Monday, 20 July 2020

Bootlegs of the Year 2015-19



New 5th edition


This document was compiled after receiving numerous emails enquiring as to where bootlegs #1-100 posted on site, could be found (many of the links were lost in 2016, see Downloads box on top right-hand side panel). This PDF booklet will point you in the right direction, the sites I used and importantly the web addresses that they can be located at. Although it concentrates on the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the last five years, the same sites and addresses used are where the bootlegs in the 100 greatest listing originated from.

The 225 best bootlegs available via download, 2015-19
5 years - 130 different artists


The posts #1 to #100 were mostly made from downloads prior to 2015. This document includes the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the following years, 2015 to 2019. Having discarded numerous titles, these are the best downloaded in that time frame.

I had considered switching to an A to Z format but it would have lost the sense of continuity running through the document. For example the titles at the beginning of the book were those downloaded in early 2015, those on the latter pages date from the end of 2019 and these consequently will be much easier to find. As you will discover the net ebbs and flows, those titles not available currently will eventually make a re-appearance; it’s just a matter of patience.


Full details have been included for each, such as the venue and date of the performance, the type of recording – soundboard, FM, from the audience, etc. and information on the lineage and running times. Most importantly the website address is given for each download. A complete track listing is included, along with track timings and informative comments about each bootleg. The index will aid those that prefer an A to Z alphabetical listing and help you instantly find a particular artist that is of interest to you.

I have not provided a sound quality rating as virtually all are of sufficient high quality to rate around 5 out of 5, some are worthy of 5+ like the best official releases.

As you can imagine, it took some time and effort to pull this all together. What to include and just as importantly what to leave out, has taken considerable thought and listening hours, enjoyable nonetheless. So if you are a fan of any of the one hundred and thirty artists featured, then I can confidently state that you will definitely enjoy the bootlegs that have been chosen.


Included in the main body of the text are details of the 225 bootlegs and where to find them by the following artists:

RYAN ADAMS
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
ARCADE FIRE

ASWAD
THE BAND
BEASTIE BOYS

BEATLES 
BECK
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE (2)
BLONDIE
DAVID BOWIE (4)
BROADCAST (2)
CALEXICO (3)

CALEXICO / IRON & WINE
CAN
JOHNNY CASH
CAT POWER (3)
THE CLASH 

COCTEAU TWINS (2)
LEONARD COHEN (2)
LLOYD COLE

RY COODER
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (3)
CRAMPS (2)
CRANBERRIES
CREAM
THE CURE
DEREK & THE DOMINOS

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
DJ DANGERMOUSE

BOB DYLAN (2)
EAGLES
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (3)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (2)
THE FALL
ALI FARKA TOURE & RY COODER
FELT
FLEET FOXES
FLEETWOOD MAC (3)
RORY GALLAGHER (4)
GANG OF FOUR
BETH GIBBONS & RUSTIN MAN
RHIANNON GIDDENS
DAVID GILMOUR (2)
GRATEFUL DEAD (2)
PJ HARVEY (2)
INXS

JANE'S ADDICTION
JIMI HENDRIX (2)
THE JAM
JAPAN (2)
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN (2)
RICKIE LEE JONES
JONI MITCHELL (2)

THE KILLS
KRAFTWERK (2)
LAMBCHOP (2)
LED ZEPPELIN (4)
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON

LONE JUSTICE
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (2)
LAURA MARLING
MASSIVE ATTACK
CURTIS MAYFIELD (2)
MAZZY STAR (2)
JOHN MELLENCAMP
MISTY IN ROOTS (2)
JONI MITCHELL
MOGWAI 

NEW ORDER (8)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (2)

NINE INCH NAILS
NIRVANA (3)
OUTCASTS
PEARL JAM (3)
PENTANGLE
LEE PERRY & V/A
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (5)
PIL (2)
PINK FLOYD
PIXIES (2)
ROBERT PLANT (3)
POGUES
IGGY POP
PRIMAL SCREAM
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (2)
RADIOHEAD (6)
BONNIE RAITT
REM (3)
DAVID RODIGAN'S REGGAE SHOW - PRINCE BUSTER

