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ALVIN LEE BAND
- April 01, 1984 -
Arena, Vienna, Austria
** audience 1st gen. analog, MWM 0198 **
>> from the ORIGINAL Woodstock veterans TEN YEARS AFTER -
with Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuel on bass -
FINE COMPLETE PERFORMANCE ! UNCIRCULATED ?? << w/ samples
just back from our 12-day-trip to the Netherlands, supporting our
friends there (sadly they lost the soccer finals...) and SAILING
the Dutch sea...without Rod Stewart (was green & puking all the time...).
Met a bunch of fine people & one incredible cat (always sitting on the
canvas of the highest mast (never sea sick !), seen a lot of the
beautiful countryside, interesting buildings and water, water, water...
Sadly missed Sylvia in Amsterdam, and on our way home reelclasio :-(
- pythonmonty (No Sleep 'til IJsselmeer...nightsailing...)
back to DIME business...
still continuing our small summer series "ALL HAIL TO THEM FAMOUS VIENNA TAPERS, back then":
Torrent #308109 DONOVAN - August 12, 1984 - Rennbahngelände Freudenau, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #308268 DONOVAN - June 20, 1981 - Folkmusic-Festival auf der Donauinsel, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #308444 ARLO GUTHRIE wsg. DONOVAN - June 20, 1981 - Folkmusic-Festival, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #308830 RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON - June 21, 1981 - Folkmusic-Festival, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #309339 SNAKEFINGER a.k.a. Philip Charles Lithman & The Vestal Virgins - November 18, 1983
Torrent #310085 BIRTH CONTROL - December 18, 1982 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #310222 TUXEDOMOON - April 08, 1984 - Arena, Vienna, Austria ** analog FM
Torrent #310363 LYDIA LUNCH & the IN LIMBO band - May 19, 1983 - ((szene)), Vienna, Austria
Torrent #310638 NEW ORDER - April 6, 1984 - Arena, Vienna, Austria ** analog FM
Torrent #310801 HONEYMOON KILLERS - May 13, 1983 - ((szene)), Vienna, Austria ** analog FM
Torrent #311634 JOHN MAYALL's Bluesbreakers w/ MICK TAYLOR - May 22, 1983 - Pfingstfestival, Wiesen, Austria
Torrent #312029 PETER GORDON & Band - March 14, 1983 - HTU AudiMax, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #313782 Leslie WEST, Jack BRUCE & Corky LAING - April 04, 1973 - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #313880 THEATRE OF HATE (pre-SPEAR OF DESTINY) - May 14, 1982 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
As with many of the other English beat groups of the '60s, Alvin Lee cut his musical teeth in Hamburg,
Germany in a band called the Jaybirds. By 1966, back in England, he had changed the name of his band to
Ten Years After and was rapidly becoming a major attraction because of the virtuosity of his solo work.
Most Americans first became familiar with Alvin Lee through his appearance at Woodstock, although he
remained active throughout the decades which followed; among his releases were 1974's In Flight, 1986's
Detroit Diesel and 1996's Live in Vienna.
DAMN SHORT, ISN'T IT ?
SO WE NEED SOME EXTENTED LEO STUFF...
Remember this fine tour - a lot of outstanding experiences...
Visited the Alvin Lee Band live In Nuremberg, Germany on February 17, 1984...de facto it was
in Nürnberg-Reichelsdorf @ Rührersaal, one of the small local venues that had been used for
concerts in the early 80ies. I've written a description in one of our Wishbone Ash torrents,
about two years ago (and will definitely use it for the planned upload of the above show in
2012 or 13 - hahaha...). Met a "car full of" them fine Vienna tapers, they introduced me to
Alvin and his bandmates after the soundcheck. One "Wiener" had the very first BetaMovie with
him, the BMC-110 (http://www.betainfoguide.net/BTMpage.htm) and got the permission to film
(actually: videotape...) the whole concert - so i asked for a soundboard-patch. But as this
was the smallest venue of the whole tour, the drums had not been microphoned completely, and
both guitar and bass had been too low in the PA-mix, they denied, but allowed me/us to tape
front row audience...the band got a copy later, via the Vienna friends during this show here.
