Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New links for main and bonus compilations

please see the main post below for the updated links.  Both compilations are also available as torrents on Demonoid.


Sorry about all the confusion re: updated links and missing tracks.  My plan tonight is to re-upload the entire project (with those extra tracks added in and tagged to fall in the correct order) into one zipped file, one link.  And it won't be a MegaUpload link - I've been losing patience with their pop-ups,  buggy performance, and randomn "file unavailable" screens. 

I'm also going to create a separate link that will include all the exclusive leaked SBDs from all the "post-FM" From The Archives and LivePhish radio webcasts, which are of listenable quality but a big step below the quality of the main project.  I am not uploading anything from the Clifford Ball or Festival 8 days one and two because they sound awful.  Hopefully we will see upgrades at some point.  Oddly enough the 3rd day of the Festival 8 FTA broadcast sounds quite good for an FM rip.

I figured at the very least this might be helpful for people to have even the sub-par leaked SBDs all grouped together and see which ones they may be missing from their personal collections.  I decided I wanted to keep the main project all pre-FMs and other direct, "master" copies (even if some are lower bit rate mp3). 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


It has occurred to me that I forgot to include the 12-31-91 Llama (from Live Bait vol 3) in the additional tracks folder.

Here it is, just that track.  Let me know if you have any issues with that website, it looks like it may be my new go-to file sharing service.

Monday, January 17, 2011

SBD project update

I appreciate the suggestions, keep ‘em comin’! I’ve had a lot of people mentioning “what about this” or “that” but they’re almost always tracks from FTA broadcasts that are only available as FM rips, some plagued with static and others sounding pretty solid.  I was really hoping to limit the project to pre-FMs for quality’s sake. However, if the FM rips are the best we have at this point and if the goal is for this to be an ever-evolving and updated project, maybe I should include the tracks from the FM rips and just replace them if/when we get upgrades….if that’s the general consensus.  Thoughts?  Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments within this post.

Examples of such FM-rip-only (or web rip?) tracks would be

7-30-97 Bowie > Cities > Bowie
6-28-00 Gin
9-14-99 Bag and 12-29-95 The Real Gin (these were from a LivePhish radio webrip apparently...I don't have The Real Gin)

among others.  I've also heard requests for tracks from 11-28-97 and 12-11-97 (a la Phish Destroys America) but those shows are already available in their entirety in SBD form.

Someone mentioned other tracks from Cypress that have been leaked as SBD, like SOAM > Catapult, C&P, others....but the only versions I've heard are at horribly slow pitch. If anyone has a pitch-corrected version I'd be glad to get ahold of it and will add them to the project.

I already somewhat regret adding the Halley's from 11-22-97 because i learned after the fact that it's from not only an FM rip of a FTA, but is possibly a transcode, which would make sense because you can hear some compression issues with the cymbals and some of the "s" vocals.  Guess I pulled the trigger too soon because a couple people informed me pretty quickly that it's from one of the random FTAs that is not associated with a Phish festival broadcast.  I only personally have the FTAs from the festivals.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Leaked SBD Tracks Project

(originally posted 1/15/11)

Hey all,

I just finished up a project I've been working on for a while.

A while back I thought it could be cool to take all Shapiro's From The Archives broadcasts, nix all the parts with Kevin chatting away, and make a playlist from the rest of the "exclusive" tracks that can't be found elsewhere.  Then I started finding a bunch of other miscellaneous SBD leaks, like that "Past Summer Compilation" that was offered with show ticket purchases last year, and a link i found that had a bunch of random SBD tracks from various years that surfaced in late 2008 / early 2009.

I thought it would be great to not only have all of those tracks in one place, but to order them chronologically instead of by which FTA (or other leaked batch) they were from.  So that's what I've done.  I've made sure none of these tracks have been released officially, were not fillers or bonus discs associated with any LivePhish / Dry Goods release, are not already available in full-show SBD form on etree (at roughly the same generation), and are the highest bit-rate versions available.  All tracks have been ID-tagged and will be in the correct chronological order when you drop them into iTunes or any other program.  Each file is embedded with a comment that tells you which FTA (or other location) the file came from.

