Friday, May 25, 2012

The Who - This Old Lifehouse-The Bootleg Reconstruction Project ver. 2.0 (Updated)

The Who
This Old Lifehouse
The Bootleg Reconstruction Project ver. 2.0
(Updated! now more complete)
Various sources, mainly soundboard, quality good to excellent
available in Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (@ 320 kbps) versions
Custom Artwork and liner notes included

Here, finally, is the return of what was probably my most ambitious project for this blog, my Lifehouse compilation, and now it is even updated and improved, containing additional songs not included in the earlier version. I put this together more than 3 years ago, to gather together all the various songs  that were written for or originally intended for inclusion in the Who's epic, but abandoned, 1971 project, Lifehouse, because, quite surprising, this compilation was not available anywhere else (see additional notes regarding earlier compilation from original post here). It was finished and posted to the blog in fall 2009, where it has been available ever since (up until it was deleted in the megaupload debacle). But I waited to re-upload it, because I wanted to update it with songs that were not available when I first put it together. It always bothered me that I could not find unofficial versions to include for all of the songs, and thus had to leave some off ('Teenage Wasteland', 'Going Mobile', and Put the Money Down'). For those songs, the only available versions were Pete Townshend's original demo recordings, which at the time had been commercially released by Pete as part of his 'Lifehouse Chronicles' box set (on Pete's eelpie records, eelpie.com), so I did not think it was appropriate to include in my compilation, even though bootleg versions of the demos had been available for years. However, shortly after I put the collection together, Lifehouse Chronicles was deleted from production and was no longer available commercially, and Townshend's demo recordings have not been available at any time for these past 3 years. So, I decided to go ahead and include the bootleg versions of Pete's demos for some of the missing songs. In addition, over the past couple years, Roger Daltrey has begun including 'Going Mobile' in his live shows (and also acknowledged that this song was never played live by the Who), so I have now included Roger's live version in the compilation. So, now here it is, ver. 2.0, which is now complete, and includes versions of ALL the songs that I think should be in this compilation. I have also included Pete's demo version of 'Time is Passing' as a bonus track, which could be substituted for the live track used here (which is of poor recording quality), if desired.

Tracklist
Disc 1:
01. Teenage Wasteland (Pete Townshend – Demo recording)*
03. Love Ain’t For Keeping (Alternate Version/Mix – Record Plant Sessions 03/71 NY)
02. Time Is Passing (1971-05-14 - Liverpool)
04. Going Mobile (Roger Daltrey – 2010-07-02 – Noblesville IN) (Alt. Pete Townshend – Demo)*
05. Greyhound Girl (2006-7-14 – Locarno)
06. Mary (Townshend) (2000-3-23 – London)
07. Keep Me Turning (Townshend)(Alternate Version/Mix - Rough Mix Sessions – 1977)
08. I Don’t Even Know Myself (1970-07-07 – Tanglewood)
09. Bargain (1971-12-07 – Phoenix)
10. Too Much of Anything (Alternate Version/Mix – Record Plant Sessions 03/71 NY)
11. Music Must Change (1979-12-08 – Chicago)
12. Baba O’Riley (1975-11-20 – Houston)
13. Behind Blue Eyes (1975-11-20 – Houston)
14. Sister Disco (Alternate Version/Mix  - Shepperton Studio Sessions 1979)
15. Put The Money Down (Pete Townshend – Demo)* 
16. Baby Don’t Do It (1971-12-13 – San Francisco)

Disc 2:
17. Pure and Easy (Alternate Version/Mix – Record Plant Sessions 03/71 NY)
18. Getting In Tune (Alternate Version/Mix – Record Plant Sessions 03/71 NY)
19. Let’s See Action (2000-09-30 – Cleveland)
20. Slip Kid (1976-03-11 – New York)
21. Relay (2000-09-30 – Cleveland)
22. Who Are You Intro Jam (1st Time played – 1976-10-21 – Toronto)
23. Who Are You (1979-05-17 – Paris)
24. Join Together Intro Jam (1975-11-20 – Houston)
25. Join Together (1989-06-27 – New York)
26. Long Live Rock (1979-12-08 – Chicago)
27. Water (1970-07-07 – Tanglewood)
28. Naked Eye (1974-05-18 – Charlton)
29. Won’t Get Fooled Again (1973-12-04 – Philadelphia)
30. Song Is Over (Alternate Version/Mix – Olympic Studio Sessions – 4-5/71 London)

*New additions
------------- a BB Chronicles Exclusive Custom Compilation--------------

Compiled by BBKron exclusively for The BB Chronicles (http://bbchron.blogspot.com). This compilation gathers together unofficial recordings of songs originally intended for the Who’s abandoned Lifehouse project. All tracks have been previously available from various bootleg sources.

