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.

BK for JEMS

 

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Seattle, WA (10/24/80)

Seattle 80 (JEMS) Front

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
That Old ‘80 Sound
Seattle Center Coliseum
Seattle, WA
October 24, 1980
RS Master via JEMS
16/44.1 Edition
(24/96 Edition release pending)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Gear: Nakamichi 700 microphones > Bass Box EQ > Sony TCD-D5

2013-14 JEMS Transfer: RS master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > extensive iZotope RX3 clean up > iZotope Ozone 5 via Peak 6 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Project Start Date: October 2013
Project End Date: October 2014
Approximate Project Hours: 35
Years Spent Chasing Down Master Tape: 20+
River Tour Show No. 13

Seamless transfer, suggested CD breaks…

101 Badlands
102 Out in the Street
103 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
104 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
105 Factory
106 Independence Day
107 Jackson Cage
108 Two Hearts
109 The Promised Land (cut)
110 Racing In The Street
111 The River
112 Prove It All Night
113 Thunder Road
201 Cadillac Ranch (Bruce’s microphone and part of the PA are out)
202 Fire
203 Sherry Darling
204 Here She Comes > I Wanna Marry You
205 The Ties That Bind
206 Wreck On The Highway
207 Point Blank
208 Crush On You
209 Ramrod
210 You Can Look But You Better Not Touch
211 Stolen Car
212 Drive All Night
301 Rosalita
302 Jungleland
303 Born to Run
304 Detroit Medley > I Hear A Train (joined in progress, distortion at the start)
305 Raise Your Hand (joined in progress)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Detroit, MI (10/04/75)

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Michigan Palace
Detroit, MI
October 4, 1975
ER Archives Vol. 13 via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

JEMS 2016 Transfer: low-generation reels > Ampex 440 > Pro Tools > iZotope RX4 > iZotope Ozone > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / patch / edit / index) > xACT 2.35 > FLAC

01 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
02 Spirit in the Night
03 Itís Gonna Work Out Fine
04 Sheís The One
05 Born to Run
06 The E Street Shuffle > Having A Party
07 Backstreets (patched)
08 Kittyís Back
09 Jungleland
10 Rosalita (cut)
11 Detroit Medley
12 Sandy
13 Ainít Too Proud To Beg
14 Quarter to Three
15 Little Queenie
16 Twist and Shout

Known Faults:
-Backstreets: 1.25 patched with audience recording, the ER tape contains 22 more
seconds of the SB thanAnubis’s “Walk Like Heroes”
-Rosalita: end cut

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Portland, OR (01/12/80)

Bob Dylan
Paramount Theatre
Portland, Oregon
January 12, 1980
JEMS Master

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Gear: Sony Mic > Sony TC-55

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2014 Transfer: master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A > SoundDevices USBPre2 >
Audacity 2.0 24/96 capture > iZotope RX clean-up > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 >
Peak Pro XT (pitch correction / volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

PEEPLES / HAVIS / DENNIS / YOUNG
101 Can I Ride
102 It’s Gonna Rain
103 Look Up And Live By Faith
104 Show Me The Way
105 Freedom At The Wall
106 This Train
BOB DYLAN
107 Gotta Serve Somebody
108 I Believe In You
109 When You Gonna Wake Up
110 When He Returns
111 Man Gave Names To All The Animals
112 Precious Angel
113 Slow Train
114 Covenant Woman
201 God Uses Ordinary People (Mona Lisa Young)
202 Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
203 Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
204 Solid Rock
205 Saving Grace
206 Saved
207 What Can I Do For You?
208 In The Garden
209 Applause
210 Band Introduction
211 Blessed Be The Name
212 Pressing On

From the original uploader:
To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first time any recording of the second night of the 1980 tour has been made widely available, at least according to the tour and tape histories chronicled by Olof and Lossless Bob.

