Happy and Grateful New Year! (34 years ago)


And not even quite new year, so I suppose it’s more like happy Christmas week! But it’s what there is. The Grateful Dead live in the San Francisco Civic Auditorium, 27 December 1983. I’ve got this soundboard copy, so I guess it must have been available for download from the Live Archive for a while, which it now isn’t, although I’d guess some of the available  audience recordings (or dts matrix, if it’s what you want) from the night are likely as good, or near as.


Yes – Back to Front Sun


This is what I used for the front cover for the impressive “Heart of the Rising Sun” Yes box set, a 6 CD set of the 4 concerts in Japan from 8-12 March 1973.  Using slip covers as I do, the beautiful pic which (in its original format) served as the back cover for each single CD box was spurious (I just used the double sided inserts), but I preferred to use it to the original “one of a million edits of an original Yes cover” front cover. So I did

Dogs and Sheeps got Daves back

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I liked this picture so much I decided to add it from one bootleg to be the back for another (the slightly more classic “Dogs and Sheeps” bootleg) for the same gig at the LA Sports Arena, April 26th 1975 (both covers are on the Pink Floyd Concert Database) . Just minor fiddling with the writing, to add the title and amend the set list to match what I had prepared from the recording from the Brain Damage Podcast 

Guess Who, back for the Ambassador


The Guess Who? At the Ambassador, St Louis, Missouri, 6th of May 1974. Pretty good concert, nice recording. Used the recording and front cover from 24hourdejavu, because it’s slightly quirky and because the other front cover was just a reproduction of the Paramount live LP cover, which I’ve got. Re-arranged the back, however, from the latter because it didn’t reflect the arrangement from 24hourdejavu, which this back cover does.

Robin in Boston

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Robin Trower live in Boston Music Hall 16th of October 1977. I used Plumdusty’s swanky pre-existing covers, but preferred the pictures on the inside to the outside, so I switched them onto the outside instead (which are all I use in my slim plastic CD wallets),  largely to get what is hopefully a moodier look from the resultingly tighter colour scheme.