December 11, 2019 – 8:24 am


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Philadelphia 1992 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA; March 11, 1992 (Early and Late Shows). Very good soundboard.

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks were a British jazz band led by drummer Bill Bruford. The initial version of Earthworks strongly stressed an acoustic/electronic jazz fusion style, balancing Bruford’s electronic Simmons drums (frequently used for melodic or chordal parts) and Django Bates’ synthesizer work against the traditional acoustic elements of Iain Ballamy’s saxophones and Bates’ tenor horn. Although the band’s initial formation featured double bass, the band subsequently used electric bass guitar until 1993. From 1998 onwards, Earthworks was predominantly an acoustic band, with double bass and piano rather than electric instruments and with Bruford returning to an acoustic drumkit. The band was formally retired in January 2009 when Bruford retired from active music. - wikipedia

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Thanks to julsay for sharing the shows at Dime.

julsay noted:

A good one. I recorded the early show via my discreet soundboard patch (cables plugged in and “hanging out” under the seat directly in front of the board). I had no plans to stay for the late show, but then my friend the soundman told me that Bill [Bruford] was looking to borrow a DAT to record the late show.

I was then introduced to Bill, and he told me the story: they had rented a mobile recording truck to record the tour, but they got stuck in bad weather in Rochester. Bill loved the sound of the venue from the early show and wanted to chronicle the late show in some (inexpensive) way. We struck a deal whereby I would “go home to get my DAT” (I of course did not tell him that I had it with me or that I recorded the early show) to record the late show and, in exchange, I could run a cassette version for myself (he offered to send me a cassette copy of the DAT, but I suspected that would never actually happen, so I told him I’d bring a cassette deck as well).

So I did in fact go home, picked up my trusted Sony TCD-5M, dropped off the early show master DAT tape, and went back to the venue. I then proceeded to do as arranged: I recorded both to DAT (for Bill) and cassette (for me). I’ve made hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of board masters, but I can’t recall another time of a British Prog musician actually allowing someone to patch in.

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soundboard > Sony tcd5m cassette deck (dolby “b” on)
cassette master > Sony SBM-1 > HHB CDR recorder

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Disc 1 (Early Show)
Track 101. Dancing On Frith Street 5:57
Track 102. My Heart Declares A Holiday 6:57
Track 103. A Stone’s Throw 9:18
Track 104. Hotel Splendor 6:11
Track 105. Untitled 7:38
Track 106. Candles Still Flicker In Romania’s Dark 7:49
Track 107. Libreville 8:40
Track 108. Horn solo/Untitled/Bass solo/Drum solo/Untitled 14:14
Track 109. Untitled 9:35
Track 110. Downtown 7:49
85 mins

Disc 2 (Late Show)
Track 201. Stromboli Kicks 7:34
Track 202. All Heaven Broke Loose 7:50
Track 203. Libreville-band intros 9:03
Track 204. Candles Still Flicker In Romania’s Dark 7:20
Track 205. My Heart Declares A Holiday 7:26
Track 206. Up North 6:16
Track 207. Untitled 5:57
Track 208. Pilgrim’s Way 7:56
Track 209. Untitled (with solos part 1) 5:58
Track 210. Untitled (with solos part 2) 5:26
Track 211. Untitled (with solos part 3) 9:34
Track 212. Emotional Shirt 6:00
87 mins

Bill Bruford - drums, percussion
Iain Ballamy - keyboards, saxophone
Django Bates - keyboards, eb tenor horn
Tim Harries - bass

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  1. 45 Responses to “BRUFORD’S EARTHWORKS - PHILADELPHIA 1992”

  2. Nice, saw him with yes in the early days and again about 10 years ago a couple of times with his band at the time.

    By Jack on Dec 11, 2019

  3. Is this the same Bill Bruford from Yes ? What’s he doin makin this shit ? This is queer music for a bunch of Dic suckers . Give us some Yes or other classic rock. In fact there ain’t been no good classic rock here lately. Get with the motherfuckin program. .

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  4. Hey Anti , hope you’re still here dude . Just heard a Radio interview with Mike Mad Dog Curtis the other day . Man the poor guy sounded old . Stuttered and mumbled his words . Guess it’s gonna happen to us all eventually. He probably has had various concussions from his playin days . Think he’s in is mid or late 70s now . Hard to fuckin believe. Seems like 68 was just yesterday. Still have a photo of him from that year when he almost ripped Roman Gabriel’s head clean off . Can’t play the game like that no more . You’ll get fined or suspended. It’s a pussy game now .