ROLLING STONES
SANTANA
SIMPLE MINDS
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES

SMASHING PUMPKINS
ELLIOTT SMITH
PATTI SMITH (2)
SONIC YOUTH (2)
SPARKLEHORSE
SCIENTIST MEETS DEVIL DUB
SPECIALS
SPIRITUALIZED (2)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
STEELY DAN
THE STRANGLERS
 
THE STROKES (2)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
SUICIDE
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP
TALKING HEADS

TEARDROP EXPLODES (2)
TELEVISION (4)
THIN LIZZY
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS (2)
TINARIWEN      
TRIFFIDS
VARIOUS ARTISTS (3)
LAURA VEIRS
TOM VERLAINE (4)
THE VERVE (2)
WAH! HEAT
TOM WAITS
JACK WHITE
THE WHO
LUCINDA WILLIAMS
X

THE YARDBIRDS
NEIL YOUNG (11)  


The PDF document comprises:
  • 122 pages A4
  • Word count 64,115
  • 225 bootleg images
Full details have been included for each bootleg such as:
  • Venue
  • Date of performance
  • Type of recording - soundboard, FM, from the audience, etc.
  • Lineage
  • Running time
  • Website address
  • Complete track listings
  • Track timings
  • Informative comments about each bootleg
  • Index

      If you would like a copy, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button, you do not require a paypal account. This is the new fifth edition including 2019's best.

      An accompanying newsletter will be sent out every two months and will comprise six issues over the year. Some titles included in the above document can be difficult to source later in the year so to avoid this I will be listing the most interesting bootlegs I have come across during the last two months (for each issue). As at the beginning of March 2020 I have downloaded more bootlegs than the whole of last year, so this is shaping up to be a bumper year.

      There have been some extraordinary upgrades and new torrents made available over the last two months. The newsletter aims to inform you of what they are and where to find them.

      An audio sampler is available on a preceding post: Bootleg Promo. The selected tracks are from bootlegs that never made the cut for the final document, but they will give you an idea of the sound quality I look for.

      page samples above

      Sunday, 19 July 2020

      #146 THE POLICE - Hatfield Polytechnic 1979 (Flac)


      From the presentation notes of BBC Transcription Services

      No. 196 In Concert featuring Police


      "The Police once described as a 'potent force', are now among the best of the newer bands to hit the headlines in Britain in 1979. They have already made a big impact in America with their first album, 'Outlandos d'Amour', and a top forty single entitled 'Roxanne'.

      The trio formed in London during 1977, by expatriate American drummer Stewart Copeland, who had already played with one successful band, Curved Air. Front-man and fretless bassist Sting was playing part-time in a jazz combo in Newcastle in the north of England, while working full-time as a teacher, and guitarist Andy Summers was persuaded to leave the lunatic world of Kevin Coyne and Kevin Ayers to 'go straight' and bring his ex-music college background and rock guitar experience to the band.

      The Police first went on the road, around the club circuit at the height of the Punk rock movement in Britain, so it was inevitable that they were labelled 'New Wave'. In fact, they play main-stream rock with an occasional touch of reggae - "because Sting likes it".

      Sting is the centre-piece of a Police set; aside from writing all the songs, he performs them with a stage presence of a seasoned campaigner, dominating the stage in a manner reminiscent of Daltry or Plant.

      This is In Concert recorded before a student audience at Hatfield Polytechnic and includes songs from their debut album, their debut single and forthcoming single release 'Message in a Bottle' being performed for the first time."
       

