Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Los Angeles, CA (01/26/95)

Joni Mitchell - los ángeles - 1995

JONI MITCHELL
WELLS FARGO THEATER
GENE AUTRY WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM
Los Angeles, CA.
26 January 1995

Download: FLAC/MP3

tracklist:

01 refuge of the roads
02 being roy
03 sex kills
04 moon at the window
05 night ride home
06 loves cries
07 yvette in english
08 cherokee louise
09 sunny sunday
10 hejira
11 just like this train
12 happiness is the best face-lift

From the original uploader:
This version did not come form Dime
I believe it came from the Joni Mitchell
Dowload hub a long time go.
It is just about excellent.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell & Herbie Hancock – Berkeley, Ca (09/03/78)

joni mitchell - herbie hancock - bread and roses festival 1978

Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock
Bread and Roses Festival
Greek Theater
Berkeley, Ca. U.S.A.
September 3, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

FM broadcast on “Folk Festival USA” program
runtime: 30:45 (minutes/seconds)

setlist:
1: furry sings the blues 5:07
2: the dry cleaner from Des Moines 3:40
3: introduction of Herbie Hancock :52
4: a chair in the sky 6:53
5: the wolf that lives in Lindsey 7:46
6: the circle game 5:12
7: radio credits 1:15

(last song with
Tom Paxton
Odetta
the Persuasions
Todd Gibson
and Hamilton Camp)

lineage:
probably WBUR 90.9 FM (or maybe WGBH 89.7) radio (NPR) >
Sansui 8 reciever with wire FM antenna >
unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) >
TDK-SA 90 min. master cassette >
played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb’s aligned) > torrentially yours.
a this and that, bread and butter production.
it’s earthy. nothing fancy.
no band. no big Marshall amps.
no eq or noise reduction or fidelity abusing.
this recording has a few brief flaws,
either in the broadcast or probably in this master recording
and a little light static here and there, but not too much.
(and 35 years earth time.) this tape has only been
played a couple of times so it is not very worn from use.
do not sell this recording.
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Anaheim, CA (03/05/74)

Joni Mitchell in 1974 - Anaheim

Joni Mitchell featuring Tom Scott and The L.A. Express
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
March 5, 1974
JF Archive Series Vol. 13 via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Taper: JF

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone (mono)

JEMS 2015 Transfer: first-gen reel > Otari MX-5050 > 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

01 This Flight Tonight
02 You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio
03 Free Man In Paris
04 The Same Situation
05 Just Like This Train
06 Rainy Night House
07 Woodstock
08 Cactus Tree
09 Big Yellow Taxi
10 People’s Parties
11 All I Want
12 A Case Of You
13 Dialogue
14 For The Roses
15 Cold Blue Steel
16 Blue
17 For Free
18 Trouble Child
19 Help Me
20 Car On A Hill
21 Both Sides, Now
22 Raised on Robbery
23 The Last Time I Saw Richard
24 Twisted

THE JF BACKSTORY

JEMS loves a vintage taper series and we’re pleased to offer another one, this time from the archive of our friend JF, who taped in and around Southern California in the ’70s and Boston in the ’80s. He frequented smaller venues, like the Troubadour and the Roxy, leaving arenas to others and leaning more towards the folksier, jazzier and eclectic sides of rock.

Most of his ’70s tapes were made on what I would describe as the kind of large, rectangular, portable, C-cel powered cassette recorder that my family and surely many others had in the ’70s, either a Panasonic or a Sony. While I used ours to record myself, my friends and my sister around the house, the teenage JF figured: Why not try taking it into concerts?

I only learned what recorder JF used after I had heard some of his tapes and I have to say I was mildly shocked. Given the gear, his tapes are remarkably clear for the era. And make no mistake, this was an early era for audience recording, part of the first wave spurred on by of the vinyl bootleg revolution.

For further details and backstory on JF, his tapes and the extraordinary lost Van performances from 1975 that started the series, please refer to the notes in Vol. Three:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=524853

JONI IN ANAHEIM

The JF Archive series resumes with what we believe to be a previously uncirculated Joni Mitchell performance on her well regarded 1974 tour backed by Tom Scott and the L.A. Express. The tour was notable as her first to explore more of a jazz direction compared to her folk-rock beginnings.

