Thursday, February 26, 2009

Genesis - 1982-10-02 - Reunion Concert, Milton Keynes TM Prod. in FLAC

Genesis - Reunion Show (w/Gabriel)


National Bowl, Milton Keynes, 2nd October 1982
TM Productions, GEN821002TM
in FLAC (lossless) Artwork included

Here, finally, is the best version available of this historic one-time concert event. For those that don't know, this is the reunion concert that took place in 1982 to help Peter get out of debt after financing the W.O.M.A.D. concert event held earlier that year. His former bandmates came to his aid and we are left with this performance. Although the band did not have a lot of time to practice before the concert and it is noticeable in some parts, this remains a unique and historic concert event. It is still the only concert performance with all members from the classic early '70's lineup present. Unfortunately, the available recordings are not the greatest quality (generally mediocre, partial audience recordings). However, this is by far the best available recorded document of the event. TM productions has consistently produced the best quality Genesis bootlegs, and they have thoroughly cleaned up and remastered the available tapes from this concert, resulting in a very good quality recording. I have 3 other recorded versions of this concert, and this is, by far, the best version available. I had been looking for this one for quite awhile. Thanks to Dave at Quality Boots for recently making this available.

1. Introduction by Jonathan King 1:18
2. BACK IN N.Y.C. 7:38
3. DANCING WITH THE MOONLIT KNIGHT (opening section) 1:41
5. Introduction by Peter Gabriel 1:46
12. BROADWAY MELODY OF 1974 1:58
13. IN THE CAGE 8:00

1. Introduction to Supper’s Ready 2:50
4. THE KNIFE 6:18
5. Closing words 1:55

Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel,Mike Rutherford, Daryl Stuermer, Chester Thompson, Special guest: Steve Hackett (encores only - IKWIL and The Knife)

New Links! Updated 02/12/11
Disc 1:
The soundboard recording of highlights from the rehearsal session (9/29/82) for this concert is also available through an earlier post on this blog, just go to the Genesis link in the sidebar.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Band - 1976-11-25 -The Complete Last Waltz Bootleg

The Band (and numerous guests)
Winterland, San Francisco, CA
The Complete Last Waltz Bootleg (4-CDs)
Raw soundboard recordings (no overdubs), very good quality
Artwork included

New upgraded quality!
Now available in Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions
New links available (updated 04/26/15)

Here it is, The Complete Last Waltz Bootleg, the raw, unmixed, unretouched soundboard tapes of the entire concert from that historic Thanksgiving Day (11/25/76) Show. This is the only recorded version that includes the entire concert from start to finish, and presents the show as a concert experience, rather than as an album experience. Yes, there is an official release that presents an expanded version of the concert (2002, Rhino, 4-CD Box Set), that includes several songs not originally included in the film or the original 3-LP or 2-CD releases, but it still leaves out several songs, and does not present all the songs in the actual concert order (The official expanded set fills up the 4th CD with rehearsal session takes and additional studio film music, rather than all songs from the concert). Also, the sound is vastly different on the bootleg from both the original and remastered expanded official releases. Don't get me wrong, the 4-disc Rhino release is exquisite and I heartily recommend it to all fans of the Band. Please, Go buy it. That project was meticulously remastered, crafted, and overseen by the perfectionist Robbie Robertson himself, and it sounds great!. But they also redubbed or overdubbed parts that were not clear, edited some of the songs, removed much of the crowd noise, etc. to create the best sound possible. What this bootleg version gives you is the actual concert experience, what it was like to have been there for the event itself, even with some sound limitations and mistakes (crowd noise, some instruments lost in the mix, or sloppy playing, etc. But it is still a fine sounding soundboard recording). I think both the expanded official release and this bootleg version are must-have for serious fans. Thus, this version is decidedly different from any official releases and does not infringe upon them. For a complete description of the differences between the official releases and this bootleg (and why you should get both), see This article from The Band's website ( and this article ( for a fuller description of this bootleg.

Disc 1
01 - Intro
02 - Up On Cripple Creek
03 - The Shape I'm In
04 - It Makes No Difference
05 - Life Is A Carnival
06 - Wheels On Fire
07 - WS Walcott Medicine Show
08 - Georgia On My Mind
09 - Ophelia
10 - King Harvest
11 - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
12 - Stage Fright
13 - Rag Mama Rag

Disc 2
01 - Intro
02 - Who Do You Love (Hawkins)
03 - Such A Night (Dr John)
04 - Down South In New Orleans (Bobby Charles)
05 - Mystery Train (Butterfield)
06 - Caledonia (Muddy Waters)
07 - Mannish Boy (Waters)
08 - All Our Past Times (Clapton)
09 - Further On Up The Road (Clapton)
10 - Helpless (Young)
11 - Four Strong Winds (Young)

Disc 3
01 - Intro
02 - Coyote (Mitchell)
03 - Shadows & Light (Mitchell)
04 - Furry Sings The Blues (Mitchell And Young)
05 - Dry Your Eyes (Diamond)
06 - Tura Lura Lura (Morrison)
07 - Caravan (Morrison)
08 - Acadian Driftwood
09 - Genetic Method
10 - Chest Fever
11 - The Last Waltz-Evangeline
12 - The Weight

