BOB DYLAN - BROOKLYN 2012

November 27, 2012 – 12:47 pm

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BOB DYLAN
Brooklyn 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY; November 21, 2012. Fair to good audience recording.

Dylan’s last gig of 2012…

Thanks to goodnitesteve who uploaded and offered the tracks on Mediafire; and to eddiethecat for sharing the show at HungerCity.

Chuck Armstrong wrote at ultimateclassicrock.com:

Less than half an hour after [support act Mark] Knopfler’s performance, Dylan and his band walked out on-stage and immediately broke into 1967’s You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere. As typical with any Dylan performance, there was no chit-chat with the audience, only rocking song after rocking song. The only time Dylan took a break from the music was to introduce his band, which consisted of long-time members like bassist Tony Garnier and drummer George Receli, as well as pedal steel guitarist Donnie Herron, guitarist Stu Kimball and a legend in his own right, guitarist Charlie Sexton.

Dylan’s set included classic tracks like Highway 61 Revisited and Tangled Up in Blue, and he also jammed on two brand new tracks from his latest studio album, Tempest - Early Roman Kings and Soon After Midnight. Playing mainly on a grand piano, Dylan also spent some time behind an electric piano as well as showing off his phenomenal mouth harp skills with his harmonica. From Knopfler joining Dylan and his band onstage for a handful of songs to the encore of the one and only tune, Blowin’ in the Wind, Dylan’s final scheduled performance of 2012 exceeded expectations.

Source: Un-named Taper > zoom h2 recording raw > FLAC
Files as Downloaded but fixed SBEs

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Disc 1
Track 101. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (6.0MB)
Track 102. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (Mark Knopfler on guitar) (7.1MB)
Track 103. Things Have Changed (Mark Knopfler on guitar) (7.5MB)
Track 104. Tangled Up In Blue (Mark Knopfler on guitar) (9.0MB)
Track 105. Early Roman Kings (8.4MB)
Track 106. Chimes of Freedom (8.8MB)
Track 107. The Levee’s Gonna Break (11.2MB)
Track 108. Visions of Johanna (11.3MB)

Disc 2:
Track 201. Highway 61 (9.9MB)
Track 202. Soon After Midnight (5.9MB)
Track 203. Thunder on the Mountain (10.4MB)
Track 204. Forgetful Heart (6.3MB)
Track 205. Ballad of A Thin Man (8.4MB)
Track 206. Like A Rolling Stone (with band intros) (10.2MB)
Track 207. All Along the Watchtower (6.8MB)
Track 208. audience (2.6MB)
Track 209. Blowin’ In the Wind (10.2MB)

Lineup:
Bob Dylan - keyboard, piano, harp, vocals
Tony Garnier - bass
George Receli - drums
Stu Kimball - rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton - lead guitar
Donnie Herron - viola, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

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MILES DAVIS - TOKYO 1975

November 27, 2012 – 4:35 am

  

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MILES DAVIS
Tokyo 1975 [YSP 0606001, 6CD - CD 1 and 2]

Live at the Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan; January 23, February 7, February 8, 1975. From the Three Shows boot; good to fairly good audience recording.

A week or so after these Tokyo shows, Miles Davis was in Osaka and the Osaka shows were recorded and released as Agharta and Pangaea. Some consider Agharta a high point of the electric Miles.

These shows came from the Three Shows boot:
CD 1 and 2 - January 23, 1975
CD 3 and 4 - February 7, 1975
CD 5 and 6 - February 8, 9175

Thanks to TheBlueLady for sharing the tracks at HungerCity.

Thanks to frikiepalo for additional artwork.

This is a nice companion piece to the Another Unity release (click here).

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Discs Three to Six will be shared in the coming weeks.

