Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Joe Jackson - 2012-10-31 - Rome, IT (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Roma, Auditorium

Sala Sinopoli

Joe Jackson: piano, voice

Regina Carter: violin
Sue Hadjopoulos: percussions
Allison Cornell: keyboards, voice
Jesse Murphy: bass
Adam Rogers: guitar
Nate Smith: drums


DPA 4061 > Coresound Pre > Korg MR-2 > DSD64 2.822 MHz > DFF files on SD card > > Weiss Saracon (DSD to PCM 44.1/16 with POWr3 dithering) > Adobe Audition (dynamics + eq) > > CD Wave (split) > Weiss Saracon (FLAC)

01. It Don't Mean A Thing (If I Aint Got That Swing) (piano, vocals)
02. It's Different For Girls
03. In A Sentimental Mood
04. Caravan
05. You Can't Get What You Want
06. Breaking Us In Two
07. I'm Beginning To See The Light > Take The "A" Train > Cotton Tail
08. Mood Indigo
09. Rockin' In Rhythm
10. Invisible Man
11. Hometown
12. Perdido > Satin Doll
13. The Mooche > Black And Tan Fantasy
14. Night And Day
15. Target
16. Steppin' Out
17. It Don't Mean A Thing (If I Aint Got That Swing) (full band)
18. Is She Really Goin' Out With Him?
19. Sunday Papers
20. band intro
21. Slow Song

This must be one of the first DSD bootleg around, and it's a surprisingly clear audience. DSD is a (not so) recent hi definition audio format used for production, and now available also for portable recorders. The original DFF files are amazing, but I am not sure that a lot of people could be able to play them through a DSD DAC. If there is enough request I may consider to seed the originals.

John Mayer - 2006-09-13 - New York City, NY (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Webster Hall


Analog cable, NDR2 Radiokonzert, complete show aired 26th March 2007.


FM (analog cable) - SpinDoctor - xACT

John Mayer - guitar and vocals

David Ryan Harris - guitar and vocals
Chris Karlick - saxophones and flutes
Chuck McKinnon - trumpet and flugel horn
David LaBruyere (Dela) - bass
J.J. Johnson - drums
Ricky Peterson - keyboards
Robbie McIntosh - guitar 

03.Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
04.The Heart Of Life
05.Bigger Than My Body
06.Good Love Is On The Way
07.I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
08.Dreaming With A Broken Heart
09.Why Georgia
12.No Such Thing
13.Waiting On The World To Change
14.I'm Gonna Find Another You
15.In Repair

For those who convert & burn to CDR:

Disc 1: 01-10

Disc 2: 11-15

John Prine - 2012-09-21 - Houston, TX (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Cullen Performance Hall
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Friday September 21, 2012

Olympus ME 51S Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone >Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder (16bit/44.1kHz) >USB 2.0 > PC > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > Gold Wave (Fades) > WAV > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC
Recorded by: Randy Gardner
Location: Center Right, Row N, Seat 11 (@ 60 feet from stage)
Covers/photos by: Randy Gardner

John Prine - Acoustic guitars, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jason Wilbur - Acoustic/electric guitars, Mandolins, Harmonica, Harmony Vocals
David Jacques - Stand Up Bass, Electric Bass, Harmony Vocals 

01. Spanish Pipedream 4:12.52
02. Picture Show 4:33.26
03. Humidity Built The Snowman 3:32.41
04. Banter 0:43.46
05. Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore 3:58.69
06. Banter 0:46.65
07. Six O'Clock News 5:03.30
08. Banter 1:06.67
09. Souvenirs 4:15.27
10. Band Intros/Banter 0:44.29
11. Grandpa Was A Carpenter 3:37.06
12. Far From Me 5:39.04
13. Banter @ The Army 7:02.06
14. Fish and Whistle 3:33.31
15. Banter 0:36.60
16. Glory Of True Love 4:23.66
17. Speed Of The Sound Of Lonliness 4:41.27
18. Banter @ Bonnie Raitt 1:36.39
19. Angel From Montgomery 5:57.32

01. Banter @ John's Old Guitar 0:48.66
02. Long Monday *solo* 3:53.56
03. Banter @ Cancer Treatment 1:00.01
04. That's The Way The World Goes Round *solo* 6:32.47
05. Banter 0:51.46
06. The Great Compromise (w/ false start) *solo* 4:01.37
07. Sam Stone *band returns in mid-song* 5:38.41
08. Bear Creek Blues (Carter Family) 5:58.49
09. Banter @ Levon Helm 0:33.15
10. When I Paint My Masterpiece (Dylan) 5:22.59
11. One Red Rose 3:10.09
12. Banter 1:04.42
13. Hello In There 6:37.55
14. Lake Marie 9:16.64
15. Encore Break 1:54.47
16. Paradise *with Alejandro Escovedo & Band* 5:46.71

Jimi Hendrix - 1970-07-04 - Byron, GA (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Atlanta International Pop Festival: Vibratory 3 Source Merge (Version 2.0)

Middle Georgia Raceway, Byron, GA
July 4, 1970 - complete show
Vibratory Stereo Effect Mix - 3 Sources synchronized?

Disc 1:
01. Intro
02. Fire
03. Lover Man
04. Spanish Castle Magic
05. Red House
06. Room Full Of Mirrors
07. Hear My Train A Comin'
08. Message To Love
09. All Along The Watchtower
10. Freedom

Disc 2:
01. Foxy Lady
02. Purple Haze
03. Hey Joe
04. Voodoo Child
05. Stone Free
06. The Star Spangled Banner
07. Straight Ahead
08. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

A total of 5 sources have been used for this merge; The Sbd source from "Stages", the Sbd source from the "Jimi Hendrix At The Atlanta Pop Festival" VHS, the Stereo Aud source, the Sbd Space mix, plus a non-Space mix Sbd version of "Message To Love"?- The "Stages" and VHS soundboards have fake audience noise loops - including booing loops throughout the concert. These have all been deleted in this merge.?- Only "Red House", "All Along The Watchtower" and "Hey Joe" are taken from the VHS video.?- The Audience recording contains the most accurate atmosphere of the actual concert and thus the merge has been built around it.?- Only the end of "Freedom", "Foxy Lady" and the beginning of "Purple Haze" are missing on the Aud source.?- The Space mix has no fake audience noises but has ugly reverb added to it (hence 'space' mix). This source has been used as 'in between song banter' filler - especially on the parts not recorded by the audience tape - and to fill the gaps left due to the deletion of the 'fake audience noises'.?- The featured version of "Message to Love" is the only available Sbd version without echo, and is actually in itself a merge.?- This 3 source merge runs the Aud Source, the Sbd source and the Space mix simultaneously from "Message To Love" to the end.?- All tracks prior to "Message To Love" are identical to
those featured in version 1.0 of this merge.

Ike Turner & Ikettes - 1999-06-22 - Bellinzona, CH (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Piazza Blues
Piazza Governo, Bellinzona, Switzerland
26th June 1999

Soundboard > ReelToReel > DAT > 1st copy > eac > wave > flac frontend (align on sector boundaries Level 8) > YOU!

