Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fleetwood Mac - 2014-11-28 - Inglewood, CA (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

The Fabulous Forum, 
Inglewood, CA 

Source info: 
AT853 cards(3-wire)>Naiant Tinybox>Sony PCM-M10(24/96)>Adobe Audition CS6(normalize, resample/dither to 16/44.1)>CD Wave Editor 1.96>TLH>Flac 

Taper: David Sell 
Location: Section G Floor 
Sound Quality: Excellent 

01. The Chain 
02. You Make Loving Fun 
03. Dreams 
04. Secondhand News 
05. Rhiannon 
06. Everywhere 
07. ~Lindsey talks~ 
08. I Know I'm Not Wrong 
09. Tusk 
10. Sisters of the Moon 
11. Say You Love Me 
12. Seven Wonders 
13. ~Lindsey talks~ (Big Love intro) 
14. Big Love 
15. Landslide 
16. Never Going Back Again 
17. Over My Head 
18. ~Stevie talks~ (Gypsy intro) 
19. Gypsy 
20. Little Lies 
21. Gold Dust Woman 
22. I'm So Afraid 
23. Go Your Own Way 
24. ~Encore Break~ 
25. World Turning 
26. ~Band intros~ 
27. Don't Stop 
28. Silver Springs 
29. Songbird 
30. ~Stevie's Goodnight~ 
31. ~Mick's Goodnight~ 


notes by the taper
I must say that this is one of the best shows I have ever witnessed. This is my 5th time seeing the band since the 1970's, and by far the best one yet! I was moved to tears on several occasions, mostly by the presence and voice of Christine McVie. The band is once again intact and firing on all cylinders! I could not have planned for a better audience around us, simply beautiful taping conditions. The sound system and mix were perfect!! This is a very accurate representation of the evening's events. 

Morrissey - 2006-07-22 - Benicassim, ES (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Morrissey - FIB 2006
Rebroadcast by TVE 2
Benicassim, Castell—n. July 22, 2006

Proshot DVD, PAL, 4:3, Digital transfer, No reencoded.
Cover artwork included.

DVB-S --> Topfield 5400 --> MPEG Streamclip 1.7
Authored in DVD Studio Pro

Stream Info from MPEG Streamclip 1.7:
Duration: 1:06:01 hours
Data Size: 1.85 GB
Bit Rate: 4.01 Mbps

Video Tracks:
MPEG-2, 720 × 576, 4:3, 25 fps
Audio Tracks:
MP2 stereo, 48 kHz, 192 kbps

Set list broadcasted: 

-----The people waiting at the Green Stage
Irish Blood, English Heart
The Younguest Was The Most Loved
You Have Killed Me
Still Ill
The First In The Gang To Die
-----Cut for commercials, around 7 minutes
Let Me Kiss You
I Will See You In Far Off Places
To Me You Are A Work Of Art
-----Cut for commercials, around 7 minutes
How Soon Is Now? - Incomplete at the come back from comercials, only the end
Trouble Loves Me
At Last I Am Born
Life Is A Pigsty
-----The Radio 3 man offers the last comments and says goodbye.

Pink Floyd - 1969-07-22 - Stuttgart, Germany (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)


SDR TV Villa Berg Studios
Stuttgart, West Germany

TV Station master > PAL SVHS > JVC HRS5980 PAL/NTSC SVHS VCR > Datavideo TBC-1000 Timebase Correcter > Canopus ADVC 100 Analog to digital video capture > Tmpgenc Xpress 3.0 > DVd Lab Pro > Trade DVD > DVDecrypter > Den

DVD Specs:
720x576 PAL
LPCM audio
8000cbr bitrate

"A Stuttgart Strudel"

01. Show start
02. The Locomotive: Times of Light and Darkness
03. Hair Part I
04. The Locomotive: You Must Be Joking
05. Pink Floyd: Corporel Clegg
06. Hair Part II
07. The Locomotive: Mr. Armageddon
08. The Locomotive: Lay Me Down Gently
09. Pink Floyd Interview
10. Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets
11. Hair Part III

Capturing and MPEG compression by A_L DVD authoring and menus by Sydb

I believe just a portion of 'Corporel Clegg' appears on the three disc Video Anthology collection.

