THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: ERIC CLAPTON - JAPAN 1997 (DISC 5 and 6)

September 4, 2012 – 4:31 am

 

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ERIC CLAPTON
In The West Of Japan [Wow Wow Wow, Disc 5/6 of 11]

Live at the Osaka Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan; October 22, 1997. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Following Clapton’s 1997 tour of Japan, Wow Wow Wow had released an 11-CD box set showcasing the following sets:
October 20, 1997 - Marine Messe, Fukuoka
October 21, 1997 - Castle Hall, Osaka
October 22, 1997 - Osaka Jo Hall, Osaka
October 24, 1997 - Green Arena, Hiroshim
October 25, 1997 - Rainbow Hall, Nagoya

Included in the set is a three-track bonus CD featuring: Change The World (from soundboard tape, October 13, 1997); Modern Girl (outtake from the Pilgrim album) and Pilgrim (a cappella version).

One could say Clapton was cruising - the setlist remained the same! A consummate entertainer, the guitarist did not disappoint his Japanese fans. Overall, a nice collection for those who want the Japan 1997 shows.

Thanks to Phil 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 5 (Disc E)
Track 501. Layla - 07:07 (8.4MB)
Track 502. Change The World - 03:41 (5.2MB)
Track 503. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out - 02:49 (3.9MB)
Track 504. Tears In Heaven - 04:47 (6.5MB)
Track 505. Going Down Slow - 07:31 (11.1MB)
Track 506. Broken Hearted - 07:02 (9.7MB)
Track 507. Pilgrim - 07:42 (9.9MB)
Track 508. Before You Accuse Me - 04:42 (7.3MB)
Track 509. I Shot The Sheriff - 08:43 (12.3MB)
Track 510. Wonderful Tonight - 04:37 (6.4MB)

Disc 6 (Disc F)
Track 601. Tore Down - 04:08 (5.0MB)
Track 602. Have You Ever Loved A Woman - 06:24 (10.1MB)
Track 603. Cocaine - 05:00 (7.0MB)
Track 604. Tearing Us Apart - 06:40 (8.8MB)
Track 605. Old Love - 09:21 (13.5MB)
Track 606. Sunshine Of Your Love - 09:48 (13.3MB)
Track 607. Everyday I Have The Blues - 09:47 (13.4MB)

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather-Low - guitar
Joe Sample - keyboards
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Steve Gadd - drums
Dave Bronze - bass
Tessa Niles - vocals
Katie Kissoon - vocals

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JEFF BECK GROUP - BBC 1967-1968

September 3, 2012 – 4:31 am

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JEFF BECK GROUP
BBC Compilation: March 1967 to September 1968 [no label, 1CD]

Very good to excellent FM/SBD stereo.

Here is a Jeff Beck BBC compilation that has also circulated as Lost Early Sessions - Live At The BBC Collection 1967-1968; and as BBC Sessions 1967 & 1968 (with a slightly different tracklist).

Thanks to Mesquite who shared the tracks on Dime in 2006.

Mesquite noted: “Here is a Beck BBC compilation 1967-1968; this one assembled from my DAT tapes. Thanks to my pal in the Great White North for this.”

Here is a post at beehivecandy.com:

One of the reasons that bands were invited to perform sessions for the BBC during the 1960s and 1970s was due to the restricted ‘needle time’ that existed in the UK at the time. By undertaking ‘live sessions’ it enabled the BBC to provide more popular music performances, and get around the ridiculous limitations placed on them by the ‘Performance Rights’ authorities. These crazy restrictions were also in part the reason that Offshore ‘pirate’ Radio took off in the ’60s and ’70s. The legacy however has ironically given us high quality live performance recordings of bands from The Beatles through to The Yardbirds.

Until to date, no Jeff Beck BBC material has been officially released. One can only speculate why.