Some of the tracks were only available as 128 kbps mp3 - please let me know if higher bit rate versions exist so i can update the playlist.  Many of them are v0 or 320 kbps, and all are mp3.  I have FLACs of the Bonnaroo FTAs and could up those when I get a chance, but they are on etree as well.  I decided to make this playlist all mp3 for compatibility's sake.

For the sake of maintaining the utmost quality I have only included FTA material from the pre-FM filesets.  I had the pre-FMs for The Went, Lemonwheel, and Bonnaroo '09 broadcasts.  If anyone has pre-FMs from any of the other festival FTAs (that you KNOW are pre-FM by way of the .txt file from etree or elsewhere), please let me know.  The etree database entry says the Big Cypress FTA is part FM and part pre-FM, but i could not discern which tracks are which and there was not an obvious difference in sound, so i did not include anything from that broadcast.  And I know there are more tracks from 12.31.99 that have surfaced in SBD but the ones i've heard are either horribly slow in pitch (Crosseyed) or are cut halfway through, so i've only included the ones from the FTA broadcasts (which sound great).

The idea is for this to be a constantly evolving playlist / collection, so as more FTAs happen and more random SBD tracks are leaked, they can be plugged into the chronological list and i can upload a updated version.

Note that there were some older tracks from the FTAs that sounded a bit better than the versions in etree's database but are clearly AUDs, so i did not include them.  I also included some tracks from older shows that are already available as SDB on etree, but only as higher tape generations with more hiss, less dynamic range, etc.

In addition to the main compilation, i've also created a separate compilation ("Tier 2") of the lower quality FM and web rips of other leaked exclusive SBDs.  As with the main compilation, the comment fields within the actual files will tell where each track came from.  The track listing for the bonus comp can be found at the bottom of this post.


(5/23/11 note):  I've had a couple folks mention that the playlist would have a smoother, more polished feel if the tracks were crossfaded and not as abrupt, as well as applying normalization so there wouldn't be such drastic volume differences from track to track.  Since my goal was simply to provide an organized batch of un-altered files, I feel such tweaks make more sense to be done on the user end upon playback.  If I re-process them with crossfades, you may not prefer the length of my crossfades, and then the files are permanently altered.  Also normalization doesn't always work properly - sometimes the levels spike too high and result in clipping or distortion.  Almost any media player or software can crossfade on the fly.  I have a Droid and the PowerAmp app kicks ass (free trial, $5 or $6 to buy), and you can set it to crossfade any tracks that are not in a gapless format already.  Bottom line, this isn't really supposed to be a DJ-style playlist or jamfest, but more of an aggregation of all the random leaked SBDs out there so you can easily locate your music.


MAIN COMPILATION:   (most recently updated on 11/1/11) 

v0 mp3

*regarding 11/1/11 update: These are the new additions to the project.  Please note that tracks that were already available as roughly the same quality SBD (usually the only difference is volume but it's the same exact recording) are not included here.

*please see the long list below for all tracks other than the new additions.  I didn't feel like inserting them all in order, sorry

-from Live Bait 5:
5/28/89 Antelope
6/16/90 Lawn Boy and Possum
7/20/91 Flat Fee and Bowie (w/ GCH)
8/3/91 Divided Sky
8/17/97 DWD and Gin
8/16/98 PYITE and Bittersweet Motel
8/15/98 Sanity and Tweezer
7/18/99 Jim and Free
12/30/99 Mike's Groove

notes - the Antelope was already available as a SBD but the pitch was way slow.
- Divided Sky was avail on what was purportedly a SBD but this new source makes it obvious that
 was not a SBD but just a really nice AUD
 -the Went Gin is an upgrade in overall dynamism and volume from the pre-FM version featured before

from Live Bait 6
8/6/96 Curtain, Tweezer
6/11/94 SOAM
8/20/93 It's Ice, Wedge
6/10/95 Mike's Groove
11/2/90 Bowie
3/13/93 Wilson, Antelope

note - the 8/20/93 recordings are way higher quality than the whole show FM version available

from the "House of Live Phish" tent at SBix
8/15/98 Reba
7/18/99 Chalkdust
8/16/97 Julius
8/17/97 Hood
12/7/95 Mike's > Paug
12/9/95 YEM

note - Went tracks are higher quality than whole show FM version

Dave's Energy Guide (9-26-85 WRUV Exposure)

On Your Way Down (1988-07-23 Pete's Phish Fest)

Camel Walk (1988-07-25 Nectar's, Burlington, VT)

Tela (1988-08-27 Penn State Campus,Mont Alto, PA)

Brother (1991-10-18 Great American Music Hall, San Fransisco, CA)

Tube (1991-10-30 Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO)

Narration > Divided Sky (1991-11-15 Trax, Charlottesville, VA)

Llama (1991-12-31 Worcester Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, MA)

Possum (1992-05-17 Achilles Ice Rink, Union College, NY)

The Wedge (1993-03-25 Santa Cruz Civic Center, Santa Cruz, CA)

 Axilla > My Sweet One > Run Like An Antelope (1993-07-28 Grady Cole Center - Charlotte, NC)

Slave to the Traffic Light (1993-08-06 Peacock Pavilion, Cincinatti, OH)

My Friend My Friend > McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters (1993-08-07 Darien Lakes   Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY)

Loving Cup (1993-08-08 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OH)

The Landlady > Tweezer (1993-08-12 Meadow Brook Music Festival - Rochester Hills, MI)

Countdown > Auld Lang Syne > DWD jam, SOAM (12-31-93 Worcester Centrum, Worcester MA)

Mike's > Simple > Hydrogen > Weekapaug (1994-06-17 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI)

Split Open And Melt (1994-06-21 Cincinnati Music Hall - Cincinnati, OH)

David Bowie > Catapult > David Bowie (1994-06-29 Walnut Creek Amphitheater - Raleigh, NC)

You Enjoy Myself (1994-07-14 Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center - Canandaigua, NY)

Llama w/ Bela Fleck (10-18-94 Vanderbilt Univ. - Nashville, TN)

Foreplay/Longtime, Harry Hood (11-12-94 Kent State Univ. - Kent, OH)

Fixin' to Die soundcheck (1994-11-19 Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN)

Tweezer (11-23-94 Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO)

Reba, Spock's Brain (1995-05-16 Lowell Memerial Auditorium, Lowell, MA)

Theme From the Bottom (6-7-95 Boise St Univ Pavillion - Boise, ID)

Spocks Brain (1995-06-20 Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls OH)

Mike's Song > Contact > Weekapaug Groove (1995-06-20 Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

Down With Disease > Free (1995-06-26 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY)

Vocal Jam > Dog Log soundcheck (1995-10-14, Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX)

Run Like An Antelope (10-24-95 Dane County Coliseum - Madison, WI)

Scent Of A Mule (1996-06-06 Joyous Lake - Woodstock, NY)

Taste w/ Peter Apfelbaum (1996-11-30 Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA)

Gumbo (1997-07-29 Desert Sky Pavilion, Pheonix, AZ)

Character Zero (1997-07-30 Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA)

Divided Sky (1997-08-02 Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA)

PYITE (1997-08-09 Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI)

Bathtub Gin (1997-08-17 The Great Went, Limestone, ME)

My Soul (1997-11-16 McNichols Arena, Denver, CO)

Runaway Jim (1997-11-29 The Centrum, Worcester, MA)

Loving Cup (1997-11-30 The Centrum, Worcester, MA)

When The Circus Comes (1998-07-09 Zeleste, Barcelona, Spain)

AC/DC Bag (1998-07-21 Desert Sky Pavilion, Pheonix, AZ)

Chalk Dust Torture (1998-08-01 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Troy, WI)

Halley's Comet > I Didn't Know (1998-08-03 Deer Creek - Noblesville, IN)

Bittersweet Motel, Forbin's narration > Mockingbird, Ghost, Mike's Song, Velvet Sea (1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC)

Terrapin Station (1998-08-09 Virginia Beach)

Gumbo > Sanity (1998-08-15 Lemonwheel, Limestone, ME)

Sabotage (8-16-98 Lemonwheel)

Prince Caspian (1998-10-15 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)

