Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at

Mascara De Piedra
Mexico City 2016 [Xavel-SMS-089, 2CD]
Live at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico; March 17, 2016. Excellent IEM/audience matrix.

Thanks to original uploader Andrea82; and to ademotte for sharing the show at Dime.

ademotte noted:

This is a recording of the second of two nights of the Stones’ performance in Mexico City on their 2015-2016 greatest-hits tour. In terms of the performance, it’s remarkable to me that this band is still so entertaining live well into their sixth decade of touring. Granted, they have a top-notch touring band, but even the core members are still performing at a high level. Mick is still nailing the tough notes while performing a physically demanding set even at his advanced age. As with the other dates of this tour, this is a well-oiled production of a selection of their greatest hits.

The sound quality is, in a word, stunning. Apparently this draws from multiple IEM sources as well as at least one audience recording, and the mix is nearly perfect. It’s hard to imagine a pure soundboard surprassing this in terms of sound quality. For a label that has come out of nowhere in the last couple of years, Xavel has hit this one out of the park again.

If you are a Stones fan of any era, this one (as well as the other Mexico City date which will follow shortly) is essential. Even though the setlist doesn’t have any surprises, the sound quality and performance alone make this one a keeper.

Many thanks to Andrea82 for posting this on the ElectricLadyland tracker; I’m assuming this was a pricey set, so I really appreciate him taking one for the team and making it available to the masses. I was granted permission to post these to Dime with the thought that they could become available to a much wider audience.

+ + + + +

Silver CDs > XLD (secure and accurate ripper) > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Opening 1:54
Track 102. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 4:12
Track 103. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) 4:48
Track 104. Tumbling Dice 5:22
Track 105. Out Of Control 7:05
Track 106. Let’s Spend The Night Together 4:44
Track 107. Angie 3:47
Track 108. Paint It Black 6:05
Track 109. Honky Tonk Women 4:18
Track 110. Band Introduction 3:29
Track 111. You Got The Silver 4:19
Track 112. Happy 6:02
Track 113. Midnight Rambler 14:49
71 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Miss You 9:25
Track 202. Gimme Shelter 7:35
Track 203. Sympathy For The Devil 4:38
Track 204. Start Me Up 8:20
Track 205. Brown Sugar 8:18
Track 206. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 8:17
Track 207. I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 10:15
57 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at

Waxing lyrical and historical, writer Masturah Alatas joins in the search of the elusive scent of the Corpse Flower, which blooms once every 10 years.

The Corpse Flower was recently in the news. On July 28, the specimen at the New York Botanical Garden was expected to bloom, drawing large crowds. The flower takes about 10 years to open, and it is during the rare occurrence of its blossoming, lasting a fleeting three days or so, that its distinctive, cadaverous odour is dispersed.

The sensational event was featured in various media, including two literary magazines – The New Yorker and The Paris Review. The sighting of a larger-than-human flower is one of those opportune occasions, arising few and far between like a passing comet, that inspire writers to try their hand at describing flora without using clichés, and rehashing in new, personalized language, authoritative, causal scientific explanations for overpowering stenches.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at

Unreleased Columbia Album Demos 1994 [no label, 1CD]
Very good soundboard.

Thanks to The Stonecutter and kingrue for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

kingrue noted:

Most of Susanna Hoffs’ fans are going to know about this and you might even already have a copy. I received this as wave files. Inspected for any anomalies and glitches. I removed some tiny blanks spaces. You’ll notice the left channel is about 3db louder and clearer in quality. Whereas the right channel is quieter and somewhat muffled. I got the feeling that it was mixed that way on purpose, so I decided to leave it alone and not change anything.

When you listen to the first track for the first 35 seconds, you can hear strange clicking sounds that are in the mix for some reason. That’s not digi noise. And when the second guitar comes in, it’s really out of tune and warbled, it’s kind of strange. I also think during the first track the guitar’s distortion was recorded too hot and kind of overloads the track. The rest of the tracks seem to sound pretty good, mostly mellow songs. This whole recording definitely plays like a demo tape. It’s a fun listen and you might really enjoy hearing this.

