Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Mama Mama Look At Emma Rose

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Van Morrison
Mama Mama Look At Emma Rose
No label

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Aquarius Theater
Boston, MA
May 19, 1972
CD 1

Introduction / I’ve Been Working (8:06)
Astral Weeks (8:45)
Caravan (6:41)
I Will Be There (3:10)
Moondance (5:04)
Misty (3:54)
Tupelo Honey (6:08)
Listen To The Lion (10:11)
He Ain’t Give You None (5:49)
Wild Night (5:15)
Domino (6:11)
Total time: (69:16)

CD 2

May 19, 1972, Boston, MA conclusion
Cyprus Avenue (11:15)

November 2, 1973
“Talk about Pop”
Radio Telefos Eireann (RTE) Studios,
Dublin, Ireland – TV interview w/Tony Johnson
Wild Children (4:24)
Slim Slow Slider (3:29)
Warm Love (5:28)
Drumshanbo Hustle (6:36)
Autumn Song (6:25)

Them, April 11, 1965
“The New Musical Express Poll Winners’ Concert ’65”
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Intro/outroduction by Jimmy Savile
Here Comes The Night (3:57)
Turn On Your Love LIght (6:31)

November 4, 1978
“Saturday Night Live”
NBC Studios, New York, NY
Wavelength (5:25)
Kingdom Hall (4:01)

December 1, 1995
“The Late Late Show”, RTE Studios
Dublin, Ireland (intro by Gay Byrne)
No Religion (7:02)
That’s Life (4:01)
Total time: (68:34)

Boston show is 1st generation analog tape transfered to CDR with DAO

Administration & Liners:
Tree administration for this tree was by the infinitely resourceful dcat. Richard Batey was again the designer of some great jewel-case liners for this show.

This is an audience recording from 27 years ago, complete with flaws. This is, however, only 1 of 2 shows from 1972 known to exist and is therefore mainly of historical/archival interest. Stunning versions of “Astral Weeks”, “He Ain’t Give You None”, and “Misty”. “He Ain’t Give You None” is given a slow blues shuffle. “Listen to the Lion” is also a definite highlight. The source of this tape is from an audience recording, so the sound quality is not as good as one would hope, but the playing is very inspired and offers an interesting perspective on the evolution of Van’s live music just before starting the Caledonia Soul Orchestra — John Plantania and Jack Schroer adding their amazing talents to the mix

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Zuma Live Compilation


Neil Young
ZUMA Live compilation

Download: FLAC/MP3

Here’s something I compiled for fun a while back. It’s my favorite live versions of the songs from one of my very favorite Neil Young LPs. I’ve shared a few copies of this in trades/giveaways, but thought it might be nice to torrent as well…

01. Don’t Cry No Tears
02. Danger Bird
03. Pardon my Heart
04. Lookin’ For A Love
05. Barstool Blues
06. Stupid Girl
07. Drive Back
08. Cortez The Killer
[There is no known live recording of “Through My Sails”]

Venue/Date Info:
01. Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL: 15-Nov-1976 (Late)
02. Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz, CA: 13-Nov-1990
03. Bottom Line, New York, NY: 16-May-1974
04. Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA: 23-Mar-1975
05. Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz, CA: 07-Feb-1984 (Late)
06. Old Princeton Landing, Princeton-By-The-Sea, CA: 21-Mar-1996
07. Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA: 21-Nov-1986
08. Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam: 21-Jun-2001

Line-up Info:
01 & 02, 05-08 with Crazy Horse
03. Solo
04. with The Band

All of the above were sourced from CDRs that I acquired by trade.
Various CDRs > EAC > wav > FLAC

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Pink Floyd – Around the Mystic

Pink Floyd - Around the Mystic

Pink Floyd:
Around The Mystic
Catalog: A103 AULICA
Misc.: S.I.A.F.
Produced: Made in Italy 1989
Date: 69/10/19

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Sources: 1969- 29 Apr 1970 Tracks 1, 2, 6a: 29 Apr 1970, KQED TV Studios, San Francisco Track 6b: 17 Sept 1969, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Tracks 4, 8: Dec 1969, Zabriskie Point recording session, Rome Track 5: 1969, BBC “Moonlanding Special” Tracks 3, 7: 1969, London?


