Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Where The Neon Madmen Climb

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Bob Dylan
1976 WHERE THE NEON MADMEN CLIMB
Pink Panther Records
Night Of The Hurricane 2 & Rolling Thunder Revue 2

Download: FLAC/MP3

As always thanks to Nellie at Expecting Rain for this compilation.

Nellie always includes an enormous amounts of excellent notes with these compilations. I usually trim them down considerably so that my posts aren’t enormous. I did the same here, but do to the nature of the Rolling Thunder Review with its wide variety of people on stage the notes are still a little unwieldy. I hope they still make sense. But if not you still wanna get this comp. – Mat

RTR Part 2 is very different to RTR Part 1. The music is tougher, heavier, edgier. At times it borders on hard rock.
There is way more to RTR 2 than the official Columbia Hard Rain live album.

There is a great breadth & depth of material here.
Bob was dealing with all sorts of personal demons at the time but it seems to just fuel the fire.
Not for the faint-hearted – it is a very bumpy ride but well worth it.

Lies, damn lies & statistics:

All the songs performed by Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue on tour in 1975
15 of a total of 25 concerts represented here, plus six rehearsals & one birthday party.
129 tracks.
112 different songs.
1 Bob.

Instrumental Rentals Studio
Los Angeles, California
22 January 1976
Rehearsals for the second Hurricane Carter Benefit concert.

1.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
4.Sara

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Instrumental Rentals Studio
Los Angeles, California
23 January 1976
Rehearsals for the second Hurricane Carter Benefit concert.

3.Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Don Hunter/Stevie Wonder)
4.It Makes No Difference (Robbie Robertson)
5.Silver Mantis (J. Henry Burnett/Fleming)
6.Maggie’s Farm
7.Hurricane (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
8.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Rick Danko (vocal) on:
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,
It Makes No Difference.

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Houston Astrodrome
Houston, Texas
25 January 1976
Night Of The Hurricane 2

9.Positively 4th Street
10.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
11.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
12.Ride ‘Em Jewboy (Kinky Friedman)

LB-4304;
From Les Kokay 1976 data dvdr;
Night Of The Hurricane 2;
Audience

Shangri-La Studios
Malibu, California
30 March 1976
Eric Clapton’s 31st Birthday Party

13.Sign Language
14.Adios Mi Corazon
15.The Water Is Wide (trad.)
16.Idiot Wind

The Band:

Eric Clapton guitar, vocals,
Carl Radle bass,
George Terry guitar,
Jamie Oldaker drums,
Dick Sims keyboards,
Yvonne Elliman vocals,
Marcy Levy vocals,
Sergio Pastora percussion,
Bob Dylan vocals, guitar,
Georgie Fame organ,
Ron Wood guitar,
Van Morrison vocals,
Rick Danko bass, vocals,
Robbie Robertson guitar,
Jesse Ed Davis guitar,
Billy Preston vovals, keyboards,
Garth Hudson organ,
Richard Manuel vocals, piano,
Levon Helm vocals, drums,
Wah Wah Watson guitar.

LB-11374;
From Paradise To Shangri La (Silver Horse / 7603 A-B)

Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
12, 13 or 14 April 1976
Rehearsals before tour.

17.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
15 April 1976
Rehearsals before tour.

18.The Sun Is Shining (Elmore James)
19.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
20.Hold Me In Your Arms (trad.)
21.Isis (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
22.Rita May (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
23.Instrumental
24.Instrumental

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
17 April 1976
Rehearsals before tour.

25.Just Like A Woman
26.I Threw It All Away
27.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
28.Seven Days
29.Sara
30.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
31.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
32.You Angel You

1-4 may be from another session.
9, 18 are only fragments
9, 32 are instrumentals.

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Civic Center
Lakeland, Florida
18 April 1976

T-Bone Burnett:
33.Hula Hoop

Kinky Friedman:
34.They Ain’t making Jews Like Jesus Anymore

Bob Dylan:
35.Visions Of Johanna
36.If You See Her, Say Hello
37.Weary Blues From Waiting (Hank Williams)

Roger McGuinn:
38.Take Me Away

First Rolling Thunder Revue 2 concert.

LB-8652;
xref-01870;
Source: Cassette Master > Untracked Aiff File > Soundforge > FLAC

Visions of Johanna

LB-9273;
Taper: Bob Heyer;
Equipment: Bob Heyer’s original cassette > Reel > ADC

If You See Her, Say Hello

LB-10562;
Acoustic Thunder (Wild Wolf / 75-76);
Equipment: silver bootleg CD > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav (hard drive) >
Trader’s Little, Helper flac level 8 & torrent > HungerCity

Weary Blues From Waiting

LB-11131;
Hold The Fort For What It’s Worth (Wild Wolf)

Bayfront Civic Center Auditorium
St. Petersburg, Florida
20 April 1976

39.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
40.Wild Mountain Thyme

Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal) on Wild Mountain Thyme.

LB-2934;
Equipment: aud mono > ? > CD-Rs > me
removed sbe gaps/reset select cue points/speed corrected > you

Curtis Hixon Convention Center
Tampa, Florida
21 April 1976

41.Tangled Up In Blue

Official release:

Seven Days released on The Bootleg Series (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, 26 March 1991.

