martedì 31 dicembre 2013

ELVIS - "NEW YEAR'S EVE" (Civic Center Arena, Pittsburgh, PA - December 31st, 1976) [VG AUD - FLAC]



Benché tratto da un nastro di prima generazione, ripulito a dovere con sofisticate tecniche digitali, e in formato FLAC, si tratta pur sempre di un Audience Recording. Uno Show registrato dal pubblico, insomma, e quindi con tutte le imperfezioni del caso: applausi "in primo piano", urla di acclamazione dei fans e qualche commento ad alta voce. Tuttavia - oltre all'effetto gradevole e straniante (almeno per me) di trovarsi catapultati in un'arena gremita da 16,000 persone festanti che cantano "Auld Lang Syne" insieme ad Elvis in attesa del 1977 - si tratta di una Performance spettacolare di Presley, forse la più energica e vigorosa nell'arco di due mesi, che può vantare interpretazioni incendiarie di "See See Rider", "Trying To Get To You" e "Polk Salad Annie", così come di versioni maestose e solenni di brani popolarissimi quali "Hurt" e "Unchained Melody". E comunque, a dispetto dei "piccoli" difetti della registrazione amatoriale d'antan, la qualità audio si avvicina molto a quelle effettuate da un mixer. Mai come in questo caso si può affermare che la bellezza sta nelle orecchie di chi ascolta ;-) Il mio giudizio? 8½ al concerto e 6½-7 all'audio.

FELICE ANNO NUOVO! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


P.S. Per la PW, contattatemi in privato... For the PW, mail me...

lunedì 11 novembre 2013

LED ZEPPELIN CONQUER EUROPE [SDB Bootleg - FLAC]




Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: 1980.06.29 (June 29th, 1980)
Title: Led Zeppelin Conquer Europe
Label: Empress Valley Supreme Disc - EVSD 70/71
Venue: Hallenstadion
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Source: Excellent-Superb Stereo Soundboard/Very Good-Excellent Stereo Audience
Audio Codec: FLAC (Lossless)
Audio Quality: Excellent/Superb
Running Time: 02:04:47
Total Size: 778.75 MB
Artwork: Included

Lineage: Original Silver CDs > EAC > WAV > FLAC

Notes: Taken from Jimmy Page's Private Master Tape! Rumoured to be professionally filmed...


Disc 1 EVSD-70

01. The Train Kept A Rollin'
02. Nobody's Fault But Mine
03. (Out On The Tiles intro) Black Dog
04. In The Evening
05. The Rain Song
06. Hot Dog
07. All My Love
08. Trampled Underfoot
09. Since I've Been Loving You

Disc 2 EVSD-71

01. Achilles Last Stand
02. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
03. Kashmir
04. Stairway To Heaven
05. Rock And Roll
06. Heartbreaker


Buongiorno! O "BUONASERA"? E' una sorta di indovinello che risolverete ascoltando il Boot degli Zep... Si tratta dello show di Zurigo del loro ultimissimo Tour, quello europeo del 1980. La qualità audio è fantastica, ad eccezione di pochi minuti di registrazione Audience. L'unico, trascurabile neo del concerto è "Kashmir", a tal punto abborracciata e pasticciata dalla band che Plant si sentì in dovere di giustificare la deludente performance e mettere in guardia chi stava presumibilmente registrando lo spettacolo: "If anybody's bootlegging that, you'll have to scratch that number 'cause wasn't completely correct - somehow we got through it."
Si dice che lo show sia stato filmato in modo professionale...


Review:

"One of the best shows from the 1980 tour, this show has a great version of Heartbreaker and The Train Kept a Rollin'. Jimmy flashes between inspired playing and getting his fingers caught in the strings. The rest of the group play well and seem to be having fun, although they totally botch Kashmir. That caused Plant to commented it: "If anybody's bootlegging that, you'll have to scratch that number cause wasn't completely correct - somehow we got through it." Robert's voice is in great shape." (Argenteum Astrum)

Enjoy the listening! (And remember: comments are always welcomed!)

