Sunday, July 31, 2011

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 1997-07-20, Englewood, CO & 1997-10-18&19, Mountainview, CA

From The Horde To The Bridge
July 20, 1997
HORDE Festival, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
October 18-19, 1997
Bridge School Benefit 11, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountainview, CA

Liberated Dandelion bootleg
Soundboard recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (@320) versions

Continuing with more live shows from Neil, here is another great bootleg from the '90's, from a couple years earlier, this time with Crazy Horse, that features great sound quality and combines two shows from 1997, the first, from 7/20/97, Englewood, CO, was part of the H.O.R.D.E. festival series of shows. The second part comes from his annual Bridge School Benefit shows from that year, 10/18-19/1997, from Mountainview, CA. Both shows put together (with even a couple more filler tracks) make up this excellent quality boot, which was titled "From the HORDE to the Bridge" and when it was previously available 'for sale'. Now, it has been liberated 'for distribution only', but although excellent quality, this has not been as widely available as several other shows from this time period. So, here it is now. Enjoy.
CD 1:
HORDE FESTIVAL, July 20, 1997, Englewood, CO
1. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
2. Big Time
3. Hippie Dream
4. Crime In The City
5. From Hank To Hendrix
6. The Needle And The Damage Done
7. Cinnamon Girl
8. Down By The River
9. Tonight's The Night
10. Sedan Delivery
11. Rockin' In The Free World

CD 2:
1. Intro
2. Mansion On The Hill
3. Roll Another Number
4. Don't Be Denied - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, June 19, 1997
BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT 11, Mountain View, CA, October 18-19, 1997
5. Long May You Run
6. Four Strong Winds
7. Comes A Tim
8. Without Rings
9. Slowpoke
10. Buffalo Springfield Again
11. Good To See You
12. Horseshoe Man
13. Silver And Gold
14. Mother Earth
15. After The Gold Rush
16. This Note's For You
17. Southern Man (Acoustic) - Mansfield, MA, August 9, 1997

Neil Young: vocals, guitars, piano, harmonica
Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro: guitars
Billy Talbot: bass
Ralph Molina: drums

New links! (Updated 12/19/13)
mp3-CD1: NY_1997-07-20-HORDE-Bridge_mp3-CD1.rar
        CD2: NY_1997-07-20-HORDE-Bridge_mp3-CD2.rar

Flac -CD1: NY_1997-07-20-HORDE-Bridge_FLAC-CD1.rar
         CD2: NY_1997-07-20-HORDE-Bridge_FLAC-CD1.rar

Friday, July 22, 2011

Neil Young (solo acoustic) - 1999-04-18 - Orpheum Theater, Boston

NEIL YOUNG (solo acoustic)
April 18, 1999
Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Rustin' Away In Boston

Audience recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (Flac) and mp3 (@320) versions

Following up on the comprehensive 1999 tour compilation already posted, here is a good example of a complete single show from that tour. This show comes from about mid-way through the tour, and features a notably eclectic assemblage of songs that was typical on this tour. A couple of oddities were that this was the only show on the tour where he played 'Mansion on the Hill', and one of only 3 shows where he played 'Comes A Time'. This is a nice sounding recording, impinged only slightly by some overly enthusiastic fans in a few spots. And, as always, I have also included this show because it is one that is not already readily available elsewhere.
So, please enjoy some more from Neil's 1999 shows, this time a representative complete show, rather than the compilation.    

CD 1:
1. Tell Me Why
2. Looking Forward
3. War Of Man
4. Out Of Control
5. Cortez The Killer
6. World On A String
7. Philadelphia
8. Love Is A Rose
9. Homegrown
10. Daddy Went Walkin'
11. Distant Camera
12. The Last Trip To Tulsa

CD 2:
1. Southern Pacific
2. Old Man
3. Long May You Run
4. Harvest Moon
5. Slowpoke
6. After The Gold Rush
7. Good To See You
8. Mansion On The Hill
9. Pocahontas
10. Red Sun
11. Comes A Time

New Links! (Updated 09/15/18)
mp3-CD1: Neil_Young_1999-04-18_-_Boston_mp3_CD1.rar
    CD2: Neil_Young_1999-04-18_-_Boston_mp3_CD2.rar

Flac - CD1: Neil Young_1999-04-18_Boston_FLAC-CD1
          CD2: Neil Young_1999-04-18_Boston_FLAC-CD2

Friday, July 15, 2011

Neil Young - An Evening With Neil Young Solo: The 1999 Tour Compilation

Neil Young
An Evening With Neil Young Solo: The 1999 Tour Compilation
Essential acoustic compilation on 5CD - 74 tracks

Rust / Human Highway Community production
Recording source and quality varies, but mostly very to good to excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 @320 kbps versions
Artwork Included

