Pink Floyd – London, England (02/17/72)

London, Rainbow theatre
February 17, 1972

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

Speak To Me
On The Run Improvisation
Breathe Reprise
The Great Gig In The Sky
Us & Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Atom Heart Mother

John Prine – Denver, CO (02/22/79)

John Prine
Rainbow Theatre, Denver CO

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01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Often Is A Word I Seldom Use
03 Fish And Whistle
04 Angel From Montgomery
05 Crooked Piece Of Time
06 Blue Umbrella
07 Illegal Smile
08 Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone
09 The Bottomless Lake
10 Dear Abby
11 Sam Stone
12 That’s The Way The World Goes Round
13 There She Goes
14 I Had A Dream

15 Living In The Future
16 Iron Ore Betty
17 Hello In There
18 Paradise
19 Please Don’t Bury Me
20 Onomatopoeia
21 Sailin’ Around
22 Mexican Home
23 Sweet Revenge
24 Souvenirs
25 Saigon

Soundboard / Audience Matrix
Cassette Master >DAT >CDR >FLAC
Unknown Recording Equipment. Clear Sound, Quiet Crowd.
Trade DAT Transferred: Tascam DA-P1 >S/PDIF >HHb CDR 800 PRO.
CD Masters >FLAC (Level 8) Via xACT 2.37

Pink Floyd – London, England (02/19/72)

Pink Floyd
Rainbow Theatre
London, England
February 19th 1972

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

DISC 1: 65:48

Breathe (fades in) 0:58
On The Run 6:17
Time 5:59
Breathe (Reprise) 1:02
The Mortality Sequence 4:39
Money 7:28
Us And Them 6:54
Any Colour You Like 4:32
Brain Damage 4:06
Eclipse 3:07
One Of These Days 10:37
Careful With That Axe Eugene 13:02

DISC 2: 63:22

Echoes 26:21
A Saucerful Of Secrets 15:49
Second Cud (Blues) 8:09
Set The Controls 13:01

Stevie Wonder – London, England (02/02/74)

Stevie Wonder
Rainbow Theatre
London, UK

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01 opening jam
02 Contusion
03 jam #2
04 Higher Ground
05 Superwoman
06 To Know You Is to Love You
07 Signed, Sealed, Delivered
08 Visions
09 Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
10 Living for the City
11 Living for the City jam
12 You Are the Sunshine of My Life
13 Superstition
14 (You’ve Been Better to Me Than a Lot of) My Dreams

Total time: 1:28:07
disc break goes after track 08

Stevie Wonder – keyboards, harmonica & vocals
Ollie Brown – drums
Michael Sembello – guitar, percussion & synthesizer
Reggie McBride – bass
Deniece Williams – vocals & percussion
Lani Groves – vocals & percussion
Shirley Brewer – vocals & percussion

2001 bootleg CD “Funkafied Rainbow” on the Big ‘Fro label, according to spectral analysis sourced from an indeterminate off-air FM capture;
repaired by zootype in 2016 and further repaired, declipped and retracked — with correct date verified and the missing final two seconds of Contusion restored & remastered from the German WDR-TV “Musikladen” session recorded in Bremen, Germany on 1.23.1974 — by EN, May 2020

specs from the May 2016 reseed by zootype:
retracked with some repairs
88:18 minutes

01 Contusion 17:44
02 instrumental 2:32
03 Higher Ground 3:20
04 Mary Wants To Be A Superwoman >
To Know You Is To Love You 10:24
05 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours 3:02
06 Visions 9:58
07 Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing 4:44
08 Living For The City 10:59
09 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life > Superstition >
(You’ve Been Better to Me Than) A Lot of My Dreams 25:31

original tracklist:
Disc #1

  1. intro-Contution [cuts off]
  2. Higher Ground
  3. Mary Wants To Be A Superwoman
  4. To Know You Is To Love You
  5. Signed, Sealed And Delivered
  6. Visions

Disc #2

  1. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
  2. Living For The City
  3. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  4. Superstition
  5. encore jam

original notes:
Stevie was still recovering from his near death in a car accident in August 1974…
[he suffered a contusion in his brain and was in a coma for a few days — hence the song “Contusion”..]
There are no official releases from the Rainbow Theatre concert[s].

