This is the place for free live concerts and rare audio/video recordings. All posts are NOT officially released material. Nothing is for sale and everything is for free downloading & sharing only.
My favorites are Led Zeppelin, Journey, and Feist. But you will find so much more too as this blog progresses because I love music!
This site will primarily be a FLAC audio and DVD sharing site with a few rare exceptions.
Thank you, and enjoy the show...
Here's a very enjoyable video of the press conference with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones on their upcoming release of the DVD and CDs of their 2007-12-10 London O2 Arena show. The audience gets to ask them questions for a little over 30 minutes.
It's only 6 more days until "Celebration Day" is released!!!
Here is a show from 24 years ago today. This is an first generation copy of an excellent 1988 audience recording of Jimmy Page and his band during Page's Outrider Tour. The bootlegger did a great job of capturing this show.
Thanks to Susan H., whoever she may be, for originally taping this show in 1988.
Sony WM-D3 recorder with stock microphone
Artist: Jimmy Page
Date: November 12th, 1988
Location: New York, New York
Venue: The Ritz
Source: AUD (1st generation)
Title: The Ritz
Size: 741 MB
101. Who's To Blame
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. Wanna Make Love
105. Writes Of Winter
106. Tear Down The Walls
107. Emerald Eyes
108. Midnight Moonlight
109. In My Time Of Dying
201.City Sirens / drum solo
202. Someone To Love
203. Prison Blues
204. The Chase
205. Wasting My Time
206. Blues Anthem
207. Custard Pie
208. Train Kept A Rollin'
209. Stairway To Heaven (instrumental)
I really like seeing uploads/downloads like this one for a number of reasons. First, this excellent recording of the show was done by a Sony Walkman Professional tape recorder. I did a little web searching and saw this is still (even today) rated as one of the top ten, best tape recorders made (when it was made). I also like that the recording was done with the unit's stock microphone. You cannot buy anything nowadays and get the recording you really want without making extra purchases on items like external microphones, etc. It shows the quality of products still being sold in the 1980's. And I also like the fact a girl recorded this show. Most times, and from my experiences, females don't usually get into this kind of thing (bootlegging shows) as much as males do. But in the last few years, I've been seeing more and more great quality bootlegs that were recorded by females. It gives me hope that maybe one day I'll meet a girl who loves music (and especially the same type) as much as I do :-)
Anyhow, I'm not trying to do any stereotyping (just stereo recording) and I like seeing that there are people of the opposite sex that enjoy the same things I do!
So, I hope you enjoy this recording from the Jimmy Page concert in NYC from 24 years ago today...
Here's another great show, this time from 41 years ago today. I just got this version of the show myself today. I hadn't noticed this before, but my copy from the snail mail trading CD-R days was a 1 CD, shorter version of this show. I got it not long after it surfaced in the late 1990's originally and it was titled "Teddy Bears Picnic".
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: November 11th, 1971
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Venue: Town Hall
Title: Newcastle Brown Ale
Size: 660 MB
101. Immigrant Song
103. Black Dog
104. Since I've Been Loving You
105. Rock And Roll
106. Stairway To Heaven
107. That's The Way
108. Going To California
201. Dazed And Confused
202. What Is And What Should Never Be
203. Celebration Day
204. Whole Lotta Love (from Copenhagen 1971-05-03 show)
205. Celebration Day (from Copenhagen 1971-05-03 show
This show, which has tracks from Led Zeppelin's 4th LP, was a few days before the 4th LP was to be released. So the lucky attendants not only got to see the band; they got to hear songs like "Stairway To Heaven" (amongst others) that hadn't even been released yet.
Unfortunately, unless another source surfaces, "Celebration Day" is the last track from the show that is known to exist. How fitting considering that the 2007-12-10 Led Zeppelin reunion show (probably their last concert ever) is being released officially in one week and is titled "Celebration Day" :-) Reportedly, the rest of the show was lost and even the master tapes were past the point of being able to be used due to time and deterioration. But fortunately, the taper did (at some point) make a backup of the show and we now have most of the show (up through "Celebration Day").
