PAUL WELLER - GLASTONBURY 2015

July 6, 2015 – 5:26 am

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PAUL WELLER
Glastonbury 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK; June 28, 2015. Very good audio, extracted from satellite TV broadcast.

theguardian.com:

“What a night you’ve got,” says Paul Weller gruffly, not, one suspects, a man who’s ever been much given to spending his weekends trudging through mud with glitter on his face carrying a flag that says PAUL AND SPUD’S BARMY ARMY. “Not just us, but The Who as well.”

The audience roar: there are people here in FUCK KANYE T-shirts and a lot of blokes with Liam Gallagher hair. But these days, at least, Weller is nowhere near as musically conservative as some of his fans. The hits understandably get the biggest response - Changingman, You Do Something To Me, That’s Entertainment, a slightly trudgy version of Start!, a sparkier take on Town Called Malice that concludes the set - but the most intriguing stuff he plays is off his most recent album, Saturns Pattern: if it’s less fragmented and strange than its predecessor, Sonik Kicks, there’s still something exploratory and off-kilter about the piano-powered title track, and the dense, ominous psychedelia of opener White Sky.

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Track 01. White Sky * 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 02. The Changingman 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 03. From The Floorboards Up 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 04. I’m Where I Should Be * 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 05. Long Time * 2:28 (4.2MB)
Track 06. That’s Entertainment 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 07. Above The Clouds 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 08. Saturns Pattern * 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 09. Going My Way * 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 10. Friday Street 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 11. Porcelain Gods 8:54 (14.9MB)
Track 12. Broken Stones 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 13. You Do Something To Me 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 14. Start! 2:28 (4.1MB)
Track 15. Peacock Suit 3:00 (5.1MB)
Track 16. Whirlpool’s End 5:16 (8.9MB)
Track 17. Town Called Malice 4:29 (7.5MB)
68 mins

* Tracks featured on Saturns Pattern.

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THE STAVES - GLASTONBURY 2015

July 5, 2015 – 4:49 pm

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THE STAVES
Glastonbury 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Park Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 28, 2015. Very good audio, extracted from webcast.

If you are a Roches fan, you’ll enjoy this.

The Staves are an English acoustic folk rock trio of sisters from Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Made up of Emily, Jessica and Camilla, they began performing as The Staveley-Taylors at open-mic nights. The band’s debut album, Dead & Born & Grown, was released in November 2012. The second full length album, “If I Was”, was released March 23, 2015.

From gigwise.com:

Appearing on one of the festival’s most scenic and serene stages in the afternoon, the trio brought a set filled with hits and harmonies. Playing heavily off their latest album If I Was, which was produced by Justin Vernon, the three sisters were joined on stage for a blissful rendition of ‘Make It Holy’, which features the Bon Iver man on vocals.

Elsewhere across the set, the three piece wowed the relaxed crowd with their luscious brand of pop-influenced folk, providing moments of both intimacy and joy. Emotional and candid tracks gloriously polarised the more optimistic material like latest single ‘Teeth White’, culminating in a performance that felt both resonantly intriguing and delightfully warming, with just the right amount of cinematic moments.

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Track 01. Blood I Bled 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 02. Horizons 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 03. Steady 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 04. Black And White 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 05. No Me, No You, No More 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 06. Mexico 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 07. Damn It All 7:45 (13.0MB)
Track 08. Make It Holy 6:27 (10.8MB)
Track 09. Wisely And Slow 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 10. Winter Trees 4:44 (7.9MB)
Track 11. Teeth White 4:12 (7.1MB)
52 mins

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: DHAFER YOUSSEF - FRANCE 2015

July 5, 2015 – 6:06 am

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DHAFER YOUSSEF
France 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Jazz à Vienne, Théâtre Antique, Vienne, France; June 29, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.

Tunisian Dhafer Youssef is a composer, singer and oud player. He developed an interest in jazz at an early age and clandestinely listened to it during his education at a Qur’anic school. He later left Tunisia to start a jazz career and has lived in Europe since 1990, usually in Paris or Vienna. - wikipedia

In 2013, he released Birds Requiem, of which several of the tracks were performed at this Vienne show. Reviewing the album, Glenn Astarita wrote at allaboutjazz.com:

Tunisian oud maestro Dhafer Youssef imparts a holistic world music vista, encompassing jazz, rock and spiritual inclinations while retaining the core Arabic modalities on the aurally picturesque Birds Requiem. And his chant-like, resonating vocals entwine mystical attributes with near-flawless control amid passages that induce an impression of sacred exchanges with a higher entity.

