SHARKS (ANDY FRASER) - LONDON 1973 / FREE - SWEDEN 1971

March 28, 2015 – 3:14 pm

ANDY FRASER R.I.P. 1952-2015

Free bassist Andy Fraser, the writer of All Right Now - who had previously fought both AIDS and cancer - has died at his home on March 16, 2015 in California. He was 62. The cause of death has not been confirmed, but he’d been dealing with AIDS and cancer in recent years. In the 1980s he was diagnosed with HIV and a form of cancer called Kaposi’s Sarcoma and he battled with suicidal thoughts which, he wrote on his website, were only alleviated when he came out as gay. Fraser had recently been a leading light in the Rock Against Trafficking charity.

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SHARKS
London 1973 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK; March 31, 1973. Very good BBC broadcast.
Midnight Hour, Radiohuset, Stockholm, Sweden; December 12, 1971. Excellent FM broadcast.

Thanks to jswetch for sharing the Shark tracks at Dime.

jswetch noted:

This short Sharks set is being seeded now in tribute to Andy Fraser, who passed away… and, by request. Thanks to the original taper (from long ago) and seeder (from a few years back).This was Andy’s post-Free project that he only stayed with for one album, First Water. That is available now on CD, much more reasonably than it was a few years ago when this was first seeded. I actually saw Sharks opening for Gentle Giant in NYC, but it was the Busta Cherry on bass version, and not the incarnation with Andy.

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Thanks to Jeff James; bpthree; and the person who shared the Free in Sweden tracks at Dime.

Uploader’s notes:

This great sounding radio show comes from a well packaged boot entitled “Radio Free”. It also contained four BBC tracks as outtakes, but I have chosen not to include them, as at least one is officially released, and the other three may be studio outtakes instead of BBC stuff. You obviously can’t trust anything you read on a boot as gospel. These guys even went to the extent of having the disc look like the pink Island label, with the customary bootleg “Not for sale - radio broadcast only” on the disc.

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Lineage:
Sharks: reseed > TLH for torrent creation
Free: “Radio Free” boot silver CD > Sony CPD-XA20ES CD playback > TASCAM CDRW-700 > Trade CD-R > (wav) EAC (secure mode) > (flac) Trader’s Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)

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Sharks - London; March 31, 1973
Track 01. Snake and Swallowtails 5:44 (9.6MB)
Track 02. Follow Me 3:29 (5.8MB)
Track 03. Ol Jelly Roll 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 04. Colours 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 05. World Park Junkies 3:34 (6.0MB)
22 mins

Lineup:
Andy Fraser - bass, keyboards, background vocals
Snips - lead vocals
Chris Spedding - guitar
Marty Simon - drums

Free - Stockholm, Sweden; December 12, 1971
Track 06. The Stealer 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 07. Fire And Water 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 08. Ride On A Pony 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 09. Heavy Load 6:12 (10.4MB)
Track 10. Woman 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 11. Love You So 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 12. All Right Now 5:15 (8.8MB)
Track 13. Be My Friend 6:06 (10.3MB)
Track 14. Mr Big 7:04 (11.9MB)
49 mins

Lineup:
Paul Rodgers - lead vocals
Paul Kossoff - guitar
Simon Kirke - drums
Andy Fraser - bass, piano

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD - NEW YORK 1972

March 28, 2015 – 5:40 am

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
New York 1972 [no label, 3CD]

Live at the Academy of Music, New York, NY; March 22, 1972. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to Charlie Miller for all the efforts and for sharing the show at Lossless Legs.

Recently, a batch of Grateful Dead shows surfaced on the net, many from the Charlie Miller collection and these versions are likely new to circulation.

Charlie Miller is renown in trading circles for his amazing ongoing upgrades and remasters of Grateful Dead soundboard and audience tapes that had formerly resided in the depths of only the most hardcore Dead collections. Charlie is one of the great liberators of these tapes, and he has shown amazing generosity to the Dead community to donate his time, expertise and gear to make every Deadhead’s listening session a more enjoyable and magical experience. While his day job is being the recording engineer and archivist for ace guitarist Steve Kimock, Charlie always seems to find the time during his Deadhead remastering night job to rework and upload yet another amazing piece of the Grateful Dead’s audio history into the greater Internet trading community.

Visit darkstarpalace.com for a 2010 interview with Charlie Miller.

Another person who has been instrumental in liberating live Grateful Dead from the vaults has been Dick Latvala:

To initiates, the Grateful Dead’s vault has the mythical lure of the Amber Room. In the nineties, the band moved its collection from San Rafael to a state-of-the-art strongroom in Novato, with five-layered walls, various alarms, and a system that would suck all the oxygen from the room in the event of fire. It housed more than ten thousand tapes.

Their keeper was Dick Latvala, a self-described “flaming Deadhead” and “crazy tape pervert”—the avid congregant who one day finds himself in the role of high priest. Latvala was a young gospel and R. & B. buff when he first encountered the Dead, in 1966. He was an instant convert and thenceforth an avid attendee, a member of the earliest cadre of Dead freaks who bore witness to the band’s metamorphosis from a mere blues-and-dance band into a full-bore improvisational psychedelic experiment—what he called “primal Dead.”

Click here for the 2012 New Yorker article on the Dead.

Billyprimo remembers the show at dead.net:

The sound went out in the middle of LOSER, they finally fixed it and they started back up right in the middle of the song where they left off. Like your trip was stopped and then started up again. The CAUTION out of Sugar Magnolia was so unexpected. For years i thought I hallucinated it and wasn’t in DEAD BASE for a long time either. The it showed up on the tapers section and 30 some years later I finally knew for sure that I hadn’t imagined it. These were great shows and a great venue to replace the Fillmore that had closed the year before. Pig Pen was still strong and vibrant. I think he sang like six songs this night. Don’t think he was ever really great after the Europe tour.

