Buddhabone

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  • Birthday 03/23/1969

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  1. My favorite boot from the late portion of that tour!!! I really connect to this one. I remember watching Grapes with my Ma when I was small. It sung to me then and lives inside my belly.
  2. You will need to install a bit torrent client and create an account at Jungleland. There are many places on the web to learn about bit torrent. https://torrentfreak.com/how-to-use-bittorrent/
  3. Next Archive - Any Rumors?

    I predict some will be thrilled, some will be mad, others will not care.
  4. http://jungleland.dnsalias.com/torrents-details.php?id=40926 Bruce Springsteen Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA July 1, 1978 JEMS Archive JEMS 2017 Transfer: low generation cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted playback > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity 2.0 (16/44 capture to .wav) > iZotope RX6 and Ozone 6 mastering > Peak Pro XT (post production) > xACT 2.37 > FLAC 01 Badlands 02 Night 03 Spirit In The Night 04 Darkness On The Edge Of Town 05 For You 06 The Promised Land 07 Prove It All Night 08 Racing In The Street 09 Thunder Road 10 New York City Serenade (snippet) (SC) 11 Prove It All Night Intro (SC) On a recent trip north, I had a chance to visit M (as in the M in JEMS), stalwart custodian of JEMS’ complete Springsteen archive. Spurred on by the efforts of our pal mjk5510 to track down upgrades to circulating tapes for which no master sources are available, I wondered if I might find some material upgrades to familiar shows lurking in our archive. I went to visit M with one particular set of tapes in mind, a collection of some 50-60 shows we obtained in ‘80s from a collector who got into Springsteen very early on then dropped out completely. I wasn’t expecting to find anything uncirculated, but I wondered if his copies of some key shows might be superior to what’s around, due to when he obtained them, who he obtained them from (he had both band and label connections) and the fact that his collection was all preserved on clearly annotated (e.g. Dolby on or off), high-quality (TDK SA and Maxell UD-XLII) tapes. With M’s help, I pulled and auditioned several shows and found a good number of potential upgrade candidates which I am presently working through, with this being the first to make the grade. The live versions of “Prove It All Night” and “Paradise By The C” aired by some radio stations in 1978 are culled from this show, which was recorded on multi-tracks and later mixed down to two-track with the intent to cull live cuts, though Columbia never even pressed up “Prove It” or “Paradise” as a promo nor anything else from those tapes. Incomplete copies of the mixed Berkeley recording have been around collector circles for decades, consisting of the full first set plus “Paradise By The C” from the second set and the four-song encore. But for whatever reason, the quality of the circulating copies is not stellar, sounding hissy and flat. Which is what made this particular copy of Berkeley such a pleasant discovery. It is positively sparkling, rich and super clear, generations closer than previous versions. If you felt like the recent official ’77 releases suffered from being in mono, you are gonna love the wide stereo found here and the detailed instrument separation that tells you it was mixed from multis. Samples provided. This is primetime on the Darkness tour and the performance does not disappoint. Every one of these performances is up there with the best versions ever, and I suspect this show will be reassessed now that we can hear it so clearly. The bad news is the 60-minute cassette did not contain the four encore tracks nor “Paradise By the C.” The good news is it did contain something else that’s short, special and very sweet indeed. Tacked on the end of the tape, previously unbeknownst to us or seemingly anyone, is three and a half minutes from the soundcheck where the band plays some of “New York City Serenade” and the intro to “Prove It All Night.” Brucebase aficionados will undoubtedly have already recognized that “New York City Serenade” was not played at all on the Darkness tour. In fact, this is the only known even partial performance of the song between the Bottom Line in August 1975 and Continental Airlines Arena in August 1999. It is but a snippet but still very fun to hear for the first time. Huge credit goes to M for maintaining JEMS’ Springsteen archive is such a well-organized and deep fashion. He truly is the keeper of the Bruce flame. Thanks as well to mjk5510 for inspiring the mission and for his on-going role as JEMS post-production supervisor. BK for JEMS
  5. Favourite Archive Series Release?

    Its the greatest show of all time as far as I can say. I can provide a link to anyone who wants it.
  6. Favourite Archive Series Release?

    Is his better than mine?
  7. That would have required WORK. No work these days, sadly.
  8. The Official Newcastle United Thread

    They are about to Kick off now. Enjoy!!! I love St. James Park!!!!
  9. How or Who got you into Bruce

    What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing this. I am glad you got it too. I am so appreciative about what this artist has done for all of us.
  10. There are rumors going around that an album will be released without fanfare. Sounds like a perfect idea.
  11. I cant afford it. I live three thousand miles away. No $$$. Sad. I am cynical of this concept, feel that my hero has surrendered to the eastern liberal elites, who can afford $850 Theater tickets. My wife said that supporting an artist is important, that he has something to say about his life and work. It will be magical and beautiful, I agree. Totally worth it. I love him more than any artist is history. I'm just sad, for the first time in my fandom, I cannot be part of it.
  12. Lucky Town

    HT was so overworked. The moment he composed Living Proof, he knew it was something new. They had to release HT, they must have spent a ton on it.
  13. Lucky Town

    I love everything about this record. I put it up there with Tunnel of Love and Nebraska as the peak in his autobiographical song writing. Better days and Living Proof just kicked my ass the first night I brought it home. I remember standing in Tower on Sunset between 10pm and 12 midnight listening to both records, then at midnight we lined up and purchased the CDs in those long CD boxes back then. Driving home and playing the music all night. Lucky Town is so much better than Human Touch.
  14. Its all there...the coiled genius ready to explode. I'm listening to this beautiful mono sound and am amazed (as I always am after getting a new archive release) I love this