As far as I can tell this is the most complete and best sounding version of the show available.
Here is a real rarity! This is a four song, 38 years ago today, pre Kevin Cronin REO Speedwagon show. The show was being recorded for a TV program that use to be aired called Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. I've never seen any video of this specific REO Speedwagon show, so I have no idea whether it was broadcast or not. The show was "first aired" according to the uploader's (where I got it from) text file on 1974-12-04. I'm not sure if the audio was aired or the video was aired too on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.
Artist: REO Speedwagon
Date: November 11th, 1974
Location: Long Beach, California
Venue: Long Beach Auditorium
Artwork: Yes (front art only)
Title: Long Beach Arena November 11, 1974
Size: 108 MB
01. Down By The Dam
02. Son Of A Poor Man
03. Lost In A Dream
04. Do Your Best
Other than the bass player and singer, the band had the same lineup as they did up through the 1980's when they had reached stardom. Kevin Cronin and Bruce Hall had not joined REO Speedwagon yet. In 1974, the singer was Mike Murphy and the bass player was Gregg Philbin.
I've left the files in 100% untouched order. I didn't go through the process of renaming tracks (embedding titles) or doing anything. I didn't create a text file but I did leave the original uploader's text file unaltered. It has any information needed or desired on the show and file details. I did check the ffp and md5 files and the integrity of the show is 100% intact. So, I did not create any new file fingerprint or checksum files since they weren't needed.
So, all you have to do is download the show and enjoy it now...
As much as I hate mp3 files, when it's all I can find then I have to use them. This is one of those rare exceptions I upload a lossy formatted show. It is an excellent sounding and performed show and is an early look into Feist's career as "Feist" (not the parts she had in other people's bands).
This show, from Berlin, Germany, was on a Monday 8 years ago today. I love this show and some of the tracks you do not find in other shows (or on officially released CDs either). It has great sound and was broadcast over FM radio in Germany.
Date: November 11th, 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Venue: Marian am Ufer
Format: mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork: No (I did include one concert photo taken and a poster for the show)
Title: Live In Berlin
Size: 156 MB
01. When I was A Young Girl
03. One Evening
05. Secret Heart
06. Leisure Suite
08. Foolproof (256K file)
09. Lonely Lonely
10. The Simple Story
11. That Girl
12. Sea Lion Woman
14. Let It Die
As I was locating the folder and files for this show and looking on the web for any possible artwork or photos of it, I cam across this 320 kbps version of the show. My earlier version was a 256 kbps mp3 version so I downloaded and used the higher bitrate version (a little less lossy). However, track 8, "Foolproof", wasn't in that download. So I copied the track from my 256 kbps version of the show and added it to make the show complete.
If you like Feist, then you will without a doubt love this show.
If anyone has a lossless version of this show, please, please, please let me know. A lot of my earlier Feist recordings are mp3 formatted because that was all I could find at the time. But I am always looking for upgrades to anything I have and would greatly appreciate it! You could share it, we could work out a trade, etc. Just leave a comment in the comment field and I would happoily contact you as soon as I see it.
This is a superb sounding Triumph show from their years before their 1980's hits that produced the songs you hear on the radio today and have for many years. While I like many of 1980's songs better, I still love to listen to an excellent quality recording of a band I like. And don';t get me wrong. There are some excellent songs in this show and some you will remember hearing through the years too.
Date: August 19th, 1979
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Aragon Ballroom
Source: SB/FM (Studio Jam broadcast/possible Pre-FM)
Artwork: Yes (very small resolution/size front cover)
Title: Chicago '79
Size: 360 MB
01. American Girls
02. Street Fighter
03. Hold On
04. Lay It On The Line
05. Blinding Light Show
06. 24 Hours A Day
07. Takes Time
My favorites on this CD are "Hold On" and "Lay It On The Line"; songs regularly played on the radio. I'm familiar with these "non radio friendly" songs because I have a number of 1970's - 1980's bootleg and all officially released Triumph recordings. But if you know Triumph just from their radio played hits, this is a show worth checking out for sure. and at this price (free), what do you have to lose?
