Monday, 13 January 2020

Bootlegs of the Year 2015-19



New 5th edition


This document was compiled after receiving numerous emails enquiring as to where bootlegs #1-100 posted on site, could be found (many of the links were lost in 2016, see Downloads box on top right-hand side panel). This PDF booklet will point you in the right direction, the sites I used and importantly the web addresses that they can be located at. Although it concentrates on the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the last five years, the same sites and addresses used are where the bootlegs in the 100 greatest listing originated from.

The 225 best bootlegs available via download, 2015-19
5 years - 130 different artists


The posts #1 to #100 were mostly made from downloads prior to 2015. This document includes the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the following years, 2015 to 2019. Having discarded numerous titles, these are the best downloaded in that time frame.

I had considered switching to an A to Z format but it would have lost the sense of continuity running through the document. For example the titles at the beginning of the book were those downloaded in early 2015, those on the latter pages date from the end of 2019 and these consequently will be much easier to find. As you will discover the net ebbs and flows, those titles not available currently will eventually make a re-appearance; it’s just a matter of patience.


Full details have been included for each, such as the venue and date of the performance, the type of recording – soundboard, FM, from the audience, etc. and information on the lineage and running times. Most importantly the website address is given for each download. A complete track listing is included, along with track timings and informative comments about each bootleg. The index will aid those that prefer an A to Z alphabetical listing and help you instantly find a particular artist that is of interest to you.

I have not provided a sound quality rating as virtually all are of sufficient high quality to rate around 5 out of 5, some are worthy of 5+ like the best official releases.

As you can imagine, it took some time and effort to pull this all together. What to include and just as importantly what to leave out, has taken considerable thought and listening hours, enjoyable nonetheless. So if you are a fan of any of the one hundred and thirty artists featured, then I can confidently state that you will definitely enjoy the bootlegs that have been chosen.


Included in the main body of the text are details of the 225 bootlegs and where to find them by the following artists:

RYAN ADAMS
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
ARCADE FIRE

ASWAD
THE BAND
BEASTIE BOYS

BEATLES 
BECK
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE (2)
BLONDIE
DAVID BOWIE (4)
BROADCAST (2)
CALEXICO (3)

CALEXICO / IRON & WINE
CAN
JOHNNY CASH
CAT POWER (3)
THE CLASH 

COCTEAU TWINS (2)
LEONARD COHEN (2)
LLOYD COLE

RY COODER
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (3)
CRAMPS (2)
CRANBERRIES
CREAM
THE CURE
DEREK & THE DOMINOS

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
DJ DANGERMOUSE

BOB DYLAN (2)
EAGLES
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (3)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (2)
THE FALL
ALI FARKA TOURE & RY COODER
FELT
FLEET FOXES
FLEETWOOD MAC (3)
RORY GALLAGHER (4)
GANG OF FOUR
BETH GIBBONS & RUSTIN MAN
RHIANNON GIDDENS
DAVID GILMOUR (2)
GRATEFUL DEAD (2)
PJ HARVEY (2)
INXS

JANE'S ADDICTION
JIMI HENDRIX (2)
THE JAM
JAPAN (2)
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN (2)
RICKIE LEE JONES
JONI MITCHELL (2)

THE KILLS
KRAFTWERK (2)
LAMBCHOP (2)
LED ZEPPELIN (4)
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON

LONE JUSTICE
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (2)
LAURA MARLING
MASSIVE ATTACK
CURTIS MAYFIELD (2)
MAZZY STAR (2)
JOHN MELLENCAMP
MISTY IN ROOTS (2)
JONI MITCHELL
MOGWAI 

NEW ORDER (8)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (2)

NINE INCH NAILS
NIRVANA (3)
OUTCASTS
PEARL JAM (3)
PENTANGLE
LEE PERRY & V/A
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (5)
PIL (2)
PINK FLOYD
PIXIES (2)
ROBERT PLANT (3)
POGUES
IGGY POP
PRIMAL SCREAM
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (2)
RADIOHEAD (6)
BONNIE RAITT
REM (3)
DAVID RODIGAN'S REGGAE SHOW - PRINCE BUSTER ROLLING STONES
SANTANA
SIMPLE MINDS
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES

SMASHING PUMPKINS
ELLIOTT SMITH
PATTI SMITH (2)
SONIC YOUTH (2)
SPARKLEHORSE
SCIENTIST MEETS DEVIL DUB
SPECIALS
SPIRITUALIZED (2)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
STEELY DAN
THE STRANGLERS
THE STROKES (2)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
SUICIDE
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP
TALKING HEADS

TEARDROP EXPLODES (2)
TELEVISION (4)
THIN LIZZY
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS (2)
TINARIWEN      
TRIFFIDS
VARIOUS ARTISTS (3)
LAURA VEIRS
TOM VERLAINE (4)
THE VERVE (2)
WAH! HEAT
TOM WAITS
JACK WHITE
THE WHO
LUCINDA WILLIAMS
X

THE YARDBIRDS
NEIL YOUNG (11)  


The PDF document comprises:
  • 122 pages A4
  • Word count 64,115
  • 225 bootleg images
Full details have been included for each bootleg such as:
  • Venue
  • Date of performance
  • Type of recording - soundboard, FM, from the audience, etc.
  • Lineage
  • Running time
  • Website address
  • Complete track listings
  • Track timings
  • Informative comments about each bootleg
  • Index

      If you would like a copy, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button, you do not require a paypal account. This is the new fifth edition including 2019's best, thirty-one new titles were added and six previously included were dropped.

      An audio sampler is available on a preceding post: Bootleg Promo. The selected tracks are from bootlegs that never made the cut for the final document, but they will give you an idea of the sound quality I look for.

      page samples above

      Sunday, 5 January 2020

      #135 PINK FLOYD - Too Late For Mind Expanding 1970 (Flac)

      PINK FLOYD
      The Montreux 40th Anniversary Series
      Too Late For Mind Expanding (HRV CDR 036)
      Montreux Casino, 21 November 1970

       

      Mastertape by Victor
      Remastering by MOB
      Quality Control by EdP
      Artwork by RonToon
      Produced by Harvested Records

      Disc One
      01. Astronomy Domine (11:45)
      02. Fat Old Sun (13:20)
      03. Cymbaline (12:37)
      04. Atom Heart Mother (17:35)
      05. Embryo (12:36)

      Disc Two
      01. Green Is The Colour (4:14)
      02. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (12:04)
      03. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (14:02)
      04. A Saucerful Of Secrets (20:29)
      05. Just Another Twelve Bar (6:00)
      06. More Blues (9:06)

      *Original Notes*

      This is a rare case where all the stars were aligned: we have the best audience recording from that era, and at the same time the Floyd performance was really magic that night. All five songs of CD1 were delivered with fire and passion (including the most powerful rendition of Funky Dung ever recorded). And on CD2, the first part of A Saucerful Of Secrets (Something Else) shows the Floyd sounding like King Crimson would sound three years later. Another highlight of CD2 is Just Another Twelve Bar: even if not too interesting from a musical point of view, this song is a true rarity in Pink Floyd live repertoire (even if it's mainly based on the bass riff from Biding My Time).


      This new Harvested release provides the first of the two Montreux 1970 concerts in the most complete form and with the best possible quality. The main source was Victor's raw master transfer already shared last year. The ending part of Green Is The Colour and the following track Careful With That Axe, Eugene, not present on Victor's master, were taken from "The Good" recorder that surfaced some years ago on "The Good ... The Bad" RoIO ref. FA033.

      Victor's raw transfer shared in November 2009 was first thought to be from the second concert, mainly because it matched "The Good ... The Bad" RoIO that was labelled from 22 November 1970. However, based on Victor's recollections of the two shows and some pictures from his reels, it now appears that the present show with the two "blues" encores is actually from 21 November 1970 (this show ended late, forcing the band to finish with a quiet blues). The second concert was added at the last minute for the next afternoon at 2.30pm (Roger sarcastically said "good morning" to the audience) and at this second show the encore was Interstellar Overdrive.

      Victor's master is a superb audience recording and a compilation cassette he did in the past from both concerts was copied by someone and ended up on the 1995 "Smoking Blues" bootleg ("Smoking Blues" is therefore at least 1st or 2nd gen, and even with that lineage some people thought it was from soundboard or from some EMI acetates that are most probably pure legend). Embryo, Just Another Twelve Bar and More Blues from "Smoking Blues" are from 21Nov70, but the versions presented here are upgrades, coming directly from the master and with an uncut More Blues (fading out on Smoking Blues).

