Unreleased Archive

Elliott Smith-Studio Rarities

Posted June 2, 2011 By admin

Thanks to TheKeenGuy over at Blamonet for this great project. This is 8 discs of unreleased and rare studio outtakes, demos, and alternative versions of Elliott Smith songs. All songs have been remastered for optimum quality, and this is a treasure trove of music for Elliott fans.

Disc 1
Take a Fall (released non-album songs)

1. Miss Misery
2. Some Song
3. A Living Will
4. How to Take a Fall
5. The Enemy Is You
6. I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Figure It Out
7. I Can’t Answer You Anymore
8. Division Day
9. No Name #6
10. Take a Fall (instrumental) (alternate outro to Happiness)
11. No Confidence Man
12. Thirteen (Big Star cover) (Lucky Three version)
13. Trouble (Cat Stevens cover)
14. Because (Beatles cover)
15. Figure 8 (Schoolhouse Rock cover)
16. Our Thing

Disc 2
Buried Back Below (unreleased songs)

1. Place Pigalle
2. True Love
3. From the Poisoned Well
4. Cecilia/Amanda
5. Suicide Machine
6. O So Slow
7. Mr. Goodmorning
8. Let’s Turn the Record Over
9. Taking a Fall
10. Grand Mal
11. Abused
12. Stickman
13. See You in Heaven
14. Dancing on the Highway

Disc 3
In the Lost and Found (more unreleased songs)

1. Everything’s Okay
2. Burned Out, Still Glowing
3. Crazy Fucker
4. Brand New Game
5. Instrumental #2 (Waltz)
6. No More
7. Splitzville
8. Yay!
9. I’ll Be Back (Beatles cover)
10. Heatmiser – Revolution (Beatles cover)
11. No Life
12. Stained Glass Eyes
13. Sorry My Mistake (instrumental)

Disc 4
Some Kind of Holiday (even more unreleased songs)

1. The Assassin or (Kill) Fuck
2. Like a Cop
3. Where I Get It From
4. She Won’t Ever Look at Me
5. Shiva Opens Her Arms
6. I’m Gonna Get Crushed
7. A Murder of Crows – Coraliza
8. A Silver Chain (instrumental)
9. Heatmiser – Everybody Has It
10. Concrete Jungle (Bob Marley cover)
11. Stranger Than Fiction – The Machine
12. O So Slow (alternate version)
13. Melodic Noise

Disc 5
Watch the Worlds Collide (Either/Or and XO alternate versions)

1. Speed Trials (alternate lyrics)
2. Alameda (alternate lyrics)
3. Ballad of Big Nothing (alternate lyrics)
4. Between the Bars (alternate version)
5. Pictures of Me (alternate lyrics)
6. Punch and Judy (alternate lyrics)
7. Angeles (alternate version)
8. Cupid’s Trick (alternate lyrics)
9. Waltz #2 (XO) (edit)
10. Baby Britain (remix)
11. Bled White (alternate version)
12. Waltz #1 (demo)
13. Amity (alternate mix)
14. Bottle Up & Explode (early version)
15. A Question Mark (instrumental)
16. Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands (alternate version)
17. I Didn’t Understand (alternate version)

Disc 6
Chained to the Ground (Figure 8 and Basement alternate versions)

1. Son of Sam (acoustic)
2. Junk Bond Trader (alternate version)
3. In the Lost and Found (instrumental)
4. Color Bars (instrumental)
5. Happiness (acoustic)
6. Pretty Mary K (alternate version)
7. Can’t Make a Sound (alternate version)
8. Snowbunny’s Serenade (alternate version of “Bye”)
9. Coast to Coast (alternate mix)
10. Let’s Get Lost (alternate mix)
11. Don’t Go Down (alternate version)
12. Strung Out Again (alternate mix)
13. A Fond Farewell (alternate mix)
14. King’s Crossing (alternate mix)
15. Twilight (alternate mix)
16. A Passing Feeling (alternate mix)
17. The Last Hour (alternate mix)
18. Memory Lane (alternate mix)
19. A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free (7” version)

Disc 7
Just a Ghost (more alternate versions)

1. Two Timed (alternate version of “Go By”)
2. Stickman (alternate version)
3. Brand New Game (alternate version)
4. Division Day (alternate version)
5. Some (Rock) Song
6. Mr. Goodmorning (instrumental)
7. You Make It Seem Like Nothing (Live at Impala Cafe 9-21-1996)
8. I Didn’t Understand (2 Meter Sessions)
9. Miss Misery (2 Meter Sessions)
10. Tiny Time Machine (“Suicide Machine” instrumental)
11. Elliott Smith & Mary Lou Lord – I Figured You Out
12. Pretty Mary K [other version] (alternate mix)
13. New Disaster (original acoustic version)
14. Abused (instrumental, acoustic)
15. True Love (alternate mix)
16. Dancing on the Highway (alternate version)
17. Baby Britain (instrumental)

