Prince – Sign ‘O The Times: The Later Rehearsals

The Later Rehearsals
Sign ‘O’ The Times Tour Rehearsals
Paisley Park
Chanhassen, MN, U.S.A

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive


01 – Sign ‘O’ The Times
02 – Play In The Sunshine
03 – Little Red Corvette
04 – Erotic City
05 – Housequake
06 – Slow Love
07 – Do Me Baby
08 – Adore
09 – I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
10 – Hot Thing
11 – What’s Your Name/Love Or $/Data Bank
12 – Let’s Pretend We’re Married
13 – Delirious
14 – Jack U Off
15 – If I Was Your Girlfriend
16 – Let’s Go Crazy
17 – When Doves Cry
18 – Purple Rain
19 – 1999
20 – U Got The Look


01 – Kiss
02 – It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
03 – Mother Popcorn (Take 1)
04 – Mother Popcorn (Take 2)
05 – Mother Popcorn (Take 3)
06 – Mother Popcorn (Take 4)
07 – Mother Popcorn (Take 5)
08 – Mother Popcorn (Take 6)
09 – Mother Popcorn (Take 7)


01 – I’ll Take You There (Take 1)
02 – I’ll Take You There (Take 2)
03 – I’ll Take You There (Take 3)
04 – I’ll Take You There (Take 4)/Mother Popcorn (Take 8)
05 – Love And Happiness (Take 1)/ I Want To Take You Higher (Take 1)
06 – I Want To Take You Higher (Take 2)
07 – I Want To Take You Higher (Take 3)
08 – I Want To Take You Higher (Take 4)
09 – Love And Happiness (Take 2)/ I Want To Take You Higher (Take 5)
10 – I’ll Take You There (Take 5)/ Mother Popcorn (Take 9)
11 – Mother Popcorn (Take 10)
12 – The Sex Of It (Take 1)
13 – The Sex Of It (Take 2)
14 – The Sex Of It (Take 3)
15 – The Sex Of It (Take 4)
16 – The Sex Of It (Take 5)
17 – The Sex Of It (Take 6)
18 – The Sex Of It (Take 7)
19 – The Sex Of It (Take 8)


01 – The Sex Of It (Take 9)
02 – The Sex Of It (Take 10)
03 – The Sex Of It (Take 11)
04 – The Sex Of It (Take 12)
05 – The Sex Of It (Take 13)
06 – The Sex Of It (Take 14)
07 – The Sex Of It (Take 15)
08 – The Sex Of It (Take 16)
09 – The Sex Of It (Take 17)
10 – The Sex Of It (Take 18)
11 – The Sex Of It (Take 19)
12 – Baby Go Go (Take 1)
13 – Baby Go Go (Take 2)
14 – Baby Go Go (Take 3)
15 – Baby Go Go (Take 4)
16 – Baby Go Go (Take 5)
17 – Baby Go Go (Take 6)
18 – Baby Go Go (Take 7)
19 – Baby Go Go (Take 8)
20 – Baby Go Go (Take 9)
21 – Baby Go Go (Take 10)
22 – Baby Go Go (Take 11)
23 – Baby Go Go (Take 12)
24 – Baby Go Go (Take 13)
25 – Baby Go Go (Take 14)
26 – Baby Go Go (Take 15)

Tom Waits – Minneapolis, MN (11/01/87)

Tom Waits
Minneapolis, MN USA
Orpheum Theater
1 November 1987
stereo audience recording

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Another recording of this performance – made by a different taper and recorded with different equipment – is running here:

cassette side A (30:17.62):
A01. Intro / piano roll: Atmosphere; Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto (00:16.08)
A02. Hang On St. Christopher (02:39.44)
A03. 16 Shells From a Thirty Ought Six (04:08.64)
A04. Down In The Hole (06:21.04)
A05. Gun Street Girl (04:30.44)
A06. comments (used erotica) / introduction (wolf boy) (02:10.49)
A07. Cold Cold Ground (03:23.41)
A08. Yesterday Is Here (02:36.61)
A09. Telephone Call From Istanbul (04:10.47)
cassette side B (28:58.30):
B01. Straight To The Top (Vegas) (09:02.43)
B02. comments (shoes / fashion) / boiler room (02:06.72)
B03. I Wish I Was In New Orleans (04:07.22)
B04. comments (Bob’s airport / 4H Club) (01:02.28)
B05. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (04:31.22)
B06. Jitterbug Boy > Johnsburg Illinois > Jitterbug Boy (04:51.24)
B07. Frank’s Wild Years (03:16.44)
cassette side C (26:03.49):
C01. comments (doctor) (00:35.53)
C02. Innocent When You Dream (04:56.59)
C03. Midtown (instrumental) (01:26.26)
C04. Underground (02:28.68)
C05. Clap Hands (04:41.22)
C06. comments (bad days) (00:56.19)
C07. More Than Rain (03:05.48)
C08. Singapore (02:45.00)
C09. introduction: Rain Dogs (00:43.53)
C10. Rain Dogs (03:28.30)
[end of main set]
cassette side D (20:56.44):
D01. comments (trouble light) (00:31.60)
D02. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag James Brown
D03. 9th & Hennepin (04:03.30)
D04. Blind Love (04:36.09)
D05. band introductions (02:25.35)
D06. Walking Spanish (04:02.38)
D07. Straight To The Top (02:50.17)

