Keep On Chooglin'
17 - Bill Graham Outro

60:00 Minutes

Chicago Transit Authority - 1969-08-30/31 - Lewisville, TX (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Dallas International Motor Speedway, Lewisville, Texas 8/30&31/69 (Texas International Pop Festival 1969)

Soundboard show traded many years ago

Lineage :

Cdr Trade -> EAC -> Traders' little helper (checksum & flac conversion (6))

01. Intro/Introduction
02. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
03. South California Purples
04. Beginnings
05. 25 or 6 to 4
06. Announcements (8/31/69)
07. I'm A Man (8/31/69)

Excellent soundboard (IMO) from the 1969 tour. One of the earliest Chicago shows available in trading circles.

Canned Heat - 1967-xx-xx - Unknonw Location (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Unknown Club, Unknown Location

Unknown Gen Cass> Nak ZX7> PDR05> EAC> Cool Edit pro> Flac

Tracks 1-2, 7-11:
Bob "The Bear" Hite: voc, harp
Alan Wilson: g, voc, harp
Henry Vestine: g,
Frank Cook: drums
Larry Taylor: bass 

1st Set
01 - I went to Church this morning(?) (Talking Blues)
02 - Big Road Blues
03 - There's something on your Mind(?) (Talking Blues)
04 - Dust my Broom
04 - This is Hit
05 - She's 19 Years old
06 - Bullfrogg Blues
07 - Blues Shuffle feat. Henry
08 - Instr. Outro

2nd Set
09 - Madman Blues
10 - Terraplane Blues
11 - Rollin' & Tumblin'
12 - Catfish Blues

13 tracks = 60:45 minutes

This earliest Canned Heat live tape I found yet, was recorded in an unknown club and feature the original Canned Heat w/Frank Cook on Drums! Again the song-list here includes some tracks not available from any other known Canned Heat recording! Those of you who 
downloaded in June my Canned Heat compilation "Tracks" already have nearly half of the tracks here, but these tracks were remastered in a different way from my own tape & here's the complete performance, from a different source!

CANNED HEAT's Club performance here is kind of rough and unpolished, but full of "Heat" and some tracks here are standing clearly in the tradition of the great "Blues Shouters" as Howlin Wolf or Big Joe Turner! The general quality is great, but on some tracks the Bear's vocals are quite oversaturated! I did my best to polish this & also used the better channel (with less dropouts) of this mono sbd recording!

Buffalo Springfield - 1968-05-05 - Long Beach, CA (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Stereo SBD (2nd gen.?)

01. intro/tuning
02. r & r woman (abruptly cut)
03. stage warning
04. r & r woman (tk 2)
05. talk and tuning
06. there goes another day
07. - bad i.d.
08. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
09. talk
10. ? tune
11. mr. soul
12. uno mundo
13. for what it's worth
14. bluebird pt 1
15. bluebird pt.2

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Who - 1989-06-21 - Glens Falls, NY (DVDfull pro/aud-shot)

(DVDfull pro/aud-shot)

The Who
Civic Center
Glens Falls, NY
June 21, 1989

"Night Of The Resurrection"

Lineage: Low Gen VHS (2 sources) > Standalone DVD (edited)> PC Authored DVD

DVD compiled (with artwork) by ooru
Authored by Gold Hawk

01 - Overture
02 - It's A Boy
03 - 1921
04 - Amazing Journey
05 - Sparks
06 - Acid Queen
07 - Pinball Wizard
08 - Do You Think It's Alright?
09 - Fiddle About
10 - I'm Free
11 - Tommy's Holiday Camp
12 - We're Not Gonna Take It
13 - I Won't Run Anymore
14 - All Shall Be Well
15 - A Friend Is A Friend
16 - I Can't Explain
17 - Substitute (including False Start)
18 - I Can See For Miles
19 - Trick Of The Light
20 - Boris The Spider
21 - Hey Joe (Incomplete)
22 - Too Much Of Anything (Incomplete)
23 - Baba O'Riley
24 - My Generation
25 - Join Together (Incomplete)
26 - Behind Blue Eyes (Incomplete)
27 - Won't Get Fooled Again
28 - Band Intro's


This originally appeared on the Who torrent site "Long Live Rock" in early 2008; I put it up shortly thereafter on Dime, and to my knowledge, it hasn't reappeared since. Since this is a fairly unique show (their first performance in seven years, in a tiny hockey arena in upstate New York), I thought it might be worth sharing again even though the quality is really more appropriate for serious fans. There has been assorted footage in circulation over the years, but to my knowledge this is the most complete set that has hit the trading pool.