LB-12196;
Taper: Tim D;
Compiler: Lowgen;
Equipment: original cassettes > 1/2 tk 7.5 reel > AD

Starlight Ballroom
Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
22 April 1976
Afternoon

42.The Times They Are A-Changin’
43.I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
44.When I Paint My Masterpiece

LB-4305;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
LK 76 data dvdr set

Starlight Ballroom
Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
22 April 1976
Evening

45.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
46.Like A Rolling Stone
47.Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
48.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)

LB-4306;
From Les Kokay 76 data dvdr set

University Of Florida Field
Gainesville, Florida
25 April 1976

Steve Soles:
49.Mad Man

Rob Stoner:
50.Catfish

Bob Neuwirth:
51.Alabama Dark (Hank Williams is Dead),
52.Cowboys and Indians (Bobby Charles),
53.Mercedes Benz
54.Battle of New Orleans

Kinky Friedman:
55.Asshole From El Paso

Bob Dylan:
56.Mr Tambourine Man
57.Simple Twist Of Fate (cut)
58.Dink’s Song (trad. arr. by John & Alan Lomax)

LB-1674;
Incomplete recording;
Equipment: Sony TC355, converted by “cassette deck into the A/D converter in a DAT deck,
then via optical SPDIF, into the Frontier Wavecenter PCI interface in my PC

Except Dink’s Song

LB-4308;
from Les Kokay 1976 DVDR set

Expo Hall
Municipal Auditorium
Mobile, Alabama
29 April 1976
Evening

59.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
60.I Pity The Poor Immigrant
61.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
62.Lay, Lady, Lay

LB-0061;
xref-01193;
Compiler: Bob Meyer;
Reworked;
Dylan portion only

Reid Green Coliseum
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1 May 1976

63.Simple Twist Of Fate

LB-10562;
Acoustic Thunder (Wild Wolf / 75-76);
Equipment: silver bootleg CD > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav (hard drive) >
Trader’s Little, Helper flac level 8 & torrent > HungerCity

The Warehouse
New Orleans, Louisiana
3 May 1976 ñ Evening

Bob Neuwirth:
64.Sleazy

David Mansfield:
65.Flint Hill Special (Earl Scruggs)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:
66.Werewolves of London (LeRoy P. Marinell(Waddy Wachtel/Warren Zevon)

Rob Stoner:
67.Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner)

Donna Weiss:
68.Sweet Amarillo (Tears On My Pillow) (Donna Weiss)

Mick Ronson:
69.Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth:
70.A Lady Is Still A Lady

Dennis Hopper:
71.If (poem by Rudyard Kipling)

Kinky Friedman:
72.Rock And Roll Across The USA (Kinky Friedman/ Danny Finley (ìPanama Redî))
73.Dear Abbie (Kinky Friedman)

Bob Dylan:
74.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
75.Isis (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Roger McGuinn:
76.Eight Miles High
77.Jolly Roger
78.Lover Of The Bayou
79.Chestnut Mare

Joan Baez:
80.Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
81.(Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody) Turn Me Around
82.Love Song To A Stranger, Part 2
83.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
84.Sweeter For Me (Red Telephone)
85.Dancing In The Streets
86.Diamonds And Rust

Bob Dylan:
87.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
88.You’re A Big Girl Now
89.Rita May (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
90.Lay, Lady, Lay
91.Idiot Wind
92.Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton, Larry Ehrlich, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, David Lazar, Tom Six)

LB-5577;
Soundboard

Except Rita May

LB-11131;
Hold The Fort For What It’s Worth (Wild Wolf)

Municipal Auditorium
San Antonio, Texas
11 May 1976

93.Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark)
94.Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
95.Shelter From The Storm (PA)
96.Romance In Durango (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) (PA)
97.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (PA)
98.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) (PA)
99.Going, Going, Gone (PA)
100.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (PA)

LB Unknown;
Soundboard

Except Bennyboy:

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue,
Shelter From The Storm,
Romance In Durango.

Tarrant County Convention Center Arena
Fort Worth, Texas
16 May 1976

Bob Neuwirth:
101.Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:
102.The Dogs (T-Bone Burnett/John Fleming/Rosana Taplin)
103.Here Come The Blues Again (Dr Hook)

Bob Dylan:
104.It Ain’t Me, Babe
105.Vincent Van Gogh (Robert Friemark)
106.One Too Many Mornings

Joni Mitchell
107.Black Crow (Joni Mitchell)
108.Song For Sharon (Joni Mitchell)

Joan Baez:
109.El Preso Numero Nueve (Prisoner Number Nine) (Antonio & Roberto Cantoral)
110.Forever Young

Bob Dylan:
111.Blowin’ In The Wind
112.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
113.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

T-Bone Burnett:
114.Silver Mantis (J. Henry Burnett/Fleming)

Official releases:

Released on Hard Rain, Columbia PC 34349, 10 September 1976
and on Columbia CK 34349 (CD), 30 November 1976:
I Threw It All Away, Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again,
Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan),
Lay, Lady, Lay

Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again released on single Columbia 3-10454, 30 November 1976
Lay, Lady, Lay released on Masterpieces, CBS/SONY 57 AP875-7, March 1978 in Japan, and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand.

