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Melbourne 2017 [no label, 2CD]

Patti Smith performs Horses. Live at Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia; April 16, 2017. Very good to excellent audience recording.

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

eckythump noted:

Hamer Hall is a magnificent venue, one of the best in Melbourne with superb acoustics, though two people who bought tickets to the row in front of me might disagree - their seats they had purchased had been removed, literally! You could see the marks on the floor where theirs seats had been, but for some unexplained reason they had been removed. This led to much head scratching by the staff, with all this happening about 10 minutes before showtime. They were eventually led somewhere else, where I’m not sure as it was sold out, but I hope they get a refund!

It had been nine years since Patti Smith last toured Australia, and it’s been widely publicised this will be her last tour here, and the pumped up crowd was ready to explode by the time her and the band walked out on stage at around 8:40 pm. The show was incredible, Patti’s voice is better than ever and her band is magnificent. The crowd sat for the first two songs, then during Birdland one enterprising young lady decided to make her way up to the front, which then led to a free for all abandoning of seats and everyone else rushing to the front and everyone in the stalls standing for the rest of the show.

Unfortunately for one woman behind me this upset her, and you can hear her complaints about her bad back after Kimberly, and it got a bit tense between her and the people who had rushed the front and were standing behind me, which is what all the talking you can hear at this point was about. She wasn’t heard from again though, so either she left, or sat there miserable. I understand her frustration, but it’s an expensive lesson to learn - if you can’t stand then get a seat in the balcony not on the floor, particularly for a show like this one, as people are probably going to stand. It was a terrific show, and I’m very glad I got to witness one of the legendary artists perform her amazing Horses album in full!

Hamer Hall has excellent acoustics, and the sound was mixed faultlessly, which in turn resulted in an excellent sounding recording. You will really enjoy listening to this one, I think the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Click here for a review of the show.

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Nokia Lumia 930 (called Lumia Icon in North America) w/built-in HAAC mics > Audio Recorder Pro app > 16bit/48 KHz PCM/WAV
Encoding: Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC Level 8
Recorded from stalls left side of stage

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Disc 1
Track 100. Intro 0:38
Track 101. Gloria 6:28
Track 102. Redondo Beach 5:05
Track 103. Birdland 9:20
Track 104. Free Money 5:25
Track 105. Kimberley 5:28
Track 106. Patti talks 2:47
Track 107. Break It Up 4:16
Track 108. Patti talks 3:42
Track 109. Land/Gloria 15:45
59 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Patti talks 1:39
Track 202. Elegie 5:31
Track 203. Patti talks 2:17
Track 204. Privilege (Set Me Free) 4:16
Track 205. Dancing Barefoot 6:03
Track 206. Ghost Dance 5:10
Track 207. Patti talks 0:34
Track 208. Because the Night 5:11
Track 209. People Have The Power 5:36
Track 210. Encore Break 1:54
Track 211. My Generation (The Who cover) 9:26
48 mins

Patti Smith - vocals, guitar (on My Generation)
Lenny Kaye - guitar, bass, vocals
Jay Dee Daugherty - drums, bass
Tony Shanahan - keyboards, bass, vocals
Andy York - bass, guitar, vocals

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  1. 36 Responses to “PATTI SMITH - MELBOURNE, APRIL 16, 2017”

  2. fantastic and so timely thanks kindly

    By nate on Apr 18, 2017

  3. A true legend ,her first album is a masterpiece

    By Corey M on Apr 18, 2017

  4. Wow Thanks Big O! - from the night before last and recorded on someone’s mobile phone. This is where we are now. phones sending us concerts of music from ‘75 albums we bought when they came out and from the other side of the planet in the Antipodes from a couple of nights ago
    who would ‘ave thunk it?!

    Not bad quality either!
    Top stuff!

    By swappers on Apr 18, 2017

  5. She looks like an old hag. No wonder guys become faggots

    By Smashmoron on Apr 18, 2017

  6. It’s good to be an idiot when you’re surrounded by morons who drive you nuts by bouncing on my chin

    By The Idiot on Apr 18, 2017

  7. Patti Smith had nothing to do with me being a faggot, I just love dick. Right now I’m loving Donny Tremaine’s.

    By Carlos,Cuevas on Apr 19, 2017

  8. Same here Carlos, except for Donny Tremaine. I haven’t met him yet, but I’m sure I’d suck him off or cornhole him.

    By Harry Reems on Apr 19, 2017

  9. too bad you don`t have to show proof of age to comment here.

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 19, 2017

  10. …you said it, Sarge.
    By the way, thanks for the music, BigO

    By DanC on Apr 19, 2017

  11. What’s wrong with most of the people who comment here ? The commenters don’t match the great music

    By Bill on Apr 19, 2017

  12. Get used to it Bill , if one troll leaves there are 10 to take his place

    By Harold on Apr 19, 2017

  13. There must be at least 10 morons and 5 Carlos’s by now , haven’t heard from Mancini in a while at least he was funny even though he was a dumbass

    By Harold on Apr 19, 2017

  14. sarge, agreed and I would add I.Q.

    By Happy Camper on Apr 19, 2017

  15. at least it’s good to see that most of the usual gang of idiots on BigO put Patti nearly into the same league as Sinatra.

    By Adam on Apr 19, 2017

  16. Hey Eli, using your Walter alias again to praise your own crap, hey you weasel you ? Mancini is finally KO off the ring for good. Good riddance ! He will not be missed, he can stay in his beloved 70s

    By Cassius Frazier on Apr 19, 2017

  17. too bad you don`t have to show proof of age to comment here.

