Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Croydon, England (02/05/78)

talking heads poster - 1977

TALKING HEADS
The Greyhound
Croydon UK
February 05 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

xx Love > Building on Fire [missing]
01 Uh Oh Love Comes to Town
02 Don’t Worry About the Government
03 The Book I Read
04 New Feeling
05 The Big Country
06 Artists Only
07 Tentative Decisions
08 Stay Hungry
09 Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
10 Who Is It?
11 Psycho Killer (tape flip at 0:06 cross-faded)
12 crowd
13 Pulled Up
14 crowd
15 Take Me To the River
16 crowd
17 No Compassion
18 crowd
19 I’m Not In Love (with Mark Knopfler)
20 crowd
21 Psycho Killer (with Mark Knopfler & John Illsley)
22 crowd
xx Gloria [missing]

Audience recording from the collection of Hans Devente, tape #16.
Transfer by Hans: Cassette > Nakamichi(?) > Audacity > WAV > FLAC 2496.
Edits: FLAC > TLH > Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged.

Recording time 81:02. Overburn disc, or remove last crowd track.

This was the final show on a UK tour where Dire Straits opened for TH.
According to an eye-witness, there was a final encore of “Gloria” with
the members of Dire Straits, too bad it’s not on the tape!

Talking Heads / Dire Straits UK Tour 1978:
20-Jan-78 University Sheffield
21-Jan-78 University Manchester
22-Jan-78 Eric’s Liverpool
23-Jan-78 Outlook Doncaster
24-Jan-78 Friars Aylesbury
25-Jan-78 University Southampton
26-Jan-78 University Leicester
27-Jan-78 Polytechnic Newcastle
28-Jan-78 Polytechnic Huddersfield
29-Jan-78 Roundhouse London
30-Jan-78 Polytechnic Leeds
01-Feb-78 Top Rank Brighton
02-Feb-78 Barbarella’s Birmingham
03-Feb-78 Civic Hall St. Albans
04-Feb-78 Oasis Swindon
05-Feb-78 Greyhound Croydon

The final three tracks on this file-set are missing from the recent 24bit
transfer (Oct 2012), and are patched-in from an earlier 16bit transfer.
An MP3 version of the same tape includes 0:40 of Love > Building, and
another 0:54 of crowd noise at the end. Previous transfers of this tape
also contain fragmentary versions of three songs (Love > Building, Uh Oh
Love, & TYFSMAA) that appear to come from a different show of this tour.

THANKS to Hans for sharing this great historical recording…enjoy!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Ross-on-Wye, England (08/21/99)

van morrison ross on wye 1999

Van Morrison
Ross International Festival
Ross-on-Wye
Aug 21 1999

Download: FLAC/MP3

CD1 Early Show
1. Entrance
2. Boogie Woogie Country Girl
3. Ain’t That Loving You Baby
4. Moondance
5. In The Afternoon > Joe Turner Sings > Don’t You Make Me High > Sex Machine
6. Back On Top
7. Goin’ Down Geneva > Brand New Cadillac
8. In The Midnight
9. Philosopher’s Stone > Oh Didn’t He Ramble
10. Don’t Worry About A Thing > Be Bop A Lula
11. Vanlose Stairway > Trans-Euro Train
12. Precious Time
13. Tupelo Honey
14. Satisfied
15. The Healing Game
16. Outro

CD2 Late Show
1. Entrance
2. Boogie Woogie Country Girl
3. Lonely Avenue > Be Bop A Lula > Down The Line
4. Who Can I Turn To?
5. High Summer
6. That’s Life
7. Just Like A Woman
8. Orangefield

CD3
1. Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
2. Outskirts Of Town
3. New Biography
4. When The Leaves Come Falling Down
5. Taking Requests
6. And The Healing Has Begun
7. Help Me > Green Onions
8. See Me Through > Soldier Of Fortune > Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) > Burning Ground
9. Outro

Recorded on Sonic Studios DSM-6 mics->Sony TCD-D7
Transferred to .wav on a Phillips CDR deck (model unknown)
.wav files converted to FLAC8 via Trader’s Little Helper

An EBR Recording

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Nottingham, England (10/04/85)

van morrison - beacon theater - 1985

VAN MORRISON
Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham, England
October 4th 1985

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks to Rob Kedward for The Tapes

Lineage: Master Cassettes > 2xTDK AD90 > Akai GX95 11 > Soundforge PRO 10c > FLAC Level 8

Mastered to Digital by JTT, December 2011

NOTE:
THE EARLIER CIRCULATING VERSION OF THIS SHOW HAD “LISTEN TO THE LION” INSERTED IN
BEFORE “A NEW KIND OF MAN”, THIS IS INCORRECT. I CHECKED THIS TAPE AND THE TRANSITION
FROM “SWEET THING > WHEN HEART IS OPEN” TO “A NEW KIND OF MAN” IS PERFECT AND FROM
“DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD” INTO “LISTEN TO THE LION” INTO “BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD”
IS ALSO PERFECT. TO MY KNOWLEDGE THIS TAPE HAS NOT CIRCULATED BEFORE AS A DIGITAL TRANSFER.