LB-11131;
Hold The Fort For What It’s Worth (Wild Wolf)

Except:

Cindy (When I Get Home),
The Dogs,
Here Come The Blues Again,
Black Crow,
Song For Sharon,
El Preso Numero Nueve (Prisoner Number Nine),
Forever Young.

LB-4321;
From Les Kokay 76 data dvdr set

And:
Oh, Sister
Bennyboy

State Fair Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18 May 1976

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

115.Linda Lou

Bob Dylan:

116.Maggie’s Farm
117.Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Roger McGuinn:

118.Turn Turn Turn (adapted from The Book of Ecclesiastes by Pete Seeger)

Bob Dylan:

119.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
120.I Want You

Rolling Thunder Revue 2 concert #22.

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Scarlet Rivera (violin), T-bone J. Henry Burnette (guitar & piano),
Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal),
Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal), David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin & dobro),
Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (drums), Gary Burke (congas).

Going, Going, Gone has the different lyrics:
ìI been walking on clouds, sleeping in the dust,
Now I just got to go, before itís all Diamond and Rustî

LB-4327;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
Soundboard;
Equipment: My Low Gen tape > CoolEdit > HR >
CDR > EAC > Flac (reordered to concert order)

Except Maggie’s Farm

LB-11728;
Incomplete soundboard

Henry Levitt Arena
Wichita, Kansas
19 May 1976

Steven Soles:
121.Wouldnít You Know (Steven Soles)

Joan Baez:
122.Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

Bob Dylan:
123.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

LB-4314;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
From Les Kokay 76 data dvdr set

Colorado Hotel
Fort Collins, Colorado
22 May 1976
Rehearsal

124.Just Like A Woman

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

125.Railroad Boy (trad.)
126.Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) (Woody Guthrie)
127.Tangled Up In Blue
128.TV Broadcast Intro
129.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Official releases:

Blowin’ In The Wind released on Joan Baez: Rare, Live & Classic, Vanguard VCD3-125/27, 31 August 1993.
Released on Hard Rain, Columbia PC 34349, 10 September 1976 and on Columbia CK 34349 (CD), 30 November 1976:

Maggie’s Farm,
One Too Many Mornings,
Shelter From The Storm,
You’re A Big Girl Now,
Idiot Wind.

Included in the TV film Hard Rain, first broadcast by NBC Network 14 September 1976:

Maggie’s Farm,
One Too Many Mornings,
Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan),
Blowin’ In The Wind,
Railroad Boy (trad.),
Deportees (Woody Guthrie),
I Pity The Poor Immigrant,
Shelter From The Storm,
Idiot Wind,
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.

Idiot Wind released on Masterpieces, CBS/SONY 57 AP875-7, March 1978 in Japan, and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand.
Source: Various TV broadcasts.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (01/21/98)

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Van Morrison
January 21, 1998
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

I previously posted the Bob Dylan set here.

Audience Source – Sanken COS-11PT > Denon DTR-80P > DAT @ 48 Kz – Front of the board. Recorded by Masato.

Transfer:
Gen (2) DAT @ 48 kHz > Tascam DA-302 > Hosa DRA-501 Coax > Tascam CD-RW700 > Mitsui Silver 700mb Data CDRs.
Sample Rate Conversion performed by on board converter Tascam CD-RW700.

Extraction:
MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-875 Drive > DAE using XLD 150.3 > flac level 8
ffp generated by XAct. October 14, 2018

Double Bill with Bob Dylan – Van Opened, Dylan Closed.

Musicians:
Van Morrison: vocals, harmonica, guitar
Ronnie Johnson: guitar
Nicky Scott: bass
Justin Carroll: Hammond Organ
Pee Wee Ellis: saxophone
Liam Bradley: percussion
Matt Holland: trumpet
Geoff Dunn: drums
Brian Kennedy: vocals

Disc One:
01-01 Burning Ground
01-02 Fire In The Belly
01-03 It Once Was My Life
01-04 Foreign Window
01-05 Raincheck
01-06 Who Can I Turn To
01-07 Summertime In England
01-08 In The Afternoon
01-09 Vanlose Stairway / Trans-Euro Train

Disc Two:
02-01 This Weight
02-02 Domino / Shot of Rhythm & Blues
02-03 Blue Suede Shoes (with Bob Dylan)
02-04 Sometimes We Cry
02-05 Cleaning Windows
02-06 Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
02-07 See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune / Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin
02-08 It’s A Man’s World / When The Clock Strikes

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (01/18/98)

bob dylan - van morrison - new york - madison square garden - 1998

Van Morrison
January 18, 1998
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Audience Source – Sanken COS-11PT > Denon DTR-80P > DAT @ 48 Kz – Front of the board. Recorded by Masato.

Transfer:
Gen (2) DAT @ 48 kHz > Tascam DA-302 > Hosa DRA-501 Coax > Tascam CD-RW700 > Mitsui Silver 700mb Data CDRs.
Sample Rate Conversion performed by on board converter Tascam CD-RW700.