      Despite its fantastic quality, Victor's master had some flaws that needed to be corrected. The speed was not consistent throughout the show: for some tracks, speed was absolutely perfect, while for others speed gradually slowed down (probably an "end of reel" effect during the play-back). Fat Old Sun, Atom Heart Mother and A Saucerful Of Secrets suffered from that slowing-down phenomenon and speed was corrected for these three songs. There were some channel loss and level fluctuations, the most obvious being during the first verse of Fat Old Sun. These were repaired. There were also drop-outs here and there, especially during the first 2 minutes of Cymbaline (one drop-out every 862ms, thus 140 drop-outs were manually corrected one by one in order to fully restore these first minutes of Cymbaline). The right channel became slightly weaker during Set The Controls and A Saucerful Of Secrets, where more drop-outs were present on that channel. These flaws were attenuated as much as possible. Last but not least, there were several cuts on the master: the very first chord of Fat Old Sun was missing and has been restored, a short cut during Mother Fore (AHM) was carefully patched, and the central part of Celestial Voices (ASOS) that was missing due to a tape flip, was restored from another show in order to save the continuity and progression to the climax of the song.

      The end of Green Is The Colour, Careful With That Axe, Eugene and the first 30 seconds of Set The Controls were taken from "The Good" source. A lot of work was needed in order to restore that part, because of abrupt speed fluctuations during Careful, and also because "The Good ... The Bad" RoIO comes from a "tweaked" tape: the original audio capture is pure mono (there is absolutely no stereo separation between the instruments), but someone found funny to play with the faders during the analogue transfer, introducing artificial panning in order to fake stereo effects (these tricks were clearly done during an analogue mixing of the recording, not in the digital world). Speed was corrected segment by segment, and levels were carefully adjusted in order to restore the original music as it was on the master, i.e. in the centre of the stereo image, before the artificial panning ruining most parts of "The Good ... The Bad".

      So there you are. The 21 November 1970 Montreux concert in all its glory!

      MOB (November 21, 2010)
      Harvested Records

      LINK

      Download during off-peak times if you have slow broadband speed


      Monday, 16 December 2019

      #134 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Max's Kansas City Night 1973 (Flac)

      Springsteen fans may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed with the sheer amount of official release bootlegs available via the BruceSpringsteen.net site. These shows has certainly made inroads into the amount of downloads each torrent receives on the specialist Jungleland tracker, with many now failing to get anywhere near 100 downloads.

      So far the earliest official recording available has been the Roxy show from 18 October 1975. Nothing has yet been released prior to Roy Bittan & Max Weinberg joining the band.

      This early show from 1973 is somewhat more intimate and  understated in comparison to many of the official releases. Even if you think you can't manage another Springsteen show, try this one, it really is superb and an excellent example of how the early band sounded.

      Max's Kansas City Night (Crystal Cat - CC 874)

      Max's Kansas City, New York City, New York

      31st January 1973 
      Soundboard

      Time: 75:02

      Lineage: Transfer/Trade and Generation Info: Original Silvers -> Eac (Secure) -> Flac


      Max’s Kansas City Night 1973 is from Bruce Springsteen’s January 31st show, sourced from the recent (then) posting on Wolfgang’s Vault.  It includes Micky Ruskin’s introduction and a short tune up at the beginning of the set.

      Springsteen had a six-night, twelve show run at the venue in support of Biff Rose and this show was recorded by the King Biscuit Flower Hour with only one song, “Bishop Danced,” being broadcast.  Earlier releases of this show include Live At Max’s Kansas City (The Swingin’ Pig) with “Song To Orphans” cut, and The Unsurpassed Springsteen Vol. 1 with the complete track.  These early versions of the show contained “Thundercrack” edited down to 6:50, with the “comedy break” eliminated, since it was distributed by Springsteen’s management to select industry people for promotional purposes.  But these latter releases have the entire eleven-minute rendition.

      Crystal Cat also include the three surviving songs from the last show “Song To The Orphans” is complete, taken from Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 2 (Yellow Dog), and ”Rosalita” is the song’s debut.  The final track is the studio recording “Phantoms” dating from the May 1973 Phase 1 sessions.  This song would be retitled “Zero & Blind Terry” later on in the year. 







      01. Introduction By Mickey Ruskin (0:50)
      02. Mary Queen Of Arkansas (7:41)
      03. Bishop Dance (6:29)
      04. Circus Song (Intro Heat Wave) (5:37)
      05. Spirit In The Night (5:26)
      06. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street (7:18)
      07. Thundercrack (13:17)
      08. Saga Of The Architect Angel (5:34)
      09. Song To The Orphans (8:38)
      10. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (8:35)
      11. Phantoms (Outtake) (5:37)



      LINK



      Wednesday, 27 November 2019

      #133 THE STROKES - Vienna 2002 (Flac)


      The Strokes
      Pepsi Music Club, Vienna, Austria.
      9 March, 2002
      FM broadcast


      In April 2002, the N.M.E. (New Musical Express) declared The Strokes as “undoubtedly the most exciting – and most hyped – band of the last two years.” (mmm…what about The White Stripes? I guess they forgot about them.) The weekly music paper certainly played a major role in hyping and promoting them. After hearing ‘The Modern Age’ EP in December 2000 it became a regular on the office stereo system being played virtually non-stop. It was decided that they should be added to the annual NME show along with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Rocket From The Crypt and Peaches on 3rd February 2001.


      They featured in the paper at the end of January, to coincide with their appearance a week later at the Astoria in London. Like the White Stripes (July 2001) it took them a week to break in the UK. They appeared on the front cover in June and a month later were on the UK TV show ‘Top of the Pops’. The debut album ‘Is This It’ had gone platinum by the end of the year. Weekly music papers like NME, at that time were essential in spotting and promoting new bands such as the Strokes, leading to massive sales in their own country just like Nirvana, Pixies and countless other American bands before them.



      A reader of the 100 Greatest Bootlegs blog emailed me recently to comment on the lack of availability of bootlegs by the band. After a search I had to agree that apart from those streaming on Youtube, locating files to download was hard going. Searching the largest torrent tracker for recordings from the early years 2001-03, turned up a 12-minute FM broadcast of four tracks from the Reading Festival 2002. There were three other FM broadcasts from 2002, the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Birmingham Academy and Pepsi Club in Vienna. This posted show has the best sound quality and performance although Birmingham was comparable but this just had the edge. The Paradiso show was a rather subdued recording lacking in clarity.



      It was a different story seventeen to nineteen years ago when the following were readily available:

      •           Live at Arlene's Grocery (2000)
      •           Live at Brownie's (2000)
      •           Live at WFMU Radio Station (2000)
      •           The Peel Sessions (2001)
      •           Live on KCRW (2001 Radio Session)
      •           Live on Osaka on Air (2002)
      •           Live at Zepp (2002 live bootleg)
      •           Live in Reykjavik (2002 live bootleg)
      •          This Is Legal Radio Sessions (2002 radio compilation) 
      Some of these can be heard on Youtube as previously mentioned but until they re-appear into circulation enjoy 'Is This It' live from Vienna.

      Lineage: FM - Sony Dat TCD-D7 - HDD - WAV – FLAC

      01. Meet Me In The Bathroom
      02. The Modern Age
      03. Someday
      04. Ze Newie (aka early version of "Between Love And Hate")
      05. NYC Cops
      06. Soma
      07. Hard To Explain
      08. Is This It
      09. When It Started
      10. Barely Legal
      11. Alone Together
      12. Trying Your Luck
      13. Last Nite
      14. Take It Or Leave It


      Thursday, 7 November 2019

      #132 OASIS - Cabaret Metro, Chicago - 1994 (Flac)


      25 years ago Oasis released their debut album 'Definitely Maybe.' To be exact on the 29th of August, 1994. Prior to this they had released three singles, all in 1994, Supersonic, Shakermaker and Live Forever, which was the first to break into the top ten of the UK singles chart. 

      With the music press on board from the beginning, significantly the NME, who had interviewed them in April, just a week before the release of debut single, Supersonic. The band along with rivals Suede and Blur re-ignited a revival of interest in British guitar-based groups, after the dominance of US bands in the early 90's.

      This show highlights a blistering performance taken from their first US tour, just before Tony McCarroll left the band. As was usual for Oasis it was a tour that would not run smoothly, Noel stormed off the tour in California forcing the cancellation of dates in Austin, Kansas, Dallas and Missouri. He finally re-joined the band in Las Vegas and after the show in Los Angeles, Ringo Starr declared that he was "Well impressed".

