Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – London, England (09/07/84)

natalie merchant

10,000 Maniacs
London, UK

Download: FLAC/MP3

Uploaded by: Arbuthnot
Recorded by RC
Seeded by Josef

Sony TCS 350(?) > TDK D-90 > Nak DR2 > Adcom GCA-510 > Audiophile 24/96 (at 16/44.1 > Peak 4LE > some EQ to boost the bass > dithering > Flac 6 > you

01 Grey Victory
02 Katrinas Fair
03 Poor De Chirico
04 The Latin One
05 Planned Obsolescence
06 Hello In There
07 Tension
08 Can’t Ignore The Train
09 Do You Love An Apple?
10 Lilydale
11 National Education Week
12 Pit Viper
13 Scorpio Rising
14 Daktari
15 My Mother The War
16 Among The Americans

10,000 Maniacs’ “The Wishing Chair” L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date – September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I’ve decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven’t been shared since the Dime’s previous incarnation as “easytree.org” circa 2005).


*2015 re-seed*

I looked on a site to see if this gig was available as a bootleg. There is a copy going a
round, but it doesn’t list track 16, the second encore, which takes this gig just over
60 mins and may account for why it’s possibly been left off other tape trades?

I’d waited a long time to see the band in the UK. Having heard them on John Peel, I was
lucky enough to get a US import copy of the I Ching album from the Rough Trade shop soon
after it came out. RC and I were seeing Dead Can Dance a lot round about this time and we
both went along to Dingwalls. I didn’t take my recorder. I can’t remember why not,
although I was familiar with Dingwalls and it may have been something to do with being
worried about the bouncers or just noisy audiences.

My over-riding memory of this gig was Natalie wildly swinging and dancing around the cast
iron columns on stage that held the roof up, with her long hair flowing. The stage was
crammed – they were a big band and it was a small venue. Very noisy and sweaty. Anyway,
after the gig I told RC that I wished I’d taped it. He said he wasn’t that impressed and
a couple of weeks later sent me his master, keeping a copy for himself. If you know RC,
this will sound really odd as he became a big Maniacs and Natalie Merchant fan. I guess
he just didn’t feel it straight away. I’ve got plenty of ticket stubs from Dingwalls, but
nothing to tell me which one relates to this gig, so no images I’m sorry to say.

I went to the Marquee the next night and taped it – although it was a disaster. I arrived
late, left early and in between picked up loads of chatter on the mike.

Enjoy – and thanks to RC for the master.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison & the Chieftains – London, England (05/10/88)

van morrison 1984

Van Morrison & The Chieftans
Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
May 10th 1988

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Unknown (low) generation cassette tape => Sony TC-WE475 => SoundBlaster Z => Adobe Audition CC => Traders Little Helper (Flac level 6 – Align on sector boundaries)

01. Celtic Excavation
02. Vanlose Stairway
03. Queen of the Slipstream
04. I Forgot That Love Existed
05. The Mystery
06. What Would I Do Without You (Ray Charles cover)
07. In the Garden
08. Summertime in England
09. Rave On, John Donne
10. Did Ye Get Healed?
11. Northern Muse (Solid Ground)

w/ The Chieftans
12. Star of the County Down (traditional)
13. She Moved Through the Fair (traditional)
14. T· Mo Chleamhnas DÈanta (My Match It Is Made)
15. Raglan Road (The Dubliners cover)
16. I’ll Tell Me Ma (The Young Dubliners cover)
17. Carrickfergus
18. Celtic Ray
19. My Lagan Love (traditional)
20. Marie’s Wedding (traditional) (first part missing)
21. Irish Heartbeat
22. Boffyflow and Spike
23. Moondance