Extraction:
MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-875 Drive > DAE using XLD 150.3 > flac level 8
ffp generated by XAct. October 14, 2018

Double Bill with Bob Dylan – Van Opened, Dylan Closed.

Musicians:
Van Morrison: vocals, harmonica, guitar
Ronnie Johnson: guitar
Nicky Scott: bass
Georgie Fame: Hammond Organ, Vocals
Pee Wee Ellis: saxophone
Liam Bradley: percussion
Matt Holland: trumpet
Geoff Dunn: drums
Brian Kennedy: vocals

Disc One:
01-01 Burning Ground
01-02 Fire In The Belly
01-03 It Once Was My Life
01-04 Raincheck
01-05 In The Afternoon
01-06 A Change is Gonna Come
01-07 Satisfied
01-08 Vanlose Stairway / Trans-Euro Train
01-09 More & More (with Bob Dylan)

Disc Two:
02-01 Summertime In England
02-02 Domino / Shot of Rhythm & Blues
02-03 Sometimes We Cry
02-04 Tupelo Honey / Why Must I Always Explain
02-05 The Healing Game
02-06 It’s A Man’s World / When The Clock Strikes
02-07 Cyprus Avenue

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Columbus, OH (08/06/89)

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Bob Dylan
8/6/89
Columbus, OH

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-2240

(47min+41min), version “a”; seems better sound than pl master; background talking d1t1, d1t2, d1t6, d1t7. d1t8, d2t2

CD1
1 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
2 I’ll Remember You
3 John Brown
4 Just Like A Woman
5 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
6 Highway 61 Revisited
7 To Ramona (acoustic)
8 One Too Many Mornings (acoustic),

CD2
1 Mr. Tambourine Man (acoustic)
2 Confidential
3 Silvio
4 I Shall Be Released
5 Like A Rolling Stone
6 It Ain’t Me, Babe (acoustic)
7 All Along The Watchtower

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – People Sleeping In Broken Beds, 1989 Summer Tour of North America

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Bob Dylan
1989 PEOPLE SLEEPING IN BROKEN BEDS
Pink Panther Records
1989 Summer Tour of North America

Thanks to Nellie at Expecting Rain for compiling this.

Download: FLAC/MP3

Bob finished recording what would become Oh Mercy early in 1989 and then played 72 concerts before finally releasing the album on 18 September.
These 72 prior concerts are amazing in terms of high & consistent performance standard which revisited a very large number of his songs & the songs of others.

He had finally achieved what Jerry Garcia had told him he must do – reconnect with the songs from is vast catalogue & play them with conviction.
Bob started this process immediately after his strange 1987 concerts with The Grateful Dead. In late 1987, he toured Europe with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Bob played with The Heartbreakers in 86, but the 87 tour was completely different with Bob agreeing to play band requests for his past songs.
1988 brought the unexpected success of The Traveling Wilburys which gave his failing career a much needed boost & exposure to a new audience.
He also came up with a new business model – a small, stripped down road band doing large numbers of “never ending” concerts
& playing ever-changing setlists of his own songs & other people’s songs that he liked.

Back to Oh Mercy, an album almost as famous for the songs left off it (God Knows, Series Of Dreams, Dignity, Born In Time) as it was for those on it.

Bob had a long time to think about what he wanted to include on Oh Mercy, & I suspect he considered not releasing it at all.
Bob had to make a decision – continue as a “wilbury” (Roy Orbison’s death on 6 December 1988 made that unlikely), stick with the old songs,
or push forward into the future with new songs that he believed in. So Bob pushed the reset button – all the way back to 1981 & Shot Of Love,
the last Christian album which Bob had worked hard & long on & was very proud of but which sold very poorly. This was a very high risk career move & Bob knew it.

The released Oh Mercy (like Infidels) has heavily disguised, but it had a far more potent religious message than any previous album.
What Bob does with Oh Mercy is to actually answer some questions raised by some of his old songs – he tells you what he really believes, & more importantly, why.

Everything Is Broken is Trouble Part 2, Man In The Long Black Coat is Blowin’ In The Wind Part 2, Ring Them Bells is Chimes Of Freedom Part 2.

The “message” of Oh Mercy goes something like this:

– people are incapable of managing or understanding the world without religious guidance.
– people revert to the dark side without such guidance – every man’s conscience is vile and depraved.
– the world is a harsh and dangerous place and always will be – trouble and damage are everywhere.
– temptation & sexual love is the only “escape” in this world but it takes you to the dark side and does not last.
– life on earth is simply a test of character for the life beyond.
– life & death are the same thing if you pass the test – people don’t live or die, people just float.
– the force of God is everywhere – blowin’ in the wind, hurricane breeze.
– not everyone will pass the test for the life beyond – ring them bells for the chosen few.

Now you can accept that or reject it, but Bob had decided to return to religious songs – a high risk move based on past experience,
but after 72 concerts to think about it, Oh Mercy hit the streets on 18 September 1989, & a new tour leg started in New York on 10 October.

The NY concerts are bizarre – there is a new Bob on stage with something new & powerful to say.
Andrew Muir refers to the “demonic rage” of the four show NY residency which kicked off the tour.

