WHERE LIVE MUSIC LIVES
—From the Wolfgang Vault Website:
There’s only one place you can hear Bill Graham introduce the Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East, Steve Miller ask for more PA volume at Winterland, or Peter Gabriel bring up unannounced guest Robert Fripp to join him onstage at the Bottom Line in New York. It’s the same place you can listen to the greatest live music of all time in full concert format.
It’s not heaven, though it may feel like heaven to rock music purists. It’s the Concert Vault, the world’s greatest collection of vintage concert recordings.
Where does it come from? In 2003, Wolfgang’s Vault acquired master recordings from the archives of Bill Graham Presents. These live concerts were recorded at legendary venues like the Fillmore East and Winterland between 1965 and the late 1980s.
In early 2006, we augmented the Graham archives by acquiring the archives of the King Biscuit Flower Hour, the nationally famous syndicated rock radio broadcasts of live concerts from the 1970s and ‘80s. We also added the Silver Eagle Cross Country archive of country music concerts in 2006. In 2007 the Record Plant and Dawson Sound catalogs were added, and in 2008 we added the Daytrotter and Noise Pop catalogs. We haven’t stopped there – keep your ears open for more additions to the Concert Vault in the near future.
Concerts from Yesterday and Today
Now the Concert Vault has added hundreds of shows recorded in 2006, 2007, and 2008 from the incredible Daytrotter Sessions and from San Francisco’s Noise Pop festival. Live music fans will find these shows from today’s artists to be every bit as compelling as the legendary shows from the Fillmores.
You have to register, but it’s free and there are 100’s if not 1,000’s of great live concerts.