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"Official" bootleg.. Yes , but here is the very good news.....
on 10 July 2013
So, I took the cellophane off with a bit of trepidation. Was this going to be one of those shoddy sound quality semi-"official bootlegs ? You know the ones where tape quality is dreadful and there is considerable tape hiss.
No , the very good news is that it isn't. The even better news is that it's a superb performance . It's a Boston radio performance from 1982 to promote " The Envoy" album. The band ( John Wood, Randy Brown, Larry Larson , and Joe Daniels) are tighter than a ducks bum and obviously totally engaged with the material. Warren is quite startlingly wonderful and seems to be relatively free of excessive " concert medicine " ( or drugs and alcohol as some people call it ) . He sings some of the songs with a freshness and enthusiasm that would have people thinking he just wrote them . My particular favourites are " Roland the headless Thompson Gunner " , " Lawyers Guns and Money" and a fine version of Springsteen's " Cadillac Ranch" Well worth your ( and my) money