Neil Young announces a “special guest,” saying, “I’m just gonna bring him out … Pete Townshend.” Pete (in excellent spirits) performs ‘The Kids are Alright,’ ‘I’m a Boy,’ ‘A Legal Matter,’ ‘Let My Love Open the Door,’ ‘Drowned,’ and a great version of ‘Behind Blue Eyes.’ Patti Smith is just on FIRE. David Bowie plays a set, including ‘The Man Who Sold the World.’ Although Neil put it when he walked out, “It’s called, everything you’d never expect to hear acoustic!” PJ pretty much does the standard Bridge songs we’ve been hearing for years. Ed, sporting shorter, slicked back hair, jokes, “I just told Neil I had a stomach ache.” ‘Corduroy’ is a very different, slower version featuring a modified tune. The biggest surprise is ‘Nothingman’ … only the second time played live. Ed introduces ‘Elderly Woman’ saying, “This song was written over in the foothills behind you and is the longest song title we have.” Brendan O’Brien plays keyboards during PJ’s set. Neil set is wonderful, playing ‘Helpless’ last with most everyone joining him onstage helping sing backup, Patti doing some verses herself.
Notes provided by: Twofeetthick
Pearl Jam – 10/19/1996
Bridge Benefit Show: Mountainview, CA
Source: Mix of Schoeps CMC64 > Aerco pre-amp > D7 > dED
and PRO-SHOT video w/SBD audio (gen ?) > dED
Song Name / File Name
1. intro / pj1996-10-19mix-1
2. Footsteps / pj1996-10-19mix-2
3. Sometimes / pj1996-10-19mix-3
4. Better Man / pj1996-10-19mix-4
5. Corduroy / pj1996-10-19mix-5
6. Off He Goes / pj1996-10-19mix-6
7. Nothingman / pj1996-10-19mix-7
8. Black / pj1996-10-19mix-8
9. Daughter / pj1996-10-19mix-9
10. Elderly Woman / pj1996-10-19mix-10
11. Yellow Ledbetter / pj1996-10-19mix-11
Notes: Sounds fantastic!
dED and SHN encoding: Dave Posluszny (email@example.com)
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“Bridge School Benefit”
Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA. USA
October 19, 1996
Off He Goes
Daughter –>Song X
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
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Here you can find a youtube video of the concert.