Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Toronto, Canada (11/14/12)

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Bob Dylan
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
November 14, 2012

Download: FLAC/MP3

Guitar Riffs ( ? )
You Ain’t Going Nowhere
Man In The Long Black Coat
Things Have Changed
Tangled Up In Blue
Early Roman Kings
Joey (Dylan/Levy)
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (Trad arr McKinley Morganfield)
Visions Of Johanna
Highway 61 Revisited
Sugar Baby
Thunder On The Mountain
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone
All Along The Watchtower
*
Blowin’ In The Wind

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier – bass
George Recile – drums
Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton – lead guitar
Donnie Herron – banjo, viola, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

Hi
Well time to do some Bob-SPOTting again
I dunno how he does it (I know why) or how he can afford it !
But, this will be the start of a short run of SPOT Recordings, this being a currently
unavailable recording (you lucly people)

SPOT asked me to include a “health warning” that the first track is a little over
recorded as the gain was set to high! Not sure what all the tech means, I thought
you just hit the red button !! Well no matter

Here it is
An say thanks, he’s a modest guy but his ego always needs encouragement

Well done mate, and as always,,, thanks.

Enjoy

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.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Toronto, Canada (01/21/81)

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, ON
January 21, 1981

Download: FLAC/MP3

mackeck master via JEMS

Recording Gear: handheld portable cassette recorder with built-in mic

2013 Transfer: Maxell UD-90 master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope RX 3 click removal and gap fixes > iZotope MBIT+ convert to 16/44.1 .wav > Peak Pro XT (patch / edit / index) > xACT > FLAC

Seamless transfer, suggested CD breaks below…

101 Night
102 Out In The Street
103 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
104 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
105 Independence Day (10 second patch)
106 Who’ll Stop The Rain
107 Prove It All Night
108 Two Hearts
109 The Promised Land
110 The Price You Pay
111 The River
112 Badlands
113 Thunder Road
201 Cadillac Ranch
202 Sherry Darling
203 Hungry Heart
204 Fire
205 You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
206 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
207 Growin’ Up
208 Fade Away
209 Stolen Car
210 Wreck On The Highway
211 Candy’s Room
212 Ramrod
213 Backstreets
301 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (7 second patch)
302 I’m A Rocker
303 Jungleland
304 Born To Run
305 Detroit Medley
306 Raise Your Hand

Known faults:
-Independence Day: 7 seconds patched with Recorder 2 (pitch corrected)
-Rosalita: 10 seconds patched with Recorder 1 (pitch corrected)
-Several recorder bumps were removed, 1 or 2 remain that could not be seamlessly removed

JEMS is pleased to present a previously uncirculated and complete master recording of the second night of Toronto ’81. It’s also the second show from the work of the taper(s) mackeck.

d.j.mackeck reached out earlier this year to report that his dad had recorded several Bruce shows between 1978 and 1984 in their hometown of Toronto, as well as cities within spitting distance like Detroit and Buffalo. He was kind enough to ship an initial batch of three masters, from which we made fresh transfers here at JEMS South.

The shows were recorded on a small portable recorder with built-in mic (likely a Toshiba or Sony, but memories have faded) in mono. As with the Buffalo ’80 recording, mackeck manages to avoid most audience chatter or noise, yielding a recording that is clear, relatively close, consistent and highly listenable. It only needed two small patches as noted above.

The only material flaw in this new Toronto recording was again micro gaps, like those found on the Buffalo master, only this time there were even more of them. In 50-60 random spots across the three hours, the recorder cuts out momentarily leaving an audible gap.

On the Toronto recording, the micro gaps are all well under a second in length, though absolutely noticeable. But happily for us, it isn’t 1981 but 2013 and audio technology has come a long way. Using iZotope RX and its magical “Spectral Repair” plug in, JEMS was able to repair the gaps in a manner that should make most of them inaudible to all but the most committed and headphone-wearing trainspotter. It was a more challenging tape to repair than Buffalo, but the end result is still quite remarkable. Samples provided.

As for the show itself, the second night of Toronto is obviously not nearly as well known as the first, for which there is an extant 90 minute soundboard recording (we will be doing mackeck’s 1/20/81 recording next). But like a lot of second nights, it is probably the more spirited performance. These would prove to be the fading days for some River classics, as this would be one of the last ten outings for “The Price You Pay” and “Fade Away,” both of which are sublime here, as are other tour stalwarts, “Stolen Car” and “Wreck on the Highway.” This early in ’81 it is still a classic River tour show, just one you haven’t heard very often.

