Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Bethlehem, PA (10/25/81)

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Bob Dylan
Stabler Arena,
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. Gotta Serve Somebody
2. I Believe In You
3. Like A Rolling Stone
4. I Want You
5. Man Gave Names to All the Animals
6. Maggie’s Farm
7. Girl From The North Country
8. Ballad Of A Thin Man
9. Simple Twist of Fate
10. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
11. All Along the Watchtower
12. Gamblin’ Man
13. The Times They Are A-Changin’
14. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
15. Watered-Down Love
16. Masters of War
17. Mr. Tambourine Man
18. Solid Rock
19. Just Like A Woman
20. When You Gonna Wake Up?

1. In the Garden
2. Blowin’ in the Wind
3. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
4. Happy Birthday
5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

File names & tags edited by Chopen, November 2009

A Few Things

Happy new year. I am home from vacation so you’ll be seeing daily posts once again. With the new year I’ve got a few things I want to talk about.

When I switched to Amazon awhile back I also dropped my web hosting site and switched to the free version of WordPress. I simply couldn’t afford to pay for both services. WordPress told me that they might put a few ads on the blog which I thought was annoying but it sounded like they would be few and far between. Since I mostly come to my blog through the admin tools I don’t see those ads. Even when I do come to the site directly I have so many adblockers installed my site always looked clean.

Recently I got a new phone and on vacation I went to the site on it. Holy moly my site is riddled with ads! There was one at the top of the screen and another at the bottom. I am so sorry about this. I hate ads. I’ve never put up ads myself as I am totally against making any sort of profit off of the bootlegs. I just assumed WordPress would put up an add every now and again, very discreetly to my site. Honestly I never really thought about it too hard for if I had I would have known that of course WordPress is gonna layer my free site with ads. Please know I never saw a dime from any ad on my site. I don’t really get enough traffic for WordPress to have made anything either, but it still angers me to know ads were attempting to make money from the shows I post.

This was really stupid of me. I just didn’t think about it because I didn’t see them. I have now paid the WordPress fee to have the ads removed. I was able to use the excess money you all so generously donated to the site for this purpose. Thank you and again, I am sorry about that.

Speaking of the Paypal donations I have now just about used up my 2 TBs of space. If you will remember back when I did the begging I was at about 1.5 TB and I expected it to last about six months at which point I’d need to upgrade which is why I did the begging. It is almost six months to the day and I have just under 6 gigs of space left. I will finally be using your Paypal money to upgrade to 3TB. My expectation is that it will last me another 12 months at which point we will have the begging conversation again.

Lastly I had a hard drive failure several weeks ago. I know, I know I’m hard on hard drives. At least this time it wasn’t my internal computer drive but an external one. I did lose a lot of stuff though.

On it were:

All my iTunes MP3 including studio albums and all the bootlegs I’ve converted.
Old bootlegs that I have previously posted to the site but where the links have gone dead.
New bootlegs that I have no posted to the site.

The MP3s are mostly backed up. Studio albums are backed up on an additional external drive so I can reload them no problem. I am taking my time with it so I can weed out stuff I’m no longer interested in and put things into playlists and organize.

The bootleg MP3s are mostly on my Amazon drive so I can just download them and insert.

The old bootlegs are mostly lost. A few will still have good Mediafire links but most of them are outdated. I may eventually ask for some help with that.

The new bootlegs are totally gone. I’m not as upset with this as I thought I would be. I’d not yet made a list of them so I don’t even know what I’ve lost. But the thing is I already have so many bootlegs that its hard to be too upset with losing some. I still have the 5TB drive my friend sent me awhile back and I’ve already downloaded a bunch of new stuff so I’m pretty good.

This does mean that I won’t be posting as big a variety as I once did. After going crazy for a couple of weeks and torrenting a bunch of Dylan and Van shows (so many that I actually got in trouble with my ISP whch is a first for me) I’m taking a little download break. I really want to get a full list of shows completed which means I should not spend my time downloading more shows to add to that list. And I want to organize everything and know what I have so I don’t download stuff I already have copies of etc. All of which means you should expect a lot of Dylan and Van Morrison shows. I will keep grabbing the Dead/Jerry shows so I can keep that up and I have a few other artists that will get mixed in. But for awhile you won’t be seeing the big variety you used to get from me.

That’s about it. I finally spent a little of the money you all generously sent me to get rid of those awful ads and soon I’ll be bumping Amazon to 3TBs. Expect a lot of Bob Dylan in the future and enjoy the music.

