Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Meets Buffalo Springfield & The Squires (Unreleased Demos 1963-1968)

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Neil Young
Meets Buffalo Springfield & The Squires
Unreleased Demos 1963-1968

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Silver CD -> EAC Test & Copy -> Wavs -> Flac Front End -> Flacs Level 8
Quality: Varies

1) Sugar Mountain (1)
2) Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing (1)
3) Run Around Babe (1)
4) Don’t Pity Me Babe (1)
5) I Ain’t Got The Blues (1)
6) The Rent Is Always Due (1)
7) When It Falls It Falls All Over You (1)
8) Down To The Wire (1)
9) Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It (1)
10) There Goes My Babe (1)
11) One More Sign (1)
12) The Sultan (2)
13) Aurora (2)

(1) Elektra Studios 1965
(2) 1963 recording with The Squires

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 1984 (Featuring Brian May) – Teddington, England (03/31/67)

front sleeve copy

1984 (featuring Brian May)
31 march 1967
Thames Television, Broom Lane Studio
Teddington UK

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01. Hold on I’m coming (Isaac Hayes/ David Porter)
02. Knock on wood (Eddie Floyd/ Steve Cropper)
03. NSU (Jack Bruce)
04. How can it be (Ron Wood)
05. Step on me (take1) (Tim Staffel/ Brian May)
06. Step on me (take2) (Tim Staffel/ Brian May)
07. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
08. Our love is driftin’ (Elvis Bishop/ Paul Butterfield)
09. Remember (Jimi Hendrix)
10. Sweet wine (Ginger Baker/ Janet Godfrey)

Line up: Dave Dilloway – bass guitar
John Garnham – rhythm guitar/vocals
Brian May – lead guitar
Tim Staffel – vocals/harmonica
Richard Thompson – drums
John Sanger – piano

Taken from QUeenpedia.com:

Also from 1967, and of far more interest, is 1984’s professionally recorded Thames Television demo tape.
During his first-year of study at Twickenham Technical College, Dave Dilloway had made friends with a number of technicians, or trainee technicians, at the Teddington-based ITV Company, which served the London area.
The station had recently invested in new recording equipment, and rather than hire professional musicians at the usual union rate, in a set up similar to the first Queen sessions at the De Lane Lea studios, 1984 were let loose in the studio to record at their leisure.
Dave Dilloway’s carefully preserved tape still plays perfectly, and includes the following songs: “Hold On I’m Coming”, “Knock On Wood”, “NSU”, “How Can It Be”, two early run-throughs of the original May/Staffell composition “Step On Me” (which eventually became the B-side to Smile’s “Earth”), “Purple Haze”, “Our Love Is Drifting'”, and medleys of “Remember”/”Sweet Wine” and “Get Out My Life Woman”/”Satisfaction”.
The session ended with a run-through of “My Girl”.

“What an extraordinary amalgam!” declares Tim Staffell today.
“There’s Tamla, Cream, Hendrix, Lee DorseyÖ ‘Our Love Is Driftin’ ‘, we’d have heard by Paul Butterfield.
I’d forgotten there was such a large soul component in 1984!”

Dave Dilloway has the technical details: “This tape is the most recent, best and most representative of 1984 that I’m aware of.
It is mono, but since it was made on good quality TV studio equipment and was carried out along the lines of a proper studio recording, with separately mixed microphones for each source, it is remarkably good quality for its age.
The material, except for ‘Step On Me’, is all cover versions, but as it dates from the late 1984 era, Brian’s playing is more prominent and effective, with his own style starting to show through.
All the performances are competent – particularly Tim’s vocals and Brian’s guitar; although the mix is a little heavy on John’s rhythm guitar for some reason, probably the ‘ear’ of the recording engineer at the time.
All tracks were laid down in one take, i.e., no overdubbing at all, so the sound is predominantly simple, as per our live versions.”

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Yong – Elektra Demos 1965 & More

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Neil Young
Elektra Demos 1965 & More

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. Sugar Mountain
2. Nowadays Clandy Can’t Even Sing.
3. Run Around Babe.
4. Don’t Pity My Baby.
5. I Ain’t Got the Blues (False Start) 1.
6. I Ain’t Got the Blues (False Start) 2.
7. I Ain’t Got the Blues (False Start) 3.
8. I Ain’t Got the Blues (Final Take).
9. The Rent Is Always Due.
10. When It Falls It Falls Over You.
11. Everybody’s Alone
12. Traces (w/CSN&Y)
13. Love Art Blues (w/CSNY)
14. Stringman
15. Southern Man (w/Stills-Young Band)
16. Give Me Strength
17. Lady Wingshot
18. Amber Jean
19. Let Your Fingers Do the Talking
20. Helpless
21. Down by the River

Tracks 1-10 Recorded in Elektra Records’ studio in New York, September 1965, which might make the session appear more impressive than it actually was. These solo acoustic tracks, Young has recalled, were sung into an old tape recorder on a metal chair. Engineered by Peter Siegel.
First time available in stunning sound quality!

Track 11 Recording during rehearsals at KQED TV, USA, December 1970

Tracks 12-139 Jul 1974

Track 14 31 Mar 1976

Track 15 7 Jul 1976

Track 16 Nov 1976

Track 17 12 Nov 1977

Tracks 18 – 21 Austin Cith Limits – 25 Sep 1984

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Peter Garbriel – Before the Flood – Demos 1975

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Peter Gabriel
Before the Flood
Demos 1975
goody PitchFix version

Download: FLAC/MP3

Original FLACs >
goody – dBpowerAMP (Convert to WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Correction +47 cents) > TLH (FLAC, sigs)

01 Howling At The Moon 3:05
02 Excuse Me 3:42
03 Funny Man 4:27
04 No More Mickey (aka Richard MacPhail) 2:45
05 Get the Guns (listen carefully for the root of “Down the Dolce Vita”) 2:55
06 Here Comes the Flood 3:39
07 God Knows 4:59

These are evidently very early demos recorded for “car” (1976, Atco – Atco being Atlantic, a Warner subsidiary label). They are extremely raw; they may have been done in Gabriel’s home studio. Most are acoustic piano with a few accompanying support tracks and Peter singing.

The songs come from a white tape box marked: 7 1/2ips 1/4 trk stereo Gabriel/Hall Fuse Music

The lead sheets had the composer’s names given as “Peter Gabriel and Tony Hall” and were marked with a stamp from Fuse Music, England; they were merely lead melody transcriptions for copyright purposes, not hand-written by Gabriel or anything.

At that time, the best research i could come up with was that Fuse was somehow connected to Warner Bros (maybe like Sire was, but English; a sub-distribution deal?)… I later heard that the Fuse Music building burned down and took a whole lot of master tapes with it, and that this reel is quite probably the only surviving record of these demos.

This brown-oxide tape was discovered rotting in a water-soaked box shoved into a cleaning closet, along with the lead sheets, in a cavernous and seldom-used warehouse. It was lost/forgotten/abandoned. The tape had some warbley spots from the neglect and also quite a lot of tape hiss and lost tone.

I processed the material for several weeks before I was satisfied as to the quality, although “Get the Guns” was problemmatic to begin with; the Master appears to have been recorded badly or with misaligned heads. On the whole there is a tiny bit of tape hiss but no more than you’d expect from such a “live” environment. There is unfortunately one small glitch from a later cassette-to-cd transfer in “Excuse Me” (“Looking for Lost Angeleeeeee”) so don’t think it’s your file or player 🙂

Enjoy this very raw and simple glimpse into the creative process of Peter Gabriel.

(man-on-the-spot), June 2006

Pitch was approx. 47 cents flat. Corrected by goody. 5/7/07

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Unplugged in the Studio (1968 – 1971)

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Van Morrison
Unplugged In The Studio (1968-71)

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This CD, released in 2005, contains a compilation of acoustic studio demo material stretching from the Astral Weeks period through to the early 1970s.

