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Winterland was one of the most well known and legendary venues of the late 60’s and early 70’s. All of the major bands of the time played there, just like they did at the original Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore West and Fillmore East. What did these venues have in common? The late great Bill Graham. From 1966 he rented Winterland as it could hold more people than the nearby Fillmore Auditorium, and he needed it for the larger concerts he was putting on. Originally the venue was called the New Dreamland Auditorium when it opened in 1928 and it was used for ice skating and concerts, as the venue could be easily changed between the two.

However it wasn’t until 1971 that the venue was just a music venue, after Bill Graham had it fully converted to one. But in 1968 the venue certainly rivalled the nearby Fillmore Auditorium as one of the premier venues in the United States. Other acts that graced the stage included The Allman Brothers Band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and The Doors to name just a few. Basically, rock royalty.

When Cream took to the stage on the 10th March 1968, the band had already been in San Francisco for 11 days. On the 29th February and the 1st/2nd March they played their initial run at Winterland followed by two shows at the Fillmore Auditorium on the 3rd and 7th. On the 8th they were back at Winterland for three additional days of shows with two performances on each day. An unbelievably hectic schedule for any band. But this was Cream in their prime and the shows from the 10th March 1968 are legendary as far as Cream recordings go

This release is available soon through Amazon UK  no info as yet so which show ? 7th or 10th March 1968, or maybe an alternative date from among these shows listed . Hoping they finally get around to releasing the awesome version of We’re Going Wrong they performed on run of shows at Winterland & The Fillmore.


1. Tales Of Brave Ulysses 2. Spoonful 3. Crossroads 4. We’re Going Wrong 5. Sweet Wine 6. Sunshine Of Your Love 7. N.S.U. 8. Stepping Out 9. Traintime 10. Toad 11. I’m So Glad

CLASSIC 1977 Broadcast from TORONTO At 3 a.m. on 28th May 1977, after ten months of legal battles, and nearly two years after Born to Run had catapulted him to national celebrity, Bruce Springsteen and his former manager, Mike Appel, settled their differences and parted ways forever. The move finally enabled Springsteen to begin recording a follow up album, with Jon Landau as his new producer of choice. But despite pronouncements of satisfaction with the terms of the settlement, both sides paid dearly for the truce Three months earlier however, in February 77, the outcome was less than certain, and as the Born To Run Tour stretched into its third year, Bruce and the E Street Band were still unable to enter a studio.

Despite this seemingly grave and stressful situation, the group continued to perform quite remarkable shows, of which they played 33 dates across North America in early 77. One particular highlight was their performance at Toronto s Maple Leaf Gardens on 13th February, the entirety of which is now released for the first time on this two disc set.

This title will be released on March 9th, 2018 Amazon

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Recorded for live FM broadcast, the band play a broad selection of cuts from across their catalogue to date, a fine range of covers, and a rarity in the form of Action In The Streets , a Springsteen original which has yet to see any kind of studio version made available.

The first Growin’ Up of the 1977 tour at Maple Leaf Gardens Concert Bowl in Toronto, Canada on February 13, 1977

Classic ALABAMA BROADCAST Recording from 1995 – Presented across 2 CDS By the beginning of the 1990s, with their MCA contract coming to an end, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were proving as popular as ever they were. 1991 s Into The Great Wide Open was received warmly by critics and fans alike, and their 1993 Greatest Hits album sold in excess of 10 million copies. Now signed to Warner Bros., the group – sans original drummer Stan Lynch – teamed up with producer Rick Rubin to record Wildflowers, released on 1st November 1994. The album sold over three million copies and produced the Top 20 single You Don t Know How It Feels . To support this latest release, the band embarked on an extensive tour of North America, playing over 90 dates that year. The recording featured on this two disc set is taken from their performance at The Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL on 6th October 1995, a show recorded for FM radio broadcast nationwide in exceptional audio quality. Containing hits from across their entire catalogue – including You Don t Know How It Feels , Free Fallin , Don t Come Around Here No More and American Girl – this CD is sure to become a must-have live album for Tom Petty fans everywhere.