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Saturday Club, BBC Radio, off transcription LP - March 7, 1967
Track 01. Hi Ho Silver Lining (4.5MB)
Track 02. I’m Losing You (3.3MB)

Saturday Club, BBC Radio, off transcription LP - July 4, 1967
Track 03. Rock My Plimsoul (6.9MB)
Track 04. Tallyman (4.6MB)

Top Gear, BBC Radio, off transcription LP - September 17, 1968
Track 05. Rock My Plimsoul (3.8MB)
Track 06. Shapes of Things (5.4MB)

Saturday Club, BBC Radio - March 7, 1967 (Broadcast March 18, 1967)
Track 07. I Ain’t Superstitious (2.9MB)
Track 08. Beck interview (1.6MB)
Track 09. Hi Ho Silver Lining (4.5MB)
Track 10. I’m Losing You (3.6MB)
Track 11. Let Me Love You (5.4MB)
Track 12. Stone Cold Crazy (5.8MB)

Saturday Club, BBC Radio - July 4, 1967 (Broadcast July 8, 1967)
Track 13. Rock My Plimsoul (6.7MB)
Track 14. Tallyman (4.5MB)

Top Gear, BBC Radio - November 1, 1967 (Broadcast November 5, 1967)
Track 15. I Ain’t Superstitious (with cuts) (4.0MB)
Track 16. Beck’s Bolero (4.6MB)
Track 17. You’ll Never Get To Heaven (4.7MB)
Track 18. You Shook Me (4.2MB)
Track 19. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (5.4MB)

Top Gear, BBC Radio - September 17, 1968 (Broadcast September 29, 1968; November 3, 1968)
Track 20. You Shook Me (4.6MB)
Track 21. Rock My Plimsoul (6.6MB)
Track 22. Shapes of Things (6.1MB)
Track 23. Mother’s Old Rice Pudding (6.8MB)
Track 24. Sweet Little Angel (7.7MB)

Lineup:
Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 - Jeff Beck (guitar), Rod Stewart (vocals), Ron Wood (bass), Mickey Waller (drums), Dave Ambrose (bass)
Tracks 3, 4, 13, 14 - with Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Aynsley Dunbar
Tracks 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 - with Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Mickey Waller

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LET THE MUSIC RUN ITS COURSE

September 2, 2012 – 4:30 am

Jazz rock as envisioned by Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chase and others.

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MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA
Wien 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live in Austria, August 29, 1975. Very good soundboard stereo. This came to us a long time ago and our notes list this as a soundboard recording. Could be FM sourced.

Jean-Luc Ponty was gone. His squealing violin substituted by newcomer Stu Goldberg’s equally electrifying synthesizer. The entire horn and string section was also axed. The third lineup of the Mahavishnu Orchestra was now a quartet. But as a review in AllMusic.com noted of the album they recorded, this was “power-packed music”.

They open with A Love Supreme, with McLaughlin alive and playing like a dervish. The chant of “a love supreme” gets buried in this version. The tempo only comes to a crawl by the third tune, Sanctuary, another one that lets McLaughlin’s guitar shine. There are ample examples of Stu Goldberg’s keyboard skills on the next two lengthy instrumentals. Together with drummer Narada, both players keep the band sounding funky.

This show has McLaughlin run the band through its paces with much of the material from what’s regarded as their best album, Birds Of Fire. The Birds album was one of the more successful meldings of jazz and rock with much prominence given to the guitar as both a jazz and rock instrument. While Chicago and BS&T offered jazz-rock with more than a touch of pop, it was left to Miles Davis and McLaughlin to push the boundaries further into jazz territory.

