Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Hampton, VA (01/04/85)

Bruce Springsteen 1985-01-04 Hampton FRONT


Bruce Springsteen
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Hampton, VA
January 4, 1985
ML Master via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Gear: NAK CM 300s + CP 4 (shotgun capsules) > Sony D5

2015 JEMS Transfer: Sony UCX 90 master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope RX 4 > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 .wav > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

01 Born In The USA
02 Prove It All Night
03 Darlington County
04 Johnny 99
05 Atlantic City
06 Reason To Believe
07 Mansion On The Hill
08 Johnny Bye-Bye
09 Out In The Street
10 Glory Days
11 The Promised Land
12 My Hometown
13 Badlands
14 Thunder Road
15 Cover Me
16 Dancing In The Dark
17 Hungry Heart
18 Cadillac Ranch
19 Downbound Train
20 Iím On Fire
21 Pink Cadillac
22 Bobby Jean
23 Racing In The Street
24 Born to Run
25 Detroit Medley > Traveliní Band
26 Twist and Shout
27 Do You Love Me
28 Santa Claus Is Cominí To Town (Recorder 2 Bonus Track)

Known Faults:
Out In The Street: last few notes cut
Glory Days: first few notes cut
The Promised Land: Splice
Bobby Jean: Splice
Racing In The Street: first few notes cut
Twist And Shout: end slightly cut
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town: Missing (Recorder 2 source included)

Courtesy of taper ML, hereís what we believe is a massive upgrade of the very first show of 1985, as the band return to the road after two-and-a-half weeks off. This fresh transfer from MLís fine master tapes sounds light years ahead of circulating copies of the show.

ML taped from a sweet spot, ìthe first row of seats off the floor almost DFCî (Dead Fucking Center). The tape has that classic, appealing ë80s arena sound, clear, steady and with plenty of low end. Samples provided.

The set list lacks for raritiesónot surprising for the first show of a new legóbut still includes highlights from this period like ìJohnny Bye Bye,î the synth-lead ìReason to Believe,î ìRacing in the Streetî and an excellent ìAtlantic City.î

mjk5510 did identify a second source for the show, but it is so inferior as to be a distraction if it were used to patch gaps, so we have left those as is. We did decide to include “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” as a bonus track in the interest of making the night complete. Thanks to him for doing the prep work on this. And huge thanks to ML for reaching out and loaning us his terrific masters which he was keen to share with all of you.



Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Hampton, VA (03/22/85)


Grateful Dead
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 87093

taper Joe D’Amico ”aka” Joebeacon
nak 300 mics > sony d5
nak dragon tape deck > creative extigy soundcard > cooledit pro > flac frontend

Set 1:
d1t01 – Feel Like A Stranger
d1t02 – Cold Rain & Snow
d1t03 – C.C. Rider
d1t04 – Brown Eyed Women
d1t05 – Cassidy
d1t06 – Big Railroad Blues
d1t07 – Brother Esau
d1t08 – Don’t Ease Me In

Set 2:
d1t09 – Scarlet Begonias >
d1t10 – Hell In A Bucket
d1t11 – Ship Of Fools
d2t01 – Terrapin Station >
d2t02 – Drums >
d2t03 – Space >
d2t04 – Spanish Jam >
d2t05 – Truckin’ >
d2t06 – Smokestack Lighting >
d2t07 – Black Peter >
d2t08 – Sugar Magnolia

Encore :
d2t09 – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

slight cut in the end of terrapin station during the jam leading up to drums due to tape flip
slight cut after black peter before sugar magnolia due to tape flip

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Hampton, VA (03/21/85)


Grateful Dead
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Unknown SBD source > Cass(x) > WAV > CD > WAV > FLAC
This is a tagged version of shnid: 82311

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – //Alabama Getaway ->
102-d1t02 – Greatest Story Ever Told
103-d1t03 – They Love Each Other
104-d1t04 – El Paso
105-d1t05 – Tennessee Jed
106-d1t06 – I Ain’t Superstitious -> Down in the Bottom
107-d1t07 – Dupree’s Diamond Blues
108-d1t08 – Looks Like Rain ->
109-d1t09 – Might As Well

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – China Cat Sunflower ->
202-d2t02 – I Know You Rider
203-d2t03 – Playing in the Band ->
204-d2t04 – Spacey Playin’ Jam ->
205-d2t05 – Drums ->
206-d2t06 – Space ->
207-d2t07 – Playin’ Tease ->
208-d2t08 – The Wheel ->
209-d2t09 – The Other One ->
210-d2t10 – Wharf Rat ->
211-d2t11 – Around & Around ->
212-d2t12 – Johnny B. Goode//

(missing) – Keep Your Day Job

-Alabama Getaway beginning cuts and the quality of the recording is a little rough, but
-The jam in Playing in the Band is spectacular and the original taper must have thought
so too, having broke it out as a separate jam on the tape cover, which I honored in the
transfer to CD. The jam actually extends 3 minutes into Drums.
-Two second cut in Drums at 6:22 (tape flip?)
-Jerry teases with the first few notes of St. Stephen during Space.
-Around and Around has small cut at 2:33.
-J.B. Goode end is cut and Day Job is missing.

Original seeders notes Feb. 2007:
I’ll apologize upfront for the lack of archival information of this source. I made a
cassette copy of this show when I was in college 20 some odd years ago from a cassette
of unknown generation. When I bought my first computer with a CD burner back in 1999 I
transferred the cassette recording to CD. Since I have never seen a SBD copy of this
show circulate over the years and no SBD seed is listed in the etree database, I
thought I’d post it for those interested (and just maybe a cleaner seed will surface as
result?). The recording has enough hiss, warble, pops, and clicks to make the pure
audiophile cringe, but don’t let it scare you – I was thrilled to get my hands on a SBD
of this quality 20+ years ago. It’s just easy to get spoiled by the quality that
circulates today.

