Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – London, England (05/26/72)

joni mitchell - songs for saturday

Joni Mitchell
London, England
“Saturday Songs BBC”

Download: FLAC/MP3

This Flight Tonight
Big Yellow Taxi
See You Sometime
That Song About the Midway
the Gallery
the Priest
You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio
For the Roses

Sound: very clear, although has some static (on vinyl)

lineage: vine cd copy>eac>flac>upload

Joni Mitchell: guitar, piano, (mandolin on Carey?) vocal

From the original uploader:
the information above the lineage is what i got w/ the vine disk (or maybe i dug it up somewhere online, i really don’t remember). there are some fade ins and outs. this has a different setlist from the entry listed at db.etree.org called “BBC 2 – Sounds for Saturday, London, England” under the same date 26 May 1972. anyway, this is a great recording of a super performance by Joni Mitchell. had to share it! enjoy!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Worcester, MA (11/29/69)

Joni Mithcell - Worcester - 1969

Joni Mitchell
November 29th, 1969
Alden Memorial Auditorium
Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

unknown audience source recording

disc one
1.Chelsea Morning
2.River > Willy
3.For Free
4.The Arrangement
5.Night In The City
6.Cactus Tree
7.Big Yellow Taxi
8.Both Sides Now

disc two
1.Marcie > Nathan La Franeer
3.Rainy Night House
5.The Circle Game
6.Urge For Going
7.Get Together

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jonie Mitchell + James Taylor – London, England (10/29/70)

joni mithcell - james taylor

Joni Mitchell & James Taylor
BBC In Concert
Paris Theatre [not Royal Albert Hall, as the original text stated]
London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

Original source: Wardour 005 – Bootleg CD shared by Randall at Dime on April 11, 2009

CD > WAV > FLAC > Your PC >

Goody’s additional lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (DC Bias Adjust; Tracks 13-16: Pitch Bender -36 cents) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

01 Introduction By John Peel
02 That Song About The Midway
03 The Gallery
04 Rainy Day Man
05 Steamroller Blues
06 The Priest
07 Carey
08 Carolina In My Mind
09 California
10 For Free
11 The Circle Game
12 You Can Close Your Eyes
13 The Good Samaritan
14 River
15 My Old Man
16 A Case Of You
17 Dialog (Origin Of The Dulcimer)
18 Carey

Tracks 1-12 : BBC transcription disc
Tracks 13-18 : Aircheck tape

Goody adds:
Note that ~1’51” of Joni’s intro to “Carey” in Track 07 was carefully edited out for the broadcast, for some reason.
The complete intro is included in what’s called the Aircheck tape’s Track 17. The missing bit begins at ~01’39” and ends at ~3’30”.
Track 18 of the Aircheck tape is the same performance of “Carey” found in Track 07, but not the same track.

Many thanks to all involved in creating, archiving and releasing the source of this incredible archive!

Text updated for this edition 3/14/14

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Edwardsville, IL (07/07/69)

Joni Mitchell - Mississippi River Festival - 1969

Joni Mitchell
Mississippi River Festival,
Southern Illinois University,
Edwardsville, IL,
July 7, 1969,
PBS concert

Download: FLAC/MP3

Chelsea Morning
Cactus Tree
Night In The City
Marcie> Nathan La Franeer
Rainy Night House> Blue Boy
For Free
Get Together (Valenti)
The Fiddle And The Drum
I Think I Understand
Both Sides Now

Joni Mitchell: guitar and piano

From the original uploader:
It’s an absolutely gem from the time she started playing piano: an outstanding beauty.

lineage: vine cd copy>eac>flac>upload
artwork: http://www.bigozine2.com/archive/ARrarities07/ARjmmissi.html

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Unknown Location (xx/xx/68)


Joni Mitchell
1968-xx-xx, Germany
Joni Loves Germany

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 Marcie
02 Nathan La Franeer
03 Dr. Junk (intro)
04 Dr. Junk
05 Roses Blue
06 The Circle Game > Little Green
07 I Don’t Know Where I Stand
08 Go Tell The Drummer Man
09 Michael From Mountains

From the original uploader

Joni Mitchell
Live – Germany probably 1968 but possibly 1969. Its also not sure if this was recorded in Germany as there is no other indication Joni played Germany in 1968

“I got this as a CDR in a trade a few years back. It is supposed to have been recorded in Germany in 1968 or 1969 but I’ve never been able to confirm the details. If anyone could positively identify it I would be grateful.”

Now the first uploader of this show listed in Dimebot (from 2006), docruper writes:

“This is a mysterious but very high-quality recording of Joni in 1967, 1968, or 1969. Early Joni, featuring her beautiful 1960s voice and a recording that is astoundingly good–crisp, clear, no static, very little hiss.”

However, the size of docruper torrent file does not match puckoon’s.

Puckoon’s folder size matches up exactly with that of a file of a remaster by briggY added to DIME in late 2006 — and judging by the description, it sounds like it — but some of the briggY track times listed differ slightly (a further remaster?).

But just for the halibut, let’s get briggY with it…

Dec 24, 2006
A new torrent has been uploaded to DIME.
Torrent: 127105
Title: Joni Mitchell – ”Germany 1968” – WONDERFUL SBD (remaster)
Size: 195.94 MB
Category: Singer/Songwriter
Uploaded by: briggY

Joni Mitchell
Unknown Venue, supposedly (West) Germany (?) 1968 (?)

total time 38:58

[Removed: Nov 12, 2010]
Days on tracker: 1,419
Last status: 905 times snatched

I noticed that this amazingly high-quality recording of an absolutely stunning solo performance had dropped off the tracker, so I decided to put it back — this is DEFINITELY one that everyone should have. Its origins are completely mysterious, though — it circulates as “Germany 1968”, but Joni didn’t play in Germany in 1968. During the intro to “Dr. Junk” she talks about her visit to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, and since she first played Fayetteville on January 3rd, 1967 and again in May of that year, her remark that the visit was “about 2 years ago” suggests that this performance took place in 1969. I think the presence of “Dr Junk” in the setlist would argue against the show being far into that year, since it’s a throwaway song that didn’t stay in her repertoire for very long. The best guess, then, would be very early 1969, but where is more of problem — although perhaps it COULD be Germany (did she play there in 1969? the jonimitchell.com chronology has no record of any European dates between London Sep 1968 & London Jan 1970 — which can’t be right, surely?) — her phrase “my country’s capitol” in the “Roses Blue” preamble seems to refer to Washington DC rather than Ottawa, which places the performance outside of North America (and that song itself, though not an easy one to decipher, was probably written after the darker events of 1968 — the King & RFK assassinations, Chicago and the election of Nixon).

I was going to seed the show exactly as received via the JMDL hub — the same version upped here previously — but when I took a close look at the wav files I found SBEs — tiny ones, but they were there (as the lineage claims alignment was done, I imagine they’re historical). I went through and got rid of these manually, then decided to up the levels and shift the tracking just a little whilst I was in there. I also fixed a nasty little glitch right at the beginning and faked a less abrupt fade at the very end. There was no temptation to use any nr or eq as the sound quality is great. It’s an exercise in gilding the lily, but this particular lily was worth it.

lineage: SBD > ? > acousticharmonies Vine CDR > Wav (EAC secure mode) > Flac frontend (level 8, aligned & verified)
remaster: > WAV (SBEs manually fixed, tracking & levels adjusted, flaws at start & end fixed with ACL10) > WAV (fixed SBEs with TLH) > FLAC level 8

I have a theory – a theory that is mine. This is my theory… That this show took place before her first album, my favorite “Song To A Seagull,” was released in March of 1968.

For one, Joni never mentions that she has an album out at all. And the audience does not seem to get extra excited about the songs she plays off it.