Disc One
01. INARTICULATE SPEECH OF THE HEART #2 > BABY PLEASE DON’T GO > GLORIA >
HERE COMES THE NIGHT > BROWN EYED GIRL
02. JACKIE WILSON SAID
03. IT’S ALL IN THE GAME > YOU KNOW WHAT THEY’RE WRITING ABOUT
04. HELP ME
05. NORTHERN MUSE (SOLID GROUND) > PURPLE HEATHER
06. VANLOSE STAIRWAY
07. SHE GIVES ME RELIGION
08. SPIRIT
09. CLEANING WINDOWS
10. SWEET THING > WHEN HEART IS OPEN

Disc Two
01. A NEW KIND OF MAN
02. TROUBADOURS
03. DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD
04. LISTEN TO THE LION
05. BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD
07. SUMMERTIME IN ENGLAND
07. A SENSE OF WONDER
08. SEND IN THE CLOWNS

Lineup:
John Allair – organ
Ritchie Buckley – tenor saxophone
Tom Donlinger – drums
Pee Wee Ellis – saxophone
David Hayes – bass
Artie McGlynn – guitar

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Oxford, England (02/17/01)

van morrison - oxford 2001

VAN MORRISON
Apollo Theatre
Oxford, England
February 17th 2001

Download: FLAC/MP3

Tapes from Rob Kedward

SOURCE: DAT Master > 2 x Maxell XL11 > Soundforge PRO 10c > FLAC Level 8

NO REMASTERING

Mastered to Digital by JTT, December 2011

Artwork by JTT

DISC ONE
01. HOT LITTLE MAMA (RED HOT POKERS)
02. MIDNIGHT CANNONBALL (RED HOT POKERS)
03. HERE EVER AFTER (ANNE & LINDA GAIL LEWIS)
04. SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL (ANNE & LINDA GAIL LEWIS)
05. DARK END OF THE STREET (LINDA GAIL LEWIS)
06. SHOT OF RHYTHM AND BLUES
07. IT ONCE WAS MY LIFE
08. IT FILLS YOU UP
09. ENLIGHTENMENT
10. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON > FOR CHET AND KENNY
11. DEAD OR ALIVE
12. ROUGH GOD GOES RIDING
13. GOLDEN AUTUMN DAY
14. RAINCHECK

DISC TWO
01. INTO THE MYSTIC
02. WHO CAN I TURN TO
03. BROWN EYED GIRL
04. PHILOSOPHER’S STONE > OH DIDN’T HE RAMBLE
05. JUST LIKE A WOMAN
06. THERE STANDS THE GLASS
07. PRECIOUS TIME
08. NORTHERN MUSE (SOLID GROUND) > NO PRIMA DONNA > ALL CHANGE
09. JACKIE WILSON SAID
10. BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD

Linda Gail Lewis & The Red Hot Pokers:
Ned Edwards
Lee Goodall
Pete Hurley
Colin Griffin
Martin Winning
Matt Holland

Guest: Anne Lewis

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – London, England (09/07/84)

natalie merchant

10,000 Maniacs
1984-09-07
London, UK

Download: FLAC/MP3

Uploaded by: Arbuthnot
Recorded by RC
Seeded by Josef

Lineage:
Sony TCS 350(?) > TDK D-90 > Nak DR2 > Adcom GCA-510 > Audiophile 24/96 (at 16/44.1 > Peak 4LE > some EQ to boost the bass > dithering > Flac 6 > you

01 Grey Victory
02 Katrinas Fair
03 Poor De Chirico
04 The Latin One
05 Planned Obsolescence
06 Hello In There
07 Tension
08 Can’t Ignore The Train
09 Do You Love An Apple?
10 Lilydale
11 National Education Week
12 Pit Viper
13 Scorpio Rising
14 Daktari
15 My Mother The War
16 Among The Americans

10,000 Maniacs’ “The Wishing Chair” L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date – September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I’ve decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven’t been shared since the Dime’s previous incarnation as “easytree.org” circa 2005).

