Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Bass Player’s Wearing a Tie, 1978

bob Dylan - 1978-12-10 Charlotte

Bob Dylan
1978 BASS PLAYER’S WEARING A TIE
NORTH AMERICA NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

The final piece of Pink Panther’s five part 1978 world tour, which consisted of 114 concerts (not the 115 often quoted by writers).
This has only been bettered by the 120 concerts in 1999 & 116 in 1995.
The year would take Bob to 10 countries – USA, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden & Canada.

This final North American leg seems like it is light years away from the Japanese “greatest hits” shows.
It was not a happy time for Bob (as had been the American concerts in September & October), but Bob did make some radical decisions on how he would move forward & out of his situation.

The journalists were unrelenting in their criticism, Street Legal did not sell well, Renaldo & Clara was a commercial disaster,
the single Baby Stop Crying flopped & was all but dropped from the setlist.

I have no idea what was going on in his head, but the rants about geeks, gypsy kings, & an old man on a train in Mexico with glowing eyes (God?, devil?) give some insight.

Whether the stories about crosses thrown on stage or hotel room visits from God are reliable is debatable, but he did play Slow Train at soundchecks & Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) on the final tour night in Hollywood, Florida.

However, when you listen objectively to the best examples of the circulating tapes, you get some wonderful music.
The setlist is fairly static but the night by night variation is amazing.
Despite everything, the standard of performance is very high – he does not give up.
Improvisation is the order of the day & the band & backup singers give their all.
It is far looser than September & October – to the point of being feral & unpredictable.

The music soars all the way to heaven – literally.

Sound quality is mostly excellent, but there are some lo-fi tracks of the rarely played songs
(Baby Stop Crying was only played twice before being abandoned in mid-November).

A note on sound quality – Jokerman usually does a great job with sound ratings, but not here.
imo, Vancouver & LA are under-rated, Charlotte is over-rated, & Madison is incredible (although I concede that there are cuts & dropouts on some songs – most of which do not appear here).
I have never liked (& still don’t like) Charlotte – I know everyone raves about it but all the versions I have heard are harsh, processed & clipped.
There are 11 Charlotte tracks here – the performances are great, but imo there are better examples of most of the songs.

Generally, there are two examples of each song (one each from November & December) but not always.

The title comes from bootlegger comments at 11-15 LA just before Shelter From The Storm (but I had to clean it up a bit).

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

75 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
37 different songs
14 concerts are represented here (from the total of 32 concerts)
5 hours & 44 minutes of music
1 bob

All songs played on the tour leg are represented here.

Dane County Memorial Coliseum
Madison, Wisconsin
1 November 1978

1.My Back Pages
2.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
3.Tangled Up In Blue
4.Ballad Of A Thin Man
5.Like A Rolling Stone
6.I Shall Be Released
7.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
8.It Ain’t Me, Babe
9.Am I Your Stepchild?
10.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
11.Blowin’ In The Wind
12.Girl Of The North Country
13.Masters Of War
14.Just Like A Woman
15.All I Really Want To Do
16.Forever Young

My Back Pages instrumental without Bob Dylan.

LB-7674;
Compiler Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series;
Equipment: Audience Master Cassette > PCM >
Betamax > PCM > HHBCDR-800 (pass thru) >
Panasonic SV3700 DAT Recorded >DAT;
Transfer: DAT > TCD-D10 proII > S/PDIF >
Audiomedia III PCI card > Powermac7200/80 >
Protools 3.4 > copied to Power Mac G3 >
Protools 4.1.1 > .WAV files > Flac

Hec Edmondson Pavilion
University Of Washington
Seattle, Washington
10 November 1978

17.Mr Tambourine Man
18.Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

LB-9353;
Taper: JEMS;
Equipment: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck with Sony ECM-22P mic;
Transfer: Master Reels @ full track mono > Tandberg Model 11 >
Wavelab 96/24 1ch mono > wav 44.1/16 2ch mono > flac

Pacific National Exhibition Hall
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
11 November 1978

19.She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
20.Maggie’s Farm
21.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
22.Like A Rolling Stone
23.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
24.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
25.All Along The Watchtower
26.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
27.Changing Of The Guards