LED ZEPPELIN CONQUER EUROPE

venerdì 8 novembre 2013

LOU REED - "AT THE MUSEUM WITH ELVIS" (Guggenheim Museum, NYC - 07.10.1993) [SDB Bootleg - FLAC]



Artist: LOU REED feat. Laurie Anderson
Title: AT THE MUSEUM WITH ELVIS
Year Of Release: ?
Label: Unofficial Release - Bootleg
Date: 07.10.1993 (Oct. 7th, 1993)
Venue: Guggenheim Museum
Location: New York City
Source: Soundboard
Audio Codec: FLAC (Lossless)
Audio Quality: Excellent
Running Time: 00:32:36
Total Size: 111 MB
Artwork: Included (Homemade)

Credits and BIG THANKS to LYOKO and his blog "bootblogger-lyoko.blogspot.com"

TRACKLIST:

1. Elvis Presley Medley:
   - Mystery Train
   - That's Alright Mama
   - Good Rockin' Tonight
   - Mystery Train
2. Dirty Blvd.
3. Busload of Faith
4. Satellite of Love
5. Sweet Jane
6. The Tracks of My Tears
   (The Miracles cover)
7. Walk on the Wild Side

LOU REED - "AT THE MUSEUM WITH ELVIS"

PW: andy

martedì 29 ottobre 2013

LOU REED - Live at the Mu.Vi., Modena, Italy - 01.07.2004 (RARE BOOTLEG) REPOST




Artist: Lou Reed
Title: Live at the Mu.Vi., Modena, Italy
Year Of Release:
Label: BOOTLEG
Date: 01-07-2004 (July 1st, 2004)
Tour: 2004 Tour (USA, Japan & Europe)
Venue: Parco Novi Sad - Mu.Vi. (Music Village)
Location: Modena, Italy
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 128 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Concert Quality / Content: Excellent
Audio Quality: Good (B-)
Total Time: 1 h., 13 min., 15 sec.
Total Size: 69.4 MB
Artwork: Included (Homemade)


Lineup:

Lou Reed: guitar & vocals
Fernando Saunders: bass & vocals
Mike Rathke: guitar


Tracklisting:

01) Modern Dance
02) Guardian Angel
03) Magic & Loss (cuts out)
04) Why Do You Talk?
05) Romeo Had Juliette
06) Dreaming
07) Jesus
08) Ecstasy
09) The Day John Kennedy Died
10) Power and Glory
11) The Blue Mask

BIS / ENCORES:

12) Sweet Jane
13) Perfect Day


Qui potete trovare un articolo sul concerto, anche se il critico musicale che lo ha vergato pare non abbia assistito al concerto: Reed, al contrario di quanto sostiene il recensore, non ha affatto eseguito "Walk On The Wild Side" né, tantomeno, si è limitato a privilegiare "brani meno noti o più recenti". Non definirei proprio "Romeo Had Juliette", "The Day John Kennedy Died" o "The Blue Mask" come brani freschi di studio o misconosciuti (senza contare il fatto, inoltre, che tra "Romeo and Juliet" e "Romeo Had Juliette" corre una bella differenza). Il giornalista, poi, si sofferma sulle doti canore del rocker newyorchese, battezzando come "inconfondibile" l'"incedere meccanico e nasale della [sua] voce". E a questo punto sorge spontaneo il dubbio che Zampighi - questo il cognome dell'arguto ermeneuta - stia parlando di un Eros Ramazzotti alticcio piuttosto che del co-fondatore dei Velvet Underground. Già, perché tutto si può dire su un "maudit" come Reed, tranne che sia una sorta di "cant-automa" dalle nari occluse. Uno che, da poeta acclarato qual è, "recita" le sue canzoni, modulando magistralmente il timbro vocale sulle proprie liriche. Un artista che passa con disinvoltura da registri bassi e profondi (per accompagnarti attraverso il degrado e la disperazione della suburra metropolitana), ad acuti trillanti e "falsetti d'autore" (quando ti fa intravedere la luce alla fine del tunnel...). Insomma, la voce di Mr. Lewis Allan Reed potrà essere disperata e rabbiosa, malata e feroce, ipnotica e seducente, lieve e sognante, ma mai - dico mai - meccanica e nasale.
Zampighi, infine, virgoletta sarcasticamente la parola "modica" riferendosi alla cifra d'ingresso. Ebbene, a costo di apparire spocchioso, la somma di 22 € mi pare più che congrua, considerando che il costo di un biglietto per l'ultimo concerto dato a Modena da Claudio Baglioni (con tutto il rispetto per il cantautore romano) andava dai 40 ai 69 €...

