Bob Dylan in Germany, 2011

bob dylan germany 2011

I’ve been working diligently on organizing all my files and getting my list up to date. I’m currently in the middle of a bunch of Bob Dylan shows. This batch is already labeled so that they sort chronologically so all I have to do is input them onto my list and then move them to the correct folder. So, I feel like I’m following Bob around on tour. One of the really fascinating things to me about Bob on tour, at least in the last decade or so, is that because he is touring all the time he no longer feels the need to just hit the big cities that everybody else plays at. He seemingly likes to play in more obscure corners of the world. I really feel like he’s trying to perform in every city on the planet.

In 2011 he did a big tour of Europe and on that tour, he played five shows in Germany. Now Germany is a big country, but I doubt any other artist plays five different German cities on their tours of Europe. Naturally, he plays in Berlin and Munich, but he also did stops in Oberhausen and Leipzig. No offense to those fine cities, and while they aren’t exactly obscure or tiny villages, neither are they the sorts of places big-named American rock and roll acts usually gig at.

Or maybe they do. What the heck do I know about concerts in Germany? I just think it’s cool that Bob’s list of cities he’s played a show at is enormous.

All of this is really just to say that I wanted to play around with my Google Drive a little more and I wanted to think about how my blog might look like in the future. I’ve talked a little about not wanting to do individual show posts anymore but maybe trying bigger posts with multiple shows in them.

So here is me posting six shows from Bob Dylan in Germany in 2011.

2011-10-23 – Oberhausen, Germany
2011-10-25 – Mannheim, Germany
2011-10-26 – Munich, Germany
2011-10-27 – Leipzig, Germany
2011-10-29 – Berlin, Germany
2011-10-31 – Hamburg, Germany

I haven’t listened to any of these shows so I can’t comment on the quality of the recording or the performance. I know 2011 isn’t exactly a year that Dylan nerds are constantly praising so it is a bit obscure that I’m randomly posting this. I was really just doing my sorting and thought it was cool that he did six gigs in Germany.

Please do let me know if you have any trouble with the links. But I’m also interested in what you think about doing posts like this. I like the idea of maybe doing posts like this once every couple of weeks or so. My plan would be to do something slightly larger, maybe include the entire European tour or something like that. But the basic format would be the same. I’d like to be able to say something interesting about the batch that I post and then would include links that would look something like what I’m posting here.

Does that make sense? Does that sound good?

This batch pretty much fills up my Google Drive for the moment, so I won’t be able to post anything more until I upgrade. I do have some Paypal money from the last begging session so I will be able to upgrade without begging again. But as I’ve noted in previous posts I really do want to get all my sorting done before I post regularly.

Bob Dylan – Berlin, Germany (07/02/12)

2012-July-02 (Monday)

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I have two sources for this show, you can read the info here.


  1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [5:28]
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe [6:35]
  3. Things Have Changed [5:55]
  4. Tangled Up In Blue [6:01]
  5. Cry A While [5:09]
  6. She Belongs To Me [5:31]
  7. Love Sick [5:24]
  8. The Levee’s Gonna Break [8:22]
  9. High Water (For Charley Patton) [5:51]
  10. Desolation Row [9:22]
  11. Highway 61 Revisited [6:59]
  12. Simple Twist Of Fate [5:30]
  13. Thunder On The Mountain* (cut) [2:03]
  14. Ballad Of A Thin Man [6:28]
  15. Like A Rolling Stone [6:46]
  16. All Along The Watchtower [3:56]
  17. audience [2:07]
  18. E: Blowin’ In The Wind [5:41]

Peter Gabriel – Berlin, Germany (09/04/80)

Peter Gabriel

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master tape>CDR(Pilips CDR570)>wave(EAC)>flacf(8)TLH
align on sector boundaries
excellent(-) quality,listen to MP 3 samples

Excellent show from P.G. in Berlin, fantastic setlist and
great quality.This master tape from my collection is now for
the first time in circulation,hope you enjoy it.Some songs were
in german language and so very interesting and rare for P.G. collectors.
upped by booomboom 2010.12.20

line up :

Peter Gabriel – Vocals, Piano
Jerry Marotta – Drums, Percussion,sax. Backing Vocals
John Giblin – Bass, Backing Vocals
John Ellis – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Larry Fast – Synthesizers, Piano


Disc 1 :

01.Eindringling (Intruder)
03.I don’t remember
04.Solsbury Hill
05.Peter introduces Family snapshot
06.Schnappschuss (Family snapshot)
07.Milgrams 37
08.Modern love
09.Du bist nicht wie wir (Not one of us)

Disc 2 :

10.Lead a normal life
11.Moribund the Burgermeister
12.Mother of violence
13.Bully for you
14.Spiel ohne Grenzen (Games without frontiers)
16.Band introductions
17.Und durch den Draht (And through the wire)
18.I go swimming
19.Biko (fades out)
20.On the air