bootleg release “Funkafied Rainbow”
“Big-Fro Discs” release (BF-001/2)
2005 transfer and seed by (unknown)

original lineage:
bootleg “Funkafied Rainbow” CD > unknown transfer > FLAC > 2005 seed

2016 zootype reseed notes:
audio files test as lossless; retracked with some repairs [clicks] but otherwise unaltered
no EQ or other processing applied; new FLAC-8 files and checksum files created and this info file revised
original info file and artwork included

2016 reseed lineage:
2005 seed > retracking & repairing > FLAC 8 > DIME, May 2016
Thanks again to the original seeder for this recording.

2020 updated lineage:
2016 zootype reseed > WAV via DB Power Amp > Sound Forge 11 + Audacity repairs, remastering and retracking > FLAC 8 > DIME > you, now

2020 notes:
OK, this is obviously one of the acknowledged 100 best boots of ever, but it seemed it could be made into a better version of itself that does more justice to the totally inspired mayhem of the music. It needed to get way smoother at the (jagged, abrupt) track transitions… and of course there was the matter of the (terminally ugly) fade to cover the last two and a half missing seconds of Contusion. I reconstructed that from the German “Musikladen” performance of several days earlier, and I think I got it nice enough to where if you didn’t really know, you might not suspect it wasn’t played this way. There were a few digiclips here and there as well, which I eliminated one by one like I always do. I also made Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Visions a little bit louder, as they were kinda less volume-robust than the rest of the concert, made a new thumbnail art thing and titled and tagged it all with new fingerprints too. Then there was the eternal debate over the date(s), which I think I solved by looking on a website about the hstory of the Rainbow Theatre, which had photos of ticket stubs and posters from back in the day… this illustrated that the formerly agreed-upon date of January 31, 1974 was wrong, as there is incontrovertible evidence the Doobie Brothers played the Rainbow that night. Stevie played January 24th — the day after the German TV gig was taped — and February 2nd, according to more ticket stub photos I saw at It might be assembled from one or both of the 1/24 and 2/2 dates to make some sort of broadcast reel — the spectral analysis goes only to 15k and indicates an off-air FM capture, but who knows? — or a dry run for an actual live record, I just cannot say exactly. The Rainbow history site mentions that Stevie handed his glasses over to the audience at the finale of the February 2nd show, and that happens at the end of this tape very clearly, so if I had to bet I’d say most — or likely all — of it is from that date. No matter anyway, as this generally plays a lot more like just such a lost official live record now, meant as it is to celebrate Stevie Wonder’s 70th birthday on May 13, 2020. Long may he Clavinetize us all, all the way up to the very highest ground!–EN

The Who – London, England (12/09/72)

The Who
Orchestral Tommy
December 9, 1972
Rainbow Theatre
London, England

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Soundboard – Flac -Bootleg –> EAC Secure Mode –> Flac -1 cd

00 Overture
01 It’s A Boy
02 1921
03 Amazing Journey
04 Sparks
05 Eyesight To The Blind
06 Christmas
07 Cousin Kevin
08 The Acid Queen
09 Underture
10 Do You Think It’s Alright
11 Fiddle About
12 Pinball Wizard
13 There’s A Doctor
14 Go To The Mirror
15 Tommy Can You Hear Me
16 Smash The Mirror
17 I’m Free
18 Miracle Cure
19 Sensation
20 Sally Simpson
21 Welcome
22 Tommy’s Holiday Camp


In 1972, The Who did an orchestral version of Tommy with the London Symphony Orchestra and guest
artists. Two shows in one day were recorded! One was officially released – its not that hard to find and
you get to hear Rod Stewart sing Pinball Wizard, Richie Havens sings Eyesight to the Blind and even
Steve Winwood sings.

This version features other guest artists (see the tommyinfo graphic and the artwork for a list) and is
a kick-ass addition to my Who collection.

Everyone’s heard the cd Tommy. Most of us have seen the movie and seen and/or heard the 90’s musical
version of Tommy but few of us have heard Orchestral Tommy!