Random boots on GUITARS101 on 30/11/2014

B.B. King - 1984-09-16 - Long Beach, CA (AUD-FLAC)
Bob Dylan - 2014-11-21 - Philadelphia, PA (AUD-FLAC)
Bob Dylan - 2014-11-22 - Philadelphia, PA (AUD-FLAC)
Coldplay - 2003-05-31 - Los Angeles, CA (SBD-FLAC)
Deep Purple - 1998-06-12 - Trieste, IT (AUD-FLAC)
Harry Chapin - 1978-08-23 - New York City, NY (FM-FLAC)
Ian Hunter - 1980-05-20 - Los Angeles, CA (FM-FLAC)
John Coltrane Quartet - 1962-11-17 - Paris, FR (AUD-FLAC)
Johnny Marr - 2014-10-18 - Cardiff, Wales, UK (AUD-FLAC)
Kraftwerk - 2014-11-08 - Paris, FR (AUD-FLAC)
Neil Young - 1989-04-19 - Launceston, AU (AUD-FLAC)
Peter Frampton - 2014-10-05 - Hollywood, FL (AUD-FLAC)

Bob Dylan - 2014-11-26 - Newark, NJ (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Bob Dylan and His Band
November 26, 2014
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Newark, New Jersey USA!

Act I
01: bd2014-11-26-t01 (Intro - Act I)
02: bd2014-11-26-t02 (Things Have Changed)
03: bd2014-11-26-t03 (She Belongs To Me)
04: bd2014-11-26-t04 (Beyond Here Lies Nothin)
05: bd2014-11-26-t05 (Working Man's Blues #2)
06: bd2014-11-26-t06 (Waiting For You)
07: bd2014-11-26-t07 (Duquesne Whistle)
08: bd2014-11-26-t08 (Pay in Blood) * Different source" BT / Permission from danfox;
09: bd2014-11-26-t09 (Tangled Up In Blue)
10: bd2014-11-26-t10 (Love Sick)

[ Intermission Break ]

Act II
11: bd2014-11-26-t11 (Intro - Act II)
12: bd2014-11-26-t12 (High Water (For Charley Patton))
13: bd2014-11-26-t13 (Simple Twist Of Fate)
14: bd2014-11-26-t14 (Early Roman Kings)
15: bd2014-11-26-t15 (Forgetful Heart)
16: bd2014-11-26-t16 (Spirit On The Water)
17: bd2014-11-26-t17 (Scarlet Town)
18: bd2014-11-26-t18 (Soon After Midnight)
19: bd2014-11-26-t19 (Long And Wasted Years)
20: bd2014-11-26-t20 (Encore Brake)

[ Encore Break ]

Act II (Continued)
21. bd2014-11-26-t21 (Blowin' In The Wind)
22. bd2014-11-26-t22 (Stay With Me)

Band Members (source for this info:
Bob Dylan - piano, harp
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums
Stu Kimball - rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton - lead guitar
Donnie Herron - violin, banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

--- Source Information ---

16bit/44.1kHz version;

For tracks 01-07; tracks 09-22:
Taper: The Muse
Source: Bob Dylan and His Band > Core Sound Low Cost Stealthy Cardioid Microphones > TASCAM DR-05 (24bit/96kHz)
Lineage: Micro SD card > PC > WAV (96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio) > Audacity (Export Project Rate (Hz)- 44100 / Type - WAV (Microsoft) signed 16 bit PCM; Split tracks 07 and 09 from each other;) > Audacity (Added Gain +10) > FLAC Front End (encode from .wav to .flac Level 6)
Position: Taper positioned in front of stage left stack, 5 rows from the stage

For track 08:
Taper Bt

DPA 4061 microphones > Edirol by Roland R-09HR (24bit 44.1Khz) >
deleted excess audio in Audacity, exported to wav ->
Wavelab, levels raised -> cdwave, tracking -> tagged, checksums added

Kraftwerk - 2014-11-07 - Paris, FR (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

artist: Kraftwerk
date: 7 november 2014
venue: Fondation Louis Vuitton
city: Paris
country : France
source: Aud
gen: Master
taper: Renaud (R.G.)

