Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jackson Browne - 2004-03-16 - New York - RnR HOF Celebration Concert

Jackson Browne (& Friends)
Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY

RnR HOF Celebration Concert (Night after Jackson's HOF Induction)
Audience recording, good quality
mp3 (VBR 160-320 kbps) files

More Jackson Browne, from quite a bit later in his career. On March 15, 2004, Jackson Browne was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall Fame, with his induction speech and comments made by Bruce Springsteen. On the following night, March 16, Jackson staged a celebration concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York with guest appearances from some of his friends and music colleagues, and here it is for you. This fun and energetic show features songs from all throughout his illustrious career, from the early songs of 'Doctor My Eyes', 'These Days', and 'Take It Easy', up through several songs from his most recent album (at that time), The Naked Ride Home, this is a very entertaining show, and the inclusion of the guests just add to the enjoyment. It's not a great (audience) recording, but it is pretty good quality overall. For some perspective and historical interest, I've also included some bonus audio tracks from the actual HOF ceremony the night before, including Bruce's induction speech, Jackson's acceptance speech, and Jackson's HOF performance of Runnin' On Empty (these audio tracks were extracted from the youtube videos, so are of lesser quality, but since they are primarily spoken words, they are just fine). So, enjoy Jackson & friends celebrating his well-deserved induction into the HOF.   

1.The Night Inside Me
2.Fountain of Sorrow
3.The Barricades of Heaven
4.Casino Nation
5.Everywhere I Go
(with Vonda Shepherd)
6.For Taking the Trouble
7. Cuban Intro/Dedication
8.Lives in the Balance
9.These Days
10.The Naked Ride Home
11.My Stunning Mystery Companion
12.Farther On
13. Talk-Thank yous
14.Late for the Sky
15. Marc Cohn-Song Intro
16.Don't You Want to Be There
(with Marc Cohn)
17.In the Shape of a Heart
18.Your Bright Baby Blues
19.Doctor My Eyes
20. false start
21. Somebody's Baby
22.The Pretender
23.Running on Empty
(21-23 with Scott Thurston and Danny Kortchmar)
24.Culver Moon
25.Take It Easy
(with Bruce Springsteen)

Kevin McCormick (bass) - Jeff Young (keyboards, background vocals)
Mauricio "Fritz" Lewak (drums and percussion) - Val McCallum (guitars)
Katherine Russell (background vocals) - Mark Goldenberg (guitars)

Notes: This recording was compiled from two different sources to ensure the best possible sound.

Bonus audio tracks (128 kbps):
x1. Bruce Springsteen - Jackson Browne Induction Speech (RnR HOF)
x2. Jackson Browne - RnR HOF Acceptance Speech
x3. Jackson Browne - RnR HOF Performance - Runnin' On Empty


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Jackson Browne - Criterion Demos (1970) - upgraded sound

Jackson Browne - Criterion Demos (1970)

As part of my continuing efforts to upgrade the sound quality of previously available posts, I have now pit in fresh links for Jackson's 1970 Criterion Demos on the original post page. So, if you haven't gotten that yet, by all means do so now, and if you already have it, it may be worth it to you to get the new upgraded quality files. Either way, enjoy.. Information regarding the collection is included on the original post page, which is located here:


Sunday, July 7, 2013

John Prine - BBC shows (1971 and 1973)

John Prine
BBC shows (1971 and 1973)

TV and FM Broadcast recordings, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Ok, just one more dose of John Prine, this one combining a couple of short BBC performances in the early 1970's (1971 and 1973). So, here we have John in his younger days and more exuberant voice once again. Although there are 4 classic songs that are repeated in the 2 short sets, these performances nonetheless also provide a few songs from this period (Pretty Good, Rocky Mtn, and Everybody Needs Somebody) that have not been featured in any of the shows previously posted. So, here is a few more from the Great John Prine. It's also interesting to note that throughout the 40-plus years John has been performing, he has kept Spanish Pipedream as his opening song (or if not opening, then as closing song) throughout most of his concert performances throughout his career (Quite unusual to open with the same song year after year).

