Bootleg Bonanza: Muddy Waters – Paris, France (04/11/68)

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Download MP3@320kps: Megaupload

Muddy Waters
April 11, 1968
La Salle Pleyel, Paris, France

2.Back to the Chicken Shack
3.Train Fare Home
4.Hoochie Coochie Man
5.Blow Wind Blow
6.Long Distance Call
7.Ring Up*
8.Worried Life Blues*
9.Got My Mojo Working
10.”Rappel” (encore)
* = vocal by Otis Spann

Sb recording

Cdr > Wav (Cdex) > Flac (Level 5)>MP3@320

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Ultra Rare Trax, Vol. 2

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Bruce Springsteen
Label: The Genuine Pig
Catalog #: TGP148
June-July 1972
Media Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York

Download: FLAC/MP3

Cover art: Front, Inside Back, Disk

Transfer/Trade and Generation Info: Original Silvers -> Eac (Secure) -> Flac (Level 8, Align on SB, Verify)

01 – Jazz Musician (6:14)
02 – Southern Son (4:24)
03 – It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City (2:47)
04 – No Need (6:09)
05 – If I Was The Priest (5:45)
06 – Vibes Man (3:12)
07 – Henry Boy (3:20)
08 – She’s Leaving #1 (2:59)
09 – She’s Leaving #2 (5:15)
10 – Tokyo (And The Band Played) (4:02)
11 – Song Of The Orphans (6:15)
12 – The Lady And The Doctor (3:22)
13 – Cowboys Of The Sea (4:05)

Referred to as the “London Publishing Demos”
This appears to be a copy of “THE UNSURPASSED SPRINGSTEEN VOL. 4”

Bootleg Bonanza: Various Artists – Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan, Vol 35 – We Salute Him When His Birthday Comes

Download MP3@320kps: Mediafire

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan, Vol.35: Salute Him When His Birthday Comes

01 Song to Woody – Uncle Tupelo (May 28, 1990, Cicero’s, St. Louis, MO)
02 Tangled Up in Blue – Robyn Hitchcock (Feb 19, 2000, Largo, Los Angeles, CA)
03 This Wheel’s on Fire – Elvis Costello and the Imposters (May 9, 2011, Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA)
04 Everything is Broken – The Waterboys (Apr 10, 1990, Docks, Hamburg, Gemany)05 You’re a Big Girl Now – Lloyd Cole (Dec 27, 2001, Joe’s Pub, New York, NY)
06 Oh Sister – Robin Pecknold (Jul 11, 2009, Neumo’s, Seattle, WA)
07 I Threw It All Away – Roddy Frame and Edwyn Collins (Oct 17, 1990, Copenhagen Music Cafe, Denmark)
08 Love Minus Zero – Joe Jack Talcum (Sep 13, 2009, The Mill, Iowa City, IA)
09 Queen Jane Approximately – David Rawlings Machine (Mar 24, 2009, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA)
10 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – Kaiser-Phillips Band (Jan 7, 1990, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA) 11 Positively Fourth Street – Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders (Jul 10, 1973, The Keystone, Berkeley, CA)
12 I Shall Be Released – Gene Clark (May 12, 1989, Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Westboro, MA)
13 Cross the Green Mountain – Elliott Murphy (Sep 5, 2009, Beitohallen, Beitostolen, Norway)
14 Masters of War – Leon Russell (Nov 21, 1970, Fillmore East, New York)
15 Blowin’ in the Wind – Neil Young (Feb 28, 1991, Dean E. Smith Center, Charlotte, NC)
16 Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ – Steve Wynn (Au 13, 2009, Hana-bi, Marina di Ravenna, Italy)
17 Forever Young – Joan Baez (Mar 31, 2004, Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN)

Bootleg Bonanza: The Rolling Stones – Better Results (Demos & Outtakes)

Download MP3@320kps: Mediafire

The Rolling Stones
Better Resuts (More Music & Improved Sound)
Label: Outsider Bird Records [OBR 305-CD-023]
Artwork included
Lineage: from silver CD>EAC>FLAC

Demos & Outtakes (excellent soundboard)
01-13: 5th March>2nd January 1978, PathÈ Marconi Studios (Boulogne)
14: 18th January>12th February 1979, Compass Point Studios (Bahamas)

