ADAM (MCA/BEASTIE BOYS) YAUCH R.I.P. 1964-2012

May 5, 2012 – 7:40 am

ADAM YAUCH (MCA) R.I.P. 1964-2012

Adam Yauch, aka MCA, of the Beastie Boys died of cancer on May 4, 2012 in New York City. He was 47. The musician, director and Tibet activist was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2009. The other members of the Beastie Boys are Mike D (Michael Diamond) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz).

It’s tough being a white rap group yet the Beastie Boys hardly got dissed by the black rap crowd. One reason is that the Beasties got into the rap game when there wasn’t one to speak of. With a ear to the street, the Beastie Boys laid out the grooves and released Licensed To Ill in 1986. With hits such as (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) and No Sleep Till Brooklyn, the Beasties brought rap to White America. Musically, Paul’s Boutique (1989) was the more crucial album - the place where everything gelled together - the samples, the lyrics and the inexhaustible fun. But for many Tibetans, Yauch, who became a Buddhist, will be remembered for his efforts in the Tibetan independence movement - he helped create the Milarepa Fund and was a driving force in the Tibetan Freedom Concerts.

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BEASTIE BOYS
New Jersey 1992 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Tradewinds, Seabright, NJ; May 22, 1992. (This show has also been listed as Randy’s Rodeo, Gardens City, Trenton, NJ.) Excellent soundboard, remastered by thir13en.

Thanks to thir13en for remastering the tracks. This is what thir13en noted:

In their prime, displaying the intense prowress that was “Check Your Head”. They were admittedly going for a stoney album experience, and the show isn’t much different. Lots of the groovin’, slow-head bobbin’ instrumentals are done here, as well as some gritty rap stabs and a few punkers as well (notable is the faithful rendition of Minor Threat’s “Stand Up”). The hits (”Pass the Mic”, “So Whatcha Want?”, “Gratitude”) are lively, the banter is oddly tossed around, and the intro is one of the strangest ever given…

Otherwise, it’s a very clean soundboard and a damn fine mix. But like many straight SBD’s, it needed some work. So I smoothed over the EQ spectrum, comp’d it a bit to get the vocals to blend in better and bring out the music, enhanced a little with the BBE and then L3 maximized. Sounds big, warm, energetic.

And thanks to Paxman who originally seeded the show; and to volta for sharing the tracks on Dime.

Source: DSBD
Conversion: Sony R500 > Philips CDR870

As someone once commented: “If you were to own only one Beastie Boys concert recording… this is the one to own. Why? Because it features a nice mix of Licensed to Ill, Paul’s Boutique, and Check Your Head material. It also has the best sound of any non-FM recording.”

And those who are sensitive to strong language might want to give this a miss.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Ricky Powell’s Intro (2.8MB)
Track 102. To All The Girls (2.7MB)
Track 103. Slow & Low (5.5MB)
Track 104. Shake Your Rump (4.5MB)
Track 105. Pass The Mic (7.8MB)
Track 106. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (2.0MB)
Track 107. Rhyming & Stealing (7.0MB)
Track 108. Time For Livin’ (3.0MB)
Track 109. Egg Raid On Mojo (3.3MB)
Track 110. In 3’s (Instrumental) (4.4MB)
Track 111. POW (4.1MB)
Track 112. Live at PJ’s (5.2MB)
Track 113. Stand Together (4.4MB)
Track 114. Posse In Effect (3.7MB)
Track 115. A Year & A Day/Posse In Effect pt 2 The New Style (5.6MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Jimmy James (3.6MB)
Track 202. Sounds of Silence (2.6MB)
Track 203. Finger Lickin Good (1.6MB)
Track 204. This One’s for Todd (764k)
Track 205. High Plains Drifter (2.7MB)
Track 206. So Whatcha Want? (7.0MB)
Track 207. Paul Revere (7.5MB)
Track 208. The Maestro (gap around 0:40) (6.4MB)
Track 209. Groove Holmes (Instrumental) (4.6MB)
Track 210. Something’s Got To Give (6.5MB)
Track 211. Lighten Up (6.3MB)
Track 212. Gratitude (4.9MB)
Track 213. Stand Up (2.1MB)
Track 214. Time To Get Ill (4.6MB)
Track 215. Shadrach (6.2MB)

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BONUS TRACK

Track 01. Desperado - previously unreleased track, 1988 (5.1MB)

Thanks to Blindopolis who shared the track at Demonoid.

