November 15, 1996 Sports Hall Prague – Prague, CZ

Show Notes

This show, starting two hours late and nearly starting a panic among the waiting crowd, is opened with Ed explaining: “This show, it almost didn’t happen tonight, so we’d like to thank a couple people. [translation]. We’d like to thank the truck drivers who drove through the snow and got all the equipment here. We’d like to thank the crew who set up in about an hour. And most importantly we’d like to thank you, too.” Minus The Fastbacks’ opening, PJ plays a great setlist! Ed’s voice sounds a bit ragged during ‘Last Exit,’ perhaps with little time to warm up. A sweet version of ‘Off He Goes’ features some nice guitar fills. The ‘Habit’ phrase is “speaking as somebody who has never been to this city before.” On the closing notes of ‘Alive,’ Mike inserts a few distinct bars from Zep’s ‘Bring it on Home.’ Upon returning for the encore, Ed asks, “Hey, Stone. Was it like this with Neil? … see, these guys have been here before with young Neil–Neil Young … so they know what to expect. I had no idea–pretty exciting.” Then, “This is Stone’s vocal debut here in Prague.” Stone starts ‘Mankind’ asking, “Are you ready for me?” in a falsetto. After a short version of ‘Hunger Strike,’ Ed praises the singing, saying “All right … I’ll let Christopher [Cornell] know.” Jeff and Stone swap guitars on ‘Smile,’ which is dedicated to a “… guy who’s having his 20th birthday right over there.” Ed is back to his climbing antics … scaling the light tower during ‘Porch.’

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

PEARL JAM
Praha, Sportovni Hala
15 November 1996

01. Introduction / Go
02. Last exit
03. Animal
04. Spin the black circle
05. Hail hail
06. Red mosquito
07. Who you are
08. Off he goes
09. Corduroy
10. Better man
11. Habit
12. Even flow
13. Daughter
14. Jeremy
15. Sometimes
16. Rearviewmirrow
17. Present tense
18. Black
19. Alive
20. Mankind
21. Once
22. Hunger strike
23. State of love & trust
24. Immortality
25. Smile
26. Porch

Jeff Ament – bass
Mike Mccready – guitar
Eddie Vedder – vocals, guitar
Stone Gossard – guitar, vocals
Jack Irons – drums

Lineage: Aiwa microphone CM-30a > Sony Professional WM-D3 > Tape > Audigy Soundblaster > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave >
FLAC Frontend (level 6)

A hell of a show, but it almost didn’t happen. When we arrived to the Sport Hall in Prague, the trucks had just arrived and
no gear was being set yet and no soundcheck so far. The trucks had to stop somewhere on the austrian border because of the snow
for several hours. The gig was in real danger. Nevertheless, we got into the hall at about 8.30 PM and, with much relief, the
show started at about 10.15 PM, with no support act. Before starting, Ed wanted to say a couple of thanks, so he grabbed the czech
promoter onstage to translate into local language. Then, he simply said, “let’s go”, with the band introducing the wild rhythm of ‘Go’
(quite appropriate start!). It was freezing outside, but inside everyone was dancing and sweating. Between songs you had quite
long pauses because the musicians were trying to find the best setting, with no soundcheck previously. The set was fantastic
and at one point reminded me of the Sorpasso show 4 years earlier when the band played a version of Hunger Strike…

I taped the show from the right side of the venue. Quite good sounding (8,5 out of 10, I would say) and no cuts. I think my
version of this show has never surfaced before, so this is a good gift for all PJ fans out here. And if you’re wondering
who’s the as***le singing during Daughter…that’s me!!!

Enjoy the show!

ldb

Source 2

Pearl Jam
11/15/96
Sports Hall
Prague

Source: CSB? > D7 > DAT > .wav > .shn

DAT > .wav > .shn: Meghan House (mehouse1@yahoo.com)

Equipment: Archive-Python DDS DAT Drive > DAT2WAV > CEP (48kHz > 44.1 kHz, fade in/out) > CDWAVE > mkwACT

Disc 1:
01. Go
02. Last Exit
03. Animal
04. Spin the Black Circle
05. Hail, Hail
06. Red Mosquito
07. Who You Are
08. Off He Goes
09. Corduroy
10. Betterman
11. Habit
12. Even Flow
13. Daughter/Noise of Carpet
14. Jeremy
15. Sometimes
16. Rearviewmirror
17. Present Tense

Disc 2:
01. Black
02. Alive
03. Encore Break
04. Mankind
05. Once
06. Hunger Strike
07. State of Love and Trust
08. Immortality
09. Smile
10. Porch

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Audio 1

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Audio 2

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Video

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