Pink Floyd – London, England (02/18/72)

Pink Floyd
Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park
London, England

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

Disc: 1

01 Speak To Me 1.09
02 Breathe 2.39
03 On the Run 6:41
04 Time + Breathe (Reprise) 7:36
05 Great Gig In The Sky 4:49
06 Money 7:30
07 Us And Them 6:54
08 Any Colour You Like 3:58
09 Brain Damage 3:51
10 Eclipse 2:36
11 tuning 2:33
12 One Of These Days 8:52
13 Careful With That Axe Eugene 15:17

Disc: 2

01 Echoes 30:17
02 A Saucerful Of Secrets 17:51
03 Blues 11:33
04 Set the Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 13:26

David Gilmour
Rick Wright
Nick Mason
Roger Waters

Grateful Dead – London, England (03/20/81)

Rainbow Theatre
London, England

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01. Feel Like A Stranger
02. Friend Of The Devil
03. C C Rider
04. Althea
05. Mama Tried >
06. Mexicali Blues
07. Loser
08. New Minglewood Blues
09. Candyman >
10. Looks Like Rain
11. Deal

Set 2
12. Scarlet Begonias >
13. Fire On The Mountain >
14. Lost Sailor >
15. Saint Of Circumstance >
16. He’s Gone >
17. Drums >
18. Space >
19. Truckin’ >
20. Wharf Rat >
21. Around And Around >
22. Johnny B. Goode
23. U.S. Blues

Source 1:

shnid: 9198
Source:MAC > C > C > D > CD
Mastering to CD by Hanno Bunjes

Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable) > SHN by 5/2/02
shntool confirms tracks cut on sectors

SHN converted to FLAC with xACT by The Midnight Cafe 05/06/20

Encore missing
d1t1 4:01 very brief skip
d1t7 2:07 brief drop out
d3t1 10:24 splice or tape flip
d3t4 1:47-2:00, 2:58, 3:39-3:50, 8:29 partially garbled

Source 2:

shnid: 104928

I was out doing yardsales recently. I had the SYF hat on and was looking for some fans for the hot Tucson summer. Got to talking with this one fella and the GD came up. He said to me after hearing about LL that he had some tapes. I asked him if he knew where they came from. He said “I cant tell ya man”. I thot he meant that he ” didnt know cant tell” but out he walked with a lil treasure chest of some cassettes. The cases werent pretty but the tapes were high end pro tapes. I asked him again where he got them and again he said “I cant tell you” but it seems your folks in the trading world might like them Well, i got home and found too many treasure to note. He told me they werent always on the best dubbing deck and some had been played and were at least 25 years old (some older) but he was sure that these versions were recorded by what he termed a “dear old buddy” and official channels and he had them for years and years and would like some of them to see the light of day. As always, More to come.

master cassettes > Nak Dr-1 > Lynx2 Studio Interface 24 bit 48kHz.

Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell on the **GEMS** Edit Station
Weiss-Saracon for SRC and Pow-r3 Dither to 16 bit 44.1 kHz

MetaData with Tag and Rename TLH for FLAC Level 8 SBE FREE

happy holidaze a **GEMS** Production
Seeded on The Winter Solstice 2009

-this is a matrix recording
-tape flips before Loser and during drums crossfaded
-very nice C.C. Rider
-first notes of scarlet cut in
-first quality source of this show

Source 3:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 139473

This is a 16/44 fileset. 24 bit to 16 bit via dBpoweramp

Source Info:
1st Set:
Frank Streeter’s Master FOB Audience Cassette; Sennheiser 421 > Sony TC-D5M (TDK MA90)

2nd Set:
Master FOB Audience Cassette; AKG 224> Sony TC-D5M > 1 cassette gen (Maxell UDXLII)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi CR-7A) > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.8 MHz)> KORG AudioGate 4 >
Adobe Audition 3.0> TLH flac2496

Transfer by Charlie Miller
Mastered by Scott Clugston

– Thanks to Frank Streeter for the source cassettes
– Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer
– Thanks to the folks responsible for shnid: 9198 unknown audience source which provides
from 8:20 thru 8:33 of “Wharf Rat”
– Between song transitions smoothed
– Tape flip in the Jam out of “He’s Gone” has been smoothed and is virtually transparent
– US Blues encore is missing

