March 2, 1998 Melbourne Park – Melbourne, AU

Show Notes

A crowd pleasing setlist with stagediving occurring during ‘Corduroy’ and ‘Jeremy’ (uncommon in Australia now). The lead singer from Shudder to Think helps out on the “hallelujah” vocals on ‘Do the Evolution.’ Problems with the ‘Wishlist’ lyrics seemingly continue to plague Ed. During ‘Alive,’ with the audience singing rather than Ed, he pulls a fan onstage from the intense pit. Ed dances with the fan, gives him what appears to be his stage pass (or a pick?), the fan thanks the whole band (including a kiss to Mike’s cheek) and pushes the stage pass into the face of the security people before heading off stage. The ‘RitFW’ encore is prefaced by Ed saying that they won’t do another song until everyone raises their middle fingers on the count of three and shouts “Shudder to Think” in their “perfect Aussie diction.” (Apparently this was done as a reference to openers, Shudder to Think, who encourage the crowd to do this.)

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
Melbourne Park
Melbourne, Australia

Source: Countryman Isomax II -> Sony TCD-D100 (2′ from stage/stacks, front barricade, left side)
Generation: DAT(M) -> DAT(1) 44khz -> FLAC
Transfer: DA-20 -> Monster coax -> DiO 2496 -> CEP 2.1 -> CDWave -> FLAC

Disc I
01 Intro (The Color Red)
02 Long Road
03 Do the Evolution
04 Animal
05 Hail Hail
06 Dissident
07 Even Flow
08 Faithful
09 MFC
10 Corduroy
11 Wishlist
12 Jeremy
13 Daughter/(Trouble)
14 Given to Fly
15 Last Exit
16 Off He Goes

Disc II
01 Rearviewmirror
02 Not for You
03 Black
04 Alive
05 encore break
06 Brain of J
07 Better Man
08 Smile
09 Rockin’ in the Free World


Notes: Excellent recording.

Couple of mic bumps here and there, but nothing too bad.

Recording was normalized and right channel was raised by 2.5 db.


Thanks to Vikas for the DAT.

Transfer by BLG
compiled on 01-15-05

Audio 1

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