Sunday, February 25, 2018

Steve Goodman - 1977-11-14 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

Steve Goodman
November 14, 1977
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

FM Broadcast (KSAN-FM) recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Last year, I acquired a few more Steve Goodman shows in excellent quality, and I feel obligated to post all I can from this very special entertainer, but just haven't had the opportunity to post these until now. Steve Goodman was a sensational one-of-a-kind folk-rock singer-songwriter-storyteller-performer-guitarist from Chicago whose career was cut short by Leukemia. For more about Steve's talent and background, see some of my previous posts on him. For Steve's fans, here is another excellent FM radio broadcast show from 1977, with Steve solo for most of the show followed by several songs with mandolin player Jethro Burns, and this show also features several songs not previously heard in other postings. Overall a fine and welcome addition to the shows already available.

Tracklist:
01. Just Lucky I Guess
02. Banana Republic
03. Turnpike Tom
04. Old Smoothies
05. Daley's Gone
06. I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm Going Nowhere in a Hurry Blues
07. Mind Your Business
08. Vegetable Song (Barnyard Dance)
09. Videotape
10. Two Lovers Intro
11. Two Lovers
12. Can't Go Back
13. One Bite of the Apple
14. Men Who Love Women Who Love Men
15. Little Mouse (guest vocalist Melvina Reynolds)
16. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?*
17. Spoon River*
18. Death of a Salesman*
19. Lincoln Park Pirates*
20. City Of New Orleans*

* with Jethro Burns - mandolin

FLAC - Steve Goodman_1977-11-14_-_San Francisco, CA_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Steve Goodman_1977-11-14_-_San Francisco, CA_mp3.rar

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - 2017-05-30 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
May 30, 2017
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

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

To wrap up this extended tribute to Tom Petty, we end right back where we started, on the 40th Anniversary Tour of 2017. But before we get there...Following the Hypnotic Eye tour in 2014, Petty reconvened with his old band Mudcrutch once again in 2015, to record their second album. And this time, although Petty wrote and sang lead on most of the songs, each member of the band wrote and sang lead on their own song. The album, Mudcrutch 2, was released in May 2016, and this time it was also supported by a full-scale U.S. tour, the first for Mudcrutch.  I previously posted a great show from this tour (2016-6-20 - San Francisco_available here). After this Mudcrutch Tour, Tom got back with the Heartbreakers and began preparing for their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2017, which was to be a big celebration tour of the history of the band, the culmination of their 40 years as a band. Of course, at the time no one knew that it would be Tom's last. It was a big tour, covering 53 dates (in 24 states, plus Canada and 1 show in London) over 6 months from April to August 2017. Although he never let on to fans, Tom was hurting the whole time, as early on in the tour Tom suffered a fractured hip. But not wanting to cancel the tour and disappoint fans, Tom soldiered on to complete the tour, which he did in dramatic fashion. However, in the meantime, the fractured hip got much worse, and apparently Tom was also suffering from some other problems as well, and subsequently died of cardiac arrest due to accidental overdose of pain medication, just one week after the end of the tour. We all felt the tragic loss of Tom's passing. Truely one of the all-time greats of rock n roll, and just an all-around great guy, who still had a lot more to offer. But he left behind a tremendous body of work and such unforgettable music. I've already posted one of the very last shows from this very last tour (2017-9-22 - Hollywood - here), but here is a show from earlier in the tour, at Red Rocks in Colorado. And it has some special features itself. Although the setlist was pretty much the same through the whole tour, this show had a couple of additional surprises. The show was interrupted by a rain delay (lightning threats caused the show to be stopped in the middle), but after resuming, Tom played a special added song, 'Swingin', from Echo, which had not been played at any show in many years. Later in the show, there was a technical problem with Tom's guitar, and the band played a Jam on 'Johnny B. Goode' while the issue was being dealt with, which then lead to a full-scale rendition of another Chuck Berry song, 'Carol'. For all these songs, this was the only show that they were played at, makng this night even more special than other dates on this sensational tour.  So, here is Tom and The Heartbreakers on their last tour together, on a special night at Red Rocks. In this tribute, I have presented a brief chronology of his extraordinary career through concert shows, a total of 17 shows from throughout all stages of his 40-plus year career. Thank you Tom, for all the great music you created and provided for all of us. We will continue to honor and cherish it, forever. You were a true original and there will never be another quite like you. For the rest of The Heartbreakers, here's hoping that you will still be able to continue on in some form, as one of the best bands around.

Tracklist:
Set 1
1. Intro
2. Rockin Around With You
3. Mary Jane's Last Dance
4. You Don't Know How It Feels
5. Forgotten Man
6. You Got Lucky
7. I Won't Back Down
8. Free Fallin'
9. Walls
RAIN DELAY (about 30 min)
Set 2
10. Swingin' (Only performance this tour)
11. Don't Come Around Here No More
12. It's Good to Be King
13. Crawling Back to You
14. Wildflowers
15. Johnny B. Goode Jam(while they try and fix Tom's acoustic)->
16. Carol
17. Learning To Fly
18. Yer So Bad
19. I Should Have Known It
20. Refugee
21. Runnin Down a Dream
encore
22. You Wreck Me
23. American Girl

FLAC - Tom Petty_2017-05-30_Morrison, CO_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Tom Petty_2017-05-30_Morrison, CO_mp3.part1.rar
          Tom Petty_2017-05-30_Morrison, CO_mp3.part2.rar

Friday, February 2, 2018

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - 2014-10-05 - SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
October 05, 2014
SAP Center, San Jose, CA

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

Before and after a brief tour in the Spring of 2013 (which included week-long residencies in New York and L.A.), Tom and the band returned to the studio to work on their next album. For this album, after journeying into more bluesy and acoustic rock in recent years, they returned to straight-ahead Rock n' Roll, in what was a return to a style more like their first two albums than anything from more recent years. The result, which was Hypnotic Eye (2014), turned out to be the best album from the band in many years. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart, which was (quite surprisingly) the only Petty album to reach #1, showing they still had what it takes. Unfortunately, due to Tom's shocking death in 2017, this would turn out to be the last studio from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, their 13th (not counting Tom's 3 solo albums). Shortly after the release of the album, Tom and the band took to the road in the second half of 2014 for an extensive U.S. tour. This is a show from San Jose in October (and one of the best sounding audience recordings from these shows that I have found). It features 4 new songs from Hypnotic Eye, as well as a fine cross-section of hits and favorites from their catalog, and even a new cover of  'Steppin' Stone', as a tribute to 60's band Paul Revere and The Raiders (as Paul Revere had recently died). Once again, another great show from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Tracklist
01. Intro
02. So You Want to Be a Rock ’n Roll Star
03. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
04. American Dream Plan B
05. Into the Great Wide Open
06. Forgotten Man
07. I Won’t Back Down
08. Free Fallin’
09. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
10. -band intros-
11. A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)
12. U Get Me High
13. Rebels
14. Yer So Bad
15. Learning to Fly
16. Shadow People
17. I Should Have Known It
18. Refugee
19. Runnin’ Down a Dream
Encore:
20. You Wreck Me
21. American Girl
Total Time: 110:17

FLAC - Tom Petty_2014-10-05_SanJose,CA_FLAC.rar

Mp3 - Tom Petty_2014-10-05_SanJose,CA_Mp3.part1.rar
          Tom Petty_2014-10-05_SanJose,CA_Mp3.part2.rar