JACK BRUCE (R.I.P.) - MANNHEIM 1975

October 26, 2014 – 6:23 am

JACK BRUCE R.I.P. 1943-2014

Jack Bruce, best known as one-third of Cream, died on October 25, 2014 of liver disease at his home in Suffolk. He was 71. In a statement issued by his family on Saturday, his family said: “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

Bruce played bass, sang and was the principal songwriter in Cream. The group sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were given the first ever platinum disc for Wheels of Fire Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including “I Feel Free” and “Sunshine Of Your Love”. But even leaving aside that group, in which he played with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, his CV reads like a comprehensive guide to the British blues boom, with spells in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann. Bruce’s life had been marked by health and financial troubles. In the late 1970s he struggled with drug addiction, and worked as a session musician to make money. In 2003 he was diagnosed with liver cancer, and that September he underwent a transplant. His body initially rejected the new liver, and Bruce almost died, but he recovered well enough to return to performance in 2004. - The Guardian and BBC

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JACK BRUCE BAND
Mannheim 1975 [no labe, 2CD]

Live at the Rosengarten, Mannheim, West Germany; May 5, 1975. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to HD who recorded the show; and to luciferburns for sharing it at Dime.

luciferburns noted: “Special thanks to Dime member Zubbid for help with the song titles!”

Group photo by Robert Ellis (Rolling Stone No. 191/July 17, 1975) - Thanks!

Lineage:
Reel 2 Reel Master > 1st Gen Reel > DAT 1 > CDR > EAC > Wav > TLH > Flac
“Master Reel, was erased by the Taper himself… 1st gens are all that exist” - HB
Recorded with Telefunken Magnetophon 300TS > Grundig Microphone
From the collection of “Per-Erik”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Morning Story 11:19 (19.0MB)
Track 102. Keep It Down 7:18 (12.3MB)
Track 103. Pieces Of Mind 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 104. Tickets To Waterfalls 10:01 (16.8MB)
Track 105. Weird Of Hermiston-Post War 10:44 (18.0MB)
Track 106. Band Introduction 1:46 (3.0MB)
Track 107. Spirit 11:05 (18.6MB)
Track 108. One 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 109. Out Into The Fields 7:30 (12.6MB)
73 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. You Burned The Tables On Me 10:31 (17.7MB)
Track 202. Without A Word 14:51 (25.0MB)
Track 203. Smiles And Grins - Part A (tape flip?) 14:33 (24.5MB)
Track 204. Smiles And Grins - Part B 8:30 (14.3MB)
Track 205. Smiles And Grins (Coda) 3:53 (6.5MB)
53 mins

The track, Smiles And Grins, has been split for easier access.

Lineup:
Jack Bruce - bass, vocals
Mick Taylor - guitars
Carla Bley - piano, keyboards
Ronnie Leahy - organ, keyboards
Bruce Gary - drums

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PINK FLOYD - SECRET RARITIES

October 25, 2014 – 8:55 am

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PINK FLOYD
Secret Rarities - Rev A [This Place Records TPR 010, 1CD]

Demos and outtakes 1983-1993. Excellent soundboard.

Thanks to original uploader MOB; and to Dr Forrester and Beolab1700 for keeping the show alive on the net.

MOB’s notes:

This is a revised version from the one I shared previously (in 2008 on JAC and in May 2013 on Yeeshkul!). Tracks are either upgrades compared to previous versions, or new tracks (tracks 2, 11, 13, 14 and 15).

Tracks 1, 3, 5 and 6 come from a tape that David Gilmour brought to BBC Radio One studios on July 28, 1992, for his interview by Nick Horne (promoting the “Shine On” box set). They are from a pre-FM source and sound slightly better than the versions on the previous release, but are still mono. For that reason, the current compilation also includes the versions of “Like A Rolling Stone” (track 2) and “Learning To Fly” (track 4) taken from the stereo FM broadcast (”The Dogs Of War” and “Signs Of Life” were on the tape but were not broadcast during the BBC show).

