Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Buffalo, NY (11/22/09)

bruce springsteen greetings from buffalo dream night - 2009

Bruce Springsteen
Greetings From Buffalo Dream Night Upgrade
Crystal Cat Records, CC 978-980
HSBC Arena
Buffalo, NY, USA
November 22 2009

Links removed, officially released.

Original Silver Discs –> EAC (Secure) –> Waw –> Flac Level 8 & Align
EAC Log Files, md5 Files (Flac & Waw), Disc Scans Included

101 – Intro
102 – Wrecking Ball
103 – The Ties That Bind
104 – Hungry Heart
105 – Working On A Dream
106 – Introducing Greetings
107 – Blinded By The Light
108 – Growin’ Up
109 – Mary Queen Of Arkansas
110 – Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street
111 – Lost In The Flood
112 – The Angel
113 – For You
114 – Spirit In The Night
115 – It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City

201 – Waitin’ On A Sunny Day
202 – The Promised Land
203 – Restless Nights
204 – Surprise Surprise
205 – Green Onions
206 – Merry Christmas Baby
207 – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
208 – (I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
209 – Boom Boom
210 – My Love Will Not Let You Down
211 – Long Walk Home
212 – The Rising
213 – Born To Run
214 – Tenth Avenue Freeze Out

301 – Intro
302 – I’ll Work For Your Love
303 – Thunder Road
304 – American Land
305 – Dancing In The Dark
306 – Rosalita
307 – Higher And Higher
308 – Rockin’ All Over The World
309 – My Generation*
310 – The Wrestler*
311 – This Life*
312 – Detroit Medley*
313 – Wooly Bully*

* = Bonus Tracks

309-313 Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA, May 08 2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Buffalo, NY (12/04/80)

bruce springsteen - 1980

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, NY
December 4, 1980

Download: FLAC/MP3

mackeck master via JEMS

Recording Gear: handheld portable cassette recorder with built-in mic

2013 Transfer: Maxell UD-90 master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope RX 3 click removal and gap fixes > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 .wav > Peak Pro XT (patch / indexing) > xACT > FLAC

Tracked with no breaks, suggested breaks for burning to CD below…

101 Born To Run
102 Out In The Street
103 Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
104 Two Hearts
105 The Price You Pay
106 Factory
107 Independence Day
108 I Fought The Law
109 Prove It All Night
110 Racing In The Streets
111 The River
112 Badlands
201 Thunder Road
202 Cadillac Ranch
203 Sherry Darling
204 Hungry Heart
205 Fire
206 Candy’s Room
207 Because The Night
208 I Wanna Marry You
209 For You
210 The Ties That Bind
210 Wreck On The Highway
212 Stolen Car
213 Ramrod
301 You Can Look
302 Drive All Night
303 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
304 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
305 Jungleland
306 I’m A Rocker
307 Detroit Medley
308 Raise Your Hand

Known Faults:
-Prove It All Night: 5 seconds patched with Recorder 2 (kshavo source)

Just a few days removed from the 33rd anniversary of Bruce’s River stop in Buffalo, JEMS is pleased to present an uncirculated third source recording of the show from the master tapes.

d.j.mackeck reached out earlier this year to report that his dad had recorded several Bruce shows between 1978 and 1984 in their hometown of Toronto, as well as cities within spitting distance like Detroit and Buffalo. He was kind enough to ship an initial batch of three masters, from which we made fresh transfers here at JEMS South.

The shows were recorded on a small portable recorder with built in-mic (likely a Toshiba or Sony, but memories have faded) in mono. D.J. shared how this particular night went down:

“My dad couldn’t make it to the Buffalo show, as he was going to be in the Bahamas during that time. So he gave his ticket and the task of recording the show to my uncle. My uncle was 18 at that time, and this was his first time seeing Springsteen. So he, another uncle, my aunt and my mother drove down from Toronto to the Memorial Auditorium.

When they were going in, security stopped my uncle because of the recorder. But he managed to sneak the recorder into his boot and got in through another gate. The rest is history! My dad kept the tapes along with other recordings he made. I came across the tapes, listened to them and sent them to JEMS. In my opinion, my uncle did a really good job of recording the show as far as getting all of the songs recorded and flipping the tapes over at the appropriate times. This is the first of my dad’s tapes to be transferred to digital form. He may have dubbed a copy for my uncle, but other than that, none of my dad’s tapes have ever been shared or traded.”