Some notes:

This song was to be released on the soundtrack for the Run DMC movie Tougher Than Leather (1988). In the movie, the Beastie Boys are seen on stage performing the track live (not the studio version included in this torrent). However, the track never saw an official release. Why?… because immediately following the conclusion of the 1987 Licensed To Ill world tour the Beastie Boys wanted the royalty money and tour profits which they were owed. Their label (Def Jam) wanted the band to re-enter the studio and record a sophomore follow-up album and opted to use the money as an incentive to accomplish this. The Beastie Boys decided to cut their losses and instead signed with Capitol records.

For more information on this story read the book “The Greatest Music Never Sold: Secrets of Legendary Lost Albums by David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Chicago, Mick Jagger, and More!” by Dan LeRoy.

Since then there have been a couple of times when fans speculated that this track might get included on an official release. Those times were: November 21, 1995; when Def Jam released their 10th Anniversary Box Set and again on November 23rd 1999 when the Beastie Boys teamed back up with Def Jam to release their Anthology: Sounds of Science CD/LP set.

 

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ERIC CLAPTON - DENVER 1974

May 5, 2012 – 4:25 am

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ERIC CLAPTON
Come Back To God [Slunky 04, 1CD]

Live at the Coliseum, Denver, CO; July 23, 1974. Very good to excellent soundboard.

About a year ago, we shared Eric Clapton’s July 24, 1974 gig. This is the show he played the night before; and while this show has been widely shared among fans, those who haven’t got it might be intrigued by these comments:

EC throws a tease of the “Killing Floor” riff into “Blues Power”.
“Little Wing” is excellent, but incomplete with some issues in the tape source.
“Crossroads” is unique, with a different arrangement.
“Tell The Truth” is incomplete, missing the middle but a nice outro.

Thanks to the person who shared the tracks on the net in 2006.

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Track 01. Smile (7.2MB)
Track 02. Easy Now (5.7MB)
Track 03. Let It Grow (9.3MB)
Track 04. Badge (11.5MB)
Track 05. Willie And The Hand Jive (10.5MB)
Track 06. Get Ready (11.7MB)
Track 07. Blues Power (15.4MB)
Track 08. Little Wing (12.6MB)
Track 09. Let It Rain (10.3MB)
Track 10. Crossroads (9.5MB)
Track 11. Tell The Truth (11.4MB)

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Jamie Oldaker - drums
Dick Sims - keyboards
Carl Radle - bass
George Terry - guitar
Yvonne Elliman - backing vocals

Clapton recorded practically every show from his 1974 world tour and all we got was E.C. Was Here and that was from 1974 and 1975. Click here to order E.C. Was Here.

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HOWLIN’ FOR HUBERT 2012

May 3, 2012 – 4:29 am

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VARIOUS
Howlin’ For Hubert [no label, 4CD]

Live at The Apollo Theater, New York, NY; February 24, 2012. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Hubert Sumlin played guitar with Howlin’ Wolf and was a huge inspiration for [The Rolling Stones].
- rollingstones.com

Chicago blues/electric blues guitarist and singer Hubert Sumlin died on December 4, 2011. He was 80; and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had insisted on picking up the full expenses for Hubert’s funeral.

Mick:
“Hubert was an incisive yet delicate blues player. He had a really distinctive and original tone, and was a wonderful foil for Howlin’ Wolf’s growling vocal style. On a song like “Going Down Slow” he could produce heart rending emotion, and on a piece like “Wang Dang Doodle”, an almost playful femininity. He was an inspiration to us all.”

Keith:
“With sorrow I received the news of Hubert’s passing. He put up a long hard fight. To me he was an uncle and a teacher, and all the guitar players must feel the same as myself. Warm, humorous and always encouraging, he was a gentleman of the first order. Miss him, yes, but we have his records. All my condolences to his family”.

Patrick Doyle reported in rollingstone.com:

Close to midnight last night at New York’s Apollo Theater, Eric Clapton had just finished a thunderous take on classic blues number “Forty Four” when Keith Richards ambled onstage with no introduction. Wearing a dark blazer, long green scarf, fedora and a huge grin, he embraced Clapton and stood center stage to massive applause, delivering a smoky take on Howlin’ Wolf’s “Going Down Slow,” a chronicle of a frail man who has savored life’s greatest pleasures. “Man, I’ve had things that kings and queens will never have,” Richards growled. “In fact, they don’t even know about them, let alone get ’em. And good times? Mmmm…” He hovered around Clapton and then stood sidestage by the piano while Clapton delivered a throaty verse and then weaved clean-toned solos with young Austin guitarist Gary Clark Jr… It was Richards’ first major musical appearance since the Rolling Stones last toured five years ago, and he showed little rust.
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Thanks to MuffinMan who recorded this Hubert Sumlin tribute concert and sharing it on Dime.

Source: “Sound Devices & Schoeps”.