You can find the poster for the show, the ticket, photos and a nice contemporary review here:
http://jonimitchell.com/chronology/detail.cfm?id=1365

Itís a lively set featuring a very talkative Joni. The sound quality isn’t up to the level of the best audience tapes of the tour (among them JEMS’ Seattle 3/13/74 master found here http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=318981), but in all, this a lovely performance and another one of those ìyou are thereî recordings, despite the lo-fi gear. Samples provided.

JF did an excellent job capturing the complete performance with no noticeable cuts in the music, Joni’s between song dialogue and stories come through loud and clear.

Though originally recorded on cassette, JF’s Joni recording was transferred from reel-to-reel. That’s because JF, due to tight budgets at the time (he was barely out of high school), routinely transferred his master tapes to reels in order to save tape/money. Because he recorded his masters in mono, he would dub the finished recording onto a single track of a reel, allowing him to fit four or more shows on one 7″ tape and reuse the cassette for the next show. That wasn’t true in all instances, but it is for most. And yes, in hindsight, he is still kicking himself about it. And yet, based on the tapes we’ve transferred so far, JF did a fine job dubbing off his masters, and the Joni reel doesn’t sound any worse for wear despite the one-generation loss.

Once again, we must express our gratitude to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes, 6000 miles away from where he lives today, for 20+ years. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too.

Lastly, as always, special thanks to mjk5510, who continues his critical duty as JEMS’ post-production and quality-control supervisor. His contributions are essential in getting the music to you.

BK for JEMS

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Newport, RI (07/19/69)

Joni Mitchell - Newport Folk Festival - 1969_07_19_jo1

JONI MITCHELL
Newport Folk Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
July 19, 1969

Download: FLAC/MP3

1 Chelsea Morning
2 Cactus tree
3 Night in the City
4 For Free
5 Willy
6 The Fiddle and the Drum
7 Both Sides Now
8 Get Together

9 The Circle Game

From the Joni Mitchell Chronology http://www.jmdl.com/chronology/#1969

1969.07.19 Newport Folk Festival Festival Field Newport, RI
Evening concert

This show is crystal clear! (Except for “The Circle Game”–from a different
sourc with audience participation.)

A must-have for any Joni fan, even the casual one.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Durham, NC (03/24/74)

Joni Mitchell - Durham 1974 - Spring Songs

Joni Mitchell
Cameron Stadium, Duke University
Durham, NC
03/24/74

Download: FLAC/MP3

From the original uploader:

Joni Mitchell Mega-rare restored vinyl set “Spring Songs” 1974-03-24 Cameron Stadium, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (mp3 sample) great performance!

Plea and beg time: If you have the master tape of this show, or one not from this record album, please seed it!

For this torrent, I have decided to take quite a different tack: I have tweaked and fiddled with this music for many hours to bring this amazing performance somewhat to life. There’s night and day difference between what you will hear in this torrent and on the original vinyl. The fact that I can finally hear all the instruments and the thing’s back in tune and in proper tempo on a show of this quality is all I need. I absolutely love it.

You may not think that’s good enough. You may think it not worth your time, or that it “still sucks”, or why am I posting this when there’s so much better sounding material out there.

I have news for you… Joni is stunning, mind melting, riding the clouds on this one. She is so good that she makes it look easy.

It may not be for you, nor your sister, nor your girlfriend who you’ve been trying to do “what with??!!” if you can’t look past the imperfections:

Don’t download it!

The setlist of this show is another matter entirely. The album cover, the Hot Wacks discography, and the sides of the album are all in disagreement. The tracks on each side seem to be in sequence, but I am not sure if the sides themselves are in proper order. This is what I came up with, both for track listings and for sequence:

You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio
Free Man In Paris
Same Situation
Just Like This Train
Rainy Night House (awesome, awesome!)
Woodstock
Big Yellow Taxi
Peoples Parties
All I Want
A Case Of You
For The Roses
Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire

Please provide corrections!

Some technical notes: Very little noise reduction or pop and click removal was applied to this recording, as it was difficult to seperate the noise from the music. The swishing you hear in some tracks is sound cancellation caused by the stereo master tape being pressed in combined (L + R) mono. EQ was performed and undone over and over again to get the recording as clear as possible. Each side was individually pitch-corrected to CD masters of the official releases.

This recording BEGS for a tape copy that’s in stereo!