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 19, 2017

    You don’t stop being a MORON just by getting old ! What a MORON !!!

    By Dropkick Moron on Apr 19, 2017

  18. The same league ? Complete non sense ! Patty Smyth has a tiny dick

    By Adam Moron on Apr 19, 2017

  19. I just love dick.

    By Carlos,Cuevas on Apr 19, 2017

    Dick who ?

    By Dick HEAD on Apr 19, 2017

  20. I’m just curious, would someone normal who is not a troll tell me if the commentors have always been like this , say 4 or 5 years ago ? I only discovered this blog a short time ago and most of the people are idiots. Thanks

    By Bill on Apr 20, 2017

  21. Bill, when I first checked out this blog, there was almost nothing like what happens now. Look at a random post from say, 2010 or so. The worst was the occasional pissing contest between a “darth” and others.

    But darth was not a troll. He was always about music in his heart. He tended to (way) overwrite, so people got annoyed and over-responded angrily. He returned the fire, but never do I remember him making the first personal attack. He was opinionated, as most of us are, but always about music (unless personally trashed). Eventually, he got flamed no matter what or how little he wrote. But outside of posting a musical opinion, he was always on defense.

    By Happy Camper on Apr 20, 2017

  22. not a troll? we’re talking about the same guy that ripped off the chambers brothers, posted the TV guide daily, and was a music hoarder, right?

    By tim jansen on Apr 20, 2017

  23. Are you defending yourself or what ? Reading darth posts was like having a tooth pulled out. Except it was more painful and longer. Whoever flushed the toilet on his unbearable ego display has to be thanked. Good riddance !

    By Happy Moron on Apr 20, 2017

  24. Please let me talk about dicks, nuts and chins. I don’t care about anyting else,please !!!

    By Useless piece of shit on Apr 20, 2017

  25. darth was a yuge troll, believe me. We have a lot in common- we’re both pathological liars, we both have a narcissistic personality disorder, and we bullshit constantly. When people prove that we’re wrong, we double down and fight even harder to argue that we’re right, no matter how much evidence there is to show that we’re dead wrong. That fake news media lies about me as much as you losers lied about darth. Sad!

    I might bring him on as an advisor! He can’t be any worse than that dick Jared and my piece of ass daughter who have as many conflicts of interest as I do. Don’t tell her, but I gave Ivanka an office near mine so I could feel her up as often as possible with my oversized hands. Winning!

    By Donald Trump U. on Apr 21, 2017

  26. Bill, see what I mean? Unfortunate that we all have to wade through so much dogshit to enjoy music. The price of free, I guess.

    By Happy Camper on Apr 21, 2017

  27. “darth was not a troll”
    Talk about dogshit! That’s worse than my armada heading towards New Zealand after I said it was going to North Korea!

    “never do I remember him making the first personal attack”
    That’s as bad as my claim of seeing hundreds of thousands of Muslims celebrating in Jersey City on 9/11! You weren’t paying very close attention, that was just one of many of darth’s lies.

    “Eventually, he got flamed no matter what or how little he wrote.”
    Because he was a fucking LIAR and a world class bullshit artist who needed attention so badly he would say anything! Or, as my doctor, who declared me to be the healthiest President ever would call it: narcissistic personality disorder.

    “he was always on defense”
    That’s the way it usually is for liars and bullshitters. Remember the Lionel Mapleson debate? Johnny Winter never playing with Jimi Hendrix? Steve Howe playing on a Chuck Berry live album? Insulting someone’s deceased family member who gave his life defending his country? darth photographing the Rolling Stones in the studio and the Ramones on tour, and almost every single rock star in the last 30 years, but no photo credits whatsoever? The list is almost as extensive as the lies and falsehoods I’ve told in the last two years, believe me. Sad.

    By Donald Trump U. on Apr 21, 2017

  28. Happy Camper- please let me know what you’ve been smoking so I can get some. You’re on one hell of a high, dude.

    By everyone else on bigo on Apr 21, 2017

  29. possibly drunk, definitely wobbly

    By Nappy Hamper on Apr 21, 2017

  30. Everyone these huge nuts bouncing on your chin are giving you an incredible high

    By everyone else on big o Moron on Apr 21, 2017

  31. More Sinatra posts please , time to get back to important things like the mob , JFK and of course Big Dicks

    By Tony C on Apr 21, 2017

  32. Thanks Big O

    By Petermcg on Apr 22, 2017

  33. RIP Willards Wormholes one of my favorite music blogs. there was always a lot great music there and his insights were valuable and lead to good discussions about music. apparently there was no message about why its gone or if it will return.

    By barth on Apr 22, 2017

  34. barth, thanx for the news but DAMN! That was a tremendous site! Definitely by and for music lovers.

    By Happy Camper on Apr 22, 2017

  35. Mr Trump, you speak the words of truthness. God bless you Sir

    By George W Bush Laden on Apr 23, 2017

  36. apparently there was no message about why its gone or if it will return.

    Because of the troll comments, what else ?

    By George Coffeecups on Apr 23, 2017

  37. very true Happy Camper, its an unfortunate event. who knows perhaps he will return.

    George Coffeecups- i doubt that very much- the comments section was moderated, there were no trolls.

    By barth on Apr 23, 2017

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