LB-4116

Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, California
14 November 1978

28.Baby Stop Crying

LB-3574

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
15 November 1978

29.My Back Pages
30.Mr Tambourine Man
31.Bootlegger Banter
32.Shelter From The Storm
33.Ballad Of A Thin Man Intro
34.Ballad Of A Thin Man
35.I Shall Be Released
36.The Times They Are A-Changin’
37.Am I Your Stepchild?
38.Girl Of The North Country
39.We Better Talk This Over
40.Masters Of War
41.Bootlegger Banter
42.To Ramona
43.All I Really Want To Do
44.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

LB-3738;
At The Forum (dylantree);
Equipment: Uher 240 Stereo Porta Deck with 2 Sennheiser MKH 404 Mics

A.S.U. Activities Center
Tempe, Arizona
18 November 1978

45.True Love Tends To Forget

LB-7736;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
from lk 78 series

LLoyd Noble Center
Norman, Oklahoma
23 November 1978

46.Watching The River Flow

LB-7741;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK)

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, Tennessee
1 December 1978

47.Sheís Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
48.Tangled Up In Blue

LB-0263;
Taper: BS;

Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
2 December 1978

49.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
50.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
51.I Shall Be Released
52.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) Intro
53.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
54.To Ramona
55.All I Really Want To Do

LB-4407;
Taper: BS

Municipal Auditorium
Mobile, Alabama
5 December 1978

56.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

LB-7766;
Compiler Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series

Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, North Carolina
7 December 1978

57.Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

LB-8724

Civic Center Arena
Savannah, Georgia
8 December 1978

58.Is Your Love In Vain?

LB-4823

Charlotte Coliseum
Charlotte, North Carolina
10 December 1978

59.My Back Pages
60.Sheís Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
61.Shelter From The Storm
62.Ballad Of A Thin Man Intro
63.Ballad Of A Thin Man
64.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power) Intro
65.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
66.The Times They Are A-Changin’
67.Am I Your Stepchild?
68.We Better Talk This Over
69.Masters Of War
70.All Along The Watchtower
71.Changing Of The Guards

LB-4625;
Equipment: Taped using a 3-head portable cassette recorder and electret condenser mic
which was possibly above-average equipment for the typical audience stealth taper in those days;
Stereo master cassette tapes for Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte LB-7099

Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida
16 December 1978

72.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
73.It Ain’t Me, Babe
74.Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
75.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

LB-0212

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Hamburg, Germany (01/13/78)

Talking Heads - Hamburg 1978 front

TALKING HEADS
Hamburg, Germany
Onkel Pˆ
13.01.78
( Aud ) ( not CD or Vinyl sourced !!! )

Download: FLAC/MP3

CDr>CDwave>WAVE>FlacFrontend Level 8>FLAC>TORRENT

Quality : 6 – 7

01.Love Goes To Buildings On Fire ( quality : 4 – 5 )
02.Uh Oh Love Comes To Town
03.Don¥t Worry About The Government / Take Me To The River
04.The Book I Read
05.New Feeling
06.The Big Country
07.Tentative Decisions
08.Stay Hungry
09.Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
10.Who Is It ? / Psycho Killer ( incompl. )

Got this one in a trade in the middle 80¥s.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Southern Mountain Reggae – European Summer Tour 1978

bob Dylan - 1978 European Tour poster 2

Bob Dylan
1978 SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN REGGAE – EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
Pink Panter Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

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

59 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
47 different songs
11 concerts are represented here (from the total of 19 concerts)
4 hours & 33 minutes of music
1 bob

Earls Court
London, England
17 June 1978

01.Simple Twist Of Fate

LB-1693;
Taper: Nigel Simms;
Remaster: Pb

Earls Court
London, England
20 June 1978

02.Love Her With A Feeling (Tampa Red)
03.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

LB-3458;
Equipment: Master R2R > MC(2) > CDR(1) > EAC(secure) >
remastering with SoundForge 8.0 > FLAC(level8) > Dime

Feijenoord Stadion
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
23 June 1978

04.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
05.You’re A Big Girl Now
06.Blowin’ In The Wind
07.I Want You
08.The Times They Are A-Changin’