Second Kraftwerk show at smashing Fondation Louis Vuitton.
The Catalogue - 2. Radio-Activity

Sony ECM 907 + Sony MD MZ-NHF 800 (mic in) >
Sonicstage > WAV > AUDACITY (split tracks, fade in, fade out) > TLH > FLAC (level 8)

01 Geiger Counter
02 Radioactivity
03 Radioland
04 Airwaves
05 Intermission
06 News
07 The Voice of Energy
08 Antenna
09 Radio Stars
10 Uranium
11 Transistor
12 Ohm Sweet Ohm
13 Autobahn
14 Trans-Europe Express
15 The Robots
16 Spacelab
17 The Model
18 The Man-Machine
19 Numbers - Computer World
20 It's More Fun to Compute
21 Home Computer
22 Computer Love
23 Tour de France
24 Tour de France Etape 2
25 Planet Of Visions
26 Boing Boom Tschak - Techno Pop
27 Music Non Stop

Total Playtime: 123:15 min

Stevie Ray Vaughan - 1987-06-30 - Philadelphia, PA (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Mann Music Center

satellite broadcast feed>original pre-FM reels>CDR>EAC>WAV>FLAC

Disc 1
01. Announcer (1:26)
02. Scuttle Buttin' > (3:03)
03. Say What (5:20)
04. Lookin' Out The Window (4:45)
05. Look At Little Sister (5:01)
06. Mary Had A Little Lamb (5:54)
07. Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love (9:29)
08. Superstition (4:37)
09. Willie The Wimp (6:52)
10. Cold Shot (5:43)
11. Couldn't Stand The Weather (8:29)
12. Life Without You (faded out and cut) (6:18)

Disc 2

01. Life Without You > Thank You > Annoucers - Encores? (13:58)
02. Come On > Love Struck Baby (8:03)
03. Rude Mood > Band Intros (4:22)
04. Annoucers (3:24)
05. Broadcast Outro ? - Pipeline (1:23)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Rock For Kampuchea - 1979-12/26/2728/29 - London, UK (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Rock For Kampuchea
Hammersmith Odeon

December 26,27, 28th & 29th 1979
VHS recording of a UK Independant TV Broadcast Sunday 4 January 1981(ads removed)

ITV UK (analogue/terrestrial)Hi-Fi VCR VHS master>LiteON stand alone DVD recorder>Authored using MMEP to 16:9 ratio.

GSpot Says:
DVD VOB format
MPEG-2Program Stream << (1 vid, 1 aud)
Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR 6830 kbps I/L TFF
PAL 16:9
AC3 0xbd(0x80):48000Hz 384 kb/s tot.
stereo (2/0)

Rockestra's personnel: 
Vocals: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas, Robert Plant
Piano: Paul McCartney 
Keyboards: Linda McCartney, Tony Ashton, Gary Brooker 
Guitars: Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, James Honeyman-Scott, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant
Bass: Paul McCartney, Bruce Thomas, Ronnie Lane, John Paul Jones 
Drums, Percussion: Steve Holly, Kenney Jones, Tony Carr, Morris Pert, Speedy Acquaye, John Bonham
Horns: Howie Casey, Steve Howard, Thaddeus Richard, Tony Dorsey 

01 - Introduction and Appeal by Sir Peter Ustinov
02 - Now I'm Here - Queen - 26th Dec
03 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen - 26th Dec
04 - Guide Us Jah - Matumbi - 27th Dec
05 - Armagideon Time - The Clash - 27th Dec
06 - Precious - The Pretenders - 28th Dec
07 - Got To Get You Into My Life - Wings -29th Dec
08 - Every Night - Wings - 29th Dec
09 - Coming Up - Wings - 29th Dec
10 - Monkey Man - The Specials - 27th Dec
11 - The Imposter - Elvis Costello & the Attractions - 29th Dec
12 - Three Time Loser - Rockpile - 29th Dec
13 - Little Sister - Rockpile with Robert Plant - 29th Dec
14 - Sweet Gene Vincent - Ian Dury & the Blockheads with Mick Jones - 27th Dec
15 - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & the Blockheads - 27th Dec
16 - Sister Disco - The Who - 28th Dec
17 - Behind Blue Eyes - The Who - 28th Dec
18 - See Me, Feel Me - The Who - 28th Dec
19 - Lucille - Rockestra - 29th Dec
20 - Let It Be - Rockestra - 29th Dec
21 - Rockestra Theme - Rockestra - 29th Dec

Run time:- 01:16:27

there is some audio tracking noise at the beginning. Original broadcast in 4:3 ratio, changed to 16:9 which required some cropping.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Boston - 2014-10-06 - Osaka, JP (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Boston / October 6th 2014 / Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka City, Osaka Japan

Tom Scholz-Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Gary Pihl-Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Kimberley Dahme-Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Neal-Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Tommy DeCarlo-Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
Tracy Ferrie-Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Siobhan Magnus-Special Guest Vocals

(2) Date: October 6th 2014
(3) Venue: Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka City, Osaka Japan
(4) Disc Title & Catalog #: Boston Trilogy/Destination Osaka (T&J-TWOSP-80/81)
(5) The Production Team:
The Wall of Sound Project
a. Tapers: Tom & Jerry
b. Sound Editor: The Naniwa Hot Brothers
c. Art Work Designer: Mickey Jaggar
(6) Artwork included.

2. Recording + Remastering Info
MK4>Nbox+>Izzy Stereo Cables>Sony M-10(24bit/98kHz, line-in, Rec Level 4.0)>PC
Wav Files (24bit/98kHz)>Transferred to Sound Forge Ver.10 Files
(track split/Click&Crackle/Normalized/Dithered Down 16bit/44kHz)>Transferred to FLC files by TLH
<<<<<<< NO EQ NOR COMPRESSION !!!! >>>>>>>>

3. Quality;
Sound-wise & Performance-wise Excellent

4. Set List / File Info
00. Pre-Show Announcement
01. Intro
02. Rock & Roll Band
03. Smokin'
04. Feelin' Satisfied
05. The Last Day Of School
06. Life, Love & Hope
07. Peace Of Mind
08. It's Been Such A Long Time
09. Cool The Engines
10. Surrender To Me
11. Don't Look Back
12. Something About You
13. Amanda
14. The Launch
15. More Than A Feeling
16. Guitar Solo-Unknown Instrumental
17. A New World
18. To Be A Man
19. Walk On
20. Foreplay
21. Long Time
22. Band Introductions
23. I Think I Like It
24. Party
25. After-Show Announcement

Pink Floyd - 1988-08-20 - Uniondale, NY (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Nassau Coliseum
3Cd Sigma 95

Silvers>Nero extractor>Flac

01 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (11:34)
02 - Signs Of Life (4:00)
03 - Learning To Fly (5:10)
04 - Yet Another Movie (6:48)
05 - A New Machine (part 1) (1:31)
06 - Terminal Frost (6:01)
07 - A New Machine (part 2) (0:34)
08 - Sorrow - (5:52)  (4:51)
09 - The Dogs Of War (7:15)
10 - On The Turning Away (10:07)
11 - One Of These Days (7:31)

01 - Time (5:20)
02 - On The Run (3:20)
03 - The Great Gig In The Sky (4:39)
04 - Wish You Were Here (4:57)
05 - Welcome To The Machine (8:14)
06 - Us And Them (7:01)
07 - Money (11:30)
08 - Another Brick In The Wall part 2 (5:11)
09 - Comfortably Numb (10:00)

10 - One Slip (5:57)
11 - Run Like Hell (7:40)

Can - 1975-05-18 - London, UK (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

The Roundhouse

unknown> cassette> Wav > Flac 

Holger Czukay – bass guitar
Michael Karoli – guitar, vocals,
Jaki Liebezeit – drums, percussion
Irmin Schmidt – keyboards

CD 1
01 Chain Reaction 18:18
02 Bel Air 08:34
03 Dizzy Dizzy 10:07
04 Improvisation 08:50

CD 2
01 Quantum Physics 19: 02
02 One More Night 12:10
03 Full Moon On The Highway 12:28

A stereo audience recording. Sound quality is perfectly acceptable though not as good as the previous day’s show at Colchester. Not sure if this one has been widely circulated before. Exact lineage is unknown but it does sound very low generation.With thanks to Richard for the original transfer from his cassette.

CAN - 1975-10-24 - Saarbrucken, DE (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

unknown> CDR> XxACT CD Extraction> Flac

Holger Czukay – bass guitar
Michael Karoli – guitar, vocals,
Jaki Liebezeit – drums, percussion
Irmin Schmidt – keyboards

01 Twenty-Five-Forty-Two (25:42)
02 Sixteen-Zero-Three (16:03)
03 Nine-Zero-Eight (09:08)
04 Twenty-Fifteen (20:15)

01 Thirty-Five-Twenty-One (35:21)
02 Zero-Eight-Nineteen (08:19)

An audience recording of excellent quality. Generation unknown but most likely very low. Received in a trade on CDR in about 2006. Titles are fictitious and I'm not that clued up to make any sense of the listings given at

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fleetwood Mac - 2014-11-18 - Vancouver, BC (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 

Aud 158.14 mins, Master, Quality A 

Recording: Church Audio CA-11's (cardioids) > Church Audio CA-9200 > Sony PCM-M10 > SD Memory Card @ 24/48 

Mastering: Wav 24/48 > Asus ST Soundcard 24/192 > Soundforge Pro 11 incl. Waves plug ins > 24-48>16.44.1 > TLH Flac with SBA > You 

DGB comments: 
This show was recorded in section 118 left hand side of stage in direct line with the left speaker stacks. 

Boguspomp comments: 
IMHO one of DGB's best recordings. Very nice crispy sound. I can't believe it is from that same Arena as many other recordings were. Nice very long FM show. 

01 Audience 
02 The Chain 
03 You Make Loving Fun 
04 Introduction 
05 Dreams 
06 Second Hand News 
07 Rhiannon 
08 Preamble 
09 Everywhere 
10 Preamble 
11 I Know I’m Not Wrong 
12 Tusk 
13 Sisters In The Moon 
14 Say You Love Me 
15 Seven Wonders 
16 Preamble 
17 Big Love 
18 Preamble 
19 Landslide 
20 Never Going Back Again 
21 Over My Head 
22 Long Talk about San Francisco and the start of FM 
23 Gypsy 
24 Little Lies 
25 Gold Dust Woman 
26 I’m So Afraid 
27 Go Your Own Way 
28 Audience 
29 World Turning (incl. Drum Solo) 
30 Band Introduction 
31 Don’t Stop 
32 Silver Springs 
33 Audience 
34 Songbird

U2 - 1993-06-02 - Frankfurt, DE (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)



Excellent audience recording.

cdr->hdd->TLH->flac 8->dime->you

CD 1:
1. Television, The Drug Of The Nation/intro
2. Zoo Station
3. The Fly
4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
5. Mysterious Ways
6. One
7. Unchained Melody
8. Until The End Of The World
9. New Year's Day
10. Dirty Old Town
11. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
12. Angel Of Harlem
13. When Love Comes To Town