Disc 8
Crushed Blind (even more alternate versions)

1. Between the Bars (orchestral)
2. Coast to Coast (instrumental)
3. Miss Misery (alternate version)
4. Some Song (alternate mix)
5. Bled White (early version)
6. Bottle Up & Explode (demo)
7. Junk Bond Trader (instrumental)
8. Brand New Game (alternate mix)
9. I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Figure It Out (alternate mix)
10. Going Nowhere (alternate mix)
11. Go By (instrumental)
12. New Monkey (alternate mix)
13. Angeles (alternate mix)
14. Trouble (Cat Stevens cover) (alternate version)
15. Abused (instrumental)
16. High Times (alternate mix)
17. Stickman (alternate acoustic version)
18. True Love (instrumental)

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Bob Dylan-Minnesota Tapes

Posted June 1, 2011 By admin

Bob Dylan
Minnesota Tapes

Disc 1

Ramblin’ Round (Woody Guthrie)
Death Don’t Have No Mercy (Rev. Gary Davis)
It’s Hard To Be Blind (Adapted*)
This Train Is Bound For Glory (Big Bill Broonzy)
Harmonica Solo
Talkin’ Fish Blues (Woody Guthrie)
Pastures Of Plenty (Woody Guthrie)
Railroad Bill (Traditional)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (A P Carter)
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Traditional)
Pretty Polly (Traditional)
Railroad Boy (Traditional)
James Alley Blues (Richard Brown)
Bonnie, Why’d You Cut My Hair (Traditional)
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
Two Trains Running (McKinley Morganfield)
Wild Mountain Thyme (Traditional)

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Disc 2

Howdido
Car Car
Don’t You Push Me Down
Come See
I Want It Now (I Want My Milk)
San Francisco Bay Blues
A Long Time A-Growin’
Devilish Mary

Minnesota Hotel Tape:
Candy Man (Rev. Gary Davis arr. of trad. song)
Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams)
Hard Times In New York Town (adapted*1)
Stealin’ (Memphis Jug Band arr. of trad. song)
Poor Lazarus (Traditional)
I Ain’t Got No Home (Woody Guthrie)
It’s Hard To Be Blind (adapted*2)
Dink’s Song (John & Alan Lomax arr. of trad. song)
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Dylan arr. of trad. song)
East Orange (Assumed Dylan)

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Disc 3

Naomi Wise (Traditional)
Wade In The Water (Traditional)
I Was Young When I Left Home (adapted*3)
In The Evening (Leroy Carr)
Baby Let Me Follow You Down (E.Von Schmidt)
Sally Gal (adapted*4)
Gospel Plow (Traditional)
Long John (Traditional)
Cocaine Blues (Rev. Gary Davis arr. of trad. song)
VD Blues (Woody Guthrie)
VD Waltz (Woody Guthrie)
VD City (Woody Guthrie)
VD Gunner’s Blues (Woody Guthrie)
See My Grave’s Kept Clean (Lemon Jefferson)
Ramblin’ Round (Woody Guthrie)
Black Cross (Lord Buckley arr. of Joseph S. Newman)

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Minnesota Party Tape II (Beecher Tape) – May 1961
*Adapted from the traditional “It’s Hard To Be Poor” and Rev. Gary Davis’ “There Was A Time When I Was Blind”
Minnesota Hotel Tape (Glover Tape) Dec. 22, 1961

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Bob Dylan-The Great White Wonder

Posted May 29, 2011 By admin

One of the most famous bootlegs of all time. This is the first bootleg ever to be produced in the rock-and-roll era. Great White Wonder was originally released in the United States in July of 1969. There was little on this piece to identify it to the world. It came out in a blank white gatefold cover, with blank white labels. The only identifying mark whatsoever is the matrix number: GF 001/2/3/4. (gwa 1Aa version 1). The name ‘Great White Wonder’ probably actually began as a joke when retailers needed to come up with a name for this blank white album. The term quickly became synonymous with Dylan in the bootleg world however, and has since been used many, many times to refer to either the man or his work. Later in the year this famous album was repressed. This second repress, (gwa 1Aa version 2 ) can be identified only by the addition of the number “2” carved after the matrix on all four sides of the LP.

At about the same time that the album first made its appearance in the United States, a Swedish pressing began circulating in Europe. The differences in this album and the previous is that this one had a very thin blank white gatefold cover, and a machine-stamped matrix BD 101 A/B. (gwa 1Ab). It is not impossible that this is actually the first “Great White Wonder”. Towards the end of the year, one of the above pieces began appearing in the east coast of the United States in two separate blank white covers. The matrix number has been completely scratched out, so it is not sure exactly which piece this is, or if it is actually a different pressing. This set is known as gwa 1Ac. Hot Wacks, the book that tries to chronicle bootlegs by every artist, claims that there is an original version of the above album with fewer songs. It is doubtful, however, that this actually exists.

