JUNE 2005 [134 ALBUMS = 159CDs]

June 15 2005 [11CDs]

65] Kansas - Mayhem Symphony [Progressive Rock Remaster Projects 2CD] live at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, USA, Oct 31, 1976. Includes 5 song set by opening act Ambrosia and interview with Kansas. Ex FM stereo.

66] The Kinks - Winterland [no label 2CD] live at Winterland, San Francisco, Feb 19 1977 to promote Sleepwalker. Full show includes the "lost" final two tracks from Mid-Life Krisis bootleg in Ex FM stereo. Ex pre-FM stereo.

 

67] Pink Floyd - Dr Who In Denmark [no label 2CD] live in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov 10 1972. Low Generation Series. Ex- AUD stereo. Very clear recording. Unique show for jamming. CD 1 track 6 has a volume surge at beginning.

68] Rolling Stones - French Made [Dog n Cat 2CD] live at Pavilion De Paris, France, June 6 1976. CD 2 Tks 6-12 live June 7 1976. Ex- SBD mono.

69] Rolling Stones - Backstage Limited: Live in Lyon 1976 [Dog n Cat 2CD] live in Palaise Des Sports, France, June 9, 1976. Ex- SBD mono.

70] Kelly Willis - Austin, Texas 1997 [no label 1CD] live at Stubbs BBQ, SXSW festival, Mar 15, 1997. Promo tour for What I Deserve album. Ex SBD stereo. Recorded from soundboard onto Sony DAT.


June 17 2005 [9CDs]

71] Paul Bley - Treffpunkt Jazz, 1974 [no label 1CD] live in Stuttgart, Germany, Mar 19 1974 with Glen Moore on bass. Ex Digital Radio broadcast stereo. Lossy

 

72] Modern Jazz Quartet - 1959 Concert 1: UK [no label 2CD] live at unknown venue and unknown date. MJQ are John Lewis - piano; Milt Jackson - vibraphone; Percy Heath - bass and Connie Kay - drums with guests Ronnie Ross - baritone saxophone & Harriott - alto saxophone. Ex SBD? stereo.

73] Modern Jazz Quartet - 1959 Concert 2: UK [no label 2CD] live at unknown venue and unknown date. MJQ are John Lewis - piano; Milt Jackson - vibraphone; Percy Heath - bass and Connie Kay - drums. Ex SBD? stereo. This can be offered either without in between chatter or with.

74] Wes Montgomery - With Billy Taylor & Joe Williams 1964 [no label 1CD] live at unknown venue and date recorded from Navy Swings radio show. Ex- FM stereo. Some radio static.

75] Max Roach & Clifford Brown - Newport Jazz 1955 [no label 1CD] live at Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, July 16 1955. VG to Ex- mono.

76] Cecil Taylor - Koln 1978 [no label 1CD] live at Grosser Sendesaal Funkhaus, Koln, Germany, June 10 1978. Ex FM stereo. Remastered and properly tracked as 2 tracks. Some noise reduction done.

77] Cecil Taylor with Bill Dixon and Tony Oxley - Royal Festival Hall 2004 [no label 1CD] live in London, Nov 15 2004. Tks 1-3 are audience recordings. Tk 4 is digital radio broadcast [lossy]. All tracks normalised and merged. Consistent volume. Ex- stereo.


June 20 2005 [10CDs]

78] Miles Davis Sextet - Birdland Radio Show 1959 [no label 1CD] live at Birdland, New York as recorded for Armed Forces Radio Service, broadcast Aug 25 1959. After the show, Davis was loitering outside the club when a white cop asked him to move. When he didn’t, he was beaten and arrested. It is unclear why he did not obey but the event is said to have had an impact on his life and music. The sextet were Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Ray Barrett (ann)Kind of black and blue. VG+ FM mono?

79] Miles Davis Septet - Fillmore West 1970: Upgrade of MilesTree 1970 [no label 1CD] live in San Francisco, Oct 15 1970. Taken from pre-FM source of a show broadcast on KPFA-FM. This is longer than the version found on MilesTree. Ex pre-FM stereo.