Disc 4
01 - Intro
02 - Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Dylan)
03 - Hazel (Dylan)
04 - I Don't Believe You (Dylan)
05 - Forever Young (Dylan)
06 - Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) (Dylan)
07 - I Shall Be Released (All With Ringo And Ron Wood)
08 - Jam #1
09 - Jam #2
10 - Don't Do It

The Band
* Rick Danko - bass, fiddle, vocals
* Levon Helm - drums, mandolin, vocals
* Garth Hudson - organ, piano, accordion, synthesizers, soprano saxophone
* Richard Manuel - piano, organ, drums, clavinet, dobro, vocals
* Robbie Robertson - guitar, piano, vocals
Horn Section
* Rich Cooper - trumpet, flugelhorn
* James Gordon - flute, tenor saxophone, clarinet
* Jerry Hay - trumpet, flugelhorn
* Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, bass clarinet
* Charlie Keagle - clarinet, flute, saxophone
* Tom Malone - trombone, euphonium, alto flute
* Larry Packer - electric violin
* Horns arranged by Henry Glover, Garth Hudson, Howard Johnson, Tom Malone, John Simon and Allen Toussaint
Other musicians
* Bob Margolin - guitar (Muddy Waters)
* Dennis St. John - drums (Neil Diamond)
* John Simon - piano ("Tura Lura Lural")("Georgia On My Mind")
* Paul Butterfield - harmonica, vocals
* Bobby Charles - vocals
* Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
* Neil Diamond - guitar, vocals
* Dr. John - piano, guitar, congas, vocals
* Bob Dylan - guitar, vocals
* Bill Graham - master of ceremonies
* Emmylou Harris - acoustic guitar, vocals
* Ronnie Hawkins - vocals
* Joni Mitchell - acoustic guitar, vocals
* Van Morrison - vocals
* Pinetop Perkins - piano, vocals
* Carl Radle - bass
* Cleotha Staples - backing vocals
* Mavis Staples - vocals
* Roebuck "Pops" Staples - guitar, vocals
* Yvonne Staples - backing vocals
* Ringo Starr - drums
* Stephen Stills - guitar
* Muddy Waters - vocals
* Ronnie Wood - guitar
* Neil Young - guitars, harmonica, vocals

New Upgraded Quality Links (Updated 04/26/15)
FLAC -  The Band_1976-11-25_Complete Last Waltz_FLAC.part1.rar
      The Band_1976-11-25_Complete Last Waltz_FLAC.part2.rar

mp3 (320 k) - The Band_1976-11-25_Complete Last Waltz_mp3-320.part1.rar 
      The Band_1976-11-25_Complete Last Waltz_mp3-320.part2.rar
      The Band_1976-11-25_Complete Last Waltz_mp3-320.part3.rar


Friday, February 6, 2009

The Band - 1971/12/28-31 - Academy of Outtakes

The Band - Academy of Outtakes
December 28-31, 1971 - Academy of Music - New York, NY

Excellent SBD recording (Wild Wolf Label)
mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork included

Just found this great boot of The Band of shows from December 1971 & a rehearsal session as well. Great Stuff. Reminded me of how much I like these guys. Note: Big thanks to Strawdog at Dinostunz for this one! Will post some more from The Band soon.

2-CD Band bootleg issued in 2000 (Wild Wolf Label), with tracks from 1971 live recordings and rehearsal tapes. All previously unreleased/ uncirculated.

Incredible 33-track, superb quality from master reel sources. A fab Wild Wolf set with 25 previously unreleased/uncirculating performances from the NY City, Academy of Music, December 28-31, 1971/72 gigs that spawned "Rock of Ages" - but with no overlap from that official release.
Plus a terrific 8-song rehearsal from UltraSonic Studios, Long Island, in Dec 1971, also uncirculating & in primo sound.
An absolute knockout 155+ minutes and an instant Hall-of-Famer.

Disc 1: Academy of Music:
1. Cripple Creek
2. The Shape I'm In
3. The Rumor
4. Time to Kill
5. Strawberry Wine
6. Rockin' Chair
7. This Wheel's On Fire
8. Get Up Jake
9. Smoke Signal
10. I Shall Be Released
11. The Weight
12. Stage Fright
13. Life Is A Carnival
14. King Harvest
15. Caledonia Mission
16. WS Walcott Medicine Show
17. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
18. Across the Great Divide

Disc 2:
1. Unfaithful Servant
2. Baby Don't Do it
3. Genetic Method
4. Chest Fever
5. Rag Mama Rag
6. R&R Shoes
7. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
UltraSonic Rehearsal:
8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
9. Across the Great Divide
10. WS Walcott Medicine Show
11. WS Walcott Medicine Show
12. Life Is A Carnival
13. Across the Great Divide
14. Unfaithful Servant
15. Chest Fever
"Hidden" track:
16. Crash on the Levee (w/Bob Dylan)

New Links! Updated 01/06/14
Disc 1: The_Band_-_Academy_of_Outtakes_-_1971_-_Disc_1.rar

Disc 2: The_Band_-_Academy_of_Outtakes_-_1971_-_Disc_2.rar