Find the setlist here - http://alvinlee.com/gigs/1984-1987.htm
AND PLEASE DON'T ASK ME ABOUT THE Betacam-stuff...i was never in collecting videos...
Found this comment concerning the Nuremberg show:
A great concert event, Alvin and band sound in great form, and Alvin also sounds like he's having
a good time, nothing is rushed or scuffled through as would be the case a few years down the road.
This one is real, it's raw and it's good, worth tracking down, you won't be disappointed.
Six weeks later the Alvin Lee Band played Vienna @ Arena, the venue was minimum three times bigger
than good old Nuremberg Rührersaal, BUT ALSO severly overcrowded. Sadly i was not able to join the
guys there, but those "Vienna taper" did an excellent job (am i allowed to say: AS USUAL ?), and i
got this fine tape here. So far i've never seen this complete concert in any list (except the three
or four i've traded analog with, back then), and i was also not able to find THIS recording in the
DIME-bot or elsewhere in the really big world wide web...and i did a lot of research...
Even Alvin seemingly never got a copy, check
-> April 1, 1984 - Vienna, Austria
FOUND JUST THIS DAMN SHITTY "BOOTLEG" HERE:
Alvin Lee Band - Live In Vienna 1984
Voici maintenant un petit bootleg d'ALVIN LEE pas très courant. Il a été enregistré à Vienne,
en Autriche, le 1er avril 1984. Selon certaines sources, le show aurait eu lieu à la Rockhouse,
la même salle où a été enregistré le "Live In Vienna" officiel d'ALVIN LEE. Il s'agit d'un
enregistrement d'origine "audience" mais la qualité sonore n'est pas trop mauvaise. Bonne écoute !
- One Of These Days
- Rock & Roll Guitar Picker
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Slow Blues In "C"
- Love Like A Man
- Ain't Nothing Shakin'
- Slow Down
- Help Me
- I'm Goin' Home
Format : MP3 - 320 kbps
Artwork : included (Homemade)
Source : audience
Quality : 7,5/10
IT'S THE SAME INCOMPLETE RECORDING THAT IS LISTED HERE:
The Alvin Lee Band Live In Vienna April 1, 1984 Cassette Tape
The set list includes the following tracks:
1. One Of These Days 4:15
2. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 4:00 some delay between track one and two
3. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:15 (with audience)
4. Slow Blues In C 5:05
5. Love Like A Man 5:05
6. Ain't Nothing Shakin' (but the leaves on the tree) Fuzzy Samuels on Bass and Alan Young on Drums 18:25
7. Slow Down 4:10 (with audience)
8. Help Me 11:30
9. I'm Going Home 11:05
BOTH MISSING ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND 4 SONGS....
SO HERE IS THE FIRST DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM OUR OLD 1st GENERATION TAPE, THE
COMPLETE CONCERT WITH ALL THE INFORMATIONS AVAILABLE AFTER MORE THAN 26 YEARS !
No further story to tell, except it was another trade with "RG"
(famous for, inter alia, his Jimi Hendrix recordings...) and
his great group of nice and truly friendy maniacs...read more
about the "New Advanced Vienna Taper Section" here:
EIRE APPARENT - January 22, 1969 - Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS ONE HERE IS...(i say this ALL THE TIME)...A MUST HAVE !
CHECK THE SAMPLES !
FOR THE FIRST TIME OUT OF OUR ARCHIVE,
IN THIS QUALITY AND SHEER VAST SIZE
COMPLETELY UNTRADED - PLEASE ENJOY!
And don't forget:
CRANK UP YOUR STEREO & START SMILING !
ALVIN LEE BAND (the artists)
Alternatives Kulturzentrum 'Arena' (the venue)
Vienna (the city)
Austria (the country)
April 01, 1984 (the date - NOT joking !)
