Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pete Townshend - 1974-04-14 - London (first solo show)

Pete Townshend
Roundhouse, London, UK
Audience Recording, Good Quality
mp3 @ 192 kbps
Artwork Included

Here's a little gem for you, also from the mid-seventies, the first solo gig ever from from Pete Townshend. Pete presents a fascinating and fairly casual show using electric and acoustic guitars, piano, some synthesizer tapes and the original 'My Generation' demos as he ran through a set that included several early Who classics like 'Substitute', 'Behind Blue Eyes', 'Pinball Wizard', and 'Magic Bus' (with one lyric cleverly changed to "...I'm so nervous I guess it shows. Don't say a thing about my great big nose..." for the occasion). The set also featured numerous covers and songs rarely heard by Townshend, such as Jimmy Reed's 'Big Boss Man' and 'Goin to New York', 'If I was A Carpenter', and 'North Country Girl'. This is the complete performance sourced from a private collection, this audience recording is of better quality than some other previous sources. Although far from perfect, it's quite good and a highly listenable audience recording, capturing this unique show and great performance. A must-have for any fan of the Who and Townshend.

01 The Seeker
02 Big Boss Man
03 Substitute
04 Amoreuse
05 If I Were A Carpenter
06 Happy Jack
07 Tattoo
08 Join My Gang
09 Behind Blue Eyes
10 Goin' To New York (New York City Blues)
11 My Generation Demos I + II
12 North Country Girl
13 Corrina Corrina
14 No Face No Name No Number
15 Let's See Action
16 Pinball Wizard
17 See Me Feel Me
18 My Generation I
19 Magic Bus
20 My Generation II

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Genesis - 1973-02-25 - Leicester, UK FLAC

DeMontford Hall, Leicester, UK
(except * Free Trade Hall, Manchester 02/24)
'Live in Leicester' (Remaster of the Dutch Test Pressing of GENESIS LIVE)
TM Productions (GEN730225TM)
Soundboard recording, Excellent Quality (A+, genesis-movement.org)
Lossless (FLAC) Files

For my last Genesis post in this featured Artist tribute, here is an excellent early concert show, from the Foxtrot tour, in superb quality. This is one of the the excellent TM Productions remasters, and is as good as or better than an official release. I hope you have enjoyed this look at Genesis. I still have a few more of the PRRPGS series not available in the other blogs that I haven't posted here, and if there is enough interest I may post them at some later date. In a few days, I will go back to posting other stuff, and will take a break from the intensity of the featured artist series for awhile, in order to post some more miscellaneous and varied music.

6. THE KNIFE 9:27
Total time 75:04

Line-up: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford

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mp3 version is available at T.U.B.E (link here)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Genesis - 1977-07-02 - Zurich Revisted v.2

Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Live in Zurich 1977 ("Zurich Revisited" version 2)

audience/soundboard matrix recording, excellent quality (A, genesis-movement.org)
mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork included

Here is another excellent show and recording from the 1977 show, generally considered to be the best available from this tour. This show was from near the end of the tour, and included some memorable songs that were not played at earler shows, with the great but rarely played 'Inside and Out' being the most significant. This particular recording version is a slightly modified version of a great bootleg known as 'Zurich Revisited', which was released some years ago by The Digital Brothers who did a great job merging two sources (soundboard and audience) to create an incredible sound matrix, restoring the live atmosphere that the raw soundboard was missing. This 'enhanced' version (version 2) corrects a few minor problems with audience noise interfering with introductions, some other minor problems, and also adds several additional songs from other shows that were played earlier in the tour, but dropped from the setlist for later shows. Thus, the whole experience (all the songs) from the tour are included in excellent sound quality.

1. Squonk
2. One for the Vine
3. Robbery, Assault and Battery
4. Inside and Out
5. Firth of Fifth
6. The Carpet Crawlers
7. In That Quiet Earth
8. Afterglow
9. I Know What I Like
10. Eleventh Earl of Mar

1. Supper's Ready
2. Dance on a Volcano
3. Los Endos
4. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
5. The Musical Box
Bonus Tracks :
6. Myrtle the Mermaid (intro)
7. Your Own Special Way (Dallas, USA, 19 March 1977)
8. All in a Mouses's Night (Southampton, UK, 20 January 1977)
9. The Knife (London, UK, 24 June 1977)
10. Lillywhite Lilith / The waiting room / Wot gorilla (London, UK, 1 January 1977)

Mike Rutherford : bass
Steve Hackett : guitar
Tony Banks : keyboards
Phil Collins : vocals, drums, percussion
with Chester Thompson : drums, persussion