This is a legendary compilation that I have been looking for since before I started this blog, and has been on my request list ever since. Well, I finally acquired it along with many other excellent Neil Young shows and boots (thanks to Pink Robert and his wonderful collection). And it is an impressive compilation, put together by the Rust/Human Highway Community folks, that chronicles Neil's excellent 1999 solo acoustic tour, and includes all the different songs performed on that historic tour. This US tour, which lasted 3 months, from March 2 to June 2, 1999, was done completely solo. Over the course of the approximately 40 shows, Neil performed a total of 68 different songs, and all are represented here, as well as selections recorded from 25 different shows on the tour. This is a wonderful document of this tour, and the compilers did a great job of selecting quality versions, keeping an order resembling the flow of the shows themselves, and maintaining continuity from song to song and show to show. Great job. And although there are numerous good recordings of individual entire shows from this tour (and I highly recommend getting at least 1 or 2 of those complete shows), it is also great to get the full breadth of the material played, and different versions from all the different concert venues in this compilation. Yes, it wasn't really anything new for Neil to step away from his various bands and projects to do these solo shows in 1999, as he has done various solo shows and tours from time to time over the years (and there are many great solo shows from other tours also available), and they are always interesting and worth listening to, but this 1999 compilation may be one of the best overall documents of an entire solo tour. 

CD 1:
1. Announcement (4/15 - Nashville)
2. Tell Me Why (3/8 - Portland)
3. Looking Forward (3/17 - Sacramento)
4. War Of Man (4/19 - New York)
5. Out Of Control (5/29 - Austin)
6. Albuquerque (3/9 - Portland)
7. World On A String (3/6 - Seattle)
8. Shut Up Asshole (4/24 - Philadelphia)
9. Don't Let It Bring You Down (3/20 - Oakland)
10. Philadelphia (3/17 - Sacramento)
11. Homegrown (3/8 - Portland)
12. Daddy Went Walkin' (3/9 - Portland)
13. Distant Camera (4/21 - New York)
14. Ambulance Blues (3/20 - Oakland)
15. Southern Pacific (5/30 - New Orleans)
16. The Needle And The Damage Done (5/29 - Austin)

CD 2:
1. On The Way Home (4/21 - New York)
2. Goin' Back (5/20 - Detroit)
3. Time Spent In Detroit (5/20 - Detroit)
4. Pocahontas (4/19 - New York)
5. Long May You Run (4/18 - Boston)
6. Old King (3/8 - Portland)
7. Old Man (3/9 - Portland)
8. Harvest Moon (5/30 - New Orleans)
9. Heart Of Gold (3/6 - Seattle)
10. Last Trip To Tulsa (4/27 - Akron)
11. Slowpoke (5/30 - New Orleans)
12. After The Goldrush (4/27 - Akron)
13. Good To See You (3/17 - Sacramento)

CD 3:
1. Lookout For My Love (5/17 - Milwaukee)
2. Unknown Legend (3/9 - Portland)
3. Razor Love (5/23 - Minneapolis)
4. Lotta Love (3/2 - Vancouver)
5. Cortez The Killer (3/11 - Spokane)
6. Dreamin' Man (5/29 - Austin)
7. Expecting To Fly (5/1 - Chicago)
8. Horseshoe Man (5/27 - Austin)
9. Love Is A Rose (4/24 - Philadelphia)
10. I Am A Child (4/21 - New York)
11. One Of These Days (5/22 - Miineapolis)
12. Cowgirl In The Sand 4/21 - New York)
13. Throw Your Hatred Down 3/2 - Vancouver)
14. White Line (6/2 - Houston)
15. Mansion On The Hill (4/18 - Boston)

CD 4:
1. Out On The Weekend (6/2 - Houston)
2. Buffalo Springfield Again (6/2 - Houston)
3. Harvest (6/2 - Houston)
4. Birds (4/27 - Akron)
5. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing (4/28 - Chicago)
6. Comes A Time (4/18 - Boston)
7. Red Sun (5/29 - Austin)
8. Helpless (6/2 - Houston)
9. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (3/9 - Portland)
10. Internet Rant (5/1 - Chicago)
11. Dance, Dance, Dance (5/1 - Chicago)
12. Down By The River (3/20 - Oakland)
13. Mr. Soul (5/19 - Detroit)
14. Mother Earth (5/20 - Detroit)
15. From Hank To Hendrix (3/20 - Oakland)
16. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (4/24 - Philadelphia)

CD 5:
1. Cinnamon Girl (4/21 - New York)
2. In The Great Divide (5/29 - Austin)
3. Lotta Love (5/1 - Chicago)
4. See The Sky About To Rain (3/8 - Portland)
5. Kansas (3/20 - Oakland)
6. Ohio (4/27 - Akron)
7. Southern Man  (4/27 - Akron)
8. Silver & Gold (4/27 - Akron)
9. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (3/26 - Las Vegas)
10. Powderfinger (3/8 - Portland)
11. Pocahontas (5/1 - Chicago)
12. On The Beach (5/1 - Chicago)
13. Sugar Mountain (5/1 - Chicago)
14. Last Trip To Vegas (3/26 - Las Vegas)