Total time: 1:35:57

Comments from original uploader:
Received this in a trade at least 25 years ago. Not that many recordings with this setup around. A shame, as Van Morrison and The Chieftans are a good fit!
So here is the second of two recordings in my collection. I hope you enjoy them.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Morrissey – London, England (09/20/15)

morrissey - london - 2015

Eventim Apollo
Hammersmith, London
20th September 2015

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. Intro
02. Suedehead
03. Alma Matters
04. Speedway
05. Ganglord
06. Staircase At The University
07. Kiss Me A Lot
08. World Peace Is None Of Your Business
09. I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
10. Istanbul
11. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
12, I’m Not A Man
13. Band Intros
14. The Bullfighter Dies
15. Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
16. Yes, I Am Blind
17. Oboe Concerto
18. I Will See You In Far-Off Places
19. Meat Is Murder
20. You’ll Be Gone (Presley,West,Hodge)
21. Everyday Is Like Sunday
22. What She Said / Outro

Morrissey – vocals
Jesse Tobias – guitar
Boz Boorer – guitar, clarinet, vocals
Mando Lopez – bass
Matt Walker – drums
Gustavo Manzur – keyboards, guitar, didgeridoo, trumpet, vocals

From the original uploader:
This is my recording
Front Balcony Left
Olympus LS10 16 bit>adobe audition>cd wave
>traders little helper>flac level 8
recorder __rimbaud__

Great atmosphere in the packed room tonight, maybe that’s because of the announcement that this clutch of shows are “most likely” the last ever in the UK
or maybe just because it’s Morrissey, and the devotion is always a notch above with his audience, the majority of whom looked like they’ve been there (just like me) throughout the 30 odd years.
I think Morrissey was maybe about to tell us that the Elvis cover (You’ll Be Gone) he just played was only one of a couple that Elvis co wrote, and that when he played it to Priscilla, she didn’t like it much
so he never attempted to write another, when the power went out, whatever, both the song & the power cut felt like a fitting metaphor.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mark Knopfler – London, England (05/28/08)

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Mark Knopfler
Royal Albert Hall
London, England
28th May, 2008

Download: FLAC/MP3

CD 1 360.95mb
01. Cannibals
02. Why Aye Man
03. What It Is
04. Sailing To Philadelphia
05. True Love Will Never Fade
06. The Fish And The Bird
07. Hill Farmer’s Blues
08. Romeo & Juliette
09. Sultans Of Swing
10. Band Intros
11. Marbletown

CD 2 286.46mb.
01. Joe Brown Intro
02. Picture Of You (Joe Brown on lead vocal & guitar)
03. Donegan’s Gone (Joe Brown on backing vocal & guitar)
04. Speedway At Nazareth
05. Telegraph Road
06. Brothers In Arms
07. Our Shangri La
08. So Far Away
09. Going Home.

Mark Knopfler – guitar, vocals
John McCusker – fiddle, cittern, flutes
Matt Rollings – keyboards, vocals
Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
Guy Fletcher – keyboards, guitars, vocals
Richard Bennett – guitar, etc.
Glenn Worf – bass, vocals
Joe Brown – Guitar & vocals, CD2, tracks 1 & 2.

From the original uploader:
This is my own recording from row 14, center in the arena floor. As far as I know, this show hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ve checked Dime & Hungercity regularly hoping it would appear, but it hasn’t, so here’s my recording.

It’s probably a 9/10, with a very focused sound. The vocal is up-front & defined, except for Sultans Of Swing where I think the mic volume wasn’t raised to accommodate the increased volume of the band.

The guitar rings through as clear as a bell & the ambience of the venue adds a richness to the overall sound, without washing out the sound too much. I’m very pleased with it & hope you will be too.

The Joe Brown tracks are a nice addition & it was good to see him appear as a surprise guest. Funnily enough, I’ve seen Mark & Joe play Donegan’s Gone twice at the Albert Hall (1st time was at the Lonnie Tribute Concert in 2004).
I’ll also be at Joe’s show at the RAH in September at which Mark will be a guest, and no doubt they’ll play it again!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Queen – London, England (xx/xx/71) – In the Beginning

Queen - In The Beginning

London, England
In The Beginning.
From the silvers.

