Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Levon Helm & Rick Danko – Portland, OR (01/28/83)

Levon Helm and Rick Danko the Living Room Tapes - Portland 1983

Levon Helm and Rick Danko
28 January 1983
Starry Night
Portland, Oregon

Download: FLAC/MP3

Sbd > Nakamichi 480 > XLII-S > Nakamichi Dragon > Techtron cables > Olympus LS-10 > 24 bit/48000hz > Soundforge9 > 16 bit/44100hz flac

01 prolog 1:00
02 Caledonia 5:03
03 Evanjolene 3:14
04 Down South in New Orleans 2:19
05 It Makes no Difference 5:25
06 Wealthy Old Farmer 4:12
07 Long Black Veil 3:47
08 tuning break 1:17
09 Rag Mama Rag 5:15
10 Sick and Tired 3:12
11 A Letter to Tom 3:23
12 Milk Cow Boogie 4:17
13 Java Blues 4:47
14 Short Fat Fanny 3:49
15 encore break 1:41
16 Every Night and Every Day 3:57
17 Hand Jive 4:40
18 encore break 1:53
19 The World’s Gone Mad 4:16
20 Let’s Go Out in a Blaze of Glory 2:37

From the original uploader:
I’ve seen this recording listed on people’s internet lists for years, all, apparently, copies from an edited 60 minute listening copy of the master I made years ago. Since both Levon and Rick’s estate are trade friendly, I decided it was time to post the whole show here.

In early 1983, Helm and Danko did this tour as an acoustic duet. Rick is heard on the guitar and vocals, while Levon covers the mandolin, harmonica and vocals.

Recorded live on 28 January 1983 at Starry Night, Portland, Oregon, using a soundboard feed to a Nakamichi 480 cassette deck. Tom Robinson was at the board. The left channel held the vocals and harmonica, while the right channel held the guitar and mandolin. The tape was recorded somewhat hot, causing some distortion.

In April 2009 I transferred the master tape to 24bit/48000hz PCM. In May I remastered that transfer to cleanup tape noise and clicks, to minimize the distortion, and to remix the channels. The results bring home a steller performance by these two long-time members of The Band.

I’ve included some simple artwork for a CD label and cover. The front photo is from the show and is the work of Fred Carneau.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Union, NJ (12/13/83)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Wilkins Theatre (Kean College)
Union, NJ
Early & Late Shows
12-13-1983

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 77710

John Newberger’s MAC (Nak 300s > Sony D6) > GoodBear Cassettes* > GoodBear Computer (perhaps minor editing) > GoodBear CD’s > EAC > FLAC.

**admin note added 1/31/2008: Craig Eggar credits the master to John
Newberger; info file updated**

CD1 Early Show (70:01 minutes)
Mission In The Rain ~ 11:56
They Love Each Other ~ 7:18
Simple Twist Of Fate ~ 14:48
Run For The Roses ~ 5:14
I Second That Emotion ~ 9:56
Deal ~ 11:47
Encore — How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) ~ 9:00

CD2 Late Show (69:08 minutes) — Set 1
Cats Under The Stars ~ 10:34
Catfish John ~ 13:11
Someday Baby ~ 9:26
Love In The Afternoon ~ 9:43
Tangled Up In Blue ~ 13:57
CD2 con’t. — Set 2
Rhapsody In Red ~ 12:15

CD3 (20:22 minutes)
Gomorrah ~ 6:09
Don’t Let Go // > ~ 9:50 (cut)
Midnight Moonlight // ~ 4:22 (cut)

*Notes: From my cassettes late 1990s thanks to Craig Eggar.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: David Bowie – Montreal, Canada (07/12/83)

FRONT SBD(1)

David Bowie
Montreal Forum
Montreal, Quebec
JUL 12, 1983

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Set I
1 Look Back In Anger 03:17
2 Breaking Glass 02:56
3 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 03:32
4 Rebel Rebel 02:27
5 Heroes 05:05
6 What In The World 03:59
7 Life On Mars? 04:07
8 Sorrow 02:49
9 Golden Years 03:38
10 Fashion 02:51
11 Let’s Dance 04:44
12 Red Sails 03:37
13 China Girl 05:16
14 White Light / White Heat 05:47

David Bowie – vocals, guitar
David LeBolt – keyboards
Lenny Pickett – saxophone
Stan Harrison – baritone sax
Steve Elson – tenor sax
Carlos Alomar – guitar
Earl Slick – lead guitar
Carmen Rojas – bass
Tony Thompson – drums
George and Frank Simms – backing vocals