The quality on all of the above pieces is similar, and fairly good. As the same master plates were used over and over, sound quality began to deteriorate somewhat. While these pieces, pressed in the last year of the decade, are fairly easy to chronicle … things start getting a little more complicated from here on out. There are no fewer than fifty separately identifiable albums that have either copied this material directly, or have released this material in varying qualities under the same title.-BobsBoots.com

Bob Dylan
The Great White Wonder

Disc 1

  1. Candy Man (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  2. Ramblin’ ’round (minnesota Tapes, May 1961)
  3. Black Cross (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  4. I Ain’t Got No Home (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  5. The Death Of Emmett Till (broadside Show, Nyc May 1962)
  6. Poor Lazarus (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  7. Bob Dylan’s New Orleans Rag (times They Are A-changin’ Sessions, Columbia Studios, Nyc, 1963)
  8. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (bob Dylan 1965 Revisited, Disk 1 Track 11)
  9. Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence (bob Dylan 1965 Revisited, Disk 7 Track 2)
  10. Only A Hobo (for Sale Or Just On The Shelf, 12 Aug. 1963)
  11. Quinn The Eskimo (the Mighty Quinn) (genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 2 #1)
  12. This Wheel’s On Fire (genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 3 Apr.–oct. 1967)

Disc 2

  1. I Shall Be Released (genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 3 Apr.–oct. 1967)
  2. Open The Door, Homer (genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 2 #1)
  3. Too Much Of Nothing (genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 2 #2)
  4. Nothing Was Delivered (genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 2 #1)
  5. Tears Of Rage (genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 2 #1)
  6. Living The Blues (johnny Cash Show, Nashville 1 May 1969)
  7. Baby Please Don’t Go (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  8. Dink’s Song (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  9. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  10. East Orange, N.j. (minnesota Tapes, 22 Dec. 1961)
  11. Man Of Constant Sorrow (minnesota Tapes, May 1961)

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Ron Sexsmith-Out Of The Duff

Posted March 8, 2011 By admin


“Out Of The Duff was a cassette that I recorded with another songwriter friend named Claudio and basically the first side was my songs and the 2nd side were all his. We worked as treeplanters together (which is where the title comes from). My problem with record was I was young and over excited to be in a recording studio and so I was really over-singing on my songs. ”
-Ron Sexsmith

This is from a CD-copy made from a cassette copy of the original, so it is third generation. As a result, the sound, while still very good, may not be as sharp as the original must sound.These are Ron’s part of the cassette.

  1. Hey Rose
  2. Burn it to the ground
  3. On the beach
  4. Dream car
  5. Waiting

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Adam Duritz-Twitter Tracks

Posted February 17, 2011 By admin
These are all tracks Adam Duritz (of Counting Crows) has posted on his twitter/soundcloud account in the past couple months. They range from studio demos, live recordings and recordings he made in his apartment.
  • Borderline (Live)
  • Come Pick Me Up (Live-Shim Sham 2001)
  • Crazy For You (Live-Shim Sham 2003)
  • Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright (2 Versions) (Valentines Day 2011 Apartment Demos)
  • Girl From The North Country (Live)
  • Going Back To Georgia (Live ft. Emmy Rossum)
  • Holiday In Spain (Live ft. Blof)
  • Motel Blues (Live)
  • Night Moves (Live- Shim Sham 2003)
  • Rainbow Sleeve (Valentines Day 2011 Apartment Demos)
  • Sister Golden Hair (Live-Shim Sham 2003)
  • The Dark End Of The Street (Valentines Day 2011 Apartment Demos)
  • Unsatisfied (Live-Shim Sham 2003)
  • You Might Think (Valentines Day 2011 Apartment Demos)
  • Barely Out Of Tuesday (Studio Demo)
  • My Winding Wheel (Live-Shim Sham 2003)
  • O My Sweet Carolina (Valentines Day 2011 Apartment Demos)
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Valentines Day 2011 Apartment Demos)
  • Valentines Day (Valentines Day 2011 Apartment Demos)

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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass Studio Outtakes
  1. My Sweet Lord
  2. Wah-wah
  3. Isn’t It A Pity
  4. What Is Life
  5. If Not For You
  6. Behind That Locked Door
  7. Let It Down
  8. Run Of The Mill
  9. Beware Of Darkness
  10. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp
  11. Awaiting On You All
  12. All Things Must Pass
  13. Art Of Dying
  14. Hear Me Lord
  15. I Live For You
  16. Down The River
  17. Everybody, Nobody
  18. Beautiful Girl
  19. I Don’t Wanna Do It
  20. Window,window
  21. Cosmic Empire

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