REMEMBERING KURT COBAIN (1967-1994) - ROMA 1991

April 6, 2014 – 8:26 am

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NIRVANA
Roma 1991 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Il Castello, Roma, Italy; November 19, 1991. Very good FM broadcast.

It’s been 20 years since Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994. He was only 27.

The last Nirvana gig took place in Munich, Germany, on March 1, 1994.

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Nirvana In $ingapore 1991

 

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Pictures by Jacque Chong, printed in BigO #75 (March 1991).

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Thanks to survivor69 for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

survivor69’s notes:

About a thousand a different versions are available for this set, but most if not all are sourced from the same RAI broadcast by “Planet Rock” from 20 years ago. On the occasion of the recent new remixed or whatever double disc version of Nevermind, Italian radio decided to rebroadcast that gig. This “new” source, if not better than the others, might at least be useful for a matrixing project. WARNING: It’s usual on Italian radio that the DJ speaks a lot in-between songs. And I mean a lot… His/her purpose is to introduce songs with bits of bio and translate what the artists say, or to describe to radio listeners what’s happening on stage. It may gets VERY annoying, and trust me it does, thus we might consider this recording ONLY FOR COMPLETISTS. But the songs, the actual music, are (usually) not spoken over in the middle of them. It has to be noted that Italian DJs are, on the whole, advised to talk that much by the same record companies to prevent bootlegging. But this is anyhow one of the less-spoken-over-broadcast in years…

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Source:
FM radio (re)broadcast by “Radio2 Live”, Radio Due RAI [second channel of Italian national radio] on Novemebr 25, 2011.

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Track 01. Drain You 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 02. Aneurysm 4:43 (7.9MB)
Track 03. School 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 04. Floyd The Barber 2:28 (4.1MB)
Track 05. Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 06. About A Girl 2:53 (4.9MB)
Track 07. Polly 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 08. Lithium 4:44 (7.9MB)
Track 09. Sliver 2:28 (4.1MB)
Track 10. Come As You Are 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 11. Breed 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 12. Been A Son 1:59 (3.3MB)
Track 13. Negative Creep 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 14. On A Plain 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 15. encore break 1:08 (1.9MB)
Track 16. Blew 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 17. Rape Me 2:44 (4.6B)
18. Spank Thru - omitted (officially released on The Muddy Banks)
Track 19. Territorial Pissings 2:23 (4.0MB)
Track 20. radio outro 2:31 (4.2MB)
59 mins

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REMEMBERING KURT COBAIN (1967-1994) - ROMA 1994

April 5, 2014 – 7:34 pm

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NIRVANA
Roma 1994 [Kiss The Stone KTS 284, 1CD]

Live at the Palaghiaccio, Rome, Italy; February 22, 1994. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

It’s been 20 years since Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994. He was only 27.

The last Nirvana gig took place in Munich, Germany, on March 1, 1994.

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Nirvana In $ingapore 1991

 

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Pictures by Jacque Chong, printed in BigO #75 (March 1991).

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Professor Stone’s liner notes:

Well, what can you say? So far 1994 has been pretty rough for Nirvana.

A near fatal accident in Rome has brought out the vultures hungry for a corpse. Well, tough luck suckers, our boy Kurt is still with us and with only a few weeks off to recover, it’s back on the road to continue the “In Utero” European tour. None of this “Eddie’s got a headache, cancel all engagements for the rest of the year”, Kurt nearly dies, but within weeks he’s vowed to be back on the boards.

It is going to take a lot more than this to knock down Nirvana’s wall. Regardless of the relentless media attack Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and Nirvana are here to stay, like it or not. The “In Utero” album delivered everything it promised and more, Kurt Cobain has proved himself as the first classic songwriter of the nineties if only you would look beneath the headlines.

