HAZELDINE - November 21, 1998 - Gambrinus, Bad Homburg, Germany
**SOUNDBOARD DAT-master clone, MWM 0047**
Thanks to markp and lolita for uploading some Hazeldine recently...
And BIG THANKS to weizman for opening his huge collection, and especially
for all the rare videos...as you are working hard on torrenting Volume 3,
i deceided to upload a show you have already in your collection...the promised
and unreleased Staffelstein gig (November 20, 1998) will follow this month...
The first 'opening' act is available here:
Torrent #(when upped) Unni Wilhelmsen Duo - November 21, 1998 - Gambrinus, Bad Homburg, Germany
The second 'opening' act is available here:
Torrent #(when upped) Jack Logan & Bob Kimbell - November 21, 1998 - Gambrinus, Bad Homburg, Germany
This recording here comes directly from the "Men With Microphones" archive.
"MWM" started in the 70ies in South Germany with analog recording equipment,
and at least two of them are still recording sometimes (since the 90ies on DAT,
and, lazy as we are, since lately with small, handheld WAV-recorders on SD-cards).
Hazeldine is American desert music. Calling the smoke-filled bars of Albuquerque,
New Mexico home, Hazeldine pull from their southern background and the southwest
landscape to create their unique sound. The band began playing together 3 years ago,
when Shawn and Tonya began sharing a house and singing country songs together in
their living room in downtown Albuquerque. Shawn had began singing with her dad,
an accomplished country guitar player, at the tender age of 10. Jeffrey and Tonya
had been writing songs and playing together since school days back in North Carolina,
and in Athens, Georgia, where they started an electric folk/country band, which,
at its best included Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel on bass.
Jeffrey and Tonya also played shows with Mangum as NMH simultaneously, with Tonya
on bass and Jeff on drums. Tonya and Jeffrey's decision to move to Albuquerque proved
fertile when Shawn and Tonya realized that the special chemistry between them extended
beyond singing, and into songwriting. The threesome, with Jeff on drums, eventually
settled into a line-up with Anne Tkach, a classically trained percussionist and the
daughter of a harpsichord builder, on bass.
In the 3 years since their first electric gig, they have forged a path into the
burgeoning insurgent country movement. More insurgent than country, the Hazeldine
sound is a collective: bluegrass, classic rock, gospel, and punk each play into the mix.
Instrumentally, Hazeldine's members get the job done with formidable panache.
While they vary in experience behind their instruments (Jeffrey also played drums on
Vic Chestnutt's West Of Rome), they share that magical and elusive chemistry that makes
music come alive. The simple grandeur of Hazeldine's songs is matched only by the
band's delivery. This is a remarkable band whose music seems to flow naturally and
effortlessly. Telecaster sounds mingle with mournful melodies. Weeping semi-ballads
meet country-laced garage rockers. Sweet and sad, the songs of Hazeldine tell of
things broken or lost. And like the lonely New Mexican landscape, the voices of
Hazeldine draw you inside out. Advancing on the female harmonies, the guitars up
the stakes with a distorted howl. They are a band that breathes high desert wind
underneath the lilting harmonies of Shawn Barton and Tonya Lamm. Transfixing and
intense, their dark, wine-soaked ballads and locktight harmonies are addictive.
Their debut album, 'How Bee's Fly', was recorded in the basement of a pool hall
on Route 66 in Albuquerque. The album has not been released yet in America, but
has become quite a hit in Europe after being released in July of 1997 by
Glitterhouse Records. The band has been showered with rave reviews, culminating
in being named Best New Band of 1997 by Rolling Stone magazine Europe, over
The Wallflowers, Jewel, No Doubt and Jonny Lang.
Hazeldine signed a worldwide record deal with Polydor/A&M Records and recorded
a new album called 'Digging You Up', produced by Jim Scott (Whiskeytown, Tom Petty,
Natalie Merchant) in Los Angeles during March of 1998. It was released in Europe
in October of 1998. It's received great reviews throughout Europe, including
4-Stars in England's prestigious Uncut magazine, which called 'Digging You Up'
"A classic of it's kind, a great record in any language".
About the tour:
The booking agency came up with another Hazeldine tour in autum 1998 to promote
their album 'Digging You Up', the planned lineup was:
HAZELDINE & Todd McBride with JACK LOGAN/BOB KIMBELL
It turned out that Todd (ex-Dashboard Saviors) was not able to join this caravan.
So Unni and her partner in crime took his place. Knowing Todd quite good (he was my
guest and i promoted some of his shows) i have to confess that Unni was not only a
substitute. From a male's point of view...but that's a different story.
Unni Wilhelmsen opened every evening together with her guitarplayer Espen Joergensen,
promoting her first german album 'To Whom It May Concern" (Mercury Rec 1998).
With her appearance, her voice and her beautiful songs she opened our hearts, too...
Jack Logan and Bob Kimbell came as second opening act, together with their guitarist
Kevin Lane. They sold their 'Little Private Angel'-album during this tour, so all
the songs played are from this collaboration-CD, with some coversongs. Simply stunning
duets, and when Kevin joins in...goosebumps are guaranteed !
On later dates of this tour Unni joined Jack and Bob, and sometimes also Hazeldine.