1. Grantchester Meadows 7:27
2. Green Is The Colour [+ Careful With …] 12:48
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 11:10
4. Jupiters Eye [Oneone/Corrosion?] 6:24
5. Trip On Mars [Moonhead] 5:35
6. Cymbaline 18:28
7. A Saucerful Of Secrets 6:44
8. Improvisation [Fingal’s Cave] 2:00
Total Time: 71:25

Roger Waters*
David Gilmour*
Rick Wright*
Nick Mason*

Comments from the original uploader: Grantchester Meadows and Green Is The Color are GREAT. Set The Controls For The Heart of the sun is a jolly good piece. Jupiters Eye/ Trip On Mars – one of these two is another version of Careful With That Axe, Eugene. Cymbaline is the best version so far. A Saucerful Of Secrets is only the last 6 minutes, which is too bad, because they’re great. Improvisation is SPLENDID, just great.

Overall: This is a really must have roio : the audience is very calm, and only applauds between songs. The quality of the recordings is not excellent, but good. -ANON

Strange collection, tracks are definitely not all from 19. Oct. 1969. Some of them are clearly studio recordings. Audience only between the songs audible. Saucerful features only the last part. Cymbaline is extra-long and extra-good!

This is a rare one, the bootleggers have spent quite some effort on this one, and have even made up some funky names. Jupiters Eye is a piece of Corrosion. Trip on Mars is the best version of Moonhead I’ve heard. Improvisation is Fingals Cave. And to complicate matters even further, the footsteps in Cymbaline have been replaced with Oenone. Grantchester Meadows and Green .. are probably taken from a performance of The Man and The Journey. All in all this ROIO is very enjoyable, since it has both a VG sound quality and the Performance/Rarity value is also high.

The only sad thing is that ASOS only has the last 6:44 minutes, but still, if you happen to see this cheap …

Also, if you’re hunting for authenticity this is *NOT* your disk, it’s a bunch of recordings from different concerts thrown together in one disc, coupled with some official but rare floyd songs -GERHARD

I think is a fairy forgery, not a ’69 London concert. “Jupiter’s eye” and “Improvisation” are from “Oneone /Fingal’s cave” studio outtake (listen to ‘Total Eclipse’), while the audience applause is artificial (all the same identical through the “concert”!!!, and it seems recorded in a small ambient, not in a theatre). The sound quality is variable (in “Grandchester Meadows” you can listen to scratches from vinyl source). Moreover “Grandchester Meadows”, “Set the Controls” are identical from those of Fillmore West, San Francisco Oct. 1970. The other live pieces are from the same or other ’70 concerts, I have not established yet. Thanks to Roio contributions for help in discovering this vile cheat. I’m very dejected about that. Please, let this ROIO to simpletons like me. -PELLE

“This is taken from various sources, not ‘London, October 19 ’70’ as stated in TAP 48 – including the BBC sessions, the Zabriskie Point outtakes from the Omayyad b*****g LP, and an ‘unknown’ concert. Furthermore, each song has been doctored by some unscrupulous mixer. Careful observation reveals that the audience applause (apparently from only a handful of people) at the start of each song is identical, the first being a 7.27 Grantchester Meadow.

Green is the Colour/Careful with that axe, Eugene (12.48) are the BBC performances, with the fake audience; although Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (11.00) is a legitimate piece.

Jupiter’s Eye is where the butchery begins. After some research, I concluded that this is, in fact, Oneone from Omayyad, over-dubbed with the sound of bubbling mud (i.e. ‘Live at Pompeii’). Trip on Mars, meanwhile, is Moonhead from Music For Architectural Students. Cymbaline (18.28) is extended; about 6.15 in, the song is interrupted by footsteps and a slamming door. I realise that such effects were not uncommon for live performances of this track, but the abrupt switch makes me doubt that this was the work of the Floyd; who, even on a bad day, could do better. This is followed by a spacey intrumental passage – actually an extract from Omayyad’s live version of Interstellar Overdrive – then a repeat chorus, and a further ten minutes of Cymbaline.

