NIGHTFOOD (WEIR, PASTORIUS, MELVIN) - SAN FRANCISCO 1986

February 14, 2014 – 4:59 am

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NIGHTFOOD
Including Bob Weir, Jaco Pastorius and Brian Melvin
San Francisco 1986 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Stone, San Francisco, CA; September 21, 1986. Generally very good soundboard.

Thanks to rumrunners for sharing this at Lossless Legs… where the “fun” really began when Bob Weir joined in.

Sleeve notes:

The show I’m offering up is fairly rare. If you have a Weirbase, you’ll see only a few shows with this lineup in the early fall of ‘86 (whilst Jerry was recovering from his coma, and Weir I think was getting back into the swing after he broke his arm, though I think he had use of it by this show).

Anyway, this is pretty good quality - probably the best that is out there for this show/band, though it is derived from an analog source, and does have some limitations. (It is mostly soundboard, though a couple cuts seem to be audience. It fully fills up two discs, so it is mostly in chronological order, but a couple of songs might’ve been switched to fit it all on two discs with no cuts.)

It was put together and cleaned up by a major Jaco fan. Jaco had just been discharged from a psych hospital the week before and was just getting back into the swing of things as well. The group, Nightfood, is led by drummer Brian Melvin. They recorded an album, “Brian Melvin’s Nightfood,” that has both Jaco and Weir on it together for a few cuts. Jaco died about a year later. [Pastorius died on September 1, 1987; exactly one year later.]

Picture by Rob (Roberta) Cohn, posted at gdao.org - Thanks!

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Jazz Street (aka Blackout) 7:09 (12.0MB)
Slight problem with the volume 2:16 - 2:24

Track 102. Verbal Abuse 7:22 (12.4MB)
Track 103. Polly Wanna Rhythm 8:47 (14.7MB)
Track 104. Reach Up For The Sky 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 105. Five Long Years 10:55 (18.4MB)
(Jaco joins the band)
Track 106. Miles’ Mode 10:07 (17.0MB)
Track 107. CIA 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 108. Midnight Cruise 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 109. Too Many Drivers 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 110. Turn On Your Lovelight 5:26 (9.1MB)
(Weir joins the band)
Track 111. Twist and Shout 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 112. Willie and the Hand Jive 5:55 (9.9MB)
80 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. This Time Forever/Shade of Grey 8:30 (14.3MB)
Track 202. Heaven Help the Fool 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 203. Festival 12:18 (20.7MB)
Track 204. Donna Lee 1:42 (2.9MB)
Track 205. Midnight Hour 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 206. Born In Chicago 8:49 (14.8MB)
Track 207. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 208. CC Rider 8:23 (14.1MB)
Track 209. Misty 5:17 (8.9MB)
Track 210. Twilight Time 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 211. Bass solo 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 212. Purple Haze (instrumental) 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 213. (Man Smart) Woman Smarter 6:46 (11.4MB)
80 mins

Lineup:
Brian Melvin - drums
Paul Mousavizadeh - guitar
Curtis Ohlsson - bass (until JP joins)
Little John Chrisley - harmonica, vocals (on blues tunes)
Jaco Pastorius - bass (from “Miles’ Mode” on)
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals (from “Twist & Shout” on)
Jon Davis - keyboards
Rick Smith - saxophone
Rosie Gaines - vocals

Those interested might want to track down the Night Food album from 1985 (not 1988’s Nightfood), where a reviewer wrote that “Pastorius’ important role on Night Food is one of discipline. His frequently restrained playing actually embellishes the compositions…”

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THE WHO - SEATTLE 1980

February 13, 2014 – 6:01 am

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THE WHO
Seattle 1980 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA; April 15, 1980. Very good audience recording.

On September 7, 1978, drummer Keith Moon died from a drug overdose. For the subsequent tour and album, Kenney Jones, formerly of the Small Faces and the Faces, took over the drums. On December 3, 1979, a crowd crush at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio killed 11 fans. For The Who, picking up the pieces seemed hard but it certainly didn’t show in their live gigs.

There are some who feel that the JEMS team’s version of the Seattle 1980 show was one of the better recordings of The Who’s 1980 tour.

