Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 18 December 2014 at

Santa Cruz 1979 [no label, 4CD]
Live at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA; December 2, 1979. Very good to excellent soundboard.

Thanks to grner1 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

grner1 noted:

These shows were recorded and at least one show was broadcast live by KUSP-FM, who still own the master reels but are not giving them out. These are copies made in 1980 from those masters for one of the sound crew who mixed the show. They loaned him the reels and a Revox A77 so more than one copy was made at the time and these transfers are the best sounding of them.

I guess this wasn’t the only live broadcast from their tour, but I remember that KUSP said that they convinced Bob Marley to let these shows be broadcast by telling Bob that KUSP was within range of Soledad Prison and that the prisoners would be allowed to listen to them, so he agreed.

These recordings have circulated widely, but usually as just one show and either from the FM broadcast or from multi-generation copies of these tapes.

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Thanks also to amdig1 for the artwork.

Excellent sound quality pre-broadcast soundboard recordings from possibly the best circulating copies.
Early show: 7.5 ips 1/2 track reel master > Dolby B cassette recorded on Sony TCD5 transferred with Nakamichi Dragon > Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools > AIFF > Toast Titanium > CD.
Late show: 7.5 ips 1/2 track reel master > 3.75 ips 1/4 track Dolby B reel recorded & transferred with Tandberg 9241XD > Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools > AIFF > Toast Titanium > CD. This late show reel had a few dropouts, but they are barely noticeable and probably only when listening with headphones.
CD extraction with Toast Titanium > xACT (Flac files created with sector boundaries verified).

Disc 1 (Early show, main set)
Track 101. crowd noise and Bob’s talk 0:29
Track 102. Rastaman Vibration 5:15
Track 103. Wake Up And Live 5:20
Track 104. Them Belly Full 3:26
Track 105. Concrete Jungle 5:10
Track 106. I Shot The Sheriff 4:28
Track 107. Running Away 3:25
Track 108. Crazy Baldhead 4:20
Track 109. Ambush In The Night 3:58
Track 110. The Heathen 5:07
Track 111. War 4:51
Track 112. No More Trouble 1:58
Track 113. Ride Natty Ride 4:25
Track 114. Africa Unite 4:25
Track 115. One Drop 4:11
Track 116. Jammin’ 6:33
Track 117. thank yous and crowd noise 0:09
68 mins

Disc 2 (Early show, encores)
Track 201. Is This Love    3:29
Track 202. Natty Dread    3:44
Track 203. Exodus    4:27
Track 204. Get Up Stand Up    5:41
18 mins

Disc 3 (Late show, main set)
Track 301. crowd noise and intro 0:24
Track 302. Rastaman Vibration 5:17
Track 303. Wake Up And Live 5:06
Track 304. I Shot The Sheriff 4:37
Track 305. Them Belly Full 3:36
Track 306. Concrete Jungle 5:43
Track 307. Ambush In The Night 3:52
Track 308. Running Away 3:13
Track 309. Crazy Baldheads 4:05
Track 310. The Heathen 4:28
Track 311. Ride Natty Ride 4:17
Track 312. War 4:16
Track 313. No More Trouble 1:47
Track 314. Africa Unite 4:18
Track 315. One Drop 4:00
Track 316. Jammin’ 6:24
66 mins

Disc 4 (Late show, encores)
Track 401. talk/intro 0:45
Track 402. No Woman No Cry 5:36
Track 403. Natty Dread 3:55
Track 404. Is This Love 3:06
Track 405. Exodus 5:46
Track 406. Get Up Stand Up (cut) 6:49
26 mins

Click here for the tracks.

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 17 December 2014 at

Upper Darby, PA 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA; December 4, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Yusuf (Cat Stevens) Islam first tour in the US in 35 years!