80] Iris Dement - Strawberry Music Festival 1998 [no label 1CD] live at Camp Mather, Yosemite, California, May 24 1998. Ex FM stereo.

81] Divine Comedy - Bourges France [no label 1CD] live at Printemps De Bourges, May 18 2001. Ex FM stereo.

82] Steve Earle - The Alternate Guitar Town [no label 1CD] Demos and alternate takes 1986. The country rock album. Ex SBD stereo

 

83] Steve Earle - The Alternate Copperhead Road [no label 1CD] Demos and alternate takes 1988. The Irish punk meets the Stones album. Ex SBD stereo

84] Emerson Lake & Palmer - The Callow & Crash & Idle Eyes [Takrl LP 1CD] live Feb 10 1974. Taken from vinyl bootleg. Ex- SBD? stereo. Some clicks and pops.

85] Stevie Nicks - Weedsport 1986 [no label 1CD] live at Cuyahoga Fairgrounds, New York, Sept 6 1986 with Peter Frampton, gtr. Ex FM stereo.

86] Nanci Griffith - From Austin, Texas 1985 [no label 2CD] CD1 live KUT FM, Jan 20 1985. CD2 live Austin City Limits, 1985 to promote Once In A Very Blue Moon album. Ex FM stereo.


June 22 2005 [8CDs]

 

87] Lightnin’ Hopkins - Live at Ebbet’s Field 1974 [no label 1CD] live in Denver, CO, Apr 24 1974. Very exciting show with Key To The Highway, Rock Me and others. Ex pre-FM/SBD stereo.

88] Jimi Hendrix - Morning Symphony Ideas [Dagger 1CD] Official release on Experience Hendrix’s sub label. NOT FOR TRADE

89] Jimi Hendrix - The Baggy’s Rehearsal Sessions [Dagger 1CD] official release on Experience Hendrix’s sub label. NOT FOR TRADE

90] Emmylou Harris - Stockholm 1994 [no label 1CD] live in Sweden, June 7 1994 with the Nash Ramblers. Ex FM stereo.

91] New Order - Zurich 1984 [no label 1CD] live in Volkhaus, Switzerland, Apr 2, 1984. VG+ SBD stereo.

92] Billy Joel - Live in Nassau 1977 [no label 2CD] live in Nassau Coliseum, New York, Dec 11 1977 to promote The Stranger. Ex pre-FM stereo.

93] Avril Lavigne - Birmingham 2005 [no label 1CD] live in NEC, Birmingham, UK, May 22 2005. VG AUD stereo. Very boomy sound.


June 24 2005 [8DVDs]

 

94] Documentary - The Murder Of John Lennon [no label 1DVD] taken from Discovery Channel’s Turning Points In History program. The show explores John’s rise to fame as a Beatle and political activist. And the mental demise of his killer, Mark Chapman. Bonus: includes History’s Mysteries — The History Channel’s look at the Hoover FBI files and the role of Lennon’s activism in the US government’s efforts to deport him. Ex- audio and video.

95] David Bowie - Rare, Precious & Beautiful Vol 1 [no label 1DVD] Contains promo clips and live footage from 1969 to 1980. Sound problems on tks 12, 13 and 17. Inherent in the poor source. Some knowledgeable fans have said there are better sources out there. Mostly VG quality.

96] David Bowie - The Midnight Special [HeyRicky 1DVD] This is the 1984 Show televised on US The Midnight Special. Recorded at the Marquee Club Aug 18-20 1973 with Marianne Faithful, Mick Ronson and guests. VG+ video and Ex- Audio in mono. 65 mins

97] The Carpenters - Live At The BBC [no label 1DVD] live in London, Sept 25 1971. Approx 35 mins. PAL. Ex Audio and Ex- video. Movement between tracks has 2 sec pause. Probably an error when the disc was made. The source was a rebroadcast on Japanese TV.

