Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Monterey, CA (09/13/69)


Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
September 13, 1969
Big Sur Folk Festival
Monterey, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: SBD > 3rd gen Reel > (unknown gen) DAT (48)
Transfer: DAT 60ES > M-Audio Audiophile USB > CDWAV > Goldwave
(resampling 44.1, minor edits and normalization to 100% > CDWAV tracking and Flac conversion
transferred by jbraveman@hotmail.com – September 2004

Disc 1/Set I – 44m 52s

Helplessly Hoping
Lady Of TheIsland
Four + 20
You Don’t Have To Cry
World In Changes *
Only You Know & I Know *
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Disc 2/Set 2 – 46m 17s

* with Dave Mason

Notes from the original uploader – great performance. Sound quality is B+. There is some hiss and some minor distortion, especially in the electric sets. The sound seems somewhat compressed. I know this is widely circulated in various forms, none of which I’ve heard. I can’t tell you how it compares to the other sources. I suspect that this is a cleaner version.

**Track notes**
CSNY-1969-09-13-104LadyOfTheIsland (first few notes missing)
CSNY-1969-09-13-105Banter (small subsecond blip at 18:07)
CSNY-1969-09-13-107Announcement (reel flip before stage announcement)
CSNY-1969-09-13-108Four+20 (small subscecond static at 25:05)
CSNY-1969-09-13-203LongTimeGone (Fades in)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Bristol, England (11/04/73)


Neil Young
Bristol, England
w/ The Santa Monica Flyers

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disk 1
1. Tonight’s The Night
2. Mellow My Mind
3. World On A String
4. Speakin’ Out
5. Albuquerque
6. New Mama
7. Roll Another Number
8. Tired Eyes
9. Tonight’s The Night

Disk 2
10. Cowgirl In The Sand
11. Don’t Be Denied
12. Tonight’s The Night

Tour : 1973 Tonight’s The Night Tour with The Santa Monica Flyers
Band : The Santa Monica Flyers
Neil Young – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar, piano, vocals
Nils Lofgren – guitar, piano, accordion, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

Lineage: Audience master cassettes > DAT > CDR > EAC(secure) > FLAC(8)

From the original uploader:
This came from a friend who got a hold of the master tapes. Not a great quality recording, but this is as good as you will find. This show is mentioned in the Neil biography “Shakey” – “things totally spun out of control at the Bristol Hippodrome”

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Albany, NY (11/03/93)


Jerry Garcia Band
Knickerbocker Arena
Albany, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Two Sources:

Source 1
This is a tagged version of shnid: 84783
Taper: Clay Brennecke
Location Rig: IFOB (Floor Section 2, Row 13, Sets 8 & 10) ~ Schoeps MK4’s > Custome Oade Pre Amp > Panasonic SV-255
Transferred: John E. Herrold
Transfer Lineage: Master SV-255 DAT > Sony PCM-2800 > PCM-R500 > Sound Devices 722 > Soundforge 8.0 > WAV

Source 2
FOB>>daud>>senn 441>>dat>>cdr
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 4349

Set 1:
d1t01-How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, ,
d1t02-They Love Each Other,
d1t03-Freight Train* ** ***,
d1t04-I Shall Be Released,
d1t05-Run For The Roses,
d1t06-Dear Prudence,
d1t07-My Sisters And Brothers,
d1t08-Somebody To Love

Set 2:
d2t01-Shining Star,
d2t02-The Maker,
d2t03-Money Honey,
d2t04-Russian Lullaby,
d2t05-Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox,
d1t09-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,
d1t10-Midnight Moonlight

*=Freight Train is the Elizabeth Cotten tune, **=first time played, ***=only time played. A string had broke on Kahn’s bass, so after telling the audience: “We’re fixing a string on the bass, so y’all talk amongst yourselves”, Jerry led Melvin and Kemper through a soft, sincere reading: Jer on his acoustic patch and Melvin on piano.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Hornsby – Ultimate Hornsby Torrent


Bruce Hornsby
Ultimate Hornsby Torrent

Download: FLAC/MP3

Si Twining who runs the brilliant Bruuce.com fansite created this gigantic, fantastic overview of Hornsby’s career. All notes are his. – mat

From Si:
Over the years I’ve noted particular favourites of Bruce Hornsby’s performances, whether mine or those well received in the Bruuuce.com community, the website that I run.

A few years ago I produced a list of one hundred of Bruce’s finest and compiled them into a torrent… solo performances, Range, Noisemakers, guest appearances, covers, songs made up on the spot… feedback was hugely positive, and I would like to think that it was a worthy documentation of Bruce’s career up until 2009. I’ve now added an additional ten tracks, recording Bruce’s most recent work and the latest arrangement of his Noisemakers band.

I’ve restricted the choice here to soundboards or decent tapings, so the quality should be of a high standard.
What you have is eleven CDs, which I’ve labelled and given a mini commentary on below.
Thanks very much for reading, and please enjoy your day.

CD One

01. February 26 1977
University of Miami .. Miami, FL
Parisian Thoroughfare

From Bruce’s senior recital; solo piano.

02. September 2 1986
The Bottom Line, New York, NY
The Way It Is variation

Early (mostly solo) variation on The Way It Is. I can hear Red Plains several times in there too.

03. April 18 1987
Daytona Beach Bandshell – Daytona, FL
The Way It Is

Bruce and the Range concerts featured regularly on the radio in the last 80s. Here’s a 12 minute plus version of The Way It Is that made it to air.