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  5. Also a coon game today played by a bunch of monkeys . Back then you had coons but not nearly as many and they was respectful. None of that tattoo and dreadlock bulkshit. They said yes sir to the white man and wouldn’t think of looking at a white bitch cause the men in the white sheets was around back then .

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  6. Also heard that the hall of fame committee was increasing the number of old timers to be on the ballot. That increases the chances for guys like Mike Curtis and my guy Chuck Howley to get in .

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  7. Curtis and Howley should have been first ballot hall of famers . Their stats is better than some guys already in the hall . Curtis was hurt cause many thought he was a dirty player and the colts quit being good after the 71 season. Howley was a 6 time all pro . Coach Landry called him the best linebacker he ever saw . He could stop the run , rush the passer and had 25 career interceptions, was the only player from a losing team to win super bowl mvp

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  8. Chuck was probably hurt cause of them two losses to the packers in 66 and the ice bowl in 67 , although he played great in both games . It’s a team game . In them two playoff losses to the browns 68 69 Chuck played great again and returned a fumble for a touchdown in one of them . His teammates let him down In them two blowout losses

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  9. The next year vs the colts in the super ( blooper ) bowl . Chuck picked off 3 passes , recovered a fumble had a sack and had a bunch of tackles and was mvp even though the cowboys lost

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  10. The next year 71 . The cowboys finally won it all vs the dolphins. Chuck had another great game . Bunch of tackles, fumble recovery and an interception to seal the win . Chuck Howley is a fuckin first ballot hall of famer , he and Mike Curtis both are . They is both old men now and may not be with us much longer. The fact that these great men ain’t in the hall of fame is a disgrace. Every year they let more modern day coons like Ray Lewis in but forget Howley and Curtis as well as other old timers

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  11. Mike Curtis said he still aint over that super bowl 3 loss to Namath and the fuckin Jets . Anti , I think that game was fixed . Morrall throwing all them interceptions and missing Jimmy Orr in the end zone . Somebody got paid off man . Think Owner Carroll Rosenblum was in debt to the mob . Jew bastard.

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  12. Bubba Smith went to his grave thinking that game was fixed Curtis had the interception that set up Jim Obrian’s winning field goal in super bowl five but said even that couldn’t take away the pain of that jets loss . None of the colts were thrilled after they won . That super bowl 3 loss haunts them to this day , at least the ones still here

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  13. Fuck, D(err)ick.

    A bit early for your drivel, no?
    Have u heard yourself rant enough yet this morning?

    Now I get why all you do is spew shit here. It must be tough not having any friends to actually speak with.

    Try the local dive bar, or better yet start a Podcast, but for Fuck’s sake leave us out of it!

    Then, have an awesome day and a lovely holiday season!!

    By lalalalalala (fingers in ears) can't hear you on Dec 11, 2019

  14. Derrick,
    You ‘ol buttfucker-time to hang it up, your silly posts have no edge, please stop before you hurt yourself.

    By otis t on Dec 11, 2019

  15. Shut Up Derrick

    By Shut Up Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  16. Fuck you all . Queer and coon lovers and Dic suckers too . Also jew bastards

    By Derrick on Dec 11, 2019

  17. Chuck Howley was great , belongs in the HOF . So does Drew Pearson ‘ Lee Roy Jordan Cliff Harris ‘ ‘ Charlie Waters Too Tall Jones and Hollywood Henderson. Big cowboys fan from the sixties and seventies.

    By T Curtis on Dec 12, 2019

  18. Derrick - Just think how much smarter you would sound if you were to increase your pathetically limited vocabulary. Til then, try to stick to music, OK asshole?

    By Russ on Dec 12, 2019

  19. Russ is a motherfuckin Dic suckin Jew bastard.

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  20. thought about just talking to yourself, Derrick?

    By Crawphish on Dec 12, 2019

  21. Yeah Mr Curtis. All them you mentioned was great . All played under coach Tom Landry.

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  22. Also Dwane Thomas

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  23. Fuckin Dwane Thomas should have had a hall of fame career. Best motherfuckin running back I ever seen in almost fifty years . He blew his career to hell by his behavior. He wanted more money and wouldn’t talk to nobody for that year 71 that they won their first super bowl. He was a big part of both them super bowl runs them years 70 71 . Coach Landry traded him before the 72 season and he bounced around the league for about three years before he was done . A fuckin shame . It hurt him and us as we didn’t win another super bowl till 77 when we got Tony Dorsett .