Ike Turner, Lenon Honor Jr., McKinley Johnson, Joseph Kelly,
Paul Smith, Lee Miles, Tony Corman, Katrina Lyons,
Jana Bell, Nina Hill, Jeanette Turner

01. Ride In Your New Automobile [4:53]
02. Swanee River Boogie [2:45]
03. After Hours [4:36]
04. I Don't Know[3:38]
05. Rocket 88 [3:16]
06. Rolling Stone [3:45]
07. Land of 1000 Dances[3:12]
08. I Smell Trouble [7:06]
09. I Got My Mojo Working [3:31]
10. I`m The Only One [4:23]
11. Baby Let`s Get It On [3:22]
12. River Deep Mountain High [3:46]
13. With A Little Help From My Friends [2:19]
14. Don't Fight It" (by Wilson Pickett)[2:46]
15. Proud Mary [8:44]
16. Band Introductions [3:13]
17. Nutbush City Limits [6:46]
18. I Want To Take You Higher [6:45]

Led Zeppelin - 2005-05-11 - Led Before Bed (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Radio documentary broadcast of Led Zeppelin at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.
February 25th 1972.

Remastered for CDR by Blockbuster using Cool Edit Pro v 2.1, 44100Hz, 16-bit, Stereo.

Disc One
01 - Intro
02 - Heartbreaker
03 - Morning Pirate Mark Perry reminisces
04 - Black Dog
05 - Fans make the pilgrimage to Auckland
06 - Since I've been loving you
07 - Connecting with the fans
08 - Stairway to heaven
09 - The power was awesome
10 - That's the way
11 - Peter Andrews gets hands-on
12 - Tangerine

Disc Two
01 - Concert promoter Robert Raymond remembers
02 - Bron-y-Aur stomp
03 - High Jinks at The White Heron Hotel
04 - Dazed and confused
05 - Fans recall their personal highlights
06 - Whole lotta love (intro)
07 - Let that boy boogie
08 - Hello Mary Lou
09 - Let's have a party
10 - Going down slow
11 - Whole lotta love (outro)
12 - Acknowledgements
13 - Communication breakdown

Over a 12-year, nine-album career from 1968-1980, Led Zeppelin was the most popular rock group in the world, ultimately selling more than 200 million albums worldwide.  They developed the blues-based power trio-plus-lead singer archetype in many directions including mystical English folk-rock, Middle Eastern-influenced exotica, quirky pop and every manner of heaviness. They also came to symbolize the Dionysian excesses of the rock lifestyle.

Their ubiquity on classic rock radio formats and the aforementioned excesses have led many to dismiss the band as overrated and symptomatic of the decline of rock ‘n’ roll in the '70s and if anything, the band’s musical greatness is still underappreciated, due to the previously mentioned resentments and the fact that the band had no greater cultural impact — they didn’t much stand for anything. Jimmy Page formed the band in 1968 with veteran session bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, 19-year-old singer Robert Plant and Plant’s friend, drummer John Bonham.

Plant’s vocals reached levels of deranged ecstasy matched perhaps only by Little Richard on lyrics typically either oozing with sexuality or derived from Anglo-Saxon myth and/or the occult. Bonham (whose accidental death in 1980 broke up the band) pounded his drums relentlessly like a nimble elephant dancing through the house. Jones’s bass and strategic keyboards glued the disparate elements together. And Page, who did most of the writing and production, played some of the most fundamental and memorable guitar in rock history — from the heaviest crunch to the most delicate acoustic finger picking.

Radio Hauraki’s “Led Before Bed” a weekly series broadcast each Wednesday night from 10pm has featured DJ Mike Currie presenting live and rare material from Led Zeppelin provided by The Mysterious Benefactor, a local Zeppelin fan who has built up a formidable music collection over many years of collecting.

The Led Before Bed show broadcast on 11/05/2005 featured the only concert ever played in New Zealand by Led Zeppelin at Western Springs Stadium on February 25th 1972. The concert was recorded by an unknown member of the audience and has circulated amongst diehard fans for many years in one form or another. Many fans consider the band to be at their musical peak playing live around this period of the 70’s.

The Mysterious Benefactor took it upon himself to research the concert in depth which lead him to the NZ Herald archives at Auckland City Library to read issues from that week in February ’72. Copies of the original ad’s for the show are included along with the concert review from the Saturday 26th February issue.

The ad’s also showed that Radio Hauraki was the station at the time which promoted the show. The concert promoter was Australian Robert Raymond.  He was tracked down in America and provided an exclusive interview recalling many events and stories from this time which were a feature of the broadcast.  Also featured in another interview was the local record company rep who was given the task of looking after the band during their stay in the country.

Radio Hauraki’s listeners were asked over some weeks to contact the station if they had attended the concert and many of those who did can be heard reminiscing at times during the broadcast of their experiences of the concert on that day.

In the days following the broadcast Radio Hauraki DJ and Promotions Manger Mark Woods commented that in his 5 years with the station he had never received more calls or feed back for any other feature that had been played on the station. Clearly this one particular show had stuck a cord with the stations listeners and Mike Currie continues to receive calls about it to this day.

Radio Hauraki is a New Zealand radio network, specialising in AOR and classic rock. It was the first private commercial radio station of the modern broadcasting era in NZ and operated illegally to break the monopoly held by the government. Private commercial radio stations had operated from the earliest days of broadcasting, but the government began to close them down, the process accelerating after World War II. To break the state monopoly, Radio Hauraki was originally formed as a pirate station in the Hauraki Gulf in a famous and historic story that saw the loss of one life.  Radio Hauraki's head office and main studios are now located on the corner of Cook & Nelson Streets in Auckland City, along with the other seven stations of The Radio Network.

Newspaper Ad scans, a few concert photographs and a text reprint of the April 1972 Rolling Stone magazine review of the concert are also included.

February 2010.

Rolling Stone
April 27, 1972 

A Special Report: 
Fear & Led Zep in New Zealand 
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Robert Raymond is an Australian, a qualified lawyer, sun-tanned, pleasant-mannered and a promoter who has taken up residence in Remuera, a very plush suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, and from there he has brought over Tom Paxton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Mary Hopkin, Mungo Jerry, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and a few others I've probably forgotten -- all this in less than six months, to a country which is veritably Townsend’s Teenage Wasteland. Or was, up until less than six months ago.

Most of these acts would doubtless have made it over here anyway, the difference here being the rapidity in which they have arrived, but where the appearance of Elton John was an eye-brow raiser, the arrival of Zeppelin brought a near-catatonic reaction from the country's rock freaks, who descended on Auckland from as far away as Dunedin (the other end of the country: about 900 miles) for the open air concert February 25th. Three planes brought the equipment across the Tasman, and from what Raymond would say, it appeared that the whole thing would cost him around $40,000. Seats sold at $3.10 and $4.10 and somewhere between 20,000 and 25,000 filled the Western Springs Stadium (a couple of miles from Auckland city and usually used for stock cars and other related entertainment) -- so it seems the genial Raymond did OK. They don't pay lawyers that well over here, that's for sure. 

