POLAR BEAR - LONDON 2014

April 21, 2014 – 5:20 am

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POLAR BEAR
London 2014 [TomP remaster, 1CD]

Live at XOYO, London, UK; April 2, 2014; broadcast April 14, 2014. Excellent webcast.

Led by drummer Sebastian Rochford, Polar Bear have been central to the British experimental scene for the past decade, with their unique brand of genre-bending post-jazz. On previous outings their sound has embraced everything from punk to hip-hop, however, their latest record sees a shift to more intense and expansive territory - with warm electronic flavours seamlessly integrated at the heart of the music. Twisting, long-form compositions come to life through the saxophone melodies of Mark Lockheart and Peter Wareham, whilst electronics whiz Leafcutter John, bassist Tom Herbert and Rochford anchor the sound in hypnotic rhythms. - BBC Radio 3

Stuart Gadd wrote at artrocker.tv:

With the gig being recorded for Radio 3’s Jazz On 3, this could, for example, have been more Apocalypse Now meets Cabaret Voltaire, nudging that group’s urban (almost) myth status with more electronically based urgent rhythms. But on the night they turned down the more abstract, pattern cut sound. Pete Wareham and Mark Lockheart’s memorable sax lines instead exuding a post-colonial official suffering the dreaded noonday demon yet deliriously expelling the fiend, as on the surreal gamelan steam of encore Sometimes.

With its slow mood of threat, Life And Life didn’t quite have the missionary startling quality of the record’s version, with Pete Wareham’s horn interlude – they need to turn him up at this fierce point – but drummer Seb Rochford, who must be the most self-effacing group leader ever, was showing the tactile, jazz improvisatory qualities, playfully re-arranging Be Free (as Leafcutter John provided the Super 8 spliced rhythm out of his box of disjointed electronic tricks) to be even freer, the melodic pay off of its distinctive twin horn motif now arriving at the end. Better late than never, this brought huge cheers… Maliana, however, grew into its skin, a pounding electro acoustic meets techno monster in a haunted effigy forest, aided and abetted by John’s lost marbles roll and Wareham and Lockhearts’s locked fever dream horns. The melodic horns had it. And yes, it was pretty damn jazz.

Thanks to tom_phillips for recording and sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to Fastone for the artwork.

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320k AAC > i-Sound (44.1k wav) > Nero (edit) > Tag & Renaame (flac tags) > TLH (flac 6 + SBE / Decode check)
Recorded using i-Sound, which gives slight but audible SQ improvement (confirmed by downloading), whilst having volume variations fixed, radio announcer / talk removed and artwork / flac tags added

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Track 00. Stage Intro/Applause 0:25 (693k)
Track 01. They’re All Ks And Qs Lucien 8:01 (13.5MB)
Track 02. Open See 6:44 (11.3MB)
Track 03. Lost in Death Part #2 9:17 (15.6MB)
Track 04. Be Free 7:49 (13.1MB)
Track 05. Life and Life 5:23 (9.0MB)
Track 06. Chotpot 7:21 (12.4MB)
Track 07. Sometimes 7:25 (12.5MB)
Track 08. Maliana 8:28 (14.2MB)
61 mins

Lineup:
Sebastian Rochford - drums
Mark Lockheart and Peter Wareham - saxes
Leafcutter John - electronics
Tom Herbert - bass

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SINEAD O’CONNOR - NEW YORK 2013

April 20, 2014 – 5:21 am

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SINEAD O’CONNOR
The Gospel Sessions 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY; July 26, 2013. Very good audience recording.

I’m conscious that me being Sinead O’Connor means there may be criticism because there’s so much nonsense about how people involved in religious music should be perfect. I refer those who feel that way to my earlier remark about angels needing by nature to be imperfect. No one relates to squares. Squares don’t know how to get their hands dirty and that’s no use to God. Also, I say you don’t have to be perfect to have perfect faith.
- Sinead O’Connor to the question: What do you say to someone who can’t believe you are headlining an evening of gospel music.

