Friday, 31 May 2019

The Sisters Of Mercy - Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada - 26.03.1991 (flac)

Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

Lineage: Aiwa recorder (model unknown) w/clip on mic > master Sony Metal-SR 100 cassette > Tascam 202MKV > Edirol R09 (16/44) > Adobe Audition CC2017 (level boost/hiss reduction) > CD Wave Editor (track) > flac8

Recorded by: Andymon
Transfer & Tracking: Smores

1. -intro-
2. First And Last And Always
3. Lucretia My Reflection
4. Body And Soul
5. Ribbons
6. Alice
7. Dominion/Mother Russia
8. Amphetamine Logic
9. Detonation Boulevard
10. Marian
11. This Corrosion
12. Gimme Shelter [Rolling Stones]
13. Flood II
14. Temple Of Love
15. -encore break-
16. Valentine
17. Vision Thing
18. Something Fast
19. Jolene [Dolly Parton]
20. 1969 [The Stooges]

notes: Over the years, some 'Andymon' masters had been traded and may have been transferred, processed, and posted by others. This is the first time the masters are being shared.

This show is another "Andymon" master. He was kind enough to give some of his masters to be shared in this forum. If you have masters that you would like to share, but lack the tools, time, or know-how, please contact SMORES on DIME and I will be happy to discuss them with you. thanks.

The Cure - Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia - 30.05.2019 (MP3)

From the LIVE Webcast, soundboard sound. Thanks to BTT for ripingg and sending it to me to share here.

Exclusive to Vivid LIVE, alternative British rock legends The Cure will brought their magisterial, slow-burn masterpiece 'Disintegration' to the Opera House Concert Hall for five shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their career-defining epic. This was the world premiere of these 30th anniversary performances, and their only Australian engagement.

'Disintegration' b-sides
Delirious Night
Fear of Ghosts
No Heart
2 Late
Out of Mind


Pictures of You
Last Dance
Fascination Street
Prayers for Rain
The Same Deep Water as You

Three Imaginary Boys
Pirate Ships (Wendy Waldman cover)

The Cure - Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Barclays Center, NY, USA - 29.03.2019 (Flac)

Thanks to inez for taping and sharing this recording on Dime.

Taper: inez
Location: section 16, row 18, dead center directly below SBD
Source: AT831 (SP-CMC-2) > SP-SPSB-11 > Sony PCM M10 24/48
Editing/tracking/clean-up/ downsample to 16/44.1: inez (Izotope Rx/Audacity)
Mastering/ volume adjustment (ZH): Izotope RX EQ, Waves on Adobe Audition

Alright, I admit - I have zero interest in this Hall of Fame thing… BUT: two of MY top bands - Radiohead and The Cure - getting in, miraculously, the same year. And it was happening my back yard lol So this meant enough to me to pay whatever I paid for my Silver VIP something rather ‘taping spot’… And I do not regret it for a second. Even though I had to endure Def Leppard ;) But hey - it could have been worse - it could have been Janet Jackson! lol

SO - THE CURE nailed it!!! They took the place by storm and - sorry, fans of everyone else - it was pretty damn obvious that noone else and noone else’s impact on the crowd came close. They owned the place :-) I wish they just kept playing … right from the first powerhouse of a note of Shake Dog Shake shit was coming down heavy… Robert said that they opened with it in memory of Andy Anderson, their drummer in 1983-1984, and who just passed away a month ago (RIP Andy). I would also add that Trent Reznor’s (Nine Inch Nails) intro/induction was heartfelt and really powerful.

Recording-wise - this is probably the longest I kept my recorder rolling in my life :) It was all fine, I bought this seat for a reason... Intros/talking - those are always a challenge as audience responses are much louder that speaking, but thanks to ZH - Trent has been ‘volumized’. Ultimately, introductions aren't there for fine sonic qualities! And ZH did some magic touch-ups on the rest :)
I included a few shots of the 'pink sheets' 40 page booklet - the perks of camping by the SBD lol
So ENJOY! Happy upcoming 30th anniversary of Disintegration!!

1. Video playback
2. Trent Reznor induction speech
3. Robert Smith acceptance speech
4. A short set-up break
5. Shake Dog Shake
6. A Forest
7. Lovesong
8. Just Like Heaven
9. Boys Don’t Cry

Total time: 42 min 14 sec

Seeded to dime: April 2nd, 2019

**Please support the artists!! Buy their official releases and go see them live**
**Please do not share in lossy formats, do not remaster without permission and never sell!!**

Dead Can Dance - Aula Magna, Lisboa, Portugal - 24.05.2019 - TWO VERSIONS (Flac)

Second of two concerts in this venue. Could't get a ticket so gave my recorder to a friend who kindly recorded it for us.
Two versions of the recording,  the original and a remastered version, Thanks to jaraslesny and pablak for the doing the remaster and sharing it.