Uncle Mackeck did do a really solid job. There’s a remarkable lack of audience chatter or noise on the tape, and though the gear wasn’t state of the art, the recording is clear, relatively close and the best of the now three known Buffalo recordings. Uncle Mackeck only cut one song, on his first flip during “Prove It All Night,” which has been patched with Recorder 2 (Kshavo source).

The only material flaw in the new Buffalo recording was micro gaps. In 20-25 random spots across the three hours, the recorder cuts out momentarily leaving an audible gap. Having cut my teeth on a “basic handheld recorder” myself, I learned the hard way that they can be unreliable and if jostled or perhaps held in the wrong position, drop outs can occur.

On the Buffalo recording, the micro gaps were all well under a second in length, though absolutely noticeable. But happily for us, it isn’t 1980 but 2013 and audio technology has come a long way. Using iZotope RX and its magical “Spectral Repair” plug in, JEMS was able to repair the gaps in a manner that should make them audibly invisible to all but the most committed and headphone-wearing trainspotter. The software uses an extrapolation algorithm to pull information from both sides of the gap and fill in like spackle. It worked like a charm.

To take this one the last mile and provide the patching is our comrade and the unchallenged king of multiple source recordings, MJK5510. Thanks to him for final finishing and prepping.

And a big thanks to d.j. mackeck and his dad for loaning JEMS their masters, and to Uncle for recording the show so well in the first place.

There are more mackeck masters to come.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Buffalo, NY (04/05/13)


Alumni Arena, Suny Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
April 5, 2013

Download: FLAC/MP3


Guitar Riffs ( ? )
Things Have Changed
Love Sick
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Soon After Midnight
Early Roman Kings
Tangled Up In Blue
Pay In Blood
Visions Of Johanna
Spirit On The Water
Blind Willie McTell
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Hunter/Dylan)
What Good Am I ?
Thunder On The Mountain
Scarlet Town
Highway 61 Revisited
Ballad Of A Thin Man

Bob Dylan – piano (4-9,12-16), harp,
center stage (1-3,10,11)
Tony Garnier – bass
George Recile – drums
Stu Kimball – acoustic rhythm guitar (all songs)
Duke Robillard – electric lead guitar (all songs)
Donnie Herron – banjo(3,11), electric mandolin (2,8,10), pedal steel (1,4,6,7,9,12) lap steel (5,13,15,16)

Notes from the original uploader:
Here’s the first show of the year from the current tour, courtesy once more of my good friend SPOT
Its not his only one (of course) so watch this space.

This is a SPOT recording (thanks again as ever) and the equipment used was: Core Sound High End Binaural (HEB) DPA 4061’s with Edirol by Roland R-09.

Notes from Mat Brewster
The checksum fails and I had some difficulty converting Things Have Changed. Had to first convert it to WAV and then to MP3. The music sounds good to my ears but be forewarned this may not be a perfect copy.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Buffalo, NY (11/09/79)

Grateful Dead
Buffalo Auditorium
Buffalo, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3
Officially released tracks have been removed.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 34936
Fix of shnid 318

Updated lineage: SBD> Cm> Cass> Dat> Sound Forge> CD > WAV > SHN > WAV > FLAC
[Had been marked Lineage: SBD>MR>DAT>Sonic Solutions>CD]

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Albama Getaway -> [6:20]
102-d1t02 – The Promised Land [4:14]
103-d1t03 – They Love Each Other [7:31]
104-d1t04 – Cassidy [5:38]
105-d1t05 – Loser [8:59]
106-d1t06 – Lazy Lightnin’ -> [6:43]
107-d1t07 – Supplication [2:19]
108-d1t08 – Althea [10:02]
109-d1t09 – Easy to Love You [4:54]
110-d1t10 – Jack Straw [6:13]