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times wrote:

Sinead O’Connor wore a priest’s collar [an Irish priest, she was ordained in 1999 by an independent Catholic group not recognized by the church] camouflage pants and bare feet in her first major experiment in this music, her “Gospel Sessions” concerts on Friday and Saturday night at Alice Tully Hall, part of the Lincoln Center Festival…

Here was a project she desired to make thoroughly her own, a need carried out with specificity… She sang a few songs from the Soul Stirrers’ repertory: “Jesus Be a Fence Around Me” and “Praying Ground.” A few from Blind Willie Johnson’s: “John the Revelator” and “Nobody’s Fault but Mine.” One from Mahalia Jackson’s: “Trouble of the World.” And one from Nina Simone’s: “Nearer Blessed Lord.” That song refers to Jesus’ “ever-bleeding side”; before singing it, Ms. O’Connor related a story of her beatings as a child-abuse victim and her early sense that Jesus’ wounds on the cross connected his lifeblood to hers…

Whether in deference to the material or because she was intimidated by it, she turned toward the simple folk singer that she only rarely is… She sang a pair of Bob Dylan songs from his born-again period - “I Believe in You” and “Property of Jesus” — and knew what to do with them. Her phrasing grew argumentative, and her microphone technique grew sharper; she traced melody lines in a whisper, then shouted notes while whipping her head to one side, balancing her impact…

It wasn’t so much that she took possession of the songs, but that she released herself within them. The strength of the choir gave the music its form; she sought to make her voice dissolve into theirs. She found a way to use all of herself, the whispers and the hollers, without dominating. It suggested religion as a series of questions, or as transparency, rather than as decree.

Thanks to Drifter666 who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Source:
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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 0:25 (704k)
Track 102. John the Revelator (Blind Willie Johnson cover) 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 103. Nobody’s Fault 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 104. Trouble of the World 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 105. Nearer Blessed Lord 5:46 (9.7MB)
Track 106. Jesus Be a Fence 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 107. Praying Ground 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 108. Born Again (RH Harris & His Gospel Paraders cover) 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 109. Born Again (Band only, A Cappella) 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 110. Amazing Grace 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 111. I Believe in You (Bob Dylan cover) 5:48 (9.7MB)
Track 112. Property of Jesus (Bob Dylan cover) 4:33 (7.6MB)
46 mins

Disc 2
With The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir
Track 201. Down to the River to Pray 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 202. Pass Me Not O Gentle Saviour 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 203. Father I Stretch My Hand to Thee (Charles Wesley song) 6:42 (11.2MB)
Track 204. Wade in the Water (Fisk Jubilee Singers cover) 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 205. banter 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 206. Jesus (Curtis Mayfield cover) 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 207. audience 2:10 (3.7MB)
Encore (solo)

Track 208. Something Beautiful 5:57 (10.0MB)
Track 209. If You Had a Vineyard 7:02 (11.8MB)
Track 210. Psalm 33 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 211. Before We End Our Day 1:31 (2.6MB)
50 mins

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MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR

April 19, 2014 – 6:43 am

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CHRISTO GRAHAM
Muppet Christ Superstar [no label, 1CD]

Fan-made project. Excellent audio.

A big word of thanks to Christo Graham for embarking and sharing this project.

And thanks also to fiveofseven for spreading this on the net.

fiveofseven notes:

The furry and rambunctious cast of Jim Henson’s iconic The Muppets lend their unique talents to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR via an impressively inventive new album experiment titled MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR by committed fan Christopher Graham (who voices all the characters in the parody).

“If you strip away the myth from the frog/You will see where we all soon will be/Kermit!” passionately sings Gonzo (as Judas Iscariot) to Kermit (Jesus Christ) in the rocking opener, “Heaven On Their Minds”, faithfully recreating the sounds of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic Biblical rock opera in doing so.

Additionally, Miss Piggy - who else? - portrays Mary Magedelene and Rowlf The Dog essays the role of Herod.

Yet, the real question still remains: what will Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice say about all of this?! Hopefully, they will have a Christian attitude about it all - it is Holy Week, after all.

A disclaimer on the site reads: “This is a parody created for entertainment purposes only. I do not own the rights to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber or the likenesses of Jim Henson’s Muppets, unfortunately. I’d be a whole lot cooler if I did.”