On March 18, 2015, three terrorists attacked the Bardo National Museum in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis, and took hostages. Twenty-one people, mostly European tourists, were killed at the scene, while an additional victim died 10 days later. Around 50 others were injured. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

On June 26, 2015, 38 people, 30 of whom were British, were killed when an armed gunman attacked a hotel in Port El Kantaoui, about 10 kilometres north of the city of Sousse, Tunisia. It was the deadliest non-state attack in the history of modern Tunisia, with more fatalities than the 22 killed in the Bardo National Museum attack in March 2015.

This is music for the current Muslim fasting month - perhaps through sacrifice and restrain, one can reflect and know more about oneself (click here).

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Track 01. Blending Souls & Shades (To Shiraz)/Odd Elegy 8:21 (14.0MB)
Track 02. Birds Canticum (Birds Requiem Suite) 8:32 (14.4MB)
Track 03. band introduction 1:10 (2.0MB)
Track 04. Fuga Hirundinum (Birds Requiem Suite) 9:55 (16.7MB)
Track 05. 39th Gulay (To Istanbul) 7:49 (13.1MB)
Track 06. Sweet Blasphemy 7:12 (12.1MB)
Track 07. Shata (Shatahat) 8:33 (14.4MB)
Track 08. Odd Poetry 12:41 (21.3MB)
Track 09. Khamsa (The Khamriyyat Of Abu Nuwas) 8:27 (14.2MB)
73 mins

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D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD - BONNAROO 2015

July 4, 2015 – 3:58 pm

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D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD
Bonnaroo 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN; June 14, 2015. Very good audio, extracted from webcast.

Here’s to a funky good time!

D’Angelo (Michael Eugene Archer) is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. His debut solo album, Brown Sugar, released in July 1995, received rave reviews and sold over two million copies. Along with artists like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, and collaborator Angie Stone, D’Angelo became part of the neo-soul movement. Following the release of Untitled (How Does It Feel) and its controversial music video, D’Angelo became more conscious of and uncomfortable with his status of being a sex symbol, this was followed by numerous personal struggles including alcoholism which would lead to a fourteen year hiatus. He released his third studio album, Black Messiah, in December 2014. - wikipedia

D’Angelo at Bonnaroo 2015, from spin.com:

If anyone has a right to diss contemporary hip-hop with “no comment”, it’s the hardest-working recluse in show business, R&B Jesus himself, whose only competition in Manchester this weekend used to front a band called Led Zeppelin. But even starting too late to finish with his planned “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” encore, Michael Eugene Archer, known to you and your present and former bedmates as D’Angelo, ground the place up for a movie-length, two-hour set, in no actual contest. Now 41 and so sorely missed that December’s Black Messiah won Pazz and Jop with a mere single week to process it, D’Angelo is as hungry as his fans and showed it without exception on Saturday as he took the stage to the metal-fried soloing and whip-crack snares of “Ain’t That Easy,” making several perfect uses of the James Brown/Prince elongated pause with false ending and even shuffling a few wardrobe changes throughout the 1 am show. D’s unburied falsetto swam through a thicket of horns much more effectively than on the more layered album, for highlights like the mournful “The Charade,” which he dedicated to Michael Brown and other victims of a failed, racially unjust chain of command.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Ain’t That Easy 11:18 (19.0MB)
Track 102. Betray My Heart 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 103. Spanish Joint 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 104. Really Love 8:51 (14.9MB)
Track 105. The Charade 7:59 (13.4MB)
Track 106. Brown Sugar 8:53 (14.9MB)
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Sugah Daddy 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 202. Back to the Future 17:23 (29.2MB)
Track 203. Left And Right 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 204. Chicken Grease 8:08 (13.7MB)
Track 205. Jam 9:24 (15.8MB)
46 mins

Lineup:
D’Angelo - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Chris “Daddy” Dave - drums
Pino Palladino - bass
Isaiah Sharkey - guitars
Jesse Johnson - guitars
Cleo “Pookie” Sample - keyboards
Kendra Foster - backing vocals
Charlie “Red” Middleton - backing vocals
Jermaine Holmes - backing vocals

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LEON BRIDGES - GLASTONBURY 2015

July 4, 2015 – 4:48 am

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LEON BRIDGES
Glastonbury 2015/BBC Sessions 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Glastonbury Festival, John Peel Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 26, 2015. Very good audio extracted from satellite broadcast - some transmission glitches. BBC Radio 2 Sessions; May 21, 2015 (?). Very good satellite broadcast.