      The Police
      Hatfield Polytechnic, Hertfordshire, England.
      21 February 1979


      BBC Rock Hour
      Pre- FM source

      01. Can't Stand Losing You (5:23)
      02. So Lonely (6:07)
      03. Fall Out (2:45)
      04. Hole In My Life (4:13)
      05. Truth Hits Everybody (2:34)
      06. Message In A Bottle (4:28)
      07. Peanuts (3:49)
      08. Roxanne (7:05)
      09. Next To You (3:19)
      10. Can't Stand Losing You (reprise) (6:46)


      Lineage: Original mint- Radio Station BBC Vinyl > REGA Planar2 turntable, SME series III arm, Grado m-2 stylus > StAudio 24/96 card >Wavelab (No processing) >.shn

      Live radio broadcast in audiophile quality. This is a really tight and focused performance. The Hatfield Polytechnic show has been booted often and appeared as an early vinyl boot titled 'Vinyl Villians' by the bootleggers, who I assume meant the title to be 'Vinyl Villains'



      Rock Goes to College (RGTC) was a BBC series that ran between 1978 and 1981 on British television. A variety of up-coming rock oriented bands were showcased live from small venues and broadcast simultaneously on television and radio during a 40-50 minute live performance.

      The original broadcasts were transmitted on television as well as Sight and Sound in Concert; a BBC initiative to provide simultaneous pictures on BBC2 and stereo radio broadcasts on BBC Radio 1, as stereo television broadcasts and receivers did not exist at the time. It allowed rock enthusiasts to enjoy the event with an improved sound quality.

      This Hatfield, Polytechnic show on February 21st 1979, was first broadcast on BBC2's "Rock Goes to College" on April 6, 1979 (11.40pm). There was no simultaneous FM broadcast for this show.




       LINK






      Sunday, 28 June 2020

      #145 REM - Hollywood, CA. 2003 (Flac)


      Avalon Hollywood Theatre
      Hollywood, CA
      October 29, 2003




      This show was used to promote the 'In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003' album. It was the first time that the band's later work was featured on a compilation and was released by Warners to try and boost the band's sales profile.


      This show as the original notes mention was pressed on CD and distributed to radio stations. It has never been available to buy and is now difficult to acquire.
       

      The release of 'In Time' falls between the release of studio albums Reveal (2001) and Around The Sun (2004). This performance has quite an unusual set list. It doesn't indulge or gratify the most recent studio album or the tracks compiled on the new Best Of.


      Source:
      WB Promo 2CDR-set sent out to radiostations
      Excellent soundboard recording
      *This is NOT the widely spread FM sourced recording*

      CD-R -> EAC -> CDWAVE -> FLAC Frontend 1.7.1 -> FLAC

      Encoded by Matthijs

      Disc 1:
      01. Finest Worksong
      02. These Days
      03. The Wake-Up Bomb
      04. So Fast, So Numb
      05. Exhuming McCarthy
      06. Animal
      07. Sweetness Follows
      08. Bad Day
      09. World Leader Pretend
      10. Strange Currencies
      11. Losing My Religion

      Disc 2:
      01. At My Most Beautiful
      02. She Just Wants To Be
      03. Walk Unafraid
      04. Man On The Moon
      05. Life And How To Live It
      06. Welcome To The Occupation
      07. Nightswimming
      08. Final Straw
      09. Permanent Vacation
      10. Imitation Of Life



      LINK 1 

      LINK 2 

      Wednesday, 17 June 2020

      #144 THE LOW ANTHEM - Gebaude9, Cologne - 2009 (Flac)

      The New Wave of Americana

      If you are familiar with the music of their contemporaries, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver & the Felice Brothers then you should enjoy this spectacular sounding set by the Low Anthem recorded on tour in Germany during 2009. 

      The 'Oh My God Charlie Darwin' album saw limited release in 2008 and was taken up by the Nonesuch label. After a remix by sound master Bob Ludwig it was re-released in 2009.

      The show was reviewed in the German press with impressive headlines of endorsement.


      Tragic that of all places I have to play the horn

      The Low Anthem lamented the loss of silence with ever new instruments: a sublime concert in Cologne. You will tell your grandchildren about it.

      "In Kolner Building 9 it is so quiet on Saturday evening that you can hear your own swallowing and the click of the cameras seems like a grotesquely loud noise, causing uncomprehending headshakes from those standing at the front of the stage.