04. May 10 1987
Laguna Seca Recreation Area – Monterey, CA
Every Little Kiss

Range show taken from a Westwood One radio broadcast.

05. June 24 1989
Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO
Stranger in a Strange Land

Breakneck speed bluegrass version featuring the New Grass Revival.

06. August 16 1987
Daytona Beach Bandshell – Daytona, FL
The Old Playground

An often overlooked “Scenes” song that I wish we heard more of today. The middle to end is a jam that the present-day Noisemakers would take to a ridiculous level.

07. September 24 1988
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Valley Road

It’s funny to compare this to countless modern day versions of this song (see #90) – this is as close to the original as you’ll hear, yet still far removed.

08. June 14 1990
Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Barren Ground
From the Night on the Town video, this features Jerry Garcia.

09. October 15 1990
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
On the Western Skyline > Not Fade Away > Night on the Town

CD Two

10. June 21 1993
Jazz Cafe, London
The Weight

From Bruce’s last tour of Europe with a band, The Band’s classic, accompanied by North London’s inebriated finest leaning on the piano (I was one of them).

11. June 23 1993
Hamburg, Germany
Pastures of Plenty

Voted by Bruuuce.com visitors as their favourite studio jam, it translates predictably well (although rarely) to a live setting. This jazz-infused version (and The Weight above) was from a tour of Bruce, Molo, JT Thomas and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets).

12. September 4 1993
Classic Amphitheater – Richmond, VA
Rainbow’s Cadillac

Always one of my favourite live songs, and it’s the old piano-driven version.

13. October 16 1993
The Backyard – Austin, TX
Madman Across the Water

The tribute record that Bruce mentions is Elton John’s “Two Rooms”. John D’earth nails it here.

14. October 30 1993
Orlando, FL
Jacob’s Ladder > Higher and Higher

An eleven minute version (and Bruce briefly forgets the words). Great Jimmy Haslip solo three minutes in.

15. October 31 1993
Tampa Performing Arts Center – Tampa, FL
Down the Road Tonight

A great example of Bruce’s horns section at the time.

16. November 12 1993
Arie Crown Theatre – Chicago, IL
Harbor Lights > Look Out Any Window

I always loved Molo’s drum intro to this.

17. March 31 1994
University of Miami – Miami, FL
Fire on the Cross

Bruce returned to the University of Miami for the first of his orchestral shows.

18. March 31 1994
University of Miami – Miami, FL
Night on the Town

A dramatic orchestral version – too good to leave out, so I’ve included two from the same show!

19. July 23 1994
Promenade Park – Toledo, OH
Defenders of the Flag

Debbie Henry’s vocals give me the chills on this one.

CD Three

20. August 1 1994
The Strand – York, PA
The River Runs Low

Solo version of an always-popular ballad from Bruce’s first record.

21. August 29 1995
Melody Fair Theatre – North Tonawanda, NY
Iko Iko

This show is widely regarded as one of Bruce’s best. This was a New Orleans take on Iko Iko.

22. September 3 1995
FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Swing Street

I wish this song got more attention today! Molo’s intricate start to this song was always a highlight for the band!

23. October 27 1995
Manhattan Center – New York, NY
Cruise Control

Just a great show taped for TV. Look for the “Bruce Hornsby and Friends” DVD. They’re all having so much fun on this song, and Molo is a joy to behold!

24. October 27 1995
Manhattan Center – New York, NY
End of the Innocence

From the same show, this features Don Henley (This was the second take).

25. October 27 1995
Manhattan Center – New York, NY
The Tide Will Rise

Bonnie Raitt guests.

26. December 5 1995
The Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
Spider Fingers

Bruce was so happy with how the piano sounded at this solo show that he bought it.

27. December 8 1995
Brussels, Belgium
Imagine > Friends

Not the greatest quality sound but the music is beautiful. Surprise Elton cover at the end.

28. December 16 1995
Winterthur, Switzerland
You Can Close Your Eyes > I Will Walk With You

A James Taylor cover that I haven’t heard before or since, seamlessly into an “old” version of I Will Walk With You. (It’s been reworked more than once since).

29. April 4 1996
Wheeler Opera House – Aspen, CO
Country Doctor

Interesting to compare this one to more recent versions, where the horns would take the lead rather than Doug on guitar.

30. April 10 1996
EMU Ballroom, University of Oregon – Eugene, OR

Maybe the second most popular Dead cover(!)… Bobby Read always makes this song.

31. April 12 1996
The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Jack Straw

Had to be done at the Fillmore – especially when Bob Weir is in the house…

CD Four

32. April 23 1996
Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider

Bruce changes direction after a few bars of I Know You Rider into a gorgeous Terrapin referencing Jerry… and then back again.

33. April 24 1996
Miller Auditorium – Kalamazoo, MI
Sunset Road

A Bela Fleck composition, performed with the man himself.

34. May 6 1996
The Roxy – Atlanta, GA
Another Day > Uptight

Some improv lyrics after a minute or so, and a brief Stevie Wonder cover and Debbie Henry is right with him.

35. May 24 1996
Strand Theater – Providence, RI
Carry the Water

JV on bass, JT on keyboard takes turns excelling on this. Another than I wish were more prominent today.

36. June 5 1996
Community Arts Center – Williamsport, PA
Tangled Up in Blue

First time this song was covered by the band in six years.

