Monday, June 29, 2009
I went to the 'US' Tour on 5/10/05 (October) at Madison Square, but I couldn't find a bootleg of that show (if you do, please tell me straight away), so I had to go up I-95 past Quahog to Boston. I think this is the right date. The day before, I read some songs were cut off on the RoIO. If anyone can tell which is which, do tell me. (I went again in 2009 and 2014)
Like many of these unofficial releases, the sound is not too great. It's not as bad as The Beatles at the Star Club, but that was a different time. I also had to reup this as it was pulled from another place yet I had saved it somewhere as my hard copies won't work anymore.
There may be more, live and studio. Stay tuned!
Magical Mystery Tour
I'll Get You
Drive My Car
Till There Was You
Let Me Roll it
Got to Get You Into My Life
Maybe I'm Amazed
The Long and Winding Road
In Spite of All the Danger
For No One
Fixing a Hole
I'll Follow the Sun
Too Many People (Paul says it's for the Wings fans, even though it was on Ram months before Wings were founded and has admitted that we fans know more about his work than he does!)
Good Day Sunshine
Band on the Run
I've Got a Feeling
Back in the USSR
Baby Face (running gag)/Hey Jude
Live and Let Die
Please Please Me
Let It Be
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)/The End
Sunday, June 28, 2009
While we wait for what has become a tour from Sir Paul McCartney, here is one from the 2002 Driving USA Tour. I had to miss this one because of the cost. I found this at the semi-annual CD Record Tour several months later. It cost a bit, but was well worth it, so I share it with you. I did see him for the first time at Exhibition Stadium (since replaced by BMO Field) on 6 June 1993 (posted separately). I wish I were old enough then to really appreciate it better.
"Mull of Kintyre" is a standout here as it's the only time it was played on the tour, because only us diehards on this side of the lake and pond would know it straight away. See image for track list.
Friday, June 26, 2009
L-R: John Payne, Erik Norlander, Jay Schellen, and Mitch Perry.
Los Angeles, CA - "Classic AOR band Asia featuring John Payne are scheduled to appear at festivals and venues around the USA this summer beginning July 5th at the American Music Festival in Riverfront Park, Harrisburg, PA. Asia featuring John Payne will perform many of Asia's hit songs plus new material from their upcoming release Military Man".
> Asia featuring John Payne's tourdates are as follows with additional dates TBA:
> July 5, 2009 American Music Festival, Riverfront Park in downtown Harrisburg, PA 6:30PM
> July 11, 2009 Riverfest, East Hartford, CT
> July 12, 2009 Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry, NH 03053 7PM
> July 14, 2009 Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT 8PM
> July 16, 2009 The Boogie Festival, Springville, IN 11PM
> July 18, 2009 Rock 'N' Resort Music Festival, Clays Park Resort, North Lawrence, OH 44666 7:30PM
> August 7, 2009 Crestwood Fest, Caesar Park, Crestwood, IL 9:45PM (Chicago metro)
> August 9, 2009 Valley Cultural Arts, Warner Park Centre, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 6PM
> August 12, 2009 Trocaderos Event Centre, 107 Third Ave., Minneapolis, MN 8PM !!!CANCELLED!!!
> August 13, 2009 Waterfest, Riverside Park, Oshkosh, WI (with Night Ranger) 8PM
> August 15, 2009 Wisconsin State Fair, Cousins Subs Amphitheatre, West Allis, WI 8P
> September 12, 2009 Sky City Casino, Interstate 40 Exit 102, Acoma, NM 87034 8PM
> "John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the
> invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John
> Wetton. ASIA extensively toured the world for the next 14 years performing new
> classics and old favorites. With John Payne fronting the band, ASIA released 8
> stunning studio albums and several live recordings. In 2006, Geoff Downes
> left the band to reform the 1982 line up for their 25th anniversary. On the
> 9th of May 2006, John Payne, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Steve
> Howe contractually agreed that John Payne would continue his 14 year legacy
> with ASIA as ”ASIA Featuring John Payne”. ASIA Featuring John Payne have
> commenced touring in North America and a new studio album is planned for
> release in late 2009.
> ASIA Featuring John Payne Member Bios
> Guitarist Mitch Perry joins ASIA Featuring John Payne for the 2009 summer
> tour. Gold records, sold out concert tours, MTV video and network TV
> appearances, numerous magazine features and recognition in the form of several
> guitar awards, over the last 25 years Mitch Perry has accomplished all of the
> above in a career working alongside some of the most renowned and popular
> musicians in the world. Mitch's discography and touring experience reads like a
> who's who of rock ranging from Aerosmith to Michael Schenker Group to Cher
> and Edgar Winter. His performances both live and in the studio show him to be
> a truly world class guitarist.