Enjoy!

*2015 re-seed*

I looked on a site to see if this gig was available as a bootleg. There is a copy going a
round, but it doesn’t list track 16, the second encore, which takes this gig just over
60 mins and may account for why it’s possibly been left off other tape trades?

I’d waited a long time to see the band in the UK. Having heard them on John Peel, I was
lucky enough to get a US import copy of the I Ching album from the Rough Trade shop soon
after it came out. RC and I were seeing Dead Can Dance a lot round about this time and we
both went along to Dingwalls. I didn’t take my recorder. I can’t remember why not,
although I was familiar with Dingwalls and it may have been something to do with being
worried about the bouncers or just noisy audiences.

My over-riding memory of this gig was Natalie wildly swinging and dancing around the cast
iron columns on stage that held the roof up, with her long hair flowing. The stage was
crammed – they were a big band and it was a small venue. Very noisy and sweaty. Anyway,
after the gig I told RC that I wished I’d taped it. He said he wasn’t that impressed and
a couple of weeks later sent me his master, keeping a copy for himself. If you know RC,
this will sound really odd as he became a big Maniacs and Natalie Merchant fan. I guess
he just didn’t feel it straight away. I’ve got plenty of ticket stubs from Dingwalls, but
nothing to tell me which one relates to this gig, so no images I’m sorry to say.

I went to the Marquee the next night and taped it – although it was a disaster. I arrived
late, left early and in between picked up loads of chatter on the mike.

Enjoy – and thanks to RC for the master.
Josef

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison & the Chieftains – London, England (05/10/88)

van morrison 1984

Van Morrison & The Chieftans
Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
May 10th 1988

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Unknown (low) generation cassette tape => Sony TC-WE475 => SoundBlaster Z => Adobe Audition CC => Traders Little Helper (Flac level 6 – Align on sector boundaries)

01. Celtic Excavation
02. Vanlose Stairway
03. Queen of the Slipstream
04. I Forgot That Love Existed
05. The Mystery
06. What Would I Do Without You (Ray Charles cover)
07. In the Garden
08. Summertime in England
09. Rave On, John Donne
10. Did Ye Get Healed?
11. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)

w/ The Chieftans
12. Star of the County Down (traditional)
13. She Moved Through the Fair (traditional)
14. T· Mo Chleamhnas DÈanta (My Match It Is Made)
15. Raglan Road (The Dubliners cover)
16. I’ll Tell Me Ma (The Young Dubliners cover)
17. Carrickfergus
18. Celtic Ray
19. My Lagan Love (traditional)
20. Marie’s Wedding (traditional) (first part missing)
21. Irish Heartbeat
22. Boffyflow and Spike
23. Moondance

Total time: 1:35:57

Comments from original uploader:
Received this in a trade at least 25 years ago. Not that many recordings with this setup around. A shame, as Van Morrison and The Chieftans are a good fit!
So here is the second of two recordings in my collection. I hope you enjoy them.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Morrissey – London, England (09/20/15)

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MORRISSEY
Eventim Apollo
Hammersmith, London
UK
20th September 2015

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. Intro
02. Suedehead
03. Alma Matters
04. Speedway
05. Ganglord
06. Staircase At The University
07. Kiss Me A Lot
08. World Peace Is None Of Your Business
09. I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
10. Istanbul
11. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
12, I’m Not A Man
13. Band Intros
14. The Bullfighter Dies
15. Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
16. Yes, I Am Blind
17. Oboe Concerto
18. I Will See You In Far-Off Places
19. Meat Is Murder
20. You’ll Be Gone (Presley,West,Hodge)
21. Everyday Is Like Sunday
22. What She Said / Outro

Morrissey – vocals
Jesse Tobias – guitar
Boz Boorer – guitar, clarinet, vocals
Mando Lopez – bass
Matt Walker – drums
Gustavo Manzur – keyboards, guitar, didgeridoo, trumpet, vocals

From the original uploader:
This is my recording
Front Balcony Left
Olympus LS10 16 bit>adobe audition>cd wave
>traders little helper>flac level 8
recorder __rimbaud__

