Friday, 25 December 2015

Oasis: Glastonbury Glory (23.06.1995)

Oasis perform live at the Glastonbury Festival on the 23rd June 1995.

Here we have the full concert of Oasis live at Glastonbury on June 23rd, 1995, which happened to be the first gig with new drummer Alan White. The set includes a mixture of songs from their debut, Definitely Maybe, and from their follow-up, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, which was released almost four months after this appearance.
Their Glastonbury appearance marks the first live performances of what would become two of their definitive songs, Morning Glory and Roll With It (the latter of which was at the forefront of that summer’s much-hyped Britpop wars). It is also the introduction of ‘The Swamp Song’ and Hello. Also, notably, this appearance marks the first electric performance of Don’t Look Back In Anger.

01 - The Swamp Song
02 - Acquiesce
03 - (Banter)
04 - Supersonic
05 - Hello
06 - Some Might Say
07 - Shakermaker
08 - Roll With It
09 - Slide Away
10 - (It's Good) To Be Free
11 - Morning Glory
12 - Cigarettes & Alcohol
13 - I Am The Walrus
14 - Don't Look Back In Anger
15 - Live Forever
16 - Rock 'n' Roll Star
17 - Wonderwall (Live Backstage, Acoustic 24.06.95)

Password: OasisGlory

Monday, 14 December 2015

Jeff Buckley: Pretty Dark Soul (A Collection Of Radio Sessions)

Pretty Dark Soul is a collection of three radio sessions by Jeff Buckley, taken from 1994 and 1995.

The sound quality varies here due to the archive nature of the source material. There are quite a few clicks and skips here and there which is why these sessions didn't make it in to my "Asking To Stay" collection. I have left these sessions complete as it's always great to hear interviews and playful banter from Jeff and the band.


'World Cafe Radio', WXPN National Public Radio Session (24.02.94)
01 - Intro
02 - Grace
03 - Interview
04 - Mojo Pin
05 - Interview
06 - Lover, You Should've Come Over
07 - Outro

KROQ Radio Session (04.05.95)
08 - Intro
09 - Last Goodbye
10 - Interview
11 - So Real
12 - Outro

104.1 KRBE FM Session (28.04.95)
13 - Intro
14 - Last Goodbye
15 - Interview
16 - So Real (False Start)
17 - So Real
18 - Outro

Password: DarkSoul

Friday, 4 December 2015

Feeder: From All Sides (The Acoustic Collection)

From All Sides (The Acoustic Collection) is a collection of acoustic tracks from Feeder.

Feeder fans live in hope that one day we will get an official acoustic collection from Grant Nicholas and co but until then I have put together this compilation of acoustic b-sides. All tracks are sourced from CD/DVD singles were available.

01 - High
02 - Forgive
03 - Tinseltown
04 - Dry
05 - Home For Summer
06 - Forever Glow
07 - Just The Way I'm Feeling (Living Room Session)
08 - Come Back Around
09 - Helium
10 - Child In You (Living Room Session)
11 - Tumble And Fall
12 - Pushing The Senses
13 - Dove Grey Sands
14 - Save Us
15 - Lost And Found
16 - We Are The People

Password: SidesAcoustic

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Jeff Buckley: Impressions On A Travelling Heart

Impressions On A Travelling Heart is a compilation of songs covered by Jeff Buckley at least once.

Just a compilation I put together for Jeff Buckley fans who might want to listen to some of the songs he used to cover plus some cover versions done by someone else. I also thought it would be nice to hear Jeffs cover of The Smiths song "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" recorded at McCabe's Guitar Shop in 1994.

01 - Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks
02 - Big Star - Kangaroo
03 - Bad Brains - I Against I
04 - Bob Dylan - If You See Her, Say Hello
05 - The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow
06 - The Creatures - Killing Time
07 - Van Morrison - The Way Young Lovers Do
08 - Nina Simone - That's All I Ask
09 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Alligator Wine
10 - Elton John - We All Fall In Love Sometimes/Curtains
11 - John Cale - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen Cover)
12 - Rage Against The Machine - Kick Out The Jams (MC5 Cover)
13 - Buffalo Tom - All Tomorrow's Parties (The Velvet Underground Cover)
14 - Firehorse - Once I Was (Tim Buckley Cover in the style of Jeff Buckley)
15 - The Beatles - Julia
16 - Jeff Buckley - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Live At McCabe's 29.07.94)

Bonus Track:
17 - Jeff Buckley - Dream Brother (Nag Champa Vocal Mix)
Password: Impressions

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Oasis: The Ear Has No Memory (The DBTT Sessions)

 The Ear Has No Memory is a collection of demos and studio outtakes by Oasis from around 2005.

I downloaded tracks 01 to 14 together some years ago and I can't remember where from. I don't think these tracks are available in a higher bitrate and some of the tracks that are labelled as "Demo" are most probably early mixes and not the actual demo version. I'm also pretty sure Man Of Misery is taken from the Dig Out Your Soul sessions. The rest of the tracks are taken from various sources. Track 15 is a fan edit but I have no information on who did it (Idledreamer, maybe?), if you do let me know and I'll update this section to give them full credit.

