11 YEARS OF LIVE EXPERIENCE: MY TOP 20 SHOWS ON DIME!
Hello, 2008 is almost over so i thought I would make a kind of summary of the last decade and select those shows I taped
over the 1997-2008 period which I enjoyed most and then make a personal Top 20 ranking. These shows (except for those that
cannot be uploaded on DIME because they are not compliant) will be seeded here from now till the end of the year. Believe me,
all of them were top quality and it was not easy to do a proper ranking. As always, they will span from rock to brazilian
music, to jazz, progressive and pop. You will see here a mix of shows already seeded in my Master Series but deleted since
a long time, some others still on the tracker and some uncirculated shows you've never seen in the trading circuit or here
on DIME. It's going to be some fun, gents. They are all from my masters.
#20 - PAT METHENY GROUP: Milano, Mazda Palace - June 21, 2005
#19 - SIGUR ROS: Castellazzo di Bollate, Villa Arconati - June 25, 2003
#18 - JAN GARBAREK: Milano, Auditorium di Milano - May 19, 2003
#17 - PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM): Firenze, Saschall - January 13, 2004
#16 - COLDPLAY: Milano, Alcatraz - November 7, 2000
#15 - SIMPLE MINDS: Milano, Alcatraz - March 23, 2006
#14 - RETURN TO FOREVER: Paris, Olympia - July 8, 2008
#13 - CAMEL: Torino, Hiroshima - September 18, 2000
#12 - GEORGE MICHAEL: Milano, Forum Assago - October 6, 2006
#11 - MERCURY REV: Paris, Elysee Montmartre - November 25, 2008
#10 - RADIOHEAD: Monza, Villa Reale - June 18, 2000
#09 - HANCOCK / SHORTER / HOLLAND / BLADE: Perugia, Teatro Morlacchi FM - July 18, 2004
Ready? Here we go with #08...
LDB Master Series #09
Hello, this is a collection of masters I would like to seed here. I've been taping shows for more than 20 years and have an
awful lot of masters. Most of them are in the old cassette format, some others are on MiniDisc and others are on CD. I've
taped many shows of many artists over the years, so don't be surprised if you will find many different artists taped! Some
shows are already circulating, some others have not circulated through collectors yet. But most of all, enjoy!
They all come from my masters!
DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
Milano, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi
June 11, 2005
04.Every Bloody Emperor
06.(In The) Black Room
09.Childlike Faith in Childhood's End
Lineage: Aiwa microphone CM-DS6 > Sony Net MD MZ-N910 > Audiophile 2496 Soundblaster > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave >
FLAC Frontend (level 6)
Hugh Banton organ, keyboards
Guy Evans drums
Peter Hammill vocals, guitar, piano
David Jackson flutes, saxophones and other reeds
This was the second show of the reunion tour, so the band was still in a 'warming-up' mode. But the show was absolutely
fantastic and, given that these musicians hadn't played together for many years (officially since 1978), this was even more
surprising. VDGG was very often in italy during the early 70's, touring the peninsula extensively. Then because of the
instable politic and social situation but most of all because all their gear got stolen in Rome in December 1975, the band
decided to stop touring over here, so what I am seeding here was the first VDGG gig in 30 years!
Here is an interesting insight from Dave Jackson: http://www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk/dave7.htm
Since then, Peter Hammill toured our country many times, but no VDGG. So this is a precious show, and the audience gave a
great time to the quartet. I was struck by Hugh Banton, what a great performance he delivered!