The most significant upgrades are the four untitled demos from 1993 (tracks 7 to 10), for which I received unprocessed versions some months ago. The versions circulating until now had severe NR and were very muffled. The new versions offered here have some hiss, but sound natural and clear. The 1st demo was apparently assembled from two jams, and the first part was probably accelerated in order to have the same pitch as the second part. This demo was later developed and properly recorded by the band (the resulting studio outtake can be heard on track 11). The 4th demo is also an assemblage, from four separate jams (the third one containing the ascending chord sequence that appeared later on “What Do You Want From Me”).

The outtake of “Wearing The Inside Out” (track 12) is from the same source as previously (”Bear In Tree” RoIO), with muffled sound as if the tape was played back with Dolby ON while the recording was not using Dolby. It was carefully remastered in order to bring some clarity and now sounds slightly better than the previous version.

The last three tracks are completely new, and form together an 11-minute instrumental suite. These outtakes probably come from an early version of “The Division Bell” album, and reveal that the first intention of the Floyd was to make a long instrumental piece where “Cluster One” segues into “Marooned”, and then into a third part with percussion.

This third part was abandoned for the final version of the album, but its harmonies were re-used in the bridge of “High Hopes”. Please note that this instrumental suite was given to me with plenty of digi-noises, crackles and clicks, and was almost unlistenable in its rough form. I used de-clicking and de-crackling methods in order to make it listenable - and even enjoyable - but you can still hear some kind of “surface” noise or saturation during the loud parts. There is still hope to get a better (cleaner) version in the future. In the meantime, this is the best as it could sound.

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Track 01. Like A Rolling Stone (David Gilmour demo 1983) 1:48 (3.0MB)
Track 02. Like A Rolling Stone (David Gilmour demo 1983 - FM source) 1:46 (3.0MB)
Track 03. Learning To Fly (Jon Carin demo 1986) 2:19 (3.9MB)
Track 04. Learning To Fly (Jon Carin demo 1986 - FM source) 1:27 (2.5MB)
Track 05. The Dogs Of War (demo 1986) 1:16 (2.1MB)
Track 06. Signs Of Life (outtake 1986) 3:50 (6.4MB)
Track 07. Untitled #1 (demo 1993) 1:49 (3.1MB)
Track 08. Untitled #2 (demo 1993) 2:32 (4.3MB)
Track 09. Untitled #3 (demo 1993) 2:32 (4.3MB)
Track 10. Untitled #4 (demo 1993, including What Do You Want From Me) 3:39 (6.9MB)
Track 11. Untitled #1 (outtake 1993) 5:59 (10.1MB)
Track 12. Wearing The Inside Out (outtake 1993) 2:39 (4.5MB)
The Instrumental Suite (outtake 1993):
Track 13. Cluster One (outtake 1993) 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 14. Marooned (outtake 1993) 3:35 (6.0MB)
15. Untitled (including High Hopes) - Omitted
40 mins


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THE WHO (THE HIGH NUMBERS) - READING 1964

October 25, 2014 – 4:53 am

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THE WHO (THE HIGH NUMBERS)
Reading 1964 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Olympia Ballroom, Reading, UK; October 24, 1964. Fair to good soundboard (remastered).

The Who performed extensively in 1964, supporting their first-ever single “Zoot Suit/I’m The Face” and their late-1964 single “I Can’t Explain”. The band were still known as The Detours when the year began before changing their name to The Who in February; another name change to The High Numbers in the middle of the year hoped to capitalise on the mod movement popular with British youth in the early to mid-1960s, but the group reverted to The Who after only a few months. 1964 was also the year drummer Keith Moon joined the band. - wikipedia

This is for the collectors and it’s all thanks to lilpanda for sharing this at Dime in 2009.

lilpanda noted:

A few words on this: When I was visiting our patron saint, Dave [davmar77], one day (I know, I’m a name-dropper) I saw this laying around and ran off a CD copy, I only had it on cassette. Cut to years later: I’m trying to play it in the car and the bass is so loud, it’s frying my little speakers. So I throw it on the PC to remaster the bass down. In doing so, I discover the show is littered with drop outs and volume fluctuations. First I had to fix those.