American gospel and soul singer Leon Bridges has received rave reviews for his debut album Coming Home, which was released in June 2015. It’s easy to hear why; Bridges’s soul-drenched tone backed by a swaying beat and breezy guitar takes you back to an era of music that valued heart and craftsmanship over the eagerness to just be famous. That said, Leon’s star is only getting brighter, and with a lovely Friday afternoon slot on the John Peel Stage, he could prove to be a true Glastonbury highlight. - digitalspy.co.uk

Bridges’s style is soul and gospel resembling 1960s rhythm and blues. The Wall Street Journal described him as a “throwback to ’60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.” Bridges performs in vintage clothing; Fort Worth Weekly described him as someone whose “music sounds like he looks.” - wikipedia

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Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280×720 16:9 3400 Kbps 25.00 fps
Audio: AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo

Thanks to smiler40 for sharing the BBC Radio 2 Session (for Jo Wiley show) at Dime.

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Digital Satellite (live?) broadcast 2015-05-21 MPEG1 layer 2 48kHz @ 192kbps
BBC Radio 2 > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .mp2 > Mpeg2Schnitt (trimming) > .mp2

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Glastonbury 2015
Track 01. Better Man 2:46 (4.7MB)
Track 02. Brown Skin Girl 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 03. Flowers 2:53 (4.9MB)
Track 04. Pull Away 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 05. Smooth Sailing 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 06. Coming Home 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 07. Twistin’ and Groovin’ * 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 08. Lisa Sawyer * 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 09. Shine 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 10. River 5:22 (9.0MB)
37 mins

* Contains transmission glitches

BBC Radio 2 (Jo Wiley show) 2015
Track 11. Interview 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 12. Better Man 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 13. Interview 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 14. Interview 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 15. River 3:50 (6.5MB)
Track 16. Interview 2:21 (4.0MB)
20 mins

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THE WHO - GLASTONBURY 2015

July 3, 2015 – 2:38 pm

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THE WHO
Glastonbury 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Glastonbury Festival, Pyramid Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK; June 28, 2015. Very good audio extracted from satellite broadcast.

The Who (at Glastonbury 2015), claims Pete Townshend, have an easy job: “We ‘ave to send you ‘ome ‘appy.”

Review in independent.co.uk:

If Saturday night was all about American hiphop’s top brass, Sunday at Glastonbury delivered a distinct British flavour courtesy of The Who. Roger Daltrey was quick to make light of Kanye’s antics the previous night, reminding everyone that Elvis Presley was still the king of rock - despite what Mr West may have said.

Closing Glastonbury 2015, Pete Townshend took to the stage alongside Roger Daltrey in full arm-swinging glory, brandishing his guitar with intent. He more than delivered with a two-hour set of vintage rock at its best that pleased a crowd made up of almost as many teen faces as those belonging to the over-40s…

With many here having missed out on more than a few hours sleep, “Pinball Wizard” and “Who’s Next” gave weary revellers one last excuse to let loose. “My Generation” was never going to be anything but a weekend highlight and on tonight’s performance, The Who earned themselves a place in the pantheon of big-hitting Glastonbury greats.

Those who complained that Kanye wasn’t a fitting festival headliner needed look no further than tonight’s bill. Dedicating “Pictures Of Lily” to Paul Weller, who played an earlier set, Daltrey stamped Glastonbury 2015 with a proud watermark that read ‘British rock’. While 15-minute guitar solos can often come across as self-indulgent, tonight they made for a celebration enjoyed as much by the crowd as the band.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Who Are You 7:44 (13.0MB)
Track 102. The Seeker 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 103. The Kids Are Alright 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 104. I Can See for Miles 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 105. My Generation 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 106. Pictures Of Lily 3:29 (5.8MB)
Track 107. Behind Blue Eyes 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 108. Bargain 6:05 (10.2MB)
Track 109. Join Together 5:41 (9.6MB)
Track 110. You Better You Bet 6:14 (10.5MB)
51 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Love, Reign O’er Me 7:27 (12.5MB)
Track 202. Eminence Front 6:04 (10.2MB)
Track 203. Amazing Journey/Sparks 9:19 (15.7MB)
Track 204. Pinball Wizard/See Me Feel Me 7:34 (12.7MB)
Track 205. Baba O’Riley 6:42 (11.3MB)
Track 206. Won’t Get Fooled Again 13:30 (22.7MB)
51 mins

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PATTI SMITH - GLASTONBURY 2015

July 3, 2015 – 5:02 am

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PATTI SMITH
Glastonbury 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Glastonbury, Pyramid Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 28, 2015. Very good audio, extracted from webcast.