Posted at

Yusuf Islam FKA Cat Stevens [66] learns from his mistakes. At the London Apollo a month ago at the start of the “Peace Train… Late Again” tour, Cat (which is what I’ll call him for this review) played a first set of hits, a second set of his new album, the blues-based Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, and a handful of oldies to take us home. By the time the Peace Train arrived at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre, Cat had cut five songs off the new one and reworked the entire set into a career spanning testament not to faith (his wife got more shout outs than Allah) but to melody. This is what Cat does, he finds out…

So here we are in Philly because he couldn’t find a New York theatre willing to adhere to his no tickets policy… With a full band behind him, Cat commanded the stage with an off handed self-confidence which had the audience jumping up and down like izitsos and a seriously great set list, the show highlighted everything we loved and a couple of things we don’t love about him. It was the picture of soft rock, it lacked the rigorous rhythmic discipline of rock or the blues…

Cat can’t do anger, he can’t do sex (the girl is always sleeping beside him), he can’t rock, coming out of the same scene that brought us Graham Gouldman, he is great at pop rock and folk, piano ballads, a sort of spiritual yearning. It stops Cat from being one of the true greats, he has his limits. But within those limits he is a uniquely gifted songwriter with a voice so sweet it seems to always have a certain sadness on it and a master tune guy.

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Thanks to keystoner, who recorded the show; and to edtyre for sharing it at Dime.

Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

source : schoeps mk-4 > actives > nbox+ > edirol r09-hr > 24/44.1 wav
adobe audition > ozone 5 > sample manager > xACT > flac

Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Intro 1:15
Track 102. The Wind 1:46
Track 103. Here Comes My Baby 3:45
Track 104. The First Cut Is the Deepest 3:56
Track 105. Thinking ‘Bout You 3:10
Track 106. Sitting 3:49
Track 107. Last Love Song 4:18
Track 108. Katmandu 3:18
Track 109. Where Do the Children Play? 4:16
Track 110. Roadsinger 4:51
Track 111. Dying to Live 3:48
Track 112. Don’t Be Shy 3:16
Track 113. People Get Ready 3:14
Track 114. If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out 3:25
48 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. Big Boss Man 3:07
Track 202. Trouble 3:07
Track 203. Oh Very Young 3:09
Track 204. I Was Raised in Babylon 3:24
Track 205. Moonshadow 3:53
Track 206. You Are My Sunshine 3:51
Track 207. Foreigner Suite/Heaven/Where True Love Goes 6:41
Track 208. Wild World 5:15
Track 209. Editing Floor Blues 3:59
Track 210. Another Saturday Night 3:04
Track 211. Morning Has Broken 3:42
Track 212. Peace Train 4:15
Track 213. Father and Son 5:55
Track 214. Sad Lisa 3:55
Track 215. Miles from Nowhere 4:00
62 mins

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) – guitars, keys, vox
Alun Davies – acoustic guitar
Pete Adams – piano, keys, MD
Stefan Fuhr – bass guitar
Kwame Yeboah – drums, keys, guitar
Matt Sweeney – guitars
Eric Appopoulay – guitars

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 17 December 2014 at

There is a rising “independent” mainstream but what does it mean to be “independent”? By Philip Cheah.

Earlier this year, I was trying to write a snapshot history of several South-East Asian cinemas when I realized that several names don’t exist in the common commentaries.

For example, if you see the Wikipedia entry for Cinema of Thailand, you don’t see Ing K’s name in the narrative. That’s pretty strange as her debut feature, My Teacher Eats Biscuits (1997), is one of the early indie low-budget features of modern Thai new wave in the ’90s, and it’s arguable that it even precedes Penek Ratanaruang’s Fun Bar Karaoke (1997) and Nonzee Nimibutr’s Dang Bireley and Young Gangsters (1997).

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at

Hannover 1981 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Eilenriedhalle, Hannover, Germany; April 2, 1981. Very good to excellent soundboard.

Dave Thompson wrote:

Not to be confused, or compared, with any of Mike Oldfield’s official live releases, this two-CD package is the sound of the Oldfield band at its very peak, slimmed down to the bare essentials, but stripped, too, of all the pomp and flab that had hitherto marred his stage presentations. Certainly the band on display comprises the best musicians Oldfield ever worked with, with vocalist Maggie Riley and keyboard player Tim Cross so indispensable that one could reasonably argue that nothing Oldfield’s done since they departed even begins to capture the brilliance that’s on display here.

