DAVE DOUGLAS AND URI CAINE - LEEDS 2014

November 1, 2014 – 12:17 pm

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

DAVE DOUGLAS AND URI CAINE
Leeds 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Howard Assembly Room, Opera North, Leeds, UK; May 2, 2014 (broadcast September 15, 2014). Excellent radio broadcast.

Keyboard wizard Uri Caine first made his name as sideman to improvisers including John Zorn and the virtuosic trumpeter Dave Douglas. Across 22 albums as a leader, he’s since carved out a niche of his own as a sonic adventurer with projects that place him at the forefront of today’s jazz world. Here he returns to his roots in a duo format with his long-term collaborator Dave Douglas, playing a specially selected collection of songs, hymns, and improvisations, in support of the new Present Joys album.

Kim Macari of londonjazznews.com:

Their shared musical sense shone as they caught off-beat hits together, Uri Caine almost acting as an entire rhythm section… The duo feels like a context which encourages ‘true’ improvisation and it was interesting (and rare) to witness two musicians not afraid to pursue different musical ideas simultaneously yet have the sensibility to weave it all together…

The highlight of the evening… Old Put… was introduced with the explanation that it was written after hearing the distant sound of a train passing his home in the country. Caine opened the piece playing so lightly that it was a wonder any sound came out of the piano at all, the minimal introduction certainly evoking the stillness of night. Douglas joined, whistling through the trumpet and blowing warm air through it, adding texture rather than sound. He never played a single note and the piece ended as quietly as it had begun. In that moment, those two men on stage held the entire audience; no-one dared move in case they broke the spell.

Thanks to TomP (tom_phillips) for sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to Fastone for the artwork.

Lineage:
BBC ‘Jazz on 3′ > 320k AAC > i-Sound recorder (44.1k wav) > Nero 8 (edit) > TLH (flac 6 + SBE / Decode check)

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Radio Intro 0:12 (340k)
Track 02. Seven Seas 10:01 (16.8MB)
Track 03. Soar Away 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 04. Old Put 7:32 (12.6MB)
Track 05. Talk 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 06. Present Joys 8:36 (14.5MB)
Track 07. Bethel 7:43 (13.0MB)
Track 08. Supplication 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 09. Zero Hour 5:13 (8.8MB)
52 mins

Dave Douglas - trumpet
Uri Caine - piano

Click here to order Present Joys.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

MARILYN MANSON - READING 2001/TILBURG 1998

November 1, 2014 – 4:38 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

MARILYN MANSON
Reading 2001/Tilburg 1998 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Reading, UK; August 26, 2001. Tilburg, The Netherlands; December 14, 1998. Very good to excellent FM broadcasts.

For those still in the Halloween mood… Here are two Marilyn Manson shows… or you can dig up your copy of MM’s This Is Halloween or his vampy version of Tainted Love.

Thanks to AO who recorded the Reading 2001 show; and to ahlfred for sharing it at Dime.

Thanks to frankvink for sharing the Tilburg 1998 show at Dime. frankvink added: “Not my own recording but a first generation copy of a friend’s tape.”

Lineage:
Reading 2001:
DAT Master LP 32kHz BBC Radio 1 Lamacq Live FM Broadcast August 27th; recorded by AO
Transfer in December 2012 by AO:
DAT LP 32kHz > Tascam DA-20 MK II > Coaxial SP-DIF Cable > Sample Rate Converter Soundpool SRC44 (resampling to 44.1kHz) > Coaxial SP-DIF CABLE > M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 Optical In > Cool Edit Pro 2.1 > HDD

Tilburg 1998:
FM (first generation copy) > Audacity (wav, normalize, track splitting) > xACT (flac)

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Reading 2001
Track 101. Disposable Teens 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 102. The Fight Song 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 103. The Nobodies 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 104. Rock Is Dead 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 105. The Dope Show 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 106. Cruci-Fiction in Space 5:16 (8.9MB)
Track 107. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 6:07 (10.3MB)
Track 108. The Love Song 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 109. Antichrist Superstar 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 110. The Beautiful People 5:53 (9.9MB)
44 mins

Disc 2
Tilburg 1998
Track 201. Great Big White World 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 202. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 203. The Speed Of Pain 6:06 (10.3MB)
Track 204. Rock Is Dead 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 205. The Dope Show 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 206. User Friendly 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 207. I Don’t Like The Drugs 5:46 (9.7MB)
Track 208. Rock n Roll Nigger 7:05 (11.9MB)
Track 209. The Beautiful People 4:10 (7.0MB)
48 mins

Click here to order Marilyn Manson releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

JACK BRUCE - ON THE RADIO 1979/1993

October 31, 2014 – 2:09 pm

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

+ + + + +

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

JACK BRUCE
On The Radio 1979/1993 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the College of Art, Glasgow, Scotland; June 5, 1979 (pitch corrected). Outside-In, Hawth Centre, Crawley, UK; September 4, 1993. Very good radio broadcasts.

The Glasgow 1979 show: Thanks to hopboy; the original seeder; Goody for the pitch fix in 2009; and to bigtyke66 for keeping the show alive at Dime.

The Crawley 1993 show: Thanks to PsyKies for sharing the show at Dime. PsyKies added: “Recorded by me off air direct from the original broadcast in 1993 to a Panasonic Hi-Fi VHS video recorder in SP audio only mode. Sometime in the mid to late 1990’s I misguidedly transferred all my radio recordings to VHS LP audio mode. This combined with the age of the tapes has resulted in some evident distortion throughout. Transferred to CD-R in the late 1990’s and converted to FLAC in September 2009.”

Again, more jazz than rock, Jack Bruce here (Crawley) in a non-Cream or blues rock setting. John Stevens is a free jazz drummer while Heckstall-Smith was from Colosseum, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Graham Bond Organisation (where Jack Bruce was also a member).

Lineage:
Glasgow 1979:
The exact lineage is not known but probably low gen cassette > CDR
Goody’s additional lineage - 2009-10-13:
dBpoweramp (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender -104 cents; Tracking) > Trader’s Little Helper [FLAC Level 8]

Crawley 1993:
BBC Radio 3 FM > Denon TU-400L tuner > VHS > VHS LP > Soundblaster 128 > CEP > CD-R > EAC > FLAC

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Jack Bruce with Head - Glasgow; June 5, 1979
Track 01. Hckhh Blues 8:25 (14.1MB)
Track 02. One 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 03. Spirit 11:01 (18.5MB)
Track 04. Timeslip 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 05. Kick Me Quick 7:26 (12.5MB)
40 mins

After some diligent research by zubbid and jakester1960 (thanks!), the probable lineup:
John Davies - trumpet, electric piano
Gordon Cruickshank - reeds
Lachlan McColl - guitar
Bill Kyle - drums
Jack Bruce - bass, piano (?)
Graham Robb (’Mince’) - bass

Crawley; September 4, 1993
Track 06. Untitled 7:59 (13.4MB)
Track 07. Untitled 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 08. Untitled 4:51 (8.2MB)
Track 09. American Rifle (Jack Bruce) 6:09 (10.3MB)
25 mins

Lineup:
Dick Heckstall-Smith - saxophone
Jack Bruce - bass, vocals
John Stevens - drums, cornet

Click here to order Jack Bruce releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

KISS - LAKELAND, FL 1979

October 31, 2014 – 4:48 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

KISS
The Greatest Show On Earth [The Godfatherecords GR 497, 1CD]

Live at the Civic Center, Lakeland, FL; June 11, 1979. Very good soundboard.

When you are out trick-or-treatin’… Happy Halloween!

Thanks to Frenk_Matrix for sharing the tracks at Dime.

relayer67 at collectorsmusicreviews.com:

“In June 1979 Kiss sets up their full stage production at the Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida to go through the final rehearsals for the Dynasty tour. The tour, billed as “the Return of Kiss”, was in fact far from that. What started as a tight unit in 1973, five years later the band members had drifted apart in personal, but also in musical terms. The performances on this tour suffered from this which is clearly evident on this historical rehearsals recording where the playing is often below par. A few months after the tour the original line up was no more…”

The liner notes to this new title from GF is a fairly accurate summary of the state of Kiss in 1979, the band had not played live since April 1978 spending much of the previous year making the Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park movie and each member releasing solo records and finally putting forth the full band effort on Dynasty, released in May 1979. This recording comes direct from the soundboard and is from rehearsals for the tour, the sound is very good with a slight bit of hiss present but is well mixed and enjoyable. It is a complete concert with no audience and for the most part you get the full stage banter from Paul.

