Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Gypsy Soul – Lost Demos From a Classic Period

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Van Morrison
Gypsy Soul – (1968-71)
Lost Demos From a Classic Period

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Trade Audio CDR -> EAC (secure/offset correct) -> WAV -> TLH – FLAC Level 8

Disc One:

01- The Way Young Lovers do (Astral Weeks 1968)
02- Ballerina (Astral Weeks 68)
03- And It Stoned Me (Moondance 69)
04- Caravan (Moondance 69)
05- Come Running (Moondance 69)
06- These Dreams of You (Moondance 69)
07- Brand New Day (Moondance 69)
08- Domino (His Band and the Street Choir 70)
09- If I Ever Needed Someone (His Band and the Street Choir 70)
10- Wild Night (Tupelo Honey 71)
11- When the Evening Sun Goes Down (Tupelo Honey 71)
12- Nobody Really Knows (unissued song 68-71)
13- Bit by Bit (unissued 68-71)
14- Hey Where You At (unissued 68-71)
15- I Need Your Kind of Loving (unissued 68-71)
16- Lorna (unissued 68-71)
17- Rock and Roll Band (unissued 68-71)
18- Funny Face (unissued 68-71)

Anyone know if any of these demos were included on that giant Moondance Deluxe Edition Van put out awhile back? – Mat

Repost Bonanza: R.E.M. – Murmur Rough Mixes and Demos

R.E.M.
Murmur: Rough Mixes and Demos
1982/83-xx-xx

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: ANA(x)>DAT(x)>WAV [48kHz/16bit]>WAV [44.1kHz/16bit]>Flac
Transfer: Tascam DA-20 MKII>PreSonus FireStudio Project>Adobe Audition 3.0
Transferred By: Mike Ziegler
Dat tape courtesy of JEMS archives

Setlist:
01. Catapult (Stephen Hague Vers. 1)
02. Pilgrimage (Mitch Easter Vers. 1)

1983-02-16 (rough mixes w/Mitch Easter)
03. Pilgrimage (vers. 2)
04. Catapult
05. Perfect Circle
06. 9-9
07. West Of The Fields

Live In Studio
08. Band Talking
09. That Beat
10. Pretty Persuasion – omitted due to being officially released
11. All The Right Friends
12. Tighten Up – omitted due to being officially released
13. There She Goes Again
14. Moon River – omitted due to being officially released

Murmur basic & rough mixes
15. Talk About The Passion
16. West Of The Fields
17. Moral Kiosk
18. Sitting Still
19. Ages Of You
20. Perfect Circle
21. We Walk
22. 9-9
23. Shaking Through
24. Romance
25. Laughing (cuts out)

Notes:
Various studio outtakes and demos recorded in conjunction with the Murmur album. Dates when given and info taken verbatim from the dat case j-card. This stuff should all be previously circulated but may or may not be an upgrade in sound quality to existing circulating copies. Officially released material has been omitted from this shared fileset. The tracks omitted to the best of our knowledge are bonus tracks on a reissue of the album Reckoning. This should also run at close to if not the correct speed. The tape source was all over the place as far speed goes. Each track had to be done individually.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Unknown Location (xx/xx/xx) “Lovelight Rehearsals”

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Grateful Dead
Unknown date, probably early to mid 1967 (formerly “November 19, 1967”)
Unknown location
practice session

 

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
Source #1: SBD -> ?? -> 7th gen cassette (stereo) -> wav -> FLAC
Source #2: SBD -> ?? -> unknown gen cassette (mono) -> CDR -> wav via EAC -> FLAC
This is a tagged version of shnid: 125314

d1t01 – Lovelight take 1         [0:41] = [0:22] ; Lovelight [0:17] ; [0:02] ;
d1t02 – Lovelight take 2         [1:26] = Lovelight [0:44] ; [0:42] ;
d1t03 – Lovelight take 3         [2:16] = Lovelight [0:47] ; [1:29] ;
d1t04 – Lovelight take 4         [2:04] = Lovelight [0:33] ; [1:31] ;
d1t05 – Lovelight take 5         [1:05] = Lovelight [0:57] ; [0:08] ;
d1t06 – Lovelight take 6        [10:57] = Lovelight [10:52] ; [0:05] ;
d1t07 – dead air             [7:04] = [7:04]
d1t08 – “let it shine” vocal rehearsals     [3:06] = [3:06]
d1t09 – Lovelight take 7         [0:58] = Lovelight [0:45] ; (1) [0:13] ;
d1t10 – Lovelight take 8         [0:34] = Lovelight [0:32] ; [0:02] ;
d1t11 – Lovelight take 9         [0:55] = Lovelight [0:38] ; [0:17] ;
d1t12 – Lovelight take 10         [1:26] = Lovelight [0:43] ; (2)[0:43] ;
d1t13 – Lovelight take 11         [2:46] = Lovelight [2:13] ; [0:33] ;
d1t14 – Lovelight take 12         [1:44] = Lovelight [0:48] ; [0:56] ;
d1t15 – Lovelight take 13         [2:25] = Lovelight [1:41] ; (3) [0:44] ;
d1t16 – Lovelight take 14         [2:38] = Lovelight [2:06] ; [0:32] ;
d1t17 – Lovelight take 15//         [2:47] = Lovelight [2:47#]

(1) Jerry: “It should be loud because that’s the melody you know. It should be out over the others.”