1-11 :Acoustic Demos for Studio Album 1968-1971
12-18 :Acoustic Demos for Unreleased Songs 1968-1971

01. The Way Young Lovers Do
02. Ballerina
03. And It Stoned Me
04. Caravan
05. Come Running
06. These Dreams Of You
07. Brand New Day
08. Domino
09. If I Ever Needed Someone
10. Wild Night
11. When That Evening Sun Goes Down
12. Nobody Really Knows
13. Bit By Bit
14. Hey Where Are You
15. I Need Your Kind Of Loving
16. Lorna
17. Rock And Roll Band
18. Funny Face

Media Info:
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Channels: joint stereo
Samplerate: 44100
Encoder: LAME 3.99
MPEG-1 layer 3

*many thanks and much respect to zorn and all those who care enough to share

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Eric Clapton – The Unreleased Sessions


Eric Clapton
“The Unreleased Sessions”
(Capricorn CD-2048)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Track List:
1) It’s too Late
2) Meet Me
3) Jam in E
4) Dobro Jam
5) Dobro Jam
6) B Minor Jam
7) B Minor Jam
8) Give Me Strength
9) Blues Instrumental
10) Jam in E
11) Give Me Strength
12) Jam
13) Fool Like Me
14) Burial

Geetarz Notes: Tracks 1-12 Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA in April and May 1974. Tracks 13 and 14 Recorded
at Dynamic Studios, Jamaica, on September 1974.

http://www.geetarz.org visitor comments: Visitor Comments:

* “Great sounding CD with some interesting Dobro work from Eric.
All A++ sound.” – Anonymous

Trade > CD-R > Plextor PX-712a > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 4 (Secure
Mode) > FLAC (Level 6) > You !

Artwork, info file, checksums (FFP, MD5, and ST5), and EAC logs
included. A whole-torrent MD5 is also included.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – San Rafael, CA (01/25/76)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Club Front – San Rafael, CA
Studio Rehearsal

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 12504

MSC > DATs > Sony PCM R500 > HHB 800 CD/0 >
HHB 800 CD/1 > HP 9350i extraction using
EAC > .shn encoding using mkwACT. The last
two songs are MSR > 1R > 1C > DATs > Sony PCM
R500 > HHB 800 master CD > HHB 800 first gen
CD > HP 9350i extraction using EAC > .shn encoding
using mkwACT. Proper sector boundaries verified
using shntool.

Disc One (10) 72:56
1. //Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [5:08]
2. /I Second That Emotion [11:56]
3. Catfish John [8:04]
4. Tomorrow Is Forever [3:42]
5. Tomorrow Is Forever [6:36]
6. Tomorrow Is Forever [3:21]
7. Tomorrow Is Forever [7:37]
8. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [12:30]
9. United Our Thing Will Stand Jam [6:54]
10. //Tore Up Over You [7:05]

Disc Two (7) 65:18
1. Mystery Train [12:16]
2. Who Was John? [8:27]
3. Who Was John? [3:13]
4. Every Word You Say [8:01]
5. Sitting In Limbo [9:56]
6. Let’s Spend The Night Together [8:17] ->
7. Jam [15:07]

d1t01 Knockin’ cuts in
d1t02 Second That Emotion cuts in
d1t08 Knockin’ drop @ 0:08
d1t10 Tore Up cuts in
d2t02 Who Was John gap @ 2:08-2:14

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – After the Empire

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After The Empire
Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA
May-October 1985
Liberated Rattlesnake boorleg

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1. Baby Coming Back From The Dead
2. Nothing Here Worth Dying For
3. Won’t Go Back Till They Call Me Back Again
4. Let Me Come Baby
5. Bring It Home To Me
6. I’m Ready For Love
7. 26 Storeys High
8. You Can Have Her
9. My Sweet Baby (Round and Around)
10. Nothing Here Worth Dying For (II)
11. You Can Have Her (II)
12. Find Me
13. Nothing Here Worth Dying For (III)
14. Right Hand Road Blues
15. That’s All

Bob Dylan – vocal, guitar
Vito San Filippo – bass
Raymond Lee Pounds – drums
Carolyn Dennis, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright – backup vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – North Hollywood, CA (10/20/67)


Grateful Dead
American Studios
North Hollywood, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 85631
source: Hunter’s MSR > BETA > ??? > cdr > eac(secure mode) wav > flac

01 Lovelight Instrumental Jam
02 Alligator
03 Jam
04 Caution (Do Not Step On The Tracks)
05 Cryptical Envelopment
06 Viola Lee Blues

Comments from the original uploader:

Thanks to Jeremy Poynton for the cdr

– Lovelight starts off and ends with brief vocals from Pigpen
– Alligator is more or less instrumental. You can hear some very faint vocals,
deep in the background.
– Jam has impromptu Alligator vocals from Pigpen at the start.
It later morphs into Caution.

There is some hiss, some tracks are worse than others but nothing to bad!