This is scary stuff, & there is overt & covert religion everywhere.
Five new songs (Everything Is Broken, Disease Of Conceit, Most Of The Time, What Good Am I?, Man In The Long Black Coat)
are played most nights along with Like A Rolling Stone, All Along The Watchtower, I Shall Be Released & A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.
The setlists are far more consistent for core songs that the concerts earlier in the year.
Shot Of Love is back – Shot Of Love, Dead Man, Dead Man, Trouble, Lenny Bruce.
There are mainstream hymns – Precious Memories & Rank Strangers To Me. There are Bob hymns – In The Garden, I Believe In You, Man Of Peace.

The most startling & serious performances are reserved for Bob on piano (the first piano Bob of the NET).
Check out Disease Of Conceit (Ithaca), Ring Them Bells (Poughkeepsie), Gotta Serve Somebody (Troy)
& the unbelievable rewrite of When You Gonna Wake Up? (Poughkeepsie) – the song has been drastically shortened
with only the first verse remaining from the original song. You cannot even make out the words – just fragments
(-left me in peace-another hungry mouth to feed-where he belongs-ain’t that strong-schools-every time-),
but it is so profound & played with such conviction that it stops you in your tracks.
He achieved something like it with I’m Not There (1956) from the Basement Tapes.

Poughkeepsie is the best concert & is available in excellent sound. It is one of Bob’s best concerts ever.

Just to ram it all home, immediately after the tour Bob retreats to a recording studio in Bloomington with Barry Goldberg
to record People Get Ready. You have got to wonder what else he recorded that day.

& you know what – Oh Mercy became the successful comeback album – praised by critics & fans alike.

The religion was ignored by almost everybody – as The Traveling Wilburys said, The Devil’s Been Busy. He got away with it!

You have to ask yourself how all those beds got broken – one of the great Bob mysteries.

You have gotta hear this stuff.

all sourced from 100% lossless FLAC from best available sound sources.

Statistics for this compilation (yes, lies, damn lies & statistics masquerading as facts)

85 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
80 different songs
18 concerts are represented here (from the total of 27 concerts) plus 1 studio recording session.
7 hours & 37 minutes of music
1 bob

All 80 songs played on the tour leg are represented here.

The setlists were highly variable from night to night, with
3 songs being played twenty or more times,
12 songs being played ten or more times,
37 songs being played five or more times, and
26 songs only played once or twice.

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
10 October 1989

1.75th Street Autograph Signing
2.Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)
3.Girl Of The North Country
4.Bunkhouse Theme

LB-6808;
Shining At The Beacon (Cosmic Thrills / CT 50003-4)

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
12 October 1989

5.What Good Am I?
6.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
7.You’re A Big Girl Now
8.Boots Of Spanish Leather
9.Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)
10.Gates Of Eden
11.Queen Jane Approximately
12.Masters Of War
13.Most Of The Time

LB-7268;
Equipment: CD-R of unknown generation sent by DM >
wav (EAC secure mod) > flac [flac frontend 1.1.2
(except for Lakes Of Pontchartrain – version 1.1.3);
align on sb option – level 8 – verify on]

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
13 October 1989

14.Precious Memories (arr. by Bob Dylan)
15.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
16.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
17.Song To Woody
18.In The Garden
19.Like A Rolling Stone
20.Man In The Long Black Coat
21.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

LB-1872

The Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
15 October 1989

22.Two Soldiers (trad.)
23.Everything Is Broken

LB-2301

The Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
16 October 1989

24.The Man In Me
25.I Shall Be Released

LB-8444;
Transfer: JTT;
Equipment: Master Cassette > Cassette (JG) > Cassette (TDK SA90 Dolby B) >
Akai GX95 Mk 2 (Dolby B) > Line in to Soundforge PRO 10 >
FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

Constitution Hall
Washington, District Of Columbia
18 October 1989

26.One Irish Rover (Van Morrison)
27.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)

LB-5504

Mid-Hudson Arena
Poughkeepsie, New York
20 October 1989

28.The Times They Are A-Changin’
29.Absolutely Sweet Marie
30.Seeing The Real You At Last
31.Dead Man, Dead Man
32.I’ll Remember You
33.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
34.One Too Many Mornings
35.When You Gonna Wake Up?
36.Ring Them Bells
37.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)
38.Everybody’s Movin’ (Glen Trout)
39.Most Of The Time
40.All Along The Watchtower

LB-1777

Keaney Auditorium
University Of Rhode Island
South Kingston, Rhode Island
22 October 1989

41.John Brown

LB-4338;
Taper: Kevin Hall;
Taping Equipment:
Sony WM-D6C Professional Walkman recorder,
2 Beyer M-700 microphones;
Mastering: Carl Morstadt;
Mastering Equipment: Master Cassette >
Sony K707ES cassette deck >
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 >
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files >

The Opera House
Boston, Massachusetts
23 October 1989

42.Trouble
43.My Back Pages
44.Simple Twist Of Fate
45.Wagoner’s Lad (trad.)
46.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
47.Shelter From The Storm
48.I Shall Be Released

LB-8443;
Remaster: JTT;
Equipment: Master Cassette > Cassette (JG) >
Cassette (TDK SA90 Dolby B) > Akai GX95 Mk 2 (Dolby B) >
Line in to Soundforge PRO 10 > FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