What a performer chooses to do in the privacy of his own home, or hotel room, is down to him alone and nobody else. The sad thing is that the people who continually cut down Kurt for his choice of personal treatment always hail the Keith Richards of this world as heroes. Talk about double standards. At the end of the day it is the chords that count, not the chemicals. Nirvana make stunning music and have never failed to deliver the goods. It is time that people checked out Kurt’s lyrics and then they might just begin to understand.

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Track 01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 02. Drain You 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 03. Breed 3:04 (5.1MB)
Track 04. Serve The Servants 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 05. Come As You Are 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 06. Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 07. Sliver 2:14 (3.7MB)
Track 08. Dumb 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 09. In Bloom 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 10. About A Girl 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 11. Lithium 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 12. Pennyroyal Tea 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 13. School 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 14. Polly 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 15. Very Ape 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 16. Lounge Act 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 17. Rape Me 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 18. Territorial Pissings 2:35 (4.4MB)
Track 19. All Apologies 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 20. On A Plain 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 21. Scentless Apprentice 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 22. Heart-Shaped Box 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 23. Jam/Demolition 3:12 (5.4MB)
76 mins

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QUEEN - LONDON 1974

April 5, 2014 – 5:26 am

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QUEEN
London 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK; November 20, 1974. Very good soundboard (extracted from film reel).

Here is a little something for Queen collectors.

In 1974 Queen decide to film two of their concerts in the famous Rainbow Theatre in London (19th and 20th November). The film is then shown in British cinemas and in 1992 remastered and released on VHS in a box set called Box Of Tricks. It perfectly captures the atmosphere of the early Queen gigs - unfortunately, the recording is heavily edited. The video itself apparently comes from 20th November but it’s possible some parts are from the previous night. - queenconcerts.com

Bowwow noted at Dime: “This audio is sourced from original film which was shown for free in cinemas in 1976, it was used as publicity by the band. It was played before the feature film. The audio track from the released VHS is completely different.”

Thanks to Ghostwithasmile-is-BACK! for sharing the tracks at queenzone.com. Ghostwithasmile added: “All credits for editing to Wer_al-Zwore - thanks mate.”

Cover picture posted at queenlive.ca.

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Track 01. Cinema Intro 0:23 (636k)
Track 02. Procession 1:01 (1.7MB)
Track 03. Now I’m Here 4:55 (8.2MB)
Track 04. White Queen 5:15 (8.8MB)
Track 05. Killer Queen 1:20 (2.2MB)
Track 06. March of the Black Queen 1:35 (2.7MB)
Track 07. Bring Back That Leroy Brown 1:09 (1.9MB)
Track 08. Father to Son 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 09. Drum Solo 1:08 (1.9MB)
Track 10. Keep Yourself Alive 0:25 (704k)
Track 11. Liar 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 12. Stone Cold Crazy 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 13. In The Lap of the Gods… Revisited 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 14. God Save the Queen 1:20 (2.2MB)
33 mins

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JOHN MAYALL - HOLLAND 2014

April 4, 2014 – 5:05 am

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JOHN MAYALL
Holland 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Bibelot Club, Dordrecht, Holland; March 23, 2014. Very good audience recording.

John and the band are currently blazing their way through Europe, doing 59 shows in 64 days, celebrating John’s 80th birthday year with their fabulous fans! Starting in Poland in February, building their awesome blues energy with every show, and ending in London on April 19. Their chemistry is reaching new heights playing together almost every night for such a long tour, and they’re having a blast! Thank you to everyone who has posted comments on our “fanmail” page. So many, like us, amazed at John’s energy and vitality at 80 years young! - johnmayall.com

Thanks to flipp022 for sharing the show on the net.

Original notes:
Audience recording.
Taped by my friend Ton Sijbrands
The sound quality is very good hifi stereo

Picture by Cristina Arrigoni, posted at johnmayall.com - Thanks!