Lineage:
Recording: SBD > Master Reel > Apogee AD500 > Dat (48k)
Transfer: Dat [Sony D8] > Samplitude Professional v9.11 > FLAC
All disc changes are seamless
Cut in Loser
Intro to Big Railroad Blues cut due to reel flip
Reel flip in Caution at 9:25
Hundreds of flaws removed, but some may still remain
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats

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Disc 1
Track 101. Greatest Story Ever Told 5:56 (10.0MB)
Track 102. Deal 6:50 (11.5MB)
Track 103. Mr Charlie 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 104. Black Throated Wind 7:05 (11.9MB)
Track 105. China Cat Sunflower 5:53 (9.9MB)
Track 106. I Know You Rider 6:29 (10.9MB)
Track 107. Mexicali Blues 5:20 (9.0MB)
Track 108. Tennessee Jed 8:56 (15.0MB)
Track 109. Two Souls In Communion 8:51 (14.9MB)
Track 110. Me And Bobby McGee 7:05 (11.9MB)
Track 111. Loser 7:20 (12.3MB)
75 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Tuning 0:31 (875k)
Track 202. Big Boss Man 7:58 (13.4MB)
Track 203. Jack Straw 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 204. Big Railroad Blues 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 205. Looks Like Rain 7:56 (13.3MB)
Track 206. Casey Jones 5:57 (10.0MB)
Track 207. Tuning 1:44 (2.9MB)
Track 208. Me And My Uncle 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 209. Sugaree 6:56 (11.6MB)
Track 210. Chinatown Shuffle 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 211. Playing In The Band 13:03 (21.9MB)
Track 212. It Hurts Me Too 9:26 (15.9MB)
Track 213. Brown Eyed Women 5:25 (9.1MB)
77 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. El Paso 7:57 (13.4MB)
Track 302. Brokedown Palace 9:24 (15.8MB)
Track 303. Sugar Magnolia 7:19 (12.3MB)
Track 304. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) - Part A 11:18 (19.0MB)
Track 305. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) - Part B 14:11 (23.8MB)
Track 306. Uncle John’s Band 9:17 (15.6MB)
Track 307. One More Saturday Night 5:11 (8.7MB)
65 mins

The track, Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks), has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD - BOSTON 1973

March 27, 2015 – 4:14 pm

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Boston 1973 [Charlie Miller SBD, 3CD]

Live at the Boston Garden, Boston, MA; April 2, 1973. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to Charlie Miller, David Gans; and greenerdude for the efforts and for sharing the show at Dime.

Recently, a batch of Grateful Dead shows surfaced on the net, many from the Charlie Miller collection and these versions are likely new to circulation.

Charlie Miller is renown in trading circles for his amazing ongoing upgrades and remasters of Grateful Dead soundboard and audience tapes that had formerly resided in the depths of only the most hardcore Dead collections. Charlie is one of the great liberators of these tapes, and he has shown amazing generosity to the Dead community to donate his time, expertise and gear to make every Deadhead’s listening session a more enjoyable and magical experience. While his day job is being the recording engineer and archivist for ace guitarist Steve Kimock, Charlie always seems to find the time during his Deadhead remastering night job to rework and upload yet another amazing piece of the Grateful Dead’s audio history into the greater Internet trading community.

Visit darkstarpalace.com for a 2010 interview with Charlie Miller.

Another person who has been instrumental in liberating live Grateful Dead from the vaults has been Dick Latvala:

To initiates, the Grateful Dead’s vault has the mythical lure of the Amber Room. In the nineties, the band moved its collection from San Rafael to a state-of-the-art strongroom in Novato, with five-layered walls, various alarms, and a system that would suck all the oxygen from the room in the event of fire. It housed more than ten thousand tapes.

Their keeper was Dick Latvala, a self-described “flaming Deadhead” and “crazy tape pervert”—the avid congregant who one day finds himself in the role of high priest. Latvala was a young gospel and R. & B. buff when he first encountered the Dead, in 1966. He was an instant convert and thenceforth an avid attendee, a member of the earliest cadre of Dead freaks who bore witness to the band’s metamorphosis from a mere blues-and-dance band into a full-bore improvisational psychedelic experiment—what he called “primal Dead.”

Click here for the 2012 New Yorker article on the Dead.

Posted at archive.org:

This one is top-notch. I just finished listening to the entire Spring 73 tour, and this one is without a doubt the best of the bunch. I rank it slightly higher than 3-24 and 3-26. Everyone talks about the Here Comes Sunshine > Jam as they should, but Eyes of the World is one of the best I’ve heard, definitely the best of Spring 73, and the China Doll that follows is heart-wrenching. - jpfudd5

Lineage:
Recording: SBD > Rm (7.5 ips/2 Track)
> Dat > Dat
Transfer: Dat
> Sonic Solutions > CD (David Gans’ Master Discs, with thanks) > EAC (Secure) > SHN
CD
> SHN Conversion by Charlie Miller

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Disc 1
(Set 1)
Track 101. The Promised Land 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 102. Deal 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 103. Mexicali Blues 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 104. Brown-Eyed Women 6:12 (10.4MB)
Track 105. Beat It on Down the Line 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 106. Row Jimmy 8:00 (13.4MB)
Track 107. Bobby’s Spider Rap 0:23 (654k)
Track 108. Looks Like Rain 7:42 (12.9MB)
Track 109. Wave That Flag 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 110. Box of Rain 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 111. Big River 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 112. China Cat Sunflower 7:20 (12.3MB)
Track 113. I Know You Rider 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 114. You Ain’t Woman Enough 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 115. Jack Straw 4:51 (8.1MB)
74 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Don’t Ease Me In 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 202. Playing in the Band 17:31 (29.4MB)

