July 22, 2012 – 4:31 am

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Sheffield 1972 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the City Hall, Sheffield, UK; February 3, 1972. Good to very good audience recording.

Back in 2006, Doc Tinker shared these tracks on Dime. Thanks Doc for this treat.

This is what the Doc said:

Friends, tonight I’m uploading one of my favorite Free shows, with a great setlist and one of the few circulating full-length shows, with three encores! Paul Kossoff’s guitar is here, at least, loud enough, to make some people in front of the stage yelling after every song for “Watchtower” and, after some 60 minutes, Paul Rogers asked the crowd what they wanted to hear! The crowd and Free seemed to be quite together and really wild at this show and everybody interested has here a rare chance to listen how this show really sounded in those days!

2nd Gen Cassette-BX 300-EQ.-PDR-05-EAC-Cool edit-Flac

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
Track 101. Travellin’ Man (5.8MB)
Track 102. Ridin’ On A Pony (6.4MB)
Track 103. Lady (5.9MB)
Track 104. Be My Friend (8.3MB)
Track 105. Fire And Water (6.1MB)
Track 106. Mr Big (9.0MB)
Track 107. Highway (7.4MB)
Track 108. Hold On (7.6MB)
Track 109. Heavy Load (8.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. My Brother Jake (3.9MB)
Track 202. Soldier Boy (4.3MB)
Track 203. The Hunter (7.9MB)
Track 204. Song Of Yesterday (5.6MB)
Track 205. All Right Now (7.1MB)
Encore #1
Track 206. Crowd (1.5MB)
Track 207. Crossroads (9.5MB)
Encores #2
Track 208. I’m A Mover (5.6MB)
Track 209. Catch A Train (5.1MB)

Paul Rodgers - vocals
Paul Kossoff - guitar
Simon Kirke - drums
Tetsu Yamauchi - bass

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  1. 41 Responses to “FREE - SHEFFIELD 1972”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Jul 22, 2012

  3. this is one of the bands that everyone needed to hear live.
    thanks for this show.

    By the black pumpkin on Jul 22, 2012

  4. One of my favorite Brit blues bands, great show, thanks bigO!

    By Mark E on Jul 23, 2012

  5. Thanks a lot for this gem!

    By madwhoman on Jul 23, 2012

  6. keep in mind ppl when its posted.. its not there now.. i checked.. paul rodgers with the short lived band peace when he had a short falling out with free.. he made a side project. read about them —
    ask admin to repost if u need it. its only 3 tracks. but i love em.
    if only there was more out there.
    so did paul ever work with Stewart McDonald and Mich Underwood again? who else did these two men work with? someone do the research. im tired.

    off topic.. anyone catch the joe cocker with huey lewis song on kimmel last week? they did feeling alright. it kicked ass. pity there was no web exclusive track.

    By darth on Jul 23, 2012

  7. This show must have been Just after Peace and just before Fraser jumped ship again. I never understood why he just sort of fizzled out.I read somewhere that the Andy Fraser band did a BBC set but have never seen it. Anyone have anything on that?? Anyway my favorite band of all time and some stuff I’ve never seen.

    By Phil Winans on Jul 23, 2012

  8. Darth -
    Your methods are unsound

    By Mirth on Jul 23, 2012

  9. who else did these two men work with? someone do the research. im tired.

    quit telling people what to do.

    By matchdoctor on Jul 24, 2012

  10. mirth.. u dont know anything about me or my methods nor are u here to judge me. am i here to judge u? are u better than i am?
    match.. arent u telling me what to do when u tell me to ‘quit telling people what to do?’
    isnt it interesting that each time mirth posts something immediately afterwards match posts something? hmmm
    i noticed that coincidence recently with barth and garth. i guess this continued harassment will continue.

    By darth on Jul 24, 2012

  11. isnt it interesting that each time mirth posts something immediately afterwards match posts something? hmmm

    add detective to your resume darth.

    By sherlock hemlock on Jul 24, 2012

  12. ‘This fellow may be very clever.’ I said to myself, ‘but he is certainly very conceited.’ - A Study In Scarlet

    By Dr. Watson on Jul 24, 2012

  13. barth is taking a course to become an internet ventriloquist. mirth, match, garth, sherlock & watson, are just his dummies.

