PINK FLOYD - BOBLINGEN 1972

September 19, 2014 – 4:52 am

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PINK FLOYD
Just Another Gig In Boblingen [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Sporthalle, Böblingen, West Germany; November 15, 1972. Good to fairly good audience recording.

Several versions of this show have circulated among fans and some even consider this to be “one of the best recordings of the tour”. Compared to other more pristine-sounding audience recordings, this would be good to fairly good; and it’s more for the completist.

A comment on the net: “An early version of On The Run with improvisation. Echoes declared as Looking Through The Knotholes In Grannys Wooden Legs.”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 0:10 (284k)
Track 102. Speak To Me/Breathe 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 103. On The Run 7:35 (12.7MB)
Track 104. Time 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 105. The Great Gig In The Sky 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 106. Money 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 107. Us And Them 8:14 (13.8MB)
Track 108. Any Colour You Like 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 109. Brain Damage 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 110. Eclipse 1:44 (2.9MB)
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. One Of These Days 9:12 (15.4MB)
Track 202. Careful With That Axe Eugene 14:24 (24.2MB)
Track 203. Echoes - Part A 13:27 (22.6MB)
Track 204. Echoes - Part B 12:06 (20.3MB)
Track 205. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 13:50 (23.2MB)
63 mins

The track, Echoes, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

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EMMYLOU HARRIS - KNOXVILLE 1979

September 18, 2014 – 5:05 am

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EMMYLOU HARRIS
Knoxville, TN 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Unknown venue; May 18, 1979. Good to very good soundboard.

Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. But from 1977 until Blue Kentucky Girl in 1979, Harris was playing more “traditional” country - “classic-styled country material in the vein of Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells”.

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

Uploader’s notes:

This is a soundboard recording from Emmylou’s 1979 tour following her Blue Kentucky Girl album… It features guest appearances by Sharon and Cheryl White. The source (which I received in a trade, therefore I don’t have any lineage info) had a short silence in “Sorrow in the wind”, which meant about two seconds were missing. To make it more listenable I’ve edited out one of the repeated “Sweet sorrow in the wind” lines at the end, the one that was incomplete because of the silence. Apart from that everything is there. I’ve also done some EQing and slight noise reduction to make the recording less dull. The results are pretty good.

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Disc 1
Track 101. My Songbird 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 102. One Of These Days 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 103. Sister’s Coming Home 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 104. Blue Kentucky Girl 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 105. Hello Stranger 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 106. Making Believe 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 107. Two More Bottles Of Wine 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 108. Pancho And Lefty 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 109. Luxury Liner 5:41 (9.6MB)
Track 110. Save The Last Dance For Me 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 111. Sorrow In The Wind 3:50 (6.4MB)
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 202. Too Far Gone 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 203. Tulsa Queen 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 204. Ooh Las Vegas 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 205. Here, There And Everywhere 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 206. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 207. C’est la vie (You Can Never Tell) 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 208. Together Again 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 209. Queen Of The Silver Dollar 4:47 (8.0MB)
41 mins

Emmylou Harris’s “Wrecking Ball” was reissued on April 8, 2014 (first came out in 1995) in a deluxe three-disc set. Click here to order the deluxe edition of Wrecking Ball.

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LEGENDS - SPAIN 1997 (Joe Sample R.I.P. 1939-2014)

September 17, 2014 – 2:05 pm

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JOE SAMPLE R.I.P. 1939-2014

Joe Sample, who became a jazz star in the 1960s as the pianist with the Jazz Crusaders and an even bigger star a decade later when he began playing electric keyboards and the group simplified its name to the Crusaders, died on September 12, 2014 in Houston. He was 75. The cause was mesothelioma (cancer of the lungs), said his manager, Patrick Rains. Among the albums on which his keyboard work can be heard are Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, Steely Dan’s Aja and Gaucho, and several recordings by BB King.

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LEGENDS
(Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Steve Gadd)
Vitoria 1997 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Gastiez Jazz Festival, Vitoria, Spain; July 17, 1997. Excellent soundboard. Incomplete show.

Thanks to original uploader geetarz; and to goody for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Goody’s notes:

Looking for some Joe Sample to upload today in memory and celebration of his passing this past Friday in Houston, I came across this show, shared here in 2010 by geetarz (thank you very much!)…

This is a pristine, stellar recording and performance by an appropriately-named and short-lived group put together by Marcus Miller, who must’ve been having quite a nice time playing together from the sound of things here. It’s an interesting blend of musical styles and sources which should bring in a wide assortment of admirers of all these “Living Legends” here to check it out. I know you’ll find something to enjoy in this great (put most likely incomplete) presentation.

