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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – New York, NY (08/28/65)

Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
New York City
August 28th 1965
(JTT Transfer from Open Reel)

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Audience Recording

SOURCE: Open Reel 7 1/2ips (Low Generation) Tandberg 3600XD > Soundforge PRO 10b > FLAC Level 8
All Destructive Joins Edited, No EQ etc.
Transfer & Artwork, JTT




November 8, 2012 Posted by | Bob Dylan, Bootleg Bonanza, Fresh Boots, mp3 downloads, Music | 4 Comments

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Del McCoury Band 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival (06/22/2012)


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Del McCoury Band
Friday, June 22, 2012
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Town Park – Telluride, CO

Source: Schoeps mk2s (FOB, split ~20′, ~12′ up) > Grace Lunatec v3 (XLR out) > Apogee Mini Me (coax out) > Tascam HD-P2 @ 24/48 by Richard Skaggs and Barrett Miller.
Transfer: Sound Forge 10.0 > CD Wave > flac by Bob Fager

01 Intro
02 Dry My Tears and Move On
03 She’s Left Me Again
04 Bluegrass Breakdown
05 Hard On My Heart
06 Train 45
07 Nashville Cats
09 Kentucky Waltz
10 In Despair
11 Alabama Waltz
12 Hello Lonely
13 Who Showed Who
14 Roll On Buddy, Roll On
15 My Love Will Not Change
16 Midnight On The Stormy Deep
17 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
18 White House Blues

July 10, 2012 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Del McCoury, FLAC, Fresh Boots, Music | Leave a comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Allman Brothers – San Francisco, CA (12/31/73)

Allman Brothers Band
December 31, 1973
Cow Palace
San Francisco, CA

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Disc 1:
(Set 1)
1. Wasted Words
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. One Way Out
4. Stormy Monday
5. Midnight Rider
6. Blue Sky
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
(Set 2)
8. Happy New Year!
9. Statesboro Blues

Disc 2:
1. Southbound
2. Come and Go Blues
3. Ramblin’ Man
4. Trouble No More
5. Jessica
6. Les Brers In A Minor >
7. Drums >
8. Les Brers In A Minor

Disc 3:
(Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzman & Boz Scaggs join up for the remainder of the show)
1. Whipping Post Jam >
2. Linda Lou / Mary Lou
3. Hideaway > You Upset Me
4. Bo Diddley > Mountain Jam > Bo Diddley

Disc 4:
1. Save My Life
2. Blues Jam
(Set 3)
3. You Don’t Love Me
4. Will The Circle Be Unbroken >
5. Mountain Jam

From the uploader:

Here’s the deal… There are multiple versions of this 12/31/73 show in circulation. The most common (and the only one that I’ve seen) is supposed to be from the Pre FM reels (which were most likely damaged, keep reading). On the heavily circulated version there were numerous flaws, most were either digital noise or clipping. A new transfer was just done from a Reel To Reel FM Master. This new FM master did not have any of the flaws that were present on the common “Pre FM” version, but FM Master was of slightly lesser quality.

The solution? Small portions of the new FM master were spliced into the higher quality version when there was digital noise, clipping, etc. Those defects have now been eliminated. The splicing was done well, at most points it’s unnoticeable, but there were a couple of splices that didn’t line up perfectly, one of those would be the splice that provides the intro to Liz Reed. Either way, this show sounds much better than it did before, and it’s the best source I know of to be in circulation.

Here are some of the other edits that were done… There was digital noise in some of Bill Graham’s band intro, this was spliced in OK from the other copy. Various count-ins were slightly clipped, but are now spliced in seamlessly. These are usually when KSAN DJ’s talk, those short station ID’s have also been put back in. The KSAN announcer’s (Tom Donahue) count-in at New Year’s was similarly clipped, this has been restored, clipped notes at the beginning of Jessica have also been restored. There were many other additional edits, but you get the picture.

November 7, 2011 Posted by | Allman Brothers, Bootleg Bonanza, Fresh Boots, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Syd Barrett – Last Recording Session

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Syd Barrett’s Last Recording Session
Abbey Road Studios


Boogie #1
Boogie #2
Boogie #3
If You Go #1
Ballad (unfinished)
If You Go #2
Slow Boogie
John Lee Hooker
Fast Boogie

Source: Peter Jenner’s Mixdown Reel
Lineage: Boot Vinyl LP “You Got It Now!” -> Sound Forge ->click and crackle removal, vinyl restoration, and light NR ->FLAC via FLAC frontend level 6, sectors aligned and verified

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Fresh Boots, mp3 downloads, Music, Syd Barrett | Leave a comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Acoustic Rock


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Neil Young
Acoustic Young 1976