Recorded in 1994 as her follow-up to ‘When You’re A Boy’, Susanna’s style had changed to reflect more of her emotions which was a direct reflection of the fact that she co-wrote over half of the album. It was grungier rock and had more of a bite than her first solo outing. It was riskier and more original. And perhaps that was why Columbia Records rejected it. Wanting something more along the lines of ‘When You’re A Boy’, the label ordered Susanna to return to the studio to re-record them. When she refused, she was released from her contract. But in a rare move, Columbia also turned all of the songs’ rights over to her (which usually they prefer to hold onto to them to capitilize on any future success she might have for another label). Anyhow, Susanna walked over to London Records where she recorded a new set of songs for the album that would later appear in 1996. Three of the songs here were redone for that album. “Enormous Wings”, which is almost an identical version, “Darling One” (this one is a much more uptempo-paced version), and “Happy Place”, with alternate lyrics. Subsequently “Catch The Wind” and “Turning Over” were released as bonus tracks on the 4-track CD single “All I Want”. This album has more upbeat tunes on it, unlike its successor in 1996, which could have been used on that later album to mix up the tonality a bit.

+ + + + +

Studio Demo Recordings > Wav Files
Soundforge (tracking) > Wav (eac tested) > TLH (SB’s aligned) Flac Level 8

Track 01. Enormous Wings 3:43
Track 02. Darling One 5:21
Track 03. Without You 3:34
Track 04. Happy Place 3:16
Track 05. Right By You 3:44
Track 06. Catch The Wind 3:52
Track 07. Sunshine 3:05
Track 08. Go 4:13
Track 09. Sleep 4:12
Track 10. Ghost 3:08
Track 11. Turning Over 4:06
43 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 15 August 2016 at

Port Talbot, Wales 1969 [ A DoinkerTape, 1CD]
Live at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot, Wales, UK; December 6, 1969. Mega-rare restored LP. Fairly good audience recording.

Pink Floyd manfully offered some new songs which I had not seen them perform before, but which perhaps did not suit the venue as much as the more manic numbers they played at Swansea. Overall the improvisation was not so much to the fore here, they had seemingly moved on to a more structured set, but perhaps that was due to the nature of the gig, at PH Fields they were performing to an audience that was probably more open to them taking risks – hard core freaks, whereas the Port Talbot audience was a lot more parochial and were there to hear the hits. Also the open air nature of the PHF concert gave a warm vibe, whilst the brick walled ugliness of the Lido did not really go very far towards creating a special atmosphere.

However, the band played a very decent show and were well received, although Gilmour looked as though he was not too happy with the on-stage sound, I can remember him looking rather distressed at times. By this time he had swopped sides with Waters and was stage left, Mason still being slap centre and his drum kit seemingly getting larger and more elaborate at each passing gig .By this time he definitely had his gong, which dominated the stage behind him and was used just once during the course of the show I think.

The full setlist:
Green Is The Colour
Careful With That Axe Eugene
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Interstellar Overdrive
Saucerful Of Secrets

+ + + + +

Thanks to Doinker for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Doinker noted:

The performance is great, the recording is a bit distant and sometimes overloaded. It’s a nice listen, though.

LP > Audacity > Sound Forge 11 > click and crackle removal > FLAC via TLH, level 6, sectors aligned and verified, FLAC integrity checked

Track 01. Interstellar Overdrive 12:21
Track 02. Green Is The Colour 3:15
Track 03. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 9:04
Track 04. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:12
37 mins

Roger Waters
David Gilmour
Rick Wright
Nick Mason

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 14 August 2016 at

Oxford 2016 [TomP remaster, 1CD]
Live at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, UK; May 20, 2016 (broadcast July 5, 2016). Excellent webcast.