Enjoy!

A DoinkerTape

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Berkeley, CA (05/27/79)

Joni Mitchell - 1979 - Berkeley

Joni Mitchell
Berkeley Jazz Festival
Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA, USA
1979-05-27

Download: FLAC/MP3

Goody Pitch-Corrected Remaster

Original Lineage:
CDR Mail Trade from reputable source > EAC (Secure) > flac (level 8, aligned and verified) >

Goody’s additional lineage:
TLH (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender -7 cents; Amplify +3dB; some hard limiting applied) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

Joni Mitchell – guitars, vocals
Jaco Pastorius – bass
Herbie Hancock – piano
Tony Williams – drums
Don Alias – percussion

Some or all of the above band members appear to provide background vocals on “God Must Be A Boogie Man”, as well.

01 Coyote
02 Goodbye Porkpie Hat
03 God Must Be A Boogie Man
04 Chair In The Sky
05 Black Crow
06 The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines
07 Woodstock
08 Twisted

From the original uploader:
Thanks so much to everyone involved in the creation and preservation of the source of this great performance.
Text updated for this edition – November 18, 2013
Goody

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Boston, MA (02/19/76)

Joni Mitchell 2-19-76 stub - boston

Joni Mitchell and the LA Express
1976-02-19
The Music Hall
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Exc Audience recording transferred and uploaded to dime 2008-01-02 by hanwaker

pitch corrected -53 cents with antialiasing in Sony Soundforge 9 per Professor Goody’s advice,
with tracking fixed on “Love or Money”
Sector boundaries aligned and converted to flac level 8 in TLH by Randall on 2008-01-02

cd1
01 Help Me
02 Love or Money
03 Free Man In Paris
04 For The Roses
05 Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire
06 Big Yellow Taxi
07 Shades Of Scarlet Conquering
08 For Free ( heckler attack !)
09 Coyote >
10 Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
11 Just like this train
12 Shadows and Light
13 In France They Kiss On Main St.

cd2
01 Edith & The Kingpin
02 Talk To Me
03 Harry’s House/Centerpiece
04 rap
05 Furry Sings The Blues
06 Trouble Child
07 Rainy Night House
08 Raised On Robbery
09 The Jungle Line
10 Twisted

Personnel
Joni Mitchell, guitar, piano and vocal

with the LA Express:
David Luell, tenor, soprano, and baritone sax
Robben Ford, electric guitar
Victor Feldman, keyboards
Max Bennett, electric bass
John Guerin, drums and percussion

hanwaker’s original description:

this is an outstanding audience recording !
i received a cassette copy from east coast trader henry G. in the very early 80s.. i wished i could trace this one back to its master… the copy henry sent is at least 3 gen up from the master and has gathered the usual amount of hiss.

.and add:— that dolby c and b( these days EQ business does its trick) —did its share in disguising the
( real-reel) above average recording once it hit the cassette decks in analog times,,
this said.. you will still find this to be one of the best 76 joni recordings..
even the hecklers are less audible than joni herself!
the claim to fame is this…
THIS HAS THE FAMOUS HECKLER ATTAC..during — for free— !

****and add that at times i feel this to be a tiny bit too fast****

hopefully one of the fellow dimers recoginzes his master and can help with an upgrade

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Los Angeles, CA (11/17/72)

joni mitchell

Joni Mitchell
Troubador
Los Angeles, CA
11/17/72

Download: FLAC/MP3

(opinion: very good audience recording)

d1
1 This Flight Tonight
2 Cactus Tree
3 Big Yellow Taxi
4 Barangrill
5 You Turn Me On (I’m A Radio)
6 Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) (volume fluctuates)
7 For Free
8 Let The Wind Carry Me (tape distortion at opening)
9 All I Want
10 A Case Of You
11 Carey
12 Woman Of Heart And Mind
13 Both Sides Now

d2
1 Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
2 For The Roses
(end of this torrent)

lineage: trade cds>eac>flacs>split into 2 torrents>upload

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

joni mitchell - songs for saturday

Joni Mitchell
05/26/72
London, England
“Saturday Songs BBC”

Download: FLAC/MP3

setlist:
This Flight Tonight
Electricity
Big Yellow Taxi
See You Sometime
That Song About the Midway
the Gallery
the Priest
California
Carey
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
9.Conversation

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