Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Bragg – Ann Arbor, MI (09/11/10)


Billy Bragg
The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

Download: FLAC/MP3

source: SP-CMC-4U >CA STC-9000 Pre-Amp >Edirol R-09 at 16/44.1 > USB > Sonic Foundry edit > FlacFrontend
recorded by krewechief

Disc 1
01 The World Turned Upside Down
02 To Have And Have Not
03 talk
04 The Price I Pay
05 Greeting To The New Brunette
06 talk
07 Tomorrow’s Gonna Be A Better Day
08 talk
09 I Ain’t Got No Home
10 Sexuality
11 talk
12 Everywhere
13 The Unwelcome Guest
14 talk
15 The Fourteenth Of February
16 talk
17 There Will Be A Reckoning
18 talk

Disc 2
01 Tank Park Salute
02 talk
04 Levi Stubbs’ Tears
05 talk
06 I Keep Faith
07 There Is Power In A Union
08 encore break/talk
09 Ode To Joy
10 talk
11 The Milkman Of Human Kindness
12 A New England

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Bragg – Keswick, PA (11/14/96)


Billy Bragg
Keswick Theater,
Keswick, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3

source: dsbd
Jerry Moore’s dat clone

lineage: sbd dat master > source dat

sony pcm-r500 > hd-p2 >
adobe audition cs6 > tlh flac
tranfer/seeded by Rob Berger may 2013
db.etree.org shn id#124631

disc one: 58:16
01 – Diggers
02 – A New Spell
03 – St. Swiggum’s Day
04 – From Red To Blue
05 – Accident Waiting To Happen
06 – Cindy Of A Thousand Lives
07 – Goalhanger
08 – Levi Stubbs’ Tears
09 – The Space Race Is Over
10 – Shirley

disc two: 51:12
01 – talk
02 – La La La Means I Love You
03 – A Brickbat
04 – Upfield
05 – Sexuality
06 – Sugardaddy
07 – Great Leap Forward
08 – Power In Union
09 – A New England

notes: Robyn Hitchcock opened

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Bragg – New York, NY (11/20/95)

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Billy Bragg
Tramps, NYC

Download: FLAC/MP3

source: dsbd
Jerry Moore’s dat clone

lineage: sbd dat master > source dat

sony pcm-r500 > hd-p2 >
adobe audition cs6 > tlh flac
tranfer/seed by Rob Berger may 2013
db.etree.org shn id#124611

disc one: 55:46
01 – Just Because
02 – Man In The Iron Mask
03 – Milkman
04 – Goal Hanger
05 – Power In The Union
06 – Northern Industrial Town
07 – Accident Waiting To Happen
08 – The Space Race Is Over
09 – Shirley
10 – Upfield

disc two: 66:27
01 – Levi Stubbs’ Tears
02 – A Piet Song
03 – La La La Means I Love You
04 – A Brickbat
05 – Sexuality
06 – Gee
07 – Great And Mighty Wonder
08 – A New Girl
09 – Evil Man
10 – Sugar Daddy
11 – Great Leap Forward
12 – As Good As It Gets
13 – Diggers

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Bragg – Brecon Beacons, Wales (08/21/10)


Billy Bragg
Green Man Festival
Glanusk Park
Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK
August 21, 2010

Download: FLAC/MP3

LINEAGE: aud > Yoga EM8 powered electret condensor stereo Mic > Iriver 320 (rockboxed) > WAV > USB > WAVELAB > WAV > FLAC

01 Going Backwards (fades in)
02 All Of Our Love
03 Shirley
04 Last Flight To Abu Dabi
05 The World Turned Upside Down (The Diggers)
06 Ingrid Bergman
07 Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
08 Sexuality
10 Milkman Of Human Kindness
11 I Keep Faith
12 There Is Power In A Union
13 A New England
14 One Love

Missed the start of the first track, ended up recording from directly infront of the right speaker stack… which actually turned out quite well, as it was just guitar and voice, not much stereo action going on.

