Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: String Cheese Incident – Great Barrington, MA (08/13/00)


String Cheese Incident
Butternut Ski Area
Great Barrington, MA
Berkshire Mountain Music Festival

Download: FLAC, MP3

Open Wide
Latinismo >
How Mountain Girls Can Love >
Sand Dollar
Mrs. Brown’s Teahouse* >
Jam >

* With Dr. Didg on didgeridoo

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: Wilco – North Adams, MA (06/21/13) – Solid Sound Festival Cover Show


Joe’s Field @ Solid Sound Festival
North Adams, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recorded / transferred by Brennan Murphy (brennansrecordings@gmail.com)

Source: Church Audio Cards (FOB, DIN, 7.5′ high) > Church Audio STC-9000 (+10, 85%) > Edirol R-09 (24bit/48khz)
Transfer: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Normalize, EQ, Dither to 16/44.1) > CD Wave (Tracking) > Traders Little Helper (FLAC level 8)

01. The Boys Are Back In Town [Thin Lizzy]
02. Cut Your Hair [Pavement]
03. In The Street [Big Star]
04. New Madrid
05. Dead Flowers [The Rolling Stones]
06. Simple Twist Of Fate [Bob Dylan]
07. Ripple [The Grateful Dead]
08. Who Loves The Sun [Velvet Underground]
09. And Your Bird Can Sing [The Beatles]
10. And Your Bird Can Sing [The Beatles] (played twice)
11. Psychotic Reaction [Count Five]
12. Tom Courtenay [Yo La Tengo] (played by Yo La Tengo, joined by Wilco)
13. James Alley Blues [Richard “Rabbit” Brown]
14. Waterloo Sunset [The Kinks] (w/Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig on backing vocals)
15. Waterloo [ABBA] (w/Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig on lead vocals)
16. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding [Nick Lowe]
17. Marquee Moon [Television]
18. Happy Birthday (sung to Pat)
19. Don’t Fear The Reaper [Blue Oyster Cult] (w/bass/guitar/keyboard tech Josh on cowbell)
20. Cinnamon Girl [Neil Young]
21. Atonement [Lucinda Williams] (fragment only; sung by requester Joe)
22. Dreams [The Cranberries] (fragment only; sung by Amber)
23. Get Lucky [Daft Punk] (w/ bass/guitar/keyboard tech Josh on tambourine)
24. Surrender [Cheap Trick]
25. Color Me Impressed [The Replacements] (w/Tommy Stinson on guitar)
26. Kingpin
27. Thank You Friends [Big Star]
28. The Weight [The Band] (w/Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig on backing vocals)
29. Roadrunner [The Modern Lovers] (w/Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan on guitar, James McNew on keyboards and Georgia Hubley on maracas)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan & the Band – Boston, MA (01/14/74) After Show


Bob Dylan & the Band
Love songs for America
Swingin’ pig records 1990
Boston, MA
After Show

Download: FLAC/MP3

Rainy Day Woman 12 & 35
Lay Lady Lay
Just like Tom Thumb’s blues
It Ain’t Me Babe
I Don’t Believe You
Ballad of a Thin Man
Stage fright
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
King Harvest
This Wheels’ on Fire

I Shall Be Released
Up On Cripple Creek
All Along the Watchtower
Ballad of Hollis Brown
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
The Times They Are A-changin’
Don’t Think Twice, it’s all Right
Gates of Eden
Just Like a Woman
It’s All Right Ma, I’m Only Bleeding

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Grateful Dead – Boston, MA (05/07/77)


The Grateful Dead
May 7, 1977
Boston Garden
Boston, MA

Links removed as this has been officially released.