January 23, 1975
Disc 1
Track 101. Ife (M. Davis) [inc.] 17:12 (23.6MB)
Track 102. Maiysha (M. Davis) 13:39 (18.7MB)
Track 103. Right Off (M. Davis) 12:57 (17.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Funk (M. Davis) [Prelude, Part 1 (inc.)] 11:37 (15.9MB)
Track 202. Mtume (M. Davis) 15:23 (21.1MB)
Track 203. For Dave (M. Davis) [Mr. Foster] 9:03 (12.4MB)
Track 204. Calypso Frelimo - Tune in 5 25:08 (34.5MB)

Lineup:
Miles Davis - trumpet, organ
Sonny Fortune - alto & soprano sax, flute
Pete Cosey - guitar, synthesizer, kalimba, table percussion
Reggie Lucas - guitar
Michael Henderson - bass
James “Mtume” Heath (aka Foreman) - percussion, rhythm box
Al Foster - drums

 

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THE REFUGEES - CHICAGO 2012

November 26, 2012 – 4:24 am

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THE REFUGEES
Chicago 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Levin Performance Studio, Chicago, IL; September 22, 2012. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

Accomplished solo artists Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland, and Wendy Waldman came together as The Refugees in 2007, forming a band of critically-acclaimed singer/songwriters performing their award-winning songs in glorious three-part harmony with high energy, humor, and stellar musicianship. Each of The Refugees has logged more than three decades in the industry, with 19 solo albums and multiple Grammy Award nominations to their credit, featuring musical styles that blend country, rock, folk, and Americana. Each performs their individual songs accompanied by the other two on guitars, bass, melodica, keyboards, percussion, mandolin, and harmonica, culminating in the creation of new renditions of their exceptional work. - excerpted from The Refugees and Deborah Holland’s websites

The key line in their bio: “They have been described as a female version of Crosby, Stills and Nash with humor.” What they need now is a Christmas show/album.

Thanks to mdshrk1 for recording and sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Lineage:
FM (Onkyo TX8511) > SoundBlaster (Live! 24 bit External) > wav (CD Wave Editor) > flac

Back cover picture by Lance Craig, posted at flickr.com.

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Track 01. Catch Me If You Can (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 4:15 (6.8MB)
Track 02. Can’t Stop Now (Wendy Waldman-Gary Nicholson) 3:48 (6.1MB)
Track 03. Talk 4:10 (6.6MB)
Track 04. Chainstores, Malls and Restaurants (Deborah Holland) 3:12 (5.1MB)
Track 05. Talk 5:12 (8.3MB)
Track 06. 7 Days (Cindy Bullens) 2:53 (4.6MB)
Track 07. Talk 2:05 (3.3MB)
Track 08. Green Rocky Road (trad, arr. Wendy Waldman) 3:36 (5.7MB)
Track 09. January Sky (Cindy Bullens) 5:48 (9.3MB)
Track 10. My Favorite Joe (Deborah Holland) 5:46 (9.2MB)
Track 11. With My Baby’s Love (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 5:52 (9.4MB)
Track 12. Rosalinda (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 5:38 (9.0MB)
Track 13. Unbound (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 5:14 (8.4MB)
57:36

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GRAHAM PARKER - TARRYTOWN 2012 (First night of their first tour in over 30 years!)

November 25, 2012 – 7:48 pm

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GRAHAM PARKER
Tarrytown, NY 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY; November 24, 2012. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Thanks to larryrulz who recorded the show and sharing it on Dime.

larryrulz notes:

Fantastic start to the first Graham Parker and The Rumour tour in over 30 years. The audience was into it but not a distraction at all. The setlist is a good mix of new and old… In this recording, there is a gap of about two minutes’ duration between the end of Local Girls and the beginning of You Can’t Be Too Strong. The gap consists mostly of applause and a very brief portion of Graham’s banter before You Can’t Be Too Strong. No music is missing.

