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JIM REEVES – OSLO 1964

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 20 February 2015 at

JIM REEVES
Oslo 1964 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Njardhallen, Oslo, Norway; April 15, 1964. Very good radio broadcast.

Here’s a short one… and a historical one at that.

Thanks to DuffHimself for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

DuffHimself noted:

Jim Reeves visited Oslo on the Nashville Stars Tour in 1964, which also featured Bobby Bare, Chet Atkins and the Anita Kerr Singers. Much of this tour was recorded, including the now-famous Stockholm concert that lasted over two hours, and a four-CD box-set was released in 2007, featuring three complete shows from Sweden and Germany. The Oslo, Norway show was, however, left out, despite NRK having a complete recording that was broadcast on radio both in 1964 and several times later…

This recording that I present here is the original 1964 NRK radio broadcast, as it was repeated by NRK P1 Radio in 2004 for the 40th anniversary, and I was smart enough to record it unto a cassette tape on my father’s old stereo. It features a brief introduction of the band, the Blue Boys, before Jim hits the stage. He plays some of his biggest Norwegian hits, and is at the end awarded a silver disc for “Adios Amigo”. It then cuts/fades abruptly.

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Lineage:
FM > Sony TC-RX55 (Recording, 2004) > TDK D “EB” (Tape) > Sony TC-RX55 (Playback, 2013) > Audacity > FLAC

Track 01. Introduction 1:29
Track 02. I Love You Because 3:13
Track 03. Bimbo 2:10
Track 04. Four Walls/Blue Canadian Rockies 3:17
Track 05. Yonder Comes A Sucker 2:33
Track 06. Adios Amigo 2:15
Track 07. Jim Is Awarded A Silver Disc 1:15
16 mins

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THE MERMEN – FELTON, CA 2014

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 19 February 2015 at

THE MERMEN
With Henry Kaiser and Michael Mahring
Felton 2014 [A Flying M Production, 3CD]
Live at Don Quixote’s, Felton, CA; November 8, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

The Mermen are an American rock band from San Francisco, California that formed in 1989. The group’s sound was originally rooted in surf and psychedelic rock music of the 1960s although they have made “sincere attempts to get away from the surf music label”. – wikipedia

Thanks to flyingM for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.

flyingM noted:

First time playing together and no rehearsals. Even though The mermen played a San Francisco style of psychedelic surf music they had never performed any Dead material before. If you like the spacy stuff you will enjoy this Dark Star.

Lineage:
Majority of the first set recorded by Mike Martin with two Sennheiser e-614 microphones on stands near the edges of the stage. Recorded with a core sound 24-96 > IPAC computer (well should say almost recorded)

The first 25 minutes and for almost all of the second set: Neumann KM55 microphones > (possibly) Sony PCM-M10, Recorded in the back of the room and both microphones were on a single stand.

Source used for the final song “Interstellar Overdrive”: found in the “music” section at archive.org. Recorded by Chris Berry from FOB; 2 Church Audio CA-11 microphones > Sony PCM-M10 at 28/48k; Audacity (fades and cuts) > flac 24 [level 8]

Disc 1 (First Set)
Track 101. Intro jam 20:50
Track 102. Dark Star (Grateful Dead) 15:55
Track 103. Night Comes In (Richard Thompson) 6:05
Track 104. Cortez the Killer (Neil Young) 8:12
Track 105. Spanish Jam (Grateful Dead) 3:52
Track 106. Bass Solo (Michael Manring) 6:25
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. St Stephen Jam (Grateful Dead) 3:28
Track 202. Dark Star (Grateful Dead) 4:44
Track 203. Feelin’ Groovy Jam (Simon and Garfunkel) 3:49
Track 204. Dark Star (Grateful Dead) 6:23
Track 205. I’m So Glad (Cream) 6:34

(Second Set)
Track 206. Intro jam 9:16
Track 207. Cobra (Quicksilver) 8:12
Track 208. Albatross (Fleetwood Mac) 4:55
Track 209. Ode to Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry) 15:05
63 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson-Grateful Dead) 6:53
Track 302. 1983 A Merman I Should Turn To Be (Hendrix) 12:04
Track 303. The Fishin’ Hole 7:48
Track 304. 3rd Stone From The Sun (Hendrix) 9:55
Track 305. Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd) 7:35
44 mins

Lineup:
Jim Thomas – guitar, left side
Martyn Jones – drums
Henry Kaiser – guitar, right side
Michael Manring – bass

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HOW TO BE BOLD AND EXPERIMENTAL

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 19 February 2015 at

If state-funding paved the way for innovative, experimental films in Austria, in Asia, that belief in free-form creativity has a long way to go. By Philip Cheah.