The 11 tracks are remastered on top of the dropouts being fixed. I only eq’d it and looped the bass down - no NR was used. Take your pick.

Yes, there is a brief section on the dvd of songs filmed from the Railway Hotel - however, one song on the dvd is not here and the other is in a noticably different arrangement, so I’m comfortable that this has not been issued commercially.

There is some debate about the date on this, but the consensus seems to be October 24, so I’m going with the flow. [This has also been listed as Railway Hotel, Wealdstone, October 20, 1964; and some also Scene Club, Soho, September 2, 1964.]

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Track 01. Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 02. You Really Got Me (Instrumental) 1:33 (2.6MB)
Track 03. Young Man Blues 1:36 (2.7MB)
Track 04. Green Onions 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 05. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying 1:11 (2.0MB)
Track 06. Instrumental Jam 1:56 (3.3MB)
Track 07. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying 1:13 (2.0MB)
Track 08. Long Tall Shorty 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 09. Pretty Thing 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 10. Smokestack Lightning/Money (That’s What I Want) 10:27 (17.6MB)
Track 11. Here ‘Tis 2:15 (3.8MB)
36 mins

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AYSEDENIZ GOKCIN - PINK FLOYD LISZTIFIED - BULGARIA 2013

October 24, 2014 – 2:51 pm

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AYSEDENIZ GOKCIN
Bulgaria 2013 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Piano Extravaganza Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria; September 29, 2013. Excellent stereo audio, extracted from HDTV broadcast.

Not so much a symphonic Pink Floyd but Pink Floyd on the piano.

From classicfm.com:

Turkish pianist AyseDeniz Gokcin has become an unlikely sensation after her recording of legendary prog rock band Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ was picked up by various online media across Europe, turning her rendition into a surprise hit. She told Intropia: “I was inspired by Liszt’s legacy, his showmanship as a touring pianist - he was one of the first to play to audiences as big as 3,000 people at a time. And I love Pink Floyd’s music.”

In October 2013, Gokcin had posted this Sofia concert on YouTube. Recorded at the Piano Extravaganza Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, it’s a 63-minute epic that tours the prog band’s history from tracks from 1975’s Wish You Were Here album to ‘On The Turning Away’, taken from their 1987 album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. Gokcin uses ‘On The Turning Away’ as a basis for what she has termed a ‘Chopin Mashup’, which takes elements of the great Polish piano composer and fuses them with the Pink Floyd original. The concert comes ahead of a whole album of Pink Floyd reinterpretations, which was released in November 2013.

Thanks to stfine for sharing the HDTV broadcast on the net. One also wonders if this rip came from the YouTube clip as the highs tend to “bleed” slightly.

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Track 01. Welcome To The Machine 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 02. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 03. Hey You ‘Lisztified’ 9:31 (16.0MB)
Track 04. Wish You Were Here ‘Lisztified’ 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 05. Another Brick In The Wall ‘Lisztified’ 5:15 (8.8MB)
Track 06. Us And Them 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 07. Comfortably Numb 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 08. On The Turning Away and Chopin Mashup 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 09. Shine On You Crazy Diamond 10:40 (17.9MB)
Track 10. High Hopes 7:15 (12.2MB)
Track 11. Another Brick In The Wall (partial) 2:59 (5.0MB)
62 mins

AyseDeniz Gokcin - piano

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STATUS QUO - STOCKHOLM 1971/DUESSELDORF 1970

October 24, 2014 – 4:47 am

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STATUS QUO
Stockholm 1971/Duesseldorf 1970 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Koncerthuset, Stockholm, Sweden; November 24, 1971. Very good Pre-FM. Live at Eisstadion “Joint Meeting”, Duesseldorf, Germany; May 16, 1970. Good to fairly good audience recording.

