PINK FLOYD - HOKKAIDO, JAPAN 1972

October 13, 2012 – 4:49 am

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PINK FLOYD
The Dark Side Of The Ice [Highland Master Series HL679, 1CD]

Live at the Nakanoshima Sports Center, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan; March 13, 1972. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Here’s a show that might have been overlooked. Thanks to the person who shared it on the net in 2006, and who added the following note: “An excellent recording and performance. Early Dark Side with guitar jam version of On The Run, TGGITS has the preacher tape and a blood-curdling Careful With That Axe, Eugene.”

This is what gsparaco of collectorsmusicreviews.com wrote:

Dark Side Of The Ice is Highland’s version of the excellent stereo audience recording of Pink Floyd’s final show in Japan in the spring of 1972. Previously a low generation cassette was available circulating under the names Cold Front and Dark Side Of The Rising Sun, but Highland use the DAT clone of the master reel to reel that was produced 15 years ago and only recently began circulating.

All of the music is loud and clear and the tape picks up all of the subtlety of the performance giving a lot of depth. The only negative is the tape is missing ”Echoes” and cut in “Brain Damage” omitting the second verse. The inferior sounding second tape does have the missing portions and Highland could have improved this release by fixing the holes.

It’s a shame particularly because this is the best show from their first visit to Japan.  There are no instrumental breakdowns and the audience is very respectful. Pink Floyd deliver one of the best early versions of their Dark Side Of The Moon suite.

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Track 01. Speak To Me 1:29 (2.0MB)
Track 02. Breathe 2:56 (4.0MB)
Track 03. On The Run 6:12 (8.5MB)
Track 04. Time 7:22 (10.1MB)
Track 05. The Great Gig In The Sky 4:23 (6.0MB)
Track 06. Money 7:31 (10.3MB)
Track 07. Us And Them 7:20 (10.0MB)
Track 08. Any Colour You Like 4:37 (6.3MB)
Track 09. Brain Damage 2:35 (3.5MB)
Track 10. Eclipse 2:22 (3.2MB)
Track 11. One Of These Days 12:14 (16.8MB)
Track 12. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12:20 (16.9MB)

Lineup:
David Gilmour - guitars, vocals
Nick Mason - percussion, vocals
Roger Waters - bass, vocals
Richard Wright - keyboards, vocals

In 2011, Dark Side Of The Moon was re-released as part of the Why Pink Floyd…? series, with lots of extras. Buy the Immersion boxset here.

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LAURA NYRO - IN CONCERT 1990-1994 (CD 5)

October 12, 2012 – 4:28 am

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LAURA NYRO
In Concert 1990-1994 [no label, CD 5 of 5CD]

Disc 5 - Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA; June 11, 1994. Good to very good audience recordings.

Recently, we received a five-CD fan compilation of Laura Nyro in concert 1990-1994. The other shows are:
Disc 1: New York City; June 27, 1990.
Disc 2: New Georgia; August 18, 1990.
Disc 3: Redwood Music Festival; May 18, 1991
Disc 4: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA; August 2, 1991.

And then, we came across Randy Shields’ rumination on Laura Nyro’s “Incarnations”.

I’ve always felt that Nyro did something that no one else has ever done and not really gotten the recognition for it: she wrote more great songs as a teenager than anybody, including Lennon and McCartney, Dylan and Stevie Wonder. Those guys went on to conquer the world and I love their work, but they didn’t come remotely close to doing in their teenage years, even collectively, what Laura Nyro did. She was on fire…

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Disc 5 (Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA; June 11, 1994)

Track 01. (Dedicated To) The One I Love (4.9MB)
Track 02. A Woman Of The World (6.1MB)
Track 03. Gardenia Talk (4.3MB)
Track 04. Save The Country (4.3MB)
Track 05. Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby (4.0MB)
Track 06. Broken Rainbow (5.8MB)
Track 07. And When I Die (4.1MB)
Track 08. The Japanese Restaurant Song (5.7MB)
Track 09. To A Child (5.0MB)
Track 10. The Descent Of Luna Rose (3.8MB)
Track 11. Walk The Dog And Light The Light (4.4MB)
Track 12. Lite A Flame (4.5MB)
Track 13. The Wild World (3.3MB)
Track 14. Louise’s Church (4.4MB)
Track 15. The Wind (2.7MB)
Track 16. Blowin’ Away/Wedding Bell Blues (5.0MB)
Track 17. Trees Of The Ages/Emmie (6.6MB)

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JOHN MAYALL - VIENNA 1969

October 10, 2012 – 2:50 pm

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JOHN MAYALL
Vienna 1969 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria; June 6, 1969. From 1st gen. reel to reel, SBD?, FM?