SET 2

1 Station To Station 09:00
2 Cracked Actor 03:23
3 Ashes To Ashes 03:41
4 Space Oddity 05:16
5 Band Introduction 01:37
6 Young Americans 05:33
7 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 04:14
8 TVC 15 03:53
9 Fame 04:58
10 Star 02:37
11 Stay 09:01
12 The Jean Genie 07:01
13 I Can’t Explain 02:48
14 Modern Love 04:24

From the original uploader:

Notes for set 1

This set is taken from the two-night stand David Bowie gave at the Montreal Forum in 1983. Each show during this Serious Moonlight tour had two sets with a 20-minute intermission, resulting in over 90 two hour-plus concerts in 15 countries in 1983.
After a period of releasing dark, more experimental albums such as Low, The Lodger and Scary Monsters in collaboration with Brian Eno while living as a single man in Berlin, Germany, a string of only semi-successful commercial hits and battling a well-publicized cocaine addiction, David Bowie overcame his demons and teamed up with Chic member and producer, Nile Rodgers. The result was 1983’s Let’s Dance, a commercial record that most critics continue to regard as one of his best.
Smiling and obviously happy with his newfound artistic muse, David Bowie greeted a sold out Montreal forum on this night, and launched into a brilliant show full of both hits from Let’s Dance and some of the more radio-friendly tracks he had done during his Berlin sojourn. Fronting a killer band, Bowie began the evening with three lesser known hits – “Look Back In Anger,” “Breaking Glass” and “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” – before launching into “Rebel, Rebel,” his 1974 hit single from the Diamond Dogs LP. This tour reunited Bowie with guitarist Earl Slick, who had replaced Mick Ronson for the Diamond Dogs recording sessions. Slick delivers the rock edge that had been missing from his music made during the Berlin years. The band is propelled by former Chic/Power Station drummer Tony Thompson, who, along with members of the Tower of Power horn section, helps make this one of the best backing bands in his long musical career.
The majority of the set is essentially a collection of Bowie hits that includes “Heroes,” “Life on Mars?,” “Fashion” and his two big radio hits from Let’s Dance: the title track and the ever infectious “China Girl.” Other highlights include Bowie’s version of the classic 1967 Pretty Things hit, “Sorrow,” (which he originally recorded for 1973’s Pin Ups record) and his modern re-make of The Velvet Underground classic “White Light, White Heat.”

Notes on set II

Actually the second half of a single show, this recording begins with Bowie offering a compelling version of “Station To Station,” the title track from the 1976 album of the same name, to open the second set. From the moment he sings the initial line: “…the return of the thin white duke…” the crowd is all his – on their feet, and reveling in the homecoming. From there, things only escalate. He then launches into a powerful version of “Cracked Actor,” a tune from 1973’s Aladdin Sane, drawing a special roar from the audience when he delivers the controversial line “…suck baby suck, give me your head…” Leading a monumental, 10-piece band, he grooves through a collection of mostly hit songs that includes “Space Oddity” (his first hit single), “Young Americans” (his first dance hit), “Fame” (which he co-wrote with John Lennon) and a trio of all-out rockers: “Cat People,” “Putting Out Fire” and “Jean Genie.” This tour only featured one song from his legendary Ziggy Stardust LP, “Star” – but it’s a memorable one, nonetheless. Noticeably absent from the show was the usual Bowie show-stopper “Suffragette City,” but he more than makes up for it with what would have been, back then, a mix of classic and modern Bowie. Among the other highlights are a version of “Modern Love,” which kicks like a mule, and a spunky version of The Who classic “I Can’t Explain.” A must for all Bowie fans; proof that, no matter what the persona, the man could rock out with the best of them.

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (05/05/83)

VAN MORRISON – 1983-05-05 early show (front)

VAN MORRISON
1983-05-05 early show
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, California

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Disc 1:
01. unknown song – Bianca Thornton
02. High Place In Your Mind – John Allair
03. Gloria / Into The Mystic / Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No. 1 / Dweller On The Threshold
04. It’s All In The Game / You Know What They’re Writing About
05. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
06. She Gives Me Religion
07. Celtic Swing
08. Higher Than The World
09. Cleaning Windows
10. Beautiful Vision
11. The Street Only Knew Your Name
12. Vanlose Stairway

Disc 2:
01. Bright Side Of The Road
02. River Of Time
03. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
04. Cry For Home
05. Summertime In England
06. Danny Boy

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (05/04/83)

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VAN MORRISON
1983-05-04 early
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, California

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Disc 1:
01. When I Come Home ñ Bianca Thornton
02. High Place In Your Mind ñ John Allair
03. Gloria [instrumental] / Into The Mystic [instrumental] / Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 1 /
04. Dweller On The Threshold
05. It’s All In The Game / You Know What They’re Writing About
06. Vanlose Stairway
07. Bright Side Of The Road
08. Wavelength
09. The Street Only Knew Your Name
10. She Gives Me Religion
11. Celtic Swing
12. Beautiful Vision

Disc 2:
01. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
02. Cleaning Windows
03. River Of Time
04. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
05. Rave On, John Donne / Rave On, part 2
06. Summertime In England [cut]
***** LACKS – Gloria

LINEUP:
Van Morrison ñ vocals & other instruments (??)
John Allair ñ organ
Tom Donlinger ñ drums
Pee Wee Ellis ñ saxophones
David Hayes ñ bass
Bob Doll ñ trumpet
Pauline Lozano – backing vocals
Chris Michie ñ guitar
Lady Bianca Thornton – backing vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Oswego, NY (12/11/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Laker Hall, State Univeristy of New York – Oswego, NY
12-11-1983

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 30622

Disc Time 73:49

01 That’s What Love Will Make You Do (9:47)
02 When I Paint My Masterpiece (9:08)
03 Run For The Roses (4:48)
04 Deal (10:21)
— Set Break —
05 Cats Under The Stars (11:04)
06 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (14:06)
07 Rhapsody In Red (14:31)

Shure handheld mic > Sony TC-D6
Taped by Ray Ackerman, 10th row center
MAC > CD by Ray Ackerman, transfer equipment unknown
CDR > EAC > TLH (Checksums & verify SBE-OK) > FLAC Frontend

Notes:
— Missing the first song of the show, How Sweet It Is
— Level changes and brief distortion near start of TWLWMYD
— Small cut at 01:52 in TWLWMYD, aprx a minute or two missing
— Some minor bumping of the mic in various spots throughout
— Seeded August 2005, with thanks to Ray & Jake F! ENJOY !!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Passaic, NJ (12/10/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Capitol Theater – Passaic, NJ
12/10/83 Early and Late Shows

Download: FLAC/MP3

MAC (Unknown taper, Senn 421s @ the sbd > Sony D5) > DAT(x) > Tascam DA-30 > Digital Domain VSP-P > Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard > hard drive > Cool Edit 2000 > Shntool > FLAC. Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 31086

Disc One (8 tracks, 64:31)
–Early Show–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:10]
02. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [8:19] [0:01]
03. /They Love Each Other [8:07] [0:16]
04. Simple Twist Of Fate [12:26] [0:15]
05. I Second That Emotion [10:52] [0:04]
06. It’s //No Use [6:#14] ->
07. Run For The Roses [4:59] ->
08. Tangled Up In Blue [12:31] [0:13]

Disc Two (6 tracks, 52:00)
–Late Show, set I–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:05]
02. I’ll Take A Melody [14:01] [0:06]
03. Valerie [8:21] [0:07]
04. Cats Under The Stars [9:21] [0:08]
05. Tore Up Over You [9:39] [0:12]
06. Rhapsody //In Red [9:#56] [0:03]

Disc Three (5 tracks, 39:29)
–Late Show, set II–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:05]
02. Harder They Come [11:41] [0:18]
03. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [9:14] ->
04. Dear Prudence [14:15]
05. /Deal// [3:55#]

Notes from the original uploader:
– Quite a nice tape, a few rough tape transitions here and there. Shows have their moments but IMO are just o.k. Late show vocals are quite rough.
– d1t03 TLEO clips in.
– d1t06 It’s No Use splice @ 5:48, could be a few minutes missing here?
– d1t08 TUIB static @ 12:18-12:20, 12:28-12:30.
– d2t06 RIR splice @ 2:54.
– d3t05 Deal clips in, cuts out abruptly, probabably missing at least five minutes.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – New York, NY (12/09/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Beacon Theater
New York, NY
12/9/83 Early and Late Show

Download: FLAC/MP3

Early Show:
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 15621
MAC (Taped by Mark Cohen, FOB Nak 700s > Sony TC-D5) >
Tascam 122MKIII playback > Tascam DA-40 master DAT >
Tascam DA-30 playback > WAV > .shn > sector boundary
fix (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97
beta 1). A > D by Mark Cohen, D > CD by David Minches,
CD > SHN by Joe Jupille.

