I dig the Fox (Oakland), IA City, and Sydney/Melbourne SBD shows. The AU requires a nuance of the file use.
GL makes a good point, it depends kind of what you're looking for. Some shows audio quality is better than others of course yet, the music in other cases has qualities of its own that are heard 'as the music played the band,' some shows are a bit more beautiful and pastoral in the incredible harmonies and emotional playing; some perhaps are spell binding for the band listening so hard to one another, you know, maybe BT was utilzing excellent band dynamics between loud/soft passages, maybe there's banter between songs that is hilarious, as is so often the case, like Marty in Melbourne: "This next song's about our home in Oregon...has anyone here ever been to Oregon?"
Fair crowd response, to which Brian says, "Really??!".
Marty: "Its a long ways away.....thanks for comin'." Nice.
others, to my perception, really have more of potent spiritual quality to them: they are perhaps a bit slower on tempos, more open in the pauses Earley and the band takes between verses for example. the Boulder show last year was like this--if anyone knows of tapes of that show? speak up with a link please
others have remarkable energy and imagine this -- stupid 'drunken' crowd participation, in IA city's case, the crowd noise is probably over the top for lot of people, and annoying even for the taper-head purists possibly. try some shows on for size by streaming them, see how they fit your def'n of legit.
what I do, with any live show on there really, --is to stream a show from 3-4 songs in, let it go in the background, if you like, dl. there is so much good music on just the LMA alone, not to mention elsewhere, through other tapers mediums, sites, and torrents even. this is incredible music for some of the most change filled times in history...I'm not sure you can go wrong with BT or any of their shows...imo that is accurate.