Recorded at the final show on the band’s 1981 German tour, their strengths are especially notable on the shorter pieces taken from the Platinum and QE2 albums – “Punkadiddle” truly lives up to its title with a vengeance. But even the lengthier suites composed with larger ensembles (or, at least, oodles of overdubs) in mind benefit from the concise punch of the six piece band, with the excerpt from “Ommadawn,” the guitar-soaked sequence that closes side one of the original vinyl, almost over-powering in its intensity. Excerpts from “Incantations” and “Tubular Bells,” too, are seen in a wholly new light here, while “Platinum” itself is positively electrifying, even if everything does seem to go out of tune just a couple of minutes in!

Oldfield would retain the spirit of this band for a couple of years, and tours, to come, but by 1983 or so, it began slowly to unravel, as he prepared the next phase of his career. Soon, nights like this were little more than memories, but these discs bring them crashing back in all their glory.

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Thanks to djscomics for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Trade CD > EAC > wav > flac frontend > flac level 8

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 0:41
Track 102. Taurus 1 11:13
Track 103. Sheba 3:37
Track 104. Mirage 5:12
Track 105. Band Intro 1:18
Track 106. Platinum 15:21
Track 107. Tubular Bells Part 2 6:56
Track 108. Conflict 2:43
Track 109. Ommadawn 20:53
68 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Tubular Bells Part 1 18:41
Track 202. Intro 6:53
Track 203. QE2 6:57
Track 204. Portsmouth 3:06
Track 205. Punkadiddle 5:30
42 mins

Mike Oldfield – guitar, bass
Mike Frye – drums, percussion
Morris Pert – drums, percussion
Tim Cross – keyboards
Maggie Reilly – vocals
Rick Fenn – guitar, bass

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at

Lesbian sex in a girls’ school, throw in whippings, bondage and torture yet Kota Yoshida’s The Torture Club (2014) still feels somewhat lacking. Stephen Tan reviews.

How times change. Back in 1973, The Exorcist created an uproar when the possessed Regan masturbated with a crucifix. Although there is no insertion shown… just the very thought! Kota Yoshida’s The Torture Club (2014) is probably the latest film to include a masturbation-with-a-crucifix scene. It is also probably the most shocking scene in the movie yet hardly anyone commented on it, again a reflection of how viewers have become desensitised to screen violence over the years.

Imagine the cloistered and sexually-charged girls’ school of Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock given free rein and a Triple-X rating. That’s what Kota Yoshida’s The Torture Club (2014) looks like. To their credit, both Noriko Kijima (Yuzuki) and Haruna Yoshizumi (Aoi) manage to generate the kind of smouldering lust that gets full blown towards the end of the film.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 15 December 2014 at

Cologne 1970 [VGP-049, 1CD]
Live at the Sporthalle, Cologne, West Germany; September 18, 1970. Fairly to very good audience recording.

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The tape [for the Cologne show] first appeared on the two LP vinyl release Cologne 1970 (OBR 305 022). It is incomplete with “Let It Rock” missing… The earliest compact disc edition was Eau De Cologne (Sounds Shelter SS-101). This too is incomplete with “Let It Rock” missing and they used a poor copy of the tape with extensive speed warble and drop outs. Finally, Vinyl Gang issued this tape on Cologne 1970 (Vinyl Gang VGP 049) with improved sound and three bonus tracks from April 26, 1964 NME Poll Winners concert at Wembley from a very good radio broadcast.

Thanks to rankstranger for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Original silver > EAC Wave (secure mode) > TLH Flac level 6

Track 01. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 3:12
Track 02. Roll Over Beethoven 2:38
Track 03. Sympathy For The Devil 6:54
Track 04. Stray Cat Blues 4:28
Track 05. Love In Vain 5:50
Track 06. Dead Flowers 4:14
Track 07. Midnight Rambler 10:23
Track 08. Live With Me 3:32
Track 09. Little Queenie 4:47
Track 10. Brown Sugar 4:13
Track 11. Honky Tonk Women 3:27
Track 12. Street Fighting Man 4:08

NME Poll Winners Concert – Wembley, April 26, 1964
Track 13. Jimmy Savile Introduction 1:20
Track 14. Not Fade Away 2:08
Track 15. I Just Wanna Make Love To You 2:55
Track 16. I’m Alright 2:14
67 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 15 December 2014 at

Chicago 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Rosemont Theater, Chicago, IL; December 6, 2014. Very good audience recording.

