Bootlegs [Doom] » Black Sabbath (UK) - Live at Dumfries, Scotland [Bootleg] (16/11-1969) [Lossless FLAC]
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    Artist: Black Sabbath
    Release: 1969-11-16 Dumfries, Scotland
    Genre: Doom/Heavy Metal
    Country: UK
    Bitrate: FLAC lossless
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    November 16, 1969
    Rugman's Youth Club
    Dumfries, Scotland

    Taper: Alex Wilson

    Lineage: Grundig Dynamic Mic -> Grundig Reel To Reel @ 3 and 3/4 IPS -> ? -> CDR -> FLAC

    Running Time: 62 Minutes
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    Track List:

    01 Black Sabbath (Cuts In) 01:23
    02 Let Me Love You Baby 05:03
    03 Song For Jim/Bill Ward Drum Solo 10:52
    04 The Warning 18:16
    05 Wicked World 05:30
    06 Behind the Wall of Sleep 05:01
    07 Early Morning School 04:53
    08 N.I.B. 05:08
    09 Blue Blooded Man 06:20
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    Band:

    Vocals: Ozzy Osbourne
    Guitar & Flute: Tony Iommi
    Bass: Geezer Butler
    Drums: Bill Ward

    Alex Wilson's Original Notes: The night of Sunday, 16th November 1969 at Rugman's Youth Club changed my life. I'd never heard a band play with such power or heavy riffs before, and it actually made me start my own band!

    I'll start off by describing Rugman’s - it's like standing in a small section of railway tunnel. There were stages at both ends, possibly about 20 yards long with walls curving onto the ceiling. The stage Sabbath played on was about 2 foot high. There were no fancy stage lights, just one red bulb overhead and all the other room lights were out! There was about a crowd of 80 to 100 of an average age around 16 years, so there was no alcohol. It is worth noting that there was NO swearing from Ozzy, possibly because there were kids present and maybe his Dumfries girlfriend as well, a girl named Gillian McQueen.

    The acoustics were quite good if there was a crowd in. The show was recorded at the far stage from where the Sabs played, using one Grundig dynamic mic (thus making the tape just monaural). There was no automatic level setting on the mike then, so there are fluctuations in the recording level, as well as the inevitable bits of tape dropout considering the age of the tape originally used. During the music solos, you can hear the crowd chatting and discussing the evening, due to the obvious fact that they were standing between the mike and the band.

    The original tape was recorded on a Grundig reel to reel at 3 and 3/4 ips. I used to record every Amplified Heat show, so my equipment was there. Towards the end of the seventies, the tape began to fall apart. God knows when the original tape used was manufactured! But I did manage to transfer the recording to another reel to reel. Sabbath played 2 sets that night, but I was so gobsmacked that I didn't record the first set!

    Sabbath's equipment set-up that night was as follows: Ozzy sang through a Vox 100 watt P.A. amplifier via 2 Vox columns with four 10" speakers in each of them! Geezer and Tony had a Laney stack each with two 4 x 12" speaker cabinets each, but amazingly their Laney amp heads were only 60 watts (one amp per stack)! Bill's kit consisted of 1 bass drum, one hanging tom, one floor tom, one snare, and a hi hat!!

    The tape lasts approximately 62 minutes and the running order is as follows:

    1. Black Sabbath: I managed to get the last minute and half of this song.

    2. Let Me Love You Baby: This is a fast jazz-blues song that I'm sure Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart did on their first LP. It lasts just under 5 minutes, but sadly suffers from a bit of volume drop out for 20 seconds in the last minute of the song. Otherwise, it's brilliant. This was the end of their first set of the evening. Ozzy announces that they’ll have a half-hour break at this point in the show. [Editors note: This song is actually a Buddy Guy song that was later covered by many artists including the Jeff Beck Group and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The original tape loses volume towards the end of the song, but this has been fixed...]

    3. "A Song For Jim" / Bill Ward's Drum Solo / "A Song For Jim" [reprise]: The second set starts off with a flute and drum solo section featuring Tony Iommi on flute! This segues into Bill Ward soloing with his tiny kit! This section lasts approx 11 minutes and has a jazzy flute part in the middle that sounds like something out of the Pink Panther! [Editor's note - Although Alex had originally listed this one as just a "Flute & Drum solo", it immediately occurred to me that Tony was actually playing the melody for "A Song For Jim"! Upon closer inspection, I realized that Geezer was playing as well, so this is actually a live version of the song so many collectors have been clawing for. While we've only heard a smidgen of the unreleased demo for this song on the BLACK SABBATH STORY - VOLUME 1 video, we get to hear quite a bit more here. This rarely heard song sandwiches a rather lengthy Bill Ward drum solo and a short flute interlude from Tony. The complete running time of this track is 11:01.]