Musician (upright bass) and composer Arild Andersen is probably best known as the most famous Norwegian bass player in the international jazz scene. He started off as a bass player in the Jan Garbarek Quartet (1967-73) and has worked with Dexter Gordon, Hampton Hawes, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Paul Bley and Bill Frisell, among others.

+ + + + +

Thanks to tom_phillips for sharing the show at Dime.

tom_phillips noted:

It is a beautiful recording, with Tommy Smith on finer form than I remember, whilst the great experienced rhythm section is again a fine lesson of great timing and pulse.

Thanks also to Lewojazz for the artwork.

+ + + + +

BBC Jazz Now 320k AAC > i-Sound (44.1k.wav)
Seamlessly removed all talk
Fixed a significant number of broadcast glitches
Normalised volume
Complete phase inversion (Audition 5.5)
Fixed many small balance swings

Track 01. Hyperborean 11:38
Track 02. Science 12:40
Track 03. Arild talks 0:42
Track 04. Lucia 9:55
Track 05. Blussy 9:57
Track 06. Mira 15:57
Track 07. Saturday 9:03
70 mins

Arild Andersen – double bass
Tommy Smith – tenor sax
Paolo Vinaccia – drums
Helge Lien – piano

Click here for the tracks.



Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 14 August 2016 at

Quebec City 1973 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Le Grand Theatre De Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada; January 24, 1973. Very good soundboard.

The initial classic lineup of the Mahavishnu Orchestra lasted less than three years and only released two studio albums and one live recording during this era, but these recordings had a profound effect, redefining the jazz/rock fusion movement. Combining the improvisational elements of jazz with the volume and energy of rock music, the group created music that was often intricate and complex, performed by musicians whose virtuosity thrilled audiences, musicians and critics alike. By early 1973, the Mahavishnu Orchestra had firmly established their reputation and with little over a year of live performances behind them, they had become one of the most exciting bands on the planet. This January 1973 performance is the group’s second performance to follow the release of their highly acclaimed second album, Birds Of Fire. Recorded at Le Grande Theatre de Quebec, this performance still features much of the material from the band’s debut album, but also captures the group as they were diversifying the onstage repertoire and extending the improvisational approach. This performance is a stellar example of the band’s high energy and fluid virtuosity.

+ + + + +

Thanks to chill782002 for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

SBD > ? > CDR(x) > EAC > WAV > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Meeting Of The Spirits 13:14
Track 102. You Know You Know 9:59
Track 103. Vital Transformation 9:52
Track 104. The Dance Of Maya 17:51
51 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. A Lotus On Irish Streams 8:49
Track 202. One Word 17:47
Track 203. Resolution 3:27
Track 204. Hope 1:33
Track 205. Awakening 6:22
38 mins

John McLaughlin – guitar
Rick Laird – bass
Jerry Goodman – violin
Jan Hammer – keyboards
Billy Cobham – drums

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 14 August 2016 at

An ongoing court case in Israel has divided the country between the accused soldier’s supporters and the Israeli Army. If you want to know about religious fanaticism, read on. By Uri Avnery.

On June 28, 1914, the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, visited Sarajevo, the main town of Bosnia, then an Austrian province. Three young Serbian inhabitants of Bosnia had decided to assassinate him, in order to achieve the attachment of Bosnia to Serbia. They threw bombs at the car of the archduke. All three failed to harm him.

Later on, one of the assailants, Gavrilo Princip, chanced upon his intended victim again. The archduke’s car had made a wrong turn, the driver tried to reverse, the car stalled, and Princip shot the duke dead. That was “the shot heard around the world”.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 13 August 2016 at

Wacken 2016 [no label, 1CD]
Wacken Open Air. Live at Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; August 6, 2016. Incomplete show; complete broadcast. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Dio Disciples, who have dedicated their musical pursuits to continuing the musical legacy of the late Ronnie James Dio, had something truly special in store for festival goers at the 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival as a Ronnie James Dio hologram was utilized to reunite the late singer with his onetime bandmates onstage. The surprise performance took place at the end of Dio Disciples’ set, with the hologram Dio belting his 1984 classic, “We Rock,” while also raising its hands to offer the signature Dio devil horns tribute. The hologram was almost a full year in the making, with Eyellusion being the company who helped to create the Dio hologram for the groundbreaking performance.