    By sking on Jul 24, 2012

  14. …not

    By barth on Jul 24, 2012

  15. …knot

    By sherlock hemlock on Jul 24, 2012

  16. Darth

    How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?

    By Mirth on Jul 24, 2012

  17. how often have you been there?

    By tman on Jul 25, 2012

  18. phil i found some interesting info here -

    and of course if u shorten that and go with just the site ending with the .com u will find u can use that site to learn much more in general but u can peruse the site from any area of the site.

    also at cduniverse u will find that some of his bbc performances were released in 06. i found them here -

    as for downloading them free? well thats my specialty. (wink)

    By darth on Jul 25, 2012

  19. never saw anyone brag about stealing as much as “anished darth”

    By jack on Jul 25, 2012

  20. Darth - you’re the man who squats behind the man who works the soft machine.
    Do you deny it?

    By Girth on Jul 25, 2012

  21. whenever I see a Free show the first thing
    I do is listen to the “all right now” track.
    I love this song so much , classic minimalist rock and roll at it`s finest and depending how the particular track sounds determines whether or not I go after the rest of the show.
    Losing Paul Kossoff to heroin was a terrible waste .

    By sluggo on Jul 25, 2012

  22. Thanks for the info from Darth (on Andy Fraser Band)bbc. That is a great sight. I checked for some bbc download stuff from Andy and didn’t find any. Do you have any such?? Please let me know. Thanks Phil Winans

    By phil winans on Aug 3, 2012

  23. phil.. the cduniverse site isnt for ppl to dl from. it offers u the option to purchase the material. i was merely letting u know that the live bbc performances were officially released commercially and therefore would not be offered on sites (such as this one u are on now) where unofficial material is offered.

    jack.. the riaa groups bootlegging counterfeiting pirating etc. all in the same category. they make no distinction. we collectors may make a separation and rightfully so logically. what u call stealing is one thing. the suits feel that what u are doing is stealing when u dl unreleased recordings. u dont get to say but but but. thats not how the law works. they havent agreed to open up their minds and books and allow there to be differences between what u personally (and others among us) feel should be acceptable to collect without monetary compensation.
    so when u say that im stealing and youre not.. consider that legally u are also stealing. im not pointing fingers at u. i dont care what u do. dont worry so much about what i do or what i claim to do.
    also consider that these bbc recordings in question were unofficial for 30-40 years til they decided to officially put them out. so its acceptable to dl them and trade them without paying for them but when they suddenly get released now when i want to dl them im stealing???? u arrogant sob!!!

    By darth on Aug 4, 2012

  24. Darth - Just keep downloading and please keep posting. Your comments add to the site unlike the vermin who constantly mock you. And it’s good to see Ed Saad back too. ROCK ON…

    By TDC on Aug 5, 2012

  25. tdc, ask darth about ed saad

    By barth on Aug 5, 2012

  26. tdc - u r 2 kind. ty so much. if we were only closer in space (and not just time) we could have beers. i know id enjoy that.

    to the idiot - theres nothing to ask me about ed. i dont know him nor do i know anything about him cept what i see him writing on here. hes a bit of a kook but thats his world. i guess your harassment still shows no sign of stopping eh?

    By darth on Aug 6, 2012

  27. no more of a kook than you, darth. when they all ragged on you for going through dumpsters finding free treasures, did i say anything? no, i didn’t. nor did i ever complain about anything you wrote on bigo till you made it personal with me. furthermore, you said i was making bigo my personal forum and i get off topic last year. you’re nothing but a hypocrite, darth. you get off topic, and, if you count my posts this year and yours, you win by a landslide. so don’t start with me again. i’ve not bothered you.

    By Ed Saad on Aug 6, 2012

  28. trust me ed.. u are a kook. i didnt bring u up here. i answered a previous posting. theres nothing for u to complain about with regards to my postings (cept when i joked once and only once at your expense for a laugh and it was fucking hysterical). my postings were usually on topic or close enough to the topic to still be related to the topic in one way or another. yours were ridiculous. i think u know this. if not then u forget. and its not about how many postings either of us make. thats never been the subject. i didnt start with u. all i said was that u are a kook. i stand by that. i have no idea why my stalker / harasser told tdc to ask me about u tho. its not really important. DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS!!

