Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Just a Man

Covers: Front, Back (Covers removed because someone complained it violated copyright)

Link removed per request by Van Morrisons’ lawyers.

DISC ONE
1. Into the Mystic – 9/5/71, Pacific High Studios, Sausalito, CA
2. Brown-Eyed Girl – 4/26/70, Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
3. Wild Night – 5/26/73, Troubador Club, Los Angeles, CA
4. Bulbs – 6/30/74, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
5. Natalia – 11/1/78, The Bottom Line, NYC
6. And It Stoned Me – 7/10/80, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
7. Got to Go Back – 7/25/86, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
8. The Street Only Knew Your Name – 1/26/84, Nouveau Palace de Festival, Cannes, France
9. In the Garden – 9/29/86, Carre Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10. Dweller on the Threshold – 1/26/84, Nouveau Palace de Festival, Cannes, France
11. Cleaning Windows – 6/21/87, Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
12. Celtic Ray – 4/4/82, Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
13. I Will Be There – 7/15/89, Imst Festival, Imst, Tirol, Austria
14. Northern Muse – 4/20/90, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
15. Caravan – 7/11/90, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
16. Summertime in England – 6/21/87, Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, England

Set II
DISC TWO
1. In the Afternoon – 6/13/99, Roseland Ballroom, NYC
2. I’ll Go Crazy – 4/21/92, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
3. Some Peace Of Mind – 4/1/91, Vrendenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
4. Melancholia – 12/17/95, The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
5. Tupelo Honey > Why Must I Always Explain? – 4/28/96, Supper Club, NYC
6. See Me Through > Soldier of Fortune > Thank You – 4/14/95, The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
7. Whenever God Shines His Light – 7/13/96, JVC Statenhal, The Hague, The Netherlands
8. Vanlose Stairway > Trans Euro Train – 10/18/96 Leverkusener Jazztage Forum, Leverkusen, Germany
9. Philosophers Stone – 11/13/03, Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany
10. Rough God Goes Riding – 12/19/98, Rockpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
11. It?s All In The Game > You Know What They?re Writing About > Burning Ground – 3/18/05, Apollo Theater, NYC
12. Into the Mystic – 3/19/05, The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

Originator’s Comment
This collection is a compilation of some of my favorite Van performances. It’s 75% sbd/fm/pre-fm, 25% audience, and 100% great performances.

Lossles Bootleg Bonanza: David Byrne – Ann Arbor, MI (10/24/08)

David Byrne
10/24/08
Michigan Theatre
Ann Arbor, MI

Download: FLAC/MP3FLAC/MP3

Review

Strange Overtones
I Zimbra
One Fine Day
Help Me Somebody
Houses In Motion
My Big Nurse
My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)
Heaven
Never Thought
Home
Crosseyed & Painless
Life Is Long
Once In A Lifetime
Life During Wartime
I Feel My Stuff
Encore I:
Take Me To The River
The Great Curve
Encore II:
Air
Burning Down the House
Everything That Happens

Bootleg Bonaza: Whiskeytown – Drunken Confessions

Whiskeytown
Drunken Confessions

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Drank Like a River
Too Drunk to Dream
Fucking Bastards
Take Your Guns to Town
The Great Divide
Mining Town
Nervous Breakdown
Pawn Shop
Macon, GA

Western Star
Jacksonville, City of Light
Young, Fair Mary
The Bed That I Bought
Movin’ On Up [‘The Jeffersons’ theme]
Steal Somebody’s Car
Nervous Breakdown
What May Seem Like Love
Somebody Remembers the Rose
Faithless Street
Mining Town

An odd, eclectic mix of live cuts and c-sides. Quality is decent. Some songs like they were recorded from the room over. The playing is ragged (but right.) Definitely worth it for fans.

