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ELVIS PRESLEY – HOUSTON 1974

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 10 December 2014 at

ELVIS PRESLEY
Event Number 8 [Madison CWP 03, 1CD]
Live at the Houston Astrodome, Houston, Texas; March 3, 1974 (early show). Very good soundboard.

From elvisoncd.com:

This show is unusual because Joe Guercio’s orchestra wasn’t there, it’s only Elvis, his rhythm band and his back-up singers… This soundboard recording has a warm feeling of a very small venue since you cannot hear the crowd too much (they were quite far from the stage). You’ll certainly understand what I mean while listening to “Help Me” which sounds almost like an undubbed studio version. You can also feel James Burton, Ronnie Tutt and the other members giving little extras for making it a fuller sound. Most of the performances are excellent but some of the highlights would be Trying To Get To You, Johnny B Goode, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Help Me and Let Me Be There… All in all a very good show from a very good tour.

Thanks to aliasrobert and jeroep for keeping the show alive on the net.

Track 01. See See Rider 2:25
Track 02. I Got A Woman 3:03
Track 03. Love Me 1:40
Track 04. Trying To Get To You 2:11
Track 05. All Shook Up 1:05
Track 06. Love Me Tender 1:41
Track 07. Johnny B Goode 1:43
Track 08. Hound Dog 1:21
Track 09. Fever 2:46
Track 10. Polk Salad Annie 3:11
Track 11. Why Me Lord 2:49
Track 12. Suspicious Minds 3:47
Track 13. Band Introductions 1:18
Track 14. I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:16
Track 15. Help Me 2:43
Track 16. How Great Thou Art 3:25
Track 17. Let Me Be There 3:42
Track 18. Funny How Time Slips Away 2:37
Track 19. Elvis talks 0:50
Track 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:44
Track 21. Closing Riff 3:52
50 mins

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ELVIS: SOUTHERN MAN

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 10 December 2014 at

Joel Williamson’s Elvis biography, Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, places the singer’s life and career in the context of his upbringing as a working class white youth in the US South. Review by Ron Jacobs.

I never considered myself a big Elvis Presley fan. My primary connection to him was that I was born the same year he took the rock and roll world by a storm via his first couple of singles released by Sam Phillips’s Sun Records. I liked many of his rock tunes as a kid and even bought the singles “In the Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds” when they came out in the late 1960s. Despite my lackluster appreciation of the man, I can recall exactly what I was doing when I heard he had died.

Historian, professor and author Joel Williamson begins his newly released biography of the King with a detailed description of Presley’s death. The book, titled Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, is richly detailed and covers the entirety of Elvis’s short and largely-lived life.

Click here for the article.

ART GARFUNKEL – NAGOYA 2014

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ART GARFUNKEL
Nagoya 2014 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Shimin Kaika Chu Hall, Nagoya, Japan; December 4, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

In January 2014, Rolling Stone reported:

Art Garfunkel is returning to the stage this year, four years after suffering vocal cord paresis that forced the cancellation of Simon and Garfunkel’s summer tour. After playing a series of under-the-radar shows in late 2013, he’s booked a four-week American theater tour kicking off January 29 in Franklin, Tennessee.

“The voice is back,” Garfunkel said in a statement. “I’m in flight again. I believe I have grown through adversity.  A new creation has emerged that is truly exciting me – my stage show.” In November of 2010, Garfunkel told Rolling Stone that his recovery from vocal cord paresis was very gradual. “In my bones I feel healthy,” he said. “I know it’s coming back. I just have to be patient.

Thanks to Izumiblue, who recorded the show; and to rh953015 for sharing it at The Traders’ Den.

Picture posted at picpicx.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
MK4 & NBOX Platinum > PCM-M10 > Sound Forge > TLH [FLAC 8]

Track 01. And So It Goes [Billy Joel] 3:04
Track 02. The Boxer 4:29
Track 03. Perfect Moment 3:53
Track 04. A Heart In New York 1:14
Track 05. All I Know 2:40
Track 06. A Poem On The Underground Wall 2:13
Track 07. Scarborough Fair 3:28
Track 08. Side Of A Hill 2:30
Track 09. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her 3:07
Track 10. Real Emotional Girl [Randy Newman] 3:02
Track 11. Homeward Bound 3:26
Intermission
Track 12. April Come She Will 2:39
Track 13. 99 Miles From LA 2:44
Track 14. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) 3:51
Track 15. Let It Be Me [with his son, Arthur Jr] 1:53
Track 16. Smile [Arthur Jr vocals] 2:54
Track 17. Bright Eyes 3:43
Track 18. The Sound Of Silence 3:46
Track 19. Kathy’s Song 4:35
Track 20. Bridge Over Trouble Water 3:23
Track 21. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep 2:18
65 mins