Source: master audience recording
Location: 3rd row orchestra directly in front of speaker stacks
Lineage: CA-14 (cardioid) > CA-9100 preamp > Sony M10 (24/44) > Audacity (tracking only) > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000 (FLAC tags)

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Disc 1
Track 101. stage entrance (1.4MB)
Track 102. Fool’s Gold (5.1MB)
Track 103. Stop Cryin’ About The Rain (6.6MB)
Track 104. Nothin’s Gonna Pull Us Apart (6.7MB)
Track 105. Snake Oil Capital Of The World (6.5MB)
Track 106. intro to Get Started. Start A Fire (1.6MB)
Track 107. Get Started. Start A Fire (7.1MB)
Track 108. Watch The Moon Come Down (7.8MB)
Track 109. intro to Old Soul (2.1MB)
Track 110. Old Soul (5.2MB)
Track 111. Hotel Chambermaid (4.4MB)
Track 112. Live In Shadows (5.4MB)
Track 113. A Lie Gets Halfway ‘Round The World (7.8MB)
Track 114. intro to Jacksonville (1.4MB)
Track 115. I’ll Never Play Jacksonville Again (6.5MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. intro to Long Emotional Ride (761k)
Track 202. Long Emotional Ride (6.2MB)
Track 203. Discovering Japan (5.3MB)
Track 204. Nobody Hurts You (5.5MB)
Track 205. Protection (6.7MB)
Track 206. Thunder And Rain (4.8MB)
Track 207. Coathangers (7.4MB)
Track 208. Local Girls (5.0MB)
Encore 1
Track 209. You Can’t Be Too Strong (6.0MB)
Track 210. Passion Is No Ordinary Word (6.4MB)
Track 211. applause (2.6MB)
Encore 2
Track 212. Don’t Ask Me Questions (7.8MB)
Track 213. Soul Shoes (5.9MB)
Time: 1:47:15

Lineup:
Graham Parker - vocals, guitar
Steve Goulding - drums
Andrew Bodnar - bass
Bob Andrews - keyboards, vocals
Martin Belmont - guitar, vocals
Brinsley Schwarz - guitar, vocals

Graham Parker & The Rumour have embarked on their current tour to promote their just-released album, Three Chords Good. Click here to order the album.

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BLUE CHEER - UNRELEASED LP 1980

November 25, 2012 – 4:27 am

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BLUE CHEER
Unreleased LP 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Some claim it’s from 1978. Master stereo reel-to-reel. Very good to excellent soundboard, slight hiss.

Blue Cheer appeared in [the] spring of 1968 with a thunderously loud remake of Eddie Cochran’s Summertime Blues that many regard as the first true heavy-metal record. One of the first hard-rock power trios, the group was named for an especially high-quality strain of LSD. It’s manager, Gut, was a former Hell’s Angel. - The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (1995).

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net (Sharing The Groove/STG?) in 2005.

Uploader’s notes:

This is an unreleased LP recorded in 1980. I had this master reel-to-reel [for] 20 years, I don’t remember who gave this to me. All the info I have is here. This LP has nothing to do with the 1984 Megaforce LP, “The Beast… Is Back”. I don’t know the lineup, for sure there are Dickie Peterson and Paul Whaley, but not Tony Rainer on vocals, the singer is different. Sound quality is excellent and, comparing this to the 1984 LP, this is less hard and closer to albums like “New Improved” and “The Original Human Being”.

Flash forward to April 2012 and Mikedrums posted the following comment at Dime:

To the best of my knowledge this was never intended to be an album, just demos. I got the first batch that included Summertime Blues, Out of Focus, Route 66, It’s OK, and one or two others in the Spring of ‘79 from a tape-trading friend who had spent some time hanging out with them during rehearsals. This lineup (Peterson, Ranier, Fleck) did, in fact, play live. I have a rather poor sounding recording of one of their gigs that I hope to post sometime, along with a promo photo. There’s also a video on YouTube of this lineup performing on some TV show.

Thanks to myshadow for the front cover.

Source:
Uncirculated Master Stereo Soundboard.
Master Stereo Reel-to-Reel > Equalizer > CD > EAC > Wav > Flac

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Track 01. Blues Cadillac
Track 02. Out Of Focus
Track 03. Route 66
Track 04. Don’t Take Me Away
Track 05. It’s Okay
Track 06. Child Of Darkness
Track 07. Enough Of Your Lies
Track 08. Summertime Blues
Track 09. Good Morning Starlight
Track 10. I Want You Once Again

Lineup (thanks to uncle_remus):
Mike Fleck - drums
Dickie Peterson - bass, vocals
Tony Rainier - guitar

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JIMMY WEBB - BOSTON 2012

November 24, 2012 – 4:26 am

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JIMMY WEBB
Boston 2012 [no label, 2CD]

The Ruth and Carl J Shapiro Celebrity Lectures, Remis Auditorium, Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; November 14, 2012 (first of two nights). Very good to excellent audience recording.