Bootleg Bonanza: Paul Simon – BBC Radio (05/25/06)

Paul Simon
05/25/06
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre
London, UK

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Introduction
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Outrageous
Slip Slidin’ Away
You’re The One
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
How Can You Live In The Northeast?
The Boxer
Father And Daughter
Loves Me Like A Rock
Graceland
Wartime Prayers
Outro

UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, London 25th May 2006
FM Broadcast BBC Radio 2 21.00-22.00 Saturday 3rd June 2006
Presented by Paul Gambaccini

After a day of posting bands I don’t that much enjoy, here’s a guy I truly love. One of the great songwriters of the last hundred years. This recording is phenomenal. Recorded for a radio show and you can really tell he’s tossed out all the stops and tried to make this show something special. And it is. The “Diamonds” opener gives me chills, and it gets better from there. If you are a fan, this is a must-have.

Bootleg Bonanza: She & Him – Newport Folk Festival (08/02/08)

She & Him
Newport Folk Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
08/02/08

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Intro
Black Hole
I Was Made For You
Change Is Hard
Sentimental Heart
Stage Banter
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Take It Back
The Garden Rose (with Becky Sharp)
Lingering Still
Got Me
I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Magic Trick (with Jim James)
This Is Not A Test
Sweet Darlin’

She & Him is the super-group duo consisting of alt-rock stalwart m. ward and actress Zooey Deschanel. They have thus far released one album, aptly titled Vol. 1, which of course promises a Vol. 2 in the near future. It was pretty universally praise by critics, but left me less than enthused. The album is essentially indie darling making bubblegum pop, which is, rather, decidedly cool, but never really meshed for me. I can’t exactly say why except that bubblegum pop generally doesn’t do much for me. It is often fun and enjoyable, and sometimes sad, but as the name implies it isn’t out for emotional depth. Or maybe it is that the album seems like long form irony and I’m simply not getting it. Both performers do admirably well on the album, and I’m certainly not slagging those who love it, but I generally take a pass.

This show does nothing to make me a fan, and I wouldn’t put it alongside my favorite live performances ever, but it is a strong showing of what you find on the album, with some flourishes. If you loved the album, you will likely fall in love with this recording. I believe it comes from an NPR stream, and the sound is high quality.

Bootleg Bonanza: Alanis Morissette – The Hands of Love

Alanis Morissette
02/05/02
Gloria Event Theater
Cologne, Germany

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All I Really Want
Right Through You
Narcissus
You Learn
Flinch
A Man
Precious Illusions
21 Things
You Oughta Know
Hands Clean
Head Over Feet
So Unsexy
Uninvited
Thank You
Ironic

I’ve had something of a love/indifferent relationship with Alanis. When she first made it big, I very much didn’t like her. “You Oughta Know” always seemed like just another angry woman angry over a man who done her wrong, and using risque lyrics to draw attention. But then over spring break I made the long trip from Alabama to Oklahoma and back again and Alanis was all over the radio. Even I had to admit that “Ironic” and “Hand in my Pocket” were crazy catchy and a lot of fun. From there I had to decide to give up not-liking her and enjoy the songs for what they were – fun pop.

Since then I have enjoyed her hits, but not bought her albums or paid too much attention to her.

This is a really well played, totally rock-out show. The sound is really good too, except for the low kps rate. Sorry about that but this is how I obtained it. Still for those who don’t care so much about those things, it is quite excellent.

Bootleg Bonanza: Keb' Mo' – Humboldt State University (07/21/96)

Keb’ Mo’
07/21/96
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA

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Angelina
Victim Of Comfort
You Can Love Yourself
That’s Not Love *
The Action
Perpetual Blues Machine
Hand It Over
Henry **
Dirty Lowdown & Bad
Every Morning
Am I Wrong *
Just Like You
Dangerous Mood
Tell Everybody I Know *
Mona Lisa
City Boy
King Bee
A Letter (?)
She Just Wants To Dance
E1: Lullaby Baby Blues
E2: More Than One Way Home

* Clayton Gibb on banjo
** Clayton Gibb on guitar

I know next to nothing about Keb’ Mo’ except that he is a good singer, that he recorded a song with Lyle Lovett and that I have this concert. I haven’t even listened to this concert all the way through. Good quality though.

Bootleg Bonanza: Leonard Cohen – Sweden (05/02/93)

Leonard Cohen
05/02/93
Lisenbergshall
Gotenburg, Sweden

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1. The Future
2. Ain’t No Cure For Love
3. Bird On The Wire
4. First We Take Manhattan
5. Suzanne
6. I’m Your Man
7. Joan Of Arc
8. Closing Time
9. Hallelujah

A short set by the legend, but a good one. Quality is excellent. Cohen has a full band and back up singers.