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Disc 1
(Set 1)
Track 101. Talking Intro (11.5MB)
Track 102. Key To The Highway (Eric Clapton & James Cotton) (5.6MB)
Track 103. Jeffrey Wright Introduction (3.3MB)
Track 104. Roll Where You Want Hubert Sumlin (Big Head Todd) (7.5MB)
Track 105. Six Strings Down (Jimmie Jimmy Vaughan) (11.9MB)
Track 106. Lucky Lou (Jody Williams and Kenny Wayne Shepherd) (10.6MB)
Track 107. Evil (Jody Williams, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmy Vivino, David Johansen & Kim Wilson) (11.1MB)
Track 108. Born In Chicago - Sweet Home Chicago (Ronnie Baker Brooks & Lonnie Brooks) (18.1MB)
Track 109. Sittin’ On top Of The World (Eddie Eddy Shaw & Henry Gray) (11.9MB)

Disc 2
Set 1 (cont’d)
Track 201. Hidden Charms (Elvis Costello, Eddie Eddy Shaw & Henry Gray) (9.1MB)
Track 202. You’ll Be Mine (Warren Haynes) (10.5MB)
Track 203. I Asked For Water (Warren Haynes & Billy Gibbons) (5.7MB)
Track 204. Mister Highway Man (Warren Haynes & Billy Gibbons) (7.6MB)

Set 2
Track 205. Intro To Jazz Foundation (15.8MB)
Track 206. Who’s Been Talking (Kim Wilson) (9.2MB)
Track 207. Howlin’ For My Baby (Keb Mo & Eddie Eddy Shaw) (10.0MB)
Track 208. Commit a Crime (Doyle Bramhall, Jimmie Jimmy Vaughan & Keb Mo) (8.4MB)
Track 209. Meet Me At the Bottom (Derek Trucks & Jimmie Jimmy Vaughan) (8.6MB)

Disc 3
Track 301. How Many More Years (Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks) (8.0MB)
Track 302. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy (Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks) (8.3MB)
Track 303. Who Do You Love (Robert Randolph & Jody Williams) (12.7MB)
Track 304. I’m Goin’ Down (Buddy Guy & Quinn Sullivan) (14.2MB)
Track 305. Hocchie Coochie Koochie Man (Buddy Guy & Robert Randolph) (12.7MB)
Track 306. Beggin’ You Please (Buddy Guy & Shemekia Copeland) (15.4MB)
Track 307. Catfish Blues (Gary Clark Jr.) (9.2MB)

Disc 4
Track 401. Shake For Me (Eric Clapton & Gary Clark Jr.) (6.2MB)
Track 402. Little Baby (Eric Clapton & Gary Clark Jr.) (11.6MB)
Track 403. Forty Four (Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr. & Jody Williams) (10.2MB)
Track 404. Goin’ Down Slow (Eric Clapton, Keith Richards & Gary Clark Jr.) (15.9MB)
Track 405. Little Red Rooster (Keith Richards & James Cotton) (12.5MB)
Track 406. Spoonful (Keith Richards, Eric Clapton & James Cotton) (12.1MB)
Track 407. Wang Dang Doodle (All Musicians on stage) (16.4MB)
Track 408.  Smokestack Lightning (All Musicians on stage) (13.7MB)

House band:
Willie Weeks - electric bass
Larry The Mole Taylor - standup bass
Billy Flynn - guitar
Eddie Taylor Jr. - guitar
Danny Kootch Kortchmar - guitar
Barrelhouse Chuck Goering - upright piano
Ivan Neville - organ, electric piano
Jimmy Lee Keltner - drums
Steve Jordan - drums, musical director
Kim Wilson - harp, vocals

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THE LINCOLN PARK MARK COLLECTION: BLUE OYSTER CULT - PROVIDENCE 1975

May 2, 2012 – 12:33 pm

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BLUE OYSTER CULT
Providence Treaties [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI; February 25, 1975. Very good to excellent audience recording.

If the artwork is correct (and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be), some enterprising bootlegger has taken this Dan Lampinski recording and released silver discs from it, most likely in Japan. In fact, the Lampinski recording is still being shared on Dime.

djscomics, at Dime, wrote: “A youthful, on the rise Blue Oyster Cult delivers the goods opening for The Faces. Although the sound is what you would expect from a Lampinski, there are some scattered dropouts, sounds like a mic cable might have been acting up, but it certainly doesn’t make things unbearable. Think of it as a reminder “you’re not supposed to be listening to this”…

A bit more background to the show is provided at the Blue Oyster Cult site at hotrails.co.uk:

1975 was a golden year for Blue Oyster Cult. February saw the release of their epic double live album “On Your Feet or on Your Knees” and, to publicise it, the band had secured a prestigious spot supporting Rod Stewart and the Faces, including a gig at Madison Square Garden!!