This is an excellent sounding Heart show from 1977 that was aired over a year later for the BBC Rock Hour radio program. This is not an off-air recording of the show. It is a copy of the master reel (pre-FM) the show was recorded to. It even has two Toyota 1978 car commercials in it. The audio mix is excellent (unaltered) and the bass and high end instruments, as well as the vocals, are superb!
Date: July 17th, 1977
Date Aired: October 1st, 1978 (BBC Rock Hour program)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Venue: Universal Amphitheatre
Title: BBC Rock Hour 1978
Size: 393 MB
01. intro/Silver Wheels
02. Dreamboat Annie
03. Little Queen
04. 1978 Toyota commercial
05. White Lightning And Wine
06. Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
07. Kick It Out
08. Sing Child
09. 1978 Toyota commercial
10. Magic Man
12. Crazy On You/outtro
I've always liked Heart. Even seeing them nowadays, they rock and sound great. The Wilson sisters vocally sound and sing just like they did when they started in the 1970's. And they have always been hige Led Zeppelin fans too. I don't think I have a single concert of them where they don't do at least one Led Zeppelin cover tune (and many times two or three of them).
This is such a superb stereo recording and could/should be officially released. I'm sure the show's broadcast was cut short as they usually are and doesn't include every song they played that day in 1977. But they BBC Rock Hour recording definitely picked great songs to include in their broadcast.
This a a very good recording of the Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band show from Chicago Stadium in 1978. The recording is very good but had the tape hiss that many bootleggers got in their recordings during the "tape days". I took the liberty of remastering (slightly) the audio and removing as much hiss as I could and then working with some other audio tools to reinstate the more full, vibrant, and live show experience sound. It definitely sounds better now than it did with the hiss. The hiss seldom can be completely removed, but it can be cleaned up in most cases, and this is an example of that.
Artist: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
Date: December 1st, 1978
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Chicago Stadium
Title: Ice Cold Chicago
Size: 809 MB
Length: Approximately 1 hour, 52 minutes
101. Ain't Got No Money
102. Rock And Roll Never Forgets
103. Travelin' Man
104. Beautiful Loser
105. Turn The Page
106. Still The Same
107. Main Street
108. Come To Poppa
109. Old Time Rock And Roll
110. Mary Lou
201. Nutbush City Limits
202. Feel Like A Number
203. We've Got Tonight
204. Perfect Strangers
205. Fire Down Below
206. Famous Final Scene
207. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
208. Night Moves
209. Hollywood Nights
210. Let It Rock
The song that got me to listening to Bob Seger in the 1980's was "Night Moves". It takes me to a special place and time in my mind. I remember living outside of Houston and having just broken up with my girlfriend, Sheil Sargent, because she was "running around". I was young and really hurting and decided to go outside, turn on my Chevelle's stereo, and just sit outside listening to the radio in the nighttime environment. It was one of those fall nights where it was getting cold, but that was the perfect setting for the mood I was in too. I could hear a train off in the distance and the sky was flickering lightning too but it was not raining. Just then, I really heard for the first time (I'd heard the song many times before) the lyrics...
"I woke last night to the sound of thunder,
How far off I sat and wondered,
Starting humming a song from 1962 (I substituted it for 1982),
Ain't it funny how the night moves,
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose,
Ain't it strange how the night moves...with autumn closing in"
Those lyrics, to this day, remind me of that cool night out front of my house and how they spoke just what I was feeling.
I never have collected a lot of Bob Seger music, but he was/is a talented artist and he definitely had some music that hit home at times.