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MAX S KANSAS CITY 1973 – Early Radio Broadcast from NEW YORK S most iconic venue. Bruce Springsteen a regular performer there during his early days would be an understatement; indeed, he played a staggering 17 shows at the venue in 1973 alone. This CD contains one such occasion captured on 31st January that year. Having just released his debut, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., Columbia Records had arranged a simultaneous radio broadcast to help promote the album. Featuring a host of early favourites, including Does This Bus Go To 82nd Street? and Spirit In The Night – along with several primitive versions of songs that would later appear on his sophomore record, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, plus a number of other rarities – this collection is a fascinating artefact of the roots of one of rock music s most enduring talents

DYNAMIC LATE 1980S BROADCAST FROM THE TUNNEL OF LOVE TOUR For Bruce Springsteen, the 1980s were as turbulent as they were rewarding and accomplished. The release of 84 s Born In The U.S.A. and the quintuple live LP collection Live/1975-85 were met with the kind of success very few music artists ever achieve. Selling in excess of 50 million copies combined (and counting), their respective triumphs and the subsequent media frenzy pushed Springsteen onto rock s top table, and between 15th June and 10th August 1985, every one of his seven studio albums featured on the UK Albums Chart, the first time in history that an artist s entire catalogue had charted simultaneously. His 1980s output concluded on a surprisingly sombre note however, with the release of Tunnel Of Love in 1987, an album on which Springsteen recorded most of the instruments himself with only occasional appearances from members of the E Street Band. The tone was more subdued than his mid-decade output, reflecting on his failing marriage to Julianne Phillips through slower, reflective ballads. But, while nowhere near as successful as Born… or Live…, the record still garnered a respectable four million sales worldwide. In 1988, Springsteen and the E Street Band embarked on the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour, which further bemused his faithful audience. In comparison to the Born In The U.S.A. Tour, each show began more theatrically with the band entering to the sound of a five piece horn section. The band s usual positions on the stage were switched, and backing vocalist Patti Scialfa – whose relationship with Springsteen would be made public during the European leg of the tour – took centre stage. Spontaneous onstage antics were also kept to a minimum. Many of Springsteen’s most popular live numbers were dropped completely from his now shorter sets, replaced by a selection of B-sides, previously unreleased tunes and covers. In spite of this though, the shows were warmly received by critics and fans alike, with Springsteen s Rocking The Wall performance in East Germany on 19th July, before an audience of 300,000, becoming recognised as one of the most historically important concerts of the era. The gig included on this CD was recorded on 3rd July 88 at Stockholm s Olympic Stadium. Simultaneously broadcast across FM radio in exceptional audio quality, Springsteen mixes some older numbers – The River , Adam Raised A Cain , Born In The U.S.A. – with a selection from Tunnel Of Love, as well as playing covers from the likes of John Lee Hooker and Edwin Starr. The result, which thanks to this release can now be heard by all, is a truly dynamic, albeit unconventional, live performance by Bruce and the E Street-ers.

This 2CD set  FM broadcast captures TOM PETTY ‘s complete 1993 Homecoming concert, his first show in hometown GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA for 20 years Following the breakup of Mudcrutch in 1975, Tom Petty and former band-mates Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, joined up with some other Gainesville musicians, bassist Ron Blair and drummer Stan Lynch, to become Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, in 1976. But, even then, success was not immediate, and they had many struggles ahead. When their first album was released in November 1976, it initially received little attention, selling only a few thousand copies over the `initial months. They released two singles, ‘Breakdown’ and ‘American Girl’, and both failed to chart in the US. Apparently, potential punters were confused; they looked like a new wave band (the album cover photo especially), but the music was pure rock n’ roll with a definite 60’s throwback style. Fortunately, however, the UK seemed to ‘get it’, and they became popular there, with the album climbing to #24 on the British charts. Slowly, after news of their success in Britain, the album began picking up interest in the US, finally entering the Billboard charts almost a full year after its initial release. ‘Breakdown’ was re-released too, and this time made it into the top 40. Back in Gainesville, the community was very supportive and proud of Petty’s success. However, by the late 80’s, there was also some growing resentment, that Tom Petty had forsaken his hometown, that now that he had made it big, he rarely came back to his local fans and his roots there. Thus, the show presented here, from 1993, represented his homecoming to Gainesville, his first major concert there since packing up his van and leaving with Mudcrutch, almost 20 years before. This show was just prior to the release of his greatest hits album and while he was in the process of moving to a new label. The greatest hits album also included 2 new recently recorded songs ; ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’ and a cover of Thunderclap Newman’s ‘Something in the Air’, both of which are included in this show. And the show was broadcast on the radio nationwide, in superb FM quality. So, here is Tom Petty’s triumphant, yet somewhat overdue, return to Gainesville. Although some of the circulating FM versions of the show are shortened substantially, this is the full show in all its glory.