And Jack, Bob and Kevin helped Hazeldine, sometimes solo or as duo, sometimes all together.
I remember minimum one concert with all 10 musicians onstage during Hazeldine's encores...
About this concert:
Hazeldine played at Gambrinus in Bad Homburg on June 19, 1998 during their summer tour.
An (incomplete) video was upped by weizman (BIG THANKS for a 2nd time !) recently here:
Torrent #181298 Hazeldine - Europe 1998-1999 - PAL DVD (aud) - PART II
So it was a kind of homecoming when they played the same location again on this tour in autumn.
From this soundboard-show here are minimum two different CDR-sets circulating (or better:
i have two different ones in my collection.), 2 CDRs with just the Hazeldine-concert, and
another set with Hazeldine and Unni Wilhelmsen Duo as filler...
The gig was recorded by two of Frankfurt's best tapers: AC and SP, both with portable Sony
DAT machines, a TCD D8 and a TCD D100. Knowing both quite good, having taped lots of shows
together and traded sometimes, it was easy to get clones from both masters. As SP was
usually recording on Longplay, this transfer here is from AC's SP-master...ENJOY!
Bad Homburg, Germany
November 21, 1998
recorded by AC, soundboard to DAT
Soundboard > Analog Cable > 'Line In' portable Sony TCD-D8 > DAT (Maxell HS-4/90s, Helical-Scan 4mm Data Cartridge, 90 meter tape)
DAT master > portable Sony TCD-D8 > Digital Cable > Sony Consumer DAT > my DAT1-clone (Maxell HS-4/90s)
DAT1-clone (16 bit, SP 48 kHz) > Tascam DA-20 II, S/P-DIF out > Digital Cable (coax) >
> Behringer Ultramatch SRC 2000 (Sample Rate Converter & Jitter Remover) >
> Digital Cable (coax) > Soundcard, S/P-DIF in > CD Wave (recording) > Harddisc > CD Wave (tracking) > Traders Little Helper (SB aligned/level 8) > FLAC > DIME
CD 1 (45:17 mins)
1-01. Tuning 1:12
1-02. April 8 3:50
1-03. -> Allergic To Love 4:48
1-04. Drive 5:21
1-05. My Magdalene 5:18
1-06. Tarmac 3:34
1-07. Smaller 5:44
1-08. Mining Camp Blues & 3:46
1-09. Memories # 5:00
1-10. Apothecary 6:44
CD 2 (50:50 mins)
2-01. Whiskey In The Jar 4:49
2-02. Realize 3:20
2-03. Summer Wine 3:45
2-04. Digging You Up 5:36
2-05. Married Man # 6:32
2-06. The Sweetest Gift - A Mother's Smile 4:05
2-07. Bastard Son Of Medora 5:18
2-08. -> Lucky 6:30
2-09. Reckless # 7:10
encore 2: +
2-10. Dead Love (aborted by reason of hum trouble) § 1:11
2-11. Dead Love § 2:34
total: 96:07 mins
# unreleased by Hazeldine in 1998
& with Bob Kimbell and Kevin Lane on shakers/percussion
+ applause muted for 50 seconds - OMITTED
§ Tonya acapella
Shawn Barton - vocals, guitar
Tonya Lamm - vocals, guitar
Anne Tkach - bass, vocals
Jeffrey Richards - guitar, mandolin
David Sinclair - drums
Please support the artists and buy their CDs...
THIS TORRENT IS DEDICATED TO HAZELDINE, AC and SP...
Here is another Hazeldine concert out of our collection:
Torrent #180032 Hazeldine - July 7, 1999 - Röhre, Stuttgart, Germany
**CDr from SOUNDBOARD DAT-master, MWM 0041**
Also still available on DIME (thanks to weizman, markp and lolita):
Torrent #181298 Hazeldine - Europe 1998-1999 - PAL DVD (aud) - PART II
Torrent #180835 Hazeldine - Europe 1998-1999 - PAL DVD (aud) - PART III
Torrent #180349 Hazeldine - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco,Ca - USA - March 26, 1997 - SBD( Level Adjusted)
Torrent #178094 Hazeldine (feat. Neal Casal) - Munich (GER), Atomic Café, 2001-05-23
aud from DAT master plus FM (partial show)
Torrent #177917 Hazeldine - Langenau (GER), Pfleghofsaal, Oct. 4th 1997 (exc. stereo soundboard)
Torrent #177614 FIXED - Hazeldine (Shawn Barton & Tonya Lamm) - Acoustic Double Back -
Munich (GER), Club 2, March 2nd, 2001 - AUD from DAT master
Torrent #175586 Hazeldine - SXSW - Waterloo Brewing Company - Austin,Tx - USA - March 14, 1997
Torrent #152590 Hazeldine (feat. Neal Casal) - Bremen (GER), Lagerhaus, 2001-05-31 sbd
You know, our friend Dave T says: "There's always more to come..."
And i'll promise you to keep MY tapes coming...
Absolutely no selling! Do not alter this recording in any way, repost to other sites
or convert it to mp3 or other lossy formats except for your own personal use.
Transferred & finally uploaded by lonetaper on Dime, February 2008. This is "MWM 0047"