Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Santa Monica, CA (01/29/71)

Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, California
January 29th 1971

Download: FLAC/MP3

SOURCE: Download from Demonoid ** > Soundforge PRO 10c * > FLAC Level 6
* Convert to WAV, Convert to True Mono, Clean Transitions, New track marks and Disc Split
** Several of the FLACS downloaded read as corrupt and would not open in FLAC Frontend
or TLH. I managed to open them in Soundforge and found many destructive mini gaps which
I have manually removed, can’t guanatee I got them all.

JTT 2011

Disc One
1. I’ve Been Workin’
2. These Dreams of You
3. And It Stoned Me
4. Brown Eyed Girl
5. Crazy Love
6. You’re the One I Adore
7. Beside You
8. Moondance
9. The Way Young Lovers Do

Disc Two
1. Domino
2. Blue Money
3. Sweet Little Sixteen
4. Buena Sera
5. Caravan
6. Danny Boy
7. Into the Mystic
8. Cyprus Avenue


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Santa Monica, CA (11/18/79)


Bob Dylan
Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA
November 18, 1979
Mike Millard first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Five

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info: AKG-451E microphones > Uher CR-240 cassette recorder

JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > pitch correction > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

101 Regina Havis Monologue
102 I’ve Got My Ticket, Lord
103 It’s Gonna Rain
104 Do Lord, Remember Me
105 Look Up And Live By Faith
106 Hold My Hand, Oh Lord
107 Oh Freedom
108 This Train
109 Gotta Serve Somebody
110 I Believe In You
111 When You Gonna Wake Up
112 When He Returns
113 Man Gave Names To All The Animals
114 Precious Angel
201 Slow Train
202 Covenant Woman
203 What Are You Doing With Your Heart? (Helena Springs)
204 Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
205 Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
206 Solid Rock
207 Saving Grace
208 Saved
209 What Can I Do For You?
210 In The Garden
211 Band Introduction
212 Blessed Be The Name
213 Pressing On

JEMS is pleased to release the fifth in a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77. For further details on how these tapes came to be lost and found again, as well as JEMS’ history with Mike Millard, please refer to the notes in Vol. One http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=500680

Installment No. 5 jumps ahead 17 months but a world apart, as Dylan has converted to Christianity and taken to the road with a set of all new gospel-tinged material, completely ignoring his musical past in deference to his enlightened present.

The Gospel Tour, as it is known, began November 1 at the Fox Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, where Dylan kicked off a 14-night residency. This concert in Santa Monica was the first show that followed the Warfield run and opening night of four in the Los Angeles area. Other than going electric, I would posit there is no other moment in Dylan’s career that reverberated like this seemingly out-of-nowhere shift into what might best be described as a musical tent revival with Bob himself as preacher and soul saver. And because of that, the Gospel Tour is divisive: For some fans, it was the jumping off point; for others, they climbed aboard the slow train coming.

Dylan’s on-stage dialogue at times sparked confrontations with an audience that, by and large, wasn’t sure how to reconcile what they were seeing and hearing with all that came before it. I didn’t see the Gospel Tour in person; my first Dylan show was still six years away. As such, the radical shift that took place in 1979 doesn’t have the same impact for me when revisited in hindsight. On its own merits, the Gospel Tour offers richly satisfying performances and a focused Dylan who was leading the crusade every night.

And talk about a set list that challenged his audience. Dylan didn’t perform a single song from his back catalog, instead filling the set with all eight songs from Slow Train Coming; another seven from its companion, Saved, which would be released the following year; the still unreleased “Blessed Be the Name”; plus several gospel numbers performed by the show’s back-up singers: Regina Havis, Helena Springs and Mona Lisa Young.

To our ears, Millard nails it this night. As usual, he’s close to the PA with a quiet crowd around him, and the AKGs + Uher yield a great pull in his capable hands. It is a pleasure to listen to. Samples provided.

Lossless Bob has six entries for this show which tie back to two underlying recordings. In this case, Millard’s tape does match the complete recording from which the bootleg Live By Faith was derived. So instead of an uncirculated source, we have an upgrade, and while the bootleg and circulating copies are very good, we think you’l find this fresh-first generation transfer from reel sharper and cleaner, with less hiss in the quiet parts and more detail in the louder parts.

If you’d like to learn more about Mike the MICrophone, the links below offer a glimpse of his story.

Millard’s Wikipedia page

The best article written about Millard has been deleted from the original website but is reprinted here:

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS continues to depend on mjk5510 for his skilled assistance in getting these recordings into your hands. He is a vital part of the process at this point.

Here’s to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Santa Monica, CA (06/29/73)



Download: FLAC/MP3

01. I Believe To My Soul
02. Moonshine Whiskey
03. Wild Night
04. I Just Want To Make Love To You
05. Buona Sera
06. Listen To The Lion > band intros
07. Wild Children
08. There There Child
09. Sweet Thing
10. Gloria
11. Domino
12. Green
13. Into The Mystic

Trade CD > EAC > dbPowerAmp > flac

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Ryan Adams – Santa Monica, CA (12/02/11)


Ryan Adams
KCRW Radio FM Broadcast
Santa Monica, California.
Source: FM Broadcast

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: FM > Onkyo HT-R520 > Analog Out (2 – RCA Mono Out) > 2 – 1/4 Inch Mono Phone Jacks In >
Zoom H4n > r8Brain 24bit-96KHz – Dithered to 16bit-44KHz > CD WAVE Tracking > TLH Checksums Flac.8)->

02.(-DJ plays wrong tape-)
03.Oh My Sweet Carolina
04.Ashes And Fire
05.Dirty Rain
06.My Winding Wheel
08.Invisible Riverside
09.Let It Ride
11.Please Do Not Let Me Go
13.Lucky Now
14.(-did you bring enough for everybody-)
15.Chains Of Love
16.(-Ray-This one’s for you buddy-)
17.(-fun with Ray-)
18.Do I Wait
19.Somebody Remembers The Rose
21.Houses On The Hill
–“Jacksonville Skyline”–NOT BROADCAST
–“When Will You Come Back Home?”–NOT BROADCAST
–“Like Yesterday”–NOT BROADCAST

Notes from original uploader:
I have some difficulty with these audience sessions and just where to splice the tracks out.
Many songs overlap with the applause and therefore had to be included on some tracks but not others.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza Bonanza: Van Morrison – Santa Monica, CA (04/27/72)


Van Morrison
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA
April 27, 1972
Dark Shades of Soul VOL. III

Download: FLAC/MP3

Aud: Reel
Sony Stereo Recorder w/ Dual Element mics > ? > CD
Cd > EAC (secure) > mkwACT > SHN

01. Moondance *
02. Come Running
03. Blue Money
04. Caravan
05. He Ain’t Give You None
06. Old Old Woodstock
07. I’ve Been Working
08. I Will Be There
09. Misty
10. Tupelo Honey
11. Moonshine Whiskey
12. Domino
13. Wild Night
14. Brown Eyed Girl
15. St. Dominic’s Preview

Band Members (not verified. possibly the same as in 1971 but without his wife)
Van Morrison – Harmonica, Vocals, Guitar and Piano
Alan Hand – Keyboards
John Klingberg – Bass
John Platania – Guitar
Dahaud Shaar – Drums
Jack Schroer – Saxaphone
Collin Tilton – Saxaphone & Flute
Keith Johnson – Trumpet
Ellen Schroer – Backing Vocals
Martha Velez – Backing Vocals

* – Sax and Piano Solo Intro by Van