Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Durham, NC (03/24/74)

Joni Mitchell - Durham 1974 - Spring Songs

Joni Mitchell
Cameron Stadium, Duke University
Durham, NC

Download: FLAC/MP3

From the original uploader:

Joni Mitchell Mega-rare restored vinyl set “Spring Songs” 1974-03-24 Cameron Stadium, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (mp3 sample) great performance!

Plea and beg time: If you have the master tape of this show, or one not from this record album, please seed it!

For this torrent, I have decided to take quite a different tack: I have tweaked and fiddled with this music for many hours to bring this amazing performance somewhat to life. There’s night and day difference between what you will hear in this torrent and on the original vinyl. The fact that I can finally hear all the instruments and the thing’s back in tune and in proper tempo on a show of this quality is all I need. I absolutely love it.

You may not think that’s good enough. You may think it not worth your time, or that it “still sucks”, or why am I posting this when there’s so much better sounding material out there.

I have news for you… Joni is stunning, mind melting, riding the clouds on this one. She is so good that she makes it look easy.

It may not be for you, nor your sister, nor your girlfriend who you’ve been trying to do “what with??!!” if you can’t look past the imperfections:

Don’t download it!

The setlist of this show is another matter entirely. The album cover, the Hot Wacks discography, and the sides of the album are all in disagreement. The tracks on each side seem to be in sequence, but I am not sure if the sides themselves are in proper order. This is what I came up with, both for track listings and for sequence:

You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio
Free Man In Paris
Same Situation
Just Like This Train
Rainy Night House (awesome, awesome!)
Big Yellow Taxi
Peoples Parties
All I Want
A Case Of You
For The Roses
Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire

Please provide corrections!

Some technical notes: Very little noise reduction or pop and click removal was applied to this recording, as it was difficult to seperate the noise from the music. The swishing you hear in some tracks is sound cancellation caused by the stereo master tape being pressed in combined (L + R) mono. EQ was performed and undone over and over again to get the recording as clear as possible. Each side was individually pitch-corrected to CD masters of the official releases.

This recording BEGS for a tape copy that’s in stereo!


A DoinkerTape

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Berkeley, CA (05/27/79)

Joni Mitchell - 1979 - Berkeley

Joni Mitchell
Berkeley Jazz Festival
Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA, USA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Goody Pitch-Corrected Remaster

Original Lineage:
CDR Mail Trade from reputable source > EAC (Secure) > flac (level 8, aligned and verified) >

Goody’s additional lineage:
TLH (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender -7 cents; Amplify +3dB; some hard limiting applied) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

Joni Mitchell – guitars, vocals
Jaco Pastorius – bass
Herbie Hancock – piano
Tony Williams – drums
Don Alias – percussion

Some or all of the above band members appear to provide background vocals on “God Must Be A Boogie Man”, as well.

01 Coyote
02 Goodbye Porkpie Hat
03 God Must Be A Boogie Man
04 Chair In The Sky
05 Black Crow
06 The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines
07 Woodstock
08 Twisted

From the original uploader:
Thanks so much to everyone involved in the creation and preservation of the source of this great performance.
Text updated for this edition – November 18, 2013

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Boston, MA (02/19/76)

Joni Mitchell 2-19-76 stub - boston

Joni Mitchell and the LA Express
The Music Hall
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Exc Audience recording transferred and uploaded to dime 2008-01-02 by hanwaker

pitch corrected -53 cents with antialiasing in Sony Soundforge 9 per Professor Goody’s advice,
with tracking fixed on “Love or Money”
Sector boundaries aligned and converted to flac level 8 in TLH by Randall on 2008-01-02

01 Help Me
02 Love or Money
03 Free Man In Paris
04 For The Roses
05 Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire
06 Big Yellow Taxi
07 Shades Of Scarlet Conquering
08 For Free ( heckler attack !)
09 Coyote >
10 Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
11 Just like this train
12 Shadows and Light
13 In France They Kiss On Main St.

01 Edith & The Kingpin
02 Talk To Me
03 Harry’s House/Centerpiece
04 rap
05 Furry Sings The Blues
06 Trouble Child
07 Rainy Night House
08 Raised On Robbery
09 The Jungle Line
10 Twisted

Joni Mitchell, guitar, piano and vocal

with the LA Express:
David Luell, tenor, soprano, and baritone sax
Robben Ford, electric guitar
Victor Feldman, keyboards
Max Bennett, electric bass
John Guerin, drums and percussion

hanwaker’s original description:

this is an outstanding audience recording !
i received a cassette copy from east coast trader henry G. in the very early 80s.. i wished i could trace this one back to its master… the copy henry sent is at least 3 gen up from the master and has gathered the usual amount of hiss.