Vienna (German: Wien; Austro-Bavarian: Wean) is the capital of the Republic
of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary
city, with a population of about 1.7 million (2.3 million within the metropolitan
area, more than 25% of Austria's population), and is by far the largest city in
Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 10th
largest city by population in the European Union. Vienna is host to many major
international organizations such as the United Nations and OPEC. Vienna lies in
the east of Austria and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
as far as we know NONE of this torrent was used commercially...
the complete tape we got, back then:
All songs written by Alvin Lee unless otherwise specified...
CD 1 (44:31.25 mins) = tape side "A"
1-01. ...we still have a problem/tuning... 0:18.27
1-02. One Of These Days 3:46.35
1-03. ..thank you/fooling around... 0:47.43
1-04. Rock-N Roll Guitar Picker 4:15.13
1-05. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 6:53.73
1-06. Slow Blues In C 4:57.43
1-07. Love Like A Man 4:55.30
1-08. ...a quick band introduction... 0:24.25
1-09. Ain't Nothing Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree) § 18:12.36
CD 2 (42:42.20 mins) = tape side "B"
2-01. Scat Thing 2:21.73
2-02. -> Hey Joe 2:51.45
2-03. Slow Down 4:19.18
2-04. Help Me % 11:03.22
2-05. ...goin back to Woodstock... 0:54.45
2-06. I'm Going Home & 10:42.16
2-07. ...crowd noise...Alvin talks... 0:54.43
2-08. Choo Choo Mama 3:10.02
2-09. ...fanatic crowd noise... 1:04.57
2-10. Sweet Little Sixteen 4:56.23
2-11. ...thank you/final crowd noise... 0:23.51
total running time: 44:31.25 + 42:42.20 = 87:13.45 minutes
§ -> including long Alvin guitar-, Fuzzy bass- and Alan drum-solos, song written by
short cable crackle @ 12:31 mins into the song
% -> read more here: http://www.harptab.com/helpme/helpme.shtml - song written by
& -> "I'm Goin' Home" including a medley with snippets of
- Blue Suede Shoes
- Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
- Hound Dog
You can join this one also seamlessly, as there are no fades at the
end of 1-09. and the beginning of 2-01. No music was lost @ this cut,
as it's the original tape flip missing just some seconds of applause...
Alvin Lee aka Graham Barnes - red Gibson ES-335, vocals, harmonica
Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuel - bass (sometimes also spelled: SamuelS...)
Alan Young - drums & percussion
recorded by RG (or one of his friends), audience to analog tape
front row, ~ middle of the stage in front of Alvin
unknown microphone > unknown portable Cassette-Recorder (without any NoiseReduction) > unknown cassette type
(i remember Aiwa microphones and Aiwa portable recorder...but as i'm old, my mind is fading...SORRY)
the snail mail trade (summer 1984...):
Cassette Master > Unknown Cassette Deck Transfer (NO HIGH SPEED DUBBING, NO DOLBY) > 1st gen. Cassette
(TDK SA 90, 1-7/8ips Super Avilyn, High Bias (CrO2) Type II, 135 meter tape)
My 1st. generation tape > > Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 (manual playback head azimuth aligned ! No NoiseReduction) >
> Analog Cable (coax) > Behringer SRC-2496 Ultramatch Pro
(Ultra-high-resolution 24-Bit/96 kHz A/D & D/A and Sample Rate Converter & Dropouts-/Jitter Remover) >
> converted to 16 bit, SP 44,1 kHz > > Oehlbach Hyper Profi Opto Set (optical fibre, TOS-Link) >
> Terratec Aureon 7.1 PCI - Dolby Digital Live Soundcard with C-Media CMI8768 Soundprocessor Chip, digital S/P-DIF in >
> Motherboard with AMD Multicore Processor, Serial ATA Interface > CD Wave (recording) >
> Harddisc Western Digital with Thermaltake HD Cooler (EVER had a HardDisc burnout ??) >
> lonetaper's secret box of miracles # > CD Wave (tracking) > Traders Little Helper (SB aligned/level 6) > FLAC > DIME
# RAW FILES - so NO additional NoiseReduction or EQ'ing was used here,
and none of those compressors, Sonic Maximizers or other psychoacoustic
processors - just some of the instrumental plug-ins reduced, balanced
the stereo channels (just a touch) and finally normalized.