The Bluesbreaks broke up in May 1969. On June 13, 1969, after nearly two years with John Mayall, guitarist Mick Taylor left and officially joined the Rolling Stones. Even then, Taylor was no longer in the lineup for this gig. But that did not appear a big problem for the group which still put up a tremendous show. [And on July 12, 1969, Mayall recorded his Fillmore East set and later put out the live Turning Point album.]

Thanks to 38f who shared these tracks on Dime in 2006. 38f noted:

This show, if I remember well, was uploaded on The Traders’ Den by lilpanda some months ago. Well, his source was different from this and it had a lot of hiss on it. This is my reel to reel tape, it is a little bit longer (2 minutes more on So Hard To Share), and definitely has only a really light hiss compared to lilpanda version, probably because it comes from a lower generation. Great show, good recording, I had soundboard on my reel box but I think it is an FM.

1st generation reel to reel (revox) > behringer ultra curve pro deq 2496 audio equalizer > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.
Recorded, transfered, remastered by 38f.

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Disc 1
Track 101. The Laws Must Change (12.6MB)
Track 102. Don’t Waste My Time (9.1MB)
Track 103. Sleeping By Her Side (14.5MB)
Track 104. California (18.8MB)
Track 105. Band intro/Announcer (2.8MB)
Track 106. Tuning/So Hard To Share Pt 1 (one drop/glitch between the two parts) (11.3MB)
Track 107. So Hard To Share Pt 2 (cut) (8.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. I’m Gonna Fight For You J.B. (8.9MB)
Track 202. Thoughts About Roxanne (14.8MB)
Track 203. Room To Move/Band intro (16.3MB)
Encore
Track 204. Crowd/Can’t Sleep This Night (14.4MB)

Lineup:
John Mayall - vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark - guitar
Johnny Almond - sax
Steve Thompson - bass

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: DEREK AND THE DOMINOS - INTO THE MYSTIC (CD 6 and 7)

October 9, 2012 – 4:28 am

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DEREK AND THE DOMINOS
Into The Mystic [Mid Valley 706/711, CD6 and 7 of 7CD]

Sessions and more. Excellent soundboard.

While Derek And The Dominos’ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album was released in 1970, it was only in 1990 that other Layla session tracks were officially released on the 20th Anniversary Edition.

Even then, not all the session tracks were released. In 2006, Paddington put out Layla And Other Assorted Love Sessions - Complete Studio Sessions for Layla & Unreleased 2nd Album, a five-CD/1DVD set. And, in August this year, a seven-disc set from Mid Valley, Into The Mystic - Layla Sessions And More, surfaced on torrent sites.

Thanks to keiji for sharing the tracks.

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.

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Disc 6 (Supplementary Disc) - notes by Philip Cohen
Clapton fans may recall, that prior to the sessions for the “Layla” album, Derek & The Dominos released a Phil Spector-produced single “Tell The Truth” b/w “Roll It Over”. These versions were recorded during sessions for George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” album, but the single was almost immediately withdrawn (at Clapton’s request because he thought that it wasn’t representative of the group’s sound). The only CD release of these performances (on the “Eric Clapton-Crossroads” box set) is via 1987 remixes. The first three tracks only appeared on original 1971 vinyl singles (but not on CD).

Track 601. Tell The Truth (original Phil Spector stereo mix) (5.4MB)
Track 602. Tell The Truth (original Phil Spector mono mix) (5.4MB)
Track 603. Roll It Over (original Phil Spector mono mix) (7.4MB)
Track 604. It’s Too Late (6.8MB)
Track 605. Got To Get Better In A Little While (11.2MB)
Track 606. Matchbox #1 (6.6MB)
Track 607. Matchbox #2 (7.0MB)
Track 608. Matchbox #3 (4.6MB)
Track 609. Blues Power (10.1MB)
Track 610. Altar Rock (7.8MB)
Track 611. Time (6.7MB)
Track 612. It’s So Hard #1 (12.3MB)
Track 613. It’s So Hard #2 (15.5MB)