Click here for the full write-up.

+ + + + +

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. King Of The Night Time World 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 02. Radioactive 2:25 (4.1MB)
Track 03. Move On 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 04. Christine Sixteen 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 05. Firehouse 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 06. New York Groove 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 07. banter 0:48 (1.4MB)
Track 08. Calling Dr Love 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 09. Tossin’ And Turnin’ 4:08 (7.0MB)
Track 10. Love Gun 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 11. 2000 Man 9:39 (16.2MB)
Track 12. I Was Made For Lovin’ You 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 13. God Of Thunder 11:24 (19.2MB)
Track 14. Shout It Out Loud 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 15. Rock And Roll All Nite 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 16. Beth 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 17. Detroit Rock City 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 18. Black Diamond 5:56 (10.0MB)
79 mins

Click here to order Kiss releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

THE CRAMPS - NEW YORK 1979

October 30, 2014 – 4:51 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

THE CRAMPS
New York 1979 [Moonlight Records #197779, 1CD]

Live at Club 57, New York; August 18, 1979. Plus demos. Very good FM.

When you are out trick-or-treatin’…

Thanks to exene for sharing this at Zomb in 2012.

exene noted:

The live gig sound quality is good but raw, just like you’d expect for a Cramps show. Found this one recently at a local store in Austin. I think it’s a UK bootleg, possibly sourced from a vinyl LP of the same name. After checking a few Cramps discographies, far as I could tell this is not officially released material. One bootleg “Exorcism Night” has an incomplete version of the Club 57 gig.

drunkabilly.com:

CD-version… including an incredible 13-song live set recorded in 1979 with professional mixes for WPIX-FM NYC with full sonic assault! Probably the best Cramps live performance and recording ever, with Bryan and Ivy’s guitars complimenting each other most brilliantly, Nick Knox’s drumming is superb, and Lux providing great vocals and between-song banter. The version of “Human Fly” is like an A-bomb exploding in your living room! The top-quality sound on the eight [sic] demos have previously appeared on one or two reissues with inferior sound quality so get ready to hear them properly.

Lineage:
liberated boot CD > .wav > .flac

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Club 57, NYC; August 18, 1979
Track 01. Mystery Plane 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 02. Domino 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 03. Twist And Shout 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 04. Weekend On Mars 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 05. Voodoo Idol 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 06. Zombie Dance 2:08 (8.6MB)
Track 07. Rockin’ Bones 2:39 (4.4MB)
Track 08. Human Fly 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 09. Garbageman 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 10. Teenage Werewolf 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 11. Sunglasses After Dark 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 12. TV Set 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 13. The Way I Walk 3:46 (6.3MB)

Studio demos; June 1977
Track 14. Love Me 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 15. Teenage Werewolf 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 16. Sunglasses After Dark 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 17. TV Set 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 18. What’s Behind The Mask 3:11 (5.4MB)

Studio demos; February 1979
Track 19. Twist And Shout 2:37 (4.4MB)
Track 20. Rockin’ Bones 2:28 (4.1MB)
Track 21. Mad Daddy 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 22. Teenage Werewolf 3:08 (5.3MB)
70 mins

Click here to order Cramps releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

JACK BRUCE - HOME RECORDINGS 1962

October 29, 2014 – 3:34 pm

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

+ + + + +

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

JACK BRUCE
Home Recordings 1962 [no label, 1CD]

Jack’s home studio in London, UK; circa 1962 (exact dates unknown). Very good audio, a bit of hiss.

More jazz than rock!

Thanks to Hopboy; and to amellowsoul (Tom Shyman) for sharing the tracks at Dime.

amellowsoul noted:

Here is probably the rarest Jack Bruce recording. All thanks goes to Hopboy for sharing this a few years ago! It’s pretty amazing this even still exists, as it even pre-dates the Graham Bond era. If you enjoy this, I also highly recommend the Bruce/Baker/Heckstall-Smith home recordings from the same era. These rehearsals have seldom been heard by anyone other than a small group of diehard Jack Bruce collectors. Taken from Hopboy’s Jack Bruce collection.