New Links! (Links updated 12/19/13)
mp3 version - CD1: NY_1999_Tour_comp_mp3_CD1.rar
    CD2: NY_1999_Tour_comp_mp3_CD2.rar
    CD3: NY_1999_Tour_comp_mp3_CD3.rar
    CD4: NY_1999_Tour_comp_mp3_CD4.rar
    CD5: NY_1999_Tour_comp_mp3_CD5.rar

Lossless (FLAC version) - (Links updated - 02/03/19)
CD1: NY_1999_Tour_comp_FLAC_CD1.rar
CD2: NY_1999_Tour_comp_FLAC_CD2.rar
CD3: NY_1999_Tour_comp_FLAC_CD3.rar
CD4: NY_1999_Tour_comp_FLAC_CD4.rar
CD5: NY_1999_Tour_comp_FLAC_CD5.rar

Much more Neil to come over the next several weeks!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels - 1973-03-25 - Final Night, Oliver's, Boston, MA

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels
(featuring Emmylou Harris)
March 25, 1973
Final Night in Boston
Oliver's, Boston, MA
Complete show (both sets)

Audience master recording (taped by David M), Good quality
Available as both Lossless (FLAC) and
mp3 (320kbps) versions
Artwork Included

At long last, here it is, the 'other' Gram Parsons recording from his week-long stint at Oliver's in Boston in 1973, as promised. This one is from the final night's show (which was also apparently, the final night of this tour) on 3/25/73. Once again, this is an exclusive, previously uncirculated audience recording from our friend David M. Although this show features a setlist virtually the same as the previously featured 3/20 GP show (albeit a bit shorter, with loss of the songs 'New Soft Shoe', 'Hearts on Fire', and 'How Much I Lied'), there is one new song that was not played at the earlier show, 'A Song For You' from GP, and features several other elements that make it worthwhile to download this in addition to the previous 3/20 opening night show. Overall, the recording is pretty good, but the sound suffers from various onstage sound problems throughout the performance (whoever the sound guy was that night seemed to be somewhat incompetent, with poorly balanced mixes, feedback, and numerous sound anomalies throughout), which mars an otherwise wonderful performance. I have tried to smooth over some of these sound problems as much as possible, but there are still some very inconsistent vocal/instrument mixes (too soft on some songs, too loud on others, etc. In addition, there were many instances of momentary dropouts and channel loss that I have corrected where I could. There also are a couple of cuts due to tape flips (in 'Sin City' and 'Love Hurts'), but I have spliced in a segment from the earlier show to cover the missing section (with mixed results), as well as a short dropout gap in the 2nd set 'Six Days on The Road' that I could not adequately fill. One nice thing is the tape flips occur in different songs than in the previous show, so now we have full complete versions of 'California Cottonfields' and the ten-minute plus RnR Medley, which had cuts in the previous show. All in all, a wonderful addition to the few already available complete show recordings from this immensely talented and influential musician. Thanks again to David M for providing this wonderful document of the live shows from this legendary but unfortunately short-lived musician/performer.

First set
1. Synthetic Flesh (Instrumental)
2. We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning
3. My Uncle
4. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
5. Streets of Baltimore
6. Country Baptizing (Emmylou - lead)
7. Sin City (cut /spliced)
8. Jambalaya (Emmylou)
9. California Cottonfields
10. Six Days On the Road

Second set
1. Synthetic Flesh (Instrumental)
2. Still Feeling Blue
3. That's All It Took
4. Big Mouth Blues
5. A Song For You
6. Barry T. Intro
7. Cry One More Time (Barry Tashian)
8. Love Hurts (cut-tape flip/spliced)
9. Medley: Hang On Sloopy /You Got Me Runnin'/Bonie Moronie/40 Days/Almost Grown
10. Six Days On The Road

Gram Parsons: Vocals & Guitars
Emmylou Harris: Vocals & Guitar
Neal Flanz: Pedal Steel guitar
Jock Bartley: Lead guitar
Kyle Tullis: Bass
N.D. Smart II: Drums, Vocals
Special Guest
Barry Tashian: Vocals & Guitar

Taken directly from a previously uncirculated audience master recording by David M. Some editing, corrections, and adjustments made for better sound quality and presentation. This version prepared exclusively for The BB Chronicles by BBKron (

New links! (Updated 07/03/20)
mp3 set 1- Gram_Parsons_1973-03-25_-_Boston_set1-mp3.rar
       set2 - Gram_Parsons_1973-03-25_-_Boston_set2-mp3.rar

flac version-set1: