Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Berkeley, CA (12/04/65) – "Long Distance Operator"

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Bob Dylan
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 4, 1965
Long Distance Operator

Download FLAC &MP3@320: Mediafire

Tombstone Blues
I Don’t Believe You
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Long Distance Operator
It Ain’t Me Babe
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Positively Fourth Street
Like A Rolling Stone


Bob’s Boots review: The quality of this CD is well below average by today’s standards, but for a 1965 audience recording, it’s not bad at all. Get over the low fidelity buried sound, and you’ll be rewarded with a gem whose historical value cannot be overstated. It’s a great performance, to start with. Very unlike the raw power that was to follow in the coming year.. but just as good in it’s own rights. Consider it being the only recording of any substance of Dylan & The Hawks (The Band) of that year,… consider that it contains the only know version of the title track,… consider that some of the arrangements are like no other known recording, …. and this CD becomes a masterpiece.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Berkeley, CA (08/21/72)

Grateful Dead
Monday 8/21/72
Community Theater
Berkeley CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Sbd -> RTR -> PCM -> PCM
(Set 2 Only) -> D -> SSSB -> SHN

–Set 1 / disc 1–
101-d1t01 – The Promised Land
102-d1t02 – He’s Gone
103-d1t03 – Black Throated Wind
104-d1t04 – Friend of the Devil
105-d1t05 – Jack Straw
106-d1t06 – China Cat Sunflower ->
107-d1t07 – I Know You Rider
108-d1t08 – Me & My Uncle
109-d1t09 – Sugaree
110-d1t10 – Beat It on Down the Line
–disc 2–
111-d2t01 – Stella Blue
112-d2t02 – Playing in the Band
113-d2t03 – Brown Eyed Women
114-d2t04 – Mexicali Blues
115-d2t05 – Casey Jones

–Set 2–
201-d2t06 – Greatest Story Ever Told
202-d2t07 – Ramble on Rose
–disc 3–
203-d3t01 – Dark Star ->
204-d3t02 – El Paso ->
205-d3t03 – Space ->
206-d3t04 – Deal ->
–disc 4–
207-d4t01 – Sugar Magnolia ->
208-d4t02 – Missisippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
209-d4t03 – Uncle John’s Band ->
210-d4t04 – One More Saturday Night

No encore played

D1t03 (Black-Throated Wind): brief buzziness/possible digi-snit @ 5:04
D1t06 (China Cat): brief buzziness/possible digi-snit @ 2:09
D1t09 (Sugareee): brief buzziness/possible digi-snits @ 1:32 and 6:24
D2t04 (Casey Jones): reel splice @ 1:01
D2t06 (Ramble On Rose): brief digi-snit @ 3:11
D3t01 (Dark Star): occasional transient distortion (for example, @ 21:30); minor diginoise @ 20:14 and 20:30

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: Grateful Dead – Berkeley, CA (06/21/86)


Grateful Dead – June 21, 1986
Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
University Of California

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony D5/Maxell MX-90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Tascam 122mkII) -> Apogee MiniMe (24bit/48k) ->
Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC/16
(2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
December 15, 2006

Patch Info:
Schoeps CMC4/MK4>Oade M118>PCM>Audacity>CD supplies (By Oade Bros):
Drums (from 12:36 – 12:41)

— Encore moved to end of 1st Set to fit show onto 2 Discs
— Seamless transition between 2nd Set and Encore
— Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the Cassettes
— He’s Gone Deadicated To Len Bias

Set 1:
d1t01 – Tuning
d1t02 – Alabama Getaway ->
d1t03 – The Promised Land
d1t04 – Friend Of The Devil
d1t05 – C C Rider
d1t06 – Loser
d1t07 – Desolation Row
d1t08 – China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t09 – I Know You Rider

Set 2:
d2t01 – Tuning
d2t02 – Saint Of Circumstance ->
d2t03 – Gimme Some Lovin’ ->
d2t04 – He’s Gone ->
d2t05 – Smokestack Lightnin’ ->
d2t06 – Drums ->
d2t07 – Space ->
d2t08 – The Other One ->
d2t09 – Wharf Rat ->
d2t10 – Throwing Stones
d2t11 – Not Fade Away

d1t10 – Not Fade Away ->
d1t11 – Brokedown Palace

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Berkeley, CA (10/11/02)

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Greek Theatre
University of California
Berkeley, California
11th October 2002

Download: FLAC/MP3

Good quality audience recording from silver CDs ‘ Berkeley 2002′ (Crystal Cat 659-60) > TLH flac 8

1. Intro
2. Seeing the Real You at Last
3. Just Like a Woman
4. Tombstone Blues
5. Accidentally Like a Martyr (Warren Zeavon)
6. Things Have Changed
7. Brown Sugar
8. Positively 4th Street
9. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
10. It Ain’t Me Babe
11. The Wicked Messenger
12. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

