Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – New York, NY (08/15/75)

Bruce Springsteen
Early Show
The Bottom Line
New York, NY
WNEW-FM broadcast
192 kbps

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01. 10Th Ave Freeze Out
02. Spirit In The Night
03. Then She Kissed Me
04. Growin’ Up
05. SIts Hard To Be A Saint In The City
06. E Street Shuffle
07. When You Walk In The Room
08. She’S The One
09. Born To Run
10. Kitty’S Back
11. Thunder Road
12. Rosalita
13. 4Th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
14. Quarter To Three

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Legion of Mary – New York, NY (04/10/75)


Legion of Mary
The Bottom Line
New York, NY
4/10/75 Early Show

Download Early and Late Show FLAC/MP3: Mediafire

MAC (Taped by Jerry Moore, AKG 1000Es > Sony TC-152) >
Nak Dragon playback > ART DI/O > HD > Cool Edit 2000 >
master CD > HP 9350i extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) >
sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn
encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1). A > D by David Minches,
CD > SHN by Joe Jupille.

Disc One (4) 45:03
01. Crowd & Tuning [1:05]
02. It’s No Use [12:19] [1:38]
03. Instrumental [13:30] [1:40]
04. My Problems Got Problems [14:37] [0:10]

Disc Two (4) 39:59
01. Crowd & Tuning [1:55]
02. Every Word You Say [7:20] [2:48]
03. Wicked Messenger [10:07] [1:43]
04. Boogie on Reggae Woman [15:39] [0:25]

– This is a spectacular show!
– Those interested in making this a one-disc show can do so by
trimming out some of the tunings, which are preserved for the
purpose of archiving to .shn.

– None noted.

A Moore’s Masters Production.

Late Show

MAC (Taped by Ihor Slabicky, Sony ECM-99As > Sony TC-152) >
Nak Dragon playback > ART DI/O > WAV > Cool Edit 2000 >
sector boundary verification (shntool) > .shn encoding
(mkwACT). Transfer by David Minches, documentation by
Joe Jupille.

Single Disc (5) 61:48
01. Let it Rock [12:59]
02. Roadrunner [11:30]
03. It’s Too Late [11:08]
04. I’ll Take a Melody [10:10]
05. Mystery Train [15:58]

– It is not clear if this is the whole show.
– This might fall into the “for completists only” category.
All tunes clip in, there are significant level fluctuations
throughout, and the recording is somewhat muffled. But this
is far from the worst aud out there, and at times is pretty



Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Pete Seeger – New York, NY (05/13/74)


Pete Seeger
The Bottom Line, NYC

Download: FLAC/MP3

FM reel master
taped by Jerry Moore

wnyu taped broadcast(on 5/15/74)>7″ reel @ 3.75 ips, dolby b
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger

one disc: 60:37

01: intro
02: Well May The World Go
03: Which Side Are You On
04: The Mexican Blues
05: Twelve Gates To The City
06: Mary Don’t You Weep
07: Hawe Mawee
08: Early Morning
09: Hobo’s Lullaby
10: You Gave Me Hope
11: Guantanamera
12: We Are Five Thousand
13: The Commonwealth Of Toil
14: She Swallowed The Lie
15: A Time To Try The Soul Of Man
16: Jacob’s Ladder
17: Up And Down The River

notes: The Sing Out Benefit


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York, NY (11/01/78)

Van Morrison - Bottom Line - 1978

Van Morrison
Nov 1, 1978
Bottom Line
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source 3 is new.