The Tube was later played by Jack, Ginger, and Dick at Jacks “50th birthday concert” at the E-Werk in Cologne Germany on November 2 or 3, 1993.

Picture posted at dailymail.co.uk.

Lineage:
Jack Bruce: Unknown, but probably from cassette tape to CDR.
Jack Bruce et al: Unknown, but probably reel to reel > cassette tape > CDR.

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Jack Bruce - double bass solos and practice tracks
Track 01. Sonnymoon For Two 6:34 (11.0MB)
Track 02. Body And Soul 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 03. Unknown Composition 1:05 (1.8MB)
Track 04. Unknown Composition 2:00 (3.4MB)
Track 05. Unknown Composition 0:10 (286k)
Track 06. Unknown Composition 1:39 (2.8MB)
Track 07. Unknown Composition 0:54 (1.5MB)
Track 08. Unknown Composition 1:16 (2.1MB)
17 mins

Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Dick Heckstall-Smith
Track 09. Sonnymoon For Two Take One 8:04 (13.5MB)
Track 10. Jordu 11:13 (18.8MB)
Track 11. Sonnymoon For Two Take Two 8:08 (13.7MB)
Track 12. The Tube 8:23 (14.1MB)
Track 13. Unknown Composition Part A 12:27 (20.9MB)
Track 14. Unknown Composition Part B 11:06 (18.6MB)
60 mins

Track 13 and 14 were originally shared as one track, arbitrarily split here for easier access.

Click here to order Jack Bruce releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

TAYLOR SWIFT - TOKYO 2014

October 28, 2014 – 5:15 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

TAYLOR SWIFT
Tokyo 2014 [Xavel, 2CD]

Red Tour. Live at the Saitama Arena, Tokyo, Japan; June 1, 2014. Excellent audio (IEM/Audience Matrix).

Just as Taylor Swift ended her Red tour in June 2014, she rolled out her new album, 1989, on October 27, 2014. As British host Graham Norton tells Swift on his show: “Not a twang on it… this is pop, pop, pop. We’re worried for you. It seems like you had to go through such awful things to create your albums… this is an album with no heartbreak, there’s no kind of songs to lovers, it’s very upbeat pop.”

In the meanwhile, for those who want a souvenir of the Red tour, here it is. And while you’re at it, you can also indulge in a spot of fangirling… if you are so inclined.

Thanks to cdparky for sharing the show at Dime.

cdparky noted:

Obtained from an online store in Japan, through various fees and then getting stung for import tax, not the cheapest thing to get hold of! Excellent sound quality, as is the way with IEM’s there is a click track but it isn’t intrusive, a few tech counts but again not intrusive. No idea what was used to capture the IEM but listening it must be a stereo receiver and given the balance in the sound no reason to think it isn’t the multiple IEM’s stated on the case. As a whole the mix is excellent (to my ears). Given how many cracking tunes she has in her catalogue just a shame it wasn’t a longer show.

Lineage:
Multiple IEMS + Audience Matrix
CD > EAC > FLAC

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
101. Intro (I Don’t Care/American Woman) - Omitted*
Track 102. State of Grace 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 103. Holy Ground 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 104. Red 7:59 (13.4MB)
Track 105. The Lucky One 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 106. Mean 6:38 (11.1MB)
Track 107. 22 8:04 (13.6MB)
Track 108. Mine (acoustic) 3:54 (6.5MB)
44 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. You Belong With Me (acoustic) 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 202. Sparks Fly 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 203. I Knew You Were Trouble 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 204. All Too Well 7:51 (13.2MB)
Track 205. Love Story 6:37 (11.1MB)
Track 206. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 8:05 (13.6MB)
207. Outro - Omitted *
41 mins

* Omitted - officially released music played over the PA.

Click Red to order Red.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

RUSH - OFFENBACH 1979

October 27, 2014 – 11:59 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.
Despite what is stated on the artwork, the show was held in Offenbach, Germany.

RUSH
Universe Divided [Progressive Rock Remaster Project PRRP039, 2CD]

Live at the Stadhalle, Offenbach, Germany; May 28, 1979. Very good soundboard.