Happy Holidays


Merry Christmas everybody.  Happy New Year.  Whatever you celebrate, whenever you celebrate I hope everyone is well and happy.  At the very least I hope you are enjoying the music.  I’ll be with family this week so I’m (sort of) taking some time off.  I’ve actually got a few shows scheduled to post so it won’t be a completely empty week here at the Cafe, but if a problem arises I won’t be able to do anything about it until after the new year.

I always like to take this time to say a big “thank you” to everyone here.  This site would literally not exist without you.  This is especially true this year as so many of you pitched in a few weeks to keep Amazon going strong.  But its always true because with your kindness – your thoughts of appreciation, your incredibly insightful comments about the shows (and some of you are insanely knowledgeable on even the most obscure shows) you e-mails, comments and music sent.  I am thankful for it all.  Even the complaints that I got a link wrong, or screwed up a conversion, I appreciate that because it makes this site better.

So be well, happy holidays and I’ll see you in 2018.

Repost Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Oswego, NY (02/17/80)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Laker Hall
Oswego, NY
February 17, 1980

Download: FLAC/MP3

MAC(taped by Keith Gatto Nak 300s>Sony TC-D5)>DAT>CD>WAV>SHN

Disc One
1. /Melody
3. /How Sweet
4. /Catfish John
5. Deal
6. /Positively 4th Street

Disc Two
1. That’s Alright Mama
-set 2-
2. /Money Honey
3. Sittin’ in Limbo
4. Let it Rock
5. After Midnight >
6. Eleanor Rigby >
7. After Midnight

Disc Three
1. Train to Cry
2. Harder they Come

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Hartford, CT (07/16/72)

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Grateful Dead
Dillon Stadium,
Hartford, Connecticut

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 11258source 1: SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN
source 2: AUD>?>SHN

the audience recording supplies:
–all of disc 1,
–on disc 2, the final portion of Me & My Uncle through
to the end of Sing Me Back Home

–Set 1 / disc 1– —————(53:57)–
101-d1t01 – //Promised Land (3:03)
102-d1t02 – //Cold Rain & Snow (5:46)
103-d1t03 – //Black Throated Wind (6:14)
104-d1t04 – //Sugaree (7:14)
105-d1t05 – //Playing in the Band (14:02)
106-d1t06 – //Tennessee Jed (7:23)
107-d1t07 – //Jack Straw (4:49)
108-d1t08 – //Deal (5:24)
–Disc 2– ———————-(46:53)–
109-d2t01 – Mexicali Blues (3:37)
110-d2t02 – Stella Blue (9:42)
111-d2t03 – Beat it On Down the Line (3:43)
112-d2t04 – Cumberland Blues -> (6:40)
113-d2t05 – Me & My Uncle (3:07)
114-d2t06 – //Mississippi Half Step//* (6:15)
115-d2t07 – //Sing Me Back Home// (7:28)
116-dt08 – Casey Jones (6:29)

–Set 2 / disc 3– —————–(59:18)–
201-d3t01 – Ramble On Rose (6:11)
202-d3t03 – Truckin’% -> (12:57)
203-d3t03 – Drums -> (2:44)
204-d3t04 – The Other One -> (16:47)
205-d3t05 – He’s Gone -> (8:29)
206-d3t06 – The Other One reprise–> (4:11)
207-d3t07 – Looks Like Rain (7:56)
–disc 4– ———————————(36:58)–
208-d4t01 – Sugar Magnolia (7:56)
209-d4t02 – //Not Fade Away ->** (13:29)
210-d4t03 – Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad–>** (6:27)
211-d4t04 – Hey Bo Diddley** (5:08)

212-d4t05 – Johnny B. Goode** (3:56)

*first concert appearance
**with Dickey Betts & Berry Oakley (without Lesh)

This shn set is an edit of a previous shn set made by
Tim OConnell mtmoc@home.com, who patched in the aud
portions and edited out tape squeal. Sound Forge was
then used to edit for a new shn set, with pitch corrections
for the aud portions, normalization for the entire recording,
and retracking for four discs, as well as other minor edits.