Thanks to MS who recorded the show; the JEMS team for mastering it; and to Butterking for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Original notes (BK for JEMS):

JEMS is pleased to inaugurate a new series of master transfer releases from our longtime comrade, MS.

MS started his taping in the late ’70s, and while he was extremely active covering the Grateful Dead out west, he branched beyond as well, recording hundreds of shows over the last 35 years. His base rig was a pair of Nakamichi 700 microphones (often on a pole) and a Sony D5 recorder, and with his years of experience taping the Dead, he worked harder than many to find the sweet spot and get his mics up and away from the audience when possible. He doubled up several shows that JEMS also recorded, but often times MS had the superior location and the better gear.

EDIT: This was taped from Row 6 on the floor, 30 feet from the speakers.

The first tape in the series is a good example of where MS garnered the superior pull. This was the first of two nights for the new Who in Seattle as ‘80 Who shows go, I find this a pretty spirited performance.

For better or worse, there’s a lot of Kenney Jones in the mix - I’m not sure I’ve ever heard cymbals and hi-hat ring through which such clarity on a recording from the old Seattle Center Coliseum. This is a dense and rich recording, another one where computer speakers won’t do it justice. The buzz you hear on occasions is in the PA.

There are several highlights across the set, including the little-played “Dreaming From the Waist,” “I Can See For Miles” and the horn-led cover of Martha and the Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street.” But the song that has always struck me from this show is an inspired reading of the instrumental “Sparks” from Tommy, which is played with real pace and purpose. I haven’t heard many better 1980 Who recordings, but you can be the judge. Samples provided.

Thanks so very much to MS for opening up his archive to us. We look forward to presenting more of his fine work in the coming months.

Linage:
MS master via JEMS
MS Archive Series No. 1
Recording gear: Nakamichi 700s > Sony D5
2013 Transfer: Maxell UD-XLIIS master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Substitute 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 102. I Can’t Explain 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 103. Baba O’Riley 6:08 (10.3MB)
Track 104. My Wife 6:44 (11.3MB)
Track 105. Sister Disco 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 106. Behind Blue Eyes 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 107. Dreaming From the Waist 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 108. Drowned 8:32 (14.3MB)
Track 109. Who Are You 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 110. 5:15 5:54 (9.9MB)
56 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Pinball Wizard 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 202. See Me Feel Me 6:12 (10.4MB)
Track 203. Long Live Rock 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 204. My Generation 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 205. I Can See For Miles 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 206. Sparks 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 207. Won’t Get Fooled Again 10:47 (18.1MB)
Track 208. Young Man Blues 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 209. Dancing In the Street 6:08 (10.3MB)
48 mins

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JOHN MAYALL - NEW YORK 1976

February 12, 2014 – 2:10 pm

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JOHN MAYALL
New York 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Bottom Line, New York, NYC; October 2, 1976 (early show). Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

There is a very nice groove flowing through that makes for an entertaining show.

Thanks to kneesfudd for sharing the tracks at Dime.

kneesfudd noted:

After Banquet In Blues release and two months before Lots Of People was recorded.

Warts: Very slightly muffled and/or compressed signal. Occasional light reception pops - mostly repaired. Track #7 cuts (presumed tapeflip). Track #8 starts late and has some reception issues/channel clipping and loses stereo imaging on and off.

Taper didn’t label date, only artist/location. Correct date info courtesy of an astoundingly informative source, DIMER gv0000. Final evening (a Saturday) of multiple night stand at The Bottom Line - Thurs Sept 30 ’til Sat Oct 2, 1976. The Rhinestones opened both Early and Late Shows each night. I don’t know if they were broadcast or taped. Similar, but slightly smaller band than the “Lots Of People” album, recorded on 1976-11-24 at The Roxy in Los Angeles. Mayall returned to The Bottom Line in July 1977 with a completely different band & twas a KBFH broadcast. THIS AIN’T THAT!

