Beth Orton- KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Santa Monica Ca. 5/30/97 xfer from master tape f/label

I don’t think labels do this much (if at all) anymore, but back in the 80s/90s, they would give out tapes of special performances from the vaults. I have a bunch of them from Elektra with Old 97s demos along with other bands. It was a cool treat.
This one is from Eddie Jorgensen’s collection. Beth Orton’s performance from MBE back in 1997. I checked youtube and it has not been posted there, which makes me wonder how many of those tapes were given out.
Speaking of KCRW MBE, I have a TON of performances on DAT that I need to get on my PC and posted one day. Most of them are likely uncirculated. When I lived in L.A., my friend Kevin Haynes would tape the sessions off the radio (he was closer to santa monica than I was) and I would clone the DAT. I really need to free up more time to post more of this stuff.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Performance

Son Volt: Thunderbird Theatre, Urbana Il 5/3/97 xfer from Hi8 Master Videotape Enhanced Uncle Tupelo

We have a new contributor to the Sac Music Archive- Neil Werries contacted me a couple of weeks ago. He filmed a bunch of great bands in the late 90s so expect a bunch of really great stuff over the next few months. He was also in an band called Elsah and you’ll be seeing them too down the road.
The reason why I picked this one to post first is due to the scarcity of Son Volt videos from the Straightaways tour. I know of only one, with very shaky camera work and distorted audio… so this is probably the best Son Volt 97 vid surfaced to date. Sounds pretty decent for stock camcorder audio too. Thanks, Neil!

Recorded by: Neil Werries
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony EV-S2000- Datavideo TBC1000 – Tevion USB Adapter — Virtualdub
Enhanced (brightness/degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video

Live Concert Video