Great atmosphere in the packed room tonight, maybe that’s because of the announcement that this clutch of shows are “most likely” the last ever in the UK
or maybe just because it’s Morrissey, and the devotion is always a notch above with his audience, the majority of whom looked like they’ve been there (just like me) throughout the 30 odd years.
I think Morrissey was maybe about to tell us that the Elvis cover (You’ll Be Gone) he just played was only one of a couple that Elvis co wrote, and that when he played it to Priscilla, she didn’t like it much
so he never attempted to write another, when the power went out, whatever, both the song & the power cut felt like a fitting metaphor.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mark Knopfler – London, England (05/28/08)

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Mark Knopfler
Royal Albert Hall
London, England
28th May, 2008

Download: FLAC/MP3

CD 1 360.95mb
01. Cannibals
02. Why Aye Man
03. What It Is
04. Sailing To Philadelphia
05. True Love Will Never Fade
06. The Fish And The Bird
07. Hill Farmer’s Blues
08. Romeo & Juliette
09. Sultans Of Swing
10. Band Intros
11. Marbletown

CD 2 286.46mb.
01. Joe Brown Intro
02. Picture Of You (Joe Brown on lead vocal & guitar)
03. Donegan’s Gone (Joe Brown on backing vocal & guitar)
04. Speedway At Nazareth
05. Telegraph Road
06. Brothers In Arms
07. Our Shangri La
08. So Far Away
09. Going Home.

Mark Knopfler – guitar, vocals
John McCusker – fiddle, cittern, flutes
Matt Rollings – keyboards, vocals
Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
Guy Fletcher – keyboards, guitars, vocals
Richard Bennett – guitar, etc.
Glenn Worf – bass, vocals
Joe Brown – Guitar & vocals, CD2, tracks 1 & 2.

From the original uploader:
This is my own recording from row 14, center in the arena floor. As far as I know, this show hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ve checked Dime & Hungercity regularly hoping it would appear, but it hasn’t, so here’s my recording.

It’s probably a 9/10, with a very focused sound. The vocal is up-front & defined, except for Sultans Of Swing where I think the mic volume wasn’t raised to accommodate the increased volume of the band.

The guitar rings through as clear as a bell & the ambience of the venue adds a richness to the overall sound, without washing out the sound too much. I’m very pleased with it & hope you will be too.

The Joe Brown tracks are a nice addition & it was good to see him appear as a surprise guest. Funnily enough, I’ve seen Mark & Joe play Donegan’s Gone twice at the Albert Hall (1st time was at the Lonnie Tribute Concert in 2004).
I’ll also be at Joe’s show at the RAH in September at which Mark will be a guest, and no doubt they’ll play it again!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Ibex (Pre Queen Freddie Mercury Band) – Liverpool, England (09/09/69)

Freddie Mercury - Ibex - Liverpool 1969

Ibex (Pre-Queen Freddie Mercury band)
1969-09-09
Liverpool, England
Sink Club

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Unknown
Lineage: Unknown gen cassette>wav(96/24)>wav(44.1/16)>flac
Transfer: Unknown gen cassette>Revox B-215>Rotel RN-560 outboard Dolby decoder(Dolby C on)>Audiophile 192>Adobe Audition 3.0
Taping Gear: Grundig TK14 reel-to-reel>unknown mic(s)
Taped By: Geoff Higgins

Setlist:
01. Communication Breakdown
02. Rain*
03. We’re Going Wrong
04. Rock My Plimsoul
05. Stone Free
06. Jailhouse Rock
07. Crossroads
08. Vagabond Outcast
09. I’m Going Home
*omitted due to being officially released

Length: 31:25

Notes:
Freddie Mercury live pre-Queen. The skinny on the this recording is this according to http://www.queenconcerts.com/

“Recorded by Geoff Higgins (Ibex roadie) on his Grundig TK14 reel-to-reel machine, later sold in an auction to a private collector, then lent to Queen Production for the purpose of including ‘Rain’ in the FM Solo Collection box set, then leaked to the bootleg market. This concert was very important because Ibex were joined by Brian May and Roger Taylor for the encore which means it’s the very first concert with Freddie, Brian and Roger on one stage. Sadly, the tape ran out after 30 minutes so it misses this encore.”

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Queen – London, England (xx/xx/71) – In the Beginning

Queen - In The Beginning

Queen
xx/xx/71
London, England
In The Beginning.
From the silvers.

Links removed, this was officially release. See comments below.

Recorded in Late 1971 at the De Lane Lea Studios in London. With the tape Queen tried to get a contract from several companies.

Lineage :
In The Beginning (silvers) -> Wav (EAC) -> Flac (Frontend level 8)

Tracklisting :

01. Keep Yourself Alive
02. The Night Comes Down
03. Great King Rat
04. Jesus
05. Liar