Saturday, July 23, 2016

RE-UP: The Who live in Springfield 1975 - 2CD - December 14

The Who
Springfield Civic Center
Springfield, MA
14 December 1975

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

01 I Can't Explain
02 Substitute
03 My Wife
04 Baba O'Riley
05 Squeezebox
06 Behind Blue Eyes
07 Dreaming From The Waist
08 Boris The Spider
09 Magic Bus (spliced)
10 Amazing Journey
11 Sparks
12 The Acid Queen
13 Fiddle About
14 Pinball Wizard
15 I'm Free
16 Tommy's Holiday Camp
17 We're Not Gonna Take It
18 Summertime Blues
19 My Generation
20 Join Together Blues (spliced)
21 Roadrunner
22 Won't Get Fooled Again

Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Maxell cassettes

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978.  His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity.  In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes.  He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings.  In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

He recorded many of the major 70's bands:  Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated.  Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes.  No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers.  Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community.  Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

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RE-UP: The Who live in Toronto 1975 - 2CD - December 11

The Who
11 December 1975
Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

from: Heartbreakers, HB-808-1/2, "The Who Toronto 1975"

Sound quality: A-/B+

Track Listing:
Disc 1 (44:53)
1. I Can't Explain 2:54
2. Substitute 3:31
3. My Wife 6:12
4. Baba O'Riley 5:54
5. Squeeze Box 4:06
6. Behind Blue Eyes 3:53
7. Dreaming From The Waist 5:50
8. Boris The Spider 3:58
9. Magic Bus 8:31

Disc 2 (58:38)
1. Amazing Journey 6:31
2. Sparks 3:39
3. The Acid Queen 2:56
4. Fiddle About 1:58
5. Pinball Wizard 2:51
6. I'm Free 2:17
7. Tommy's Holiday Camp 0:47
8. We're Not Gonna Take It 3:28
9. See Me, Feel Me 5:58
10. Summertime Blues 3:23
11. My Generation Medley 15:26
- Join Together
- Spoonful
- Roadrunner
- My Generation Blues
12. Won't Get Fooled Again 9:19

Roger Daltrey - vocals and harmonica
Pete Townshend - guitars and vocals
John Entwistle - bass guitar and vocals
Keith Moon - drums

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RE-UP: The Who live in Chicago 1975 - 2CD - December 5

The Who: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, December 5th 1975

Disc 1:

1. I Can't Explain,
2. Substitute,
3. Squeeze Box,
4. Baba O'Riley,
5. My Wife,
6. Behind Blue Eyes,
7. Dreaming From The Waist,
8. Magic Bus,

Disc 2:

1. Amazing Journey -> Sparks,
2. The Acid Queen,
3. Fiddle About,
4. Pinball Wizard,
5. I'm Free,
6. Tommy's Holiday Camp,
7. We're Not Gonna Take It,
8. Summertime Blues,
9. My Generation -> Join Together -> My Generation Blues -> Road Runner,
10. Won't Get Fooled Again,


RE-UP: The Who live in Chicago 1975 - 2CD - December 4

The Who
December 4, 1975

Disc One
I Can't Explain,
Squeeze Box,
Baba O'Riley,
My Wife,
Behind Blue Eyes,
Dreaming From The Waist,
Magic Bus,
Amazing Journey / Sparks
The Acid Queen,
Fiddle About,
Pinball Wizard

Disc Two
I'm Free,
Tommy's Holiday Camp,
We're Not Gonna Take It,
Summertime Blues,
My Generation,
Join Together,
My Generation Blues / Road Runner
Won't Get Fooled Again, (Cuts at 4.07)

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RE-UP: The Who live in Memphis 1975 - 2CD - November 23

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, Tennessee
November 23rd, 1975

Pretty good/average recording

This concert features the final live performance of However Much I Booze.
Moon introduces the Tommy portion of the show by saying "This is one that was made into a motion picture. We'd like to play the soundtrack from...Jaws."