01 - Turn Up The Sun (Demo)
02 - Lyla (Demo)
03 - Love Is Like A Bomb (Demo)
04 - The Importance Of Being Idle (Demo)
05 - The Meaning Of Soul (Demo)
06 - A Bell Will Ring (Demo)
07 - Let There Be Love (Demo)
08 - Record Machine (Demo)
09 - Lord Don’t Slow Me Down (Alt. Vocal Version)
10 - Stop The Clocks (Demo Mix #1)
11 - Eyeball Tickler (Demo)
12 - Ain't Got Nothin' (Demo)
13 - Man Of Misery (Demo)
14 - Can Y'see It Now? (I Can See It Now!!) (12" Promo Mix)
15 - Record Machine (Extended Version)
16 - Stop The Clocks (Demo Mix #2)
17 - Lord Don't Slow Me Down (Demo)
18 - Let There Be Love (Demo #2)
19 - Can Y'see It Now? (I Can See It Now!!)
20 - Lyla (Instrumental)
21 - Love Like A Bomb (Instrumental)
22 - Importance Of Being Idle (Instrumental)
23 - The Meaning Of Soul (Instrumental)
24 - Guess God Thinks I'm Abel (Instrumental)
25 - Part Of The Queue (Instrumental)
26 - Let There Be Love (Instrumental)

Password: NoMemory

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween Special!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Here is a spooky collection of tracks from two of my favourite comedy/horror movies. As far as I know there isn't an official An American Werewolf In London soundtrack other than Impressions Of An American Werewolf In London by Meco. There is an official Shaun Of The Dead release where the tracks are merged together with audio clips from the film. My version is just the songs.

(1981) An American Werewolf In London
01 - Bobby Vinton - Blue Moon
02 - Van Morrison - Moondance
03 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
04 - Sam Cooke - Blue Moon
05 - Andrew Jackman - Cool Sweat
06 - Elmer Bernstein - Themes From
07 - The Marcels - Bluemoon

(2004) Shaun Of The Dead (Just The Songs)
01 - The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Mister Mental
02 - Ash - Meltdown
03 - Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
04 - Grand Master Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It)
05 - Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (Original 12'' Mix)
06 - Goblin - Zombi
07 - Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation
08 - Lemon Jelly - Soft
09 - H. Chappel - The Gonk
10 - The Specials - Ghost Town
11 - The Smiths - Panic
12 - Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays
13 - Queen - You're My Best Friend

Password: ScaryMovie

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Oasis: Heathen Demostry (Demos & Rarities)

Heathen Demostry is a collection of demo's, early mixes and rarities by Oasis for the 2002 album Heathen Chemistry.

A collection put together from various sources. I don't have many acoustic sessions from this era but I've included two interesting live versions. The first is Noel performing solo on the Australian TV show "The Panel" and the second is a great version of Songbird from Jo Whiley's Live Lounge on BBC Radio One. Both are pretty good quality but I did do a little bit of clean-up on Songbird.

01 - The Hindu Times (Demo)
02 - Force Of Nature (Demo)
03 - Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Demo)
04 - Songbird (Demo)
05 - Little By Little (Demo)
06 - The Hindu Times (Piano Intro)
07 - Betterman (Early Mix)
08 - Little By Little (Early Mix)
09 - Songbird (Instrumental)
10 - Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Live On 'The Panel' 2002)
11 - Songbird (The Live Lounge, 12.02.03)

Password: Demostry

Monday, 19 October 2015

Jeff Buckley: Every Monday Night (Live At Sin-e '93)

Every Monday Night is a collection of songs taken from Jeff Buckley's 1993 peformances at the Sin-e Cafe, NY.

I can find no information on who recorded and compiled this compilation but I'm eternally grateful that they did. Out of respect for them I haven't altered or edited these tracks in any way, other than Normalize them and then convert them to mp3.

01 - People's Parties (J. Mitchell)
02 - Hallelujah (L. Cohen)
03 - Way Young Lovers Do (V.  Morrison)
04 - In A Different Place (Ride)
05 - May The Circle Be Unbroken (Traditional)
06 - Twelfth of Never (J.  Mathis)
07 - I Shall Be Released (B. Dylan)
08 - Calling You (R. Telson)
09 - Strange Fruit (L. Allan)
10 - Julia (J. Lennon)
11 - Sweet Thing (V. Morrison)
12 - Lost Highway (H. Williams)
13 - Dink's Song (B. Dylan)
14 - If You See Her, Say Hello (B. Dylan)
15 - Mama,You've Been On My Mind  (B. Dylan)
16 - Hallelujah (L.  Cohen)
17 - Eternal Life (J. Buckley)
18 - Sweet Thing (V.  Morrison)

Password (For Both Parts): EveryMonday

Monday, 5 October 2015

John Lennon: Out Of The Blue (Bootleg)

Out Of The Blue is a 1989 bootleg CD by John Lennon, released by the Condor/Toasted labels. It consists of tracks he did from the late 60's up to the last album he released in 1980.