Links removed, this was officially release. See comments below.

Recorded in Late 1971 at the De Lane Lea Studios in London. With the tape Queen tried to get a contract from several companies.

Lineage :
In The Beginning (silvers) -> Wav (EAC) -> Flac (Frontend level 8)

Tracklisting :

01. Keep Yourself Alive
02. The Night Comes Down
03. Great King Rat
04. Jesus
05. Liar

Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – These Days

REM - These Days 1985

Why Not Records
Date :1992
Recorded live during 1985 “Reconstruction II” tour.

Download MP3@128

1 Moral Kiosk
2 Letter Never Sent
3 Laughing
4 Maps And Legends
5 Driver 8
6 Fall On Me
7 Can’t Get There From Here
8 Seven Chinese Brothers
9 West Of The Fields
10 Auctioneer (Another Engine)
11 Old Man Kensey
12 Gardening At Night
13 Radio Free Europe
14 We Walk
15 Pretty Persuasion
16 See No Evil
17 Theme From Two Steps Onward
18 These Days
19 Bad Day
20 I Believe

Bass – Mike Mills
Drums – Bill Berry (2)
Guitar – Peter Buck
Lead Vocals – Michael Stipe
Written-by [All Tracks By] – Berry*, Stipe*, Mills*, Buck*

Recorded live during 1985 “Reconstruction II” Tour
(Hammersmith Palais, London, England on October 29, 1985 – 2nd show; tracks 17-20 are 1986 demos)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – London, England (09/09-11-74) “Dicks Picks 7 Leftovers”

grateful dead - london 1974 - dicks picks 7

Grateful Dead
Leftovers from Dick’s Picks #7
Alexandra Palace
London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

The original uploader simply copied and pasted the original notes for each of these three shows, only making amendments to note which songs were omitted. Track listings for the FLAC files were likewise kept from those original shows. For the MP3s I combined them into one collection. I made each show a different disk number and changed the track numbers to keep them in order. I have no idea if each show will actually fit on one disk (I’m guessing not) so if you burn to disk you’ll want to play with it first to see how they fit. I apologize if that is annoying, but I wanted it to flow as best as possible and this was the only way I could figure it. – Mat

The non DP 7 tracks from these three outstanding shows have been
pulled from circulating soundboards. Now with DP 7 in hand, you
can almost re-create all three shows for your listening pleasure.


09-09-74 Monday
London, England
Alexandra Palace
shnid: 12846

Single set played due to late start
First night of seven night European Mini Tour


*appears on “Dick’s Picks Vol 7”

These tracks were pulled from the most complete source available,
unfortunately 6 tracks are missing from the show.
Playing in the Band is unexplicably cut into 3 tracks.
B. Proctor 1-17-08

–Disc 1–
101 – Jack Straw (Sound Check)
102 – Apologies and Tuning
103 – Bertha
104 – The Promised Land
105 – More Apologies and Tuning
106 – It Must Have Been the Roses
107 – Jack Straw
xx8 – *Scarlet Begonias
XX9 – *Mexicali Blues
X10 – *Row Jimmy
–Disc 2–
111 – Playing in the Band
112 – Playin’ (continues)
113 – Playin’ (contiues again)
114 – Deal
115 – El Paso
XXX – Ship of Fools (Missing)
XXX – Tennessee Jed (Missing)
X16 – *Truckin ->
X17 – *Wood Green Jam ->
X18 – *Wharf Rat ->
XXX – Uncle John (Missing)
XXX – Johnny B. Goode (Missing)

XXX – U. S. Blues (Missing)
XXX – One More Saturday Night (Missing)

-Vocals during Sound check low
-Bouncy Bertha Warning
-Minor Static at 0:27, 1:26 of Promised Land
-Hum before Playin’ (unless you know the words, then you can sing along)

Muchos Gracias to Pablo B. aka Raoul Duke for the show
And Jerrys Kids for the Moral Fortitude, Knowledge and Fraternity

Another Installment Of The Music Never Stopped Project


9/10/74 – Grateful Dead
Alexandra Palace, London, England
shnid: 18806

Vault Soundboard Reels->Cassette->


DAT seed provided by Michael P. Weitzman
Transfer and SHN by Joe Samaritano

1. This may or may not be the same as the
8/24/2002 Willy/etree seed. This seed does
have a definitive lineage and is likely
closer to the original source.

