November 3, 1996 Deutschlandhalle – Berlin, DEU

Show Notes

This show was broadcast by many radio stations around the world, opening with a recording of John F. Kennedy’s famous speech (“I am a Berliner”). After the first few songs, Ed asks, “How’s everybody in Berlin tonight? For any of you are in the back and can’t see, it’s pretty damn packed in front is everybody OK? … Do yourselves and everyone else a favor and watch out for your neighbor … protect the women and children” leading to ‘Red Mosquito.’ After ‘Lukin,’ Stone steps up and says, “Alright, I’m gonna sing one,” launching ‘Mankind.’ A short version of ‘Hunger Strike is a nice surprise, with the crowd loudly singing along. After ‘RVM,’ Ed breaks into a brief, very fast-paced spoken word ditty (from ‘Museum Song’):

“Quite a lotta Roman terra cotta
Livin’ lava from the flanks of Etna
Statuary, Ride a dromedary
See the temple tumble and the Red Sea part”

Ed has a nice intro for ‘Blood:’ “Alright we’d like to say thanks, thanks for coming out, those of you lucky enough to get tickets … We’ve had some interesting shows in Germany … I remember every one of them, for good and bad, but actually this show is on the radio tonight so a bunch of other people were eavesdropping … I fucked up quite a few times, thanks for covering up. This next song is called, ‘I’ll be glad when you’re dead and gone, you bastard you’, or ‘this blood’s for you.’” The encore begins with Ed chatting, “Thanks, very much. I don’t know what to say so I’m just going to say, ‘I am a donut.’” Later, Ed thanks Radio Fritz for playing “records that nobody else would” and for broadcasting the concert. Then, “… and now, Mike and I would like to serenade you,” leading to ‘Present Tense.’ The Fastbacks help out on ‘Leaving Here.’ The band seems very ON and totally into this show, even if some of the songs seem to be played very fast. These radio broadcasts are just the greatest!
An “aftershow” known as “Radio Fritz” or “Checkpoint Charlie,” similar to the Atlanta 94 radio show, broadcast only in Germany, featured Ed playing music and chatting with fans about life.
[Ed’s DJ set: Pebbles (Shudder to Think), Strength to Endure (The Ramones), Sword of Damocles (Lou Reed), Sparks (The Who, live from Woodstock ’69), Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time) (Pearl Jam), Bee Girl (Pearl Jam), Gravity (Howard Johnson and Gravity), Floored (Pusherman), Crystal Gypsy (Sebadoh), Jealous Guy (John Lennon), Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Let’s Go! (The Ramones), Rockin’ in the Free World (PJ w/ Neil Young from MTV VMA ’93)]

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
1996.11.03 Deutschladhalle-Berlin, Germany(Tracks 1-26)
1995 Various U.S. Concerts(Tracks 27-34)
“HUNGER STRIKE” BOOTLEG

Source: BOOTLEG > EAC > WAV > mkwACT > .shn

Disc 1:

01 Long Road
02 Last Exit
03 Animal
04 Hail, Hail
05 Go
06 Red Mosquito
07 In My Tree
08 Corduroy
09 Better Man
10 Lukin’
11 Mankind
12 Hunger Strike
13 Even Flow
14 Daughter
15 Jeremy
16 Sometimes
17 Rearviewmirror
18 Immortality

Disc 2:

01 Alive
02 Blood
03 Who You Are
04 State of Love and Trust
05 Not For You
06 Present Tense
07 Leaving Here
08 Yellow Ledbetter

Source 2

PEARL JAM
November 3, 1996
Deutschlandhalle
Berlin, Germany
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DISC 1
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01 Intro
02 Long Road
03 Last Exit
04 Animal
05 Hail Hail
06 Go
07 Red Mosquito
08 In My Tree
09 Corduroy
10 Better Man
11 Lukin
12 Mankind
13 Hunger Strike (tease)
14 Even Flow
15 Daughter
16 Jeremy
17 Sometimes