      This is a perfect live complement of how the band sounded on their ascent to world-wide fame. The complete debut album track-list is performed live, less than two months after its release.  

      Some classic brotherly rivalry is evident as Liam says “This one’s called Up In The Sky!” and Noel retorts “No it’s not, it’s called Bring It On Down!”

      ‘Definitely Maybe' frequently appears in high placings, on the many listings of greatest ever debut releases, which music magazines and web sites are fond of publishing.

      The band:
      Noel Gallagher - Guitar, Vocals
      Liam Gallagher - Vocals, Tambourine
      Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs - Guitar
      Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan - Bass
      Tony McCarroll - Drums


       

      Original notes


      Oasis
      The Cabaret Metro
      Chicago, Illinois, USA
      October 15, 1994

      SBD / Audio courtesy of JBTV / ESK 6805
      Source:  Label Promo > EAC v0.95 beta04 > WAV > mkwACT v0.97b1 > shn > River Past Audio Converter Pro 7.7.1 > FLAC

      01  Rock 'n' Roll Star
      02  Columbia
      03  Fade Away
      04  Digsy's Dinner
      05  Shakermaker
      06  Live Forever
      07  Bring it on Down
      08  Up in the Sky
      09  Slide Away
      10  Cigarettes & Alcohol
      11  Married with Children
      12  Supersonic
      13  I Am the Walrus

      Notes:
      This is from an 'Oasis Live' promo disc that we received here at the radio station in probably late '94 or '95, show is also on boots called 'Ode to the Walrus' , 'Supersonic' and 'Climbing The Sky'.  It's excellent sound from a promo sent from Sony.  Included are scans of the CD itself.  By all accounts it's a complete show





      alternative artwork





      LINK

      Thursday, 31 October 2019

      JOHNNY MARR - KCRW FM Session 2013 (Flac)

      #12 Special Post

      I posted a series of special posts in July (see here) and this should have been included. I finally discovered it on a hard drive and make it available now. It was recorded by the esteemed 'Nibbler' - a Dime regular and provider of many high quality KCRW sessions.

      Original Notes:
      Legendary guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr recently performed several classics plus some of his new songs in the intimate setting of Apogee Studio. KCRW FM broadcast highlights from the evening on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

      JOHNNY MARR
      KCRW FM Radio Session
      Broadcast on Monday November 18, 2013  


      Session recorded at the Apogee Studio, Los Angeles Ca. 
      Monday November 4, 2013


      01. Intro
      02. Upstarts
      03. Sun And Moon
      04. New Town Velocity
      05. Lockdown
      06. Interview
      07. The Messenger
      08. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
      09. Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths)
      10. How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)

      Lineage: FM > Onkyo HT-R520 > Analog Out (RCA Plugs) > Phone Jacks In >
      Zoom H4n @ 16bit - 44.1 KHz > USB-2 > CD WAVE Tracking > TLH Checksums Flac.8)

       Notes:
      A pre-recorded and edited session, the band is in great form

      Johnny Marr - Vocals / Guitar 
      James Doviak - Guitar / Keys 
      Iwan Gronow - Bass
      Jack Mitchell - Drums

      LINK



      There are some brilliant photos from the show with an interview here:
      http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/2013/11/photos-johnny-marr-live-on-kcrw/

      #132 will follow soon, a live show from a band on their first tour of the US, playing tracks from a classic debut album that was released 25 years ago.

      Sunday, 8 September 2019

      #131 DAVID BOWIE - BBC 50th Birthday Broadcast 1997 (Flac)


      David Bowie celebrates his half century, an unlikely looking event after he had hit rock bottom in the mid 70's, barely coherent, stick thin and lost in a haze of drug addiction. Yet the spark of creativity would burn bright as he released a searing series of albums, Station to Station (1976), Low (1977), Heroes (1977), Lodger (1979), Scary Monsters (1980) and the massive selling Let's Dance (1983), hitting another commercial peak ten years after becoming one of the biggest UK rock stars on the planet. 

