Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Hampton, VA (01/04/85)

Bruce Springsteen 1985-01-04 Hampton FRONT


Bruce Springsteen
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Hampton, VA
January 4, 1985
ML Master via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Gear: NAK CM 300s + CP 4 (shotgun capsules) > Sony D5

2015 JEMS Transfer: Sony UCX 90 master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope RX 4 > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 .wav > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

01 Born In The USA
02 Prove It All Night
03 Darlington County
04 Johnny 99
05 Atlantic City
06 Reason To Believe
07 Mansion On The Hill
08 Johnny Bye-Bye
09 Out In The Street
10 Glory Days
11 The Promised Land
12 My Hometown
13 Badlands
14 Thunder Road
15 Cover Me
16 Dancing In The Dark
17 Hungry Heart
18 Cadillac Ranch
19 Downbound Train
20 Iím On Fire
21 Pink Cadillac
22 Bobby Jean
23 Racing In The Street
24 Born to Run
25 Detroit Medley > Traveliní Band
26 Twist and Shout
27 Do You Love Me
28 Santa Claus Is Cominí To Town (Recorder 2 Bonus Track)

Known Faults:
Out In The Street: last few notes cut
Glory Days: first few notes cut
The Promised Land: Splice
Bobby Jean: Splice
Racing In The Street: first few notes cut
Twist And Shout: end slightly cut
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town: Missing (Recorder 2 source included)

Courtesy of taper ML, hereís what we believe is a massive upgrade of the very first show of 1985, as the band return to the road after two-and-a-half weeks off. This fresh transfer from MLís fine master tapes sounds light years ahead of circulating copies of the show.

ML taped from a sweet spot, ìthe first row of seats off the floor almost DFCî (Dead Fucking Center). The tape has that classic, appealing ë80s arena sound, clear, steady and with plenty of low end. Samples provided.

The set list lacks for raritiesónot surprising for the first show of a new legóbut still includes highlights from this period like ìJohnny Bye Bye,î the synth-lead ìReason to Believe,î ìRacing in the Streetî and an excellent ìAtlantic City.î

mjk5510 did identify a second source for the show, but it is so inferior as to be a distraction if it were used to patch gaps, so we have left those as is. We did decide to include “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” as a bonus track in the interest of making the night complete. Thanks to him for doing the prep work on this. And huge thanks to ML for reaching out and loaning us his terrific masters which he was keen to share with all of you.



Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Philadelphia, PA (04/07/85)

Grateful Dead - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, 1985

Grateful Dead
April 7, 1985
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 3346


Seed Shns by Scott Z — Thanks!
Seeded to etree by darrin (dnsacks@usa.net) on 2/14/2001

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Why Don’t We Do It in the Road
102-d1t02 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
103-d1t03 – CC Rider
104-d1t04 – Bird Song
105-d1t05 – Dancin’ in the Streets
106-d1t06 – Deal

–Set 2–
201-d1t07 – Shakedown Street ->
202-d1t08 – Samson & Delilah
203-d2t01 – She Belongs to Me ->
204-d2t02 – Man Samrt (Woman Are Smarter) ->
205-d2t03 – Drums ->
206-d2t04 – Space ->
207-d2t05 – Gimme Some Lovin’ ->
208-d2t06 – Truckin’ ->
209-d2t07 – Smokestack Lightnin’ ->
210-d2t08 – Morning Dew ->
211-d2t09 – Sugar Magnolia

212-d2t10 – Keep Your Day Job

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Philadelphia, PA (04/08/85)

grateeful dead - gd85-04-08-The-Spectrum

Grateful Dead
April 8, 1985
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 118375
Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Cassette -> Cassette -> Dat (48) -> WAV

Transfer Info:
WAV -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
(2 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
January 21, 2012

— Disc change is seamless
__ Thanks to Dan DeLuca for transferring his Dat for me

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – In the Midnight Hour ->
102-d1t02 – Walking The Dog ->
103-d1t03 – Big Boss Man
104-d1t04 – Me & My Uncle ->
105-d1t05 – Cumberland Blues
106-d1t06 – Down in the Bottom -> I Ain’t Superstitious ->
107-d1t07 – Althea
108-d1t08 – Tons of Steel ->
109-d1t09 – Supplication Jam ->
110-d1t10 – Might as Well

–Set 2–
201-d1t11 – Revolution
202-d1t12 – Hell in a Bucket ->
203-d1t13 – Touch of Grey
204-d2t01 – Estimated Prophet ->
205-d2t02 – Eyes of the World ->
206-d2t03 – Drums ->
207-d2t04 – Space ->
208-d2t05 – Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
209-d2t06 – Stella Blue ->
210-d2t07 – Around & Around ->
211-d2t08 – Turn On Your Lovelight

212-d2t09 – Brokedown Palace

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: B.B.King – Saratoga, CA (07/04/85)


B.B. King
Paul Masson Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA
July 4th, 1985

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Stockton KUOP-FM>Low, Possibly 1st gen tapes>CD Trade

Intro Jam
B.B. King Intro
Everyday I Have The Blues
How Blue Can You Get?
Band Introduction
Ain’t Nobody Home
Why I Sing The Blues (tape flip)
Guess Who
Don’t Make A Move Too Soon
Blues Medley Rap
Don’t Answer The Door
Five Long Years
Nobody Loves Me But My Mother>Flying Story
All Over Again
Ain’t Nobody’s Business
One Of Those Nights
Outside Help
The Thrill Is Gone
Into The Night>DJ Comments

22 Tracks

TT= 104:27 min (Almost Complete)

Kingrue Notes:

All you BB King Fans are gonna LOVE this New Release. First Time Anywhere in Near Complete Form.

