Saturday, July 23, 2011

Roger McGuinn – Cambridge, MA 1974-03-12


Roger McGuinn – Cambridge, MA 1974

Performance Center, Cambridge, MA – March 12, 1974

Audience recording

Set 1

1. I'm So Restless (2:55)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:47)
3. Bagful Of Money (3:45)
4. Ballad Of Easy Rider - Wasn't Born To Follow (3:42)
5. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:42)
6. Banjo Interlude (1:16)
7. Wayfaring Stranger (1:41)
8. Pretty Polly (4:19)
9. Old Blue (3:31)
10. My Back pages (2:19)
11. The Lady (6:10)
12. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (3:25)
13. Bells Of Rhymney (3:47)
14. Chestnut Mare (5:15)

Set 2

15. Skillit Good And Greasy (2:41)
16. Copper Kettle (4:53)
17. He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:05)
18. Lay Down Your Weary Tune (1:26)
19. Mr Tambourine Man (acoustic) (2:30)
20. Mr Tambourine Man (electric) (3:05)
21. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:12)
22. Chimes Of Freedom (4:07)
23. Eight Miles High (3:25)
24. Sweet Mary (2:58)
25. Hanoi Hannah (3:10)
26. Mr Spaceman (3:11)
27. 5 D (3:12)
28. Wild Mountain Thyme (2:09)
29. Draggin' (2:37)
30. Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out (2:42)
31. Chestnut Mare (5:15)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David. Picture used for artwork taken by David at the actual concert– many thanks to him.

Files de-clicked, re-balanced, re-levelled by Rocking--Byrd.

5 comments:

Rocking--Byrd said...
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david said...

nice job with the photo: looks better than the original! The 2nd set actually started with "Knockin On Heaven's Door" Somehow when I made a torrent of it it got left off. I have the complete show, if you care to have it.Just let me know.

Steve said...

I can't help feeling that after fronting one of the hottest live bands and bearing a legacy of being in one of the truly seminal rock bands, Roger McGuinn presenting himself as a solo artist with acoustic guitars and the Rick is a sign that he had lost relevance and was on his way to the oldies circuit. After the Byrds, Roger had to decide if he was Roger McGuinn or the Byrds, and it seems he came down on the latter side. OK, there's nothing unusual about that, since the Byrds were what made him, but at 32 years old he seemed to have stopped exploring new territory, like he did with Crosby in 5D. And frankly, his voice is fine for some songs, but it's not a strong voice and sounds better when accompanied by good harmony singers, such as Crosby and sometimes Hillman. His rapport with the audience is good, as befits a man with so much experience, and he is the one of the few artists I know that can accompany himself with an electric 12-string and nothing else. I've never seen Roger by himself, but from the evidence of this concert he tried to give a good performance and play what the audience wanted. Well, that's why they went to see him, and I'm sure they came away satisfied. Thanks for these gems, David and R--B.

Rocking--Byrd said...
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Rocking--Byrd said...

New link 2013-02-25

http://freakshare.com/files/e204hy4a/RMCambridge740312.zip.html