–Set 1– –disc 1 time–73:37–
101-d1t01 – Equipment Repairs
102-d1t02 – Bertha
103-d1t03 – More repairs
104-d1t04 – Cassidy
105-d1t05 – Tune Up
106-d1r06 – Deal
107-d1t07 – Tune Up
108-d1t08 – Jack Straw
109-d1t09 – Peggy-O
110-d1t10 – New Minglewood Blues
111-d1t11 – Repairs – Billy K’s Birthday!
112-d1t12 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo ->
113-d1t13 – Big River
114-d2t01 – Tune Up –disc 2–60:39–
115-d2t02 – Tennessee Jed
116-d1t03 – Tune Up (Aud patch)
117-d2t04 – The Music Never Stopped

–Set 2–
201-d2t05 – Tune Up (Aud patch)
202-d2t06 – Terrapin Station ->
203-d2t07 – Sampson & Delilah
204-d2t08 – Tune Up ->
205-d2t09 – Friend of the Devil
206-d2t10 – Estimated Prophet
207-d3t01 – Tune Up (Aud patch) –disc 3–61:28–
208-d3t02 – Eyes of the World ->
209-d3t03 – Drums ->
210-d3t04 – The Wheel ->
211-d3t05 – Wharf Rat ->
212-d3t06 – Around & Around (Aud patch)

213-d3t07 – Crowd (Aud patch) – Jerry’s Guitar is Broke!
214-d3t08 – U.S. Blues (Alt soundboard source)

Summary of editing:
Rob’s decode was masterful and made my job easy. Nothing was done to the sound of the DBX decoded material. Just cleaned up a few issues and made AUD patches.
-Cut after Peggy-O cleaned up – Aud source cut there also so no patch available…
-Over the top guitar chord at start of Half-Step toned down a bit to save ears…
-Two small gliches in Half-Step repaired.
-Cut in Tuning after Tennessee Jed patched with AUD source.
-Two small pops in Music corrected.
-Tuning at start of Set Two patched from AUD source.
-Small glich in Estimated repaired
-Cut in Tuning after Estimated patched with AUD source.
-Pop in Wharf Rat corrected.
-Cut in Around and Around patched with AUD source.
-Cut in Crowd before encore patched from AUD source.
-About 10 bad pops removed from US Blues and it was Equalized
and gain adjusted to better match up with the rest.
-All AUD patches were sonically adjusted to better match up and cross-faded
in to prevent a jarring change.

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5

Soundboard Recording
Digital encoding and DBX decoding by Rob Eaton
CD editing and mastering by The Wizard – Owenbrothersvault@hotmail.com

Here is how Rob did his part:
Master 1/2 trk 7″ reels @7.5ips (DBX encoded)->
PCM beta digital->Sony 2500 dat->
DB Technologies DB3000S for digital emphisis decode->
DB Technologies 924 for D->A conversion->
Dolby 361 modules W/K9-22 DBX cards for DBX decode->
Neve Capricorn Digital mixing colsole (24 bit/ 32bit floating point
processing (for level adjustment)->
Panasonic SV4100 Pro Dat recorder (master Decode Dat)->
Master Clone (panasonic Sv3700->Sv3800 via AES interlink)

Here is what the Wiz did:
Rob’s DAT clone>Tascam DA-20 mkII>Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe>WAVE>
Diamond Cut Audio DC-6 (for editing)>WAVE>CD and SHN.

Here is what was used for the AUD patches:
AudMC > DAT > Soundforge > CDWAV > SHN
Taper: Steve Rolfe Sony ECM 33P mic > TC-152 deck
A > D transfer by Noah Weiner – November, 2001
AudMC played back on a Nakamichi MR-1 > Fostex D5 (A>D only)
Soundforge was used for normalizing and editing.

Note: US Blues encore from an unknown SBD source. DBX reel source was unusable.

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 26085

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Springfield, MA (04/23/77) – Matrix Source

Grateful Dead - Springfield, MA 04/23/77

Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center
Springfield, MA
April 23, 1977

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 97596

I previously posted the SBD source here.