Yet despite so much instrumental skill on display, punks were already lying in wait for the ambush to return the music to its three-minute single status. Jazz rock never recovered.
- Professor Red

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Track 01. A Love Supreme (cuts in) 11:57 (19.1MB)
Track 02. Faith/Open Country Joy 18:18 (29.3MB)
Track 03. Sanctuary 4:10 (6.7MB)
Track 04. One Word/All In The Family* 19:40 (31.5MB)
Track 05. Hope/Be Happy** 10:26 (16.7MB)
TT: 64:33

* studio version found on Inner Worlds
** studio version found on Visions Of The Emerald Beyond
Open Country Joy, Sanctuary, One Word and Hope studio versions found on Birds Of Fire

Mahavishnu Orchestra (version III)
John McLaughlin - guitar, vocals
Narada Michael Walden - drums
Ralphe Armstrong - bass, vocals
Stu Goldberg - keyboards, synthesizer

Inner Worlds was released by the third lineup of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1976, after a two-month European jaunt. If you enjoyed their playing at this concert, consider buying their only recorded album here.

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: ERIC CLAPTON - JAPAN 1997 (DISC 3 and 4)

September 1, 2012 – 4:34 am

 

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ERIC CLAPTON
In The West Of Japan [Wow Wow Wow, Disc 3/4 of 11]

Live at the Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan; October 21, 1997. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Following Clapton’s 1997 tour of Japan, Wow Wow Wow had released an 11-CD box set showcasing the following sets:
October 20, 1997 - Marine Messe, Fukuoka
October 21, 1997 - Castle Hall, Osaka
October 22, 1997 - Osaka Jo Hall, Osaka
October 24, 1997 - Green Arena, Hiroshima
October 25, 1997 - Rainbow Hall, Nagoya

Included in the set is a three-track bonus CD featuring: Change The World (from soundboard tape, October 13, 1997); Modern Girl (outtake from the Pilgrim album) and Pilgrim (a cappella version).

One could say Clapton was cruising - the setlist remained the same! A consummate entertainer, the guitarist did not disappoint his Japanese fans. Overall, a nice collection for those who want the Japan 1997 shows.

Thanks to Phil 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 (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 3 (Disc C)
Track 301. Layla - 06:47 (8.5MB)
Track 302. Change The World - 03:52 (5.2MB)
Track 303. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out - 02:51 (3.7MB)
Track 304. Tears In Heaven - 04:27 (6.3MB)
Track 305. Going Down Slow - 08:05 (11.1MB)
Track 306. Broken Hearted - 06:56 (9.5MB)
Track 307. Pilgrim - 07:28 (10.0MB)
Track 308. Before You Accuse Me - 04:35 (6.7MB)
Track 309. I Shot The Sheriff - 08:17 (11.4MB)
Track 310. Wonderful Tonight - 04:44 (6.4MB)

Disc 4 (Disc D)
Track 401. Tore Down - 03:28 (4.8MB)
Track 402. Have You Ever Loved A Woman - 06:20 (8.7MB)
Track 403. Cocaine - 04:57 (6.8MB)
Track 404. Tearing Us Apart - 06:19 (8.6MB)
Track 405. Old Love - 08:54 (12.4MB)
Track 406. Sunshine Of Your Love - 09:42 (12.9MB)
Track 407. Everyday I Have The Blues - 09:14 (12.7MB)

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather-Low - guitar
Joe Sample - keyboards
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Steve Gadd - drums
Dave Bronze - bass
Tessa Niles - vocals
Katie Kissoon - vocals

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A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY

August 31, 2012 – 4:28 am

How about 21 little bits?

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VARIOUS
Number 1 Hits Of 1982 In Concert [no label, 1CD]

Taken from a radio promo vinyl of the show, Silver Eagle Cross Country. Ex vinyl rip stereo.

As country moved into the ’80s, its popularity rocketed.

Wikipedia states: “In 1980, a style of ‘neocountry disco music’ was popularized by the film Urban Cowboy, which also included more traditional songs such as ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ by the Charlie Daniels Band. A related subgenre is Texas country music. Sales in record stores rocketed to US$250 million in 1981; by 1984, 900 radio stations began programming country or neocountry pop full time. As with most sudden trends, however, by 1984 sales had dropped below 1979 figures.”

