Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (04/13/16)

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BOB DYLAN & his Band
Osaka, Japan
Festival Hall
April 13, 2016

Download: FLAC/MP3

Guitar Riffs
1. Things Have Changed (Bob center stage)
2. She Belongs To Me (Bob center stage with harp)
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Bob on piano)

4. What’ll I Do (Bob center stage)
5. Duquesne Whistle (Bob on piano)
6. Melancholy Mood (Bob center stage)
7. Pay In Blood (Bob center stage)
8. I’m A Fool To Want You (Bob center stage)
9. That Old Black Magic (Bob center stage)
10. Tangled Up In Blue (Bob center stage with harp then on piano)
guitar riffs
11. High Water (For Charley Patton) (Bob center stage)
12. Why Try To Change Me Now (Bob center stage)
13. Early Roman Kings (Bob on piano)
14. The Night We Called It A Day (Bob center stage)
15. Spirit On The Water (Bob on piano)
16. Scarlet Town (Bob center stage)
17. All Or Nothing At All (Bob center stage)
18. Long And Wasted Years (Bob center stage)
19. Autumn Leaves (Bob center stage)
20. Blowin’ In The Wind (Bob on piano)
21. Love Sick (Bob center stage)

Here we go kiddies !
The man is back and the recordings are here
Keep your eyes peeled and SPOT em all!

A stereo audience recording by SPOT 103 mins

This is a Spot recording and has never been posted previously.

This is a SPOT recording (thanks again as ever) and the equipment used was:
Core Sound High End Binaural (HEB) DPA 4061’s with Edirol by Roland R-09
Edited with Magix Audio lab Deluxe 2014

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (02/26/78)

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Bob Dylan
The 1978 Far East Tour
(unknown venue)
Osaka, Japan
February 26, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Unknown audience recording.


CD 1:
01. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
02. Love Her With A Feeling
03. One More Cup Of Coffee
04. Mr. Tambourine Man
05. I Threw It All Away
06. I Donít Believe You
07. Girl From The North Country
08. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
09. Shelter From The Storm
10. Ballad Of A Thin Man
11. Maggie’s Farm
12. To Ramona
13. Like A Rolling Stone
14. I Shall Be Released
15. Going Going Gone

CD 2:
01. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
02. Blowin’ In The Wind
03. Just Like A Woman
04. Oh Sister
05. You’re A Big Girl Now
06. All Along The Watchtower
07. I Want You
08. All I Really Want To Do
09. The Man In Me
10. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
11. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
12. Forever Young
13. The Times They Are A-Changin’

Total time = 129:15

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (02/24/78)

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Bob Dylan
Far East Tour 1978
Osaka, Japan
Feb. 24, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

Silvers>eac>flac level 5
LB 4143

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Great White Wonder / GWW 9530 1/2/3

Disc one
Repossession Blues (Bill Riley)
Mr Tambourine Man
I Threw It All Away
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Ballad Of A Thin Man
If You See Her Say Hello
Girl Of The North Country
Maggie’s Farm
Don’t Think Twice
To Ramona *
Love Her With A Feeling *
One More Cup Of Coffee *

Disc two
Like A Rolling Stone
I Shall Be Released
Going, Going, Gone
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
Blowin’ In The Wind
Just Like A Woman
Oh Sister
You’re A Big Girl Now
All Along The Watchtower
I Don’t Believe You *
Shelter From The Storm *

Disc three
I Want You
All I Really Want To Do
The Man In Me
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Forever Young
The Times
Hard Rain (inst) *

The Dylan at Budokan LP would be recorded less than a week from the date of this show. While being a more prestigious venue, the Tokyo show doesn’t seem to have quite the power and heartfelt enthusiasm as this Osaka performance. Of course, this can’t match the official release in sound quality.
If you’re a fan of the new arrangements of Budokan, you’ll love hearing them in an even more convincing tone. Bonus tracks from the final night of the three shows in Osaka have been woven in to allow the listener privilege to an entire performances, as well as to 31 of the 33 songs performed during the Osaka residency. The double jewel case inserts leave a little to be desired, even if they were inspired by the official tour program, and the generic, fake silk screened information on the discs themselves are a sad joke.

Source / Venue:
Matsushita Denki Taiikukan – Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan February 24
* Bonus Matsushita Denki Taiikukan Feb 26, 1978

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (02/25/78)


Bob Dylan
Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
25 February 1978

Download FLAC: Mediafire
Download MP3@320: Mediafire

Mediafire lets me clump multiple parts into one big link. Let me know if the above isn’t working.

Thinman 009/010
Silver cd > wav > flac

Disc 1

1. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
2. Lonesome Bedroom (Ernest “Buddy” Wilson)
3. Mr. Tambourine Man
4. I Threw It All Away
5. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
6. Ballad Of A Thin Man
7. Shelter From The Storm
8. Girl From The North Country
9. Maggie’s Farm
10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
11. To Ramona
12. Like A Rolling Stone
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Going, Going, Gone
15. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

Disc 2

16. Blowin’ In The Wind
17. Just Like A Woman
18. Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
19. You’re A Big Girl Now
20. All Along The Watchtower
21. I Want You
22. One Too Many Mornings
23. All I Really Want To Do
24. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
25. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
26. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
27. Forever Young
28. The Times They Are A-Changin’

Concert # 5 of the 1978 Far East Tour. 1978 concert # 5.
Concert # 5 with the Far East Band 1978: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Rob Stoner (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Debbie Dye (background vocals).

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.
5, 17 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

Note. Only performance of One Too Many Mornings during the 1978 World Tour.