01 - Julia (Early Demo)
02 - Out Of The Blue (Early Rough Mix)
03 - Watching The Wheels (Acoustic Demo)
04 - Jealous Guy (Alternate Take)
05 - Rock Island (Home Tape)
06 - Here We Go Again (Demo)
07 - Only You (Lennon Demo)
08 - Cold Turkey (Demo)
09 - Maybe Baby / Rave On (Acoustic)
10 - Move Over Ms. L (Studio Run Through)
11 - Send Me Some Loving (Acoustic)
12 - It's So Hard (Alternate Version)
13 - Happy Xmas [War Is Over] (Demo)
14 - Nobody Told Me (Rough Mix)
15 - I Found Out (Alternate Mix)
16 - Surprise, Surprise [Sweet Bird Of Paradox] (Demo)
17 - Imagine (Alternate Mix)
18 - Sexy Sadie (Demo)
19 - Mind Games (Early Mix)
20 - Woman (Basic Track, Reference Vocals)
21 - God Save Us (Demo)
22 - Strawberry Fields (Earliest Demo)

Password: JohnBlue

Friday, 25 September 2015

The Beatles: Where The Ashes Been (Bootleg)

Where The Ashes Been is a bootleg CD by The Beatles. Released in Japan it contains different demos and outtakes of songs meant for The Beatles (what became better known as The White Album). 

01 - Revolution (Take 20 Rm1)    
02 - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Intro)    
03 - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 5)    
04 - Revolution (Take 10)    
05 - Helter Skelter (Take 1)    
06 - Helter Skelter (Take 2)    
07 - Helter Skelter (Take 3)    
08 - Helter Skelter (Take 18)    
09 - Helter Skelter (Take 19)    
10 - Helter Skelter (Take 21)    
11 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Demo Take 1)    
12 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Demo Take 1 Organ)    
13 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Takes 1 & 2 - Partial)    
14 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Take 25)    
15 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Take 25 Partial)    
16 - Dear Prudence (Si Onto Take 1)    
17 - Dear Prudence (Unknown Take - Partial)    
18 - Dear Prudence (Take 1 Rm1)    
19 - Down In Havana (Take 30)    
20 - Step Inside Love (Take 34)    
21 - Los Paranoyous (Take 35)    
22 - The Way You Look Tonight (Take 36)    
23 - Jamming (Roll E68945 Aug 13, 1968)    
24 - Can You Take Me Back (Take 19)    
25 - I Will (Take 1)    
26 - I Will (Take Unknown - Partial)    
27 - I Will (Take 65)    
28 - Birthday (Take 21)

Password: BeatlesAshes

Monday, 21 September 2015

Jeff Buckley: Treasure & Trash (Early Studio Sessions)

Treasure & Trash is a small collection of two early studio sessions from Jeff Buckley. The Babylon Dungeon sessions are Jeffs first studio session from September 1990 and make up the first 6 tracks. The second half is taken from the legendary "Trash Can Demo Tape" which is said to have been found by Barry Paddock on a garbage dumpster at 12th street in New York city, fall 1996. These tracks were recorded at West 21st Street Studio in New York in Febuary of 1993.

All tracks have been cleaned up, I've tried my best to remove as much tape hiss as I could without cruching the dynamics too much. Two of the tracks from the Babylon Dungeon sessions have appeared on my Youtube channel, those tracks are from a previous clean up attempt and are not the versions found in the download.

The Babylon Dungeon Sessions (Sept '90)

01 - Unforgiven
02 - Radio
03 - Eternal Life (Backing Track)
04 - Strawberry Street (Click For Preview)
05 - Strawberry Street (Backing Track)
06 - Unforgiven (Alt. Take)

West 21st Street Studio (Trash Can Tape) (Feb '93) 

07 - Parchman Farm (Bukka White cover)
08 - If You See Her Say Hello (Bob Dylan cover)
09 - I Know It's Over (The Smiths cover)
10 - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover)
11 - Killing Time (The Creatures cover)
12 - Madame George (Van Morrison cover)

Friday, 21 August 2015

DJ John: Mash-up Mayhem!

A collection of wonderful mash-ups from DJ John. For Previews visit:

All these tracks were available to download free from DJ John's website ( before it disappeared quite some years back. I also managed to grab the info that DJ John gave on the tracks and I've included it all in the "Track Info.txt". An excellent set of mash-ups that I've listened to many, many times over the years.