.and add:— that dolby c and b( these days EQ business does its trick) —did its share in disguising the
( real-reel) above average recording once it hit the cassette decks in analog times,,
this said.. you will still find this to be one of the best 76 joni recordings..
even the hecklers are less audible than joni herself!
the claim to fame is this…

****and add that at times i feel this to be a tiny bit too fast****

hopefully one of the fellow dimers recoginzes his master and can help with an upgrade

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Los Angeles, CA (11/17/72)

joni mitchell

Joni Mitchell
Los Angeles, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

(opinion: very good audience recording)

1 This Flight Tonight
2 Cactus Tree
3 Big Yellow Taxi
4 Barangrill
5 You Turn Me On (I’m A Radio)
6 Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) (volume fluctuates)
7 For Free
8 Let The Wind Carry Me (tape distortion at opening)
9 All I Want
10 A Case Of You
11 Carey
12 Woman Of Heart And Mind
13 Both Sides Now

1 Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
2 For The Roses
(end of this torrent)

lineage: trade cds>eac>flacs>split into 2 torrents>upload

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – London, England (05/26/72)

joni mitchell - songs for saturday

Joni Mitchell
London, England
“Saturday Songs BBC”

Download: FLAC/MP3

This Flight Tonight
Big Yellow Taxi
See You Sometime
That Song About the Midway
the Gallery
the Priest
You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio
For the Roses

Sound: very clear, although has some static (on vinyl)

lineage: vine cd copy>eac>flac>upload

Joni Mitchell: guitar, piano, (mandolin on Carey?) vocal

From the original uploader:
the information above the lineage is what i got w/ the vine disk (or maybe i dug it up somewhere online, i really don’t remember). there are some fade ins and outs. this has a different setlist from the entry listed at db.etree.org called “BBC 2 – Sounds for Saturday, London, England” under the same date 26 May 1972. anyway, this is a great recording of a super performance by Joni Mitchell. had to share it! enjoy!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Worcester, MA (11/29/69)

Joni Mithcell - Worcester - 1969

Joni Mitchell
November 29th, 1969
Alden Memorial Auditorium
Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

unknown audience source recording

disc one
1.Chelsea Morning
2.River > Willy
3.For Free
4.The Arrangement
5.Night In The City
6.Cactus Tree
7.Big Yellow Taxi
8.Both Sides Now

disc two
1.Marcie > Nathan La Franeer
3.Rainy Night House
5.The Circle Game
6.Urge For Going
7.Get Together

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jonie Mitchell + James Taylor – London, England (10/29/70)

joni mithcell - james taylor

Joni Mitchell & James Taylor
BBC In Concert
Paris Theatre [not Royal Albert Hall, as the original text stated]
London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

Original source: Wardour 005 – Bootleg CD shared by Randall at Dime on April 11, 2009

CD > WAV > FLAC > Your PC >

Goody’s additional lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (DC Bias Adjust; Tracks 13-16: Pitch Bender -36 cents) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

01 Introduction By John Peel
02 That Song About The Midway
03 The Gallery
04 Rainy Day Man
05 Steamroller Blues
06 The Priest
07 Carey
08 Carolina In My Mind
09 California
10 For Free
11 The Circle Game
12 You Can Close Your Eyes
13 The Good Samaritan
14 River
15 My Old Man
16 A Case Of You
17 Dialog (Origin Of The Dulcimer)
18 Carey

Tracks 1-12 : BBC transcription disc
Tracks 13-18 : Aircheck tape

Goody adds:
Note that ~1’51” of Joni’s intro to “Carey” in Track 07 was carefully edited out for the broadcast, for some reason.
The complete intro is included in what’s called the Aircheck tape’s Track 17. The missing bit begins at ~01’39” and ends at ~3’30”.
Track 18 of the Aircheck tape is the same performance of “Carey” found in Track 07, but not the same track.

Many thanks to all involved in creating, archiving and releasing the source of this incredible archive!

Text updated for this edition 3/14/14

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Edwardsville, IL (07/07/69)

Joni Mitchell - Mississippi River Festival - 1969

Joni Mitchell
Mississippi River Festival,
Southern Illinois University,
Edwardsville, IL,
July 7, 1969,
PBS concert

Download: FLAC/MP3

Chelsea Morning
Cactus Tree
Night In The City
Marcie> Nathan La Franeer
Rainy Night House> Blue Boy
For Free
Get Together (Valenti)
The Fiddle And The Drum
I Think I Understand
Both Sides Now

Joni Mitchell: guitar and piano

From the original uploader:
It’s an absolutely gem from the time she started playing piano: an outstanding beauty.

lineage: vine cd copy>eac>flac>upload
artwork: http://www.bigozine2.com/archive/ARrarities07/ARjmmissi.html

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Unknown Location (xx/xx/68)


Joni Mitchell
1968-xx-xx, Germany
Joni Loves Germany

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 Marcie
02 Nathan La Franeer
03 Dr. Junk (intro)
04 Dr. Junk
05 Roses Blue
06 The Circle Game > Little Green
07 I Don’t Know Where I Stand
08 Go Tell The Drummer Man
09 Michael From Mountains

From the original uploader

Joni Mitchell
Live – Germany probably 1968 but possibly 1969. Its also not sure if this was recorded in Germany as there is no other indication Joni played Germany in 1968

“I got this as a CDR in a trade a few years back. It is supposed to have been recorded in Germany in 1968 or 1969 but I’ve never been able to confirm the details. If anyone could positively identify it I would be grateful.”