      Like a human installation of timidity, the musician Jocie Adams plays a rarely seen instrument called crotales, an arrangement of brass disks that are made to sound with a bow.

      The two other musicians from Low Anthem, the singer and the all-rounder, look like scrapped supporting characters from a Freak Brothers comic, and show similar symptoms of immersion. There is collective astonishment down in the hall. After the piece, the cheer of the perhaps one hundred listeners sounds like there were several hundred more present. 


      The Americana genre, is much loved in this country. Bands like Fleet Foxes, the Felice Brothers and Bon Iver; are musicians who manage to approach ancient American music varieties with a great sense of tradition without appearing as conservative purists.

      The Low Anthem out of Providence, Rhodes Island are such a band too. Their second album "Oh My God, Charlie Darwin!" has just been released, a lesson in progressive maintenance of published tradition. But just when you're sure, the Low Anthem are more than pessimistic keepers of culture, Ben Knox Miller announces the next piece as a lament for days past when the world was still a quieter place. Maybe only American musicians can afford to make such announcements.

      In addition, The Low Anthem are not humorless. Before the actual concert, the musicians were there, strengthened by their roadies, as their own opening act Snake Wagon - a rumbling parody of drunk folk rock varieties. "Sorry this is our first show in public", Prystowsky had apologized in between. 


      The effect is great: in contrast to this moody pastiche, the Low Anthem pieces then look even more sublime and cathedral-like. The first lines that Ben Knox Miller sings in the concert ultimately explain the band perfectly: "To them ghosts who write history books, to them ghosts who write songs / Everyone asks: Would you write one about me?" The band reflects America, its (musical) history: continent and soul measurement in one.

      The instruments are exchanged again and again, but never in the sense of displaying instrumental virtuosity: everything remains reduced, nothing steps forward, it is the interplay in the song that defines the almost sacred grandeur of the music. 


      The Low Anthem are the kind of band where one suddenly has a horn, the other a clarinet in his hand and plays on it as if no one had ever done it before. But even their three-part harmony singing alone could carry these pieces.

      The Low Anthem are as traditional and conservative as American organic apple cultivation. And as modern and now, as electronic music from Cologne: 

      "It is something special for us to play our music in the hometown of minimalism," says Ben Knox Miller in between. 

      As an encore they play the incredible "Don't Tremble" - which says: "If your clarinet should break / please don't cry a million lakes."

      And again you hear yourself swallowing. Will the grandchildren still understand that? (Eric Pfeil)

       

      The Low Anthem
      Cologne, Germany
      Gebäude 9
      19 September, 2009

      01. To The Ghosts That Write History Books
      02. Charlie Darwin
      03. Vines
      04. Don´t Let Nobody Turn You ´Round
      05. Sally Where´d You Get Your Liquer From
      06. "Ben talks about Snake Wagon"
      07. This God Damned House
      08. Ticket Taker
      09. To Ohio
      10. Home I´ll Never Be (Tom Waits/ Jack Kerouac)
      11. Cheatin´
      12. band introduction
      13. Smart Flesh
      14. Cage The Songbird
      15. Dreams
      16. Cigarettes And Whiskey
      17. encore break
      18. Don´t Tremble
      19. True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)
      75:00

      The Low Anthem:
      Ben Knox Miller
      Jeff Prystowsky
      Jocie Adams
      with
      Dan Lefkowitz (Track 15 & 16)
      Graham Smith (Track 16)


      Lineage:
      Sound Engineer: Nick Hannan
      Soundboard>XLR>Tascam DP-1>Marantz DR-6000
      CDR>EAC>Audacity 1.3.5 (normalize, levels)>nero
      by pavemalk
      special thanx to Olaf from the Gebäude 9


      LINK 

      Saturday, 30 May 2020

      #143 BJORK - Red White (Flac)

      Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan
      5 December 2001







      My initial exposure to Bjork's music was through the Sugarcubes 'Birthday' single released in 1987. BBC Radio DJ John Peel was a fan and played the single often, followed by a session and tracks from the 'Life's Too Good' debut album in 1988.
       