Zeppelin had come from Australia, and in keeping with a number of rock acts who've played there, they didn't have much of a time there. A harrowing raid on their motel in Perth had obviously left it's mark on a still-shaken Jimmy Page at the small party quickly arranged for them the night they arrived. You sensed they were going to play this one through on alcohol before getting back to Sanity. "Australia was really pretty s-----," said Page as his eyes wandered around the room -- the occasional groupie grooving to Sha Na Na ,the inevitable media people whom Raymond tactfully remembered to invite, and John Bonham filling the intermittent silences with amusing and loud imitations . . . a chick with "Merlene" knitted across her breasts, was arranging "interviews" (EMI's delightful press liaison girl Louise told me Merlene was "a strange person who read poetry in Wellington -- 500 miles away") and it was later dutifully reported that Merlene had scored two out of four. 

Our little group was heavily into the Raoul Duke thing -- those ROLLING STONE issues had just arrived in New Zealand -- as we laid our goodies out on the table (what's more, I'd just flown up from Dunedin to discover that AUCKLAND WERE NOT YET INTO NITROUS OXIDE, and so the gleaming blue 275-gallon cylinder took pride of place in the middle of the table. Something to sustain the stone later in the evening.) 
It was a good three hours before starting time when we set off for Western Springs (we began to peak prematurely as the Yugoslav taxi-driver quickly launched into an excited discussion on communes and people-who-live-on-beaches: "Have you seen them?" he roared at us as he snaked dangerously in and out of the lanes. Roger tipped him ten cents at the end and we ran off). Three hours wasn't in any way early and we got some of the remaining good seats on the hill overlooking the stage, perhaps 75 yards away. 

We were warmed up with the Allman Brothers' live double album. I don't know how many knew that Duane Allman was dead (I don't know how many knew Duane Allman actually) but the razor-sharp lead guitar came through the superb system with each note crystal clear. Then it was dark, 8 o'clock, and we knew it would be any minute . . .

There had been some publicity on how there would be live animals jumping through hoops, but all that had sort of been forgotten what with all the mind-food fighting for a hold in our heads. But suddenly there was a lion on stage: Plant. I mean we all read the rock magazines over here and the record companies sportingly release just about everything with half a reputation, but we didn't realize that Zeppelin were so loud -- specifically Plant doing the jungle intro to "Immigrant Song." And then Page hitting those chords...most of us had seen Townsend a couple of years before (just about the time the Who were breaking in America) and we'd always thought that  was the way to play chords. But Page has moved along with the times -- and weren't we lucky to see him. On the other side of the world. Wow. 

I'll skip the way they put the concert together -- it was exactly the way we expected they'd fill three hours and doubtless exactly the way 
they'd done it many times before. Suffice to say they played excellently, relative to their records and relative to reviews on how they'd played in the past. 
It was really quite a significant evening for New Zealand and for New Zealand rock. On record there are a few bands that still have it over Led Zeppelin for my taste, but working simply on what I have to work on, I can't really see there being much better live rock around -- possibly because Zeppelin came here with a definite mystery thing where say the Stones have been exposed both live and on record live: Zeppelin haven't done anything live and they refuse to be filmed (Two detectives accompanied the NZBC film crew around Western Springs to ensure the cameras would never swing round onto the stage). 
Bob Raymond has a lot more goodies planned, and he's moving into records too (a group called Ticket, who have stunned New Zealand by getting their debut album accepted by Ahmet Etregun for release in America on Atlantic, will probably hit your shores in around six months after Australia and Japan). Winter's coming on now but around say October it gets really nice -really green, you know? But you could always ask Led Zeppelin about that. (RS107) 

Copyright 1972 Rolling Stone 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Elvis Presley - The Complete Frankie And Johnny Sessions (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

LABEL: Famous Groove (FG 2330).
NOTE: doppio CD che ci offre la seduta di registrazione della colonna sonora del film “Frankie and Johnny”. Ottimo sound e finalmente possiamo ascoltare direttamente dai nastri originali la versione del film di “Frankie and Johnny”.

CD 1:
01 Everybody Come Aboard (takes 1 & 2)
02 Everybody Come Aboard (take 2)
03 Everybody Come Aboard (takes 3 & 4)
04 Everybody Come Aboard (take 5)
05 Everybody Come Aboard (takes 7 & 8 )
06 Everybody Come Aboard (takes 9 & 10)
07 Everybody Come Aboard (take 11)
08 Everybody Come Aboard (takes 12 & 13)
09 Everybody Come Aboard (take 14)
10 Everybody Come Aboard (take 15)
11 Everybody Come Aboard (take 16)
12 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (takes 1, 2, 3)
13 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (takes 4 & 5)
14 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 6)
15 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 7)
16 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 8 )
17 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 9)
18 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 10)
19 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (takes 11, 12, 13 & 14)
20 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (takes 15 & 16)
21 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 17)
22 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 18 )
23 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 19)
24 Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 1)
25 Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 2)
26 Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 3)
27 Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 4)
28 Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (insert, takes 1 & 2)
29 Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 5)
30 Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 6)

CD 2:
01 Look Out, Broadway (takes 1 & 2)
02 Look Out, Broadway (takes 3, 4 & 5)
03 Look Out, Broadway (takes 6, 7 & 8 )
04 Look Out, Broadway (take 9)
05 Look Out, Broadway (take 10 & 11)
06 Look Out, Broadway (take 12)
07 Chesay (take 1)
08 Chesay (takes 2 & 3)
09 Chesay (take 4)
10 Chesay (take 5)
11 Chesay (take 6)
12 Chesay (take 7)
13 Frankie And Johnny (take 1)
14 Frankie And Johnny (takes 2, 3 & 4)
15 Frankie And Johnny (take 5)
16 Frankie And Johnny (take 6)
17 Shout It Out (take 1)
18 Shout It Out (takes 2 & 3)
19 Shout It Out (takes 4 & 5)
20 Shout It Out (take 6)
21 Shout It Out (take 7)
22 Come Along (take 1)
23 What Every Woman Lives For (take 8 )
24 Beginner’s Luck (take 2)
25 Down By The Riverside/When The Saints Go Marching In (take 4)
26 Hard Luck (take 3)
27 Frankie And Johnny (movie version, music and chorus)
28 Frankie And Johnny (movie version, from soundtrack)

Deep Purple - 2012-10-28 - Moscow, Russia (AUD/FLAC)

(audience FLAC)

Olympijskiy Stadium 


SP-CMC-8 -> Edirol R-09HR -> WAV [96 kHz/24 bit dithering to 44kHZ/16 bit] 

WAV -> Adobe Audition (Normalize - Track Splitting) -> FLAC 

Ian Paice – drums, percussion (1968–1976, 1984–present) 
Roger Glover – bass (1969–1973, 1984–present) 
Ian Gillan – lead vocals, harmonica, congas (1969–1973, 1984–1989, 1992–present) 
Steve Morse – guitar (1994–present) 
Don Airey – keyboards, organ (2002–present) 