DISC 2
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01 Rearviewmirror
02 Immortality
03 Alive
04 Blood
05 (Encore Break)
06 Who You Are
07 State Of Love And Trust
08 Not For You
09 Present Tense
10 Leaving Here
11 Yellow Ledbetter

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SOUNDBOARD REMASTER SERIES 2012
Artwork by ridleybradout

Source 3

Pearl Jam
SV050 – “Ich bin ein Berliner”
November 3, 1996
Deutschlandhalle: Berlin, Germany

Show Source: 98Rock Tampa Promo CD > CDR > dEdit > FLAC (cuts in Promo CD patched with pre-FM (satellite) > DAT-M > DAT2WAV)
Aftershow Source: Pre-FM SBD > Promo CD > CDR > dEdit > FLAC

Digital Editing: Dan Leehr
Artwork: SF 2004

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Pearl Jam Live Set 11/3/96
Deutschlandhalle: Berlin, Germany
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DISC ONE [75:11]
01. intro/JFK Speech
02. Long Road
03. Last Exit
04. Animal
05. Hail, Hail
06. Go
07. “Protect Your Neighbor”
08. Red Mosquito
09. In My Tree
10. Corduroy
11. Better Man
12. “Can’t Find a Better Kitchen”
13. Lukin
14. Mankind
15. Hunger Strike (&)
16. Even Flow
17. Daughter/(Androgynous Mind)/(Noise of Carpet)
18. Jeremy
19. Sometimes
20. Rearviewmirror
21. Vocal improv
22. Immortal improv
23. Immortality

DISC TWO [45:50]
01. Alive
02. “Thank You, This Blood’s for You”
03. Blood/(Fame)/(Suck You Dry)
04. Encore Break
05. Who You Are
06. State of Love and Trust
07. Not For You
08. “Serenading Radio Fritz”
09. Present Tense
10. “Let’s Bring Out the Fastbacks”
11. Leaving Here (!)
12. Yellow Ledbetter

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Radio Fritz Interview with EV 11/3/96
Post Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Radio Broadcast
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DISC THREE: [45:20]
01. “Get the Show On”
02. Pebbles (Shudder to Think)
03. “Fritz and Drugs and Rock and Roll”
04. Strength to Endure (The Ramones)
05. “The Lyrics of Lou Reed”
06. Sword of Damocles (Lou Reed)
07. “Media and Pride in America”
08. “Karma”
09. Sparks (The Who) {live from the Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New York on August 17, 1969}
10. “The Word Who”
11. Let Me Sleep (Pearl Jam)
12. “Hearing Voices”
13. Bee Girl (Pearl Jam)
14. “About the Bee Girl”
15. ??? (Howard Johnson & Gravity)

DISC FOUR: [50:41]
01. “Art”
02. “Fear”
03. “Full of Code”
04. Floored (Pusherman)
05. “Laughter”
06. Crystal Gypsy (Sebadoh)
07. “Overwhelmed”
08. “Commodities”
09. “The Pros and Cons of Stardom”
10. Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
11. “Thank You”
12. Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio? (The Ramones) {live, sounds like it is from “Greatest Hits Live” 1996}
13. outtro & Credits
14. Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young & Pearl Jam) {live from the MTV Video Music Awards, Universal City, CA on September 3, 1993}

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(&) = Not played in full
(!) = Performed with members of the Fastbacks

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Recording Notes
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This is the best known source of this show. A preFM > DAT > SHN copy was recently circulated, falsely claiming the sound was far
superior than this promo CD. However, even the most casual listening test proved that not to be the case. The preFM copies had
heavy filtering and compression on the signal, and as such, higher frequencies were filtered out. This Promo CD source clearly
sounded better; most notably the crispness of the vocals, drum beats, and guitars. The Encore Break and crowd noise before Long
Road have been patched in from a preFM > DAT master, for an uncut show, start to finish. The aftershow at the Fritz has been
retracked from the original source.

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Video

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