Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Neil Young (solo acoustic) - 1999-04-27 - University of Akron, Akron, OH

Neil Young (solo acoustic)
April 27, 1999
Edwin J. Thomas Hall, University of Akron,
Akron, OH

Audience recording, very good quality
Available in both lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

In the process of getting the previous post (NY, 1999-05-29-Austin) as a request for blog reader (Ted), we determined that he had one of Neil's 1999 shows that I did not have, so he sent it to me. And since it also is a very good recording, and I have not seen this show available elsewhere, here it is for all to enjoy. Like all the shows from this remarkable acoustic tour, it features a very eclectic setlist, with many Neil songs rarely heard in concert elsewhere (certainly not a greatest hits set by any means). I have recordings from a couple dozen of these 1999 shows, and each one is uniquely interesting and entertaining. So, here's some more acoustic Neil from the 1999 shows, and one that I hadn't heard before getting this from Ted. So, thanks for this one, Ted.

Tracklist
CD 1:
1. On The Way Home
2. Looking Forward
3. Goin' Back
4. Out Of Control
5. Albuquerque
6. World on a String
7. Buffalo Springfield Again
8. Birds
9. Philadelphia
10. Dance Dance Dance
11. Organic Farming
12. Homegrown
13. Daddy Went Walkin'

CD 2:
1. Distant Camera
2. Razor Love
3. The Last Trip To Tulsa
4. Southern Pacific
5. Flying on the Ground is Wrong
6. Harvest Moon
7. Slowpoke
8. Ohio
9. After The Gold Rush
10. Good To See You
11. Southern Man
12. Silver and Gold

mp3: Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_mp3.part1.rar
      Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC: Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_FLAC.part1.rar
      Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_FLAC.part2.rar



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Neil Young (solo acoustic) - 1999-05-29 - Austin, TX

NEIL YOUNG (solo acoustic)
May 29, 1999
Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
Audience recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Sorry for the long delays between new posts this summer. I've been gone alot, and just been very busy with other things lately. Anyway, recently, this show from Neil Young's excellent 1999 solo acoustic tour was requested by a reader, so I dug it out, and in listening to it again, realized just how good both the performance and recording are, so here it is for all to enjoy.

Tracklist:
CD 1:
1. On The Way Home
2. Looking Forward
3. Goin' Back
4. Out Of Control
5. Cortez The Killer
6. Dreamin' Man
7. Buffalo Springfield Again
8. Philadelphia
9. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
10. Homegrown
11. Pocahontas
12. Daddy Went Walkin'
13. Distant Camera

CD 2:
1. The Last Trip To Tulsa
2. Southern Pacific
3. Old Man
4. Red Sun
5. Long May You Run
6. Harvest Moon
7. The Needle And The Damage Done
8. The Great Divide
9. Slowpoke
10. After The Gold Rush
11. Good To See You
12. Sugar Mountain
13. Powderfinger
14. Heart Of Gold

FLAC: Neil Young_1999-05-29_Austin_FLAC.rar

mp3: Neil Young_1999-05-29_Austin_mp3.part1.rar 
        Neil Young_1999-05-29_Austin_mp3.part2.rar
 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sting & Peter Gabriel - 2016-06-26 - Camden, NJ

Sting & Peter Gabriel
BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 26, 2016
Audience Recording, Good Quality


Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions
Recording location: Section 104, row M.
Recorded by: Tapehead2

Here's another current collaborative tour, featuring two solo rock icons playing some of their greatest hits together, Sting & Peter Gabriel. And what makes this collaborative show (tour) something more special than the usual double headliner show (each performer does their own set, then maybe perform together for a few songs at the end) is that this is a truly collaborative show throughout with both performers (and their bands) playing together on each others songs through the entire concert. Most of the time this means singing background or harmony vocals on each others songs, but also several songs featuring co-lead vocals, and even some where the other artist takes the lead instead the original vocalist, sometimes even completely re-arranging the song into their own style. For example, Gabriel does a decidedly different version of  Sting's 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free', giving it a complete Gabriel-ized makeover, with very interesting results. Sting takes lead on Gabriel's Shock the Monkey and a snippet of Dancing with the Moonlight King, among others, and the two exchange vocals and harmonies on a number of songs. The two bands also merge and interact on several songs as well, resulting in some new twists on the old classics, and a very interesting show. I believe the tour is continuing for a couple more weeks, so if it comes your way, be sure to check it out. If it missed your area, at least you can check out a representative show here to hear this unique combination of talents and great songs.