But by a stroke of good fortune, rules governing FM broadcasts changed in the ’80s and country music proliferated on the new FM stations. Till in the ’90s Billy Ray Cyrus and Garth Brooks became multi-million sellers. “Other artists that experienced success during this time included Clint Black, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson and the newly formed duo of Brooks & Dunn; George Strait, whose career began in the ’80s, also continued to have widespread success in this decade and beyond.”

Back then, music fans in South-east Asia took a second look when Urban Cowboy blazed the billboards at the local cinemas. John Travolta made country music hip. What also caught the attention of music fans were the rather crude song titles like “Take This Job And Shove It” or as found on this radio show, Jerry Reed’s “She Got The Goldmine, I Got The Shaft”. The sexual imagery managed to pass the eagle-eyes of local censors. It was, of course, more than that. Take for instance the intro to John Conlee’s Busted, “There’s another word for ‘broke’ and it’s ‘BUSTED’!” screams Conlee. Geddit? Or fark spelt “F-A-R-K”.

American country music taught Asians how to get pass the censors. According to wikipedia, in 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute. May it prosper.

Thanks to morningcalm for sharing this at DIME. Sorry but it’s no longer on the site.
- Professor Red

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Track 01. Mountain Music - Alabama (Feb 5, 1982, Tuscaloosa, AL) (6.9MB)
Track 02. Love In The First Degree - Alabama (Feb 5, 1982, Tuscaloosa, AL) (6.1MB)
Track 03. War Is Hell - T.G. Sheppard (July 16, 1982, Meridian, MS) (7.6MB)
Track 04. Finally - T.G. Sheppard (July 16, 1982, Meridian, MS) (6.5MB)
Track 05. Heartbroke - Ricky Skaggs (Oct. 16, 1982, Knoxville, TN) (5.3MB)
Track 06. Crying My Eyes Out Over You - Ricky Skaggs (Oct. 16, 1982, Knoxville, TN) (5.1MB)
Track 07. Fool Hearted Memory - George Strait (March 3, 1982, New York City) (4.0MB)
Track 08. Busted - John Conlee (Nov 20, 1982, Nashville) (4.0MB)
Track 09. Lord I Hope This Day Is Good - Don Williams (May 26, 1982, Reseda, CA) (6.2MB)
Track 10. Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams Jr (Nov 7, ,1982, West Palm Beach, FL) (8.6MB)
Track 11. I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home - David Frizzell (Sept. 30, 1982, Bowling Green, KY) (6.7MB)
Track 12. Honky Tonk Night On Broadway - Frizzell and West (Sept. 30, 1982, Bowling Green, KY) (4.5MB)
Track 13. Redneck Girl - Bellamy Brothers (Nov. 7, 1982, West Palm Beach, FL) (6.1MB)
Track 14. She Left Love All Over Me - Razzy Bailey (March 17, 1982, New York) (5.2MB)
Track 15. Nobody - Sylvia (June 18, 1982, Dallas, TX) (6.0MB)
Track 16. Ring On Her Finger - Lee Greenwood (Nov. 20, 1982, Nashville, TN) (6.0MB)
Track 17. Fourteen Karat Mind - Gene Watson (Sept. 18, 1982, Nashville, TN) (4.8MB)
Track 18. She Got The Goldmine, I Got The Shaft - Jerry Reed (Oct. 13, 1982, Nashville, TN) (5.2MB)
Track 19. You’re The Best Break This Heart Ever Had - Ed Bruce (Aug. 1, 1982, Foster, RI) (4.8MB)
Track 20. Dancing Your Memory Away - Charly McClain (Sept. 1, 1982, Fort Campbell, KY) (7.0MB)
Track 21. Bobbie Sue - Oak Ridge Boys (Feb. 28, 1982, Norman, OK) (5.0MB)

Where to start? Simply Country is a budget 4CD boxset of essential country music. Mostly from the ’60s and ’70s. Buy it here.