voice, guitar, piano, bullhorn, space gun: Tom Waits
personnel – introduced as “The Mighty Flourescents”:
all saxophones, baritone horn, marimba: Ralph Carney
upright bass, Vox electric: Greg Cohen
guitar, banjo, trumpet: Marc Ribot
drums, percussion: Michael Blair
accordion, keyboard: Willie “The Squeeze” Schwarz

Digitizing notes [J-dot; 2016]:

source [1987]:
1st-gen. copies of master cassettes [2 Maxell XL-II-S C-60 (High Bias)]

lineage [1987]:
Sony D-6 portable stereo recording cassette deck / unknown mic > master cassettes (2 C-90 cassettes) > 1st-gen. copies of master cassettes [fade-in/out applied during transfer; possibly some minor EQ (?); level adjustment (applause; stereo imaging / balance)] >

lineage [2016]:
Nakamichi LX-3 cassette deck [Azimuth adjustment applied to playback head] > Edirol R-04 [RCA/analog in; 24-bit/48kHz transfer (.wav)] > PC [via USB] > CD Wave Editor [Version 1.98; Windows Build Number: 0000.23F0] (sector boundary tracking) > Trader’s Little Helper [Version 2.7.0; Build 172] (Level 8 .wav > .flac conversion)

[additional notes from J. : 2016]:
The source for this version was made from my own re-compiled 1st-gen master tapes, shortly after the concert. As with so many live tapes I made back then, I would often consolidate segments from multiple cassettes onto one tape, applying fade-ins, fade-outs, and occasionally, some equalization in the process. If only I still had those original tapes!

Working on the “Mr. Smith” recording of this performance got me a bit excited. Nearly thirty years later, it was the first time I had seen another source for that show other than my own, and I held my breath, in the hopes that the other taper might have caught the last three songs which I missed, due to failing batteries. Alas, it was not to be the case, after all. Still, it provided the incentive for me to revisit my own recording; and I was curious how it would fare on one of the NAK decks I had picked up recently. I was nearly certain that I had already digitized this in the past, but after a good bit of research, there was no evidence of having actually done so. If it’s true that I never actually got around to it before, than this might possibly be the first digitized version from this source recording, unless someone can prove otherwise.

As this particular recording has long been one of my absolute favorites, it’s kind of ironic that at the time, I wasn’t even remotely a fan, but the young woman I was fond of at the time was a huge fan, so naturally I didn’t waste any time getting tickets, and was lucky enough to score some tickets in the fifth row (which as it turned out, did wonders for the quality of the recording). If I had been indifferent about the show when I walked into the venue, that feeling was completely gone by the end of the show; it was one of the few performances I can say was truly memorable.

For reasons I will never know, my batteries – which were brand new right before the show – chose to stop working as Waits returned to stage and began singing “Time”. I tried starting the deck again, but I could see the battery light had lost its’ glow, and I kind of knew it was a lost cause. He followed that with “Train Song”, which was also not recorded, and then left the stage again, to return a few minutes later for one final encore. I believe I was actually fighting back tears when the first notes of “Tom Traubert’s Blues” began, and I realized I was not going to be able to convince my tape deck to record one more note.

Once outside, we decided to loiter in the parking lot behind the venue, where the tour bus was parked. I hadn’t realized that the wall I was leaning on while lighting my cigarette was in fact a door, until it suddenly jerked open and nearly knocked me to the ground. “Oh! Sorry, man!”, I heard a familiar voice exclaim, as a spritely fellow quickly reached out to help me back on my feet; and once I was upright, the voice quipped, “Hey, can I get a light from you?” Of course, I immediately recognized him as the same character I had just spent the past two hours watching on stage. My friend and I chatted with him for a few minutes about nothing in particular, before others started to congregate in the lot, and we knew it was time to say goodbye. I know I silently cursed the batteries in my deck for not working, since it was still strapped under my jacket, and it would have been fun to have recorded our meaningless little chat.