37. July 2 1996
Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Mandolin Rain > That Would Be Something > Brokedown Palace

Iconic Bruce song into an iconic Dead song, from the ’96 Furthur tour.

38. July 4 1996
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Lake, NY
Mighty Quinn

Popular show closer and a real blast.

39. July 6 1996
Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Rainbow’s Cadillac

No apologies for including this song twice. I love this version – probably my favourite. Featuring Giovanni Hidalgo.

40. July 6 1996
Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Scarlet Begonias

From the same show, a “Latinised” dead song again featuring Giovanni.

41. July 29 1996
I Shall Be Released

Who can resist an old Bob Dylan cover? Not Bobby Read, apparently – fantastic.

42. August 15 1996
Factory Girl
An improved song – lyrics and all – stemming from a misheard song request.

CD Five

43. October 9 1997
Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
Across the River

Another orchestral show, providing a truly unique take on a Bruce classic.

44. October 9 1997
Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
Look Out Any Window

The intro to this song always appealed to me – the orchestra version moved me a lot.

45. April 25 1998
Flint Center – Cupertino, CA
The Boxer

“It’s too bad, no-one ever requests songs like this…”

46. July 28 1998
The Strand – York, PA
How Far Am I From Canaan

Solo piano take on a gospel standard.

47. July 28 1998
The Strand – York, PA
Cassidy’s Cadillac

Little Cassidy is invited on stage, takes to the piano and steals the show.

48. August 22 1998
Sokol Blosser Winery – Dundee, OR
Spider Fingers > Disco medley

What Bruce and the band are all about inside 15 minutes. A seamless disco medley coming out of a throwaway comment from Bruce to introduce it. His closing comment says it all.

49. October 27 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA

A (largely) solo Sugaree which more than justifies a second inclusion for this song! Dave Ellis shows up late in the song.

50. October 27 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Swan Song

Another from the extended Yoshi’s run in ’98, just as Spirit Trail was coming out.

51. October 27 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Sunlight Moon

Another from Spirit Trail. I think the quality of this recording is one of the best I’ve heard.

52. October 31 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Girl From the North Country

Featuring Steve Kimock.

53. November 1 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
The River Runs Low

I always thought this was a unique song live as it’s almost played straight, like the record.

CD Six

54. November 6 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA

Michael Baker completely wings this on drums. I was just learning about the Grateful Dead in 1998 – this sold me.

55. November 7 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Sunflower Cat

One of the first performances of this song. Bruce had to remind them how it ended.

56. November 7 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Tango King

Doug Derryberry had just joined, and Kimock was sitting in. You can hear Bruce coaching him through the song as it was being played.

57. March 26 1999
Paramount Arts Center – Ashland, KY
Play That Funky Music White Boy

Comedic response to a request.

58. March 26 1999
Paramount Arts Center – Ashland, KY
Dixie Lullaby

This one used to come out of Swing Street a lot. Nice solo version.

59. March 28 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
Fields of Gray > Terrapin Station

Possibly my favourite version of this song… and into another gorgeous Terrapin.

60. March 30 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
King of the Hill > Blackberry Blossom > Tempus Fugit

If anybody asks what two-handed independence is… play them this.

61. March 30 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
Sad Moon

From another solo show, and maybe an even better example of the two hands together.

62. April 1 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
Let the Girls Rock

Bruce revisits an old song – he gives the story.

63. April 1 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
I Can’t Make You Love Me

Bruce knows full well that he won’t hit the high notes in the original key, but tries it anyway. Will he make it…?

64. April 22 1999
Proctor’s Theater – Schenectady, NY
Stander on the Mountain

A very different version of this song I think, with Way It Is teases thrown in.

CD Seven

65. June 18 2000
Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO
Jumping Jack Flash

It doesn’t get more unique than this. A bluegrass version of Jumping Jack Flash featuring Sam Bush. Bluegrass saxophone!

66. October 18 2000
Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
Lost Soul

The last orchestral show, also featuring Steve Kimock.

67. December 13 2000
Expression Center for New Media – Emeryville, CA
Line in the Dust

Taken from a KFOG radio broadcast. Doug is tremendous here.

68. June 30 2002
Villa Montalvo – Saratoga, CA
Take Out the Trash

For a long time I’d call this my all-time favourite live performance of a song. The song is just so frivolous in nature, and JT proves why Bruce calls him “the best keyboard player in the band”.

69. July 1 2002
Villa Montalvo – Saratoga, CA
Crown of Jewels

A slower version of a regular favourite.

70. September 24 2002
Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
Place Under the Sun

When I first heard this song on Big Swing Face, I said that this was an extended jam intro waiting to happen. Thankfully, I was right. Featuring the late, great R.S.Hornsby.

71. September 28 2002
Landmark Theater – Syracuse, NY
Great Divide > Across the Great Divide

Extended solo piano intro into two divide songs(!). Listen to how quickly Doug is into the switch, and he clearly loves singing it.

72. October 5 2002
Haymaker Music Festival – Spotsylvania, VA
Cartoons and Candy

Bruce’s brother Bobby called this their best show in years. A lengthy twelve minute version, and another where Doug is clearly having a blast with the Prince-esque vocals.

73. October 5 2002
Haymaker Music Festival – Spotsylvania, VA

The Noisemakers’ take on a Steve Kimock classic.

CD Eight
74. September 19 2004
Handelsbeurs – Gent, Belgium
Halcyon Days

I followed this European solo tour around for a bit, and this song always seemed to get the best reaction.