Now the first uploader of this show listed in Dimebot (from 2006), docruper writes:

“This is a mysterious but very high-quality recording of Joni in 1967, 1968, or 1969. Early Joni, featuring her beautiful 1960s voice and a recording that is astoundingly good–crisp, clear, no static, very little hiss.”

However, the size of docruper torrent file does not match puckoon’s.

Puckoon’s folder size matches up exactly with that of a file of a remaster by briggY added to DIME in late 2006 — and judging by the description, it sounds like it — but some of the briggY track times listed differ slightly (a further remaster?).

But just for the halibut, let’s get briggY with it…

Dec 24, 2006
A new torrent has been uploaded to DIME.
Torrent: 127105
Title: Joni Mitchell – ”Germany 1968” – WONDERFUL SBD (remaster)
Size: 195.94 MB
Category: Singer/Songwriter
Uploaded by: briggY

Joni Mitchell
Unknown Venue, supposedly (West) Germany (?) 1968 (?)

total time 38:58

[Removed: Nov 12, 2010]
Days on tracker: 1,419
Last status: 905 times snatched

I noticed that this amazingly high-quality recording of an absolutely stunning solo performance had dropped off the tracker, so I decided to put it back — this is DEFINITELY one that everyone should have. Its origins are completely mysterious, though — it circulates as “Germany 1968”, but Joni didn’t play in Germany in 1968. During the intro to “Dr. Junk” she talks about her visit to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, and since she first played Fayetteville on January 3rd, 1967 and again in May of that year, her remark that the visit was “about 2 years ago” suggests that this performance took place in 1969. I think the presence of “Dr Junk” in the setlist would argue against the show being far into that year, since it’s a throwaway song that didn’t stay in her repertoire for very long. The best guess, then, would be very early 1969, but where is more of problem — although perhaps it COULD be Germany (did she play there in 1969? the jonimitchell.com chronology has no record of any European dates between London Sep 1968 & London Jan 1970 — which can’t be right, surely?) — her phrase “my country’s capitol” in the “Roses Blue” preamble seems to refer to Washington DC rather than Ottawa, which places the performance outside of North America (and that song itself, though not an easy one to decipher, was probably written after the darker events of 1968 — the King & RFK assassinations, Chicago and the election of Nixon).

I was going to seed the show exactly as received via the JMDL hub — the same version upped here previously — but when I took a close look at the wav files I found SBEs — tiny ones, but they were there (as the lineage claims alignment was done, I imagine they’re historical). I went through and got rid of these manually, then decided to up the levels and shift the tracking just a little whilst I was in there. I also fixed a nasty little glitch right at the beginning and faked a less abrupt fade at the very end. There was no temptation to use any nr or eq as the sound quality is great. It’s an exercise in gilding the lily, but this particular lily was worth it.

lineage: SBD > ? > acousticharmonies Vine CDR > Wav (EAC secure mode) > Flac frontend (level 8, aligned & verified)
remaster: > WAV (SBEs manually fixed, tracking & levels adjusted, flaws at start & end fixed with ACL10) > WAV (fixed SBEs with TLH) > FLAC level 8

I have a theory – a theory that is mine. This is my theory… That this show took place before her first album, my favorite “Song To A Seagull,” was released in March of 1968.

For one, Joni never mentions that she has an album out at all. And the audience does not seem to get extra excited about the songs she plays off it.

Plus one, the only song she introduces that comes from that album, “Michael From Mountains…” Joni pauses a moment before starting up, but no one in the audience makes a single sound that resembles recognition.

Maybe the folkies there were just being cool. Maybe they were just jealous she had an album out and they didn’t. But then that is not cool.

I know for one if I knew, this here Mike, his heart would have at least just jumped for crying out loud for joy for just one mountainous moment.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – The Hague, The Netherlands (04/27/83)


Joni Mitchell
The Hague, Netherlands

Download: FLAC/MP3

For Free
Big Yellow Taxi
A Case Of You
You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio
You’re So Square
Solid Love
Ladies Man
Refuge Of The Roads
Flat Tires

Joni Mitchell – Electric Guitar, Dulcimer, Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums
Russell Ferrante – Keyboards
Larry Klein – Bass
Michael Landau – Guitar