Disc I : 73 min
1. I Can't Explain 3’14
2. Substitute 3’32
3. Squeeze Box 3’18
4. Baba O'Riley 6’16
5. Boris The Spider 2’51
6. Drowned 6’56
7. However Much I Booze 5’25
8. Dreaming From The Waist 5’31
9. Behind Blue Eyes 3’41
10. Jaws’ Soundtrack 0’43
11. Amazing Journey 4’50
12. Sparks 3’17
13. Acid Queen (cut out) 2’41
14. Fiddle About 1’49
15. Pinball Wizard 2’49
16. I'm Free 2’19
17. Tommy's Holiday Camp 0’45
18. We're Not Gonna Take It 9’21
19. Summertime Blues 3’46

Disc II : 20 min 30
1. My Generation 3’15
2. Join Together 4’30
3. Roadrunner 2’29
4. Won't Get Fooled Again 10’16

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RE-UP: The Who live in Ludwigshafen 1975 - 2CD - November 7

Friedrich Elbert Halle
Ludwigshafen, Germany
November 7th, 1975

Average to pretty good recording of the last performance of the '75 European tour.

101. I Can't Explain
102. Substitute
103. Squeeze Box
104. Baba O'Riley
105. Boris The Spider
106. Drowned
107. However Much I Booze
108. Dreaming From The Waist
109. Behind Blue Eyes

201. Amazing Journey >
202. Sparks
203. The Acid Queen
204. Fiddle About
205. Pinball Wizard
206. I'm Free
207. Tommy's Holiday Camp
208. We're Not Gonna Take It >
209. See Me Feel Me
210. Summertime Blues
211. My Generation >
212. Join Together >
213. Roadrunner >
214. My Generation Blues >
215. Naked Eye (cut out)
missing : Won't Get Fooled Again

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RE-UP: The Who live in Dusseldorf 1975 - 2CD - October 31

The Who - Philipshalle
Düsseldorf - Germany

Disc 1:
01.  Substitute
02.  I Can't Explain
03.  Squeeze Box
04.  Boris The Spider
05.  Baba O'Riley
06.  Behind Blue Eyes
07.  Dreaming From The Waist
08.  Keith introduces Tommy
09.  Amazing Journey >
10.  Sparks
11.  The Acid Queen
12.  Fiddle About
13.  Pinball Wizard
14.  I'm // Free
15.  Tommy's Holiday Camp
16.  We're Not Gonna Take It >
17.  See Me Feel Me

Disc 2:
18.  Summertime Blues
19.  Bargain
20.  My Generation
21.  Won't Get Fooled Again


RE-UP: The Who live in London 1975 - 2CD - October 24

Wembley Arena, London, UK  24. Oct. 1975

Disc 1:
01.  Substitute
02.  Can't Explain
03.  Squeeze Box
04.  Baba O'Riley
05.  Behind Blue Eyes
06.  However Much I Booze
07.  Dreaming From The Waist
08.  Boris The Spider
09.  Amazing Journey
10.  Sparks

Disc 2:
01.  The Acid Queen
02.  Fiddle About
03.  Pinball Wizard
04.  I'm Free
05.  Tommy's Holiday Camp
06.  We're Not Gonna Take It >
07.  See Me Feel Me (Tape Gliches)
08.  Summertime Blues
09.  Bargain
10.  My Generation >
11.  Naked Eye >
12.  My Generation Blues >
13.  Won't Get Fooled Again (Cuts at 5.30)

approx.  91 mins
incomplete recording, end is missing

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RE-UP: The Who live in London 1975 - 2CD - October 23

Wembley Arena, London, UK 23. Oct. 1975

Disc 1:
01. Substitute
02. Can't Explain
03. Squeeze Box
04. Baba O'Riley
05. Behind Blue Eyes
06. However Much I Booze
07. Dreaming From The Waist
08. Boris The Spider
09. Amazing Journey
10. Sparks

