Monday, 9 April 2012

#08 RADIOHEAD - Glastonbury Festival, England 1997 (Flac)

June 28, 1997
Glastonbury Festival
Pilton, UK

A legendary show from nearly fifteen years ago. 1997 was a particularly strong year for British music with now classic albums released including The Verve - Urban Hymns, Primal Scream - Vanishing Point, Charlatans - Tellin' Stories, Mogwai - Mogwai Young Team, Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space…,  Teenage Fan Club - Songs From Northern Britain and of course Radiohead's - OK Computer

Disc 1:
01 Lucky
02 My Iron Lung
03 Airbag
04 Planet Telex
05 Exit Music (For A Film)
06 The Bends
07 (Nice Dream)
08 Paranoid Android
09 Karma Police
10 Creep
11 Climbing Up The Walls
12 No Surprises

Disc 2:
01 Talk Show Host
02 Bones
03 Just
04 Fake Plastic Trees
05 You
06 The Tourist
07 High & Dry
08 Street Spirit

Source (Disc 1, tracks 1-3): BBC Transcription Services "In Concert" CD > CDR(?) > SHN > WAV > * (see notes) > FLAC
Source (Rest of show): SBD > EMI Promo Cassette > WAV > CDR > SHN > WAV > * (see notes) > FLAC



This show has circulated from a few different sources, and sometimes in incomplete form.  This particular source supplies most of the show from the EMI promo cassette.  The only problem with the EMI promo is that it didn't include the first three tracks of the show... "Lucky," "My Iron Lung," or "Airbag." 

When I received this show in SHN format the BBC sourced tracks were in one folder, and the EMI sourced tracks in another.  If you were to simply take the BBC tracks and place them before the EMI tracks you were left with a sloppy transition (the end of the BBC source seemed to cut out abruptly, and didn't flow smoothly into the EMI source). 

What I have done here is basically taken the last track of the BBC source ("Lucky") and crossfaded it with the first track from the EMI source ("Planet Telex").  What you're left with is a very smooth transition from one source to the other, giving the impression that this is a complete show taken from a single source. 

The only other issue that existed with this show was that there was some slight static/crackling on the BBC source (maybe this is why it wasn't used for the entire show).  I have taken the BBC source and ran it through GoldWave's Pop/Click Filter, and this issue has been slightly improved.  Before I used the filter you could hear the static a little bit, now you can only hear it if you're looking for it, either way, it's barely noticeable and doesn't interfere with the listening experiendce.

The overall volume and mix of each source seemed to be about the same, so no further adjustments werre made.

I encoded the files to FLAC (level 8) with Trader's Little Helper, and also corrected the SBE's (which were most likely a result of my edits). 


  1. Thank you!!! of Chile for sharing all this amazing music

  2. Thank you! by sharing all this amazing music

  3. Great Blog that you did put up here. I realy love your work. I have seen quite some shows of some of the artists you have here. It is great to be able to relive some of the great moments of the conserts with your bootlegs!

    Keep up the great work!

  4. Thanks anon if you were at this show i'm envious. I remember watching it live on the BBC and thinking this is fantastic. While a tv or cd recording can never capture the experience of being there it's as close as we can get

  5. Just found your site, thanks for the great work for this bootleg, i guess ill take some others from here :)

  6. momento coyuntural en la vida de RADIOHEAD

  7. Amazing! Thanks you very much!

  8. Awesome Job!!! Thanks for taking the time to do this, it came out amazing! Pretty much the same as what I would have done, except I would have ran it through it Izotope RX3 instead of Goldwave. Izotope RX3 is 100x better and I'd highly recommend buying it (or at the very least downloading the torrent crack) it if you're frequently working with high quality audio and bootlegs like this that need repairing, and still want to retain the high quality and good parts. Izotope RX3 Advanced is $1200 but the torrent crack is totally worth it for what you can do for dealing with stuff like you did with this bootleg. Anyways, Thanks again!!!

  9. Thanks Chasen, but I can only claim credit for including it here. The work was done by the original uploader

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