Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (06/03/78)

Bob Dylan - Los Angeles millard_june_3_1978

Bob Dylan
Universal Amphitheatre
Los Angeles, CA
June 3, 1978
Mike Millard first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Two

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info: AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550

LB-11634

JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX3 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 (pitch correction) > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (Indexed) >
xACT 2.21 > FLAC (Seamless transfer, disc break is only a suggestion)

missing: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Love Her With a Feeling

101 Baby Stop Crying (joined in progress)
102 Mr. Tambourine Man
103 Shelter From The Storm
104 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
105 Tangled Up In Blue
106 Ballad Of A Thin Man
107 Maggie’s Farm
108 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
109 Like A Rolling Stone
110 I Shall Be Released
111 Going, Going, Gone
112 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
113 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
114 You’re A Big Girl Now
201 One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
202 Blowin’ In The Wind
203 I Want You
204 Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
205 Masters Of War
206 Just Like A Woman
207 To Ramona
208 All Along The Watchtower
209 All I Really Want To Do
210 Band Introduction
211 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
212 Forever Young
213 The Times They Are A-Changin’

JEMS is pleased to release the second of 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. For further details on how these tapes came to be lost and found again, as well as JEMS’ history with Mike Millard, please refer to the notes in Vol. One http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=500680

Our second installment is from night three of Dylan’s residency at the Universal Amphitheatre in June 1978. This recording is more complete than the first night, but was again joined in progress. Millard’s notes state, “Missed first five minut[e]s of concert,” so his recording omits the show-opening “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and “Love Her With a Feeling,” before he gets his Nakamichi 550 up and running during “Baby Stop Crying.”

Like night one, what Millard did record is, to my ears, mighty fine. Lossless Bob has two entries for this show, both of which appear to be the same recording based on the LB notations that they cut in the same song (“Forever Young”). Millard’s recording has no cuts in “Forever Young,” and while we haven’t done an A-B comparison, that detail suggests it is indeed a new and previously uncirculated source as night one was. Samples provided.

Olof’s essential and detail-rich Still On The Road website notes: “There are (sic) some confusion regarding these shows, the set lists are identical, but some sources claim that Joni Mitchell was present on this show [June 3] rather than the nigh[t] before.” I can confirm that the BobTalk transcription on Olof’s site for June 3 matches Millard’s tape, so it is safe to say Mitchell’s appearance, cited in the June 2 BobTalk, is properly attributed to the correct show.

A few additional notes:

In 1978, the Universal Amphitheatre was an open-air venue

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