01 – Campaigner
02 – The Old Laughing Lady
03 – Human Highway
04 – Tell Me Why
05 – After The Goldrush
06 – Harvest
07 – Mr. Soul
08 – Here We Are In The Years
09 – Journey Through The Past
10 – White Line
11 – Give Me Strength
12 – Don’t Say You Win Don’t Say You Loose
13 – Mellow My Mind
14 – Too Far Gone
15 – Needle & The Damage Done
16 – Poca Hontas
17 – Roll An Other Number
18 – The Loosing End
19 – Love Is A Rose
20 – Sugar Mountain

This is a compilation of acoustic songs from the 1976 tour with Crazy Horse (the first Crazy Horse tour with Frank “Pancho” Sampedro taking the place of the late Danny Whitten). Joel Bernstein first connected with Neil a few years earlier as a photographer, and has played a lot of roles in Neil’s career, including, most relevant, official archivist.

I don’t know if there’s one agreed upon story about how this tape got out to traders, one version is that Joel gave the tapes to the roadcrew at the end of the tour as a souvenir.

Acoustic Young
(CD 69 min. – Oh Boy 1-9082)
Sources: (7) Boulder, CO 76-11-7
(10) Fort Worth, TX 76-11-10
(11) Houston, TX 76-11-11
(14) Madison, WI 76-11-14
(15l) Chicago, IL 76-11-15 (late)
(20e) NYC 76-11-20 (early)
(20l) NYC 76-11-20 (late)
(22l) Boston, MA 76-11-22 (late)
(24e) Atlanta, GA 76-11-24 (early)
(24l) Atlanta, GA 76-11-24 (late)

Notes: This is an edited version of the Joel Bernstein tape. Heart of Gold and A man needs a maid are missing

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Fresh Boots, Music, Neil Young, Radio Free MP3 | Leave a comment

Fresh Boots – 03/16/07

benk1.jpgIt has been way too long since my last Fresh Boots. In the last several weeks, I have, in fact, obtained new bootlegs, but for whatever reason (namely my own laziness) I haven’t written about them. I am working on some new schedules and plans to maximize my writing while I am also working.

In some ways, working will help me write, because my time is now limited and thus the need to schedule and prioritize is greater.

I have also been spending the past several weeks slowly adding my music collection to my computer, and then onto the iPod. It is slow, grating work, but it is moving along nicely. This has, in part, also kept me from downloading too much music, as the ripping process takes up a lot of memory, and slows downloads a great deal.

Enough of that, let’s get to the boots.

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March 16, 2007 Posted by | Fresh Boots | Leave a comment

Fresh Boots – 12/16/06

lucy.jpgLucy Kaplansky
Cleveland, OH
Beachland Ballroom

It’s been an off week for weekly features around here at Brewster’s Millions. First I totally miss this week’s Random Shuffle (which I didn’t actually forget it, but put off the final edit for a day and then another and then it was so close to next week I figured I’d skip it entirely) and now it’s late Saturday afternoon and I’m just now writing Fresh Boots. You guys forgive me though, right?

I first heard of Lucy Kaplansky through the group Cry, Cry, Cry, which is kind of a neo-folks super-group Kaplansky formed with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell. They produced one album together, but it is a lovely thing and I’ve since gained interest in their solo projects.

Although that’s not exactly right, for I haven’t actually bought any of their solo albums, but continually think that I should. The good sir, Mark Saleski recently reviewed a Kaplansky album and sent me off to the Archive for this show. I’ve yet to give it a spin (how surprising I know) and look forward to hearing what this lovely voice can produce live.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ

Likewise a fellow writer recently reviewed a Robert Randolph album and remembering how much my brother-in-law loves this man I decided to hit up the Archive again.

I mostly know Randolph by association. Like I said my brother-in-law is very much a fan and has a few albums, and I have long enjoyed his turn with the Blind Boys in Alabama on their album, Higher Ground. I also caught him the other week on Austin City Limits and put on a spectacular show. This one came highly rated on the Archive so it should be a good showing.

December 16, 2006 Posted by | Fresh Boots | Leave a comment

Fresh Boots – 12/8/06

picsben6.jpgBen Folds
August 24, 2005
Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

Ben Folds has slowly grown on me over the years. I first heard of him through a friend of mine while I was living in Joplin, Missouri. She dug the crap out of his album Whatever And Amen, and often played it while we were driving around in her old Camaro. I dug the groove of “500 Angry Dwarves” and the rest of the album was alright while we were driving around together.

It was so alright that I got a copy of that album, but it never seemed as good listening to it by myself. Somehow being in that old sport racer with my friend made it sound better than it actually was. But it was interesting enough to keep Ben Folds in the back of my musical mind.

I thought of him again while reading 31 Songs by Nick Hornby. He talks about Folds ability as a lyricist and how writing a good story is nearly an extinct craft. Again I picked up a copy of Rockin the Suburbs, and again it didn’t really settle into me.

It was only a few months ago, whilst playing an .mp3 CD I had created at work that I truly begun to dig the Fold. Several songs from Rockin’ made it onto the disk and I realized how brilliant they were. A few more spins of the full album and I’m starting to chart myself as a fan.

With that in mind I downloaded this live show the other day. I’ve heard very good things about Folds live and look forward to listening to this.

Leo Kottke and Mike
November 15, 2002
Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO

The Leo Kottke sound has interested me for many years. An acquaintance in college loved the man and I would periodically hear his music coming out of his dorm room. It was intriguing but since we weren’t great friends, I never stayed to hear much more than a few songs. Over the years I’ve heard a few more but I’ve never really sat down and listened to the man in full.

Mike Gordon, of course, used to play for Phish and I’ve never managed to make myself a fan of that band. I’ve heard quite a bit of their work, and while I’d say they are all really talented musicians, as a whole I’ve never been able to get into their sound.

Kotke and Gordon apparently did quite a bit of touring together and the thought of this sixteen string acoustic master playing with a hippie bassist is incredibly intriguing. I’ve slipped through a few songs to get a feel for it, and it sounds absolutely fabulous.

The Beatles
Liberated Christmas Album

The Beatles recorded Christmas wishes for their fanclub every year and sent them out. This is a collection of every one of them. And each year it gets weirder and weirder. For the 1964 recording they sing a bit of a carol and then each of them take turns wishing everyone a happy holiday. By 1969 they started creating this incredibly odd version of A Christmas Carole that’s a bit science fiction and a bit Monty Python. I have to wonder what their fans must have though receiving these things in the mail each year.

December 9, 2006 Posted by | Fresh Boots | Leave a comment

Fresh Boots – 10/11/06

byrds65_ed_c.jpgA couple of weeks past due, and posting on a Wednesday instead of the usual Friday only brings in two new fresh boots. As mentioned in the last one the lack of funds and job type things have kept me pretty small in the bootleg department. But here goes anyways.

The Byrds
Jan. 4, 1970 late show
Fillmore West
San Fransisco, CA

The Byrds have always been something of an enigma to me. I first heard them through there big hits, mostly Dylan covers, that the oldies stations like to play. Eventually I bought their country album Sweetheart of the Rodeo and fell in love with it. It’s great old style country played with a pop heart. Beautiful, brilliant music.

Later, in one of my BMG music club binges, I bought their boxed set. And hated it. It was totally different from Sweetheart, way over produced and sounded like trash to my ears. I still have that set but haven’t listened to it in years.

I’ve always got my eye out for bootlegs from bands not yet in my collection, which is why I downloaded this show. Much like the boxed set I am disappointed. It’s not overproduced, but it is marred by a poor quality sound and from what I’ve listened to none of the songs stand out in anyway. It is such a let down than I am tempted to delete it from the hard drive before I burn it to disk.

Sam and Dave
MAY 2,1967
Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweeden

This is a small four song set off of a radio broadcast. Honestly, beyond the lack of disks and the no money to buy more ordeal, my hard drive is quickly filling up as well so I’m trying to cut back even more on my downloading. But a small set like this is hard to turn down.

I don’t know a whole lot about Sam and Dave, but I’ve dug their sings that still get radio play, and I am lacking in the sixties soul music sound from my bootleg collection so this seemed like a most interesting set.

That’s it. I’m trying to get better in my writing for this site. I’ve been bogging myself down in TV and movie writing so have neglected the bootlegs. Hopefully a job will come soon and I’ll find myself in longer car rides listening to good boots.

October 12, 2006 Posted by | Fresh Boots | 1 Comment

Fresh Boots – 09/23/06

I didn’t manage to trade, download or receive a single boot via a vine this week.  The thing is I recently was laid off of my job and so the finances are a little low.  Well actually, they gave me a good severance package so the finances are ok, but I expect they will get low so I’ve cut all extra expenses out of the budget, which includes blank disks. 

I still have a few dozen blanks left, but I’m trying to let them out slowly.  Thus I’ve not added myself to any vines over the last few weeks, and haven’t downloaded a whole lot of shows.  

I suspect the well will run dry over the next few weeks until I find a new job.  A feat which is proving difficult in this town.  It’s pretty bad when you look through the jobs wanted and there is absolutely nothing to apply for. I’m either underqualified, or way overqualified. 

Oh well.  I did pick up a copy of John Prine Live at the library and thus far it sounds nice.

September 23, 2006 Posted by | Fresh Boots | Leave a comment