CD 2:
1. Satellite Of Love
2. Sunday Bloody Sunday
3. Bullet The Blue Sky
4. Running To Stand Still/where The Streets Have No Name
5. Pride (in The Name Of Love)
6. Video Confessionals/intermission
7. Desire/macphisto Phone Call
8. Ultraviolet (light My Way)
9. With Or Without You
10. Love Is Blindness
11. I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Steely Dan - 1996-07-21 Manasass, VA (2xDVDfull pro-shot)

(2xDVDfull pro-shot)


Silver Stallion DVD Production

AC3 0xbd[0x80]:48000Hz 192 kb/s total (2 chnls)

Stream type: MPEG-2 MP@ML VBR
Resolution: 720*480
Aspect ratio: 4:3 Generic
Framerate: 29.97
Nom. bitrate: 9300 KB/Sec
Avg. bitrate: 8022 KB/Sec
Peak bitrate: 9358 KB/Sec

Donald Fagen - keyboard / vocals
Walter Becker - guitar / vocals
Wayne Krantz - guitar
Ricky Lawson - drums
Tom Barney - bass
John Beasley - piano
Carolyn Leonhart - background vocals
Michelle Wiley - background vocals

Art Crimes '96 Neuraesthenic Horns:

Cornelius Bumpus - alto sax
Ari Ambrose - tenor sax
Michael Leonhart - trumpet

Disk 1 (66 mins)

01. Do It Again
02. Bad Sneakers
03. Everyone's Gone To The Movies
04. Josie
05. Jack Of Speed
06. FM (Band Intro)
07. Hey Nineteen
08. Green Earrings
09. Any Major Dude
10. Green Flower Street
11. Rikki Don't Lose That Number
12. Peg

Disk 2 (62 mins)
01. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
02. Glamour Profession
03. My Waterloo
04. Wet Side Story
05. Midnight Cruiser
06. Black Cow
07. Home At Last
08. Kid Charlemagne
09. I.G.Y.
10. My Old School
11. FM (concert outro)

Intercept from the in-house video monitor broadcast. I acquired higher quality audio than that found on the original VHS and synched the new audio with the video and deleted the original audio. I remastered the video with GTH Electronics' Advanced Convertor Enhancer dramatically increasing the quality of the video picture.



Bruce Springsteen - 1980-11-01 - Los Angeles, CA (Audience FLAC) Mike Millard first gen via JEMS

(Audience FLAC)

Bruce Springsteen 
Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA 
November 1, 1980 
Mike Millard first gen via JEMS 
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. 6 

Likely Recording Info: AKG-451E microphones > Uher CR-240 cassette recorder 

JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation cassettes made by Mike Millard for SG > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC 

Seamless transfer, suggested breaks for CD burning below... 

101 Born to Run 
102 Out In The Street 
103 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out 
104 Darkness on the Edge of Town 
105 Independence Day 
106 Factory 
107 For You 
108 Two Hearts 
109 Jackson Cage 
110 The Promised Land 
111 Prove It All Night '78 
112 The Price You Pay 
113 The River 
201 Badlands 
202 Thunder Road 
203 No Money Down > Cadillac Ranch 
204 Hungry Heart 
205 Fire 
206 Candy's Room 
207 Because The Night 
208 Fade Away 
209 Stolen Car 
210 The Ties That Bind 
211 Wreck On the Highway 
212 Point Blank 
213 Crush On You 
214 Ramrod 
301You Can Look 
302 Drive All Night 
303 Backstreets 
304 Rosalita 
305 Jungleland 
306 Sweet Little Sixteen (with Jackson Browne) 
307 Detroit Medley > I Hear a Train > Wabash Cannonball 

JEMS is pleased to release the sixth in a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77. 

The 14 first-generation tapes (ten cassettes and four reels) were sent by Millard to SG, the beloved S in JEMS, in the mid-'80s after the pair had met in person in Orange County on two occasions. To the best of our knowledge, none of the eight shows (spanning the 14 tapes) has ever been attributed as a Millard recording. In fact, there are no extant references we are aware of to Millard ever recording Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen, the two artists captured on the tapes. 

