Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Marley – Shelton, CT (06/14/78)

Bob Marley - 1978-04-22

Bob Marley and The Wailers
# 16046 UPGRADE
June 14, 1978
Pinecrest Country Club
Shelton, Connecticut

Download: FLAC/MP3

from cassette master with a few short splices from a different edit of the same master plus
another taper’s 1st gen. source that had the tape flip in a different place.
You’ll have to listen very carefully to hear the transitions and it is now the entire show without any cut songs.

Disc 1: 56:23 – main set:
01 [05:26] Positive Vibration
02 [03:46] Dem Belly Full
03 [06:05] Concrete Jungle
04 [05:04] Rebel Music
05 [03:58] War!
06 [01:45] > No More Trouble
07 [04:50] Heathen
08 [03:26] Easy Skanking
09 [04:37] I Shot The Sheriff
10 [07:12] No Woman No Cry
11 [09:52] Jammin’

Disc 2: 25:45 – encores:
02 [06:19] Lively Up Yourself
03 [05:58] Get Up Stand Up
04 [03:36] > Punky Reggae Party
05 [09:52] > Exodus

Some microphone handling noises, level changes and minor dropouts were eliminated or minimized seamlessly and this now sounds way better than previous versions of this show. I consider this to be possibly the best sounding audience Bob Marley recording that I have heard. Check the samples to judge the sound for yourself.thanks to Dime users chkorch, wailertape and scottsays (by way of pantagruel) for supplying the various sources that make up this remaster.Info for primary cassette master source: Nakamichi CM300 microphones with CP4 shotgun capsules > Nakamichi 550 cassette deck master > Dat > CD.

No equalization or noise reduction was used in the mastering process.

Transfer: CD’s received in trade from the Dime users mentioned above > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools (nomalization, minor “nip & tuck” edits and tracking) > AIFF > xACT (Flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified). md5 file created with checkSum+.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Marley – Pittsburgh, PA (09/23/80)

80-9-23-cover

Bob Marley –
1980-09-23 –
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
His Last Show!!

Links removed as this has been officially released.

Soundboard – Flac
Bootleg –> EAC Secure Mode –> Flac

This is Bob Marley’s last ever concert.

01. Natural Mystic 04:47
02. Positive Vibration 04:34
03. Burnin’ & Lootin’ 03:16
04. Them Belly Full (But Dem Hungry) 03:26
05. The Heathen 04:05
06. Running Away 02:41
07. Crazy Baldheads 04:42
08. War > 04:05
09. No More Trouble 01:38
10. Zimbabwe 03:20
11. Zion Train 03:33
12. No Woman No Cry 10:12
13. Jammin’ 04:31
14. Exodus 06:32
15. Redemption Song (removed) 03:54
16. Coming In From The Cold 03:27
17. Could You Be Loved 06:50
18. Is This Love? 03:41
ToTal 79:14

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Marley & the Wailers – Madison, WI (05/25/78)

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Madison, WI
May 25, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

[Early Show]
Master soundboard cassette > cassette x 2 > CD > Plextor PX-708A extraction (EAC v0.95 prebeta 5) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool v2.0.3) > .flac encoding (flac v1.1.0)

EAC and FLAC encoding by Jack Warner (jackmw1ATsbcglobalDOTnet)

Disc (13 tracks) [70:51]
1 Sisters Chant 4:23
2 So Long Rastafari 3:18
3 Concrete Jungle 7:53
4 Burnin’ And Lootin’ 5:29
5 Them Belly Full 3:45
6 Rebel Music 4:46
7 I Shot The Sheriff 4:29
8 No Woman No Cry 7:46
9 Lively Up Yourself 8:40
10 Jammin 6:02
11 Get Up Stand Up 6:20
12 Exodus 4:53
13 No More Trouble 3:01

(Late Show)
Transfer by: spliff
CD > WAV > FLAC

01 – Sisters Chant 04:24
02 – So Long Rastafari 03:58
03 – Concrete Jungle 05:52
04 – Burning And Looting – Them Belly Full 09:50
05 – Rebel Music 06:45
06 – I Shot The Sheriff 04:46
07 – No Woman No Cry 06:51
08 – Lively Up Yourself 02:13

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Marley – Boston, MA (07/11/73)

bob marley - boston 1973

The Wailers
Pall’s Mall
Boston, MA
7/11/1973 (July)

Download: FLAC/MP3

WBCN-FM— FMMR > R > CD > Eac > Wav > Flac (show id: 180359

Recorded by the legendary Neil Cronin and copied in a trade in the mid 70’s to two Sony PR-150 reels for Taper Pat. Mastered to cd by Matt Smith — R >apogee mini me (24/96) > apogee mini dac (monitoring) > wavelab 5.0 (dithered to 20/44) > CD (thanks a ton guys!!!) @

1 Intro > Lively Up Yourself
2 400 Years
3 Stir it Up
4 Slave Driver
5 Stop that Train
6 Kinky Reggae
7 Concrete Jungle
8 Get up Stand Up > Outro (DJ Banter)

notes:

@ a little background on this gem. i saw this version of this show on one of Taper Pat’s lists and asked for a copy. I believe Matt had part of it and Pat had the rest of it, and then they put it together and sent me a copy. so grateful my friends! new wailers sources of this quality are truly rare and just wonderful. despite the minor blemishes on all copies that come from the set up and station, this is a joy to listen to and i don’t think this will get any better. maybe someday we’ll see a transfer from the mr or prefm source but that it has taken this long to get this source out, I’m not counting on it.

1st US performance – great show – overall, very enjoyable sound
of course it still has the slight monitor and / or equipment noise and perhaps some fm interference that are present on the commonly available sources (faint hum or buzz and occasional slight crackle?)

morever, we have had a copy with unknown generation
and then in 2005 emerged a 3rd gen tape. i really enjoy it but it was edited
by a person with little experience. i believe they did a nice job with
what they had but there are a few differences between sources:

* this source is a touch longer. it has more of the preshow recorded (bob’s short intro). both are complete however.

* the 3rd gen tape has it’s volume boosted which also boosts
the volume of the blemishes and crowd. as a result, i believe this
source has a more mellow sound and feel overall.

* the 3rd gen tape sounds tampered with, it has had some “equalizing”: it sounds and feels a little unnatural while this seems to have a more steady sound and feel to it. this new source has a fuller range and dynamic of instruments and vocals. in other words, the equalizing seems to both amplify and bury the music resulting in a less authentic and pleasing experience for me.
the edited tape version sounds more tinny and has less warmth than the unedited reel version.

* i can understand the dilemma of to edit or not: i think we need both. while
editing major issues can move toward restoration, it can also distort the actual sound of the show. editing also results in irreversible changes preventing continual improvements or remasters as individual skill and technology improve. it also reflects and embodies the subjective preferences of the editor which is very risky. still if a version can be enhanced to make the listening experience
as enjoyable as it can be at that time, that’s nice to have until even better upgrades are possible. I believe it is ideal to have a “raw” or unedited version in order to both preserve the music and allow for the best possible long term improvements.

While I don’t think you will be disappointed by either source, especially given the band and what’s generally available from them, imo, it’s critical that we get this source and upgrade into general circulation.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Marley & The Wailers – Boston, MA (06/27/75)

Marley Boston 78 promo photo

Bob Marley & The Wailers
06/27/75
Paul’s Mall
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Slave Driver
Concrete Jungle
Kinky Reggae
Lively Up Yourself
Them Belly Full
Natty Dread
I Shot The Sheriff
Midnight Raver
No Woman No Cry