Many music listeners, especially casual ones, would have no problem identifying with what host for the evening, Darcy Kuronen (Curator of Musical Instruments, Museum Of Fine Arts), said of Jimmy Webb’s songs. He grew up listening to songs such as Up Up And Away, Galveston and Wichita Lineman long before he found out that they were all written by Webb.

While Up Up And Away might prove more than a strain for the 66-year-old Webb, he was in fine form talking about his early days (amusing anecdote about playing Amazing Grace in church), his hit songs and fielding questions from the floor, about how MacArthur Park did not “cut” it with The Association; expressing admiration for  composers such as Bacharach-David and Lennon-McCartney; taking “originality as a challenge… I don’t like repetition”, songwriting as an American art; and rightful compensation for songwriters.

Thanks to Steve Hopkins (shopkin527) for recording and sharing the show at planetrocklosslessbootlegs.

A fun and entertaining set and a must for anyone who has spot for any of Jimmy Webb’s songs.

Source:
Digital Audience Stereo Master
Sound Pro SP-CMC-8 (AT943) Cards > Sony PCM-M10 > 16/44.1 WAV >
Adobe Audition (edits, levels, normalize) > CD Wave (tracks) > FLAC
No noise reduction or EQ; Fileset is seamless

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Disc 1 (62:27)
Track 101. intro 3:12 (4.4MB)
Track 102. Highwayman 4:57 (6.8MB)
Track 103. talk 3:21 (4.6MB)
Track 104. Galveston 3:54 (5.3MB)
Track 105. talk 8:11 (11.2MB)
Track 106. Oklahoma Nights 4:14 (5.8MB)
Track 107. talk 4:37 (6.3MB)
Track 108. Up Up And Away 3:49 (5.2MB)
Track 109. talk 14:54 (20.4MB)
Track 110. All I Know 3:51 (5.2MB)
Track 111. talk 2:22 (3.2MB)
Track 112. Wichita Lineman 4:58 (6.8MB)

Disc 2 (46:01)
Track 201. talk 14:55 (20.4MB)
Track 202. MacArthur Park 9:54 (13.6MB)
Track 203. Q&A 1 2:36 (3.5MB)
Track 204. Q&A 2 1:58 (2.7MB)
Track 205. Q&A 3 4:11 (5.7MB)
Track 206. Q&A 4 5:02 (6.9MB)
Track 207. Q&A 5 3:09 (4.3MB)
Track 208. Q&A 6 4:13 (5.8MB)

Partial songs played during talk segments… Amazing Grace, Turn Around Look At Me, Come Thou Fount, Where’s The Playground Susie

Jimmy Webb - vocals, piano

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JACK WHITE - NEW SOUTH WALES 2012

November 23, 2012 – 4:27 am

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JACK WHITE
Australia 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Splendour in the Grass Festival, live at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia; July 27, 2012. Very good to excellent FM broadcast, with some detectable FM hiss.

Thanks to Roman79 who recorded the show and shared the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

This is what Elise Vout wrote at mtv.com.au:

Undeterred by the shoe-sucking, quicksand-like mud and bone-chilling temperature, fans filled the Supertop to see music’s ultimate alternative rocker. Gracing the smokey blue-lit stage puffing a cigarette and defying the mud dressed in white boots and his trademark fitted black attire, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a scene from a Tim Burton film.

The largest crowd of the day sung along in unison to a mix of tracks from [Jack White’s] recent solo album Blunderbuss as well as popular hits from his former band The White Stripes. The band, all dressed in a matching country cult-like attire, gave the set authentic grunt with a bonafide ensemble including drums, cello, piano, violin, and tambourines. Ranging from fast pace to slow and ominous sounds, the all-male band switched to an all-female band mid set, bringing a burst of girl power to the stage.