Starting from 1962 and after going various lineup changes over the years, the British Status Quo must be one of the longest-surviving bands around. Call it power pop or their brand of boogie-woogie, here are two shows from the early ’70s.

Thanks to cacahuete for sharing the Stockholm 1971 show and the artwork (modified here) at Dime.

cacahuete noted:

This recording is one of the best early live Status Quo recordings, both quality and performance. The show was specially recorded for broadcast on Swedish Radio, a recording from the radio, usually in MP3, with DJ introduction at the beginning is quite common. This is not from the radio but taken from the Pre-FM Soundboard, radio station master reels. An official CD release of this was going to be released back in the 1990s but was cancelled by the band, they were not happy with the performance. I got as far as ordering a copy of this CD from a mail order company, only for a letter to drop through my door just after the release date stating “The Release Of This CD Has been Cancelled - It Is Highly Unlikely It will Be Released Any Time In The future.” Disappointment or what. Years later I found the MP3 then recently I found this, the real thing. I’ve made some artwork to go with this torrent as the only artwork I could find for this date was crap. This is vintage Quo at its best, even if the band themselves did not like it.

Thanks to kneesfudd for sharing the 1970 Duesseldorf show at Dime.

kneesfudd noted:

Slightly distant but fairly clear and steady with very little AUD noise. Warts: Sounds almost like #1 flips into stereo a few times, not sure why. Twas a bit o’ mike feedback on stage off and on ‘tween songs. Surely missed some dropouts and dullspots but fixed most of ‘em and fixed volume cuts and fluctuations, so it’s pretty damn steady. The band has a bit of mike feedback on stage off and on inbetween songs.

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Lineage:
Stockholm: CDR > EAC (Secure Mode) > WAV > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC [level 8]
Duesseldorf: unknown mono recording equipment > master mono audience tape (played back on stereo deck) > 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

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Stockholm; November 24, 1971
Track 01. Junior’s Wailing 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 02. Someone’s Learning 8:01 (13.5MB)
Track 03. Umleitung 7:59 (13.4MB)
Track 04. In My Chair 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 05. Railroad 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 06. Roadhouse Blues 8:08 (13.7MB)

Duesseldorf; May 16, 1970
Track 07. Junior’s Wailing 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 08. Down The Dustpipe 2:42 (6.4MB)
Track 09. Need Your Love  5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 10. Spinning Wheel Blues 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 11. In My Chair 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 12. Is It Really Me 7:33 (12.7MB)
63 mins

Lineup:
Francis Rossi – guitar, vocals
Rick Parfitt - guitar, vocals
Alan Lancaster – bass, vocals
John Coughlan - drums
Bob ‘Bandie’ Young - harmonica

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ALICE COOPER - MINNEAPOLIS 1973

October 23, 2014 – 4:57 am

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ALICE COOPER
Minneapolis 1973 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Metro Sports Arena, Minneapolis, MN; May 30, 1973. Very good soundboard.

Here’s a curtain raiser for Halloween.

Thanks to mjk5510 for sharing the tracks in 2006.

mjk5510 noted:

Here we have a vintage Alice show from when they were the kings of the rock world. A number of shows from the ‘73 tour appear to have been soundboard recorded with Dallas and Houston being the most commonly known appearing in edited form on the Billion Dollar Babies Deluxe Edition.

Recorded one month later, the Minneapolis show seems a bit looser than those two but contains the same high level of energy and fun throughout.

I have edited out the two pre-recorded classical transition pieces “Night On Bald Mountain” as well as the closing “God Bless America” recording.

Quality is very good, there is a very slight high pitched hum during “Billion Dollar Babies” and just a bit of “Elected” it then goes away, not really noticeable unless using headphones and can easily be adjusted out with a bit of equalization on playback (I didn’t even really notice it until I used headphones).

