Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Roxy Music – Hempstead, NY (03/08/76)

Roxy Music - Hempstead New York 1976

Roxy Music
Calderone Theater
Hempstead, NY
8 March 1976
emperor nobody remaster

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. Sentimental Fool
02. The Thrill of It All
03. Love Is the Drug
04. Mother Of Pearl
05. Bitter Sweet
06. Out of The Blue
07. Whirlwind
08. Sea Breezes
09. Both Ends Burning
10. For your Pleasure—>
11. Diamond Head
12. Wild Weekend

Bryan Ferry: lead vocal
Phil Manzanera: guitars
Andy MacKay: saxophones, oboe, keyboards
Eddie Jobson: keyboards, violin
Paul Thompson: drums
Rick Wills: bass and backing vocals

notes on the remaster

Hello again! Here is a very special treat courtesy of one of my best friends of the last, oh, 25 years, my pal Irin, a professional soundman in Brooklyn, NY. He was kind enough to send this to me, it was taped directly off the radio (WLIR-FM, Garden City, NY) by him in 1984, and it’s a b-e-a-s-t!

All the bootlegs I have ever run across of this performance are all from multi-gen tapes and sound horrifyingly compressed… the one on the Scorpio label (“Wild Weekend”) suffers from a ridiculous amount of compression and contains practically zero high end, whilst the other one I have (remastered by NoSpEx in 2007, I believe, from another source) is also from a mulit-generated tape and suffers from a pervasive clipping & distortion in the low end due to what he described in the notes I saved from that torrent as a faulty original digital transfer over which he had no control.

So, given that the performance contained herein is such an indisputably ripping scorcher, it seems appropriate to finally get this puppy circulating from a bona fide first-generation source, thanks to Irin. In this remaster I stayed away from EQ and noise reduction and whatnot, especially because of the other versions I mentioned where such things are prevalent to the point of intrusiveness. Bottom line is that this tape has survived the last quarter century in terrific shape and I really felt it didn’t need any artificial enhancements, especially since Irin’s transfer was so well-done & tasty to begin with.

All I changed was a few repairs of the isolated static (not too many, maybe twice in the whole show) and some channel dropouts and whatnot. The tape flip (first few seconds of “Both Ends Burning”) was patched using the aforementioned NoSpEx remaster, which I EQ’d paragraphically to get a closer sonic match with the main source (not easy because they were very different-sounding indeed). Hopefully it isn’t too intrusive, but at any rate it’s just a few seconds so no worries.

Someday, a pre-FM master of this will surface… a while back when whoever it was was torrenting all those WLIR masters I was seriously hoping for this one but I guess he didn’t have it, oh well. Until it surfaces this will probably be the best version out there, so give it a spin and see what you think… it’s a massive upgrade over the other versions, at least, IMO.

OK, enjoy, seed away when you are done, and remember we’re here to groove like we mean it and to share like we’ll die if we don’t.

emperor nobody
west oakland, california
u.s. of obama!

lineage: WLIR-FM broadcast, 1984—>chrome high bias cassette (remember those?)—>Sanyo tape deck (long gone!).

New transfer: Sony professional cassette deck—>M-Box—>24-bit encoding to wav—>FLAC level 6 via Trader’s Little Helper—>sendspace—>24-bit wav via FLAC Frontend—>16-bit wav via DB PowerAmp—>Sound Forge 9—>FLAC level 8 via Trader’s Little Helper—>brother, can you share a DIME—>you!

PS–Irin runs a website-with-accompanying-podcast-of-excellence called Ambient Chaser, check him out at http://www.ambientchaser.com early and often, OK?

Thanks of course go to him for taking the time to record & transfer the tape, to Le Musique Roxy for burning down the Calderone like they did and thanks to you for downloading this most stompin’ show.

Reseed Note:

I like my music tagged so i tagged all the files and therefore had to make a new md5 file.
I also added an ffp file.
Other than that the files are untouched and as they came with the original torrent.

Tagged & re-seeded on DAD by surfling april 2010.

