Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Byrds – Summerthing, Allston 1970




The Byrds – Summerthing, Allston 1970

Summerthing, Ringer Playground, Allston, Boston, MA – July 27, 1970

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Clarence White (guitar, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, harmonica, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)

Note: this was engineer Dinky Dawson’s first concert with the Byrds, and it turned out that due to a defective PA part (a faulty stereo splitter), the sound was heavily distorted at times. This nearly cost Dawson his job with the band. One can imagine how angry McGuinn was at him.

Soundboard recording.

1. Lover Of The Bayou (5:11)
2. Old Blue (3:25)
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:11)
4. Well Come Back Home (3:48)
5. My Back Pages (2:26)
6. B.J. Blues - Baby What You Want Me To Do (3:54)
7. He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:11)
8. Willin' (3:52)
9. Wheels On Fire (cuts in) (3:35)
10. It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (5:29)
11. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:10)
12. All The Things (4:08)
13. Nashville West (2:12)
14. Turn Turn Turn (2:20)
15. Mr Tambourine Man (2:14)
16. Eight Miles High (cuts out) (7:44)
17. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:56)
18.
Mr Spaceman (2:47)
19. Hold It (1:15)

Artwork Included

Original audio files provided by David E. – Many thanks to him.

Audio files reworked by Rocking-Byrd (levels, balance, tags, clicks and noise removal, tracks splitting, between songs breaks, etc…)

Artwork by Rocking-Byrd.

12 comments:

Rocking--Byrd said...

http://freakshare.com/files/gx8yob0o/ByrdsAllston700727.zip.html

david said...

real nice job on this one. thanks for the hard work cleaning it up .

paolo said...

ciao Rockingbyrd...
there is something goin wrong with this link...
when i paste the link i'm re-directed to freakshare but not to the download link , but to the upload!
please can you verify it?
thanks

paolo

doc said...

I'm having trouble downloading this one - I get a message from freakshare saying that no file is selected.

Rocking--Byrd said...

The counter says 17 people have downloaded it already. So I don't know why it works for some people and doesn't for others. I'll re-up it and post a second link for those who encouter problems.

Rocking--Byrd said...

Second link for those who have problems with the first one (which still works)

http://freakshare.com/files/iifuodar/ByrdsAllston700727-2.zip.html

Rocking--Byrd said...

Third link

http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/96030410/file.html

paolo said...

ciao Rockingbyrd...
the third link seems to be the right one!
very very thanks... with the second there was the same error as with the first. Thanks for reuploading with zippyshare!!!

paolo

doc said...

zippy is working for me - thanks, RB

doc said...

Nice to hear All the Things for a change. I also noticed that Clarence had his high e string tuned down for Nashville West - you can hear him bring it back up at the end. Keith-Scruggs Tuners!

Steve said...

I had no trouble downloading from the first link now or before. Good concert, though very similar playlist to others from this time. The sound is better than I expected after reading the caveats about Dinky Dawson--good work, RB! And thanks--it's a pleasure listening to these guys.

Edwin Deas said...

Hello Rocking-Byrd

Could you re-up this one please.