Jerry Garcia – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux – Vocals
Keith Godchaux – Keyboards
Mickey Hart – Drums
Bill Kreutzmann – Drums
Phil Lesh – Electric Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals


I think I’ve mentioned that Deadheads get a little bit obsessive. This is a good example. Last night I posted the soundboard version of this show, and now we’ve got the Matrix version. For those who don’t know a soundboard copy is simply a show that was recorded off of a direct plug into the actual soundboard. Usually that’s going to give you the best possible sound as you’re actually getting the mix before it even goes out to the house speakers. An audience recording is obviously when a member of the audience throws up some microphones and records the show. The sound quality is usually not as good as a soundboard, but some people really like AUD tapes as you get more crowd noise and it feels a bit like you are actually right there in the thick of things. A matrix is when someone combines the two sources. The idea is that you still get the high quality sound of a soundboard tape, but also get some ambient crowd noise that gives off the feel of being right there. Personally I still prefer a soundboard, but for those who wanna hear some crowd here’s the matrix.

SBD (shnid=88401):
Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD

Transfer Info:
CD -> Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
November 9, 2007

Patch Info:
(FOB) Sony ECM-99A -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude supplies:
Franklin’s Tower (5:05 – 5:34)

AUD (shnid=17178):
Source: Sony ECM99A > Sony152TC taped by Steve Hopkins
Lineage: AUDMC > DAT > C
Encoding: EAC(secure) > Cool Edit > CDWAV > mkwact > SHN(seekable) by mvernon54@attbi.com

MB – some crackle near the end from PA??, tape flip after song completes
RJ – some mild crackle in a few places
FT – one instance with a bit of distortion on the vocals
AAA – tape flip covered by omitting a part of a refrain

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Tuning
102-d1t02 – Sugaree
103-d1t03 – Cassidy
104-d1t04 – Loser
105-d1t05 – New Minglewood Blues
106-d1t06 – Ramble on Rose
107-d1t07 – Me & My Uncle
108-d1t08 – Row Jimmy
109-d1t09 – It’s All Over Now
110-d2t01 – Scarlet Begonias ->
111-d2t02 – Fire on the Mountain

–Set 2–
201-d2t03 – Take a Step Back
202-d2t04 – Estimated Prophet
203-d2t05 – Bertha
204-d2t06 – The Music Never Stopped
205-d3t01 – Help on the Way ->
206-d3t02 – Slipknot! ->
207-d3t03 – Franklin’s Tower ->
208-d3t04 – Around & Around ->
209-d3t05 – Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
210-d3t06 – Not Fade Away

211-d3t07 – One More Saturday Night

1) Fades were used to create a continuous AUD track between songs.
2) Shnid=17178 was preferred over shnid=83685.
3) Third Fire On The Mountain

Tagging notes:
Show information is embedded within the header of each flac file. It will display on any player capable of directly playing flac files. If converted to wav during processing, all tags will be stripped, however audio data will remain unaffected. If you must transcode to a lossy format, do so directly Flac > Lossy. Use ffp to validate audio integrity. Md5 values will change if tagging is altered. B. Proctor 2-24-09

Thank you to Charlie Miller for the SBD transfer, to Steve Hopkins for recording the show, and to Matt Vernon for the AUD transfer.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
February 23, 2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Springfield, MA (04/23/77) – SBD Source

Grateful Dead - Springfield, MA 04/23/77

Grateful Dead
April 23, 1977
Civic Center Arena
Springfield, MA
This is a tagged version of shinid: 88401

Download: FLAC/MP3

I previously posted the Matrix source here.