    4. The Warning: After a small break of 30 seconds the fourth track is "Warning", lasting 17 minutes and 45 seconds. There are slight bits of volume dips and tape dropout during this number, which is otherwise very good quality. [Editor's note - This rendition of "The Warning" contains a few extra sections that were likely cut from the studio version, making this a nice opportunity to hear what may have been extracted. You can tell the audience is getting rather restless by the 15 minute mark, so it was probably wise to edit this one for the album. There is a small cut towards the end of the song, but is probably missing only a minute or so.]

    5. Wicked World: The next song is "Wicked World", lasting 5 minutes 30 seconds. This features a jazzy section between verses 1 and 2 that’s not on the single version. I don’t know if it's been on any other recordings or not. There's a severe jump in the volume during the instrumental section leading to the last verse. God knows what caused that! You can hear Bill counting in the ending...

    6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep: Next up is "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" at just under 5 minutes. The last 70 seconds features a fast jazz blues section, which I don’t remember on the original release. [Editor's note – This includes the same jazzy section that can also be heard on Paris ’70, John Peel’s Sunday Show 4/26/70 and Koln 4/3/70. This leads me to believe that the band originally intended that section to be part of the song. The studio version ends just before they would ordinarily kick into the jazz vamp.]

    7. "Early One Morning" [a.k.a.Early Morning School]: The seventh track is a fast blues/boogie, which I believe they called "Early Warning School". I don’t have the announcement on tape, but I seem to recall that was the title they said. But I'm going back 35 years here to remember this! It lasts just under 5 minutes. Very good. [Editor's note – Sorry for the previous confusion on the title. David Rostowsky pointed out that this is more than likely a cover of the Elmore James song "Early One Morning", with slightly butchered lyrics!]

    8. N.I.B.: The eighth track is "NIB" at just over 5 minutes long. This is the one that changed my musical outlook and encouraged me to start my own band. [Editor's note - "N.I.B." has different lyrics!! The 'chorus' sections ("My love for you has got to be real") are the same, but the verses are completely different.]

    9. Blue Blood Man: The last track and the encore for the night is called "Blue Blood Man". It’s a fast blues/boogie that showcases Tony doing his Alvin Lee impersonation (via Django Reinhardt!) This lasts over 6 minutes and is great!

    I spoke to the band after the show when they were packing their gear into their old Transit. I asked Tony why he had left Jethro Tull after even being on Top Of The Pops. T.O.T.P. was the ultimate pinnacle in those days, for you knew you'd arrived if you got on it. He told me he'd "Rather play with my mates. Jethro Tull are weird!" I can also remember my flared trousers flapping in the wind from the volume of the show when I was standing in front of the stage! I met the band another 3 times in the very early 70's and they always remembered the times they played in Dumfries. I'm sure there are more Dumfries dates for your timeline, which I'll try and find out for you.

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    Woah!
    So this is the show that Wilson mentions in the sleeve notes to the Iron Claw anthology?
    Very cool indeed.
    Excellent post Scott, nice one!
    I'll try & explain the wider story for those not in the know.
    I'm relying on my memory for the sequence of events, so please forgive me if i have some of the minor details & timeline a little wrong.
    Corrections are welcome.
    Alex Wilson formed the band Iron Claw in 1969 after being inspired by seeing Sabbath & Zeppelin play.
    He was the bassist/vocalist in the band, and although they were never signed at the time, they recorded a lot of material over the years.
    At some point the bootleg Audio Archives label got hold of low gen copies of some of these tapes & put together a compilation album which they called 'Dismorphophobia' and released in 1996. The sound's pretty ropey, but the band's music was very impressive & created quite a buzz amongst those who revered the old Proto-Metal/Heavy Rock/Stoner/Doom sound.
    In response to the bootleg, Wilson made some of the material available online in far superior sound for free download & also shared the info that he'd taped the Sabbath show posted above which got everyone very excited as i believe it's the earliest live Sabbath recording that anyone is aware of.
    He eventually posted the show online, but was told to cease & desist almost immediately by Sabbath's management.
    The original tape was then aquired from Wilson by the band & everyone got excited about the prospect of some of the material getting cleaned up for legitimate release, but it transpired that $haron O$bourne had in fact procured the tape in order to sit on it.
    Either she or the band don't want this out there for whatever reason.
    Eventually Iron Claw's vintage material was released in a legitimate remastered self-titled anthology by the excellent Rockadrome label in 2009. If you've never heard it, seek it out. It's very heavy for the era it was recorded in & the quality of the songwriting & playing is very high indeed. Terrific stuff.
    The positive reaction to the anthology led to Iron Claw reforming and recording a brand new album, 2011's 'A Different Game' released by Ripple Records. After playing some shows in support of the album they've since gone their separate ways again.
    I suspect that the Sabbath link won't last very long so you'd do well to grab it while you can.
    Many thanks to you for sharing this one Scott.
    (cheers1)
    I'm thinking that this post should probably be in the 'Heavy Rock/Proto-Metal' section really.
    'Doom Metal' usually refers to those bands who were influenced by Sabbath, but who came later.

