BOB DYLAN - LOS ANGELES, JUNE 3, 1978 (Mike Millard Master Vol 2)

August 27, 2014 – 7:44 am

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Los Angeles 1978
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol Two [Mike Millard first gen via JEMS, 2CD]

Live at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA; June 3, 1978. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Thanks to Mike Millard for the recording; JEMS for the efforts; and to mjk5510 for sharing this at Dime.

Click here for Vol One.

Original notes:

JEMS is pleased to release the second of a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77.

Our second installment is from night three of Dylan’s residency at the Universal Amphitheatre in June 1978. This recording is more complete than the first night, but was again joined in progress. Millard’s notes state, “Missed first five minut[e]s of concert,” so his recording omits the show-opening “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and “Love Her With a Feeling,” before he gets his Nakamichi 550 up and running during “Baby Stop Crying.”

Like night one, what Millard did record is, to my ears, mighty fine. Lossless Bob has two entries for this show, both of which appear to be the same recording based on the LB notations that they cut in the same song (”Forever Young”). Millard’s recording has no cuts in “Forever Young,” and while we haven’t done an A-B comparison, that detail suggests it is indeed a new and previously uncirculated source as night one was.

Olof’s essential and detail-rich Still On The Road website notes: “There are (sic) some confusion regarding these shows, the set lists are identical, but some sources claim that Joni Mitchell was present on this show [June 3] rather than the nigh[t] before.” I can confirm that the BobTalk transcription on Olof’s site for June 3 matches Millard’s tape, so it is safe to say Mitchell’s appearance, cited in the June 2 BobTalk, is properly attributed to the correct show.

A few additional notes:

In 1978, the Universal Amphitheatre was an open-air venue.

I’ve been told on good authority that Millard used a wheelchair to get his gear into shows, but didn’t record from a wheelchair or the wheelchair section of the venue.

If you’d like to learn more about Mike the MICrophone, the links below offer a glimpse of his story.

Millard’s Wikipedia page

The best article written about Millard has been deleted from the original website but is reprinted here:

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS is greatly appreciative of the work of mjk5510 for his continued assistance in getting these recordings into your hands. He is a vital part of the process at this point.

Here’s to Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes.


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Thanks also to Clapberry for the front cover.

Recording Info: AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550
JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX3 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 (pitch correction) > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (Indexed) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

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Missing: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Love Her With A Feeling

Disc 1
Track 101. Baby Stop Crying (joined in progress) 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 102. Mr. Tambourine Man 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 103. Shelter From The Storm 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 104. Love Minus Zero No Limit 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 105. Tangled Up In Blue 7:08 (12.0MB)
Track 106. Ballad Of A Thin Man 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 107. Maggie’s Farm 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 108. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 109. Like A Rolling Stone 6:20 (10.6MB)
Track 110. I Shall Be Released 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 111. Going Going Gone 4:15 (7.1MB)
Track 112. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 1:37 (2.7MB)
Track 113. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 114. You’re A Big Girl Now 5:12 (8.7MB)
66 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 202. Blowin’ In The Wind 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 203. I Want You 3:00 (5.1MB)
Track 204. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 205. Masters Of War 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 206. Just Like A Woman 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 207. To Ramona 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 208. All Along The Watchtower 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 209. All I Really Want To Do 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 210. Band Introduction 1:55 (3.2MB)
Track 211. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) 6:23 (10.7MB)
Track 212. Forever Young 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 213. The Times They Are A-Changin’ 4:51 (8.1MB)
57 mins

In 1979, Dylan released Bob Dylan At Budokan, which was recorded on February 28 and March 1, 1978. Click here to order the album.

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  1. 15 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - LOS ANGELES, JUNE 3, 1978 (Mike Millard Master Vol 2)”

  2. Great stuff! Thanks Big O! This is a most welcome addition to the Mick ‘Mic’ Millard collection and rapidly becoming a really great collectors set from this residency by His Bobness. I am getting a real taste for the quality of these recordings

    By swappers on Aug 27, 2014

  3. Who’s the over-present sax player?

    By Timmy on Aug 28, 2014

  4. Who’s over zealous on the sax?

    By Timmy on Aug 28, 2014

  5. Who’s over bearing with that sax - o phoney?

    By Timmy on Aug 28, 2014

  6. This isn’t all that bad, you know. I wish I could find time to download all these. Senor.

    By Timmy on Aug 28, 2014

  7. Time Puts on Its Tuxedo

    By Timmy on Aug 28, 2014

  8. Thanks for another Mike Millard recorded concert

    By Claes on Aug 28, 2014

  9. damn this bob vegas show sounds great….!!!

    Mike the mike knew what the hell he was doing…except not a “good time keeper” apparently ;)

    that’s probably Steve Douglas on sax timmy^…

    By Jerry's Finger on Aug 28, 2014

  10. if u are restricted for time.. u should look for a download manager program. this particular item took me 45 seconds to dl the entire thing. when there was a paul simon 100 song item it took me about 80 seconds i think. there was also a beach boys item with 100 songs i think? that one took me under 60 seconds. but i think this site was running faster at that time. so was i. i had a higher speed connection back then. hey.. id be ok if it took me 10 or 15mins. before i got a dl manager program i did each song one at a time by hand. now i used another program before the one i use now and all i had to do is hilite the url of the page and everything dl’d immediately. now i dont do that. i have to actually hilite the page. then i save the entire text to a text file that i keep with the show itself. the links for each song them put themselves into the program and then i click a button and they dl instantly. then i put them into the folder of choice. i can listen to the show within a minute.
    windows has a dl manager program u know. but i dont use that one.

    By darth on Aug 28, 2014

  11. Thanks again. Bob’s in fine voice and the band was superb. Cheers.

    By Canute on Aug 28, 2014

  12. FLAC’s

    By Clapberry on Aug 28, 2014

  13. This is a great show captured for all-time by an incredible taper, maybe the best. RIP, Mike, wherever you are, and thanks! Your work is appreciated by this humble collector and fan. Thanks also to Big O posting this show up. Truly fabulous, even with “joined in progress”.

    By Mr. Jimmy on Aug 29, 2014

  14. @Clapberry: thanks for the FLAC!

    @bigO: thanks for ALL you do!

    By PT on Aug 29, 2014

  15. and of course huge thanks to Mr. Millard!! I hope he’s enjoying the all-star jams in heaven.

    By PT on Aug 29, 2014

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