Alright, consider this an unofficial comeback. I’m still pondering the ins and outs of what I’m trying to do, but I was itching to get back into posting shows. Tentatively I’ve decided to go ahead and keep this site. I’m gonna slow way the crap down though. I’m thinking I’ll post one, maybe two shows a week. I will also continue to post to Facebook and Tumblr. The Facebook page will still keep up with what I post here and I’ll try to continue to link to other bootleg blogs and any bootleg/live music things of interest I find on the Internet. I’m gonna try to keep Facebook focused on the live music world without and leave out all the other pop culture bits.

The Tumblr blog will also have the boots I post here, plus lots of other bootleg related things, but I’m going to continue posting all the other pop culture stuff that I’m interested in as well. I think this should satisfy everyone, including myself.

That sounds like a lot I know. But I’m working on keeping all of this fun and mostly stress free. As I’ve mentioned before the pop culture stuff is what I do anyways and posting it to Tumblr is super simple. I don’t feel any real pressure to keep it going everyday so when I’m busy then its no big deal to let it slide until I feel interested in posting more stuff. Ditto Facebook. If I can keep myself to posting only a couple of times here a week then I think we’ll be good.

Maybe. This is all transitory. I may change my mind in a couple of weeks, but for the moment I think this will work.

I’d like to say that with the new slow down I’ll be able to listen to the boots and review them. I’d like to say that, but in reality that likely won’t happen. I just don’t have the ability to really listen to these shows enough to give them a full review. I’ll try to listen when I can and say what I can, but mostly I’ll probably still just post without comment. You guys are awesome at commenting anyways that you don’t need me.

That being said I’ll make a small comment here to say this is a decent sounding audience. About on par with some of the other 78 auds I’ve heard. Someone has done some fiddling with it to drown out the crowd noise and amp up the music, but it still sounds like Bob’s playing in a room a few doors down. Definitely listenable though, especially with earphones.

You’ll notice I’m using Mediafire again. I always loved that site. It worked super well for me as an uploader and was really fast as a downloader. Of course they deleted all of my shows without warning awhile back but I’m ready to forgive them for that. I’ve created a new account with them and I have a different IP address so hopefully we won’t run into trouble. Part of the forgiveness comes from realizing that every site out there screws with guys like me so I don’t really have a lot of choices. I hope you guys dig Mediafire too.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Electric Light Orchestra – Osaka, Japan (02/23/78)

Electric Light Orchestra
February 23, 1978
Unknown Venue – Osaka, Japan

Download FLAC: Rapidshare
Download MP3@320: Rapidshare

Source: Unknown Audience cassette-> DAT @ 44.1khz-> CD Wave-> Samplitude-> CD-> FLAC

Disc 1

1. Fire on High
2. Night in the City
3. Turn to Stone
4. Eldorado Overture->
5. Can’t Get it Out of My Head
6. Cello Solo
7. Tightrope
8. Rockaria!
9. Violin Solo

Disc 2

10. Strange Magic
11. Showdown
12. Sweet Talkin’ Woman
13. Evil Woman
14. Livin’ Thing
15. Do You->
16. Ma Ma Ma Belle
17. Roll Over Beethoven

Summary from original uploader:

Forward: Being that the only ELO show I’ve seen on this site is a 1990’s non-Jeff Lynne era recording, I felt it necessary to put forth a definitive and somewhat hard to find 1978 Out Of The Blue recording.

Having just been released, ELO’s 1978 Out Of The Blue, was the groups most commercially successful album to date and set in motion a string of worldwide tour dates, culminating in the band’s success of being labeled a “Supergroup” and playing before capacity audiences around the world – certainly the largest they had ever played. This show finds the boys in Osaka, Japan for a night of great music played to a high anticipation capacity crowd.

This is the period in the group’s career when everything began to break-out from a commercial standpoint. Some people prefer their earlier material as opposed to the later; I happen to love it all. However, one thing is for certain: ELO went from it’s more or less progressive rock roots in the early and mid-1970’s, to a full-fledged pop-rock act, complete with lasers and a giant UFO spaceship – which they performed in at all shows on the tour – in the latter half of the decade and straight through the 80’s.

This recording is somewhat rare its existence in that it is the lesser known of the only 2 known recordings to circulate from the Out Of The Blue tour. The other recording is London’s Wembley Arena (see below), which falls quite short in my opinion, from being considered a definitive example of the majestic sound ELO generated. The mix is most-sterile sounding until halfway through when it evens out. The thing that the London show really has going for it is that it’s a great performance, which the Osaka show is as well.

As many memorable Japanese rock concerts confirm from so many bands of that decade this is a very respectful audience. The crowd is “as good as it gets” for a rock concert of this scale back in the 70’s: they applaud between songs and remain quiet while their being played. There is a small amount of chatter by either the taper or someone close to them in a couple points in the show but it is between songs and in no way is distracting. The first time I listened to this recording, I was struck by how mellow the audience is between songs. I distinctly remember thinking to myself, “man, they must all be halfway sedated or something” because their so respectful. That’s the Japanese audiences back then. The vibe is not-at-all what you would hear at most shows in the U.S. back then. It’s real nice!

In terms of performance quality, the band is most definitely in top form – harmonies are tight, rhythm section is on and the band is most certainly enjoying themselves. In terms of overall sound quality, the taper is a little distant from the source; however, let that not be a limitation whatsoever. The band can be heard clearly with EVERY instrument and, in my humble opinion, I think the distance of this taper from the source allows for maximum connection between the sound by the band and the acoustics of the room, creating that inimitable feeling of “being there” when you listen to it. Add to that the historical significance of this tour for the band and you quickly come to realize this one is unparalleled.

If you’re a fan or just have a passing interest this one is most definitely worth checking out!

If I had to choose between the London – which is very much incomplete! – and the COMPLETE, note for note, Japan show, the latter would win out without question.