I happened to be browing through Bernie’s Discography on Discogs late last night, and I saw a new release that had not been added by me:
(there’s issues with the entry, I know, I’ll get around to fixing it if @silentboatman doesn’t beat me to it)
And also… there was one copy for sale! I saw that it said it was a CD-R but that didn’t bother me much, I wanted to make sure to grab this while it was still up there. So I bought it and paid and it’s already on its way to me. I found out after, that this was also on bandcamp (strange that it doesn’t come up when you search for Bernie Worrell on the site, though):
No one else has mentioned this release before, and it obviously escaped my radar while I was putting together the Quarantine project: Quarantine Project - P-funk projects that did not get a physical release - even though it’s existed for NINE YEARS! (the seller apparently bought it from the bandcamp page, though currently it’s download-only)
Anyway, this morning after I paid, the seller advised me that he has two rare Bernie live sets up for sale. They were too rich for my blood, but he graciously sent me rips of them. Here are the releases, in case anyone here wants them this badly:
And here are the files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5x4ce6g5a8v1z9/Worrell%2C%20Bernie.zip?dl=0
The Frontier Ranch set is plagued by distortion on the first big note of every song - you’ll understand what I mean when you hear it. I think it’s an audience recording, but other than the aforementioned issue, it’s very good. The Lynagh’s set is excellent, though. Wish I could afford physical copies - these were given as perks for funding Bernie’s cancer treatments, so not very many are out there in the wild, and it’s a very rare occurrence that one of those people will unload them.
It would be nice to know when these concerts were recorded, but it doesn’t appear that they’ve been added to setlist.fm. I believe Lynagh’s is in Lexington, KY and Frontier Ranch is in Boulder, CO.