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FAR OUT

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Interstellar (2014) is a hodgepodge of influences that Christopher Nolan stuffs into an all-inclusive science-fiction extravaganza that’s almost three hours long. He also hits his target with admirable precision, says Critic After Dark Noel Vera.

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014) starts out very Grapes of Wrath and ends up a little Book of Genesis. Along the way you see the influence of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (of course); design bits from Alien and Star Wars; story details from (though I don’t see Nolan ever confirming this) Marooned, Brian De Palma’s Mission to Mars and (guessing he’d rather die than admit it) Field of Dreams; imagery from The Right Stuff and (this Nolan does admit – it’s a much tonier source) Tarkovsky’s The Mirror.

Give him credit for doing two things right: the science is mostly accurate, thanks to executive producer/theoretical physicist Kip Thorne; and the effects are impressively rendered.

Click here for the article.

GRATEFUL DEAD – LONG BEACH 1985

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 8 December 2014 at

GRATEFUL DEAD
Long Beach 1985 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA; November 17, 1985. Very good soundboard.

Just kick back and relax… (even if you think that the Dead were more vital in the ’60s and ’70s).

Thanks to nCryptshn; Storyteller; Steve Barbella; and marcegas for sharing the tracks at Dime.

marcegas noted:
– first few beats of Half Step are clipped
-quick channel dropout right before Cassidy
– no fades between discs
– MC flip at 1:12 of Space

Lineage:
Master Soundboard Cassette > DAT > CDR
EAC, SHN, and upload by Steve Barbella, October 2002
Another nCryptshn of the Music Never Stopped Project
thanks to the Storyteller for the discs

Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 7:34
Track 102. New Minglewood Blues 7:24
Track 103. Stagger Lee 7:16
Track 104. It’s All Over Now 7:58
Track 105. Friend of the Devil 9:39
Track 106. Cassidy 6:18
Track 107. Big Railroad Blues 4:32
Track 108. Looks Like Rain 9:02
Track 109. Might as Well 4:20
64 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. China Cat Sunflower 5:47
Track 202. I Know You Rider 5:09
Track 203. Samson & Delilah 7:29
Track 204. He’s Gone 10:42
Track 205. Spoonful 3:20
Track 206. Never Trust a Woman 5:03
Track 207. Drums 8:06
Track 208. Space 5:59
Track 209. The Wheel 4:17
Track 210. Throwing Stones 9:10
Track 211. Not Fade Away 7:30
Track 212. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 7:31
80 mins

Lineup:
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Bob Weir – guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh – bass, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Mickey Hart – drums
Brent Mydland – keyboards, vocals

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PROCOL HARUM – STOCKHOLM 1967

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PROCOL HARUM
Stockholm 1967 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden; August 31, 1967. Fairly to very good audience recording (especially given its age).

Thanks to davmar77 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

davmar77 noted:

This is about the earliest circulating recording of Procol. It took place in Stockholm in late summer of 1967. I had this up a long time ago. I think although this transfer was done a couple of years back by request when i discovered I had not kept my original flac files. I don’t often re-transfer my recordings since I figure someone must have them but as this was pretty short I felt it was easy enough to do. Considering the age of the recording, the quality is actually quite good.

Lineage:
Aud Master > 2nd Gen Reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Traders Little Helper > Flac

Track 01. A Christmas Camel 5:38
Track 02. Conquistador 2:40
Track 03. Salad Days (Are Here Again) 3:53
Track 04. She Wandered Through The Garden Fence 3:48
Track 05. Kaliedoscope 2:41
Track 06. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 5:07
Track 07. Repent Walpurgis 5:37
30 mins

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FRANKIE VALLI – NEW YORK 2014

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FRANKIE VALLIE AND THE FOUR SEASONS
Westbury, NY 2014 [Mr Railing , 2CD]
Live at the NYCB Theater, Westbury, NY; April 26, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording. Slight echo.