98] VARIOUS - In Concert 1970-1971 [no label 1DVD]
Three performances James Taylor live on BBC In Concert, 1970; Cat Stevens in 1971 and Neil Young in London Feb 23 1971. Ex Audio and VG video. Pro-shot taken from TV re-broadcast on Trio Channel

99] Neil Young - At Jones Beach 1989 [no label 1DVD]
Live at Jones Beach Music Amphitheatre, Wantagh, New York, June 14 1989. This show was later released by the Scorpio label.

100] Neil Young - Muddy Track [no label 1DVD]
Movie filmed and produced by Neil Young of his and Crazy Horse’s European Tour 1987. Credited to Bernard Shakey and is a truly muddy D-I-Y recording. VG Audio and Video. Apparently rejected by the movie houses.

101] Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith Workprint [no label 1DVD]
George Lucas’ 2005 Star Wars movie was torrented on the web in a workprint edition without some special effects and with little incidental music. It came out on May 18 a day before the movie opened. Ex Audio and VG Video.


June 27 2005 [14CDs]

 

102-115] The Beatles - Complete Beatles: Digital Vinyl Audiophile Collection? [Mobile Fidelity 14CD]

Copied from original MFSL vinyl copies, most of them sealed and played for the first time. This is likely to be the B Series which means it was copied from the A Series CDRs. Here is some info:

The Digital Vinyl Audiophile Collection (DVAC) began as a closed audiophile project in 2001. It is not a duplication or derivation of the fake MFSL collection printed in Italy and Japan. The DVAC discs are true direct-LP recordings and capture about 90% of the fidelity and 'feel' of pristine MFSL vinyl pressings (the other 10% being lost--or altered--in the digital domain). Moreover, this collection addresses some of the sound-level and artifact problems that persist on virtually all the official CDs, tapes and records. For instance, the new DVAC-4B disc is the first to present the original master recording of Run For Your Life without the "thump" noise.

First, the original DVAC project (A-Series) relied on high-quality pressings (some of which were sealed prior to recording) that could be captured directly with little or no noise. Second, all aspects of the recording and copying involved quality audio components; the original analogue material was never compromised by software filters or home computer equipment. With the exception of Please Please Me, all titles were recorded using the shortest and cleanest signal path possible: phono stage to CD recorder. The result is a "permanent" near-mint collection of rare audiophile recordings.

The Mobile Fidelity LPs used to produce the A-series master discs were solid examples of mint and mint-minus JVC-Japan pressings. In fact, the DVAC discs boast reference quality sound for the three most admired Beatles albums: The sources for Abbey Road and Revolver were virgin (prior sealed) pressings, while the source for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was an equally pristine UHQR pressing! Only rarely throughout this collection can you hear a soft click through loudspeakers. With headphones, inherent vinyl noise and hiss from the original master tapes are more prominent, but seldom offensive.

The new B-Series project exploits the digital format and success of the first collection. The digital master tracks were extracted to computer, de-clicked and/or edited *only* if necessary, and then burned onto new master discs. This supplemental stage improved the intertrack quality of the play discs, and it eliminated the few audible clicks that were captured in the original project. It does not appear that any bit errors were introduced by the two additional copy stages (one read, one write).

The Digital Vinyl Audiophile Collection omits The Beatles (White Album) because the quality and fidelity of the 1998 CD re-issue is already excellent. The digital re-issue of Yellow Submarine sounds even better, but was partially used here to produce a superior 'original' album. For the other 10 titles, the best high-fidelity stereo sound is still limited to select vinyl pressings; hence this collection.

The original albums in this series were all sourced from MFSL vinyl:

Please Please Me (1963)
With the Beatles (1963)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Beatles for Sale (1964)
Help! (1965)
Rubber Soul (1965)
Revolver (1966)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
The Beatles (1968)*
Yellow Submarine (1969)
Abbey Road (1969)
Let it Be (1970)

* The trader who offered me the set included the Beatles White Album as a 2CD set. But according to the info about the DVAC set, the White Album was omitted. The trader also said his copies were silver discs pressed in Japan. There is a possibility that my copies are not the famous DVAC set.


June 29 2005 [23CDs]

116] Ryan Adams - The Sphere 2005 [no label 2CD] live in Buffalo, USA, May 14 2005. Ex SBD/AUD stereo to promote Cold Roses album. The soundboard source is Ryan’s recording mixer.