Saucerful of Secrets (6.44) is, as stated in TAP 48, the Celestial Voices sequence from that track. The closing Improvisation (2.00) is a poor reproduction of Omayyad’s Fingal’s Cave, albeit with added audience !

However, despite all the trickery. I agree that Around the Mystic is an excellent CD; my favourite, in fact !” -TAP

It claims to be from one concert (London, 19 Oct 1969), but this is obviously a compilation of different performances. There are some annoying things with this RoIO. Some audience applause are added between songs (they are always the same!) and are in stereo. Most of the tracks are mono. It seems that this CD was mastered from vinyl, with some strange things added in the mix! So, sometimes one can hear “stereo” effects, but only because of the “stereo” vinyl scratches, and the stuff added.

1. Grantchester Meadows It’s from the KQED TV show, 29 Apr 1970. In the middle of the song, there is a very low noise (similar to a bass drum) that doesn’t appear on the original version (see “Colourful Meadows”). But this version seems to be “clearer” than the “Colourful Meadows” version (there is no crackle suppression as for “Colourful Meadows”). The performance is great. Ex-

2. Green Is The Colour This is in fact “Green Is The Colour” + “Careful With That Axe, Eugene”, again from the KQED TV show, 29 Apr 1970. It sounds far better than the “Colourful Meadows” CD. Again, a great performance. Ex-

3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun One of the 3 tracks in stereo. I have not identified the concert yet. VG+

4. Jupiters Eye It’s in fact “One One”, from the Zabriskie Point recording sessions, recorded in Rome, December 1969. It’s in stereo. But, sadly, they over-dubbed it with some bubbling sound! For authenticity, the “Ultra Rare Trax vol.2” version is far better. Ex-

5. Trip On Mars It’s in fact “Moonhead”, from the BBC “Moonlanding Special”, probably recorded in 1969. Very rare. Maybe you should buy the CD only for this track. VG+

6. Cymbaline It lasts more than 18 minutes, but there are in fact TWO different versions of “Cymbaline” mixed together. It begins with the KQED TV performance, 29 Apr 1970. But, at the end of the (short) walking section (at 6:44), it turns into the Cymbaline intro from Amsterdam, 17 Sept 1969. This intro is sometimes entitled “Sleep”, on other RoIOs. Then we have the entire “Cymbaline” from Amsterdam. VG+

7. A Saucerful Of Secrets There is only the “Celestial Voices” part. Stereo. I have not identified the concert yet. Nice version. VG+

8. Improvisation It’s in fact “Fingal’s Cave”, from the Zabriskie Point sessions, Rome, December 1969. Mono. The “Ultra Rare Trax vol.2” version is better, and in stereo. VG+

So, this RoIO is not bad, but it is not essential. Buy it if you don?t have “Moonhead or if you want to hear clear versions from the KQED TV show (and you don’t mind if there are some vinyl scratches…). – MARC-OLIVIER


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – The Rare 70s Tape

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The Rare 70’s Tape
(1973-78 various locations)

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=== @1973 ===
01. Ain’t No Way
02. Hey Good Lookin’
=== @1973 with the Caledonia Soul Orchestra ===
03. Since I Fell For You
04. I Paid The Price [Marin County version]
05. You Done Me Wrong
=== @1974 ===
06. I’ve Got News For You
07. What’s Up, Crazy Pup?
08. Caldonia
=== @1974-1975 ===
09. Alright, Okay, You Win
10. One Of These Days
=== 1975-04-21 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California ===
11. TB Sheets
12. St. Dominic’s Preview / Walk On The Wild Side / You Can’t Always Get What You Want / St. Dominic’s Preview
=== @1978-11-02or03 The Bottom Line (possibly The Palladium), New York, NY guest of Johnny Winter; Van on harmonica only? ===
13. Mississippi Blues