Recording Information:
WNYU-FM stereo broadcast > unknown equipment/stereo reel-to-reel recorder > off-air master reel > 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Remastered without EQ

Playback 2013-12-26: 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & speed adjusted (pitched!) for individual recording, heads cleaned & demagnetized > Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) > computer > Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, single averaged +.7 speed fix, NO equalisation) > CD Wave (track splits) > flacs (Trader’s Little Helper)

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Track 01. Long Time Blues 7:16 (12.2MB)
Track 02. 1974 Gasoline Blues 5:40 (9.5MB)
Track 03. Later On 6:21 (10.7MB)
Track 04. The Boy Most Likely To Succeed 6:49 (11.4MB)
Track 05. All Your Love 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 06. Room To Move 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 07. Stormy Monday 1:32 (2.6MB)
Track 08. Old Time Blues 4:00 (6.7MB)
45 mins

Lineup:
John Mayall - electric guitar, harmonica, vocals, piano (?)
Gary Rowles - electric guitar
Larry Taylor - fretless electric bass
Jay Spell - piano, Minimoog synthesizer
Red Holloway - tenor saxophone
Frank Wilson - drums
Warren Bryant - percussion, congas
Patty Smith and Pepper Watkins - background vocals

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R.E.M. - LONDON 1985

February 11, 2014 – 4:56 am

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R.E.M.
London 1985 [JEMS master, 2CD]

Live at the Hammersmith Palais Ballroom, London, UK; October 28, 1985. Very good audience recording.

Here is a relatively early R.E.M. show. In June 1985, the group had released their third album, Fables Of Reconstruction.

Thanks to JEMS for recording the show; Mike Ziegler for the transfer; and weedwacker67 and ademotte for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Original note: There are no fades applied to the tracks in this set.

Original comments:

“weedwacker67″ (source of probably four or five shelves’ worth of CDs in my collection) brought this torrent to Dime in December 2010, as part of their ongoing project of digitizing decades of analog masters. Fortunately for R.E.M. collectors, JEMS was in London to record Pete Townshend’s “Deep End” shows a couple of nights later, and added on this R.E.M. date while in town. The performance itself is very good - the main set features a good cross-section of their material (throughout the I.R.S. years, I thought their setlists were more representative of their full catalog; after they left for a major label, it seemed like their setlists were very skewed toward the newer, more radio-friendly songs) - as frequently happened on this tour, the encore turns into a crazy collection of covers and outtakes, with originals by Aerosmith, Golden Earring, and Tom Jones breaking into the set. If you are an R.E.M. fan who doesn’t have this one, you will probably find it to be worth the bandwidth.

The sound quality is really good considering the era and equipment used - in fact, I’d be quite happy to produce a master like this on the equipment I own 29 years later. Full dynamic range, good mix, minimal crowd interference, and an overall rich live sound. I’m not sure how much work went into processing this recording, but it should be worthwhile even for non-bootleg collectors who aren’t accustomed to adjusting their expectations for amateur (i.e. non-commercial) recordings.

Many thanks to weedwacker67 and team JEMS for another great one.

Lineage:
Audience recording - from JEMS cassette masters
ANA(M) > WAV [96kHz/24bit] > WAV [44.1kHz/16bit] > FLAC [Level 8]
Transfer: Nakamichi CR-7A > PreSonus FireStudio Project > Adobe Audition 3.0 > Cdwave editor > FLAC frontend 1.7.1
Taping Gear: Sony ECM-939 > Sony WM-D6C

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Disc 1
Track 101. Feeling Gravity’s Pull 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 102. Harborcoat 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 103. Green Grow The Rushes 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 104. Maps And Legends 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 105. Pilgrimage 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 106. Driver 8 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 107. Sitting Still 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 108. Good Advices 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 109. John The Revelator 0:58 (1.6MB)
Track 110. South Central Rain 4:51 (8.2MB)
Track 111. Have You Ever Seen The Rain 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 112. I Can’t Get There From Here 3:26 (5.8MB)
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Seven Chinese Brothers 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 202. Auctioneer (Another Engine) 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 203. Old Man Kensey 4:15 (7.2MB)
Track 204. Pretty Persuasion 3:54 (6.5MB)
Track 205. Life And How To Live It 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 206. Second Guessing 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 207. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 208. Tired Of Singing Trouble 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 209. Toys In The Attic 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 210. What’s New Pussycat 1:14 (2.1MB)
Track 211. Radar Love 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 212. Burning Hell 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 213. Talk About The Passion 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 214. Little America 2:45 (4.6MB)
46 mins

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JOHN LaPORTA - OUT OF PRINT

February 10, 2014 – 5:10 am

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JOHN LaPORTA
Quintet, Quartet, Trio and Duo - Complete Debut Recordings 1954-57 [Lone Hill Jazz, 2CD]

Very good to excellent audio.