Four days later, recording for “Big Time” began, on November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. When that concert film came out, I honestly felt that I had a recording that better captured the energy of Tom Waits in performance mode, but I suppose every taper must think that about at least one of their own recordings. It’s all good, as the kids like to say.

“I Wish I Was In New Orleans” and “9th & Hennepin” are complete on this recording.

This recording is incomplete.
Songs missing:
Train Song
Tom Traubert’s Blues

additional notes [01001010; 2016]:
J. was pretty sure that he had digitized this before and that it had been on the DIME tracker, but we couldn’t find any notes in the physical archives, and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it in the DIME-bot-list. If anyone can confirm that it was shared digitally, please let us know! In any case, this sounds pretty good – enjoy!

The “Sonic Archives” Tapes.
Made available to the world through the collaborative resources of these people:
Recorded [1987]; digitized [2016]; technical notes [2016] by J. Free []
Uploaded; additional comments: 01001010

Dedicated to tapesfor2, who had this to say about my efforts to preserve the Sonic Archives tape collection:
“You shouldn’t have. His recordings were at ‘best’ personal souvenirs. They were not quality recordings. They should not be shared. Those tapes belong on a waste dump.”

Bob Dylan – St. Paul, MN (08/03/89)

Bob Dylan
Harriet Island
St Paul, Minnesota
3 August 1989

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

I have two sources for this show, you can read the info here.

01 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
02 Forever Young
03 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
04 I Want You
05 Ballad Of A Thin Man
06 Highway 61 Revisited
07 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (acoustic)
08 Gates Of Eden (acoustic)
09 Mr. Tambourine Man (acoustic)
10 Girl From The North Country (acoustic)
11 One Irish Rover
12 Silvio
13 I Shall Be Released
14 Like A Rolling Stone
15 It Ain’t Me, Babe (acoustic)
16 All Along The Watchtower

Bob Dylan – Minneapolis, MN (07/14/00)

Bob Dylan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Target Center

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

LB-3953, (74min+38min), Trade CDR > EAC (Secure) > WAV > FLAC (Level 8), Background talk throughout (distracting); hoots and hollers (very distracting); d1t2@0:16 “… when we got here …” and @1:01 “10 years ago”; d1t4@4:27 “Can you see?” and @4:31 “the land of the giants”; disc 2 has a click/pop at the start. The recording is clipped during the louder parts but apart from that the sound is good.; bittorrent download 08/06; lots of background talking; louder songs clip at -2db probably through a limiter and can be hear especially on d2t2; very good to excellent sound [B+]

01. Duncan And Brady (acoustic)
02. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (acoustic)
03. Desolation Row (acoustic)
04. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (acoustic)
05. Tangled Up In Blue (acoustic)
06. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest (acoustic)
07. Country Pie
08. If Not For You
09. All Along The Watchtower
10. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
11. Cold Iron’s Bound
12. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

37:21, (encore)
13. Things Have Changed
14. Like A Rolling Stone
15. Girl Of The North Country (acoustic) (Bob on harp)
16. Highway 61 Revisited
17. Blowin’ In The Wind (acoustic)

Please retain this info file and its LB number as a marker for this lossless set
and if you spread it please list it in the description to avoid others getting duplicates

The Band – Minneapolis, MN (07/09/94)

The Band
The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

AUD MC (unk. mics. / recorder) > C (safety copy) > C (my copy) > WAV > EAC > FLAC + checksum by amellowsoul

01 crowd
02 Caledonia
03 Remedy
04 Blind Willie McTell
05 It Makes No Difference
06 Atlantic City
07 Rag Mama Rag
08 Mystery Train
09 Caledonia Mission
10 The Weight
11 Crazy Mama
12 Stuff Ya Gotta Watch
13 blues instrumental
14 Ophelia
15 Blues Stay Away From Me
16 Up On Cripple Creek
17 Life Is A Carnival
18 The Shape I’m In
19 crowd
20 Genetic Method
21 Chest Fever
22 Rock And Roll Shoes

This show was recorded by a fella that I simply knew as Hippie Tom. He wasn’t the greatest taper, but he recorded some shows that appears no one else did. Trading with him was fairly easy, but it was could be annoying. He never took much care into his equipment, and often just pumped out CDRs at 72X speed or used dirty heads on his tape deck. It was quite disappointing, as I had to often re-ask for a recording. Yet, he wasn’t a bad guy at all, he just didn’t learn or care to learn proper trading.

