Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Who – Denver, CO (06/09/70)

The Who 1970

The Who
9th June 1970
Mammoth Gardens
Denver, Colorado, USA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Original source lineage: unknown (low) gen analog > CDR > EAC > Flac

Additional source lineage: Flac > TLH > Wav > Adobe Audition 3.0.1* > Wav >
CD Wave > Wav > Flac Frontend > Flac 8 (tagged and verified)

Track list:

Disc One

01 – Heaven & Hell (cuts in)
02 – I Can’t Explain (cuts in)
03 – Young Man Blues
04 – The Seeker
05 – Water
06 – I Don’t Even Know Myself
07 – Introduction To Tommy
08 – Overture
09 – It’s A Boy
10 – 1921
11 – Amazing Journey (cuts)

Disc Two

01 – Christmas (cuts in)
02 – The Acid Queen
03 – Pinball Wizard
04 – Do You Think It’s Alright
05 – Fiddle About
06 – Tommy Can You Hear Me
07 – There’s A Doctor
08 – Go To The Mirror
09 – Smash The Mirror
10 – Miracle Cure
11 – Sally Simpson
12 – I’m Free
13 – Tommy’s Holiday Camp
14 – We’re Not Gonna Take It
15 – Summertime Blues
16 – My Generation/Jam/Water(reprise)
17- Naked Eye (cuts)

Total time: 94:42

md5 and flac fingerprint checksums included
No Artwork

* Corrections/modifications:

– Speed correction + 4.2%
– Increased Left Channel gain with 1.8 dB on Disc 1
– Decreased Left Channel gain with 2.5 dB on Disc 2

Notes:

A bit distant but very good sounding, stereo audience recording sourced from unknown gen analog transferred to CDR which I downloaded in 2006. It suffered from fast speed and slight channel imbalance which I corrected for this seed. Obviously, the recording had been done on a 90 mins Cassette as there’s a cut around 45 mins on each side which unfortunately means that the last part of Amazing Journey and Sparks are missing on the first side as well as the last part of Naked Eye and the conclusion of the show on the second. There’s an additional cut after Heaven And Hell, maybe the taper wanted to save time at first and then decided to just let the tape run to the end. I am not aware of other sources so it looks like we will sadly never hear the full show. And a great show it is!

From The Who Concert File by Joe McMicheal and ‘Irish’ Jack Lyons:

The band played the first of two shows in a poorly ventilated, privately owned ballroom. The Who were denied use of Red Rocks Amphitheatre by the City of Denver at the time because of a ban on hard rock shows at the famous outdoor venue. I Don’t Even Know Myself was introduced into the set on this night and Sally Simpson was played here for the last time until 1989. The two concerts in Denver grossed $ 45,000 in a city they had almost skipped altogether on this month-long tour.

pernod/Bert13
2nd February 2010

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