Kudos to Spanish label Lone Hill Jazz for assembling and releasing these public domain recordings in 2008. John LaPorta is hardly remembered these days but he was there at the beginning of cool jazz.  This collection is of his recordings for Charles Mingus and Max Roach’s Debut Records over 60 years ago. If you want a physical product with a higher bitrate, go online to buy this two-CD set released in Europe.

Or, if you’re the one percent, you can search for the vinyl. We’re sharing this with the 99 percent.

John LaPorta was a Philadelphia-born jazz clarinetist and saxophonist. LaPorta’s sound has been compared to that of fellow jazz experimenter Jimmy Giuffre. He is usually considered a member of the “cool” school in jazz and his improvisations identify him as a well-schooled, thoughtful player.

LaPorta also developed his sense of jazz from such prominent figures as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lester Young and Herschel Evans. He picked up both alto and tenor saxophone. As a teenager he played with Philadelphia bands alongside such players as Charlie Ventura and Bill Harris. [He also worked as a sideman with Charles Mingus, Woody Herman and Lennie Tristano.]

Along with guitarist Jack Petersen, LaPorta helped fashion the Berklee curriculum. Specifically, the pair pioneered the use of Greek modes for teaching chord-scales, a technique which has become the standard for teaching music theory worldwide. LaPorta died from complications of a stroke on May 12, 2004, in Sarasota. - wikipedia

LaPorta wasn’t just a great sideman, he was also a great teacher. His book, A Guide To Jazz Improvisations, should be essential reading to students of jazz. LaPorta, it should be noted, was among the talented jazzmen who was comfortable playing both traditional (composed) and free (improvised) jazz.

The publisher of his book, Berklee Press, had this to say “A Guide to Jazz Improvisation is an invaluable touchstone for every aspiring jazz musician. A long and impressive list of famous and successful musicians have learned to develop their own unique style based on LaPorta’s approach.”

Cover picture: The original 10-inch vinyl release from 1954.

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Disc 1:
Track 101. Fluid Drive 3:18 (5.6MB)
Track 102. Right Around Home 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 103. The Old Man’s Touch 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 104. The Hectic Life 3:43 (6.2MB)
Track 105. Quarto 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 106. Fringe Area 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 107. Three Moods (Bright-Eyed Blues, Minor Rhythm, Bird’s World) 11:56 (20.1MB)
Track 108. Harangue 0:44 (1.2MB)
Track 109. Don’t Blame Me 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 110. Two Party Campaign 0:48 (1.3MB)
Track 111. All The Things You Are 5:41 (9.5MB)
Track 112. Chance Acquaintance 1:10 (2.0MB)
Track 113. Saxidental 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 114. Fringe Area (alternate take) 2:51 (4.8MB)
Track 115. Fluid Drive (alternate take) 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 116. Fluid Drive (alternate take 2) 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 117. Right Around Home (alternate take) 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 118. This Hectic Life (alternate take) 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 119. The Old Man’s Touch (alternate take) 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 120. Quarto (alternate take) 3:51 (6.5MB)
77 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. All The Things You Are (alternate take) 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 202. Bright-Eyed Blues (alternate take) 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 203. Saxidental (alternate take -incomplete) 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 204. Don’t Blame Me (alternate take) 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 205. All The Things You Are (alternate take 2) 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 206. Nightly Vigil 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 207. Concertina for Clarinet 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 208. Triplets, You Say 1:01 (1.7MB)
Track 209. Small Blue Opus 5:15 (8.8MB)
Track 210. Little Fantasy 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 211. En Rapport 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 212. Wash Day 0:47 (1.3MB)
Track 213. Perdido 7:34 (12.7MB)
Track 214. Lou’s Tune 1:41 (2.8MB)
Track 215. Absentee 4:58 (8.4MB)
Track 216. Ferme  La Porta 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 217. Dirge for Dorsey 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 218. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 219. Darn That Dream 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 220. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 4:26 (7.4MB)
78 mins

