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Darlene Love
Kaye Playhouse
New York City, NY
December 21, 2001
"Deck The Halls With Love"
(Two Of Us Master Volume 85)


Transfer: Two Of Us DAT Master > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX 8 /ozone 9 (mastered) > xACT > FLAC

01 Love Can Move Mountains
02 Marshmallow World
03 Winter Wonderland
04 The Bells
05 Oh, I Want To See Him
06 Who’s Gonna Carry You
07 White Christmas
08 Marvelous
09 Go Tell It On The Mountain
10 Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home
11 Da Doo Ron Ron
12 Swing Down Chariot
13 He’s A Rebel
14 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Known Faults:
-Swing Down Chariot: splice

Welcome to Volume 85 of the "Two Of Us" Master Series.

Between 1983 and 2002 there was likely not a taper or taping duo more active than the "Two Of Us". For the better part of two decades they taped over 250 artists with an array being taped multiple times.

If you collect Springsteen then you are already familiar with some of their work, "fmcleanboots" has posted a half dozen or so of their "Tunnel Of Love" tour shows but has decided to pass the baton.

What you don't know is their passion was not just for Springsteen but for music and that passion runs deep. It is astonishing how many artists they taped.

They followed tours taping club shows, theater shows, arena shows, big artists, mid-level artists and local artists. If they were following a tour and the tour had an off night they'd see who else was playing that night to tape.

Always focused on enjoyment of the show as the priority, tickets were for the most part acquired outside of the venue as they worked to obtain the best possible seats, continually trading up until the correct seats were acquired.

The results of this were the captures are uniformly excellent but on occasion the start of the show was sacrificed as a trade-off for the seats. The heavy lifting was done by the Sony WM-D6C and an external Shure Mic before moving to DAT for the last couple of years.

None of their masters have ever been circulated and have been safely stored for the past three to four decades in a climate controlled environment. Tapes transferred so far are in pristine condition.

Though we may do some mini releases of a series of shows in order for one portion of a tour for the most part shows will not be released in order, there are just too many of them.

This will be a very exciting series and we hope along the way we upgrade existing circulating audio and offer up shows that do not have any circulating audio.

We hope you enjoy the ride, this is definitely not a dark ride.


Darlene Love @ Kaye Playhouse December 21, 2001

One of the exciting things we get with the Two Of Us Master Series are an embarrassment of riches from legendary artists that have very little circulating and are not on most tapers radar.

Many of those artists are the legendary R & B singers from the 1960's.

We first dipped into that pool with the release of a number of Ronnie Spector shows, beginning with Ronnie was a selfish act on my part because I'm a big fan.

We now turn the focus to one of Ronnie's peers, the legendary Darlene Love captured during her 2001 Christmas shows at the Kaye Playhouse.

Darlene played three shows titled "Deck The Halls With Love", this being the first of the three. She played two shows the following night.

I had tried to get this one out as a Holiday release this year but some technical issues getting a clean transfer resulted in a delay. The issues have been corrected and better late than never.

So transport yourself back to a month ago before Christmas or hold until next year, we hope you enjoy one of the legendary ladies of R & B.

Thanks to "Two Of Us" and their dedication to capturing all these great shows, the HOURS and HOURS spent waiting in line, traveling, money on tickets as well as trusting me to be the caretaker of their life's work, our little community is indebted to you both. Also, a big thank you to my friend "fmcleanboots" for putting me in touch and laying the groundwork that has resulted in all these great releases and finally to professor goody for always being "on call" to ensure we're at the correct pitch...we've only just begun to scratch the surface.

Artwork included...