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Rolling Stones – Foxes in Boxes, Vol. 3

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Rolling Stones
Foxes In The Boxes, Vol. Three
Unreleased Emotional Rescue, Undercover Sessions
JEMS Archive

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Transfer: in-house cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > Peak 6.0 pitch adjustment > iZotope RX > iZotope MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (Indexed) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

01 Indian Girl
02 Emotional Rescue
03 No Use In Crying
04 I Think Iím Going Mad
05 Where The Boys Go
06 Summer Romance
07 Undercover Of The Night
08 We Had It All
09 She Was Hot

Bonus Track
10: Keep It Cool (long version, pitch adjusted and remastered)

Emotional Rescue Sessions: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, January-February 1979 and PathÈ Marconi Studios, Paris, France, June-October 1979

Undercover Sessions: PathÈ Marconi Studios, Paris, France, November 1982-mid-March 1983 and The Hit Factory, New York, NY, early May-early August 1983

Hello and welcome to JEMS’ Foxes In The Boxes, the third and, sad to say, final volume in a series featuring unreleased studio sessions from the Rolling Stones, circa 1979-85. Based on our research, along with the expertise of Stones sessionologist N, who helped us sort through these tapes, we believe the Foxes In The Boxes series offers a small trove of previously uncirculated material, along with upgrades and a few familiar outtake favorites from new source tapes. All of the outtakes, alternate mixes and takes found on Volume Three have never been released.

The series is titled Foxes In The Boxes in homage to its source: boxes of in-house cassette tapes obtained by JEMS from someone “on the inside” of a major record label in the ’70s and ’80s. It is also a rhyming nod to the bootleg Static In the Attic (Midnight Beat), which mined the same sessions for kindred material and to which we believe Foxes makes a worthy companion.

Some tracks in the series have been previously rumored to exist, some are wholly new finds, while others improve upon previously circulating versions. There are a few frustrating fragments, too, but what’s presented here is exactly what was on the tapes, which were seemingly meant to capture and present in-progress status of Stones sessions and to preserve ideas for future consideration. With that said, let’s go track by track through Volume Three:

Indian Girl: Shorter than any previously known version in circulation. The spoken line, “Mr. Gringo, my father he ain’t no Che Guevara” is missing and the take also features fewer horn overdubs.

Emotional Rescue: Again, shorter take than any previously known version. Distinctive and somewhat strange mix with much more guitar, keyboards and backing vocals. Also features an echoey percussion effect at the start not heard on any other mix.

No Use In Crying: Yet another new, shorter version compared to whatís in circulation. This is an edit of an early mix (before the piano overdub was added), which moves the line ìcome on sugarî earlier in the song because some of the falsetto vocals have been cut.

I Think Iím Going Mad: Listed on the tape under the slightly different title ìThink I’m Going Mad.î Yet another edit of an early version, which already has the saxophone in the intro but is still lacking the piano overdub. Several small changes in the first verse before the line, “All the highs and lows don’t mean a thing to me, don’t give a damn.î

Where The Boys Go: Different lead vocal from Mick on a take that has the male background vocals already in place, but not the girls’ backing chorus at the end. The guitar solo is also unedited unlike the album.

Summer Romance: Another alternate lead vocal on an uncirculated take that lacks the third guitar which normally begins in at 0:06.

Undercover Of The Night: A different, shorter mix, especially the opening of the song, which is totally unique to other mixes in circulation.

We Had It All: Cover of the Troy Seals and Donny Fritts song, first released by Waylon Jennings in 1973. Different lead vocal from the released version, but seemingly the same take as previously bootlegged versions of the song.

She Was Hot: Keyboard-heavy long mix, very similar to the version first leaked on WYSP FM Philadelphia in 1983 and later uploaded to the It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll Stones internet forum some time ago, but lacking the double-tracked vocals found on those, which presumably makes it an earlier mix of the alternate take.

