Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Almost Went to See Elvis, 1997

Bob Dylan - 1997-08-05 Montreal

Bob Dylan
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

1997 After Bob Got Sick
98 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
85 different songs
12 song debuts
44 concerts
10 hours & 30 minutes of music
1 bob

Loon Mountain
Lincoln, New Hampshire
3 August 1997

1.Absolutely Sweet Marie
2.Tough Mama
3.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
4.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
5.Maggie’s Farm
6.Highway 61 Revisited

Taper: RB-Canada

Tanglewood Music Shed
Lenox, Massachusetts
4 August 1997

7.Seeing The Real You At Last

Taper: RB Canada

Du Maurier Stadium
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5 August 1997

08.Blind Willie McTell

Taper: RB-Canada

Molson Amphitheatre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7 August 1997

9.If You See Her, Say Hello
10.One Too Many Mornings
11.Forever Young
12.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Taper: RB-Canada

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Darien Center
Syracuse, New York
8 August 1997

13.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
14.Masters Of War


Coca Cola Star Lake Amphitheater
Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
9 August 1997

15.Roving Gambler (trad.)


Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center
Scranton, Pennsylvania
12 August 1997

16.Joey (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
17.All Along The Watchtower
18.Born In Time
19.Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie (Elizabeth Cotton)
20.She Belongs To Me
21.Everything Is Broken
22.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
23.Girl Of The North Country

Taper: Legendary Taper F aka Glen Dundas(LTF);
Equipment: Transfer from master by taper 2007 >
audio disks > (dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6) flac

Star Pavilion
Hershey, Pennsylvania
13 August 1997

24.Ballad Of A Thin Man
25.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
26.Simple Twist Of Fate

How Sweet The Sound (Godfather Records / GR 569-570)

Oakdale Theater
Wallingford, Connecticut
18 August 1997

27.Pretty Peggy-O (trad.)
28.This Wheel’s On Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko)
29.Cat’s In The Well
30.I Shall Be Released

Rick Danko (acoustic guitar & shared vocal) on This Wheel’s On Fire, Cat’s In The Well, I Shall Be Released.

Taper: Net Taper M (NTM);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > portable DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Mann Music Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20 August 1997

31.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
32.Tough Mama
33.Shelter From The Storm
34.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
35.It Ain’t Me, Babe

Taper: Travitz;
Location: Orchestra A Center Row F Seat 110;
Equipment: Schoeps MK4’s > Schoeps VMS02IB > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D3

GTE Amphitheater
Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 August 1997

36.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues


Filene Center
Wolf Trap Farm Park For The Performing Arts
Vienna, Virginia
23 August 1997

37.Like A Rolling Stone
38.Alabama Getaway (Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia)

After The Heartattack (Midas Touch / MD 731-21/22);
Stereo soundboard

Filene Center
Wolf Trap Farm Park For The Performing Arts
Vienna, Virginia
24 August 1997

39.Watching The River Flow

Equipment: SBD > DAT @ 48k >
HT OMega 7.1 Soundcard (Optical Inputs) > WAV (48) >
Syntillium Cool Edit Downsample to 44.1 WAV >
CD WAV (Track Split) > FLAC

Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 August 1997

40.The Man In Me

Taper: Net Taper A (NTA)

Deer Creek Music Center
Noblesville, Indiana
27 August 1997

41.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat


Main Stage
Liberty Park
Kansas City, Missouri
31 August 1997

Spirit Fest

42.Mr Tambourine Man
43.Tangled Up In Blue
44.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)
45.Donít Think Twice, Itís All Right

Taper: Net Taper A (NTA);
Equipment: ?? > portable DAT recorder > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Unidentified venue
Bologna, Italy
27 September 1997
World Eucharistic Congress.

46.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
47.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
48.Forever Young

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Bob Dylan (Digital Sounds / MACH 08-09)

Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth, England
1 October 1997

49.Love Sick

Tailgates And Substitutes (No Label / TS 1-2)

Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth, England
2 October 1997

50.God Knows


Cardiff International Centre Arena
Cardiff, Wales
3 October 1997

51.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Bob Dylan (Digital Sounds / MACH 08-09)

Wembley Arena
London, England
5 October 1997

52.Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)

Taper: Bach;
Lineage: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D7 (48 kHz-16bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional >WaveTerminal 2496 > HD >
ssrc 44.1 kHz > WaveLab 6.10 > flac dBpowerAMP

Humphrey Coliseum
Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
24 October 1997

53.If Not For You
54.Cold Irons Bound
55.Can’t Wait
56.’Til I Fell In Love With You
57.Blind Willie McTell

Taper: Net Taper A (NTA);
Equipment: ?? > portable DATrecorder > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > Wavelab, levels raised > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Thalia Mara Hall
City Auditorium
Jackson, Mississippi
25 October 1997

58.Lay, Lady, Lay

Equipment: DAT master

Mobile Civic Center Arena
Mobile, Alabama
26 October 1997

59.Stone Walls And Steel Bars (Ray Pennington / Ray Marcum)
60.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again


Exhibition Hall
Classic Center
Athens, Georgia
28 October 1997

61.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia – Robert Hunter – John Dawson)

Friend Of The Devil – acoustic with the band.