+ + + + +

Thanks to SOBERONEZ for sharing the webcast at Dime.

Track 01. Kill the King (Rainbow cover) 5:12
Track 02. Holy Diver (Dio cover) 5:46
Track 03. I (Black Sabbath cover) 5:30
Track 04. The Last in Line (Dio cover) 5:24
Track 05. Egypt [The Chains Are On] (Dio cover) 3:58
Track 06. Stargazer (Rainbow cover) 7:06
Track 07. Rainbow in the Dark (Dio cover) 5:53
39 mins

Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest)
Joe Retta (Heaven & Earth)
Oni Logan (Lynch Mob)
guitarist Craig Goldy (Dio)
bassist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen)
keyboardist Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
drummer Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO)

Click here for the tracks.



Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 13 August 2016 at

Wacken 2016 [no label, 1CD]
Wacken Open Air. Live at Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; August 5, 2016. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

If you’ve never heard metal guitarist Axel Rudi Pell, then you’re in for a treat.

German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell is one of heavy metal’s masterminds, thanks to his spiraling playing techniques and pinch-hitting riffs which crafted Pell as a mainstay in the hard rock genre for the majority of the hair metal ’80s. His first band, Steeler, kicked off a mild career in Europe during the early part of the decade. Axel Rudi Pell proved his single star status, almost celebratory, like guitar wizard Yngwie Malmsteen, throughout the ’90s as well, issuing a slew of releases while remaining a chief force among the German charts. –

+ + + + +

Thanks to SOBERONEZ for sharing the webcast at Dime.

Track 01. Fire 6:47
Track 02. Fool Fool 5:49
Track 03. Nasty Reputation 5:41
Track 04. Strong as a Rock 8:12
Track 05. Game of Sins 8:34
Track 06. Drum Solo 3:19
Track 07. Mystica 7:47
Track 08. Edge of the World 3:25
Track 09. Band Introduction/Call Her Princess 3:57
Track 10. Rock the Nation 6:44
61 mins

Axel Rudi Pell – guitar
Johnny Gioeli – vocals
Ferdy Doernberg – keyboards
Volker Krawczak – bass
Bobby Rondinelli – drums

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 12 August 2016 at

New York 1981 [no label, 1CD]
Live at The Palladium, New York, NY; July 22, 1981 (also listed as July 23). Very good Pre-FM.

This show is said to have “one of the best versions of Heading Out To The Highway ever recorded!” And the rest of the show is scorching.

+ + + + +

Thanks to the LiQuiDz (who edited the tracks); mika7240 for sharing the show at Dime; and to Hadrian for also keeping it alive at Lossless Legs.

FLAC > WAV > Adobe Audition 3 > “click remove filter” > WAV > FLAC

Track 01. Intro/Solar Angels 4:48
Track 02. Heading Out To The Highway 3:38
Track 03. Diamonds and Rust 3:36
Track 04. Hell Bent for Leather 2:29
Track 05. Sinner 9:05
Track 06. Beyond the Realms of Death 6:54
Track 07. Grinder 4:20
Track 08. Desert Plains 4:58
Track 09. Hot Rockin’ 3:11
Track 10. You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise 7:17
Track 11. Victim of Changes 8:28
Track 12. Breaking the Law 2:49
Track 13. Living After Midnight 4:36
Track 14. Tyrant 7:37
74 mins

Click here for the tracks.

« Previous PageNext Page »
Proudly powered by Wordpress 4.0.12 - Theme Triplets Id Band 2.0, the boyish style by neuro