donderdag 17 mei 2018

MP3 - The Who live in Chicago 1979 - 2CD - December 8 - soundboard

The Who - 1979-12-08 - Chicago, IL
Soundboard recording

01 - Intro (0:37)
02 - Substitute (3:08)
03 - I Can't Explain (3:24)
04 - Baba O'Riley (6:53)
05 - The Punk And The Godfather (5:56)
06 - My Wife (8:57)
07 - Sister Disco (6:12)
08 - Behind Blue Eyes (6:13)
09 - Music Must Change (9:55)
10 - Drowned (9:41)
11 - Who Are You (6:00)
12 - 5.15 (7:39)
13 - Pinball Wizard (4:12)
14 - See Me Feel Me (6:50)
15 - Long Live Rock (5:18)
16 - My Generation (4:12)
17 - I Can See For Miles (4:27)
18 - Sparks (6:07)
19 - Won't Get Fooled Again (10:03)
20 - Applause (5:59)
21 - The Real Me (2:05)
22 - Dancing In The Streets (3:51)
23 - Dance It Away (4:06)
24 - Young Man Blues (5:35)
25 - Roadrunner (1:45)
26 - Big Boss Man (3:37)
27 - How Can You Do It Alone (11:43)

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MP3 - The Who live in Pontiac 1979 - 2CD - December 7

The Who
1979-12-07
Pontiac Stadium 'Mini-Dome' (Detroit)
Source: Audience
Taped and transferred by JEMS

01. Substitute
02. I Can't Explain
03. Baba O'Riley
04. The Punk And The Godfather
05. Boris The Spider
06. Sister Disco
07. Behind Blue Eyes
08. Music Must Change
09. Drowned
10. Who Are You
11. 5:15
12. Pinball Wizard >
13. See Me Feel Me
14. Long Live Rock
15. My Generation
16. I Can See For Miles
17. Dancing In The Streets
18. Sparks
19. Won't Get Fooled Again
encore:
20. Magic Bus
21. Summertime Blues
22. How Can You Do It Alone?

Pete Townshend Vocals, Guitar
Roger Daltrey Harmonica, Vocals
John Entwistle Vocals, Bass
Kenney Jones Drums
John Bundrick Piano, Keyboards
Howie Casey - saxophone
Reg Brooks - trombone
Dave Caswell - trumpet

The 6th show of The Who's winter '79 tour found them back in the Detroit area for the second time on the tour. So much had happened in the eight days since the Masonic Temple show in Detroit on November 30th. After the deaths in Cincinnati there was a lot of attention on each show of the tour, but particularly on this show due to it being the largest show of the tour and the only other general admission show of the tour.

The Who had been the first band to play Pontiac Stadium almost four years earlier on December 9th, 1975, and they hated it! It was too cold and the sound was terrible and the size of the crowd (80,000) too unmanagable, all problems that were supposed to be addressed at this 1979 show. The stadium was set up in it's 'mini-dome' confiquation, with the stadium divided in half by a curtain and the stage set up at the fifty yard line on the field. The crowd was limited to 46,000, it was slightly warmer inside and the sound was slightly better, but only slightly! The reason they played the Masonic Temple show a week earlier was to make up for playing back at Pontiac Stadium again.

Roger Daltrey addressing the audience after 'I Can't Explain' "Hello again Detroit! It's a shame it has to be in such a karzi(toilet). We'll do our best to beat this bitch of a place. Look, there's lots of room at the front there, so if anybody would like, take a step back, and just take it easy, have a good time! We don't need to fight!"
To which Pete Townshend responds: "We already won....and lost."
Roger again before 'Long Live Rock' "We were hoping to play in the Joe Louis hall downtown this time, and it wasn't finished. The next time we come, that's where we'll be...we'll do a few shows there, so we can get rid of all this crush and this shitty sound..."

Of course, the next time they played the Detroit area, they were back at the full Pontiac Stadium, and the time after that also....a complete slap in the face to one of their most loyal fan bases in the U.S. They had been playing in the area since the 5th Dimension Club in Ann Arbor in June of 1967, their first show in the U.S. outside of New York City.

The show itself was great though, again building on the previous week's shows. It was much tighter than the show at Masonic a week earlier. It was the only show of the tour to move 'Dancing In The Streets' into the main set from the encore, and one of the few to feature 'Magic Bus', always a crowd favorite. The show ends with a great version of 'How can You Do It Alone'.