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Track 01. Heaven On Their Minds (Feat. Gonzo & the Chickens) 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 02. What’s The Buzz (Feat. Kermit, Piggy Magdalene, Gonzo & The Electric Mayhem) 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 03. Everything’s Alright (Feat. Piggy Magdalene, Gonzo & Kermit) 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 04. Simon Zealotes (Feat. Fozzie Bear & The Electric Mayhem) 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 05. Pepe’s Dream (Feat. Pepe the King Prawn) 1:26 (2.4MB)
Track 06. I Don’t Know How To Love Him (Feat. Piggy Magdalene) 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 07. Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say) (Feat. Kermit) 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 08. King Herod’s Song (Feat. Rowlf the Dog) 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 09. Superstar (Feat. Gonzo & The Muppets) 4:05 (6.9MB)
33 mins

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EYEDRESS WITH SKINT EASTWOOD - HEARING COLORS

April 19, 2014 – 5:12 am

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EYEDRESS
With Skint Eastwood
Hearing Colors [no label, 1CD]

Mixtape, excellent audio.

Filipino producer Eyedress (Idris Vicuña), who is based in Quezon City, Manila, has released a new mixtape titled Hearing Colors and, not only that, has offered it as a free download. This 12-track release of new music comes as the follow-up to last year’s Supernatural EP. Six of the tracks feature vocals by collaborator Skint Eastwood. The tracks were recorded using Fruity Loops in Eyedress’ bedroom on a PC laptop handed down to him by his father.

For those with long memories, this recalls Strawberry Switchblade.

Rina Raymundo of thisisthecut.com wrote:

After a decade in the UK and a year-long nomadic stint through South America, vocalist and lyricist Skint Eastwood found herself back in the Philippines. There, she discovered an immediate musical connection with Eyedress. “The first thing we agreed on musically was The Locust, and the last thing we created was a Keith Sweat cover.” Both wanted to create Asian bangers that sound like the future. Skint asked Eyedress for “his darkest and heaviest beats… to make them sound as light and otherworldly as [her] voice permits”.

In May 2014, Eyedress will play the NME Radar Stage at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

Skint Eastwood picture by Ricardo Nunes, posted at thisisthecut.com - Thanks!

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Track 01. Salaamin (ft. Skint Eastwood) 1:46 (4.5MB)
Track 02. Nature Trips 3:16 (8.1MB)
Track 03. My Hologram 2:23 (6.0MB)
Track 04. Biolumine (ft. Skint Eastwood) 2:16 (5.8MB)
Track 05. Arhuaco (ft. Skint Eastwood) 2:14 (5.7MB)
Track 06. Triduum (ft. Skint Eastwood) 3:27 (8.6MB)
Track 07. Luna Llena (ft. Skint Eastwood) 2:46 (7.0MB)
Track 08. White Lies 1:58 (5.0MB)
Track 09. Periastron (Ft. Skint Eastwood) 3:11 (8.0MB)
Track 10. Mountbatten 2:39 (6.7MB)
Track 11. Everything We Touch Turns Into Gold 2:37 (6.6MB)
Track 12. Don’t Disappear 3:54 (9.7MB)
33 mins

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ARVO PART - A PORTRAIT (PART V)

April 18, 2014 – 5:38 am

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ARVO PART
A Portrait (Part V) [no label, 2CD]

Live at various venues and dates. All titles are from various 192kbps (MPEG-Layer 3) webcasts.

On December 10, 2011, Estonian Arvo Part was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture for a five-year renewable term by Pope Benedict XVI. As a composer, living or otherwise, Part has certainly left his mark with his funereal-sounding works; and with releases such as Tabula Rasa, Passio and Miserere, there is no finer meditative company than with Arvo Part every Good Friday.

Thanks to Neetelbaers for recording and sharing these tracks at Dime.