This is a blend of two sources, both cited as 2nd generation VHS tapes. The audience source that comprises the bulk of this recording is shot from the back corner and is fairly steady, though grainy; on the plus side, the audio is actually pretty good although it sounds like it comes from the built-in camera mics. The pro shot footage is much easier on the eyes, though a little washed out; unfortunately, the soundboard audio has a bit of distortion. If you're a big Who fan, you will likely still be glad to have this in your collection.

Performance-wise, it's a solid show with a crazy setlist. They kicked off the tour with a collection of unusual songs which ballooned the set to 3 1/2 hours on some nights; there was an extended "Tommy" medley, several solo Entwistle and Townshend songs (the only "new" material any of the members had to promote was Townshend's "Iron Man" soundtrack from earlier in 1989), covers, and "deep tracks" all of which were dropped from the show within a week. This recording provides a glimpse into some of the tracks most of us never saw on that tour if we missed the Giants Stadium dates.

Comments from the original info file:
This was the 1st night of the 1989 Reunion Tour. Compiled from 2 VHS sources, this contains all the available Pro Shot footage, as well as the remaining songs taken from a very good audience shot video. The clip of Join Together is taken from a contemporary news source, and is featured for completeness. Some of the tracks are also not complete. The Pro Shot film has had the color slightly reduced to bring the footage more in line with the audience film. This is the most complete version of this show available. Despite this being the 1st full show in 7 years, it is a great performance.

Video specs:
I pulled this information using KMPlayer. I have no idea what information here is relevant, but thought it may help some in determining whether to d/l this. There are also several screenshots included to try to provide a sense of the picture quality.

Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 4 599 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 7 260 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.444
Stream size : 928 MiB (93%)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Muxing mode : DVD-Video
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 256 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -546ms
Stream size : 51.7 MiB (5%)

Manhattan Transfer - 1993-07-09 - Assisi, IT (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Author: Mike Hunt

Manhattan Transfer
Piazza S. Francesco
(Umbria Jazz Festival)
Assisi (Perugia), Italy

TV > TS6007 (DVB receiver and recorder) > MPG > MPEG VIDEO WIZARD (to cut and demultiplex, no reencode) > DVDlab PRO 2 > YOU

Audio Codec: MPEG-1 Layer 2
Audio Bitrate: 192 kbps
Video System: 4:3, PAL 25.00 fps
Video Bitrate: 3000 kbps
Approx Length: 64 mins
Menu and chapters: No menu but chapters set at the right points

01 - Route 66
02 - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
03 - Corner Pocket
04 - Airegin
05 - Meet Benny Bailey
06 - Killer Joe
07 - Jeaninne
08 - Java Jive
09 - Duke of Dubuque
10 - Ten Minutes Till The Savages Come
11 - The Quietude
12 - Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code of Love)
13 - Boy From New York City
14 - Gloria
15 - Blues I Like To Hear

16 - Ray's Rockhouse

Mark Knopfler - 2013-10-23 - Long beach, CA (DVDfull aud-shot)

(DVDfull aud-shot)



01: What it is
02: Corned beef city
03: Privateering
04: Father & Son
05: Hill farmer's blues
06: Kingdom og gold
07: I used to could
08: Romeo & Juliet
09: Gator blood
10: Haul away
11: Postcards from Paraguay
12: Marbletown
13: Telegraph road
14: So far away
15. Our Shangri-La
16: Going home

Can - 1973-08-25 - Edinburgh, UK (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Empire Theatre

Cassette received by 'wreka' (thanks!) in 1976, believed to be early generation SBD or AUD copy from the recordings made at most live performances by Holger Czukay. 

