December 13, 2013 – 5:02 am

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Asbury Park 1989 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ; August 26, 1989. Very good audience recording. The Ken G. Collection (Vol 60).

Thanks to the taper; and to kingrue (George) for sharing the tracks at Dime.

kingrue noted:

Here we have an extremely rare recording of Dion. Live from the legendary Stone Pony. Known for his Doo-Wop, pop oldies, rock and R&B styles. Backed by the Street Light Band, which includes the versatile guitar player Johnne Sambataro. This recording is complete and really good sound quality. I really enjoyed working on this recording and getting to hear something that I normally would never listen to. This is well worth having. You don’t find much around like this.

unknown mics > unknown recorder > Cassette Master > 1st generation Cassette > CD-RW
Transfer Lineage:
TDK SA-X 90 > Sony Deck TC-WE 475 > JVC XL-R2010 CD-RW > Soundforge 9.0 > Wav > TLH (sector boundary aligned) Level 8 Flac
Transferred, balanced and tracked by George

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. Crowd Cheer 2:09 (3.6MB)
Track 02. Yo Frankie 4:01 (6.7MB)
Track 03. Drip Drop 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 04. Tower Of Love 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 05. Subway Wall/Little Star 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 06. I’ve Got To Get To You 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 07. Serenade 4:43 (7.9MB)
Track 08. Abraham, Martin And John 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 09. Ruby Baby 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 10. Teenager In Love 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 11. Always In The Rain 4:41 (7.9M)
Track 12. Band Introductions 1:04 (1.8MB)
Track 13. And The Night Stood Still 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 14. King Of The New York Streets 6:21 (10.7MB)
Track 15. Runaround Sue 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 16. The Wanderer 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 17. I Wonder Why 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 18. Drive All Night 3:37 (6.1MB)
75 mins

Dion DiMucci - vocals, guitar
Johnne Sambataro - lead guitar
Paul Harris - keyboards
Larry Hurt - drums
Dee Dee Vallez - bass
Terry Hart - saxophone

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  1. 6 Responses to “DION - ASBURY PARK 1989”

  2. One of the greatest male singers of all time, Dion is probably incapable of hitting a bad note. I saw him in a small club, maybe around this time, with a band of NYC players. My memory’s hazy, but I think it was Scott Kempner of the Dictators on guitar and the Smithereens bass player Mike Mesaros. They were supposed to be writing songs for an album and playing a few shows in the NYC area. The set list was almost devoid of Dion’s early hits, The Wanderer was one of the few they did, and that was the encore. An album never appeared. It was a real thrill to walk into the club and see Dion, one of the coolest guys ever, standing at the bar. Thanks, bigO.

    Here’s on of my favorite later Dion songs about his personal redemption, Your Own Back Yard:

    By Dingus on Dec 13, 2013

  3. The first song that ever had an effect on me as a youngster was “The Wanderer”. Never thought I would get to see him but I’ve been fortunate on three different occasions including the Dave Edmunds Rock-n-Roll tour. Getting this is great. Thanks again.

    By Big Al on Dec 13, 2013

  4. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Dec 14, 2013

  5. One of my favorite 70’s albums was the reunion concert of Dion and the Belmonts. Thanks BigO! I believe BigO has a recording of a concert from the Dave Edmunds Rock n Roll tour.

    By Job Hunter on Dec 14, 2013

  6. Amazing !!!
    He shares such a joy, pure vibes of R & R and eternal youth…: great !
    We want more by Dion, please !!!

    By miky on Dec 17, 2013

  7. Hey Miky, There’s Dion at Tramps New York City Jul 29, 1997 http://tinyurl.com/nkzoast

    By OtisApplepie on Dec 22, 2013

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