      BBC Radio 1 FM marked Bowie's 50th birthday with 'Changesnowbowie' an hour-long special that featured exclusive acoustic performances of classic tracks and the man himself answering questions from those he has influenced over the years. Broadcast at 9pm on Wednesday 8th January 1997.

      BBC DJ Mary Ann Hobbs, begins the interview discussing his age and he declares it as an "English thing, this pre-occupation with age." He admits a sense of satisfaction with his life and discusses the alternatives on how it could have turned out.  

      The interview also includes questions and contributions from:
      Robert Smith (The Cure), Ian McCulloch (Echo & the Bunnymen), Brett Anderson (Suede), Bono (U2), Scott Walker, Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys), Damon Albarn (Blur), Sean Ryder (Happy Mondays / Black Grape) & Brian Molko (Placebo). Bowie is genuinely overcome by the tribute from Scott Walker (see track 7).

      The session was recorded on Tuesday 7th January 1997 at Studio Instrumental Rentals Studios, 520 West 25th Street, New York, during rehearsals for the 50th Birthday show that took place at Madison Square Gardens on Thursday 9th January.


      BBC Radio>wav>GoldeWave Edit>CDR>EAC>FLAC

      01. Interview
      02. The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
      03. The Supermen (1970)
      04. Interview
      05. Andy Warhol (1971)
      06. Repetition (1979)
      07. Interview
      08. Lady Stardust (1972)
      09. White Light White Heat (1968, VU cover)
      10. Interview
      11. Shopping For Girls (1991)
      12. Interview
      13. Quicksand (1971)
      14. Aladdin Sane (1973)
      15. Interview
      16. BBC Promo Clip


      'I Can't Read' was performed but omitted from the broadcast. It was aired later on the Mark Goodier show.

      Band:
      David Bowie: Vocals
      Reeves Gabrels: Guitar
      Gail Ann Dorsey: Bass, Vocals
      Mike Garson: Piano
      Zachary Alford: Drums





      LINK 

      Monday, 26 August 2019

      #130 ARCADE FIRE - Capitol Studios, LA. 2013 (flac)

      Capitol Studios
      Los Angeles, CA
      October 28, 2013



      The surrounding area of Capitol Records was coned off and managed by traffic officers all while lines built up, leading into the iconic building’s parking lot. At first glance, it was just a swarm of anxious-looking 20-40 year olds waiting for…something, but only one thing could justify closing the streets of Hollywood during rush hour on a Tuesday evening: Arcade Fire. 

      One of the most talked about bands of the year, on the day their new album was released, performing live in the Capitol Records building. The crowd wore glitter, sequins, and tin foil; true fans didn’t take the album name Reflektor lightly, and the LP being released that day only reinforced enthusiasm to dress up. 

      A few minutes after 6:30pm, a spotlight beamed to the top of the Capitol Records building, well above the stage area, and as people noticed waving hands moving towards the ledge, the members of Arcade Fire each appeared under giant paper mache heads. This got the growing audience excited for the full performance.

      Moving down a few dozen storeys, Arcade Fire took their positions and their instruments and drove straight into “Reflektor.” With a setlist rife with tracks from the new album, the band didn’t hold back on expressing their appreciation for the opportunity to play this special show. Whether it was dancing to the music or getting out of a camera man’s way, everyone was moving or at least nodding to the beat, of this captivating band. Towards the end of the set, confetti shot into the sky, glitter scraps filled the air, creating a temporary curtain that veiled the band before they completed their set after thanking the audience once again.

      An encore was an unexpected surprise for this unique show in such an unprecedented location. The band returned to the stage, even playing “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” from The Suburbs. The confetti, the lights, and the slightly dangerous mirrors taped onto t-shirts and tuxedos all sparkled in the stage lights, but nothing could outshine Arcade Fire’s explosive performance. (Review by Angelica Coron, October 31st, 2013)


      01. Intro
      02. Reflektor
      03. Flashbulb Eyes
      04. Afterlife
      05. Supersymmetry (with Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' intro & 'Satellite Of Love' outro)
      06. It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
      07. We Exist
      08. You Already Know
      09. Normal Person >
      10. Here Comes The Night Time
      Encore:
      11. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)


      Lineage:
      Source: FM > Sony XDR-F1HD > Sony M10 (16/44)
      Transfer: microSD > Sound Studio > xACT > flac

      Run Time: 63 minutes


      LINK
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