      Five years later Bjork would release her debut solo album which I bought on CD and the two subsequent albums, Post & Homogenic. This show was downloaded some 12-years ago and became an essential live boot in the absence of 'Vespertine.'

      During the 35-date world tour, Bjork accumulated recordings of the live performances and compiled them to create the official disc 'Vespertine Live.' It mixed her vocals from various different performances together to achieve seamless, near-perfect versions of some of the live Vespertine songs. 


      It was critically acclaimed and a box set including the Vespertine disc, as well as a live DVD of the performance from the Royal Opera House in London was also released.

      You may be forgiven for thinking, well what does the bootleg do, that the official releases don't? 


      This is sourced from a live Japanese broadcast that was bootlegged and is a more representative example of the tour and set list. It's the actual live audio without any studio or technological 'enhancements.' The broadcast set has five tracks from the latest album* and a varied tracklist drawn from the previous three albums with a 'Selmasong' and the unreleased 'It's In Our Hands' (eventually issued on the greatest hits compilation.)

      Sound quality as you would expect from the Japanese sources is superb.

      Tracklist:
      01. Overture (3:41)
      02. All Is Full Of Love (4:11)
      03. Harm Of Will (4:34)*
      04. Undo (5:43)*
      05. An Echo, A Stain (4:17)*
      06. Unison (6:47)*
      07. Isobel (6:20)
      08. Pagan Poetry (5:28)*
      09. Hyperballad (4:48)
      10. Army Of Me (4:05)
      11. Bachelorette (5:27)
      12. Human Behaviour (6:23)
      13. It's In Our Hands (6:26)


      FM recording: Taken from Red White bootleg.

      LINK 

                                                                               Flyer from defunct Tower Records

      Thursday, 14 May 2020

      #142 THE BYRDS - Unsurpassed Masters 1965 (Flac)




      The sessions for the Byrds first two albums 'Mr. Tambourine Man' & 'Turn, Turn, Turn' took place at Columbia studios in Hollywood throughout 1965.
       
      These are top quality out-takes and all date from the early recording sessions, before the numerous line-up changes, apart from: 5D (Fifth Dimension) which was recorded near the end of the third album 'Fifth Dimension' sessions after Gene Clark had quit the band in early 1966. 
       
      'Stranger In A Strange Land' was one of three David Crosby songs rejected for the second album. The Dylan cover 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' was intended to be their third single release but the idea was dropped in favour of 'Turn! Turn! Turn!'
       
      01. Mr Tambourine Man (vocals only)
      02. You Won't Have To Cry (alternate version)
      03. We'll Meet Again (alternate version)
      04. Mr Tambourine Man (take 1, 2 instrumental)
      05. Mr Tambourine Man (take 19, 20 instrumental)
      06. I Knew I'd Want You (instrumental)
      07. It's No Use (different takes)
      08. Bells Of Rhymney (take 1, 2)
      09. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (take 1, 2)
      10. It's All Over Now Baby Blue (take 2, 3, 4 instrumental)
      11. The World Turns All Around Her (take 14, 15  instrumental)
      12. It's All Over Now Baby Blue (take 7)
      13. It Won't Be Wrong (take 5, 6, 7, 18 instrumental)
      14. Satisfied Mind (take 17, 18)
      15. Set You Free This Time (take 1, 2, 3, 4, 18)
      16. Stranger In A Strange Land (take 1, 2, 9, 10)
      17. Wait And See (take 23, 24, 25, 26)
      18. 5D (Fifth Dimension) (take 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26)
      19. I Knew I'd Want You (Gene Clark outtake)

      This disc can be repetitive and perhaps difficult to focus on especially with many takes not tracked individually. It can also be revelatory for the most enthusiastic of Byrds fans. The instrumental takes do give you an opportunity to hear the glorious ringing chimes of the six and twelve string guitars unfettered by vocals. At the time it was an unique and ground-breaking sound.