CD > EAC > Nero > EAC > Flac Frontend (level 6)

Changes Made (Nero 7):
Cross-mixed tracks (87:13), bass and drums more dynamic / clear & balance improved Reduced Right channel by 5% to centre stereo balance
Appled Nero noise print NR
Fixed glitches at 1.01, 6.36-38 (tr01) 0.59, 3.10-13, 7.34, 10.33 (tr02) 6.38 (tr03) 2.30 (tr05) - plus multiple small volume drops throughout
Applied +3dB high frequency EQ
Fixed multiple volume / balance swings in tr 01, tr02, tr04 & tr05
Raised volume levels of tr04 & 5 by +6dB
Deleted silences between tracks & unrelated volume bursts before abrupt applause ends
Matched applause levels / eq & crossfaded tracks for reasonably smooth transitions
- wreka, only a very few seconds of crowd noise have been lost

Quality: Must be worth an A+ for the performance and the vintage

Irmin Schmidt - Keyboards
Michael Karoli - Guitar
Holger Czukay - Bass
Jaki Liebezeit  -Drums

Set List (69.18)

13.52 Soup
30.30 Stone Strike
10.03 Hakucho No Uta (Swan No Song)
08.49 Hot Day in Koeln *
06.00 I'm Your Doll *

* Overdubs by Michikao Nakao

Can - 1973-05-12 - Paris, FR (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Can - Olympia, Paris 1973-05-12

Source: mixing desk/fm broadcast(?), generation unknown
SA90 cassette -> Protools -> AIFF -> FLAC

Quality: A-/B+

Damo Suzuki - vocals
Holger Czukay - bass
Michael Karoli - guitar
Jaki Liebezeit - drums
Irmin Schmidt - keyboards

Disk 1
01 Queueing Down (36:39)
02 One More Night (09:08)

Disk 2
03 Spoon / Stars and Lines (32:10)
04 Vitamin C (13:44)

This is a great recording of Can from '73 and I am curious to know if it might be from a French radio broadcast as opposed to a straight mixing desk recording. There is a slight tape hiss to it and a few minor audio defects i.e. slight muffling here and there, which to my ears sound the kind of generation artefacts you might expect from analogue copying. It is however a very enjoyable listen, check out the sample. This concert may have appeared on Dime during a flood of Can recordings about two years ago but this is from my source procured about from a dealer circa 2003/4.

John Fogerty - 1985-01-31 - Los Angeles, CA (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Chaplin Stage A&M Soundstage, Los Angeles, CA (NTSC) 

John Fogerty's All Stars
Chaplin Stage
A&M Soundstage
Los Angeles, CA
January 31, 1985

The Stonecutter Collection vol 100

Source: Super VHS master > 1st generation VHS

Transfer: (VCR) Aiwa FX 8000 > (DVD SA) Magnavox MDR 557H

NTSC DVD5 burned at high quality 60 min mode.

Transferred by: Rich B. / kingrue upload 692

Booker T. Jones - keyboards (Booker T. & the MG's)
Donald 'Duck' Dunn - bass (Booker T. & the MG's)
Prairie Prince - drums (The Tubes' drummer)
Albert Lee - guitar
Steve Douglas - sax (Duane Eddy's saxman)
Bobby King - singer/arranger
Terry Evans - singer
Dan Fitzpatrick - singer
Arnold McCuller - singer

Video Contents:
Interview Segment 1
Mary Don't You Weep
Interview Segment 2
My Pretty Baby/Leave My Woman Alone
Interview Segment 3
Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go-I Need Your Loving
Interview Segment 4
I Confess
Interview Segment 5
I'm A Man (Mannish Boy)
Interview Segment 6
There's No Love In You
Rock N' Roll Girls
Interview Segment 7
My Toot Toot
Interview Segment 8/End Credits

The last song, "My Toot Toot", is sung by Fogerty in Louisiana Cajun country and uses a different band:

Rockin' Sidney - accordion
Mark Miller - bass
Kip Bacque - guitar
Warren Storm - drums
Willy T - sax


Technical information offered by GSpot v2.70a

Video Source: TV
Video Lineage: Super VHS master > 1st generation VHS
Taper: unknown
Video Codec: MPEG-2
Video Bitrate: 10080 kb/s
DVD Author: Stonecutter (Rich B.)
DVD Length: 57:46 min
Chapters Every 5 Mins.

Audio Source: 
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 48000Hz 384 kb/s, stereo 2 channel.

