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Arlo Guthrie - 13 Versions of "Alice's Restaurant"

(Formerly 10 Versions - this edition adds The Bitter End 1967, WDAS 1968 or '69, and The Coach House 1988-08-29, San Juan Capistrano, CA, to that set.)


01 1966-xx-xx - Gerde's Folk City, New York, NY -- early pre-draft prototype version (FM?)(13:47)
02 1967-02-27 - The Bob Fass Show - WBAI-FM, New York, NY -- slightly cut at end (FM) (17:07)
03 1967-05-xx - The Bob Fass Show - WBAI-FM, New York, NY: "Alice's Restaurant Multi-Colored Rainbow Roach Affair" (FM) (Piano-backed version) (12:56)
04 1967-10-01 - Bitter End, NYC, NY, SBD (25:25) %
05 1968 or 1969 - 'Folklore' with Gene Shay, WDAS Studio, Phila., PA "Alice's Restaurant Multi-Colored Rainbow Roach Affair (AKA 'The Spy Tingler') (19:36) #
06 1979-11-21 - Sarasota, FL (16:28)
07 1982-07-21 - Valley Forge, PA (17:49)
08 1984-07-15 - Longbranch Park, Liverpool, NY -- lots of improvised lyrics (audience)(23:08)
09 1988-08-29 - The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (aud) (23:12)+
10 1992-11-27 - New York City, NY* (21:46)
11 2001-06-30 - Laytonville, CA (21:15)
12 2005-10-15 - Beacon, NY (18:26)
13 2007-11-12 - Harrisburg, PA (18:26)

Lineage: flac files from different torrents/trackers

Update notes:
*
Many dropouts were found in the first 1:42:04 of Track 10's right-channel, and it seemed a better choice to select the good left-channel and paste it
to the offending corresponding section. The transition is practically undetectable now and proved to be worthwhile.

Tracks renumbered chronologically.
Bonus tracks added and inserted chronologically (Tracks 4, 5 & 9) with the following info. The others were unavailable:

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Arlo Guthrie
Philadelphia, PA
1968 or 1969
WDAS studio (Gene Shay's Folklore show)

A Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster

01 Alice's Restaurant - The Rainbow Colored Roach Affair (AKA 'The Spy Tingler')

Later rebroadcast on Gene Shay's Folk Music show (probably 1980'x on WHYY-FM)

Gene recalls this as being from the late 1960's from his time on WDAS-FM (1968-70).

Lineage:

FM broadcast
Maxell XLII cassette tape recorded on unremembered equipment
Sony TC-WE475
Flying Calf A/D converter
M-Audio Delta DiO 2496
Adobe Audition (normalized and trimmed)
WAV
TLH
FLAC8
~ltzero (on Dime) >

Goody's additional lineage:
TLH (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender +47 cents; fade redone) > iZotope RX8 Advanced (Azimuth adjusted) >
TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

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Arlo Guthrie
The Bitter End Cafe
New York, NY, USA
October 1st, 1967

Source: Soundboard
Trade CDR > EAC > FLAC >

Goody's additional lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender, various amounts; Amplify +7dB; Adjust DC Bias) >
TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)


Original Notes by Hank R.: This is an amazing early performance sourced from a mono
PA recording. Arlo introduces "Alice's Restaurant" as "Alice... Part 2,"
but it's essentially the version that we've all come to know and
love... Essential listening! Recommended!


Support the artists! Buy their official releases, go to their concerts!
Trade freely! Do not sell! Keep it lossless!

Uploaded to DIME by propylaen in March 2015.

Enjoy!

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Bonus track via 'Flying M' with comparison of Alice's Restaurant to the 18 minute and 20 second gap in the Nixon tapes:
08 1988-08-29 - The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sennheiser MKH404tu mics > Sony D6 w/ Dolby > Audigy 4 Pro > CD Wav > TLH (Flac Level 8) (the under table tape)


R.I.P. Gene Shay (COVID victim 2020), from whose show on WDAS-FM this broadcast originated.

R.I.P. Bob Fass (2021)

This new edition (and all previous editions of this) are for Nightshifted.

Thanksgiving - November 24, 2022 (Goody)


MEGA link, courtesy of mediaadict (Thanks!)
 
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