THERE IS SOME TAPE HISS AUDIBLE (not too distracting...) !
this upload here comes directly from the "Men With Microphones" archives.
if you want to know more about, check the old uploads...lotta stuff to read !
And if there's some interest, maybe there is MORE TO COME...
it just depends on YOUR demeanor, and lotta useful comments ;-)
Alvin Lee (born Graham Barnes, 19 December 1944, Nottingham, England) is an English rock guitarist
and singer. He began playing guitar at the age of 13, and with Leo Lyons formed the core of the band
Ten Years After in 1960. Influenced by his parents' collection of jazz and blues records, it was the
advent of rock and roll that sparked his interest, and guitarists such as Chuck Berry and Scotty
Moore provided his inspiration.
The Jaybirds, as Lee's early band was called from 1962, were popular locally, and had success at the
Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany (since that time lead guitarist Lee also took lead vocals), following
The Beatles there the same year. But it was not until the band moved to London in 1966 and changed
its name, first to Jaybird, dropping 'The' and 's' to make it sound more contemporary; then to Blues
Yard (for one gig at the Marquee Club); and finally to Ten Years After (TYA), that international
success beckoned. The band secured a residency at the Marquee Club, and an invitation to the Windsor
Jazz & Blues Festival in 1967, led to their first recording contract. The self titled debut album
received airplay on San Francisco, California's underground radio stations and was embraced by
listeners, including concert promoter Bill Graham, who invited the band to tour the United States
for the first time in 1968. TYA would ultimately tour the U.S. twenty-eight times in seven years,
more than any other UK band.
Appearing at the Woodstock Festival, Lee's performance was captured on film in the documentary of the
festival and his playing helped catapult him into stardom. Soon the band was playing arenas and
stadia around the globe. Although Lee later lamented that he missed the intimacy of smaller venues,
the impact the film made brought his music to a worldwide audience.
TYA had success, releasing ten albums together, but by 1973, Lee was feeling limited by the band's
style. With American gospel singer Mylon LeFevre and George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood and
Mick Fleetwood, he recorded and released On the Road to Freedom, an acclaimed album that was at the
forefront of country rock. A year later, in response to a dare, Lee formed Alvin Lee & Company to play
a show at the Rainbow in London and released it as a double live album, In Flight. Various members of
the band continued on with Lee for his next two albums, Pump Iron and Let it Rock. In late 1975, he
played guitar for a couple of tracks on Bo Diddley's The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll all-star
album. He finished out the 1970s with Ten Years Later who also released two albums, Rocket Fuel (1978)
and Ride On (1979) and toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States.
The 1980s brought another change in Lee's direction, with two albums that were collaborations with
Rare Bird's Steve Gould, and a tour with the former John Mayall and Rolling Stones' guitarist
Mick Taylor joining his band.
Lee's overall musical output includes more than twenty albums, including 1985's Detroit Diesel, and
the back to back 1990s collections of Zoom and 1994 (U.S. title I Hear You Rockin' ). Guest artists
on both albums included George Harrison.
Alvin Lee in Tennessee, recorded with Scotty Moore and D. J. Fontana, was released in 2004.
Lee's most recent album, Saguitar, was released in September 2007.
Infos Fuzzy Samuel
Born in Caribbean, on the island of Antigua, Calvin grew up in London, England. He taught himself
to play piano, ukelele and acoustic guitar, switching to bass, then began traveling in England and
Europe with various soul and R&B bands. He started writing and recording with Eddy Grant, then of
the English group, The Equals, of Electric Avenue fame, while also playing with guitarist Junior
Marvin of Bob Marley & The Wailers, where he got the nickname 'Fuzz' by playing his bass through a
fuzz box. He formed the first all-black power trio in England, The Sundae Times, scoring a top ten
hit in Israel with a song called “Abba Abba”, written and produced by Eddy Grant for the album,
Us Colored Kids. The band included singer/guitarist, Dell Richardson and drummer Conrad Isadore.