Source:
FM > LPCM > WAV > FLAC [Sharp Tuner > Sony PCM M-10]
Mastering: Sound Forge normalise, edit > Audacity Track Split > Downsample to 16bit 44khz (Station ID between some of the tracks have been removed.)

Cover picture by Zoltan Blazer, posted at musicfeeds.com.au - Thanks!

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Track 01. DJ Intro and brief chat with Jack White (2.5MB)

With Los Buzzardos
Track 02. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground (7.4MB)
Track 03. Freedom At 21 (5.0MB)
Track 04. Missing Pieces (7.7MB)
Track 05. Hello Operator (4.8MB)
Track 06. Two Against One (Danger Mouse) (6.6MB)

With The Peacocks
Track 07. Love Interruption (5.6MB)
Track 08. Hotel Yorba (6.7MB)
Track 09. Top Yourself (10.6MB)
Track 10. Blue Blood Blues (5.5MB)
Track 11. I’m Slowing Turning Into You (10.6MB)
Track 12. The Same Boy You’ve ALways Known (5.8MB)
Track 13. Take Me With You When You Go (6.6MB)
Track 14. Sixteen Saltines (6.8MB)
Track 15. Seven Nation Army (9.2MB)

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VARIOUS - 29th ANNUAL PHIL OCHS SONG NIGHT 2012

November 22, 2012 – 4:36 am

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VARIOUS
29th Annual Phil Ochs Song Night [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL; October 27, 2012. Very good FM broadcast.

For some, a tribute concert is a form of recognition. But for Phil Ochs fans, the Annual Phil Ochs Song Night is more than a tribute performance. It is also a way of passing on the torch. These performances are hosted by Sonny, Phil’s sister. (Phil Ochs died in 1976.)

Folk rocker Greg Greenway, who is an active tribute concert performer for 20 years, told Lianna Albrizio of northjersey.com: “This will help introduce Phil’s music to people who have never heard it [or are] too young to have heard it.”

“He (Phil) wrote songs about how the world creates and destroys heroes,” he explained referencing the line, ‘beneath the greatest love is a hurricane of hate.’ “It applies to the election now. Presidential candidates have to deal with a million different groups with own self-interests [and] play [the] game to get to the top. The hurricane you have to go through to get any positive projection is astounding.”

A journalism major, Phil Ochs dropped out of Ohio State University after being appalled at the college newspaper for not publishing an article he wrote. He looked up to John Wayne and Audie Murphy, who had what Sonny called the “good guys always win” persona, something captured in Ken Bowser’s documentary “There But for Fortune,” that Rolling Stone dubbed one of the seven best music documentaries of the year. A self-professed patriot, Ochs called himself a “singing journalist.”

Michigan singer/songwriter Jen Cass wrote “Standing in Your Shadow” after walking the streets Ochs once walked to feel closer to him. “When you hear Phil’s songs today, it’s prophetic,” Greenway said. “It sends shivers down your spine. It’s like Phil’s standing right there.”

Thanks to mdshrk1 who recorded and shared the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Click here to read: Phil Ochs Lives!, by Michael Simmons.