In Asia, we can only dream about what Austria is doing. State film funding for experimental and innovative films to challenge the boundaries of cinema is unthinkable for many countries in South-east Asia. In $ingapore, for example, the mantra is that the arts must exist in the market. Funding for films is therefore predicated on what sells instead of its inherent merits. Both Austria and $ingapore are often compared for their size and high standards of living. For example, in the Human Development Index 2013, Austria and $ingapore ranked 18th and 19th respectively.

But the Austrian films’ percentage of the local box-office is one of the lowest in Europe. Only about 3 per cent of cinema admissions are taken by domestic productions. The annual Top 10 films at the Austrian box-office are dominated by American product each year. That compares easily with $ingapore, except that we probably have less than 3 per cent of local film admissions.

Click here for the article.

RUSH – HAWAII 1984

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 17 February 2015 at

RUSH
Hawaiian Under Pressure [Cygnus 016/017, 2CD]
Live at the Neil Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; November 25, 1984. Very good soundboard.

Generally acknowledged as one of Rush’s darkest albums, Grace Under Pressure was thematically influenced by the growing tensions in the Cold War at the time. – wikipedia

Thanks to andy988 for sharing the show at Dime.

And taurus posted this comment: “A Rush soundboard is always a special treat and only two other Grace Under Pressure soundboards that I’m aware of…”

Lineage:
Silvers > Easy Audio Converter v2.1.3 > Flac Level 8

Disc 1
Track 101. Subdivisions 4:48
Track 102. The Body Electric 5:51
Track 103. The Enemy Within 4:49
Track 104. The Weapon 8:07
Track 105. Witch Hunt 5:01
Track 106. New World Man 4:34
Track 107. Between The Wheels 5:49
Track 108. Red Barchetta 6:19
46 mins

Missing: Intro/Spirit Of Radio

Disc 2
Track 201. Distant Early Warning 6:47
Track 202. Red Sector A 5:22
Track 203. Closer To The Heart 4:25
Track 204. YYZ 2:13
Track 205. Drum Solo 5:58
Track 206. YYZ (contd) 1:01
Track 207. Temples Of Syrinx 1:51
Track 208. Tom Sawyer 6:00
Track 209. Red Lenses 5:40
40 mins

Lineup:
Geddy Lee – lead vocals, bass guitar, synthesizers
Alex Lifeson – guitar, synthesizers
Neil Peart – drums, percussion

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ACHIN’ TO BE

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 16 February 2015 at

In Koji Wakamatsu’s A Pool Without Water (1982), a man bored with his life and work decides to use chloform to knock out his women before raping them. Is that insane or what? Stephen Tan reviews.

Would a drugged or unconscious woman know or not know if she had been raped when she wakes up? That’s the central conceit in Koji Wakamatsu’s A Pool Without Water (1982).

As male sex fantasies go, before the wide use of Rohypnol as a date-rape drug, the idea of using choloform on the intended victim must have been deliciously insane though, as the Man shows, using choloform can be a bit cumbersome! He tried to remove his face mask to get really close to the women but the choloform was just too overpowering!

Click here for the article.

JONI MITCHELL – SACRAMENTO 1976

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 16 February 2015 at

JONI MITCHELL
Save The Whales Concert 1976 [Hanwakers Cassette Archive, 1CD]
California Celebrates The Whale Day. Live at the Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA; November 20, 1976. Very good audience recording.

(Joni) Mitchell performs for the first time with bassist Jaco Pastorius, at a Save the Whales benefit concert in Sacramento, California. Her new album, Hejira, featuring Pastorius on several tracks, will be released two days later. The day after that, Mitchell is one of several guest performers at The Band’s farewell concert at the Winterland ballroom in San Francisco. – Icons Of Rock, by Scott Schinder and Andy Schwartz

Among those who attended the show was Governor Jerry Brown, with his date, Linda Ronstadt.