LB-2115; xref-01722;
Rotterdam ’78 (Street Legal / 001-002)

Zeppelindfeld
Nurnberg, West Germany
1 July 1978

09.Mr Tambourine Man
10.Shelter From The Storm
11.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
12.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
13.A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
14.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
15.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
16.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
17.You’re A Big Girl Now
18.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
19.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
20.Masters Of War
21.All Along The Watchtower
22.All I Really Want To Do
23.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
24.Forever Young
25.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
26.The Times They Are A-Changin’

Eric Clapton (guitar) on:
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight,
The Times They Are A-Changin’.

Only vocal performance of A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall during the 1978 World tour.

LB-7929;
Trainload Of Fools (Rattlesnake / RS 085-86)

Pavillon de Paris
Paris, France
3 July 1978

27.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

LB-11236;
Taper: Legendary Taper A (LTA);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE-2002 Binaural Microphones >
Uher 4200 Report Stereo IC > 2 BASF 13cm/5in reels

Pavillon de Paris
Paris, France
4 July 1978

28.My Back Pages
29.I Shall Be Released
30.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
31.It Ain’t Me, Babe
32.The Man In Me
33.I Want You
34.Just Like A Woman
35.We Better Talk This Over
36.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

LB-4702:
Remaster: JTT;
Equipment: Reel to Reel Master (Taper Unknown) > DAT >
DVD Data Disc (FLAC) > Wave > Soundforge 8 (Clean Joins, New Track Marks) >
FLAC Level 6 Align on Sector Boundaries

Pavillon de Paris
Paris, France
5 July 1978

37.She’s Love Crazy
38.Tangled Up In Blue
39.Like A Rolling Stone
40.Gates Of Eden
41.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
42.Changing Of The Guards

LB-4724;
Remaster: JTT;
Equipment: Reel to Reel Master (Taper Unknown) > DAT >
DVD Data Disc (FLAC) > Wave>Soundforge 8 (Clean Joins, New Track Marks) >
FLAC Level 6 Align on Sector Boundaries

Pavillon de Paris
Paris, France
6 July 1978

43.Ballad Of A Thin Man

LB-9080;
Border Beneath The Sun: Definitive Edition (Thinman / 012-013);
Lineage: Original Thinman silvers >
WAV (EAC v0.99 prebeta 5 – secure, Offset “actual”) >
FLAC (flacfrontend, level 6) > You

Pavillon de Paris
Paris, France
8 July 1978

44.My Back Pages
45.Baby Stop Crying
46.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
47.Maggie’s Farm
48.Going, Going, Gone
49.True Love Tends To Forget
50.Blowin’ In The Wind
51.To Ramona

LB-4718;
Remaster: JTT;
Source: reel to reel master

Scandinavium
Gothenburg, Sweden
11 July 1978

52.Girl Of The North Country
53.Is Your Love In Vain?

LB-1098

Blackbushe Aerodrome
Camberley, England
15 July 1978

54.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
55.Simple Twist Of Fate
56.Is Your Love In Vain?
57.Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
58.The Long And Winding Road (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
59.Gates Of Eden

LB-2849;
xref-01008;
Transfer: JTT;
Equipment: First Generation Tape (Master Cassette) >
Maxell C90 Cassette (DolbyB) > Pioneer 609 (CDR) > EAC > SHN

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – 1978 Far East Tour Compilation

bob Dylan - 1978 Far East Tour poster front

Bob Dylan
1978 FAR EAST TOUR
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks to Nellie over at Expecting Rain for putting this compilation together. She included an enormous text file with a wealth of info in it. I have paired that down to the basic for the purpose of saving space in this post, but you can read it all in the download.