(Set 2)
Track 203. Stage Banter 0:34 (946k)
Track 204. Ramble on Rose 6:33 (11.0MB)
Track 205. Me And My Uncle 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 206. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 7:03 (11.8MB)
Track 207. Greatest Story Ever Told 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 208. Loose Lucy 7:00 (11.8MB)
Track 209. El Paso 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 210. Stella Blue 7:46 (13.1MB)
Track 211. Around And Around 4:45 (8.0MB)
69 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Here Comes Sunshine 20:28 (34.4MB)
Track 302. Me And Bobby McGee 6:25 (10.8MB)
Track 303. Weather Report prelude 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 304. Eyes of the World 16:08 (27.1MB)
Track 305. China Doll 5:55 (9.9MB)
Track 306. Sugar Magnolia 9:01 (15.1MB)
Track 307. Casey Jones 6:54 (11.6MB)
Track 308. Stage Banter 0:28 (796k)
Track 309. Johnny B Goode 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 310. We Bid You Good Night 2:14 (3.8MB)
74 mins

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD - FILLMORE WEST (JUNE 7, 1970)

March 27, 2015 – 5:07 am

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Fillmore West 1970 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA; June 7, 1970. Very good audience recording.

Recently, a batch of Grateful Dead shows surfaced on the net, many from the Charlie Miller collection and these versions are likely new to circulation.

Charlie Miller is renown in trading circles for his amazing ongoing upgrades and remasters of Grateful Dead soundboard and audience tapes that had formerly resided in the depths of only the most hardcore Dead collections. Charlie is one of the great liberators of these tapes, and he has shown amazing generosity to the Dead community to donate his time, expertise and gear to make every Deadhead’s listening session a more enjoyable and magical experience. While his day job is being the recording engineer and archivist for ace guitarist Steve Kimock, Charlie always seems to find the time during his Deadhead remastering night job to rework and upload yet another amazing piece of the Grateful Dead’s audio history into the greater Internet trading community.

Visit darkstarpalace.com for a 2010 interview with Charlie Miller.

Another person who has been instrumental in liberating live Grateful Dead from the vaults has been Dick Latvala:

To initiates, the Grateful Dead’s vault has the mythical lure of the Amber Room. In the nineties, the band moved its collection from San Rafael to a state-of-the-art strongroom in Novato, with five-layered walls, various alarms, and a system that would suck all the oxygen from the room in the event of fire. It housed more than ten thousand tapes.

Their keeper was Dick Latvala, a self-described “flaming Deadhead” and “crazy tape pervert”—the avid congregant who one day finds himself in the role of high priest. Latvala was a young gospel and R. & B. buff when he first encountered the Dead, in 1966. He was an instant convert and thenceforth an avid attendee, a member of the earliest cadre of Dead freaks who bore witness to the band’s metamorphosis from a mere blues-and-dance band into a full-bore improvisational psychedelic experiment—what he called “primal Dead.”

Click here for the 2012 New Yorker article on the Dead.

Posted at dlr2008.wordpress.com:

The June 07 performance still goes on giving after all these years. A technically near perfectly performed acoustical set which opens with Don’t Ease Me In (which will become a Dead staple and often a first set closer). New Rider friends are present on stage for a near clean Friend of the Devil/Cold Jordan/Swing Low Sweet Chariot followed by a great triple play Cumberland Blues/Me and My Uncle/New Speedway Boogie.

The second (electric) set includes an amazing sequence of Cryptical Envelopment/ drums/The Other One/jam (1)/drums/jam (2)/Sugar Magnolia, then the band returns to its R&B roots with a  strong This Is a Man’s World followed a strong but out of sequence Mama Tried. Cosmic Charlie sounds out of place here and Good Lovin returns to close the second set. [Historical Note: On Track 111 an audience member can be heard for the Youth International Party (YIPPIE) haranguing the audience to “get off our fucking asses and act to stop the war right now”. They also seem to attempt to take the stage during The Other One. On some versions of this show, during The Other One, the listener can hear some really strange chanting from an audience member around the 3:00 mark til the end of the track.]

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Thanks to Dick Latvala; Jim Wise; and owsleysbear for sharing the show at the Bay.

Lineage:
7 Inch Half Track Reel Master @ 7.5 ips (Recorded In Venue By Bear on a Sony 770 Reel 2 Reel) - 1st Generation Cassettes (TDK SA-X 100’s) Taped By Dick Latvala (Technics 1506 Reel 2 Reel - Tascam 122 MK111 Cassette Deck no dolby)
Analog to Digital Transfer (Dick’s Cassettes played back on Nakamichi Dragon-Sony PCM-R500 DAT @ 44.1KHz by Jim Wise circa 1997)
DAT play back on a Sony PCM R-500-Analog out-Sony PCM R-700 Analog in @ 48KHz-Digital Audio Labs Carddeluxe - WAV @ 16/48kHz
Editing (Adobe Audition 3.0) - Mastering (iZotope Ozone 6) - FLAC Encoding (dBpoweramp)
JW: January 2015

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Disc 1
(Acoustic Set)
Track 101. Dont Ease Me in 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 102. Silver Threads And Golden Needles 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 103. Friend Of The Devil 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 104. Candyman 6:24 (10.8MB)
Track 105. Cold Jordan 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 106. Swing Low Sweet Chariot 5:23 (9.1MB)
Track 107. Cumberland Blues 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 108. Me And My Uncle 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 109. New Speedway Boogie 9:12 (15.5MB)