taped, tracked and collated by eclect – http://db.etree.org/eclect

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Bragg – Rotterdam, Netherlands (09/21/84)


Billy Bragg
September 21, 1984
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Pandora’s Music Box, de Doelen

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recorded and broadcasted by VPRO Radio.
source : FM
lineage: Cassette > Audacity > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

1. Like Soldiers Do
2. The Man in the Iron Mask
3. The Saturday Boy
4. The Milkman of Human Kindness
5. Lovers Town Revisited
6. A New England
7. Island of No Return (cut)


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Bragg – New York, NY (01/21/02)

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Billy Bragg
City Folk Live
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
St Monday
Interview with Rita Houston
Take Down The Union Jack
Ingrid Bergman
There Is Power In A Union
The Tears Of My Tracks
People Get Ready / Tupelo Honey / Girl Of The North Country / Let’s Get It On

A really lovely Bragg show. It comes from a radio show and there are a number of interview questions before each song, but Bragg is such a wonderful person his comments are hilarious and brilliant and wonderful. Just a joy to listen to. Musically it is just Bragg by himself playing an acoustic guitar, but the sound is really good.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanaza: Billy Bragg – Stockholm, Sweden (10/14/96)

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Billy Bragg
Gino Club
Stockholm, Sweden

Download: FLAC/MP3

Levi Stubbs’ Tears
From Red To Blue
The Space Race Is Over
Accident Waiting To Happen
Greetings To The New Brunette
The Saturday Boy
Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
A New England (Father’s Version)

Billy Bragg is one of my heroes. He’s a punk rock folk singer. He’s funny and brilliant and simply remarkable. He’s also very political which can be a turn off. He’s really quite liberal, which can be an even bigger turn off. I often agree with him, but even when I don’t I find myself nodding my head anyways because he presents his point of view, whether in song or banter, in such a way to make me want to believe. There is none of the dark cynicism that you find on the television or radio these days, but simply an argument intelligently delivered with a mountain of kindness and a pound of humor.

His songs aren’t bad either.

This is one of my favorite shows of his that I own. I like it so much that I downloaded it again since I can’t find my original disk. It is from a radio show in Sweden, and the sound is excellent. It is just him and his electric guitar, but it’s quite delightful. He cracks me up throughout talking politics and the hunting season, and whatever else crosses his mind. Its worth it just for the reworking of his classic song, “New England” with lyrics changed due to multiple changes in his life since he wrote it.

Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue Demos

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Billy Bragg & Wilco
Mermaid Avenue Demos

I have this show on CD. When I locate it I will repost.

She Came Along to Me
All You Fascists
Agin’st the Law
Agin’st the Law
When the Roses Bloom Again
California Stars
Hesitating Beauty
Greenback Dollar
My Flying Saucer
Hoodoo Voodoo
Ain’t Gonna Grieve My Lord No More
Give Me a Nail
Birds & Ships
She Came Along to Me
I Guess I Planted
Eisler on the Go
The Unwelcome Guest
California Stars
My Thirty Thousand
Bug Eye Jim
At My Window Sad and Lonely

Not much information is available in regards to these sessions, except that they were recorded in Dublin – probably in Jan. or Feb. of 1998. Some of these songs may have been recorded in Chicago in Late ’97/Early ’98 as well.

Beloved folk pioneer Woody Guthrie left behind hundreds of lyrics without any music to go with them. His daughter, Norah, wanted contemporary audiences to understand the greatness of her father and commissioned Billy Bragg to put music to those lyrics. He in turn brought along Wilco and they created the astounding Mermaid Avenue and the still good, but much less astounding Mermaid Avenue 2. These are the demos from those albums. Actually I’m pretty sure they are demos from the first album, but whatever.Most of the songs aren’t too drastically different from what you find on the official version. A few feature more stripped down versions of the final songs. “At My Window” is simply brilliant. They all make an interesting document on the making of what is truly a remarkable album.