Friday, September 30, 2016

Bob Dylan & Paul Simon - 1999 Tour Compilation - various locations and dates

Bob Dylan & Paul Simon
'Boys in The Bubble' - 1999 Tour Compilation
Various venues and locations

Audience recordings, varying quality - overall good sound quality
Available in both lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Continuing with the series of collaborative concert tours, here's one that goes back to 1999, and the teamong of two of the greatest and most iconic of the singer-songwriters that emerged from the 1960's, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. The teamed up for a concert tour in 1999. And although the format was more of normal sharing of a double bill (each performs separately, then do a few songs together) then the more truly collaborative and intertwined efforts we have featured recently, this compilation tries to combine and intermingle their show as if they did perform more together. This coleection from 2011 by Blindwilly compiles songs from throughout the tour (as well as a couple related songs from previous tours - Dylan doing Simon songs), but presents them with alternating Dylan and Simon performances, and interspersing their few coo-performed songs throughout. Although the combined performance songs are really nothing special (odd even, as Dylan trying to song harmony is off-putting, and Simon trying to sing harmony against Dylan's meandering vocals is an adventure too), it is nonetheless a unique opportunity to hear these two songwriting giants performing together. A strange but certainly enjoyable experience.

01 Bob Dylan Introduces Paul Simon Vancouver 11-6-1999
02 The Boy In The Bubble Paul Simon Sacramento 16-6-1999
03 Hazy Shade Of Winter Bob Dylan Belfort 2-7-1992
04 Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard Paul Simon Wantagh 30-7-1999
05 Oh Baby It Ain't No Lie Bob Dylan New York 26-7-1999
06 I Walk The Line & Blue Moon Of Kentucky Bob Dylan & Paul Simon Mountain View 19-6-1999
07 Mr. Tambourine Man Bob Dylan Bristow 16-7-1999
08 Graceland Paul Simon Colorado Springs 6-6-1999
09 Love Minus Zero No Limit Bob Dylan Clarkston 7-7-1999
10 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes Paul Simon Minneapolis 2-7-1999
11 Not Dark Yet Bob Dylan New York 26-7-1999
12 Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon Tinley Park 9-7-1999
13 One Too Many Mornings Bob Dylan Noblesvile 9-9-1999
14 The Boxer Bob Dylan & Paul Simon Dallas 18-9-1999
15 Somebody Touched Me Bob Dylan Bristow 16-7-1999
16 Mrs. Robinson Paul Simon Sacramento 16-6-1999
17 Forever Young Bob Dylan & Paul Simon Denver 5-6-1999

01 Paul Simon Introduces Bob Dylan Austin 15-9-1999
02 The Boy In The Bubble Grateful Dead & Bob Dylan Rehearsal San Rafael June 1987
03 You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon Duluth 3-7-1999
04 Down Along The Cove Bob Dylan Eugene 14-6-1999
05 That'll Be The Day & The Wanderer  Bob Dylan & Paul Simon Virginia Beach 13-7-1999
06 Hallelujah, I'm Ready To Go Bob Dylan Portland 13-6-1999
07 Can't Run Paul Simon Burgettstown 18-7-1999
08 Homeward Bound Bob Dylan Roma 6-6-1991
09 Slip Sliding Away Paul Simon Camden 17-7-1999
10 Highlands Bob Dylan Chula Vista 25-6-1999
11 Late In The Evening  Paul Simon Noblesville 9-9-1999
12 Cool Cool River Paul Simon Hartford 24-7-1999
13 Joke Bob Dylan Duluth 3-7-1999
14 Cocaine Blues Bob Dylan Holmdel 28-7-1999
15 The Coast Paul Simon Burgettstown 18-7-1999
16 The Sound Of Silence  Bob Dylan & Paul Simon Concord 18-6-1999
17 Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan & Paul Simon Austin 15-9-1999

Compilation by Blindwilly of The Netherlands, Fall 2011. Artwork by Dylanforeverman, France.

mp3: Dylan&Simon_1999 Tour Comp_mp3.part1.rar
Dylan&Simon_1999 Tour Comp_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC: Dylan&Simon_1999 Tour Comp_FLAC.part1.rar
Dylan&Simon_1999 Tour Comp_FLAC.part2.rar


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tom Petty, Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch and Solo Petty LP Outtakes, 1972-1977

Tom Petty, Mudcrutch
Mudcrutch Demos and Solo Petty LP Outtakes
circa 1972-1977

Recordings from various sources, fair to very good quality
Available in both lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

In response to a recent request, I dug out this collection of demos and outtakes from the early days of Mudcrutch and Tom Petty's initial aborted solo project. And since this contains some very interesting relics from the past in the careers of the revived Mudcrutch band and Petty himself, I decided to go ahead and post it here for all to enjoy. As most probably know now, Mudcrutch was Petty's band in Gainesville, FL, before the days of The Heartbreakers (although core members Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench were in both bands). After several years making the rounds in central Florida, in 1974, they packed up their van, and armed with a demo tape, headed out West to find fame, fortune, and a recording contract. They made it as far as Tulsa (and ultimately L.A.), where they hooked up with Leon Russel's Shelter Records, and began recording some tracks for an eventual album. However, things didn't work out, the album never happened (the only released product from that association was an unsuccessful single, 'Depot Street'), and by 1975, the band was dropped and quickly split up. However, Shelter was still interested in Petty by himself to make a solo album, which he started to work on, but it just wasn't coming together without a solid band behind him. On a trip back home to Gainesville, Petty checked out the new band Campbell and Tench was putting together, and that group just felt right to Petty, and they became The Heartbreakers and Petty's permanent band. So, the solo album was dropped and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers began fresh. So, this collection contains remnants from the original Mudcrutch Demo tape (circa 1973-1974) that the boys brought with them on their journey West, some tracks from their recording sessions at Shelter Church Studios (including a rare Danny Roberts vocal track), as well as some songs from Petty's solo album sessions (1975). However, not all the songs presented here are actually from that period (10 of the 15 tracks are), as there are also several songs that come from The Heartbreakers sessions in and around the album You're Gonna Get It, which are from around 1977-1978. So, although not all Mudcrutch related stuff (some Hertbreakers, too), this is a very interesting set of songs that for the most part never were developed or followed up on any further. Recording quality varies greatly, but most of the tracks have surprisingly good sound. Certainly a must for any fan of Tom Petty, Mudcrutch , and the Heartbreakers.

1.  Another Lonely Night
2.  Don't It Get Weird
3.  You're Driving me Crazy
4.  She's A Screamer
5.  Parade of Loons
6.  Makin' Some Noise
7.  You Don't Care
8.  Don't Bring me Down
9.  Save Me
10.  Don't Make It Any Easier
11.  Lost in Your Eyes
12.  Long way From Home 1
13.  Long Way From Home 2
14.  Once Upon a Time Somewhere
15.  Country Girls Run Dry

FLAC - Mudcrutch and Petty solo outtakes_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Mudcrutch and Petty solo outtakes_mp3.rar