New Links! (Updated 04/09/14)
Mp3 part1: This Old Lifehouse_Bootleg Reconsruction_v2_mp3-Part1.rar
Mp3 Part2: This Old Lifehouse_Bootleg Reconsruction_v2_mp3-Part2.rar

Flac-Part1: This Old Lifehouse_Bootleg Reconsruction_v2_FLAC-Part1.rar
Flac-Part2: This Old Lifehouse_Bootleg Reconsruction_v2_FLAC-Part2.rar

Note: There are a few differences netween the mp3 and Flac versions of the compilation. The Flac version contains Pete's demo recording for 'Going Mobile' and 'Mary' instead of the live tracks included in the mp3 version due to the lack of availability of lossless sources for those tracks.

Additional note (for those wishing to burn to CD): With the addition of the extra tracks, disc 2 is now a bit too long to fit on a single CD. For burning purposes, one song (4 min or greater) will need to be removed from the collection in order to fit on 2 CDs (your choice). But this is the complete collection   
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Suspended!

Mediafire has locked and suspended my account, meaning that all the files uploaded to mediafire are gone and cannot be accessed or downloaded (which is over 90% of my posts). After all the effort over the past few months to re-upload everything to Mediafire to restore my posts from the previous Megaupload disaster, now Mediafire has shut me (and many others) out too. So, it has all been for naught, as they are all gone again (Hopefully at least some of you were able to download the shows of interest while they were available).

Not surprisingly, there was no notice, warning, or justification given. It was only stated that "Your MediaFire account is suspended due to multiple Terms of Service violation for any of the following reasons:" followed by a long list of any and all of the possible infractions. I had not previously received any notice or indication of any problems, complaints, or possible violations from them. When I responded to their support department asking for a review of my account, clarification of just what was the violation, what files or uploads were considered in violation, and for what reason, the only response I received was a re-stating of their blanket statement: "This account is permanently suspended due to a Terms of Service violation." and the matter was considered closed. 

Although this is once again very disturbing and unsettling, it was not surprising. Since the closure and prosecution of Megaupload, all the other filesharing services left have been very tentative, jumpy, and unreliable, with the threat of closing down at any time. So, the question is, where does this leave the blog? Obviously, at least for the time being, it leaves the blog essentially without downloadable content. Can this blog survive, or should it survive without that as it's core function or service? I don't know. But, I do know that, for now, I will not be shutting down the blog. It will continue in some capacity. However, I do not intend to re-upload all the past posts again (I have neither the time nor inclination to start over with that again). So, at least for the time being these previous posts will remain dead and the pages a download graveyard. Sorry about that. Perhaps, at some point in the future, some will be re-uploaded (if I can find a worthwhile, relaible filesharing service). In the meantime, the available Depositfile links are still good (primarily for large lossless files), and I will still ocasionally post some new stuff to Depositfiles. But, other that that, we'll just have to wait and see whether the blog can continue, and in what form. Thanks for your support (but please do not make requests for shows to be re-uploaded, it's just not going to happen at this time).

  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Neil Young - Archives Be Damned 2006


Neil Young
Archives Be Damned 2006
Another essential compilation of rarities and unreleased songs on 5CD
Various sources, very good quality
mp3 @ 320kbps

Well,  lookee here, a new post!  And although the material may look pretty familiar, this actually is a very different collection from the previously posted Archives Be Damned 2000. Actually, I 've had this for quite awhile now, I just wasn't sure how much new or different tracks this had compared to ABD2K, so was reluctant to post it until I had a chance to check it out further. Created by someone called 'Wied' and designed to be a chronologically arranged update to ABD2K, this compilation, although has many tracks that are the same as ABD2K (particularly the studio outtakes and one-of-a-kind recordings), also has many more that are completely different, many of the same songs but taken from different recordings and different shows. So, although much of the material is similar, it has a whole different feel and sound, and thus is another very worthwhile compilation to get in addition to ABD2K. So, here it is.

