Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Clearwater, FL (04/08/97)

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Van Morrison
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL
Where The Water Runs Crystal Clear

Download: FLAC/MP3

Audience Source – Schoeps MK4 > DAT @ 44.1kHz
Transfer: Gen 2 DAT > Tascam DA-302 > Hosa DRA-501 Coax > Tascam CD-RW700 > Mitsui Silver 700mb Data CDRs.
(direct digital transfer)

Thanks to Paul Beichert for compiling these shows.

Disk 1
If You Live
Celtic Excavation
I’ve Been Working / Cold Sweat
Days Like This
Fire In The Belly
Beautiful Vision
You Make Me Feel So Free
Comrade Troubador
Wonderful Remark
In The Afternoon
St. Dominic’s Preview
Rough God Goes Riding
Sweet Thing (Brian Kennedy)

Disk 2
Slim Slow Slider
Tupelo Honey
Crazy Love
Summertime In England
Sometimes We Cry
See Me Through / Burning Ground
The Healing Game
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Clearwater, FL (04/07/97)

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Van Morrison
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL
Where the Water Runs Crystal Clear

Download: FLAC/MP3

Audience Source – Schoeps MK4 > DAT @ 44.1kHz
Transfer: Gen 2 DAT > Tascam DA-302 > Hosa DRA-501 Coax > Tascam CD-RW700 > Mitsui Silver 700mb Data CDRs.
(direct digital transfer)

Thanks to Paul Beichert for compiling these shows.

Disk 1
If You Live
Celtic Excavation
I’ve Been Working/Cold Sweat
Days Like This
Fire In The Belly
Beautiful Vision
Ain’t That Loving You Baby?
Sweet Thing
In The Afternoon/Shake Rattle and Roll

Disk 2
Rough God Goes Riding
You Make Me Feel So Free
If You Love Me
It Once Was My Life
Sometimes We Cry
Summertime In England
Tupelo Honey/Crazy Love
The Healing Game
Have I Told You Lately

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Clearwater, FL (04/06/97)

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Van Morrison
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL
Where the Water Runs Crystal Clear

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks to Paul Beichert for putting these shows together.

Disk 1
Symphony Sid
Celtic Excavation
I’ve Been Working
Days Like This
Fire In The Belly
So Quiet In Here/That’s Where It’s At
Into The Mystic
Crazy Love

Disk 2
Rough God Goes Riding
It Once Was My Life
Summertime In England
In The Garden
Cleaning Windows/Be Bop a Lula
Have I Told You Lately
The Healing Game

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Clearwater, FL (04/05/97)

Van Morrison - Clearwater - where the water runs crystal clear - 1997

Van Morrison
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater FL
Where the Water Runs Crystal Clear

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disk 1

Symphony Sid
Did Ye Get Healed?
It’s All In The Game
Days Like This
Fire In The Belly
So Quiet In Here/That’s Where It’s At
Rough God Goes Riding
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Here Comes The Night

Disk 2

It Once Was My Life
Into The Mystic
Real Real Gone
Vanlose Stairway/Trans-Euro Train
Summertime In England
Wonderful Remark
Cleaning Windows/Be Bop a Lula
Have I Told You Lately
The Healing Game

Upgrade Bonanza: Van Morrison – London, England (03/21/83)

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Dominion Theatre
London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

EX AUD – 1st gen – JTT
SOURCE: Audience

LINEAGE: gen 1 type-II cassette tape > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav > Trader’s Little Helper flac level 8 & torrent > HungerCity

Disc 1:
01. Memories ñ Bianca Thornton
02. Hungry For Your Love ñ Katie Kissoon
03. High Place In Your Mind ñ John Allair
04. Into The Mystic / Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No. 2 / Dweller On The Threshold
05. Bright Side Of The Road
06. Itís All In The Game
07. She Gives Me Religion
08. Beautiful Vision
09. Vanlose Stairway
10. Celtic Swing
11. Cleaning Windows
12. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
13. The Street Only Knew Your Name
14. Haunts Of Ancient Peace [cut at start]
15. Celtic Ray

Disc 2:
01. Cry For Home
02. River Of Time
03. Higher Than The World
04. Connswater
05. Aryan Mist
06. Summertime In England
07. Full Force Gale
08. Tupelo Honey
09. Whatíd I Say
10. Gloria