2. *Tracks appear on Dick’s Picks #7,
Please go buy it, it’s really goooooood!

–Set 1 / Disc 1–
101 – Around & Around
XX2 – *Mississippi 1/2 Step
103 – Beat It on Down the Line
104 – Peggy-O
XX5 – *Black Throated Wind
XX6 – *Tennessee Jed
XX7 – Mexicali Blues (missing)
108 – China Cat Sunflower ->
109 – I Know You Rider
–Disc 2–
110 – Loser
X11 – *WRS Prelude ->
X12 – *WRS Part 1 ->
X13 – *Let it Grow
X14 – *Stella Blue

–Set 2–
XX1 – *Me & My Uncle
202 – Dire Wolf
XX3 – *Not Fade Away
204 – Ramble On Rose
205- Big River
–Disc 3–
XX6 – *Dark Star ->
XX7 – *Morning Dew
208 – Sugar Magnolia

XX9 – *U.S. Blues

Grateful Dead
Alexandra Palace
London, England
Wednesday September 11, 1974
shnid: 12183

Candelario Matrix MSR D CD except
first 15:22 of Seastones (on Disc #2): AUD
end of Sunshine Daydream and encore: AUD

This is the Candelario matrix SBD reel recording. From 2:10 to 3:00
of Scarlet Begonias the mix gets strange while Kid adjusts his levels.
We have left this passage intact (there is another version in
circulation where it is patched with AUD). We have patched in from
an AUD master the first 15:22 of Seastones, the tail end of Sunshine
Daydream, and US Blues, all missing on the circulating MSR D.
Naturally this set supplements and does not supplant the portions of
this show released as parts of Dick’s Picks #7, but until GDM releases
the show complete, this will do the trick nicely.

Dave Greenberg did the final mastering of these discs. We don’t know
who mastered the patch of SSDD and US Blues; we extracted this portion
from a CD of the MSR D containing Eyes through the end of the show,
with this patch already in place, and nicely done — our compliments
to whoever mastered it. HB also provided important assistance.
This project was instigated and these notes written by Jim Powell.
SHN conversion by Jay Gerland (jay@theblackdog.org) with seed provided
by Jed Distler (jdistler@composerscollab.org).

The set list from the orginal text file did not match the tracking numbers.
Just a general mess. I have not attempted to correctly calculate timings
to fit to disc. My apologies to those who wish to burn to audio CD.
* denotes songs present on DP 7
B. Proctor 1-17-08

–Set 1–
101 – Scarlet Begonias
102 – Mexicali Blues
XX3 – *Brown Eyed Women
XX4 – *Beat It On Down the Line
105 – Sugaree
XX6 – *Jack Straw
107 – Row Jimmy
108 – Me & Bobby McGee
XX9 – *Tennessee Jed
X10 – *Big River
111 – It Must Have Been the Roses
X12 – *Playing in the Band

–Set 2–
201 – Seastones ->
202 – Seastones continued ->
203 – space jam ->
204 – Eyes of the World ->
205 – space jam ->
206 – Wharf Rat ->

–Set 3–
301 – Around & Around
302 – Ship of Fools
303 – Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
304 – Sugar Magnolia