Harry Hood, Hepless, Wading In The Velvet Sea - all acoustic (1998-10-17 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA)

Driver (1998-10-29 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)

Frankie Says (1998-11-09 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL)

1999, Cities, Ghost, Runaway Jim (1998-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)

My Left Toe > Velvet Sea > My Left Toe (1999-07-07 Blockbuster, Charlotte, NC)

Free > What's The Use (1999-07-09 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD)

N02 (1999-07-13 Tweeter Center aka Great Woods - Mansfield, MA)
You Enjoy Myself (1999-07-15 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ)

   Born To Run (7-16-99 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ)

Piper (1999-07-18 Camp Oswego, Volney, NY)

Sneakin' Sally (9-28-99 Oak Mtn Amphitheater - Pelham, AL)

2001 (9-29-99 Pyramid Arena - Memphis, TN)

The Ballad of Curtis Loew soundcheck (12-29-99 Big Cypress)

After Midnight Reprise, Sand > Quadrophonic Toppling (12-31-99 Big Cypress)

Ghost (5-22-00 Radio City Music Hall)

Bug (2000-07-01 Meadows Music Theatre - Hartford ,CT)

Runaway Jim (2000-07-03 E Centre - Camden, NJ)

Twist > Slave To The Traffic Light  (2000-07-04 E Centre - Camden, NJ)

Tube (2000-09-15 Hershey Park Stadium - Hershey, PA)

Theme From The Bottom > Dog Log (2000-09-17 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD)

Piper > Guy Forget (2000-10-01 Desert Sky Pavilion, Pheonix, AZ)


"Tier 2" BONUS COMPILATION (click for Megaupload link)

Demonoid torrent (sorry, i have no invite codes)

*as of 11/1/11 - the following new additions are from the Superball FTA broadcast.  These are the best sounding web rips I tracked down for this broadcast (big thanks to fenningenarius).  The levels are all over the map from day to day, and the overall sound quality varies from outstanding (Drowned>R&R, Cavern, Tube, Ya Mar) to not so great (Hood>Bag, the 7/5/94 tracks, 8/5/96 which is a tad hot).  Feel free to toss any of these tracks in with your main compilation and edit the tags so they fall in order.  I just wanted to keep the true "master quality" stuff separate from web rips, FM rips etc.

source: 128kbps mp3 stream > streamripper (no decoding/encoding) > 128kbps single file mp3 > mp3splt-gtk (no decoding/encoding) > 128kbps individual mp3 tracks at same quality/encoding as original livephish stream

6/29/00 Drowned > R&R
5/26/11 Waves check
8/17/97 Wolfman's > Simple > Odd Couple Theme
7/3/94 Antelope > Suzy
12/30/95 Hood > Bag
11/6/98 SOAM (higher bitrate than previous version, much cleaner sounding)
7/5/94 Gin, Lifeboy
6/8/11 Funky B > "Old Zealand" check
11/30/97 Stash, Free
8/5/96 2001 > DWD > Ice
7/18/99 Wilson > Catapult > Smoke on the Water > Icculus
12/13/97 Ya Mar
7/4/99 FEFY
7/21/98 Tube
6/14/97 Cavern

*note - Contact and BBFCFM from 7/14/91 were on this broadcast but were already available in higher quality as a whole show


-the following tracks were added to the 5/23/11 update and are in addition to the original list at the bottom:  Rift 7/5/94, Reba > Yerushalayim... 7/8/94, Izabella 12/6/97

-Shapiro banter has been removed from end of Swing Low Sweet Chariot 11/16/94, beginning and end of Fluffhead 2/23/97, and end of Cities 7/31/98 (for some reason, after I reprocessed these files something bizarre happened - in your tracklist the files will show a rediculously long time, like 86 minutes for the Cities.  Rest assured, the files are not that large and there is no silence after the music ends.  Not sure what happened there).

-track ordering has been corrected for 11/26/94 Halley's > Bowie, 12/29/95 The Real Gin, and for 2/17/97 Soul Shakedown now comes prior to the DWD party, which is the correct order.  These should not have been issues on media players that go by track number but would be issues on players that go by filename.

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