Screen Size: 720 x 480 (4:3 ratio)
Fms: 20,951
kbps: 8572
frames 29.970

Elvis Costello - 1994-05-27 - Minneapolis, MN (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Soundboard > ? > CDR > EAC > .wav > FLAC Frontend > FLAC > DVD+R

Northrup Auditorium

Disc 1
01) No Action
02) Hi-Fidelity
03) The Beat
04) Beyond Belief
05) Sulky Girl
06) London's Brilliant Parade
07) Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
08) You Tripped At Every Step
09) Pony Street
10) New Lace Sleeves
11) Clown Strikes
12) Kinder Murder
13) Shabby Doll
14) Rocking Horse Road

Disc 2
01) Still Too Soon To Know
02) So Like Candy
03) Man Out Of Time
04) Watching The Detectives
05) You Belong To Me
06) 13 Steps Lead Down
07) Radio, Radio
08) Lipstick Vogue
09) Party Girl
10) Alison
11) Tracks Of My Tears
12) Accidents Will Happen
13) All The Rage
14) Pump It Up

Elvis Costello - 1995-05-17 - London, UK (pre-FM/FLAC)

(pre-FM FLAC)

Shepherds Bush Empire 

Elvis Costello & the Attractions 
- Steve Nieve - keyboards 
- Bruce Thomas - bass 
- Pete Thomas - drums 

Marc Ribot - guitar 
James Burton - guitar 

From the JEMS archives 

lineage: DAT clone of digital master at 48khz > capture to Peak > resampled to 44.1 > flac 
> John234 / Audacity (track splitting and restore original running order) > TLH > FLAC 8 (SB align) > Foobar2000 (flac tags) 

Disc 1 (67:30) 
01. [2:52] Girls Talk 
02. [1:06] talk 
03. [3:18] Complicated Shadows 
04. [5:19] God Give Me Strength 
05. [0:52] band intro 
06. [3:06] Strange 
07. [4:04] Remove This Doubt 
08. [0:46] talk 
09. [3:19] Hidden Charms 
10. [5:47] Everybody's Crying Mercy 
11. [0:27] intro James Burton 
12. [3:18] Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down 
13. [4:23] I Threw It All Away 
14. [3:54] I've Been Wrong Before 
15. [3:19] Running Out Of Fools 
16. [3:34] Leave My Kitten Alone 
17. [4:57] The Very Thought Of You 
18. [3:54] Pouring Water On A Drowning Man 
19. [5:44] Must You Throw Dirt In My Face 
20. [3:21] Bama Lama Bama Loo 

Disc 2 (30:02) 
21. [4:59] Days 
22. [1:10] encore break 
23. [3:16] Payday 
24. [5:38] Please Stay 
25. [2:19] Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)? 
26. [1:50] encore break > talk 
27. [5:46] Alison 
28. [5:02] Pump It Up 
29. [0:20] radio outro 

Duration - 1:37:32 

- includes all 15 songs from Kojak Variety and two from Almost Blue 
- includes the only known performance of "Remove This Doubt". 
- and the second known performance of "God Give Me Strength". 
- somewhat rare performances of "Please Stay", "Payday", and "Days". 
- Elvis solo on the first three songs. 

Jackson Browne w/ Little Steven - 1987-12-04 - Stockholm, SWE (FM broadcast FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Swedish Gala Concert For Nicaragua 
Johanneshovs Isstadion, 

Swedish Fm Radio Broadcast > Off The Air Cassette Master > Cassette > Edirol Usb Ua-1Ex Audio Interface > Cool Edit > Cd Wave Editor > Traders Little Helper > Flac

Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul 
01 - Introduction 
02 - Voice Of America 
03 - Sanctuary 
04 - Los Desaparecidos 
05 - Solidarity 
06 - No More Party'S 
07 - Bitter Fuit 
08 - Undefeated 
09 - Sun City W/ Jackson Browne & Many Others 

Jackson Browne W/ Craig Doerge 
10 - Lives In The Balance 
11 - My Personal Revenge 
12 - How Long 
13 - For Everyman

INXS - 1984-06-27 - Cleveland, OH (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Recorded from a live radio simulcast on 100.7 WMMS in Cleveland, Ohio on 27 June 1984.

They played the night before at Blossom Music Center as the opening act for the Go-Go's and agreed to play at the free WMMS Coffee Break Concert series the next day.