201-d2t01 – Dancin’ in the Streets -> [13:08]
202-d2t02 – Franklin’s Tower [12:16] – Officially released, not included
203-d2t03 – Estimated Prophet -> [13:07] Officially released, not included
203-d2t04 – He’s Gone -> [10:42] – Officially released, not included
205-d2t05 – Jam -> [8:30] – Officially released, not included
206-d2t06 – Drums -> [10:54] – Officially released, not included
(missing) – (fade out) -> [:20]
(missing) – (fade in) -> [:19]
207-d3t01 – Space -> [3:54] – Officially released, not included
208-d3t02 – Wharf Rat -> [11:27] – Officially released, not included
209-d3t03 – Need a Miracle -> [4:00] – Officially released, not included
210-d3t04 – Bertha -> [6:14] – Officially released, not included
211-d3t05 – Good Lovin’ [7:04]

212-d3t06 – U.S. Blues [5:34]

From the original uploader:

I deleted the overlap between CDs 2 and 3 to make the transition seamless. I then (counterintuitively) added fade tracks to the end of CD 2 and CD 3 for those wishing to burn to CD. To make the transition seamless simply remove the fade tracks. All SHNs were converted to FLAC.

I removed the JBGoode from the previous night that was at the beginning of
the CD 1.

Bill Tetzeli (btet@adelphia.net)
3:42 PM 5/14/2006

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Buffalo, NY (05/25/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Shea’s Theatre
646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
May 25, 1983 (Wednesday), 8 PM
85 min CC aud

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Set I (5 tracks, 38:13)–
s1t01. … How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [#7:49] [0:34] %
s1t02. They Love Each Other [8:08] [0:24] % [0:18]
s1t03. That’s What Love Will Make You Do [8:52] [0:07] %
s1t04. Mississippi// Moon [7:#21] ->
s1t05. Run For The Roses [4:41]

–Set II (5 tracks, 46:43)–
s2t01. crowd [0:05]
s2t02. The Harder They Come [13:06] ->
s2t03. Dear Prudence [12:38] [0:03] %
s2t04. Russian Lullaby// [13:48#]
s2t05. /Tangled Up In Blue// [#7:03#]
[MISSING –encore– Midnight Moonlight]

Jerry Garcia Band #15b
Jerry Garcia – el-g, vocals;
John Kahn – el-bass;
Melvin Seals – keyboards (Hammond B-3 organ);
Greg Errico – drums;
Jaclyn LaBranch – vocals;
DeeDee Dickerson – vocals.

From the original uploader

Recording: symbols:
% = recording discontinuity
/ = clipped song
// = cut song
… = fade in/out
# = truncated timing
[ ] = recorded event time

The recorded event time immediately after the song or item name is an attempt at getting the “real” time of the event. So, a timing of [x:xx] right after a song title is an attempt to say how long the song really was, as represented on this recording.

R: 3rd gen aud (Maxell XLII90, no Dolby) > Nakamichi BX-300 playback (no Dolby) > Pyle Pro cables > WaveTerminal 2496 > Samplitude 10.1 Download Version (record @ 24 bits/48kHz) > CDWave 1.9.8 (tracking) > Adobe Audition 3.0 (cross-fades, etc.) > Traders Little Helper 2.4.1 (FLAC encoding, level 8) (flac2448).

This is not a terrible tape, but it’s also not surprising that it never made the jump to digital. It’s hacked up.

Not sure there’s anything noteworthy here, beyond the almost-true segue from HTC to Dear Prudence to start the second set.

s1t01 HSII fades in, very little missing
s1t01 HSII around 7:10 track R channel goes out for the rest of the song. –patch L channel?
s101 taper talk after HSII
s1t02 TLEO about 42 seconds in, R channel returns –end patch?
“That’s What Love Will Make You Do” (s1t03): It strikes me here how much TWLWYD reminds me of the JGB version of “Get Out Of My Life, Woman”. They’d start playing that song July 28, 1984.
s1t04 Mississippi Moon cut @ ca. 5:12
s2t01 HTC clips in, missing very little, a few beats of the drum intro.
s2t01-s2t02 true segue from HTC to Dear Prudence, very uncommon.