    By darth on Aug 7, 2012

  29. i didnt bring u up here.i didnt start with u. all i said was that u are a kook.will this person ever stop this is a music lovers site not a place to insult any one who has any opinion other than his own(darth)give us a break stop talking start listening no more darth no more darth etc etc

    By the duke on Aug 7, 2012

  30. well it’s not important, but, i will respond, darth. i’ve already said before that people like my posts, and, if you don’t, don’t read them. i see you used that exact quote, when you got ganged up on your dumpster diving adventures. you’re right one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. you should get on american pickers. they pay good money for junk. my posts are clean and enthusiastic about music. i don’t find your posts hyserical at all. i did feel that you got a taste of your own medicine when you got ganged up, though. karma is funny.

    now sometimes i may get off topic but so what. it’s bigo not darth-o. you started it with me just today with the kook comment, even if barth brought my name up. my name has come up before by russian assassin and one other person, and you felt the need to comment. i didn’t say anything either until russian assassin asked where i was. so the way i see it you’re the kook, darth, and nothing but a bully.

    By Ed Saad on Aug 7, 2012

  31. ED SAAD! Yes, I did ask about you! I hadn’t heardfrom you in awhile and I was worried about ya! I always enjoy your posts… you ARE NOT a KOOK! But you know that already! Youhave a true appreciation for history… you have an excellentmemory, and any time you want to contribute… please feel free to!

    Darth…. I enjoy your comments as well… but don’t resort to name calling, my friend. We are all here to have a good time… talk to like minded folks we can’t find hardly anywhere else. It’s ok to take issue with someone or challenge them on a point… and it can be done without name calling and the like.

    What do you say, Darth? Ed didn’t do anything to draw first blood.

    Yours in allegiance,
    THE Russian Assassin

    By THE Russian Assassin on Aug 7, 2012

  32. ED SAAD…. did you go see KISS and CRUE in Birmingham last week?

    I saw YES here in Shytlanta the same night… yet another new JON ANDERSON clone at thevocals helm!

    I am still reeling from MAIDEN and ALICE!

    I saw SLAYER, MOTORHEAD and ANTHRAX here in CRAPLANTA on July 14th…. it was the best time I had ever seen SLAYER! They SMOKED!!!

    Going to see TED NUGENT (with DEREK ST. HOLMES) on 8/22. Then SLASH on 9/12…. maybe KISS and CRUE in NASHVILLE on 9/4.

    And you, Sir?

    By THE Russian Assassin on Aug 7, 2012

  33. hey russian assassin, i didn’t see kiss last week. i have seen this version of kiss twice and the original band 3x. i have no problem with this version, but i am fasting so it makes it hard for me to go. i do feel that tommy thayer and eric singer should have their own makeup just like vinnie vincent and eric carr did, though. speaking of kiss, got a better rips and the complete show of the summit, houston, tx 9.1.77. i can hook you up, if you need it.

    i will be at robert plant sunday at alabama theatre. if you’re there, write me an e-mail address so we can meet.

    i saw anthrax twice, back in 1991. the first time was july 1991 at the omni in atlanta on clash of the titans tour with megadeth, slayer and alice in chains. it was supposed to be death angel no alice in chains, but they were in a bus accident and had to cancel the tour then broke up until that art of dying. there were two side bands until then, though, called the organization, and they put out two albums. it was death angel minus mark, the singer. then there was swarm, after that. it was 3/5 of death angel. i have both organization albums and swarm-beyond the end. good stuff. now the second time i saw anthrax was here in b’ham, al at uab arena with public enemy, young black teenagers and primus. this was sept 91. good show. if you check out that anthrax dvd from irvine meadows, it is similar to the show i saw. netflix has it.

    i won’t be at ted nugent, but i’ve seen him. got a couple good ted shows in my library. i will be at neil young in oct in tuscaloosa, al. let me know, if you’re there too. maybe bigo will offer that show.


    ps let me know if you need mp3’s of maiden-atlanta. i have good 192kbps rips of it and cd-r’s burned from the flac. i posted a link for the flac, when you asked if i was there.

    i’m on facebook just send me a message saying who you are. thanks.