This led to the making of Stephen Stills' first and second solo albums which included superstars
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Mama Cass, Rita Coolidge, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and The Memphis
Horns. During this time he worked and lived with P.P. Arnold performing under the name Axis. While
working with Stills a big break came getting him a position with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,
touring the United States, recording their legendary live album, Four Way Street and the single,
Ohio. Working sessions between London and Los Angeles, he became part of Manassas, with Stephen
Stills, Chris Hillman, Dallas Taylor, Joe Lala, Paul Harris and Al Perkins, cutting two albums and
touring for three years while finding time to do concerts with America and appear with Neil Young
in the movie Rust Never Sleeps. Wrote and recorded songs with Marianne Faithful along with Steve
Winwood in the early ‘80s. Later he joined the Alvin Lee Band along with Mick Taylor touring for
over six years. For Taj Mahal, he worked on the Broadway musical, Mule Bone written by Langston
Hughes and Zora Lee Hurston, with music composed by Taj starring blues man Kenny Neal.
In the early ‘90s he teamed up with Bobby keys, Mick Taylor, Nicky Hopkins and Ivan Neville as
Tumbling Dice. Now he is performing solo on the Bouzouki a World Beat blend of Blues, Reggae,
Calypso, Classic Rock and African folk songs.
PLEASE support the artists - and buy all their available stuff...
Check out their websites on the net - THERE'S PLENTY TO FIND !
More brilliant recordings out of our collection:
Torrent #289937 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD wsg. Slaid Cleaves & Carrie Newcomer
Torrent #301765 5 CHINESE BROTHERS - the best kept American secret...
Torrent #302681 NEAL CASAL & Band - SEVERELY UNDERRATED ARTIST w/ a FANTASTIC BAND
Torrent #303462 SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET - the greatest and most influential Tex-Mex group ever
Torrent #304658 RICHARD DOBSON & The State Of The Heart Band - goes BLUEGRASS with Susie Monick
Torrent #305240 TISH HINOJOSA & BAND - a Tejano treasure, definitely THE bilingual "QUEEN OF TEXAS"
Torrent #305465 JACKIE LEVEN & MICHAEL COSGRAVE - whacked-out stories & songs by Scottish CULT ARTIST
Torrent #306116 JO-EL SONNIER & The Shut Outs - the "King of the Bayou" w/ incredible All-Star band
Torrent #306440 RICHARD DOBSON & MARK 'SERGIO' WEBB - March 16, 2010 - elder statesman of Texas Alt.Country
Torrent #307284 TOWNES VAN ZANDT - November 12, 1996 - 16 Bit/44.1 KHz FULLY EDITED & PATCHED FILES !
And please check also all the other uploads...BUT as Leo said: BEWARE - LOTS OF TEXT TO READ !
MY DAD USUALLY SAYS: A GOOD BREEDING SEEMS HARD TO FIND IN CYBERWORLD, NOWADAYS !
please be friendly & polite to me, and i'll be the same to you...twice-pledged !
BUT IF YOU'LL TAKE ME FOR A RIDE, I'LL COME TO YOUR HOME AND THE FUN IS OVER...DEFINITELY !
AND I'M ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY MY FRIENDS & BROTHERS - FRANCONIA'S TOUGHEST BIKERGANG
"DARK BECKSTEIN SKULLS" - A SUBDIVISION OF THE AWESOMELY "CROSSED BONES" FROM SOLINGEN.
R.I.P. DENNIS LEE HOPPER - ride on, dear brother, you've always been our hero...
Dime allows alternative versions, I don't own the music, so I can't stop you, but
the correct thing to do amongst tapers/editors is TO ASK FIRST...(C. by scdegraaf)
I SIMPLY CAN'T TAKE A JOKE - CONCERNING BAD MANNERS AND UNGRATEFULNESS ! pythonmonty.
open traded, carefully stored for >26 years, and mastered by my dad Leo (all thanks go to him...),
transferred, & finally first time uploaded by pythonmonty on DIME, July 22, 2010. This is "MWM 00198"
please consign this info-sheet with the shared music - thanks !