This was backed up with months of solid gigging, appearing on the same bill as bands such as REO Speedwagon, Trapeze, Foghat, ZZ Top, Journey and Uriah Heep amongst others. In October/November, the band finally got to tour Europe and the year culminated with a New Year’s Eve appearance supporting KISS, a band who’d opened for BOC on New Year’s Eve only two years before…

Dan Lampinski also noted: “I recall the Strawbs opening and performing a fine, albeit short set. B.O.C. was as good as ever. The crowd really enjoyed their music… they played a great set… and I got an excellent recording. [The bands on the bill that night: The Strawbs, Blue Oyster Cult and The Faces.]

Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks.

Thanks also to Dan Lampinski for the recording and to Team Lampinski, which include djscomics, Kev and Carl, for sharing the tracks in the first place.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

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Track 01. Opening (363k)
Track 02. Stairway To The Stars (6.4MB)
Track 03. Harvester Of Eyes (9.0MB)
Track 04. Flaming Telepaths (10.2MB)
Track 05. Astronomy (13.7MB)
Track 06. Hot Rails To Hell (9.4MB)
Track 07. Cities On Flame (7.9MB)
Track 08. Buck’s Boogie (7.4MB)
Track 09. Drum Solo (5.9MB)
Track 10. Buck’s Boogie (Reprise) (4.5MB)
Track 11. Me262 (5 Guitars) (16.9MB)

Lineup:
Eric Bloom - vocals/guitar
Buck Dharma - guitar/vocals
Allen Lanier - keys/guitar
Joe Bouchard - bass/vocals
Albert Bouchard - drums/vocals

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BOB DYLAN - COMPLETE BASEMENT TAPES (DISC 3 AND 4)

May 1, 2012 – 4:31 am

  

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BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND
The Complete Basement Tapes: From The Reels [no label, CD 3 and 4 of 11]

Recorded at “Big Pink”, West Saugerties, New York, 1967. This 11-CD set was released in 2001.

Philip Cohen notes:

This is the most complete Basement Tapes collection in circulation. This is not for audiophiles. It is for completists who want everything; warts and all.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Notes from rec.music.dylan, August 2001:

In the time since this ‘fan project’ was completed, there have been a couple of other ‘Basement’ releases, one a 5 CDR set, nice quality, but lacking many tracks (…almost nothing from reel 1) emerged, and more recently the 4CD ‘Tree with Roots’ emerged. These have been carefully compared as well, and where appropriate, tracks were upgraded to the original 10CD set. Recently, someone else seems to have gotten hold of this set and and thinks that there were some other missing tracks (I’m not particularly convinced that reel 11 contains any new Basement tracks at all…) and added these tracks to reel #11.
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IAN ANDERSON - PERTH, SCOTLAND 2012

April 30, 2012 – 4:38 am

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IAN ANDERSON
Perth, Scotland 2012 [no label, 2CD]

World premiere of Thick As A Brick 2, live at the Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland, UK; April 14, 2012. Excellent audience recording.

Jethro Tull and prog-rock fans may be familiar with Thick As A Brick but Thick As A Brick 2? And who would imagine that Ian Anderson would even bring up a topic such as prostrate check-ups - totally relevant today - during the intermission?

This is what Aidan Smith wrote in The Scotsman:

Most prog-rock legends are content to play the old stuff forever – Dark Side Of The Moon 2 doesn’t exist and neither does Close To The Edge 2. But there is a Thick As A Brick 2 and this was its world premiere. A suite of songs, just like the 40-year-old original which was played first, and what a thrill to hear two concept albums in full. Flute-organ duels, drum solos, glorious codswallop.

No other Jethro Tull stalwarts were on display but a young five-piece band proved able deputies, among them Ryan O’Donnell, a graduate of the floppy-fringed acting academy, who in harlequin breeks served as Anderson’s junior prog court minstrel, strolling and narrating and helping out on vocals when the boss was trilling up something baroque.

As bawdy and bonkers as ever, Anderson may be forging ahead with the new technologies, but TAAB2 was much concerned with the past – old schooldays, Tompkins Minor, Fray Bentos pies – as he reflected on how his young hero, Gerard Bostock, had ended up a banker.

Thanks to André’s Music Club for recording and mastering the tracks and the artwork; and to RaelImperial who shared the show on Dime.

RaelImperial noted:

Recorded from the middle of row E on the opening night of the Thick As A Brick tour in Perth, Scotland… Please note there is one unfortunate moment near the start of TAAB where I managed to drop the recorder as well as a bit of microphone noise from me holding it for the rest of the performance. The show started at 7.30 pm sharp and we arrived later than intended, which didn’t provide sufficient time to find a stable location for the recorder. TAAB2 is altogether better though, as I had the chance to sort the position of the recorder out during the interval. I decided not to try patching the mistake in TAAB but to leave it “as recorded”, so if anyone else would like to see if it’s fixable please go right ahead.