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Thanks also to G. The Cock for the artwork (with thanks to tnstranger for the front cover photo).

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Track 01. Hello Hooray 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 02. Billion Dollar Babies 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 03. Elected 2:32 (4.3MB)
Track 04. Eighteen 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 05. Raped & Freeze 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 06. No More Mr Nice Guy 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 07. My Stars 7:57 (13.3MB)
Track 08. Unfinished Sweet 3:40 (6.1MB)
Track 09. Unfinished Sweet (continued) 2:13 (3.7MB)
10. Night On Bald Mountain Interlude (edited out)
Track 11. Sick Things 4:15 (7.2MB)
Track 12. Dead Babies (fade) 1:14 (2.1MB)
Track 13. I Love The Dead 7:51 (13.2MB)
14. Night On Bald Mountain Interlude (edited out)
Track 15. School’s Out 11:26 (19.2MB)
Track 16. Under My Wheels 5:33 (9.3MB)
17. God Bless America (edited out)
67 mins

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ROBERT CRAY - BBC 1986-1991

October 22, 2014 – 4:50 am

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ROBERT CRAY BAND
BBC Broadcasts 1986-1991 [no label, 3CD]

Live at Glastonbury (June 22, 1986); Glastonbury (June 19, 1987); Hammersmith Odeon 1988; Hammersmith Odeon 1991. Very good to excellent BBC Radio 1 FM broadcasts.

Blues musician Robert Cray started getting a rap with his Bad Influence (1983) and False Accusations (1985) albums and became a contender with the crossover Strong Persuader (1986), which yielded the Smoking Gun single.

Here are some excerpts from a 1989 Robert Cray interview with Bill Milkowski of Guitarworld magazine:

Hendrix, Clapton and all the great electric blues-based rock players of the day caught his fancy during his high school years, but it was seeing Albert Collins at a rock festival in 1969 that really turned his head around. Two years later, Collins played at Cray’s high school graduation party in Tacoma, Washington, and the ice-pick sound really sunk in deep.

“That was it,” Cray recalls. “That changed my whole life around. From that moment I started seriously studying the blues.” He began emulating Albert’s licks, which were difficult to reproduce on a standard-tuned guitar, and required some ridiculous stretches on the fretboard. “I’d hear something that Albert was playing, not realizing that it maybe took him two fingers pressed down on six strings in D minor or C minor tuning with that capo he uses to get that sound. And with my standard tuning, it usually meant a mile-long stretch. But I worked on it until I finally got it down…”

“He was like a father to us,” says the [then] 35-year-old guitarist. “He showed us the ropes, showed us how to travel and get along on the road. It was a great time, and he’s become a good friend. And he’s still a big inspiration to me as a guitar player. I just love the way he digs in with his fingers, pulls the strings and lets ‘em fall. I like that. I think guitars were meant to be abused. Just like that one song he does called ‘Don’t Lose Your Cool.’ Man, he’s poppin’ the hell outta the thing on that tune. His fingers are just like picks, man. They’re hard!”…

Even he admits that the term “blues” does not really accurately describe what he’s been doing, particularly over the past few years.

“In the early days, we were doing a lot of straight blues stuff, and also putting in some funky James Brown covers. But when I started to write more of my own material, all the gospel and R&B influences started coming out, and it just turned everything all around. Now, I don’t mind being called a blues musician, but it doesn’t encompass everything we do. There are better blues musicians out there than myself. And, besides, I don’t think I want to stay in one particular bag. I like gospel and R&B and a lot of different kinds of music. I’m influenced a lot by what else is going on around me, so it’s not right to just call me a blues musician. It’s too confining.”

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Thanks to Fergyuk for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Picture posted at robertcray.com.