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  24. Dwane Thomas should have had a hall of fame career. He was that good . Get sic every time I think of what his career could have been . Roger Staubach and Bob Lily said the same thing

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  25. Hey Derrick, remember Dallas gettin screwed by the refs in that super bowl vs the colts . Thomas fumbled on the colts 1 yard line and the refs gave the ball to the colts even though the replay showed Dallas recovered the fumble . If they scored it would have been 20 to 6 and the game would have been over

    By T Curtis on Dec 12, 2019

  26. I remember Mr Curtis . Dwane fumbled but Dave Manders the center had the ball at the bottom of the pile . Think it was 1st and goal . We score and it’s fuckin over . Refs gave it to the colts and they drive and get the tying touchdown. The Craig Morton throws that pass that’s tipped by Dan Reeves and Mike Mad Dog Curtis picks off . Obrian kicks the field goal . Colts win 16 13

    By T Curtis on Dec 12, 2019

  27. We also got fucked in super bowl 13 vs the Steelers when the refs called that fuckin pass interference against Benny Barnes who was actually tripped by Lynn Swann . That led to two touchdowns. That was no pass interference . The league admitted afterwards that the refs blew it . That fuckin call determined the team of the 70s

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  28. The ref was Fred Swearingen who was also the ref who called Franco Harris imaculate reception

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  29. The refs today is much worse though. What motherfuckin dumbasses . All they do today is throw flags for everything

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  30. So Derrick and T Curtis are one and the same person. Man ‘What a surprise.

    Derrick,’ everybody knows that you re a queer. All this football shit don’t cut no ice And I think your favorite is havin your holes filled with black coc.

    The men in white sheets is comin to get you’ bubba.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 12, 2019

  31. This isn’t fair. The guy who works the Derrick puppet has screwed up and now everyone knows I’m Derrick, and it’s happened so goddamn fast.

    Upside is that I’m also The Antichrist, Der Furher, HHH, TJ, Bill and others including Jerry Disher. A great world of multiple personalities to explore.

    It’s interesting talking to them. Der Furher wants to rule the world while Derrick still wishes he could be butt fucked by Vince Lombardi’s ghost.

    By T Curtis on Dec 12, 2019

  32. Derrick gets busted talking to himself again. Poor guy.

    By Mark on Dec 12, 2019

  33. Derrick - Really feel sorry for you if that’s the best you can do. I think the last piece of ass you got was when the toilet paper ripped. Did you suck your finger after?

    By Russ on Dec 12, 2019

  34. The motherfuckin Dic suckers is out in full force . Anyway Anti , know that you is laying low pal . Know that wasn’t you . The coon lovers and Jew bastards has is bout ready to get me to lay low too. Too many of them motherfuckers these days

    By Derrick on Dec 12, 2019

  35. Hey I’ve been in hibernation also mainly because you can’t reason with the idiots here who want to see this once great country destroyed by the Pelosis ‘ Occasio Cortez’s and Towel Head Omar’s of the world . The way I see it David Duke would be the only hope but he’s disappeared. And once again I’m not Antichrist or Derrick or anyone else . Just me fools .

    By HHH on Dec 12, 2019

  36. Derrick, it’s obvious that there are very few football fans here . I’m not as knowledgeable as you but I used to enjoy the game before it became dominated by black apes who rape and beat up women and abuse kids .

    By HHH on Dec 12, 2019

  37. It’s wrong even if most of those women are fat overweight tattooed white mudshark sluts

    By HHH on Dec 12, 2019

  38. HHH - you shouldn’t talk about Derrick’s wife like that, even if she is, as you say, a fat overweight etc. The biggest surprise though is that he’s managed to find a woman.

    By FFS! on Dec 12, 2019

  39. Derrick and HHH the sooner you “lay low” the better. Find a football blog and pollute that with your inarticulate rants. Please?

    By Russ on Dec 12, 2019

  40. Russ and Mark sound like one and the same.

    By HHH on Dec 13, 2019

  41. Nope. One me is enough. I don’t need to post under different names.

    By Mark on Dec 13, 2019

  42. Derrick,
    remember that half Clint Longly had against the….Redskins??? Not sure it was them, but Holy shit that was the most exciting drives i remember (not very clearly at all) in all of football. I shold look that up, sure I’d find something.

    By otis t on Dec 14, 2019

  43. Clint Longley 50 yards to Drew Pearson.Thanksgiving 1974.Staubach got knocked out of the game.Remember it well

    By Derrick on Dec 14, 2019

  44. Coach Tom Landry for my cowboys.Redskins coach was George Allen

    By T J on Dec 14, 2019

  45. Loved the rivalry with the redskins specially when George Allen coached the skins.Teams hated each other .Would almost always split their two seasonal games back then

    By Derrick on Dec 14, 2019

  46. derrick loves this music.

    By derrickkk on Dec 16, 2019

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