History: FM>Cassette>Digitized with SoundForge>Flac'd with WinAmp Flac plugin

01 - The Swing
02 - Soul Mistake
03 - Face The Change
04 - The One Thing
05 - Dancing on the Jetty
06 - Interview by Matt the Cat
07 - I Send a Message
08 - Just Keep Walking
09 - Jan's Song
10 - To Look At You
11 - Band Introductions
12 - Black and White
13 - Original Sin
14 - Don't Change
15 - The Loved One

Friday, January 27, 2017

Donald Fagen - 2006-03-07 - New York, NY (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

"What I Do"

Liberated CD Silver Set


Soundboard -> CD Silvers -> EAC ->FLAC Frontend Level 8 -> Trader's Little Helper

Donald Fagen: vocals, keyboards

Jon Herrington: guitar
Wayne Krantz: guitar
Walt Weiskopf: Sax
Micheal Leonhart: Trumpet
Keith Carlock: drums
Freddie Washington: bass
Jeff Young: keys
Carolyn Leonhart: backing vocals
Cindy Mizelle: backing vocals


01 Opening
02 Here at the Western World '06
03 The Nightfly
04 Green Flower Street
05 New Frontier
06 Third World Man
07 Band Introductions
08 Home At Last
09 Brite Nitegown

01 Year of the Dragon (featuring Martha Wainwright)
02 FM
03 H Gang
04 What I Do
05 The Goodbye Look
06 I.G.Y.
07 Pretzel Logic
07 Viva Rock N Roll

NOTES from "Ports" - who procured the silvers:

Many thanks to Buttmanos, Lurker Ray, and others in helping to find and liberate all the new Steely Dan related material the last few months. I am very happy to be able to help out with the first of two shows I was able to obtain. The Donald Fagen Band-Live at the Beacon is a great soundboard recording. The show does have a short set list (nothing from Kamakiriad?) and it has one song done by Donald’s special guest Martha Wainwright, which takes away another “Dan” related song. It does however have great cuts of IGY, FM, Pretzel Logic and another killer Goodbye Look ending with Donald saying “We be masterjamming!” Hope you like this one. Special thanks to Buttmanos for his time to rip, scan and get this out to all of you.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hawkwind - 1977-03-11 - Amsterdam, NL (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)


1st gen tape? transferred to CDR > xACT > Flac 

Dave Brock - guitar, vocals 
Robert Calvert - lead vocals 
Simon King - drums 
Simon House - keyboards, violin 
Adrian Shaw - bass, vocals 

01 electronic intro 
02 reefer madness 
03 hassan i sahba 
04 the forge of vulcan 
05 brainstorm 
06 wind of change 
08 spirit of the age 
09 sonic attack 
10 damnation alley 
11 fable of a failed race 
12 uncle sam’s on mars 
13 iron dream 
14 waiting for my man 
15 paranoia 

One of the better sounding Hawkwind audience recordings. Been quite a while since this was here (I last seeded it back in 2008) so perhaps time for another spin. 

Alice in Chains - 1992-11-29 - Toronto, ON (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

The Phoenix

Soundboard > Silver CD > CDR(1) > EAC > FLAC

01. Dam That River
02. We Die Young
03. Them Bones
04. Would?
05. Love, Hate, Love
06. Junkhead
07. God Smack
08. Bleed The Freak
09. Put You Down
10. Sickman
11. It Ain't Like That
12. Hate To Feel
13. Angry Chair
14. Man In The Box

Bruce Springsteen - 1980-10-24 - Seattle, WA (AUD/FLAC) That Old '80 Sound by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
That Old ‘80 Sound
Seattle Center Coliseum
Seattle, WA
October 24, 1980
RS Master via JEMS
16/44.1 Edition
(24/96 Edition release pending)

Recording Gear: Nakamichi 700 microphones > Bass Box EQ > Sony TCD-D5

2013-14 JEMS Transfer: RS master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > extensive iZotope RX3 clean up > iZotope Ozone 5 via Peak 6 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Project Start Date: October 2013
Project End Date: October 2014
Approximate Project Hours: 35
Years Spent Chasing Down Master Tape: 20+
River Tour Show No. 13

Seamless transfer, suggested CD breaks...

101 Badlands
102 Out in the Street
103 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
104 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
105 Factory
106 Independence Day
107 Jackson Cage
108 Two Hearts
109 The Promised Land (cut)
110 Racing In The Street
111 The River
112 Prove It All Night
113 Thunder Road
201 Cadillac Ranch (Bruce's microphone and part of the PA are out)
202 Fire
203 Sherry Darling
204 Here She Comes > I Wanna Marry You
205 The Ties That Bind
206 Wreck On The Highway
207 Point Blank
208 Crush On You
209 Ramrod
210 You Can Look But You Better Not Touch
211 Stolen Car
212 Drive All Night
301 Rosalita
302 Jungleland
303 Born to Run
304 Detroit Medley > I Hear A Train (joined in progress, distortion at the start)
305 Raise Your Hand (joined in progress)

We never thought it would happen, but after twenty years of trying, JEMS was finally able to track down the master tapes to my first Springsteen show, Seattle Center Coliseum, October 24, 1980. Right at the top a HUGE thank you goes out to RS, the original taper of the show, who generously provided his masters to JEMS, as well to MS, who facilitated access to RS and his tapes. MS has graciously lent JEMS many of his outstanding master recordings by various artists over the last two years, available on DIME under the title MS Archive Series.