All thanks go to Irin for providing and transfering this incredible tape in the first place
and to emperor nobody for cleaning it up and sharing it here originally!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Dr. John – Hempstead, NY (06/11/73)


Dr John
Ultrasonic Studios
Hempstead, NY
11th June 1973

Download: FLAC/MP3

CD > EAC > Traders Little Helper > Flac8 sector aligned

Disc 1:

01 – Loup Garou
02 – Walk On Gilded Splinters
03 – Dance Kalinda Da Boom
04 – Stagger Lee
05 – Hard Judgement
06 – Travelling Mood
07 – Life
08 – Put A Little Love In Your Heart
09 – Tipitina
10 – Mess Around

Disc 2:

01 – Interview
02 – I’ve Been Hoo Doo’d
03 – Such A Night
04 – Right Place, Wrong Time
05 – Let The Good Times Roll
06 – Wang Dang Doodle
07 – Mama Roux
08 – Qualified
09 – Little Liza Jane
10 – Mama Don’t Allow

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Little Feat – Hempstead, NY (09/19/74)

little feat ultrasonic studios - 1974

Little Feat
Ultrasonic Studios [WLIR]
Hempstead, NY

Download FLAC/MP3: Mediafire

01 Rock n’ Roll Doctor
02 Two Trains
03 The Fan
04 On Your Way Down
05 Spanish Moon >
06 Skin It Back >
07 Fat Man In The Bath Tub
08 Oh Atlanta
09 Willin’
10 Cold Cold Cold >
11 Dixie Chicken >
12 Tripe Face Boogie

Tracks 1-9 Source: PRE-FM (Master 1/2 Track Broadcast RR) >
Mastering (Custom Analog & Digital 10/04) > WAV

Tracks 10-12 Source: FM rebroadcast on WLIR > reel > reel >
m-audio transit > cool edit > cd wave editor


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Hemptstead, NY (07/08/77)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Calderone Concert Hall
Hempstead, NY
7/8/77 Early Show

Download: SHN/MP3

MAC (Taped by Jerry Moore, spaced AKG D-200Es [from the
orchestra, hand held, fairly close] > Sony TC-153 [Maxell
XLII]) > Nakamichi Dragon playback > ART DI/O A-D converter >
Egosys Waveterminal 2496 > Cool Edit 2000 > Plexwriter 12/10/32A
master CD > HP 9350i extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > sector
boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding
(mkwACT v0.97 beta 1). A > CD by David Minches, CD > SHN
by Joe Jupille (jjoops AT attbi DOT com).

Disc One (5) 50:12
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:32]
02. The Harder They Come [14:49] [0:35]
03. They Love Each Other [7:25] [1:06]
04. Russian Lullaby [15:24] [0:11]
05. Midnight Moonlight [9:49] [0:19]

Disc Two (4) 43:14
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:30]
02. Tore Up Over You [6:54] [1:22]
03. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door [17:35] [0:09]
04. … Tangled Up in Blue [#12:17] [0:27]

– As of this .shn’ing (5/2003) the cassette with Tangled Up in
Blue cannot be located. It is patched in here from an older
– This set improves on the older set at least insofar as both
Harder They Come and Midnight Moonlight are now intact (respectively
faded and clipped in on the old transfer).
– d2t04 Tangled Up fades in

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Hempstead, NY (02/29/80)

jerry garcia hempstead

Jerry Garcia Band
Calderone Concert Hall
Hempstead, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Early Show

MAC (Taped by John Jay Hance, AKG 222s [spread, 1st row balcony] > Technics 686 [Dolby B]) > Tascam 122 mkII playback > Lucid ADA 1000 A-D converter > Tascam DA30 mkII master DAT> Tascam 700 CD > Plexwriter PX-W4824A extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave v1.6) > slight editing (SF Studio 6.0) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > level 8 FLAC encoding (Flac Frontend v.1.7.1 etree edition). Transfer and CD mastering by John Jay Hance, EAC > FLAC by Joe Jupille>MP3@320kps

Crowd & Tuning
Mission in the Rain
They Love Each Other
Let it Rock
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door ->

Late Show

Bertha Remaster of the PreFM soundboard.

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Russian Lullaby
The Harder They Come
Tiger Rose (*)
Promontory Rider(*)
Dear Prudence
Midnight Moonlight

* w/Robert Hunter

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: William Shatner – Hempstead, NY (xx/xx/77)

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William Shatner
Captain of the Starship
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Read my review here.

1. Earthbound/Go with Me/High Flight/The Flight of Man/Galileo
2. 6 Ways to the Moon/War of the Worlds
3. The Movie
4. SHORT TAKES: William Shatner – Audience/Starship’s Facilities/Peter/Summer Spaceship/Three-way Alchemy – The Brain/Finale