      On the nine-disc 'Journals' bootleg there are twenty-two takes of Mr. Tambourine Man. Here, we have an a cappella and four instrumental takes. Take one is a little slow and tentative, the second much stronger although producer Terry Melcher isn't happy with the sound on the bass drum. Take 19 is stopped after a minute because he says "It doesn't feel right." Take 20 is much tighter but the producer still isn't convinced. The band go on to take 22 which was finally selected as the backing track on the released version.  (not included on the boot)


      The track 5D (Fifth Dimension) needs even more takes, twenty-six are included on the 9-disc set. This sampler single disc includes nine takes but most are incomplete or breakdowns. The producer is Allen Stanton on this song and he stops many of the takes without explanation unlike the more vociferous comments of Terry Melcher. 

      It's a disc you need to spend time with and appropriate for these hard times. Your effort in listening will be rewarded.

      Band Members: with assistance from session musicians

      Jim Mc Guinn: vocals, 12 string guitar
      David Crosby: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
      Gene Clark: Vocals, Tambourine
      Chris Hillman: Bass Guitar
      Michael Clarke: Drums

      Studio Session Outtakes 1965 (except track 18, recorded early 1966)
      Recorded at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA.
      Running Time: 75: 42

      Lineage: Silver disc (Over The Air OTA-008) > PC >You



      LINK

      Sunday, 26 April 2020

      #141 BOB DYLAN - Expecting Rain N.E.T. Vol 1-6 (Flac)

      In 2011, members of the Bob Dylan 'Expecting Rain' forum conducted a poll to decide on the best 100 live performances of Dylan’s career. The tracks included on these volumes have been selected from the Never Ending Tour only - those that made the top 100 and also some of the best tracks from the forum's short list.

      The earlier live recordings were excluded as many have been officially released and the early sixties to early eighties recordings are best heard in their entirety.

      This is the complete series of six volumes made available for the first time.They cover the beginning of the N.E.T. in 1988 through to 2010. The vast majority of tracks are from audience recordings.

      As you can imagine this set required a great deal of work putting together, not just in collecting and collating the actual tracks chosen in the 100, but also those that made the short lists. 

      Source information where available has been included with the notes, as has the artwork which was created especially for those that like a tangible object in their hand, with details on the tracks they are listening to. 

      If this compilation inspires a further interest in the NET years and I hope it does, then I would advise getting hold of the following two books:

      Mind Out Of Time (1986-1990 & beyond) by Paul Williams.
      Superb writing and especially strong on the beginnings of the NET in 1988 through 1990

      The Razor's Edge: Bob Dylan and the Neverending Tour by Andrew Muir
      One More Night: Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour (Second and updated edition of above)
      Infectious and enthusiastic, Andrew's book more than any gets a grip on the mammoth task of understanding Dylan's live performance since 1988

      One final point, if you are looking for further information about Bob Dylan, don't forget to check out 'Expecting Rain' the finest Dylan site on the web. 

      Exprecting Rain

      Compiled by thebasement67
      for the 100 greatest bootlegs blog (February 2016)

      -------------------------------------------------

      Expecting Rain N.E.T. Vol. 1

      01. Lakes Of Pontchartrain - Wantagh 30-Jun-88         
      02. Hallelujah - Montreal 8-Jul-88            
      03. Barbara Allen - New York City 19-Oct-88   
      04. Disease Of Conceit - London 8-Feb-90       
      05. That Lucky Old Sun - Madison 5-Nov-91   
      06. Most Of The Time - San Jose 9-May-92           
      07. Tight Connection To My Heart - NYC. 17-Nov-93    
      08. Blood In My Eyes - New York City 17-Nov-93
      09. Delia - New York City 17-Nov-93     LB-6207   
      10. A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall - Nara 22-May-94       
      11. Ring Them Bells - Nara 22-May-94       
      12. Mama, You Been On My Mind - Warsaw 19-Jul-94        
      13. Two Soldiers - Boston 9-Oct-94       
      14. I Want You - Unplugged 17-Nov-94