Lineage:
DSP CD-R > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 5 (Secure, Offset Correct) > FLAC
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (tracking, splits; hard limiting; gaps removed; fades) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

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Track 01. The Peeper 8:38 (14.5MB)
Track 02. In Case You Hadn’t Noticed 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 03. Snakes 8:06 (13.6MB)
Track 04. Third Degree 6:59 (11.7MB)
Track 05. First Song (For Ruth)/Tango Blues 10:05 (16.9MB)
Track 06. Put It Where You Want It 12:07 (20.3MB)
Track 07. Every Day I Have The Blues 6:12 (10.4MB)
Track 08. In A Sentimental Mood 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 09. Layla 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 10. Going Down Slow 6:12 (10.4MB)
74 mins

Lineup:
Marcus Miller - bass, bass clarinet
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
David Sanborn - alto saxophone
Joe Sample - keyboards, piano
Steve Gadd - drums

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JACKSON BROWNE - NEW ORLEANS 1975

September 16, 2014 – 5:08 am

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JACKSON BROWNE
New Orleans 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; March 2, 1975 (early and late shows). Very good to excellent Pre-FM. Speed corrected.

There are generally two versions of this show in circulation. This is the “more complete” and better-sounding one to keep.

Thanks to Freezer for recording the shows; and to weedwacker for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Freezer’s notes:

These two Jackson Browne shows were recorded on Sunday March 2, 1975… and, as I had stealth recorded Led Zeppelin in Baton Rouge on Friday February 28, 1975, this was a busy weekend for me and my recorder. Patched directly into the soundboard during the soundcheck, I worked on the Tulane concert committee and ran the ticket booth until 10 minutes before show-time, so I was sitting with the soundman when the lights went down. It was at that point that I started the recording.

I have master soundboard or audience recordings for all shows at McAlister Auditorium from late 1973 to May of 1979. This is just one in a large number of shows at McAlister that was promoted by Tulane University’s students between 1973 and 1979.

Jackson Browne was not a great priority for me and for much of the newer members of the concert committee, as there was a definite split in the make-up of the committee, beginning in 1975. The newer members wanted more pop/power-pop/punk/new wave and jazz, while the older crowd wanted more of the Grateful Dead, NRPS, and those type of bands. Guess who won out.

An audience recording of both of these shows also exists, as the WTUL Tech staff had run a pair of microphones - at my direct request - in order to assure that all shows were captured. (Only Frank Zappa, on October 12, 1976, saw those mics in their hiding place and had ‘em removed. They were re-installed after Zappa’s two shows.)

weedwacker’s notes:

I don’t know what has circulated previously for the early set but [for] the late set, this does differ in a few ways from what was previously put out as what passes for previously uncirculated (but has been proven otherwise). Besides the audible artifacting issues [embedded within], these transfers had no Dolby applied to them like the other transfer and this should run at pretty much the correct speed after correction was applied while that ran fast with no correction applied.

Lineage:
unknown gen cassettes (but what passes for until proven otherwise lower gen than anyone else’s copies that have been transfered and put into general circulation) > unknown gen 2cdr (Freezer’s listening copies) > 2cdr (ripped and used here) > eac > wav > flac
Transfer: cassettes > stand alone cdr burner > cdr
Taping Gear: unknown/unknown
Taped And Transferred By: Mister Freezer
Pitch, tracking and volume corrections applied to the recording, no eq, compression or noise/hiss reduction was used to alter the sound of the recording. I also washed my hands with antibacterial soap before handling the cdrs prior to ripping.

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Disc 1 (early show)
Track 101. Intro  0:41 (1.2MB)
Track 102. A Child In These Hills 4:55 (8.2MB)
Track 103. Rock Me On The Water 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 104. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 105. Take It Easy 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 106. Our Lady Of The Well 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 107. For A Dancer 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 108. Ready Or Not 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 109. Fountain Of Sorrow 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 110. Audience 1:53 (3.2MB)
Track 111. For Everyman 8:36 (14.5MB)
Track 112. Walking Slow 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 113. Doctor My Eyes 3:54 (6.5MB)
Track 114. These Days 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 115. The Road And The Sky 6:37 (11.1MB)
Track 116. Before The Deluge 7:46 (13.1MB)
81 mins