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Disc 1
Track 101. All Your Love 6:07 (10.3MB)
Track 102. Oh Pretty Woman (Albert King) 6:06 (10.3MB)
Track 103. Dirty Water 8:46 (14.7MB)
Track 104. Riding on the L&N 6:08 (10.3MB)
Track 105. Heartache 6:37 (11.1MB)
Track 106. Nature’s Disappearing 8:17 (13.9MB)
Track 107. The Sum of Something 9:16 (15.6MB)
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Parchman Parchment Farm 7:29 (12.6MB)
Track 202. Blues For The Lost Days 11:50 (19.9MB)
Track 203. California 14:29 (24.3MB)
Track 204. banter 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 205. Room To Move 5:21 (9.0MB)
44 mins

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I STARTED A JOKE (Updated April 6, 2014)

April 3, 2014 – 5:19 am

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THE FLAMING LIPS
Flaming Side Of The Moon - Synched [no label, 1CD]

Fan mix, excellent audio.

On March 30, 2014, The Flaming Lips shared on Soundcloud Flaming Side Of The Moon, a 43-minute instrumental piece.

The press release:

March, 31st 2014 - (Burbank, CA.) - THE FLAMING LIPS continue to explore the rich world of PINK FLOYD with their new digital release, FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON. Designed as an immersive companion piece to the original 1973 album, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, listeners are encouraged to listen to the new LIPS album while listening to DARK SIDE at the same time. FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, THE WIZARD OF OZ. For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of DARK SIDE, but it will work with the album on any format. Available now through all participating digital outlets. A limited edition 100 vinyl copies will be distributed to friends and family of THE FLAMING LIPS.

It might have been an April Fools’ Day joke but, as indicated at the Funny Or Die site, there is also a video of the recording session.

And music fan, johnnyspork, has decided to take the band at their word and has synced Flaming Side Of The Moon with Dark Side Of The Moon and shared the result on the net. Thanks johnny for the effort.

johnnyspork noted:

Mixed together at equal volume and synced up in Acid Pro 7.0 and then exported directly as a 16-bit, 44.1 khz FLAC file.
Sources: the mp3 file the Lips posted to Soundcloud as well as the original 1973 mix of DSOTM in FLAC.

What do our readers think? Give this a listen and see if the Lips’ Flaming Side Of The Moon deserves an official release? Does the synched version measure up to any expectations or is it all a waste of time?

And for a surreal/psychedelic touch, Garet McKinley has synched Flaming Side Of The Moon; Pink Floyd’s Dark Side and The Wizard Of Oz and shared the 101-minute movie (music video?) here.

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UPDATE: April 6, 2014

WAYNE COYNE: IDEA BEHIND FLAMING SIDE PRANK

The band had earlier announced they were to release an album called ‘Flaming Side Of The Moon’, which was designed to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd’s classic record. On Tuesday (April 1), they revealed it to be a hoax via a video created with the website Funny Or Die. Posting on Instagram, Coyne explained: “The Flaming Side of The Moon started off as a very clever and obvious and possibly stupid joke by the genius writers at Funny Or Die. We talked about possible ways it could go. We did one take of the companion piece of music.”

Of the making of the record, he continued: “They let us do whatever we wanted but they also suggested (which may have been funny as well) that we could just be bored or over analytical and just talk over it. We all played without actually be able to really hear each other… we ended up doing an abstract formless thang that, yes, plays well along side Pink Floyd’s marvelous thang but, I believe, and this is just by accident, it also stands as a strange, emotional, free-form expressionistic peice of music on its own…[sic]” - NME

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The synched Flaming Side Of The Moon was originally shared as one 43-minute track. It has been arbitrarily split here for easier access.

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NEIL YOUNG - HOLLYWOOD 2014

April 2, 2014 – 2:44 pm

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NEIL YOUNG
Hollywood 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Solo live at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, CA; March 30, 2014. Very good audience recording.

