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Newport Folk Festival 1989
with Laura Nyro, John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris, John Prine and Pete Seeger [no label, 1CD]

Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; July 29-30, 1989. Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to original uploader Patrick H; slugline; and to phil_er_up for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Patrick H’s original notes:

Each artist is a different recording. Some artists sound better than others… There is some distortion on certain songs.

Recorded off KGNU FM
Yamaha Stereo VCR > RME DIGI Interface > Samplitude 6.0 > Flac 8

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Laura Nyro
Track 01. The Wild World 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 02. Dancers Sweepers Bookkeepers 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 03. Stone Soul Picnic 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 04. Monkey Time/Eli’s Coming 4:17 (7.2MB)

John Hiatt
Track 05. Memphis in the Meantime 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 06. talk 0:27 (773k)
Track 07. Have a Little Faith in Me 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 08. It’ll Come to You 8:29 (14.3MB)
Track 09. Lipstick Sunset 5:09 (8.6MB)

John Prine
Track 10. Illegal Smile 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 11. talk 0:16 (439k)
Track 12. Sam Stone 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 13. The Way the World Goes ‘Round 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 14. Paradise 3:39 (6.1MB)

Emmylou Harris
Track 15. One of These Days/Band Introduction 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 16. Darkest Hour Is Just Before Down 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 17. Save the Last Dance for Me 3:27 (5.8MB)

Pete Seeger
Track 18. Introduction 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 19. Give Me That Old Time Religon 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 20. Sailin’ Up, Sailin’ Down 3:13 (5.4MB)
78 mins

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  1. 3 Responses to “VARIOUS - NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1989”

  2. Track 16 is “Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn.”

    By Woodstock69Vet on Mar 3, 2016

  3. Thanks for this. I was there in Newport 1989. I even have pictures of the show.

    By John C on Mar 4, 2016

  4. Thanks BigO for sharing songs from the Newport Folk Festival in 1989.

    It is nice to see more of Pete Seeger on this site. The 2 songs shared were staples in his concerts through the 1980s. Pete implored the audience to sing along on many of the songs.

    By Mike Rotchertz on Mar 9, 2016

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