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

71 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
45 different songs
12 concerts are represented here (from the total of 23 concerts) plus 5 Los Angeles pre-tour rehearsals.
5 hours & 20 minutes of music
1 bob

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
30 December 1977
Rehearsals

01.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
02.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
03.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
04.If Not For You

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
Early January 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

05.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
January 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

06.My Babe (trad.)
07.Like A Rolling Stone
08.Just Like A Woman
09.Blowin’ In The Wind
10.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
11.The Man In Me
12.You’re A Big Girl Now
13.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
14.I Threw It All Away
15.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
16.Maggie’s Farm
17.Ballad Of A Thin Man
18.Simple Twist Of Fate
19.To Ramona
20.If You See Her, Say Hello
21.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
22.Going, Going, Gone

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
30 January 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

23.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
24.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
25.The Times They Are A-Changin’
26.You’re A Big Girl Now
27.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
28.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
29.Forever Young

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
1 February 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

30.Repossession Blues (Roland James)
31.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
32.Girl Of The North Country

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
20 February 1978

33.Something There Is About You

LB-7290;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
21 February 1978

34.Lonesome Bedroom Blues (Ernest “Buddy” Wilson)

LB-11035;
Live In Japan Vol.2 (Tarantura / TCDBD-2A & 2B)
4cd boxset

Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
24 February 1978

35.Repossession Blues (Roland James)
36.If You See Her, Say Hello
37.Maggie’s Farm
38.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
39.Just Like A Woman
40.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
41.All Along The Watchtower
42.Forever Young

LB-11745

Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
25 February 1978

43.One Too Many Mornings

LB-3186;
Osaka 1978 (Thinman / 009-010)

Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
26 February 1978

44.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
45.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
46.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
47.I Shall Be Released

LB-4386

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
28 February 1978

48.Is Your Love In Vain?

LB-4141

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
1 March 1978

49.Shelter From The Storm
50.Girl Of The North Country
51.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
52.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

Concert # 8 of the 1978 Far East Tour.

LB-10930;
Martial Arena (Reel Master / REMA-003-004)

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
3 March 1978

53.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

LB-11856

Festival Hall
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
12 March 1978

54.Like A Rolling Stone
55.Blowin’ In The Wind
56.I Want You

LB-7318;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series

Festival Hall
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
15 March 1978

57.Love Her With A Feeling (Tampa Red)
58.Mr Tambourine Man
59.I Threw It All Away
60.Ballad Of A Thin Man
61.To Ramona
62.Simple Twist Of Fate
63.The Man In Me
64.All I Really Want To Do

LB-1025;
Soundboard

Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
22 March 1978

65.I’m A Steady Rolling Man (Robert Johnson)

LB-1058;
Compiler: Jason Hart;
Project ’78

Sportsground
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 April 1978

66.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
67.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
68.Going, Going, Gone
69.You’re A Big Girl Now
70.The Times They Are A-Changin’
71.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

LB-6528;
Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt (No Label / Matrix BD 6893 A-B-C-D);
Transfer: JTT;
Audience recording (incomplete);
Equipment: Very Good Vinyl > Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 >
Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge 9 > FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell & Herbie Hancock – Berkeley, Ca (09/03/78)

joni mitchell - herbie hancock - bread and roses festival 1978

Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock
Bread and Roses Festival
Greek Theater
Berkeley, Ca. U.S.A.
September 3, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

FM broadcast on “Folk Festival USA” program
runtime: 30:45 (minutes/seconds)

setlist:
1: furry sings the blues 5:07
2: the dry cleaner from Des Moines 3:40
3: introduction of Herbie Hancock :52
4: a chair in the sky 6:53
5: the wolf that lives in Lindsey 7:46
6: the circle game 5:12
7: radio credits 1:15

(last song with
Tom Paxton
Odetta
the Persuasions
Todd Gibson
and Hamilton Camp)

lineage:
probably WBUR 90.9 FM (or maybe WGBH 89.7) radio (NPR) >
Sansui 8 reciever with wire FM antenna >
unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) >
TDK-SA 90 min. master cassette >
played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb’s aligned) > torrentially yours.
a this and that, bread and butter production.
it’s earthy. nothing fancy.
no band. no big Marshall amps.
no eq or noise reduction or fidelity abusing.
this recording has a few brief flaws,
either in the broadcast or probably in this master recording
and a little light static here and there, but not too much.
(and 35 years earth time.) this tape has only been
played a couple of times so it is not very worn from use.
do not sell this recording.
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – London, England (06/20/78)

bob dylan - london - 1978_0615

Bob Dylan
20 June 1978
Earls Court
London, England, UK

Download: FLAC/MP3

Master R2R>MC(2)>CDR(1)>EAC(secure)>remastering with SoundForge 8.0>FLAC(level8)>Dime