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    Here's cover art for this one if anyone needs it:

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    Artist: Black Sabbath
    Release: 1969-11-16 Dumfries, Scotland
    Genre: Doom/Heavy Metal
    Country: UK
    Bitrate: FLAC lossless (Raw transfer)
    ►Dead Link
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    Info November 16, 1969
    Rugman's Youth Club
    Dumfries, Scotland

    Taper: Alex Wilson

    Lineage: Grundig Dynamic Mic -> Grundig Reel To Reel @ 3 and 3/4 IPS -> ? -> CDR -> FLAC

    Running Time: 62 Minutes
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Track List:

    01 Black Sabbath (Cuts In) 01:23
    02 Let Me Love You Baby 05:03
    03 Song For Jim/Bill Ward Drum Solo 10:52
    04 The Warning 18:16
    05 Wicked World 05:30
    06 Behind the Wall of Sleep 05:01
    07 Early Morning School 04:53
    08 N.I.B. 05:08
    09 Blue Blooded Man 06:20
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Band:

    Vocals: Ozzy Osbourne
    Guitar & Flute: Tony Iommi
    Bass: Geezer Butler
    Drums: Bill Ward

    Alex Wilson's Original Notes: The night of Sunday, 16th November 1969 at Rugman's Youth Club changed my life. I'd never heard a band play with such power or heavy riffs before, and it actually made me start my own band!

    I'll start off by describing Rugman’s - it's like standing in a small section of railway tunnel. There were stages at both ends, possibly about 20 yards long with walls curving onto the ceiling. The stage Sabbath played on was about 2 foot high. There were no fancy stage lights, just one red bulb overhead and all the other room lights were out! There was about a crowd of 80 to 100 of an average age around 16 years, so there was no alcohol. It is worth noting that there was NO swearing from Ozzy, possibly because there were kids present and maybe his Dumfries girlfriend as well, a girl named Gillian McQueen.

    The acoustics were quite good if there was a crowd in. The show was recorded at the far stage from where the Sabs played, using one Grundig dynamic mic (thus making the tape just monaural). There was no automatic level setting on the mike then, so there are fluctuations in the recording level, as well as the inevitable bits of tape dropout considering the age of the tape originally used. During the music solos, you can hear the crowd chatting and discussing the evening, due to the obvious fact that they were standing between the mike and the band.

    The original tape was recorded on a Grundig reel to reel at 3 and 3/4 ips. I used to record every Amplified Heat show, so my equipment was there. Towards the end of the seventies, the tape began to fall apart. God knows when the original tape used was manufactured! But I did manage to transfer the recording to another reel to reel. Sabbath played 2 sets that night, but I was so gobsmacked that I didn't record the first set!

    Sabbath's equipment set-up that night was as follows: Ozzy sang through a Vox 100 watt P.A. amplifier via 2 Vox columns with four 10" speakers in each of them! Geezer and Tony had a Laney stack each with two 4 x 12" speaker cabinets each, but amazingly their Laney amp heads were only 60 watts (one amp per stack)! Bill's kit consisted of 1 bass drum, one hanging tom, one floor tom, one snare, and a hi hat!!

    The tape lasts approximately 62 minutes and the running order is as follows:

    1. Black Sabbath: I managed to get the last minute and half of this song.

    2. Let Me Love You Baby: This is a fast jazz-blues song that I'm sure Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart did on their first LP. It lasts just under 5 minutes, but sadly suffers from a bit of volume drop out for 20 seconds in the last minute of the song. Otherwise, it's brilliant. This was the end of their first set of the evening. Ozzy announces that they’ll have a half-hour break at this point in the show. [Editors note: This song is actually a Buddy Guy song that was later covered by many artists including the Jeff Beck Group and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The original tape loses volume towards the end of the song, but this has been fixed...]