Neil Young – London, England (11/05/73)

Neil Young w/ The Santa Monica Flyers
Rainbow Theatre
London, England

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Lineage: ?>CDR>Wav (EAC, Secure with no C2)>Flac (Flacfrontend level 6)

01 Tonight’s The Night
02 Mellow My Mind
03 World On A String
04 Speakin’ Out
05 Albuquerque
06 New Mama
07 Roll Another Number
08 Tired Eyes
09 Tonight’s The Night

Disc 2
01 Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
02 Human Highway
03 Helpless
04 Don’t Be Denied
05 Cowgirl In The Sand

Notes :
Tour : 1973 Tonight’s The Night Tour with The Santa Monica Flyers
Band : The Santa Monica Flyers
Neil Young – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar, piano, vocals
Nils Lofgren – guitar, piano, accordion, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

Grateful Dead – London, England (03/23/81)

Grateful Dead
Rainbow Theatre
London, England

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–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Jack Straw
102-d1t02 – They Love Each Other
103-d1t03 – Cassidy
104-d1t04 – It Must Have Been the Roses ->
105-d1t05 – El Paso
106-d1t06 – Ramble on Rose
107-d1t07 – New Minglewood Blues
108-d1t08 – Sugaree
109-d1t09 – Lazy Lightnin’ ->
110-d1t10 – Supplication Jam

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Bird Song
202-d2t02 – Samson & Delilah
203-d2t03 – To Lay Me Down
204-d2t04 – Terrapin Station ->
205-d3t01 – Playing in the Band -> Jam
206-d3t02 – Drums* ->
207-d3t03 – Space ->
208-d3t04 – The Other One ->
209-d3t05 – Stella Blue ->
210-d3t06 – Sugar Magnolia

211-d3t07 – Casey Jones*

Source 1:

Taper: B.Koucky.
Condenser mics, portable JVC Boombox, 20 ft from stage left, hand held
on a riser 6ft off floor > Maxell UDXL-Is.

MAC playback on Nakamichi DR-2, no NR > Presonus Firebox > firewire > PC, XP-Pro > recorded as 24 bit/96 KHz PCM WAV, Wavelab 5 > Waves X-Noise and L3 Multimaximizer @ 24 bit > UVHR-22 (dither to 16/44.1) > CDWAV 1.9 > WAV
> FLAC. Transfer and lossless encoding by C.Ladner.

Seeded by the Green Mountain Bros, 12/2006.
This is a tagged version of shinid: 81275

Comments from the original uploader:
* w/ material from previously circulated MacDonald shn fileset.
The MacDonald source is missing less than 30 seconds of material from Drums and there was overlap between sources so that a complete performance recording is possible.

The Drummers apparently never leave the stage during Drums, and Space is short brief, and TOO-theme infused leading up to a Vesuvial Phil bomb TOO explosion. The encore is absent from Bill’s source and was patched from the prior circulating recording which by comparison has better dynamic range and more high frequencies which is entirely related to the microphones. Bill’s recording sounds great from close stage proximity and during the quiet passages in the second set its pretty cool to know that you are listening to Jerry’s guitar amp directly than the PA. There is a lot of close up noise at times. There is more bass on this recording though the high end on the previously circulated source is much cleaner and crisper. Still, for a 26 year old type I maxell master cassette made with a boombox, it sounds pretty good. I wish i had a picture of Bill with a ghetto blaster taping a dead show up close to the stage in london no less…

Source 2:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 139842

This is a 16/44 fileset. 24 bit to 16 via dBpoweramp

Source Info:
Frank Streeter’s Master Audience Cassette (at the soundboard);
Sennheiser 421 > Sony TC-D5M (TDK MA90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi CR-7A) > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.8 MHz)>
KORG AudioGate 4 > Adobe Audition 3.0> TLH flac2496

Transfer by Charlie Miller
Mastered by Scott Clugston

– Thanks to Frank Streeter for the source cassettes
– Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer
– Thanks to the folks responsible for shnid: 6685 unknown audience source which supplies
from 15:15 thru 15:22 of “Playing In The Band” (a medalist contender for fastest tape flip)
– Between song transitions smoothed