Tom Waits – Boston, MA (09/21/99)

Tom Waits
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA
September 21, 1999

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Recorded by Unwanted Man Music

AT853H -> Sony D7 -> Tascam CD-RW750 -> EAC -> FLAC

Disc 1

  1. Lucky Day/Black Rider Intro
  2. Down, Down, Down
  3. Jesus Gonna Be Here
  4. Earth Died Screaming
  5. Get Behind The Mule
  6. Chocolate Jesus
  7. Jockey Full Of Bourbon
  8. Hold On
  9. Step Right Up/Eyeball Kid
  10. Tango ëTill Theyíre Sore
  11. Cemetery Polka
  12. Invitation To The Blues
  13. Hang Down Your Head
  14. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
  15. Innocent When You Dream

Disc 2

  1. Sixteen Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
  2. Gun Street Girl
  3. Black Market Baby
  4. Straight To The Top
  5. Iíll Shoot The Moon
  6. Filipino Box Spring Hog
  7. Whatís He Building?
  8. Strange Weather
  9. Pony

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

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

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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.”

Jerry Garcia Band – Boston, MA (02/15/80)

Jerry Garcia Band
Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA
February 15, 1980
Early and Late Shows

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

Early Show

Catfish John
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Let It Rock
Sitting In Limbo
That’s All Right, Mama >
When I Paint My Masterpiece

Late Show

I’ll Take A Melody
Tore Up Over You
They Love Each Other
Russian Lullaby
After Midnight >
Eleanor Rigby Jam >
After Midnight
Harder They Come

Jerry Garcia & John Kahn – Boston, MA (02/02/86)

Jerry Garcia and John Kahn
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA

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

Set 1
01 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
02 Friend Of The Devil
03 I’ve Been All Around This World
04 The Roving Gambler
05 Valerie
06 Run For The Roses

Set 2
07 Deep Elem Blues
08 Spike Driver Blues
09 Jack-A-Roe
10 Gomorrah
11 Bird Song
12 Ripple
13 Goodnight Irene

Jerry Garcia & John Kahn – Boston, MA (02/01/86)

Garcia & Kahn
Orpheum Theater; Boston, MA

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

  1. Deep Elem Blues [6:32] ->
  2. Little Sadie [5:12] ->
  3. When I Paint My Masterpiece [5:50]
  4. /To Lay Me Down [#7:35] [0:03]
  5. Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie [5:42] ->
  6. Run For The Roses [4:35] [0:08]
    –Set II–
  7. Crowd & Tuning [0:13]
  8. Dire Wolf [3:35] ->
  9. Spike Driver Blues [5:12]
  10. /Jack-A-Roe [#4:23] ->
  11. Bird Song [11:54] ->
  12. Ripple [4:09] [0:04]
  13. Goodnight Irene [6:38] [0:07]

Lou Reed – Boston, MA (10/29/76)

Lou Reed
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, Mass.

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Unofficially released as “I Never Said I Was Nice.”

Lineage : Unknown > FM broadcast > cassette > unknown > flac > Magic Audio Cleaning Lab > CD > EAC > Wav > Flac Frontend > flac8 > me > you


Disc 1 (43:10)

  1. A Sheltered Life (2:46)
  2. The Kids (5:35)
  3. Claim to Fame (3:18)
  4. Vicious Circle (4:15)
  5. Walk on the Wild Side (5:19)
  6. Coney Island Baby (7:29)
  7. Rock and Roll Heart (3:12)
  8. Charley’s Girl (5:09)
  9. Kill your Sons (6:07)

Disc 2 (41:26)

  1. Satellite of Love (6:04)
  2. How do you think it feels (7:21)
  3. You wear it so well (4:58)
  4. Temporary Thing (6:45)
  5. Ladies pay (4:50)
  6. Heroin (11:28)

Van Morrison – Boston, MA (01/12/01)

Van Morrison
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA
January 12, 2001

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I have two sources for this show. The first is listed here the second contains no info, but the art says “We Win Again”.

Schoeps MK4V>VMS>SBM1

  1. Hot Little Mama (RHP)
  2. Here Ever After (LGL)
  3. Dark End of the Street (LGL)
  4. No Way Pedro
  5. Back on Top
  6. Rough God Goes Riding
  7. Fire in the Belly
  8. Let’s Talk About Us
  9. Froggie Went A-Courtin’ > Outskirts of Town > Long Distance Call
  10. Cleaning Windows
  11. Real Gone Lover
  12. In The Afternoon > Ancient Highway > Joe Turner Sings > Don’t You Make Me High > Sex Machine
  13. Jackie Wilson Said
  14. And The Healing Has Begun
  15. Irish Heartbeat
  16. Old Black Magic
  17. In The Midnight
  18. Moondance
  19. Philosopher’s Stone
  20. Help Me > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  21. Hello Josephine > Shake, Rattle & Roll > Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On > Roll Over Beethoven

Van Morrison: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Linda Gail Lewis: vocals, piano

The Red Hot Pokers
Ned Edwards: guitar
Lee Goodall: sax, flute
Colin Griffin: drums
Matt Holland: trumpet
Pete Hurley: bass
Martin Winning: sax

Special Guest
Anne Lewis: vocals

Van Morrison – Boston, MA (04/20/90)

Van Morrison
Boston, Massachusetts
Orpheum Theatre
April 20, 1990

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I have three sources for this show, you can read the text files here.