Emily Zemler at The Hollywood Reporter wrote:

Imagine Neil Young at home on his Northern Californian ranch. Mismatched decorative rugs hang on the walls, a black jacket dangles off a coat rack in the corner. A candle flickers atop an old pipe organ and another drips wax on a worn upright piano. The man himself, now 68 years old, putters around the room in a loose tan suit and black hat, seemingly trying to determine which instrument will best suit an acoustic rendition of one of his many songs. At first he sits in the center, encircled by eight guitars and a banjo, all scuffed by years of use, and selects the right one for From Hank To Hendrix, a number off his 1992 album Harvest Moon. It’s all very intimately wrought, except Young isn’t in his home; he’s onstage at LA’s Dolby Theatre…

Thanks to Falconidave (David Sell) for recording and sharing the show at Dime.

Falconidave noted:

I still can’t ever imagine life without Neil Young!! What an amazing experience back to back! Neil was very talkative and funny throughout the show, even in the face of “Mr & Mrs Cinnamon Girl” which pissed him off enough to yell a hearty “Fuck You!!” in their direction. The audience was enthusiastic and loud, I did much work knocking the applause down to a very tolerable level, and wiped out ill-timed claps by “late recognizers”.

The crowd around me was very respectful, and the Taping Gods were smiling indeed! The only editing done was decreasing the crowd noise between and during a couple songs, otherwise it’s raw and pure and rivals any Schoeps recording I have ever heard!

Also, thanks to Brian van der Brug (front cover picture, posted at latimes.com) and Timothy Norris (back cover picture, posted at laweekly.com).

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. From Hank to Hendrix 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 102. On the Way Home 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 103. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 104. Love in Mind 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 105. Philadelphia 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 106. Mellow My Mind 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 107. Reason to Believe 3:38 (6.1MB)
Track 108. Someday 8:45 (14.7MB)
Track 109. Changes 7:37 (12.8MB)
Track 110. Harvest 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 111. Old Man 4:28 (7.5MB)
56 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. Goin’ Back 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 202. A Man Needs a Maid 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 203. Ohio 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 204. guitar banter 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 205. Southern Man 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 206. Mr Soul (pump organ) 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 207. If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) 6:19 (10.6MB)
Track 208. After the Gold Rush 6:08 (10.3MB)
Track 209. Heart of Gold 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 210. encore applause 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 211. Blowin’ in the Wind 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 212. Long May You Run 5:00 (8.4MB)
58 mins

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SHAWN COLVIN AND STEVE EARLE - GLENSIDE 2014

April 1, 2014 – 5:16 am

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SHAWN COLVIN AND STEVE EARLE
Glenside 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA; March 29, 2014. Good to very good audience recording.

Singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle announce a special run of tour dates together this March: “Songs and Stories, Together Onstage,” in which they share the stage for a night of song swapping, duets, storytelling, and guitar playing. These two longtime friends and mutual admirers will share music from their extensive catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs by other classic songwriters. The tour kicks off at Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead outside Pittsburgh on March 18, followed by stops in Bethlehem, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Durham, Nashville, Richmond, Troy, Boston, and Philadelphia.

At mcall.com, John J Moser reviewed the duo’s March 19 gig at Bethlehem, PA:

The best thing was that it seemed the two singers made each other better throughout the 18-song, hour-and-45-minute show. It was evident from the opening song, a cover of The Everly Brothers’ Wake Up Little Susie, which they attacked with enthusiasm, despite the relaxed atmosphere - the two alone on the stage with acoustic guitars, Earle in a flannel shirt and jeans, Colvin in a flowing, flowered dress. For most of the night, they alternated songs, occasionally joining with the other, but more often simply watching with the audience…

Perhaps the best of the night was when they joined for Earle’s The Galway Girl, with him on mandolin and Colvin on guitar. Earle explained they had spent St Patrick’s Day in an airport, and “We want a do-over.” It was a perfect segway into the Celtic-flavored stomp (which Earle literally did), which Earle sang full-voiced, with Colvin seemingly spurring him on. Having Colvin with him “significantly dilutes the ugly on stage,” he said…

[They] closed with the expected performance of Earle’s hit Copperhead Road. “We got to play this ‘cause we want to get the f— out of here alive,” Earle jokingly said. But it was a full and wonderful performance of a great song, the artists clearly spurring each other on.