CD 1, 1-6 & 14-20:
John LaPorta Quintet
Louis Mucci (tp), John LaPorta (as, cl), Wally Cirillo (p), Richard Carter (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)
New York, March 9, 1954

CD 1, 7-13 & CD 2, 1-5:
John LaPorta: Three Moods
Louis Mucci (tp), John LaPorta (as, cl), Barry Galbraith (g), Richard Carter (b), Charlie Perry (d)
New York, April & June, 1955

BONUS TRACKS

CD 2, 6-16:
John LaPorta Septet: Conceptions
Louis Mucci (tp), Sonny Russo (as), John LaPorta (as, cl), Sol Schlinger (bar), Wally Cirillo (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Clem DeRosa (d)
New York, June, 1956

CD 2, 17-20:
John LaPorta Trio: The Clarinet Artistry Of John LaPorta
John LaPorta (cl), Jack Keller (p), Clem DeRosa (d)
San Francisco, January 30, 1957

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BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE - STOCKHOLM 2012 (Additional tracks added)

February 9, 2014 – 4:47 am

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BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
Stockholm 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Stockholm Music & Arts Festival, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden; August 5, 2012. Excellent FM broadcast.

If Neil Young continues to talk about the environment at his concerts, here is a singer-musician who has been speaking out on social rights for years - Buffy Sainte-Marie. At 71 (at this concert), Sainte-Marie was feisty and didn’t mince her words when she said: “Look at the heroes we give our sons… James Bond, assassins. And look at newspaper kiosks: serial killers and war. We can do better than that.” And before Soldier Blue, she said: “I wrote this song for a movie in the 1960s, it was taken right out of the theatres. It’s about genocide in North America and people were not talking about that then. Things have changed.”

Thanks to survivor69 who recorded and shared this at Dime.
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Cover picture posted at buffysainte-marie.com.

Lineage (FM > wav > flacs > web):
FM radio broadcast by “Alza il Volume On Stage!”, Radio 3 RAI [third channell of Italian national radio], on December 18, 2013.
Sony ST-S370 tuner > Sony PCM-D50 linear PCM recorder > 44.100khz/16bit wav on Sony Memory Stick ProDuo [mark2] > usb > Audacity 1.3.5 Beta (editing and track splitting) > 44.100khz/16bit flacs [level 8]

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Track 01. Piney Wood Hills 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 02. Cripple Creek 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 03. Universal Soldier 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 04. Little Wheel Spin and Spin 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 05. Soldier Blue 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 06. I’m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 07. Until it’s Time for You to Go 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 08. radio outro 0:19 (534k)
23 mins

UPDATE: February 9, 2014

Fuller show - NDR broadcast, thanks to  F maj7 for sharing.

Track 01. radio intro (NDR Info) 0:29 (816k)
Track 02. Piney Wood Hills 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 03. Cripple Creek 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 04. Up Were We Belong 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 05. No No Keshagesh and band intro 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 06. Universal Soldier 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 07. Little Wheel Spin and Spin 3:19 (5.6M)
Track 08. Working for the Government 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 09. Soldier Blue 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 10. I m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 11. Look at the Facts 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 12. Blue Sunday 2:57 (4.9MB)
Track 13. Until it s Time for You to Go 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 14. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 15. radio outro 0:07 (189k)
52 mins

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CAN IN SEARCH OF A VOCALIST

February 8, 2014 – 5:18 am

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CAN
Hanover 1976/Hatfield 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Beethoven-Saal, Hanover, Germany; April 11, 1976. Live at the University of Hertfordshire, Polytechnic, Hatfield, UK; November 21, 1975. Good to very good FM broadcast.

