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Santa Cruz 1977 Compilation 2 [no label, 2CD]
Various venues? Santa Cruz, California; July/August? 1977. Very good soundboard (previously uncirculated).
The Ducks were a short-lived band of Neil Young, Bob Mosley, Jeff Blackburn and Johnny C (Craviotto) in the ’70s.
Compilation 1 is shared here.
Thanks to grner1 for sharing the tracks at Dime; and to ethiessen1 for the artwork.
This just came my way from a friend who I recently met here in Santa Cruz. It came from outside of the “tape collecting world” from cassettes squirreled away many years ago and were just transferred to share for the first time. The other three members besides Neil Young were associated with Moby Grape and this band only did perhaps 20 shows or so at most, and all in the Santa Cruz area. No soundboard recordings of live shows have circulated til now and nothing has ever been released in any form by this band. I transferred two 9- minute compilations of live tracks that were not well labeled but they are from more than one night with the likely venues being The Catalyst and The Crossroads. (This torrent is from two 46-minute cassettes and was labeled as being from July, 1977 but some of it actually may be from August, 1977.)
Multi-track masters > Dolby B encoded Maxell UDXLII cassette (unknown recording decks).
Transfer [2013-08-27]: Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby B decoded) > Macintosh with Digidesign Audiomedia III sound card > Pro Tools (minor “nip and tuck” edits, normalization & tracking - no EQ or additional noise reduction) > AIFF > xACT (Flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).
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Disc 1 (40:40)
Track 101. announcer intro, talk, tune ups and applause (1.9MB)
Track 102. Poor Man (6.2MB)
Track 103. Tore Down (6.5MB)
Track 104. Your Love (8.0MB)
Track 105. Two Riders (8.7MB)
Track 106. Gone Dead Train (7.1MB)
Track 107. Neil talk (424k)
Track 108. Little Wing (7.7MB)
Track 109. Truckin’ Man (6.1MB)
Track 110. talk (480k)
Track 111. Hey Now (4.2MB)
Track 112. talk before end of set (592k)
Track 113. Silver Wings (9.9MB)
Track 114. thanks and applause at end of set (480k)
Disc 2 (53:02)
Track 201. Wild Eyed And Willing (7.5MB)
Track 202. Human Highway (7.4MB)
Track 203. Gypsy Wedding (4.8MB)
Track 204. Honky Tonk Man (6.2MB)
Track 205. Hold On Boys (8.0MB)
Track 206. I’m Ready (6.9MB)
Track 207. Windward Passage [cut] (7.5MB)
Track 208. Mr Soul (8.9MB)
Track 209. Car Tune (5.1MB)
Track 210. talk (900k)
Track 211. Leaving Us Now (9.6MB)
Track 212. Sail Away (10.3MB)
Track 213. talk before end of set (676k)
Track 214. Do Me Right [cut on last notes] (5.4MB)
Neil Young - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Bob Mosley - bass, vocals
Jeff Blackburn - guitar, vocals
Johnny C. (Craviotto) - drums, vocals
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