Disc 2 (late show)
Track 201. Intro 1:17 (2.2MB)
Track 202. A Child In These Hills 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 203. Rock Me On The Water 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 204. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies 2:23 (4.0MB)
Track 205. Take It Easy 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 206. Our Lady Of The Well 6:20 (10.7MB)
Track 207. For A Dancer 6:24 (10.8MB)
Track 208. Ready Or Not 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 209. Fountain Of Sorrow 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 210. Audience 0:33 (921k)
Track 211. For Everyman 8:31 (14.3MB)
Track 212. Walking Slow 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 213. Doctor My Eyes 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 214. These Days 5:16 (18.9MB)
Track 215. The Road And The Sky 5:39 (9.5MB)
73 mins

Lineup:
Jackson Browne - guitar, lead vocals
David Lindley - guitar, fiddle, lap steel guitar
Dennis Kovarik - bass
Larry Zack - drums
Wayne Cook - piano
Herb Pederson - guitar, banjo, backing vocals
Chris Smith - pedal steel guitar, backing vocals

The two-CD retrospective, The Very Best Of Jackson Browne, released in 2004 is the best way for new fans to get an introduction to this timeless singer-songwriter. Buy it here.

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JEFF LYNNE’S ELO - HYDE PARK 2014

September 15, 2014 – 8:36 pm

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JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
with the BBC Concert Orchestra
London 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Festival In A Day, Hyde Park, London, UK; September 14, 2014. Excellent BBC Radio 2 FM.

Talking about his Festival In A Day performance, Jeff said: “I haven’t performed live in quite some time, and I know the fans have asked for it a lot over the years. It’s very exciting to come to Hyde Park with Radio 2 and do something this big, and I’m very much looking forward to playing my ELO songs for everyone.” - BBC

Thanks to hanoirocks who recorded and shared the tracks at Dime.

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Roberts FM radio > line in Roland R05 (16 bit/44.1 khz)
Master > Adobe Audition (fade in/out, normalise) > CD wave > foobar/FL5 > TLH

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Track 01. All Over the World 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 02. Evil Woman 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 03. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 04. Showdown 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 05. Livin’ Thing 4:37 (7.7MB)
Track 06. Strange Magic 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 07. 10538 Overture 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 08. Can’t Get It Out of My Head 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 09. Sweet Talkin’ Woman 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 10. Turn to Stone 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 11. Steppin’ Out 4:15 (7.2MB)
Track 12. Handle With Care 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 13. Don’t Bring Me Down 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 15. Telephone Line 5:23 (9.1MB)
Track 16. Mr Blue Sky 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 17. Encore Break 1:51 (3.1MB)
Track 18. Roll Over Beethoven 7:25 (12.5MB)
83 mins

Overburn to fit the tracks onto one CD.

Possible lineup:
Jeff Lynne - vocals, guitar
Lee Pomeroy - bass
Richard Tandy - keyboards
Milton McDonald - guitar, vocals
Mike Stevens - guitar, vocals
Bernie Smith - keyboards
Marcus Byrne - keyboards
Donavan Hepburn - drums
Chereene Allen - violin
Danny Marsden - trumpet
Mick Wilson - percussion, vocals
Melanie Lewis-McDonald - backing vocals
Sharleene Linton - backing vocals
Jean-Marie Lincoln - backing vocals

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BB KING & T-BONE WALKER - MONTEREY 1967

September 15, 2014 – 5:12 am

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BB KING & T-BONE WALKER
Monterey Jazz Festival 1967 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival; September 16, 1967; live at the Prague Jazz Festival 1966. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to jimitrane for sharing these tracks at The Traders’ Den. Solid performances but the vocals might be a bit low.

jimitrane’s notes:

OK Blues Fans, here’s a special treat. BB King playing with his idol (T-Bone Walker) on BB’s birthday at the Monterey Jazz Festival 9-16-67. The set starts off with T-Bone Walker doing what he does best. Next, is a nice set of BB King with the last two songs joined by T-Bone Walker which BB claims is his idol. During the second track with T-Bone, BB totally messes up the introductions… sounds like he’s nervous playing with T-Bone. As a bonus I’ve included the great Otis Rush playing in a trio format at the Prague Jazz festival with Chicago legends Fred Below and Jack Myers and Otis Rush and Junior Wells from the same venue. I have no other date just the 1966 year for those sets. This is all the complete shows of these concerts that I have.