(Electric Set)
Track 110. Cryptical Envelopment 2:21 (4.0MB)
Track 111. Drums 1:41 (2.8MB)
Track 112. The Other One 9:41 (16.3MB)
Track 113. Cryptical Envelopment 11:12 (18.8MB)
Track 114. Drums 1:13 (2.0MB)
72 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Main Ten 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 202. Sugar Magnolia 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 203. Louie Louie Tease 0:41 (1.2MB)
Track 204. This Is A Mans World 8:16 (13.9MB)
Track 205. Mama Tried 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 206. Sitting On Top Of The World 8:46 (14.7MB)
Track 207. Cosmic Charlie 8:03 (13.5MB)
Track 208. Casey Jones 5:16 (8.9MB)
Track 209. Good Lovin’ 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 210. Drums 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 211. Jam/Good Lovin’ 11:31 (19.3MB)
63 mins

Lineup:
Pigpen
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Mickey Hart
Bill The Drummer

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD - FILLMORE WEST (JUNE 6, 1970)

March 26, 2015 – 5:09 am

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Fillmore West 1970 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA; June 6, 1970. Very good audience recording. Some low frequency PA hum all through the recording.

Recently, a batch of Grateful Dead shows surfaced on the net, many from the Charlie Miller collection and these versions are likely new to circulation.

Charlie Miller is renown in trading circles for his amazing ongoing upgrades and remasters of Grateful Dead soundboard and audience tapes that had formerly resided in the depths of only the most hardcore Dead collections. Charlie is one of the great liberators of these tapes, and he has shown amazing generosity to the Dead community to donate his time, expertise and gear to make every Deadhead’s listening session a more enjoyable and magical experience. While his day job is being the recording engineer and archivist for ace guitarist Steve Kimock, Charlie always seems to find the time during his Deadhead remastering night job to rework and upload yet another amazing piece of the Grateful Dead’s audio history into the greater Internet trading community.

Visit darkstarpalace.com for a 2010 interview with Charlie Miller.

Another person who has been instrumental in liberating live Grateful Dead from the vaults has been Dick Latvala:

To initiates, the Grateful Dead’s vault has the mythical lure of the Amber Room. In the nineties, the band moved its collection from San Rafael to a state-of-the-art strongroom in Novato, with five-layered walls, various alarms, and a system that would suck all the oxygen from the room in the event of fire. It housed more than ten thousand tapes.

Their keeper was Dick Latvala, a self-described “flaming Deadhead” and “crazy tape pervert”—the avid congregant who one day finds himself in the role of high priest. Latvala was a young gospel and R. & B. buff when he first encountered the Dead, in 1966. He was an instant convert and thenceforth an avid attendee, a member of the earliest cadre of Dead freaks who bore witness to the band’s metamorphosis from a mere blues-and-dance band into a full-bore improvisational psychedelic experiment—what he called “primal Dead.”

Click here for the 2012 New Yorker article on the Dead.

Posted at dlr2008.wordpress.com:

The June 06 set is stronger [compared to the June 5 show] and points to the future Dead. China Cat Sunflower and (the much older) I Know You Rider are joined together at last and Jerry packages his guitar work here in a much more traditional rock context and adds those famous closing barre chords to I Know You Rider that say: Wake Up! Good Lovin’ is given a nice frame and the band is there, the song will not mature until Bob takes over all the lead singing in 1973. Not Fade Away makes a short appearance within Lovelight and will become much more Bo Diddley form in the near future.

tamedturtle commented at archive.org:

Just listened to this show and let me tell you it is… in the top five of the summer shows (’70)… The magic is def on the second disk - the Lovelight/Not Fade Away/Lovelight is unique in its own right and flawless in transitions and lyrical communications in the song, that is, Pigpen’s rap into the harmony of “I’m gonna tell you…”

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Thanks to Dick Latvala; Jim Wise; and owsleysbear for sharing the show at the Bay.

Lineage:
7 Inch Half Track Reel Master @ 7.5 ips(Recorded By Bear on a Sony 770 Reel 2 Reel) - 1st Generation Cassettes (TDK SAX-100’s) Transferred By Dick Latvala (Master Reel Playback on a Technics 1506 Reel 2 Reel-Tascam 122 MK111 Cassette Deck No Dolby)
Analog to Digital Transfer (Cassettes played back on Nakamichi Dragon-Sony PCM-R500 DAT @ 44.1KHz by Jim Wise circa late 1990s)
Zero Gen DAT play back on a Sony PCM R-500-Digital Out @ 16/44.1kHz-Digital Audio Labs Card deluxe-WAV @ 16/44.1KHz
Editing (Adobe Audition CC) - Mastering & Processing (iZotope Ozone 6) - FLAC encoding (dBpoweramp)
Jim Wise: February 2015

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. Morning Dew * 8:50 (14.8MB)
Track 102. Me And My Uncle 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 103. Casey Jones * 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 104. Dancin In The Streets 13:19 (22.4MB)
Track 105. You Lied And Cheated 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 106. China Cat Sunflower 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 107. I Know You Rider 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 108. Good Lovin’ * 2:10 (3.6MB)
Track 109. Drums 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 110. Searchin’ 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 111. Good Lovin’ 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 112. Attics Of My Life * 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 113. Dire Wolf 3:55 (6.6MB)
68 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Alligator 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 202. Drums 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 203. Jam 14:48 (24.9MB)
Track 204. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part A 12:18 (20.7MB)
Track 205. Turn On Your Lovelight * - Part B 11:58 (20.1MB)
Track 206. Not Fade Away 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 207. Turn On Your Lovelight 10:22 (17.4MB)
Track 208. Uncle Johns Band 6:36 (11.1MB)
71 mins

The track, Turn On Your Lovelight, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.
* denotes reel flips/abrupt starts

Lineup:
Pigpen
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Mickey Hart
Bill The Drummer

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD - CHICAGO 1971

March 25, 2015 – 2:05 pm

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Chicago 1971 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL; October 21, 1971. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to Charlie Miller, David Gans and owsleysbear for sharing the show at the Bay.