(2) Jerry: “Let’s go over it a time or two and get the arrangement. Hey Pig, do you want to do two verses and then into that uh drum business?  Well let’s, let’s decide that because that, that’s uh…”  Phil: “Bring some more grub man.”  Jerry: “Ok that would be the stomp because…”

(3) How many verses do you want to go through on Lovelight?  I think two, two and then a drum thing. And then after, after the bridge come on back and start get back into Lovelight.  Play it man. And you’ll have to play organ too. Give us a signal then, at the end. At the end, go back into the regular bar solo. Go back into the regular again. Go back into a regular verse at the end and go ‘shine, shine, shine, let it shine’.

Notes from the original uploader:

Source #1: 7th gen cassette (stereo) was used for takes 2-14 (tracks 2 through 16).
Source #2: unknown gen cassette (mono) was used for takes 1 and 15 (tracks 1 and 17).
Source #2 was of lower quality, but had an extra take at the beginning and another at the end,
The take numbers are not spoken on the recording, but are listed for reference.

This was commonly traded on cassette, dated as “11/19/67”.  The 45 minute segment has never circulated in digital format till now, with the exception of take 6 which is part of:

gd1967-11-xx.sbd.studio.81259.flac16

as well as:

gd67-10-20.studio.poynton-sirmick.85631.sbeok.flac16

This Lovelight practice session is now labelled as gd67-xx-xx.  There are several reasons to conclude it was made before November 19, 1967 – in fact before August 5, 1967 (currently the earliest known live Lovelight):

– Most importantly, from the talking between takes it is clear they are working out the arrangement. Maybe this the first time they are playing it?

– Definitely only one drummer
– Pigpen sings it a bit differently; in fact he only sings the first verse, over and over.
– The band doesn’t have any backing vocals except the “let it shine” bit, which was dropped & never appears live.
– The guitar parts are much simpler – on 8/5/67 they’re a lot more complex & bouncy.
– They don’t have a transition after the first verse.  By 8/5/67 they have a smoother drum transition.
– Garcia doesn’t have his soloing down for this song at all, and doesn’t seem to have worked out any part other than the chords.

Repost Bonanza: Captain Beefheart – Bat Chain Puller

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Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Bat Chain Puller
(Unreleased LP)

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. Bat Chain Puller
2. Seam Crooked Sam
3. Harry Irene
4. Poop Hatch
5. Flavor Bud Living
6. Brickbats
7. Floppy Boot Stomp
8. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond
9. Owed T’Alex
10. Odd Jobs
11. The 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole
12. Apes-ma

PERSONEL:
DON VAN VLIET – vocals/tenor sax/soprano sax/bass clarinet
DENNY WALLEY – guitar/slide guitar
JEFF MORIS TEPPER – guitar/slide guitar
JOHN THOMAS – keyboards
JOHN FRENCH – drums/percussion/guitar

NOTES:
This album was recorded in early 1976 but never released. This particular dub was made from an ANA(1) copy given to a record company employee by Beefheart himself. This same tape has been bootlegged on CDR with excessive noise reduction, but this fresh new transfer is completely free of NR. Don’t be fooled by the European bootleg “Dust Sucker” which comes from a very poor quality tape, and not the “Captain’s original tapes” as the liner notes claim. This copy is the real deal!

LINEAGE:
ANA(2) -> CDR -> WAV -> FLAC

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – The Bedroom Tape (1964-1967)

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VAN MORRISON
The Bedroom Tape 1964-1967

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. I Was Born To Sing The Blues [aka That’s All I Know]
02. All Night Long
03. Wild Mountain Thyme
04. Gloria [aka You’re The One]
05. Spanish Rose
06. Walking In The Queen’s Garden
07. Harmonica Breakdown [instrumental]
08. T.B. Sheets

FLAC FINGERPRINTS:
01. I Was Born To Sing The Blues.flac:c3d395350ecc2c28cb494e5f02252a16
02. All Night Long.flac:3379996231c64fdcc14f1d936bef6ab6
03. Wild Mountain Thyme.flac:45a4d91d0bb75cc690389104cddd77af
04. Gloria.flac:a6d4643a51605e15029f770b3b80e774
05. Spanish Rose.flac:8f461378a5208067ac71064155831627
06. Walking In The Queen’s Garden.flac:da16df2f7198a1d521ae40b9fbc8c179
07. Harmonica Breakdown [instrumental].flac:47fdd2498d3e7ce13a730f134f415d34
08. TB Sheets.flac:85722507b9aef544de115131a23cbbd3