The Opera House
Boston, Massachusetts
24 October 1989

49.Man Of Peace
50.I Believe In You
51.Forever Young
52.Highway 61 Revisited
53.Mr Tambourine Man
54.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
55.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
56.Maggie’s Farm

LB-2237

Houston Fieldhouse
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
27 October 1989

57.Gotta Serve Somebody
58.Lenny Bruce
59.Mama, You Been On My Mind
60.To Ramona

LB-1894

Ben Light Gymnasium
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York
29 October 1989

61.Positively 4th Street
62.Lay, Lady, Lay
63.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
64.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
65.Disease Of Conceit

LB-2246;
Taper: Paul Loeber (PL)

Arie Crown Theater
Chicago, Illinois
31 October 1989

66.I Want You
67.Ballad Of A Thin Man
68.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
69.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
70.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
71.Love Minus Zero / No Limit
72.Man In The Long Black Coat

LB-5461

Hill Auditorium
University Of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 November 1989

73.Visions Of Johanna

State Theater
Cleveland, Ohio
2 November 1989

74.Shot Of Love
75.Just Like A Woman
76.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
77.It Ain’t Me, Babe

LB-2362

Chrysler Hall
Norfolk, Virginia
7 November 1989

78.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
79.When First Unto This Country (trad.)

LB-0216

The Fox Theater
Atlanta, Georgia
10 November 1989

80.To Be Alone With You
81.Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

Sunrise Musical Theater
Miami, Florida
13 November 1989

82.Subterranean Homesick Blues
83.Lay, Lady, Lay
84.Tangled Up In Blue

Belmont Hall Studio
Brown County
Bloomington, Indiana
20 November 1989

85.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Uniondale, NY (01/29/74)

bob dylan the band - 1974

Bob Dylan & The Band
Nassau County Coliseum
Nassau, New York
29 January 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Master tape > CDR > EAC > Flac [from lk aud set].

LosslessBob entry: LB-2695. very similar to previous in quality with a little lower levels and tone seemed slightly harsher so liked previous better.*
* Previous = LB-453. from aud master,very good to excellent sound; from shn upload phil’s ftp server 10/01

No fix required. The digital silence gaps fall at beg/end of discs, between sets or evident tape edits, do not warrant removal as sector alignment would modify all tracks which are otherwise without any audible flaws.

01. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And Iíll Go Mine)
02. Lay Lady Lay
03. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
04. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
05. It Ain’t Me Babe
06. Ballad Of A Thin Man

07. Stage Fright (the Band)
08. The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down (the Band)
09. King Harvest (has surely come)(the Band)
10. When you Awake (the Band)
11. I shall be Released (the Band)

12. All Along The Watchtower
13. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
14. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

01. The Times They Are A-Changin’ ñ (solo)
02. Don’t Think Twice, Itís All Right ñ (solo)
03. Gates Of Eden – (solo)
04. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue ñ (solo)
05. It’s Alright Ma (Iím Only Bleeding) ñ (solo)

06. Rag Mama Rag (the Band)
07. This Wheel’s on Fire (the Band)
08. The Shape I’m in (the Band)
09. The Weight (the Band)

10. Forever Young
11. Something There Is About You
12. Like A Rolling Stone

13. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And Iíll Go Mine)

Note: Exactly the same set list as 22 January in Atlanta.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Uniondale, NY (01/28/74)

bob dylan - uniondale 1974

Bob Dylan & The Band
Nassau County Coliseum
Nassau, New York
28 January 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Master tape > CDR > EAC > CoolEdit2000 minimal HR > Flac. This is one the best quality audience tape of the whole tour. [from lk aud set]

LosslessBob entry: LB-2694. very similar looking to LB-0453 except in spectral view this one has a tv band; this one has less hiss; excellent sound [A-]. cut without a drop d1t12 2:06 (while previous has a drop)

No fix required. The digital silence gaps fall at beg/end of discs, between sets or evident tape edits, do not warrant removal as sector alignment would modify all tracks which are otherwise without any audible flaws.

01. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And Iíll Go Mine)
02. Lay Lady Lay
03. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
04. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
05. It Ain’t Me Babe
06. Ballad Of A Thin Man

07. Stage Fright (the Band)
08. The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down (the Band)
09. King Harvest (has surely come)(the Band)
10. When you Awake (the Band)
11. I shall be Released (the Band)
12. Up on Cripple Creek (the Band)

13. All Along The Watchtower
14. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

01. The Times They Are A-Changin’ ñ (solo)
02. Don’t Think Twice, Itís All Right ñ (solo)
03. Gates Of Eden – (solo)
04. Just Like A Woman ñ (solo)
05. It’s Alright Ma (Iím Only Bleeding) ñ (solo)

06. Rag Mama Rag (the Band)
07. This Wheel’s on Fire (the Band)
08. The Shape I’m in (the Band)
09. The Weight (the Band)

10. Forever Young
11. Something There Is About You
12. Like A Rolling Stone

13. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And Iíll Go Mine)

Note: 25th Fort Worth, 26th Houston [Afternoon + Evening] and 28th Nassau had exactly the same setlist.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Build a Ladder to the Stars, 1974

bob dylan and the band - chicago 1974

Bob Dylan
1974 BUILD A LADDER TO THE STARS
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks as always to Nellie at Expecting Rain for this compilation. As per usual she has included an enormous amount of information in the text files which I have not included here (but do remain in the download) in order to save space.