01. 2 Boots, 8 Mins
02. Alan Parsons Project & Friends Medley
03. Devil Mix - 666 Went Down To Georgia
04. Chariots Of Fire Vs. Kalifornia Vs. Music Vs. It's My Life
05. Devil Candy Grillz
06. Electro Funk 21
07. It Takes Two 2 Kiss
08. Juke Box Hero Project
09. Lonely Siberian Winter (Xmas '06)
10. My Life Is A Sanctuary Of Forbidden Fruit
11. Rockin Down The House With Rum & Coca Cola
12. Nothing But The Everlasting Story
13. Teenage Wasteland Of 1999 (Easy Mix)
14. Teenage Wasteland Of 1999 (Overproduced Mix)
15. Throw The D Vs. Girls
16. Thunderstruck Your Body
17. Victim Of Da Funk - Preview

Friday, 14 August 2015

The Smiths: "Meat Is Murder" Live EP (Unreleased)

Following the success of the 1985 Meat Is Murder tour, the Smiths started planning the release of a live EP featuring material from the 18 March 1985 concert at the Oxford Apollo. However, plans were scrapped after the test pressing stage, and "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" from the most recent album "Meat Is Murder" was released in its place, except in Holland where Megadisc preferred another album track, "The Headmaster Ritual".

The "Meat Is Murder" live test pressings bear the same catalogue numbers as the "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" 7" and 12", and have become highly collectible. Two versions of the 7" have made it into the hands of lucky collectors, one with a Mayking label, the other with a pale yellow label.

All tracks are sourced from The Smiths Extra Track (and a tacky badge) remaster project. Special thanks goes to them for the wonderful job those guys did and making them available to everyone.
This was uploaded as Part II of the "You've Got Everything Now" B-sides and rarities collection but the file was taken down (why this file was picked on to be removed I have no idea). I have re-uploaded the original file and it contains Artwork and track information for both parts.

Meat Is Murder EP: Live at Apollo Theatre, Oxford, 18th March 1985

01. William, It Was Really Nothing
02. Nowhere Fast
03. Stretch Out And Wait
04. Shakespeare's Sister
05. Meat Is Murder
06. Miserable Lie

Bonus Tracks:
07. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Live at Brixton Academy, London 12th December 1986)
08. Hand In Glove (Live at Brixton Ace, London, 29th June 1983)
09. Girl Afraid (Live at Queen Margaret Hall, Glasgow, 2nd March 1984)
10. Handsome Devil (Live at The Hacienda, Manchester, 4th February 1983)
11. What's The World? (Live at Caird Hall, Dundee, 26th September 1985)
12. London (Live at National Ballroom, London, 23rd October 1986)

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Smiths: Do You Mind? (Live At El Dorado Theatre '84)

The Smiths perform live at the El Dorado Theatre in Paris, May 9th 1984.

Sourced from the bootleg "El Dorado". The original audio sounded a little tinny and had quite a bit of hiss during the quieter moments, so I've adjusted some levels to improve the sound and and removed any unwanted hiss to make it more pleasant on the ears. Although the sound quality here isn't as good as some other Smiths bootlegs (Thank Your Lucky Stars, Same Day Again) I thought it was well worth a clean-up.

Sadly this isn't the complete performance as the last track (an encore of Hand In Glove) is missing.

01. Hand In Glove
02. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
03. Girl Afraid
04. This Charming Man
05. Barbarism Begins At Home - Preview Below
06. Pretty Girls Make Graves
07. This Night Has Opened My Eyes
08. Still Ill
09. You've Got Everything Now
10. Handsome Devil
11. Miserable Lie
Encore #1
12. These Things Take Time
13. What Difference Does It Make?
Encore #2
14. Barbarism Begins At Home

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Oasis: MTV Unplugged *Remastered*

Legend has it that the band were waiting back stage ready to go out and record the live set infront of 400 people when Liam turned around to Noel and said he didn't fancy it and left. Noel, who had no idea what was going on, then had to go out and perform the set as Liam heckled from the balcony but Noel gave it everything he had and it was a great show. Apparently MTV were "very disappointed" that Liam sat out the performance and were in two minds about broadcasting the recording but they did, all be it an abridged 45 minute version, as was the length of the show at the time. The songs that didn't make the cut were "Listen Up", "Whatever" and there was also a re-take of "Hello".

I've had this one knocking around for ages and thought it was due for a make over. I've edited the missing tracks back into the performace and I've improved the sound using the officially released version of "Round Are Way" as reference and then edited out any imperfections. For me this is one of the must own performances from Oasis, along with Knebworth '96 and Glastonbury '95.

A different version of this performance can be found HERE:

01 - Hello
02 - Some Might Say
03 - Live Forever
04 - Listen Up
05 - The Masterplan
06 - Don't Look Back In Anger
07 - Talk Tonight
08 - Morning Glory
09 - Round Are Way / Up In The Sky
10 - Cast No Shadow
11 - Whatever
12 - Wonderwall

Monday, 13 July 2015

Jeff Buckley: Live at The Knitting Factory '91

 Jeff Buckley & Gary Lucas live at The Knitting Factory on the 1st November 1991, plus demo tracks from the Krypton Studio demo session (also known as the Gods & Monster Demos) recorded on 17th August 1991.

Great sound quality here, as you can hear in the video below. I remixed the demo of Bluebird Blues but I've included the original mix. The version of Grace that was recorded at the Krypton Studio session is available on "Songs To No One 1991 - 1992" early recordings compliation released in 2002.