Taper: BTT
Gear: Roland R-05 with internal mics
Original Lineage: WAV -> Audacity -> TLH -> Flac (level 8)

Remastrered Lineage: WAV -> Audacity -> TLH -> Flac (level 8) -> iZotope RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor (mastering, track splitting -> WAV's) -> Trader Little Helper 2.8.2 (SBEs check & fix) -> foobar2000 1.4.4 (tagging, WAV -> FLAC 8).
Remastered by Pablak


01. Anywhere Out Of The World
02. Mesmerism
03. Labour Of Love
04. Avatar
05. In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
06. Bylar
07. Xavier
08. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
09. Sanvean
10. Indoctrination (A Design For Living)
11. Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
12. The Carnival Is Over
13. The Host Of Seraphim
14. Amnesia
15. Autumn Sun
16. Dance Of The Bachantes
17. (encore break)
18. Song To The Siren
19. Cantara
20. (encore break)
21. The Promised Land
22. Severance

Total Time: 114m 16s

Do Not Sell!

Ministry - Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, USA - 23.04.2019 (Flac)

Thanks to mixter for sharing on Dime.

Original Info File:

Vans Presents "Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records"

Taper: mixter_

A THT (Tapers Helping Tapers) Collaboration

Dedicated to my brother, my friends and fellow tapers

Lineage / Equipment:

Location: 4' from rail - far left - 10' from left ceiling stack -> 6.5' h -> at853a's (4.7k dt mod) cards -> naiant pipsqueak (+4 dB) -> sony pcm-m10 (24/48) -> san disk mobile ultra 16gb class 10 micro sd - 48mb/s -> reader -> audition 3.0 (minor level adjust +7dB l / +9dB r - fades - normalization - de-clap process) -> har-bal 2.3 (slight e.q.) -> audition 3.0 (dither to 16/44.1) -> cd wave editor (track split) -> tlh (flac level 8, etc...) -> DIME -> you -> sense of enjoyment -> sharing is caring -> support the artist (yes) -XX convert to mp3 (no!!!).

Hey re-posters and bloggers: Keep It LossLess, please!


01. "Introduction"
02. The Missing
03. Deity
04. Stigmata
05. Jesus Built My Hot Rod
06. Just One Fix
07. N.W.O.
08. Burning Inside
09. Thieves
10. So What

11. "Encore Break 1"
12. No Devotion *
13. Supernaut +
14. "Encore Break 2"
15. The Land Of Rape And Honey
16. (Everyday Is) Halloween (Acoustic)


* Originally performed by Revolting Cocks
+ Originally performed by Black Sabbath and later 1,000 Homo DJ's.


Al Jourgensen – Lead Vocals, Coffin Guitar on 05, Signature Triton Guitar on 06.                 
John Bechdel -  Keyboards, Synthesizers, Samples
Sin Quirin - Guitars
Cesar Soto - Guitar, Vocals
Tony Campos - Bass, Vocals
Derek Abrams - Drums
Dan Cleary - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals on 16.

Performance / Recording Notes:

I was looking forward to this show for well over a month. The event organizers and producers announced that tickets for the screening of the film (and concert) would be made exclusively for those that purchased the soundtrack at one of four designated stores on RSD.
I spent that time formulating a strategy that would all but guarantee admission. I wound up choosing a store that would open at 6:00 AM on RSD. I arrived at 5:30 PM the day before and camped out overnight. I along with my brother and several others of my friends secured copies of the coveted colored vinyls. In fact, a friend gave me one of his spare tickets. I passed it a long to a taper friend of mine.
In fact, I spent the week before the show trying to flood the venue with tapers. After all was said and done, I know of at least four tapers that were in attendence. I didn't want to leave anything to chance.

Ministry put on a fucking AMAZING SHOW of "Wax Trax Era" material. At first I thought that it was odd or even a cheat that they performed material from "Land", "Mind" and "Psalm" (all on Warners and and HUGE albums). Then I remembered that Al and Paul were still producing material
for Wax Trax! during this time under the guise of Revolting Cocks, LARD, Pigface, 1000 Homo DJ's and other imprints with a revolving line up of musicians from the label. The community of like minded musicians that formed around the genius and generosity of Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher cannot be overstated. The emergance of Industrial Music in all of its forms and incarnations had a profound impact on the music industry that is still being felt today. Wax Trax! was the epicenter from 1983 to 1995. The film takes a look at the founders, Jim and Dannie, and several musicians from Front 242, KMDM, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Trent Reznor, Chris and Cosey and many others. The film and it's accompanying soundtrack comes highly recommended. 

Ministry put on a show that's one for the books! Everybody I spoke to afterwards was simply blown away by the performance. Al looks better and sounds better than he has over the last three decades. Hell. He did jumping jacks during Supernaut for fucks sake! If you missed one of these select six shows, I am very sorry! This recording IMHO is about as good as it gets. There is minimal audience interference with the exception of the requisite drunken chick sing-a-long to "Halloween". No special vocal guests on this night, just pure Uncle Al!

A really solid pull off a white hot stack. A slight amount of EQ was performed to even out the sound. Minimal amount of crowd noise as to be expected from a stack tape for such a loud show. I had to declap some areas. There's a few instances of the audience that can be heard between songs, but nothing that interferes with the performance or the enjoyment of the show. I made no edits. Also, "(Everyday Is) Halloween" was boosted by +5dB to bring the levels closer to the rest of the show.

Of Note:

Paul Barker was in attendance and participated in the Q & A and panel discussion after the film. Let's hope that Al is working through his 8th Step. It seems that Al has made ammends with Chris Connelly and is on speaking terms with Paul once again. Vote: Luxa/Pan 2020! Fingers crossed.


The thirteen songs that were performed. It was excellent hearing "Jesus Built My Hot Rod", "No Devotion" and "Supernaut" performed live. Also,"The Land of Rape and Honey" is a personal favorite of mine.
 Please support the film maker Julie Nash by purchasing her excellent film "Industrial Accident".




The Young Gods - Lisboa ao Vivo, Lisboa, Portugal - 14.04.2019 (Flac)

Taper: circle
Gear: Roland R-05 with internal mics
Lineage: WAV -> Audacity TLH -> Flac (Level 8)

Set list:

01. Entre En Matière
02. Figure Sans Nom
03. Tear Up The Red Sky
04. All My Skin Standing
05. Moon Above
06. About Time
07. Envoyé
08. You Gave Me A Name
09. (Encore Break and Band Presentation)
10. Kissing The Sun
11. Gasoline Man
12. Dame Chance
13. Skinflowers
14. (Encore Break)
15. Did You Miss Me
16. Everythem

Total Time: 142m 51s

Do Not Sell!

Tom Verlaine - Flash Light Demos - Dave Bascombe Sessions (Flac)

Thanks to Dave Sez from sending me these sessions to post here.

Sometime in 1986 or early 1987 Verlaine and Dave Bascombe produced at least 10 tracks intended for an LP that was shortly thereafter rejected by Phonogram/Fontana. The known 10 tracks from these sessions are sometimes called the ‘Bascombe sessions’, the ‘1986 London sessions’, the ‘Lost Album’ - or the ‘10 B-sides’ (as the tracks later appeared on b-sides of various Verlaine UK single releases). Subsequently, Verlaine recorded the album Flash Light (1987). A version of The Scientist Writes A Letter from the Bascombe sessions ended up intact on Flash Light; the non-Flash Light, b-side version of Scientist is known as the ‘Paris Version’, and has a different spoken section in the middle. Another of the 10 b-sides, One Time at Sundown, was re-recorded in a different version for Flash Light. Caveman-Flashlight, Circling, Smoother Than Jones, One Time at Sundown (The 1986 London Version) and The Scientist Writes a Letter (Paris Version) do not exist in a CD format. Olive appears to be an unreleased track.

Tom Verlaine: guitar
Jimmy Ripp: guitar
Fred Smith: bass
Andy Newmark: drums

Now dead, from Re-upped in 2019 by Dave Sez.

Track 01. Sixteen Tulips
Track 02. Caveman/Flashlight
Track 03. Anna
Track 04. The Scientist Writes A Letter (the Paris Version)
Track 05. Call Me The
Track 06. Circling
Track 07. Smoother Than Jones
Track 08. Vanity Fair
Track 09. Olive (unreleased track, not on "Vanity Fair" CD)
Track 10. One Time At Sundown (the London 1986 version)
Track 11. Marquee Moon (live, 1987 tour, B-side of the US 12" promo single A Town Called Walker) mp3 @ 224 kbps.
Now dead, from the "Vanity Fair" CD at

Chvrches - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California, USA - 14.04.2019 (1080p)

Thanks to Indykid for posting this video on Dime.

Lineage: LIVE Webcast -> FFmpeg (capture & edit) -> uncompressed .ts
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 16:9 frame/2:35.1 picture 2380 Kbps 30.00 fps
Audio: AAC 128 Kbps 48.0 KHz stereo

Get Out
Bury It
Leave a Trace
Clearest Blue
The Mother We Share
Here With Me (Marshmello cover with Marshmello on guitar)
Never Say Die

TRT = 00:47:34

Note: This is a perfect capture of the webcast. No imperfections were inherent in the broadcast.

Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye - Documentrary (720p)

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of Soft Cell, one of the most colourful and charismatic bands in the history of popular music. To celebrate this landmark, singer Marc Almond and musician Dave Ball reunited for an emotional, sold-out, farewell concert at London's O2 Arena that September.
With unprecedented access to Marc and Dave, this film follows the build-up to that gig and provides an intimate retrospective portrait of one of our greatest bands and most iconic singers. It shows rehearsals and preparations for the O2 show and footage from the actual concert itself, woven in with period archive and music videos.
The film covers Marc's formative years growing up in Southport and Dave's in nearby Blackpool and how the two met as art students at Leeds Polytechnic in the late 1970s. We filmed Marc and Dave in The Fenton pub in Leeds, where they went as students, and they perform an early Soft Cell song, A Man Could Get Lost, on Dave's original keyboards especially for the BBC Four audience at The Warehouse Club where the band did their first-ever paid gig.
Soft Cell burned brightly between 1981 and 1984, after their gritty but stunning cover version of Tainted Love became a massive hit, the best-selling single in the UK of 1981 and a number one hit in 15 other countries, including the USA. Dave plays from the master tapes of that era-defining song for us.
But Soft Cell were always more interested in using their success to subvert the mainstream than in becoming pop stars, as they tell us in relation to Marc's groundbreaking, androgynous debut on Top of the Pops. It was the beginning of a controversial career that deliberately defied and flouted convention. Soft Cell were influenced as much by punk as by Northern Soul and Kraftwerk, and refused to be pigeonholed by anyone, bringing a punk ethos to synth-pop while busting taboos along the way. In their heyday, even while refusing to compromise on their musical vision, the pair produced numerous top ten singles and three classic albums, selling 10 million records overall.
Soft Cell's approach was wittier and more sophisticated than the press gave them credit for. Their first album, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, saw them labelled as sleazy and perverted, when in reality it deliberately used the setting of London's Soho to explore the social and sexual undercurrents of British society at the time. The single Bedsitter laid bare the glamour of escapism from the grim realities of Thatcher's Britain for many, while the Soft Cell anthem, Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, was actually about a powerful man, perhaps a politician, breaking off an affair with a call-girl. The video for that album's most controversial track, Sex Dwarf, was inspired by a real headline in the News of the World. It resulted in their management's offices being raided by the Vice Squad and the band being criticised by the very same paper.
Soft Cell's second album, a deliberately darker work called The Art of Falling Apart, was recorded in New York and we will see how the duo's immersion into the underground club scene and subculture informed songs such as Heat and the single Numbers, a song that spoke about promiscuity in the gay scene and proved prophetic about the coming AIDS epidemic. Despite the prejudices of the time, it managed to reach number 25 in the UK charts.
But the pressures they felt to produce more commercial music began to take its toll on them and Marc and Dave talk candidly about how they began to drift apart and slip into the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle, with both becoming addicted to a variety of drugs. By 1983, before the recording of their album, This Last Night in Sodom, the duo had already decided to go their separate ways as otherwise, as Dave puts it, 'one of us wasn't going to make it'.
Even at the height of their addictions and near breakdowns, Soft Cell still produced a classic album with a harder, more industrial electric sound that has been cited as hugely influential by artists such as Marilyn Manson and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
After their separation in 1984, we see how Marc Almond has gone on to become one of our greatest performers, selling an estimated 20 million records as a solo artist in a huge variety of styles, from mainstream pop to experimental ventures. The film includes sequences with Marc at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, exploring his love of Jacques Brel and French chansons, performing one of the Russian folk songs he loves - a genre in which he recorded two albums of music in the early 2000s - and with Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with whom he has recorded an album, A Lovely Life to Live, in 2018. We also look at Dave's solo career with successful dance duo The Grid.
The documentary ends with the duo's rousing performance of Say Hello, Wave Goodbye at the O2.

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