       ER NET Vol 1

       Expecting Rain N.E.T. Vol. 2 

      01. Desolation Row - Unplugged 18-Nov-94   
      02. Dignity - Unplugged 18-Nov-94    
      03. Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Unplugged 18-Nov-94    
      04. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue - Prague 11-Mar-95
      05. Shelter From The Storm - Prague 11-Mar-95
      06. Mr. Tambourine Man - Prague 11-Mar-95
      07. In The Long Black Coat - Prague 11-Mar-95
      08. Born In Time - Berkeley 26-May-95   
      09. Gates Of Eden - Berkeley 26-May-95    
      10. Restless Farewell - Sinatra 80th 19-Nov-95   
      11. Dark Eyes - Philadelphia 17-Dec-95    
      (an alternate has also been provided of a superior recording from 15 Dec 1995)


      ER NET V2

       Expecting Rain N.E.T. Vol. 3

      01. My Back Pages - Berlin 17-Jun-96
               02. Friend Of The Devil - Berlin 17-Jun-96
      03. Lovesick - NYC 25-Feb-98
      04. This Wheel’s On Fire - Stockholm 9-Jun-98
      05. I And I - Dijon 1-Jul-98
      06. The Times We’ve Known - New York City 1-Nov-98
      07. Train Of Love - J. Cash Tribute 6-Apr-99
      08. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven - Lisbon 7-Apr-99
      09. Not Dark Yet - New York City 30 Jul-99
      10. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
      11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Ithaca 15-Nov-99
      12. Blowin’ In The Wind - Santa Cruz 16-Mar-00
      13. Song To Woody - Santa Cruz 16-Mar-00



      ER NET V3

      -------------------------------------------- 

      Expecting Rain N.E.T. Vol. 4

      01. Highlands - Santa Cruz 16-Mar-00  
      02. Delia - Newcastle 19-Sep-00                      
      03. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest
      - Portsmouth 
      25-Sep-00     
      05. Standing In The Doorway - Paris 3 Oct-00        
      06. If Dogs Run Free - Asheville 1-May-01
      07. Sugar Baby - Atlanta 9-Feb-02 / Spokane 5-Oct-01  
      08. I’ll Remember You
      - M&A  18-Jul-02  
      09. Cold Irons Bound - M&A 18-Jul-02           
      10. Mutineer
      - Fairfax 22-Nov-02 
      11. Accidentally Like A Martyr - Fairfax 22-Nov-02
      12. Summer Days - Fairfax 22-Nov-02   

      This is the first time these volumes (4-6) have been posted, the series was interrupted due to a sound card failure and during the resulting delay the links were lost because of hosting issues.

      ER NET V4


      -------------------------------------------- 

      Expecting Rain N.E.T. Vol. 5

      01. Dignity - Niagara Falls 23-Aug-03
      02. Highwater (for Charley Patton) - Niagara Falls 23-Aug-03
      03. Desolation Row - Berlin 20-Oct-03
      04. The Mighty Quinn - London 23-Nov-03
      05. Jokerman - London 24-Nov-03
      06. Romance In Durango - London 24-Nov-03
      07. Million Miles - London 24-Nov-03
      08. Dear Landlord - London 24-Nov-03
      09. Blind Willie McTell - London 25-Nov-03
      10. A Change Is Gonna Come - NYC 28-Mar-04
      11. Million Dollar Bash - London 21-Nov-05
      12. ‘Til I Fell In Love With You - Dublin 27-Nov-05 

         
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      Expecting Rain N.E.T. Vol. 6


      01. Boots Of Spanish Leather - Dublin 27-Nov-05
      02. Visions Of Johanna - Dublin 27-Nov-05
      03. Ain’t Talkin’ - New York City 20-Nov-06
      04. Nettie Moore - Santa Monica 3-Sep-08
      05. Billy - Stockholm 22-Mar-09
      06. Forgetful Heart Tokyo 23-Mar-10
      07. The Times They Are A Changin’ - Whitehouse 9-Feb-10
      08. Shelter From The Storm - Osaka 13-Mar-10
      09. What Good Am I - Linz 12-Jun-10
      10. Love Sick - Tampa 7-Oct-10




      This is the final volume, the download link includes a word document of the tracks shortlisted, that were used to compile this series. 