This is part of a “Closet Call” project aimed at making missing Garcia dates available for study. These are “warts and all” … straight transfers of the source cassettes with editing only of the most offensive tape transitions and such. If you don’t like hiss, possible speed problems, etc., etc., then move along. And, to anticipate a FAQ: no, I don’t plan on doing 16/44s of these. Thanks to wk for supplying these tapes!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young & The Stray Gators – Buffalo, NY (01/14/73)

Neil Young with the Stray Gators
Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, New York
Jan. 14, 1973

Download: FLAC/MP3

Dance, Dance, Dance
Tell Me Why
Journey Through the Past
Borrowed Tune
Out On the Weekend
Old Man
Heart of Gold
Come Along and Say You Will
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Time Fades Away
New Mama
Last Dance
Don’t Be Denied
Cinnamon Girl
Lookout Joe
Southeren Man
Are You Ready For the Country

Source 1:


Unknown generation of an audience recording.
Very decent sounding source with very little crowd noise.
Slight noticeable microphone noises. Slight tape hiss.
I have changed the track starting points to the beginning of the songs.
As a footnote:
Sugar Mountain website lists “Cowgirl In the Sand” as being the 6th song played.
I believe this may be in error as I can tell of no interuption between the two existing tracks.
And the tour setlists before and after this date do seem to coincide with this setlist.

Source 2:

lienage: 2nd gen tape-cdr-trade-cdr-eac-flac-dimeadozen-you

Thanks to Tom at Sugar Mountain


and GOTR

None of these songs were released on “Time Fades Away”.

The sound is really nice, I consider it’s among the better or even best recordings of the 1973 tour.

My huge thanks go to a very kind rustie, who did the transfer from his 2nd gen tape to cdr and traded this show with me.

Share it with your friends.
uploaded on dimeadozen by sunwalker 04/2007

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Buffalo, NY (07/04/89) – "From Natalie With Love"


10,000 Maniacs
From Natalie With Love 1989 [Liberated Bootleg]
July 4, 1989
Rich Stadium in Buffalo NY
Opening Act for Grateful Dead

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Silvercd –> EAC –> FLAC –> DIME


01. What’s The Matter Here
02. Eat For Two
03. A Campfire Song
04. Cherry Tree
05. City of Angels
06. Blind Faith
07. Dust Bowl
08. Trouble Me
09. Gun Shy
10. Poison In The Well
11. Hey Jack Kerouac
12. Happy Puppet
13. Like the Weather
14. Headstrong
15. Don’t Talk
16. My Sister Rose

total playing time: 61:38

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Buffalo, NY (11/30/77)

jerry garcia 1977

Jerry Garcia Band
Center Theater, SUNY
Buffalo, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

MAC > Reel > DAT > CDx1 > EAC > SHN.
Taper, equipment, and location currently uncertain, but probably recorded
by Steve Spitalny, Sony ECM-99A > Nak 550.

DAT > CD by AJL, Sony PCM R500 > HHB800.
Extraction using EAC, .shn encoding using
mkwACT, and sector boundary verification
using shntool by Joe Jupille.

Disc One (6) 63:19
–Set I–
1. [0:44] How Sweet It Is [9:48] [0:46]
2. Catfish John [9:30] [0:47]
3. That’s What Love Will Make You Do [10:00] [0:38]
4. Simple Twist of Fate [12:26] [1:21]
5. Mystery Train [8:18] [0:14]
6. Mission in the Rain [8:20] [0:24]

Disc Two (7) 74:24
–Set II–
1. [0:12] I’ll Take a Melody [13:32] [0:34]
2. The Way You Do The Things You Do [8:46] [0:18]
3. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door [11:42] [0:30]
4. Reuben & Cherise [5:39] [0:43]
5. Russian Lullaby [11:31] [0:25]
6. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [8:08] [0:44]
7. Midnight Moonlight [11:25] [0:10]

No flaws noted.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Buffalo, NY (05/09/77) – Matrix


Grateful Dead
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (aka War Memorial; The Aud)
Buffalo, NY
May 9, 1977

Links removed as this was officially released.