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Disc 1
Glastonbury 1986
Track 101. Don’t Touch Me 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 102. Where Do I Go From Here? 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 103. That’s What I’ll Do 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 104. Porch Light 6:24 (10.8MB)
Track 105. Right Next Door 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 106. Phone Booth 4:46 (8.0MB)

Glastonbury 1987
Track 107. Bad Influence 3:47 (6.3MB)
Track 108. I Guess I Showed Her 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 109. Right Next Door 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 110. T-bone Shuffle 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 111. New Blood 5:41 (9.5MB)
Track 112. Playin’ In The Dirt 5:16 (8.9MB)
56 mins

Disc 2
Hammersmith Odeon 1988
Track 201. I Guess I Showed Her 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 202. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 203. Last Time 6:29 (10.9MB)
Track 204. Don’t You Even Care 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 205. Still Around 5:40 (9.5MB)
Track 206. Night Patrol 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 207. I Can’t Go Home 7:43 (13.0MB)
Track 208. Gotta Change The Rules 2:25 (4.1MB)
Track 209. Playing In The Dirt 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 210. Nothin’ But A Woman 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 211. Smoking Gun 6:39 (11.2MB)
59 mins

Disc 3
Hammersmith Odeon 1991
Track 301. Phone Booth 4:51 (8.1MB)
Track 302. I Guess I Showed Her 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 303. These Things 6:52 (11.5MB)
Track 304. The Forecast 5:16 (8.9MB)
Track 305. Where Do I Go From Here? 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 306. Move A Mountain 6:13 (10.5MB)
Track 307. Consequences 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 308. Things You Do To Me 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 309. Holding Court 6:19 (10.6MB)
Track 310. Walk Around Time 8:25 (14.1MB)
60 mins

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THE PRETENDERS - CHICAGO 1987

October 21, 2014 – 4:01 pm

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THE PRETENDERS
Chicago 1987 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Pavillion UIC, Chicago, IL; March 24, 1987. Very good to excellent FM broadcast. Paris Theatre; London, UK; 1979. Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA; February 22, 1984 - very good audience recording.

In the light of Chrissie Hynde’s debut solo album, Stockholm, which was released in June 2014, here are some Pretenders between 1979 and 1987, especially for those who enjoy the group’s Learning To Crawl album.

Thanks to devilwilly for sharing the Chicago/London tracks at Dime.

devilwilly noted:

This one is the TRUE complete concert which was broadcast in this form as far as I know only once on NDR 2 (Germany) in two parts in 1988. The whole concert is about 100 minutes and absolutely fantastic. The filler is the approximately a 30-minute BBC concert at the Paris Theatre, London from 1979, taken from the ORIGINAL (not the bootleg!) BBC Transcription LP.

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Chicago 1987: Tuner - Grundig T 7500 > DAT > PC > WaveLab + plugins > Traders Little Helper [Level 8]
Paris Theatre 1979: BC Transcription LP > TDK C60 > Transfer to PC with Nakamichi Dragon > WaveLab + plugins > Traders Little Helper [Level 8]

Thanks also to blg/JEMS/MS Archive for sharing the Seattle 1984 tracks at Dime.

Lineage:
Taper: MS. Source: Nakamichi 700’s > Sony TC-D5m
Audio Transfer: MS master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1
Mastering (BLG): Adobe Audition > Izotope Ozone 5 > WavePad (tracking) > xACT (tags) > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:20 (2.3MB)
Track 102. Room Full Of Mirrors 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 103. Message Of Love 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 104. The Adultress 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 105. Time The Avenger 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 106. Kid 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 107. Light Of The Moon 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 108. My Baby 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 109. Private Life 7:33 (12.7MB)
Track 110. Hymn To Her 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 111. Chill Factor 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 112. Back On The Chain Gang 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 113. My City Was Gone 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 114. Up The Neck 4:42 (7.9MB)
68 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Bad Boys Get Spanked 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 202. Middle Of The Road 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 203. Precious 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 204. Don’t Get Me Wrong 4:26 (7.4MB)
Track 205. Brass In Pocket 4:51 (8.2MB)
Track 206. Mystery Achievement 5:20 (9.0MB)
Track 207. The Wait 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 208. Outro 0:07 (210k)