01 Intro 
02 Fireball 
03 Into the Fire 
04 Hard Lovin' Man 
05 Maybe I'm a Leo 
06 Strange Kind of Woman 
07 The Battle Rages On 
08 Contact Lost 
09 Guitar Solo (by Steve Morse) 
10 Wasted Sunsets 
11 The Well-Dressed Guitar 
12 The Mule (with Drum Solo by Ian Paice) 
13 Lazy 
14 No One Came 
15 Keyboard Solo (by Don Airey) 
16 Perfect Strangers 
17 Space Truckin' 
18 Smoke on the Water 

19 Hush (Billy Joe Royal cover) 
20 Bass Solo (by Roger Glover) 
21 Black Night 

Total playing time: 1 hr 45 min 20 sec 

Soundgarden - Fresh Deadly Rarities (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

01. Toy Box
02. Heretic
03. Come Together (Beatles)
04. Fresh Deadly Roses
05. Into the Void (Black Sabbath)
06. Girl You Want (Devo)
07. Stray Cat Blues (Rolling Stones)
08. She's a Politician
09. Cold Bitch
10. Show Me *
11. Touch Me **
12. I Don't Care About You (Fear)
13. Can You See Me (J. Hendrix)
14. I Can Give You Anything (Ramones)
15. Homicidal Suicidal (Budgie)
16. She Likes Surprises
17. Half

* Vocals: Ben Sheppard
** Co-Vocals: Stephanie Barber

Led Zeppelin - 1977-07-23 - Oakland, CA (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Day On The Green

source: mono audience cassette master
transfer: 1st gen cassettes > Nakamichi Dragon >
Korg MR-1000 [DSF 1-bit 5.6448 MHz Stereo] > Korg AudioGate > WAV [16/44.1] >
Pro Tools (cleanup/fades/track splits) > xACT2.16 > flac(8)

01 - The Song Remains The Same
02 - The Rover Intro > Sick Again
03 - Nobody's Fault But Mine
04 - Over The Hills And Far Away
05 - Since I've Been Loving You
06 - No Quarter
07 - Ten Years Gone
08 - The Battle Of Evermore
09 - Going To California
10 - Black Country Woman > Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp
11 - Trampled Underfoot
12 - White Summer > Black Mountain Side
13 - Kashmir
14 - Guitar Solo >
15 - Achilles Last Stand
16 - Stairway To Heaven
17 - Whole Lotta Love > Rock And Roll
18 - Black Dog

Length: 166:14

- tape flip @ 45:40 during No Quarter
- applause cut @ 122:13 after Kashmir
- tape flip @ 137:00 during Achilles Last Stand

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 2011-08-22 - West Hollywood, CA (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

The Roxy

Unknown source (broadcast feed?, verified as lossless) from trade
CD-R > EAC > HD > FLAC (level 8, align on sector boundaries, fileset titles named using standard archiving nomenclature, and designated this "lossless-sourced" WAV-FLAC version by "LL")

01 Monarchy Of Roses
02 Can't Stop
03 Ethiopia
04 Charlie
05 Meet Me At The Corner
06 I Like Dirt
07 The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie (w/ Flea solo jam at end)
08 Throw Away Your Television
09 Factory Of Faith
10 Me And My Friends
11 Californication
12 Look Around
13 Soul To Squeeze
14 By The Way
15 Encore Jam
16 Don't Forget Me
17 Give It Away

According to some written reports, the track - "Did I Let You Know" (the live concert premiere of it) was actually performed next after "Me And My Friends" at this particular show. Apparently the group nixed the airing of it for the Fuse broadcast; and, if you very listen closely, it does appear to be slight evidence of an edit there as you can lightly hear a count-in to simply a little more applause, the track "Californication" then continues the show.

Rush - 1992-06-12 - St. Louis, MO (FM/SHN)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Rush - Scanning A New Perspective
Media: 2 CDR
Catalog: Simple Man Productions: SMP-70
Source: FM Scanner
Date: June 12, 1992
Location: Redbird Arena, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1721

01 - Force Ten   0:46
02 - Limelight   4:25
03 - Freewill   4:08
04 - Distant Early Warning   4:18
05 - Time Stand Still   5:20
06 - Dreamline   5:04
07 - Bravado   6:27
08 - Roll The Bones    6:07
09 - Show Don’t Tell   5:06
10 - The Big Money   6:02
11 - Ghost Of A Chance   5:39
12 - Vital Signs   4:50
13 - The Analog Kid   5:14

01 - The Trees   5:58
02 - Where's My Thing?   5:00
03 - Closer To The Heart   5:54
04 - Xanadu   6:47
05 - Superconductor   2:23
06 - Tom Sawyer   5:03
07 - The Spirit of Radio   5:01
08 - 2112 Overture   4:26
09 - Finding My Way   1:03
10 - La Villa Strangiato   3:15
11 - Anthem   1:43
12 - Red Barchetta   1:35
13 - The Spirit of Radio    0:55
14 - Cygnus X-1   0:21

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pink Floyd - 1967-09-13 - Copenhagen, DK (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Marbal's Copenhagen '67 Tape (16bit/44kHz) 

Pink Floyd 
The Star Club 
Copenhagen, Denmark 
September 13th 1967 

-Artwork by Moonwall- 

Lineage: 3rd Gen Cassette (Maxell XLII90)(Dolby On) > *Technics RS-B965-M (Dolby Off) > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Audacity 1.3 > Wav (24bit/96kHz) ======>> DAW (32bit float/96kHz) > Wav (16bit/44kHz) > CDWave (1.98) > FLAC (16bit/44kHz) 

*The Technics RS-B965-M is a deck modified by expert tapehead A.N.T.- for details see the Tapeheads.net forum 

01 [06:33] Reaction in G 
02 [03:56] Arnold Layne 
03 [06:27] One in a Million 
04 [06:50] Matilda Mother 
05 [05:33] Scream Thy Last Scream 
06 [07:29] Astronomy Domine 

== [36:51] Total 

***Neonknight's Notes*** 
Grolsch kindly assisted us with the background to this recording. Copenhagen '67 was taped by a local musician called Carsten V. Michael K borrowed his master and made a copy. Marbal's cassette is likely in turn to have been copied from a 7.5 ips open reel transfer of Michael K's reel. There are no digital clones from the master or first gen Michael K reel but both still exist and remain in the hands of the owners. Perhaps we can look forward to one or both of them surfacing one day. 

A 3rd gen reel from the collection of the late Bernard White is often considered to be the best source for this concert. A friend has Bernard's reel and a 2001 transfer was sent to Eskimospy for use by Harvested in August 2005 for their 'What Syd Wants' release. The lineage for Bernard's reel went something like Carsten V > Michael K > UK collector > Bernard in the mid 1970s. 