Bootleg Bonanza: Evan Dando – Gabe's Oasis (01/18/04)

Evan Dando
Gabe’s Oasis, Iowa City (soundboard)
18/01/2004

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recording: sbd>analog cable>sony tcd-d100
transfer: tcd-d100>analog cable>creative sb live!>cool edit 2000>cd wav>shn
tlh > cd wav > flac frontend level 8 asb verified

The taper ran out of tape on the last song, a Big Star cover,
so it fades out and then back in once he inserted a new tape.

Disc 1
01. Confetti
02. Into Your Arms
03. All My Life
04. My Drug Buddy
05. Hannah & Gabi
06. My Idea
07. The Outdoor Type
08. Tenderfoot
09. If I Could Talk I’d Tell You
10. Great Big No
11. Hard Drive
12. The Turnpike Down
13. Down About It
14. How Will I Know [Whitney Houston]
15. I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman [Britney Spears]
16. Different Drum [Michael Nesmith]
17. Why Do You Do This To Yourself?
18. Shots Is Fired
19. The Same Thing You Thought Hard About Is The Same Part I Can Live Without
20. Ride With Me
21. Stove
22. Fall Down Dead
23. Being Around
24. Frying Pan [Victoria Williams]
25. Rudderless
26. Lake Charles [Lucinda Williams]
27. Abandoned [Lucinda Williams]
28. Side of The Road [Lucinda Williams]
29. Like A Rose [Lucinda Williams]
30. It’s A Shame About Ray

Disc 2
01. We had it coming! I’m not political by the way!!
02. How Much I’ve Lied [Gram Parsons]
03. $1000 Wedding [Gram Parsons]
04. Mallo Cup
05. I Don’t Want To Hurt You
06. Window Shopping [Hank Williams]
07. Left For Dead
08. Style
09. Bit Part
10. Ballad of El Goodo [Big Star]

For a brief period in the early 90s I became  a fan of Evan Dando and the Lemonheads.  To this day I really love It’s a Shame About Ray.  I say I became a brief fan because not long after that album, and the folow up, Come on Feel… I stopped listening to them.  I had never bothered with their previous albums, and I have yet to get anything other than those two.   I suppose you could call me a casual fan, or only a hit listener, but the truth is that for those couple of years I really loved that band.  But as with so many things I simply lost touch with them.

This is an acoustic solo show with just Evan Dando.  The sound quality is really wonderful, and his performance is nice.  There is a cool mix of old Lemonhead numbers and all kinds of quirky covers.  Exactly what I want with this kind of show.  Be warned though, that when Dando starts talking he often sounds like a complete moron.  Dude, just shut up and sing!

Bootleg Bonanza: Ry Cooder – Hammersmith Odeon (05/27/82)

RY COODER
Hammersmith Odeon
London
England
May 27th 1982

Audience Recording

SOURCE: Master (KH) > TDK AD90/AD60 (Dolby B)> Akai GXC-570D (Playback) (Dolby B) >
Line in to Soundforge 9 > FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

Download MP3@320kps: Rapidshare

Aplogies, I seem to have misplaced the FLAC files for this.

Covers:  Front, back

Transfer & Artwork: JTT, March 2009

Disc One:
01. LITTLE SISTER
02. GO HOME GIRL
03. SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE
04. DENOMINATION BLUES
05. DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS
06. FOOL ABOUT A CIGARETTE > FEELING GOOD
07. HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE
08. I’M NOT WORRIED
09. IT’S ALL OVER NOW
10. BLUE SUEDE SHOES
11. WHICH CAME FIRST

Disc Two:
01. INTRO TO …
02. IF WALLS COULD TALK
03. I’M DRINKING AGAIN
04. THE VERY THING THAT MAKES YOU RICH
05. NEVER MAKE YOUR MOVE TOO SOON > BAND INTROS
06. CRAZY ‘BOUT AN AUTOMOBILE
07. DOWN IN HOLLYWOOD
08. CHAIN GANG