Cover picture by by Robert Corwin; group picture by Brian W. Johnson, pictures posted at sonnyochs.com.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Reggie Harris leading ensemble: Do What I Have to Do 4:03 (6.5MB)
Track 102. Sonny 0:54 (1.4MB)
Track 103. Reggie Harris with Pat Wictor: Another Age 4:32 (7.2MB)
Track 104. Reggie Harris: Roll on Woody (Reggie Harris) 9:41 (15.5MB)
Track 105. Sonny 1:27 (2.3MB)
Track 106. Magpie: There But for Fortune 4:21 (6.9MB)
Track 107. Sonny 0:42 (1.1MB)
Track 108. John Flynn: Bound for Glory 3:53 (6.2MB)
Track 109. John Flynn: Binder Full of Women (John Flynn) 5:53 (8.9MB)
Track 110. Sonny 1:07 (1.8MB)
Track 111. Jen Cass with Magpie: The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns 4:49 (7.7MB)
Track 112. Sonny 2:19 (3.7MB)
Track 113. Joe Jencks with Pat Wictor: Bracero 7:40 (12.2MB)
Track 114. Brother Sun: Fox News (Greg Greenway) 4:01 (6.4MB)
Track 115. Sonny 0:49 (1.3MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Sonny 0:47 (1.2MB)
Track 202. Reggie Harris leading ensemble: What’s That I Hear? 5:57 (9.5MB)
Track 203. Sonny 1:12 (1.9MB)
Track 204. Jen Cass with Greg Greenway: Rehearsals for Retirement 4:50 (7.7MB)
Track 205. Jen Cass with Greg Greenway: Good Night (Jen Cass) 5:01 (8.0MB)
Track 206. Sonny 1:29 (2.4MB)
Track 207. Brother Sun: No More Songs 5:06 (8.1MB)
Track 208. Sonny 1:55 (3.0MB)
Track 209. Magpie with Joe Jencks: Love Me I’m a Liberal (Phil Ochs, new lyrics by Artzner-Leonino) 4:15 (6.8MB)
Track 210. Magpie: Take Mitt Out to the Ballgame (Jack Norworth-Albert von Tilzer, parody by Artzner-Leonino) 2:21 (3.7MB)
Track 211. Magpie with Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor: Follow the Money (Artzner-Leonino) 5:16 (8.4MB)
Track 212. Sonny 0:32 (893k)
Track 213. John Flynn: Pleasures of the Harbor 6:27 (10.3MB)
Track 214. John Flynn with ensemble: I Ain’t Marching Anymore (Phil Ochs, additonal lyrics John Flynn) 3:29 (5.5MB)
Track 215. Sonny 1:35 (2.5MB)
Track 216. Ensemble: When I’m Gone 4:47 (7.6MB)
Sonny Ochs, host, with Reggie Harris, Magpie (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino), John Flynn, Jen Cass and Brother Sun (Greg Greenway, Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor)

All songs by Phil Ochs unless otherwise noted.

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BARBRA STREISAND - HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2012

November 21, 2012 – 9:32 am

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BARBRA STREISAND
and The Billy Ross Orchestra
Los Angeles 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA; November 9, 2012. Good to fairly good FM feed, hissy.

Thanks to Scooter123 who recorded the show and sharing it at planetrocklosslessbootlegs.

Scooter’s notes:

Barbra Streisand returns home to the Hollywood Bowl, where she last performed in 1967. Streisand shows are scarce as hen’s teeth and the rarity continued with a cord issue, which scrapped my audience tape, but I did have the benefit of a local FM feed, which was really low gain, and had to be boosted resulting in a noticeable hiss. If that bothers you, then better pass on this one.

Climate control isn’t really possible at an outdoor venue like the Hollywood Bowl, but the Gods knew better than to rain on Barbra Streisand’s homecoming this cold and wet evening. Clouds threatened, winds blew, but Mother Nature wasn’t about to launch an all-out assault on this Brooklyn-born, Malibu-enthroned diva for her homecoming after 12 shows throughout the country. Temperatures were in the low 50s with a brisk wet wind.

Icons like Babs don’t have to prove themselves night after night, but she still has her pipes. The Streisand of 2012 is a vulnerable if imperial semi-operatic diva who carefully conserves her power by cleverly constructing the show, so that she never sang more than four to five songs at a time, and had time to rest. She still maintained her reputation for strong-arm perfectionism. She kept talking about toe warmers and heaters and was continually fussing with the wrap that was the only thing standing between her glamorous black ensemble and the wind. Yet no cold November breeze was going to thwart her homecoming.

Elegantly supported by a 60-piece orchestra and chorus conducted by Bill Ross, Streisand played den mother to the teenage Italian singing trio Il Volo, who sang “O Sole Mio.” She innocently flirted with jazzy instrumentalist Chris Botti, who accompanied her in an emotionally resonant “Lost Inside of You.” She paid tribute to Marvin Hamlisch (using the original orchestration for “The Way We Were”) and Jule Styne (giving us a taste of what her Rose in “Gypsy” would be like). The “Way We Were” was absolutely flooring.