Marbal's 3rd gen cassette has been transferred before by other collectors and they were not able to bring out the best in the recording. Marbal's copy, like his Rotterdam tape, is much cleaner with a tighter top end, and a fuller, more natural sound when compared to Bernard's. 

Listen carefully to Littlepieces' re-master and you you can distinguish each instrument and follow it if you care to. You will also hear subtle details such as the clink of a glass at 11.39 and Reaction in G being counted in, that you probably will have not noticed before. I believe it's also possible to appreciate the ambience of the venue. 

There is no getting away from the fact that the quality of this recording varies. However, Littlepieces has done an excellent job smoothing the imperfections out on the LPP version, particularly the many distortions that often contribute to burying the sound. 

This is a strong, loud performance by the band which was sometimes too much for Carsten V's recorder to cope with. Listen out for Matilda Mother, which reminds me of the Underground Scene Special UFO version, and a lively Scream Thy Last Scream. Thank you Marbal for entrusting me with your tape! 

***Littlepieces' Mastering Notes for - Marbal's Copenhagen '67 Tape - Speed Corrected Only version*** 
All torrented unprocessed sources for this recording seem to share the same SQ and level fluctuations. The fact that the two lowest gen torrented sources, BWs 3rd gen reel and Marbal's 3rd gen cassette, have these as well, seems to indicate they are also on the 2nd gen sources they were copied from. 

The SQ is dark and the levels change for over a minute and slowly improves til about 1:20m when it becomes fairly stable until shortly after 12 minutes. From here a subtle increase in the hiss begins with a slowly decreasing upper half. This continues with some periods of improvement until eventually it becomes pronounced and by the time it reaches AD, the recording has become much weaker. The level changes also become more frequent beginning near the end of 'One in A Million'. There are many segments containing distortions and the frequency and intensity of these increase as the recording progresses. These give the impression that the recorder had his levels too high at times or his microphone was overwhelmed. As I said, all the mentioned artifacts are in all torrented unprocessed sources. 

This recording was marked as Dolby encoded but we transferred it without Dolby. Transferring a Dolby encoded recording without decoding the Dolby on playback is done often when playing the tape back on a different deck than that which it was encoded. The differences in decks often results in the decoding profile varying from the original encoding creating a poor result. Though this recording did not have its Dolby decoded, the expected boost in the higher frequencies are not near as apparent as usual. 

Marbal's cassette is a mono recording that was dubbed with a stereo deck into a two channel recording. Due to the previous transfers with less than perfect head alignment, it has a minor phase shift that is generally from 2-5 samples. The output level of each channel is similar most of the time and after about 12m I could a hear a bit more high end in the left channel. 

The speed was slow and was adjusted from 3.8% to 4.5%. 

*Other than adjusting the speed, no other changes were made to the 'Speed Corrected Only' version.* 

***Littlepieces' Mastering Notes for - Marbal's Copenhagen '67 Tape - LPP version*** 

To accompany the 'Speed Corrected Only' version I have produced a LPP version in an attempt to provide a copy with less interference from artifacts, more detail, and more overall SQ continuity. 

After testing each channel by itself and with the channels manually aligned, I decided to use only the left channel for approximately the 1st minute and then retain both channels and manually align through Arnold Layne, and use only the left channel from that point until the end of the recording. Using only the left channel should provide a bit more detail as the recording quality lessens after AL by including more high end and improved phasing. 

The most time consuming part of this project was definitely the manual spectral cleaning. I removed many many of the usual tics, pops, bumps, etc, but more importantly I was able to remove most of the distortions that interfered with the recording. 

I utilized and varied moderate noise reduction settings working mostly above 8kHz - 10khZ and only slightly lower on some audience sections while being diligent not to encroach on the harmonics. I could have worked the entire spectrum and squeezed most of the hiss out, but I generally don't like what this does to the nature of the sound. As with Marbal's Rotterdam recording, I think more aggressive NR, among other things, would have eliminated a sense of the acoustics of the small venue they are playing in. 

As with Rotterdam, the EQ increases I used were applied to only the upper half which as the recording progresses and weakens is even more buried than Rotterdam. The quality of this source and transfer allowed me to use an increasingly aggressive EQ profile and lessen the degree of difference between the best and worst parts of the recording. The EQ curve was adjusted at times throughout the recording but mostly did not exceed ~8kHz. In addition I used a multiband enhancer to increase the bass output by reducing the base width (mono) in the lower portion of the low end and increasing the gain when it was left channel only. 

There were many micro drop outs/downs, mostly ~20ms, and I either removed a short piece of damage or was able to use the other channel to repair the damaged segment. A few minor ones still remain as does some very short pieces of tape damage. 

I selectively reduced some low frequency hums during the audience/tuning segments and near the end of AD. These seem to be present and prominent in all unprocessed sources. 

Hopefully these changes allow a listener to progress through the recording without becoming so distracted by the artifacts and SQ and level changes. I think this rendition of Reaction In G is the best I've heard........it really cooks after a few minutes. And I love the way One in A Million hits so hard..........I have a new appreciation for this track. 

Stevie Ray Vaughan - 1979-08-03 - San Antonio, TX (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

featuring Miss Lou Ann Barton 
KRTU Studio 21 

1st gen from the master reel (Teac A330 to a Nak LX-5 Dolby B XLII) > Nak Dragon through an Avid MBox Mini III into a PC using WaveLab 6.11 software > 
Audition (Pitch Bender +17 cents; Click removal; Level/Volume fixed in tracks 05 & 10; tracking) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; align sector boundaries) 

Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, vocals
Lou Ann Barton - vocals

Although not announced, the other personnel is most likely:
Jackie Newhouse - bass
Chris Layton - drums
Johnny Reno - tenor sax

01 Hawaiian Eye (instrumental) 
02 Howlin' For My Darlin' 
03 Texas Flood 
04 All Your Love (I Miss Lovin') 
05 I'm Cryin' 
06 Shake For Me 
07 Tell Me 
08 So Excited > You Can Have My Husband 
09 Shake A Hand 
10 Kansas City 
11 Shake Your Hips 
12 Sugar Coated Love 
13 Oh Yeah 
14 unknown title (Through The Nights and Through The Days?) 
15 Outro [some dropouts]

This same set has circulated with an unknown lineage as "Goin' To San Antone" in bootleg form for quite a while. The information given in the art for that CD claims the August 3, 1979 date to be incorrect, claiming it to be August 30, 1978. The art accompanying that boot has most of the titles presented here incorrectly listed, as oftentimes boots do. However, the lineage of this set is definitely known, and it is guaranteed to be 1st gen from the master reel, along with the source information contained in this edition, which was copied from the box of said reel. If anyone reading this has indisputable knowledge of the 1978 date, please provide some proof. Otherwise, please update any discography which collects this kind of data with this current info. 