Thanks to hanwakers for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
fine audience recording from low generation copy, but still no known generation
Cassette (received in trade in the ’80s) > played back on nakamichi cr7e > marantz dr 700 > cdr > EAC > wav > Flac

Track 01. Introduction 2:00
Track 02. Coyote 5:26
Track 03. Shadows And Light 5:20
Track 04. Re-Tuning 1:50
Track 05. Jericho 3:09
Track 06. Jaco’s Solo 3:55
Track 07. Edith And The Kingpin 3:25
Track 08. Furry Sings The Blues 5:17
Track 09. Re-Tuning And Band Intros 2:22
Track 10. Song For Sharon 8:10
Track 11. Preparing For Finale 1:16
Track 12. Dolphins (with Fred Neil) 4:04
47 mins

Lineup:
Joni Mitchell – guitar, vocals
Jaco Pastorius – bass
Bobbye Hall – congas

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BYRDS – SAN FRANCISCO 1967

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 15 February 2015 at

BYRDS
San Francisco 1967 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Winterland, San Francisco, CA; December 9, 1967. Early set. Fair to good audience recording.

Given the sound, this is for the collector – some might even say it’s almost like scrapping the barrel. Byrds fans, on the other hand, will be eternally grateful. And don’t forget to check out the blistering Milestones.

Thanks to kneesfudd for the remastering efforts and for sharing the tracks at Dime.

kneesfudd’s notes:

Non hi-fi but magical & illuminating none-the-less.

WARTS: A little choppy and has tiny speed glitches a couple of times, but overall acclimate to the altitude and you will fly. Surely missed some dropouts and tape garble (or couldn’t repair them). Track 04 has a late, rough start with some tape chew and speed issues for a few seconds but it’s MUCH smoother than it was. Track 08 has cut in it near the end.

Lineage:
unknown mono recording equipment > master audience mono reel-to-reel tape > unknown generations of tape > unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B off.

Remastering 2014-12: flacs > Audacity (glitches, dropouts, clap reduction, volume adjustments, Trax 1 and 2 averaged -0.65 pitch correction, then at tapeflip or tape change from #3 until the end averaged -1.35 – both single pass per segment after frequency analysis and with pitchpipe verification, no equalisation). More offset adjustments – checked & fixed every 30 seconds. Many more glitches patched and fixed MANY volume variations including several hundred to match up the channels better (it’s from a mono tape & you could hear ‘em!). Also fixed a lot of the tape chew/jitter issues in the first 2 minutes. Most claps were reduced a LOT, one by one.

Track 01. Feel A Whole Lot Better 2:07
Track 02. A Satisfied Mind 2:51
Track 03. Have You Seen Her Face 1:03
Track 04. My Back Pages 1:52
Track 05. Milestones 5:30
Track 06. Baby What You Want Me To Do 3:15
Track 07. Renaissance Fair 1:54
Track 08. Eight Miles High 3:47
Track 09. (So You Want To Be A) Rock & Roll Star 2:16
25 mins

Lineup:
Roger McGuinn – electric guitar, vocals
Chris Hillman – electric bass, vocals
Michael Clarke – drums

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JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – ROXY 1986/ITALY

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 15 February 2015 at

JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Roxy 1986/Italy 1987 [no label, 1CD]
Live at The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA; 1986. Very good FM broadcast. Live at the Rockin’ Umbria Festival, Umbertide, Italy; August 29, 1987. Fairly to very good soundboard (vinyl rip).

There was a time in the early to mid-’80s in the UK when The Jesus And Mary Chain could do no wrong. With their wall-of-feedback and melodic tunes, fans were lapping up both Psychocandy (1985) and Darklands (1987) and their hit single, Some Candy Talking, and you have the NME proclaiming this Scottish group “the best band in the world”. The hyperbole notwithstanding, they were and are still a pretty hot band.

Thanks to exene, Mr Cassette and bluejane99 for sharing the Roxy show at Dime. Thanks also to tantxu for sharing the Italian show.

Lineage:
Roxy 1986: FM Broadcast > unknown master > 1st gen cassette > Marantz PMD 502 > wav > cdr > wav
Italy 1987: “This one’s off a Vinyl LP… did some normalizing with the sound.”