German experimental rock band Can attempted to find a new vocalist after the departure of Damo Suzuki [in 1973], although no one quite fit the position. In 1975, folk singer Tim Hardin took the lead vocal spot and played guitar with Can for one song, at two gigs, performing his own “The Lady Came From Baltimore”. Malaysian Thaiga Raj Rajaratnam played four dates with the band between January and March 1976, all of which were recorded, and did considerable studio work with them. Another vocalist, Englishman Michael Cousins, toured with Can in March (France) and April (Germany) 1976. Audiences in France disapproved of his presence and literally spat at him while on stage. There are eight recordings of Cousins performing with the band. - wikipedia

Thanks to robotronik for sharing the Hanover show; and to fbauer for the Hatfield show. Both shows were shared at Dime.

arroca posted the following note on Michael Cousins at Dime: “He was once booed off-stage at a Hawkwind concert (”This is believed to be the first and only time such an event has occurred”), while he can also be spotted during the previous year’s Glastonbury Fayre movie, performing naked before a decidedly hostile crowd. 1972 saw Magic Michael appearing at the Greasy Truckers Party; both the original limited-edition LP release and the 2007 three-CD reissue capture him in fine form, performing the 20-minute ad lib “Music Belongs to the People”.”

durian1 added: “Be forewarned: “Michael Cousins - vocals.” I have one or two other shows with him singing and let’s just be kind and say that if you were ever intensely wondering what Can would have sounded like with a “proper rock vocalist trying to sing all kooky and wierd like their other lead singers” etc, well wonder no more.”

Regarding Tim Hardin, frogseye noted at Dime: “I was at this gig. No one knew it was Tim Hardin (a fat fellow with a beard)… I didn’t find out until 20 years or so later! His ’singing’ and guitar playing efforts were not appreciated by the crowd. The band were forced to ask him to leave the stage due to the slow hand clapping.”

And davidbelbin wrote: “I’ve long had the two soundcheck recordings with Hardin, but not this live one. I saw Hardin at Colne Municipal Hall in late ‘74 or early ‘75 and he was in very good form, not a fat fellow with a beard, though he may have declined later. The reason he was living in the UK at the time was that, as an addict, he could get heroin on prescription. It was an unexpectedly strong dose of smack that killed him (and many other people, as a recent BBC documentary established) back in the US in 1980. After Damo left, I preferred Can as an instrumental band to versions with other singers they tried out but I have to say this sounds pretty good to me - booed offstage or not!”

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With vocalist Michael Cousins
Beethoven-Saal, Hanover, Germany; April 11, 1976
From Germany 1976 Vol 1 [On The Road TKCD 1117] > wave > EAC > flac8 (TLH)
FM broadcast

Track 01. Vitamin C 9:29 (15.9MB)
Track 02. One More Night 7:33 (12.7MB)
Track 03. Bel Air 10:43 (18.0MB)
Track 04. Dizzy Dizzy 14:45 (24.8MB)
43mins

With vocalist Tim Hardin
University of Hertfordshire, Polytechnic, Hatfield, UK; November 21, 1975
Probably FM recording

Track 05. Improvisation - Part A 14:10 (23.8MB)
Track 06. Improvisation - Part B 10:46 (18.1MB)
Track 07. Improvisation - Part C 12:43 (21.4MB)

The 38-minute Improvisation track was arbitrarily split for easier access.

Lineup:
Holger Czukay - bass
Michael Karoli - guitar
Jaki Liebezeit - drums
Irmin Schmidt - keyboards

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PHILIP GLASS AND GANDHI

February 7, 2014 – 4:58 am

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PHILIP GLASS
Satyagraha 1980 [no label, 3CD]

World Premiere; live at the Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; September 5, 1980. Very good Dutch Radio broadcast.

Satyagraha (”insistence on truth”) is a 1979 opera in three acts for orchestra, chorus and soloists, composed by Philip Glass, with a libretto by Glass and Constance DeJong. Loosely based on the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, it forms the second part of Glass’s “Portrait Trilogy” of operas about men who changed the world, which also includes Einstein On The Beach and Akhnaten. The title refers to Gandhi’s concept of non-violent resistance to injustice, Satyagraha, and the text, from the Bhagavad Gita, is sung in the original Sanskrit. [The opera is semi-narrative in form and deals with Mahatma Gandhi’s early years in South Africa and his development of non-violent protest into a political tool.]