305 – U.S. Blues

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – London, England (06/20/78)

bob dylan - london - 1978_0615

Bob Dylan
20 June 1978
Earls Court
London, England, UK

Download: FLAC/MP3

Master R2R>MC(2)>CDR(1)>EAC(secure)>remastering with SoundForge 8.0>FLAC(level8)>Dime

AJR (13 Jan 2006)


CD1 72:23.11

1. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (instrumental) [0:56.00]
2. Love Her With A Feeling [2:26.74]
3. Baby, Stop Crying [5:39.39]
4. Mr. Tambourine Man [5:24.42]
5. Shelter From The Storm [5:04.68]
6. Love Minus Zero/No Limit [3:43.61]
7. Tangled Up In Blue [7:28.22]
8. Ballad Of A Thin Man [5:08.09]
9. Maggie’s Farm [5:13.04]
10. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Met) [4:16.71]
11. Like A Rolling Stone [6:59.29]
12. I Shall Be Released [4:16.71]
13. Going, Going, Gone [2:31.33]
14. Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 (instrumental) [0:56.67]
15. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) [3:48.55]
16. You’re A Big Girl Now [4:58.33]
17. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) [3:29.60]

CD2 59:18.06

1. Blowin’ In The Wind [5:02.03]
2. I Want You [3:06.11]
3. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) [5:19.00]
4. Masters Of War [4:20.00]
5. Just Like A Woman [5:44.04]
6. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right [5:15.01]
7. All Along The Watchtower [4:39.64]
8. All I Really Want To Do [3:16.19]
9. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) [9:09.04]
10. Forever Young [7:33.54]
11. The Times They Are A-Changin’ [5:52.71]

Complete concert.

d1t1 beginning cut, no fade in applied.
d1t10/11 a cut between tracks (due to side change, I suppose)
d1t13 cut
d1t14 beginning cut

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – London, England (06/17/78)

bob dylan - london - 1978_0615

Bob Dylan
Earls Court
London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-1693, (64min+71min)

from Nigel Simms’ master cassette recording; cassette transfer and remastering by pb 4/04; remastering consisted of balancing and optimizing levels; reported to be upgrade over previous circulating version; very good sound

noise d1t10 0:02, analog drop dt10 0:05, 0:09, noise d2t3 0:49; begin of d2t6 cut


1 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (instrumental)
2 Love Her With A Feeling
3 BabyStop Crying
4 Mr. Tambourine Man
5 Shelter From The Storm
6 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
7 Tangled Up In Blue
8 Ballad Of A Thin Man
9 Maggie’s Farm
10 I Don’t Believe You
11 Like A Rolling Stone
12 I Shall Be Released 13 Going, Going, Gone


2 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (instrumental)
3 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner OrLater)
4 You’re A Big Girl Now
5 One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
6 Blowin’ In The Wind
7 I Want You
8 Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
9 Masters Of War
10 Just Like A Woman
11 Simple Twist Of Fate
12 All Along The Watchtower
13 All I Really Want To Do
14 Band Intros
15 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
16 Forever Young
17 The Times They Are A-Changin’

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – London, England (04/25/09)

bob dylan - london - 2009_04_25

Bob Dylan and Band
O2 Arena,
London, England
Apr 25 2009

Download: FLAC/MP3


1. Intro
2. Maggie’s Farm
3. The Times They Are A-Changin’
4. Things Have Changed
5. Chimes Of Freedom
6. Rollin’ And Tumblin’
7. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
8. ‘Til I Fell In Love With You
9. Workingman’s Blues #2
10. Highway 61 Revisited

1. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
2. Po’ Boy
3. Honest With Me
4. When The Deal Goes Down
5. Thunder On The Mountain
6. Like A Rolling Stone
7. Crowd
8. All Along The Watchtower
9. Spirit On The Water
10. Introductions
11. Blowin’ In The Wind
12. Outro

Sonic Studios DSM-6>PA6-XP>M Audio Microtrack>
Wavelab>CD Wave Editor>FLAC Level 8

An EBR Recording