75. September 19 2004
Handelsbeurs – Gent, Belgium
This Too Shall Pass

I prefer the solo version of this – such as this version from Belgium.

76. October 9 2004
Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC
Fortunate Son > Comfortably Numb

Always a favourite, and the Floyd cover is now a staple in a Hornsby show (or as much as any song is ever a staple in a Hornsby show).

77. October 19 2004
Ridgefield Opera House – Ridgefield, CT
Mirror on the Wall

Since reworked as a much mellower song on the dulcimer, I love this version, and especially Bobby Read.

78. October 22 2004
The Strand, York, PA
Candy Mountain Run > Darlin Corey

Nice switch into Darlin Corey and references throughout. “Dig a hole in the mountain…”

79. October 23 2004
Calvin Theater – Northampton, MA
Drums > What a Time > Inflight

“Drum solo” came the request. Sonny Emory obliged. A more than worthy testament to Keith Jarrett’s “Inflight” also.

80. October 26 2004 (late show)
Blue Note – New York, NY
Sneaking Up On Boo Radley

This was long after soundboard taping had stopped, so I included a few from this as I think the wuality is amazing.

81. October 26 2004 (late show)
Blue Note – New York, NY
Resting Place

This version made the documentary portion of the “Three Nights on the Town” DVD. Bill Evans features.

82. October 26 2004 (late show)
Blue Note – New York, NY
See the Same Way

More from the miniscule Blue Note. I always love this song, and the intro earns its inclusion here.

CD Nine

83. November 6 2004
Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, PA
Lost in the Snow

Rare piano solo from Halcyon Days translates realy nicely live.

84. November 20 2004
Great Divide > Sir Duke > 1999

I bugged Bruce for years to play Sir Duke, so I love that it made it onto several lists when he finally gave in. When people realised what the band were moving into from here (it took them a while!), they went crazy.

85. November 22 2004
McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
Big Rumble > Mandolin Rain

The “new” minor-key Mandolin Rain gets an airing out of Big Rumble.

86. November 30 2004
Denver Palace of Fine Arts, Denver, CO
The Chill

This was the first song I heard from Big Swing Face, and always loved Kimock’s solo. Bobby take it on here.

87. December 9 2004
Murat Center – Indianapolis, IN
Circus on the Moon

My favourite version of this song was actually a cover by the Dave Rich Band! This is a cracking version towards the end of the ’04 tour.

88. February 19 2005
Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
Gonna Be Some Changes Made

Wonderful dissonant intro between Bruce and Sonny.

89. February 19 2005
Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
The Show Goes On

The song has really taken on a gospel feel in the last few years. This is as good an example as I could find.

90. April 30 2005
McDowell Music Festival – Scottsdale, AZ
Valley Road > Rag Doll

I’ve lost count how many different, reworked versions of this song we’ve heard. The switch into an Aerosmith classic tells you how flexible Valley Road is.

91. April 30 2005
McDowell Music Festival – Scottsdale, AZ
White-Wheeled Limousine

A rare (for this period) soundboard taping.

CD Ten

92. July 21 2005
Humphrey’s By The Bay – San Diego, CA
Big Stick

Always a crowd dancing favourite (as you can probably hear).

93. July 20 2006
Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
Funhouse > He’s Gone > You Sexy Thing

The Mountain Winery always produces a great performance. Always look for Bobby Read in Funhouse.

94. July 20 2006
Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
The Good Life

Another for Bobby Read. He was red hot during this show (and tour, actually).

95. August 11 2006
Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Go Back To Your Woods

From the famous “Biltmo'”… Bruce and co are joined by Joe Lee.

96. August 11 2006
Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Sunflower Cat > King Harvest

The “King Harvest” appearances throughout this tour were a huge highlight for me – this was maybe my top version.

97. August 14 2008
Boarding House Park – Lowell, MA
Black Rats of London

The debut of “Black Rats”, from the Levitate record, which was yet to be released at this point.

98. September 26 2009
Town Hall – New York, NY

With lyrics by Robert Hunter, this is fast becoming my favourite Hornsby song (for today).

99. September 26 2009
Town Hall – New York, NY
Prairie Dog Town

This was when the dulcimer starting coming out to play.

100. October 8 2009
Burlington, VT
Continents Drift

I spoke with Doug about his solo here, which was played by R.S. Hornsby on the record. Bruce had asked him to play it as close to the original as possible.

CD Eleven

101. June 11 2011
Manchester, TN
Shadow Hand

Bruce was asked to play an impromptu “dulcimer only” set at Bonnaroo in 2011. He played every song he knew at the time – and this was one of them.

102. September 18 2011
Saratoga, CA
Lost Soul

In 1990, Shawn Colvin guested on the Night on the Town record to sing Lost Soul. Over 20 years later, she and Bruce revisited that collaboration in Saratoga.

103. April 1 2012
Oakland, CA
Talk of the Town

A solo rendition, marked by a segue into Bruce’s jazz composition recorded with Jack Dejohnette and Christian McBride named “Charlie, Woody and You”, closing out with Elliot Carter’s “Catenaires”. I’ve included Bruce’s background explanation after the song. Bruce began introducing a lot more of the modern classical music at around this time.

104. June 20 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Valley Road

The only song to “three-peat” on this list, emphasising just how malleable it is. This is the “dulcimer and washboard” version, featuring the great Sonny Emory.