Queen – Berlin, Germany (11/30/80)

Berlin, Germany

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(probably lossy source)

Sorry, no lineage known.
Thanks to the original taper (unknown) and uploader (unknown)

Downloaded 2013 from Queen Zone as part of 1980 Megatorrent

Jailhouse Rock,
We Will Rock You (fast),
Let Me Entertain You,
Play The Game,
Death On Two Legs,
Killer Queen,
I’m In Love With My Car,
Get Down Make Love,
Need Your Loving Tonight,
Save Me,
Now I’m Here,
Dragon Attack,
Fat Bottomed Girls,
Love Of My Life,

Keep Yourself Alive, drum solo
guitar solo,
The Hero /Brighton Rock (ending),
Crazy Little Thing Called Love,
Bohemian Rhapsody,
Tie Your Mother Down,
Sheer Heart Attack,
We Will Rock You,
We Are The Champions,
God Save The Queen

Van Morrison – Berlin, Germany (05/10/08)

10 MAY 2008
Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany

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Audience recording. Recorded with Edirol-R09 with
built-in microphones.

01 This Love Of Mine
02 Magic Time
03 Have I Told You Lately
04 Keep It Simple
05 That’s Entrainment
06 Bright Side Of The Road
07 Song Of Home
08 School Of Hard Knocks
09 Moondance
10 Saint James Infirmary

01 All Work And No Play
02 End Of The Land
03 Lover Come Back
04 In The Afternoon > Ancient Highway > Raincheck
05 Precious Time
06 I Can’t Stop Loving You
07 Star Of The County Down
08 Help Me
09 Behind The Ritual

Pink Floyd – Berlin, Germany (06/05/71)

Pink Floyd
Berlin, Germany
June 5th 1971

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I have four sources for this show, you can read the info here.

01 Careful With That Axe Eugene (9:18)
02 Audience/Tuning (0:48)
03 Fat Old Sun (13:56)
04 The Embryo (10:09)
05 Audience/Tuning (1:00)
06 The Return Of The Sons Of Nothing (22:45)
07 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (14:02)
08 Cymbaline (11:46)
09 A Saucerful Of Secrets (19:06)
10 Astronomy Domine (8:03)
11 Blues (6:42)

Miles Davis – Berlin, Germany (11/06/71)

Miles Davis Septet
November 6, 1971
Berlin, Germany

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NDR Radio ‘live-to-air’ FM radio broadcast, 83:52, A

Miles Davis (tpt); Gary Bartz (ss, as); Keith Jarrett (kb); Michael Henderson (b); “Ndugu” Leon Chancler (d); Charles Don Alias (perc); James Mtume Foreman (perc)

1 Introduction / Band Warming Up (0:51)
2 Directions (14:05)
3 Honky Tonk (17:50)
4 What I Say? (8:28)
5 Sanctuary (4:41)
6 It’s About That Time (16:26)
7 Funky Tonk > Sanctuary (21:27)

Version History

This recording originates from a plaz transfer of his friend’s tape in 2000 or thereabouts, so here’s the original information….

Lineage: NDR FM stereo radio broadcast > R > cas > cdr
Transfer: Akai stereo cassette deck > TASCAM CD-RW700

Editor 1: 1st generation cassette transfer and WavLab 4 restoration by plaz and Guiseppe Candiamo

  • Continuous NR: The original transfer disc contained a couple of perfect noise samples at the start and end, so it was possible to remove most of the broadband tape noise and hiss without adversely affecting the music. The two channels were separated into L and R channel files and de-noised independently because the noise was different for each channel. The continuous DNR process was run successively at a very low rate, using the output from the previous run to remove any DNR artifacts during the subsequent run, a virtual CEDAR processing stack. This process was applied to each of the two cassette tape sides involved, and then the files were reassembled.
  • spliced 2 tape sides: This recording was copied from a continuous reel and appears to be the complete live-to-air broadcast.
  • gain normalized and tracked

The layout of the original trade CDRS:
CD1 [47:48]
1 Introduction / band Warming Up (0:56)
2 Directions (14:55)
3 Honky Tonk (2:38)
4 Funky Tonk (1:41)
5 Honky Tonk (6:50)
6 What I Say? (15:48)
7 Sanctuary (4:56)
CD2 [39:18]
8 It’s About That Time (17:04)
9 Funky Tonk / Sanctuary (22:13)
TT: 87:04

Editor 2 (twat with advisor Prof Goody)

Post Production: FLAC > WAV > Adobe Audition (Pitch Bender: +60 cents, Fade Out: d1t08) > CD Wave (Re-Tracked & removed gaps) > TLH > FLAC
Editor 3 (TomP with Nero 7)

  • Reduced RH channel to 70%
  • Cross-faded L&R channels (80:20 ratio) to fix headphone unfriendly mix
  • Fixed glitch 8.22 in Honky Tonk
  • Fixed glitches 3.37 3.52 & 4.30 in Sanctuary
  • Fixed glitch at 0.41 in “It’s About That Time”
  • Combined the split Honky Tonk tracks (inc. short Funky Tonk fragment)
  • Fixed the Fade out between Sanctuary & It’s about that time; now it is a continuous set