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: ERIC CLAPTON - JAPAN 1997

August 29, 2012 – 12:48 pm

 

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ERIC CLAPTON
In The West Of Japan [Wow Wow Wow, Disc 1/2 of 11]

Live at the Marine Messe, Fukuoka, Japan; October 20, 1997. Very good to excellent audience recording.

In 1992, Eric Clapton released the popular Unplugged album. He followed that up in 1994 with the blues cover album, From The Cradle. In 1996, he released Crossroads 2, a compilation of live tracks between 1974 and 1978. In was only 1998 that he released Pilgrim, Clapton’s first album of original material since 1989’s Journeyman. Effectively for this 1997 tour, Clapton had little new material to play or showcase though he did preview Pilgrim, Broken Hearted and Going Down Slow (from the Pilgrim album).

But that didn’t stop the man from playing or making that annual trip to Japan.

Following Clapton’s 1997 tour of Japan, Wow Wow Wow had released an 11-CD box set showcasing the following sets:
October 20, 1997 - Marine Messe, Fukuoka
October 21, 1997 - Castle Hall, Osaka
October 22, 1997 - Osaka Jo Hall, Osaka
October 24, 1997 - Green Arena, Hiroshima
October 25, 1997 - Rainbow Hall, Nagoya

Included in the set is a three-track bonus CD featuring: Change The World (from soundboard tape, October 13, 1997); Modern Girl (outtake from the Pilgrim album) and Pilgrim (a cappella version).

One could say Clapton was cruising - the setlist remained the same! A consummate entertainer, the guitarist did not disappoint his Japanese fans. Overall, a nice collection for those who want the Japan 1997 shows.

Thanks to Phil 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 (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 (Disc A)
Track 101. Layla – 07:07 (9.7MB)
Track 102. Change The World – 03:41 (5.0MB)
Track 103. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out – 02:49 (3.8MB)
Track 104. Tears In Heaven – 04:47 (6.5MB)
Track 105. Going Down Slow – 07:30 (10.3MB)
Track 106. Broken Hearted – 07:02 (9.6MB)
Track 107. Pilgrim – 07:42 (10.5MB)
Track 108. Before You Accuse Me – 04:42 (6.4MB)
Track 109. I Shot The Sheriff – 08:42 (11.9MB)
Track 110. Wonderful Tonight – 04:40 (6.3MB)
58:42

Disc 2 (Disc B)
Track 201. Tore Down – 04:09 (5.6MB)
Track 202. Have You Ever Loved A Woman – 06:23 (8.7MB)
Track 203. Cocaine – 05:00 (6.8MB)
Track 204. Tearing Us Apart – 06:40 (9.1MB)
Track 205. Old Love – 09:20 (12.8MB)
Track 206. Sunshine Of Your Love – 09:49 (13.4MB)
Track 207. Everyday I Have The Blues – 09:49 (13.4MB)
51:10

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather-Low - guitar
Joe Sample - keyboards
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Steve Gadd - drums
Dave Bronze - bass
Tessa Niles - vocals
Katie Kissoon - vocals

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AMERICA - OSAKA 2012

August 28, 2012 – 6:53 pm

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AMERICA
Osaka 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Osaka Chuo Taikukan (Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium), Osaka, Japan; August 17, 2012. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Fans of America and their brand of jangle pop might want to check out the group’s energetic and entertaining 2008 Chicago Soundstage show (click here to order the DVD). For a more current vintage, here is the group opening for The Beach Boys recently in Japan.

Thanks to tapers Tom & Jerry; the Naniwa Hot Brothers (sound editing); and to mickeyjaggar for sharing the show at Dime. The Wall of Sound Project.

Source:
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Picture posted at america.accessbackstage.com.