Taper: Net Taper K (NTK);
Equipment: ?? > portable DATrecorder > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Exhibition Hall
Classic Center
Athens, Georgia
29 October 1997

62.Love Sick

Taper: Net Taper K (NTK);
Equipment: dat (unknown equipment) > ? >
taiyo yuden lowgen audio discs / verbatim (Nero) >
wav (eac secure mode) > wav (digi flaw finder) > wav (adobe audition 1.0) >
flac (flac frontend 1.1.3 – align on sb option – level 8 – verify on)

Columbus Civic Center
Columbus, Georgia
30 October 1997

63.Not Dark Yet

Fixed version of LB-5306

Township Auditorium
Columbia, South Carolina
2 November 1997

64.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
65.Make You Feel My Love


Civic Auditorium
Knoxville, Tennessee
4 November 1997

66.Shooting Star
67.The Times They Are A-Changin’


Huntington Civic Center Arena
Huntington, West Virginia
5 November 1997

68.I Want You


Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Columbus, Ohio
7 November 1997

69.I’ll Not Be A Stranger (Trad. arr. R. & L. Williams / J. Watson / K. Maul)
70.To Ramona


Dayton Hara Arena
Dayton, Ohio
8 November 1997

71.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
72.Every Grain Of Sand

Remaster: Olav;
Equipment: CoolEdit2000: TAO silence removed between tracks > all tracks appended sequently;
then split correctly > T-RackS v2.0: Output Stage Output: volume boost +9.0dB;
Output Stage Level +1,2dB; stereo enhancement +3.3dB; no EQ

University Of Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana
9 November 1997

73.Never Gonna Be The Same Again


Dan and Ada Rice Athletic Center
Benedictine University
Lisle, Illinois
11 November 1997

74.Man In The Long Black Coat
75.Cold Irons Bound
76.Can’t Wait
77.’Til I Fell In Love With You

Taper: Sullylove;
Location: 13th row center just a few seats off dead center;
Equipment: Scheops CMC64’s > With MK4’s Active Cables >
Beyer MV-100 Microphone Amplifier > Sony TCD-D10PROII DAT;
Transfer: M-Audio MicrotrackII Via spdif Coaxial Cable >
flac FrontEnd, tlh, wav > Wavelab, fades, some seconds at end deleted >
cdwave, tracking > tlh, flac, Wavelab, fades, some seconds at end deleted

San JosÈ Arena
San JosÈ, California
14 November 1997

78.Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You

The Private Affairs Of Bob Dylan (Satintone / 001-02)

Atlanta, Georgia
1 December 1997

79.Shake Sugaree (Elisabeth Cotton)

Remaster of LB-3250;
Equipment: 2 TDK CD-R80 > Max 0.8.1 (cdparanoia, check for C2 errors,
error connection enabled, full paranoia) > AIFF >, Amadeus II 3.8.7 > Retracked

Atlanta, Georgia
2 December 1997

80.White Dove (Carter Stanley)


9:30 Club
Washington, D. C.
5 December 1997

81.I’ll Not Be A Stranger (Trad. arr. R. & L. Williams / J. Watson / K. Maul)

Location: Near speaker,
microphone hidden during last encore reduces sound quality on it;
Equipment: CSB > Sony TCD-D7;
Transfer: 48k dat (from trade with taper) >
delta dio 2496 > cooledit2000 > wav > flac

Irving Plaza
New York City, New York
8 December 1997
Hale House Benefit Concert

82.You’re A Big Girl Now

White Dove (Dandelion / DL083-84);

Boston, Massachusetts
9 December 1997

83.Positively 4th Street
84.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

Taper: local Taper from Boston;
Location: 15th Row;
Equipment: Nakamichi CM 300 > Sony Dat TCD D-8 > Clone >(48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 >
convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 December 1997

85.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

Taper: G2;
Equipment: SONY D8 DAT Master > Stand alone burner > WAV > FLAC

Chicago, Illinois
14 December 1997

86.Ragtime Annie (David Bromberg)

A>D conversion by Mike Stillman (e-mail: mikebvc at ripco dot com),
DAT > DAT > Maxell cassette recorded and played on Nakamichi RX-505 >
20-bit digital conversion using Burr-Brown DAC,
dithered to 16 bits for output >, HHB CDR-830 > EAC, no errors >
Sector boundaries split and verified with SHNtool >
FLAC Level 8 encoding > these files

El Rey Theater
Los Angeles, California
16 December 1997

87.This Wheel’s On Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko)