Bruce Springsteen - 1985-01-26 - Syracuse, NY (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Carrier Dome
G Tape

Maxell High Position UDXII-90 Tapes -> Teac W-860R Double Cassette deck -> Xitel USB INPort -> Wav -> Goldwave 5.58(Track Editing/Volume Leveling) -> CDWav (Track Splits) -> TLH( Fix SBE's, convert to Flac Level 8, Verify)

DISC ONE: (78:32)

01-Born In The U.S.A. (5:39)
02-Out in the Street (5:42)
03-Darlington County (6:28)
04-Johnny 99 (4:16)
05-Atlantic City (5:06)
06-Reason To Believe (7:55)
07-Shut Out the Light (5:51)
08-Johnny Bye Bye (5:30)
09-Prove It All Night (6:00)
10-Glory Days (10:01)
11-The Promised Land (6:24)
12-My Hometown (9:34)

DISC TWO: (78:35)
01-Trapped (5:11)
02-Badlands (6:29)
03-Cover Me (6:29)
04-Dancing In The Dark (5:48)
05-Hungry Heart (5:01)
06-Cadillac Ranch (8:01)
07-Downbound Train (4:44)
08-No Surrender (6:35)
09-I'm On Fire (3:45)
10-Pink Cadillac (9:16)
11-Bobby Jean (4:27)
12-Racing In The Street (12:43)

DISC THREE: (33:58)
01-encore applause-thanks (2:06)
02-Can't Help Falling in Love (2:31)
03-Born To Run (4:45)
04-I'm a Rocker (4:01)
05-Ramrod (5:53)
06-Thunder Road (6:44)
07-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (5:21)
08-outro music (2:32)

Time: 3:11:05

Thanks to G for this set of tapes, I've been looking to replace my lossy incomplete copy. The sound is much much better than the prior tape conversion uploaded by my good friend,KM. So consider this an upgrade. Sound is very good.

Nirvana - 1986-1990 - Early Nirvana (Various FLAC)

(Various FLAC)

DISC 1: 1986-1988
01 Class Of '86 (3/86 Fecal Matter Demo)
02 Bambi Slaughter (3/86 Fecal Matter Demo)
03 Made Not Born (3/86 Fecal Matter Demo)
04 Blather's Log (3/86 Fecal Matter Demo)
05 Downer (3/86 Fecal Matter Demo)
06 Floyd The Barber (5/6/87 Skid Row Demo)
07 Mexican Seafood (5/6/87 Skid Row Demo)
08 Hairspray Queen (5/6/87 Skid Row Demo)
09 Sappy (1987-88 4-Track Demo)
10 Black & White Blues (1987-88 4-Track Demo)
11 Creation (1987-88 4-Track Demo)
12 Spank Thru (1/23/88 Dale Demo)
13 If You Must (3/19/88 Tacoma)
14 Beeswax (3/19/88 Tacoma)
15 Pen Cap Chew (3/19/88 Tacoma)
16 Erectum (3/19/88 Tacoma)
17 Bad Moon Rising (3/19/88 Tacoma)
18 Love Buzz (6/11/88 Alternate Vocal)
19 Mr. Moustache (6/11/88 Demo)
20 Blew (6/11/88 Demo)
21 Aero Zeppelin (10/30/88 Olympia)
22 Run Rabbit Run (10/30/88 Olympia)
23 Immigrant Song (10/30/88 Olypmia)
24 Sifting (12/28/88 Seattle)

DISC 2: 1989-1990
01 School (2/25/89 Seattle)
02 Scoff (7/8/89 Chicago)
03 Paper Cuts (7/8/89 Chicago)
04 Floyd The Barber (9/30/89 Chicago)
05 Stain (9/30/89 Chicago)
06 Negative Creep (9/30/89 Chicago)
07 Token Eastern Song (10/8/89 Omaha)
08 Even In His Youth (10/8/89 Omaha)
09 About A Girl (10/26/89 BBC)
10 Polly (10/26/89 BBC)
11 Love Buzz (10/26/89 BBC)
12 Spank Thru (10/26/89 BBC)
13 Dive (11/1/89 VPRO)
14 Breed (11/8/89 Cologne)
15 Blew (11/18/89 Hanau)
16 Vendettagainst (11/22/89 Vienna)
17 Big Cheese (1/6/90 Seattle)
18 Molly's Lips (5/6/90 Atlanta)
19 Been A Son (5/6/90 Atlanta)
20 Here She Comes Now (5/13/90 Lincoln)
21 Pay To Play (5/13/90 Lincoln)
22 Verse Chorus Verse (8/17/90 Hollywood)
23 In Bloom (8/17/90 Hollywood)
24 Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves (1987 Practice Demo)

Camel - 1984-05-15 - Utrecht, NL (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)


01 - Unevensong 
02 - Never Let Go 
03 - Drafted 
04 - Lies 
05 - Pressure Points 
06 - Refugee 
07 - Cloak And Dagger Man 
08 - Long Goodbyes 
09 - Lady Fantasy 
10 - Hymn To Her 
11 - Vopos 
12 - Stationary Traveller 
13 - West Berlin 
14 - Fingertips 
15 - Sasquatch 
16 - Rhayader > Rhayader Goes To Town > Radio outro

Echo & The Bunnymen - 1984-08-23 - Toronto, ON (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Lineage :
Traded Maxell XLII (Type II) cassette tape -> Aiaw AD770 3-Head cassette deck -> SB Extigy soundcard -> CoolEdit Pro 2.1 -> WAV -> CD-R -> EAC -> WAV -> TLH -> FLAC 8 & .ffp

01 - Rescue (4:20)
02 - My Kingdom (3:49)
03 - Heads Will Roll (4:20)
04 - Crocodiles (5:16)
05 - Ocean Rain (5:25)
06 - Nocturnal Me (4:09)
07 - Killing Moon (4:29)
08 - All That Jazz (2:42)
09 - The Cutter (3:49)
10 - Thorn Of Crowns (6:43)
11 - Do It Clean (8:37)

Playlist length:
53 minutes 39 seconds

Note that there are 3 or 4 tiny gaps between tracks (affecting mainly only audience applause) where the original taper edited out radio station announcements or advertisements.

Fleetwood Mac - 2003-06-08 - Tampa, FL (ALD/AUD/FLAC)


Fleetwood Mac
Ice Palace
Tampa, Florida
June 8, 2003

Matrix of ALD / Audience Recordings
Lineage not given, though both originate from master DATs

Disc one (71:14):
(1) The Chain (5:24)
(2) Dreams (4:32)
(3) Eyes of the World (3:37)
(4) Peacekeeper (4:50)
(5) Second Hand News (3:18)
(6) Say You Will (4:16)
(7) Never Goin' Back Again (3:17)
(8) Rhiannon (5:41)
(9) Come (8:17)
(10) Gypsy (4:47)
(11) Big Love (3:33)
(12) Landslide (4:32)
(13) Say Goodbye (4:40)
(14) What's The World Coming To (4:10)
(15) Beautiful Child (6:12)

Disc two (60:43):
(1) Gold Dust Woman (6:43)
(2) I'm So Afraid (8:47)
(3) Silver Springs (5:35)
(4) Tusk (5:06)
(5) Stand Back (6:15)
(6) Go Your Own Way (6:07)
(7) World Turning (13:29)
(8) Don't Stop (4:16)
(9) Goodbye Baby (4:23)

Md5 signature file and fingerprint file are included. Sorry, no artwork.