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Track 01. Before The Show Stars (472k)
Track 02. Intro (1.5MB)
Track 03. Tin Man (5.0MB)
Track 04. You Can Do Magic (5.2MB)
Track 05. Don’t Cross The River (3.7MB)
Track 06. Daisy Jane (4.3MB)
Track 07. I Need You (3.7MB)
Track 08. Ventura Highway (4.3MB)
Track 09. Cornwall Blank (3.6MB)
Track 10. Hollywood (5.4MB)
Track 11. Woman Tonight (3.2MB)
Track 12. Only In Your Heart (4.8MB)
Track 13. California Dreamin’ (3.8MB)
Track 14. Lonley People (3.4MB)
Track 15. Band Introductions (887k)
Track 16. Sandman (8.4MB)
Track 17. Sister Golden Hair (5.2MB)
Track 18. A Horse With No Name (6.2MB)

From 1971 to 1974, America released some of their most cherished albums - the self-titled America, Homecoming, Hat Trick and Holiday. Rhino Records released The Complete Greatest Hits in 2001 which picks out many of the popular songs from those four albums. Buy it here.

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CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH - MORRISON, CO 2012

August 27, 2012 – 4:25 am

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CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH
Morrison, CO 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO; August 21, 2012. Good to very good audience recording.

Crosby, Stills & Nash have just released a new compilation, CSN 2012, the trio’s first live performance video/CD in over 20 years; and they are now out on the road.

Thanks to Patrick H/phil_er_up who recorded the show and sharing it at The Traders’ Den.

This is what Candace Horgan of heyreverb.com wrote:

Nash is 70 and Crosby 71, while Stills is 67, yet Stills’ voice is the one that seems to have aged the worst, as shown on a version of the band’s big early ’80s hit, Southern Cross. Stills’ harmonies were still right on, however, whether it was the set-opening Carry On/Questions or the silky smooth Just a Song Before I Go…

In some ways, the pacing of the show was odd. After ending the first set with a funky, slower take on Love The One You’re With, the band took a 20-minute break, then returned for a second set that started off with several slower, quieter songs, during which you could often hear people carrying on loud conversations, which distracted from a transcendent performance of Guinnevere and a brilliant cover of Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country.

Instrumentally, the band was solid. Both Crosby and Stills had turns where they were the lone guitarist on stage, while Nash took to the piano for a sing-along take on Our House. Stills also punctuated several songs with fiery electric guitar solos, whether it was a dirty, gritty tone on Carry On or the use of volume knob swells on Wooden Ships.

Patrick H/phil_er_up’s notes:

Crosby, Stills and Nash played two 70-minute sets with one short break. No warm up band. Show started at 7:40 and ended at 10:40 PM. Perfect night with temps in 60 and no wind.

Recorded in row 2 seat 24 on right side in disable section. There were large monitors in front of me and the line arrays were above me. Sound at the venue was good to very good. Recording was tweaked in wavelab and resulted sound is good to very good. Crowd noise can be heard mostly between songs.

Source: DPA 4022 > LB > EdirolHR09
Location: 2nd Row Seat 24 - On right side 18 ft in front of monitors.
Transfer: EdirolHR09 (24/96) wav > USB cable > PC
Editing: Wavelab plugins > Flac 16

Pictures by Todd Radunsky, posted at heyreverb.com - Thanks!

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Disc 1 (Set 1 - 69:45)
Track 101. Carry On 8:19 (11.4MB)
Track 102. Chicago 3:41 (5.0MB)
Track 103. Long Time Gone 7:16 (10.0MB)
Track 104. Just a Song Before I Go 2:49 (3.8MB)
Track 105. Southern Cross 4:45 (6.5MB)
Track 106. Lay Me Down (Crosby & Nash) 4:53 (6.7MB)
Track 107. Radio * 4:12 (5.7MB)
Track 108. Marrakesh Express 4:26 (6.1MB)
Track 109. Almost Gone 4:04 (5.6MB)
Track 110. Bluebird # 6:09 (8.4MB)
Track 111. Deju Vu 11:17 (15.5MB)
Track 112. Band Intro 2:22 (3.2MB)
Track 113. Love The One You’re With 5:32 (7.6MB)