> Drummer Jay Schellen joined as ASIA’s première drummer in 2005, toured in
> Europe with the band and recording the album ASIA Featuring John Payne
> EXTENDED VERSIONS for Sony in 2006 when he remained with ASIA Featuring John
> Payne. Before joining ASIA, Jay played drums for Hurricane, Unruly Child,
> Badfinger and Conspiracy with Chris Squire from Yes.
> Keyboardist Erik Norlander joined ASIA Featuring John Payne in November of
> 2007. Erik's evocative synthesiser technique is reminiscent of the legendary
> Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson and Jon Lord while still very unique made him
> an obvious choice for the band. His works include over 25 releases with Lana
> Lane, Rocket Scientists and solo titles.
> Vocalist/bassist John Payne fronted ASIA for 14 years replacing John Wetton
> in 1992. 8 studio albums and 6 live albums followed including extensive
> world touring with the band. In 2006, John formed Asia featuring John Payne
> and is performing shows with his current lineup. Previous to ASIA, John sang
> with Roger Daltrey, CCCP, ELO Part 2 and more recently GPS plus being chosen
> as the Parson in Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds stadium tour."
This was sent to the JP Google Group from Serge Entertainment, his management. I think it's alright for me to put it here, with some revisions. If not, I'll take it off. Also see this new wiki.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Fleetwood Mac, 17 October 1975; Capital Theatre; Passaic, New Jersey; King Biscuit Flower Hour (1990).
In support of their 1975 album.
Linege: Broadcast CD--> Wavelab-->FLAC(level 6)-->Dime -->
wav - joined - edit - cue sheet - cuesplitter - single tracks - flac8 - md5 - mp3 - rar - here
1. Station Man
2. Spare Me a Little
5. I'm So Afraid
6. World Turning
7. Don't You Let Me Down
Pre-FM / Great sound! Credit to the original seeder for sharing.
"This show was seeded on dime and other sides with gaps.
This is a re-seed of the same source but gapless. Removed
all blank space and less than ten seconds of crowd noise
to edit hard cuts, no music touched. Track starts now are
different, new md5 was created too. Enjoy!"
Artist: Christine McVie
Date: May 29th, 1984
Location: Civic Centre, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Source: VG from audience
Tape from trade>PC>wav>Flac(level 6)>mp3
Recorded to PC and tracks split with EAC
This is another of my old shows on tape transfered
to digital. The sound is not bad, although the vocals
are a bit distant.
01. Say you love me
02. Love will show us how
03. The challenge
04. So excited
05. Just crazy love
06. Spare me a little
07. The smile I live for
08. Ask anybody
09. Keep secrets
10. The guitar bug
11. I'm the one
12. One in a million
13. Hold me
14. Got a hold on me
15. Over my head
16. You make loving fun
17. Too much is not enough
18. Don't stop
Monday, June 22, 2009
Paul McCartney's mini-tour is one of the summer's hottest tickets. He will play Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (instead of Toronto); Flushing, Queens, New York City (instead of Madison Square); Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA. I shall be going on 17 or 21 July at the Mets' new stadium off the #7 tube. I won't do the 18th 'cos it's a Saturday (unless there's no other choice), and weekend travel isn't quite as easy (though I did it within Upstate for Yes last November). Tuesday would be best 'cos it's cheaper to travel during the week, whether it's a bus, plane, or your own car. Also, NYC is remotely closer and more familiar to me and easier to navigate (though I know how to read maps). I've been 5-6 times so far.
Whilst I write this, I am frustrated trying to get just one ticket in my price range. I don't have anyone to go with this year. I did the last two times, but one's not up to it anymore, and the others are in another state now. I know one who might, but he may have other fish to fry (sorry, Paul!). Many tout sites (including eBay) make you buy $200 pairs. I'm on my own, so I would have to sell the other ticket to whoever sits next to me since the scalpers assume only couples go to shows. Single people like Paul too!
If anyone has a spare ticket just in case, please leave a comment and "We Can Work It Out" for a "Ticket to Ride"! I'm a "Day Tripper" (I'd like to be on a Greyhound in broad daylight)! Wish me luck!
UPDATE: I got the ticket now, but I don't wanna erase how I felt at the time.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
A MÁQUINA DE FAZER SONHOS: RENAISSANCE - BBC sessions  - England / Inglaterra: "http://link-protector.com/599213/"