CD 1:
1. The Sultan - July 23, 1963
2. Aurora - July 23, 1963
3. I Wonder - April 23, 1964
4. Mustang - Studio 1964
5. Run Around Babe - November 1965
6. Don't Pity Me Babe - November 1965
7. I Ain't Got The Blues - November 1965
8. The Rent Is Always Due - November 1965
9. Extra, Extra - November 1965
10. There Goes My Babe - demo 1966
11. One More Sign - demo 1966
12. Raga 1 - studio 1966
13. Raga 2 - studio 1966
14. Sell Out - studio 1967
15. Everybody's Alone - March 28, 1970
16. Dance, Dance, Dance - January 31, 1983
17. Bad Fog Of Loneliness - May 5, 1989
18. War Song - studio 1972
19. Come Along & Say You Will January 8, 1973
20. Sweet Joni - March 11, 1973
21. Traces - July 21, 1974
22. Greensleeves - May 16, 1974
23. Pushed It Over The End - July 21, 1974
24. Mediterranean - hotel room 1974
25. Homefires - July 21, 1974
26. Hawaiian Sunrise - September 8, 1974
27. Love Art Blues - August 5, 1974
28. Separate Ways - July 1, 1993

CD 2:
1. Give Me Strength - November 20, 1976
2. Kansas - March 23, 1999
3. No One Seems To Know - March 3, 1976
4. Sad Movies - March 18, 1976
5. Evening Coconut - June 27, 1976
6. Guilty Train - November 24, 1976 - evening show
7. Hitchhiker - June 26, 1992
8. Windward Passage - August 22, 1977
9. Lady Wingshot - November 12, 1977
10. Alabama/Sweet Home Alabama - November 12, 1977
11. Bright Sunny Day - September 19, 1978
12. Winter Winds/Turbine - October 3, 1980
13. I Wonder Why - studio 1981
14. Rainin' In Paradise - studio 1981
15. If You Got Love - July 13, 1982
16. Johnny - studio 1982
17. Soul Of A Woman - January 31, 1983
18. Love Hotel - September 24, 1982
19. Berlin - October 19, 1982

CD 3:
1. Do You Wanna Dance? - July 28, 1983
2. That's All Right, Mama - July 28, 1983
3. Rock, Rock, Rock - February 7, 1984 - evening show
4. So Tired - February 6, 1984 - evening show
5. Your Love - February 6, 1984 - evening show
6. It Might Have Been - June 6, 1984 - late show
7. Fingers - September 27, 1984 / November 22, 1976
8. Amber Jean - June 6, 1984 - late show
9. Old Hillbilly Band - March 8, 1985
10. Nothing Is Perfect - September 5, 1985
11. Grey Riders - September 10, 1985
12. Interstate - September 21, 1985
13. Leavin' The Top 40 Behind - studio 1985
14. Beautiful Bluebird - studio 1985
15. Time Off For Good Behavior - studio 1985
16. Your Love Again - studio 1985
17. Road Of Plenty - October 22, 1986
18. Farmer's Song - September 3, 1987

CD 4:
1. Big Room - November 6, 1987 - late show
2. Find Another Shoulder - November 6, 1987 - late show
3. High Heels - November 12, 1987
4. Walking After Midnight - April 19, 1988
5. Crime Of The Heart - October 25, 1988
6. Bad News - August 16, 1988
7. Hello Lonely Woman - August 16, 1988
8. I'm Goin' - August 16, 1988
9. Sixty To Zero - August 16, 1988
10. Fool For Your Love - September 24, 2000
11. Dog House - September 4, 1988
12. Box Car - January 13, 1989

CD 5:
1. Ordinary People - April 18, 1989
2. Everything Is Broken - October 28, 1989
3. Born To Run - rehearsals 1990
4. Forever Young - November 3, 1991
5. Live To Ride - July 1, 1993
6. Dock Of The Bay - June 12, 1993
7. Stranger In Paradise - November 6, 1993
8. Made In Canada
9. Dead Man, Acoustic Theme
10. Modern World - May 19, 1997
11. Standing In The Light Of Love - June 26, 2001
12. Gateway Of Love - June 18, 2001
13. Walkin' To New Orleans - September 18, 2005 

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