–the audience portion is somewhat degraded, though pretty listenable
–nearly every track provided by the audience recording
has the first few notes clipped due to
taper conservation, though all such cuts are minor
–reel glitches @ 3:49, 4:12, & 4:56 in Cumberland
–minor splice @ 12:33 in Truckin’
–mix/equipment problems during Sugar Magnolia

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Glenn Gillis and Paul Bottiglio
edits/encoding by Tim O’Connel & J. Cotsman

Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Dallas, TX (02/22/08)

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Bob Dylan
House of Blues
Dallas, TX

Download MP3@352

Cat’s in the Well
It Aint’ Me, Babe
Blind Willie McTell
Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Workingman’s Blues
Things Have Changed
Spirit on the Water
Visions of Johanna
Honest With Me
When the Deal Goes Down
HIghway 61 Revisited
Summer Days
Masters of War
Thunder on the Mountain
Blowin’ in the Wind

Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Vancouver, Canada (02/26/07)


Van Morrison
General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
26 February 2007
ëMisty Wet With Snowí
Recorded by KITA Productions

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1

1. Boogie Woogie Country Girl (Ned Edwards vocals)
2. Bright Side Of The Road
3. Days Like This
4. Talk Is Cheap
5. There Stands The Glass
6. Stop Drinking
7. Cleaning Windows > Be Bop A Lula
8. Playhouse
9. Real Real Gone > You Send Me
10. I Can’t Stop Loving You

Disc 2
1. Moondance
2. Foreign Window
3. Why Must I Always Explain
4. Magic Time
5. Donít Start Crying Now > Custard Pie
6. Muleskinner Blues
7. Wild Night
8. Have I Told You Lately
9. Jackie Wilson Said
10. Brown Eyed Girl
11. Gloria

Technical specifications:
Sony TCD-D100 DAT with Core Sound Binaural microphonesÖ

Recorded in the 2nd section on the left had side. Excellent recording with very little crowd noise…
Not for sale or commercial use. Trade freely.

Concert review by the Taper:

A slow start to the concert… Van’s voice seems a little off on the 1st couple songs. His voice gets better as the concert progresses. He really picks it up about half way through the show. Overall a very good show, definitely not the best from Van… Some highlights, but no real magic. Highlights include Moondance, Foreign Window, Wild Night, Have I told You Lately & Jackie Wilson Said. Enjoy the show!

The local reviews that I came across of the show were overall good although there was a lot of criticism of his lack of interaction with the audience & his grumpy demeanor.

Vanís a mighty man. Multi-instrumentalist: Awesome show but not a smileî The Province 27 Feb 2007

Morrison leaves faithful wanting some more. Legendary moody singer-songwriter revs it up for a knockout performanceî

The Vancouver Sun 28 Feb 2007

Morrison is a genuine living legend and still in good fettle as a singer. But he left behind him a sense that, as a performer, heís more interested in taking than in giving

The Georgia Straight 1 Mar 2007

Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Zurich, Switzerland (02/22/06)

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Van Morrison
Kongresshaus Zuerich, Switzerland

Download MP3@192:

Keep Mediocrity At Bay
Magic Time
Georgia On My Mind
Stop Drinking
In The Midnight
Big Blue Diamonds
There Stands The Glass
Muleskinner Blues
Philosophers Stone
Cleaning Windows
Don’t Worry About A Thing
Who Can I Turn To
Jackie Wilson Said
Your Cheatin’ Heart
My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
Pay The Devil
Bright Side Of The Road
Help Me
And The Healing Has Begun

The Van Morrison Band:
Robin Aspland (keyboards)
David Hayes (bass)
Ned Edwards (guitar)
Matt Holland (trumpet, washboard)
Teena Lyle (vibraphone, percussion)
Bobby Irwin (drums)
Martin Winning (flute, clarinette, saxophones)

Country Band:
Bob Loveday (violin)
Paul Godden (steel-guitar)
Trionagh Moore (chorus)
Leon McCrum (chorus)
Crawford Bell (chorus & acoustic guitar)
Very special guest:
Candy Dulfer (saxophone)

Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Take Five In Bern

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Take 5 From Bern
SoundBoard Edition
(Bootleg CD)
DECEMBER 7TH, 8TH & 9TH, 1998

Download: FLAC/MP3

o5 – CLEANING WINDOWS (Unknown SBD Venue)

Intersting that Van found these tracks so brilliant that he included them as
part of a Rare B-Sides Singles Collection to Van Morrison CD Singles

New FFP, MD5, auCDtect Flac Test Reports Included, (all files 100% Flac)
Original Art Work, and new Info Text Document.
This is a rare gem,
and many thanks to my friend Norm for sharing this one with me.
FreeMorrison March 13th, 2012