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  1. On 9/29/2021 at 3:17 PM, Breakaway said:

    I was just checking the top-rated shows on the site....I definitely have to "dig through" my external hard drives to see if I have the mjk5510 version of 1984-11-26 Dallas. :)

    & there's something for everyone's tastes in that Top 20 section - some real beauties there, & the more folk who join & rate, the bigger it gets :D

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  2. Can only reiterate what has already been said, ie the more people who use this to rate, the more representative the ratings become - which benefits everyone.

    Also, this site contains what we believe to be the most comprehensive list of Bruce boots currently in circulation - as such, a great place to find info on what's out there :)


  3. 13 hours ago, Breakaway said:

    I've never heard of or seen footage from a soundcheck in Japan in 1985. Might have been in a news broadcast at the time but Bruce used to be a control freak back then so hard to imagine some news crew filming him while he was trying to hear what the sound is like...but, hey, weirder things have happened. 

    ok, just to clarify here, I'm not saying for certain it was Kyoto 85. The footage I saw (& my brother confirmed but his memory is as bad as mine!) was very 'similar' to the still photos from Kyoto, in that he was walking around an empty arena, strumming his guitar. We both agreed at the time that the chords were 'In My Time...". It may have been in a documentary, or possibly a short in the Anthology video or something similar. It can't have been anything obscure, as I don't have much Bruce in video, & if it was in a documentary it would have been broadcast in the UK.

    I'll keep digging....

  4. 5 hours ago, badlands78 said:

    I’ve been thinking about this and I have been wondering, how would the final shows of 1985 (audio) hold up on their own today?  I know the overall feel of the tour by that time was the height of Bruce & The ESB from a mass popularity standpoint, but does all of that translate into an enjoyable recording?  I guess I’m generally skeptical of audio of stadium and outdoor shows, which have often sounded sluggish and bloated with dead space and a decrease in musical detail in comparison to arena and theatre shows.  All depends on the night and the level of sophistication of the recording of course.

    If you've any doubt how good an outdoor BITUSA show sounds, you only have to look at the superb recordings done by @JimCT, & the excellent mastering of his work by Hrubesh.

    They really don't get much better than that :) Here's an example:


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  5. 3 hours ago, stewedandkeefed said:

    Good day, I am looking for the following two Crystal Cat Titles if anyone would be able to kindly share - please and thanks in advance.

    1. Alter Oper, Frankfurt 2006  - 2006-03-18

    2. Hammersmith Session Night & St. Luke's 2006-05-08 & 09


    Might be an idea to check your dates. AFAIK, the ony time he played Alte Oper was 1996-02-12, & there's no CC release for that date. The only 2 CC releases for Frankfurt concerts are 2009-07-03 / 2012-05-25.

    There is no live performance for 2006-03-18

    If you're not aware, Brucebase is a great site to verify your dates:



  6. ok, thanks, confirms it - I did it by comparing some of the tracks, & specifically Something In The Night & Rosalita - if you listen to the mp3 versions of these, you can get a direct match for the same on 08-22 Springfield.

    Rosie is the easiest, just listen to the part around 4:45 ish where Bruce starts the band intros, specifically for Roy....:

    "Ladies and gentlemen, we are lucky to have with us here tonight…a distinguished name in the music business…the most educated member of the band…he got the diploma from Wikapucka Tech…and Akawakaiya…"


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  7. 21 hours ago, hellohello said:

    @allsetcobrajetAlways thank you very much for MEGA files.

    I checked my 1976-77 files. I have few more files.


    1976-10-10 Oxford,OH mp3


    1976-10-13 Union,NJ This Is For The Bad Girls (Kivak-Fanatic Records Edit)(Fanatic)


    1977-03-13 Towson,MD Nothing to Lose #4 The 1977 Revisited Vol. 4 (JEMS Archives - The Official Audience Tapes)


    1977-03-22 Boston,MA (Steve Hopkins Master via JEMS) 24bit-96kHz


    1977-03-22-25 Boston,MA Night At The Boston Music Hall


    1977-03-23 Boston,MA (Steve Hopkins Master via JEMS) 24bit-96kHz



    You may want to re-visit 1976-10-10 Oxford,OH

    I think it's almost certainly 1976-08-22 Springfield,MA


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  8. 6 hours ago, JimCT said:

    36 years ago, Wembley night 3, the finale

    Here is the remaster, in both 16/44 and 24/96. I'm told that it is a significant improvement on the prior sources in circulation, from someone who was there for his first show. Those tend to be people with a special interest in the recordings, as first shows are so memorable, so I trust the comment. As with all my recordings, my hope is that is it good enough to bring back the experience of being there for those lucky enough to have been there the first time. Or to give a new listener the sense of what that show was like, capturing the performance and the crowd so that, if you close your eyes and listen, you will feel like you are there in the moment.

    Hrubesh used his considerable skills to bring this recording to life, so if you like it praise him, and please do so publicly here - all I did was make the initial raw recording. He also did the artwork in the downloads, which really POPS! We also had the benefit of hobbes4444 here in the US doing the transfers of my masters to raw digital files, so that the tapes themselves didn't have to endure international travel and various postal organizations. My deep thanks to both of them for their efforts in making this possible. I sat on these recordings long enough - I'm glad they are free for everyone to enjoy!

    As usual, links will be good for a week.

    16/44 - https://mega.nz/folder/a9JHiKoL#sr_1GTtOWDCKLzB6IxCtpg

    24/96 - https://mega.nz/folder/nhJUzLZa#VYDjbIsZG98DMIpGp_WV2w

    Just a sample of the artwork


    It really doesn't get any better than this! A fantastic production of a superb show - it's just a shame you guys will not get the recognition you deserve for such a brilliant product.

    I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jim, Hrubesh & Hobbes for all the time, effort, dedication, & professionalism gone into making this, & the kindness to share with us all.

    We are truly not worthy.

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