Disc 2 (Set 2 - 70:57)
Track 201. Helplessly Hoping 3:55 (5.3MB)
Track 202. In Your Name (Graham Nash) 5:11 (7.1MB)
Track 203. Girl From the North Country & 5:00 (6.8MB)
Track 204. Peace For Mankind 1:20 (1.8MB)
Track 205. Guinnevere 6:29 (8.9MB)
Track 206. Find The Cost of Freedom 4:01 (5.5MB)
Track 207. Cathedral 7:45 (10.6MB)
Track 208. Military Madness (Graham Nash) 4:10 (5.7MB)
Track 209. Our House 3:54 (5.3MB)
Track 210. Almost Cut My Hair 5:42 (7.8MB)
Track 211. Wooden Ships 10:14 (14.0MB)
Encore:
Track 212. Teach Your Children 4:00 (5.5MB)
Track 213. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 9:16 (12.7MB)
TT: 140:56

* new song written by Crosby/Raymond
# Buffalo Springfield
& Bob Dylan

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GREAT WHITE HOPE

August 26, 2012 – 5:20 am

Allll rightttt, Jack.

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JACK WHITE AND LOS BUZZARDOS
Paris 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Grand Studio RTL, Paris, July 3, 2012. B’cast on RTL. Ex FM stereo.

I woke up and my hands were gone, yeah
I looked down and my legs were long gone
I fell for her with my shoulder, but there was nobody there

- Missing Pieces

She don’t care what kind of wounds she’s inflicted on me
She don’t care what color bruises that she’s leavin’ on me
‘Cuz she’s got freedom in the 21st century

- Freedom At 21

…and if there’s anything good about me
I’m the only one who knows

- Same Boy You’ve Always Known (The White Stripes)

You can hit me if you want to
Do whatever makes you happy

- I Cut Like A Buffalo (The Dead Weather)

How you gonna top yourself?
When there is nobody else?

- Top Yourself (The Raconteurs)

It’s quite possible that I’m your third man girl
But it’s a fact that I’m the seventh son

- Ball & Biscuit (The White Stripes)

Since the White Stripes fell apart around 2007, we know they officially broke up in 2011, Jack White has been drifting. He has formed a couple of bands, has a record label Third Man Records and worked his backside off on a ton of side projects including the profitable soundtracks for Cold Mountain and the Bond franchise, Quantum Of Solace. He is not poor. A 2006 Sunday Times Rich list found him in seventh place among entertainers with a fortune of £20 million.

This year, White released his first solo album and this exclusive gig in Paris is part of the promotion. It’s a hard rock show where White shows off his guitar skills and calls out many songs from his varied career.

If White is searching for something, it must be that rare item in all art, something genuine. Better still, “genius”. Meanwhile, he’s still drifting. Thanks to Watten for sharing this at DIME.
- The Little Chicken

Pictures from jackwhiteiii.com.

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Track 01. Missing Pieces* (6.7MB)
Track 02. Freedom At 21* (4.5MB)
Track 03. Same Boy You’ve Always Known - I Cut Like A Buffalo (The White Stripes/The Dead Weather covers) (13.3MB)
Track 04. Top Yourself (The Raconteurs cover) (10.8MB)
Track 05. Ball & Biscuit (The White Stripes cover) (8.9MB)
TT: 28 m

* the studio versions are found on Blunderbuss.

Los Buzzardos are
Dominic Davis - bass
Daru Jones - drums
Fats Kaplin - fiddle, pedal steel guitar
Ikey Owens - keyboards
Cory Younts - mandolin, harmonica, vocals

Blunderbuss is the first solo album by Jack White, released in April 2012. Buy it here.