01 - Instrumental
02 - Bluebird Blues
03 - Mojo Pin - Preview Below
04 - Grace
05 - Instrumental
06 - Mojo Pin (Demo)
07 - Bluebird Blues (Demo)
08 - Bluebird Blues (Demo, Original Mix)

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Oasis: Live At Knebworth Park 1996


 Oasis perform live at Knebworth Park 10th/11th August 1996.


  "The gigs which defined Britpop, and crowned Oasis as kings of the movement, this was the moment Liam, Noel, Bonehead, Guigsy and Whitey confirmed their all-too-fleeting status as the most popular British band since The Beatles. Over two nights in August 1996, the 250,000-plus people who were the lucky two million or so to get tickets payed homage to a band which was at its zenith. Knebworth was a culmination of the phenomenal world-wide rise Oasis had enjoyed following the release of their second album ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?‘ and the huge global hit Wonderwall’. For a short time, they were the biggest band in the world, and these two nights captured just what that meant to both the bandmates and their army of fans, still in touch with their adidas-clad heroes and still truly representing all that is great about rock and roll. The significance of the gig was lost on no-one, and was summed up perfectly by Noel Gallagher as he strode on to the stage on the second night and declared: ‘This is history!’."

There are rumours that this will be officially released next year, just in time for the 20th anniversary of the performance but until then we have this: Sourced from the bootleg "Welcome To Planet Earth", an excellent soundboard recording (which hasn't gone through the brickwalling that mars modern mastering), I've edited out all the imperfections and gaps to recreate the whole performance. The download also contains audience recordings of the missing tracks "My Big Mouth" and "It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)", which I have also cleaned up for better sound.


01 - The Swamp Song
02 - Columbia 
03 - Acquiesce
04 - Supersonic
05 - Hello
06 - Some Might Say
07 - Roll With It
08 - Slide Away
09 - Morning Glory 
10 - Round Are Way
11 - Cigarettes And Alcohol
12 - Whatever / Octopus' Garden
13 - Cast No Shadow
14 - Wonderwall
15 - The Masterplan
16 - Don't Look Back In Anger
17 - Live Forever
18 - Champagne Supernova
19 - I Am The Walrus

Bonus Tracks:
20 - My Big Mouth
21 - It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)

Tracks 1 - 16 - Live At Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England, UK 11.08.1996 .
Tracks 17 - 21 - Live At Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England, UK 10.08.1996 .

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Jeff Buckley: WBCN Sessions 94/95

Two WBCN broardcasts of Jeff Buckley performances taken from the June 1997 memorial rebroadcast.

Sourced from the FM broadcast but the sound is pretty clean. I've declipped the audio so the interview parts sound better and the songs have a little bit more depth.

 'Nocturnal Emissions', 104.1 WBCN Live (23.10.94)
01 - Intro
02 - Grace
03 - Interview
04 - So Real
05 - Interview
06 - Lover, You Should've Come Over
07 - Outro

Mama Kin Record Store, WBCN Radio (30.05.95)
08 - Lover, You Should've Come Over
09 - So Real
10 - What Will You Say
11 - Last Goodbye

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Richard Ashcroft: The Independent Promo

A 4 track promotional CD given away free with The Independent newspaper in 2000. Contains a wonderful acoustic version of "You On My Mind In My Sleep".

01 - A Song for the Lovers (V2000 Virgin Radio Acoustic Session)
02 - The Drugs Don't Work (Live at V2000)
03 - You On My Mind, In My Sleep (Virgin Radio Acoustic Session)
04 - Lucky Man (Live - The Docks, Hamburg Sept 2000)

Password: AshcroftPromo

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Noel Gallagher: Sitting Here In Silence

A one-off semi-acoustic performance by Noel Gallagher and Gem of Oasis as part of a special season of gigs from London's Union Chapel, recorded on November 26th 2006. Also included is five tracks recorded at The Chapel Melbourne, Australia on December 11th 2006 and four acoustic session tracks from around the same time.

01 - It's Good To Be Free
02 - Talk Tonight
03 - Fade Away
04 - Cast No Shadow
05 - The Importance Of Being Idle
06 - Half The World Away
07 - Wonderwall
08 - Slide Away
09 - Don't Look Back In Anger
10 - Married With Children
11 - Slide Away
12 - Don't Look Back In Anger
13 - The Importance Of Being Idle
14 - Wonderwall
15 - Married With Children

16 - Talk Tonight (Acoustic)
17 - The Importance Of Being Idle (Acoustic)
18 - Wonderwall (Acoustic)
19 - Married With Children (Acoustic)

Password: NoelSilence

Monday, 18 May 2015

Jeff Buckley: Live At Arlene's Grocery '97

Jeff Buckley performs live at Arlene's Grocery, NYC 9th Febuary 1997.

"Arlene's Grocery is a club on the Lower East Side of New York City, owned by former Sin-é owner, Shane Doyle. Parker Kindred debuted as Jeff's new drummer and made his only public performance with the band there on February 9th, 1997. This show is also significant because a bootlegged recording exists of this show. Some of the songs that are featured on Sketches, such as "Witches' Rave" and "The Sky is a Landfill," were performed at this show."