Disc 1
01-Yeh Yeh(GF)
02-Cat’s Eyes(GF)
03-I Will Be There
04-Whenever God Shines His Light
05-It’s All In The Game
07-Tore Down A La Rimbaud
08-Just Like A Woman
09-When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God
10-Did Ye Get Healed
11-Green Onions(GF)
12-Funny How Time Slips Away(GF)
14-Raglan Road
16-Full Force Gale
17-Summertime In England
20-Vanlose Stairway
21-Star Of The County Down
22-Northern Muse-Solid Ground
23-In The Garden
24-Have I Told You Lately
25-Gloria-Shakin’ All Over-Night Train
26-Buona Sera
27-Send In The Clowns

Lineup: Ritchie Buckley, Dave Early, Georgie Fame (GF), Steve Gregory,
Bernie Holland, Neil Drinkwater, Brian Odgers, Haji Ahkba

Jerry Garcia Band – Boston, MA (11/13/81)

11-13-1981 – Late Show
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA

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Early Show

1. Sugaree
2. Catfish John
3. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
4. Simple Twist Of Fate
5. Second That Emotion
6. Mississippi Moon
7. Deal

Late Show

1. The Way You Do The Things You Do
2. They Love Each Other
3. Valerie
4. The Harder They Come

Jerry Garcia Band
Jerry Garcia (Guitar, Vocals)
John Kahn (Bass)
Melvin Seals (Keyboards)
Jimmy Warren (Keyboards)
Daoud Shaw(Drums)
Essra Mohawk (Vocals)
Liz Stires (Vocals)

Source 1:

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 12989

DAT: NAK700s>Sony D5>MAC>D>EAC>MKWact>SHN>your collection

Brought to you by the Greater Boston Deadheads Who Give A Shit Foundation.
Share the wealth kids!

Source 2:

Late Show Only

This is a tagged version of shnid: 89005

master recording and transfering by John Levene
Source: Nak 300 (center balcony row 1) > Marantz CD330 > Maxell XLII C-90
Transfer: Yamaha K-1020 > Sony SBM-1 > Nomad JB3 > Creative Play Center > Soundforge v6e > CDWav
Creative Play Center software used to copy to laptop.
Soundforge used to prep file for tracking.
CDWave used to track and flac at level 8 compression.
Show ended early due to power outage caused by a nearby fire.
Peter Rowan opened the show.

Source 3:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 102009

Nakamichi CM-300 (CP-1) (2) > Cassette Master
(Marantz Superscope CD320/Maxell UDXLI C-90)

Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) > Korg MR-1000 (1-bit/5.6MHz) >
Audiogate (1-bit/5.6MHz > 16-bit/44.1KHz) > cdwav (edits)

Notes – Early show recorded from Balcony Row J, Seat 103 by Bob Morris.
Thanks to Sam for help. Transferred, edited, patched by Bob M 8/09.
Late show power failure announcements from unknown aud source.
Patched with Rolfe’s shnid 12989 Nak 700’s (using Soundforge 9.0):
Tape flip in Simple Twist of Fate (13:50-14:56) & late show tracks 1-4.

Source 4:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 123554

Recording Info:
Sennheiser 421 -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/Maxell MX90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Sony TC-K677ES) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/48k) ->
Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC/16
(2 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
January 21, 2013

— Late show ended early due to power outage caused by nearby fire
— Thanks to Frank Streeter for lending me his masters
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Tom Waits – Boston, MA (09/19/99)

Tom Waits
the Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA
SEPT 19,1999

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SchoepsMK4 Mics and Sony D7>clone to me>Clone to disc
using a Tascam Stand alone and optical cables>EAC>TLH8

Dolphinsmile Producer
for the Dolphinsmile Archive

Jockey Full of Bourbon
Jesus Gonna Be Here
Earth Died Screaming
Get Behind the Mule
Chocolate Jesus
Down, Down, Down
Hold On
Step Right Up
Eyeball Kid
Tango Till They’re Sore
Johnsburg, Illinois
Invitation to the Blues
The Ocean Doesn’t Want Me
The Briar and the Rose
Innocent When You Dream
16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six
Walking Spanish
What’s He Building?
Gun Street Girl
I’ll Shoot The Moon
Filipino Box Spring Hog
Strange Weather
Come On Up to the House
Lucky Day