Satyagraha was commissioned by the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and first performed at the Stadsschouwburg (Municipal Theatre) there on September 5, 1980, by the Netherlands Opera and the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruce Ferden. - wikipedia

In Satyagraha, Glass is confident he has an enduring hit, People magazine reported. “We’ve had 70 years of pieces since Schoenberg that no one understands,” he argues, “so there’s nothing really wrong, is there, with a little contemporary music being appealing?”

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Disc 1 (Act 1 - Leo Tolstoy)
Track 101. On the Kuru Field of Justice - Part A 12:21 (20.8MB)
Track 102. On the Kuru Field of Justice - Part B 9:29 (15.9MB)
Track 103. On the Kuru Field of Justice - Part C 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 104. Tolstoy Farm 13:38 (22.9MB)
Track 105. The Vow 15:15 (25.6MB)
56 mins

Disc 2 (Act 2 - Rabindranath Tagore)
Track 201. Confrontation and Rescue 15:53 (26.7MB)
Track 202. Indian Opinion 15:29 (26.0MB)
Track 203. Protest 17:28 (29.4MB)
49 mins

Disc 3 (Act 3 - Martin Luther King, Jr)
Track 301. Newcastle March - Part A 18:08 (30.5MB)
Track 302. Newcastle March - Part B 12:15 (20.6MB)
Track 303. Newcastle March - Part C 10:02 (16.9MB)
Track 304. Newcastle March - Part D 12:47 (21.5MB)
Track 305. Newcastle March - Part E 10:28 (17.6MB)
64 mins

The tracks, On the Kuru Field of Justice and Newcastle March, are arbitrarily split for easier access.

Performers:
Miss Schlesen - Claudia Cummings, soprano
Mrs Naidoo - Iris Hashishkee, soprano
Kasturbai - Beverly Morgan, contralto
Mahatma Ghandi - Douglas Perry, tenor
Mr Kallenbach - Bruce Hall, bariton
Parsi Rustomji - Richard Gill, bass
Mrs Alexander - Rhonda Lyss, contralto
Lord Krishna - Tom Heanen, bass
Prince Arjana - René Claassen, tenor
Choir of the Rotterdam Conservatorium
Utrecht Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Bruce Ferden
Rotterdamse Schouwburg - September 5, 1980
Commissioned by the City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dutch Radio Recording

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GENESIS - ZURICH 1977

February 6, 2014 – 4:51 am

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GENESIS
Zurich Revisited 1977 [Digital Brothers Production, 2CD]

Live at the Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland; July 2, 1977. Soundboard/Audience Matrix, very good to excellent audio.

Thanks to the Digital Brothers for the efforts; and to davidraphael for sharing the tracks at Dime.

davidraphael’s noted:

This complete show is truly one of the very best from the Wind & Wuthering tour 1977, and certainly one of the most-liked Genesis bootlegs overall.

Comments at Genesis-Movement:

“…It feels like I’m actually in Zurich seeing Genesis live…”

“…The power of this Matrix is astounding…”

“…Only an official “Seconds Out Complete” will top this for me!…”

This show is also interesting for a couple of other reasons:

1. It includes Inside and Out, which was never released on any album, only to be released on the Spot the Pigeon EP.

2. It’s the penultimate show for guitarist Steve Hackett, whose very last show as a member of Genesis was the next night in Munich.

German and French speakers should be suitably amused/horrified at Phil Collins’ meagre attempts at the two languages.

Original notes:

Digital Brothers used the existing soundboard recording and an audience recording to create an incredible sounding matrix. It combines superior soundboard quality with the concert’s atmosphere, making it sound very close to a professional release!