The Roxy; 1986
Track 01. Never Understand 3:36
Track 02. Mushroom (Can cover) 5:14
Track 03. Inside Me 3:11
Track 04. The Living End 2:35
Track 05. Inside Me Pt 2/Here It Comes Again 4:59
Track 06. You Trip Me Up 2:18
Track 07. Just Like Honey 2:48
25 mins

Italy; 1987
Track 08. In A Hole 2:46
Track 09. The Hardest Walk 3:01
Track 10. Fall 2:36
Track 11. Some Candy Talking 3:25
Track 12. Cherry Came Too 3:11
Track 13. Everything’s alright When You’re Down 3:21
Track 14. Just Like Honey 2:51
Track 15. Happy When It Rains 3:47
Track 16. Deep one Perfect Morning 3:06
Track 17. 9,000,000 Rainy Days 4:41
Track 18. April Skies 3:21
Track 19. Kill Surf City 4:25
Track 20. Bo Diddley is Jesus 2:57
44 mins

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THOMPSON FAMILY – BBC 2014

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 14 February 2015 at

THOMPSON FAMILY
BBC 2014 [no label, 1CD]
The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe (with Richard, Teddy and Kami Thompson; and Zak Hobbs and James Walbourne), BBC; December 17, 2014. Very good FM.

In a project that started with an email, Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda), who has his own top 10 album under his belt, has gathered up his clan to record an album together. Joining these three are Kami (daughter of Richard and Linda), her husband James Walbourne, Jack Thompson (Teddy’s brother) and Zak Hobbs, Richard’s grandson. Teddy Thompson says: “Growing up you are formed by your parents, and then when you get to be 18 or 19 and you get out of the house, you want to distance yourself from your parents. That’s natural. That was the case for me musically. I wanted to get away from them. Then you realise you can’t because that’s who you are. So you come round again.” Everybody wrote and recorded their songs where they live and once the songs were done, the family met up for four days of studio time in London and New York City, where the tracks were recorded with Teddy producing. The album, Family, was released on November 17, 2014. – telegraph.co.uk

Thanks to UncleBoko for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Lineage:
Sansui T60 FM Tuner/Adobe Audition CC > Tracks > phase correction > fades > Flac

Track 01. intro 2:02
Track 02. Family 4:53
Track 03. talk 1:25
Track 04. One Life At A Time 4:02
Track 05. talk 6:09
Track 06. I Long For Lonely 3:54
Track 07. outro 0:27
23 mins

Click here for the tracks.

ELVIS PRESLEY – HARD KNOCKS

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 14 February 2015 at

ELVIS PRESLEY
Hard Knocks [Venus VP 2014-01, 1CD]
Sessions and outtakes. Very good soundboard.

Elvis still in the movies… This disc of ’60s movie songs is a recent follow-up to Venus’ respected Unedited Masters Series.

Fantastic release with not so-fantastic material. But takes that have been presented before now contain more dialogue. And we even get 14 new unreleased takes of songs and all are in fantastic sound quality! – theelvisforum.com

Thanks to Musicdude1973 for sharing the tracks on the net.

Track 01. Easy Come, Easy Go [Take 10] 2:30
Track 02. I’ll take Love [Takes 1-2A and Take 3*] 3:33
Track 03. Sing You Children [Takes 18-20] 4:02
Track 04. She’s A Machine [Take 14*] 1:52
Track 05. She’s A Machine [Take 15] 1:58
Track 06. The Love Machine [Take 13] 1:44
Track 07. The Love Machine [Take 14] 3:01
Track 08. Yoga Is As Yoga Does [Take 1*] 1:56
Track 09. Yoga Is As Yoga Does [Take 2*] 1:15
Track 10. Yoga Is As Yoga Does [Take 3*] 1:46
Track 11. Yoga Is As Yoga Does [Take 4*] 2:08
Track 12. Hard Knocks [Take 11] 1:46
Track 13. Little Egypt [Take 21] 2:55
Track 14. It’s A Wonderful World [Take 17*] 2:05
Track 15. Mexico [Takes 1-2] 2:36
Track 16. Marguerita [Takes 7*, 6] 3:29
Track 17. The Bullfighter Was A Lady [Take 10] 2:12
Track 18. Wisdom Of The Ages [Take 4*] 2:01
Track 19. Wisdom Of The Ages [Take 5] 2:12
Track 20. Kismet [Takes 1-2] 2:44
Track 21. Kismet [Takes 3*, 4*, 5] 3:11
Track 22. Hey Little Girl [Takes 1-2] 3:05
Track 23. Shake That Tambourine [Takes 14*] 1:47
Track 24. Shake That Tambourine [Takes 15*, 17, 18, 19, 20, 16] 3:52
Track 25. What I’d Say [Takes 1, 2] 4:02
Track 26. What I’d Say [Take 3*] 2:31
Track 27. What I’d Say [Take 4*] 3:53
70 mins

* Unreleased.

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