Bonus Track

Keep It Cool: The remarkable 20+ minute version posted to IORR by Bkeys in response to the release of the shorter version of Foxes Vol. One. His original was slightly off speed; here it is pitched-adjusted by Goody and remastered by JEMS to make it just a little bit better.

JEMS offers its thanks to N, who helped us sort through the tapes and provided invaluable insight in ascertaining what we had. The song-by-song notes above are culled from N’s essential contributions. Pitch adjustments come courtesy of Goody, who lent us his keen ear and his unwavering commitment to A440. Thank you, Goody. SkipKid68 also chimed in with valuable feedback, so thanks to him, too. The much-appreciated official cover art is courtesy of ethiessen1. A shout out to Bkeys for releasing ìKeep It Coolî from his tapes. We hope there are more to come. And last but not least, kudos to mjk5510, who came on board at the start and helped finish the project to get it into your hands.

We hope Foxes In The Boxes was as much fun for you to listen to as it was for us to compile.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Rolling Stones – Saturday Night Live – Various 1978

The Rolling Stones 1978 Sat Nite Live Front

The Rolling Stones
Saturday Night Live
Various 1978
Burden Records SNL-103

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Side A :
01. Dan Aykroyd imitates Tom Snyder doing an interview with Mick Jagger
who plays the part of himself* ->
O M I T E D officialy released (‘Saturday Night Live – 25 Years Of Music’)
02. Beast Of Burden*
03. Respectable*
04. Shattered*

Side B :
01. When The Whip Comes Down**
02. Miss You**
03. Far Away Eyes**
04. Love In Vain**

Lineage : LP -> CDr -> trade -> CDr -> EAC -> WAVE -> TLH -> Flac 6

* US-TV show Saturday Night Live, NBC studio, Westchester, New York, October 7, 1978
** Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, June 10, 1978 – First concert of the 1978 US Tour

Note : the interest of seeding this LP bootleg is the four songs of Lakeland ’78.
Which are from the legendary source 3!
(in fact, the first one that came out) in EXCELLENT STEREO audience recording !!!
This is by far the best source of this show and probably the best audience recording of the tour.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Simon & Garfunkel – Village Vanguard

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Simon & Garfunkel
“Village Vanguard”
Studio Outtakes
Live Performances
BBC Sessions

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Mastered from soundboard tapes, off-line and off-air sources -> Cassette -> CDR -> CDR -> EAC -> WAV -> FLAC

01 For Emily
02 Overs
03 Homeward Bound
04 At the Zoo
05 America
06 Song for the Asking
07 A Poem on the Underground Wall
08 For Emily
09 Anji
10 Richard Cory
11 The Sound of Silence
12 Homeward Bound
13 A Most Peculiar Man
14 He Was My Brother
15 I Am A Rock
16 I Wish You Could Be There
17 Blessed
18 Bad Blues Feeling
19 Cloudy
20 Can’t help But Wonder Where I’m Bound
21 Sparrow
22 The Side of a Hill
23 I Am A Rock
24 A Church is Burning
25 Anji


Tracks 01-02: Studio out-takes 1966-1967
Tracks 03-09: Live from Carbondaile, Ill, Nov 08, 1969
Tracks 10-15: “Sing Out” T.V. Special from Canadian Television 1966
Tracks 16-19: Studio Rehearsal 1966
Tracks 20-25: BBC London 1966: track 22 On The Side of a HILL has been already composed
in 1963 for Art Garfunkel by Paul Simon and Art gives a beautiful redention of this anti-war song!