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NEIL DIAMOND - LOS ANGELES 2012

August 22, 2012 – 5:59 am

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Alternative artwork by Tony Priest - Thanks!
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NEIL DIAMOND
Los Angeles 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; August 18, 2012. Very good to excellent audience recording.

If you are a Neil Diamond fan, chances are you would have worn out a couple of copies of the double-LP set; owned the CD when it first appeared; upgraded to the 2000 edition with three bonus tracks and, possibly, own the Mobile Fidelity version of the album. Don’t look now but the 40th anniversary of the album (due July 31, 2012) will add another four tracks  (Gitchy Goomy; I Think It’s Going To Rain Today; Modern Day Version Of Love; Musician Intros) not found in the earlier releases.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hot August Night, Diamond returned to the venue that made him famous - the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles - for two shows on August 11 and 16, 2012. Response was so overwhelming that three more dates were added - August 18, 23 and 25.

Steve Baltin of The Hollywood Reporter wrote of the August 11 show:

[Neil Diamond] acknowledged his own history on Saturday night, returning to the Greek for the first time in 25 years. “Forty years ago it made my day, made my year, made my professional life, the Greek Theatre did,” he said of the album that changed his career. Indeed, the impact of the venue was foremost on Diamond’s mind and he seemed visibly moved when, during the intro to “Cherry, Cherry,” he had the house lights turned all the way up to “take in” the crowd. “I love you,” he said to the screaming masses. “This is a beautiful sight for me”…

As shrewd a performer as any touring today, one who, like Bruce Springsteen, knows his audience exceptionally well, Diamond grasped the significance of the shows not just for himself, but for his devout fans, many of whom were either reliving their past or trying to tap into a moment in time they might have missed on the first go-round. As a result, the shows played heavily on both nostalgia and merriment.

Whether it was the sing-along reprisals of both “Red, Red Wine” and “Sweet Caroline,” which was delivered three times in some capacity, or the patriotic glee of “America,” which featured digital fireworks and red, white and blue imagery, the show was a testament to escapism. Some of that may have come from Diamond himself, who, at the age of 71, seems at the prime of his life both professionally and personally.

Thanks to BLG who recorded the show and shared the tracks on Dime.

Picture by Jewel Diamond, posted at sweetcaroline.com - Thanks!

Source: CA-14(cards) > CA-Ugly > Sony PCM-M10 @ 24/44.1
Location: South Terrace, Row F
Transfer: M10 > usb > MacBook Pro > Adobe Audition > Audacity > xACT > FLAC
Raised overall volume and dithered in Adobe Audition, no EQ.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (1.4MB)
Track 102. Soolaimon (6.9MB)
Track 103. Beautiful Noise (4.7MB)
Track 104. Forever in Blue Jeans (4.9MB)
Track 105. Love on the Rocks (5.6MB)
Track 106. Hello Again (4.9MB)
Track 107. Play Me (5.5MB)
Track 108. Shilo (5.2MB)
Track 109. Red Red Wine (3.5MB)
Track 110. banter (1.7MB)
Track 111. Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (4.8MB)
Track 112. banter (3.8MB)
Track 113. Cherry, Cherry (10.6MB)
Track 114. Solitary Man (4.5MB)
Track 115. banter (2.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Glory Road (6.6MB)
Track 202. I’m a Believer (9.9MB)
Track 203. Happy Birthday (to Neil’s mom) (1.8MB)
Track 204. Cracklin’ Rosie (4.2MB)
Track 205. And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (7.5MB)
Track 206. Porcupine Pie (3.2MB)
Track 207. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (7.7MB)
Track 208. Crunchy Granola Suite (6.8MB)
Track 209. Morningside (6.3MB)
Track 210. Holly Holy (6.9MB)
Track 211. Sweet Caroline (9.0MB)
Track 212. I Am… I Said (10.4MB)
Encore
Track 213. America (6.2MB)
Track 214. Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show (9.7MB)
TT: 122:03

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