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.

Tracklist:
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
 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Paul Simon & Sting - 2014-03-13 - Washington DC

Paul Simon & Sting
2014-03-13
Verizon Center, Washington, DC

Audience recording (taper:whitenite), very good quality
Mp3 (320kbps) files

Since the previous collaboration tour posts were popular, let's keep with that theme. Here's Sting again, from a couple years ago, when he teamed up with Paul Simon, for a similar type tour to the one he recently did with Peter Gabriel, with a collaborative theme, performing many of their songs together, as well as each doing some short sets separately. It makes for some interesting versions of each of their songs. Of the half dozen or so shows from this tour (2014 US tour) I have heard, this is the best quality and sounding audience recording I know of. So, enjoy Paul & Sting on this enjoyable trip through their greatest hits, with just a bit of a difference. After this successful US tour, Paul & Sting set out for europe & the rest of the world in 2015, of which there also are several nice shows available. Note:For those partial to lossless, although I don't have this one in FLAC, I know that it is available out there if you look around for it. Perhaps later I'll post an update in lossless if I run across the files.
 
Tracklist:
Paul & Sting together
01 Brand New Day 05:17
02 The Boy in the Bubble 04:23
03 Fields of Gold 04:49
Sting
04 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic 04:33
05 Englishman in New York 05:09
06 I Hung My Head 05:09
07 Driven to Tears 05:32
08 Walking on the Moon 04:36
Paul & Sting
09 Mother and Child Reunion 03:28
Paul
10 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 04:04
11 Dazzling Blue 05:06
12 Graceland 05:14
13 Still Crazy After All These Years 04:39
14 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard 04:19
Paul & Sting
15 Fragile 05:41
Sting
16 America 02:52
17 Message in a Bottle 05:39
18 The Hounds of Winter 06:20
19 They Dance Alone 05:58
20 Roxanne 04:09
21 Desert Rose 05:26
Paul & Sting
22 The Boxer 06:01
Paul
23 That Was Your Mother 04:02
24 Hearts and Bones 06:09
25 Mystery Train / Wheels 04:10
26 The Obvious Child 04:45
27 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes 07:01
28 You Can Call Me Al 06:30
-Encore- Paul & Sting
29 Bridge Over Troubled Water 05:23
30 Every Breath You Take 04:44
31 Late in the Evening 05:42
32 When Will I Be Loved? 02:37

Paul Simon & Sting_2014-03-13_DC_mp3.part1.rar
Paul Simon & Sting_2014-03-13_DC_mp3.part2.rar
Paul Simon & Sting_2014-03-13_DC_mp3.part3.rar



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Neil Young (solo acoustic) - 1999-04-27 - University of Akron, Akron, OH

Neil Young (solo acoustic)
April 27, 1999
Edwin J. Thomas Hall, University of Akron,
Akron, OH

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

In the process of getting the previous post (NY, 1999-05-29-Austin) as a request for blog reader (Ted), we determined that he had one of Neil's 1999 shows that I did not have, so he sent it to me. And since it also is a very good recording, and I have not seen this show available elsewhere, here it is for all to enjoy. Like all the shows from this remarkable acoustic tour, it features a very eclectic setlist, with many Neil songs rarely heard in concert elsewhere (certainly not a greatest hits set by any means). I have recordings from a couple dozen of these 1999 shows, and each one is uniquely interesting and entertaining. So, here's some more acoustic Neil from the 1999 shows, and one that I hadn't heard before getting this from Ted. So, thanks for this one, Ted.

Tracklist
CD 1:
1. On The Way Home
2. Looking Forward
3. Goin' Back
4. Out Of Control
5. Albuquerque
6. World on a String
7. Buffalo Springfield Again
8. Birds
9. Philadelphia
10. Dance Dance Dance
11. Organic Farming
12. Homegrown
13. Daddy Went Walkin'

CD 2:
1. Distant Camera
2. Razor Love
3. The Last Trip To Tulsa
4. Southern Pacific
5. Flying on the Ground is Wrong
6. Harvest Moon
7. Slowpoke
8. Ohio
9. After The Gold Rush
10. Good To See You
11. Southern Man
12. Silver and Gold

mp3: Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_mp3.part1.rar
      Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC: Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_FLAC.part1.rar
      Neil Young_1999-04-27_Akron_FLAC.part2.rar



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Neil Young (solo acoustic) - 1999-05-29 - Austin, TX

NEIL YOUNG (solo acoustic)
May 29, 1999
Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
Audience recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Sorry for the long delays between new posts this summer. I've been gone alot, and just been very busy with other things lately. Anyway, recently, this show from Neil Young's excellent 1999 solo acoustic tour was requested by a reader, so I dug it out, and in listening to it again, realized just how good both the performance and recording are, so here it is for all to enjoy.