Seattle '80 is a personal holy grail for several reasons. As noted above, it was my first Springsteen show at the tender age of 14. That night also saw distribution of the first ever issue of Backstreets, so happy 34th anniversary to Backstreets as well. The magazine had a big influence on me as a collector and it was in the classifieds of Backstreets that JEMS first appeared in public, so to speak, as we took out ads back in the day before the internet hoping to trade copies of "our masters for your masters."

The funny thing is, we never had a master of Seattle '80. JEMS taped the three Seattle Springsteen shows that preceded this one (in 1975 and 1978) and every Seattle show that followed, up to present day. Yet despite three of us attending, we didn't record the show.


The answer is, because a friend of a friend with better gear was going to record it for all of us. RS was friends with MS and with Pat Lee, taper of the excellent Portland '80 made with Stan of JEMS the following night. RS was an experienced taper and Deadhead (he recorded hundreds of shows in and around Seattle, Boston and Southern California) who not only had arguably the best commercially available gear at the time (Nakamichi 700 microphones and a Sony D5M cassette recorder), but he and MS had recently begun to customize and upgrade their taping gear.

Around this time, RS and others in the Dead taping community started experimenting with what they called a Bass Box EQ. Utilizing special circuitry, the Bass Box EQ was designed to capture much more of the low end than the Nak 700s could grab on their own. Given the gear he was packing, leading up to the show it was decided by the folks who could have taped--Pat Lee, Stan and MS--that RS was the right man to make the recording for all interested parties.

And shortly after the show, RS did indeed make copies from his masters for the aforementioned crew, and the Seattle show has circulated pretty much ever since. The trouble is, every copy of the show I ever tracked down was hissy and very bass heavy, which explains why Seattle '80 has never been considered a quality recording.

Even when Pat Lee loaned me his first generation reels of the show, dubbed from RS's masters, the show still didn't sound as good as I thought it should have. Again, heavy hiss and bass made the recording challenging to navigate, though you could hear a fine recording lurking under the fog. It seemed the only way to properly upgrade Seattle ‘80 was to get back to the original master recordings.

A couple of years ago, Pat and I exchanged emails about trying to track down RS's masters, and he suggested that MS might still be in touch with RS (remember, this is 30+ years after the concert). Turned out he was. Sometime in 2012, MS made contact with RS, who confirmed that he still had the tapes and was open to lending them, but they were in a different state than the one he he lives in today.

I waited close to a year for RS to return to that part of the country, and, to his credit, when he did he pulled out the tapes and sent them to MS who in turn sent them to me. After 20 plus years of seeking and over a year of tracking, the Seattle '80 masters were finally in JEMS’ hands.

With great anticipation I placed tape one in the Nakamichi CR-7A to hear what the original Seattle ‘80 sounded like. RS marked the tapes as recorded WITH Dolby on, and it immediately struck me that perhaps that first transfer had been made with Dolby off, thereby boosting the hiss on the copies. Azimuth adjustment also seemed to help fine tune the high end. While the quiet songs were recorded a bit low and therefore had some hiss, the fresh Dolby-on transfer seemed to reduce a material issue with the recording.

But in the immortal words of Meghan Trainor, Seattle '80 is all about that bass. Man, does this tape have it, like no Springsteen audience tape I have ever heard before. Springsteen's full-time move to sports arenas that year likely required a whole new approach to sound reinforcement, and one could easily argue that the prominence of Garry Tallent's bass in the mix was no accident: Why not have a big, solid foundation, and let the rest of the band flow over that? Great for in-arena, but problematic for the recording! In spots, it the bass on this recording is overwhelming.

And it's likely that copies made 34 years ago were unsatisfactory for this reason as well: In dubbing, the recording levels would have been set so the big bass swells did not distort, leaving quiet songs at lower levels than they should be. Turn the volume up to hear something like "Wreck on the Highway" and you were turning up the hiss.