P.S. Una graditissima sorpresa, per chi come me ha avuto modo di assistere ad una decina di concerti di Lou Reed in circa tre lustri, è stato l'inserimento in scaletta di "Jesus", "una ballata in forma di laica invocazione di salvezza esistenziale" (Wikipedia), che Reed compose per il terzo eponimo album dei The Velvet Underground... Dal vivo non l'avevo mai sentita...

LOU REED - Live at the Mu.Vi., MODENA, Italy - 01-07-2004

PW: jane

martedì 21 maggio 2013

RAY MANZAREK's Rock adaptation of CARL ORFF's "CARMINA BURANA" - 

"The Wounds of Fate" ("Fortunae plango vulnera") 


video
 
THE DOORS Live at the Beat-Club (Bremen, Germany - May 3, 1972) - "Tightrope Ride" 
(feat. RAY MANZAREK on vocals)


video


Ray Manzarek, founding member of The Doors, dies at 74 (CBSNEWS - May 20, 2013)

Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.
Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said in a news release that Manzarek died Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. He had been stricken by bile duct cancer.
Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California. The band went on to become one of the most successful rock 'n' roll acts to emerge from the 1960s and continues to resonate with fans decades after Morrison's death brought the band to an end. The Doors sold more than 100 million albums worldwide on hits like "Hello, I Love You," "Riders on the Storm," "Light My Fire," and "Break On Through to the Other Side."
Manzarek, a Chicago native, continued to remain active in music after Morrison's 1971 death. He briefly tried to hold the band together by serving as vocalist, but eventually the group fell apart. He played in other bands over the years, produced other acts, became an author and worked on films.
The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Manzarek is among the most notable keyboard players in rock history. His lead-instrument work with the band at a time when the guitar often dominated added a distinct end-times flavor that matched Morrison's often out there imagery and persona.
Morrison and Manzarek met at UCLA film school and ran into each other in Venice a few months after graduation, Manzarek recounted in a 1967 interview with Billboard.
Outwardly the two seemed so different. The strikingly tall, dark and handsome Morrison looked the part of rock star, while Manzarek, with glasses and comparatively close-cropped blonde hair, retained a more professorial look.
Inwardly, though, they were kindred spirits, as Manzarek discovered when Morrison read him the lyrics for a song called "Moonlight Drive."
"I'd never heard lyrics to a rock song like that before," Manzarek said. "We talked a while before we decided to get a group together and make a million dollars."
The band would make far more than that. The Doors, which also included guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, has sold more than 100 million albums and their music has been re-released and repackaged multiple times over the years, been featured prominently in movies and holds an oft-debated place in rock history. Manzarek and Krieger reunited to tour as The Doors in recent years.
While Morrison, with his proto-celebrity lifestyle and tragic end, forever will remain the face of The Doors, you could argue Manzarek's keyboard work was every bit as important and helped balance some of the singer's more over-the-top moments.
His creepy organ line on "Light My Fire" adds a weirdo menace to what outwardly is a rock `n' roll pick-up song. And his after-hours, lounge style on "Riders On the Storm" transforms that song into an epic unlike anything else the band ever did.
Manzarek was portrayed by Kyle McLachlan in the 1991 Oliver Stone biopic, "The Doors," and wrote a best-selling memoir about his experiences, "Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors," in 1998.
Manzarek is survived by his wife Dorothy, son Pablo, and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, family members ask that donations be made in Manzarek's name to Standup2Cancer.org.