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD

Transfer Info:
CD -> Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
November 9, 2007

Patch Info:
(FOB) Sony ECM-99A -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude
supplies: Franklin’s Tower (5:05 – 5:34)

— All disc changes are seamless
— Cleaned up many flaws and fixed the levels
— This seed does not have any diginoise in Sugaree

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Sugaree
102-d1t02 – Cassidy
103-d1t03 – Loser
104-d1t04 – New Minglewood Blues
105-d1t05 – Ramble On Rose
106-d1t06 – Me And My Uncle
107-d1t07 – Row Jimmy
108-d1t08 – It’s All Over Now
109-d2t01 – Scarlet Begonias ->
110-d2t02 – Fire On The Mountain

–Set 2–
201-d2t03 – Tuning/Take A Step Back
202-d2t04 – Estimated Prophet
203-d2t05 – Bertha
204-d2t06 – The Music Never Stopped
205-d3t01 – Help On The Way ->
206-d3t02 – Slipknot! ->
207-d3t03 – Franklin’s Tower ->
208-d3t04 – Around And Around ->
209-d3t05 – Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
210-d3t06 – Not Fade Away

211-d3t07 – One More Saturday Night

Tagging notes:
Show information is embedded within the header of each flac file. It will display on any player capable of directly playing flac files. If converted to wav during processing, all tags will be stripped, however audio data will remain unaffected. If you must transcode to a lossy format, do so directly Flac > Lossy. Use ffp to validate audio integrity.Md5 values will change if tagging is altered. B. Proctor 4-2-08

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Amherst, MA (02/20/80)

jerry garcia - amherst - 1980-02-20.jgb.ad.daily_collegian-19800220p12

Jerry Garcia Band
Fine Arts Center (University of Massachusetts)
Amherst, MA

Download FLAC/MP3

Source: Naks – model and deck unknown.
Set I: MAC > Cx > standalone CDR > WAV > FLAC.
Set II: MAC > C1 (Maxell type I), playback on Sony TC-KE400S (no NR) > audiophile 2496 analog in > Soundforge 7 (recorded as 24 bit / 48 KHz WAV) > Wavelab (processing & 16 bit rendering – see below) > CDWave 1.9 (tracking) > FLAC.>(MP3@320)
Taper: unknown from Pittsburgh.
First generation cassette source for Set II kindly provided by Dennis Carter.
Transfer and processing by Chris Ladner.

Disc 1 – Early Show
01 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
02 Catfish John
03 That’s What Love Will Make You Do
04 Simple Twist Of Fate
05 //They Love Each Other
06 That’s All Right, Mama
07 Deal

Disc 2 – Late show
01 Sugaree
02 Sitting In Limbo
03 Tore Up Over You
04 //Russian Lullaby
05 Harder They Come
06 Midnight Moonlight

I uploaded this show from a different source some time ago. This is a much better sounding source so if you liked the show, but hated the sound this ones for you.

Comments from torrentor:
– Beginning of They Love Each Other and most of Russian Lullaby are cut.
– There is pretty significant distortion at times on the first set source, especially during Deal.
– The first set is markely inferior to the second set and I would rate the sound quality as a C-.
– The second set sounds very good and is the reason to get this show with classic renditions of “Sugaree” and “Sitting In Limbo”.

The previous version of this source suffers from multiple analog generations and poor quality digital transfer. Dennis’ cassette is a first gen off the mystery taper’s master and had much less hiss than the previous source without the phase/tape degradation on a source I previously encoded but never really circulated because i thought it sucked. The pitch issues with the other source are not apparent on the new source either.

The following steps were done in mastering the cassette transfer to 16 bit/44.1 KHz WAV:

1. Original 24 bit WAV file was normalized to 87% RMS using Wavelab 5.
2. A 3 second section of the WAV file containing tape noise preceding the onset of musical content was “learned” using Waves X-Noise Plugin and selectively removed at a threshold of 0 dB and 63% removal. Examination of the removed content by visuasl waveform examination and listening showed smooth monotonous hiss without any fluctuation. There was no apparent coloring of the sound using these settings on 24 bit files with a definite reduction in perceived tape hiss.
3. Very minimal bass augmentation using Waves Renaissance Bass Plugin – frequency 90 HZ at a level of -16.7 dB.
4. Waves L3 Multimaximizer Plugin with flat EQ response and threshold of -2 dB/ceiling at -0.02 dB.
5. Mastering was done using the plugins in the above order with direct rendering to 16 bit/44.1 KHz using type I dither with ultra shaping.
6. File tracked using CDWave 1.9 and saved as 16 bit FLAC.