Plus one, the only song she introduces that comes from that album, “Michael From Mountains…” Joni pauses a moment before starting up, but no one in the audience makes a single sound that resembles recognition.

Maybe the folkies there were just being cool. Maybe they were just jealous she had an album out and they didn’t. But then that is not cool.

I know for one if I knew, this here Mike, his heart would have at least just jumped for crying out loud for joy for just one mountainous moment.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – The Hague, The Netherlands (04/27/83)


Joni Mitchell
The Hague, Netherlands

Download: FLAC/MP3

For Free
Big Yellow Taxi
A Case Of You
You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio
You’re So Square
Solid Love
Ladies Man
Refuge Of The Roads
Flat Tires

Joni Mitchell – Electric Guitar, Dulcimer, Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums
Russell Ferrante – Keyboards
Larry Klein – Bass
Michael Landau – Guitar

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Glendale, CA (10/25/94)

Joni Mitchell
KSCA-FM 101.9
Glendale, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Interview Pt. 1
Sunny Sunday
Interview Pt. 2
Loves Cries
Interview Pt. 3
Sex Kills
Interview Pt. 4
Moon At The Window
Interview Pt. 5
Interview Pt. 6 (Story about Mingus)
Just Like This Train
Interview Pt. 7

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Bethel, NY (08/15/98)

Joni Mitchell
Yasgur’s Farm
Bethel, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Comes Love
Face Lift
The Crazy Cries of Love
No Apologies
Sex Kills
The Magdalene Laundries
Black Crow
Moon at the Window
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Just Like This Train
Big Yellow Taxi
Trouble Man

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Cambridge, MA (01/10/68)


Joni Mitchell
Cambridge, Mass.
January 1968 (date unknown – but labeled as the 10th, which is commonly used for this recording.)
recording quality: B+
source: FM broadcast tape, possibly from a vinyl boot LP

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. Cactus Tree
02. Night In The City
03. Gift Of The Magi
04. I Had A King
05. Morning Morgantown
06. Ballerina Valerie
07. Song To A Seagull
08. Both Sides Now
09. Conversation
10. Come To The Sunshine
11. Chelsea Morning
12. The Pirate of Penance
13. The Way It Is
14. The Dawntreader

original comments from glasnostrd19 in 2009:

A real early solo acoustic show with Joni Mitchell. This is the earliest Joni I’ve ever heard and she already had her distinctive vocal style. She does a bit of talking between some of the tunes, I didn’t bother to seperate the talk into its own tracks as some like to do. I’ve had this tape for years, no idea of its lineage, there is likely a better source for this out there somewhere but this is quite listenable for a 41 year old analog recording. it does have one rather annoying but very brief speed problem in the source recording (or transfer between that and my copy), otherwise the recording is pretty good, especially for this early date, and Joni sounds fine.

Almost all the other Joni Mitchell I listen to is from 76 w/ the L.A. Express and 79 w/ Metheny/Pastorious/Alias group, but some of this is nice to hear now and then. If I wasn’t more interested in jazz and rock music, I’d listen to this alot more. It’s classic Joni.

If you haven’t heard this (apparently parts of 2 sets) and like Joni Mitchell’s unique songwriting and performance style, you will enjoy hearing this. I don’t know how many generations my tape of this is, but there’s only a little bit of tape noise. I have not done any processing of this except to balance the levels out, DC offset where needed, and a couple of splices to smooth out abrupt endings. I don’t know how close to complete this is, but all the songs here are uninterrupted.

Joni played a run of shows at Club 47, the only date in etree is Jan 10th, that setlist order does not match here. It does sound like track 1 may not be the opening song, hard to tell since there’s no stage introduction in the recording.

Since June 2005 this collection has appeared seven times (now eight) at Dime. There were speed problems, dropouts and sector boundary errors along the way, as well as possibly different source tapes and/or tinkering with the sound.