AEJBBKA posted on the net: “Having attended 19 of his concerts, this was his best ever! He did two complete sets and had a good comedian in between also. For the very first time in memory, he had an encore of three songs… This was a major treat! At 79, his voice is amazing and better than it was in 1962!”

Thanks to jot for sharing the show at Dime.

Source: AT853 > Sony PCM-M10 @ 24/44
Transfer: USB > SF6 (bitrate 24>16, fades) > CDWav > TLH

Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Intro 6:24
Track 102. Winter Wonderland 4:32
Track 103. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 2:20
Track 104. It’s Not For Me To Say 2:16
Track 105. Chances Are 1:40
Track 106. Gina 1:48
Track 107. Christmas Bells Are Ringing 1:58
Track 108. Caroling, Caroling/Happy Holidays 2:13
Track 109. Christmas Waltz/The Christmas Song 3:40
Track 110. My Foolish Heart 3:48
Track 111. Toyland 3:34
Track 112. Need A Little Christmas 2:14
37 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. Pure Imagination 1:27
Track 202. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 2:31
Track 203. Misty 3:30
Track 204. Sleigh Ride 3:23
Track 205. Charlie Brown Theme/Christmas Time Is Here 2:51
Track 206. When A Child Is Born 4:01
Track 207. It’s Christmas Time Again 4:22
Track 208. Sending You A Little Christmas 3:56
Track 209. 99 Miles From LA 4:23
Track 210. The Twelfth Of Never 4:57
Track 211. Brazil Medley 9:49
Track 212. You’ll Never Know 2:09
Track 213. Merry Christmas/Outro 4:37
52 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 15 December 2014 at

Toronto 1974 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; December 16, 1974. Fairly to very good soundboard.

It’s 40 years ago…

Thanks to original uploader DGY (cervello01); and to woolie for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Original notes:

Soundboard recording, this version I made for for my own, as a complete concert, used the “Gasp 018″ version, which is incomplete and raw, though the sound quality is A+. So thank you [for] the opportunity, I denote it in my cover art design version. Also thanks to Dan Lore for the “Lakeland – Musical Box”. I did not use any Eq to distort the sound quality, and all I have done, saved only once. To compile, I used the (Steinberg) Wavelab software. In my opinion this is one of the most powerful and enjoyable “Lamb” concerts ever, including the “Liverpool” [show]…

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Disc 1
Track 101. Story of Rael Part 1 1:14
From “The Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles 24-1-75″
Track 102. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 5:02
Only the first seconds from above.
Track 103. Fly On A Windshield 2:37
Track 104. Broadway Melody Of 1974 2:17
Track 105. Cuckoo Cocoon 2:17
Some crackle was taken out, “recalled” the first words of Peter Gabriel.
Track 106. In The Cage (tape-flip) 7:59
Track 107. The Grand Paradise of Lifeless Packaging 3:00
Track 108. Story Of Rael Part 2 1:24
Track 109. Back In NYC 6:25
Track 110. Hairless Heart 2:16
Track 111. Counting Out Time 3:50
Track 112. Carpet Crawlers 5:39
Track 113. The Chamber Of 32 Doors 5:50
Track 114. Fade Out 0:09
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Story Of Rael part 3 2:33
Track 202. Lilywhite Lilith 2:57
Track 203. The Waiting Room 5:34
Track 204. Anyway 3:41
The original “Toronto” version lasts only about the first 50 seconds (end of the tape), than I filled it with the “Liverpool” version, used for a little time stretch and volume balance.
Track 205. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist 4:08
Sadly this track is absolutely missing from the “Toronto version”, so I picked it from the “Liverpool” show. (Time stretch, volume compensate.)
Track 206. The Lamia 7:11
Made of two parts, first from “Lakeland 11-01-75″ (volume, time strech, first words recalled) 2nd from the rest of “Toronto” concert, lasts till “It” without any break.
Track 207. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats 3:03
Track 208. The Colony Of Slippermen 8:39
Cracks were taken out
Track 209. Ravine 1:37
One notorious annoying sound (1 sec) was out-taken, which was not belonged to the music in my opinion.
Track 210. The Lights Dies Down On Broadway 3:41
Track 211. Riding The Scree 4:24
Track 212. In The Rapids 2:12
“Recalled” the first words of Peter Gabriel from “Providence, Lakeland”.
Track 213. It 4:06
One drop-out was taken out at the end.
Track 214. Applause 0:21
Track 215. Story Of Henry & Cynthia 1:51
From “Groningen” & Providence (Eq, volume balance)
Track 216. Musical Box 11:19
First part is from Dan Lore’s Lakeland 11-01-75, probably is also made of three parts, but I like it (timing balance according to “Toronto” mosaic, volume balance, some Eq in the first part).
Track 217. Applause 1:54
Track 218. Watcher Of The Skies 7:45
Some drop-outs and tape-flips were taken out.
67 mins