Lha gyal lo (victory to the gods)

Patti Smith defies Beijing, invites Dalai Lama to sing ‘Happy Birthday’. The most touching scene is not the cutting of the cake but of the Dalai Lama blessing the khata (scarf) and then drapping it on Patti, and then Patti responding with a kiss on the Dalai Lama’s forehead.

From nme.com:

Patti Smith welcomed His Holiness The Dalai Lama onto the Pyramid Stage during her Glastonbury Festival set on June 28, 2015. Addressing the crowd after her fifth song, ‘Pissing In A River’ - which she dedicated to “all our friends in Wikileaks”, Smith explained that it was the spiritual leader’s 80th birthday on July 6. “We are grateful to him for all his love of humanity and making people aware of the importance of saving the planet,” she said, before reading a poem she had written for him. Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis then brought The Dalai Lama onto the stage to huge cheers from the crowd. “I think it would be nice if Glastonbury wished The Dalai Lama a happy birthday,” said Smith, before leading the audience in a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.

The Dalai Lama then blew out a single candle on a cake made of fruit, before cutting it. “Thank you, thank you,” he said. “Dear brothers and sisters, I really appreciate so many people’s expression of warm feeling.” He then went on to joke about the age of Smith and her band. “These singers and musicians have white hair, but they look very youthful! That gives me encouragement, I should be more like you - more active!”

As well as playing ‘People Have The Power’, ‘Land’/'Gloria’ and ‘Redondo Beach’, Patti Smith covered The Who’s ‘My Generation’ as the final song of her hour long set. During the song she accidentally tripped up and fell over. “Yeah, I fell on my fucking arse at Glastonbury,” she beamed. “That’s because I’m a fucking animal!”

“This is the most awesome and beautiful sight,” she said early on. “We’ve been on tour for a month and a half and this is the moment I’ve been dreaming of. I’m afraid I’m losing my voice, but I promise I’ll give you the last bit of voice that I have.”

At the end of her set, Smith threw rose petals in the air.

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Track 01. Intro/Privilege (Set Me Free) 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 02. Redondo Beach 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 03. Ain’t It Strange 6:29 (10.9MB)
Track 04. Beneath The Southern Cross 9:39 (16.2MB)
Track 05. Pissing In A River 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 06. Dalai Lama (80th birthday celebration) 9:30 (16.0MB)
Track 07. People Have The Power 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 08. Land/Gloria 12:38 (21.2MB)
Track 09. My Generation 6:55 (11.6MB)
65 mins

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HOOKFOOT - LONDON 1974/RENAISSANCE - NEW YORK 1976

July 2, 2015 – 5:10 am

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HOOKFOOT/RENAISSANCE
London 1974/New York 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Hookfoot - Live at the Paris Theatre, London, UK; January 12, 1974. Renaissance - Westchester County Center, New York; December 15, 1976. Very good FM broadcasts.

Both Hookfoot and Renaissance are not commonly shared on the net, and so for the collectors - here’s a trip down memory lane. Hookfoot was a British rock band, active from 1970 to 1974. Formed by Caleb Quaye (guitars, piano and vocals) and three fellow DJM session musicians, Ian Duck (vocals, guitars and harmonica), Roger Pope (drums) and David Glover (bass), the band were also backing musicians for Elton John, appearing together on most of his early recordings for DJM. Fred Gandy of Bluesology later replaced David Glover.

Renaissance are an English progressive rock band, best known for their 1978 UK top 10 hit Northern Lights and progressive rock classics like Carpet Of The Sun, Mother Russia, and Ashes Are Burning. They developed a unique sound, combining a female lead vocal with a fusion of classical, folk, rock, and jazz influences. A characteristic element of the Renaissance sound is Annie Haslam’s five-octave voice. - wikipedia

Thanks to DimeTravel and kneesfudd for sharing Hookfoot at Dime.

kneesfudd’s notes:

- Primo stereo SBD.
- Warts: Mk1 version has some low-end turntable hum. Few very lite LP pops missed during repairs (or apparent on Mk2 after NR). 1st 8secs of talk/intro slightly muffled/tape wow.

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Click here for the lossless Hookfoot flacs.

Thanks to Doinker for sharing the Renaissance tracks at Dime.

