Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples – Eugene, OR (07/06/16)

bob dylan mavis staples 2016 tour poster

Bob Dylan
Eugene, Oregon
Cuthbert Amphitheater — (Tuesday)
June 7, 2016

Download: FLAC/MP3

Supporting act: Mavis Staples
Capacity: 5000
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Special offer: A CD copy of Bob Dylan’s new album, Fallen Angels (available May 20), was included with every pair of tickets purchased online.
Ticket prices: Reserved – $80.00, $70.00; General Admission – $45.00
VIP packages: $170, $205, $280
Presale tickets for American Express Cardholders went on sale on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 AM
Tickets went on sale to the general public on Friday, March 18 at 10:00 AM

Mavis Staples’ set

01 – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) (Staple Singers)
02 – Take Us Back (Benjamin Booker)
03 – Slippery People (Talking Heads)
04 – Respect Yourself (Staples Singers)
05 – Freedom Highway (Staples Singers)
06 – We’re Gonna Make It
07 – Dedicated (Justin Vernon)
08 – I’ll Take You There (Staples Singers)

Band Members:
Rick Holmstrom – electric guitar
Jeff Turmes – bass
Stephen Hodges – drums
Donny Gerrard and Vicki Randle – vocals

Bob Dylan’s set

01 – Things Have Changed (Bob center stage)
02 – She Belongs To Me (Bob center stage with harp)
03 – Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Bob on piano)
04 – What’ll I Do (Bob center stage)
05 – Pay In Blood (Bob center stage)
06 – Melancholy Mood (Bob center stage)
07 – Duquesne Whistle (Bob on piano)
08 – I’m A Fool To Want You (Bob center stage)
09 – Tangled Up In Blue (Bob center stage with harp then on piano)

(intermission)

10 – High Water (for Charley Patton) (Bob center stage)
11 – Why Try To Change Me Now (Bob center stage)
12 – Early Roman Kings (Bob on piano)
13 – I Could Have Told You
14 – Spirit On The Water (Bob on piano)
15 – Scarlet Town (Bob center stage)
16 – All Or Nothing At All (Bob center stage)
17 – Long And Wasted Years (Bob center stage)
18 – Autumn Leaves (Bob center stage)

(encore)

19 – Blowin’ In The Wind (Bob on piano, Donnie on violin)
20 – Love Sick (Bob center stage)

Band Members
Bob Dylan – piano, harp
Tony Garnier – bass
George Recile – drums
Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar, maracas
Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
Donnie Herron – violin, banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

LB-12493 ; 77min+68min ; 2CDR ; Rating: ?

Lineage: EdiroIR-09HR with Audia TechnicaAT8022 stereo mic> files burned to computer>output to CDs>CDs loaded onto my computer and worked on extensively with Soundforge Professional.

Poster included.

Notes from the original uploader: This is one of the more problematic recordings I’ve worked on, but I spent a few hours on it because
a) I don’t think another tape of the Eugene show has surfaced and
b) I was there, so I wanted it anyway.

First, we have to thank WG for this recording. He’s not wild about taking bows, because there were problems.
On his recorder, the volume was somehow “locked in” at a high level and he fought that through the first
three songs primarily. (And the Mavis set suffers for this too).
For whatever reasons, it’s most an issue for track 3-“Beyond Here Lies Nothin'”, which was just
essentially “bricked” and therefore distorted.

I did a lot of work to get the first three songs to some degree of listenablity, although you may just
want to skip “Beyond”. “Things..” will have mic bumping and glitches-and it’s faded in because the very
start of the recording had way too much of that and it was better to just get past it and fade up,
though you really miss little of the song.

“She Belongs To Me” actually wasn’t too hot so that turned out ok.

The “bricked” track, though, that’s distorted, there’s a lot of “skipping” sounds (that’s not your
cd player that’s the mike levels being strangled so it will sound like skips) until about 3:18 when
WG succeeds in backing off the volume and the rest of it is back to some degree of normal levels.

You will hear a bit of that “skipping sound” for about the first 20 seconds of song four, “What I’ll Do”,
and then after that, you really have a pretty listenable Bob show. I did a fair amount of eq work
throughout because even when not distorted it was kind of muddy sounding.
I applied a few tricks to deal with those mike bumps and glitches to dial those back as much as possible.

Finally, again, this is good to get because without the taper, we wouldn’t have it at all, and about 80% turned out pretty well. You had a taper with a cold, a recorder not behaving, and not a huge fan of the Sinatra material, so he could have shut it down. But he didn’t, so be grateful…if mindful of the issues I’ve documented.

My decision to include Mavis on the second disc, because I love her so much, but her set was of course
first and that one wasn’t bricked, but it was pretty loud and therefore you’ll hear some audible
“crackling” even after my sonic touches to soften the whole thing. I have included after that the
not-faded “All Or Nothing At All” so you can choose to insert that back in order and do your own
split on two cds and not include Mavis at all.

Thank you for not slinging too many arrows my direction. I haven’t uploaded anything in a long time,
but I hope someone out there likes at least most of what is offered.
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bittorrent download 12/16; (did not review this)

2 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples – Eugene, OR (07/06/16)

  1. Exactly 2 weeks before I saw him. I do wish the jackasses in the audience would STFU but I guess they paid for their tickets….Thanks again, Mat!

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