This is one of Jeff's final performances and includes some songs which may have appeared on his second album but never had the chance to develope them further. This is sourced from an excellent audience recording and not the brickwalled bootleg "The Grace Of J". The upside of that is although this version is quieter the sound quality is much better.

01 - Intro/Go Ahead, Tape Man
02 - Nightmares By The Sea
03 - Talking
04 - Witches Rave
05 - Tuning
06 - So Real
07 - Talking
08 - Paranoia In The City (Haven't You Heard)
09 - Surf Guitar Noodling (Instrumental)
10 - Talking
11 - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
12 - Morning Theft
13 - Vancouver
14 - Talking
15 - Moisture
16 - Talking
17 - Sky Is A Landfill
18 - Chocolate
19 - Mojo Pin
20 - Grace
21 - Talking
22 - Last Goodbye

Monday, 20 April 2015

Richard Ashcroft: Long Way Down (The B-Side Collection)

A collection of B-sides from Richard Ashcroft from singles released between 2000 and 2006.

This is not a complete collection, there are a some tracks missing but they are remixes and live tracks. This collection comes from various sources, that's why not all the tracks are 320kbps (12 out of the 17 are) but those that aren't are at least 192kbps.

01 - (Could Be) A Country Thing, City Thing, Blues Thing
02 - Precious Stone
03 - Make A Wish
04 - For The Lovers
05 - Leave Me High
06 - XXYY
07 - The Miracle
08 - Check The Meaning (Chris Potter Remix)
09 - Get Up Now
10 - Don't Take Me In
11 - The Journey's Just Begun
12 - The Direction
13 - Slip Sliding
14 - Long Way Down
15 - Circles

Bonus Tracks:
16 - The Test (The Chemical Brothers)
17 - Lonely Soul (UNKLE)

Password: WayDown

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Jeff Buckley: Just Passin' Thru Session (Revisited)


I've noticed a worring trend recently with a few Jeff Buckley releases. I think I'm right in thinking that the last official release we got is the boxset "Grace Around The World" in 2009 but since then we have gotten a small influx of Unofficial releases. Last year we got "Dreams Of The Way We Were" which was taken from Jeff's wonderful solo performance on WFMU's weekly music programme, 'The Music Faucet' on October 11th 1992. That performance deserves a crystal clear official release but what we got was a taped FM boardcast complete with hiss and sound distortion.

Yesterday I discovered another radio broadcast release. This time a two CD set entitled "It's Not Too Late", openly admited that the tracks were an FM "remaster". I gave serious consideration to buy it but I thought I'd better checkout the sound quality before I part with my hard earned cash. I found plenty of album previews online and I can honestly say it was pretty poor listening to say the least. Some of the tracks were playing at the wrong speed and sound way too slow as well as a good amount of tape wobble in places.
I'm not sure who did the "remastering" here but it doesn't sound as if they have made any attempt to improve the sound other than some pretty heavy handed noise reduction which as left the whole thing sounding muddy and flat.

Now, I'm no expert in this. I'm not as sound engineer or a producer, I am an enthusiastic amateur with a home computer and a few free audio editing softwares to play with but even with the little skill and technology I have, what I have made available here (for free!) has a lot better quality to what is being made available in the shops. That simply isn't right.

Download this sample of Dink's Song to hear the difference. >>>>DOWNLOAD<<<<

Track 01 is taken from my clean-up effort, found here: Jeff Buckley: The Music Faucet '92
Track 02 is taken from "It's Not Too Late".

Last week I was made aware of another unofficial release due out in May. "So Real: Live At East Orange 1992 / Studio Cleveland 1995" contains two performaces that are already available HERE and if this release gives us those sessions at a much higher audio quality then that is excellect and I welcome it with open arms (but I don't hold up much hope of that given the releases we've had so far) but what really makes me mad with this release is that on the back cover it has a photo of actor and musician Reeve Carney.
Don't believe me? Here is the back cover:


And here is a link to the intervew with Reeve and the photoshoot accompanying it: 

It's just sloppy. As if they just used the first picture that google threw at them without even checking who was even in it.

How Jeff's legacy is being allowed to be treated at the moment is a little worrying but as long as this blog is still going I will do my best to treat Jeff's music and memory with the love and respect it deserves.

On that note, here is my final remaster of one of my favourite radio sessions from Jeff and his band: Live on WHFS-FM ''Just Passin Thru'' (Omega Studios, Rockville MD, 16th April 1995). I felt I over-cooked my remaster effort in the Asking To Stay... mix tape so I thought I'd go back one last time and do a final version.

01 - Last Goodbye
02 - Lover, You Should've Come Over  
03 - So Real  
04 - Grace

Friday, 10 April 2015

Kula Shaker: Live At Plymouth Pavilion 1997

Kula Shaker: Live At Plymouth Pavilion 1997. An excellent soundboard recording, sourced from a promo CD.