Doinker noted: “This taping was taken from a 1987 WNEW rebroadcast and was directly recorded to the reel you are now listening to. The sound quality is just about perfect for a radio transmission from this era.”

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Hookfoot: BBC stereo soundboard transcription disc > 1st generation Maxell SXII-90 high bias cassette, Dolby B on. (VERY low & uneven levels & marked “no Dolby”, but clearly MUST have been Dolby B encoded - FAR too bright without it).
Playback 2015-04-19: 1st generation stereo Maxell SXII-90 high bias cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized > Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) > computer > Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, NO equalisation] > CD Wave (track splits) > flacs (Trader’s Little Helper)

Renaissance: FM > TDK 150H reel at 3.75ips > Sound Forge 6.0 at 24 bit 48Khz > Bit level conversion and resampling to 16 bit 44.1Khz > FLAC

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Hookfoot 1974
Track 01. introduction 0:31 (877k)
Track 02. I Don’t Need 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 03. If I Had The Words 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 04. Ridin’ On A Thunderstorm 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 05. Cruisin’ 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 06. Nature Changes 7:08 (12.0MB)
28 mins

Lineup:
Caleb Quaye - lead electric guitar, vocals
Ian Duck - rhythm electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
Fred Gandy - electric bass
Roger Pope - drums

Renaissance 1976
Track 07. Intro by Allison Steele 1:16 (2.1MB)
Track 08. Carpet Of The Sun 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 09. Mother Russia 9:56 (16.7MB)
Track 10. At The Harbour 7:06 (11.9MB)
Track 11. Running Hard 9:40 (16.2MB)
Track 12. Conversation 1:26 (2.4MB)
Track 13. Black Flame 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 14. Touching Once 10:09 (17.1MB)
50 mins

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YES - ATLANTA 1974

July 1, 2015 – 12:44 pm

CHRIS SQUIRE R.I.P. 1948-2015

Chris Squire, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for prog rock group Yes, has passed away on June 27, 2015 in his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67. Squire had revealed in May that he had been recently diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia, which would force him to miss the band’s summer co-headlining tour with Toto. Yes were formed in 1968 when singer Jon Anderson met self-taught bassist Squire in London. Their big break came a year later when they signed to Atlantic Records after opening for Janis Joplin at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Their debut single, Sweetness, and first album, Yes, were released later that year. The group’s most recent studio album, Heaven & Earth, came out in 2014. Squire, who was born in Kingsbury, north-west London, was the only member of the group to feature on every studio album. He was widely regarded as the dominant bass guitarist among the early ’70s British progressive rock bands, influencing peers and later generations of bassists with his incisive sound and elaborately contoured, melodic bass lines. Chris was commonly known by his nickname, “Fish”, and the name is also associated with many of his works, such as Fish Out Of Water and the solo piece, The Fish. - BBC, wikipedia

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Atlanta 1974 [TooleMan 30th Anniversary Edition, 2CD]

Live at The Omni, Atlanta, GA; November 30, 1974. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to The TooleMan; smt; and everyone who has helped to keep this show alive on the net.

The Recording
I carried a Panasonic mono portable cassette recorder with automatic level control and an ElectroVoice microphone into the Omni in an army knapsack I purchased at a surplus store. I stashed the knapsack under a navy pea coat carried under my arm. It got some looks by the staff of the arena, but no inspections. The microphone was borrowed from a defunct radio station where (my friend) Barry and I had worked. It probably accounts for the modicum of fidelity I was able to capture with this otherwise mediocre recorder. I started out with the microphone in my hand, but later put it in the knapsack under my seat. This probably accounts for the reduced amount of conversation during the middle parts of the show.

The Mastering
Most of the mastering of the recording was done in the first half of 1975 at the University of Georgia, both in my dorm room and the radio production studios of the Grady School of Journalism.

The Remastering
In 2001, after acquiring a Dell PC, Sound Forge 5, and a used Sony TC-366 reel-to-reel tape recorder, I started work on the remaster.

In 2004, I started with the 2001 remaster and reprocessed the frequency bands with Sony Sound Forge 7, adding additional compression and hand-tuning the levels. Sony Acoustic Mirror and Multi-tap Delay processing was added to give stereo depth to the audio. It now more closely recreates the audio experience in the Omni on that Sunday after Thanksgiving, 1974.