Recently, a batch of Grateful Dead shows surfaced on the net, many from the Charlie Miller collection and these versions are likely new to circulation.

Charlie Miller is renown in trading circles for his amazing ongoing upgrades and remasters of Grateful Dead soundboard and audience tapes that had formerly resided in the depths of only the most hardcore Dead collections. Charlie is one of the great liberators of these tapes, and he has shown amazing generosity to the Dead community to donate his time, expertise and gear to make every Deadhead’s listening session a more enjoyable and magical experience. While his day job is being the recording engineer and archivist for ace guitarist Steve Kimock, Charlie always seems to find the time during his Deadhead remastering night job to rework and upload yet another amazing piece of the Grateful Dead’s audio history into the greater Internet trading community.

Visit darkstarpalace.com for a 2010 interview with Charlie Miller.

Another person who has been instrumental in liberating live Grateful Dead from the vaults has been Dick Latvala:

To initiates, the Grateful Dead’s vault has the mythical lure of the Amber Room. In the nineties, the band moved its collection from San Rafael to a state-of-the-art strongroom in Novato, with five-layered walls, various alarms, and a system that would suck all the oxygen from the room in the event of fire. It housed more than ten thousand tapes.

Their keeper was Dick Latvala, a self-described “flaming Deadhead” and “crazy tape pervert”—the avid congregant who one day finds himself in the role of high priest. Latvala was a young gospel and R. & B. buff when he first encountered the Dead, in 1966. He was an instant convert and thenceforth an avid attendee, a member of the earliest cadre of Dead freaks who bore witness to the band’s metamorphosis from a mere blues-and-dance band into a full-bore improvisational psychedelic experiment—what he called “primal Dead.”

Click here for the 2012 New Yorker article on the Dead.

Comments posted at archive.org:

The Dark Star, though not as legendary as 10/24 or especially 10/31, is very cool, with some especially engaging interplay during the fast-paced jam which builds into a soaring Feeling Groovy segment. Garcia and Weir are particularly inspired, as they deftly move into a spacey transition into Sitting on Top of the World, of all things, and back to Dark Star for the second verse. - clementinescaboose

Truckin’ and Loser are impressive. Excellent second set includes one of the better Dark Stars of the year. Sitting on Top of the World and Brown Eyed are very good. The Auditorium Theater shows were high energy throughout the ’70s. - chris phillips

This is a great recording. Glad to see while it is at an AUDitorium, the recording is a SBD. I haven’t really heard the keyboards as high in the mix as in the recent recordings with Keith. I’m happy to finally hear the piano up loud. Five Stars for a great sound (four stars in my mind because there is no Wharf Rat). - GermanShepherd

Typical sounding show for this period, but typical for fall ‘71 is great. Keith’s second show and he is PLAYING TO IMPRESS. Every fill sounds like he is flushed in with Billy, Phil, and Jerr. It’s such a shame how downhill he went in the later days, especially listening to the quality of shows like these. A spacey Dark Star melts into a Sittin On Top Of The World back into Dark Star then out of nowhere, Bobby McGee. I would say along with Halloween this is the best October ‘71 Keith show. - Dylan M

Selected tracks from this show appeared as bonus tracks on Dave’s Picks Vol 3 but this title is out of print. Meanwhile, this show is also streamed at archive.org.

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SBD > Master Reel > Dat
Dat > Samplitude Professional v11.2 > FLAC (2 Discs Audio/2 Discs FLAC)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Thanks to David Gans for this recording

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. tuning 0:27 (746k)
Track 102. Truckin’ 11:00 (18.5MB)
Track 103. Loser 8:10 (13.7MB)
Track 104. Beat It On Down the Line 6:04 (10.2MB)
Track 105. Tennessee Jed 8:55 (15.0MB)
Track 106. Playing In the Band 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 107. Big Railroad Blues 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 108. Jack Straw 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 109. Cumberland Blues 7:15 (12.2MB)
Track 110. Comes a Time 8:15 (13.9MB)
Track 111. Mexicali Blues 4:22 (7.4MB)
Track 112. The Frozen Logger 1:01 (1.7MB)
Track 113. Cold Rain and Snow 6:58 (11.7MB)
80 mins

Disc 2 (Set 1 cont)
Track 201. One More Saturday Night 5:08 (8.6MB)

Set 2
Track 202. Casey Jones 6:48 (11.4MB)
Track 203. Me and My Uncle 5:16 (8.9MB)
Track 204. Dark Star 14:58 (25.1MB)
Track 205. Sittin On Top of the World 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 206. Dark Star 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 207. Me and Bobby McGee 7:31 (12.6MB)
Track 208. Brown-Eyed Women 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 209. Ramble On Rose 7:33 (12.7MB)
Track 210. Sugar Magnolia 7:54 (13.3MB)
Track 211. Saint Stephen 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 212. Johnny B Goode 4:36 (7.7MB)
76 mins

Lineup:
Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
Keith Godchaux - keyboards
Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD (WITH JANIS JOPLIN) - FILLMORE WEST 1969

March 24, 2015 – 5:19 am

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
With Janis Joplin
Fillore West 1969 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA; June 7, 1969. Fairly to very good soundboard.

Thanks to AJ Fink and Seth Kaplan for sharing the tracks at The Lossless Legs.