This Comes From KUOP-FM Radio Broadcast. For years only a short 35 minute version was available. A few years ago i obtained a much longer recording. The Month and Day were a Mystery, though I’ve been able to verify a date. During the show BB King mentions that the band is going to fly to Europe, the day after tomorrow. The 1985 UK tour started on July 6, 1985 in Edinburgh. By deduction that makes this Saratoga concert either on July 3rd or 4th. Depending if they landed in the UK and played that night or if they had 1 extra day to prepare for the show. I’m going with July 4th.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Philadelphia, PA (04/06/85)


Grateful Dead
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 13467

Converted to SHN by Charlie Miller

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Feel Like a Stranger
102-d1t02 – They Love Each Other
103-d1t03 – New Minglewood Blues
104-d1t04 – Dupree’s Diamond Blues
105-d1t05 – Mama Tried ->
106-d1t06 – Big River
107-d1t07 – Big Railroad Blues
108-d1t08 – Looks Like Rain ->
109-d1t09 – Don’t Ease Me In

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – China Cat Sunflower ->
202-d2t02 – I Know You Rider ->
203-d2t03 – Playing in the Band ->
204-d2t04 – Uncle John’s Band ->
205-d2t05 – Drums ->
206-d2t06 – Space ->
207-d2t07 – The Other One ->
208-d2t08 – Throwing Stones ->
209-d2t09 – Not Fade Away

210-e1t10 – One More Saturday Night

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Providence, RI (04/04/85)


Grateful Dead
April 4, 1985
Providence Civic Center
Providence RI

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 33816
Source: Amy Board
Lineage: MVHS HiFi Video > MC > CDR

EAC/SHN by Willy

Seeded to etree 08/27/02
Audio discs provided by Tommy Danscuk

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Alabama Getaway ->
102-d1t02 – Jack Straw
103-d1t03 – Dire Wolf
104-d1t04 – El Paso
105-d1t05 – She Belongs To Me
106-d1t06 – My Brother Esau
107-d1t07 – Friend of the Devil
108-d1t08 – Lost Sailor ->
109-d1t09 – Saint Of Circumstance ->
110-d1t10 – Deal

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – I Need a Miracle ->
202-d2t02 – Crazy Fingers ->
203-d2t03 – Samson & Delilah
204-d2t04 – He’s Gone ->
205-d2t05 – Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad ->
206-d2t06 – Drums ->
207-d2t07 – Space -> (patched in from Oade AUD)
208-d2t08 – The Wheel ->
209-d2t09 – Black Peter ->
210-d2t10 – Around & Around ->
211-d2t11 – Turn On Your Lovelight

212-d2t12 – U.S. Blues (patched in from Oade AUD?)

– Subsecond drop-out during the first second of ‘Friend of the Devil’
– First ‘She Belongs To Me’ since 01-07-66!
– First ‘Crazy Fingers’ since 10-08-83
– CD Wave and Shntool were used to retrack and verify sector boundaries, and CE2K
for all editing.

Okay, here’s the damage I (un)did to this source. I patched in the missing space
from Doug Oade’s excellent recording. In order to match the levels with Drums at
the beginning and Wheel at the end, I had to put up with a certain amount of
clipping on the drums during the space set – just where the snares are hit really
hard. It’s worth it, though, first to make the transitions smoother, second to
illustrate how an AUD can shine. Doug Oade was obviously not using any limiter,
which Amy probably was, at least for her recording – you can instantly tell the
difference in clarity. A local soundman friend of mine once told me, “I don’t
mix for tapes, I mix for the room”. Soundboard snobs take heed!

I also eliminated a short gap at the end of The Wheel, restoring the seamless
transition into Stella Blue. The gap was possibly a TAO artifact.

The US Blues encore from the original fileset is probably also from the Oade AUD.

Bill Tetzeli (btet@adelphia.net)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Crosby, Still, & Nash – St. Louis, MO (07/18/85)


Crosby, Stills & Nash
Fox Theater
St Louis, MO
July 18, 1985

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 Love The One You’re With
02 Pre Road Downs
03 Just A Song
04 The Lee Shore
05 Stranger
06 Clear Blue Skies
07 Lonely Man
08 Can’t Let Go
09 50/50
10 Magical Child
11 Treetop Flyer
12 Wasted On The Way
13 Delta
14 Guinnevere

15 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
16 Wind On The Water
17 Southern Cross
18 Long Time Gone
19 Carry On
20 Teach Your Children

Lineage: sbd > ? > cdr > eac > wav > flac

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Uniondale, NY (03/27/85)

Grateful Dead - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Grateful Dead
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8567


DAE/FTP via neo_levo/candyman FTP.