105. July 29 1012
Floyd, VA
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Bruce’s love for Levon Helm is well covered, and this performance at Floyd Fest was recorded a few months after Levon’s passing.

106. September 26 2012
Amherst, NY
Where’s the Bat

Bruce began adding songs from his work-in-progress musical SCKBSTD to his repertoire. This is one of the more popular ones… I’ve included Bruce’s background story to explain why the audience appreciate it so much.

107. September 26 2012
Amherst, NY
Might As Well Be Me

Another song co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.

108. July 5 2013
Eugene, OR
I’ll Take You There

First time this was performed; this is another song written with Robert Hunter.

109. June 27 2014
Black Mountain, NC
Life in the Psychotropics

The first appearance on this list for the “new” Noisemakers, after Ross Holmes (fiddle and mandolin) and Gibb Droll (guitar) replaced Bobby Read and Doug Derryberry.

110. July 5 2014
Wilmington, NC
What a Time > The Dreaded Spoon

Ross Holmes features strongly on fiddle throughout this track.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Los Angeles, CA (09/22/73)


Neil Young and The Santa Monica Flyers
22 September 1973, Early Show
Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

Master Audience Recording > ? > “Sunset Stip” Silver Bootleg CD >
EAC Secure > FLAC Frontend (8)

49:53 minutes – Sound: Good (-) to Good (+)
Minor hiss, occasional distortion – the taper pressed the pause
button after most tracks creating those annoying speed wows.

1. Tonight’s The Night
2. Mellow My Mind
3. World On A String
4. Speakin’ Out
5. Albuquerque
6. New Mama
7. Roll Another Number
8. Tired Eyes
9. Tonight’s The Night
10. The Losing End

Neil Young – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar, piano, vocals
Nils Lofgren – guitar, piano, accordion, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Berkeley, CA (07/17/88)


Grateful Dead
July 17, 1988
Greek Theater
Berkeley, CA
University of California

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 87752
Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master (TDK MA-XG90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/48k) ->
Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC/16
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
October 19, 2007

Patch Info:
FM -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude -> CD supplies:
Space (1:10 – 1:17)

— Set 2 is seamless
— Rex Benefit
— Thanks to Dean Gustafson for the tapes

Set 1:
d1t01 – Tuning
d1t02 – Foolish Heart
d1t03 – Greatest Story Ever Told
d1t04 – Althea
d1t05 – Me And My Uncle ->
d1t06 – Big River
d1t07 – Candyman
d1t08 – Let It Grow

Set 2:
d2t01 – Tuning
d2t02 – Box Of Rain
d2t03 – Victim Or The Crime
d2t04 – Crazy Fingers ->
d2t05 – Playing In The Band ->
d2t06 – Uncle John’s Band ->
d2t07 – Drums ->
d3t01 – Space ->
d3t02 – Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
d3t03 – All Along The Watchtower ->
d3t04 – Believe It Or Not ->
d3t05 – Throwing Stones ->
d3t06 – Not Fade Away

d3t07 – Blackbird ->
d3t08 – Brokedown Palace

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Worcester, MA (04/09/88)


Grateful Dead
April 9, 1988
The Centrum
Worcester, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3
This is a tagged version of shnid: 91241
Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master (TDK SA-X90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/48k) ->
Samplitude Professional v10.02 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC/16
(2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
April 7, 2008

Patch Info:
FM -> Cassette Master -> ? -> PCM -> Dat -> CD (shnid=15098) supplies:
Space (6:16 – 6:24)

— Disc change is seamless
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Set 1:
d1t01 – Big Boss Man
d1t02 – Walkin’ Blues
d1t03 – Far From Me
d1t04 – Candyman
d1t05 – Me And My Uncle ->
d1t06 – Mexicali Blues
d1t07 – Tennessee Jed
d1t08 – When I Paint My Masterpiece
d1t09 – Deal

Set 2:
d1t10 – Tuning
d1t11 – Hell In A Bucket ->
d1t12 – Iko Iko
d2t01 – Looks Like Rain ->
d2t02 – Terrapin Station ->
d2t03 – Drums ->
d2t04 – Space ->
d2t05 – Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
d2t06 – I Need A Miracle ->
d2t07 – Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
d2t08 – Hey Jude ->
d2t09 – Throwing Stones ->
d2t10 – Not Fade Away

d2t11 – One More Saturday Night

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Who – The Fall 1969 Soundboard Tapes

The Fall 1969 Soundboard Tapes
Vol. 1-5
Newly Restored & Remastered 2016 [Prof. Stoned]

Download: FLAC/MP3

I got this off a torrent, but Prof Stoned runs a blog and its well worth checking out. – Mat

Notes from the original uploader:
This collection consists of direct-to-stereo soundboard recordings that were made for possible inclusion on a live album during The Who’s 2nd American tour of 1969. The tapes ended up being rejected in favor of what became Live at Leeds. Pete Townshend drastically tried to prevent the 1969 tapes from being bootlegged by destroying them, but some of the material eventually did find its way into circulation, albeit scattered over various poorly compiled/mastered bootlegs and with very little documentation to accompany them.

Every single circulating recording from this tour has been included here with the exception of officially released material. Furthermore, the best available sources have been selected, the speed of all recordings has been corrected and everything has been newly mastered for optimal sonic consistency. A lot of the dates remain a mystery and probably always will, unless previously uncirculated recordings of this tour show up.

Vol. 1 – State University of N.Y.