Tour ’74 is a much misunderstood part of Dylan’s live performance canon.
The early concerts are quite different to the later ones which formed Before The Flood.

There have been various great compilations of Tour ’74 in the past,
most notably the silver boot Phantoms Of My Youth (Capricorn) and
Bob Meyer’s amazing Nineteen74 from 1981, a “best of” from his exhaustive, and at the time definitive, “1974 Project”.

However, since then, many pristine complete soundboards (& bits of soundboards) have emerged,
along with great audience tapes from Chicago and Hollywood. This new compilation reflects this.

One of the great surprises is the performance & sound quality of The Band songs, which are also included here.

Sound quality here is generally very good to excellent, but some tracks only exist in fair to poor sound.
Unfortunately, the first three tracks from Chicago are in poor sound –
if you don’t like these completist tracks, use the “skip” button.

Hope you enjoy it. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Lies, damn lies & statistics:

All the songs performed by Dylan & The Band on Tour’74.
20 of a total of 41 concerts represented here.
86 tracks.
59 different songs.
1 Bob.

Chicago Stadium
Chicago, Illinois
3 January 1974

1.Share Your Love With Me (Briggs/Malone)
2.Holy Cow (Alain Toussaint)
3.Life Is A Carnival (Robbie Robertson – Rick Danko – Levon Helm)

First concert of the 1974 Tour of America with The Band.
This was the only time that Dylan played during The Band’s set.

LB-2635;
From Les Kokay audience set

Chicago Stadium
Chicago, Illinois
4 January 1974

4.Hero Blues
5.It Ain’t Me, Babe
6.Tough Mama
7.Long Black Veil (Danny Dill – Marijohn Wilkin)
8.All Along The Watchtower
9.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
10.The Times They Are A-Changin’
11.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
12.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
13.Nobody ‘Cept You
14.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
15.The Shape I’m In (Robbie Robertson)
16.The Weight (Robbie Robertson)
17.Forever Young
18.Something There Is About You
19.Like A Rolling Stone

LB-2636;
From Les Kokay audience set

The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 January 1974
Afternoon

20.To Ramona
21.Mama, You Been On My Mind

LB-9309;
Fix of LB-2637

The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 January 1974
Evening

22.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
23.Song To Woody
24.Mr. Tambourine Man

LB-2638;
From Les Kokay audience set

The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 January 1974

25.Girl Of The North Country
26.Wedding Song
27.Nobody ‘Cept You

LB-2647;
From Les Kokay audience set

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9 January 1974

28.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

LB-9312;
Fix of LB-2650

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10 January 1974

29.As I Went Out One Morning
30.Love Minus Zero/No Limit

LB-7073;
As I Went Out One Evening (Be Twisted / BTCD 020-21)

Boston Gardens
Boston, Massachusetts
14 January 1974

31.Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
32.Lay, Lady, Lay
33.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
34.It Ain’t Me, Babe
35.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
36.Ballad Of A Thin Man
37.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)
38.This Wheel’s On Fire (Rick Danko – Bob Dylan)
39.I Shall Be Released
40.Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson)
41.All Along The Watchtower
42.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
43.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
44.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
45.Just Like A Woman
46.Something There Is About You

LB-1497;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
Part of The 1974 PA Tape Collection upgrade;
Sources:
first disc PA recording;
second disc – first 5 tracks PA recording, last 8 audience;
best known sources.

Except:
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.

LB-9378;
Taper: Bill Graham;
Source: Wolfgang’s Vault (WV);
Streaming capture: JTT;
Lossy FLAC from mp3 capture;
Incomplete soundboard;
Equipment: Soundforge PRO 10b, FLAC Level 8 Align on Sector Boundaries.

Capital Centre
Largo, Maryland
16 January 1974

47.One Too Many Mornings

LB-9328;
Lineage: Low gen tape > CDR > Eac > Flac;
The Band sets are from a different tape [LK AUD set]

Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida
19 January 1974
Afternoon

48.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
49.Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Don Hunter – Stevie Wonder)
50.Forever Young

LB-11892;
Hollywood Sportatorium (No Label / BDBA 11974)

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, Tennessee
23 January 1974

51.Going Back To Memphis (Chuck Berry)
52.Fourth Time Around

LB-2677;
From Les Kokay audience set

Nassau County Coliseum
Nassau, New York
28 January 1974

53.Gates Of Eden

LB-2694;
From Les Kokay audience set;
Master tape > CDR > EAC > CoolEdit2000 minimal HR > Flac

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
30 January 1974

54.King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

Source:
Dylan related Wolfgang’s Vault Radio broadcasts Week 4;
Soundboard recordings captured, compiled and encoded by Arturo el Duderino, 14 March 2006;
128kbps digital mp3 stream > Creative SoundBlaster Live! > Wave (16bit, 44.1kHz, 2.0) > SoundForge 8.0 > TLH > FLAC

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
31 January 1974
Evening

55.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
56.Lay, Lady, Lay
57.Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
58.Ballad Of A Thin Man
59.Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson)
60.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
61.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
62.Rag Mama Rag (Robbie Robertson)
63.This Wheel’s On Fire (Rick Danko – Bob Dylan)
64.Highway 61 Revisited
65.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-9393;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
The 1974 PA tape collection upgrade

Except:
Ballad Of A Thin Man,
Up On Cripple Creek,
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,
This Wheel’s On Fire.

