July 4, 2015 – 4:48 am

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Glastonbury 2015/BBC Sessions 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Glastonbury Festival, John Peel Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 26, 2015. Very good audio extracted from satellite broadcast - some transmission glitches. BBC Radio 2 Sessions; May 21, 2015 (?). Very good satellite broadcast.

American gospel and soul singer Leon Bridges has received rave reviews for his debut album Coming Home, which was released in June 2015. It’s easy to hear why; Bridges’s soul-drenched tone backed by a swaying beat and breezy guitar takes you back to an era of music that valued heart and craftsmanship over the eagerness to just be famous. That said, Leon’s star is only getting brighter, and with a lovely Friday afternoon slot on the John Peel Stage, he could prove to be a true Glastonbury highlight. - digitalspy.co.uk

Bridges’s style is soul and gospel resembling 1960s rhythm and blues. The Wall Street Journal described him as a “throwback to ’60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.” Bridges performs in vintage clothing; Fort Worth Weekly described him as someone whose “music sounds like he looks.” - wikipedia

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Thanks to indykid for sharing the Glastonbury show at Dime.

Original lineage:
Live Webcast > AdobeHDS script > .flv > Avidemux 2.6 > .mkv (no transcoding)
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280×720 16:9 3400 Kbps 25.00 fps
Audio: AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo

Thanks to smiler40 for sharing the BBC Radio 2 Session (for Jo Wiley show) at Dime.

Digital Satellite (live?) broadcast 2015-05-21 MPEG1 layer 2 48kHz @ 192kbps
BBC Radio 2 > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .mp2 > Mpeg2Schnitt (trimming) > .mp2

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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Glastonbury 2015
Track 01. Better Man 2:46 (4.7MB)
Track 02. Brown Skin Girl 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 03. Flowers 2:53 (4.9MB)
Track 04. Pull Away 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 05. Smooth Sailing 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 06. Coming Home 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 07. Twistin’ and Groovin’ * 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 08. Lisa Sawyer * 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 09. Shine 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 10. River 5:22 (9.0MB)
37 mins

* Contains transmission glitches

BBC Radio 2 (Jo Wiley show) 2015
Track 11. Interview 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 12. Better Man 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 13. Interview 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 14. Interview 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 15. River 3:50 (6.5MB)
Track 16. Interview 2:21 (4.0MB)
20 mins

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  1. 4 Responses to “LEON BRIDGES - GLASTONBURY 2015”

  2. Fans of Sam Cooke and other soul giants should give Mr. Bridges a listen. He approximates those greats.

    By Tony on Jul 4, 2015

  3. I’ve just returned back from a time machine trip! Thank you Leon Bridges! Nothing here but Wonderfulness! Thanks BigO!
    This is a nice gift right now. Monday is my last radiation treatment at The City Of Hope, 4 weeks at 5 days a week. Had to fight infection due to lowered immunity and a sore throat from the radiation. I can keep the white Jason hockey mask for my wall.

    By ScarRad on Jul 4, 2015

  4. ScarRad,
    Good Luck and Glad to see You are in Good Spirits!

    By Britinvdon on Jul 4, 2015

  5. Thanks a lot for this sharing!

    By Alex Corvini on Jul 10, 2015

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