A very interesting and worthwhile, though not superb, collection of 27 live performances and outtakes, spanning 1966 through 1969.
Two three studio outtakes from 1966 to 1967
There’s also a version of “Overs” with considerably different lyrics than the one that turned up on Bookends.
Then there are a few songs from a 1966 “studio rehearsal,” though the cover doesn’t say whether this is a recording, TV, or radio studio, and some of them sound like Paul Simon solo tracks, with no evidence of Garfunkel. Anyway, these too are noteworthy for including two songs that never appeared on their albums: the nice, folky ballad “I Wish You Could Be Here” and “Bad Blues Feeling,” the latter of which shows the influence of Simon’s 1965 stint in Britain with its Bert Jansch-type licks. Six songs from a 1966 BBC appearance again yield rarities with a cover of Tom Paxton’s “I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound”; the anti-war “On the Side of a Hill,” which never made it onto any S&G albums; and
“A Church Is Burning,” which only came out on Paul Simon’s 1965 solo LP, The Paul Simon Song Book. The nine songs from a November 1969 concert don’t have any otherwise unavailable numbers, but do boast the best sound quality of anything on the CD. This bootleg isn’t solely notable for the rare compositions, though. The sound is very good at best and very listenable at worst. The performances are fine, and there are renditions of famous hits like “Homeward Bound,” “Sounds of Silence,” and “I Am a Rock” dotted throughout the program. ~

A new disc for the end of 1999, Village Vanguard gathers a lot of important material, some fairly common to the ROIO collector, some new to the more
“public” ROIO market.

The various studio outtakes and rehearsals have appeared before on other releases in the same sound quality.
The most striking of these is “Overs,” which has a unique organ line and very early lyrics – vastly diferent from the final version of the song.

It’s nice to get “Bad News Feeling” and “I Wish You Could Be Here” with Paul Simon performing – the latter is more commonly available in a version by The Cyrkle.
The highlight of this disc is the 9 November 1969 material. This concert, performed a few days prior to the Miami University show and immediately after the wrap of principal recording for Bridge Over Troubled Water, has a high energy level. This show was likely the first live performance of “Song For The Asking,” as Artie notes that Paul “just finished” the song. Unlike the Miami University show, there is no backing band here, likely due to the fact that studio recording tookplace in Los Angeles the day before this show. The recording quality of this section is the best on the disc, though not as clean as that of the aforementioned Miami U. show.

The other material on this disc – the “Sing Out” TV show and the BBC programme – are well-done, though the recording quality is typical of any off-air recording of the time: fairly low-fidelity, but quite listenable.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – Down South

R.E.M. Goin South

Down South
Source Soundboard [Via Vinyl Rip “Down South”]
Recorded Live 1981-1982

Download: FLAC/MP3

Track List:-

01 – White Tornado
02 – Shaking Through
03 – [Donít Go Back To] Rockville
04 – Gardening At Night
05 – Sitting Still
06 – Burning Down
07 – Chained To The Wall
08 – Ages Of You
09 – Get On Their Way [AKA What If We Give It Away?]
10 – There She Goes Again
11 – Laughing
12 – Just A Touch
13 – Radio Free Europe


Vinyl > Systemdek IIX Turntable > Systemdek Arm > Linn K9 Cartridge > Audiolab 8000A Amp Line Out >
Audacity [Track Splitting] > WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Click & Crackle Removal >
Fairstars Audio Converter Wav To FLAC Conversion [Level 8]

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: John Lennon – It’s Gonna Be Alright


John Lennon
It’s Gonna Be Alright
Yellow Dog Masters Choice

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Source: Silver CD > EAC > Flac Frontend > You

CD 1
1. Mother [alternate mix with alternate vocal and longer fade] 5:02
2. Hold On [take 1] 3:13
3. Hold On [take 2] 2:52
4. I Found Out [rough ëcarl wolfí mix] 3:57
5. Working Class Hero [censored version] 3:47
6. Remember [take unknown] 0:50
7. Remember [take unknown] 3:21
8. Itíll Be Me [improvisation] 1:17
9. Love [acoustic guitar rehearsal] 1:19
10. (Youíre So Square) Baby I Donít Care [improvisation] 0:24
11. Love [acoustic guitar/piano rehearsal] 0:40
12. Well, Well, Well [rough mix] 5:54
13. Look At Me [rough mix] 2:51
14. God [acoustic guitar demo] 3:42
15. God [acoustic home demo] 2:11
16. My Mummyís Dead [complete acoustic guitar demo] 1:15
17. Hold On [unknown up-tempo take] 1:05
18. Hold On [take 30] 1:00
19. Hold On [instrumental take unknown] 2:15
20. Hold On [take unknown] 1:55
21. Love [acoustic guitar rehearsal] 2:40
22. Love [acoustic guitar rehearsal] 2:03
23. Love [acoustic guitar rehearsal] 2:29
24. Love [acoustic guitar rehearsal] 1:29