Disc 7 (Bonus Disc)
The Last Sessions - These are all backing tracks

Track 701. Sick At The Heart Without Piano (678k)
Track 702. Sick At Heart (5.6MB)
Track 703. Is My Love (3.2MB)
Track 704. Mean Old Frisco (6.6MB)
Track 705. Evil (7.5MB)
Track 706. Snake Leg Blues Minor (5.7MB)
Track 707. Snake Leg Blues Major (5.6MB)
Track 708. One More Chance (5.4MB)
Track 709. Got To Get Better In A Little While (6.9MB)
Track 710. High (5.3MB)
Track 711. Untitled Instrumental #1 (22.3MB)
Track 712. Untitled Instrumental #2 (10.9MB)
Track 713. Gold Devil Road (21.1MB)

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Howard Duane Allman - guitar
Carl Radle - bass
Jim Gordon - drums
Bobby Whitlock - organ, piano, vocals

Click here to order Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (2CD 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition).

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RETURN TO FOREVER - DENVER 1974

October 8, 2012 – 4:32 am

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RETURN TO FOREVER
Denver 1974 [TheTooleMan Presents, 1CD]

Live at Ebbets Field, Denver, CO; August 9, 1974. Very good to excellent Pre-FM soundboard.

Thanks to TheTooleMan, who shared these tracks on the net in 2005. TheTooleMan noted:

The original recording was in excellent condition, sounding like an original tape made at the radio station from the feed from the club. There is slight audible tape damage during the first minute or so of the the first track. The original tape ran about 83 minutes and included about three minutes of Chick blabbering and filling time while Stanley’s acoustic bass was miked. Parts of this and some other empty spaces been removed to fit the entire program on an 80-minute CD. No music has been lost. Audio levels and dynamics were adjusted and EQ were applied. Audio quality is top-notch.

Source: Pre-FM soundboard
Mastered by: TheTooleMan, June 2003.

Picture by Grant Gouldon, posted on the net - Thanks!

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Track 01. Beyond the Seventh Galaxy (5.4MB)
Track 02. Vulcan Worlds (22.7MB)
Track 03. The Shadow of Lo (16.8MB)
Track 04. Chick’s Solo (13.2MB)
Track 05. Al’s Solo (10.5MB)
Track 06. Stanley’s Solo (12.3MB)
Track 07. Lenny’s Solo (13.7MB)
Track 08. Song to the Pharoah Kings (33.1MB)

Lineup:
Chick Corea - keyboards
Al DiMeola - guitar
Lenny White - drums
Stanley Clarke - bass

The group had to re-record their 1973 album, Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy, as the first recording featured drummer Steve Gadd, who had then left the group. According to the wikipedia, the first recording was never released and has since disappeared and said to be lost. While the re-recorded Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy had guitarist Bill Connors but after touring for a while following the album’s release, Connors left the group for a solo career. He was replaced by Al Di Meola. Click here to order Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy.

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LAURA NYRO - IN CONCERT 1990-1994 (CD 3 and 4)

October 7, 2012 – 4:28 am

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LAURA NYRO
In Concert 1990-1994 [no label, CD 3 and 4 of 5CD]

Disc 3: Redwood Music Festival; May 18, 1991. Disc 4: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA; August 2, 1991. Good to very good audience recordings.

Recently, we received a five-CD fan compilation of Laura Nyro in concert 1990-1994. The other shows are:
Disc 1: New York City; June 27, 1990.
Disc 2: New Georgia; August 18, 1990.
Disc 5 - Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA; June 11, 1994.

And then, we came across Randy Shields’ rumination on Laura Nyro’s “Incarnations”.

I’ve always felt that Nyro did something that no one else has ever done and not really gotten the recognition for it: she wrote more great songs as a teenager than anybody, including Lennon and McCartney, Dylan and Stevie Wonder. Those guys went on to conquer the world and I love their work, but they didn’t come remotely close to doing in their teenage years, even collectively, what Laura Nyro did. She was on fire…

Click here for the complete article.

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Disc Five will be shared in the coming week.