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Disc 1 [48 mins]
Track 101. Fratres (1977, version for strings and percussion, 1983) 9:10 (15.4MB)
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest - Jaap van Zweden
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, June 4, 2011

Track 102. Solfeggio (arr. for strings) (1963) 4:11 (7.0MB)

Track 103. Summa (1991) 6:15 (10.5MB)

Track 104. Missa brevis, for twelve cellos (2009) 8:00 (13.5MB)

Track 105. Da pacem Domine, version for string quartet (2006) 5:21 (9.0MB)

O antiphonen (1988, rev. 1991, arr. for strings)
Track 106. O Weisheit 2:03 (3.5MB)
Track 107. O Adonai 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 108. O Spross aus Isais Wurzel 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 109. O Schlussel Davids 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 110. O Morgenstern 1:13 (2.0MB)
Track 111. O Konig aller Volker 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 112. O Immanuel 1:18 (2.2MB)
Cello8tet Amsterdam
Duitse Kerk, Den Haag, June 18, 2011

Disc 2 [54 mins]
Track 201. Fratres (1977, version for strings and percussion, 1983) 12:13 (20.5MB)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Kristjan Jarvi
Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, January 20, 2011

Track 202. Doppo la vittoria (1997) 9:27 (15.9MB)
Cappella Amsterdam - Kaspars Putnins
Pieterskerk, Utrecht, May 20, 2011

Track 203. Fur Alina, for piano (1976) 11:03 (18.6MB)
Martin Sturfalt - piano
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Uppsala, October 18, 2009

Track 204. Magnificat, for SATB choir a capella (1989) 6:32 (11.0MB)

Track 205. Da pacem Domine, for SATB choir or soloists a cappella (2004) 3:49 (6.4MB)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Ensemble - Daniel Reuss
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, October 2, 2010

Track 206. Fratres (1977, version for piano and violin (viola)) 10:41 (18.0MB)
Diemut Poppen - viola
Rostislav Krimer - piano
Chamber Music Festival, Delft, July 30, 2011

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SANTANA-McLAUGHLIN - 1973 SESSIONS

April 17, 2014 – 5:30 am

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SANTANA-McLAUGHLIN
Love Devotion Surrender Sessions [no label, 2CD]

Unknown studio (supposedly in California); 1973. Good to very good soundboard.

Thanks to jswetch for sharing the tracks at Dime.

jswetch noted:

I purchased this many years ago in a record store (remember them?) in New York’s East Village. It purports to be outtakes from the sessions that produced the Love Devotion Surrender (LDS) album, and indeed there are different versions and works in progress from that project here. The version of A Love Supreme on this was virtually identical to the one on the official release, so I didn’t include that for the sake of not having this banned. What you’ll hear doesn’t sound pristine, but it is pretty good quality, give the time period that this emerged from. My guess is that this was dubbed a couple of times from the original studio tapes… Remarkable to think that there was a time about 40 years ago when a project like this would have been awarded a Gold Record for sales, which the original Love Devotion Surrender did actually receive.

As to the idea that some of these tracks are identical to the LDS disc/album [see below], I did definitely detect that with A Love Supreme, and that’s why it’s not included in this torrent. As for the others, I did A/B listens to the torrent material and LDS (and Welcome for Mantra). Definitely similar takes in some cases, but the timing of the tracks were all different enough, that I felt they were not the same tracks. A couple of them were nearly a minute or 2 in length different from each other. A difference like that wouldn’t just be the result of a fast or slow turntable or tape deck. In any case, we can only guess.

More notes from shakti fan (provided by propylaen at Dime):

A. LDS was recorded over two sessions, I believe. My memory on this is a little foggy, but the first sessions were in 1972. Then there were more session in April(?) ‘73 where they recorded Flame-Sky and Mantra. The former was, of course, featured on Welcome (which was released November 1973, not 1974), and the latter not released until 2003 as a bonus track on the excellent CD reissue. I am unsure whether any tracks from the later session were actually featured on LDS… Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord, perhaps?? Anyway, it seems that at least the later session was something in between a regular Santana session and a McLaughlin/Santana session. They’re working on Flor de Canela and Samba de Sausalito here, which would suggest it was actually a Santana session (in fact, it seems that many tracks here don’t really feature McLaughlin).