mjk5510 & Two Of Us

01 Elvis Costello 1989-08-20 Columbia, MD
02 David Bowie 1983-07-16 Hartford, CT
03 David Bowie 1983-07-18 Philadelphia, PA
04 Chuck Berry & Ron Wood 1986-06-25 NYC, NY
05 Bangles 1986-03-28 NYC, NY
06 Pretenders 1984-05-01NYC, NY
07 Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band 1989-08-04 Saratoga Springs, NY
08 Tracy Chapman 1988-11-28 NYC, NY
09 Animals 1983-11-12 NYC, NY
10 Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit 1984-08-18 NYC, NY
11 Blasters 1986-07-25 NYC, NY
12 Roy Orbison 1988-07-27 NYC, NY
13 Paul McCartney 1989-08-24 NYC, NY
14 John Cale 1987-06-27 NYC, NY
15 Nick Lowe 1995-01-30 NYC, NY
16 E Street Band Presents The E Street Revue 1992-11-21 Red Bank, NJ
17 David Byrne 1993-12-23 NYC, NY
18 Dave Edmunds 1994-09-15 NYC, NY
19 Marianne Faithful 1990-10-17 NYC, NY
20 Ronnie Spector 1989-12-22 NYC, NY
21 Ronnie Spector 1989-12-23 NYC, NY
22 John Fogerty 1997-09-18 NYC, NY
23 A Christmas Gift For You 1988-12-22 NYC, NY
24 A Christmas Gift For You 1988-12-23 NYC, NY
25 Elvis Costello 1989-08-29 Holmdel, NJ
26 Bob Dylan 1997-04-20 Long Branch, NJ
27 Ronnie Spector 1990-09 NYC, NY
28 Gary US Bonds 1983-07-11 NYC, NY
29 Kinks 1993-05-13 NYC, NY
30 Bruce Springsteen 1985-01-15 Charlotte, NC
31 Blasters 1985-10-26 NYC, NY
32 Difford & Tilbrook 1989-09-23 NYC, NY
33 Elvis Costello 1984-08-18 Queens, NY
34 Joe Ely 1986-09-12 (Early) NYC, NY
35 Elvis Costello 1989-08-19 Philadelphia
36 Original Crickets w/Steve Forbert 1987-04-28 NYC, NY
37 Squeeze Acoustic 1996-07-30 NYC, NY
38 Elvis Costello 1989-08-23 Wantagh, NY
39 David Bowie 1983-07-20 Philadelphia
40 Nils Lofgren 1989-06-09 NYC
41 Nils Lofgren 1989-12-08 NYC
42 Nils Lofgren 1989-12-09 Asbury Park
43 Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War 1989-11-11 NYC
44 Willy DeVille 1986-11-21 NYC Early Show
45 Bob Dylan 1991-07-11 Jones Beach
46 Willy DeVille 1989-11-28 NYC Early & Late Show
47 Deborah Harry 1989-11-12 NYC
48 Chuck Berry 1986-10-18 NYC
49 Nick Lowe 1989-04-11 Brookville, NY
50 Nick Lowe 1989-04-13 Waltham, MA
51 Neil Young 1993-08-20 Wantagh, NY
52 Carl Perkins 1988-07-12 NYC, NY
53 Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie 1987-12-28 NYC, NY
54 Roxy Music 2001-07-23 NYC, NY
55 Roxy Music 2001-07-24 NYC, NY
56 John Fogerty 1997-06-04 NYC, NY
57 Squeeze 1990-08-04 NYC, NY
58 Lou Reed 1989-03-21 NYC, NY
59 Nick Lowe 1989-04-21 Ann Arbor, MI
60 Nick Lowe 1989-04-22 Evanston, IL
61 Neil Young 1996-08-19 NYC, NY
62 David Bowie 1983-07-21 Philadelphia, PA
63 David Bowie 1983-07-25 NYC, NY
64 Everly Brothers 1990-08-17 Westbury
65 David Bowie 1983-07-26 NYC, NY
66 Patti Smith 1997-10-28 NYC, NY
67 Patti Smith 1997-10-29 NYC, NY
68 Patti Smith 1997-10-30 NYC, NY
69 Patti Smith 1997-10-31 NYC, NY
70 Linda Ronstadt 1990-08-30 Wantaugh, NY
71 Women In Rock 1997-11-13 NYC, NY
72 Joe Strummer 1999-06-30 NYC, NY
73 Lou Reed 1998-11-30 NYC, NY
74 Lou Reed 1998-12-09 NYC, NY
75 Waterboys 2001-03-23 NYC, NY
76 Lou Reed 1986-10-01 NYC, NY
77 Graham Parker 1995-03-26 Boston, MA
78 Graham Parker 1995-03-29 Trenton, NJ
79 Graham Parker 1995-03-31 NYC, NY
80 Graham Parker 1995-04-02 Philadelphia
81 Dave Edmunds 2002-01-25 NYC
82 Bruce Springsteen 1984-08-22 Asbury Park, NJ
83 Elvis Costello 1989-04-11 Brookville, NY
84 Elvis Costello 1989-08-27 New York City, NY



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