      As we are now ten years on from the oldest performances on this set I recommend the following site:


      It's ideal especially if you are looking for Dylan's best performances during the last decade.

      Wednesday, 15 April 2020

      #20 CAT POWER - The Complete Peel Sessions (Flac)


      *THIS IS AN UPGRADED REPOST*

      Standing in a queue waiting to pay for the latest selection of cds I’d chosen. I overheard the girl in front asking what was playing over the shop speakers. When told it was Cat Power’s new album she replied, “I’ll take it too.”

      Cat Power at that time was just a name to me despite the 'Covers Record' being her fifth release. Some months later I heard her music for the first time on the John Peel show - the famous long running late night show on BBC Radio One.

      The session included a selection of songs that had been recorded but not included on the Covers Record. That covers session included here features just Chan’s vocal and acoustic guitar or keyboards. I remember the DJ John Peel, being particularly taken by “Freebird,” a minimalist cover lasting barely fifty seconds and so completely different from its original incarnation, that it sounds quite bizarre in comparison.

      The covers session was recorded on June 18, 2000 at Maida Vale’s studio 4 in London. It was broadcast in two parts, part one on July 20, 2000 including tracks 1 to 4 and track 9. The second part was broadcast on August 31, 2000 and included tracks 5 to 8 with a repeat of “Freebird.” Both parts of the session were broadcast later in the year, a few weeks before Christmas.

      The second session was broadcast live and recorded at John’s home “Peel Acres” on August 23, 2001

      The third and final session was recorded on January 23, 2003 to promote the follow up release “You Are Free.” It was broadcast on 12 February, 2003. Chan performs another sparse stripped down session emphasizing the haunting soulful beauty of her voice.

      This is the complete Cat Power Peel sessions made available in flac, together for the first time (April 2020).



      Cat Power - Peel Session #1
      BBC Radio 1 FM
      Maida Vale Studio 4
      London, England
      Recorded: June 18, 2000


      Lineage: FM > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC

      01. Sophisticated Lady (2:20)
      02. Hard Times In New York City (2:49)
      03. Wonderwall (2:41)
      04. He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:54)
      05. Deep Inside > Come On In My Kitchen (5:11)
      06. Werewolf (3:07)
      07. Up & Gone (2:21)
      08. Sister > Knocking On Heaven's Door (4:00)
      09. Freebird (0:52)

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      Cat Power - Peel Session #2
      BBC Radio 1 FM
      "Peel Acres" (John Peel's house)
      Great Finborough, Suffolk,
      England, U.K.
      Recorded: August 23, 2001


      Master FM recording
      Lineage:  BBC Radio 1 FM  -> Roof Aerial -> Marantz ST151L Tuner -> SB Extigy soundcard -> CoolEdit Pro 2.1 ->
      WAV -> CD-R -> EAC -> WAV -> TLH -> FLAC 8 & .ffp

      10. Intro  (with Nellie the dog) (1:09)
      11. The Party (3:10)
      12. Interview  (with John Peel) (0:42)
      13. Intro  (with John Peel) (0:28)
      14. Baby Doll (3:09)
      15. Interlude  (with John Peel) (0:24)
      16. Up And Gone (2:40)
      17. Come On In My Kitchen (3:52)

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      Cat Power - Peel Session #3
      BBC Radio 1 FM
      Maida Vale Studio 4
      London, England.
      Recorded: January 23, 2003


      Lineage: FM > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC

      18. Names (5:18)
      19. Funny Things (3:10)
      20. Evolution (3:01)
      21. I Don't Blame You (3:34)

      These are the correct dates as sourced from the book 'The Peel Sessions' by Ken Garner (2007)


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