This is from Reel to Reel Masters. My friend and I got a chance to transfer some great mono soundboards from Reel to Reels in the early ’80s. This is actually a Teac Reel to Reel to Cassette (top of the line Yamaha TC-1000 cassette deck from the ’80s) and then transferred straight to my Philips CDR-765 deck. This is as close to a first generation as possible since the reels where sent off to never never land surplus probably never to see the light of day from the original source. CD Burners didn’t exist yet so I had to wait until they were available to transfer this show This is a live soundboard that may or may not have been broadcast. The sound quality speaks for itself. Running time is about 70 minutes.

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Source: Teac Deck Model? Reel to Reel Tape 1 7/8 > Yamaha TC 1000 Cassette Deck via Maxell XLII High Bias Tape > Philips CDR-765 @ 16bit/44.1kHz
Transfer: Analog direct

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T-Bone Walker; Monterey Jazz Festival September 16, 1967
Track 01. Crazy Bout My Baby 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 02. You Don’t Love Me 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 03. Stormy Monday 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 04. You Left Me 3:02 (5.1MB)

T-Bone Walker - guitar, vocals
Jesse Price - drums
Lloyd Glenn - piano
Melvin Moore - trumpet
Illinois Jacquet - tenor sax

BB King; Monterey Jazz Festival September 16, 1967
Track 05. Everyday I Have The Blues 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 06. How Blue Can You Get 5:58 (10.0MB)
Track 07. You Know I Love You 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 08. Don’t Want A Soul 5:34 (9.3MB)
Track 09. Instrumental (with T-Bone) 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 10. Bad News/Sweet Sixteen (with T-Bone) 5:27 (9.1MB)

BB King - guitar, vocals
T-Bone Walker - guitar, vocals
Sonny Freeman - drums
Duke Jethro - organ
Lloyd Glenn - piano
Melvin Moore - trumpet
Illinois Jacquet - tenor sax

Otis Rush; Prague Jazz Festival 1966
Track 11. Honky Tonk [Billy Butle] 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 12. Doing The Things You Do 7:14 (12.1MB)

Otis Rush - guitar, vocals
Fred Below - drums
Jack Myers - bass

Junior Wells and Otis Rush; Prague Jazz Festival 1966
Track 13. Checking On My Baby 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 14. My Little Girl 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 15. Lucille 4:50 (8.1MB)
68 mins

Otis Rush - guitar
Junior Wells - vocals, harmonica
Fred Below - drums
Jack Myers - bass

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NEIL YOUNG - FARM AID 2014

September 14, 2014 – 1:11 pm

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NEIL YOUNG
Farm Aid 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC; September 13, 2014. Excellent webcast.

“We’ve been doing Farm Aid for 29 years,” Neil Young said, stalking around the stage with a microphone. “Seems like 29,000 years sometimes. We love Farm Aid, but not that we have to do this.” Young concluded by vowing that Farm Aid’s artists stand with farmers. “We will be here till hell freezes over,” Young declared to cheers from the crowd.
- newsobserver.com

Thanks to larryrulz for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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YouTube webcast audio (~250 kbps AAC) > Audacity > WAV > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000 > FLAC tags

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Track 01. intro by John Mellencamp 1:34 (2.6MB)
Track 02. Heart Of Gold 3:47 (6.3MB)
Track 03. Comes A Time 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 04. talk 1 1:54 (3.2MB)
Track 05. Pocahontas 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 06. Standing In The Light Of Love 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 07. talk 2 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 08. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem, with Mickey Raphael) 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 09. Who’s Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth 6:22 (10.7MB)
Track 10. Rockin’ In The Free World (with Lukas and Micah Nelson) 6:14 (10.5MB)
44 mins

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CREAM - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 1968

September 14, 2014 – 5:17 am

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CREAM
Psychedelic Circus [Mid Valley Records MV 354, 1CD]

Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY; November 2, 1968. Fair to good audience recording.

Here’s one for the hardcore fans. Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

Uploader’s notes:

This is one show of Cream’s that has never been done justice till now. It’s wandered around in bits and pieces in awful sound quality. The friendly folks at Mid Valley have now gotten their hands on a complete tape and applied that Mid Valley magic. The sound quality still isn’t great but is a vast improvement over every release I’ve ever heard.

wgpsec at collectorsmusicreviews.com:

This performance from Madison Square Garden in front of 22,000 is the third to last show of Cream’s Farewell Tour in the US before returning to London for their final two Royal Albert Hall performances. The insert has a short essay about the show and some quotes from Jack Bruce describing the show as bizarre. “It was a very strange gig, on a revolving stage, which must have been horrible for the audience. They’d get a glimpse of the drums, guitar, and bass and then they’d all go away again”. This revolving stage may explain the dramatic changes in sound quality throughout the disc.