To take this one the last mile and provide the patching is our comrade and the unchallenged king of multiple source recordings, MJK5510. Thanks to him for final finishing and prepping.

Big big thanks to d.j. mackeck and his dad for loaning JEMS their masters and recording the show in the first place.

BK for JEMS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Recorder Information
Recorder 1: River Floor Version / ‘From Asbury Park In Love’
Recorder 2: Incomplete 14 song tape transfer (mjk5510)
Recorder 3: ‘Mackeck’ Master Tape Transfer

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Toronto, Canada (02/13/77)

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
featuring the Miami Horns
Maple Leaf Gardens Concert Bowl
Toronto, ON
February 13, 1977
JEMS Master
Nothing to Lose: The 1977 Tour Revisited Vol. Six
24/96 Edition

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Gear: Teac M-100 microphone > Sony TC-153SD cassette recorder

JEMS 2015 Transfer: master cassettes > Nakamichi 670 azimuth-adjusted playback > Wavelab 24/96 > iZotope RX4 > iZotope Ozone 5 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

01 Night
02 Rendezvous
03 Spirit in the Night
04 It’s My Life
05 Thunder Road
06 Mona > She’s the One
07 Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (w/ Miami Horns)
08 Something In The Night
09 Growin’ Up
10 Action in the Streets (w/ Miami Horns)
11 Backstreets
12 Jungleland
13 Rosalita (w/ Miami Horns)
14 Raise Your Hand (w/ Miami Horns)
15 Born to Run

Known Faults:
None

Welcome to the sixth edition of JEMS’ Nothing to Lose series revisiting Bruce’s remarkable 1977 tour. For the full history of our obsession with this era and the back story on these “Official Audience Tapes,” please refer to the notes in Vol. One found here:

http://jungleland.dnsalias.com/torrents-details.php?id=38539

Installment No. 6 rewinds to the first week of the tour and a 15-song set at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, the legendary hockey arena, set up in its Concert Bowl configuration which cut the arena to half its normal size. It is the first of three JEMS master recordings done on the ’77 tour, and, dare I say, we think you’re going to like this one quite a bit.

Toronto ’77 has circulated among collectors since not long after J taped it that frosty February. A master-to-DAT transfer was done in the early days of the format, copies of which almost certainly provided the source for releases like Soul Crusaders (E Street) and No Trouble In Receiver (EV2). It’s long been one of the better audience recordings of the tour, but it has never sounded as good as it could. This marks the first direct digital transfer of the master, and every step along the chain, from the azimuth-adjusted playback to high-resolution capture to final mastering, is superior to what was done to DAT 25 (how can it be?) years ago. Additionally, it lacks some of the minor edits found in the extant versions.

It’s also one of those shows that I personally played dozens and dozens of times throughout the years; the recording which definitively made be believe the following: “Night” is one of Bruce’s greatest show openers; “It’s My Life” had reached its zenith; “Something in the Night” is an under-appreciated classic; “Growin’ Up” can support more than one tall tale; “Action in the Streets” should have been resurrected when the horns came back in 1988 and 2012; the “You lied!!!” moment in “Backstreets” may never be rivaled; “Raise Your Hand” should have been played every night of the tour; and, finally, that J was (and remains) a highly skilled taper.

Hereís what J himself had to say about the show: ìBack in 1977, a taper had to rely on a network of friends and collectors across the country to get early warning of shows and ticket sales. In the case of Toronto, we had a great friend up north in fellow taper The Lewk. He took care of us on our many road trips into Ontario, and he exceeded expectations with this Bruce show, getting me and my friends great seats at Maple Leaf Gardens, curtained off lengthwise to form the ‘Concert Bowl.í The curtain improved the notoriously bad sound there, and The Lewk got me a seat just off the center aisle, ten rows back from the stage. This was the first of three Bruce shows I saw and recorded on this tour, using my Sony TC-153SD and Teac M-100 mic, which I mounted high in a headband. We expected new material on this tour as we presumed that Bruce was probably a month or so away from putting out a new album. After all, it had been a year and half since Born To Run was released. The Toronto show was unique, in that the fire marshall insisted there be an intermission, making it the first time Bruce had split the set, a feature that would later become a staple of the show structure. We got great versions of ‘Rendezvous’, ‘Something In The Night’ and ‘Action In The Streets,’ but the real highlight this night (and at all 1977 shows) was the incredible version of ëBackstreets.í It was never better than it was in 1977!î

