Willie Nelson & Family
Irving Plaza, NYC, NY
19 April 2000

This set was recorded back in the mini-disc days as the show date will clearly attest. The earliest recordings were to a Sharp MDMS-722 portable player recorder. Over the years I utilized a variety of mics, a bass box and for s while a Sony recorder. I am trying to flesh out the timeline a bit as I work on converting these discs to a more permanent archive. After I stopped recording to MD the 722 remained my goto player until mid-2015 when it finally died.(RIP)

I then purchased a used Sony MZ-N707 today the discs as I record them to my Mac. MDs are played at the highest clean volume and recoded by Amadeus Pro2. Once the master is saved it is cut into tracks, volume boosted (if needed) and exported to FLAC with Amadeus Pro 2. Fingerprints created with xACT; Torrent file ands upload facilitated with Transmit.

Since these master recordings are from MD I capture them at 32/44.1 but the outputs are CD quality 16/44.1.

This was an unexpected joy to dig out of my old mini-discs. I was blown away the first time I saw Willie and this was the fourth time, moving to Irving Plaza after three shows at Tramps. This was like Willie in the Roadhouse and I got 2.5 hours of it. IF you do not know Willie but love the guitar or love classic songs or love the best of American music. Check this show; fro the playing - from Willie’s guitar to the entire band - to the songs - many written by Willie are country classics as well as standards and the incredible instrumentals. I rarely rave like this but Willie is one of the legends of the world and I recommend checking this show, out.

Willie Nelson - Guitar and vocals
Bobbie Nelson - piano
Jody Payne - guitar and vocals
Bee Spears - bass
Paul English - drum
Mickey Raphael - harmonicas

I hope you Enjoy!

01-Whisky River
02-Stay All Night
03-Good Hearted Woman
04-Funny How Time Slips Away
07-Down Yonder
08-Working Man Blues
09-Help Me Make it Through the Night
10-Me & Bobbie McGgee
11-Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
12-Georgia on a Fast Train
13-Blue Skies
14-Georgia on My Mind
15-All of Me
17-Don't Let Your Babioes Grow Up to Be Cowboys
18-Angel Flying too Close to the Ground
19-On the Road Again
20-Always on My Mind
21-Ou Es-Tu, Mon Amour?
22-I Never Cared For You
23-Everwhere I Go
24-These Lonly Nights
25-Darkness on the Face of the Earth-cut
26-cut-end-Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
27-My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
30-Me & Paul
31-The Gypsy
32-Seven Spanish Angles
33-City of New Orleans
34-To All the Girls I've Loved Before
35-Luckenback TX
36-Whisky River
37-Still is Still Moving to Me
39-Milk Cow Blues
40-Pancho & Lefty
42-Night and Day
43-Till I Gain Control Again
44-Just Because
46-Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
47-Outro Vamp-If You've Got the Money-cut
48-There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
49-Walking The Floor Over You
50-Sweet Georgia Borwn
51-The Party's Over

PS: Please Don't Sell This