Psychedelic Circus is either compiled from two different sources or is the result of the revolving stage. The recording starts off distant and very thin with plenty of top end distortion. The sound rates only about a five and the drums during “White Room” and “Politician” actually sound paper thin. Clapton’s guitar becomes more prominent during “Politician”…

“Spoonful” is very long with the band going off on a few tangents and there is also a small part that sounds like the taper was concealing the microphone under his coat. Jack Bruce’s comments at the end are too muffled to make out. It would have been nice to hear his final words to the New York audience… Thanks to Mid Valley, we finally have a much more complete version of this show from MSG but the sound quality keeps this to the die hard Cream fans.

Click here for the full write-up.

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Track 01. introduction 1:19 (2.2MB)
Track 02. White Room 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 03. Politician 5:59 (10.0MB)
Track 04. presentation of platinum record for Wheels Of Fire by Ahmet Etregun and Robert Stigwood 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 05. I’m So Glad 6:23 (10.7MB)
Track 06. Sunshine Of Your Love 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 07. Crossroads 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 08. Train Time 7:31 (12.6MB)
Track 09. Toad 17:31 (29.4MB)
Track 10. Spoonful 16:48 (28.2MB)
73 mins

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce - bass guitar, vocals
Ginger Baker - percussion

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS - WEIN 1972

September 13, 2014 – 5:27 am

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
Wein 1972 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Konserthaus, Wein, Austria; July 14, 1972. Very good FM broadcast marred by some FM static, especially on the opening two tracks.

The performance and sound (generally) is great. But it is marred by FM static especially on the first two tracks so listeners be aware.

Thanks to michaelmee for sharing the tracks at Dime.

michaelmee notes:

Thought I’d share this fabulous performance… This is a fine recording and great performance. Worth grabbing just for the Snow Queen/Maiden Voyage which is wonderful. Some FM static or fuzzing out on the first two tracks. After that all is good. You’ll recognize many of these great players. If you’re into BS&T there are some surprises with some tunes here that were never recorded by the band and a few twists in some of the arrangements.

Lineage:
FM broadcast/cdr trade/flac

Those who are interested in a “no-static” version of this show (from a different source), albeit longer with DJ chatter, can download the lossless flacs at Lossless Legs (click here). Unfortunately, uploader Kurzrefe does not allow the tracks to be shared lossy.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Alone 5:41 (9.6MB)
Track 102. Krakbegravningen (The Crow’s Funeral) 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 103. Road Blues 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 104. Back In ‘57 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 105. Down In The Flood 8:28 (14.2MB)
Track 106. Touch Me 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 107. I Can’t Move No Mountains 6:33 (11.0MB)
Track 108. “M” 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 109. Over The Hill 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 110. Time Remembered 2:52 (4.8MB)
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Snow Queen 10:37 (17.8MB)
Track 202. Maiden Voyage 16:25 (27.6MB)
Track 203. You Made Me So Very Happy 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 204. Horn intro-So Long Dixie 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 205. Hip Pickles 7:20 (12.3MB)
44 mins

Lineup:
Jerry Fisher - vocals
Lew Soloff - trumpet
Chuck Winfield - trumpet
Dave Bargeron - trombone, tuba
Lou Marini - woodwinds
Larry Willis - keyboards
Georg Wadenius - guitar
Steve Katz - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Jim Fielder - bass
Bobby Colomby - drums

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PINK FLOYD - COPENHAGEN 1967

September 12, 2014 – 3:04 pm

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PINK FLOYD
Copenhagen 1967 [Marbal’s Tape, 1CD]

Live at The Star Club, Copenhagen, Denmark; September 13, 1967. Good to fairly good audience recording. Speed-corrected version.

This show has circulated in the past and Marbal’s tape is considered by fans to have the better sound. This is the speed-corrected version. Given the “rough” sound, this is one for the hardcore fans.

Thanks Marbal, Neonknight, Littlepieces, and to the person who shared this at Dime.

Thanks also to Moonwall for the artwork.