Like this entire series, the Toronto performance is a pleasure to listen to and the sound quality (to my ears) approaches the best tapes of the tour, including those of our pal Steve Hopkins and whoever did the official audience tapes. It offers an airy high end, punchy low end and vivid clarity to pick out each member of the band making magic. Samples provided.

I know a lot of you have this recording already and, make no mistake, Toronto has always sounded good, but I think this version is definitive. Then again, I’m biased. We’re making it available in both standard and high-resolution 24/96 editions.

Massive credit goes to J for his outstanding original recording and for pulling out the masters one last time to capture them at 24/96 and giving me so much to work with. Thanks yet again to M, for providing his ’77 source tapes; to the folks on the Stone Pony message board whose thread sparked this series; and to mjk5510 who continues to provide invaluable assistance as JEMS’ packaging and distribution supervisor.

Our next stop in the ’77 series is two nights hence in Detroit and one of the greatest show openers of all time.

BK for JEMS

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Toronto, Canada (04/27/96)

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Bob Dylan And His Band
1996-04-27
Toronto, Canada (Concert Hall)

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-12263

From my old DAT (received in trade 1996-09-06). I assume this is from the same source as the only LB listing for this date (LB-130). There’s no f/p listed for that one and I could not readily discern a good f/p for this one either. The B+ sound rating seems about right. I believe this is a straight digital transfer from a digital master, so there should not be any hiss (which is mentioned in the LB-130 listing); I didn’t notice any, anyway.

TRANSFER DATE: 2016-05-24

WHAT I DID: DAT > WAV > Sound Forge (broke intro tracks, fade in 1, fade out 14, removed 1:57 of encore interval audience noise after 12, removed 1:21 of 2nd encore interval audience noise after 13) > FLAC.

WHAT I DID NOT DO: resample the files (they remain @ 48 khz, just as on the original DAT, so you will have to convert them yourself in order to burn to CD).

All thanks to the original taper and to the person who sent me the DAT (who may or may not be the same person)!

01 Drifter’s Escape
02 If Not For You
03 All Along The Watchtower
04 Positively 4th Street
05 Watching The River Flow
06 Silvio
07 Tangled Up In Blue (acoustic w band)
08 Masters Of War (acoustic w band)
09 Mama, You Been On My Mind (acoustic w band)
10 Seeing The Real You At Last
11 This Wheel’s On Fire
12 Maggie’s Farm
13 Alabama Getaway
14 My Back Pages (acoustic w band)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Toronto, Canada (07/07/73)

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Van Morrison
07/07/73
Convocation Hall
Toronto, ON

Download: FLAC/MP3

I have no source info for this whatsoever. Its an ok sounding AUD.- Mat

What’d I Say
I’ve Been Working
Listen To The Lion
Sweet Thing
Since I Fell For You
Moondance
More & More
Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket
Everyone
I Just Want To Make Love To You
These Dreams Of You
Hard Nose The Highway
Wild Children
Green
Caravan

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Toronto, Canada (10/29/81)

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Bob Dylan,
10/29/81,
Maple Leaf Gardens,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Download: FLAC/MP3

2CDR,
(67min+51min),

very good sound occasionally a little harsh or scratchy,

from shn download phil’s ftp server 10/01

CD1
1 Gotta Serve Somebody
2 I Believe In You
3 Like A Rolling Stone
4 I Want You
5 Man Gave Names To All The Animals
6 Maggie’s Farm
7 Girl From The North Country
8 Ballad Of A Thin Man
9 Simple Twist Of Fate
10 All Along The
Watchtower
11 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
12 Forever Young
13 Gamblin’ Man
14 The Times They Are A-Changin’
15 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

CD2
1 Watered-Down Love
2 Masters Of War
3 Mr. Tambourine Man
4 Solid Rock
5 Let It Be Me
6 Dead Man, Dead Man
7 When You Gonna Wake Up
8 In The Garden
9 Blowin’ In The Wind
10 It Ain’t Me, Babe (acoustic)
11 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