Van Morrison ñ vocals & other instruments (??)
Chris Michie ñ guitar
David Hayes ñ bass
Tom Donlinger ñ drums
Peter Van Hooke – drums
John Allair ñ organ
Pee Wee Ellis ñ saxophones
Mark Isham ñ trumpet
Bianca Thornton – backing vocals
Carol Kenyon – backing vocals
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Kalamazoo, MI (09/13/83)

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Neil Young
w/ The Shocking Pinks
September 19 1983
Reed Fieldhouse
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Download: FLAC/MP3

Analog master > CDR > CDR > eac > flac

01.Comes A Time
02.Love Is A Rose
03.Down By The River
04.Soul Of A Woman
05.Old Ways
06.Old Man
08.The Needle And The Damage Done
09.Dance, Dance, Dance
10.Heart Of Gold
11.Don’t Be Denied

01.Sail Away (minus intro)
04.After The Gold Rush
05.I Got A Problem
06.My My, Hey Hey
07.Mr. Soul
08.Sugar Mountain
09.Jellyroll Man
11.Payola Blues
12.Get Gone
13.Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me
14.Everybody’s Rockin’ (incomplete)
15.Do You Wanna Dance? (incomplete)

1983 Shocking Pinks Tour
The Shocking Pinks:
Neil Young – vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocoder
Ben Keith – guitar, alto saxophone
Larry Byron – piano, trumpet, vocals
Anthony Crawford – guitar, vocals
Rick Palombi – vocals
Craig Hayes – baritone saxophone
Tim Drummond – bass
Karl T. Himmel – drums
Larry Cragg – drums, banjo,pedal steel guitar
Pegi Young – vocals
Inez Bongiorn – vocals
Connie Simmons – vocals
Rosemary Lovell – vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Oklahoma City, OK (08/03/79)

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Joni Mitchell and The Persuasions
Oklahoma City Amphitheater
Oklahoma City, OK

Download: FLAC/MP3

Audience recording
Lineage: CDR Mail Trade > EAC > flac

1: Big Yellow Taxi
2: In France They Kiss On Main Streey
3: Coyote
4: Edith And The Kingpin
5: Just Like This Train
6: Free Man In Paris
7: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
8: Jaco’s Solo/Dry Cleaner From Des Moines (cut in middle)
9: God Must Be A Boogie Man
10: Hejira
11: Don’s Solo /Dreamland
12: Black Crow
13: Help Me
14: Amelia
15: Furry Sings The Blues
16: Raised On Robbery
17: Shadows And Light
18: Why Do fools Fall In Love?
19: Woodstock
20: Jericho

Upgrade Bonanza: Bob Marley – Boston, MA (07/11/73)

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The Wailers
Pall’s Mall
Boston, MA
7/11/1973 (July)

Download: FLAC/MP3

WBCN-FM— FMMR > R > CD > Eac > Wav > Flac (show id: 180359

Recorded by the legendary Neil Cronin and copied in a trade in the mid 70’s to two Sony PR-150 reels for Taper Pat. Mastered to cd by Matt Smith — R >apogee mini me (24/96) > apogee mini dac (monitoring) > wavelab 5.0 (dithered to 20/44) > CD (thanks a ton guys!!!) @

1 Intro > Lively Up Yourself
2 400 Years
3 Stir it Up
4 Slave Driver
5 Stop that Train
6 Kinky Reggae
7 Concrete Jungle
8 Get up Stand Up > Outro (DJ Banter)


@ a little background on this gem. i saw this version of this show on one of Taper Pat’s lists and asked for a copy. I believe Matt had part of it and Pat had the rest of it, and then they put it together and sent me a copy. so grateful my friends! new wailers sources of this quality are truly rare and just wonderful. despite the minor blemishes on all copies that come from the set up and station, this is a joy to listen to and i don’t think this will get any better. maybe someday we’ll see a transfer from the mr or prefm source but that it has taken this long to get this source out, I’m not counting on it.