Disc 3 (Redwood Music Festival; May 18, 1991)
Track 01. Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) (4.3MB)
Track 02. Woman Of The World (5.5MB)
Track 03. Louise’s Church (3.4MB)
Track 04. Lite A Flame (4.2MB)
Track 05. Save The Country (1.9MB)
Track 06. Gardenia Talk (4.4MB)
Track 07. The Japanese Restaurant Song (5.4MB)
Track 08. I’m So Proud/(Dedicated To) The One I Love (3.8MB)
Track 09. My Innocence (2.9MB)
Track 10. To A Child (4.4MB)
Track 11. And When I Die (3.8MB)
Track 12. Emmie (6.3MB)
Track 13. Broken Rainbow (5.4MB)
Track 14. Trees Of The Ages (2.3MB)

Disc 4 (Slim’s, San Francisco; August 2, 1991)
Track 01. Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) (4.4MB)
Track 02. Woman Of The World (5.4MB)
Track 03. Louise’s Church (4.1MB)
Track 04. My Innocence (3.0MB)
Track 05. To A Child (4.4MB)
Track 06. And When I Die (3.9MB)
Track 07. The Art Of Love (4.7MB)
Track 08. The Japanese Restaurant Song (5.4MB)
Track 09. I’m So Proud/(Dedicated To) The One I Love (4.2MB)
Track 10. Lite A Flame (4.4MB)
Track 11. Save The Country (2.0MB)
Track 12. Broken Rainbow (5.0MB)
Track 13. Gardenia Talk (4.6MB)
Track 14. Stoned Soul Picnic/The Confession (5.3MB)
Track 15. Wedding Bell Blues (2.9MB)
Track 16. When I Fall In Love (3.9MB)
Track 17. Emmie (3.9MB)
Track 18. Warm Companion (4.1MB)
Track 19. Trees Of The Ages (2.4MB)

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: DEREK AND THE DOMINOS - INTO THE MYSTIC (CD 3, 4 and 5)

October 6, 2012 – 4:45 am

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DEREK AND THE DOMINOS
Into The Mystic [Mid Valley 706/711, CD3, 4, 5 of 7CD]

Sessions and more. Excellent soundboard.

While Derek And The Dominos’ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album was released in 1970, it was only in 1990 that other Layla session tracks were officially released on the 20th Anniversary Edition.

Even then, not all the session tracks were released. In 2006, Paddington put out Layla And Other Assorted Love Sessions - Complete Studio Sessions for Layla & Unreleased 2nd Album, a five-CD/1DVD set. And, in August this year, a seven-disc set from Mid Valley, Into The Mystic - Layla Sessions And More, surfaced on torrent sites.

Thanks to keiji for sharing the tracks.

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.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD or they are out of print.

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Discs Six and Seven will be available for sharing in the coming week.

Disc 3 (notes by Philip Cohen)
This is a disc of Jams. Please note that the bootlegger’s numbering of the Jams is sometimes different from Polydor’s numbering of the Jams.

Miami Jam
301. Jam I - Omitted*
302. Jam II - Omitted*
Track 303. Jam II (Rough Mix) (21.0MB)
304. Jam III - Omitted*
Track 305. Jam IV (30.9MB)

* Tracks 1, 2, 4 - available on Derek & The Dominos - The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition

Disc 4
Miami Jam
Track 401. Jam IV (Rough Mix) (32.7MB)
402. Jam V - Omitted*
Track 403. Jam VI (20.4MB)
Track 404. Jam VII (6.8MB)
Track 405. Jam VIII (2.0MB)
Track 406. Jam IX (4.7MB)
Track 407. Tell The Truth Jam (15.9MB)

* Track 2 - available on Derek & The Dominos - The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition.

Disc 5
Disc Five consists of (poor quality) cassette recordings made inside the control room during playbacks of the unfinished, unmixed recordings. This does permit some songs to be heard at the backing track stage (before vocals were added).

The Lost Carl Radle Tapes
Track 501. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (7.1MB)
Track 502. Bell Bottom Blues (2.3MB)
Track 503. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (1.2MB)
Track 504. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (7.8MB)
Track 505. Keep On Growing (10.3MB)
506. I Looked Away - Omitted*
507. Tender Love - Omitted*
Track 508. Tell The Truth (6.4MB)
509. I Looked Away - Omitted*
510. Jam - Omitted*
Track 511. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (7.5MB)
Track 512. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (11.1MB)
Track 513. Bell Bottom Blues (8.7MB)
Track 514. Anyday (9.8MB)

* Tracks 6, 9 - available on Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs.
Tracks 7, 10 - available on The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition.

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TOWER OF POWER - HEMPSTEAD 1974

October 5, 2012 – 4:30 am

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TOWER OF POWER
Hempstead 1974 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead; May 14, 1974. Very good to excellent Pre-FM.