Thanks to edtyre for taping the show and sharing the tracks at Dime.

Picture by Brian Hineline/Special to The Morning Call; posted at mcall.com - Thanks!

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Disc 1
Track 101. Wake Up Little Susie 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 102. The Devils Right Hand 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 103. Another Long One 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 104. Goodbye 9:25 (15.8MB)
Track 105. A Matter Of Minutes 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 106. Crazy 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 107. Pancho and Lefty 6:56 (11.7MB)
Track 108. Trouble 9:49 (16.5MB)
Track 109. Someday 4:23 (7.4MB)
61 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Fearless Heart 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 202. Diamond In The Rough 10:37 (17.8MB)
Track 203. City Of Immigrants 5:15 (8.8MB)
Track 204. Burnin It Down 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 205. Sunny Came Home 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 206. Galway Girl 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 207. Your’e Still Standing There 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 208. Baby’s In Black 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 209. Copperhead Road 5:01 (8.4MB)
52 mins

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FOREIGNER - BRUSSELS 1985

March 31, 2014 – 5:28 am

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FOREIGNER
Brussels 1985 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Forest National, Brussels, Belgium; June 9, 1985. Fair to good audience recording - a bit distant, and a bit of echo.

The early ’80s were particularly successful years for Foreigner, with 4 (1981) featuring singles such as Urgent, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Juke Box Hero and Break It Up; and Agent Provocateur (1984) with hits such as I Want To Know What Love Is and This Was Yesterday.

For those who miss those heady days. A rousing show… if only there is a soundboard or a radio broadcast…

Thanks to tonsofsobs for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:19 (2.2MB)
Track 102. Feels Like The First Time 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 103. Double Vision 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 104. Cold As Ice 5:53 (9.9MB)
Track 105. Blue Morning, Blue Day 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 106. Head Games 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 107. Waiting For A Girl Like You 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 108. Stranger In My Own House 7:32 (12.7MB)
Track 109. That Was Yesterday 5:03 (8.5MB)
44 mins

Disc 2:
Track 201. I Want To Know What Love Is 7:28 (12.5MB)
Track 202. Reaction To Action 5:20 (9.0MB)
Track 203. Tooth And Nail 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 204. Urgent 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 205. Dirty White Boy 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 206. Hot Blooded 7:43 (13.0MB)
Track 207. Juke Box Hero 7:11 (12.1MB)
44 mins

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JOHNETTE NAPOLITANO - SOUND OF A WOMAN (Tracks Re-instated)

March 30, 2014 – 5:21 am

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JOHNETTE NAPOLITANO
Sound Of A Woman [no label, 1CD]

Unreleased album, recorded 1996-1997. Excellent soundboard.

Johnette Napolitano was the lead vocalist/songwriter and bassist of Concrete Blonde.

She recorded a solo album titled Sound Of A Woman around 1996-1997, and performed many of the songs on a solo tour opening for Paul Westerberg. The album was set to be released on IRS (a subdivision of Island Records), the label of her old band, Concrete Blonde. 1997-1998 was a bad time for Island, starting with the sudden departure of founder/CEO Chris Blackwell and ending with the total reorganization of the label. Sound Of A Woman was, effectively, lost in the shuffle and, at this point, is unlikely to ever be officially released. Bootleg copies of this album are rare and highly valued. - wikipedia

Thanks to govegan for sharing the tracks at Dime.

govegan noted:

As far as I can remember, the collapse of Island happened shortly before the album was due to be released. She toured to promote it and cassette promo copies were mailed to radio stations, which is where this copy came from.

I had one of the copies of this that had been floating around for years, but finally got my hands on one of the original promo cassettes, which appeared to have never been played. I managed to get a great rip of it and, after a little bit of cleanup, it sounds amazing. I’ve downloaded a few different versions of this over the years and this is by far the best that I’ve heard. Even if you’ve downloaded this album before, you should definitely give it another listen.