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Equipment: Zoom H2 Recorder [Rear Stereo Mics] @ 24bit 44.1kHz Stereo > Sound Forge 8 [volume normalisation and maximising] > Reason 6 [eq and limiting] > Sound Forge 8 [rendering to 16bit 44.1kHz Stereo] > TLH [conversion to FLAC level 8]

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Disc 1 (Thick As A Brick)
Track 101. Intro (1.7MB)
Track 102. Thick As A Brick Part 1 (37.1MB)
Track 103. Intermission (2.6MB)
Track 104. Thick As A Brick Part 2 (35.0MB)

Disc 2 (Thick As A Brick 2)
Track 201. Tuffty’s Intro (6.1MB)
Track 202. From A Pebble Thrown (2.8MB)
Track 203. Pebble Instrumental (5.9MB)
Track 204. Might-Have-Beens (1.3MB)
Track 205. Upper Sixth Loan Shark (2.0MB)
Track 206. Banker Bets, Banker Wins (7.2MB)
Track 207. Swing It Far (5.7MB)
Track 208. Adrift and Dumbfounded (6.9MB)
Track 209. Old School Song (4.9MB)
Track 210. Wootton Bassett Town (6.0MB)
Track 211. Power and Spirit (3.1MB)
Track 212. Give Till It Hurts (2.3MB)
Track 213. Cosy Corner (2.4MB)
Track 214. Shunt and Shuffle (3.3MB)
Track 215. A Change of Horses (12.5MB)
Track 216. Confessional (4.9MB)
Track 217. Kismet In Suburbia (6.9MB)
Track 218. What-Ifs, Maybes and Might-Have-Beens (5.7MB)
Track 219. Tuffty’s Outro (3.4MB)

Lineup:
Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, acoustic guitar
David Goodier - bass guitar
Scott Hammond - drums, percussion
John O’Hara - keyboards, accordion
Florian Opahle - electric guitar
Ryan O’Donnell - additional vocals, theatre

 

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NORAH JONES - PARIS 2012

April 29, 2012 – 4:50 am

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NORAH JONES
Paris 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France; April 20, 2012. Excellent FM broadcast.

Norah Jones’s new album, Little Broken Hearts, has a street date of May 1, 2012. On April 15, the entire album was streamed online on NPR. To preview her album, Jones gave a treat to her French fans and performed the entire album (Disc 1 below) live on this radio show.

According to the wikipedia, the cover art for the album was inspired from the poster to the film Mudhoney. Jones was recording the album at Danger Mouse’s studio and saw the poster on the wall. She said, “Brian [Burton] has this great collection of Russ Meyer posters in his studio. And this particular one… was right over the couch where I sat every day. I always was looking at it and thinking ‘that’s so cool I want to look like her!’ I remember staring at the poster the whole time we made the record. It’s a great visual.” The title of the album (and most of the tracks) allude to a recent break-up.

Initial response to the album has been positive and the tracks are indeed an entertaining listen, despite the subject matter.

Adam Kivel of consequenceofsound.net wrote: “Lyrically, this is a breakup album, but the album is anything but one-note, finding solace in a handful of different reactions. For example, album opener “Good Morning” works twinkling synths and shivering violins into a breathy realization, while “Say Goodbye” is the first hint of angst or aggression. Jones’ voice is sweet enough to sing a cutesy line like, “It’s alright, it’s okay, I don’t need you anyway,” without it having even a hint of going over the top. The latter song is as pure and twee as pop gets, the chugging bass, skipping drums, and Jones coos over the top like she’s been making this kind of music for ages.”

And Robert Copsey commented at digitalspy.co.uk: “Jones sings of heartbreak throughout with more contempt than we’ve ever heard from her before… Her angst reaches its most unnerving on ‘Take It Back’ and ‘She’s 22′ - the latter a barely-there ballad in which she asks: “Does she make you happy?” Her stages of post-relationship grief come to a climax on penultimate track ‘Miriam’; a moody and atmospheric number with just a hint of menace that conjures up images of a pain-stricken Jones clutching to a bottle of gin as she unpicks the details of her lover’s affair. It might be dark, but this stunning collection of anguish is the brightest she’s shined in a long time.”

Thanks to original uploader LETSGO (Dime); and to ShaReeF who shared the tracks at Hunger City. Thanks also to AMMMMM for the artwork.

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FM recording from a Dual CT 110 tuner, made with Zoom H4, SD card to PC, Audacity editions, FLAC (TLH).

