Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Who – Denver, CO (06/09/70)

The Who 1970

The Who
9th June 1970
Mammoth Gardens
Denver, Colorado, USA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Original source lineage: unknown (low) gen analog > CDR > EAC > Flac

Additional source lineage: Flac > TLH > Wav > Adobe Audition 3.0.1* > Wav >
CD Wave > Wav > Flac Frontend > Flac 8 (tagged and verified)

Track list:

Disc One

01 – Heaven & Hell (cuts in)
02 – I Can’t Explain (cuts in)
03 – Young Man Blues
04 – The Seeker
05 – Water
06 – I Don’t Even Know Myself
07 – Introduction To Tommy
08 – Overture
09 – It’s A Boy
10 – 1921
11 – Amazing Journey (cuts)

Disc Two

01 – Christmas (cuts in)
02 – The Acid Queen
03 – Pinball Wizard
04 – Do You Think It’s Alright
05 – Fiddle About
06 – Tommy Can You Hear Me
07 – There’s A Doctor
08 – Go To The Mirror
09 – Smash The Mirror
10 – Miracle Cure
11 – Sally Simpson
12 – I’m Free
13 – Tommy’s Holiday Camp
14 – We’re Not Gonna Take It
15 – Summertime Blues
16 – My Generation/Jam/Water(reprise)
17- Naked Eye (cuts)

Total time: 94:42

md5 and flac fingerprint checksums included
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* Corrections/modifications:

– Speed correction + 4.2%
– Increased Left Channel gain with 1.8 dB on Disc 1
– Decreased Left Channel gain with 2.5 dB on Disc 2


A bit distant but very good sounding, stereo audience recording sourced from unknown gen analog transferred to CDR which I downloaded in 2006. It suffered from fast speed and slight channel imbalance which I corrected for this seed. Obviously, the recording had been done on a 90 mins Cassette as there’s a cut around 45 mins on each side which unfortunately means that the last part of Amazing Journey and Sparks are missing on the first side as well as the last part of Naked Eye and the conclusion of the show on the second. There’s an additional cut after Heaven And Hell, maybe the taper wanted to save time at first and then decided to just let the tape run to the end. I am not aware of other sources so it looks like we will sadly never hear the full show. And a great show it is!

From The Who Concert File by Joe McMicheal and ‘Irish’ Jack Lyons:

The band played the first of two shows in a poorly ventilated, privately owned ballroom. The Who were denied use of Red Rocks Amphitheatre by the City of Denver at the time because of a ban on hard rock shows at the famous outdoor venue. I Don’t Even Know Myself was introduced into the set on this night and Sally Simpson was played here for the last time until 1989. The two concerts in Denver grossed $ 45,000 in a city they had almost skipped altogether on this month-long tour.

2nd February 2010

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Denver, CO (04/24/70)

grateful dead - denver - 1970 gd70-04-24-Mammoth-Gard

Grateful Dead
April 24, 1970
Mammoth Gardens
Denver CO

Download: FLAC/MP3

AUD master C-120 > reel 3.75ips > DAT > CD

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 19531

–Acoustic Set– [32:32]
101-d1t01 – I Know You Rider
102-d1t02 – Monkey & the Engineer
103-d1t03 – Friend Of the Devil
104-d1t04 – Me & My Uncle
105-d1t05 – Candyman
106-d1t06 – Uncle John’s Band

–Electric Set– [71:27]
201-d2t01 – Easy Wind
202-d2t02 – Cumberland Blues %
203-d2t03 – // Dire Wolf %
204-d2t04 – // Dark Star ->
205-d2t05 – St. Stephen ->
206-d2t06 – The Eleven ->
207-d2t07 – Drums ->
208-d2t08 – Jam //
209-d2t09 – // It’s A Man’s World

* This seed is an upgrade over all circulating copies. The reel tape
wascarefully transferred by Gerhard Schinzel, reducing the speed
problems that marred previous copies. Gerhard has had a 1st
generation copy off Richard Wethey’s master recording since 1976.
* The first seconds of Dire Wolf and Dark Star are cut.
* The d2t8 jam cuts off.
* About 2 minutes are missing from the beginning of Man’s World.

The following are details of the tape speed correction that was
performed digitally.
The numbers express the amount of semitones the source tape ran too
* acoustic set: constant 0.4
* Gradual speed-up from 0.4 to 0.6 during Easy Wind & Cumberland,
* Dire Wolf: 0.6
* Dark Star: 0.5; almost constant
* Man’s World: varying between 0.4 to 0.5

The attribution of the 4/24/70 date to this tape is debatable.
Richard’s notes accompanying Gerhard’s reel copy do not mention any
specific day; the only information given is “Mammoth Gardens Denver
1970”, which leaves the choice between 4/24 and 4/25.
There is a newspaper article reviewing the second show; this article
is transcribed at http://www.mail-archive.com/deadlists@nemesis.cs.
berkeley.edu/msg02287.html . The fact that Man’s World appears on
this tape points to 4/25. Uli Teute writes on Deadlists, “I don’t
know how the 24th got attributed to what richard taped, but if he
taped the 24. and the newspaper article is correct that would make
3 DarkStars in a row (the 26th also has a Dark Star) – very
unlikely – plus the article matches our tape just perfect. maybe
we have the 25th. and do not know a bit about 4-24”.

Recorded by Richard Wethey

A>D – Gerhard Schinzel
Research – Uli Teute
Speed correction – Carsten Baumann
SHN seeding – Hanno Bunjes
September 2003