1996PJ Shows

November 7, 1996 Le Zenith – Paris, FR

Show Notes

Another upbeat show with the band in good form but the audience behaving badly. Ed speaks a few lyrics from the “broken faces” part of Stereolab’s ‘Noise of Carpet’ after the ‘Daughter’ improvs. (The Improv merging after ‘Daughter’ is apparently created on the spot and references a sad letter to Ed from a young fan [Nino], with the “hey, hey, it’s OK” part having a comforting feel.) After a cranked ‘RVM,’ he says, “OK, in this hand is a fast song and in this hand is a slower song,” (prompting the crowd to pick). Then, “Since you couldn’t decide, let’s put the two of them together,” leading to ‘I Got Shit’ and ‘Whipping.’ A fan makes it on stage during ‘Alive’ and sings a bit. The first encore begins with Ed talking about how the band decided to enroll in a French class at the local university, but they kept coming up with excuses not to attend. After a crack about Mike visiting the grave of his dead uncle, Jim Morrison, Mike plays a little riff, prompting the band to go into a quite unexpected, short version of The Doors’ ‘Roadhouse Blues.’ (Cool!)
–> He finishes the story saying that though they never made it to the French classes, he was able to find time to write the next song, leading to ‘Sometimes.’

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam

“French Class”

Paris, Zenith, 7th Nov. 1996

original silver, Spark Records SP 006/007
(officially released studio versions removed)

CD1
01 – Wash
02 – Hail, hail
03 – Last exit
04 – Once
05 – Tremor Christ
06 – Who you are
07 – Corduroy
08 – Better man
09 – Ev flow
10 – Jeremy
11 – Off he goes
12 – Animal
13 – Daughter
14 – Lukin
15 – Rearviewmirror
16 – I got ID
17 – Whipping

CD2
01 – Alive
02 – French Class story/Roadhouse blues
03 – Sometimes
04 – Black
05 – State of love and trust
06 – Porch
07 – Smile
08 – Yellow ledbetter

bonus
09 – Leaving here (removed)
10 – Catholic boy (removed)
11 – Against the 70s (removed)
12 – Brother
13 – Just a girl
14 – Fallin’ down
15 – The kids are alright
16 – History never repeats
17 – Can’t find a better kitchen

Source 2

Pearl Jam
11-07-96
Le Zenith
Paris, France

Source : Countryman Isomax II (hypercardioid) > Sony TCD-D7 DAT
Mastering : Sony D7 DAT > BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer >
DOD 32 Band EQ > Sony 2000ES DAT > Marantz CDR > CD-R
Conversion: CD-R > Lite-On Combo LTC-48161H > EAC > flac 1.1.0 (Logs Included)

Disc 1
01 Wash
02 Hail Hail
03 Last Exit
04 Once
05 Tremor Christ
06 Who You Are
07 Corduroy
08 Better Man/(Save It For Later)
09 Even Flow
10 Jeremy
11 Off He Goes
12 Animal
13 Daughter/(Improv)/(Androgynous Mind)
14 Lukin
15 Rearviewmirror
16 Whipping

Disc 2
01 Alive

02 Encore Break 1
03 Roadhouse Blues
04 Sometimes
05 Black
06 State of Love and Trust
07 Porch

Encore 2:
08 Smile
09 Yellow Ledbetter

Notes: There is some wind noise or mic bumps at the end of Corduroy and beginning of Better Man.

Compiled by DCL on 4/21/04

Audio 1

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Audio 2

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