This recording from KSAN’s broadcast series, captured at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, 1974 is essentially a solo acoustic show with Ry Cooder, although longtime associates Jim Dickinson and Jim Keltner participate on bass and drums, respectively. Ry Cooder was promoting his third solo album, ‘Paradise and Lunch,’ which most critics still regard as his best LP to date. Among the highlights from this Record Plant session are ‘Police Dog Blues,’ ‘F.D.R. in Trinidad,’ ‘If Walls Could Talk,’ ‘Billy The Kid,’ and ‘Comin’ In On a Wing and a Prayer,’ which he dedicated to then-President Nixon for his mishandling of the Vietnam War. Ironically, less than four weeks after this recording was made, Nixon resigned from his presidency. Now available at Amazon





Bruce Springsteen has played over a thousand shows across the last four decades, nearly all of which will live forever in the hearts and memories of the fans who attended. However, there are a handful of shows that are so well-known and legendary that they are referred to simply by one name: Agora, Passaic, and Winterland. These shows have become part of a Springsteen fans vernacular and used as a point of reference when discussing just about every aspect of Bruces career. These abbreviations of course refer to the following concerts Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band performed in the wake of the Darkness album in 1978. Agora: The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, August 9, 1978; Passaic: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, September 19, 1978; Winterland: The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, December 15, 1978.

In addition to all being from the same tour, they were also all broadcast live on the radio. And they were transmitted through the surrounding areas the Agora show was heard throughout the Mid West; Passiac was heard up and down the Northeast, and Winterland was broadcast in Northern California up through Seattle, Washington – indeed all areas that had supported Bruce in the first five years of his recording career, and through extended time between the Born to Run album and its 1978 follow-up, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

The show presented on this 3 CD set, as performed in Passaic, New Jersey, on September 19th 1978, is perhaps the best of the bunch. Played on the first night of a 3 date run at the Capitol Theatre, it was the night before Bruces birthday on the 20th, and the party mood had begun now available through Amazon.

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This great live set captures Talking Heads at The Park West, in Chicago, in 1978. After playing a selection of showcases in Europe at the start of the year – and taking time-out to record their second album in the Bahamas – the group were amidst a tour criss-crossing the USA from New York to Los Angeles. Talking Heads have their origins in a Providence, Rhode Island band called The Artistics, formed in 1974. True to their name, founder members David Byrne (vocals, guitar) and Chris Frantz (drums) were students of the School of Design there, as was Frantz’s girlfriend, Tina Weymouth. The band quickly folded and all three moved to New York together. Tina was persuaded to learn bass; achieved – apparently – by listening to Suzi Quattro albums! Now known as Talking Heads, the trio soon secured their debut gig as support to the Ramones, at the CBGB’s in mid-1975. The band was signed by Seymour Stein’s Sire Records and released their debut single, the intriguingly entitled “Love Goes to Building on Fire” in February 1977.  Talking Heads took a more oblique, avant-garde approach to their music. They were definitely New Wave rather than Punk. After their first single, the group immediately expanded the line-up, adding Jerry Harrison (previously with Jonathan Richman’s Modern Lovers) on keyboards, guitar and backing vocals. Their debut album, Talking Heads: 77 was released in September. All the songs, bar one, were written exclusively by David Byrne. The sole collaboration was the Byrne-Frantz-Weymouth number Psycho Killer, the album’s stand-out cut (first written for the The Artistics). With its insistent Psycho Killer… qu est-ce que c est hook and Weymouth’s driving bass-line, it was released as a single gained the band a huge amount of recognition and airplay over the years. Other standout cuts include the exuberant The Book I Read, the Caribbean styling of Uh-Oh Love Comes To Town and the punchy but nimble New Feeling.

The Second album “More Songs about Buildings and Food” was a more diverse – and even more successful – collection of songs. Away from the confines of New York, the album was recorded in Nassau, in the Bahamas with Brian Eno producing. A cover of Al Green s Take Me to the River was also released as a single, and exposed Talking Heads to a significantly larger audience  Other standout cuts featured include, The Big Country, The Girls Want to be with the Girls and The Good Thing. This broadcast recording, which includes all three singles by then released, together with the cream of the two albums other cuts, is a superb distillation of all that made Talking Heads such a unique and remarkable band.


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Echoes very proudly presents the entire FM broadcast of Bruce Springsteen s legendary performance at the The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia from 30th September 1978 in its definitive edition. Originally scheduled for 23rd July (but postponed due to Springsteen s occurring throat infection), the 30th September 1978 performance in Atlanta offers a valuable snapshot of The Boss in his energized, formative years. The show was broadcast on twenty FM radio stations in the southern eastern states.there is an awesome version of ” Prove It All Night” this is another of the wonderful sets available now through Amazon

Setlist From Atlanta 30th September 1978 Fox Theatre,Atlanta 1. Good Rockin’ Tonight 2. Badlands 3. Spirit In The Night 4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town 5. Independence Day 6. The Promised Land 7. Prove It All Night 8. Racing In The Street 9. Thunder Road 10. Jungleland 11. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town 12. Night Train World prem 13. Fire 14. Candy’s Room 15. Because The Night 16. Point Blank 17. Not Fade Away 18. Gloria 19. She’s The One 20. Backstreets 21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 22. Born To Run 23. 10th Avenue Freeze-Out 24. Detroit Medley 25. Raise Your Hand