Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Atlanta, CA (xx/xx/84)

10,000 Maniacs - Natalie Merchant

10,000 Maniacs
Atlanta, GA
Harvest Moon Saloon

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: soundboard > ? > cassette received in trade > recorded to hard drive > CoolEdit
(track separation) > burned to CD > tracks extracted using iTunes > Trader’s Little Helper >

Sound quality: A / A-


Disc 1:

1. Grey Victory (fades in)
2. Tension
3. Let’s Twist Castro
4. Just As the Tide Was a’Flowing
5. The Latin One
6. Toy Helmet (aka ‘Primitive Mentality’ / early ‘The Colonial Wing’)
7. Do You Love An Apple?
8. Orange
9. Can’t Ignore the Train
10. Don’t Call Us
11. Stopping By The Woods
12. National Education Week
13. Among the Americans
14. Pour de Chirico
15. Scorpio Rising
16. Katrina’s Fair
17. Burning Airlines (Brian Eno cover)
18. Planned Obsolescence
19. Rum and Coca Cola (Andrews Sisters cover)

Disc 2:

1. Wake Up
2. Red Bum Ball (Lloyd & Devon cover)
3. Death of Manolette
4. Lilydale
5. Daktari
6. Arbor Day
7. John Sings Ska
8. Tension
9. In This Time
10. Can’t Ignore the Train
11. Poppy Selling Man
12. Grey Victory
13. 1-A in the Army (cover of a World War II-era song)
14. My Mother the War
15. Primitive Mentality (aka ‘Toy Helmet’ / early ‘The Colonial Wing’)

From the original uploader:

10,000 Maniacs’ “The Wishing Chair” L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date – September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I’ve decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven’t been shared since the Dime’s previous incarnation as “easytree.org” circa 2005).

This is an excellent soundboard recording from the pre-“Wishing Chair” era, featuring
multiple songs that were short-lived in the band’s live set and that ultimately remain

Disc 1, track #6, and Disc 2, track #15, are referred to as “Toy Helmet”
and “Primitive Mentality” respectively. Both are early versions of future b-side /
bonus track “The Colonial Wing”. I can’t say exactly why they are labeled under different
titles, but both “Toy Helmet” and “Primitive Mentality” are referenced often enough in
other Maniacs setlists that I’m inclined to believe that both titles were used by the band
at one point or another.

Disc 2, song #7, is a song commonly referred to as “John Sings Ska”, but I have no idea
of whether that’s an unofficial fan-created title or not. The same song also appears on
the Buffalo 1984 recording (to be uploaded separately), using that same title.

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

10000 maniacs

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+

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – London, England (09/07/84)

natalie merchant

10,000 Maniacs
London, UK

Download: FLAC/MP3

Uploaded by: Arbuthnot
Recorded by RC
Seeded by Josef

Sony TCS 350(?) > TDK D-90 > Nak DR2 > Adcom GCA-510 > Audiophile 24/96 (at 16/44.1 > Peak 4LE > some EQ to boost the bass > dithering > Flac 6 > you

01 Grey Victory
02 Katrinas Fair
03 Poor De Chirico
04 The Latin One
05 Planned Obsolescence
06 Hello In There
07 Tension
08 Can’t Ignore The Train
09 Do You Love An Apple?
10 Lilydale
11 National Education Week
12 Pit Viper
13 Scorpio Rising
14 Daktari
15 My Mother The War
16 Among The Americans

10,000 Maniacs’ “The Wishing Chair” L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date – September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I’ve decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven’t been shared since the Dime’s previous incarnation as “easytree.org” circa 2005).


*2015 re-seed*

I looked on a site to see if this gig was available as a bootleg. There is a copy going a
round, but it doesn’t list track 16, the second encore, which takes this gig just over
60 mins and may account for why it’s possibly been left off other tape trades?

I’d waited a long time to see the band in the UK. Having heard them on John Peel, I was
lucky enough to get a US import copy of the I Ching album from the Rough Trade shop soon
after it came out. RC and I were seeing Dead Can Dance a lot round about this time and we
both went along to Dingwalls. I didn’t take my recorder. I can’t remember why not,
although I was familiar with Dingwalls and it may have been something to do with being
worried about the bouncers or just noisy audiences.

My over-riding memory of this gig was Natalie wildly swinging and dancing around the cast
iron columns on stage that held the roof up, with her long hair flowing. The stage was
crammed – they were a big band and it was a small venue. Very noisy and sweaty. Anyway,
after the gig I told RC that I wished I’d taped it. He said he wasn’t that impressed and
a couple of weeks later sent me his master, keeping a copy for himself. If you know RC,
this will sound really odd as he became a big Maniacs and Natalie Merchant fan. I guess
he just didn’t feel it straight away. I’ve got plenty of ticket stubs from Dingwalls, but
nothing to tell me which one relates to this gig, so no images I’m sorry to say.

I went to the Marquee the next night and taped it – although it was a disaster. I arrived
late, left early and in between picked up loads of chatter on the mike.

Enjoy – and thanks to RC for the master.

Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe Demos

10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe Demos - Front

10,000 Maniacs
In My Tribe Demos (Blast Records liberated bootleg)
Liberated bootleg silver cd -> EAC -> Traders Little Helper -> mp3/320

Download MP3@320

Hey Jack Kerouac
What’s the Matter Here
A Campfire Song
Poison in the Well
City of Angels
My Sister Rose
Like the Weather
Cherry Tree
The Painted Desert
Don’t Talk
Untitled 1
Untitled 2
Verdi Cries
Hey Jack Kerouac (alternate take)
Gun Shy
My Sister Rose (alternate take)
The Painted Desert (alternate take)
Don’t Talk (alternate take)
Cherry Tree (alternate take)

Track #12 (Untitled #2) and #13 (Verdi Cries) seem to the the very same recording.
Certainly this is just a typo on the cd backcover and occurs on all copies of the silver disc.

Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Miami, FL (11/10/92)


10,000 Maniacs
Miami Sunrise Theater
Miami, FL
Soundboard Recording

Download: MP3@320

01. Intro
02. These Are Days
03. If You Intend
04. Like The Weather
05. A Campfire Song
06. Cherry Tree
07. You Happy Puppet
08. Eat For Two
09. Noah’s Dove
10. Eden
11. Jezebel
12. Trouble Me
13. What’s The Matter Here?
14. Stockton Gala Days
15. Candy Everybody Wants
16. Hey Jack Kerouac
17. Few And Far Between
18. My Sister Rose
19. City Of Angels
20. Don’t Talk
21. To Sir With Love
22. Cotton Alley (cut)

soundboard>?>cassette>CDR>FLAC>SF8 (EQ)>FLAC

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Buffalo, NY (07/04/89) – "From Natalie With Love"


10,000 Maniacs
From Natalie With Love 1989 [Liberated Bootleg]
July 4, 1989
Rich Stadium in Buffalo NY
Opening Act for Grateful Dead

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Silvercd –> EAC –> FLAC –> DIME


01. What’s The Matter Here
02. Eat For Two
03. A Campfire Song
04. Cherry Tree
05. City of Angels
06. Blind Faith
07. Dust Bowl
08. Trouble Me
09. Gun Shy
10. Poison In The Well
11. Hey Jack Kerouac
12. Happy Puppet
13. Like the Weather
14. Headstrong
15. Don’t Talk
16. My Sister Rose

total playing time: 61:38

Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Ann Arbor, MI (11/2/90)

Natalie Merchant

10,000 Maniacs
November 2nd, 1990
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI

Download MP3@320kps: Mediafire

Nakamichi CM-100 Cards>Sony TCD-D5M>Cass(m)
Handheld, first balcony, right of center
by Alan Schmit

Cass(m)>Onkyo TA-6711>Tascam DA-20 (A/D)>Microtrack 24/96>WAV
WAV>Sound Studio 2.2.4>xACT 2.06>FLAC>MP3@320
by Dave Mallick

01. Maddox Table [03:32.72]
02. Like The Weather [04:04.53]
03. What’s The Matter Here? [05:06.05]
04. Cherry Tree [03:44.19]
05. The Latin One [03:37.32]
06. Gun Shy [04:32.69]
07. Orange [03:32.00]
08. Cotton Alley [04:37.53]
09. Trouble Me [03:32.40]
10. A Campfire Song [03:29.63]
11. All Right Now [00:59.14]
12. //Headstrong [04:11.14]
13. Eat For Two [04:03.10]
14. Hey Jack Kerouac [03:36.63]
15. Daktari [06:01.22]
16. Scorpio Rising [03:36.72]
17. My Mother The War/ [05:06.21]
18. The Big Parade [04:19.28]
19. unknown// [00:09.66]
Total: [71:54.41]

Ok sounding audience recording. Suffers from periodic bouts of people talking way to close to the mics. Sounds like it was set up pretty far away from the speakers, but overall not too bad.

Notes From the Torrent Uploader:
– First track is missing right channel until 1:02.
– Tape flip after track 11; beginning of track 12 is missing.
– Apparent tape stoppage at 4:41 of track 17; perhaps an encore break?
– Recording ends abruptly when someone notices Alan taping and asks
for his deck.

Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – London, England (07/01/88) “Cool White Stare”


10,000 Maniacs
Cool White Stare
Sadlers Wells Theatre
July 1988

Download MP3@256kps: Mediafire

Thanks to Celia for this one.

Hey Jack Kerouac
Gun Shy
Blind Faith
City Of Angels
Cherry Tree
My Sister Rose
Verdi Cries
Like The Weather
What’s The Matter Here
Don’t Talk
Scorpio Rising
Among The Americans
Poison In The Well

Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Our Time In Eden Tour Rehearsals

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs
Our Time In Eden Tour Rehearsals
March 30, 1992

Download MP3@256kps: Mediafire

Source: Soundboard

01 – These Are Days (incomplete)
02 – Few and Far Between
03 – Hey Jack Kerouac
04 – Eat For Two
05 – I’m Not The Man
06 – If You Intend *
07 – Noah’s Dove (incomplete)
08 – Eden
09 – Jezebel
10 – What’s The Matter Here?
11 – Stockton Gala Days
12 – Candy Everybody Wants
13 – Like The Weather
14 – How You’ve Grown
15 – Trouble Me
16 – Circle Dream
17 – Tolerance
18 – Gold Rush Brides

Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Theme For Imaginary Canyon

10,000 Maniacs - Theme For an Imaginary Canyon

10,000 Maniacs
Theme for Imaginary Canyon
Greek Theater
Los Angeles, CA
June 3, 1993

Download MP3@160kps: Mediafire

1. These Are Days
2. If You Intend
3. What’s The Matter Here?
4. A Campfire Song
5. Like the Weather
6. How You’ve Grown
7. Jezebel
8. Eat for Two
9. Trouble Me
10. Gun Shy
11. Stockton Gala Days
12. Candy Everybody Wants
13. Hey Jack Kerouac
14. Few and Far Between
15. My Sister Rose
16. Everyday is Like Sunday
17. City of Angels
18. Let the Mystery Be