01. Heaven and Hell
02. Can’t Explain
03. Fortune Teller
04. Overture
05. It’s a Boy
06. 1921
07. Amazing Journey
08. Sparks (tape drags within)
09. Summertime Blues
10. Shakin’ All Over
11. My Generation
12. Young Man Blues

Time: 50m03s
Tr. 01-02, 09-11: unknown place/date*
Tr. 03: unknown place/date
Tr. 04-08: State University of New York, Stony brook, NY – October 18, 1969
Tr. 12: unknown place/date

*has been labeled as “McDonough Gymnasium, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. – November 2, 1969”

Note: Sourced from “Wintertime trip” and “Pure Rock Theatre”. Unlike the 2006 version, the Tommy section has now been put in the middle. I have some doubts whether Tr. 01-02 and 09-11 are actually from the same show, nor have I ever seen convincing evidence that either one of these sections were recorded in D.C. This assumption seems to have arisen from Townshend’s comment before the last song: “Before we go back to England, we’d just like to say; why don’t all you fuckers who wanted to cause trouble, and that includes the cops, why didn’t you go to Washington, because this is a rock ‘n’ roll concert”. Why advice someone to go to Washington D.C., when you are already there?! Furthermore, it would be another 2 weeks (and 13 shows) before the band was supposed to go back to England. My uneducated guess is that this section comes from one of the last four shows of this tour (three of which were in the State N.Y.). Tr. 03 does not belong with the so-called “Georgetown” sections. I just put it there on the 2006 version and have decided to let it stay.

Vol. 2 – Capitol Theater

01. Heaven and Hell
02. Can’t Explain
03. Fortune Teller
04. Tattoo
05. Young Man Blues
06. I’m Free (0m34s, cuts in)
07. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
08. We’re Not Gonna Take It
09. Summertime Blues
10. Shakin’ All Over

Time: 41m57s

Tr. 01-05: Capitol Theater, Ottawa – October 15, 1969 (1st Set)
Tr. 06-10: unknown place/date

Note: Sourced from “Pure Rock Theatre” except for two tracks which appear in slightly cleaner quality on “Wintertime trip”. There is some tape warbling on Tr. 01 & 10 and some of the tracks are faded abruptly. I remedied this by flying in some audience response from a different source to maintain the feel of a live-show. The majority of the Tommy section of this show was officially released in 2013 on the Super Deluxe Boxset version of Tommy, none of which had previously circulated on ROIO or bootleg.

Vol. 3 – Fillmore East

01. Jerry Pompili Introduction
02. Heaven and Hell
03. Can’t Explain
04. Fortune Teller
05. Young Man Blues
06. Overture
07. It’s a Boy
08. 1921
09. Amazing Journey (fragment missing within)
10. Sparks
11. Eyesight to the Blind
12. We’re Not Gonna Take It (1m29s, cuts in)
13. Summertime Blues
14. Shakin’ All Over

Time: 50m26s

Tr. 01-11: Fillmore East, New York, NY – October 22, 1969
Tr. 12-14: unknown date, assumed to be from the same venue

Note: The Who played 8 shows in 6 days at the Fillmore East Theatre from Monday Oct. 20 to Saturday Oct. 25, 1969. Tr. 01-11 were recorded during one of these shows for sure, most likely the third one on Oct. 22, if we go by the remarks Pete makes after Fortune Teller: (“See, we don’t play the same thing every night”, “Every night the same amplifier is always blown up during the solo of the first song” & “We have only done three shows so far”).We can faintly hear Pete have a tantrum over the malfunctioning amplifier after the first song, so this show should probably be counted as one of those three. The announcer has often been mistaken to be the late Bill Graham (legendary promotor, not the TV preacher), but the voice actually belongs to Jerry Pompili, an associate of Graham’s.
Sourced from “Accept No Substitute” & “Wintertime Trip”. The latter only has a part of the Tommy section from the Fillmore shows and was sourced from a tape with better fidelity. Tr. 12-14 might be from another night. This section runs slower than the rest on the “Accept No Substitute” and there’s no sign of the buzzing in John’s amp which can be heard between interludes on the first part. Also, there is a 50 second fragment of an unidentified version of “Amazing Journey” on “Accept No Substitute” between Tr. 11 & 12 (not included here) which doesn’t match with Tr. 09 or the versions from 1969/10/15, 1969/10/18 & 1969/10/19.

Vol. 4 – Electric Factory

01. Heaven and Hell (1m40s, cuts in)
02. Can’t Explain
03. Overture
04. It’s a Boy
05. 1921
06. Amazing Journey
07. Sparks
08. Acid Queen (2m41s, cuts off)
09. Summertime Blues
10. My Generation
11. Fortune Teller
12. Young Man Blues

Time: 49m02s

Tr. 01-10: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA – October 19, 1969
Tr. 11-12: unknown place/date

Note: Tracks 01-10 are sourced from “Electric Factory 1969”. The recording is marred (or enhanced, depending on your perspective) somewhat by a technical malfunction; the sound of the guitar distorts whenever it is turned up on the P.A. and at the very end of the recording we can hear an English guy mutter “Fucking P.A., bad up here”. The Who played two shows at 4pm and 8pm. This portion is sourced from the late show. Tr. 11 & 12 were compiled from “Who is Tommy?” & “Live at Leeds Rejects”; the latter source has superior sound but misses the first 21 seconds of Tr. 12 plus the lengthy announcement by Pete.

