10,000 Maniacs' "The Wishing Chair" L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date - September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I've decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven't been shared since the Dime's previous incarnation as "easytree.org" circa 2005).


10,000 Maniacs
"Secrets of the I-Ching" sessions
Fredonia, NY

Source: soundboard > ? > cassette received in trade > recorded to hard drive > CoolEdit
(splitting tracks) > burned to CD > extracted using iTunes > Trader's Little Helper > you

Sound quality: B+


xx. Tension (omitted)
xx. Planned Obsolescence (omitted)
xx. Orange (omitted)
01. Grey Victory
02. Pour de Chirico
03. My Mother the War
04. Death of Manolette
05. Katrina's Fair

This is (mostly, if not entirely) a different set of demos than those known as the "WCVF
Recordings", which were recorded at Fredonia in 1982. Those 1982 demos also include "Pour
de Chirico" and "Katrina's Fair", but otherwise these two sets of demos feature different
tracks and a different running order. I haven't compared "Chirico" and "Katrina" to see
if they are different, so it's possible that there may be some minor overlap between the two.

I've omitted the first three tracks, as they sound virtually identical to the versions that
were released on "Human Conflict No. 5" and later re-issued on the "Hope Chest" compilation.