Uploader’s notes: Janis Joplin’s vocals during Turn On Your Lovelight are first heard at 4:20. Most copies in circulation have a curious glitch, with Dark Star restarting after 12 seconds; this derives from a Beta Hi-Fi copy of 1st gen reels circulating in the early ’90s.

Posted at thebestofwebsite.com:

June 7, 1969 is definitely the standout show from this run, and right from the get-go: “Dire Wolf” kicks off the set in its first-known appearance. Audience response is amusingly polite, and the band seems uncertain what to do with this undeniably unpsychedelic music. Jerry plows right on with “Dupree’s Diamond Blues” - featuring some 12-string guitar, from the sound of it - and this goes over a little better. “Mountains of the Moon” follows immediately, making for a nice triple acoustic medley.

But wait - that’s not all; “Mountains” proves to be just the last of three appetizers before the main course, with “Dark Star” the first stop. While there isn’t much to distinguish this from most ‘69 Stars, it’s still a ‘69 Star, and a good one at that: plenty of peaks and valleys, with Jerry’s strong leads a highlight throughout.

“St Stephen” continues the ride; no explosion in the quiet part, but otherwise right out of the LIVE DEAD bag with no problems. The songs fly by like stops on a train ride: “The Eleven” - “Top of the World” - “Cold Rain”; only “Doin’ That Rag” finally gives the audience (and us) a chance to collect our first breath since the show began. The transition from “The Eleven” to “Top of the World” may even have surprised the band; having heard it a dozen times, I’m still not sure how they did it.

Except that, as we have it, that’s pretty much the show; the only other extant performances are “Me and My Uncle” and a “Lovelight” that is either marred or highlighted by Janis Joplin joining in (depending on your perspective). This wasn’t the last time this would happen, but it’s clear Janis has no real familiarity with the band’s arrangement, so her contributions are necessarily general; her appearance does not bring this performance closer to anyone’s idea of a definitive one. Still, it *is* JANIS, after all, and a true reflection of the band’s relationships: with Janis, the Fillmore West and its audience; my guess is that Pigpen pulled her onstage and they all just had some fun. And that seems to be what June 7 is really all about.

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Lineage:
Source: SBD
Stated Genealogy: MR > DAT > CD > EAC > Cool Edit 96 (Resampled to correct pitch) > SHN > CD > SHN
More than likely there is a cassette gen present.
Possible source change after the track, The Eleven.
Extraction retracking, editing and SHN encoding by AJ Fink
Dark Star restart patched using CDWAV and ADDAWAV and pitch resampled to a ratio of 95 using CoolEdit 96. Subsequent extraction and .shn encoding from audio and sector boundary verification by S Kaplan

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Disc 1
Track 101. Dire Wolf 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 102. Dupree’s Diamond Blues 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 103. Mountains Of The Moon 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 104. Dark Star - Part 1 7:54 (13.3MB)
Track 105. Dark Star - Part 2 12:52 (21.6MB)
Track 106. St Stephen 6:40 (11.2MB)
Track 107. The Eleven 14:56 (25.1MB)
55 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Sitting On Top Of The World 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 202. Rain And Snow 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 203. Doin That Rag 8:01 (13.5MB)
Track 204. Me And My Uncle 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 205. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part 1 11:00 (18.5MB)
Track 206. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part 2 9:58 (16.7MB)
39 mins

The tracks, Dark Star and Turn On Your Lovelight, have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD - FILLMORE WEST (JUNE 5, 1970)

March 23, 2015 – 5:00 am

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Fillmore West 1970 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA; June 5, 1970. Very good audience recording.

Recently, a batch of Grateful Dead shows surfaced on the net, many from the Charlie Miller collection and these versions are likely new to circulation.

Charlie Miller is renown in trading circles for his amazing ongoing upgrades and remasters of Grateful Dead soundboard and audience tapes that had formerly resided in the depths of only the most hardcore Dead collections. Charlie is one of the great liberators of these tapes, and he has shown amazing generosity to the Dead community to donate his time, expertise and gear to make every Deadhead’s listening session a more enjoyable and magical experience. While his day job is being the recording engineer and archivist for ace guitarist Steve Kimock, Charlie always seems to find the time during his Deadhead remastering night job to rework and upload yet another amazing piece of the Grateful Dead’s audio history into the greater Internet trading community.

Visit darkstarpalace.com for a 2010 interview with Charlie Miller.

Another person who has been instrumental in liberating live Grateful Dead from the vaults has been Dick Latvala:

To initiates, the Grateful Dead’s vault has the mythical lure of the Amber Room. In the nineties, the band moved its collection from San Rafael to a state-of-the-art strongroom in Novato, with five-layered walls, various alarms, and a system that would suck all the oxygen from the room in the event of fire. It housed more than ten thousand tapes.

Their keeper was Dick Latvala, a self-described “flaming Deadhead” and “crazy tape pervert”—the avid congregant who one day finds himself in the role of high priest. Latvala was a young gospel and R. & B. buff when he first encountered the Dead, in 1966. He was an instant convert and thenceforth an avid attendee, a member of the earliest cadre of Dead freaks who bore witness to the band’s metamorphosis from a mere blues-and-dance band into a full-bore improvisational psychedelic experiment—what he called “primal Dead.”

Click here for the 2012 New Yorker article on the Dead.

Posted at dlr2008.wordpress.com:

What a difference a year makes. In June, 1969 the Dead preformed a monumental four night run at the Fillmore where they preformed as leader of a tribe of loyal psychedelic followers. Reality hit pretty heavy in 1969:

August 6, 1969 Manson Cult Murders

August 8, 1969 Hippy goes main$tream with Wood$tock (Dead has equipment troubles and trouble connecting with the mass audience at same)

December 6, 1969 Altamont Speedway Concert/Murder

December 31, 1969 American annual combat deaths in Vietnam reaches 11,616, total combat deaths for the War reaches 47,000. Vietnamese death toll is unknown but is thought to approach 1,000,000.