Vol. 5 – Acetates

01. Heaven And Hell
02. Can’t Explain
03. Fortune Teller
04. Tattoo
05. Young Man Blues
06. Summertime Blues
07. Shakin’ All Over
08. My Generation

Time: 46m28s

Tr. 01-10: unknown place/date

Note: As mentioned below, these tracks all originate from the reference acetates that were made by Damon Lyon-Shaw at IBC studios in Jan. 1970. Tr. 01-05 & 06-07 are likely from 2 different nights. All are sourced from “Live at Leeds Rejects”. Tr. 08 is of lesser audio quality and comes from “Who is Tommy”. There were two needle skips on this track which I repaired by patching the missing fragments in from “1969 Autumn Acetates”, along with the last 5 minutes of this song. Funny enough, this ROIO does not have the skips even though it clearly originates from the same scratchy acetate.

Some Lo-Fi Extra’s

01. Can’t Explain
02. Fortune Teller
03. Young Man Blues
04. My Generation (6m59s, cuts off)

Time: 20m02s

Tr. 01-04: unknown place/date (Tr. 4 was reported to be from one of the Fillmore shows)

Note: More from the acetates. All are sourced from “Who is Tommy” except for the last track which was taken from an unknown tape source. There is a small fragment missing on Tr. 02 due to a needle skip, which appears on the “1969 Autumn Acetates” version as well, so I remedied it somewhat by replacing it with a piece from earlier in the song. Tr. 03 is the same version as on Vol. 1 but appears in stereo here. I suspect Tr. 01-02 (and possibly 03 as well) are from the same show as Tr. 06-07 from Vol. 5.

Audio sources:

– Accept No Substitute (CD, Big 011, 1992)
Sourced from tape of unknown generation (I suspect 3rd or 4th) and runs a bit slow.

– Who is Tommy? (2CD, Dynamite Studio, DS94-A077, 1993)
Sourced from acetate recordings dubbed to tape of unknown generation. Quality not too great and quite a few skips and surface noise from the acetates.

– Pure Rock Theatre (CD, Hiwatt ZA59, 1996)
Quite clean sound on the 1969 tracks which implies a low generation tape source but digital noise reduction was used heavy handedly during the mastering process, which mostly affects the quieter spots. Runs slightly off-speed.

– Wintertime Trip (CD, Dandelion DL 112, 1999)
Again quite a clean source with a wealth of great material, but this too suffers slightly from a digital noise reduction treatment. Most of the material is off-speed.

– Electric Factory 1969 (CD, NightHawk NH-02013, 2002)
A pretty clean source without noise reduction. Runs off-speed.

– Live at Leeds Rejects (CD, Jack Of Hearts JOH 3, 2003)
A slightly off-speed source but in great quality. Presumably sourced from acetate but no audible skips or surface noise.

– 1969 Autumn Acetates ROIO
Low-fi compilation sourced from a 2nd generation cassette.

Recording Setup/History:

All 33 shows of The Who’s 2nd North-American tour in 1969 were recorded directly to stereo on a Vortexion tape recorder by the band’s long-serving (and long-suffering) live-soundengineer Bob Pridden. Pete Townshend had hoped to compile a live-album from these tapes, as had been requested by American record-company Decca. The setup was very simple: Pridden used the mono P.A. mix (heard within the center of the stereo panorama) and supplemented it with two strategically placed mics on the stage which picked up the guitar, bass and drums in stereo. Pridden adjusted the balance on-the-fly and the overall results were quite decent. Townshend was pleased with the quality when he got to hear some of the tapes during the tour.

After the tour, Townshend asked Pridden to review the recordings. Shortly after Christmas 1969, when the two met up again to discuss the project, it turned out that Pridden had listened to all the tapes but had neglected to make notes and was unable to give directions on what material he deemed useable for release. Another 7 British shows had been added to the pile at this point and Townshend did not feel like wadding through 70+ hours of concert footage. So he told the soundengineer to hire a mobile recording unit to record two dates in February 1970 instead. When asked what to do with the 1969 stereo tapes, Townshend ordered all of them to be destroyed. Pridden dutifully burned all reels in a bonfire in his garden and kept only or two tapes in his archive.
However, this was not before 2 master reels of selected material were prepared on January 6, 1970 by Damon Lyon-Shaw (resident engineer at I.B.C. Studios). A tapesheet of the first reel as pictured in the “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere” book by Andy Neill & Matt Kent can be seen below. The tracks on Reel #1 were: “Young Man Blues” #1 “Can’t Explain” “Fortune Teller” “Young Man Blues” #2 “Summertime Blues” “Shakin’ All Over” “Tattoo” & “My Generation”^.

The main reason why Pete Townshend had wanted the tapes destroyed was fear of bootlegging. Such was his paranoia, that he made a point of warning Pridden that if the tapes were ever to be bootlegged, the soundengineer would be held responsible. Townshend came to regret his decision later on and even called it one of his greatest mistakes in his autobiography. The ultimate irony in this story is that some of the material did eventually find its way to bootleggers over two decades later. Most likely, these fragments originated from tape copies made in late 69/early 70 when the tapes were being reviewed. The band and Bob Pridden seemed to have no prior knowledge of the existence of these recordings.
In 2013, the band finally released a portion of one of their surviving tapes officially on the “Tommy” Super Deluxe Edition. The fact that the producers failed to find any versions of the last three Tommy tracks from the Fall 1969 tour to round out the disc, makes it seem like indeed almost nothing from the 40 recorded shows has survived in the official Who archives*.