B. I’ve had more time to listen to this stuff now, and I wanted to make some further comments on the tracks and the sessions. I think it’s fair to categorize much of this stuff more as “Santana” outtakes rather than “Mahavishnu JM & Carlos Santana” outtakes. Some of these observations will be guesswork, but nonetheless…feel free to add further comments:

Disc 1:

01 Instrumental: This one puzzles me… the way they play sounds much more like the live recordings of the ‘73 tour than any of the stuff on the studio record. The drummer sounds like Cobham, the organ player like Larry Young, the bass player like Doug Rauch. I guess it *could* be from the October ‘72 that produced the bulk of the original LDS album (or so I believe), but this sounds almost like a tour rehearsal to me. Something about the way JM shreds on this one makes me think of the later live recordings. However, about halfway through another organ enters, and it sounds very much like a Yamaha or similar electric organ, like Tom Coster (or was it Richard Kermode) used to play a lot with Santana. Can anyone identify the tune they’re jamming on here? Comparing to the live recordings it reminds me the most of Taurian Matador.

02 A Love Supreme: Pardon me, but isn’t this just the album take, lifted from a vinyl source? I have a hunch it might be from the quad release, but it’s the same basic take and edit.

03 Naima: Ditto

04/05 The Life Divine: Up until JM’s solo, starting at 4:28, these two are identical to the released version on the standard stereo version of LDS. From there on out, they differ… JM’s solo is in full-on shred mode. Not that he was restrained on the stereo version (one of my favourite JM solos!) but here he just rips… unfortunately I don’t think it’s anywhere near as successful as the standard version, which has impeccable execution and construction. This one is much more rambling. However, I am almost 100 per cent sure that this is the take released on the Quadrophonic version of the album, which infamously had an alternate JM solo on this track. At 22 seconds into the first of these versions, there’s a slight skip/bump… almost like something putting down the dust cover on a record player while doing a needle drop. Further “evidence” that this is a needle drop from the quad version. The fade-out is also much longer on this one. The two versions here are identical, though, except the first (track 4) sounds better except for the slight bump mentioned.

06 Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord: Again, as far as I can tell, exactly the same as the released version. Sounds like a needle drop again. Fades out abruptly though.

Disc 2:

01 Mantra: This definitely sounds like it’s from the sessions for the track Mantra, which was eventually released as a bonus track on the 2003 reissue of Welcome. The finished track doesn’t feature any guitar IIRC, but does have both JM and Carlos chanting. The stuff featured here sounds like a loose jam/soundcheck, but there’s so much fantastic stuff being thrown around here that it’s a feast to listen to. McLaughlin plays some lines that harken back to stuff he played with Lifetime, and some lines that point to later Mahavishnu stuff (unison lines of Eternity’s Breath pt 1). Carlos plays some chords from The Light of Life. Then there are also hints to Flame-Sky. Can anyone hear what the engineer is saying right at the end…”****** take 2″??

02 Flame-Sky: Probably from the same session as above. The Welcome reissue has Flame-Sky as recorded in May ‘73 and Mantra in April. Given that those two are the only tracks from the Welcome sessions to feature JM, I would venture as far as saying they were *probably* both recorded in either April or May. Anyway, this doesn’t sound like a “JM/Carlos” session as such - it’s clearly the Santana band featuring JM as a guest. But hey, Welcome is one of my top 10 (actually, make that top *5*) albums of all time, so I’m not complaining!! Great, great stuff here.

03 Title unknown: This is an interesting little thing. Sounds like JM playing those vina-like runs and Carlos backing him on acoustic. My guess is that this has nothing to do with the official/CBS LDS recordings. Rather, it is a home(?) recording of JM and Carlos running through some devotional songs that they did together at Sri Chinmoy events. But who is that singing?

04 Title unknown: Eeeeerrrr… this could be just about anyone messing around on a pump organ. My guess though, based on the voice: Carlos trying out some new devotional song. Again, my guess is it’s a home recording.

05 Acoustic jam #1: I thought a jam session would involve at least two musicians? This is probably just Carlos messing around with some new chord progressions. I don’t recognize anything in particular except a lick or two that remind me of Practice What You Preach from Borboletta.