1st US performance – great show – overall, very enjoyable sound
of course it still has the slight monitor and / or equipment noise and perhaps some fm interference that are present on the commonly available sources (faint hum or buzz and occasional slight crackle?)

morever, we have had a copy with unknown generation
and then in 2005 emerged a 3rd gen tape. i really enjoy it but it was edited
by a person with little experience. i believe they did a nice job with
what they had but there are a few differences between sources:

* this source is a touch longer. it has more of the preshow recorded (bob’s short intro). both are complete however.

* the 3rd gen tape has it’s volume boosted which also boosts
the volume of the blemishes and crowd. as a result, i believe this
source has a more mellow sound and feel overall.

* the 3rd gen tape sounds tampered with, it has had some “equalizing”: it sounds and feels a little unnatural while this seems to have a more steady sound and feel to it. this new source has a fuller range and dynamic of instruments and vocals. in other words, the equalizing seems to both amplify and bury the music resulting in a less authentic and pleasing experience for me.
the edited tape version sounds more tinny and has less warmth than the unedited reel version.

* i can understand the dilemma of to edit or not: i think we need both. while
editing major issues can move toward restoration, it can also distort the actual sound of the show. editing also results in irreversible changes preventing continual improvements or remasters as individual skill and technology improve. it also reflects and embodies the subjective preferences of the editor which is very risky. still if a version can be enhanced to make the listening experience
as enjoyable as it can be at that time, that’s nice to have until even better upgrades are possible. I believe it is ideal to have a “raw” or unedited version in order to both preserve the music and allow for the best possible long term improvements.

While I don’t think you will be disappointed by either source, especially given the band and what’s generally available from them, imo, it’s critical that we get this source and upgrade into general circulation.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Richard Skinner Session (05/19/89)

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10,000 Maniacs
BBC Radio
Richard Skinner Session
May 19, 1989

Download: FLAC/MP3


1. Richard Skinner radio intro
2. What’s the Matter Here (acoustic)
3. Richard Skinner intro. to “Eat For Two”
xx. Eat For Two (Natalie solo on piano) – not included, as it was officially released on the “Eat For Two” 10″ single
5. Richard Skinner intro. / Dust Bowl


First and foremost, all credit for this upload goes to fellow Dime member “cre001”, who graciously contacted me and offered
to send his master recording of this BBC radio session. His detailed transfer information is listed under “source”, above.
It’s also worth mentioning that cre001’s audio expertise greatly exceeds my own, and I appreciate his high-quality transfer
and thorough source notes.

This radio session features Natalie, Rob Buck, and guest Julia Palmer on cello. Unfortunately, Natalie’s solo piano version
of “Eat For Two” needed to be removed, as it had been officially released on the limited edition “Eat For Two” 10″ single.

Source: this is an FM recording, graciously sent to me by fellow Dime member “cre001”. Per his description:

“The source was my own original recording from the FM broadcast using a roof top aerial and a Sanyo Betamax VTC-M40
hifi video recorder onto a TDK Extra Hi Grade L750 tape. I am not sure which tuner I was using at the time but it was a
good quality hifi tuner. My recollection is playback and transfer was via the same video deck direct into my PC sound card
using Audacity and exported as 24/96 wav as sent to you.”

Additional source notes: “Cre001” provided this recording to me as one long file, transferred to me losslessly. I then
used Audacity to separate the recording into individual tracks, convert them to 16/44 wav, and I then converted the files to
FLAC using Trader’s Little Helper.

Sound quality: A+

The Grateful Dead – The Entire Radio City Music Hall 1980 Run

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To celebrate their 15th anniversary as a band The Grateful Dead played fifteen gigs at the historic Warfield Theatre in San Francisco (which I previously posted here) followed by an eight night run at Radio City Music Hall. They played three sets each night. The first set was acoustic, something they hadn’t done since 1970, which was followed by two electric sets. They eventually released two live albums from this run, the fantastic Reckoning features songs from the acoustic sets and the quite a bit less fantastic Dead Set contains songs from the electric sets.

I have posted the entire Radio City Music Hall run and thought it would be nice to make a master post of it. I’m missing quite a few soundboard recordings from this run so if anyone has access to them I’d appreciate an assist. I tried to remove all the official tracks from the soundboard recordings that I do have, but generally kept them in on the audience recordings.