I attempted to restore the first set using some of the above plugin steps, however the results were disappointing and so I just left it as is. It is barely listenable by my personal standards.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: McCoy Tyner – Boston, MA (03/30/78)

>McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner
Paul’s Mall
Boston, Mass.
March 30, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

1st set: 68:48
The Greeting 27:52
Hand in Hand 11:34
Pictures 28:55 (spliced, tape flip)
Band Introductions :25

2nd set: 84:30
Festival in Bahia 47:57
(spliced near the end, tape flip)
Piano Solo 9:10
Moment’s Notice (John Coltrane) 13:22
Hand in Hand (encore) 13:33
Band Introductions :26

source: master audience tapelineage: Sony TC-48 mono cassette deck (with external mike?, auto-leveling, no dolby) >TDK-AD 90 min. cassettes > soundforge 4.5 > FLAC 6 > torrent>MP3@320

From the original uploader:

The 1st year I was recording shows, one of my favorite performers to see inconcert was McCoy Tyner. Having seen him at Paul’s Mall the 1st time in springof 77, I liked it enough to see him in Vermont that summer. Another fine show,and this would make 3. I think this is the best recording of those 3, althoughthey’re all quite enjoyable and fairly comparable in quality. I think I mayhave used an external mike for this show, the presence is good and consistentthroughout this delightful 2 1/2 hr. plus show.

Tyner has always brought along good drummers for his tours, this one went on to tour with John McLaughlin in the One Truth Band after this tour. McCoy is one of those guys who likes to play,and play, and play. He is one of the best at it and sustains an incredible energyover a long time. None of his music of this era is easy to play, but it’s veryeasy to listen to.

The 1970’s were a time of tremendous abundance for really nice McCoy Tyner music and he was one of my alltime favorite concert performers in the mid and late 70’s. He’s still very good, always been, although I haven’t seen him in years. Regrettably, John Coltrane was not around very long to share his great talents, but McCoy has been around seemingly forever and proven himself to be one of the very best jazz musicians of his time, and one of the most enduring, so let’s hope there’s still lots more left to Tyner’s time of playing his fine music.

Some of McCoy’s best releases (to my ears) I can recommend are Sama Layuca, Focal Point, and Fly with the Wind. I’m sure there are many more too. (Then there’s John Coltrane, but I missed the boat on him completely in concert. My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme are supreme, and both have McCoy’s great piano).

There was a nice live McCoy album recorded in San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on March 17 and 18, including some of these songs. It is called The Greeting. Inner Voices is also quite good. one song from it is played here (track 5).Whenever he played in Boston in the late 70’s era it was for 3 or 4 nights at theJazz Workshop or next door Paul’s Mall and at least one run in 1979 at Lulu White’s Jazz and Supper club. his music was always vibrant and full of energy, and he always had a fine accompanying band in tow. this show is in a much smaller venue than the live album was recorded in. Paul’s Mall could only hold about 350 people if packed like a sardine can, and it usually was when McCoy was playing there.

McCoy Tyner: piano
Joe Ford: alto, soprano and flute
George Adams: tenor & soprano sax
Charles Fambrough: bass
Guilhermo Franco: percussion
“Sunship” (Woody Theus): drums

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Boston, MA (07/12/98)


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Roxy
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Intro/The Boogie Bumper
Jumpin’ Jack
I Wanna Be Just Like You
Minnie The Moocher
Mr. Pinstripe Suit
Jump With My Baby
Cruell Spell
King Of Swing
You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight
Swingin’ All Day
Mambo Swing
Drum Solo/So Long, Farewell, Goodbye!
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
Go Daddy-O