El Rey Theater
Los Angeles, California
17 December 1997

88.Tangled Up In Blue
89.White Dove (Carter Stanley)
90.My Back Pages


El Rey Theater
Los Angeles, California
19 December 1997

91.Just Like A Woman
92.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
93.When I Paint My Masterpiece
94.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Don’t Be Late (Zipperman / 001)

El Rey Theater
Los Angeles, California
20 December 1997

95.Under The Red Sky
96.John Brown
97.I & I
98.I’ll Remember You

Location: a foot away from the right stack in the vip box;
Equipment: Sonic Studio Mics PA-6 > Sony D8, Transfer: DAT > Sony Standalone CD Burner >
FreeRIP (FLAC) > Bulk Rename Utility (Track ID) > Trader’s Little Helper (FFP) > Torrent

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Levon Helm & Rick Danko – Portland, OR (01/28/83)

Levon Helm and Rick Danko the Living Room Tapes - Portland 1983

Levon Helm and Rick Danko
28 January 1983
Starry Night
Portland, Oregon

Download: FLAC/MP3

Sbd > Nakamichi 480 > XLII-S > Nakamichi Dragon > Techtron cables > Olympus LS-10 > 24 bit/48000hz > Soundforge9 > 16 bit/44100hz flac

01 prolog 1:00
02 Caledonia 5:03
03 Evanjolene 3:14
04 Down South in New Orleans 2:19
05 It Makes no Difference 5:25
06 Wealthy Old Farmer 4:12
07 Long Black Veil 3:47
08 tuning break 1:17
09 Rag Mama Rag 5:15
10 Sick and Tired 3:12
11 A Letter to Tom 3:23
12 Milk Cow Boogie 4:17
13 Java Blues 4:47
14 Short Fat Fanny 3:49
15 encore break 1:41
16 Every Night and Every Day 3:57
17 Hand Jive 4:40
18 encore break 1:53
19 The World’s Gone Mad 4:16
20 Let’s Go Out in a Blaze of Glory 2:37

From the original uploader:
I’ve seen this recording listed on people’s internet lists for years, all, apparently, copies from an edited 60 minute listening copy of the master I made years ago. Since both Levon and Rick’s estate are trade friendly, I decided it was time to post the whole show here.

In early 1983, Helm and Danko did this tour as an acoustic duet. Rick is heard on the guitar and vocals, while Levon covers the mandolin, harmonica and vocals.

Recorded live on 28 January 1983 at Starry Night, Portland, Oregon, using a soundboard feed to a Nakamichi 480 cassette deck. Tom Robinson was at the board. The left channel held the vocals and harmonica, while the right channel held the guitar and mandolin. The tape was recorded somewhat hot, causing some distortion.

In April 2009 I transferred the master tape to 24bit/48000hz PCM. In May I remastered that transfer to cleanup tape noise and clicks, to minimize the distortion, and to remix the channels. The results bring home a steller performance by these two long-time members of The Band.

I’ve included some simple artwork for a CD label and cover. The front photo is from the show and is the work of Fred Carneau.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jorma Kaukonen & Rick Danko – Troy, NY (11/23/87)


Jorma Kaukonen with Rick Danko
Troy Music Hall

Download: FLAC/MP3


Disc 1
Let Us Get Together
Mystery Train
Uncle Sam Blues
I’m Just Your Fool
Light Of This World
Keep On Truckin
Java Blues
Rock Me Baby
Nine Pound Hammer
San Francisco Bay Blues

Disc 2
CC Rider
Never Happen No More
Third Week
Trial By Fire
Crazy Mama
It Makes No Difference
Crystal City

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – San Francisco, CA (03/23/75)

Neil Young with Bob Dylan, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and others
Kezar Stadium,
San Francisco, CA, USA
March 23rd, 1975
S.N.A.C.K. Benefit
(Students Need Athletics, Culture and Kicks)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: CD-Rx > EAC > wav > flac

01 Introduction
02 Are You Ready For The Country
03 Ain’t That A Lot Of Love
04 Lookin’ For A Love
05 Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever)
06 I Want You
07 The Weight
08 Helpless/Knockin’s on the Dragon’s Door

09 Will The Circle Be Unbroken

From the original uploader: NOT FROM WOLFGANG STREAM: So please don’t ask or complain about it.


Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Rick Danko – New York, NY (02/16/83)

Bob Dylan
Lone Star Cafe
Levon Helm Show
New York City, New York
Feb 16 1983

Download MP3@320: Amazon

1. Announcement/Jam [5:14.12]
2. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams) [4:00.09]
3. Willie And The Hand Jive (Johnny Otis) [3:58.61]
4. Blues Stay Away From Me (Alton Delmore/Rabon Delmore/Henry Glover/Wayne Raney) [5:42.49]
5. Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos (Huddie Leadbetter)[2:41.32]
6. Going Down (Don Nix) [7:06.55]

Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Bob Dylan.

Complete recording of the only 1983 Bob Dylan’s live appearance.

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