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Disc 1
Track 101. Good Morning (5.7MB)
Track 102. Say Goodbye (5.9MB)
Track 103. Little Broken Hearts (5.7MB)
Track 104. She’s 22 (5.2MB)
Track 105. Take It Back (7.0MB)
Track 106. After The Fall (6.6MB)
Track 107. Four Broken Hearts (4.9MB)
Track 108. Travelin’ On (5.9MB)
Track 109. Out On The Road (7.5MB)
Track 110. Happy Pills (5.8MB)
Track 111. Miriam (7.3MB)
Track 112. All A Dream (10.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Nearness Of You (4.2MB)
Track 202. Don’t Know Why (6.3MB)
Track 203. Waiting (6.7MB)
Track 204. Sunrise (6.1MB)
Track 205. Chasing Pirates (4.5MB)
Track 206. Bessie Smith (For Levon Helm) (7.8MB)
Track 207. Come Away With Me (5.5MB)
Track 208. Black (6.0MB)
Track 209. Stuck (10.5MB)
Track 210. Outro (Talks And Audience) (3.7MB)

Lineup:
Norah Jones - vocals, piano, guitar
Jason Roberts - guitar, backing vocals
Josh Lattanzi - bass, backing vocals
Pete Remm - keyboards, piano
Greg Wieczorek - drums, backing vocals

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LEVON HELM TRIBUTE 2012

April 28, 2012 – 4:30 am

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VARIOUS
Levon Helm Tribute 2012 [no label, 1CD]

A Prairie Home Companion, live at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN; April 21, 2012. Guests include Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Chris Donohue and Stuart Duncan. Excellent FM broadcast.

Levon Helm may be gone but he is fondly remembered. This show was a tribute to the Band’s drummer with performances of When I Go Away, Up On Cripple Creek and Evangeline. Prairie Home Companion is a weekly musical/variety radio show on National Public Radio in the US.

As Emmylou Harris said during the show: “We’re really going to miss Levon. He was an original voice, an original drummer and… a great soul. He played with so much joy, it was really infectious… I was blessed just to be around him.”

Here is a short and appreciative note from rowdyhillrambler who posted the following comment at velocipedesalon.com: “I went to the Ryman Auditorium last night… Sam Bush and Emmylou Harris played several of his songs. They had both played with him at the Opry. It was a great show and a great tribute to a great musician who obviously touched a lot of lives.”

Thanks to room1009 who recorded the FM broadcast and posted the show on Dime. room1009 noted:

This is not the complete show. I left out most of the comedy routines and stage banter. All of the music is included except for the opening theme and some incidental music… I don’t have top of the line equipment, but I think the sound quality is excellent. There is some very faint interference that is only audible at high volume or with headphones, otherwise it is inaudible.

Lineage:
FM Broadcast > Kenwood VR-307 Receiver > Computer (NVIDIA High Definition internal soundcard) > Sound Forge 9.0 (track splits, fades) > Traders Little Helper > flac

The complete show (streamed) and some video clips are available at A Prairie Home Companion.

Pictures posted at prairiehome.publicradio.org.

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Track 01. When I Go Away (Levon Helm) (7.2MB)
Garrison Keillor, Heather Masse, Aoife O’Donovan and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan

Track 02. Read It And Weep (Pat Donahue) (4.4MB)
Pat Donohue and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan

Track 03. Guy Noir Private Eye with Emmylou Harris (Comedy Routine) (16.2MB)
Emmylou sings A Million to One (Phil Medley)

Track 04. Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson) (6.7MB)
Sam Bush and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Stuart Duncan, Emmylou Harris, Heather Masse and Aoife O’Donovan

Track 05. Powdermilk Biscuit Theme (Garrison Keillor) (2.5MB)
Garrison Keillor and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan

Track 06. Western Plain (When I Was a Cowboy) (Huddie Ledbetter) (5.7MB)
Heather Masse and Aoife O’Donovan with The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan

Track 07. The Storms Are on the Ocean (AP Carter) (5.6MB)
Heather Masse, Aoife O’Donovan and Garrison Keillor with The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan

Track 08. Peacock Rag (Traditional/Arthur Smith) (3.1MB)
Stuart Duncan and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Sam Bush

Track 09. Strong Hand (Just One Miracle) (Emmylou Harris) (5.4MB)
Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys

Track 10. My Name is Emmett Till (Emmylou Harris) (8.5MB)
Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys with Peter Johnson

Track 11. Fiddle Medley: Big Mon (Bill Monroe)/Fire On The Mountain (Traditional/Bill Cody/Donald Eugster) (4.8MB)
Stuart Duncan, Richard Kriehn and Sam Bush with The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band

Track 12. Cannonball Rag (Merle Travis) (1.2MB)
The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan

Track 13. She’s Thinking Senior Care (She Thinks I Still Care) (Lee Dickey/Steve Duffy/new words by Garrison Keillor) (6.9MB)
Garrison Keillor and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan

Track 14. Poor Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)/Cell Phone Skit (2.5MB)
Heather Masse, Aoife O’Donovan and Richard Dworsky

Track 15. Sweet Dreams (of You) (Don Gibson) (3.4MB)
Pat Donohue with Richard Dworsky, Gary Raynor and Stuart Duncan

Track 16. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies (Traditional) (7.4MB)
Aoife O’Donovan and Heather Masse with Stuart Duncan, Sam Bush and Richard Kriehn

Track 17. I Got the Same Old Blues (JJ Cale) (4.9MB)
Sam Bush and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Stuart Duncan

Track 18. Evangeline (Robbie Robertson) (6.5MB)
Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys with Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and Peter Johnson

Track 19. Outro (7.6MB)

Performers:
Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman
The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, Music Director, piano, melodica, keyboard, organ; Pat Donohue, guitar; Gary Raynor, bass; Peter Johnson, percussion; Richard Kriehn, mandolin, fiddle, guitar.

Guests:
Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys: Emmylou Harris, guitar and vocals; Chris Donohue, bass; Phil Madeira, accordion, guitar, vocals
Heather Masse, vocalist [Wailin’ Jennys]
Aoife O’Donovan, vocalist and guitar
Sam Bush, vocals, mandolin, fiddle
Stuart Duncan, fiddle, banjo

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WHAT A WEEK FOR DEAD ROCK STARS

April 27, 2012 – 4:30 am

RAY MANZAREK R.I.P. 1939-2013

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74. Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald says Manzarek died on May 20, 2013 at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. He had bile duct cancer. Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California. The Washington Post reported that Manzarek had continued to remain active in music after Morrison¹s death in 1971. Manrazek had briefly tried to hold the band together by serving as vocalist, but eventually the group fell apart. He played in other bands over the years, produced other acts, became an author and worked on films.

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THE DOORS
Dallas, Texas 1968 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, July 9, 1968 (Tuesday). A very good mono(?) audience recording. This is from Greg Shaw’s tape.

“This is the best-sounding source (Greg Shaw’s tape) for The Doors’ 1968 show in Dallas. I balanced the channels on this source to bring them more to the center, applied ClickRepair to clean up some loud clicks/pops, and also did some speed-correction. This recording is unusual in that the sound gradually moves from one channel to the other during the performance almost like a flange effect. This is native to the original transfer/bootleg and there was little I could do to correct it. If you’ve never heard this source for Dallas ‘68 or you’ve only heard high gen sources, then you’re in for a treat. This is a great sounding audience recording. ‘Light My Fire’ fades in and fades out due to a tape cut in the middle of the song.”
- Porsche.

The show was shared at The Traders’ Den in March, 2012 by “holdingcell” - Thanks! The following notes were included.

“A truly amazing night with exceptionally great performances one after the other. Only the absence of ‘The End’ avoids saying that the show just couldn’t get any better. Jim gives an inspired and occasionally powerful performance just like his band. In the middle of ‘Break On Through’ during the silent part something had happened because Jim coughed some which earned several laughs from the audience. After that he performed with apparent determination even finishing the song unusually.

“Highlights include ‘Backdoor Man’ which features a classic Morrison laugh, a storming version of ‘Five To One,’ the haunting ‘Crystal Ship’ following the first public appearance of Jim’s poem ‘Texas Radio And The Big Beat.’ An impressive ‘Money’ - where Jim find great comfort singing it at the end from full throat. ‘When The Music’s Over’ is another classic and contains everything that makes The Doors so unique. The performance is filled with unpredictable moments: Jim chatting with the crowd, laughter, missing lyrics (instead of “With your ear down to the floor” he sings “Which your ear down..”), moans, groans and improvisations but meanwhile (the atmosphere is)… tense. After the spectacular performance the audience enthusiastically applauded the band then Jim asked:

“Well, what do you guys wanna hear now?” The whole auditorium immediately began shouting requests mainly ‘Light My Fire,’ and ‘The End.’ “One at a time!” Jim requested. Then suddenly “Fuck! Oh, what do you wanna hear?” which again made the crowd laugh. After a few seconds he suddenly bursts into “Wake Up!” which opened the closing, much requested ‘Light My Fire.’ The Doors are now one of the biggest bands in America and by playing and selling out arenas making over $35,000 a night. The show (or parts) has been filmed by the Doors’ film-crew.”
- Buda

Excerpts from Stephen Davis’ book on The Doors, Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend (2005)

“The Doors went back on the road with their film crew.