^ (This might very well be the material that can be heard on Vol. 5, even though there’s no sign of “Heaven and Hell”. “Young Man Blues” #1 could be the version on Vol. 4. Whatever the case, a number of recordings were mastered to acetate, including a couple of alternative versions of the same tracks, among them the bonus tracks on Vol. 01+04, Tr. 01+02 of “Some Lo-Fi Extra’s” and the version of “Fortune Teller” on Vol. 4.)
* (among these was the Coliseum, London show from December 14, 1969 which had been filmed by Kit Lambert & Chris Stamp and was eventually issued in full on DVD as a bonus to the 1977 Kilburn show. The soundtrack seems to exist in lo-fi mono only. The film footage itself was also nearly thrown out until Jeff Stein saved it from a garbage can at the Track Records headquarters in the late 70’s.)

It has been 10 years since I first started this series. As you may know, Vol. 4+5 did not get completed at the time, even though the first 3 volumes were (and continue to be) quite popular. All three ended up being professionally bootlegged on various CD’s and Vol. 1 even made it to some lavishly packaged colored vinyl release in 2013 (no, I did not buy it.)

So why revisit this now? Quite frankly; I felt the mastering work on the 2006 volumes could be improved upon. But that’s not the only reason; the requests to finish the series never really stopped and there was still some great material left that I had received from a few helpful people. Luckily, I kept my notes from 2006 which made it a lot easier to complete Vol. 4+5. I pieced Vol. 1-3 together again from scratch, rather than using the original unmastered files and this has led to some new insights which helped improving the overall quality.

Oct. 2016

All original recordings made by Bob Pridden.

Research, Notes & Sound Engineering by Prof. Stoned, Sept. /Oct. 2016

Information & additional audio sources provided by Howard, Everett, Joe, Roland, Tim, Luke.

Special thanks to C.G. Whitman, whose research inspired this series.

Lineage/Mastering note:

SDB > ? > Silver bootleg CD* > EAC > WAV > Mastering > FLAC (lvl 8, SBE aligned)

* with the exception of Electric Factory which was sourced from a 1st generation securely burned CDR.

Mastering was done using Cubase 5, using Universal Audio Hardware (See: http://www.uaudio.com/store/plug-in-bundles/precision-mastering-bundle.html).
Playback on PMC IB2s monitors.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Warren Haynes & Friends – Asheville, NC (12/10/16) “The Last Waltz”

The Last Waltz
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
Asheville Civic Center
Asheville, North Carolina

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’s>Lunatec V2>Benchmark AD2K>
Sound Devices 722 (24/44)
FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP 37′ From Stage, 6′ High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 10.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
ID3 Tagged In Foobar 2000
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man

Disc I

01 Intro
02 Up on Cripple Creek
03 The Shape I’m In
04 Stage Fright
05 Georgia on My Mind
06 *#The Weight
07 Ophelia
08 It Makes No Difference
09 @Helpless
10 ^+Mannish Boy
11 ^+Further on Up the Road
12 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
13 The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down

Warren Haynes – Guitar And Vocals
Michael McDonald – Keyboards And Vocals
Don Was – Bass
Jamey Johnson – Guitar And Vocals
John Medeski – Keyboards
Terence Higgins – Drums

* With Bob Weir Guitar And Vocals
# With Alison Krauss On Vocals
@ With Alison Krauss On Fiddle
^ With Smoky Greenwell On Harmonica
+ With “Steady Rollin'” Bob Margolin On Guita And Vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Live 1985-1987 – BBC FM


The Cure
Live 1985-1986-1987 – BBC FM

Download: FLAC/MP3

Birmingham NEC 20th September 1985
broadcast on BBC Radio 1 7th December 1985 as Radio 1 In Concert.

Glastonbury 21st June 1986
Broadcast on BBC Radio 1 as Radio 1 In Concert.

Birmingham NEC 6th December 1987
Broadcast 1988 on BBC Radio 1 as Radio 1 In Concert.

BBC FM>BBC Radio 1 FM>Marantz ST320L Tuner>Aiwa or Teac cassette recorder (master cassettes)>wave capture, track markers & burned to cdr using Magix ACL>accuraterip to flac level 8.

1985 band: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst
Setlist 1985:
01 – The Baby Screams
02 – Play For Today
03 – A Night Like This
04 – Primary
05 – Kyoto Song
06 – The Blood
07 – The Hanging Garden
08 – Cold (a few seconds of the start missed due to tape flip)
09 – Inbetween Days
10 – Let’s Go To Bed
11 – The Walk
12 – Push
13 – Screw
14 – Sinking
15 – Charlotte Sometimes
Run time: 00:59:51

1986 band: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst
Setlist 1986:
01 – Primary
02 – Charlotte Sometimes
03 – A Strange Day
04 – Kyoto Song
05 – Inbetween Days
06 – The Walk
07 – A Night Like This
08 – Close To Me
09 – One Hundred Years
10 – Push
11 – A Forest
12 – Sinking
Run time: 00:58:39

1987 band: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Roger O’Donnell, Laurence Tolhurst
Setlist 1987:
01 – Torture
02 – A Japanese Dream
03 – Catch
04 – If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
05 – Like Cockatoos
06 – The Walk
07 – Inbetween Days
08 – The Perfect Girl
09 – The Snakepit
10 – A Forest
11 – Charlotte Sometimes
12 – Why Can’t I Be You
Run time: 00:59:11