Anyhow; now that I've told you my life's story, I hope you enjoy the rest of the show... :-)
PREFACE: I'm removing this show's link for downloading due to the official release of this show scheduled for next month by Led Zeppelin. I don't know if it might sound any better than this version, but I look forward to hearing it and finding out!
This is an excellent copy of a Led Zeppelin show originally aired on BBC2 back in November of 1969. In December of 2007, just prior to the Led Zeppelin O2 Arena reunion show in London, it was aired again. From all of the different labels and versions of this show I have listened to, this one is the very best. The quality if excellent!
This is normally a 2 CD set where CD 2 is the same show (not nearly as great sounding as this recording) and contains the commercials and everything aired over the radio when it was broadcast. But when I got my copy of this 2 CD set, there was just the pre-FM, excellent CD 1 available. I know I can go out on the web and find the second CD, and one day, I just might do that!
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: October 10th, 1969
Location: Paris, France
Source: Pre-FM/SB (NOT captured off the FM/AM airwaves)
Label: The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin (TCOLZ)
Title: One Night Stand In Paris
Size: 228 MB
01. band introduction
02. Good Times Bad Times intro into Communication Breakdown
03. I Can't Quit You Baby
05. Dazed And Confused
06. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
07. You Shook Me
08. How Many More Times
FileFactory Link: REMOVED LINK ON 2014-05-06 DUE TO THE UPCOMING OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THIS SHOW NEXT MONTH! I HOPE THIS HAPPENS MORE OFTEN :-)
One thing cracked me up as I was listening to this show playing in the living room while creating this upload. It was during "How Many More Times" (always a medley containing many other songs too). As I was listening, I heard Robert Plant at the point where he's singing "...I want that girl, oh my, my my; but she's been with Aynsley Dunbar and that just ain't right". For those of you that don't know me; I like Journey and I like Led Zeppelin. Dunbar was the drummer for Journey up through early 1978 when Steve Smith took over. It was amusing to me to hear Plant mentioning a Journey member a few years before Journey was ever formed. And yes, I do know that Dunbar was with a lot of bands through the years and was most likely with a band that at least caught Plant's attention (be it good or bad?) enough to mention him in the song.
Anyways, this is a really excellent sounding and performed show of Led Zeppelin about one year after they started as "Led Zeppelin". This is a small download, a great show, and a must have if you like Led Zeppelin and don't have this one (even if you have other versions of it...it's that much better sounding).
Here's another great Feist show from her 2012 Metals Tour. I took the original files and created a remastering process/project of my own.
Date: March 15th, 2012
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Title: Feist - Live In der Jahrhunderthalle, 15 Martz 2012
Size: 810 MB
Length: Approximately 2 hours, 5 minutes
(1-original files) Recorded with an iRiver H120 & a Sony ECM-719 microphone @ 44.1 kHz/16 bit audio > Wavelab 5 (for tracking and audio level adjustment) > encoded as FLAC level 8 with Trader's Little Helper > uploaded to Dime for distribution >
(2-my remastering) took original files and used Media Creator 2010 Pro to EQ, normalize +4, Denoise Threshold -30 db & Noise Intensity of 2, Excite +40, and rename tracks > Trader's Little Helper for ffp & md5 checksum files > you
01. How Come You Never Go There
02. A Commotion
04. The Circle Married The Line
07. Feist talking
08. So Sorry
09. The Bad In Each Other
10. My Moon My Man
11. I Feel It All
13. Mountain Man
01. Comfort Me
02. Undiscovered First
03. Caught A Long Wind
04. Get It Wrong Get It Right
05. The Limit To Your Love
06. Pine Moon
07. Let It Die
08. When I Was A Young Girl
09. Secret Heart
This, as with all her shows, is another great performance by Feist and her band. The length of this show is about 25 minutes longer than when I saw her four months earlier in Dallas. She performs a few extra songs that I don't think made it into her setlist in other shows (at least not often) during the 2011/2012 Metals Tour.