Taken from austereo mcm entertainment europe's "Planet Live!" recording 26th January, 1997 in Plymouth with thanks to Manor Mobiles. Mixed by Ian Taylor.

01 - Intro
02 - Baby, You're a Rich Man
03 - Knight On The Town
04 - 303
05 - Gokula
06 - Grateful When You're Dead / Jerry Was There
07 - Raagy One (Waiting For Tomorrow)
08 - For This Love
09 - Drop in the Sea
10 - Tattva
11 - Smart Dogs
12 - Start All Over
13 - Hey Dude
14 - Hush
15 - Hollow Man
16 - Into The Deep
17 - Govinda

Monday, 23 March 2015

Jeff Buckley: Live On KCRW 1994

Two radio sessions from Jeff Buckley, performed for KCRW in 1994. Both sessions have been recorded from the mp3 stream on the KCRW website.

The interview parts in the Morning Becomes Eclectic session have been edited out here as it wasn't all that great to listen too. The Man In The Moon session is a solo acoustic session and is the complete show. The download also contains three bonus tracks from another "Live & Acoustic" session.


Morning Becomes Eclectic Session (28.07.94)
01 - Chocolate/Mojo Pin
02 - Corpus Christi Carol - Preview Below
03 - Grace
04 - So Real
05 - Lover, You Should've Come Over

Man In The Moon Solo Session (04.01.94)
06 - Grace
07 - ''When They Do It, It's Real''
08 - I Against I (Bad Brains Cover)
09 - ''Why Did You Make Me Do That?!?''
10 - Lover, You Should've Come Over
11 - ''It's Man In The Moon''
12 - Last Goodbye
13 - ''I'm Everybody's Guest''
13 - Strange Fruit

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Paul Weller: Tell Me More (Bootleg)

Tell Me More: The Other Side Of Stanley Road is a silverpressed bootleg made up of demos, radio sessions and other rarities from Paul Weller. For More Info Click Here.

I've been holding back posting this one due to the fact that a lot of these tracks are available on official releases (and in the case of some of the radio sessions in much better quality) but there are a few tracks here that either haven't had an official release or are slightly different to the ones that have. The artwork isn't of the actual bootleg but one I've created myself as I couldn't get a decent image of the original.

01 - Stanley Road (Demo)
02 - Porcelain Gods (Demo, Backing Track)
03 - Time Passes (Demo)
04 - Broken Stones (Demo) - Preview Below
05 - You Do Something To Me (Demo)
06 - Broken Stones (Maida Vale 24.4.95)
07 - Woodcutters Son (Maida Vale 24.4.95)
08 - I Walk On Gilded Splinters (Maida Vale 24.4.95)
09 - Time Passes (Maida Vale 24.4.95)
10 - Out Of The Sinking (Oxford St 17.5.95)
11 - You Do Something To Me (Maida Vale 22.5.95)
12 - Out Of The Sinking (US Radio 10.5.94)
13 - Out Of The Sinking (Emma Freud 15.6.95)
14 - Steam (Different Mix)
15 - I'd Rather Go Blind (Different Mix)
16 - The Changing Man (White Room 17.5.94)
17 - Porcelain Gods (White Room 17.5.94)
18 - Wild Wood (Portishead Mix)

Password: TellMeMore

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Morrissey: I'm A Poet (Bootleg)

I'm A Poet is a silverpressed bootleg of Morrisey performing live at the University of Colorado, Boulder CO on the 1st October 1992. Click Here for more Info.

A very good soundboard recording. It features the full concert (minus the first two songs), including the best available version of Morrissey's live cover of Suede's "My Insatiable One". The concert is paired with the audio of performances of "Glamorous Glue" and "Suedehead" on Saturday Night Live from 14th November 1992. 

01 - Girl Least Likely To
02 - November Spawned A Monster
03 - Certain People I Know
04 - Sister, I'm A Poet
05 - Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference - Preview Below
06 - My Insatiable One
07 - Tomorrow
08 - We'll Let You Know
09 - Suedehead
10 - He Knows I'd Love To See Him
11 - You're The One For Me, Fatty
12 - Seasick, Yet Still Docked
13 - Alsatian Cousin
14 - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
15 - Everyday Is Like Sunday
16 - The National Front Disco
17 - Glamorous Glue (Saturday Night Live, 14.11.92)
18 - Suedehead (Saturday Night Live, 14.11.92)

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Oasis: Forgotten Glory (The Early Years 1991-92)

Forgotten Glory A collection of early demo recordings, live tracks and other rarities dated between 1991 and 1992.

All the tracks here have been cleaned up for better sound. Tracks 04 - 09 are sourced from the bootleg "The Untold Story".