The May 28, 1979 soundboard of Rush in Offenbach, Germany is one of the most famous and coveted early Rush recordings. There are a few versions of this show available but all suffer from rumors that the sources have been altered and that the recordings do not accurately reflect the show that night…

The most obvious problem with this source was the clear speed error that was present. Fans familiar with Rush would easily recognize that most of the songs run very slow in this recording. An extensive list of reference recordings were compiled and analyzed to produce a composite standard track length for each track of this recording. Comparing these references to the tracks of this recording, a clear pattern of speed error was identified and then corrected.

As a soundboard recording, the noise and hiss found here was a bit too intrusive and so was reduced, particularly during quiet sections of the music. Tonality required extensive adjustment. The original recording had sections of harsh midrange and generally lacked the amount of bass commonly heard in Rush recordings. There were also a few sections with excesses that were corrected as well. Both static and dynamic tonality adjustments were made. Dynamics also needed extensive alteration. In general, Rush music from the 1976-80 era is quite powerful and full of dynamic changes. These changes were accentuated as much as possible to maximize the dramatic character of the music.

As with all recordings, a few imperfections were found. Dropouts, skips and other minor problems were easily identified and corrected. Tracking points were reset and then each disc was balanced and normalized.

Click here for detailed notes at digitalrushexperience.com.

+ + + + +

Thanks to daveboy6 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Kstyle at Dime added: “The story has always been that Skip Gildersleeve gave this to a friend who traded it out, so the various silvers are supposedly 2nd or maybe 3rd gen off the master cassette. If you’re a Rush fan you need this! it’s as good as they’ll ever get. Which is pretty damn good. Play loud and be baked. The bass pedals will shake your walls.”

So, here’s one for Skip!

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Anthem 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 102. Passage To Bangkok 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 103. Bytor and The Snowdog 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 104. Xanadu 12:13 (20.5MB)
Track 105. The Trees 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 106. Hemispheres - Part A 12:14 (20.6MB)
Track 107. Hemispheres - Part B 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 108. Closer To The Heart 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 109. Something For Nothing 3:58 (6.7MB)
58 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. A Farewell To Kings 5:45 (9.7MB)
Track 202. La Villa Strangiato 10:33 (17.7MB)
Track 203. 2112 - Part A 7:46 (13.0MB)
Track 204. 2112 - Part B 11:42 (19.6MB)
Track 205. Working Man 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 206. Bastille Day 1:42 (2.9MB)
Track 207. In The Mood 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 208. Drum Solo 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 209. Cygnus X-1 9:16 (15.6MB)
59 mins

The tracks, Hemispheres and 2112, have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Lineup:
Geddy Lee - lead vocals, bass, keyboards
Alex Lifeson - lead guitar
Neil Peart - drums, percussion

Click here to order Rush releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

BRECKER BROTHERS - STOCKHOLM 2014

October 27, 2014 – 4:56 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

BRECKER BROTHERS HEAVY METAL BEBOP REUNION
Stockholm 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Fasching Jazz Club, Stockholm, Sweden; July 14, 2014. Very good to excellent webcast.

With the tragic passing of Michael Brecker in 2007 at the all-too-young age of 57, it seemed that the flagship group the Brecker Brothers, co-led by the saxophonist with his trumpet-wielding older brother Randy, was also to be a thing of the past.

But some things never die; as it was, during the saxophonist’s lifetime, the horn-led band that defined the term “downtown funk” and an edgy, urban sound that could only have come from New York City seemed to have an unquenchable life clearly fated to continue, even as the brothers separated at various points to pursue other projects.

Emerging in the ’70s with a string of six superb albums on Arista Records beginning with 1975’s The Brecker Bros and culminating with the 1981’s swan song, Straphangin’, the Brecker Brothers reformed in the mid-’90s for the stellar The Return of the Brecker Brothers (GRP, 1992) and equally strong Out of the Loop (GRP, 1994), coming together yet again in 2003 for a collaboration with Germany’s WDR Big Band that, documented on Some Skunk Funk (Telarc, 2006), may have been listed under Randy’s name but, with Michael in tow, was a Brecker Brothers record in everything but name.

2012’s The Brecker Bros - The Complete Arista Albums Collection (Legacy,) was a precursor and taste-whetter for The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013), an album that, once again under Randy’s name, revives the spirit of downtown funk with a double-disc helping. - John Kelman (Allaboutjazz.com)

Thanks to kravad for sharing the show at Dime.

kravad noted: “All DJ talk and jingles were successfully removed.”

