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featuring Aaron Neville
Jones Beach 1990 [
Two Of Us Master Series Volume 70, 1CD]

Live at Jones Beach, Wantaugh, NY; August 30, 1990. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to mjk5510 and Two Of Us for sharing the show at Dime.

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Known Faults:

- Don’t Know Much: start slightly cut
- When Something Is Wrong With My Baby: start cut

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Between 1983 and 1999 there was likely not a taper or taping duo more active than the “Two Of Us”. For the better part of a decade and a half they taped over 250 artists with an array being taped multiple times.

If you collect Springsteen then you are already familiar with some of their work, “fmcleanboots” has posted a half dozen or so of their “Tunnel Of Love” tour shows but has decided to pass the baton.

What you don’t know is their passion was not just for Springsteen but for music and that passion runs deep. It is astonishing how many artists they taped.

They followed tours taping club shows, theater shows, arena shows, big artists, mid-level artists and local artists. If they were following a tour and the tour had an off night they’d see who else was playing that night to tape.

Always focused on enjoyment of the show as the priority, tickets were for the most part acquired outside of the venue as they worked to obtain the best possible seats, continually trading up until the correct seats were acquired.

The results of this were the captures are uniformly excellent but on occasion the start of the show was sacrificed as a trade-off for the seats. The heavy lifting was done by the Sony WM-D6C and an external Shure Mic before moving to DAT for the last couple of years.

None of their masters have ever been circulated and have been safely stored for the past three to four decades in a climate controlled environment. Tapes transferred so far are in pristine condition.

Though we may do some mini releases of a series of shows in order for one portion of a tour for the most part shows will not be released in order, there are just too many of them.

This will be a very exciting series and we hope along the way we upgrade existing circulating audio and offer up shows that do not have any circulating audio.

We hope you enjoy the ride, this is definitely not a dark ride.

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Linda Ronstadt - Jones Beach; August 30, 1990

After abandoning her pop roots Linda Ronstadt spent the greater part of the 1980’s scoring success in a variety of genres including three albums of adult contemporary songs, an album of traditional Mexican songs and a country album. She returned to the pop charts with 1989’s “Cry Like A Rainstorm - Howl Like The Wind” and the hit “Don’t Know Much” featuring Aaron Neville.

The 1990 tour that followed finds Linda’s voice is still as beautiful and strong as the great tours of the 1970’s. Writing these tours off as nostalgic would be a mistake, with a setlist that touches every decade Linda is clearly enjoying performing again and sounds fantastic.

This is a completely uncirculated show, quality is very good and a welcome addition to Linda’s live archives.

Thanks to “Two Of Us” and their dedication to capturing all these great shows, the HOURS and HOURS spent waiting in line, traveling, money on tickets as well as trusting me to be the caretaker of their life’s work, our little community is indebted to you both. Also, a big thank you to my friend “fmcleanboots” for putting me in touch and laying the groundwork that has resulted in all these great releases and finally to professor goody for always being “on call” to ensure we’re at the correct pitch… we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface.

mjk5510 & Two Of Us

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Shure Mic > Sony WM-D6C
Transfer: Master Tapes > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX 8 / ozone 9 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Kindly email us if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files. Also email us if you have any rarities you’d like to share with our readers.

Track 01. It’s So Easy 2:43
Track 02. When Will I Be Loved 2:19
Track 03. Blue Bayou 4:00
Track 04. Tumbling Dice 3:41
Track 05. Ooh Baby Baby 3:16
Track 06. Just One Look 3:07
Track 07. Hurt So Bad 3:10
Track 08. I Can’t Let Go 3:10
Track 09. Still Within The Sound Of My Voice 4:31
Track 10. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress 3:11
Track 11. Shattered 2:44
Track 12. I Keep It Hid 3:50
Track 13. Adios 3:25
Track 14. Don’t Know Much 3:24
Track 15. I Need You 3:07
Track 16. All My Life 3:56
Track 17. Trouble Again 3:05
Track 18. Band Inroductions 1:44
Track 19. Cry Like A Rainstorm 7:55
Track 20. Poor Poor Pitiful Me 3:52
Track 21. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave 2:46
Track 22. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 3:39
Track 23. Goodbye My Friend 3:31
80 mins

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  1. 17 Responses to “LINDA RONSTADT - JONES BEACH 1990”

  2. My favorite Ronstadt album is Mad Love. Nice semi-punk Linda. Also, her recording of Warren Zevon’s “Carmelita” is excellent.

    By Mark on Dec 10, 2021

  3. She likes em on the large side I hear . Hoagies and trouser trout .

    By ELU on Dec 10, 2021

  4. Rumor has it this is a lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2021

  5. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Dec 10, 2021

  6. All women prefer big dic ks . It’s not a rumor , but fact . Any woman who says otherwise is either lying to you , herself, or has little experience. I have a 10 inch length 6 inch circumference minimum requirement. Black men are my preference also .

    By Anne on Dec 10, 2021

  7. I expect HHH, Nelson, Derrick, DD and/or Aunty Chris to soon be spewing their filth about me.

    By Anne on Dec 10, 2021

  8. She wouldn’t fuck me, no chicks will. *sob*

    Anne won’t either, but she let me pee on her behind the dumpster in the alley where she lives.

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2021

  9. He fucked me. My ass and tonsils still hurt. *sob*

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2021

  10. Mark

    If you like Linda’s Mad Love album, I highly recommend the Cretones “Thin Red Line” CD

    Most of the Cretones were the musicians on the Mad Love CD, and a number of songs (including Mad Love) were from the Cretones’ set list.

    By Paul M Newton Jr on Dec 10, 2021

  11. last two twernt me.more fakes

    By U L E on Dec 11, 2021

  12. Thanks for Linda. my favorite album is Heart like a wheel. in 74 it put her on the map mainstream wise. Simple Dreams and Prisoner in disguise are also great. If you want to hear a song of beauty ,listen to Lindas duet with JD Souther on the song prisoner in disguise.

    By Bill on Dec 11, 2021

  13. Twernt me on any of the above . All fakes

    By U L E on Dec 11, 2021

  14. Thanks, Paul. I’ll check out The Cretones and have a listen.

    By Mark on Dec 11, 2021

  15. Papa Nez has left the building. RIP

    By sking on Dec 11, 2021

  16. Indeed, sking. Dolenz is the last man (uh, Monkee) standing.

    By Mark on Dec 11, 2021

  17. At first we wondered if these four could be legit, but each showed that they had the Moxy, and they were unique and grew in their craft. RIP Michael.

    By ScarRad on Dec 11, 2021

  18. Hi Mark

    The Cretones released two albums. The first, “Thin Red Line” ios available on CD.

    The second “Snap Snap” hasn’t ben released on CD (shame!)

    By Paul M Newton Jr on Dec 12, 2021

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