Former Tower Of Power guitarist, Bruce Conte (right), was diagnosed with leukemia a few months ago. Conte is also an insulin-dependant diabetic and has been dealing with health issues for years. On towerofpower.com, Conte wrote: “The meds are very expensive but the good news is that I can stay alive as long as I continue taking them. I don’t have health insurance because of being diabetic. I am starting to get some help from some of my friends to get me through these hard times. I appreciate any help given.”

Click here for more information and to donate to help Conte pay his medical bills.

Thanks to Dave who shared this funky 1974 show on the net in 2006. (Guitarist Bruce Conte was most likely in the lineup as he was in the group from 1972 to 1979.) Dave posted: “I got it from the audio engineer who worked the show. If you only want one show by Tower Of Power, this is it!”

Artwork (modified here) from rockrarecollectionfetish.blogspot - Thanks!

Lineage:
WLIR Pre-FM master reel > reel > Philips standalone audio CD recorder > Audio CD > Sony Screenblast Sound Forge 7.0 for extraction > retracked with CD Wave Editor > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (750k)
Track 102. Oakland Stroke (3.2MB)
Track 103. Squib Cakes (15.5MB)
Track 104. This Time It’s Real (6.4MB)
Track 105. Soul Vaccination (8.6MB)
Track 106. You’re Still A Young Man (8.8MB)
Track 107. Clean Slate (9.8MB)
Track 108. So Very Hard To Go (8.2MB)
Track 109. Get Your Feet Back On The Ground (8.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Time Will Tell (6.2MB)
Track 202. Man From The Past (6.9MB)
Track 203. Down To The Nightclub (4.2MB)
Track 204. Just When We Start Makin’ It (12.7MB)
Track 205. Knock Yourself Out (30.0MB)
Track 206. What Is Hip? (10.7MB)
Track 207. Outro (1.9MB)

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - CENTRAL PARK 2012

October 4, 2012 – 1:08 pm

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
Central Park 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Global Citizen Festival, Central Park, New York City, NY; September 29, 2012. Excellent Palladia HD broadcast.

Thanks to jefft3881 who recorded and shared this show on Dime.

This is what Hendrik Hertzberg posted at newyorker.com:

Neil Young, sixty-seven years old next month, is a wonder. His voice is rougher and lower than it was when I first heard it, forty-six years ago, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. But it’s as strong as it was in his Buffalo Springfield days, and as distinctive, and as clear, with those emphatic Canadian “r”s. Even against the cacophony of Crazy Horse’s tsunami of sound, you don’t need a lyric sheet to understand the words he sings the first time you hear them. You get the music and you get the meaning.

Back then he was a diffident young buck. Now he’s a lion, thrashing and roaring. He’s a buffalo in an autumn field, snorting and pawing the plain of the stage. For more than an hour, every minute of it intense, he sang and played, loped and ducked and stomped. This is not an oldies act. There was no “Everybody Knows,” no “Heart of Gold,” no “Old Man” (except the ones on the stage). From the long-ago past, only “The Needle and the Damage Done,” which he sang accompanied solely by his own acoustic guitar. (The set was beautifully paced.)

The shortage of “greatest hits” mattered not at all. In his late sixties Young is a volcano of creativity. The song about hearing “Like a Rolling Stone” for the first time was proof enough of that. For me, though, the night’s high point was another new composition of his, “Walk Like a Giant.”

The lyrics are about disillusionment (”I used to walk like a giant on the land/Now I feel like a leaf floating on the stream”), but the music, its thunderous, feedback-rich electric guitars set off by a jaunty whistled bridge, is about defiance. Its stunning conclusion was a long series of stomps: Neil in his thick farmer’s boots slamming the floor - thud! thud! thud! - and putting his whole body into it, with every thud augmented by a bone-rattling guitar chord. It was as if we were being stalked by a tyrannosaur as big as the Beresford.

The concert ended the only way it properly could, with everyone on stage with the master, “Rockin’ in the Free World.” The last note faded at exactly 10 pm.