January, 1970 19 members of the Grateful Dead are busted for  illegal possession after a concert in New Orleans. Included in the bust was Owsley Stanley (aka The Bear). This bust effectively ended The Bears’ involvement with the band as sound engineer and chemist.

May 4, 1970 At Kent State four students are murdered by panicked National Guardsmen during an anti-War protest. Massive national anti-war protests begin.

Along the way Jerry records what is perhaps his best known mainstream riff - the petal steel guitar intro on Teach Your Children Well on CSN&Y’s mega album Deja vu (probably recorded in November, 1969). The slender  Workingman’s Dead (eight tracks) was recorded in February, 1970 (released June 14, 1970)

The June 5 set features fine versions of Friend of the Devil, Black Peter and New Speedway Boogie. The electric set has a super smooth version of It’s a Man’s World with Jerry in fine form as the grandson of soul and Pig Pen is, well, Pig Pen. Some don’t like the version of Uncle John’s Band here, but compared to some of the live recordings from the 1980s, this is a great Uncle John. Cryptical Envelopment/Drums/The Other One fails to catch fire and St Stephen just seems out of place. All in all a nice and professional set but it is clearly no longer the summer of love or even the summer of 1969. The Grateful Dead, like the rest of America’s under-30 set, seem to have taken a deep breath and said: “What’s Next?” Or as the kids would say today: WTF.

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Lineage:
7 Inch Half Track Reel Master @ 7.5 ips (Recorded In Venue By Bear on a Sony 770 Reel 2 Reel) - 1st Generation Cassettes Transfered By Dick Latvala (Master Reel Playback on a Technics 1506 Reel 2 Reel-Tascam 122 MK111 Cassette Deck no dolby)
Analog to Digital Transfer (Cassettes played back on Nakamichi Dragon-Sony PCM-R500 DAT @ 44.1KHz by Jim Wise circa late 1990s)
Zero Gen DAT play back on a Sony PCM R-500-Digital Out @ 16/44.1kHz-Digital Audio Labs Carddeluxe-WAV @ 16/44.1KHz
Editing (Adobe Audition CC) - Mastering & Processing (iZotope Ozone 6) - FLAC encoding (dBpoweramp)
JW:February 2015

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Disc 1
Acoustic Set
Track 101. I Know You Rider 8:49 (14.8MB)
Track 102. Silver Threads And Golden Needles 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 103. Friend Of The Devil 5:16 (8.9MB)
Track 104. Me And My Uncle 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 105. Black Peter 7:46 (13.1MB)
Track 106. New Speedway Boogie * 6:30 (10.9MB)

Electric Set
Track 107. Cold Rain And Snow 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 108. Easy Wind 6:08 (10.3MB)
Track 109. Mama Tried 3:42 (6.2MB)
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Cryptical-Drums/Other One/Cryptical Reprise - Part A 12:16 (20.6MB)
Track 202. Cryptical-Drums/Other One/Cryptical Reprise * - Part B 9:02 (15.2MB)
Track 203. Attics Of My Life * 2:08 (3.6MB)
Track 204. Hard To Handle 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 205. It’s A Man’s World 12:51 (21.6MB)
Track 206. Uncle John’s Band 6:40 (11.2MB)
Track 207. Saint Stephen * 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 208. Casey Jones 5:26 (9.1MB)
62 mins

The track, Cryptical-Drums/Other One/Cryptical Reprise, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.
* denotes cuts or abrubt reel stops and start

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ROLLING STONES - FOXES IN THE BOXES, VOL 2

March 22, 2015 – 4:18 pm

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ROLLING STONES
Foxes In The Boxes, Vol 2 [JEMS Archive, 1CD]

Early Dirty Work sessions. Very good to excellent soundboard.

Thanks to JEMS for the effort; and to mjk5510 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Dirty Work Sessions: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, February 1985

Hello and welcome to JEMS’ Foxes In The Boxes, the second volume in a series featuring unreleased studio sessions from the Rolling Stones, circa 1979-85. Based on our research, along with the expertise of Stones sessionologist N, who helped us sort through these tapes, we believe the Foxes In The Boxes series offers a small trove of previously uncirculated material along with upgrades and a few familiar outtake favorites from new source tapes. All of Volume Two is wholly unreleased and, we have strived to ensure, DIME compliant.

The series is titled Foxes In The Boxes in homage to its source: boxes of in-house cassette tapes obtained by JEMS from someone “on the inside” of a major record label in the ’70s and ’80s. It is also a rhyming nod to the bootleg Static In the Attic (Midnight Beat), which mined the same sessions for kindred material and to which we believe Foxes makes a worthy companion.

Some tracks in the series have been previously rumored, some are wholly new finds, while others improve on previously circulating versions. There are a few frustrating fragments, too, but what’s presented here is exactly what was on the tapes, which were seemingly meant to capture and present in-progress status on Stones sessions and to preserve ideas for future consideration.

Volume Two focuses solely on the February 1985 Dirty Work sessions in Paris, as captured on a single cassette tape. What’s fascinating about these monitor mixes is that, after the first track, Mick departs and Keith takes over, which explains the appearance of songs like “Talk Is Cheap” which would become the title of Richards’ 1988 solo album.

As we learned from his autobiography, Life, tension between Mick and Keith was running high at the time because of Mick’s budding solo career. Scheduling conflicts between Mick supporting She’s The Boss and recording the new Stones album caused a rift and explain why he isn’t present on the rest of the tracks.