Comments: Very nice audience/ALD matrix from Fleetwood Mac's reunion tour in 2003. The primary source used in this matrix is the ALD, and this features unusually good fidelity for an assistive listening recording -- the low-end is well-represented and clean, unlike most sources of this type. The audience source appears to have been used sparingly to fill in a little atmosphere in the recording.

I'm not enough of a Fleetwood Mac fan to comment on the performance, though I saw this tour a couple of times and enjoyed it. There are several songs from the album they were promoting at the time which didn't really grab me, but the older material sounded great with this lineup. Lindsey Buckingham was clearly the star of the show, literally throwing himself into every vocal and guitar solo, though everyone was in very good form considering the years that have passed.

This was mastered by John Tsalikes and "Mike" (a.k.a. "gottahaveit") and seeded on DIME in early 2005, about a year and a half after John's untimely death. This was downloaded heavily and dropped from the tracker quickly (3 months), so it's likely that many DIME members who would be interested didn't see this the first time around.

Led Zeppelin - 1972-10-02 - Tokyo, JP (AUD/FLAC)

(Superb audience FLAC)

"Eastern Front"
October 2, 1972
Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
Supposedly Soundboard, but it's always sounded like a good Audience recording to me.

Great Dane Records (CD 9226 A/B)

Silver CDs > WAV (EAC) > FLAC Frontend v1.7.1

Disc 1:
01. Rock and Roll
02. Over the Hills and Far Away
03. Black Dog
04. Misty Mountain Hop
05. Since I've Been Loving You
06. Dancing Days
07. Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp
08. The Song Remains the Same
09. The Rain Song
10. Dazed and Confused

Disc 2:
01. Stairway to Heaven
02. Whole Lotta Love > I Can't Quit You
03. Heartbreaker
04. Immigrant Song > Communication Breakdown

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Kansas - 1975-12-02 - Pittsburgh, PA (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

December 2, 1975 (Stanley Theatre - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Steve Walsh –Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Kerry Livgren – Guitars, Keyboards
Rich Williams –Lead Guitars
Robby Steinhardt- Violin, Vocals
Dave Hope –Bass Guitars
Phil Ehart–Drums & Percussion

00 Last Minute Soundcheck (1:39)
02. Songs For America (10:54)
03. Icarus-Borne On Wings Of Steel (6:23)
04. Down The Road (3:37)
05. Lonely Street (7:26)
06. Belexes / Incl. Drum Solo (9:26)
07. Child Of Innocence (5:39)
08. Mysteries And Mayhem/The Pinnacle (16:26)
09. Bringing It Back (13:10)
10. It Takes A Woman's Love (4:27)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Paul McCartney - 1990-07-04 - Washington, WA (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

SHOW DATE: 07/04/90
SET(S): 29 (out of 35) songs


SBD > D > D > SSSB; thanks to Mike B. for seeding this show; BAND MEMBERS: Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh, Paul Wickens, Chris Whitten; MISSING: opening songs "Figure Of Eight", "Jet", "Got To Get You Into My Life"'; MISSING: mid-show "Lennon Tribute" (Strawberry Fields / Help! / Give Peace A Chance); any/all editing, fades, NR, hiss elimination, phase shifting, time smear correction, digital jitter elimination, EQ, and quantization noise elimination (when down-converting audio for CD-R mastering), were all performed using 24-bit / 96 kHz digital realm processing at Serafin Station Studio B using the "code name Harpoon" editing software (Beta V0.962.88 Build 125)

Disc 1
01 (You Say It's Your) Birthday (03:48)
02 Band On The Run (05:43)
03 We Got Married -> (06:50)
04 -> Let 'Em In (06:18)
05 The Long And Winding Road (05:20)
06 The Fool On The Hill (04:44)
07 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Opening) -> (02:32)
08 -> Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (04:16)
09 Good Day Sunshine (03:14)
10 Can't Buy Me Love (02:59)
11 Put It There (03:00)
12 The Things We Said Today -> (05:02)
13 -> Eleanor Rigby (02:46)
14 This One (04:51)
15 My Brave Face (03:19)
16 Back In The U.S.S.R. (03:39)

Total time: 1:08:28

Disc 2
01 When I Saw Her Standing There (05:12)
02 Coming Up (06:18)
03 "Friends Of The Earth" Rap (01:03)
04 Let It Be (04:55)
05 Live & Let Die (04:38)
06 "Up On The Stage" (Vaudeville song) (00:35)
07 Hey Jude (08:44)
08 Yesterday (02:42)
09 Happy Birthday -> (00:35)
10 -> Get Back (04:25)
11 Golden Slumbers -> (01:42)
12 -> Carry That Weight -> (04:43)
13 -> The End (02:00)

Total time: 47:36

Unfortunately, a few songs are missing (but isn't 29 songs enough for a show????). The 3 opening songs (Figure Of Eight, Got To Get You Into My Life, and Rough Ride) were not on the master. Paul's "Lennon Tribute" (Strawberry Fields / Help! / Give Peace a Chance) are also missing (known as "The Medley" on most set lists). The odd thing is, though, when listening to the master, I hear NO break anywhere where those 3 songs should have been! They show up on the unofficial set lists as being between "Let It Be" and "Live And Let Die". I've listened to the master I don't know how many times, and there is no change in the applause, an edit I can visually see/hear, nothing! So, I wonder if they WERE played or not. 2 sites show The Medley as NOT played this date. I can only wonder.

This is a excellent show, with lots of energy from Paul, who's constantly whooping it up between songs. He's in great voice, and his bass playing, although a little "down" in the mix, is still a good thing to listen to! The mix was done wonderfully, and there were only a couple of "glitches" in the effects for a few brief seconds on a couple of songs (such as too much reverb when the "quick" part of Live And Let Die happens. Oh well, engineers are only human, too! Otherwise, the mix is damn near perfect, nice channel separation where it needs to me, and none of the background vocals are too loud/soft... just right.

The selection of songs range from the early 60's Beatles to his most recent album of the time (Flowers In The Dirt), and the arrangements are excellent. Some sampling from the original Beatles' recordings were used, such as the jet aircraft taking off in Back In The USSR to the cello parts in Eleanor Rigby.

He's surrounded by some top notch musicians on guitars and vocals. Linda's voice is not in the mix much, but her then honed skills on the keyboards made up for it. The guitarists effects ranged from some very natural sounding acoustical guitars to the wonderful distortion/feedback/sustain segue between Things We Said Today and Eleanor Rigby (was right on the money!).