Several of the tapes are uncirculated; others are out there, but until now, not credited as Millard's work. Even those that turn out to be previously circulated are being released in this series from verified first-generation tapes made by Millard himself and marked/ notated in his signature manner. As such, we expect all of them to be upgrades at a minimum and new sources in many cases. 

At this point you might be asking yourself, "So if JEMS received these Millard tapes in the mid-'80s, why haven't they circulated previously?" Fair question. And in condensed form, here is the answer, which also provides the "Lost" portion of our series title: 

Twenty-six years ago, Millard sent SG a box of tapes. I remember having it my hands in 1986 at SG's house, right after it arrived in the mail. But that was the last time I ever saw the box. It disappeared. Nearly all of SG's tapes have since been consolidated into the JEMS North archive, but we never found the box of Millard tapes. Over the years, my memory faded of what was in the box. I thought there were Springsteen shows, but that fuzzy notion was all I could recall. 

Now to the "Found": Several months ago, WG, a long-time collector friend of SG, contacted him and said, "I found a box of tapes of yours when I was moving furniture." Sure enough it was the Millard tapes and more. Turns out WG borrowed the tapes and some other SG masters after a Dylan show in 1986 and the box wound up misplaced and forgotten about by both parties, only to be rediscovered 28 years later. 

Once the box was returned, SG sent it to me at JEMS South where we proceeded to make fresh transfers of its contents. 

If there's any mildly disappointing element to this otherwise charming story, it is that none of the lost Millard tapes are of previously uncirculated shows; there are other recordings by other tapers of all of them. But the good news is the quality of most of them is indeed up to Millard's legendary standards. 

The cache of lost Millard tapes included six Dylan and three Springsteen shows. Of the three Bruce recordings, one already circulates and another is of an '81 show well captured by the legendary (he won't like that word, but its true) Mark Persic. 

That puts our attention on this welcome addition, an outstanding, epic-length River show filled with special moments. Brucebase lists two recording sources for the show, one an incomplete tape missing several songs and a second that's "complete, but not known to be in general circulation." We presume Millard's recording to be that uncirculated complete source, as he captures nearly every second of the performance. 

A whopping 17 River tracks feature here, including the premiere of "Fade Away," with a lovely and lilting intro, the last song from the album to enter the setlist. It comes one night after the premiere of "The Price You Pay," but that was with the original album lyrics. Tonight, for the first time, Springsteen restores his original third verse ("some say forget the past…") from early in the River sessions and later replaced for the take on the album. The song is performed in a striking acoustic guitar and accordion arrangement. 

As if that weren't enough, out of the blue Springsteen resurrects what we (and even he) now call "Prove It All Night '78." The long guitar and piano intro here is mesmerizing and for me this is a "Prove It" for the ages. After playing it this way again two days later on closing night of the LA stand, Springsteen wouldn't revisit "Prove It All Night '78" again until 2012. 

Another short-lived element that shines this evening is Chuck Berry's "No Money Down" used as a long intro to "Cadillac Ranch" to start the second set. Bruce hams it up for a highly entertaining preamble that really gets "Caddy" started. In the encore, pal Jackson Browne takes the stage for the tour's only and Bruce's last known ESB performance of another Chuck Berry cover, "Sweet Little Sixteen." The "Detroit Medley" also includes a very brief attempt at "Wabash Cannonball," but even Bruce admits: "Hold on a minute, band, let's try that one more time, because I don't have it yet. Give me that E again. Not only do I not have, I think we're gonna forget it," and back into "I Hear a Train" they go. 

Again, like our recent release, That Old '80 Sound, if you love The River, this is a show for yo;, but unlike Seattle, Springsteen ups the ante slipping in a few favorites not visited in the Emerald City: "For You," the always welcome "Candy's Room," and for me, an especially motivated "Backstreets." 

