October 9, 2021 – 6:13 am

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The Soundboard Archive [no label, 2CD]

Various dates and venues. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to Hadrian (Lossless Legs) and to TheMysticMuse for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.


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 (= “not on Lossless Legs’ & Dime’s NAB 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. (This is subjective, I know – but I’m QUITE picky as far as “sound quality” goes.)

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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SBD > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC

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.

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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.

Disc 1
1978 - Miami Arena - Miami, FL
Track 01. Let’s Get It On 3:31
Track 02. If This World Were Mine 6:01
Track 03. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing 5:46
Track 04. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 1:33
Track 05. I Want You 4:37

11/13/1979 - Budokan - Tokyo
Track 06. Got To Give It Up 9:35
Track 07. After The Dance 6:15
Track 08. What’s Going On 2:05
Track 09. Save The Children 3:23
Track 10. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 6:55
Track 11. Funky Space Reincarnation 6:10
Track 12. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 3:44
60 mins

Disc 2
11/13/1979 - Budokan - Tokyo contd
Track 13. band intros/Trouble Man 4:00
Track 14. Ain’t That Peculiar/You’re A Wonderful One 2:22
Track 15. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow 1:05
Track 16. Pride And Joy 0:49
Track 17. Little Darlin’ (I Need You) 0:57
Track 18. I Heard It Through The Grapevine 1:45
Track 19. Hitchhike 1:06
Track 20. You 0:56
Track 21. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby 2:22
Track 22. Distant Lover 5:21
Track 23. thank you/Goodnight 5:02

6/9/1983 - Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, IN
Track 24. Come Get To This 3:40
Track 25. Joy 4:28
Track 26. Heaven Must Have Sent You 2:15
Track 27. Let’s Be Friends 0:57
Track 28. Rockin’ After Midnight 8:55
Track 29. instrumental 5:29
Track 30. Sexual Healing 9:57
62 mins

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  2. I jumped at the chance to download these. But when you do you’ll soon see Marvin, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, was an erratic live performer. His 1983 tour was powered by cocaine enough to ski down. He did his hits in medleys which gave seminal recordings at best 90 seconds of time. And some of these sounboard recordings are muddy and one even made the rounds for a while at dollar stores. Still, live recordings of the man are rare and Motown will put out every note the man recorded. Which leaves us this.

    By Tony Pizza on Oct 9, 2021

  3. I agree Tony , I hate medleys . Elvis used to do them often in his live shows , which just makes you angry and wanting more . The Carpenters also used to do it . Maybe as a way of saving time on stage . It leaves fans frustrated and shortchanged.

    By Thomas on Oct 9, 2021

  4. Imagine Led Zeppelin doing medleys of Stairway to heaven Whole Lotta Love , Black Dog , etc , the fans would have rioted.

    By Thomas on Oct 9, 2021

  5. Rumor has it Marvin had a Big Un

    By U L E on Oct 9, 2021

  6. Of course

    By U L E on Oct 9, 2021

  7. Thanks for the opportunity to hear Marvin Live.

    By BD on Oct 9, 2021

  8. I wish I could have sucked Marvin’s King-Sized Snicker Bar

    By U L E on Oct 9, 2021

  9. medleys have and always will be part of the soul revue form of concert show… it comes from a time when labels such as Tamla put groups of artists on tour with them each getting 20-30 minutes… its kinda cheesy but I love it… PRINCE used to do it all the time sometimes just teasing the crowd with an intro. It works in the live show but not as a recording,

    By Alan P Thomas on Oct 10, 2021

  10. It may be the way it is , but it still sucks . Medleys cheat the audience out of a complete performance. It’s being lazy on stage. Elvis was notorious for his medleys .

    By Thomas on Oct 10, 2021

  11. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Oct 10, 2021

  12. He gots a big un I hear . Black dudes gots big uns

    By ELU on Oct 10, 2021

  13. He had a big one you moron . He’s been dead for almost 40 years.

    By T J on Oct 10, 2021

  14. But then I wouldn’t expect you to know that ELU !!

    By T J on Oct 10, 2021

  15. T J knows a lot about penises, for sure

    By U L E on Oct 10, 2021

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