Early Show:

Into The Mystic
Checkin’ It Out
Brown Eyed Girl
Kingdom Hall
Hungry For Your Love
Tupelo Honey
Wild Night
Wavelength (Bonus)
Kingdom Hall (Bonus)

Late Show:
Into The Mystic
Checkin’ It Out
Hungry For Your Love
Brown Eyed Girl
Crazy Love
Kingdom Hall
Tupelo Honey
Help Me
Wild Night
Joyous Sound
Cyprus Avenue

Van Morrison – lead vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone
Bobby Tench – guitar, backing vocals
Herbie Armstrong – guitar
Mickey Feat – bass
Pete Bardens – keyboards
Peter Van Hooke – drums
Pee Wee Ellis – saxophones
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals
Anna Peacock – backing vocals

Source 1:
Late Show Only

Late show: Broadcast > MASTER TAPE > SONY RCD W500C > EAC > WAV > FLAC > Nevinsrip’s torrent > WAV >Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)

Source 2:
Both Early and Late Shows
4Eyed Freek Remaster
Excellent Sound Quality (4-Eyed Freak 2005 remaster)
Both Early and Late shows complete.

Early show: Broadcast > ? > CDR (vine) > EAC (secure mode, offset corrected) > Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)
Late show: Broadcast > MASTER TAPE > SONY RCD W500C > EAC > WAV > FLAC > Nevinsrip’s torrent > WAV >Digital remastering and retracking (Soundforge) > Sector Boundary correction (SHNTools) > FLAC (FLAC Frontend level 8)

Source 3:

Late Show Only

Description Years ago, when I first joined DIME, I uploaded this and it exploded over the net and became the most downloaded show on DIME for quite some time.
This is my original recording made on my Pioneer equipment. I lived in Queens at the time and had a roof antenna on my house, so I picked up the signal at max strength. I had some trouble with the tape squeaking and ended up baking it in the oven as per instructions from some of the veterans here. That fixed it.
It’s an excellent recording and was the source for plenty of different versions that float around the net. But, this is the original. Back in the day, I used to leave in the DJ intro and Outro comments just to place the setting in historical context. I did that here, so if you wish to skip that, then just don’t burn those tracks.

This is Van the Man at the tiny Bottom Line Club in NYC. It’s a dynamite set list with a killer band. I doubt that there is a better Morrison show circulating today.
One note. This is the complete Late Show. The King Biscuit people recorded the early show and that floats around on the various trading sites.
If you could own only one Van Morrison show then this would be it.


Sorry, I don’t know how to do samples.
There is ART out there, because I have it on my copy of the CDs.
I have no idea who made it or where to find it now.

“Van Morrison was enjoying a commercial renaissance with both this tour and the album he was promoting at the time. Always a magnetic live performer, Morrison delivered a stunning set in New York’s intimate Bottom Line club – the venue that launched the careers of both Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, among countless others. Opening with an introduction by J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf and a jazzed up version of “Moondance,” the show provided a healthy mix of material from his then-new Wavelength LP and all the best-loved Morrison classics.”

“The band was lava-hot and provided the perfect compliment to Morrison’s free form vocal stylings. In the line-up was Pete Bardens (who also played keyboards in Morrison’s 1960s British Invasion band, Them) and former Jeff Beck Group vocalist/guitarist Bobby Tench. Because he was backed by a great band, Morrison was able to successfully mix hot jazz, blazing blues, romantic and melodic ballads and gospel-fevered rock ‘n’ roll over the course of a single show. By the time he shakes it up on the closers – “Wild Night” and “Caravan”- the audience is completely in the palm of his hand.”

“Crazy Love,” “Tupelo Honey” and “Into The Mystic” faithfully bring the listener back to Morrison’s classic early ’70s Warner Brothers Records period, when he was the darling of the pop music press. “Kingdom Hall,” “Checkin’ It Out,” and the aforementioned “Wavelength” were new songs at the time, but were just as well received, since it was clear to the audience that Morrison had just released one of his best albums in years. Still, it was Morrison’s earliest solo hit, “Brown Eyed Girl,” that first brought the crowd to its feet.”

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – New York, NY (05/11/77)

lou reed - Bottom Line, May 11, 1977 front2 copy

Lou Reed
Bottom Line
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Sweet Jane
I’m Waiting For The Man
Rock And Roll Heart
Rock And Roll
Walk On The Wild Side
Shooting Star
You Better Dance Dance Dance
Lisa Says
Satellite Of Love
Leave Me Alone
Coney Island Baby
Bangindg on My Drum