As for the work of the esteemed Mike Millard, the recording doesn't match heady heights of his absolutely best work, like our recent Dylan posts on DIME and THOSE Led Zeppelin tapes from the Forum. He's not right on top of the PA as he so often is and the tape needed more work in mastering than a Millard tape typically requires (none of the Dylan titles in our recent series was materially mastered). 

That being said, the more I worked on the tape the more I liked it. And the more I listened, the more I understood what a fantastic show I was polishing. Bruce is giving his all in this marathon and 34 years later, it absolutely holds up. Samples provided. 

The recording equipment listed is an educated guess based verified gear he was using at other shows in the same period. While Mike marked many of his tapes with such details, on this one he didn't, though we did include photos of the cassettes on which Mike did his distinct labeling. 

If you'd like to learn more about Mike the MICrophone, the links below offer a glimpse of his story. 

Millard's Wikipedia page 

The best article written about Millard has been deleted from the original website but is reprinted here: 

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS couldn't live without the contributions of our pal and your benefactor mjk5510. He is now an essential part of getting these recordings into your hands. 

Here's to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes. 


Pink Floyd - 1975-04-21 - San Diego, CA (SBD/FLAC) 24bit-96kHz/16bit-44kHz

(Soundboard FLAC)

Bootleg Title: California Soundboard

Label: SD75 A1/B1/C1

Source: Soundboard (mixing desk)

vinyl > Philips 903 stereo music centre > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV 24bit-96kHz > TLH > FLAC.

01 - Speak To Me
02 - Breathe
03 - On The Run
04 - Time
05 - Breathe (Reprise)
06 - The Great Gig In The Sky

01 - Money
02 - Us And Them
03 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9)

01 - Echoes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lynyrd Skynyrd - 1975-11-11 - London, UK (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Old Grey Whistle Test
BBC Television Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London.
11th November 1975
Originally broadcast On BBC2
Rebroadcast on BBCFour Friday 13th April 2012.
(Part of 'Southern Rock at the BBC').


BBCFour (DVB-C)>Philips stand alone DVD recorder>Authored using MMEP.

GSpot Says:
DVD VOB format
MPEG-2Program Stream << (1 vid, 1 aud)
Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR 8935 kbps I/L TFF
PAL 4:3
AC3 0xbd(0x80):48000Hz 384 kb/s tot.
stereo (2/0)

01 - Titles & Introduction by Bob Harris
02 - Double Trouble
03 - I Ain't The One
04 - Call Me The Breeze
05 - Same Old Blues
06 - Every Mothers Son
07 - Sweet Home Alabama
08 - Freebird

Run time:- 00:42:46


Judas Priest - 1983-12-17 - Dortmund, DE (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Dortmund, Germany
Date: 83-12-17
Venue: Westfahlenhalle

Mick E. Gee Ultimate Edition 5.1 (2008), transfer from Camarad 1st Gen SVHS.

Looks better than any previous versions and the sound is mean and nasty.
This is an ALL NEW edition. The picture is incredible!

PRO / Camarad 1st Gen SVHS / Mick E. Gee Ultimate Edition 5.1 (2008) / DVD Decrypter / VOB Files / You

01 - Riding On The Wind
02 - Breaking The Law
03 - Freewheel Burning
04 - You've Got Another Thing Comin'
05 - Living After Midnight
06 - Victim Of Changes
07 - Hell Bent For Leather

Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years DEMOS (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

Zipperman Demo Series Vol. 5
Silver CD
Zipper Deke ZIP020

SOURCE: Silver CD > EAC > Soundforge 8 (removed some crackle) > FLAC Level 8 Align on Sector Boundaries

01. Frank's Theme (Open)
02. Innocent When You Dream
03. Blow Wind Blow
04. Hang On St. Christopher
05. Please Wake Me Up
06. Temptation
07. Vocals Tune
08. More Than Rain
09. I'll Take New York
10. Yesterday Is Here
11. Piano Tune
12. Train Song
13. Frank's Theme (Close)

Offical released tracks (14 to 24) removed.