1971 - BBC2 In Concert TV Broadcast
01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Donald and Lydia
03 Sam Stone
04 Paradise
05 The Great Compromise
06 Everybody Needs Somebody

1973 - BBC studios, London (FM)
01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Illegal Smile
03 Donald and Lydia
04 Sam Stone
05 Pretty Good
06 Rocky Mountain
07 Hello In There
08 Everybody Needs Somebody

mp3 - JP_earlyBBC.rar

FLAC - JP_earlyBBCshows_FLAC.rar

Friday, July 5, 2013

John Prine (with Iris DeMent) - 2000-03-03 - Charlotte NC

John Prine
(and featuring Iris DeMent)
March 3, 2000
Oven's Auditorium, Charlotte, NC

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

More from John Prine, again featuring a particular period that hasn't been represented here yet. This show comes from 2000, not long after John's return from cancer surgery and treatment. This show features several songs from John's 1999 album, In Spite of Ourselves, which consisted of duets (mostly covers) with various female vocalists, and so this show also includes performances from his favorite of these female vocalists, Iris DeMent, on many songs, which makes this show unique from most others. It also includes exemplary backup work and vocals from David Jacques and Jason Wilbur, on bass and guitar-mandolin. A very nice show from this later period.

01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Six O'Clock News
03 Souvenirs
04 Fish And Whistle
05 Grandpa Was A Carpenter
06 Far From Me
07 All The Best
08 Angel From Montgomery
09 My Old Man
10 Dear Abby
11 Donald And Lydia
12 That's The Way The World Goes 'Round
13 Christmas In Prison
14 Bruised Orange
15 Illegal Smile
16 Sam Stone
17 Milwaukee Here I Come *
18 (We're Not) The Jet Set *
19 Let's Invite Them Over *
20 We Could *
21 In Spite of Ourselves *
22 Bear Creek Blues
23 Ain't Hurtin' Nobody
24 [intro]
25 The Sins Of Memphisto
26 Hello In There
27 Lake Marie
- encore:
28 Unwed Fathers *
29 Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone *
30 Paradise *

Note: w/ David Jacques on upright bass and harmony vocals & Jason Wilber on slide guitar, mandolin, and harmony vocals.
* with Iris DeMent.

New Link (04/10/20)
mp3 - JP_2000-03-03_Charlotte_NC_mp3.rar

FLAC - JP_2000-03-03_Charlotte_NC_FLAC.rar

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

John Prine - 1996-05-13 - Frutigen, Switzerland

John Prine (with Band)
Singer Songwriter Festival, Frutigen, Switzerland

FM Broadcast recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Previously available John Prine shows have now been upgraded to Lossless and and 320 kbps bitrate mp3's where available. And here's another Prine show for you all. This one is from 1996, with full band, in a performance at the Singer-Songwriter Festival in Frutigen Switxerland, featuring a fine, compact setlist, and very good sound quality. This show provides a glimpse of Prine during a period not previously featured in other posts here. And this 1996 tour represented his last before being diagmosed with neck cancer, and following extensive surgery and radiation treatments, being out of music for a couple years. Thus, this also represents the last shows that featured his 'younger man's voice', because after his recovery from cancer, his voice was noticably deeper and rougher (and he had to relearn all his songs in lower keys). So, here's more from the incomparable John Prine.

01 Spanish Pipe Dream
02 Six O'Clock News
03 Fish and Whistle
04 Picture in a Picture Show
05 You Got Gold
06 All The Best
07 Ain't Hurtin' Nobody
08 Angel From Montgomery
09 Donald and Lydia
10 Dear Abby
11 Unwed Fathers (w/ Iris Dement)
12 That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round
13 Sam Stone
14 Please Don't Bury Me
15 Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
16 Paradise
17 Souvenirs

New Link (Updated 04/10/20)
mp3 - JP_1996-05-13_Frutigen_Switzerland_mp3.rar

FLAC - JP_1996-05-13_Frutigen_Switzerland_FLAC.rar