Sunday, November 20, 2016

Midnight Ramble Band and Guests - 2016-08-06 - Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Celebration - Damrosch Park, Lincon Center, New York

The Midnight Ramble Band and Guests
August 6, 2016
The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Celebration
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Audience recording, Good quality.
Mp3 @ 224 kbps

With the 40th anniversary of The Band's historic final concert, The Last Waltz, coming up this week (Thanksgiving Day), many tributes to and celebrations of one of the greatest concerts in rock history will be held all around the US. Most of these tribute shows feature primarily local artists and celebrities, but some are all-star affairs. A couple of tribute show were already held earlier his year in New Orleans, featuring Warren Haynes, Don Was, and Michael McDonald, among others. This same group also plans to take this Last Waltz 40th show on tour in early 2017. A series of shows in New Zealand feature surviving Band member Garth Hudson, along with John Simon, and a host of NZ locals. Another all-star tribute show, and one also with direct ties to the actual 'Band' was held earlier this summer at Lincoln Center, New York, where Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band, which was Levon Helm's Band for many years prior to his death, hosted a gala tribute event. This show featured a couple of performers that were at the original Last Waltz, in Dr. John and Howard Johnson, as well as guests Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Patti Griffith, Buddy Miller, and newcomers Anderson East and Teddy Thompson (Richard Thompson's son). It was a scaled-down version of the epic-length original show, featuring most of the best songs, done in as authentic as possible versions (such as using Allen Toussaint's original horn arrangements, etc.). Overall, a wonderful show, and here it is for you. But of course, it is still no comparison to the original. Unfortunately, I only have this in the 224 kbps version posted here (obtained from BigO Worldwide). I'm sure there are higher quality versions floating around, but for now this is the best I have. Happy Thanksgiving to all!. Of course, the original full-length The Last Waltz is also available as posted previously (here), to relive the actual concert event.

Disc 1:
Track 101. Intro 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 102. This Wheel’s On Fire 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 103. The Shape I’m In 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 104. Life Is A Carnival 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 105. Up On Cripple Creek (with Buddy Miller) 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 106. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (with Buddy Miller) 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 107. Ophelia (with Teddy Thompson) 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 108. Helpless (with Patti Griffith) 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 109. Evangeline (with Patti Griffith) 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 110. Caravan (with Anderson East) 6:44 (11.3MB)
Track 111. Rag Mama Rag (with Howard Johnson) 8:35 (14.4MB)
58 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. It Makes No Difference (with Lucinda Williams) 7:56 (13.3MB)
Track 202. Further On Up The Road (with Bob Weir) 7:52 (13.2MB)
Track 203. Such A Night (with Dr John; song cuts out at 2:02 due to tape flip) 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 204. Down South In New Orleans (with Buddy Miller) 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 205. Long Black Veil 5:27 (9.2MB)
Track 206. Genetic Method 2:27 (4.1MB)
Track 207. Chest Fever 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 208. Forever Young (everyone except Dr John) 9:13 (15.5MB)
Track 209. The Weight (all) 5:35 (9.4MB)
54 mins

Larry Campbell and The Midnight Ramble Band, with Featured Guests:
Theresa Williams, Buddy Miller, Teddy Thompson, Patti Griffith, Anderson East, Howard Johnson, Lucinda Williams, Bob Weir, and Dr. John

 Midnight Ramble Band and Guests_2016-08-06_Last Waltz 40th Ann.Celebration.rar

Monday, November 14, 2016

Timbuk3 - 1989-11-04 - Paradise Theater, Boston, MA

November 4, 1989
Paradise Theater, Boston, MA

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

Here's a rare treat that I only recently discovered (thanks to mediaaddict for posting this on G101 forum). This is the only full-length concert recording of the wonderful Timbuk3 that I know of, so it is great to be able to post it here. This comes from 1989, on tour in support of their 3rd great album, Edge of Allegiance, which contains even more pointed political and social commentary than their previous albums, all while maintaining that dark and edgy cynical humor. Just great stuff from a totally unique band. By this time the duo of Pat and Barbara MacDonald had added a drummer for their live shows, and would shortly add a bass as well to become a full-fledged band. But this show comes at a good time in the band's history, featuring a variety of songs from their first 3 albums (which were their best), as well as a few non-album tracks, and a revamped version (slower, darker, funkier) of their one hit single ('The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades'). All in all, a wonderful show from a very talented (and much-missed) band.
   01. walkon and tuning 1:10
   02. B-side of Life 3:36
   03. National Holiday 4:00
   04. Waves of Grain 3:49
   05. Rev. Jack & His Roamin' Cadillac Church 4:24
   06. Count to Ten 4:52
   07. Facts About Cats 3:54
   08. Dance Fever 2:53
   09. Standard White Jesus 4:36
   10. Looking for Work 3:58
   11. Dirty Dirty Rice 3:45 (end applause spliced, tape flip)
   12. Third Rail > 3:28
   13. You are My Government 3:52
   14. a story 2:31      
   15. Easy 4:29        
   16. Life is Hard 4:48   
   17. The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades 3:03               
   18. Grand Old Party (and encore break) 5:21
   19. Eden Alley 3:26   
   20. Assholes on Parade 3:52
   21. WW III Blues > 2:37
   22. Not Fade Away 5:37  (end applause spliced)
   23. Hairstyles and Attitudes 4:56 (end applause spliced)

Pat MacDonald: acoustic and electric bass, MIDI guitar, harmonica vocals and drum programming
Barbara MacDonald: electric guitar, mandolin, violin, vocals and rhythm programming
Wally Ingram: drums

Link Updated (02/27/19)
mp3 - Timbuk3 - 1989-11-04 - Boston_mp3.rar

FLAC - Timbuk3 - 1989-11-04 - Boston_FLAC.rar