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Help On The Way ->
102-d1t02 – Slipknot! ->
103-d1t03 – Franklin’s Tower
104-d1t04 – Cassidy
105-d1t05 – Brown Eyed Women
106-d1t06 – Mexicali Blues
107-d1t07 – Tennessee Jed
108-d1t08 – Big River
109-d1t09 – Peggy-0
110-d2t01 – Sunrise
111-d2t02 – The Music Never Stopped

–Set 2–
201-d2t03 – Bertha ->
202-d2t04 – Good Lovin’
203-d2t05 – Ship of Fools
204-d3t01 – Estimated Prophet ->
205-d3t02 – The Other One ->
206-d3t03 – Drums ->
207-d3t04 – Not Fade Away ->
208-d3t05 – Comes a Time ->
209-d3t06 – Sugar Magnolia

210-d3t07 – Uncle John’s Band

SBD (shnid=8304):
Betty Cantor 7″ two track reel w/DBX-1 @ 7 1/2 ips>PCM501ES @ 44.055
kHz PCM501ES analog out>DBX-1 decoder>analog in PCM501ES analog out>
Dat @ 48 kHz>Soundforge>Shn

[Cuts: BR (2 sec.); TMNS (30 sec.); NFA (30 sec.)]
Original Shn Seed provided by Joe Samaritano
Seeded via Fungus and abgd by Charlie Connor 3/21/02

AUD (shnid=8036):
Recorded by Steve Maizner Sony ECM-33Ps > Nak 550
Lineage: MAC>R>D>CD
source cdr mastering by Jack Warner
CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact > shn (seekable)
shn conversion by mvernon54@attbi.com

[A>D tranfer by David Minches from Bob Wagner’s 1st gen reels.]

[Cuts: HONTW (first minute or so); TOO>D (6 sec.); during song breaks]

Thank you to Joe Samaritano and Charlie Connor for the SBD transfer,
to Steve Maizner for recording the show,
to Bob Wagner, David Minches, Jack Warner, and Matt Vernon for the AUD transfer,
and to Rob Bertrando for pitch verification and input.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
March 27, 2009

1) The matrix begins at 1:51 of Help, preceded by a twenty-second AUD fade-in.
2) Two “click” sounds in Help, and one in Sugar Mags, in the SBD source, were
removed using Soundtrack Pro.
3) Minor shifts in levels/mix in the SBD at various points.

Jerry Garcia – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux – Vocals
Keith Godchaux – Keyboards
Mickey Hart – Drums
Bill Kreutzmann – Drums
Phil Lesh – Electric Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Buffalo, NY (05/09/77)


Grateful Dead
May 9, 1977
War Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, New York

Links removed as this was officially released.

–Set 1—
101-d1t01 – Help On The Way ->
102-d1t02 – Slipknot! ->
103-d1t03 – Franklin’s Tower ->
104-d1t04 – Cassidy
105-d1t05 – Brown Eyed Women
106-d1t06 – Mexicali Blues
107-d1t07 – Tennessee Jed
108-d1t08 – Big River
109-d1t09 – Peggy-O
110-d2t01 – Sunrise
111-d2t02 – Music Never//Stopped

–Set 2–
201-d2t03 – Bertha ->
202-d2t04 – Good Lovin’
203-d2t05 – Ship Of Fools
204-d3t01 – Estimated Prophet ->
205-d3t02 – Other One ->
206-d3t03 – Drums ->
207-d3t04 – Not// Fade Away ->
208-d3t05 – Comes A Time ->
209-d3t06 – Sugar Magnolia

210-d3t07 – Uncle John’s Band

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

Soundboard Source:
Betty Cantor 7″ two track reel w/DBX-1 @ 7 1/2 ips>PCM501ES @ 44.055
kHz PCM501ES analog out>DBX-1 decoder>analog in PCM501ES analog out>
Dat @ 48 kHz>Soundforge>Shn

Audience Source:
Master Audience Cassette>Sony ecm-33pmics>nak550>reel to reel>cd

The audience source supplies patches for the master reel splices at
D2T2,TMNS 6:50 – 7:18 and D3T4, NFA 1:43 – 2:10

Original Shn Seed provided by Joe Samaritano
Aud source provided by Scott Clugston

Aud Patches were performed using Steinberg’s Wavelab 3.0 by
Charlie Connor

Seeded via Fungus and abgd by Charlie Connor 3/21/02

Thanks to Joe Samaritano for the show and to Scott Clugston for the
Aud Source!!!!!!!