06 Acoustic jam #2: Again just Carlos, and I don’t recognize anything here, except a progression that sounds like it was lifted from some Beatles song…

07 Acoustic jam #3: As I mentioned before, this is Carlos running through an embryonic version of Light of Life, and then into the same chords as acoustic jam #1. I think I read somewhere that he sang Light of Life alone with an acoustic aat some Sri Chinmoy events.

08-11 Samba de Sausalito: Wonderful stuff! Again, this is from the Welcome sessions, and does not feature JM. There’s lots of interesting stuff here; the band working out parts in the studio, Tom Coster(?) teaching Carlos the right notes to the transition into Samba de Sausalito “proper”… as we can hear, they obviously devised it with the cool intro which they played live in ‘73 (heard on Lotus). This was cut out on Welcome (therefore the abrupt start of that track) and then later reappeared as Flor de Canela on Borboletta.

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Disc 1
Track 101. The Live Divine Jam 13:59 (23.5MB)
102. A Love Supreme - omitted (official release?)
Track 103. Naima Jam 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 104. Live Divine Take #1 10:34 (17.8MB)
Track 105. Live Divine Take #2 10:24 (17.5MB)
Track 106. Let’s Go Into The House Of The Lord 13:40 (23.0MB)
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Mantra 8:51 (14.9MB)
Track 202. Flame-Sky 11:41 (19.6MB)
Track 203. Untitled Song #1 1:32 (2.6MB)
Track 204. Untitled Song #2 1:58 (3.3MB)
Track 205. Acoustic Jam #1 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 206. Acoustic Jam #2 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 207. Acoustic Jam #3 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 208. Samba De Sausalito #1 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 209. Samba De Sausalito #2 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 210. Samba De Sausalito #3 5:46 (9.7MB)
Track 211. Samba De Sausaltio #4 5:51 (9.8MB)
58 mins

Performers:
John Mclaughlin - guitars
Carlos Santana - guitars
Doug Rauch - bass
Larry Young - organ
Armando Peraza - congas
Billy Cobham - drums
Jan Hammer - drums
Mike Shrieve - drums
Don Alias - drums

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FACES - VANCOUVER 1970

April 16, 2014 – 3:47 pm

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FACES
Strawberry Pop [Hiwatt Records, 1CD]

Live at the Strawberry Mountain Pop Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada; May 17, 1970; Very good mono soundboard. Live at the County Fair Grounds, Santa Clara, CA; March 3, 1971; very good audience recording.

Original 2004 Notes:

Now, here are two great Faces performances from the year 1970 [sic]. I am not 100 per cent sure about the dates, the Vancouver show could also be February 1971. The Santa Clara show just surfaced out of nowhere - I haven’t seen it listed anywhere and I haven’t been able to find confirmation that the Faces did indeed play there. Back in those days Faces played in the UK one day and then in the States a few days later… Anyway, these are great powerful performances and Rod is really cooking. He says before Flying “I know you’re cold but fuck it - this is a slower one…” so it is obviously cold…

Since then, this disc has been pretty well shared among fans.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2005.

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Strawberry Mountain Pop Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada; May 17, 1970
Track 01. You’re My Girl 7:13 (12.MB)
Track 02. Flying 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 03. Three Button Hand Me Down 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 04. Wicked Messenger 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 05. Devotion 9:23 (15.8MB)
31 mins

County Fair Grounds, Santa Clara, CA; March 3, 1971
Track 06. You’re My Girl 9:34 (16.1MB)
Track 07. I Want To Be Loved 6:47 (11.4MB)
Track 08. Maybe I’m Amazed 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 09. It’s All Over Now 7:27 (12.5MB)
Track 10. Love In Vain 6:40 (11.2MB)
Track 11. Plynth 6:42 (11.2MB)
Track 12. An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down 2:37 (4.4MB)
Track 13. Gasoline Alley 1:43 (2.9MB)
47 mins

Lineup:
Ron Wood - guitar
Ronnie Lane - bass, vocals
Rod Stewart - vocals
Ian McLagan - organ, piano
Kenny Jones - drums

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BOB DYLAN - TOKYO 2014 (SECOND NIGHT)

April 15, 2014 – 4:44 am

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BOB DYLAN
Tokyo 2014 - Second Night [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo, Japan; April 1, 2014. Very good audience recording.

Andrew Kershaw reviewing the March 31, 2014 gig at japantimes.co.jp:

Just 123 days after tumultuous applause engulfed the waning strains of “Blowin’ In The Wind” to bring Bob Dylan’s last concert to an end at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 28, a similar cacophony awaited him at Tokyo’s Zepp DiverCity on Monday at the start of his 17-show “cherry blossom” tour of Japan. To rapturous acclaim… the self-styled “song and dance man” appeared on stage for the first time in four years in Japan and launched into his foreboding, Oscar-winning “Things Have Changed” from 2000…

Whether it’s blues (“Blind Willie McTell”), ballads (“Forgetful Heart”) or anthems (“Tangled Up In Blue”), and whether Dylan’s bent over his grand piano seeming to punch at the keys with his fingers, stood singing/soaring/growling center-stage or coaxing music like no other from a harp, it’s obvious this is an artist still forever pushing the envelope, with one rendition of a song only rarely the same as any other.

One thing, though, did remain the same: The tumultuous applause, and rapturous adulation, that engulfed the waning strains of “Blowin’ In The Wind” as this installment of Bob Dylan’s so-called Never Ending Tour came to a close - just about 2,562 concerts after it started in June 1988.

Thanks to catpochi who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Lineage:
Roland CS-10EM > Edirol R-09 > PC > Goldwave > FLAC frontend [Level 8]
4th Row, Dead Center

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Disc 1
Track 101. Things Have Changed 6:17 (10.6MB)
Track 102. She Belongs To Me 4:44 (7.9MB)
Track 103. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ 4:15 (7.1MB)
Track 104. What Good Am I? 4:58 (8.4MB)
Track 105. Waitin’ For You 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 106. Duquesne Whistle 5:56 (10.0MB)
Track 107. Pay In Blood 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 108. Tangled Up In Blue 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 109. Love Sick 5:34 (9.4MB)
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. High Water (For Charley Patton) 6:33 (11.0MB)
Track 202. Simple Twist Of Fate 5:27 (9.2MB)
Track 203. Early Roman Kings 6:36 (11.1MB)
Track 204. Forgetful Heart 4:43 (7.9MB)
Track 205. Spirit On The Water 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 206. Scarlet Town 5:50 (9.8MB)
Track 207. Soon After Midnight 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 208. Long And Wasted Years 6:30 (10.9MB)
Track 209. All Along The Watchtower 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 210. Blowin’ In The Wind 6:52 (11.5MB)
59 mins

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CORNELIUS ‘SNOOKY’ FLOWERS - MR LOVE (UNRELEASED LP)

April 14, 2014 – 5:31 am

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CORNELIUS ‘SNOOKY’ FLOWERS
Featuring Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, the Marin County Collective and others
Mr Love [no label, 1CD]

Unreleased album sessions; California Rolling Thunder Studios, Novato, CA. 1972-1974. Good to very good soundboard; a bit of hiss.

From hooterollin.blogspot:

Sometime in 1969, Mickey Hart moved to an unused ranch near Novato Road in Novato, CA, in Marin County… Sometime in late 1970, a studio was built on Hart’s ranch, in the barn… The Grateful Dead’s plan to have their own record companies, Grateful Dead and Round, was years ahead of its time. The idea to have a dedicated studio at The Barn was also years ahead of its time. Both plans were too far ahead of their time to make economic sense. A few decades later, many acts had their own record companies and worked out of home studios… but the Dead started the train rolling before the track was finished.

Thanks to kneesfudd for sharing the tracks at Dime.

kneesfudd’s notes:

If this freaking cool collection of songs doesn’t shake some angel dust outta your music rafters, I don’t know what will - an antidote to the terrible überdownloader terrabyte lethargy and general binary digit burnout. Hoping it gets out to the right folks. If you like the Dead connections, you’ll be more than happy, but you SURE as hell shouldn’t be scared off by it if that’s not your bag, as that ain’t really what this is all about. If you dig The Meters, Paul Pena, Merl Saunders, fine funk/rock and West Coast jamming, cool psych-tinged ethereal guitars and the like, put the grandkids to bed somewhere far away and crank this sucker up.