Her son, Jason Gould, also performed with a duet of “How Deep Is the Ocean?,” a kvelling Streisand made Jewish mothers of us all: Such a nice a boy, and he sings almost as good as his mother! The show was a family affair, as Streisand’s younger sister, actress and singer Roslyn Kind, joined in during the encore after the two listened to a few operatic strains of their mother on tape.

There was politics too, naturally enough, but celebratory remarks about the election were saved for the most part until the end, when conservative fans could make a beeline for the exits without making a scene.

Local FM Feed: A- (Hiss)
Recorder: Sony M-10
Transfer: Goldwave (Volume Boost, Compression > Dither to 16b) > Media Monkey (Flac Transfer L8)
Location: FOB

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Disc 1
Track 101. On a Clear Day (3.0MB)
Track 102. Banter (5.1MB)
Track 103. Nice and Easy Does It (5.0MB)
Track 104. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (4.8MB)
Track 105. Didn’t We (4.3MB)
Track 106. Banter (1.9MB)
Track 107. Smile* (5.2MB)
Track 108. Un Amore Cosi’ Grande Unknown* (6.3MB)
Track 109. Banter (1.0MB)
Track 110. Ole Sole Mio* (5.0MB)
Track 111. Banter (6.6MB)
Track 112. Enough is Enough (2.8MB)
Track 113. The Way We Were (12.4MB)
Track 114. Rose’s Turn (8.2MB)
Track 115. My Man (14.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Banter (2.8MB)
Track 202. Lost Inside of You (9.9MB)
Track 203. Emanuel** (7.9MB)
Track 204. Banter (1.0MB)
Track 205. When I Fall In Love** (4.0MB)
Track 206. Banter (909k)
Track 207. Nature Boy*** (6.3MB)
Track 208. Banter (1.4MB)
Track 209. How Deep Is The Ocean (6.0MB)
Track 210. This Masquerade (6.6MB)
Track 211. People (5.1MB)
Track 212. Banter (1.9MB)
Track 213. Here’s to Life (15.3MB)
TT: 2:03

Lineup:
Barbra Striesand, Vocals
Billy Ross Orchestra and Chorus
Il Volo*
Chris Botti**
Jason Gould***

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BIG BAND

November 20, 2012 – 4:32 am

No arrested development here.

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MILES DAVIS NONET
Jazz Fest Berlin 1985 [Valleybird Dynamic Reconstruction Remaster, 2CD]

Live at the Philharmonie, West Berlin, Germany; November 1, 1985. Astra satellite digital radio broadcast, excellent digital stereo. “A++ - Definitive edition of the concert!”

The man with the horn is arguably at his physical peak. He blows sweetly and steadily. He commands a big band to play almost the entire You’re Under Arrest album, released earlier in September. Undoubtedly, Miles was “showing off”. Uncannily, Davis allowed for this concert to be filmed and recorded. The sound is phenomenal with this “Valleybird Dynamic Reconstruction”. This has to be played LOUD.

Several tracks here have never had studio releases, as far as we know. Sample this favorable review below:

“The Philharmonie Hall is vast and Miles and his band played with an audience that sat both in front and behind the stage. The band really gelled together and Angus Thomas describes it as the ‘baddest motherfucking jam band on the planet’. There was certainly an energy and an intensity to the playing that kept you on the edge of your seat, even when the band was playing a ballad.

There are many concert highlights. Miles’s playing on the Chaka Khan ballad ‘Stronger Than Before’, is simply moving. On ‘Pacific Express’, Miles leaves the stage to flirt with a woman in the audience and, at the end of the tune, Irving plays a short piano reprise. ‘Something On Your Mind’ features a blistering guitar solo from Stern, but the most energetic tune is ‘Hopscotch’, which includes a powerful Steve Thornton solo (his conga drums are brought to the front of the stage). He’s joined by Mazur, who plays an African talking drum while dancing wildly.