Disc 2:
01. The Acid Queen
02. Fiddle About
03. Pinball Wizard
04. I'm Free
05. Tommy's Holiday Camp
06. We're Not Gonna Take It
07. See Me Feel Me
08. Summertime Blues
09. Bargain
10. My Generation
11. Naked Eye
12. My Generation Blues
13. Won't Get Fooled Again

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RE-UP: The Who live in London 1973 - 2CD - December 23

TITLE: Christmas Wholigans
DATE: December 23rd, 1973
VENUE: Edmonton Sundown
ARTWORK: Included

1. I Can't Explain
2. Summertime Blues
3. My Wife (cut)
4. I Am The Sea/ The Real Me
5. The Punk And The Godfather
6. I'm One
7. 5:15
8. Sea & Sand
9. Drowned
10. Bell Boy
11. Dr. Jimmy
12. Love Reign O'er Me

1. Won't Get Fooled Again
2. Pinball Wizard
3. See Me, Feel Me
4. Substitute
5. Naked eye
6. Magic Bus
7. Magic Bus *
8. Naked Eye *
9. Spoonful *

* London, Edmonton Sundown, December 22, 1973.

TOTAL RUNTIME: 2hr 25mins 20secs

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RE-UP: The Who live in Landover 1973 - 1CD - December 6 - soundboard



INFO: THE WHO 1974 King Biscuit Flower Hour
12/6/73 (actual date of concert)
Capital Centre, Landover, MD pre-FM

06.  I'M ONE

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RE-UP: The Who live in Copenhagen 1972 - 2CD - August 21 & 25

The Who
K.B. Hallen
August 21 & 25, 1972
Copenhagen, DK
Sound Quality: 4 (Out Of 6)/Vg++

Disc 1  August 21st
1. I Can’t Explain
2. Summertime Blues
3. My Wife
4. Baby O’Riley
5. Behind Blue Eyes
6. Bargain
7. Won’t Get Fooled Again
8. Magic Bus
9. The Relay
10. Pinball Wizard
11. See Me, Feel Me
12. My Generation (Cut)
Total:       70:51 Min.

Disc 2
 August 25th
1. Behind Blue Eyes
2. Bargain
3. Won’t Get Fooled Again
4. Magic Bus
5. The Relay
6. Pinball Wizard
7. See Me, Feel Me
8. My Generation ~
9. Here Ain’t No Way Out ~
10. Naked Eye
11. Long Live Rock
Total:       74:04 Min.

I received both these two shows in 1999 (IIRC) from one of my then favourite trading partners, Claus R. from Denmark. Claus was one of the first to switch from analog cassette trading to DAT to protect the copy integrity by digital cloning.

Background to that was that he was trying to get the lowest gen. copies of all Danish shows of his favourite artists. Now, that’s what I call a bold challenge but he eventually became pretty good at that, and got in contact with a few very good sources, such as someone at Danish TV/Radio - and even the original taper of these two shows here.

Great Claus eventually managed to obtain straight reel-to-DAT copies from this unknown taper (whom I’d like to thank for that, and for taping these two shows, of course). Thanks also a big lot again for this trad, Claus - and many more excellent swappies. Hope you are doing OK these days, mate!

August 21, 1972 show: As far as I remember, this show had only been in circulation as pretty high generation copies before Claus sourced this 1st gen. copy, and from there it got into circulation via Claus and me. A few analog copies down the line, it of course ended up in the sticky, greedy fingers of a bootlegger who released this as “DANISH TREAT”.

Thanks to the original recording’s way above average quality that boot CD has of course and deservedly an excellent reputation among Who – not to mention the fantastic Who show itself, naturally. Too bad the end-of-show medley cuts out midway through, but with the one from the 25th, we thankfully get more than a mere replacement (see below). However, this version here is of course even a notch better, i.e. a bit less hissy.

August 25, 1972 show: copies of this had been in circulation for long, too. However, claims that those copies contained the COMPLETE 90 min. show are **FALSE!** The first four tracks on those copies stem from the August 21st show. I checked!