Peter Gabriel – vocals, flute
Steve Hackett – guitar
Tony Banks – keyboards
Mike Rutherford – guitars, bass
Phil Collins – drums

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 15 December 2014 at

Ledyard, CT 2005 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Fox Theatre, Foxwoods Casino, Ledyard, CT; December 18, 2005. Fairly to very good audience recording. A bit distant.

Here’s one for Cyndi Lauper’s fans, and especially those who enjoyed her Merry Christmas… Have A Nice Life (1998) album.

Thanks to Steve H (fzmoi69) for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Source; Neumann KM 140 ? AETA PSP2 Mic Pre > Sony D8
Transferred mix and mastered by Steve H/AKA fzmoi69
From Tascam DA-20 MK II into Sound Forge Pro 10.01

Track 01. All Through The Night 5:27
Track 02. I Drove All Night 4:17
Track 03. Change Of Heart 7:39
Track 04. Feels Like Christmas 4:52
Track 05. Sisters Of Avalon 6:03
Track 06. She Bop 4:14
Track 07. Home On Christmas Day 3:33
Track 08. Above The Clouds 6:49
Track 09. True Colors 3:55
Track 10. Shine 4:08
Track 11. Money Changes Everything 6:13
Track 12. Three Ships 1:38
Track 13. Time After Time 4:57
Track 14. Who Let In The Rain 5:44
Track 15. Girls Just Want To Have Fun 7:13
77 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 15 December 2014 at

Sun Vanishes: Birth Of The Six Strings God [Mid Valley 031/032, 2CD]
Live at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI; October 15, 1967. Very good audience recording.

Jack Bruce passed away on October 25, 2014. He was 71. Here is a show to remember him by.

This is the best soundboard recording to surface from The Grande Ballroom in Detroit on October 15, 1967. By this time, Cream were much more adventurous in their playing when compared to shows earlier in year. This set features a truly amazing version of “Spoonful”. “NSU” and “Steppin’ Out” are excellent examples of why Eric is credited as being one of the prime innovators of feedback as a musical tool. “NSU” also features a live example of Eric’s distinctive “woman tone” sound. –

Thanks to the person who shared this at Dime.

Lineage (?):
MD421 mics > Revox reel to reel > ? > Mid Valley silver > EAC > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Tales Of Brave Ulysses 4:22
Track 102. NSU 16:22
Track 103. Sitting On Top Of The World 4:35
Track 104. Sweet Wine 14:21
Track 105. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ 7:32
Track 106. Spoonful – Part A 13:48
Track 107. Spoonful – Part B 8:09
70 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Steppin’ Out 11:36
Track 202. Train Time 7:31
Track 203. Toad 17:34
Track 204. I’m So Glad 10:34
48 mins

The track, Spoonful, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce – bass, vocals
Ginger Baker – drums

Click here for the tracks.

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