“In Dallas on July 9, a laugh opened Jim Morrison’s almost complete Texas Radio and the Big Beat, a new kind of poem/song inspired by the imperative preaching that Jim heard on late-night Bible Belt radio. He also taunted the cops guarding the stage, mocking them, trying to get them to overact for the film crew. In Houston, next night, he performed spontaneous verse compositions in the middle of ‘Back Door Man’ using the routines ‘Can the wind have it all?’ and ‘We tried not so hard maybe we tried it too hard.’

“Poetic interjections in ‘When the Music’s Over’ included ‘Winter Photography’ and ‘Count The Dead and Wait Till Morning’, material culled from his recent notebooks. Delving into R ‘n’ B to alleviate his boredom with the much requested ‘Crystal Ship’ and ‘Light My Fire’, Jim launched the band into ‘Little Red Rooster’ and ‘Who Do You Love?’ Working the police again, Jim tried to get the kids to rush the stage. The cops responded lining the stage, blocking the band from the crowd’s view. Jim yelled out ‘If you all aren’t gonna come up here, I guess I’ll have to try to get through ‘em….This is your last chance!’ The cops pulled up even tighter, surrounding the band, and the show was over.” p. 267

Even after all these years, Jimbo still sounds fresh. His goading of the police doesn’t sound like part of the “act”. Ray was probably pissed by that. The Doors as musicians don’t suck. The music is gothic. Bold, dramatic and sometimes ugly. Not ugly - ugly. But ugly - uncomfortable. The Doors are an experience. This early show supposedly was filmed. Show us the video already.
- Professor Red

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Track 01. Soul Kitchen - 6:11 (9.9MB)
Track 02. Back Door Man - 3:23 (5.4MB)
Track 03. Five To One - 5:38 (9.0MB)
Track 04. Break On Through - 5:40 (9.1MB)
Track 05. The Crystal Ship - 3:08 (5.0MB)
Track 06. Texas Radio And The Big Beat - 1:28 (2.3MB)
Track 07. Hello, I Love You - 2:06 (3.3MB)
Track 08. Moonlight Drive - 3:14 (5.1MB)
Track 09. Money - 3:17 (5.2MB)
Track 10. When The Music’s Over - 14:02 (22.5MB)
Track 11. Wake Up - 1:39 (2.6MB)
Track 12. Light My Fire [cut] - 7:54 (12.6MB)

Stephen Davis’ book on Jim Morrison and The Doors gets a good customer rating at Amazon.com. Buy it here.

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BOB DYLAN - COMPLETE BASEMENT TAPES

April 25, 2012 – 8:49 am

  

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BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND
The Complete Basement Tapes: From the Reels [no label, CD 1 and 2 of 11]

Recorded at “Big Pink”, West Saugerties, New York, 1967. This 11-CD set was released in 2001. Outtakes and rarities.

Philip Cohen notes:

This is the most complete Basement Tapes collection in circulation. Please be cautioned that some of the tracks on Disc One are severely distorted and barely listenable. This is not for audiophiles. It is for completists who want everything; warts and all.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Notes from rec.music.dylan, August 2001:

Here is the concept of the original 10CD set. The order on the Genuine Basement Tape series is unsatisfactory (and the way the bootleggers missed out Band tracks and even one Dylan track), and I preferred the order on the original tapes. Of course the order on the tapes is not the reel order either so with the help of Invisible Republic/Heylin it is possible to work out a very rough reel order.

It got too hard for reels 5-7 so they are just lumped together (these are the mostly original basement tracks anyway, and they sit nicely together). As you all know the details of the reels is sketchy at best, so at times just rough 74-min groupings are used. An overriding principle was to preserve the reel order.

Somewhere along the line it was realised that the ‘historical artifacts’ associated with the Basements were not represented, so the 14 song Acetate disk needed to be added. Then of course the alternate takes were not represented either, so the ‘20 song Acetate disk’ was added. I know that this completely duplicated the ‘14 song Acetate’, but the 14 song one was the acetate that was very special, and deserved a disk in it’s own right! The Publisher’s demos were different again. Different tracks and different mixes. So these were added to this set as well. Finally, there were all those ‘mostly Band’ tracks that had emerged over the years, so they are just assembled onto a misc CD (#10).

In the time since this ‘fan project’ was completed, there have been a couple of other ‘Basement’ releases, one a 5 CDR set, nice quality, but lacking many tracks (…almost nothing from reel 1) emerged, and more recently the 4CD ‘Tree with Roots’ emerged. These have been carefully compared as well, and where appropriate, tracks were upgraded to the original 10CD set. Recently, someone else seems to have gotten hold of this set and and thinks that there were some other missing tracks (I’m not particularly convinced that reel 11 contains any new Basement tracks at all…) and added these tracks to reel #11.
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