Recording clarity is superb, with very low noise, so the original recorder did a fantastic job, but it still needed the final touches (details above) to make it a ‘must have’ recording; its has low noise and a great mix as the 3 percussionists are spread across the stereo image. I would classify it as similar to the quality of the official Black Beauty CDs, a slightly edgy sound, but terrific powerful performance, definitely towards the electric side (my distinct preference as Keith plays a lot more organ) rather than jazz side of this group’s recordings, so…Hope you enjoy this as much as I do now! Many thanks again to ‘twat’ for his post and encouragement for this remaster

Editor 4 (plaz): Sound Forge 10 Pro

  • repaired a few clicks and pops, removed a few micro gaps near a couple of the track boundaries, gain normalized and retracked.

Thanks to ML for his generosity in loaning me his 1st generation cassette of this (then uncirculated) stereo recording. Thanks to Giuseppe Candiamo at AllSound Restore for invaluable help with this and other music projects. Thanks for the remastering work by Professor Goody (editor 2) and TomP (editor 3). Eric Theissen has kindly created the artwork.

Van Morrison – Berlin, Germany (07/23/15)

Van Morrison
Berlin, Germany
Zitadelle Spandau

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Audience Recording

Soundman OKM II -> Roland Edirol R-09HR (24bit/48kHz)
-> Audacity (16bit/44.1kHz, amplifying, track split, fades)
-> TLH (FLAC level 8, SBE fix)

1 – Celtic Swing
2 – Close Enough for Jazz
3 – By His Grace
4 – Open the Door To Your Heart
5 – Keep It Simple
6 – Baby, Please Don’t Go
7 – Days Like This
8 – Moondance
9 – Keep Mediocrity at Bay
10 – Enlightenment
11 – Centerpiece
12 – Precious Time
13 – Rough God Goes Riding
14 – Carrying a Torch
15 – Real Real Gone
16 – Whenever God Shines His Light
17 – Think Twice Before You Go
18 – Brown Eyed Girl
19 – And the Healing Has Begun
20 – Help Me
21 – Gloria

Dave Keary – Guitar
Dana Masters – Backing Vocals
Paul Moore – Bass
Paul Moran – Keyboads, Trumpet
Bobby Ruggiero – Drums

Artwork included


Neil Young – Berlin, Germany (10/19/82)

Neil Young
West Berlin,
West Germany
w/ The Trans Band

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I have three sources for this show, you can read the info here.

  1. Cinnamon Girl
  2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  3. Southern Man
  4. Computer Age
  5. Roll Another Number
  6. Are You Ready For The Country?
  7. Soul Of A Woman
  8. A Little Thing Called Love
  9. Old Man
  10. The Needle And The Damage Done
  11. The Old Laughing Lady>Guilty Train
  12. After The Gold Rush
  13. Transformer Man
  14. Beggars Day
  15. Sample And Hold
  16. Hey Hey, My My
  17. Like A Hurricane
  18. Comes A Time
  19. Sugar Mountain
  20. Mr. Soul
  21. Berlin

Tour : 1982 Trans Band Tour Of Europe
Band : Trans Band
Neil Young – vocals, guitar, keyboards, vocoder
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar, vocals
Nils Lofgren – guitar, accordion, keyboards, vocals, vocoder
Joe Lala – percussion
Bruce Palmer – bass
Larry Cragg – banjo
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals
Joel Bernstein – vocoder, synclavier

Neil Young – Berlin, Germany (10/18/82)

Neil Young & Trans-band
Berlin, Germany
October 18, 1982

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I have two sources for this show. The first is listed below, the second doesn’t include any source info but it does have the soundcheck.

00 intro
01 Cinnamon girl
02 Everybody knows this is Nowhere
03 Southern Man
04 Computer Age
05 If You got Love
06 Are you ready for the Country
07 Soul of a Woman
08 A Little thing called love
09 Old Man
10 Helpless
11 The Old Laughing Lady
12 After the Gold Rush
13 Transformer Man
14 Intro band
15 Beggar’s Day
16 Sample and Hold
17 Hey hey,My my
18 Like a Hurricane
19 Comes a Time
20 Sugar Mountain
21 M.r Soul
22 The Needle and the damage Done
23 Don’t Cry No tears


Transfered by AV (April 2, 2010)

Lineage transfer

DAT MASH SV DA-10>COAXIAL>M-AUDIO Audiophile Firewire>FIREWIRE>PC>GOLDWAVE (16 bit 48 Khz)
Edit cuts, Fade in & Fade out, Volume level of both channel adjusted, Equalization – Re-sampled at 16 bit 44.1 Khz

Tracks split1>FLAC (Level 8) + Fingerprint & Md5