mercoledì 17 aprile 2013

Elvis Live In Las Vegas 1969 (Are You Lonesome Tonight - The Famous "Laughing Version") WAV Format


ELVIS LIVE IN LAS VEGAS from the International Hotel in Las Vegas August 1969


Hello Elvis' Friends,

someone recently posted this Compact Disc on his blog, without citing the original "source" [me ;-) ]. It's a Single Promo CD that I bought in Paris more than twenty years ago (summer of 1992). It's entitled "ELVIS LIVE IN LAS VEGAS / From the International Hotel in Las Vegas August 1969" and it contains the famous "laughing version" of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", plus 3 unreleased tracks ("Runaway", "Baby, What You Want Me To Do" and "Reconsider Baby"). I know that it's quite simple to find these recordings nowadays (AYLT, for example, it's been released on the FTD album "All Shook Up"), but this Compact Disc remains a collectible item anyway. It comes with covers and in WAV format... Mail me ;-)

Have a Wonderful Day!

P.S. Dedicato ad ENRICO ;-)


TRACKLIST:

01. Are You Lonesome Tonight (the famous laughing version)
02. Runaway (unreleased version)
03. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (unreleased version)
04. Reconsider Baby (unreleased version)


 Elvis Presley - Live In Las Vegas August 1969

lunedì 8 aprile 2013

ELVIS PRESLEY - "EL GOES EL PASO" (Civic Center Coliseum, El Paso, TX - June 2nd, 1976 ES) [BOOTLEG - FLAC]


ELVIS PRESLEY - EL GOES EL PASO
(El Paso, TX - June 2nd, 1976 ES)

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: EL GOES EL PASO
Year Of Release: 2005
Label: Audionics (2005-02-2)
Date: 1976-06-02 (June 2nd, 1976)
Tour: On Tour Number 21 - May 27th - June 6th 1976
Venue: Civic Center Coliseum
Location: El Paso, TX
Showtime: Evening Show (8:30 pm)
Attendance: 7050
Elvis' Suit: Blue Egyptian Bird
Source: Soundboard
Details: Lossless - FLAC Format
Audio Quality: Very Good / Excellent
Running Time: 62:36
Total Size: 147 MB
Artwork & Pictures: Included


01) Also Sprach Zarathustra
02) C. C. Rider
03) I Got A Woman - Amen (medley)
04) Love Me
05) If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
06) You Gave Me A Mountain
07) All Shook Up
08) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel (medley)
09) Help Me
10) Fever
11) Jailhouse Rock
12) And I Love You So
13) Polk Salad Annie
14) Band introductions
15) Early Mornin' Rain
16) What'd I Say
17) Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
18) Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff)
19) Piano Solo (Tony Brown)
20) Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs)
21) Love Letters
22) School Day (Hail Hail Rock'n'Roll)
23) Hurt #1
24) Hurt #2
25) Hound Dog
26) Funny How Time Slips Away
27) Can't Help Falling In Love
28) Closing Vamp - Announcements


"What makes Elvis so popular? He has a dynamic technique, a resonant voice and superb arrangements played exactly for him. He can sing any kind of song, switching effortlessly from rock and roll to love ballad to country western to soul. This is why shows are like family nights. Many groups noted in audience included grandparents, parents, teenagers and small children. They came together, enjoyed it together and each generation had its favorites." (From "An Excitement Frenzy - It's Elvis in Person" by Barbara Funkhouser, "El Paso Times", June 3, 1976)

EL GOES EL PASO

domenica 31 marzo 2013


BUONA PASQUA GOSPEL A TUTTI !!! "HAPPY GOSPEL EASTER TO ALL" !!!

Elvis - "Easter Special"

"Comapct Disc dedicato alle Outtakes Gospel che iniziano con una canzone sacra del 1957, edita all'epoca nell'album natalizio, per continuare con versioni alternative dagli album "His Hand In Mine" e da "How Great Thou Art", con conclusione dedicata ad Alternate Takes tratte dalla Session di "He Touched Me" e di due pezzi del dicembre 1973.
Il primo pezzo è la famosa "March Of Dimes", una registrazione eseguita per la radio nel 1957 al fine di promuovere un vaccino per i bambini." (Elvis Italian Collector Club)

"EASTER SPECIAL is a brilliant compile of twenty (officially) unreleased Gospel songs and features some excellent alternate versions of old favourites as well as some fascinating Studio discussions. From the opening track of 'March of the Dimes' - Elvis Presley's 1957 plea for the support of Polio victims - to the fabulous 1973 finale of 'If that Isn't Love' this CD is a total delight." (Elvis Australia)


EASTER SPECIAL

martedì 1 gennaio 2013

ELVIS - "ROCK BACK THE CLOCK" (Bootleg) [Repost]




ELVIS - "ROCK BACK THE CLOCK" (Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI - December 31st, 1975)


Artist: Elvis Presley

Title: ROCK BACK THE CLOCK

Year Of Release: 2007

Label: Straight Arrow (SA 2007-8A/B-02) / BOOTLEG

Date: 1975-12-31 (December 31st, 1975)

Tour: On Tour Number 18 - December 31st, 1975

Venue: Pontiac Silverdome

Location: Pontiac, MI

Showtime: Evening Show (8:30 pm)

Elvis' Suit: Rainfall

Source: Audience

Details: Lossy - mp3 - 192 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo

Audio Quality: Good

Approx. Running Time: 43:35 + 41:28

Total Size: 147 MB

Artwork: Included


NOTES: "One of the Elvis' shows with the highest attendance ever."


RECENSIONE / REVIEW by Marco Degli Esposti (E.I.C.C. - Elvis Italian Collector Club):

«Audience Recording in un doppio CD che ci presenta il concerto del 31 dicembre 1975 a Pontiac, Michigan, edito in un vecchio e doppio vinile pirata del 1985 intitolato “Changing Paints“, famoso anche perché Elvis si ruppe i pantaloni durante "Polk Salad Annie" e se li andò a cambiare...

Rispetto al 33 giri il suono è notevolmente migliorato e si tratta, a quanto pare, della miglior fonte disponibile ad oggi, anche se è un po’ sotto allo standard delle “normali” registrazioni fra il pubblico. Lo show, infatti, si tenne in una gigantesca arena e tutto ciò non favoriva sicuramente questo tipo di registrazioni...

In CD lo avevamo disponibile anche in "Happy New Year from Pontiac 1975" edito nel 2001, ma quella registrazione era incompleta poiché mancava il medley "Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel".

In questo nuovo doppio CD Bootleg il concerto è presentato nella sua completezza e, ripeto, fino ad ora, meglio di così non si può.

Si tratta di una bella esibizione da parte di Elvis e segnalo come highlights "America (The Beautiful)", "How Great Thou Art" e "My way". Molto ben eseguita anche "It’s Now Or Never", ed è un peccato che "Wooden Heart" sia solo un accenno di mezzo minuto.»
 
 
AUGURO ai (pochi) lettori del Blog uno STRAORDINARIO 2013, foriero di GIOIA, PACE, PROSPERITA' e, soprattutto, SALUTE!
May this New Year bring newly found Prosperity, Love, Happiness and Delight in your Life!


FELICE ANNO NUOVO! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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