1. Old Man (Neil Young)
2. Honest with Me
3. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
4. High Water (for Charlie Patton)
5. Mutineer (Warren Zeavon)
6. Floater (Too Much to Ask)
7. Summer Days
8. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
9. Like a Rolling Stone
10. All Along the Watchtower

Bonus Track – Berkeley 12th October
11. Maggie’s Farm

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Berkeley, CA (01/31/81)

Jerry Garcia - 1981

Jerry Garcia Band
January 31, 1981
The Keystone
Berkeley, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: SBD > Cass Master > DAT(x) 48khz
Transfer: DAT 60ES > M-Audio Audiophile USB > WAV > Flac>MP3@320

Set II Only
1. /I’ll Take A Melody
2. Simple Twist Of Fate
3. Harder They Come/
4. Dear Prudence
5. Midnight Moonlight

Notes from original Torrentor: Excellent sounding sbd recording. No hiss whatsoever. I would not transfer an incomplete show except for the fact that this is likely an upgrade to the current “Cassette (x)” source. Goldwave used to put in a few fades, resample to 44.1 and normalize to 100%. Excellent performances of Harder They Come and Dear Prudence.

d1t1 fades in – only a few notes missing
d1t3 tape flip – only a few notes missing

Bootleg Bonanza: Comes a Time: A Tribute to Jerry Garcia – Berkeley, CA (09/24/05)

comes a time tribute to jerry garcia

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Comes A Time Benefit
The Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

The Jerry Garcia Tribute Band
rotating lineup, including:
Bob Weir: guitar & vocals throughout
Drums: Jay Lane on Help thru Eyes, Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann on Scarlet thru Touch
Keyboards: Bruce Hornsby & Jeff Chimenti both played & switched off
Guitar: Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, and Trey Anastasio in varying combinations. Also Mark Karan.
Bass: mainly Robin Sylvester, plus JV Collier
Backup Vocals: Gloria Jones, Jackie LaBranch, and Donna Jean Godchaux
Kenny Brooks on saxophone for some songs
and others
Lead Vocals: listed in (parentheses) with each song

Olin Arageed * (Hamza El Din, Mickey)
Jam >
Help On The Way ** > (Trey, Jimmy, Donna, Jackie, Gloria)
Sugaree (Warren, Donna, Jackie, Gloria, Jeff, Bruce)
Loser (Bruce, Warren, JV, Jeff)
Brown Eyed Women (Kang, Donna, Bruce, Jimmy)
Dark Star > (Bob, Bruce, Jimmy, Kang)
Bertha (Warren, Jimmy)
Eyes Of The World (Trey, Donna, Robin, Jeff, Kenny)
Standing On The Moon (Bruce, Trey, Bob)
Scarlet Begonias > (Bruce, Warren, Jimmy, Kang)
Fire On The Mountain (Mickey, Trey, Jimmy, Kang)
Stella Blue (Warren, Bruce, Jimmy)
The Wheel (Bob, Warren, Trey, Karan)
Uncle John’s Band (Warren, Trey, Karan)
He’s Gone (Bob, Trey, Jimmy, Kang)
Frankin’s Tower (Trey, Warren, Bruce, Kang)
Brokedown Palace (Bob, Warren, Bruce)
Dark Star (Bob, Trey, Warren, Karan)
Touch Of Grey (Bob, Trey, Warren, Karan, Kang)

This is a very cool show with some really great music.  Sound is quite good, too.  It is also pretty much the last show I have uploaded.  I’ll try to upload another one or two over the next few days, but I’m still at the in-laws and their internet uploads at terrible speeds.  Likely what you’ll get is more links to various other sites until we get home.  Luckily we’ll be home soon so you won’t have to wait long.

Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Berkeley, CA (11/2/76)

Neil Young
Berkeley, CA

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Nineteen Seventy Six was a busy year in the career of Neil Young.  He released Long May You Run with Stephen Stills and and took a two month tour in support of the album.  He also performed around fifty dates as a solo artist or with Crazy Horse.  He spent some time working on at least three albums and found time to perform during the Band’s final concert which was recorded on the Last Waltz.

You could call that a pretty typical year in the life of Neil Young.

This is a lovely little show towards the end of the year.  The first set is solo with just Neil and his guitar or piano, then the second set gets electrified and Neil brings out the whole band and they get scorching. The sound quality is good. It is a nice soundboard recording which is crisp, but a little cold sounding.  I don’t know how to explain that meaning in technical terms.  I don’t know if it is the age of the original tapes, or the fact that they haven’t been properly mastered, or cleaned up or whatever, but sometimes older bootleg recordings sound cold, and empty.  Like the sound has been stripped of some sort of internal warmth.

Don’t let that fool you, the quality is good and the performance is rocking.  Enjoy!

Old Man
After the Gold Rush
Too Far Gone
Give Me Strength
A Man Needs a Maid
Sugar Mountain
Country Mountain
Don’t Cry No Tears
Cowgirl in the Sand
Peace of Mind
Lotta Love
Bite the Bullet
Like a Hurricane
Drive Back
Cinnamon Girl
Cortez the Killer