LB-11118;
1974 Soundboard Collection (Wonderland Records)

Missouri Arena
St. Louis, Missouri
4 February 1974
Afternoon

66.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
67.Desolation Row

LB-11762;
Taper: Bob Heyer

Coliseum
Denver, Colorado
6 February 1974
Afternoon

68.Visions Of Johanna

LB-2703;
From Les Kokay audience set

Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, California
11 February 1974
Evening

69.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
70.Stage Fright (Robbie Robertson)
71.The Times They Are A-Changin’
72.Just Like A Woman
73.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
74.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
75.Highway 61 Revisited
76.Like A Rolling Stone
77.Maggie’s Farm
78.Blowin’ In The Wind – The original FLAC file from my set was corrupted. I supplied a new one from my files with the same source – Mat

LB-4445;
Oakland Flood (Mainstream / MSBR 0016-17)

Except Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right:

LB-11118;
1974 Soundboard Collection (Wonderland Records)

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
13 February 1974

79.When You Awake

Source:
Bob Dylan (and related);
Wolfgang’s Vault Radio broadcasts Week 5;
Soundboard recordings;
Captured, compiled and encoded by Arturo el Duderino, 14 March 2006;
128kbps digital mp3 stream > Creative SoundBlaster Live! > Wave (16bit, 44.1kHz, 2.0) > SoundForge 8.0 > TLH >FLAC

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
14 February 1974
Afternoon

80.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
81.She Belongs To Me
82.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

LB-10164;
Before The Flood Complete (Original Master Series / 110-111-112-113);
Gold CD Limited Edition;
Digitally Remastered

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
14 February 1974
Evening

83.Mr. Tambourine Man
84.Endless Highway (Robbie Robertson)
85.Gates Of Eden
86.Maggie’s Farm

LB-10164;
Before The Flood Complete (Original Master Series / 110-111-112-113);
Gold CD Limited Edition;
Digitally Remastered

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Milan, Italy (04/09/18)

bob dylan - milan - 2018_0409a

BOB DYLAN
TEATRO DEGLI ARCIMBOLDI
MILAN
ITALY
APRIL 9, 2018

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-13395

Guitar Riffs ( ? )
Things Have Changed
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Highway 61 Revisited
Simple Twist Of Fate
Duquesne Whistle
Melancholy Mood (?)
Honest With Me
Trying To Get To Heaven (Before They Close The Door)
Once Upon A Time (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)
Pay In Blood
Tangled Up In Blue
Early Roman Kings
Desolation Row
Love Sick
Autumn Leaves (Kosma/Mercer/Prevert)
Thunder On The Mountain
Soon After Midnight
Long And Wasted Years
*
Blowin’ In The Wind
Ballad Of A Thin Man

another fine recording for you to enjoy from the eternal wanderer, Spot.
Which I am sure you will enjoy, a very good recording of an impressive (if famliar) show.

Spot and I thank you for the fine comments and thanks.
We have no issue with these recordings being placed elsewhere, after a week,
if we are credited and would prefer not to see remixes, but thats up to you.

The Caretaker

A SPOT RECORDING
107 mins

This is a SPOT recording (thanks again as ever) and the equipment used was:
Core Sound High End Binaural (HEB) DPA 4061’s with Edirol by Roland R-09
Edited with Magix Audio Premium

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Dallas, TX (02/22/02)

bob dylan - dallas - 2002

BOB DYLAN
Reunion Arena
Dallas, Texas
February 22nd, 2002
LB-8769

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. Duncan And Brady (acoustic)
2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (acoustic) (Bob on harp)
3. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (acoustic)
4. Searching For A Soldier’s Grave (acoustic)
5. Maggie’s Farm
6. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
7. Cry A While
8. High Water (For Charley Patton)
9. Visions Of Johanna (acoustic) (Bob on harp)
10. Boots Of Spanish Leather (acoustic) (Bob on harp)
11. Tangled up In Blue (acoustic)
12. Summer Days
13. Sugar Baby
14. Cold Irons Bound
15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Encores
16. Like A Rolling Stone
17. Honest With Me (Larry on slide guitar)
18. Blowin’ In The Wind (acoustic) (Bob on harp)

Center Section Row R seat 6 (dead center seat)

Br¸el & Kjaer 4021 Compact Cardioid Microphones >
(mine were bought before DPA merge)
Sonosax SX-M2-LS/2 Microphone Amplifier >
Sony SBM-1 High Density Linear A/D Converter >
Sony TCD-D8 DAT Walkman

Transfer:

Sony TCD-D8 DAT Walkman
M-Audio MicrotrackII Via spdif Coaxial Cable > flac FrontEnd