But Mick’s absence is what makes the recording especially compelling, as we get to hear Keith leading the Stones through his material, venting frustrations with Mick in the process, especially on the final song. With that said, let’s go track by track:

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever: The Stones started the Dirty Work sessions by warming up with some cover versions, and this Four Tops song (written by Stevie Wonder and Ivy Jo Hunter) is one of the few to circulate so far; this version being an upgrade. While Mick’s vocals are a touch soft, overall it is a fine and, at times, enchanting performance, not to mention it being a song that could have made a great Stones track

Talk Is Cheap: Over 11 minutes long, “Talk Is Cheap” is in the vein of Keith’s Dirty Work contribution, “Sleep Tonight.” The single guitar suggests Ron Wood is probably playing bass. Richards never finished this ballad, but the title stuck and was used on his first solo album in 1988.

What Am I Supposed To Do: Early version of “What Am I Gonna Do With Your Love.” Long, 15-plus-minute jam around the title phrase, performed by The Podiums, the pseudo band consisting of Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Womack and Don Covay formed as yet another way to kill time when Jagger was not around during the Paris sessions. One of two Podiums tracks to surface from the Dirty Work sessions (the other being “Sending Out Invitations”).

Stick It Where It Hurts: Likely a Ronnie Wood composition, as he sings the guide vocals. The title phrase offers the only words which can be clearly made out.

Can’t Cut The Mustard 1-2: Early versions of “Had It With You,” though the eventual title phrase is not yet present. Some singing by Ronnie Wood again (together with Richards), as he co-wrote the music to the song. Already circulating, but these are upgrades and include some studio chatter.

Can’t Cut The Mustard 3: Fragment of a third take, but this stays instrumental and gets abandoned after half a minute.

Victor Hugo: An absolutely fascinating fly-on-the-wall track. Presumably pissed off about Jagger missing sessions and abandoning the Stones, Richards improvises a nasty set of lyrics about his bandmate, going so far as to refer to him by the derisive nickname, Brenda. “Victor Hugo” showcases Keef at his vitriolic and profanity-laced best.

JEMS offers its huge thanks to N, who helped us sort through the tapes and provided invaluable insight in ascertaining what we had. The song-by-song notes above are culled from N’s essential contributions. Pitch adjustments come courtesy of Goody, who lent us his keen ear and his unwavering commitment to A440. Thank you, Goody. SkipKid68 also chimed in with valuable feedback, so thanks to him, too. The much-appreciated official cover art is courtesy of ethiessen1. And last but not least, kudos to mjk5510, who came on board at the start and helped finish the project to get it into your hands.

BK for JEMS

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Transfer: in-house cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > Peak 6.0 pitch adjustment > iZotope RX > iZotope MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (Indexed) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

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Track 01. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 6:05 (10.2MB)
Track 02. Talk Is Cheap 11:30 (19.3MB)
Track 03. What Am I Supposed To Do 15:25 (25.9MB)
Track 04. Stick It Where It Hurts 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 05. Can’t Cut The Mustard 1 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 06. Can’t Cut The Mustard 2 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 07. Can’t Cut The Mustard 3 (Fragment) 0:31 (860k)
Track 08. Victor Hugo 3:56 (6.6MB)
51 mins

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MILES DAVIS - PHILADELPHIA 1970

March 22, 2015 – 5:06 am

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MILES DAVIS SEXTET
Philadelphia 1970 [LMPP228, 1CD]

Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA; November 17, 1970. Very good soundboard.

On November 17, 1970, Miles Davis played a set at the old Electric Factory with a band that included Jack DeJohnette on drums, Michael Henderson on electric bass, Keith Jarrett on keyboards (electric piano and organ), Gary Bartz on alto and soprano saxophone and Airto Moreira on percussion. This show was seven months after the release of the revolutionary and classic Bitches Brew and captures some serious funkiness and improvisation of the electric Miles period.

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

Original notes:

- According to P Losin, “The original tape consists of three fragments”… audience recording.”

- Original material indeed consists of three fragments in the wrong order. Some slight tracking was necessary in order to put it back together. No sound processing applied. This sounds more like a soundboard than an audience recording.

- This is a soundboard recording

- All instruments are clearly mic’d (esp. percussion) and are mixed to sound about the same distance away.

- Frequency response to about 14 khz is not seen in “audience” tapes made at this time.

- Track 02: brief amplitude drops at 3:28, 4:02, 4:11, 5:08, 5:17, 5:48, 6:12, 6:21, 7:30; 8:44 fade out masking a cut; 9:45 brief drop out.

- Track 04: brief amplitude drops at 2:44, 3:00, 3:39, 3:54, 4:02; 10:00 thru 10:16 gap/splice, from 10:29 until end of set there is a brief amplitude drop ~ 6 sec intervals, most likely associated with an artifact of the way the tape was wound.

- Track 06: cuts at end.

Track 07: cuts at start.

QC by mfv

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sbd recording > ? > CD > EAC (secure mode) > tracking (Cubase SX2) > flac 1.1.2 [-8, -V, sector aligned]

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Track 01. Band warming up 0:11 (304k)
Track 02. Directions 9:54 (16.6MB)
Track 03. Honky Tonk 19:56 (33.5MB)
Track 04. What I Say 13:10 (22.1MB)
Track 05. Sanctuary 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 06. It’s About That Time 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 07. Funky Tonk 11:56 (20.0MB)
Track 08. The Theme 1:10 (2.0MB)
65 mins

Lineup:
Miles Davis - trumpet
Gary Bartz - alto and soprano saxophone
Keith Jarrett - electric piano, organ
Michael Henderson - electric bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums
Airto Moreira - percussion

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