Out Of The Blue Demo Tape 1991
01 - Alice
02 - Take Me (Version #1)
03 - Reminice

Abraham Moss Studio Session 1991
04 - Colour My Life
05 - Take Me (Version #2)
06 - See The Sun

1991/2 Demo Session (4-Track)
07 - Must Be The Music
08 - Better Let You Know
09 - Snakebite

Live At The Boardwalk In Manchester On 14th January 1992
10 - Intro (Columbia Excerpt)
11 - Take Me
12 - Must Be The Music
13 - Acoustic (Life In Vain)
14 - Arkayla (I Will Show You)
15 - Better Let You Know
16 - Poetic Feedback

Bonus Tracks:
17 - Live Forever (Live Gleneagles March '94)
18 - Digsy's Dinner (Live Gleneagles March '94)
19 - Whatever (Demo '93)

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Jeff Buckley: Live At Club Logo 1995

Jeff Buckley live at Club Logo Hamburg, Germany (22.02.95).

It's been on my mind to clean this one up for a while. Although the audio quality of the original file was very good the levels were a little low and there was quite a lot of hiss during the quieter moments. I've removed as many of the audio glitches as I could as well as restored the intro (by taking it from an official source) and I've added an outro to remove DJ chatter at the end.

01 - Dream Brother
02 - So Real
03 - Last Goodbye
04 - What Will You Say
05 - Lilac Wine
06 - Mojo Pin
07 - Grace
08 - Eternal Life
09 - Lover, You Should've Come Over
10 - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
11 - Hallelujah
12 - Kanga Roo

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Oasis: Live At Maida Vale 93/94 (Revisited)

Two classic performances from Oasis live from Maida Vale Studios from 1993 and 1994. Now with added tracks and improved sound!

I decided to go back and improve the sound of some of the tracks on this one. The tracks that are crossed out are included in the download but haven't had any improvements made to them as they were as good as I could get them at the time. I've also added two more bonus tracks from a 1995 acoustic session on the Simon Mayo Show. These two tracks were included in the "Better Than Going To Church" acoustic bootleg but here I've gone back to the original source file and cleaned up the audio quite a bit.


BBC Radio 1. The Evening Session. Recorded: not known
Broadcast: 22nd December 1993
01 - Cigarettes and Alcohol
02 - Shakermaker - Re-edited to restore the intro and outro
03 - Bring It On Down
04 - Up In The Sky (Acoustic) - New Promo CD source
05 - Supersonic (Acoustic)
06 - Married With Children (Acoustic)

BBC Radio 1. The Evening Session. Recorded: 14th December 1994
Broadcast: 15th December 1994 - All re-edited with improved sound
07 - It’s Good To Be Free
08 - Married With Children
09 - Sad Song (Acoustic)
10 - Talk Tonight (Acoustic)
11 - Whatever
12 - I Am The Walrus

Bonus Tracks:  
MTV Most Wanted, 18th August 1994
Recorded at Camden Studios, London - Remixed for improved sound
13 - Whatever (Acoustic)
14 - Live Forever (Acoustic)

BBC Radio 1. Simon Mayo Show. 
Broadcast: 3rd October 1995
15 - Cast No Shadow (Acoustic)
16 - Don't Look Back In Anger (Acoustic)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Feeder: The Live Collection

A collection of live performances from Feeder dated between 1998 and 2009.

Feeder bootlegs are incredibly rare to come by these days. I have a few but none of them with a higher bitrate than 192kbps. Given the low bitrate I thought it probably best to upload them here as one post instead of spreading them out over a few weeks or months. If you are a Feeder fan then it may be a chance to hear some stuff you haven't heard before.

Part One Includes:
Live from Glastonbury Festival (24.06.2000) - Incomplete 6 Tracks
Live at Conor Hall '03 - Incomplete? 8 Tracks*
Live from One Big Sunday '03 - Complete 9 Tracks
Live from the London Festival '08 - Incomplete 6 Track EP
* I have been told that this performance is incomplete but I have not seen a full tracklisting to find out what exactly is missing.

Part Two Includes:
Miscellaneous Live Performances - 23 Tracks dated between 1998 and 2009.

Friday, 2 January 2015

The La's: The Kitchen Demo Tape

The Kitchen Demo Tape is a 1989 rehearsal recording of The La's featuring a number of unreleased songs. The audio is thought to have been originally sourced from a video of the band performing in the kitchen of Go! Discs boss Andy Macdonald. The La's frontman Lee Mavers described the recording as "A load of fucking garbage." during an interview with NME in 2009 but the Kitchen Tape is a must for fans of The La's.

I originally downloaded the file from HERE but I have cleaned up the audio a bit and removed a few gaps where it breaks up at the beginning of the tape.

1. When Will I See You Again? (03:13)
2. Our Time (02:19)
3. Robber Man (03:02)
4. She Came Down in the Morning (04:35)
5. Was it Something I Said? (Take 1) (00:54)
6. Was it Something I Said? (04:30)
7. It's Impossible (Take 1) (01:15)
8. It's Impossible (03:00)
9. (Chatter) / Tears in the Rain (Take 1) (00:53)
10. Tears in the Rain (04:06)
11. I am the Key (04:08)
12. (Chatter) / Go Go Daddy (Take 1) (03:48)
13. Go Go Daddy (03:50)

Total Running Time: 00:39:29