    3. "A Song For Jim" / Bill Ward's Drum Solo / "A Song For Jim" [reprise]: The second set starts off with a flute and drum solo section featuring Tony Iommi on flute! This segues into Bill Ward soloing with his tiny kit! This section lasts approx 11 minutes and has a jazzy flute part in the middle that sounds like something out of the Pink Panther! [Editor's note - Although Alex had originally listed this one as just a "Flute & Drum solo", it immediately occurred to me that Tony was actually playing the melody for "A Song For Jim"! Upon closer inspection, I realized that Geezer was playing as well, so this is actually a live version of the song so many collectors have been clawing for. While we've only heard a smidgen of the unreleased demo for this song on the BLACK SABBATH STORY - VOLUME 1 video, we get to hear quite a bit more here. This rarely heard song sandwiches a rather lengthy Bill Ward drum solo and a short flute interlude from Tony. The complete running time of this track is 11:01.]

    4. The Warning: After a small break of 30 seconds the fourth track is "Warning", lasting 17 minutes and 45 seconds. There are slight bits of volume dips and tape dropout during this number, which is otherwise very good quality. [Editor's note - This rendition of "The Warning" contains a few extra sections that were likely cut from the studio version, making this a nice opportunity to hear what may have been extracted. You can tell the audience is getting rather restless by the 15 minute mark, so it was probably wise to edit this one for the album. There is a small cut towards the end of the song, but is probably missing only a minute or so.]

    5. Wicked World: The next song is "Wicked World", lasting 5 minutes 30 seconds. This features a jazzy section between verses 1 and 2 that’s not on the single version. I don’t know if it's been on any other recordings or not. There's a severe jump in the volume during the instrumental section leading to the last verse. God knows what caused that! You can hear Bill counting in the ending...

    6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep: Next up is "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" at just under 5 minutes. The last 70 seconds features a fast jazz blues section, which I don’t remember on the original release. [Editor's note – This includes the same jazzy section that can also be heard on Paris ’70, John Peel’s Sunday Show 4/26/70 and Koln 4/3/70. This leads me to believe that the band originally intended that section to be part of the song. The studio version ends just before they would ordinarily kick into the jazz vamp.]

    7. "Early One Morning" [a.k.a.Early Morning School]: The seventh track is a fast blues/boogie, which I believe they called "Early Warning School". I don’t have the announcement on tape, but I seem to recall that was the title they said. But I'm going back 35 years here to remember this! It lasts just under 5 minutes. Very good. [Editor's note – Sorry for the previous confusion on the title. David Rostowsky pointed out that this is more than likely a cover of the Elmore James song "Early One Morning", with slightly butchered lyrics!]

    8. N.I.B.: The eighth track is "NIB" at just over 5 minutes long. This is the one that changed my musical outlook and encouraged me to start my own band. [Editor's note - "N.I.B." has different lyrics!! The 'chorus' sections ("My love for you has got to be real") are the same, but the verses are completely different.]

    9. Blue Blood Man: The last track and the encore for the night is called "Blue Blood Man". It’s a fast blues/boogie that showcases Tony doing his Alvin Lee impersonation (via Django Reinhardt!) This lasts over 6 minutes and is great!

    I spoke to the band after the show when they were packing their gear into their old Transit. I asked Tony why he had left Jethro Tull after even being on Top Of The Pops. T.O.T.P. was the ultimate pinnacle in those days, for you knew you'd arrived if you got on it. He told me he'd "Rather play with my mates. Jethro Tull are weird!" I can also remember my flared trousers flapping in the wind from the volume of the show when I was standing in front of the stage! I met the band another 3 times in the very early 70's and they always remembered the times they played in Dumfries. I'm sure there are more Dumfries dates for your timeline, which I'll try and find out for you.

    Mods (and users): This differs from my earlier upload (see here: http://heavymetalrarities.com/forum/vie ... 48&t=21714) by being a raw transfer. The earlier upload had some kind of slight equalisation/remastering done. The difference in sound quality is noticeable, in my opinion.
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    The earlier upload had some kind of slight remastering/equalisation applied. There's a bit of noise reduction that kind of decreases the sound quality.

    The raw transfer is the unaltered recording, straight from the master. Feel free to leave either or both of them at your discretion. Just thought this one was worth posting too.


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    Artist: Black Sabbath
    Release: Live, Rugman's Youth Club, 16-11-1969
    Genre: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal
    Country: UK
    Bitrate: 320 Kbps
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    Info - Ridding Off this file - This is so far, the oldest known live recording. Taper - Alex Wilson / Original ripper-sharer - rhece6 . Thanks and credits to them!
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    1. Black Sabbath (Cuts In)
    2. Let Me Love You Baby
    3. Song For Jim/Bill Ward Drum Solo
    4. The Warning
    5. Wicked World
    6. Behind the Wall of Sleep
    7. Early Morning School
    8. N.I.B.
    9. Blue Blooded Man

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    This show has already recently been posted in flac here, with art available too:

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