Sonjas freebies

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This is a collection of all the tracks that were available for free on Sonja Kristinas site about, ooh, 10 years ago, except Anna, from “Songs from the Acid Folk” which I seem to have accidentally missed .These tracks are not available there now, but, if you got them when they were (preferably an identical set, of course) and have been waiting all this time for covers – here the are! And just in case you had a different selection, here’s an editable back cover to complete accordingly:

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Massed gadgets back detranslated and decluttered



As with the Amsterdam”Man and Journey” back cover, I fiddled with this  cover for another Man and the Journey (or “Massed Gadgets of Auximines”) show, this one in London on April 14th 1969. Again, it was just edited to get rid of the “translated to normal” versions of Man and the Journey titles I despise so much.

Dead in the field of War

Rick Griffin Grateful Dead Reckoning Album Preliminary Art

More from the massive run of Warfield Theatre/Radio City 1980 recordings for the 2 succeeding 1981 live sets, these from 6th7th of October. I couldn’t think of a more apt cover than this Rick Griffin preliminary sketch for Reckoning! The recordings are OK, only partial (and non-downloadable) Soundboard recordings seem to be in circulation and the audience recordings available are OK but not stellar. Nonetheless, i enjoyed listening to them!


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.


Pink Floyd churn it out at the Electric Factory


This is just a combination of 2 different covers for the same gig, at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, on the 26th September 1970. A good show with good sound!


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


Grateful Dead Hampton ’79 outtakes


Grateful Dead 4th May 1979 – outtakes from the 2LP. The remnants fit neatly onto a single CD…. I dutifully listened to the whole thing in order between the CD and LP. There’s no circulating SBD, which makes the LP all the cooler, but then there is an entirely lovely AUD anyway!


MOAM triptych

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I got a bit carried away with this one. I don’t even need 3 covers, since I just use CD wallets….. The art is from Deviant Art.  The gig is from the 23rd of May 1999 at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, and the recording is here



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