Boston Music Hall
01. Lose Again
02. That’ll Be The Day
03. Love Has No Pride
04. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
06. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
07. When Will I Be Loved
10. Lo Siento Mi Vida
11. Love Is A Rose
12. Hasten Down The Wind
13. Tracks Of My Tears
14. Down So Low
15. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
17. You’re No Good
18. Heart Like A Wheel
20. Tumbling Dice
Michael Botts – drums
Dan Dugmore – guitar, pedal steel
Kenny Edwards – banjo, bass, guitar, harmonica, mandolin
Andrew Gold – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Linda Ronstadt – vocals, guitar
Waddy Wachtel – lead guitar
Brock Walsh – guitar, keyboards
Excellent Audience Recording
Taping Gear: Sony ECM-99A > Sony TC-152SD
One of the best sounding audience recordings of a show from Linda Ronstadt as she was rising to the top. It has now been improved by JEMS with a fresh 2013 digital transfer.
“Taper Steve Hopkins transferred and torrented this wonderful set several years ago, but that lineage went from cassette to DAT to CD-R then ripped back into FLAC. It has also fallen off the tracker. This is the first time Steve’s master tapes have been digitized directly.
“In the mastering process, it also became clear that Steve’s mic position changed for a stretch of side two of the master tape, causing a significant decrease in high end. We’ve adjusted for that to try to unify the sound of the entire recording into one pleasing whole. Most of the recording though is positively cracking all by itself, with Hopkins recording on his home field, the Boston Music Hall, site of some of his finest recordings of the era including four legendary Springsteen nights that would come three months later.
“Thanks yet again to Steve Hopkins for allowing JEMS to present his outstanding audience recordings in a fresh light.” – BK for JEMS (And thanks to Butterking for sharing the tracks at Dime.)
Linda Ronstadt had a great ear for melody. She spotted talented, up and coming songwriters and made hits of their tunes. By 1976, Ronstadt or her management had her singing songs that were from established songwriters. Thankfully, she decided to take a different path. From covering torch songs to world music, Ronstadt did them all with class and grace. She remains a woman with a big voice and a bigger heart.