For years, it has always puzzled us that there were three dates in the Northwest at the start of Dylan’s 1980 tour for which there was no known tape. Puzzling because S of JEMS and some of his taping peers at the time attended the Portland and Seattle shows, and to the best of S’s knowledge, all the shows were taped. In fact, for years, S suggested that he’s not sure he recorded himself because he was so sure the shows were being covered by others with better gear.

And yet, no tapes from Portland January 11, 12 and Seattle January 15 ever seemed to circulate. And among the thousands of tapes in the consolidated JEMS archive, including what we believed to be all of S’s masters, the shows weren’t there either. And yet, they had to have been recorded, right?

I’ve asked S questions about these shows for the last 20 years, so imagine my surprise when he called a couple of months ago to say our friend WG had found a box of S’s tapes in his house. A box of tapes very likely borrowed in 1986 and forgotten about until two months ago when they were discovered lurking behind or under some furniture.

And lo and behold, there in the box were the masters for January 12 and January 15, missing in action for over 30 years. The box made its way to me for fresh transfers, so thanks to WG and S for that. And while it didn’t contain the tape of January 11 (we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed on that one), it did contain another 15-20 tapes missing from the archive that I had held in my own hands back in 1986 and had never seen again.

The bulk of these were first generation copies made for S by a legendary taper, a taper not known to have ever recorded some of the artists included, but it turns out he did.

The tapes are marked in that legendary taper’s own unmistakable way. And the notes he included shed just a bit more light on his legend, both in terms of what additional shows he captured, but also the gear he used. It would appear he even managed to record the same show on two different recorders with two different microphones. Two mics–how appropriate for him. That tease will have to suffice for now, but we will be getting to those tapes in due time.

But until then, it turns out S was underselling himself, as his recording of the lost Portland show is very listenable indeed and a fine document of this compelling slice of Dylan’s career.

Thanks to our brother in arms mjk5510 for his continued assistance in taking these tapesover the finish line. It is partners like him that truly get the flow going, and right now we’re sitting on a stack of great new tapes to post from Dylan and others.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Los Angeles, CA (05/24/73)

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Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra
The Troubadour
West Hollywood, CA
May 24, 1973, 8pm *Early Show
JF Archive Series Vol. 12 via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Taper: JF
Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone (mono)
JEMS 2015 Transfer: JF master TD???K cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX4 > iZotope Ozone 5 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Contrast Clause: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=495208
Is a recording of the other set the same night.

01 Intro
02 Saint Dominicís Preview
03 These Dreams of You
04 The Way Young Lovers Do
05 Snow In San Anselmo
06 Day By Day
07 Help Me
08 Beiní Green
09 Listen To The Lion
10 Warm Love
11 Cyprus Avenue
12 Caravan

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Santa Monica, CA (11/18/79)

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Bob Dylan
Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA
November 18, 1979
Mike Millard first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Five

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info: AKG-451E microphones > Uher CR-240 cassette recorder

JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > pitch correction > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

101 Regina Havis Monologue
102 I’ve Got My Ticket, Lord
103 It’s Gonna Rain
104 Do Lord, Remember Me
105 Look Up And Live By Faith
106 Hold My Hand, Oh Lord
107 Oh Freedom
108 This Train
109 Gotta Serve Somebody
110 I Believe In You
111 When You Gonna Wake Up
112 When He Returns
113 Man Gave Names To All The Animals
114 Precious Angel
201 Slow Train
202 Covenant Woman
203 What Are You Doing With Your Heart? (Helena Springs)
204 Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
205 Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
206 Solid Rock
207 Saving Grace
208 Saved
209 What Can I Do For You?
210 In The Garden
211 Band Introduction
212 Blessed Be The Name
213 Pressing On

JEMS is pleased to release the fifth in a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77. For further details on how these tapes came to be lost and found again, as well as JEMS’ history with Mike Millard, please refer to the notes in Vol. One http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=500680

Installment No. 5 jumps ahead 17 months but a world apart, as Dylan has converted to Christianity and taken to the road with a set of all new gospel-tinged material, completely ignoring his musical past in deference to his enlightened present.