I took some liberties and went ahead and titled this unissued studio album after this song, “Mr. Love”, which led off the recording. This one has some of the funk sound and some of the Paul Pena “New Train”-like sounds as well.

Very fine studio tapes with slight generational/ageing/hiss issues.
Warts: Not many, but got some hiss (louder at track starts and ends), slight muffling, and surely missed some dullspots (repaired most but a few in #3 not totally fixable).
Surfaced in early ’80s with Barry Melton and Mickey Hart unissued albums, all ‘72-74 and Snooky’s likely recorded over one to three months within one of those years.
No actual album title on tape. “Mr. Love” is the very hip first song and I took liberties and used it for the unissued album name.
#6 had no title so it’s a guess. (May also be “Trying To Survive”, “Cry If You Still Love Me”, or ?). If you know better, do tell.
Snooky is also seen spelled ‘Snookey’ and occasionally ‘Snookie’. [Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues Band fame.]

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Recording:
master multi-track reels > master 2-track stereo mixdown reels > unknown analog generations (my cassette pre-dates DAT) > unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on

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Track 01. Mr Love 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 02. untitled instrumental #1 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 03. I’ve Got You (We’ve Got Each Other) 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 04. You Got To Stay 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 05. untitled instrumental #2 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 06. Fighting To Stay Alive 2:30 (4.2MB)
Track 07. untitled instrumental #3 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 08. Love Is A Mystery 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 09. What Can I Say 7:09 (12.0MB)
34 mins

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BOB DYLAN - TOKYO 2014 (OPENING NIGHT)

April 13, 2014 – 5:08 am

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BOB DYLAN
Tokyo 2014 - Opening Night [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo, Japan; March 31, 2014. Very good audience recording.

Andrew Kershaw reviewing the March 31, 2014 gig at japantimes.co.jp:

Just 123 days after tumultuous applause engulfed the waning strains of “Blowin’ In The Wind” to bring Bob Dylan’s last concert to an end at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 28, a similar cacophony awaited him at Tokyo’s Zepp DiverCity on Monday at the start of his 17-show “cherry blossom” tour of Japan. To rapturous acclaim… the self-styled “song and dance man” appeared on stage for the first time in four years in Japan and launched into his foreboding, Oscar-winning “Things Have Changed” from 2000…

Whether it’s blues (“Blind Willie McTell”), ballads (“Forgetful Heart”) or anthems (“Tangled Up In Blue”), and whether Dylan’s bent over his grand piano seeming to punch at the keys with his fingers, stood singing/soaring/growling center-stage or coaxing music like no other from a harp, it’s obvious this is an artist still forever pushing the envelope, with one rendition of a song only rarely the same as any other.

One thing, though, did remain the same: The tumultuous applause, and rapturous adulation, that engulfed the waning strains of “Blowin’ In The Wind” as this installment of Bob Dylan’s so-called Never Ending Tour came to a close - just about 2,562 concerts after it started in June 1988.

Thanks to catpochi who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Lineage:
Roland CS-10EM > Edirol R-09 > PC > Goldwave > FLAC frontend [Level 8]
Dead Center, 6 people to Bob’s center mic

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Things Have Changed 6:13 (10.4MB)
Track 102. She Belongs To Me 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 103. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 104. What Good Am I 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 105. Blind Willie McTell 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 106. Duquesne Whistle 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 107. Pay In Blood 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 108. Tangled Up In Blue 5:59 (10.0MB)
Track 109. Love Sick 5:54 (9.9MB)
49 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. High Water (For Charley Patton) 6:29 (10.9MB)
Track 202. Simple Twist Of Fate 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 203. Early Roman Kings 7:21 (12.3MB)
Track 204. Forgetful Heart 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 205. Spirit On The Water 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 206. Scarlet Town 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 207. Soon After Midnight 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 208. Long And Wasted Years 5:46 (9.7MB)
Track 209. All Along The Watchtower 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 210. Blowin’ In The Wind 6:43 (11.3MB)
59 mins

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