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
102-d1t02 – Hell in a Bucket
103-d1t03 – West L.A. Fadeaway
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried ->
105-d1t05 – Big River
106-d1t06 – Tom Thumb’s Blues
107-d1t07 – Brown Eyed Women
108-d1t08 – Tons of Steel
109-d1t09 – Might as Well

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Shakedown Street
202-d2t02 – Uncle John’s Band ->
203-d2t03 – Playin’ in the Band ->
204-d2t04 – Drums ->
205-d2t05 – Space ->
206-d2t06 – Stella Blue ->
207-d2t07 – Turn on Your Love Light

208-d2t08 – Touch of Grey

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Providence, RI (04/03/85)


Grateful Dead
April 3, 1985
Civic Center
Providence, RI

Download both sources: FLAC/MP3

Source #1:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 106252
Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette (Maxell XLII-S90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) ->
Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC/16
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
February 21, 2010

Patch Info:
Schoeps CMC4/MK41 -> PCM (shnid=23927) supplies:
Spoonful (6:31 – end of track)
Drums (0:00 – 8:49)

— Set 2 is seamless
— There are a bunch of quiet static pops throughout the recording
— Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Source #2:
This is a tagged version of shnid: 23927

Grateful Dead
April 3rd, 1985
Civic Center
Providence, Rhode Island

Recorded by the Oade Brothers
Transferred by Doug Oade, tracked by Darrin Sacks (dsacks@pcisys.net)

Schoeps CMC441s (90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1

Master PCM > DAW (via SEKD Prodif) > Wav > cdwav > Flac

-Beginning few bars of Truckin’ missing from oade master and supplied from alt aud source
((2) audio technica atm 11/ (2) nak 300 +cp4 > d-5 > cdr870 > eac).
-Sub-second Drop out removed from sugar magnolia @3:47

freshly tracked (5/8/04) from Doug Oade’s transcription of his masters.

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Tuning
102-d1t02 – Hell in a Bucket ->
103-d1t03 – Sugaree
104-d1t04 – Me And My Uncle ->
105-d1t05 – Mexicali Blues
106-d1t06 – Ramble on Rose
107-d1t07 – Down in the Bottom > I Ain’t Superstitious
108-d1t08 – Row Jimmy
109-d1t09 – Let It Grow

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Tuning
202-d2t02 – Terrapin Station ->
203-d2t03 – Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
204-d2t04 – Ship of Fools
205-d2t05 – Truckin’ ->
206-d2t06 – Spoonful ->
207-d2t07 – Drums ->
208-d3t01 – Space ->
209-d3t02 – Wharf Rat ->
210-d3t03 – Throwing Stones ->
211-d3t04 – Sugar Magnolia

212-d3t05 – Keep Your Day Job

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Portland, ME (03/31/85)


Grateful Dead
Cumberland County Civic Center
Portland, ME

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – The Music Never Stopped
102-d1t02 – Candyman ->
103-d1t03 – CC Rider ->
104-d1t04 – Loser
105-d1t05 – Beat It on Down the Line
106-d1t06 – Dupree’s Diamond Blues
107-d1t07 – It’s All Over Now ->
108-d1t08 – Don’t Ease Me In

–Set 2–
201-d1t01 – Iko Iko ->
202-d1t02 – Samson & Delilah ->
203-d1t03 – He’s Gone ->
204-d1t04 – I Need a Miracle ->
205-d1t05 – China Doll ->
206-d1t06 – Drums ->
207-d1t07 – Space ->
208-d1t08 – The Wheel ->
209-d1t09 – Playing in the Band (not the reprise) ->
210-d1t10 – Day Tripper

211-d1t11 – U.S. Blues

Source 1 (Set II Only)
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 14671
Source: SBD
Lineage: MC> DAT> CD> SHN

It is not clear to me that the master in this case is a cassette; it may be the PCM (VHS hi-fi)of the “Amy Boards” that circulate from spring ’85. In any case, this was the lineage noted, and the quality is very clean.

There is a stunning jam after China Doll, complete with tape flip at 11:42.

If anybody knows about a SBD of set 1, please get in touch. The first set of this show is excellent, and includes one of the most monstrous versions of “Candyman”
I’ve heard.

Thanks to Raoul, Duke of Bean, for the disks.
Seeded by Peter Braverman (braverman@earthlink.net), the first day of 2003.

Source II

This is a tagged version of shnid: 30884
Nak CM100’s > D5 at the soundboard
Taper: Dave Minor
EAC/FLAC by Matt Vernon 9/21/2005

d2t6 – fade out at end to cover tape flip
d2t8 – Inverted Playing In The Band. Starts w/reprise, then goes into the song.