When I came back to Minneapolis last year, 2009, I seeked him out. It was then I found out that he passed away a few years ago. Another taper, J.A., got most of his collection. J.A. then sold some of them to a friend of mine of ones that he didn’t care to keep. My friend was kind enough to lend me that tape which was labelled in Hippie Tom’s writing, “1st gen. from safety copy” I got very lucky to obtain it. Hippie Tom’s master tape very likely no longer exists!

The bar holds around 300 people, and this night, I think there was about 550. It was seriously overpacked. Warning! There is a lot of crowd noise jerks on this! God, who in the hell is that girl?!? And what? do folks have to sing along?! But, folks were seriously pumped up for this show. Most of us were in our 20’s then, and The Band barely ever came out to MN, so some thought to get sloopy drunk and got very annoyingly loud. These people probably only knew ‘The Best Of Band’, if even that. I’m fairly quiet (as I am at all shows), although I can hear myself on this in some parts. I didn’t drink, but I toked quite a large amount of herb that evening, but I remember the show very vividly. In fact, you can hear very faintly someone say on this, “That’s Tom’s.. that’s Tom Shyman’s pipe..”, which is indeed a reference to me! (blush) It’s really amazing that I hear a lot of people in the crowd that were my friends back then, and some still are. Some ‘fans’ were quite mean as well, with “That guy (Danko) is going to have a heart attack!”, about him being overweight.

All in all, the recording is what it is, and nothing can change that. I’m just feel seriously lucky I can re-live it this crazy night again, and this time hopefully without a hangover!

Thanks again, Hippie Tom. You live on in the torrent world now!

As always, enjoy!
-Tom Shyman (
Sept. 29 2010.

Grateful Dead – Bloomington, MN (04/17/89)

Grateful Dead
Metropolitan Sports Center
Bloomington, MN
April 17, 1989

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Jerry Garcia – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mickey Hart – Drums
Bill Kreutzmann – Drums
Phil Lesh – Electric Bass, Vocals
Brent Mydland – Keyboards, Vocals
Bob Weir – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals


SBD (shnid=138305):

Recording Info:
Ultra Matrix SBD > Cassette Master (TDK MA-XG90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi CR-7A) > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.8 MHz) >
KORG AudioGate 4 > Samplitude Pro X3 Suite > FLAC/24
(1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
May 17, 2017

— Two sets of master were used to make this show complete
— This is the first show where Jerry used his MIDI guitar
— This is 138286 24 bit -> 16 bit

AUD (shnid=141003):

Source Info:
Ted Mattes’ Master Audience PCM (Nakamichi DMP-100 deck); Schoeps CMC4/MK4 mics, ortf (OTS)

Transfer Info:
Master PCM (Sony SL-10)> Sony PCM 601ESD > Behringer Ultramatch Pro > Tascam DA-3000 (16 bit/44.1k)> Adobe Audition 3.0 > TLH flac16


  • Thanks to Ted Mattes for the PCM master
  • Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer
  • Thanks to the folks responsible for the shnid117565 AKG 451 source which supplies a 0:00.8 patch in “Iko Iko”
  • Wheel space included in “The Wheel”

Mastered by Scott Clugston
February 12, 2018

Thank you to Charlie Miller for the SBD transfer,
to Ted Mattes for recording the show,
to Charlie Miller and Scott Clugston for the AUD transfer,
and to Jack Nixon for bringing this show to our attention.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (FLAC > AIFF > Final Cut w/EQ > AIFF CD tracking via Audacity > FLAC16 via xACT w/meta-tagging)
March 17, 2022

Set I

d1t01 – Iko Iko
d1t02 – Minglewood Blues
d1t03 – Row Jimmy
d1t04 – Far From Me
d1t05 – Built to Last
d1t06 – Victim Or The Crime
d1t07 – Bertha

Set II

d1t08 – Cold Rain And Snow
d1t09 – Samson And Delilah
d1t10 – Crazy Fingers
d2t01 – Estimated Prophet >
d2t02 – Eyes Of The World >
d2t03 – Drums >
d2t04 – Space >
d2t05 – The Wheel >
d2t06 – Gimme Some Lovin’ >
d2t07 – Wharf Rat >
d2t08 – Not Fade Away


d2t09 – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door


Slight pitch correction to the SBD source.

Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man sample during Drums.

Awesome spring ’89 show. Tour finale in Minnesota.

Bob Dylan – St. Paul, MN (10/31/78)

Civic Center
St Paul, Minnesota
October 31, 1978

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

I have two sources for this show, you can read the info here.