The audience recording was done on a Uher 4200 reel-to-reel recorder and two Sennheiser MD421 microphones.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Squonk 7:31 (12.6MB)
Track 102. One For The Vine 11:43 (19.7MB)
Track 103. Robbery, Assault & Battery 6:46 (11.4MB)
Track 104. Inside And Out 8:21 (14.0MB)
Track 105. Firth Of Fifth 9:14 (15.5MB)
Track 106. Carpet Crawlers 7:35 (12.7MB)
Track 107. In That Quiet Earth 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 108. Afterglow 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 109. I Know What I Like 9:53 (16.6MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Eleventh Earl Of Mar 9:42 (16.3MB)
Track 202. Supper’s Ready - Part A 11:38 (19.5MB)
Track 203. Supper’s Ready - Part B 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 204. Supper’s Ready - Part C 10:12 (17.1MB)
Track 205. Dance on A Volcano 4:15 (7.1MB)
Track 206. Drum Duet 0:42 (1.2MB)
Track 207. Los Endos 6:14 (10.5MB)
Track 208. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 209. The Musical Box 3:19 (5.6MB)
2 hours 4 mins

Note: The track Supper’s Ready has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

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WHEN A MALAYSIAN ROCKED WITH CAN (New Track Added)

February 5, 2014 – 4:54 am

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CAN
Poitiers/Brussels 1976 [no label, 2CD]

Live in Poitiers, France; March 3, 1976; live at the Theatre Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium; January 9, 1976. Very good to excellent soundboard.

When a Malaysian hooked up with European art rock…

Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated strong minimalist and world music elements into their often psychedelic music.

Can made attempts to find a new vocalist after the departure of Damo Suzuki [in 1973], although no one quite fit the position. In 1975, folk singer Tim Hardin took the lead vocal spot and played guitar with Can for one song, at two gigs, performing his own “The Lady Came From Baltimore”. Malaysian Thaiga Raj Rajaratnam (Raja Ratnam?) played four dates with the band between January and March 1976, all of which were recorded, and did considerable studio work with them. Another vocalist, Englishman Michael Cousins, toured with Can in March (France) and April (Germany) 1976. Audiences in France disapproved of his presence and literally spat at him while on stage. There are eight recordings of Cousins performing with the band. - wikipedia

Very little is known of Malaysian Thaiga Raj Rajaratnam and any info on the vocalist would be welcomed.

Thanks to Radiolux the person who shared this on the net in 2004.

Lineage:
sbd > ? > cdr > eac > shn

UPDATE: February 13, 2014

Original uploader Radiolux has offered to share with us the full drum solo from the Brussels show (8:58 instead of 2:50) - see below. Thanks, Radiolux.

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Disc 1
Poitiers, France; March 3, 1976
Track 101. Morning Glory 11:38 (19.6MB)
Track 102. Bel Air 15:00 (25.2MB)
Track 103. Dizzy Dizzy 11:55 (20.0MB)
Track 104. Applause 0:08 (236k)
Track 105. Mother Sky 9:33 (16.1MB)

Disc 2
Poitiers, France; March 3, 1976
Track 201. I Want More/Gomorrha/Improvisation/Vernal Equinox - Part A 9:48 (16.5MB)
Track 202. I Want More/Gomorrha/Improvisation/Vernal Equinox - Part B 11:48 (19.8MB)
Track 203. I Want More/Gomorrha/Improvisation/Vernal Equinox - Part C 8:37 (14.5MB)
Track 204. Vitamin C 6:29 (10.9MB)

Theatre Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium; January 9, 1976
Track 205. One More Night 9:50 (16.5MB)
Track 206. Red Hot Indians/Half Past One - Part A 7:29 (12.6MB)
Track 207. Red Hot Indians/Half Past One - Part B 12:49 (21.5MB)
Track 208. Cisum (cut) 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 209. Drum Solo (fade out) 2:50 (4.8MB)

New track added
Track 210. Drum Solo (full version) 8:58 (15.1MB)

The tracks I Want More/Gomorrha/Improvisation/Vernal Equinox and Red Hot Indians/Half Past One have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Lineup:
Holger Czukay - bass
Michael Karoli - guitar
Jaki Liebezeit - drums
Irmin Schmidt - keyboards
Thaiga Raj Rajaratnam - vocals

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