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CD1: Genesis_1977-07-02_Zurich_Revisitedv2_CD1.rar
CD2: Genesis_1977-07-02_Zurich_Revisitedv2_CD2.rar

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Genesis - 1974-12-08 - Providence, RI (Lampinski Master)

Palace Theater, Providence, RI
Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski
Excellent Quality (A+, genesis-movement.org)
mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork Included

Just a few more Genesis shows I want to post before moving on to other things. Here is another fantastic show from the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Tour. This is an excellent audience recording (from Dan Lampinski) that has only recently been made available to the public, and provides a significant addition to the available shows from this period. Here is the mp3 version, which was not available at T.U.B.E., but has been available at a few other sites. The lossless version (FLAC) is also available through Qualitybootz (link below).
01. The Story Of Rael I
02. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
03. Fly On A Windshield
04. Broadway Melody Of 1974
05. Cuckoo Cuckoon
06. In The Cage
07. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging
08. The Story Of Rael II
09. Back In N.Y.C.
10. Hairless Heart
11. Counting Out Time
12. Carpet Crawlers
13. Chamber Of 32 Doors
14. The Story Of Rael III
15. Lily White Lilith
16. The Waiting Room
17. Anyway
18. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
19. The Lamia
20. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats
21. The Colony Of Slippermen
22. Ravine
23. The Light Dies Down On Broadway
24. Riding The Scree
25. In The Rapids
26. It
27. The Story Of Henry And Cynthia
28. The Musical Box
29. Watcher Of The Skies

Peter Gabriel - vocals
Steve Hackett - guitar
Tony Banks - keyboards
Mike Rutherford - keyboards and bass
Phil Collins - drums

Lossless version of these recordings available through Quality bootz site (link here).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to the 'Chronicles'

Happy 2nd Birthday !

Well, believe it or not, this fledgeling little blog has been going for 2 full years's now, so Happy Birthday BB Chronicles! With so many music blogs coming and going very quickly these days, I guess that in itself is an achievement. Although this is only a very part-time activity, I am proud that I was able to substantially increase the number of posts and downloads in my second year compared to the first. Although I am at the very limit of amount of time I can spend on this already, I will try to keep active with updates and posts of great music that may be hard to find elsewhere. I hope that there are at least some of you out there that find something of interest here on a regular basis and keep checking back. Thank you to those of you that regularly visit. I have enjoyed this experience alot (though it is quite a bit of work) and it is great to be able to share my thoughts and tastes in music with others (although it would be nice to get some more comments and feedback on what you think of the music and opinions offered here). Most of all, though, as I did last year at this time, what I really want to do is thank all the others out there who have made so much of this incredible music, which is not available for purchase anywhere, freely available to all who wish to download and enjoy it. I am only able to offer these downloads because others before me have made them available. So, to all the other bloggers, forum posters, and music fans that have collected these recordings and made them available over the internet, as well as to all the great artists and musicians out there that allow these recordings to be freely exchanged, I offer a huge and heartfelt Thank You. It has been a tremendous experience to have the opportunity to collect and listen to such a wide variety of great concerts, shows, and sessions that I never knew existed before or never would have heard. Thus, if I can share some of that joy with even just a few others through this blog, than it surely is worth it. So, thank you all again, and keep listening.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Genesis - 1973-10-20 - London ('Great Lost Live Album'-complete)

Rainbow Theatre, London, England
The Great Lost Live Album (recompiled)
FM Broadcast, Excellent Quality (A, genesis-movement.org)
mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork Included

Here is another great show from the Selling England by the Pound Tour, an excellent FM broadcast recording, originally broadcast as a KBFH show, but re-broadcast several times since then (most notably by WXRT in Chicago). This is a very well-known Genesis bootleg (and BTW, it never was 'Lost', but it is 'Great'), and this particular version is special because it also includes the missing song 'The Cinema Show', which was not included in the original broadcasts, and is not found on most of the bootleg recordings out there. However, for this version 'The Cinema Show' has been found (thanks to Eeklair source) and put back in it's rightful place in the concert order. So, even if you already have this show, it probably doesn't include the added 11 and 1/2 minutes of the sensational 'Cinema Show'. This is a marvelous document of a classic Genesis show. Enjoy!

