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The Soundboard Archive [no label, CD1-3 of 6]

Various dates and venues.

Thanks to Hadrian and TheMysticMuse for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

TheMysticMuse noted:

For some time now, I have been making “The Soundboard Archive” compilations. My live-music collection had become so massive that I thought it pointless to keep “multiple-to-the-nth-degree” versions of the same songs, especially for “non-jam” bands: thus the genesis of this project of mine.

This has been my methodology:

1. Choose a trade-friendly artist & venue (= “not on Dime’s NAB or NAV lists”) & collate all of the tracks from my “SBD” flac/shn files for said artist.

2. Listen to each track and choose what sounds to my ears to be the “best” version.

3. As needed, rename each chosen track.

4. Compile “the winners” into a “The Soundboard Archive” collection – after ensuring that NO included tracks have been officially released. (Each text file contains information about those shows/songs which had been officially released at the time of my compilation.)

ENJOY! Support the artist and buy the officially-released items!

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later.

Kindly email us if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files. Also email us if you have any rarities you’d like to share with our readers.

The rest of the tracks will be shared at a later date.

Disc 1
5/18/1996 - Prism Coffeehouse - Charlottesville, VA
DATSBD > ? CDR > WAV > Audition 1.5 > Downsample/Dither > 16/44 > SHNTool [fixed SBEs] > FLAC
Track 01. Silver Dagger 3:54

6/20/1996 - Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA
SBD > ? > CDRx > dbPowerAmp > WAV > FLAC
Track 02. Billy 6:59
Track 03. Dark As A Dungeon 5:32
Track 04. I’ve Been Down Before 4:17
Track 05. Riverboat Song 4:01

6/25/1996 - Luna Park - West Hollywood, CA
Soundboard > Sony TCD-D3
Track 06. Diamond Joe 3:55

8/21/1996 - Acoustic Coffee House - Nederland, CO
SBD > DAT > ACH DAT/M > Tascam DA-20 MKII > MacMini [Audacity] > 1648wav > Audacity > xACT [FLAC/TAG]
Track 07. One More Dollar 5:05
Track 08. Pass You By 4:37
Track 09. I’ll Go On Downtown 6:03
Track 10. Wabash Cannonball 3:32
Track 11. Pretty Polly 3:46
Track 12. If I Had A Hammer 4:08
Track 13. I Dreamed I Saw Saint Augustine 4:54
Track 14. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues 3:54
Track 15. Sing To The River 3:36
69 mins

Disc 2
4/19/1997 - Gunnerz - Iowa City, IA
SBD > ? > CDRx > WAV > FLAC
Track 16. Traveling On The Stormy Deep 4:38
Track 17. Dry Town 4:25

9/26/1997 - Acoustic Stage - Hickory, NC
SBD recording
Track 18. Beautiful Garden 3:12
Track 19. East Virginia Blues 4:27
Track 20. The Flood Of ‘57 3:00
Track 21. Jesus On The Mainline 4:15

9/27/1997 - Catawba Valley Arts & Science Center - Hickory, NC
SBD recording
Track 22. Albuquerque 4:51
Track 23. Ben Dewberry’s Final Run 5:03
Track 24. Only One And Only 5:51
Track 25. Paper Wings 4:48
Track 26. Saginaw Way 2:17
Track 27. Pancho And Lefty 7:12
54 mins

Disc 3
5/21/1998 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
DSBD > CDR > CDwave > Flac
Track 28. Honey Now 2:17
Track 29. Good ‘Til Now 4:10
Track 30. Old Copper Kettle 5:25
Track 31. Whiskey Girl 4:26
Track 32. Mom And Dad’s Waltz 3:33

1/31/1999 - Moments - Bremen, Germany
Track 33. Orphan Girl 4:10
Track 34. Winter’s Come And Gone 2:54
Track 35. Rock Of Ages 3:27
Track 36. Barroom Girls 5:14
Track 37. Wichita 3:25
Track 38. Annabelle 5:04
Track 39. My Morphine 6:34
Track 40. Red Clay Halo 3:28
Track 41. One Morning 3:22
Track 42. I’m Not Afraid To Die 4:01
62 mins

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  2. Thanks a lot Big O! - always enjoy some Gillian Welch and her old man! This looks peachy

    By swappers on Oct 4, 2021

  3. Rumor has it this is man who gots a Big Un , and a Lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Oct 4, 2021

  4. Perfect match

    By U L E on Oct 4, 2021

  5. Thanks for this wonderful upload. But I have two questions in mind:
    (1) Track 12 is titled If I Had A Hammar but the spoken intro is about Acony Bell. To make things more complicated, the song uploaded is actually Shotgun Song.
    (2) At the end of track 15, when the song is finished, Gillian said something about a gospel song she wrote but it is not uploaded. Is the song actually available or it is simply omitted owing to copyrights. In any case, what is the name of this “lost” song?

    By Chotakeo on Oct 4, 2021

  6. Who are these bozos ???

    By HHH on Oct 4, 2021

  7. Been away from this blog awhile . What’s with this Captcha crap ?

    By Tom on Oct 4, 2021

  8. Rumor has it that I’m a man who gots a Lil Un and my fat wife is a Big Un with a vaginal discharge problem. She smells like rotting pork

    By U L E on Oct 4, 2021

  9. Didnt miss you Tom .

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  10. swappers, when you log into Big O and the box says to check if your human….what do you check. We all know your a lowlife narcissistic sociopath

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  11. yeah Tom, crawl back from under the rock you came from

    By HHH on Oct 5, 2021

  12. Mark, you flag waving liberal bastard. People like you need to be waterboarded. I would love to do the honors. I would strip you naked, deprive you of sleep and food, blast loud music in your ears, have a german shepherd barking inches away from your ugly mug and smear you in feces. Then I would shove you into a small box where you couldnt move for hours. How you like that son

    By HHH on Oct 5, 2021

  13. Name stealer on the last one , but I agree with everything he said concerning Hebrew Mark .

    By HHH on Oct 5, 2021

  14. Water boarding and other tortures are most appropriate for his jew ass . Are any ovens available?

    By HHH on Oct 5, 2021

  15. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Oct 5, 2021

  16. HHH whichever person used that name there now, did that make you feel better? Did it (for a few minutes, at least), make you feel less helpless and insecure? If hating me helps you feel like a man, be my guest. Hate me all you want.

    By Mark on Oct 5, 2021

  17. I ain’t fuckin commented on this post either . Ain’t got nutin against this swappers fucker . More motherfuckin, Dic suckin, coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijackers . Never stops here

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  18. Mark is a different story . He’s a Jew bastard queer faggot who sucks dics and takes em up the ass . Big fat coon elephant dics . He even said as much . Admitted he was a queer

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  19. Mark and the hijackers should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  20. Or what that coon monkey George Floyd got in Minneapolis

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  21. A man sized knee to their skinny ass necks , face down on hot pavement, squirming and twistin in pain , gaspin for air till they go limp. Officer Chauvin doin the honors

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  22. Derrick, this is me , not a name stealer. I would give them what Adolf gave 6 million jew filth in concentration camps . Torture , ovens , shallow graves .

    By HHH on Oct 5, 2021

  23. A man sized weiner to my fat wrinkled ass , face covered with hot semen, running down my neck , chokin on their rods till they go limp my mouth. Nelson and Triple H doin the honors

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  24. Last three twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Oct 5, 2021

  25. Hey Derrick, we should hook up. What about it Nelson. Interested in a three-way?

    By HHH on Oct 5, 2021

  26. Oh and they should also get what Christopher Plummer got in my favorite movie, The Sound of Music. Or they could get what Rex Harrison got in my second favorite movie, My Fair Lady.

    By HHH on Oct 5, 2021

  27. Triple, good idea about hooking up. Mail Me. Can’t wait.

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  28. Lets hook up Triple, I’ll suk your dik until your head caves in.

    By Derrick on Oct 5, 2021

  29. Can’t wait Derrick. Really looking forward to it.

    By HHH on Oct 6, 2021

  30. You really think calling me names and your load of “he should get what…” is going to hurt my feelings? Make me sad? Heck, it doesn’t even make me mad. I’m simply amused. You figure because you are insecure and easily offended I would be, also. Rant on, guys, if it makes you feel better.

    By Mark on Oct 6, 2021

  31. Hello Chotakeo

    Unfortunately, there is no clarification on this from the compiler/uploader.

    By bigozine2 on Oct 6, 2021

  32. I wanna watch swappers swingin on the gallows pole
    swingin on the gallows pole gonna swing see saw rock a my door swapper swing.oooh yeah first u get a lil silver then a lil gold, what did you bring me keep me from the gallows pole

    By U L E on Oct 6, 2021

  33. HHH, Im a proud gay man. Do you really think your taunts affect me. I pray for you each and every nite that the Lord have mercy on your soul

    By Mark on Oct 6, 2021

  34. I can take all your barbs and ribbing and take a mans 12 inch schlong up the brown. What do u think of that Derriere and Hot Horny Homo.

    By Mark on Oct 6, 2021

  35. I can take all your barbs and ribbing and take a mans 12 inch schlong up the brown. What do u think of that Derriere and Hot Horny Homo!

    By Mark on Oct 6, 2021

  36. So good, that you had to write it twice.

    By Hot Horny Homo. on Oct 6, 2021

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