SOURCE: unknown
LINEAGE: unknown generation cassette tape > CD-R > EAC wav > Trader’s Little Helper flac level 8 > Dime

NOTES FROM THE ORIGINAL UPLOADER:
This was treed via the Van Morrison trading groups in 2000. I wrote the original liner notes (below) and the artwork was created by Robert Glenn Plotner. The cover photo comes from a photocopy of an original photo loaned to me by Janet “Planet” Minto, which was taken @early 1967.

These songs seem to have been, by the scant bit of fact & fiction surrounding them, recorded sometime between 1964 and 1967. The original source tape may have been sent (so rumored) by Violet Morrison (Van’s mother) to a fanclub in Holland (called “His Mysterious Strength”, at Van’s suggestion) sometime during 1967 (along with notes referring to recording with The Sweet Inspirations in NYC). The overall sound quality of these recordings is, frankly, terrible. But, their historical significance is priceless. The audio generation/history of these recordings is unknown, as is pretty much everything else about them.

“I Was Born To Sing The Blues” (aka “That’s All I Know”) is in the style of early John Lee Hooker.

“All Night Long” (so titled on the the source tapes) includes backup singers, possibly The Sweet Inspirations, and may be from the first Bang studio sessions (March 28-29, 1967). The standout chorus though sounds more like “Call my name”. Whatever the correct title, it does have a “Twist and Shout” style to it, a song that was penned by Bert Berns, thus this is likely also a Berns composition recorded by Van at his suggestion.

“Gloria” (aka “You’re the One”) may be an early take of that song (which would place it possibly as early as 1964?), but it is difficult to say, let alone to distinguish the lyrics. What can be heard at points throughout, aside from “you’re the one”, are mentions of “Bo Diddley” (whom Van met in Los Angeles in the first week of August 1966), “do you remember?”, “I’m the one”, and what sounds like Van spelling out “G-A-M” (though, due to the muddy sound, it could be “G-I-M”, as in George Ivan Morrison)…”I’m the one”. On the promo interview for “The Healing Game” Van states that Gloria was conceived as “a Muddy Waters / Bo Diddley sort of thing”.

“Spanish Rose” is likely a pre-Bang demo (before March 28, 1967), possibly as early as late-1966 when Van was trying to figure out what to do next while cagily stuck in Belfast performing with a hand-picked band dubbed THEM AGAIN.

“Walking In The Queen’s Garden” is probably an early version of a song by the same name later recorded in late-1967 by Them (after Van left) on their “Now And Them” album (released 1/68). Jim Armstrong (guitarist with Them from late-1965 through their US tour with Van, and afterwards) explained, “‘Walking In The Queen’s Garden’ is one we used to do with Van. It’s based on an old Howlin’ Wolf lick.” Armstrong has also mentioned that this was a song that Them were practicing during their West Coast US tour during the summer of 1966.

“Harmonica Breakdown” (correct title, if there is a title, unknown) is probably an emulation of Little Walter’s style, whom Van had met, and run errands for (to pick up Chinese food), while rooming at a hotel in London during Them’s first visit in mid/late-1964. In return, Little Walter showed him some techniques with the harp.

“T.B. Sheets” is, again, likely a pre-Bang demo. 16 minutes of improvisational blues, extremely raw, but from which emerged a notable early studio recording, an early rock genre “death blues” which generated a point of conjecture as to its “inspiration”. Some books & articles have zeroed in on this song as stemming from a real-life tragic relationship…there are stories of Van emerging from the BANG studio recordings for this spent & sobbing, all of which Van Morrison denies as fiction.

Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash – The Dylan/Cash Sessions

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Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash
02/18/69
Columbia Records Studio
Nashville, TN

Download: FLAC/MP3

Set I
1. One Too Many Mornings
2. Mountain Dew
3. I Still Miss Someone
4. Careless Love
5. Matchbox
6. That?s Alright Mama
7. Big River
8. Girl From the North Country
9. I Walk the Line
10. You Are My Sunshine
11. Ring of Fire
12. Guess Things Happen That Way
13. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
14. Blue Yodel
15. Blue Yodel No. 5

Comment
Johnny Cash (guitar)
Bob Dylan (guitar)
Carl Perkins (guitar)
Bob Wotton (guitar)
Marshall Grant (bass)
W.S. Holland (drums)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mickey Hart & The Marin County Collective – Novato, CA (1972-1973)

Mickey Hart and The Marin County Collective
Mickey’s Barn, Novato, Ca. 1972.1973
This is a tagged version of:jg72-xx-xx.sbd.lolita

Download: FLAC/MP3

MASTER STEREO SOUNDBOARD

MASTER STEREO REEL TO REEL > EQUALIZER > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC.
MD5 is included.