This file set was originally seeded at Dime on Mon 12th Jan, 2009 by glasnostrd19, and doesn’t appear on the bot list after that.

It is not the speed-corrected version by Randall, seeded in 2007. According to one comment, this version has ‘more hiss and more bass though it would be going too far to describe it as “muffled” by comparison’. If somebody could reseed that version it would be nice to be able to compare.

This reseed has new txt, ffp and md5 files, and the SBEs were fixed – all with xACT.

This is the boot commonly known as “By The Banks of the River Charles”. It has four never-released Joni songs: “Gift of the Magi,” “Ballerina Valerie”, “The Way it Is” and “Come to the Sunshine”.

Reseeded at Dime: April 2012

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Review – Toronto, Canada (12/01-02/75)

rolling thunder

Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Review
12/01/75 & 12/02/75
Maple Leaf Garden
Toronto, ON

Download: FLAC/MP3


***Bobby Neuwirth***
Good Love Is Hard to Find

***T-Bone Burnett***
Hula Hoop

***Steven Soles***

***Rob Stoner***

***Mick Ronson***
Is There Life on Mars?

***Bobby Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley***
Alabama Dark (Hank Williams Is Dead)

***Ronee Blakley***
Need a New Sun Rising

***Bobby Neuwirth***

***Cindy Bullens***
Nowhere to Go

***Bobby Neuwirth***
Mercedes Benz

***Joni Mitchell***
Woman of Heart and Mind
Edith and the Kingpin
Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow

Set II

***Bobby Neuwirth***
Ramblin’ Jack

***Ramblin’ Jack Elliot***
Muleskinner Blues
Pretty Boy Floyd
Salt Park West Virginia
I’m a Rich and Rambling Boy

***Bob Dylan***
When I Paint My Masterpiece
It Ain’t Me Babe
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Tonight I’ll Be Staying with You
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Romance in Durango

***Bob Dylan & Joan Baez***
The Times They Are a-Changin’
Dark as a Dungeon
Never Let Me Go
I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
I Shall Be Released

***Joan Baez***
Diamonds and Rust
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Joe Hill
Love Song to a Stranger
Long Black Veil
Please Come to Boston

***Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn***
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

***Roger McGuinn***
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare

***Gordon Lightfoot***
Race Among the Ruins
The Watchman’s Gone


***Bob Dylan***
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Simple Twist of Fate

***Bob Dylan & the Rolling Thunder Revue***
Oh Sister
One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
Just Like a Woman
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
This Land Is Your Land


***Bobby Neuwirth***
Good Love Is Hard To Find
Werewolves of London

***Rob Stoner***

***Mick Ronson***
Is There Life On Mars

band intros

**Ronnee Blakely***
Hank Williams Is Dead
[ronnee blakely tune]

***Bobby Neuwirth
Mercedes Benz

*** Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks ***
40 Days >
Hey Bo Diddley >
Who Do You Love >
Third Stone From The Stone

*** Joni Mitchell ***
unknown – mic noise
Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow

*** Bob Neuwirth ***
Talkin’ Ramblin Jack Intro

*** Ramblin Jack Elliot
San Franciso Bay Blues
Talkin’ Fishin’ Blues
McGill McGill

*** Bob Dylan ***
When I Paint My Masterpiece
It Ain’t Me Babe
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
It’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Romance In Durango

Set II

*** Bob Dylan and Joan Baez ***
Blowin’ In The Wind
Wild Mountain Thyme
Mama You Been On My Mind
Dark As A Dungeon
I Shall Be Released

*** Joan Baez ***
Diamonds and Rust
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Pastures of Plenty
Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues
Come To Boston
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

*** Roger McGuinn ***
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare

*** Gordon Lightfoot ***
Baez intro
Race Among The Ruins
Cherokee Bend
High & Dry

*** Bob Dylan ***
Mr. Tambourine Man
Tangled Up In Blue
O Sister
One More Cup Of Coffee
Just Like A Woman
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
This Land Is Your Land