Source:
Original cassette promo > Nakamichi 481 Tape deck > Auzentech XPlosion sound card > Audacity (slight tape hiss removal and channel tweaking)

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UPDATE: April 3, 2014

Subject: Lawsuit
You will have one if you don’t take my record down ASAP.

Johnette Napolitano

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UPDATE: April 4, 2014

Thanks to her generosity and kind offer, Johnette Napolitano has given us the OK to share the tracks.

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Track 01. I’m Your Queen 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 02. The Sound of a Woman 7:01 (11.8MB)
Track 03. I Can Do Anything 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 04. Deliver 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 05. Something Fast 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 06. Todos Los Santos 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 07. Firefly 4:12 (7.0MB)
Track 08. Human 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 09. Closer 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 10. Sleep 3:36 (6.0MB)
Track 11. Lullabye for Fabiana 4:28 (7.5MB)
51 mins

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ERIC CLAPTON - LUCCA 2006

March 29, 2014 – 5:25 am

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ERIC CLAPTON
Lucca Night [Mid Valley 381-382, 2CD]

Live at the Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy; July 7, 2006. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

For those looking for another 2006 show… The performance is very good, perhaps due to having Derek Trucks and Robert Cray in the lineup.

Thanks to original uploader Japrainbow who shared it at Zombtorrent; and to ademotte for sharing it at Dime.

ademotte’s notes:

The bulk of this torrent is sourced from an FM broadcast of an incomplete show from Lucca, Italy; the broadcast faded in during the first song as this one does. The recording itself lacks the fidelity of a typical European FM broadcast - I think because the recording was oversaturated. It’s still a good recording and better than the majority of audience recordings from this tour… This also seems to sound better than the raw FM that appeared on DIME shortly after the broadcast. The bonus tracks are audience recordings, but actually sound pretty good - a few tracks from two different European shows on the same tour, and a Robert Cray opening set from yet another date (I guessed on the song titles for the latter).

Geetarz adds, “with edits between songs to remove announcer overdubs.”

Lineage:
silver discs > WAV > FLAC

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. So Tired (fade in) 1:38 (2.7MB)
Track 102. Got To Get Better In A Little While 7:04 (11.9MB)
Track 103. Old Love 12:58 (21.8MB)
Track 104. Everybody Oughta Make A Change 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 105. Motherless Children 4:40 (7.9MB)
Track 106. Back Home 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 107. I Am Yours 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 108. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 109. Running On Faith 6:02 (10.1MB)
Track 110. After Midnight 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 111. Little Queen Of Spades 12:37 (21.2MB)
Track 112. Let It Rain 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 113. Wonderful Tonight 4:21 (7.3MB)
73 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Layla 6:48 (11.4MB)
Track 202. Cocaine 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 203. Run Home To Me * 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 204. Revolution * 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 205. Bell Bottom Blues ** 5:39 (9.5MB)
Track 206. Phone Booth # 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 207. Where Do I Go From Here Pt 1 # 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 208. Where Do I Go From Here Pt 2 # 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 209. The One In The Middle # 7:40 (12.9MB)
Track 210. Poor Johnny # 6:27 (10.8MB)
Track 211. Twenty # 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 212. I’m Walkin’ # 5:56 (10.0MB)
73 mins

* Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; May 8, 2006
** Sportpalais, Antwerpen, Belgium; May 31, 2006
# Robert Cray - Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany; June 4, 2006

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Doyle Bramhall II - guitar
Derek Trucks - guitar
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Tim Carmon - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Steve Jordan - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals
Simon Clarke - baritone sax
Roddy Lorimer - trumpet
Tim Sanders - tenor sax
with Robert Cray

To tie in with Eric Clapton’s 50 years in the music business, in 2013, he released Old Sock, his 20th studio album, with guests including Steve Winwood, (the late) JJ Cale and Paul McCartney. Click here to order the album.

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