File names & tags edited by Chopen, February 2010

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Toronto, Canada (08/18/92)

Bob Dylan - Toronto, Canada (08/18/92)

Bob Dylan
Massey Hall
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday 18 August 1992

Download: FLAC/MP3

LosslessBob LB-4467: “Audience recording (Full spectrum) > Unknown transfer > CDR(x) > EAC (Secure/Offset) > WAV > FLAC (Level 8) > CEP > TLH > HungerCity, I used CEP to remove a glitch and 2″ silence at the start of d1t01 (before the recording begins). The original discs overlapped and d1 ended, somewhat discordantly, w/ the first drum beats of CITW so I used CEP to fade this out (no music is lost). There is a brief conversation possibly w/ the taper at the end of d1t11@6:26 approx. Very good sound, A-.

bittorrent download 02/07; limiting clipping on loud parts of loud tracks such as d2t5 which adds harshness; d2t6 and d2t7 seem to be from different recording maybe cassette sourced rating B while rest rates A- for overall rating then of very good to excellent sound [B+]”

Lineage: Audience recording (Full spectrum) > Unknown transfer > CDR(x) > EAC (Secure/Offset) > WAV > FLAC (Level 8) > CEP > TLH > HungerCity

CD1 66:16

1. 2 x 2
2. All Along The Watchtower
3. Tears Of Rage
4. Maggie’s Farm
5. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
6. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
7. Wiggle Wiggle
8. Little Moses
9. To Ramona
10. Gates Of Eden
11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

CD2 53:42

12. Cat’s In The Well
13. Idiot Wind
14. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
15. Highway 61 Revisited

16. Ballad Of A Thin Man
17. Everything Is Broken
18. It Ain’t Me, Babe

Audience recording (Full spectrum) > Unknown transfer > CDR(x) > EAC (Secure/Offset) > WAV > FLAC (Level 8) > CEP > TLH > HungerCity

I used CEP to remove a glitch and 2″ silence at the start of d1t01 (before the recording begins). The original discs overlapped and d1 ended, somewhat discordantly, w/ the first drum beats of CITW so I used CEP to fade this out (no music is lost). There is a brief conversation possibly w/ the taper at the end of d1t11@6:26 approx. Very good sound, A-.

From: http://bjorner.com/:

Concert # 418 of The Never-Ending Tour. Second concert of the 1992 Late Summer Tour Of US And Canada. 1992 concert # 54.

Concert # 32 with the 7th Never-Ending Tour band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums), Charlie Quintana (drums & percussion).

8, 9, 18 Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar & vocal).

10 Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar & vocal), Tony Garnier (bass).

11 Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar & vocal), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass).

5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.

13 new songs (72%) compared to previous concert. 13 new songs for this tour.

BobTalk:

This is my song about rock critics. Rock critics ???? people. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man).

Stereo audience recording, 120 minutes.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Rolling Stones – Oshawa, Canada (04/22/79)

Blind Date Revisted - The Rolling Stones

THE ROLLING STONES / NEW BARBARIANS
BLIND DATE REVISITED
(The Swingin’ Pig Records 202)
04/22/79
Oshawa, Ontario, Candada

Download: FLAC/MP3

LINEAGE:
Original TSP CDs -> WAV (EAC v. 0.95 beta 4 – secure, Offset “actual”) -> FLAC (flacfrontend, level 6) -> You

QUALITY:
Excellent Stereo Soundboard

TRACKLIST:

DISC 1:

01. INTRODUCTION BY CLIFF LORRIMER AND JOHN BELUSHI
02. SWEET LITTLE ROCK ‘N ROLLER (written by Chuck Berry)
03. F.U.C. HER
04. BREATHE ON ME
05. INFEKSHUN’
06. I CAN FEEL THE FIRE
07. AM I GROOVING YOU (written by Berns/Barry)
08. SEVEN DAYS (written by Bob Dylan)
09. BEFORE THEY MAKE ME RUN

DISC 2:

01. PRODIGAL SON (written by Wilkins)
02. LET IT ROCK (written by Chuck Berry)
03. RESPECTABLE
04. STAR STAR
05. BEAST OF BURDEN
06. JUST MY IMAGINATION (written by the Temptations)
07. WHEN THE WHIP COMES DOWN
08. SHATTERED
09. MISS YOU
10. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH

PERFORMANCE:
According to Bill Wyman, the 2nd show at Oshawa 1979 (which this torrent features) was a lot better than the 1st one.
Which makes me very grateful that there’s no good sounding recordings of the 1st show (only a piss poor recording exists of the 1st show)
Because….this 2nd show at Oshawa is a complete riot – it’s impossible to be “serious” when listening to the performance Rolling Stones and New Barbarians gave that afternoon.
The whole show is filled with mistakes from the band – Ronnie and Keith is obviously drunk as skunks – and unlike now……Jagger is drunk as well! (no need to even mention John Belushi – who introduces the show…..he’s in another dimension)

Just listen to “Respectable” – if you like to hear “the greatest R&R band in the world” being “the most out-of-it R&R band in the world”

It’s interesting to know that during “Jumpin Jack Flash” – the bass player of New Barbarians (Stanley Clarke) joined Rolling Stones.
And – due to recent published photos; he also starred on “Miss You” !
That’s quite unique. Not many people have been allowed on-stage with the Rolling Stones during the years, apart from vocals.
I would not blame Bill Wyman if he didn’t bother to be the only bass player on stage that night. I wouldn’t even blame him for leaving the entire show, and have a quiet cup of tea instead.

COMMENTS:
I’m uploading this bootleg, as it is the BEST source for this show. And…there’s a *new* release from “Godfather records” which feature the Rolling Stones part of this show. I haven’t heard that “Godfather” bootleg – but as always….Godfather copy other bootlegs, and then tweaken the sound, with EQ
So save your money – and get the best source of this must-have show here.

COMMENTS #2:
Please check out this thread to see some photos from Oshawa 1979:
http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,1121808,page=1

ARTWORK:
Complete artwork included, taken from “rs-covers.com”

Enjoy…..Erik Snow, July 2010

Bootleg Bonanza: Dr John – Toronto, Canada (06/21/02)

Toronto Jazz Festival - 2002

Dr. John and The Lower 911 Band
2002-06-21
Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival
Toronto Star Stage at Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto, Ont

Download MP3@192

Set 1 (43:41 – incomplete, missing first 7 minutes)
0 [tune missing]
1. Iko-Iko 2:32 [nc, starts mid-song]
2. Makin’ Whoopee 4:43
3. ? 6:27
4. ? 5:03
5. Heavy Splinter 11:45
6. Right Place, Wrong Time 4:09
7. band introduction boogie 9:00

Set 2 (50:03 – complete)
1. What You Gonna Do? 5:07
2. One 2 A.M. Too Many 5:27
3. Such a Night 6:24
4. Hope It Matters 5:50
5. We Got the Light 8:18
6. When the Saints Come Marching In > Jam 12:26
Encore
7. Food for Thought 6:48

Dr. John – vocals, piano, organ, percussion, flute, whistles
Herman Roscoe – drums, percussion
David Burrell – el-bass, vocals
Leonard Pulshee – el-guitar, vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Toronto, Canada (01/10/74)

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Bob Dylan,
1/10/74
Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Maple Leaf Gardens

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-2651
(69min+64min)
from lk aud set,

Master tape > CDR > EAC > Flac

looks as if everything around 16k hiss band was removed similar to remastered version; this version is an improvement on both previous versions as unprocessed version has the hiss and the previous remastered version sounds unaturally sound processed in comparison; very good sound [B]

0. Bill Graham intro – MISSING
1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. As I Went Out One Morning
4. Lay Lady Lay
5. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
6. Ballad Of A Thin Man
7. Stage Fright (The Band)
8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)
9. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (The Band)
10. This Wheel’s On Fire (The Band)
11. I Shall Be Released (The Band)
12. Up On Cripple Creek (The Band)
13. All Along The Watchtower
14. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,
16. The Times They Are A-Changin’, (solo)
17. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, (solo)
18. Gates Of Eden – (solo)
19. Love Minus Zero/No Limit, (solo)
20. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), (solo)
21. Rag Mama Rag (The Band)
22. When You Awake (The Band)
23. The Shape I’m In (The Band)
24. The Weight (The Band)
25. Forever Young
26. Something There Is About You
27. Like A Rolling Stone (Missing)
28. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)