Tracklist:
CD 1:
1. On The Way Home
2. Looking Forward
3. Goin' Back
4. Out Of Control
5. Cortez The Killer
6. Dreamin' Man
7. Buffalo Springfield Again
8. Philadelphia
9. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
10. Homegrown
11. Pocahontas
12. Daddy Went Walkin'
13. Distant Camera

CD 2:
1. The Last Trip To Tulsa
2. Southern Pacific
3. Old Man
4. Red Sun
5. Long May You Run
6. Harvest Moon
7. The Needle And The Damage Done
8. The Great Divide
9. Slowpoke
10. After The Gold Rush
11. Good To See You
12. Sugar Mountain
13. Powderfinger
14. Heart Of Gold

FLAC: Neil Young_1999-05-29_Austin_FLAC.rar

mp3: Neil Young_1999-05-29_Austin_mp3.part1.rar 
        Neil Young_1999-05-29_Austin_mp3.part2.rar
 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sting & Peter Gabriel - 2016-06-26 - Camden, NJ

Sting & Peter Gabriel
BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 26, 2016
Audience Recording, Good Quality


Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions
Recording location: Section 104, row M.
Recorded by: Tapehead2

Here's another current collaborative tour, featuring two solo rock icons playing some of their greatest hits together, Sting & Peter Gabriel. And what makes this collaborative show (tour) something more special than the usual double headliner show (each performer does their own set, then maybe perform together for a few songs at the end) is that this is a truly collaborative show throughout with both performers (and their bands) playing together on each others songs through the entire concert. Most of the time this means singing background or harmony vocals on each others songs, but also several songs featuring co-lead vocals, and even some where the other artist takes the lead instead the original vocalist, sometimes even completely re-arranging the song into their own style. For example, Gabriel does a decidedly different version of  Sting's 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free', giving it a complete Gabriel-ized makeover, with very interesting results. Sting takes lead on Gabriel's Shock the Monkey and a snippet of Dancing with the Moonlight King, among others, and the two exchange vocals and harmonies on a number of songs. The two bands also merge and interact on several songs as well, resulting in some new twists on the old classics, and a very interesting show. I believe the tour is continuing for a couple more weeks, so if it comes your way, be sure to check it out. If it missed your area, at least you can check out a representative show here to hear this unique combination of talents and great songs.

Tracklist:
01 The Rhythm of the Heat
02 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
03 No Self Control
04 Invisible Sun
05 Games Without Frontiers
06 Shock the Monkey
07 Secret World
08 Driven to Tears
09 Fragile
10 Red Rain
11 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (excerpt)
12 Message in the Bottle
13 Darkness
14 Walking in Your Footsteps
15 Kiss that Frog
16 Don't Give Up
17 The Hounds of Winter
18 Big Time
19 Englishman in New York
20 Solsbury Hill
21 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
22 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
23 Roxanne/Ain't No Sunshine
24 Love Can Heal
25 Desert Rose
26 In Your Eyes
Encore:
27 Every Breath You Take
28 Sledgehammer

Length:  2:39:00

mp3 - Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_mp3.part1.rar
Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC - Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_FLAC.part1.rar
 Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_FLAC.part2.rar

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle - 2016-06-13 - Union Chapel, London

 Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
 2016-06-13
Union Chapel, London, UK

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC)
and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions
A Soledriver Recording


Here's Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle in a recent show from their current joint 'Colvin & Earle' Tour, promoting their just-released new album together. Here are 2 renowned singer-songwriters, from seemingly very different styles and backgrounds joining forces to produce an album of new songs (some jointly written, some covers). The album has received a somewhat mixed reception so far, mainly by fans of each of these veteran songwriter-performers concerned that this combined effort does not sound like or is as good as their respective solo work. But that is missing the point of the collaboration completely, in that it isn't supposed to be a Shawn Colvin album or a Steve Earle album, this is Colvin & Earle, a whole different entity, and it is a delight to hear the two of them singing together on their new shared songs and the selected covers they do. And this show is a good intro to the album, as they perform all the songs from the album, some additional covers, but only a select few of their own solo songs they are most known for (So, those wanting a normal Colvin OR Earle show, may be disappointed). To me, what is great about this collaboration (and this show) is its very simplicity. The new songs are good basic 'Americana' songs. There are no fancy arrangements or intricate harmony workings here, just the song basics and the both of them singing together on all the songs. It has the feel of two old friends just getting together and playing some songs, joining in where they feel like it, and it all working out seamlessly. It's like you're witnessing these 2 old musical pros just casually playing and singing together in their living room, just for the fun of it. Certainly a very nice way to spend an evening. Check it out.   

Tracklist:
01 - Wake Up Little Susie
02 - Come What May
03 - You Were On My Mind
04 - Raise The Dead
05 - Ruby Tuesday
06 - Tobacco Road
07 - That Don't Worry Me Now
08 - Someday
09 - The Way That We Do
10 - You're Right (I'm Wrong)
11 - Burnin' It Down
12 - Sunny Came Home
13 - The Galway Girl
14 - Happy And Free
15 - Tell Moses
16 - You're Still Gone
Encores:
17 - Intro...
18 - Baby's In Black
19 - Diamond In The Rough
20 - Copperhead Road

mp3 - Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_mp3.part1.rar
Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_mp3.part2.rar


FLAC -Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_FLAC.rar

Friday, June 24, 2016

Steve Goodman - 1972-12-09 - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL