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Tears For Fears – In Concert At Hammersmith Palais 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the week with a 1983 concert from Tears For Fears. Recorded by the BBC right around the time of the release of their debut album, The Hurting. They were enormously popular right from the start. Their debut album went platinum – a pattern that would be duplicated, and...

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Renaissance – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people remember Renaissance as the band which had a number of concept albums and hits via the FM-AOR format stations in the late 1970s. Truth of the matter, that was the third incarnation of the band. Renaissance originally began out of the ashes of The Yardbirds, with Keith Relf...

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Le Orme – Live In Milan – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders Classic Edition

The tape of this concert has been sitting in a box, on a shelf, in the vault for the better part of thirty years. I had assumed it was an advance copy of the album Le Orme In Concerto which came out in 1974, and both my tape and the...

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The Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival -1970 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Anyone who is even a passing fan of The Doors probably has, or at least has heard, some version of this concert. This particular incarnation, as legend has it, comes from a mixdown of the original multi-track masters of the complete Festival. The sound quality is mostly astonishing and it...

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Dexys Midnight Runners – In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people recall Dexys Midnight Runners as the band who gave us Come On Eileen, one of the big pop hits that defined the 1980s. But they were a lot more than a one hit band (they had another big hit, Geno, which was big in the UK and not...

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Sophie Hunger – Live At Paleo Festival 2013, Nyon – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders/Festival Edition

I just ran across this one from the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland which was recorded on July 13, 2013. Sophie Hunger is from Zurich and she was a surprise  hit at the 2008 Montreux Festival. Her sound is a mixture of a lot of different influences. And so is her...

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Arthur H – In Session 2014 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders/Session Edition

Further evidence that the Internet is one of the truly most astonishing innovations in recent memory is the amount of access one has to just about every corner and crevasse on the globe, and every musical taste that goes along with it. Case in point – tonight’s Soundbooth features a...

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Spencer Davis Group (w/Steve Winwood) Live In Stockholm 1967 – RIP: Spencer Davis (1939-2020)

Hearing the sad news this morning of the passing of Spencer Davis, I thought I would run this radio session from Sweden, recorded just prior to Steve Winwood leaving the band to form Traffic. I’m not sure if they ever toured the U.S., but it would have been memorable. Spencer...

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Portishead – Live At Glastonbury 2013 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

One of my favorite bands of the last 20 years, Portishead in concert are always an eagerly anticipated event. And they certainly didn’t disappoint this year at Glasto. Beth Gibbons‘ mesmerizing vocals, mistakenly considered doom-laden by some, but once you realize that one of her influences was Edith Piaf, take...

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Top Of The Pops – 1967 – Geno Washington, The Action, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours, Matt Munro – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

One of the things that’s often overlooked, when it comes to the History of Rock n’ Roll is how some musical genres, though highly influential, didn’t transform the landscape instantly. And that very often the ripple effect didn’t take place for at least a year or two after its introduction....