The taper obviously positioned himself much more favourably for the second Copenhagen show, thus producing a even superior recording than on the first night. Alas, the reel itself or the recorder didn’t run properly, this time. Hence, the first four tracks were unfortunately completely garbled, and the taper obviously decided to replace them with his first four tracks from the 1st show before he kicked his C 90 cassette copies into circulation.

There are still a few “aftermath” issues i.e. – minor - dropouts in “Behind Blue Eyes” from where the reel obviously ran smoothly, and later again in “The Relay”, whereas “Magic Bus” is also completely unlistenable. FYI, Claus actually transferred the first four tracks to his DAT, and they are indeed on my copy. However, I left them off this CD because they sound exactly like the “Totalled Bus” and wouldn’t have justified a 2nd CD for this show; I left “Magic Bus” on the CD just for completeness’ sake. Hope that’s OK.

However, the rest of this recording sounds plain OUTSTANDING! I’m even inclined to rate this the best sounding 1972 show (anyone correct me if I’m wrong, please).

Plus, that show’s “My Generation” medley is my all-time favourite. Yep, I mean it! We get to hear an impromtu nascent “However Much I Booze”, a beautiful “Naked Eye”, and “Long Live Rock”. What more can you ask for?

Well, if you think you also need to ask for probably the best “BARGAIN” ever (IMHO), it’s actually here, too: as great as the official version from the Dec. 13, 1971 San Francisco show is, they somehow finish it just as they sound as they would get into some cool jamming. In contrast, this here runs almost nine minutes(!) – by far the longest version I know of – and they really let rip with a real LONG jam and a searing Pete solo.

Any additional info on these two shows are VERY welcome.

BTW, it seems that the August 22nd, 1972 Stockholm show was officially recorded. “Magic Bus” on the official online-only release “A View From A Backstage Pass” is from this show though mislabelled as being from a 1970 Red Rocks show. Seems the Who camp has an excellent recording of this show at hand! My, that would be a release, eh? Anyone with connections to or a say within the inner Who circle, please lobby for that, OK? Thanks up front.

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RE-UP: The Who live in Amsterdam 1972 - 1CD - August 17

The Who
Amsterdam, Holland
August 17, 1972
Audience recording

I Can't Explain
Summertime Blues
My Wife
Baba O'Riley
Behind Blue Eyes
Won't Get Fooled Again
Magic Bus
The Relay
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
My Generation

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RE-UP: The Who live in Hamburg 1972 - 2CD - August 12

DATE:  august 12th 1972
LOCATION: Hamburg, Germany
VENUE: Ernst Merck Halle
SOURCE: audience

1. Shakin' All Over (4'05)
2. My Wife (5'12)
3. Summertime Blues (3'51)
4. Baba O'Riley (6'38)
5. Behind Blue Eyes (5'07)
6. Bargain (6'49)
7. Won't Get Fooled Again (9'04)
---tape flip----
8. Relay (7'06)
9. Pinball Wizard (3'04)
10. See Me, Feel Me (6'19)
11. My Generation (5'12)
12. Naked Eye (6'32)
13. Long Live Rock (5'56)
--- encore ---
14. Daddy Rolling Stone (6'51)
15. Sparks (1'45)

LENGTH : 80'31

NOTES: The show opener (I Can't Explain) is missing from the master. The sound is rather good in comparison to other '72 shows. This show is special for the rarely played encores.

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RE-UP: The Who live in Frankfurt 1972 - 2CD - August 11

The Who
11 August 1972

 1 I Can't Explain
 2 Summertime Blues
 3 My Wife
 4 Baba O'Riley
 5 Behind Blue Eyes
 6 Bargain
 7 Won't Get Fooled Again
 8 Baby Don't You Do It
 9 Magic Bus
10 Relay
11 Pinball Wizard
12 See Me, Feel Me
13 My Generation
14 Long Live Rock