    By Ed Saad on Aug 7, 2012

  34. first of all.. if its not important.. why are u responding?
    i didnt get ganged up on when i mentioned that i had gone thru the tv and radio stations dumpsters. it was one or two idiots who used several names. and i made a very decent living so i didnt need to go on a show on tv. what i did had nothing to do with that tv show and one doesnt go on that show. there are already 2 people on that show who do it. theyre not looking for people to join them. its what those people already do for their business. them paying good money for junk has nothing to do with what i did. your suggestion makes no sense whatsoever. do u even know what youre talking about? every time u post i feel like im in the movie ‘one flew over the cuckoo’s nest’. now u know why i think youre a kook. u are a f’n lunatic.
    of course u didnt find that post hysterical. it was poking fun at u. it was also well over a year ago. it may have been two years ago.
    no one ganged up on u. and i didnt get a taste of my own medicine at all. the two things are totally unrelated. youre a preposterous figure and im not. u say the most idiotic stupid things on here and talk about things that leave a huge amount of us saying ‘wtf!?’. i wont spend the time reminding u of what they were. if u dont remember i know everyone else does. if they dont i guess it doesnt matter. i cant believe im bothering to respond to this shit.
    u gave me a hard time about getting off topic but u say ’so what?’ when it comes to u doing it. holy crap! do u have aspergers?
    it doesnt matter if your name was brought up previously. thats not the point here. the fact is my name was brought up in reference to yours. what the fuck is wrong with u??? stop responding constantly in a knee jerk reaction to everything u see me saying here u fucking idiot!!! think first!! youre not making any sense. u dont even know what the hell u are saying!!

    now russian.. i dont even know where to begin with u. its best for u to not worry about me. just play with your friend ed here. hes on your level. u deal with him.


    By darth on Aug 7, 2012

  35. i will respond, darth. you’re the only lunatic at bigo, and you did get ganged up, otherwise you wouldn’t have complained to bigo to have the posts removed and wouldn’t have said barth is harassing you.

    there is nothing wrong with my social skills. i get along with people great just not you cause you pick fights with people and call them names. you feel people are less of a fan than you are. it’s a joke. what’s amazing is nobody makes sense and you do, darth. that you don’t value anybodies opinion, if he or she likes what i have to say. you’re the reason i didn’t post on bigo for three months cause it got toxic here, and it wasn’t fun visiting the site anymore.

    you keep saying over and over about how you made a decent living dumpster diving. nobody cares. the ones that do care keep asking you for pictures of you hanging with the stones and whoever you claim to have met.

    leave russian assassin alone. i’d rather talk to him than you, but you keep starting this ridiculous fight with me. now i’m letting it go, unless you say something else ridiculous.

    By Ed Saad on Aug 7, 2012

  36. funk is in the house with ed saad!
    he hasn`t hurt a soul and gets called out by Triple d.[dumpster diving darth]

