June 23, 1998 Fiddler’s Green – Denver, CO

Show Notes

A bad sound system makes Ed’s vocals somewhat hard to hear, but the band turns in a great performance. Ed comments on his altitude sickness the last time the band played Denver before ‘Given to Fly’: “We’re a mile high … and I might add that there is nothing wrong with being a little bit higher too!” At his vocal part in the middle of ‘Habit,’ Ed encourages the crowd to enjoy life, “… life has many detours, take them, enjoy them, but just don’t get stuck in the mud …” The ‘Daughter’ tag is a Pixies cover, ‘Monkey Gone to Heaven’ (in honor of Frank Black opening): “If man is 5, then the devil is 6, then God is 7, this monkey’s gone to heaven.” Jeff seems to enjoy ‘Pilate,’ smiling throughout. Ed leads in to ‘Alive’: Usually we just go into this song, but tonight I just want to mention something. … because there have been some difficulties in my life, with parental figures and a father in particular, and apparently I’m not terribly unique, because a lot of people like relate to these things, I thought tonight we’d sing this song in tribute to the uh, for reasons, there’s reasons which I’m not going to tell you, but hopefully this applies in your life. There are definitely good fathers out there for sure like really good fathers so uh were kind of celebrating Fathers Day a few days late.” He changes a line to say “… what you thought was your father, was really a great guy.” At the end of ‘Black,’ Ed adds “we can be much more than this.” Before ‘Wishlist,’ Ed mentions something about how the last time they played this venue was in 1992 with Soundgarden (Lollapalooza). Ed’s solo during ‘Wishlist’ had technical problems, and Jeff is hit in the eye by something thrown by a member of the audience (we won’t say fan) during ‘RVM.’ At the end of ‘Better Man,’ Ed tells the audience that he understands that everyone got charged an extra 50 cents for parking, and “that’s wrong, that’s just wrong” and comments that the band is donating $8,500 to Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter in Denver. After ‘Leaving Here,’ the band has pretty much left the stage for good, but Ed returns with a guitar, noting some fans near the front with a cardboard sign spray painted “Patriot Please.” Quoting the Rolling Stones (somewhat), he says, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find a sympathetic singer who gives a fuck.” He says he’s a sucker and that an artist who cares just might do it, he doesn’t know if he can remember the words, but he’d try, and goes into a FANTASTIC version of ‘Patriot’.

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
June 23, 1998
Fiddler’s Green
Englewood, CO

Source: Beyer MCE86N (shotgun) -> Sony TCD-D10 Pro (board area, on stand)
Lineage: DAT-M -> DAT(1) 48khz -> FLAC
Transfer: DA-20 -> Monster coax -> DiO 2496 -> CEP 2.1 (resample to 44.1, +6db) -> WavePad -> xACT -> FLAC

01 Long Road
02 Corduroy
03 Hail Hail
04 Brain of J
05 Dissident
06 Given to Fly
07 MFC
08 Habit
09 In Hiding
10 Even Flow
11 Daughter/(Monkey Gone to Heaven)
12 Pilate
13 Off He Goes
14 I Got Shit
15 Do the Evolution
16 Alive
17 Black

Encores
18 Wishlist
19 Rearviewmirror
20 Better Man
21 Leaving Here

Encore 2
22 I Am a Patriot (Ed solo)

Notes: There are a couple of pops and/or mic bumps at the beginning of Corduroy and one during Better Man.

Thanks to CPS for the tape.

Transfer by BLG
compiled on 11-16-04
Tracked, encoded & additional notes 07-29-11

Source 2

Pearl Jam
June 23, 1998
Fiddler’s Green
Englewood, CO

2 source mix: [Schoeps MK5(card) -> Rmod -> SBM-1 -> Sony TCD-D7 -> DAT] +
[Nakamichi CM700 -> Sony TCD-D8 -> DAT] => mixed via Pro-Tools => DAT(c)

Lineage: DAT(c) 44khz -> FLAC
Transfer: DA-20 -> Monster coax -> DiO 2496 -> CEP 2.1 -> CDWave -> FLAC

 

Disc I
01 Long Road
02 Corduroy
03 Hail Hail
04 Brain of J
05 Dissident
06 Given to Fly
07 MFC
08 Habit
09 In Hiding
10 Even Flow
11 Daughter/(Monkey Gone to Heaven)
12 Pilate
13 Off He Goes

Disc II
01 I Got Shit
02 Do the Evolution
03 Alive
04 Black
05 Ed talking
06 Wishlist
07 Rearviewmirror
08 Better Man
09 Leaving Here
10 I Am a Patriot (Ed solo)

 

Notes: There are a couple of small flaws during the first 2 songs which are from the
original mix and have been fixed as much as possible.

There are no CDR generations in the lineage of this source.

 

Thanks to DATfly for the tape.

Transfer by BLG
compiled on 06-12-05

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