Tracklist:
01 The Rhythm of the Heat
02 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
03 No Self Control
04 Invisible Sun
05 Games Without Frontiers
06 Shock the Monkey
07 Secret World
08 Driven to Tears
09 Fragile
10 Red Rain
11 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (excerpt)
12 Message in the Bottle
13 Darkness
14 Walking in Your Footsteps
15 Kiss that Frog
16 Don't Give Up
17 The Hounds of Winter
18 Big Time
19 Englishman in New York
20 Solsbury Hill
21 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
22 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
23 Roxanne/Ain't No Sunshine
24 Love Can Heal
25 Desert Rose
26 In Your Eyes
Encore:
27 Every Breath You Take
28 Sledgehammer

Length:  2:39:00

mp3 - Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_mp3.part1.rar
Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC - Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_FLAC.part1.rar
 Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_FLAC.part2.rar

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle - 2016-06-13 - Union Chapel, London

 Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
 2016-06-13
Union Chapel, London, UK

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC)
and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions
A Soledriver Recording


Here's Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle in a recent show from their current joint 'Colvin & Earle' Tour, promoting their just-released new album together. Here are 2 renowned singer-songwriters, from seemingly very different styles and backgrounds joining forces to produce an album of new songs (some jointly written, some covers). The album has received a somewhat mixed reception so far, mainly by fans of each of these veteran songwriter-performers concerned that this combined effort does not sound like or is as good as their respective solo work. But that is missing the point of the collaboration completely, in that it isn't supposed to be a Shawn Colvin album or a Steve Earle album, this is Colvin & Earle, a whole different entity, and it is a delight to hear the two of them singing together on their new shared songs and the selected covers they do. And this show is a good intro to the album, as they perform all the songs from the album, some additional covers, but only a select few of their own solo songs they are most known for (So, those wanting a normal Colvin OR Earle show, may be disappointed). To me, what is great about this collaboration (and this show) is its very simplicity. The new songs are good basic 'Americana' songs. There are no fancy arrangements or intricate harmony workings here, just the song basics and the both of them singing together on all the songs. It has the feel of two old friends just getting together and playing some songs, joining in where they feel like it, and it all working out seamlessly. It's like you're witnessing these 2 old musical pros just casually playing and singing together in their living room, just for the fun of it. Certainly a very nice way to spend an evening. Check it out.   

Tracklist:
01 - Wake Up Little Susie
02 - Come What May
03 - You Were On My Mind
04 - Raise The Dead
05 - Ruby Tuesday
06 - Tobacco Road
07 - That Don't Worry Me Now
08 - Someday
09 - The Way That We Do
10 - You're Right (I'm Wrong)
11 - Burnin' It Down
12 - Sunny Came Home
13 - The Galway Girl
14 - Happy And Free
15 - Tell Moses
16 - You're Still Gone
Encores:
17 - Intro...
18 - Baby's In Black
19 - Diamond In The Rough
20 - Copperhead Road

mp3 - Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_mp3.part1.rar
Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_mp3.part2.rar


FLAC -Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_FLAC.rar

Friday, June 24, 2016

Steve Goodman - 1972-12-09 - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Friday, June 17, 2016

Steve Goodman - 1973-10-13 - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Steve Goodman
(solo acoustic)
1973-10-13
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

FM Broadcast recording, very good quality
Previously uncirculated recording, transferred from old cassette
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions


Here's an exclusive, previously unicrculated performance/recording of the wonderful Steve Goodman. I was recently contacted (through the blog) by Martin, telling me he had a couple of Steve Goodman shows from radio broadcasts on old cassette tapes he had recorded in the early seventies, and wondered whether I would be interested in transferring them to digital. Of course, when I found out that they both were uncirculated shows I had not seen anywhere before, I said that I would be very interested in them, so he sent me the cassettes for the two shows (one from 1972 and one from 1973). This is the first of those shows (and the one in the best condition). Both are shows from the University of Illinois, and this 1973 show, although relatively short (45 min., 10 songs) is very good quality, suffering only from the limited fidelity quality of the old cassette tape used.  This was at a time in Steve's career where he was making the transition from a more traditional folk artist to more of a singer-songwriter-entertainer, as half of the songs are covers and half are his own. Interspersed with the songs are examples of his observational wit and storytelling. Particularly noteworthy here is his excellent guitar playing, which he features prominently throughout the set. Certainly a worthy addition to the legacy and recorded shows of Steve Goodman. If new to Steve's music, be sure to check out some of Steve's other great shows/recordings already posted here previously. 

Tracklist
1. Goody Goody (Mercer-Malneck)
2. Chicken Cordon Blues
3. Six Hours Ahead of the Sun
4. There Stands the Glass (Web Pierce)
5. Penut Butter Conspiracy (Jimmy Buffett)
6. Lincoln Park Pirates
7. The Dutchman (Michael Scott)
8. City of New Orleans
9. You Never Even Call Me By My Name
10. I'll Fly Away (Albert Brumley)

FLAC - Steve Goodman_1973-10-13_University of Illinois_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Steve Goodman_1973-10-13_University of Illinois_mp3.rar

Note: The show from the second tape will be coming soon, also from the University of Illinois (1972-12-09). It's a longer show, but has some audio and fidelity problems, with cuts and dropouts in several places, but still worth checking out, so stay tuned.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Keith Emerson (with Marc Bonilla, Glenn Hughes and Dragon Choir) - 1998-05-14 - Santa Cruz, CA

Keith Emerson (with Marc Bonilla, Glenn Hughes and Dragon Choir)
May 14, 1998
Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA USA

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

After the disintegration of the short-lived supergroup The Best, Emerson joined back up with Lake and Palmer for another try at ELP, but although the tours were successful, after 2 disappointing new albums (Black Moon-1992,  In the Hot Seat-1994), it was clear that ELP's time as rock superstars had passed. Following the 1993 tour, Emerson was forced to take a year off from playing due to severe nerve damage and related issues in his right hand, which required surgery. Following his recovery ELP continued to tour again in 1996, but broke-up again following that tour. In 1998, Emerson teamed with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and guitarist Marc Bonilla for a series of shows that were quite well-received. This is one of those shows in California in the Spring of 1998. In subsequent years, Bonilla stayed on as a member of various incarnations of the Keith Emerson Band for tours throughout the 2000's. Keith also participated in a reunion of The Nice in 2002, and toured again with Greg Lake in 2010. Most recently, Keith had recurrences of nerve damage and problems in his right hand, leading to depression that he would no longer be able to play effectively and would disappoint his fans. He eventually took his own life on March 11, 2016. He was a tremendous talent and his music will live on forever. Enjoy this unique show from the Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla version of his band in 1998.

Tracklist:
01. [04:33] Instrumental I
02. [03:10] Instrumental II
03. [04:48] Hoedown
04. [05:16] Dance of the Sugar Plum Faries > Nutrocker
05. [04:07] Close To Home
06. [06:03] Honky Tonk Train Blues
07. [04:30] Creole Dance
08. [05:38] Instrumental III > Glenn Hughes joins
09. [06:42] A Whiter Shade of Pale
10. [05:00] Cover Me
11. [06:55] Dreams
12. [18:19] Tarkus (Glenn Hughes - vocals)
13. [16:41] Fanfare for the Common Man > Rondo
Total time [1:31:42]

Line-up / Musicians
- Keith Emerson / keyboards
- Glenn Hughes / vocals
- Marc Bonilla / guitar

- Mike Wallace / guitar
- Bob Birch, Mick Manan / bass
- Ed Roth / keyboards
- Joe Travers / drums

mp3 - Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla_1998-05-14_Santa Criz_mp3.part1.rar
Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla_1998-05-14_Santa Criz_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC - Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla_1998-05-14_Santa Criz_FLAC.rar