117] Brian Auger and The Trinity with Julie Driscoll - Berliner Jazztage 1968 [no label 1CD] live in Berlin, Nov 28 1968. Don Ellis guests on tk 2. Ex FM stereo

118] The Beach Boys - Carnegie Hall 1972 [Hang Ten 1CD] live at Carnegie Hall, New York, Nov 23 1972 + Tks 14-19 live in 1967. The Carnegie Hall tracks are Ex SBD stereo. Said to be recorded for unreleased live album.

 

119] The Beach Boys - Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds [Hippocamp 1CD] various DJs from England remix Pet Sounds in May 2005. Ex SBD stereo. So far only the MP3 source has emerged.

120] Bad Company - Crime Story [Baby Capone 2CD] CD1 live in Electric Ladyland, New York, Dec 13 1992. CD2 Tk 1-5 taken from debut album. Tk 6-11 live at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, Dec 4 1990. In the ‘90s Bad Company, the singer was B Howe. Ex SBD stereo.

121] Beck - Banjo Story [no label 1CD] 1988 demo tape. The story is here: http://www.whiskeyclone.net/ghost. VG+ mono? Some hiss.

122] Beck - Beck Like A Beer [no label 1CD] 1992 demo tape given to a record shop. The original tape was recorded off a 4-track. These are home demos. Only 7 tracks, approx 19m. VG+ mono?.

123] Beck - Fresh Meat & Old Slabs [no label 1CD] 1993 home demos. Beck says "Yeah, that’s something I made for my Mom actually for her birthday I think. I made it because she opened up a café and she wanted some of my music to play in the café. So I put together some of the different songs off the different tapes I’d made." Like "Banjo Story", "Don't Get Bent Out Of Shape", "1992 Demo", and "Beck, Like The Beer", this collection of oldies was done on a 4-track and was passed around to friends and family. VG+ stereo.

124] Brewer & Shipley - My Father’s Place 1979 [no label 2CD] live in Roslyn, New York, July 11, 1979. Taken from WLIR pre-FM reels. Ex SBD stereo.

125] Can - Rare Tracks [no label 1CD] Tk 1 and 2 are rare. Tk 3 can be found on the bootleg Radio Waves. Ex SBD stereo.

126] Elvis Costello - Live in St Louis 1978 [no label 1CD] live in Missouri, on KADI-FM, Jan 31 1978. Ex- FM stereo

127] Elvis Costello - Live in Berkeley 1978 [no label 1CD] live at Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley, California Feb 7 1978. Ex pre-FM stereo.

128] Elvis Costello & T-Bone Burnett - The Coward Brothers 1985 [no label 1CD] live in England at various dates and locations in 1985. VG+ AUD/FM

 

129] The Carpenters - Clean Living Millionaires [Real Thing 1CD] live in Tokyo, 1972 possibly June 2 1972 at Budokan Hall, Tokyo Japan? Gd AUD mono. Distant.

130] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Copenhagen 2004 [no label 2CD] live at Falkonerteatret in Denmark, Nov 19 2004 on Abattoir Blues Tour. Broadcast on Swedish radio, Mar 25 2005. Incomplete show. Ex FM stereo

131] Joe Cocker - The Old Waldorf 1978 [no label 1CD] live in San Francisco, Oct 1978. Taken from KSAN Pre-FM reels. Ex SBD stereo.

132] Leonard Cohen - Birmingham 1979 Soundcheck [no label 1CD] live at the Odeon, England, Dec 8 1979. 8 tracks includes oldest known performance of Billy Sunday aka Blues By The Jews. VG+ SBD stereo. Hissy

133] Leonard Cohen - Birmingham 1979 [no label 1CD] live at the Odeon, England, Dec 8 1979. Incomplete show. Ex SBD stereo.

134] Desert Rose Band - Roses At The Ritz 1989 [no label 1CD] live in New York, 1989. This is ex-Byrds Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen’s band. Ex SBD stereo. A bit too much treble.


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