Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - 1986-06-12 - Sacramento, CA

Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
June 12, 1986
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
True Confessions Tour
Audience recording (from 1st gen. cassette), good sound quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Continuing with the Collaborative Tours theme, and sticking with Dylan, as he has been known to be involved with some very interesting combinations over the years (w/The Band, The Grateful Dead, etc.), here's a great combination tour that that goes back a ways, to 1986, when Dylan teamed up with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, for the True Confessions tour. For this tour, Tom and the Boys served as Bob's back-up band, as well as taking the spotlight with some of their own songs. If that seems like a really good match-up, well it is. Note that this was still a few years before Dylan joined Petty (along with George Harrison,  Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison) as The Traveling Wilburys, so this is all pure Dylan and Petty stuff, and wonderful it is. This show is from early in the tour, in Sacramento, and although there are some better recordings available from this tour, most of those are not complete shows. Here we have the complete show, and a very good (but not great) audience recording. So, check out Bob and Tom, and the Rest of the Heartbreakers in this unique tour and show.

Dylan w/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers backing
1. So Long, Good Luck And Goodbye (Weldon Rogers)
2. Positively 4th Street
3. Clean Cut Kid
4. I'll Remember You
5. Shot Of Love
6. We Had It All (Donny Fritts-Troy Seals)
7. Masters Of War
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
8. Straight Into Darkness
9. I Need to Know
10. The Waiting
11. Refugee
Dylan - Acoustic set
12. To Ramona (solo)
13. It Ain't Me, Babe (solo)
14. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (solo)
15. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null) (w/Petty&Heartbreakers)
16. Lenny Bruce (w/Petty&Heartbreakers)
Dylan & Full Band
17. I'm Moving On (Hank Snow)
18. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
19. Lonesome Town (Baker Knight)
20. Ballad Of A Thin Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
21. So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star (R. McGuinn/C. Hillman)
22. Spike
23. Breakdown
24. Bye Bye Johnny (Chuck Berry)
Dylan w/ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
25. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
26. Seeing The Real You At Last
27. I And I
28. Like A Rolling Stone
29. In The Garden
30. Blowin' In The Wind
31. Happy Birthday (trad.)/Rock With Me Baby (John Lee Hooker)
32. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

mp3 - Dylan-Petty_1986-06-12_Sacramento_mp3.part1.rar

FLAC - Dylan-Petty_1986-06-12_Sacramento_FLAC.part1.rar


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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

Paul Simon & Sting
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.
Paul & Sting together
01 Brand New Day 05:17
02 The Boy in the Bubble 04:23
03 Fields of Gold 04:49
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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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
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