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


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

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)


David Bowie
Montreal Forum
Montreal, Quebec
JUL 12, 1983

Download: FLAC/MP3

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


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 (05/04/83)


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

Download MP3@192

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

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 – Binghamton, NY (11/26/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Binghamton, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20657

Disc 1 – Early show
01 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [09:47]
02 They Love Each Other [08:26]
03 That’s What Love Will Make You Do [09:27]
04 Valerie [07:54]
05 I Second That Emotion// [10:17]
06 Run For The Roses > [04:28]
07 Deal [10:15]
Total time: 60:34

Disc 2 – Late show
01 Cats Under The Stars [08:08]
02 Mission In The Rain [10:53]
03 Love In The Afternoon [10:17]
04 When I Paint My Masterpiece [06:23]
05 Mississippi Moon [07:10]
06 Rhapsody In Red [08:59]
07 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [07:36]
08 Gomorrah [05:45]
09 Midnight Moonlight [07:01]
Total time: 72:14

Comments: Seeded in time for the 20th anniversary, this source includes the complete show – previously circulated SHN set was missing the last 2 tracks from the second set. Tape flip at end of d1t05 and d2t05. d1t02 – tape warble at 7:49. Vocals are IN YOUR FACE.

DAE(EAC0.9b4 offset corrected, secure mode)>removal of silent gaps at tape flips (SF6)>tracking(cdwav)>sector boundaries confirmed(SHNTOOL)>SHN(shorten3.4) via C.Ladner. Source CDRs used to generate these SHNs were provided by J.Powell.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Chicago, IL (11/23/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Arie Crown Theater
Chicago, IL

Download: FLAC/MP3

Senn 421s > Sony D5 > unknown playback deck to Panasonic 3700 > Tascam DA-30 playback > Digial Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard > Cool Edit 2000 > Shntool > FLAC. Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches.
This is a tagged version of shnid: 31281

Disc One – (8 tracks, 77:20)
–Early Show–
01. How Sweet It Is [0:05][8:25][0:15]
02. Catfish John [10:36] [0:26]
03. It’s No Use [8:03][0:05]
04. Run for the Roses [4:55] [0:29]
05. Simple Twist of Fate [13:26]
06. //I Second That Emotion [9:34]
07. ->Deal [8:53] [0:20]
08. Tangled Up in Blue [11:26] [0:18]

Disc Two (5 tracks, 46:22)
–Last Show–
01. Crowd [0:13]
02. Cats Under the Stars [8:06] [0:10]
03. Mission in the Rain [11:40] [0:09]
04. Russian Lullaby [13:46] [0:16]
05. Harder They Come [11:47] [0:10]

Disc Three (4 tracks, 41:19)
–Late Show -cont–
01. Gomorrah [5:45] [0:02]
02. Dear Prudence [13:27]
03. Tangled Up In Blue [13:53] [0:24]
04. How Sweet It Is [7:34] [0:11]

Thanks to Jeff Gordon for the DAT.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – New York, NY (06/01/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Roseland Ballroom
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

MAC (Taped by Mark Cohen, FOB Nak 700s > Sony TC-D5) >
master played back on Nak Dragon > ART DI/O > Cool
Edit 2000 > master CD > HP 9350i extraction (EAC v0.9
beta 4) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) >
.shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1). A > D by David Minches,
CD > SHN by Joe Jupille.
This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 15618

Disc One (6) 46:24
–Set I–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:20]
02. I’ll Take a Melody [13:54] [0:14]
03. Harder They Come [13:10] [0:05]
04. /They Love Each Other [#7:37] ->
05. Gomorrah [5:50] ->
06. Run for the Roses [5:06] [0:05]

Disc Two (7) 78:38
–Set II–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:31]
02. Rhapsody in Red [11:50] [0:13]
03. Don’t Let Go [21:23] [0:15]
04. Russian Lullaby [11:52] ->
05. Dear Prudence [13:04] ->
06. Deal [10:38] [0:24]
07. How Sweet It Is [8:11] [0:11]

– One of at least three amazing masters to make it out of this
show, this maybe the best of the bunch. This is really a great
recording of a fun, high energy show.
– d1t04 TLEO clips in

A Moore’s Masters Production.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Hartford, CT (05/30/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Bushnell Auditorium
Hartford, CT

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: MAC(Sennheiser 441, 17th row center) > D > D > WAV > SHN.
Taper: unknown @ this time, probably Jim Vita.

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 crowd [00:18]
02 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [10:05]
03 They Love Each Other [08:43]
04 Mission In The Rain [11:46]
05 Mystery Train [10:21]
06 Gomorrah [05:42]
07 Run For The Roses [05:11]
Total time: 52:08

Disc 2 – Set 2
01 crowd [00:16]
02 Rhapsody In Red [10:37]
03 I’ll Take A Melody [16:23]
04 Simple Twist Of Fate [13:22]
05 Harder They Come [14:02]
06 Tangled Up In Blue [12:52]
07 Midnight Moonlight* [07:21]
Total time: 74:56 ** 80 MINUTE DISC REQUIRED **

Comments: Outstanding recording – thank you whoever taped this. Vintage ’83 JGB featuring the final performance of “Mystery Train”. *Encore(d2t07) is from previously circulated AKG recording (http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=18181).

DAT source procured by J.Powell.
DAT>WAV transfer (Sony PCM-R500 > coaxial S/PIDF> M Audio 2496 > Pentium 4 2.0GHz > WAV (Soundforge 6.0 (48>44.1))> tracking (CDWave editor)> sector boundaries confimred (SHNTOOL) > SHN (mkwact) via C.Ladner.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22225

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Hartford, CT (05/29/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Bushnell Auditorium
Hartford, CT
May 29, 1983

Download both sources: FLAC/MP3

Source # 1
This is a tagged version of shnid: 76910
Taped by Jim Vita
2 Sennheiser 421s> Sony D-5
Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches:
Master cassette played back on Nakamichi Dragon > ART DI/O > Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard > Cool Edit 2000 > flac encoding > FLAC

Source # 2
This is a tagged version of shnid: 106095
Nakamichi CM-300 (CP-1) x2 > Cassette Master
(Sony TCD5M/Maxell UDXLII C-90)
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) > Korg MR-1000 (1-bit/5.6MHz) >
Audiogate (1-bit/5.6MHz > 16-bit/44.1KHz) > cdwav (edits)

disc 1:
Set 1:

Catfish John
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Mississippi Moon
Love In The Afternoon
Run For The Roses

disc 2:
Set 2:

Tangled Up In Blue
Tore Up Over You
I’ll Take A Melody
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down >
E:Rhapsody In Red

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – South Yarmouth, MA (05/28/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
May 28, 1983
Cape Cod Coliseum
South Yarmouth, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
(FOB) Nakamichi 700 -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/Maxell XLII-S90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/48k) ->
Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> FLAC/16
(2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
July 6, 2010

— Thanks to Steve Rolfe for lending me his masters
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Set 1:
d1t01 – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
d1t02 – They Love Each Other
d1t03 – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
d1t04 – I Second That Emotion
d1t05 – Gomorrah ->
d1t06 – Run For The Roses

Set 2:
d2t01 – Tuning
d2t02 – Rhapsody In Red
d2t03 – Harder They Come
d2t04 – Don’t Let Go
d2t05 – Dear Prudence
d2t06 – Tangled Up In Blue

d2t07 – Midnight Moonlight

This is a tagged version of shnid: 108657

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Rochester, NY (05/26/83)


Auditorium Theater
Rochester NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One – Set One (37:10)

xx How Sweet It Is (missing)
01 I’ll Take a Melody
02 I Second That Emotion
03 Gomorrah
04 Run for the Roses

Disc Two – Set Two (46:09)

01 crowd
02 Rhapsody In Red
03 Love in the Afternoon
04 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
05 Deal
06 crowd
07 Encore: Midnight Moonlight

AUD: Recording by Don Crandel, equipment unknown.
Unknown MAC > CDR transfer.
CDR > EAC > WavMerge > Soundforge > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC.

– Mics and levels adjustments start of Melody and Rhapsody.
– Huge thanks to Jake Feinberg for providing these discs!
– Soundforge used for fades, WavMerge & CD-Wave for retrack.
– TLH used for SBE-OK, FLAC compression, and checksums.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 91117