The Gospel Tour, as it is known, began November 1 at the Fox Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, where Dylan kicked off a 14-night residency. This concert in Santa Monica was the first show that followed the Warfield run and opening night of four in the Los Angeles area. Other than going electric, I would posit there is no other moment in Dylan’s career that reverberated like this seemingly out-of-nowhere shift into what might best be described as a musical tent revival with Bob himself as preacher and soul saver. And because of that, the Gospel Tour is divisive: For some fans, it was the jumping off point; for others, they climbed aboard the slow train coming.

Dylan’s on-stage dialogue at times sparked confrontations with an audience that, by and large, wasn’t sure how to reconcile what they were seeing and hearing with all that came before it. I didn’t see the Gospel Tour in person; my first Dylan show was still six years away. As such, the radical shift that took place in 1979 doesn’t have the same impact for me when revisited in hindsight. On its own merits, the Gospel Tour offers richly satisfying performances and a focused Dylan who was leading the crusade every night.

And talk about a set list that challenged his audience. Dylan didn’t perform a single song from his back catalog, instead filling the set with all eight songs from Slow Train Coming; another seven from its companion, Saved, which would be released the following year; the still unreleased “Blessed Be the Name”; plus several gospel numbers performed by the show’s back-up singers: Regina Havis, Helena Springs and Mona Lisa Young.

To our ears, Millard nails it this night. As usual, he’s close to the PA with a quiet crowd around him, and the AKGs + Uher yield a great pull in his capable hands. It is a pleasure to listen to. Samples provided.

Lossless Bob has six entries for this show which tie back to two underlying recordings. In this case, Millard’s tape does match the complete recording from which the bootleg Live By Faith was derived. So instead of an uncirculated source, we have an upgrade, and while the bootleg and circulating copies are very good, we think you’l find this fresh-first generation transfer from reel sharper and cleaner, with less hiss in the quiet parts and more detail in the louder parts.

If you’d like to learn more about Mike the MICrophone, the links below offer a glimpse of his story.

Millard’s Wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Millard

The best article written about Millard has been deleted from the original website but is reprinted here:
http://www.classicrockforums.com/forum/f6/led-zeppelin-official-thread-6185/index164.html

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS continues to depend on mjk5510 for his skilled assistance in getting these recordings into your hands. He is a vital part of the process at this point.

Here’s to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes.

BK for JEMS
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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (06/01/78)

Bob Dylan
Universal Amphitheatre
Los Angeles, CA
June 1, 1978
Mike Millard first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. One

Download: FLAC/MP3
Recording Info: AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550

LB-11613

JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX3 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 (pitch correction) > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 >  Peak Pro XT (indexed) > xACT  2.2.1 > FLAC

01 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
02 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
03 You’re A Big Girl Now
04 One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
05 Blowin’ In The Wind
06 I Want You
07 Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
08 Masters Of War
09 Just Like A Woman
10 To Ramona
11 The Man In Me
12 Band Introduction
13 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
14 Forever Young
15 The Times They Are A-Changin’

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – San Francisco, CA (01/13/82)

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Jerry Garcia Band
01-13-1982
Old Waldorf
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

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Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Station

A GEMS production -+-+- http://www.shnflac.net -+-+-
Trac’ed Cdwave Flac’ed level 8 TLH
Notes- Big Thanks to Katfish John for sharing his cd’s
– Missing last three songs of set two
– Recorder was turned off between songs

Set 1
Disc 1
01 – Sugaree
02 – They Love Each Other
03 – Sittin’ in Limbo
04 – Let It Rock
05 – Tangled Up In Blue

Set 2
Disc 2
01 – Roadrunner
02 – Dont Let Go
03 – The Harder They Come