Here’s one for old time’s sake…

Thanks to Mr Railing who recorded the show; and to seaweed1010 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Mr Railing noted:

I was a couple rows behind the orchestra pit and lit up clear as day. Frankie’s musical director and band leader for the last 25 years was just a few rows in front of us and angled directly at me. He had no choice but to check out my mics. He is so close you can hear him count off unmiked the beginning of some songs. The keyboard and drums were off to my right, both also angled at me. It was awkward so I stopped making eye contact. It wasn’t until the ride home that my wife admitted one of the Four Seasons (all 30-year-old guys at this point) had eyes for her and kept checking her out all night! So while Frankie and the band watched me, making me forgo eye contact, a Four Season was scoping out my wife! Sneaky, sneaky move! A new unexpected peril to taping!

Lineage:
Source: AT943cards > SP-SPSB-10>MM-AT-1 > H2n [24/48]
Transfer: wavelab > r8b > cdwav > TLH[8] > flac
Location: mics on visor above ears pointed up to hanging speaker about 10 feet away

Disc 1
Track 101. Grease false start 0:05
Track 102. Grease 3:22
Track 103. Dawn 2:47
Track 104. talking 0:47
Track 105. Tell It To The Rain 2:51
Track 106. Beggin’ 2:55
Track 107. talking 0:28
Track 108. My Eyes Adored You 3:40
Track 109. Swearin’ To God 6:51
Track 110. Save It For Me 2:43
Track 111. talking 1:56
Track 112. Call Me 3:30
Track 113. Let It Be Me 3:19
Track 114. Spanish Harlem 3:39
Track 115. My Girl 1:38
Track 116. Groovin’ 2:44
Track 117. talking 3:14
Track 118. I’ve Got You Under My Skin 4:19
Track 119. Stay 3:29
55 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. talking 0:56
Track 202. Silence Is Golden 3:49
Track 203. Working My Way Back To You 3:01
Track 204. Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me) 2:38
Track 205. Rag Doll 2:56
Track 206. Who Loves You 4:25
Track 207. December, 1963 (Oh What a Night) 4:55
Track 208. band introductions 10:15
Track 209. Happy Birthday Frankie 0:43
Track 210. talking 3:13
Track 211. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You 3:55
Track 212. Sherry 2:45
Track 213. Walk Like A Man 2:29
Track 214. Big Girls Don’t Cry 2:21
Track 215. Bye Bye Baby 1:15
Track 216. Let’s Hang On Closing Vamp 0:34
Track 217. Let’s Hang On 4:13
55 mins

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LINDA PERHACS – HOLLYWOOD 2014

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 7 December 2014 at

LINDA PERHACS
Hollywood 2014 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, CA; March 9, 2014. Very good audience recording.

“Rediscovered after 44 years in the wilderness”… Here’s someone a little off the beaten path… and really never expected to see the show surfacing.

Linda Perhacs is an American psychedelic folk singer, who released her first album Parallelograms in 1970 to scant notice or sales. The album was rediscovered by record enthusiasts and grew in popularity with the rise of the New Weird America movement and the Internet. In December 2013, Asthmatic Kitty Records announced the March 2014 release of Perhacs’ second record The Soul of All Natural Things. The album was recorded in 2012 and 2013, making it about 43 years between her debut and follow-up album.

Thanks to ijwthstd for recording and sharing the show at Dime.

Picture posted at getintothis.co.uk – Thanks!

Lineage:
DSM6 -> PAC6LC3B -> R-09HR -> Soundforge -> FLAC

Track 01. intro 1:09
Track 02. Freely 3:21
Track 03. Chimacum Rain 5:16
Track 04. The Soul Of All Natural Things 6:31
Track 05. Children 4:22
Track 06. Prisms Of Glass 4:53
Track 07. Parallelograms 6:31
Track 08. Daybreak 4:20
Track 09. If You Were My Man 6:13
43 mins

Lineup:
Linda Perhacs – lead vocals
Fernando Perdomo – acoustic guitar, keyboards (and maybe bass?)
Chris Price – acoustic guitar, keyboards (and maybe bass?)
Durga McBroom-Hudson – backing vocals
Shay Astar – backing vocals
Michelle Vidal – backing vocals

Click here for the tracks.

