Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Arlo Guthrie - 1967-10-01 - Alice's Restaurant Live - New York

Arlo Guthrie
The Bitter End Cafe, New York, NY

Soundboard recording, good quality
Available in both lossless (Flac) and mp3 (@ 320 k) versions

Here is a Genuine Thanksgiving Classic, Arlo Guthrie performing Alice's Restaurant Massacree. Awhile back someone in a conversation was referring to the lack of holiday-type songs for Thanksgiving. Of course, I said, well there is the quite remarkable Alice's Restaurant, and he replied, that no, that doesn't count as a traditional Thanksgiving song. Well, I don't know about in your household, but certainly in mine, Alice's Restaurant is definitely a traditional holiday festivity, we always play it every Thanksgiving, and always enjoy it very much. And hey, the song is now 45 years old, so that should certainly qualify it as a traditional classic song, shouldn't it? It is certainly a comedy classic. Anyway, so here it is, just for the Holidays, and just in case you were somehow tired of the original album version, here is a somewhat different live version (clocking in at over 26 min.), to change things up a bit. In fact, just to give you even more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, I've included an additional, earlier live version that also is somewhat different (I'm sure every live version is necessarily different from any other), to enjoy all over again. So, here is the incomparable Arlo Guthrie, from way back in 1967, with not one but 2 versions of this beloved Thanksgiving classic. Enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving!

01. The Motorcycle Song/
02. Alice's Restaurant Massacree/
03. The Pause Of Mister Claus/
04. Closing Remarks
Bonus track: Alice's Restaurant (another version, from 1967-2-27 FM NY, WBAI Radio Broadcast)

Originally obtained from The Midnight Cafe Much Thanks Matt!

mp3: Arlo_Guthrie_1967-10-01_NY_mp3.rar

FLAC: Arlo_Guthrie_1967-10-01_NY_FLAC.rar

Friday, November 16, 2012

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 2012-10-26 - New Orleans, LA

October 26, 2012
Live at the Voodoo Experience, City Park, New Orleans, LA

Excellent webcast (Broadcast on October 28)
mp3 @ 224 kbps

Here's some more Neil, in great quality once again, and this time featuring the full setlist (5 more songs than NY show), from the New Orleans show. We have been blessed to get several quality soundboard shows from this recent tour, so I had to feature another one that has the full show. And although the setlist has remained pretty constant on this tour, with only one or two songs changing each night, this show features one of the few times that 'Like a Hurricane' has been played this tour. I have also included as a bonus track a sensational version of 'Down By the River' from the Austin City Limits Festival show, which was the only show where that song has been played so far (otherwise, same set as New Orleans minus Mr.Soul &LAH). BTW, the previously featured NYC show was the only show so far to include 'Rockin' in the Free World'.  So, here you go, another great Neil show from the current tour, with a special bonus.
01. Love And Only Love (23.1MB)
02. Powderfinger (12.1MB)
03. Born In Ontario (6.9MB)
04. Walk Like A Giant (37.5MB)
05. Needle And The Damage Done (3.5MB)
06. Twisted Road (5.4MB)
07. Ramada Inn (24.6MB)
08. Cinnamon Girl (6.3MB)
09. F*!#in’ Up (19.2MB)
10. Psychedelic Pill (8.6MB)
11. Mr Soul (9.7MB)
12. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (11.8MB)
13. Like A Hurricane (27.3MB)
Bonus track:
14. Down By the River (2012-10-13 - Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX)

Neil Young - vocals, guitar
Frank “Poncho” Sampedro - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums

Thanks to BigO Worldwide for making this available.

New Link (11/27/20)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 2012-09-29 - Central Park, New York

September 29, 2012
Live at the Global Citizen Festival, Central Park, New York City, NY

Excellent Palladia HD broadcast.
mp3 @ 320 kbps

Here's some new Neil Young from his current tour with Crazy Horse, and great stuff it is. If you have not yet heard his latest album, Psychodelic Pill (double album w/Crazy Horse), or any shows from this latest tour, you really should check it out. Even if you have been disappointed with Neil's last few albums, this is definitely a return to form, classic Neil, jammin' out with Crazy Horse. Certainly not afraid to just let the tracks go wherever he wants to take them, and just releasing them that way, there are 3 tracks that clock in at over 15 minutes each (and 1, Driftin' Back, at over 27 min.). In this concert recording, an excellent quality broadcast from the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, although it is a shortened festival set compared to his full-length concerts, Neil mixes in some of his standards with new tracks ('Born in Ontario', 'Walk Like a Giant', 'Twisted Road'), and the tone is clear, with Neil and his favorite veteran band, just tearing through these songs like they were half their advanced age. There's no question that Neil's still got it, and then some, and it is great to hear him carrying on like this, still with such passion, skill, and clarity.
01. Love And Only Love
02. Powderfinger
03. Born In Ontario
04. Walk Like A Giant
05. The Needle And The Damage Done
06. Twisted Road
07. F*!#in’ Up
08. Rockin’ In The Free World (with Dan Auerbach and Dave Grohl - guitar and backing vocals + many other guests on backing vocals)

Neil Young - vocals, guitar
Frank “Poncho” Sampedro - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums


Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Band - 1971-12-06 - Boston Garden, Boston

The Band
December 6, 1971
Boston Garden, Boston, MA

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

While I'm going back and posting stuff from the 'classic' bands featured on this blog, here's another great show from The Band, that has relatively recently surfaced, and is not as readily available as other shows. The recording is pretty good, although not all that great (certainly no comparison to the great recordings from this time period in 'The Academy of Outtakes' boot previously featured here). But the show itself is great, and well worth hearing for Band fans.
01.  Life Is A Carnival
02.  The Shape I'm In
03.  The Weight
04.  Stage Fright
05.  King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
06.  Smoke Signal
07.  Unfaithful Servant
08.  Up On Cripple Creek
09.  Time To Kill
10.  Shootout In Chinatown
11.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
12.  Across The Great Divide
13.  Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
14.  The Genetic Method
15.  Chest Fever
16.  Rag Mama Rag

mp3: Band_1971-12-06_Boston_mp3.rar

Flac: Band_1971-12-06_Boston_FLAC.rar