September 16, 1996 Key Arena – Seattle, WA

Show Notes

The show is a technical nightmare, with microphones, guitars and lights all failing at multiple times throughout the show. Scratching the setlist after ‘Who You Are,’ Ed tries guiding the band through the more familiar waters of older songs. Even Stone’s guitar fails during ‘Mankind’ with Scully trying desperately to change out his equipment while Stone continues strumming and singing his heart out, appearing to be oblivious to the problems. Stone is having a blast, Jack has found his drumming groove with PJ now, Jeff is smiling and laughing during most of the show, as is Mike, although he never gets into any of his usually fantastic solos (although he tosses in a ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ riff just before ‘In My Tree’ and ‘River of Deceit’ before ‘Daughter’), and Ed basically saves the show by keeping the techs and other band members functioning. His voice is clean (though the sound is poor) and he is playing guitar more often and more skillfully than the ’95 shows. Ed tosses out a funny little “mou mou” soundcheck after ‘Daughter’ when changing microphones.

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
Key Arena
Seattle, WA
September 16, 1996

** 16 BIT **

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter, position unknown (most likely @ 80hz, middle setting) > Sony WM-D6
Transfer: Master cassette (Maxell XL-IIS) > Denon 790R > Kenwood A-522 amplifier > Kenwood GE-622 Equalizer > .WAV @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav (tracking) > Trader’s
Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.33 (tagging)
Location: GA floor, behind the board, 10 feet right of center
Recorded & transferred by: Steve “ballsdeep” Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist:
01 Crowd
02 Long Road
03 Hail, Hail
04 Who You Are
05 Chat
06 Animal
07 Chat
08 Last Exit
09 In My Tree
10 Habit
11 Not For You
12 Chat
13 Daughter
14 Dissident
15 Even Flow
16 Tremor Christ
17 Go
18 Tuning & Chat
19 Lukin
20 Whipping
21 Corduroy >
22 Immortality
23 Jeremy
24 Black
25 Red Mosquito
26 Alive
27 Encore Break #1
– Encore #1 –
28 Chat
29 Off He Goes
30 Mankind
31 Chat
32 Rearviewmirror
33 Leaving Here
34 Encore Break #2
– Encore #2 –
35 Yellow Ledbetter

Eddie Vedder – lead vocals, harp, & acoustic guitar
Mike McCready – lead guitar & backing vocals
Stone Gossard – rhythm guitar & backing vocals
Jeff Ament – bass & backing vocals
Jack Irons – drums, percussion, & backing vocals

Mastering Notes:
– Dropout at 0:44 during “Who You Are” – seamlessly spliced, less than one second of music lost
– Tape flip during applause after “Even Flow” – seamlessly spliced, no music lost
– Tape flip during “Enclore Break #1” applause – seamlessly spliced, no music lost
– Recorder was paused and re-started during “Encore Break #2” applause – no music lost

Show Notes:
This was a great kick-off show for a mid-20’s vacation….Pearl Jam in their hometown, then Neil Young in NorCal, then 7 Crowes shows that took me
over 4000 miles.

Back to this, to keep it brief, this was my first time seeing PJ, and it was one hell of a show. Got to meet Mark S in the crowd (he noticed the
Sonics hanging from my glasses), and he’s a good friend of Jared from JEMS (RIP). So we both taped side by side to pretty damn nice results (check the
samples).

Actually had a half-dozen dropouts on this master, which for analog is rare, and no idea why. All under a second, we’re 99% sure they’re all
repaired/spliced. Three for sure were during crowd noise, and Dennis noted one other I missed for sure.

Speaking of Dennis, tell *him* THANKS!

Or buy him a burger.

Or share a funny story if YOU were there.

If you can’t do that, a “Fuck Hagar” will suffice

—Dr. Deep is looking for blood and feeling alive

Source 2

Pearl Jam
September 16, 1996
Key Arena
Seattle, WA

RO master

Ron’s notes about the gear: The equipment utilized for this show is as follows: (2) AKG 451’s, Sonic Studios DSM06 mics, Boss BX-4 mixer mixed into stereo at 90%/10%
ratio into a Sony TCD-D7 DAT. Seated in far front of 100 level, 20 rows up, right of stage.
My note–Ron had his TCD-D7 DAT deck modded by Leonard Lombardo of Sonic Studios. I believe it was the MOD2.
Leonard posted this on Tapersection: So from about 93-94′ onward, Sonic Studios did all MOD-2/3 mic powering Sony deck upgrades on D7/8/100 and M1 DAT models so that DSM mics
could be directly deck mic-input powered with no mic performance issues. MOD-2/3 upgrades did have a secondary effect of reducing input noise by 1-2 dB, but this improvement
was mostly not audible or advertised. (There’s more, but I didn’t post all of it–http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=109703.0).
His mod links: http://www.sonicstudios.com/pa_x.htm#mod-2.

Transfer: DATM > Sony PCM-R500 > Ultramatch SRC2000 > iRiver H120 > USB2 > Computer Hardrive > Adobe Audition 6.0
(only to cut the Fastbacks segment off since I transferred both at the same time).

BLG Notes: balanced left and right, enhanced lows, and tracked.

01 Intro
02 Long Road
03 Hail Hail
04 Who You Are
05 Animal
06 Last Exit
07 In My Tree
08 Habit
09 Not For You
10 Daughter
11 Dissident
12 Even Flow
13 Tremor Christ
14 Go
15 Lukin
16 Whipping
17 Corduroy
18 Immortality
19 Jeremy
20 Black
21 Red Mosquito
22 Alive
23 -encore break/banter-
24 Off He Goes
25 Mankind
26 Rearviewmirror
27 Leaving Here
28 Yellow Ledbetter

Total Time: 126:02

Audio 1

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Audio 2

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