Over the past two years, Music Vault has been remastering more than 13,000 concert videos, which they are now offering up on YouTube. The footage spans the last five decades and features performances by a wide array of artists, spanning classic rock and soul, like Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead and James Brown, alongside indie artists like St. Vincent and Deer Tick.
Music Vault content editor Bill Antonucci has said that he hopes the videos give younger fans a taste of what it was like to see some classic bands while older fans can relive concerts they attended.
"Fans can expect a front-row seat to some of the greatest rock & roll performances of all time: Bruce Springsteen on the Darkness Tour in 1978, the Who at Tanglewood in 1970, the Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East in 1970,” he tells Rolling Stone. “These are legendary musicians captured at the peak of their powers.”
Best $4 you’ll spend today — a previously unheard Basho performance (a preview for Grass-Top / Gnome Life’s reissue of the guitarist’s Art of the Acoustic Steel String, coming later this year).
"Taped on reel-to-reel by Radiance Recordings of Elgin, IL, the goal of these recordings was to capture Robbie’s natural sound in open air, and in an environment with naturally rich reverberation. The result: Some of the highest fidelity live recordings of Basho ever made. The splendor of his music and rich array of guitar tones are on full display — a feast for the ears."