CD 2
1. Love [piano rehearsal] 1:09
2. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 1] 4:02
3. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 2] 3:02
4. Love [improvisation] 0:41
5. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 14] 1:33
6. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 15] 3:18
7. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 16] 3:58
8. Love [acoustic guitar/piano takes 17 & 18] 1:26
9. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 19] 3:09
10. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 20] 1:09
11. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 21] 3:12
12. Love [acoustic guitar/piano takes 21 & 22] 0:40
13. Love [acoustic guitar/piano take 23] 3:13
14. Hold On [take 3] 1:52
15. Hold On [take 4] 2:17
16. Hold On [take 5] 1:52
17. Hold On [take 6] 2:48
18. Hold On [take unknown] 3:33
19. Hold On [take unknown] 0:55
20. Hold On [take unknown] 1:54
21. Hold On [take unknown] 1:52
22. Hold On [take unknown] 2:04
23. Look At Me [take unknown] 0:48
24. Hold On [take unknown] 1:52
25. Hold On [take unknown] 1:53
26. Hold On [take unknown] 2:05
27. Hold On [take unknown] 2:27

Summary: Full artwork, EAC log file and .cue file included.

Outtakes from the first solo album.
First disc has an alternate version of the album plus outtakes of Love, Hold On John and Remember.
Second disc has outtakes of Hold On John and Love.
Beautiful packaging in an extra large 14 x 16 cm hardback book with 20 full color pages.

Grateful Dead – Collection of Unlabeled Reels, 1968


Grateful Dead
Collection of excerpts found on 5 unlabeled 7″ reels in the vault dated circa 1968

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks to Raoul Duke for disks 1 and 2, Jeff Cook for disks 3 and 4

Part of “The Music Never Stopped” 2002 shn em up project 5/9/2002

Disk 1 [47:18]

Excerpt # 1 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium
Source: SBD>MR>DAT(s)>CDR
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

01. [00:17] (fades in)//St. Stephen >
02. [02:20] Jam (St. Stephen ish)
03. [01:46] Cryptical Envelopment Reprise >
04. [04:41] The Other One >
05. [06:05] Cryptical Envelopment >
06. [04:25] New Potato Caboose >
07. [06:21] Thirteens Jam >
08. [03:21] Alligator >
09. [04:25] Drumz >
10. [09:04] Jam (Cautionish) >
11. [04:27] Caution(Do Not Step on Tracks)//

This partial set is a differently tracked version of this corresponding entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 St Stephen [#2:40] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:42] > Drums [0:14] > The
Other One [4:28] > Cryptical Envelopment [6:03] > New Potato Caboose [10:46] >
Alligator [3:20] > Drums [6:19] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) {11:29#]
COMMENTS At 3:56 into the Drums after Alligator, they start singing Alligator vocals and at 4:35 in to it, Jerry joins in with a Caution type solo. Although this fragment circulates as “Fall 1968”, “3/22/68 Detroit”, and “May 1968”, it is from an unlabeled reel. There is an entry for this set list on p. 164 of Volume 1 of The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium. According to Rob Eaton: “There were 5 unlabeled 7 inch reels found in the Vault many years ago. Several contained very early versions of Stephen. The tape you describe is one of these unknown reels. The best estimate for a date would be April/May 1968 or spring ’68.”

