February 18, 1992 Sorpasso – Milan, IT

Show Notes

This tiny, hot, overly packed venue feature an inordinately excited crowd and two ill-placed speakers. Eventually, a couple of fans in the audience “volunteer” to hold onto the speakers to keep them from plunging into the throng. The vibrating during a ripping ‘Leash’ eventually causes one of the speakers to topple but no one is injured. After ‘State of Love and Trust,’ Ed remarks, “The Marshall is smoking. (laughs) It’s known to burn up when Michael plays.” Concerned about the crowd, he says, “This is a little claustrophobic. This is the biggest place we’ve ever played.” After ‘Jeremy,’ “Is there a bigger place right around here where we can all go right now to maybe finish this up? Somebody’s house maybe?”

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

PEARL JAM
Milano, Sorpasso
18 February 1992 FM

RaiStereoUno re-broadcast 22 April 1992

(Release)
01. Introduction
02. Even Flow
03. Once
04. State Of Love And Trust
05. Alive
(Black)
(Deep)
06. Why Go
07. Porch
08. Attenzione Jam
09. Jeremy
10. DJ comments / Breath
11. I’ve Got A Feeling
12. Hunger Strike
13. Bleach / Outro

in brackets: songs played in the concert but not broadcasted live

Jeff Ament – bass
Mike Mccready – guitar
Eddie Vedder – vocals, guitar
Stone Gossard – guitar, vocals
Dave Abbruzzese – drums

Lineage: JVC VHS recorder > Sony VHS c180 tape > Audigy Soundblaster > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave >
FLAC Frontend (level 6)

This is the first time I’ve managed to have my master transferred. Actually, I started this work a couple of months ago.
In the early 90’s, because of the limitations of cassettes, I used to tape radio shows on videotapes with a stereo VHS
recorder to avoid tape flips and cuts. Also, the larger band of the videotape assured a better rendition. The master was
not is excellent conditions: when I first listened to it, I wasn’t too impressed. I had to play the tape several times in
order to eliminate some dust on the tape and now it sounds much better. The good thing is that the music flows without
interruptions for all its length. Apart from a few trembling of the sound, the rest is ok.

Before you listen to this, you have to take three things into consideration: first, this tour was wild and crazy, the band
was often under alcohol and maybe a couple of joints, so the music it’s very primitive but absolutely fantastic; second, this
recording is raw, it ain’t good mastering or these sort of stuff, it’s just what came out of the PA that night and I wanted
to preserve it, so I haven’t edited anything from this show or remastered it. It is the raw thing. Third, the show was one
of the most violent I’ve ever seen. Play it at loud volume and invite your neighbours to listen as well, so they won’t
complain!

I attended this show. It was free, so a huge crowd tried to enter, and a few hundreds were forced to listen from the outside.
Eddie was so worried about the wild audience that asked many times to the audience to be careful and take care of itself
(“attenzione”! he keeps shouting to people). At one point he felt that he had to chill down a little bit, so he asked the
band to play at slower tempo, with him improvising on the word ‘attenzione’. There were so many people that some of them had
to stay next to the PA and, when it collapsed, were forced to hold it on the shoulders! I tried to tape the show myself,
but I was in the back of the hall and at one point gave up because of too much pushing from the people around me.

Luckily I discovered that italian radio had recorded the show and broadcasted it live. I could not catch the first one, but
did manage to get a second broadcast a few months later. This is the complete, uncut version with DJ comments and everything
I taped. This is the first time this appears on the trading circuits. This is my gift #1 for this special 100th release.

This is dedicated to Rummenigge (aka Fanna) and all the friends who were crazy, as I was, about Pearl Jam in the early days.

ldb

Source 2

1992-02-18 Pearl Jam: Sorpasso: Milan, Italy (Complete show!!!)

Source-Mix: mix: “Attenzione” Boot + UM > UR > A1> DAT > Remastered w/ RSP “Clean!” > CD-R

EAC (WAV) > SHN by Maleika Attawel
Sound Rating: A-

01. Release 04:38
02. Even Flow 06:13
03. Once 03:36
04. State of Love and Trust 03:45
05. Alive 05:11
06. Black 07:12
07. Deep 05:14
08. Why Go 03:42
09. Porch 05:22
10. Attenzione JAM/Jeremy 06:48
11. Breath 05:30
12. I’ve Got A Feeling 05:05
13. Hungerstrike/Leash 04:06

Notes: N/A

 

 

Audio 1

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Audio 2

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Video

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