AJR (13 Jan 2006)

LB-3458

CD1 72:23.11

1. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (instrumental) [0:56.00]
2. Love Her With A Feeling [2:26.74]
3. Baby, Stop Crying [5:39.39]
4. Mr. Tambourine Man [5:24.42]
5. Shelter From The Storm [5:04.68]
6. Love Minus Zero/No Limit [3:43.61]
7. Tangled Up In Blue [7:28.22]
8. Ballad Of A Thin Man [5:08.09]
9. Maggie’s Farm [5:13.04]
10. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Met) [4:16.71]
11. Like A Rolling Stone [6:59.29]
12. I Shall Be Released [4:16.71]
13. Going, Going, Gone [2:31.33]
14. Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 (instrumental) [0:56.67]
15. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) [3:48.55]
16. You’re A Big Girl Now [4:58.33]
17. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) [3:29.60]

CD2 59:18.06

1. Blowin’ In The Wind [5:02.03]
2. I Want You [3:06.11]
3. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) [5:19.00]
4. Masters Of War [4:20.00]
5. Just Like A Woman [5:44.04]
6. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right [5:15.01]
7. All Along The Watchtower [4:39.64]
8. All I Really Want To Do [3:16.19]
9. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) [9:09.04]
10. Forever Young [7:33.54]
11. The Times They Are A-Changin’ [5:52.71]

Complete concert.

d1t1 beginning cut, no fade in applied.
d1t10/11 a cut between tracks (due to side change, I suppose)
d1t13 cut
d1t14 beginning cut

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – London, England (06/17/78)

bob dylan - london - 1978_0615

Bob Dylan
6/17/78,
Earls Court
London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-1693, (64min+71min)

from Nigel Simms’ master cassette recording; cassette transfer and remastering by pb 4/04; remastering consisted of balancing and optimizing levels; reported to be upgrade over previous circulating version; very good sound

noise d1t10 0:02, analog drop dt10 0:05, 0:09, noise d2t3 0:49; begin of d2t6 cut

CD1

1 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (instrumental)
2 Love Her With A Feeling
3 BabyStop Crying
4 Mr. Tambourine Man
5 Shelter From The Storm
6 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
7 Tangled Up In Blue
8 Ballad Of A Thin Man
9 Maggie’s Farm
10 I Don’t Believe You
11 Like A Rolling Stone
12 I Shall Be Released 13 Going, Going, Gone

CD2

1crowd
2 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (instrumental)
3 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner OrLater)
4 You’re A Big Girl Now
5 One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
6 Blowin’ In The Wind
7 I Want You
8 Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
9 Masters Of War
10 Just Like A Woman
11 Simple Twist Of Fate
12 All Along The Watchtower
13 All I Really Want To Do
14 Band Intros
15 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
16 Forever Young
17 The Times They Are A-Changin’

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (06/07/78)

bob Dylan - Los Angeles - 1978 millard_june_7_1978_nak_reel

Bob Dylan
Universal Amphitheater
Los Angeles, CA
June 7, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall *
Love Her With A Feeling *
Baby Stop Crying *
Mr. Tambourine Man
Shelter From The Storm
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Tangled Up In Blue
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Maggie’s Farm
I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
Like A Rolling Stone
I Shall Be Released
Going, Going, Gone
Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
You’re A Big Girl Now
One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
Blowin’ In The Wind
I Want You
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Masters Of War
Just Like A Woman
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Simple Twist Of Fate
Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan‚ Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
All Along The Watchtower
All I Really Want To Do
Band Introduction
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Forever Young
The Times They Are A-Changin’**

*Missing from Source 1
** Missing from Source 2

Source 1:

LB- 11702
Mike Millard first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Three

Recording A Info: AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550

JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX3 > pitch correction > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (Edit / Index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

JEMS is pleased to release the third in a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77. For further details on how these tapes came to be lost and found again, as well as JEMS’ history with Mike Millard, please refer to the notes in Vol. One http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=500680

Our third installment is from the final performance of Dylan’s seven-night residency at the Universal Amphitheater in June 1978 (imagine playing a 27-30 song set for seven consecutive nights without a day off). Once again, the recording is not quite complete. Millard’s notes state, “Missed first song and most of second song.” In truth he missed the first three songs (the show-opening “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” “Love Her With a Feeling” and “Baby Stop Crying”) before he gets his trusty Nakamichi 550 up and running during “Mr Tambourine Man.”

