THE LOVELY LINDA

May 27, 2013 – 5:07 am

Great voice, good looks, that was the lovely Linda.

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LINDA RONSTADT
Boston Music Hall 1976: JEMS UPGRADE [no label, 1CD]

Live in Boston, MA; December 6, 1976. Steve Hopkins Master via JEMS. Ex- AUD stereo.

One of the best sounding audience recordings of a show from Linda Ronstadt as she was rising to the top. It has now been improved by JEMS with a fresh 2013 digital transfer.

“Taper Steve Hopkins transferred and torrented this wonderful set several years ago, but that lineage went from cassette to DAT to CD-R then ripped back into FLAC. It has also fallen off the tracker. This is the first time Steve’s master tapes have been digitized directly.

“In the mastering process, it also became clear that Steve’s mic position changed for a stretch of side two of the master tape, causing a significant decrease in high end. We’ve adjusted for that to try to unify the sound of the entire recording into one pleasing whole. Most of the recording though is positively cracking all by itself, with Hopkins recording on his home field, the Boston Music Hall, site of some of his finest recordings of the era including four legendary Springsteen nights that would come three months later.

“Thanks yet again to Steve Hopkins for allowing JEMS to present his outstanding audience recordings in a fresh light.” - BK for JEMS (And thanks to Butterking for sharing the tracks at Dime.)

Linda Ronstadt had a great ear for melody. She spotted talented, up and coming songwriters and made hits of their tunes. By 1976, Ronstadt or her management had her singing songs that were from established songwriters. Thankfully, she decided to take a different path. From covering torch songs to world music, Ronstadt did them all with class and grace. She remains a woman with a big voice and a bigger heart.

Taping Gear: Sony ECM-99A > Sony TC-152SD
JEMS 2013 transfer: SH master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted, Dolby B decode) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone > iZotope MBIT+ convert .wav to 44.1 > 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.

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Track 01. Lose Again (6.9MB)
Track 02. That’ll Be The Day (4.5MB)
Track 03. Love Has No Pride (7.8MB)
Track 04. Silver Threads And Golden Needles (5.6MB)
Track 05. Willin’ (5.8MB)
Track 06. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (6.6MB)
Track 07. When Will I Be Loved (4.4MB)
Track 08. Crazy (8.3MB)
Track 09. Tattler (8.4MB)
Track 10. Lo Siento Mi Vida (9.2MB)
Track 11. Love Is A Rose (3.6MB)
Track 12. Hasten Down The Wind (4.5MB)
Track 13. Tracks Of My Tears (5.4MB)
Track 14. Down So Low (7.0MB)
Track 15. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me (8.1MB)
Track 16. intros (1.9MB)
Track 17. You’re No Good (9.4MB)
First Encore
Track 18. Heart Like A Wheel (6.2MB)
Second Encore
Track 19. Desperado (7.1MB)
Track 20. Tumbling Dice (5.9MB)
approx 70mins

Lineup:
Michael Botts - drums
Dan Dugmore - guitar, pedal steel
Kenny Edwards - banjo, bass, guitar, harmonica, mandolin
Andrew Gold - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Linda Ronstadt - vocals, guitar
Waddy Wachtel - lead guitar
Brock Walsh - guitar, keyboards

In August 1976, Ronstadt released Hasten Down The Wind. The album showcased songs from artists such as the late Warren Zevon (”Hasten Down the Wind”) and Karla Bonoff. It was her third million-selling album. Buy it here.

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  1. 24 Responses to “THE LOVELY LINDA”

  2. This is the best audience recording I have ever heard. Fantastic sound, incredible performance. Thanks Big O!

    By Dubious141 on May 27, 2013

  3. for u country fans in the usa.. on nbc at 9pm eastern time wed nite.. there will be a concert called healing in the heartland relief benefit concert. its listed as being one hour. some of the artists include blake shelton miranda lambert reba and vince gill. there will be a bunch more. a way to help with monetary donations will be on screen during the show.

    By darth on May 27, 2013

  4. darth, I’ll match your donation….

    By Dingus on May 27, 2013

  5. I remember the last fundraiser event and darth whined after ,that it wasn`t right for him. someone had to remind him it was a benefit not a show for darth. what a turd of a human being.