01. Watcher of the Skies
02. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
03. The Cinema Show
04. I Know What I Like
05. Firth of Fifth
06. More Fool Me
07. The Battle of Epping Forest
08. Supper's Ready
Total Running Time : 1:22:47

Download no longer available!
Sorry, but this show has now been officially released, as part of the Genesis Live Box Set. The 'live' box set includes all of the previously released official live albums, and adds the complete 1973-10-20 Rainbow Theater show for the first time as a new official release. Thus, it is no longer available as an unofficial bootleg download, and the download link has been removed. Sorry.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Genesis - 1975-01-10 - West Palm Beach, FL (SAB-06)

Convention Hall, West Palm Beach, Florida
Excellent Soundboard recording (A+, Genesis-movement.org)
mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork Included

OK, I know that so far all the Genesis I've posted has been in Lossless format, and that is basically because I always try to post stuff in the best quality that I have (and since Genesis is one of my very favorites I try to get the best quality out there). But, I am certainly not opposed to mp3 as a format, as it can be very useful. And I know that there are many out there who just don't use lossless because of the huge size and space requirements. So, anyway, I will try to share at least a few Genesis shows in mp3 before I move on to other things. I also have not yet posted a show from the great Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Tour, primarily because just about all the good shows are already readily available on the other blogs previously mentioned. But I have found a show that can rectify both of these situations. So, here is a great soundboard recording, one of the very best available from the Lamb tour, and one that is not currently available in mp3 at T.U.B.E . Most Genesis fans generally consider this album and tour as the crowning achievement of Genesis, their masterpiece, a bizarre and stunning vision (both musically and visually). Personally, although I too think it is a magnificent masterpiece, I still prefer Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound overall (I always had trouble with disc 2 of Lamb, it just can't sustain the excellence of disc 1, or compare with their previous masterpieces), but that's just my preference. As a stage show, Lamb was certainly unprecedented as a musical spectacle. For Gabriel, this was his Swan Song with Genesis, and a magnificent one it was, as he left the group shortly after this tour. So, please enjoy The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Live, in all it's glory.

101 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
102 Fly On A Windshield
103 Broadway Melody Of 1974
104 Cuckoo Cocoon
105 In The Cage
106 The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging
107 Back In NYC
108 Hairless Heart
109 Counting Out Time
110 Carpet Crawlers
111 The Chamber Of 32 Doors

201 Story Of Rael
202 Lilywhite Lilith
203 The Waiting Room
204 Anyway
205 Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
206 The Lamia
207 Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats
208 The Colony Of Slippermen
209 Ravine
210 The Light Dies Down On Broadway
211 Riding The Scree
212 In The Rapids
213 It
214 The Musical Box
Total Running Time: 1:52:13

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Genesis - 1980-04-30 - Newcastle, UK PRRPGS-020

City Hall, Newcastle, England
PRRPGS-020 - Ripples on the Tyne
Remastered audience recording, very good quality (A-, genesis-movement.org)
Lossless (FLAC) files
Artwork Included

In 1979, Genesis took an unplanned break, no album, no tour, so that Phil could take time to work through some personal problems (failing marriage). During that break, Banks and Rutherford each began working on solo albums (A Curious Feeling and Smallcreep's Day, respectively - both worth seeking out). When all three got back together in fall of 1979, they put together, Duke, their 2nd album as a trio. This album continued in the musical direction away from progressive rock toward radio-friendly pop-rock, although still retained some of their progressive spirit, and actually had 2 hit singles ('Misunderstanding', 'Turn It On Again'). This album and tour was generally considered to be either the last of their progressive rock career or beginning of their time as pop stars. For the 1980 Tour that followed, the boys were again supplemented by drummer Chester Thompson and guitarist Darryl Stuermer, and once again, despite any misgivings about the musical directions of the group, the band was still nonetheless pretty impressive in concert. This show from early in the tour includes some songs that were not played in the later US portion, including 'Carpet Crawlers', 'Say It's Alright Joe', and 'The Knife'), and also, Phil's voice is in fine form at this show, whereas in some of the later shows of the tour, the vocals showed obvious strain and wear. So, enjoy this 1980 version of Genesis Live.

Disc 1
01 Deep In The Motherlode 6:00
02 Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 1:53
03 The Carpet Crawlers 5:42
04 Squonk 7:46
05 One For The Vine 11:23
06 The story of Albert 4:20
07 Behind The Lines 5:26
08 Duchess 6:54
09 Guide Vocal 1:38
10 Turn It On Again 4:40
11 Duke’s Travels 7:29
12 Duke's End 2:36
Total Time 65:47

Disc 2
01 The Story of Sidney 3:04
02 Say It's Alright Joe 8:22
03 Story of the Hero and the Villan 2:24
04 The Lady Lies 6:21
05 Roadies and the Smoke Machine 2:38
06 Ripples 10:0207 Band Introductions 2:46
08 In The Cage 7:49
09 Slippermen 1:07
10 Afterglow 4:55
11 Follow You, Follow Me 4:35
12 Dance on a Volcano 4:38
13 Drum Duet 0:50
14 Los Endos 6:26
15 I Know What I Like 9:08
16 The Knife 4:06
Total Time 79:11

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