“Area Code 415” sessions

1. Fire On The Mountain
2. Ghost Riders In The Sky
3. It Makes Me Feel Mad #1
4. You Know I Will
5. Is Anyone There
6. Night Of The Vampire
7. It Makes Me Feel Mad #2

“Fire On The Mountain” sessions

8. Fire On The Mountain
9. Speed Racer
10. Untitled
11. Fear And Loathing
12. Checker Man
13. Marshmallow Road
14. Fear
15. Ariel

Line-up :

1. melton, garcia, hart, freiberg
2. cipollina, hart, freiberg, jim mcpherson
3. kathy mcdonald, mcpherson, steve schuster
4. kathy mcdonald, mcpherson, steve schuster
5. freiberg, hart, mcpherson, mcdonald
6. melton, lesh, hunter, hart
7. melton, garcia, hart, freiberg
8. melton, garcia, hart, freiberg
9. melton, hart, lesh, schuster, bill champlin
10. garcia & hart at the palace of fine arts
11. ali abkar khan, ali raka, garcia, hart
12. hart, rob stokes, lesh, melton, freiberg, hunter
13. hart, melton, bloomfield, la flamme
14. lagin, lesh, cipollina
15. melton, hart, lesh, stokes, garcia, freiberg

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Tom Waits – The Black Rider Demos

Tom Waits
The Black Rider Demos
1990-92

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 Black Rider (Opening)
02 November
03 The Right Blues
04 The Briar And The Rose
05 Crossroads
06 Chase The Clouds Away
07 Flash Pan Hunter
08 Instrumental
09 T’aint no Sin
10 In The Morning
11 Gospel Train
12 I’ll Shoot The Moon
13 Instrumental
14 The Last Rose Of Summer

vinyl source.

“The Black Rider” Demos: These are the tracks recorded by Waits and given to Germany’s Thalia Theatre for their production of The Black Rider. Wonderfully raw and spirited, with many tracks that were never released on his cleaned-up album ‘The Black Rider’, this is a must-have for Waits fans.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Aoxomoxoa Studio Outtakes

Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa Studio Sessions Outtakes 1969

Download: FLAC/MP3

Sandy Troy’s TC366 3.75ips Reel->DAT2->CDR
Alan Bershaw’s A1040SL 7.5ips Reel->DAT->CDR supplies tracks 12 & 13
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shind: 16760
Cd > eac > cool edit pro > shntool > cdwav > shnv3 by Ernie Dodd

–Songlist–
01 Saint Stephen ->
02 The Eleven #
03 The Barbed Wire Whipping Party *
04 Doing That Rag #1 &
05 Duprees Diamond Blues %
06 -unknown instrumental-
07 China Cat Sunflower @
08 Cosmic Charlie
09 Doing That Rag #2 !
10 Mountains Of The Moon ^
11 What’s Become Of The Baby? $
12. Rosemary
13. Mountains Of The Moon

notes:
# Skip at the beginning of The Eleven, the jam at the end fades out
* 0:06- Barbed Wire removed small cut,0:41- removed pop in left channel
(!=pop “the B!arbed wire…”) 0:57- removed pop
& 1:02- The Rag small bit of noise I could not remove, its hardly audible
3:13-3:19 fade out & in small subsecond silence removed,
% Dupree’s fades in
@ 1:25-1:28 fade out & in
! 0:30- 3 seconds of silence
^ 0:30- removed small noise sounding like tape starting
immediately following a cut and prior to any music or Jerry singing starts
$ 2:49- noise and cut present

From the original uploader:
I did not want to edit this too much because these are rought cuts and the flaws are part of the character. Instead, I tried to note them. Only minor editing was performed as described above. Additionally, I did take out a few of the small segments of silence between tracks. I did not make any adjustments to the levels.

Discs were kindly provided by Stu Hanson who comments below:

These copies kick the sh*t out of the versions circulating from those Unsurpassed Masters bootleg CDs. These derive from a 3.75ips reel belonging to Sandy Troy with two additional tracks supplied by a 7.5ips reel belonging to Alan Bershaw.

Sandy’s reel has all the material that has circulated before and its likely that many of the copies out there trace back to this reel. We *think* this material derives from the original 8 track studio sessions (that were abandoned in favor of using the first 16 track, which had just become available in 1969.)

The two cuts from Alan’s reel, Rosemary & Mountains Of The Moon, sound like the same versions recorded for the album, but they seem to be only Garcia’s acoustic guitar and vocal tracks, without all the overdubs. They are definitely not to be confused with the earlier mixes that were originally
released on the 1969 version of the album. These two tracks have not circulated widely. They are both excellent quality and very beautiful!