Disc One (5) 48:48
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:30]
02. Sugaree [12:16] [0:24]
03. Catfish John [12:42] [0:33]
04. That’s What Love Will Make You Do [10:58] [0:28]
05. Love In The Afternoon [10:42] [0:13]

Disc Two (5) 34:06
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:06]
02. Let It Rock [8:01] [0:23]
03. Someday Baby [9:21] [0:11]
04. Run For The Roses [5:09] ->
05. Deal [10:43] [0:09]

Late Show:

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 015622

Jerry Garcia Band
Beacon Theater
New York, NY
12/9/83 Late Show

MAC (Taped by Mark Cohen, FOB Nak 700s > Sony TC-D5) >
Tascam 122MKIII playback > Tascam DA-40 master DAT >
Tascam DA-30 playback > WAV > .shn > sector boundary
fix (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97
beta 1). A > D by Mark Cohen, D > CD by David Minches,
CD > SHN by Joe Jupille.

Disc One (6) 56:46
–Set I–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:33]
02. Cats Under the Stars [9:06] [0:35]
03. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door [15:24] [0:23]
04. The Way You Do The Things You Do [8:47] [1:25]
05. Mississippi Moon [7:28] [0:08]
06. Tangled Up in Blue [12:44] [0:11]

Disc Two (5) 31:52
–Set II–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:16]
02. Rhapsody in Red [10:50] [0:22]
03. Gomorrah [5:48] [0:07]
04. When I Paint My Masterpiece [8:11] ->
05. Midnight Moonlight [6:07] [0:09]

Notes:
– No flaws noted.

A Moore’s Masters Production.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Amherst, MA (12/07/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
12-07-1983
Gymnasium, Amherst College
Amherst, MA
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 16869

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: AUD(mics unknown) MAC>PCM>DAT>CD

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [08:02]
02 They Love Each Other [07:20]
03 I’ll Take A Melody [13:33]
04 Run For The Roses [05:10]
05 Mississippi Moon [08:39]
06 Tangled Up In Blue [12:09]
Total time: 54:55

Disc 2 – Set 2
01 Rhapsody In Red [08:59]
02 Simple Twist Of Fate [13:43]
03 Love In The Afternoon [07:29]
04 Cats Under The Stars [08:23]
05 Midnight Moonlight [07:09]
Total time: 45:44

Comments from the original uploader: Overall, a very good recording with an especially powerful performance of Mississippi Moon.Tape paused between tracks with occasional clipping of the first note. This is a complete recording and separate from the previous seed of the first set where the taper gets busted during intermission.

There was some variability in the recording levels of several individual tracks. I applied between 1.5 and 2.5 dB gains to several tracks to achieve a more stable balanced level using soundforge 5.

Thanks to D. Minches for the CDR sources.

DAE(EAC0.9 beta 4, secure mode, offset corrected) > level normalization (soundforge 5- see above) >tracking (cdwave) > boundaries confirmed (shntool) > SHN (shorten 3.4) > FTP via C.Ladner/candyman FTP.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Stony Brook, NY (12/04/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
12-04-1983
Gymnasium (State University of New York)
Stony Brook, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20735
Set 1 Source:  SBD > CM > PCM >DAT >WAV>SHNv3.
Set 2 Source:  Sennheiser MD-421 mics > D-5 > D-5 (patch) > Nakamichi DR-3 (playback) > Sony Super Bit Mapping >EGOSYS 2496 (soundcard) >SF 4.5 > CD Wave > MKWACT>SHN.

Disc 1 – Set 1
01  I’ll Take A Melody  [14:17]
02  The Way You Do The Things You Do  [08:06]
03  Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door  [13:13]
04  Run For The Roses  [05:20]
05  Cats Under The Stars  [08:35]
Totaltime:

Disc 2 – Set 2
1.  //Mission In The Rain  [08:39]
2.  Rhapsody In Red  [12:30]
3.  Don’t Let Go >  [20:48]
4.  Deal >  [07:04]
5.  Tangled Up In Blue  [12:50]

Comments:  Beginning of Mission is clipped.