    By funkstahunk on Aug 8, 2012

  37. its funny that all i have to do is tell u not to respond and guaranteed within hours without any chance whatsoever i can check back here and lo and behold the stupid ass will have posted a response. it never fails.
    asking to have the posts removed and complaining about them doesnt mean that i was being ganged up upon. youre confused. again. the two things are unrelated and have nothing to do with one another.
    i dont call people names til they attack me harass me or start with me first. u seem to be missing something here. i didnt start with that idiot. he started with me. same with u. calling u a kook isnt really starting with u. u know youre a kook. thats no big surprise and its not that huge of an insult either. u could have let it go. well i take that back. u of all people could never let it go. thats why u are a kook.
    i have never accused anyone of being less of a fan than i am. i have never picked a fight with anyone. a lot of ppl dont make sense and yes i do. thats not my problem fault nor responsibility. is it yours? do u think it matters to the rest of us that u are going to dl something later after u go and buy some bread and milk or when u went on and on about some girl u are dating named mary? are u kidding me? u had some real doozies back a couple of years ago. holy mother of god. i often do value peoples opinions if theyre based on facts and knowledge and cohesive thought. yours usually arent. i think i have seen one or two postings u have made that i was surprised at and said wow upon reading. thats a shitload less than the amount of postings u have actually made tho. i wondered where u went for the few months u didnt post but i didnt miss u. i dont know that more than a couple of others did either. yes we know who your fans are (eyeroll).
    i dont keep saying over and over again how i made a decent living at the dumpster diving. i dont keep bringing it up either. i explained what i did. u and the other idiots put a derogatory connotation on it by calling it that. there were no dumpsters. i didnt dive into anything. youre a fucking idiot!! if u dont bring it up i have no reason to say anything about it. u are the one who said i could make money at it etc. the comments u made to me about it made no sense but i answered u anyway. like i needed u to tell me how to make money. well it was 30 years ago and did just fine without your suggestions. i no longer live in nyc. i left 17 years ago and i made money doing what i did as i said 30 years ago doing it. if u dont bring it up then i have no reason to talk about it either. dont blame me for talking about it when u are the reason. and u dont understand why i say youre a kook??? really??
    what on earth does dumpster diving and making money with tv and radio station materials have to do with taking pix of rock stars? why are u confusing these two things? why do u read half of things i type and only half of that seems to get thru? what is wrong with u?
    i have explained many times that even if i had the ability to post pics of me with the rock stars that i have met (and i have 401 pics like that) i wouldnt do it. this isnt the place and i dont need to prove anything to anyone here. i just made reference to the subject in a couple of my postings. that doesnt mean i need to prove it to u or anyone else. i dont care if u believe me or not. if u or they dont that wont change whether or not it happened. the history wont suddenly not exist. i dont currently live with my photos. they are all in a storage space 75 miles from wehre i live. i dont drive. i have no way to get to it and even if i did i dont own a scanner currently. i do have a pic of me with gene simmons that i keep on the computer and i sometimes post on profiles on aol etc. but thats the only pic i currently have. i only have this one because back in 01 i scanned it for someone online when i did have a scanner cuz they were a kiss fan and i thought theyd get a kick out of it. gene and i were very close at one time. u need to get over this thing where u need to see my pics of me with the rock stars. i have 401 of those but i also have 156000 pics i took of them on and off stage for 17 years. mostly off stage. i am not able to show these to anyone til i find a larger home and get my things out of storage and get a scanner. i have no idea when or even if this will ever happen. yes i would love to be able to do this. i would make a site and ask bigo’s permission to post a link to it.
    dont tell me to leave anyone alone. u dont have that power to enforce that. hes a big boy and if he decides to get involved in something with me then he has to deal with the consequences. u arent his mommy and u cant protect him. its not up to u to even try. i dont care who u would rather talk to. for someone who claims he would rather talk to him than me.. u sure seem to invest a lot of energy and effort into making sure u respond to every single one of my postings. keep in mind i only responded to some asshole’s posting about asking me about u. i dont know what it meant but i voiced my opinion about what i thought of u. u are a kook. i stand by that. i am not starting any fight with u but im also not going to back down from it either. youre not going to let it go thats a lie. u are also not going to get the last word u kook.


    By darth on Aug 8, 2012

  38. i will respond, darth, cause you keep responding and rambling. you’re still the kook, and a pathetic, miserable human being. as you can read, most take issue with you and your posts. i’m done with you. i can’t wait till the next time you get ganged up and hopefully by barth. atleast he has a sense of humor unlike yourself. you deserve what’s coming to you.

    By Ed Saad on Aug 8, 2012

  39. You are right Sluggo. Paul Kossof was another sad casualty in the annals of great musicians who never got a chance to fulfil their promise.

    Peace to all

    By Allan McFadyen on Aug 8, 2012

  40. darth, there’s no need to scan anything and prove yourself and make money when u have a photo of u and gene simmons!!!

    By barth on Aug 8, 2012

  41. I’ll tell you, fellers, this darth character is really getting on my nerves…

    By Will Rodgers on Aug 8, 2012

  42. too funny barth and varth. i haven’t laughed that hard in awhile.

    exactly will rodgers. what’s interested is darth responds to attacks, but yet he starts the attacks with the name calling. i never even respond to any of of his posts till he started with the name calling sunday night. even if a somebody writes a post and happens to mention my name he still feels the need to say something. why? they don’t say his name. it’s like i told him i quit posting cause it got toxic here and wasn’t fun visiting this great site i have visited for over four years now. i got a few shows like boc-providence, rory gallagher-cleveland, both zappa shows offered this year, fleetwood mac-nashville which i just played again and howlin’ wolf-chicago, but, other than that, i went elsewhere to get shows and thrash demos where there’s no fighting.

    thanks and keep rocking.

    By Ed Saad on Aug 8, 2012

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