Picture by John Abbott, posted at randybrecker.com - Thanks!

Lineage:
Sveriges Radio Webcast Audio (192kbps AAC) > Audacity (Wav 16bit/44khz) > Izotope RX2 (Pop/Click Removal) > CD Wave Editor (Tracksplits) > Traders Little Helper (Flac Level 8/SBE Fix)

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. First Tune Of The Set 10:40 (17.9MB)
Track 02. Straphangin’ 10:42 (18.0MB)
Track 03. Mikey B 12:35 (21.1MB)
Track 04. Some Skunk Funk 8:40 (14.6MB)
Track 05. Rocks 6:37 (11.1MB)
Track 06. Squids 9:57 (16.7MB)
Track 07. Funky Sea Funky Dew 9:50 (16.5MB)
Track 08. Inside Out 6:24 (10.8MB)
76 mins

Lineup:
Randy Brecker - trumpet, vocals
Ada Rovati - saxophones
Barry Finnerty - guitars
Neil Jason - bass, vocals
Terry Bozzio - drums

Click here to order The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion album.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

JACK BRUCE AND GINGER BAKER - CLEVELAND 1989

October 26, 2014 – 1:54 pm

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

+ + + + +

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

JACK BRUCE AND GINGER BAKER
Cleveland 1989 [Goody-Bomb Pitch-Corrected Edited Remaster, 2CD]
Live at Peabody’s Down Under, Cleveland, OH; December 13, 1989. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to goody for sharing the tracks at Dime.

goody noted: “Unfortunately, this show is NOT complete. Songs are cut. That’s exactly how I received it on a single cassette, so I assume the master tape is also like that.”

blueterra at Dime added: “Peabody’s Down Under was a small club, maybe 400 seats. Located in the booming Flats district. It was standing room only on this night. Ginger Baker’s presence was a surprise - I don’t think he was announced as a guest. I recall that he only played a few numbers, and not the whole show. Jack’s album “A Question Of Time” was featured. He was intense. Being close to the stage I could see that Jack was agitated at some point and directed his famous Scottish temper at the guitarist. Later he toppled his keyboard. Always loved this show. It was my last time seeing Jack. His matchless voice will be sorely missed. Rest easy Jack Bruce. Your music will outlast all of us.”

Lineage:
Realistic Cassette Recorder W/Built In Mic > 1st generation cassette >
Transfer:
Sony TC-D5M Cassette Deck (Playback) > Edirol R-09 HR (24/44.1 KHZ) > CD Wav Editor > Traders Little Helper > Flac Level 8, Sector Boundaries Aligned
Bombdiggity’s additional lineage:
TLH (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro 2.1 (correct slight DC offset, smooth breaks/gaps, edits, fades, splices, adjust phase offset tracks 01-04, repair a few momentary clipped notes using Izotope Rx on a few seconds of affected tracks, levels/balance) > TLH [FLAC level 8]
Goody’s additional lineage:
TLH (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender +1 Semitone; Tracking) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries)

Issues edited:
Slight cut spliced around 0:08 of track 101
Gap or recorded over segment edited/spliced around 2:42 of track 104
Gap/flip spliced around 3:06 of track 105

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Sitting On Top Of The World (very beginning cut) 8:59 (15.1MB)
Track 102. Politician 7:33 (12.7MB)
Track 103. Sunshine Of Your Love (very end cut) 12:06 (20.3MB)
Track 104. Keep It Down (start and end cut, small gap spliced in middle) 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 105. Spoonful (beginning cut) 7:36 (12.8MB)
Track 106. NSU (beginning cut, gap spliced in middle) 5:29 (9.2MB)
47 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Obsession 6:08 (10.3MB)
Track 202. White Room (end cut) 7:00 (11.8MB)
Track 203. Hey Now Princess (beginning cut) 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 204. Rollin’ And Tumblin’ 14:04 (23.6MB)
Track 205. Toad (cuts out) 8:00 (13.4MB)
42 mins

Lineup:
Jack Bruce - bass, vocals, harmonica
Ginger Baker - drums (full show!)
Bernie Worrell - keyboards
Blues Saraceno - guitar
Gary ‘Mudbone’ Cooper - percussion

Click here to order Jack Bruce’s A Question Of Time.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)