01 She’s Love Crazy
02 Mr. Tambourine Man
03 Shelter From The Storm
04 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
05 Tangled Up In Blue
06 Ballad Of A Thin Man
07 Maggie’s Farm
08 I Don’t Believe You
09 Like A Rolling Stone
10 I Shall Be Released
11 Coming From The Heart
12 The Times They Are A-Changin’
13 It Ain’t Me, Babe
14 Am I Your Stepchild?

01 One More Cup Of Coffee
02 Blowin’ In The Wind
03 Girl From The North Country
04 Where Are You Tonight?
05 Masters Of War
06 Just Like A Woman
07 To Ramona
08 All Along The Watchtower
09 All I Really Want To Do
10 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
11 Forever Young
12 Changing Of The Guards
13 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, guitar)
Billy Cross (lead guitar)
Alan Pasqua (keyboards)
Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals)
David Mansfield (violin, mandolin)
Steve Douglas (horns)
Jerry Scheff (bass)
Bobbye Hall (percussion)
Ian Wallace (drums)
Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

Bob Dylan – Duluth, MN (07/03/99)

Bayfront Park
Duluth, Minnesota
July 3, 1999

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

lineage: audience tape traded to me on CDR>EAC FLAC


  1. Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie
  2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
  3. Masters Of War
  4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  5. Tangled Up In Blue
  6. All Along The Watchtower
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Stuck Inside Of Mobile
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Highway 61 Revisited


  1. Like A Rolling Stone
  2. Blowin’ In The Wind
  3. Not Fade Away

With Paul Simon:

  1. The Sound Of Silence
  2. I Walk The Line/Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  3. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Bob Dylan – vocal, guitar
Charlie Sexton – guitar
Larry Campbell – guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, electric slide guitar
Tony Garnier – bass
David Kemper – drums

Neil Young – Minneapolis, MN (01/22/91)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Disc 1

  1. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)- 5:35
  2. Crime In The City ñ 8:15
  3. Blowin’ In The Wind- 6:45
  4. Powderfinger- 5:02
  5. Farmer John- 5:01
  6. Country Home- 3:36
  7. Mansion On The Hill- 5:27
  8. Days That Used To Be- 4:37
  9. Love To Burn- 14:05
  10. Campaigner- 8:44
  11. Rockin’ In The Free World- 5:39

Disc 2

  1. Love And Only Love- 9:39
  2. Fn’ Up- 5:41
  3. Tonight’s The Night- 11:00
  4. Like a Hurricane (1990-11-13)- 14:00
  5. Love and Only Love (1990-11-13)- 15:58
  6. Cortez the Killer (1990-11-13)- 11:17

Tour: 1991 Smell The Horse Tour with Crazy Horse

Band: Crazy Horse, Line Up 3

Neil Young - vocals, electric guitar
Frank Sampedro - electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot - bass, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals

Aud- Good Sound

No Artwork

Lineage Unknown

I was at this show at the Target Center. My first Neil Young experience.
He had a bright light shining behind him when he played ìBlowiní in the
Wind.î One of the finest musical experiences I ever had!

John Prine & Steve Goodman – Minneapolis, MN (09/25/80)

John Prine & Steve Goodman
September 25, 1980
Minneapolis MN,
Lineage and Venue are unknown
Quality is A , A-

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Steve Goodman
Disk 1

  1. Bobby Don’t Stop
  2. Danger
  3. Talk Backwards
  4. Elvis Imitators
  5. City Of New Orleans
  6. Chicken Cordon Blues
  7. This Hotel Room
  8. The Dutchman
  9. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
  10. Turnpike Tom
  11. I’m My Own Grandpa
  12. The Auctioneer
  13. You Never Even Called Me By My Name
  14. Where Did The 20th Century Go?
  15. My Old Man

John Prine

  1. Spanish Pipedream
  2. Christmas In Prison
  3. Fish And Whistle
  4. Living In The Future
  5. Angel From Montgomery

Disk 2

  1. Iron Ore Betty
  2. Bottomless Lake
  3. Illegal Smile
  4. Donald And Lydia
  5. Sam Stone
  6. That’s The Way That The World Goes Round
  7. There She Goes
  8. I Had A Dream Last Night
  9. Sabu Visit’s The Twin Cities Alone
  10. Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
  11. Souvenirs
  12. Ballad of A Teenage Queen
  13. Paradise
  14. Hello In There
  15. Please Don’t Bury Me
  16. Dear Abby
  17. Everybody