01.Everlasting Is My Love (take 2)
02.No Spare Parts
03.Hang Fire (take 1)
04.Black Limousine (take 3)*
05.Everlasting Is My Love (take 3)
06.Slow Blues
07.You Win Again
08.Do You Get Enough
09.Disco Musik
10.Petrol Gang
11.Never Let Her Go*
12.Never Make You Cry (take 2)*
13.It’s All Wrong*
14.Never Too Into*

*Never released before.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lyle Lovett – London, England (06/12/92)


Lyle Lovett
Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
June 12th 1992

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 She’s No Lady
02 Church
03 She’s Leaving Me Because She Really Wants To
04 You’ve Been So Good Up to Now
05 All My Love is Gone
06 North Dakota
07 Flyswatter-Ice Water Blues
08 Since the Last Time
09 L.A. County
10 What Do You Do-Glory Of Love
11 Cowboy Man
12 She’s Hot to Go
13 She’s Already Made Up Her Mind *
14 If I Had A Boat *

* Woburn Abbey, England June 20th 1992 (Fm Broadcast)

BBC Radio 2 FM Broadcast
Technics Tuner>Akai GX95 MK11>Sony MDS-JB920>Pioneer 609 (CDR)>EAC>FLAC>MP3@320

I decided to test the idea of uploading both lossless and lossy versions of the same show. It worked out alright. Uploading lossless is really simple as there is no labeling to do, but obviously the files are much bigger and thus it took much longer to upload, which would severely limit the number of shows a day I can upload. I don’t suspect that I’ll try it again, except maybe with really popular artists such as Van Morrison or Bob Dylan.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Amherst, MA (02/20/80)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Fine Arts Center (University of Massachusetts)
Amherst, MA

Download FLAC/MP3

Source: Naks – model and deck unknown.
Set I: MAC > Cx > standalone CDR > WAV > FLAC.
Set II: MAC > C1 (Maxell type I), playback on Sony TC-KE400S (no NR) > audiophile 2496 analog in > Soundforge 7 (recorded as 24 bit / 48 KHz WAV) > Wavelab (processing & 16 bit rendering – see below) > CDWave 1.9 (tracking) > FLAC.>(MP3@320)
Taper: unknown from Pittsburgh.
First generation cassette source for Set II kindly provided by Dennis Carter.
Transfer and processing by Chris Ladner.

Disc 1 – Early Show
01 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
02 Catfish John
03 That’s What Love Will Make You Do
04 Simple Twist Of Fate
05 //They Love Each Other
06 That’s All Right, Mama
07 Deal

Disc 2 – Late show
01 Sugaree
02 Sitting In Limbo
03 Tore Up Over You
04 //Russian Lullaby
05 Harder They Come
06 Midnight Moonlight

I uploaded this show from a different source some time ago. This is a much better sounding source so if you liked the show, but hated the sound this ones for you.

Comments from torrentor:
– Beginning of They Love Each Other and most of Russian Lullaby are cut.
– There is pretty significant distortion at times on the first set source, especially during Deal.
– The first set is markely inferior to the second set and I would rate the sound quality as a C-.
– The second set sounds very good and is the reason to get this show with classic renditions of “Sugaree” and “Sitting In Limbo”.

The previous version of this source suffers from multiple analog generations and poor quality digital transfer. Dennis’ cassette is a first gen off the mystery taper’s master and had much less hiss than the previous source without the phase/tape degradation on a source I previously encoded but never really circulated because i thought it sucked. The pitch issues with the other source are not apparent on the new source either.

The following steps were done in mastering the cassette transfer to 16 bit/44.1 KHz WAV:

1. Original 24 bit WAV file was normalized to 87% RMS using Wavelab 5.
2. A 3 second section of the WAV file containing tape noise preceding the onset of musical content was “learned” using Waves X-Noise Plugin and selectively removed at a threshold of 0 dB and 63% removal. Examination of the removed content by visuasl waveform examination and listening showed smooth monotonous hiss without any fluctuation. There was no apparent coloring of the sound using these settings on 24 bit files with a definite reduction in perceived tape hiss.
3. Very minimal bass augmentation using Waves Renaissance Bass Plugin – frequency 90 HZ at a level of -16.7 dB.
4. Waves L3 Multimaximizer Plugin with flat EQ response and threshold of -2 dB/ceiling at -0.02 dB.
5. Mastering was done using the plugins in the above order with direct rendering to 16 bit/44.1 KHz using type I dither with ultra shaping.
6. File tracked using CDWave 1.9 and saved as 16 bit FLAC.