Happily, 2014 offers amazing tools to mold audio like this in ways that would have been difficult in the analog realm. RS's masters were captured at 24/96 and working with iZotope Ozone, after considerable trial and error, I was able to shape and rein-in that bass, while still leaving Seattle '80 with low-end oomph most audience tapes never offer.

RS was surrounded by a boisterous audience, but using iZotope RX, many of those hoots, hollers, wolf whistles and the like were tamed. He was positioned in the upper deck, very close to the PA, so much so that when he moves off axis from the PA on occasion, the soundstage shifts dramatically, something you might notice more in the second set. Audience chatter remains in some places and there is more clapping along than one might like. On the whole, however, neither of these proves particularly detrimental.

You will also hear several seconds of distortion at the start of the show before the levels get set properly and it takes two or three songs for both the in-house mix and the microphone position to lock in. The second set also starts bizarrely, as Bruce’s lead vocal mic goes out for the entirety of “Cadillac Ranch,” and some part of the PA is down for a portion of the song as well.

With all those caveats noted, the mastered Seattle '80 is a special recording indeed. Is it the best all-around audience recording from the River tour? We leave that to you to decide. However, I can guarantee you will hear things on this recording you have never heard before. There is almost HD clarity and instrument separation for long stretches on these tapes, allowing the listener to tune in and fixate on individual elements like the synthesizer on "Drive All Night”; the chiming 12-string guitar on "I Wanna Marry You”; and the sound not just of Max's snare drum, but quite distinctly of his stick hitting it. Pick a song and a band member, and you should be able to follow their discrete part closely. For fans of Roy Bittan, this tape is a special treat: his playing is especially well-represented in the mix.

My own personal memory of the show is pretty fuzzy and I don't recall the PA being exceptionally clear (though I did remember the PA and mic failure in “Cadillac Ranch”), but from where RS was sitting, the sound quality of the PA is outstanding. The result is a major You-Are-There kind of recording. Samples provided.

And if you are a fan of The River, boy are you in luck. The second set especially offers a River tour de force, with all the heavy hitters brilliantly represented in a ten-in-a-row onslaught: "Wreck on the Highway," "Point Blank," "Stolen Car" and "Drive All Night." The rockers are potent, too: "The Ties That Bind," "You Can Look," "Ramrod," even "Crush on You."

The first set adds sublime readings of "Independence Day" and "Racing in the Street"; the extra-solo, River-tour version of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out"; a propulsive "Jackson Cage"; a gut-wrenching "The River" (dedicated to the Lost Highway Band, with whom Springsteen had sat in the night before at the Old Timers Cafe in Seattle's Pioneer Square) and an unusually positioned "Prove It All Night."

All told, 16 of The River's 20 tracks feature here, omitting only "I'm a Rocker, "Fade Away," "The Price You Pay" and, curiously in hindsight, "Hungry Heart." In short, a classic River show from early in the tour when the material is still being road-tested and the set taking shape, making it all the more fascinating and fresh.

I want to personally thank RS for letting JEMS release his tapes. Seattle ‘80 was a passion project from the start and despite many hours spent mastering, the results, I hope, speak for themselves. Thanks again to MS for playing intermediary, vouching for me and continuing to be a major friend of the firm. Pat Lee also deserves a shout out for helping me figure out how to reach RS.

JEMS’ own Stan was there too, and while he didn't tape, he took a number of terrific black-and-white photos, three of which grace the custom-made cover art. We also threw in two contact sheets with shots from the show courtesy of JEMS’s buddy Exit Club. And even a photo of the mysterious Bass Box that gave this recording its title: That Old ‘80 Sound.

Stan’s images provided great fodder for Ivan, who got the jump on designing the cover art, appropriately adorned in the colors of the Seattle Supersonics, the NBA team that occupied the Coliseum (now Key Arena) at the time. They were my other passion. Thanks to you too, Ivan, and to slipkid68 who helped fine tune my indulgent notes. Last but not least, mjk5510 who once again comes in to push this over the finish line as I limp into the last mile out of gas.

One more note on Stan: It was in line for tickets to this show on a Sunday morning in 1980 that I was first introduced to him. Stan had a major health setback of late so please aim all good wishes his way.

On the 34th anniversary of the show, finally, please enjoy Seattle, October 24, 1980.

Wayne Darlington for JEMS