Led Zeppelin - The Making Of Led Zeppelin II (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

4cds by Empress Valley (EVSD 560-561-562-563)

silvers CD> EAC > Flac (level 8 )

Disc 1
Whole Lotta Love
01.Guitar #1
02.Guitar #2
04.Drum Right
05.Drum Left
07.Vocals #1
08.Vocals #2

Disc 2
What Is And What Should Never Be
01.Guitar #1
03.Drum Right
04.Drum Left
05.Vocals #1
06.Vocals #2
07.Vocals #3
08.Guitar + Vocals

Disc 3
01.Guitar #1
02.Guitar #2
04.Drum Right
05.Drum Left
06.Guitar + Bass + Drums
08.Vocals + Guitar

Disc 4
Ramble On
01.Guitar #1
02.Guitar #2
03.Guitar #3
05.Drum Right
06.Drum Left
08.Vocals + Guitar

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sting - 2017-02-16 - Kansas City, MO (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Uptown Theatre 
Feb 16th 2017 
Kansas City Missouri 

Edirol R09 > Audacity > Cd Wave 
Pictures included 
By Musicatto 

Capacity 2000 

Missed part of Synchronicity II due to the Owner of the Theatre being 3 seats away from me. 

Heading South on the Great North Road; Sting 
Joe Sumner - Stings Son You give me fire ??? 

01 - Synchronicity II; 
02 - Spirits in the Material World
03 - She’s Too Good for Me; 
04 - Englishman in New York; 
05 - I Can’t Stop Thinking About You; 
06 - One Fine Day; 
07 - Down, Down, Down; 
08 - I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying; 
09 - Pretty Young Soldier; 
10 - Petrol Head; 
11 - Shape of My Heart
12 - Message in a Bottle; 
13 - Ashes to Ashes; with son Joe Tribute to David Bowie 
14 - 50,000; 
15 - Walking on the Moon; 
16 - So Lonely; / Desert Rose; 
17 - Roxanne/Ain’t No Sunshine. 


18 - Next to You; 
19 - Every Breath You Take; 
20 - The Empty Chair.

R.E.M. - 1981-1982 - Down South (STU/FLAC)

(Studio FLAC)

vinyl transfer @ 32bit/96kHz & speed adjustment in Adobe Audition / light Click Repair + manual click removal in Adobe Audition / then resampled and dithered to 16bit/44.1kHz with iZotope RX3 Advanced 

Side A
01. White Tornado 
02. Shaking Through 
03. Rockville 
04. Gardening At Night 
05. Sitting Still 
06. Burning Down 

Side B
07. Round Is Funny aka Chained To The Wall (Oh OK cover) 
08. Ages of You 
09. Get On Their Way 
10. There She Goes Again 
11. Laughing 
12. Just A Touch 
13. Radio Free Europe 

+ bonus track "Jazz Lips" 

source: Chestnut (flexi bootleg 7") 
see here: https://www.discogs.com/REM-Chestnut/release/3885446 

A rare bootleg record containing a lossless version of the experimental studio creation variously known as Jazz Lips aka Blow Nose aka This Is Jazz. But don't get too excited: if this ditty didn't feature Michael Stipe's vocals, you'd be hard pressed to associate this in any way with R.E.M. 
The recording, taken from a battered flexi disc, took a mighty dose of cleaning up (speed adjustment, click removal). It's still a lo fi version, from a hi-gen source to begin with, but I guess it's better than nothing. File under: to be played infrequently.

Metallica - 1999-06-25 - St. Gallen, CH (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Open Air
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Source: SBD
Transfer: Trade CDR -> EAC(secure) -> WAV -> FLAC(lv8)

Disc 01:
01. Ecstacy Of Gold
02. Breadfan
03. Master of Puppets
04. Of Wolf & Man
05. The Thing That Should Not Be
06. Fuel
07. The Memory Remains
08. Bleeding Me
09. Bass/Guitar Doodle
10. Jam -> Sanitarium Tease -> Harvester Tease
11. The Four Horsemen
12. For Whom the Bell Tolls

Disc 02:
01. King Nothing
02. Wherever I May Roam
03. One
04. Fight Fire With Fire
05. Nothing Else Matters
06. Sad But True
07. Creeping Death
08. Die Die My Darling
09. Enter Sandman
10. Battery

Awesome soundboard of a great show!! I got this in a mail trade sometime in 2005. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paul McCartney - 1990-06-30 - Knebworth, UK (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Knebworth Festival

Hertfordshire, England

This is the "live as it happened" satellite broadcast and is not from the vinyl LP on the fake Dark Horse label

120,000 fans gathered for an historic concert event to aid the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

KLSX-FM > Phillips AH-6731 tuner > Mitsubishi U57 VHS Hi-Fi (SP) > Sony DTS 690 (16-48)
Transfer and mastering:
Otari DTR-8S > Korg mn-2000s > Adobe Audition 3.0 > Audiogate (16-44) > CD Wav > TLH (Flac Level 8) > Stamp ID3 tag editor

A Very Windy and Rainy day and the wind can be heard in places as a low rustling sound

01. Comin' Up
02. Back In The USSR
03. I Saw Her Standing There
04. We Got Married
05. Birthday
06. Paul talks about the importance of the Knebworth festival
07. Let It Be
08. Live And Let Die
09. If I Were Not Upon The Stage (a short take)
10. Hey Jude
11. Strawberry Fields Forever > Help > Give Peace A Chance

12. Yesterday

Second encore
13. Can't Buy Me Love


While doing some research I found another version of this performance. That was sourced from an unofficial release on vinyl which has now been converted to a silver CD. This is from my master "Off the Air" tape recording and has never been shared before.

Performed balance and volume adjustments as required. Converted to 16-44 for CD burning archivists.

Loved the sound of this Phillips tuner. Punchy and excellent stereo separation so no EQ needed.

Frequency analysis reveals the standard FM broadcast roll off including a spur at 15.734 kHz. This was a by-product of the recording equipment and would not be audible to most people. A narrow band notch filter was applied to reduce the amplitude so it is now inaudible to young and old ears.

Dream Theater - 2017-02-17 - Partille, SWE (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)


Date: 2017-02-17
City, Country: Partille, Sweden
Venue: Partille Arena (indoor)
Source: Complete MASTER Audience recording

Taper: Jontebus
Source: AKG CK63 + tinybox + Sony PCM-M10 (24bit/48kHz)
Location: 20-25 meters left PA
Mastering: Jontebus
Notes: Volume raised, clapping reduced. NO EQ!!! Downsampled to 16bit/44,1kHz.

01 - Intro (The colonel)
02 - The dark eternal night
03 - The bigger picture
04 - Hell’s kitchen
05 - The gift of music
06 - Our new world
07 - Portrait of Tracy
08 - As I am
09 - Breaking all illusions

- 20 minutes intermission -

10 - Happy new year 1992 intro
11 - Pull me under
12 - Another day
13 - Take the time
14 - Surrounded
15 - Metropolis pt 1 - The miracle and the sleeper (incl drum solo)
16 - Under a glass moon (incl keyboard solo)
17 - Wait for sleep
18 - Learning to live

- Encore -
19 - A change of seasons I-VII

Length: 02:45:29