I attempted to restore the first set using some of the above plugin steps, however the results were disappointing and so I just left it as is. It is barely listenable by my personal standards.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Gillian Welch – Oakland, CA (06/01/11)

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Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Fox Theatre
Oakland, CA
June 1, 2011

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll
02 Make Me Down A Pallet On Your Floor
03 My First Lover
04 Throw Me A Rope
05 Elvis Presley Blues
06 Look at Miss Ohio
07 Ruby
08 Time (The Revelator)
09 I’ll Fly Away

total running time 44m5s

Gillian Welch – guitar, banjo, vocals
David Rawlings – guitar, vocals

stealth audience recording by Easy Ed from 23rd row far right
Beyerdynamic CK930 microphones > Naiant Littlebox (phantom power supply and preamp) > Sony PCM-M10 (24 bit, 44.1kHz)

transfer: USB copy .wav files to PC, Sound Forge 10 Pro (set track markers, convert to 16 bit [iZotope MBIT+ basic2 psych9 1 bit dither],export to .wav files) > Trader’s Little Helper (level 8 encoding) > flacs, ffp, md5 files>MP3@320

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joy Division – London, England (09/22/79)

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Joy Division
Nashville Ballroom
London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

Original torrent from Straap (2008).

Here are the original infos:
Vinyl LP > CDR > Wave > Flac
bootleg title : Try to cure yourself

01 Atmosphere
02 Wilderness
03 Shadowplay
04 Leaders of men
05 Insight
06 Colony
07 Transmission
08 Disorder
09 She’s lost control
10 Atrocity exhibition
11 Glass
12 Exercise one

Atmosphere is taken from “Out of the room” vinyl bootleg

The Band :
I.Curtis – vocals , electric guitar
S. Morris – drums , synthezizer
P.Hook – bass, vocals
B.A.Digham – guitar, synthezizer

Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Hamburg, Germany (06/04/89)


Van Morrison
Hamburg, Germany

Download: FLAC/MP3

I have also posted a Wolf remastering of the show which you can find here.

001. Yeah Yeah ( Georgie Fame )
002. Aint It Funny ( Georgie Fame )
003. Whenever God Shines His Light
004. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
005. Vanlose Stairway
006. Itís All In The Game
007. Orangefield
008. When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God
009. Help Me
010. Northern Muse ( Solid Ground )
011. These Are The Days
012. Summertime In England
013. Iíd Love To Write Another Song
014. Caravan
015. Moondance

FM-Broadcast from Norddeutscher Rundfunk ( NDR2 )

This is the complete concert as broadcasted by the german radio station NDR3.
(Remastered 2001)
Lineage: master disc > cdparanoia > WaveRepair > WaveMerge > WaveRepair >


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: David Gilmour – Universal City, CA (04/20/06)

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David Gilmour
April 20, 2006
Gibson Amphitheatre
Universal City, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

taper: edgar
source: AT831 > SP-SPSB-2 (rolloff @ 107 Hz) > Sony PCM-M1 @ 44.1
location: LOGE 15, Row F, Seat 2
transfer: Sony PCM-R300 > Monster optical > Prodif 32 > Soundforge 6.0 > Cdwave > mkw > shn>mp3@320

Disc One:

01: Breathe
02: Time
03: Castellorizon
04: On An Island #
05: The Blue #
06: Red Sky At Night
07: This Heaven
08: Then I Close My Eyes
09: Smile
10: Take A Breath
11: Pocketful Of Stones
12: Where We Start

Disc Two:

01: Shine On You Crazy Diamond #
02: Wots…The Deal
03: Fat Old Sun
04: Arnold Layne
05: Coming Back To Life
06: High Hopes
07: Echoes
08: Wish You Were Here
09: Find The Cost Of Freedom !
10: Comfortably Numb

# – Features David Crosby and Graham Nash on backing vocals
! – David, David and Graham acapella


David Gilmour: Guitars, Vocals + Sax on “Red Sky At Night”
Richard Wright: Keyboards, Vocals
Dick Parry: Saxophones
Phil Manzanera: Guitars
Guy Pratt – Bass Guitars
Jon Carin – Keyboards, Guitars
Steve DiStanislao: Drums