Lossless Bob has no fewer than five entries for this show, though only identifies two distinct recordings, both of which are complete from the start, so, like its predecessors, it is likely this Millard master is uncirculated. And like nights one and three, what Millard did record is impressive. Samples provided.

We’ve marked this Recording A as, remarkably, Millard sent SG two different recordings of the show, done with two different tape decks and two different sets of microphones. The notes on each clearly state that Mike himself made both recordings, so while there is no other known case where Millard ran two rigs, we can only assume that on this night he did or perhaps he did so with an uncredited partner, as we know he frequently had helpers. Recording B will be Vol. Four in our series.

Bobtalk is particularly rich this night, including a highly entertaining moment towards the end of the show where Dylan says hello to some celebrities in the crowd, among them Joni Mitchell, Raquel Welch and Tom Petty. The transcription on Olof’s invaluable Still On The Road website also notes that Dylan offers that his favorite band is “a band I saw play with Bobby Blue Bland, 1968 I recall in New York. And this band comes as close to that band as I can find.” OK, now we know.

The June 7 set also includes three songs not featured in the sets on the other two Millard recordings from this run, “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “Simple Twist of Fate” and “Oh Sister.”

If you’d like to learn more about Mike the MICrophone, the links below offer a glimpse of his story.

Millard’s Wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Millard

The best article written about Millard has been deleted from the original website but is reprinted here:
http://www.classicrockforums.com/forum/f6/led-zeppelin-official-thread-6185/index164.html

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS is greatly appreciative of the work of mjk5510 for his continued assistance in getting these recordings into your hands. He is a vital part of the process at this point.

Here’s to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes.

BK for JEMS

Source 2

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Mike Millard first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Four

Recording B Info: Nakamichi CM-50 microphones > Uher CR-240 cassette recorder

JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > pitch correction > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Seamless transfer, suggested break for CD burning above…

JEMS is pleased to release the fourth in a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77. For further details on how these tapes came to be lost and found again, as well as JEMS’ history with Mike Millard, please refer to the notes in Vol. One http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=500680

Incredibly, our fourth installment is an alternative SECOND Millard recording from the final performance of Dylan’s seven-night residency at the Universal Amphitheater in June 1978. That’s right, the same performance as Volume 3 of our series, but a different recording made by Millard with a completely different rig. In addition to his familiar AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550 set up, Millard ran a pair of Nakamichi CM-50 microphones into a Uher CR-240 cassette recorder. We believe this is the first verified example of Millard recording on different gear and he uses the same set up for future shows in our series.

Nakamichi CM-50 photos http://www.nakmics.com/nak-cm50.htm
Uher CR-240 photo http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uher-cr240_hg.jpg

This recording also marks the first time in the run that Mike was able to capture the show from the very start, the instrumental version of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” So we get the beginning of the show, but not the full encore, as the last song of the night, “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” is omitted. (Note: It can be found on the Vol. Three recording of the same performance.)

The question you are probably asking yourself right about now is: OK, that’s all interesting minutiae, but which recording is better? I would give the nod to this one, which sounds just a tad sharper, clearer and fuller. Samples provided.

Lossless Bob has no fewer than five entries for this show, though only identifies two distinct recordings, both of which are complete, so, like its predecessors, it is likely this Millard master is uncirculated.

We’ve marked this Recording B to distinguish it from Mike’s other tape from the night. The notes on each reel (see image in the comments) clearly state that Mike himself made both recordings, so while there is no other known case where Millard ran two rigs, we can only assume that on this night he did or perhaps he did so with an uncredited partner, as we know he frequently had helpers.