I tried to overcome the acoustics of the stadium by recording from right in front of the PA. The PA was very large, probably the same size as what would have been used for a whole stadium show, and the crowd in that area was fairly sparse. It wasn't a great sight line, and I didn't take any photos at this show, but it did eliminate most of the echo for me, and the tape came out surprisingly good.

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MP3 - The Who live in Cleveland 1979 - 2CD - December 6

THE WHO
Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH 6. Dec. 1979
audience recording

Disc 1:
01. Substitute
02. Can't Explain
03. Baba O'Riley
04. The Punk And The Godfather
05. Boris The Spider
06. Sister Disco
07. Behind Blue Eyes
08. Music Must Change
09. Drowned
10. Who Are You
11. 5:15

Disc 2:
01. Pinball Wizard >
02. See Me Feel Me
03. Long Live Rock
04. My Generation >
05. I Can See For Miles >
06. Sparks >
07. Won't Get Fooled Again
encore:
08. Summertime Blues >
09. How Can You Do It Alone >
10. The Real Me

approx. 116 mins
seamless transfer, disc change is a suggestion

Pete Townshend Vocals, Guitar
Roger Daltrey Harmonica, Vocals
John Entwistle Vocals, Bass
Kenney Jones Drums
John Bundrick Piano, Keyboards

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MP3 - The Who live in Buffalo 1979 - 2CD - December 4

The Who
Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, New York
December 4, 1979

Source: Audience
Taped and transferred by JEMS

Disc one (66:42):
(1) Substitute (3:41)
(2) Can't Explain (3:12)
(3) Baba O'Riley (5:55)
(4) The Punk and the Godfather (5:28)
(5) Boris The Spider (3:21)
(6) Music Must Change (9:30)
(7) Drowned (10:37)
(8) Behind Blue Eyes (4:03)
(9) Sister Disco (5:14)
(10) Who Are You (7:15)
(11) 5:15 (8:22)

Disc two (57:08):
(1) Pinball Wizard (3:50) =>
(2) See Me Feel Me (5:45)
(3) Long Live Rock (4:15)
(4) My Generation (4:54)
Incl. Slip Kid => Bolero
(5) I Can See For Miles (4:28)
(6) Sparks (5:55)
(7) Dance It Away (1:41)
(8) Won't Get Fooled Again (10:31)
(9) Summertime Blues (3:50)
(10) Young Man Blues (5:29)
(11) How Can You Do It Alone (6:25)

Note: There are no fades applied, so disc splits are merely a suggestion.

Pete Townshend - Vocals, Guitar
Roger Daltrey - Harmonica, Vocals
John Entwistle - Vocals, Bass
Kenney Jones - Drums
John Bundrick - Piano, Keyboards
Howie Casey - saxophone
Reg Brooks - trombone
Dave Caswell - trumpet

This show took place the day following the tragic concert in Cincinnati; as noted in the prior torrent, it was unclear until near showtime whether this show would be canceled. The show went on as planned, and The Who put on a blistering, emotional performance. Roger opened the concert by making reference to the tragedy of the previous night, and dedicated the show to the "lost" audience members. The energy of this performance is evident even in the opening numbers ("Substitute" and "Can't Explain") that are typically warm-ups for the band -- this would clearly be a special night.

The performance is great throughout, with a powerful and improvisational encore. Recording quality is outstanding -- there are some minor glitches in the opening track and some close-mic audience interference (at one point you can hear "J" asking his companion to hold the microphone) but things settle down and there is very little crowd interference to take one's attention away from the music. Very enjoyable recording, and light-years better than most audience masters from the 1970s.

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MP3 - The Who live in Cincinnati 1979 - 2CD - December 3

The Who
Riverfront Coliseum
Cincinnati, OH
December 3, 1979

Taped and transferred by JEMS

Disc one (61:57):
(1) Substitute (3:13)
(2) Can't Explain (3:38)
(3) Baba O'Riley (6:00)
(4) The Punk and the Godfather (7:24)
(5) My Wife (7:18)
(6) Sister Disco (5:34)
(7) Behind Blue Eyes (4:33)
(8) Music Must Change (8:20)
(9) Drowned (9:10)
(10) Who Are You (6:43)

Disc two (54:20):
(1) 5:15 (5:54)
(2) Pinball Wizard (3:18)
(3) See Me Feel Me (5:42)
(4) Long Live Rock (4:41)
(5) My Generation Bolero (4:34)
(6) I Can See For Miles (4:51)
(7) Sparks (6:12)
(8) Won't Get Fooled Again (10:18)
(9) Summertime Blues (4:11)
(10) The Real Me (4:35)

There are no fades applied, so if you choose to burn to CD these breaks are only a suggestion.