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November, 2004

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Disc 1
Track 101. Firebird Suite 1:46 (3.0MB)
Track 102. Sound Chaser 9:56 (16.7MB)
Track 103. Close to the Edge 19:31 (32.8MB)
Track 104. To Be Over 9:29 (15.9MB)
Track 105. The Gates of Delirium 22:33 (37.9MB)
64 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. And You And I 10:32 (17.7MB)
Track 202. Ritual 25:22 (42.6MB)
Track 203. Roundabout 8:45 (14.7MB)
45 mins

Lineup:
Jon Anderson - vocals
Steve Howe - guitars
Chris Squire - bass
Patrick Moraz - keyboards
Alan White - drums


Click here to order Progeny, a 14-disc set featuring seven shows recorded in the fall of 1972: Toronto (Oct 31); Ottawa (Nov 1); Durham (Nov 11); Greensboro (Nov 12); Athens (Nov 14); Knoxville (Nov 15) and Uniondale (Nov 20).

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YES - INGLEWOOD 1974

June 30, 2015 – 5:08 am

CHRIS SQUIRE R.I.P. 1948-2015

Chris Squire, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for prog rock group Yes, has passed away on June 27, 2015 in his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67. Squire had revealed in May that he had been recently diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia, which would force him to miss the band’s summer co-headlining tour with Toto. Yes were formed in 1968 when singer Jon Anderson met self-taught bassist Squire in London. Their big break came a year later when they signed to Atlantic Records after opening for Janis Joplin at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Their debut single, Sweetness, and first album, Yes, were released later that year. The group’s most recent studio album, Heaven & Earth, came out in 2014. Squire, who was born in Kingsbury, north-west London, was the only member of the group to feature on every studio album. He was widely regarded as the dominant bass guitarist among the early ’70s British progressive rock bands, influencing peers and later generations of bassists with his incisive sound and elaborately contoured, melodic bass lines. Chris was commonly known by his nickname, “Fish”, and the name is also associated with many of his works, such as Fish Out Of Water and the solo piece, The Fish. - BBC, wikipedia

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The Majesty Of Music [PRRP 046, 2CD]

Live at the Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA; March 18, 1974. Very good audience recording - Mike Millar Master.

Thanks to the person who shared this show at the Mindwarp Pavilion.

Notes from the Re-Master

For this remaster we were fortunate to begin with a digital copy of the Mike Millard Master tape. For those not familiar with Mike Millard, he was a Los Angeles area resident who devoted much of his time in the 1970’s to creating very high quality audience recordings of rock music concerts. This 1974 Yes concert was one of his earlier recordings but still, outstanding quality and far better than most audience recordings from the era. Sadly, the recording is not complete. We have the full concert up to the song Ritual but the encores of Roundabout and Starship Trooper were not included. We have chosen not to fill in these missing songs with recordings from other performances because we do not think it is philosophically appropriate. However, there were a few brief gaps in the recording that were patched using other sources.

Upon listening to the raw recording it is clear that the music runs too fast. On detailed analysis and comparison of this recording with established references, we confirmed that speed errors did exist. Once identified, they were corrected. The next issue was general noise level. Both the Tales and CTTE material contain soft, quiet sections. These were not heard well in the raw recording because of the general noise floor. Once this was reduced, the subtleties of the music could be appreciated more clearly. Peak crackle was also present and reduced as much as possible. Tonality was adjusted to both smooth out the excesses and boost segments of the frequency range that were deficient. Dynamics and balance also needed to be adjusted to correct errors and emphasise the dramatic nature of the music. A couple of patches were needed to fill in presumed tape flip gaps. Fortunately, the segments that were missing were small. Overall, a very nice result.

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Lineage:
Millard Master > VHS > DAT > CDR(x) > EAC/Flac > flac 8

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Disc 1
Track 101. Firebird Suite 1:50 (3.1MB)
Track 102. Siberian Khatru 9:44 (16.4MB)
Track 103. And You and I 10:18 (17.3MB)
Track 104. Close To The Edge 19:34 (32.9MB)
Track 105. The Revealing Science Of God 22:34 (37.9MB)
64 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Ancient 23:10 (38.9MB)
Track 202. Ritual 23:37 (39.7MB)
47 mins

Missing:
Roundabout
Starship Trooper

Lineup:
Jon Anderson - vocals
Steve Howe - guitars
Chris Squire - bass
Rick Wakeman - keyboards
Alan White - drums


Click here to order Progeny, a 14-disc set featuring seven shows recorded in the fall of 1972: Toronto (Oct 31); Ottawa (Nov 1); Durham (Nov 11); Greensboro (Nov 12); Athens (Nov 14); Knoxville (Nov 15) and Uniondale (Nov 20).

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