May 20, 2013 – 4:49 am

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Austin 1985 [no label, 2CD]

Disc 1: Live on KUT FM-Austin, broadcast live Superbowl Sunday; January 20, 1985. Disc 2: Austin City Limits 1985. Very good to excellent FM broadcasts.

Back in 1985, when Nanci Griffith did these shows, one could say that Griffith was probably known to a small circle of fans and folk/country listeners. She had recorded three records then - There’s A Light Beyond These Woods (1978); Poet In My Window (1982) and Once In A Very Blue Moon (1984) - and it was only with Little Love Affairs (1988) and One Fair Summer Evening (1988) that she became much better known.

Even then, Griffith was already an accomplished performer [she had been playing Austin since she was 14] and her amiable personality certainly shone through… and one just can’t miss that unmistakable “thank you”.

Thanks to the person who shared these tracks on the net in 2005; and to the person who created the artwork.

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.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro and Once In A Very Blue Moon (3.9MB)
Track 102. Oberman and Nanci Talk (1.7MB)
Track 103. Nanci Talk (1.2MB)
Track 104. Roll You Colorado (7.8MB)
Track 105. More than a Feeling (7.8MB)
Track 106. Nanci Talk (5.5MB)
Track 107. Open Doors and Windows (4.7MB)
Track 108. Oberman and Nanci Talk (4.7MB)
Track 109. Daddy Said (4.4MB)
Track 110. Nanci Talk (2.3MB)
Track 111. Last of the True Believers (5.3MB)
Track 112. Love’s Found a Shoulder (5.3MB)
Track 113. Oberman and Nanci Talk (7.4MB)
Track 114. Dream of Highways (4.5MB)
Track 115. Oberman and Nanci Talk (4.9MB)
Track 116. No Expectations [tape flip occurs here] (5.7MB)
Track 117. Oberman and Nanci Talk (2.8MB)
Track 118. St. Olaf’s Gate (5.6MB)
Track 119. On Down the Road (4.9MB)
Track 120. Oberman and Nanci Talk (2.7MB)
Track 121. Fare Thee Well (6.9MB)

FM > TDK SA90 Cassette > Wav (Sony SoundForge 7) > Flac Frontend (level 8, verified and aligned on sector boundaries)

Disc 2
Track 201. Ballad of Robin Wintersmith (5.6MB)
Track 202. There’s A Light Beyond These Woods (10.2MB)
Track 203. Roseville Fair (5.3MB)
Track 204. Once In A Very Blue Moon (4.7MB)
Track 205. Last Of The True Believers (5.5MB)
Track 206. West Texas Sun (6.3MB)
Track 207. Spin On A Red Brick Floor (6.1MB)
Track 208. Outro/London Homesick Blues (2.1MB)

FM > TDK SA90 cassette > Creative SB Live!soundcard > WAV (Sony Soundforge 7) > Flac Frontend (level 8, verified and aligned on sector boundaries)

In February 2012, Nanci Griffith released here 20th album, Intersection. Click here to order Intersection.

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  1. 5 Responses to “NANCI GRIFFITH - AUSTIN 1985”

  2. Thanks BigO and the anonymous donors - prime very young Nanci, she’s an underappreciated treasure.

    By drkrick on May 20, 2013

  3. Thanks Big O love me some Nanci and have loved here since ‘Ford Econoline’ so not sure what the writer is talking about her being a secret. Thought I was late to the party!
    Seen her since across here in the UK at the time of ‘Blue Moon’ and since. So Disc Two has my favourites Nanci compositions therein. Top stuff! Keep ‘em comin’!

    By swappers on May 20, 2013

  4. Thought it was a rumor. But it’s being reported that Ray Manzarek passed today.

    By sking on May 21, 2013

  5. Ray Manzarek R.I.P.?

    By matt the cat on May 21, 2013

  6. Thanks, this is great! I was introduced to Nanci at the 1985 ACL show. I would LOVE to get a DVD or VHS of that show. Email me if anyone has one. [email protected]

    By Tim Dufault on Jun 8, 2013

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