Disk 2 [43:10]

Excerpt # 2 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > Cool Edit (fix drop outs) > shntool (retrack on sectors) > mkwact(seekable)

01. [01:31] Drumz >
02. [13:59] (post-Alligator) Jam

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BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Drums [#1:30]> Jam [13:59] > Caution [1:07#]
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. Its hard to say for sure, but it sounds like late 1968 – maybe September or October or thereabouts. The Drums has that Bol scat “Ya, Ya, Yakita, Yakita” in it.

Excerpt # 3 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

03. [01:06] (fades in)//Cryptical Envelopment >
04. [02:31] The Other One >
05. [03:30] Cryptical Envelopment >
06. [08:41] New Potato Caboose //
07. [04:05] It Hurts Me Too
08. [03:17] Born Cross Eyed //

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Cryptical Envelopment [#1:06] > The Other One [2:31] > Cryptical Envelopment [3:30] > New Potato Caboose [8:41] ; It Hurts Me Too [#4:05] ; Born Cross-Eyed [3:08#]
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. There is no Drums after the first Cryptical, The Other One has the standard lyrics, but Bobby stumbles with them as on 2-3-68. This recording is probably very close to that date.

Excerpt # 4 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

09. [04:04] //Dark Star >
10. [00:21] St. Stephen //

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Dark Star [#4:05] > St. Stephen [0:06#]
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. Its sounds like it’s from 1968, but maybe it’s early 1969?

Disk 3 [78:21]

Excerpt # 5 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium


Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

SET list
01. [00:39] //Cryptical Envelopment >
02. [05:24] The Other One >
03. [09:37] Cryptical Envelopment >
04. [15:18] Good Morning Little Schoolgirl;
05. [13:36] //Dark Star >
06. [03:34] St. Stephen >
07. [12:09] The Eleven >
08. [08:06] Death Don’t Have No Mercy//;
09. [09:55] Turn On Your Lovelight//

hiss level significantly higher than the other disks in this set and some distortion on bass – looks to have more than 1 cassette generation. fairly frequent partial channel drop outs from what might be tape decay on some songs

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Cryptical Envelopment [#0:39] > The Other One [5:24] > Cryptical
Envelopment [9:37] > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [14:49] ; Dark Star
[#13:33] > St. Stephen [3:34] > The Eleven [12:09] > Death Don’t Have No Mercy
[8:%07] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [9:48#]
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. It begins with a cut right into the “doesn’t seem to matter” line in Cryptical Envelopment. There is a six second or so drum solo intro to The Other One. At the “one man gathers what another man spills” break in St. Stephen, Jerry and maybe two others laugh, but there are not really any words.

Disk 4 [75:43]

Excerpt # 6 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Source: MR > C > DAT > CD
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > Cool Edit(minor cleanup) > mkwact(seekable)

01. [07:36] //St. Stephen >
02. [01:46] Cryptical Envelopment >
03. [04:42] The Other One >
04. [04:23] Cryptical Envelopment >
05. [10:18] Turn On You Lovelight//

d1t1 – tape speed variable at the start
d1t2 – volume change ~1:30
d1t5 ~7:40 volume lowered

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 St. Stephen [#7:33] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:46] > The Other One [4:43]
> Cryptical Envelopment [4:28] > Turn On You Lovelight [10:10#]
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. There is a 13 second drum solo intro to The Other One. At the “one man gathers what another man spills” break in St. Stephen, there are no words, just further jamming immediately.

Excerpt # 7 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium
Source: SBD > MR> C > DAT > CDR

06. [06:23] //Morning Dew;
07. [03:40] //Hurts Me Too;
08. [01:19] “Return the scratcher”
09. [16:06] Dark // Star
10. [08:20] St. Stephen >
11. [11:04] Turn On Your Lovelight//

d1t6 ~ volume changes occur during first minute

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Morning Dew [#6:14] ; Hurts Me Too [#4:49] ; Dark Star [16%:03) St.
Stephen [8:21] > Turn On Your Lovelight [11:04#]
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. There is a tape flip in Dark Star. At the “one man gathers what another man spills” break in St. Stephen it goes right into a short jam and back into the next lyrics with no comments of any kind.