Then, Thomas steps to the front of the stage to take a solo, before throwing himself at Miles’s feet. The next tune ‘Rubberband’ had only been recorded a month earlier and was planned as the title track for Miles’s new album (the Rubberband album would be shelved). An upbeat number, ‘Rubberband’ sees Miles playing lots of discordant notes on the keyboard, much to the amusement of Stern, who grins wildly at him.

The encore, Mr Mister’s ‘Broken Wings’ was not televised, which is a shame, because the band play an excellent cover version, starting with a catchy bass riff played by Thomas, which has the audience clapping away, before Miles joins in to play some strong trumpet. And then it was over.

The nonet continued until the end of the year, until Thomas left, to be replaced by another Chicagoan bassist, Felton Crew. Stern would stay with the band until March 1986. The nonet also marked a time when Miles’s band were playing much looser, because after Miles recorded the Tutu album in early 1986, the arrangement started to get more organized. This band is often overlooked when people talk about Miles’s 1980s performances, but it deserves much greater recognition. Let’s hope one day, that the Berlin concert is officially released.”

Read the rest of the review at thelastmiles.com.

Shared on DIME by plaz_restore two years ago. A huge thank you to plaz_restore and Valleybird.
- Professor Red

Lineage:
Source 1: SAT-DFM (Astra MPEG-I Layer II @ 192 kbps joint stereo) > MARIAN MARC 2 (@16/48) > HDD > dynamic restoration remaster (up to 6.5 db) with WAVELAB 5.0, using 32-, 48- & 64-bit solution plugins

Source 2: ANALOG CABLE-FM > MDAT(@32khz) > R-880(@16/48) > DAT > CDR > EAC > HDD > dynamic restoration remaster (up to 6.5 db) with WAVELAB 5.0, using 32-, 48- & 64-bit solution plugins

File assembly: source 2: first 40 seconds, and from Hopscotch until end. In between source 1 > Normalization to -0.01 dB > CD WAVE tracking > TLH > flac(lvl8)

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Disc 1 [79:48]
Track 101. Opening Medley (11:38): One Phone Call*/Right Off/Street Scenes*/Speak/That’s What Happened (18.6MB)
Track 102. Star People (7:01)& (11.2MB)
Track 103. The Maze (12:13) (19.5MB)
Track 104. Human Nature (Michael Jackson 11:12)* (17.9MB)
Track 105. Medley: MD I/Something’s On Your Mind/MD II (10:30)* (16.8MB)
Track 106. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper 8:30)* (13.6MB)
Track 107. Ms Morrinsine (9:31)* (15.2MB)
Track 108. Code M.D. (9:07)+ (14.6MB)

Disc 2 [64:09]
Track 201. Pacific Express (14:37) (23.4MB)
Track 202. Burn (7:53) (12.6MB)
Track 203. Stronger Than Before (Chaka Khan 10:07) (16.2MB)
Track 204. Hopscotch (14:37) (23.4MB)
Track 205. Rubberband (8:57) (14.3MB)
Track 206. Miles/Crowd/Entering Stage (2:22) (3.8MB)
Track 207. Broken Wings (Mr Mister 5:32) (8.8MB)

* studio version found on You’re Under Arrest (1985).
+ studio version found on Decoy (1984).
& studio version found on Star People (1983).

Lineup:
Miles Davis: trumpet, keyboards
Bob Berg: tenor & soprano sax, keyboard on Broken Wings
Mike Stern: guitar
Bobby Irving: keyboards, musical director
Adam Holzman: keyboards
Angus Thomas: bass guitar
Marilyn Mazur: percussion
Steve Thornton: percussion
Vince Wilburn: drums, Simmons drums

The final studio album Miles Davis recorded for Columbia was 1985’s You’re Under Arrest. On hindsight, this is among his best recordings from his late period. Buy it here.

If you enjoyed the review excerpt, buy George Cole’s book The Last Miles: The Music Of Miles Davis, 1980 - 1991 here.

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