As for the show itself, I’ve always felt that it was underrated. The setlist is fairly
typical of a tour opener, but the playing is crisp and clean throughout and the band
shows lots of energy. Nothing particularly stands out in the first set, but the band
is tight showing no signs of sloppiness. The China -> Rider has always been one of my
favorites. The Playin’ in the Band -> Drums -> Space is absolutely fantastic. I’ve
always felt the best Drums -> Space were played in 1985 and this show supports that
opinion. Great show for Brent, he really tears up the second set! For me, some shows
just emote the feeling the band is genuinely happy to be there and this show is one of

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Hampton, VA (11/09/91)


Jerry Garcia Band
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, Virginia
November 9, 1991

Links removed, this show has been officially released.

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 4368
Schoeps FOB Schoeps CMC3/mk4 (ortf handheld in “sweet spot”)>Oade Mic Pre>Sony D7 >Master DAT>CD(no intermediate DAE)>EAC>SHN

Disk 1:

Set I

1. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
2. He Ain’t Give You None
3. C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)
4. Run for the Roses
5. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
6. Second That Emotion
7. My Sisters And Brothers
8. Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox

Disk 2:

Set II

1. Bright Side of the Road
2. Shining Star
3. Waiting For A Miracle
4. Band Intros, Think
5. I Shall Be Released
6. Don’t Let Go
7. Midnight Moonlight
8. Encore: Wonderful World

Jerry Garcia Band:

Jerry Garcia – guitar
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Gloria Jones – vocals
Jaclyn LaBranch – vocals

special guest
Bruce Hornsby – electric piano (entire show)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Hampton, VA (05/01/81)

Grateful Dead
May 1, 1981
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD

This is a tagged version of shnid: 107437

Transfer Info:
CD -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
May 5, 2010

Patch Info:
(FOB) Sennheiser 421 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (shnid=2218) supplies:
Franklin’s Tower (10:53 – end of track)
Lost Sailor (0:00 – 0:15)
The Wheel (0:02 -0:06)
Sugar Magnolia (5:18 – 5:25)
U.S. Blues (4:04 – 4:47)

— Set 2 is seamless
— This is a re-master of shnid=29087
— Swapped the channels to correct them
— Removed the DC Offset
— Removed some of the patches and fixed others
— Corrected the pitch
— Fixed the levels, balance, etc
— Thanks to Darryl Hinko for his previous work on this
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Alabama Getaway ->
102-d1t02 – Promised Land
103-d1t03 – Friend of the Devil ->
104-d1t04 – Me & My Uncle ->
105-d1t05 – Big River
106-d1t06 – Althea ->
107-d1t07 – Little Red Rooster
108-d1t08 – Tennessee Jed ->
109-d1t09 – Let It Grow ->
110-d1t10 – Deal

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Feel Like A Stranger ->
202-d2t02 – Franklin’s Tower ->
203-d2t03 – Lost Sailor ->
204-d2t04 – Saint Of Circumstance ->
205-d2t05 – He’s Gone ->
206-d2t06 – The Other One ->
207-d2t07 – Drums ->
208-d3t01 – Space ->
209-d3t02 – The Wheel ->
210-d3t03 – Wharf Rat ->
211-d3t04 – Sugar Magnolia

212-d3t05 – U.S. Blues

Bootleg Bonanza: Phish – Hampton, VA (03/06/09)

phish hampton 2009

Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA

Links are down. I will eventually reupload it.

The Divided Sky
Chalk Dust Torture
Sample In A Jar
I Didn’t Know
The Oh Kee Pah Ceremony>
Suzy Greenberg
Train Song
Water In The Sky
The Squirming Coil
David Bowie

Set II
Backwards Down The Number Line
Theme From The Bottom
First Tube
Harry Hood
You Enjoy Myself

E: Grind*
Bouncing Around The Room
Loving Cup

First show since 08/15/2004
Last Fluffhead 9/29/2000
First Backwards Down the Number Line (TAB)
Last Grind 12/30/1998
*A capella

I’ve never really gotten into Phish. I think they are very talented dudes, but for whatever reason they’ve never really turned me on. Many years ago as a way to introduce myself I bought a box full of tapes consisting of dozens of live shows. In retrospect this was a lousy way to try to get into the band. The sound quality on most of the tapes wasn’t good. I didn’t know any of their songs and while sometimes a live version can be the best version, for a jamband it is hard to tell the song from the jam in a live setting this was the case for those tapes. I simply couldn’t grab hold of anything and thus I quickly stopped listening to the tapes.

One thing I did notice in those tapes is the lyrics. I come to improvisational rock by way of the Grateful Dead. While they certainly take their songs, musically, to the outer stratosphere, Robert Hunter wrote some of the most brilliant lyrics this side of Bob Dylan. I often say that I am not a lyrics guy and what I really mean is that when I listen to a song I usually pay attention to the music and not so much the lyrics. What I really, really mean is that I have a hard time understanding what most singers are singing, and an even harder time remembering them. What I don’t mean is that I’m not interested in the poetry of lyrics. When I do understand what is being sung, I want the words to have meaning. Phish lyrics always seem to be a joke. From what I hear, they have no more deeper meaning than the sly enjoyment of them being sung. On that note, they don’t’ resonate with me in the least.

As I say all of this, I will again say the boys are absolutely great musicians. I will also say I may change my tune with these reunion shows. Listening to these songs I am struck by how much I am enjoying them. While I’m still not so sure of the lyrics, the playing is phenomenal. I’m also struck, by the shear joy that can be heard from the crowd. As this is the first Phish show in some four years it must have been an amazing experience to have been there.

It is a pretty amazing experience hearing it on tape.