Pete Townshend: vocals, guitar
Roger Daltrey: Harmonica, Vocals
John Entwistle: Vocals, Bass
Kenney Jones: Drums
John Bundrick: Piano, Keyboards
Howie Casey: saxophone
Reg Brooks: rombone
Dave Caswell: trumpet

Perhaps the most tragic concert in the history of rock and roll.

The third night of The Who's Winter '79 tour is infamously known for the deaths of eleven fans outside the doors of the Riverfront Coliseum before the show. Wikipedia does a solid job of explaining the circumstances around what happened. They can be found here and we've included the text from that page in the download as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_concert_disaster

The Who themselves went on and played their set, blindly unaware of what had happened until after the show ended. As with the show the night before in Pittsburgh, there were several firecrackers going off in the crowd which was again addressed by Pete. Despite not knowing what had occurred before the show, Pete and Roger tried (unsuccessfully) several times to get the crowd on the main floor to stop pressing forward. It was an extremely volatile situation inside as it was out, which may explain why the show actually wasn't canceled on the spot for fear of what the crowd might do.

Despite the terrible circumstances, there's no getting around that the Who's performance this fateful night was great, building on and surpassing the previous two nights shows. In "My Generation," Pete played his bolero for the first time on this part of the tour. Earlier, when introducing the new/additional musicians on stage, PT referenced other horn-section rock bands Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears, then dubbing The Who "Blood, Sweat and Shit." Samples provided.

When the band left stage after the main set, they were told by their management to play a shorter encore; the first sign something was amiss. After the encore they were told what had happened before the show. These terrible circumstances, obviously, cast a shadow over the rest of the tour. We drove to Buffalo the next day, not entirely sure whether there would be a show or not. There was, and the band addressed what happened in Cincinnati from the stage. But that's the next installment of our Who '79 Revisited campaign. For now, you can listen to the bizarrely unaffected performance in Cincinnati by a band that had no idea what had happened to their fans before the lights went down.

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MP3 - The Who live in New York 1979 - 2CD - September 13

Artist: The Who
Date: 1979-09-13
Location: New York, NY
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Source: Audience
Taping Gear: Teac M-100>Sony 153SD (mono, Dobly B on)
Taped and transferred by JEMS

Band Members:
Roger Daltrey - vocals, harmonica
Pete Townshend - guitar, vocals
John Entwistle - bass, vocals
Kenney Jones - drums
John Bundrick - keyboards, piano
Plus a 3 piece horn section of
Howie Casey - saxophone
Reg Brooks - trombone
Dave Stillwell - trumpet

Setlist:
01. Substitute
02. I Can't Explain
03. Baba O'Riley
04. The Punk And The Godfather
05. Boris The Spider
06. Sister Disco
07. Behind Blue Eyes
08. Music Must Change
09. Drowned
10. Who Are You
11. 5:15
12. Pinball Wizard ->
13. See Me Feel Me
14. Long Live Rock
15. My Generation ->
16. Blue Black White Red ->
17. The Relay ->
18. Magic Bus ->
19. Won't Get Fooled Again
20. Audience
Encores
21. Trick Of The Light
22. Summertime Blues ->
23. Cat's In The Cupboard ->
24. Big Boss Man ->
25. Naked Eye

Length: 124:16

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MP3 - The Who live in Passaic 1979 - 2CD - September 11

Artist: The Who
Date: 1979-09-11
Location: Passaic, NJ
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Source: Audience
Taping Gear: Teac M-100>Sony TCM-600(mono)
Taped and transferred by JEMS

Band Members:
Roger Daltrey - vocals, harmonica
Pete Townshend - guitar, vocals
John Entwistle - bass, vocals
Kenney Jones - drums
John Bundrick - keyboards, piano
Plus a 3 piece horn section of Howie, Reg and Dave

Setlist:
01. Intro
02. Substitute
03. Can't Explain
04. Baba O'Riley
05. The Punk And The Godfather
06. Boris The Spider
07. Sister Disco
08. Behind Blue Eyes
09. Music Must Change
10. Drowned
11. Who Are You
12. 5:15
13. Pinball Wizard ->
14. See Me Feel Me
15. Long Live Rock
16. My Generation ->
17. Relay/You've Got Rock and Roll ->
18. Blue Black White ->
19. Magic Bus ->
20. Won't Get Fooled Again
21. Audience
Encores
22. Trick Of The Light
23. Summertime Blues ->
24. Roadrunner
25. Jam ->
26. Pictures Of Lily ->
27. Alright Now ->
28. Big Boss Man

Length: 129:26

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