Paris Theatre; London, UK; 1979
Track 209. The Wait 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 210. Stop Your Sobbing 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 211. Kid 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 212. Cuban Slide 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 213. Brass In Pocket 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 214. Tattoes Love Boys 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 215. Mystery Achievement 5:22 (9.0MB)

Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA; February 22, 1984
Track 216. Show Me 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 217. Thin Line Between Love and Hate 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 218. Watching the Clothes 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 219. Thumbelina 3:53 (6.5MB)
76 mins

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LONDON GRAMMAR - BADEN BADEN 2014

October 21, 2014 – 5:12 am

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LONDON GRAMMAR
SWR3 New Pop Festival 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Live in Baden Baden, Germany; September 11, 2014. Excellent audio, extracted from EinsPlus HD broadcast.

London Grammar are a relatively new British electronic pop trio formed by Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic ‘Dot’ Major; and they have been getting quite a buzz. They released their debut album, If You Wait, in September 2013.

London Grammar’s music has been described as “a blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds” with melancholy guitar, soaring vocals, plaintive lyrics and in the case of the track “Hey Now”, very heavy sub-bass. - wikipedia

Think trip-hop, or what trip-hop did next: chillout - given a bit of 2013 spit and polish. - The Guardian

Singer Hannah Reid has a big, important-sounding voice though, and elsewhere she and her bandmates come up with compelling stuff: majestic recent single ‘Wasting My Young Years’ or ‘Metal & Dust’, a classy combination of pop hooks and trip-hop beats. - NME

It’s no surprise that Reid’s strong vocals are at the forefront of London Grammar’s sound… although at times they come close to overshadowing the subtle instrumentation provided by Major and Dan Rothman, it’s actually the intrinsic balance between the contributions of all three that defines their sound. - allmusic.com

Thanks to Verue and galexanders08011972 for sharing the show on the net.

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Track 01. Intro 1:09 (1.9MB)
Track 02. Hey Now 8:23 (14.1MB)
Track 03. Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 04. Interlude 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 05. Wasting My Young Years 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 06. Flickers 7:10 (12.0MB)
Track 07. Nightcall 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 08. Sights 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 09. Stay Awake 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 10. Strong 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 11. Metal & Dust 5:39 (9.5MB)
56 mins

Lineup:
Hannah Reid - vocals
Dan Rothman - guitar
Dominic ‘Dot’ Major - keyboards, percussion

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CROSBY-NASH - HOUSTON 1986

October 20, 2014 – 4:56 am

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THE GRAHAM NASH BAND
Featuring David Crosby
Back To The Nest [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Rockefellers, Houston, TX; August 21, 1986 1988 (early show). Very good soundboard.

David Crosby was arrested and jailed on drug and weapons charges in Texas in May 1982. Crosby was sentenced to two terms, but the conviction was overturned; arrested several more times, he finally turned himself in to the authorities in December 1985. He would spend eight months in prison. Based on a promise he made to Crosby should he clean himself up, Neil Young  rejoined CSN in the studio upon Crosby’s release from prison for American Dream in 1988. - Wikipedia

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

Uploader’s notes: “The first live appearance of David Crosby after prison.”

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The Graham Nash Band
Track 01. Military Madness 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 02. Pre-Road Downs 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 03. Chippin’ Away 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 04. Over The Wall 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 05. Keep Away From Me 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 06. I Used To Be A King 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 07. Glass And Steel 5:08 (8.6MB)

David Crosby, Graham Nash and the band
Track 08. Critical Mass 1:23 (2.3MB)
Track 09. Wind On The Water 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 10. Just A Song Before I Go 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 11. Carry Me 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 12. Compass 5:48 (9.7MB)
Track 13. Guinnevere 6:24 (10.8MB)
Track 14. Our House 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 15. Teach Your Children 3:08 (5.3MB)

Bonus (Late Show)
Track 16. Chicago 3:59 (6.7MB)
70 mins

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