DR FEELGOOD – BIRMINGHAM 1974

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 6 December 2014 at

DR FEELGOOD
Down By The Stupid Beat [Back To Zero BTZ 021, 1CD]
Live at Bogarts, Birmingham, UK; September 16, 1974 – fairly good audience recording; a bit trebly. University of London, UK; February 7, 1975 – very good soundboard.

Dr Feelgood are a British pub rock band formed in 1971. Hailing from Canvey Island, Essex, they are best known for early singles like “Back In The Night” and “Roxette”. The group’s original distinctively British R&B sound was centred on Wilko Johnson’s choppy guitar style. Along with Johnson, the original band line-up included singer Lee Brilleaux and the rhythm section of John B Sparks, known as “Sparko”, on bass guitar and John Martin, known as “The Big Figure”, on drums. Although their most commercially productive years were the early to mid-1970s, and in spite of Brilleaux’s death in 1994 of lymphoma, a version of the band (featuring none of the original members) continues to tour and record to this day. – wikipedia

This appears to be a widely circulated boot. Thanks to albeido for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Lineage:
cd > eac > wav > tlh > flac [level 8]

Bogarts, Birmingham; September 16, 1974
Track 01. Twenty Yards Behind 2:13
Track 02. Weekend Love 2:12
Track 03. Don’t You Just Know It 3:32
Track 04. My Baby, Your Baby 2:35
Track 05. Boom Boom 2:43
Track 06. Stupidity 2:50
Track 07. Route 66 3:28
Track 08. The More I Give 3:17
Track 09. Talkin’ ‘Bout You 1:53
Track 10. I’m A Hog For You Baby 3:35
Track 11. She Does It Right 3:21
Track 12. I Don’t Mind 2:02
Track 13. Riot In Cell Block 9 3:59
Track 14. Walkin’ The Dog 3:04
Track 15. Keep It Out Of Sight 3:12
Track 16. Oyeh 1:50
Track 17. Rock Me Baby 5:07
Track 18. Bonie Moronie 3:19
Track 19. Tequila/Bonie Moronie 3:24
Track 20. Johnny B Goode/Bye Bye Johnny 3:53

University of London; February 7, 1975
Track 21. She Does It Right 3:17
Track 22. Boom Boom 2:39
Track 23. All Through The City 2:45
Track 24. Roxette 2:39
Track 25. Riot In Cell Block 9 3:13
Track 26. I Don’t Mind 1:57
Track 27. Route 66 1:34
80 mins

Click here for the tracks.

PATTI SMITH – ITALY 2014

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 5 December 2014 at

PATTI SMITH
Italy 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Teatro Creberg, Bergamo, Italy; December 1, 2014. Fairly good audience recording.

First show of the Patti Smith and family acoustic tour – and a run-up to Smith’s December 13 gig at the Vatican. In November, it was reported that Pope Francis had invited Smith to perform at the Vatican’s annual Christmas concert. The event, known as the Concerto di Natale, will take place Dec. 13 at Auditorium Conciliazione and will be televised live on Italian television. Sharing the stage will be Italy’s singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, the winner of this year’s edition of the Italian TV version of The Voice. Smith had also performed at the Vatican last Christmas and had briefly shook hands with Pope Francis when she visited St Peter’s Square in April, 2013.

And, as the Huffington Post noted, Patti Smith’s O Holy Night is the only carol you need!

Thanks to romeo for recording the show; and to appleberry for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Picture by Chris La Putt, posted at brooklynvegan.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
Neumann km140 > Denecke PS-2 > Marantz PMD661 (16 bit – 44.1 KHz) > Cool Edit > CD Wave

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:04
Track 102. Dancing Barefoot 6:29
Track 103. Paths That Cross 6:49
Track 104. My Blakean Year 6:48
Track 105. Beautiful Boy (John Lennon cover) 5:15
Track 106. This Is The Girl 6:12
Track 107. Perfect Day (Lou Reed cover) – false start 0:56
Track 108. Perfect Day 4:57
Track 109. Ghost Dance 7:18
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Beneath The Southern Cross 9:11
Track 202. O Holy Night 5:09
Track 203. Pissing In A River 5:15
Track 204. Because The Night 4:19
Track 205. encore break 1:44
Track 206. Banga 8:30
Track 207. People Have The Power 6:42
41 mins

Lineup:
Patti Smith – vocals, guitar
Jesse Paris Smith – piano
Jackson Smith – guitar
Tony Shanahan – guitar

Click here for the tracks.

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