Thursday, May 11, 2017

Elvis Costello and Friends - 1989-04-24 - Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA (2xDVDfull pro-shot)

(2xDVDfull pro-shot)

"Elvis Costello and Friends"

featuring
Jerry Garcia
James Burton
Nick Lowe
Bob Weir
Kim Wilson
Charles Brown
Commander Cody
Sammy Hagar
Annie Sampson
Austin deLone
and many others!

Lineage:
Two TDK HD-XPro T-120 VHS tapes. There are a few video breaks for approximately 20 seconds each which were replaced with color bars. The audio is seamless with the first half from the VHS Hi-Fi soundtrack and the rest from a Dat master. A few seconds have been spliced in from an alternate downloaded soundboard source. Since all the breaks start between songs, very little of the music is missing as the video master changed tapes.

Transfer:
Sony WV-DR7 > Sony DVMC-DA2 Media Converter (DV Hardware Codec Converter) > Final Cut Pro (capture, filter to remove head switch jitter on bottom of screen, minor "nip and tuck" edits) > Compressor > DVD Studio Pro (chaptering, menu & DVD authoring) > VIDEO_TS file set.

Dat transfer (for audio from Charles Brown songs to end of show): Panasonic SV-3700 (S/PDIF coax/RCA output) > Macintosh with Digidesign Audiomedia III card > Pro Tools.

Audio post-capture Pro Tools processing: normalization, few clicks manually removed. No noise reduction or equalization. Audio placed back into Final Cut Pro before Compressor down-sampling.

Video:
MPEG-2 NTSC 720x480 4:3 29.97 fps, VBR 7.7 Mbps peak, 6.2 Mbps average data rate, 2-pass lower field first.

Audio:
Dolby Digital 2/0 (L,R), 48 kHz sample rate, 448 kbps data rate.

DVD #1

chapter 01 - 00:00:00 intro (1)
chapter 02 - 00:01:06 Without Love (1)
chapter 03 - 00:03:29 talk
chapter 04 - 00:04:34 Refrigerator White (1)
chapter 05 - 00:07:19 Geisha Girl (1)
chapter 06 - 00:10:06 Rocky Road (1)
chapter 07 - 00:14:48 (I Wanna Build A) Jumbo Ark (2)
chapter 08 - 00:18:44 Bo Bo Ska Diddle Daddle (1)
chapter 09 - 00:21:19 I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll) (1)
chapter 10 - 00:25:30 Accidents Will Happen (3)
chapter 11 - 00:28:16 Brilliant Mistake (3)
chapter 12 - 00:31:50 Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (3)
chapter 13 - 00:36:09 talk (3)
chapter 14 - 00:37:32 Mystery Dance (3)
chapter 15 - 00:39:24 talk [Elvis introduces Jerry Scheff on bass & Austin deLone on keyboards]
chapter 16 - 00:40:29 Poisoned Rose (4)
chapter 17 - 00:45:22 God's Comic (3)
chapter 18 - 00:55:59 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (3)
chapter 19 - 00:58:49 New Lace Sleeves (3)
chapter 20 - 01:02:25 Peds Paws And Claws (3)
chapter 21 - 01:05:27 Radio Sweetheart > (3)
chapter 22 - 01:08:56 Jackie Wilson Said (3)
chapter 23 - 01:11:36 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (5)
chapter 24 - 01:15:22 talk [Elvis welcomes Jerry Scheff, Scott Mathews, Austin deLone & James Burton to the stage]
chapter 25 - 01:16:28 The Big Light (6)
chapter 26 - 01:19:56 Pouring Water On A Drowning Man (6)
chapter 27 - 01:25:02 Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line (6)
chapter 28 - 01:28:10 talk
01:28:20 end


DVD #2

00:00:00 Leave My Kitten Alone (6)
00:03:20 talk [Elvis welcomes Kim Wilson and Charles Brown to the stage]
00:07:32 I Stepped In Quicksand (7)
00:13:37 Driftin' Blues (8)
00:19:51 I Wanna Be With You (9)
00:23:29 talk [Austin deLone thanks Charles Brown and welcomes Kim Wilson, Nick Lowe and James Burton back to the stage plus also Sean Hopper on keyboards]
00:25:18 One's Too Many (And A Hundred Ain't Enough) (10)
00:29:51 Real Gone Lover (11)
00:35:47 talk [Austin deLone thanks Kim Wilson and welcomes Jerry Garcia and Pete Sears to the stage]
00:39:35 You Win Again (12)
00:43:09 The Bottle Let Me Down (13)
00:46:02 Why Don't You Love Me (13)
00:48:03 talk [Austin deLone welcomes Sammy Hagar, Commander Cody, Mitch Woods and Annie Sampson to the stage]
00:49:46 Riot In Cellblock #9 (14)
00:54:05 talk [Austin deLone introduces Sammy Hagar to sing the next song and Jeff Burton is welcomed to the stage]
00:54:34 Going Down (15)
01:01:51 talk [Austin deLone thanks Sammy Hagar and welcomes Bob Weir to the stage]
01:03:31 C.C. Rider (16)
01:08:09 Turn On Your Lovelight (17)
01:15:36 talk [Austin deLone thanks Bob Weir, Jeff Burton, Pete Sears and John Goddard and welcomes James Burton, Jerry Scheff and Elvis Costello back to the stage]
01:17:10 Let The Good Times Roll (18)
01:20:31 Loveable (19)
01:23:10 final thanks, applause and credits
01:25:18 backstage and audience footage (video only)
01:27:57 end



Village Music was a little record store in Mill Valley California and its owner, John Goddard, threw a lot of great anniversary parties at the tiny nearby club, The Sweetwater. This show is full of cool one-of-a-kind performances. It's the complete show from VHS tapes that are labeled "dubbing masters" and is an upgrade over what has previously circulated of this show. The stage was well lit for the video and the cameras are mostly steady. There was a lot of flash photography that washes out frames here and there, but it's mostly problem free and quite enjoyable. There was some silent backstage footage at the end of the first VHS tape that is included at the end of the second DVD. I attempted to list the lineups for each song but since there are so many changes there might be minor errors. I could've fit this on one DVD9 disc but not at maximum video quality so it's only being shared in this two single-layer DVD set.

Notes:
(1) Nick Lowe solo (vocals, acoustic guitar).
(2) Nick Lowe solo (vocals, bass).
(3) Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar).
(4) Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass), Austin deLone (piano).
(5) Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, acoustic guitar).
(6) Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar), James Burton (lead guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass), Austin deLone (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(7) Charles Brown (vocals and piano), Kim Wilson (harp), Danny Caron (guitar), Steven Strauss (bass), Scott Mathews (drums).
(8) Charles Brown (vocals and piano), Kim Wilson (harp), Danny Caron (guitar plus a bit of backing vocals), Steven Strauss (bass plus a bit of backing vocals), Scott Mathews (drums).
(9) Charles Brown solo (vocals, piano).
(10) Kim Wilson (vocals, harp), Nick Lowe (bass, backing vocals), James Burton (guitar), Sean Hopper (electric piano), Austin Delone (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(11) Kim Wilson (vocals, harp), James Burton (guitar), Nick Lowe (bass), Sean Hopper (electric piano), Austin Delone (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(12) Elvis Costello (vocals and electric guitar for first part of song and then acoustic guitar), Jerry Garcia (guitar), James Burton (starts on acoustic guitar after approx. 1 minute of song, then switches to electric guitar for 2nd half of song), Pete Sears (bass), Austin deLone (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(13) Elvis Costello (vocals and acoustic guitar), Jerry Garcia (guitar), James Burton (guitar), Pete Sears (bass), Austin deLone (electric piano), Sean Hopper (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(14) Commander Cody (lead vocals), Elvis Costello (acoustic guitar and backing vocals), Sammy Hagar (backing vocals), Annie Sampson (backing vocals), Jerry Garcia (guitar), James Burton (guitar), Pete Sears (bass), Mitch Woods (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(15) Sammy Hagar (vocals), Annie Sampson (vocals), Jerry Garcia (guitar), Jeff Burton (guitar), Pete Sears (bass), Mitch Woods (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(16) Bob Weir (vocals, guitar), Jeff Burton (guitar), Pete Sears (bass), Austin deLone (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(17) Bob Weir (vocals, guitar), Elvis Costello (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Austin deLone (piano, backing vocals), Jeff Burton (guitar), Pete Sears (bass), Scott Mathews (drums).
(18) Elvis Costello (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Cait O'Riordan (backing vocals), James Burton (lead guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass), Austin deLone (piano), Scott Mathews (drums).
(19) Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar), Austin deLone (piano, backing vocals), James Burton (lead guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass), Scott Mathews (drums).

Finally, from a blog I found online about this show:
"Elvis: Certainly a candidate for the world's greatest record store is Village Music, in Mill Valley. Every year John Goddard has a party for his friends and customers, and he always has a really good bill of people. So on the twenty-first anniversary, I did a show with Nick Lowe, and he invited James Burton and Jerry Scheff, who'd played with me on the road. I did my little set, Nick did his set and then it was a free-for-all; Charles Brown did a piece, and people were getting summoned to the stage. I was standing in the corridor when I suddenly heard, "Jerry Garcia to the stage!" And, emboldened by several margaritas, I decided to join him.

Jerry: Not only that, but it was one of those situations where I had the choice of playing either Elvis' guitar, which is low and it's stiff, and the strings are quite wide as well, and all this confusing script, or of playing Burton's guitar, which is strung with spider webs. I mean it's the absolutely lightest you can string a guitar and still get a sound out of it. I'd take Burton's and play a note on it and it goes "spack." So I opted to play Elvis' guitar as the lesser of two evils. [*laughter*] And I vowed I would never go to another one of those shows without my own.

Elvis: It was a whole Three Stooges routine -- "Here, you take my guitar," "No, I'll take your guitar." I think I had Burton's old Telecaster for half a song, and James had my old Martin acoustic which wasn't cranked up so he couldn't solo--and Jerry's struggling with my guitar. But once everybody got settled we managed to struggle through a couple of Hank Williams songs. Like any sort of jam thing it inevitably came to degenerate towards lots of blues. But we managed a few songs with changes.

Jerry: A pretty high level of jam-sessionry really, considering what it was. Really fun. And Elvis' solo set was phenomenal, I thought. That's one of those things that I can't do at all, just playing the guitar and singing. You're so solid with that, you don't miss a band. I always feel like I'm missing a band."

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