Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Laughing in the Wind: Van Morrison Gets His Chance to Wail, Vol. 1

Van Morrison - Laughing in the Wind

Van Morrison
Laughing in the Wind
Van Morrison Gets His Change to Wail, Vol. 1

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I previously posted Vol., 2 here.

1. Ballerina
2. Domino
3. If I Ever Need Someone
4. These Dreams of You
5. And It Stoned MeCome Running
6 Come Running
7. Bit By Bit
8. Hey Where Are You
9. Lorna
10. I Need Your Kind of Loving
11. Rocky & Roll
12. Funny Face
13. I Shall Sing
14. Laughing in the Wind
15. Street Theory
16. Foggy Mountain Top
17. There There Child
18. It Hurts To Want It So Bad
19. Feedback on Highway 101

Tracks 1-12 – Studio Demos, Recorded 1969 – 1970
Tracks 13 – 19 Studio Recordings, 1974 – 1975

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Earthquake Country – The Unfinished Album Studio Sessions

grateful dead - earthquake country - the last album

Grateful Dead
The “unfinished Album Studio Sessions”

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 97111

This is a collection of songs which (if the Deadhead’s Taping Compendium is to be believed) were to have formed
the basis for the first GD studio album of the 1990’s. The material appears to be a mix of live SBD recordings (possibly
with some minor overdubs) and rehearsals; its doubtful if any of this represents actuall studio recordings aimed at an
album release.

This came into circulation in mid-1997: several sources (including the Compendium) indicate that this was intentionally
put together – possibly by John Cutler and Phil Lesh – and seeded to trading circles to counteract several “last GD album”
bootlegs that had been produced in 1995/1996 (all sourced from 1990 thru 1995 SBD or AUD recordings.

The track listing is:

1. Lazy River Road (Garcia/Hunter) 6:01
2. Easy Answers (Hunter.Bralove/Weir/Welnick/Wasserman) 6:23
3. So Many Roads (Garcia/Hunter) 5:19
4. Wave To The Wind (Lesh/Hunter) 7:22
5. Eternity (Weir/Dixon) 7:20
6. The Days Between (Garcia/Hunter) 9:56
7. Way To Go Home (Welnick/Hunter/Bralove) 7:05
8. Corinna (Weir/Hart/Hunter) 9:33
9. Liberty (Garcia/Hunter) 6:00

Total Time 64.58

History and linage: Julian Fowler September 2003

I obtained a cassette copy in the autum of the 1997 from a tree run on the newsgroup. In spite of the
numerous efforts to locate anything with a lower number of analog generations, I’ve not been able to discover anything
better than what I have now; nor does this material seem to circulate among DAT users or (until Now) CD traders.

I’ve therefore taken my casette copy and transferred it to the digital domain. The best guess that I have for the annalog
lineage is as follows:

live/rehearsal recordings (DAT and/or ADAT) > ? > cassette > at least one cassette generation > my cassette

I did the transfer using an AIWA AD-F850 tape deck, played directly into the inputs of a Yamaha DS-XG sound card.
I used CoolEdit 2000 v1.1 to do the initial analog > digital sampling, apply mild noise reduction (my source tape is
somewhat hissy, not surprising give the number of analog generations) and reduce the length of some of the
between-song gaps. I used CD Wav v1.73 to define track boundaries and mkwACT v0.97 to prepare a master
SHN disc (track boundaries verified using SHNtool.)

——Julian Fowler September 2003

From Rolling Stone, Apr 20, 1998

Although it’s common knowledge that the Grateful Dead were in the midst of recording when Jerry Garcia died almost three
years ago, former keyboardist Vince Welnick shed more light on the unfinished album in a recent conversation with the Rolling
Stone Network.

According to Welnick, the album was set to include such tour-tested songs as “Liberty,” “So Many Roads,” “Days Between,”
“Samba in the Rain,” “Way To Go,” “Corrina,” and “Easy Answers,” but Garcia passed away before the tracks could be
completed. “We had just about finished the basics when Jerry checked out,” Welnick said. “It’s a shame, because we spent
a lot of time in there.”

Although the studio tapes from the Grateful Dead’s would-be swan song are still around, Welnick doubts that the album can
be salvaged. “There weren’t even working vocals on some of the songs. There was also very little guitar. If they wanted to make
something of it, they’d probably have to splice in something from one of the show tapes.”

Grateful Dead spokesman Dennis McNally denied that anything will ever come of the album.
“Only [Grateful Dead guitarist] Bobby [Weir] ever thought that anything could be done, but it can’t. Jerry didn’t contribute to it.
Everyone else contributed to it, but Jerry just wasn’t with it. There’s not even a title, to my knowledge.”

Received this from Mike Maher

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Simon & Garfunkel – Overs 1964 – 1970: Live, Studio and Demos

Simon And Garfunkel Overs

Overs 1964-1970
Live, studio and demos and studio sessions

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One:
1. Bleecker Street
2. Kathy’s Song
3. Bleecker Street
4. Sparrow
5. A Most Peculiar Man
6. Sparrow
7. Tom Wilson Rap
8. Somewhere They Can’t Find Me
9. Bad News Feeling
10. I Wish You Could Be Here
11. Blues Run The Game
12. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 3
13. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 4
14. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 5
15. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 6
16. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 7
17. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 8
18. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 9
19. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 10
20. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 11
21. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 12
22. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 13
23. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – take 14
24. Overs – take 4
25. Overs – take 5
26. Overs – take 6
27. Overs – take 7
28. Overs – take 8
29. Overs – take 9
30. You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies

Disc Two:
1. A Poem On The Underground Wall
2. Red Rubber Ball
3. Blessed
4. Anji
5. A Church Is Burning
6. Intro
7. A Poem On The Underground Wall
8. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
9. Overs
10. Anji
11. Patterns
12. The Sound Of Silence
13. Overs
14. A Most Peculiar Man
15. Bye Bye Love
16. Feuilles-Oh
17. Bridge Over Troubled Water
18. Why Don’t You Write Me – instrumental
19. Why Don’t You Write Me – vocal only
20. Why Don’t You Write Me
21. The Only Living Boy In New York
22. Cecilia – early percussive mix
23. Hey Schoolgirl
24. That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
25. Lightniní Express

Disc 1:
track 1: 1964 demo
track 2: 1965 demo
tracks 3-7: BBC 1965
track 8: Sound Of Silence sessions 1966 outtake
tracks 9-10: Sound Of Silence sessions 1966 rehearsals
track 11: Sound Of Silence sessions 1966 outtake
tracks 12-23: Parsley Sage Rosemary & Tyme 1966 sessions
tracks 24-30: Bookends 1968 sessions & outtake

Disc 2:
tracks 1-5: Carnegie Hall, New York, 1967
tracks 6-12: FM-Net concert, 1967/68
tracks 13-15: Vermont 1968
tracks 16-22: Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970 demos & sessions
tracks 23-24: Carnegie Hall, New York, 1969
Track 25: Paris 1970

From the original uploader:
This is the stream of the Simon & Garfunkel early period torrents, 1957-1970, mostly in excellent quality, that will last until the beginning of September, still ratio-free. The music is great, so feel free to enjoy your way!

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

neil young meets buffalo springfield and the squires

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

Download: FLAC/MP3

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

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

peter garbriel - before the flood

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)

van morrison - unplugged in the studio

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. 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.