    By apolitical phturd on May 27, 2013

  6. I went to this. I had balcony seats. Thanks, for the memories.

    By jimg on May 27, 2013

  7. no one had to remind me of anything. u evidently missed the point of what i said then. the event was the roger waters bruce springsteen thing at the beacon theater in nyc. it was over 3 hours long. the music when added up didnt come out to even an hour. i dont know how much tickets were. the people who went to the event were there mainly to see the performances by those stars or they wouldnt have bought tickets in the first place. thats why they used such huge names for their draw. this isnt rocket science. the ratio for music vs time at the event was terrible and u would have had to stay there for the entire thing to see / hear it all. here at home we didnt have to of course. we (u and i etc) didnt have to. we got to listen to the music without having to put up with all that other crap. and for free no less. u didnt pay a dime and u got to enjoy the entire performance of just the music portion.

    on wednesday however.. the event is going to exist for one hour. going to it will cost $25. i dont do country but i am betting that more than half of the thing will be music. where as less than a third of the roger waters / bruce springsteen event was music and again that was an exasperating 3+ hours long. much more demanding on ones attention and patience than a single hour. surely this tv event could be just a portion of what will really take place that day. who knows. im just talking about what will be seen on tv. and its country so i wont even watch it. all i did was bring it to all of your attention so u would know in case u might care.

    as for my donation.. i doubt u would give a dime. i dont have to prove to u how much i gave and im sure u would ask for proof. how much u give shouldnt depend on what i give. u should give of your heart not based on me. and your ability to give might be different than mine.

    By darth on May 27, 2013

  8. NO ONE misunderstood your mean spirited, insensitive remarks about soldiers, living and dead.
    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1263

    It’s Memorial Day in the US today, don’t start in with this.

    By Dingus on May 27, 2013

  9. the people who went to the event were there mainly to see the performances by those stars or they wouldnt have bought tickets in the first place.

    there you go putting words in the mouths of thousands.
    I`d be willing to suggest these same folks went to support a cause, not just for their own need. you are a first class self centered turd

    By apolitical phturd on May 27, 2013

  10. we got to listen to the music without having to put up with all that other crap. and for free no less. u didnt pay a dime and u got to enjoy the entire performance of just the music portion.

    that`s not really the point of a benefit .
    what part of this is confusing your noggin?

    By apolitical phturd on May 28, 2013

  11. as for my donation.. i doubt u would give a dime.

    weirdest sentence ever. bar none.

    By apolitical phturd on May 28, 2013

  12. thanks for the heads up about the relief show darth.

    By craps the numbers kid on May 28, 2013

  13. thanks for the heads up about the relief show darth.

    your welcome mother

    By apolitical phturd on May 28, 2013

  14. I’m sorry-I didn’t mean that-forgive me.

    By apolitical phturd on May 28, 2013

  15. ‘I`d be willing to suggest these same folks went to support a cause’ <<<<how come u can ‘go putting words in the mouths of thousands.’ ??? but i cant? funny how that works isnt it.

    By darth on May 28, 2013

  16. as for my donation.. i doubt u would give a dime.

    weirdest sentence ever. bar none.

    —-no it isnt. he said his donation would be based on mine. i am saying that as for my donation.. i doubt he would give anything based on it. read the context u idiot. dont take the sentence out of the paragraph. its not a thought unto itself. have u ever heard the expression u cant see the forest for the trees? whats wrong with u?

    By darth on May 28, 2013

  17. nothing is wrong with me darthyboy but you bring this blog to an all time low every time you post your inane drivel dreck and slime.

    By apolitical phturd on May 28, 2013

  18. roar.
    i said roar.
    no i didn`t.
    are u nuts.

    By lion darth on May 29, 2013

  19. I’m sorry.forgive me,I didn’t mean my last post-any of it.

    I have problems.

    By apolitical phturd on May 29, 2013

  20. imitation , the sincerest form of flattery.

    By apolitical phturd on May 29, 2013

  21. I’m having a schizo moment,please all…bear with me

    By apolitical phturd on May 29, 2013

  22. It would be nice not to have to have all the drivel petty back and forth in all the comments
    Thanks Big O for this wonderful show -
    Linda was the queen of Country Rock at the time - what a set of pipes…

    By dwight on May 30, 2013

  23. i agree. its fucking annoying as hell.

    hey bigo any chance for the audio of fogertys show on 5-28 el ray theater la ca which was aired on fm and tv in calif?? i havent found it anywhere yet strangely enough.

    By darth on May 30, 2013

  24. i agree. its fucking annoying as hell.

    hilarious.you tell `em darthy boy because your hands are clean right?

    RIGHT ???

    By dropkick sarge on May 30, 2013

  25. yes. right. and what youre doing is exactly what hes talking about. stop it.

    By darth on May 30, 2013

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