Neonknight’s Notes

Grolsch kindly assisted us with the background to this recording. Copenhagen ‘67 was taped by a local musician called Carsten V. Michael K borrowed his master and made a copy. Marbal’s cassette is likely in turn to have been copied from a 7.5 ips open reel transfer of Michael K’s reel. There are no digital clones from the master or first gen Michael K reel but both still exist and remain in the hands of the owners. Perhaps we can look forward to one or both of them surfacing one day.

A 3rd gen reel from the collection of the late Bernard White is often considered to be the best source for this concert. A friend has Bernard’s reel and a 2001 transfer was sent to Eskimospy in August 2005 for the ‘What Syd Wants’ release. The lineage for Bernard’s reel went something like Carsten V > Michael K > UK collector > Bernard in the mid 1970s.

Marbal’s 3rd gen cassette has been transferred before by other collectors and they were not able to bring out the best in the recording. Marbal’s copy, like his Rotterdam tape, is much cleaner with a tighter top end, and a fuller, more natural sound when compared to Bernard’s.

Listen carefully to Littlepieces’ re-master and you you can distinguish each instrument and follow it if you care to. You will also hear subtle details such as the clink of a glass at 11.39 and Reaction in G being counted in, that you probably will have not noticed before. I believe it’s also possible to appreciate the ambience of the venue.

There is no getting away from the fact that the quality of this recording varies. However, Littlepieces has done an excellent job smoothing the imperfections out on the LPP version, particularly the many distortions that often contribute to burying the sound.

This is a strong, loud performance by the band which was sometimes too much for Carsten V’s recorder to cope with. Listen out for Matilda Mother, which reminds me of the Underground Scene Special UFO version, and a lively Scream Thy Last Scream. Thank you Marbal for entrusting me with your tape!

Littlepieces’ Mastering Notes for - Marbal’s Copenhagen ‘67 Tape - Speed Corrected Only version

To accompany the ‘Speed Corrected Only’ version I have produced a LPP version in an attempt to provide a copy with less interference from artifacts, more detail, and more overall SQ continuity.

After testing each channel by itself and with the channels manually aligned, I decided to use only the left channel for approximately the 1st minute and then retain both channels and manually align through Arnold Layne, and use only the left channel from that point until the end of the recording. Using only the left channel should provide a bit more detail as the recording quality lessens after AL by including more high end and improved phasing.

The most time consuming part of this project was definitely the manual spectral cleaning. I removed many of the usual tics, pops, bumps, etc, but more importantly I was able to remove most of the distortions that interfered with the recording.

I utilized and varied moderate noise reduction settings working mostly above 8kHz-10khZ and only slightly lower on some audience sections while being diligent not to encroach on the harmonics. I could have worked the entire spectrum and squeezed most of the hiss out, but I generally don’t like what this does to the nature of the sound. As with Marbal’s Rotterdam recording, I think more aggressive NR, among other things, would have eliminated a sense of the acoustics of the small venue they are playing in.

As with Rotterdam, the EQ increases I used were applied to only the upper half which as the recording progresses and weakens is even more buried than Rotterdam. The quality of this source and transfer allowed me to use an increasingly aggressive EQ profile and lessen the degree of difference between the best and worst parts of the recording. The EQ curve was adjusted at times throughout the recording but mostly did not exceed ~8kHz. In addition I used a multiband enhancer to increase the bass output by reducing the base width (mono) in the lower portion of the low end and increasing the gain when it was left channel only.

There were many micro drop outs/downs, mostly ~20ms, and I either removed a short piece of damage or was able to use the other channel to repair the damaged segment. A few minor ones still remain as does some very short pieces of tape damage.

I selectively reduced some low frequency hums during the audience/tuning segments and near the end of AD. These seem to be present and prominent in all unprocessed sources.

Lineage:
3rd Gen Cassette (Maxell XLII90)(Dolby On) > *Technics RS-B965-M (Dolby Off) > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Audacity 1.3 > Wav (24bit/96kHz) > DAW (32bit float/96kHz) > Wav (16bit/44kHz) > CDWave (1.98) > FLAC (16bit/44kHz)
*The Technics RS-B965-M is a deck modified by expert tapehead A.N.T. - for details see the Tapeheads.net forum.

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Track 01. Reaction in G 6:34 (11.0MB)
Track 02. Arnold Layne 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 03. One in a Million 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 04. Matilda Mother 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 05. Scream Thy Last Scream 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 06. Astronomy Domine 7:30 (12.6MB)
37 mins

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