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Source: Palladia HD Broadcast > Harman Kardon CD Burner (Optical) > dbpoweramp (16/44 WAV)
Transfer: PC > Audacity (Edits, Fades, Amplify, Tracking) > T.L.H. (FLAC 8, FFP) > Torrent

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Track 01. Love And Only Love (24.6MB)
Track 02. Powderfinger (11.9MB)
Track 03. Born In Ontario (6.6MB)
Track 04. Walk Like A Giant (29.0MB)
Track 05. The Needle And The Damage Done (3.6MB)
Track 06. Twisted Road (5.9MB)
Track 07. F*!#in’ Up (14.0MB)
Track 08. Rockin’ In The Free World (17.4MB)
(with Dan Auerbach and Dave Grohl - guitar and backing vocals + many other guests on backing vocals)

70:45

Lineup:
Neil Young - vocals, guitar
Frank “Poncho” Sampedro - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums

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LAURA NYRO - IN CONCERT 1990-1994 (CD 1 and 2)

October 3, 2012 – 12:40 pm

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LAURA NYRO
In Concert 1990-1994 [no label, 5CD]

Disc 1: New York City; June 27, 1990.
Disc 2: New Georgia; August 18, 1990.
Good to very good audience recordings.

Recently, we received a five-CD fan compilation of Laura Nyro in concert 1990-1994. The other shows are:
Disc 3 - Redwood Music Festival; May 18, 1991.
Disc 4 - Slim’s, San Francisco, CA; August 2, 1991.
Disc 5 - Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA; June 11, 1994.

And then, we come across Randy Shields’ rumination on Laura Nyro’s “Incarnations”.

I’ve always felt that Nyro did something that no one else has ever done and not really gotten the recognition for it: she wrote more great songs as a teenager than anybody, including Lennon and McCartney, Dylan and Stevie Wonder. Those guys went on to conquer the world and I love their work, but they didn’t come remotely close to doing in their teenage years, even collectively, what Laura Nyro did. She was on fire…

What I’m saying is that Nyro can be likened to Keats because she seemed to have no progenitors. Nobody put words together like Keats and nobody put songs together like Laura Nyro - the daring mixture of styles within a song, her march to the non-beats of invisible drummers, her rich suggestive language. Not to mention her pioneering influence on other artists and the depth of feeling she conveyed and aroused in her listeners. Nyro is what Keats would look like in the late 20th century…

Before he ends his piece, Shields writes:

I’m signing off now but you should surry on down with Rimbaud and Shelley and Keats into the Fifth Dimension and partake of the Sweet Blindness and the derangement of the senses at the Stoned Soul Picnic. If you don’t know how to surry, I bet Rimbaud can show you, I bet he whispered that word in Laura’s ear to begin with. You’re in good hands. Make sure Keats parties also. I don’t think absinthe could make his heart any less fonder. Ask Shelley what’s on his mind because in 200 years it will be on everyone’s mind. Love, strive, believe…

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

Disc 1 (New York City; June 27, 1990)
Track 01. Oh Yeah Maybe Baby (3.6MB)
Track 02. My Innocence (3.2MB)
Track 03. For A Child (4.6MB)
Track 04. And When I Die (3.7MB)
Track 05. Woman Of The World (2.0MB)
Track 06. The Roll Of The Ocean (4.1MB)
Track 07. Lite A Flame (4.6MB)
Track 08. Emmie (5.6MB)
Track 09. Louise’s Church (3.7MB)
Track 10. Blowin’ Away/Wedding Bell Blues (3.8MB)
Track 11. I’m So Proud/(Dedicated To) The One I Love (4.3MB)
Track 12. Trees Of The Ages/Timer (5.5MB)

Disc 2 (New Georgia; August 18, 1990)
Track 01. Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) (3.0MB)
Track 02. My Innocence (3.4MB)
Track 03. To A Child (4.8MB)
Track 04. And When I Die (3.7MB)
Track 05. The Confession (3.6MB)
Track 06. The Roll Of The Ocean (4.4MB)
Track 07. Lite A Flame (4.5MB)
Track 08. The Wild World (3.5MB)
Track 09. Emmie (5.3MB)
Track 10. Louise’s Church (4.2MB)
Track 11. Broken Rainbow (5.2MB)
Track 12. Women Of The One World (1.8MB)
Track 13. Blowin’ Away/Wedding Bell Blues (4.0MB)
Track 14. The Japanese Restaurant Song (5.9MB)
Track 15. I’m So Proud/(Dedicated To) The One I Love (4.3MB)
Track 16. talking to the audience (1.7MB)
Track 17. Springblown (2.8MB)
Track 18. Save The Country/Trees Of The Ages/Timer (6.7MB)
Track 19. The Wind (3.7MB)

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