March 20, 2023 – 6:24 am

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New York 2002 [Two Of Us Master Series, 1CD]

Two Of Us Master Series Volume 137. Live at Makor, New York City, NY; January 30, 2002 (Late Show). Very good audience recording.

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On February 26, 2002, Norah Jones released her critically acclaimed debut album, Come Away With Me. It is also considered one of the best-selling albums of all time. In April 2022, Blue Note released a 20th anniversary expanded edition of Come Away with Me, with demos from the First Sessions EP, previously unreleased demos, and outtakes.

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

Between 1983 and 2002 there were not any tapers more active than the “Two Of Us”. For the better part of two decades 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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Norah Jones - Makor, NYC January 30, 2002 (Late Show)

Norah Jones spent a good part of the summer of 2001 into 2002 playing free Wednesday night shows at the Makor selling her six song demo CD, rehearsing and polishing the stage presence of her band.

This is presumably part of those shows, captured slightly less than a month before the release of her major label debut, “Come Away With Me” that would eventually sell 27 million copes making her an international star resulting in the end of shows at a venue like this.

This is the late show identified by Norah making a comment that she was going to play a song for some friends from high school who missed the early show and were in attendance.

Big thanks to “Two Of Us” and their dedication to capturing all these legendary performers, 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…we’ve barely scratched the surface.

mjk5510 & Two Of Us

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Two Of Us DAT Master > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX 8 / ozone 9 (mastered) > xACT 2.50 > FLAC

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Track 01. A Little At A Time 5:19
Track 02. Nightingale 3:50
Track 03. The Nearness Of You 8:11
Track 04. Something Is Calling You 3:32
Track 05. Hallelujah, I Love Him So 5:43
Track 06. Lonestar 3:48
Track 07. Painter Song 2:39
Track 08. Don’t Know Why 3:55
Track 09. The Long Day Is Over 4:49
Track 10. Feelin’ The Same Way 4:57
Track 11. Shoot The Moon 5:40
Track 12. What Would I Do 4:06
57 mins

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  1. 15 Responses to “NORAH JONES - NEW YORK 2002”

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

    By U L E on Mar 20, 2023

  3. Of course

    By U L E on Mar 20, 2023

  4. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Mar 20, 2023

  5. Thanks for this Big O. Always enjoy more Norah. I got a new fantasy about sniffing coke out of the crack of her ass too so this is timely. Thank you

    By Swappers on Mar 20, 2023

  6. Hey Jocko P, rumors recently circulating that it is your very own self who keeps starting these rumors. We all know you are an attention seeking numbnut - so stopping ask stooopid questions!.

    By HHH on Mar 20, 2023

  7. That Swappers must have plenty cash.
    Round here we mostly smells shit outta the crack of HHH’s ass.

    By Derrick on Mar 20, 2023

  8. Derrick, you don’t need “plenty cash” to have a fantasy!

    By HHH on Mar 20, 2023

  9. Triple, my fantasy is NOT being able to smell your goddam asshole.

    By Derrick on Mar 20, 2023

  10. Then you should plug up your nose before you eat out my ass, sweety.

    By HHH on Mar 21, 2023

  11. Wish I could eat out my own ass, that would be be so cool!

    By U L E on Mar 21, 2023

  12. Derrick I is surprised you is still talking to HHH after that time he took a shit when you was giving him a reacharound. Have you forgiven him?

    By Nelson on Mar 21, 2023

  13. Nels- we were in the shower when that happened, so it wasn’t too bad, it just dropped down. I didn’t notice it until I stepped in it, but it stunk like ripe roadkill. Some got on my sack when the turd came out his ass too, but Triple ball jacked me to clean it off.

    I cut him off for a month after the time he shit on my chest while he was tea bagging me. I just can’t quit him though.

    By Derrick on Mar 21, 2023

  14. Hey Derrick, that musta been bad, I’d have been tempted to bite one of his fuckin nuts off, yknow?

    Still it must be good for you and him to be buddies like that. I thought Jerry D would be my numero uno friend, the bastard said he would when I was plating him in an alley behind the mall but he’s gone back to his wife. She wouldn’t suc his fucken dic if she knew some of the places its been, I can tell ya.

    By Nelson on Mar 21, 2023

  15. What the hell is plating

    By Jocko P on Mar 21, 2023

  16. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Mar 21, 2023

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