Speaking of those helpers, JEMS’ Millard series has sparked a lot of comments and dialogue. A fellow taper we’ve gotten in touch with was one of those helpers who attended many shows with Mike. He wanted to let folks know that despite what you may have read, Mike was no loner. He had several close friends, many of whom shared his passion for music. Whoever drew that conclusion and perpetuated the loner profile was mistaken.

If you’d like to learn more about Mike the MICrophone, the links below offer a glimpse of his story.

Millard’s Wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Millard

The best article written about Millard has been deleted from the original website but is reprinted here:
http://www.classicrockforums.com/forum/f6/led-zeppelin-official-thread-6185/index164.html

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS is deeply appreciative of the work of mjk5510 for his continued assistance in getting these recordings into your hands. He is a vital part of the process at this point.

Here’s to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes.

BK for JEMS

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (06/05/78)

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Bob Dylan
Universal Amphitheater
Los Angeles, California
05 June 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-0227

Reportedly from master

01.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
02.Love Her With A Feeling (Tampa Red)
03.Baby Stop Crying
04.Mr. Tambourine Man
05.Shelter From The Storm
06.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
07.Tangled Up In Blue
08.Ballad Of A Thin Man
09.Maggie’s Farm
10.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
11.Like A Rolling Stone
12.I Shall Be Released
13.Going, Going, Gone
14.Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
15.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
16.You’re A Big Girl Now
17.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
18.Blowin’ In The Wind
19.I Want You
20.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
21.Masters Of War
22.Just Like A Woman
23.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
24.All Along The Watchtower
25.All I Really Want To Do
26.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
27.It Ain’t Me, Babe
28.Forever Young
29.The Times They Are A-Changin’

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (06/03/78)

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Bob Dylan
Universal Amphitheatre
Los Angeles, CA
June 3, 1978
Mike Millard first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Two

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info: AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550

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JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX3 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 (pitch correction) > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (Indexed) >
xACT 2.21 > FLAC (Seamless transfer, disc break is only a suggestion)

missing: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Love Her With a Feeling

101 Baby Stop Crying (joined in progress)
102 Mr. Tambourine Man
103 Shelter From The Storm
104 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
105 Tangled Up In Blue
106 Ballad Of A Thin Man
107 Maggie’s Farm
108 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
109 Like A Rolling Stone
110 I Shall Be Released
111 Going, Going, Gone
112 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
113 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
114 You’re A Big Girl Now
201 One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
202 Blowin’ In The Wind
203 I Want You
204 Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
205 Masters Of War
206 Just Like A Woman
207 To Ramona
208 All Along The Watchtower
209 All I Really Want To Do
210 Band Introduction
211 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
212 Forever Young
213 The Times They Are A-Changin’

JEMS is pleased to release the second of a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77. For further details on how these tapes came to be lost and found again, as well as JEMS’ history with Mike Millard, please refer to the notes in Vol. One http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=500680

Our second installment is from night three of Dylan’s residency at the Universal Amphitheatre in June 1978. This recording is more complete than the first night, but was again joined in progress. Millard’s notes state, “Missed first five minut[e]s of concert,” so his recording omits the show-opening “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and “Love Her With a Feeling,” before he gets his Nakamichi 550 up and running during “Baby Stop Crying.”

Like night one, what Millard did record is, to my ears, mighty fine. Lossless Bob has two entries for this show, both of which appear to be the same recording based on the LB notations that they cut in the same song (“Forever Young”). Millard’s recording has no cuts in “Forever Young,” and while we haven’t done an A-B comparison, that detail suggests it is indeed a new and previously uncirculated source as night one was. Samples provided.

Olof’s essential and detail-rich Still On The Road website notes: “There are (sic) some confusion regarding these shows, the set lists are identical, but some sources claim that Joni Mitchell was present on this show [June 3] rather than the nigh[t] before.” I can confirm that the BobTalk transcription on Olof’s site for June 3 matches Millard’s tape, so it is safe to say Mitchell’s appearance, cited in the June 2 BobTalk, is properly attributed to the correct show.

A few additional notes:

In 1978, the Universal Amphitheatre was an open-air venue