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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (09/03/65)

Dylan 09 03 1965 - FRONT

Pay no attention to that cover art, this isn’t that boot, I don’t think.

Bob Dylan
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
3rd September 1965

Download FLAC: Mediafire
Download MP3@320: Mediafire

Technically this is a repost, but it was one of the first shows I ever posted and that was so long ago it hardly counts. Plus I’ve upgraded the MP3s and added in the lossless so we’re calling it new.

01 – She Belongs To Me
02 – To Ramona
03 – Gates Of Eden
04 – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
05 – Desolation Row
06 – Love Minus Zero
07 – Mr Tambourine Man
08 – Tombstone Blues
09 – I Don’t Believe You
10 – From A Buick 6
11 – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
12 – Maggie’s Farm
13 – It Ain’t Me Babe
14 – Ballad Of A Thin Man
15 – Like A Rolling Stone


Notes from the original uploader:

Good quality soundboard recording

This is another issue of the complete soundboard(?) tape of the Hollywood Bowl concert. It’s complete apart from the portion lost from the end of Tambourine Man, and the beginning of Tombstone Blues. There is noise as usual on Desolation Row.

Most reviews state that this is an interesting piece of history, rather than a truly blistering concert and I would have to agree. The acoustic set is brilliant, but doesn’t stand out from the many brilliant acoustic sets from 1964 to 1966.

The electric is a big step up from Newport, but a long way short of what was to follow in 1966. This is a fairly good electric band doing unadventurous versions of Dylan songs which mostly had already been recorded with a similar backing. It’s not an extraordinary rock group featuring Bob Dylan on vocals, like would gel on the 1966 world tour.

But, at least with this recording, you can see how they got to there from here. The most interesting thing about this lineup is how it foreshadows both the fierce rock of 1966 and, on It Ain’t Me Babe, the delicate pop of Blonde On Blonde.

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Bob Dylan, Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music | 2 Comments

Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Magic Moments, Vol. 1


Magic Moments Volume One (Bootleg CD)
Various Excellent Live Performances from Van Morrison’s 2005 Live Tour (Great Sound Clarity)
Source: Live Tracks From Van’s Web Site – 2005 – Volumes One
Download FLAC: Mediafire

As per FreeMorrison’s request, this show will not be posted in MP3.

01 – Just Like Greta – Van Morrison
Shaw Theater, London England April 14th 2005
02 – Gypsy In My Soul – Van Morrison
Leeds Castle, Maidstone July 3rd 2005
03 – Stranded – Van Morrison
Leeds Castle, Maidstone July 3rd 2005
04 – Magic Time – Van Morrison
Red Rocks Ampitheater, Denver June 10th 2005
05 – Celtic New Year – Van Morrison
Piazza Napoleone, Lucca July 21st 2005
06 – The Lion This Time – Van Morrison
Millennium Forum, Derry April 29th 2005
07 – They Sold Me Out – Van Morrison
International Center, Harrogate July 30th 2005
08 – Evening Train – Van Morrison
International Center, Harrogate July 30th 2005
09 – Evening In June – Van Morrison
Las Palmas De GranCanaria, January 4th 2005
10 – Keep Mediocrity At Bay – Van Morrison
Cimiez Arena and Gardens, Nice July 20th 2005
11 – Little Village – Van Morrison
Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona Sept. 23rd 2005
12 – Carry On Regardless – Van Morrison
Marlowe Theater, Canterbury Oct. 14th 2005
13 – Meaning Of Loneliness – Van Morrison
Marlowe Theater, Canterbury Oct. 14th 2005

Lets take a moment to give a big thanks to FreeMorrison.  It was maybe 2 or 3 years ago that he showed up around here.  At first he was just enthusiastic in the comments about the Van shows I was sharing.  Then he started privately sending me shows.  Eventually I invited him to post to this blog on his own and he did so with a vengeance.  He once told me he wanted to make the Midnight Cafe one of the premier Van Morrison sites and he just about did so.  Sadly he has some personal problems and stopped posting.  Every now and again he would pop in to say he’d like to start posting again but he never did.  I haven’t heard from him in ages.  But while he was here, he was great.

So thanks, FreeMorrison.  You shared some great music here and in other places.  Your legacy shall live on for the ages.  Hope you are doing ok, pal.

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music, Van Morrison | 5 Comments

Repost Bonanza: Chris Thile and Michael Daves – Oak Hill, NY (07/15/11)

Chris Thile and Michael Daves Duo
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Walsh Farm
Oak Hill, New York
July 15, 2011 ñ Friday

Download FLAC: Parts 1-3, Part 4
Download MP3@320: Mediafire

One quick note: the zip files have the date listed as 7/14. This is because for some reason the folders I have list that date, but the notes inside all say 7/15 which is the date I’m going with.

Masters Stage ñ Workshop 4:00 pm
Chris Thile ìMando Manî
Oktava MK-012 > Naiant Littlebox > Korg MR-1

1.Introduction Kate McNally
– Chris Solo –
2.Over The Waterfall
3.Q & A
4.Standing On A Mountain
5.Q & A
6.Raining At Sunset
7. – Enter Tim O’Brien ñ Memories of Kenny Baker RIP
8.Jerusalem Ridge
9.Nellie Kane
10. – Tim O’Brien exits, Q & A ñ Enter Michael Daves –
11.Darlin’ Corey
12.Silver Dagger
13.Bach – G minor Sonata for solo violin – Mvmt 4

Time: 60:22

Main Stage ñ 8:30 pm
Chris Thile and Michael Daves Duo

DPA 4022 > Lunatec V3 > Korg M-1000

2.Evening Prayer Blues >
3.Rabbit In A Log
4.Cry, Cry Darling
5.Loneliness And Desperation
6.Tennessee Blues
7.You’re Running Wild
8.Sleep With One Eye Open
9.My Little Girl In Tennessee
10.ìFiddle Tune Request Time pt 1î
11.Billy In The Lowground >
12.Salt Creek >
13.Wheel Hoss
14.20/20 Vision
15.Bury Me Beneath The Willow
17.ìFiddle Tune Request Time pt 2î – Enter Chris Eldrigde –
18.Lonesome Moonlight Waltz >
19.Stoney Creek >
20.Old Dangerfield
– Exit Chris Eldridge –
21.Man In The Middle
22.Mississippi Waltz
23.Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
25.Blue Night
26.outro, stage announcements

Time: 83:43

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Chris Thile, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Mercy On Us – Oh Mercy Studio Sessions

bob dylan mercy on us cover

Bob Dylan – Mercy On Us
Godfather records 136
Original silver CD -> WAV (EAC) -> FLAC (flacfrontend) -> You
“Oh Mercy” studio sessions, March – April 1989

Download FLAC: Part 1-2, Part 3
Download MP3@320: Mediafire

01. Shooting Star #1
02. God Knows #1
03. God Knows #2
04. What Good Am I
05. Most Of The Time #1
06. Everything Is Broken
07. Political World
08. Born In Time
09. Dignity
10. Shooting Star #2
11. Disease Of Conceit
12. Ring Them Bells
13. Most Of The Time #2
14. What Was It You Wanted
15. Series Of Dreams #1
16. Series Of Dreams #2
17. Series Of Dreams #3

Comments from original uploader:
While I don’t appreciate Godfather’s work on most of their releases; this bootleg is my favourite source for the outstanding “Oh Mercy” outtakes. I think they managed to reduce the hiss, without ruining the music – unlike so many other times. The versions here differ from the released versions – to bigger and lesser extent.

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Bob Dylan, Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music | 3 Comments