At one point she calls out a bootlegger filming the show and takes their camera and films the audience before giving it back to the person. She has always been camera shy (I cannot figure out why) and that has been mentioned by her as well as reviewers in articles.
My reasons for remastering the audio were simply to fit my listening "likes". The original files sounded great and I just wanted to try and make it a little better. There is some hiss in the original files that I could not remove without damaging the overall sound in the end, but it is nothing too bad and it doesn't take away from the show either. I cleaned it up as much as I was able to.
A special thanks goes out to "Millslane" for recording the show and sharing it and to "Pilgerman" for creating the artwork for the 2 CD set. I like to see projects like this one where like-minded people join together to help each other out!
In celebration of a great (and now legitimately released since 2005) Journey concert from 31 years ago today in Houston, here's another never before released concert from Journey just three months and one week earlier than the officially released Houston Summit show. I'd love to see Journey release this one too!
This upload is of a great remastering job of the Journey 1981 Tokyo concert. This is a double layer (DL) DVD and not a regular DVD+/-R disc. Many programs will compress the video and it can be burned to a regular DVD+/-R, but why would anyone want to do that? It's much better to go out and buy a DL DVD and not compress the files to fit on a standard, regular recordable disc.
This is definitely the best copy of this show I have seen or have in my collection. And I have seen (and have) a lot of versions over a lot of years :-) This project, created by a fan, was put out about 3 - 4 years ago but has been very difficult to locate in this lossless format. A special thanks goes out to Snivlle Remastered Edition for taking the time to build this project and everything that goes along with doing this. It takes a lot of time and a lot more "getting it right" and this is a very well built and cleaned up end product. You'll enjoy it if you download it!
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Koseinenkin Hall
Date: July 31st, 1981
Label: Snivlle Remastered Edition
Title: Journey Escape Tour - Tokyo
Artwork: Yes (two different DVD covers to choose from, both with a few inconsistencies on them)
NOTE 1: I left the original uploader's, Snivlle Remastered Edition's, text/description file intact due to the technical details about how the DVD was built for those interested.
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Resolution: 720 X 480
Video Codec: MPEG-2
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Video Bitrate: 8000 Mbps
Audio Streams: 1
Audio Channels: 2
Audio Codec: AC3/Dolby 2.0 Tru-Stereo
Audio Bitrate: 448 kbps
DVD: 1 DL DVD (DVD-9)
DVD Size:6.02 GB
01. Where Were You
02. Line Of Fire
03. Don't Stop Believin'
04. Stone In Love
05. Keep On Runnin'
06. When The Love Has Gone
07. Who's Crying Now
08. Lay It Down
09. Jonathan Cain (piano solo)
10. Dead Or Alive
11. Turnaround Tokyo
12. Lights/Stay Awhile
13. Too Late
14. Dixie Highway
15. Lovin' You Is Easy
16. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
17. La Do Da
18. Steve Smith (drum solo)
19. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)
20. Wheel In The Sky
21. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
22. Anyway You Want It
Like I mentioned, I've seen this DVD out there before but I was always a little too late to get it. Thankfully, when I was out of town last week, a friend from Budapest and on a forum we are both on saw it pop up just before the moderators yanked it from the site. He was able to download it first and uploaded it file by file for me to download and get. Thanks for grabbing it and sending it Istvan!
As for the "yanking it" on the forum goes, it had nothing to do with it being illegal or anything like that. Some forums are super strict (which is not as bad as it may sound) about certain things. The forum it was downloaded from removed it because the video was re-encoded and they do not allow that. Under most circumstances, I like that policy. But sometimes, as with this DVD, I wish that wasn't the case because this is the definitive copy of this show that is out there (as far as what has surfaced) and it'd be a shame to miss out on this one. This is an excellent DVD and is definitely an improvement over the source video/DVD it came from.
So, enjoy the Tokyo 1981 Journey show for yourself and see what you think! And if you want some more Journey, then put in your officially released and bought copy of the 1981-11-06 Houston show (or go buy it if you don't have it yet :-))...