September 3, 1998 Birmingham-Jefferson Coliseum – Birmingham, AL

Show Notes

During ‘Hail Hail,’ Jeff has his eyes closed the whole time, grooving. Mike hits his stride during ‘Corduroy.’ ‘Immortality’ lasts forever with the strobe light; on ‘Go’ – Ed can DANCE! Ed sings “I wish I could tell my friends how much I really care” during ‘Wishlist.’ In ‘Daughter’ he starts howling and barking before going into the tag. “We wrote this this morning” before ‘Even Flow’. Ed changes the lyrics to “I gather speed from me fucking with you” during ‘RVM,’ with the strobe lights crazy, Ed dancing with his arms going in a million directions, Mike putting the guitar behind his head, Ed breaking the mic stand. The start of ‘Porch’ is botched; Ed quits singing until Stone catches the rhythm. Ed jumps into the crowd during Mike’s solo during ‘Porch,’ tripping over one of the monitors climbing back onto the stage. At the beginning of the encore, Ed comes out, pumped and jumps over the amp beside Matt’s drum kit. With no music and the crowd screaming, he does a little step like 1,2 cha cha cha, looks at the crowd and says, “What am I doing?” and starts laughing, repeating “What the fuck am I doing?” ! During ‘Alive,’ Jeff plays to Stone, Mike’s on fire, Ed runs all the way around the stage. Ed gets a lot of feedback through his mic during ‘Black’ (the third time it had happened) and gets mad, going over to the soundboard and shoves his finger in the air, yelling … later and smiling at him. The band all has on big silver sunglasses (and really big smiles) during ‘Baba O’Riley.’ A fan makes it onto the stage from behind and is dragged down by several rough security staffers after nearly pulling down one of the candles. Ed ends it with a huge Daltrey mic-swing, finally tossing his mic over the lighting rig and leaving it hanging there as the band leaves the stage.

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
BJCC Convention Center Arena
Birmingham, AL
September 3, 1998

** 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 cassettes (Maxell XLII-S) > 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 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: Sec: FLR Row: 4 Seat: 37 (Stone’s side)
Recorded & transferred by: Steve “ballsdeep” Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist:
01 Release
02 Hail Hail
03 Animal
04 Given To Fly
05 Dueling Banjos (tease) >
06 Corduroy
07 Immortality
08 Wishlist
09 Go
10 Daughter (with Androgynous Mind and Stuff And Nonsense teases)
11 Footsteps
12 Even Flow
13 Jeremy
14 Faithful
15 Brain Of J.
16 Chat
17 Better Man
18 Rearviewmirror
19 Porch
20 Encore Break
– Encore –
21 Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
22 Leatherman
23 Do The Evolution
24 Alive
25 Black
26 Baba O’Riley
27 Crowd

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

Show Notes:
This show was a welcome relief after the Atlanta debacle, where I had a ticket to the show but dropped it ***under a car on the way in***, then spent 3/4 of the show looking for it. This show was taped from the 4th row, Stone’s side. The version of “Porch” from this show really snagged my earholes. Overall, it’s a great set taped from a great spot.

He may not be given to fly, but his name is Dennis. Give him thanks for taking what’s in my closet and putting it in an easily consumable form. I just push buttons and shit. And there’s more to come. Much, much more.

—ballsdeep OUT!

Mastering Notes:
Tape flip during the applause after “Daughter” – seamlessly spliced, no music lost
Tape flip during the “Encore Break” applause

Source 2

Pearl Jam
SV057 – “DUELING GUITARS”
September 3, 1998
Birmingham-Jefferson Coliseum: Birmingham, AL

Source: Sonic Studios (DSM6) > Sony TCD-D100 > DAT1 48khz
Location: 2nd row, right side
Transfer: DA-20 > Monster coax > DiO 2496 > Soundforge 6.0 (resample to 44.1) > CDWave > FLAC

Transfer: BLG
Artwork: Allen Robertson

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DISC ONE
01 intro (The Color Red)
02 Release
03 Hail Hail
04 Animal
05 Given to Fly (^)
06 Corduroy
07 Immortality
08 Wishlist
09 Go
10 Daughter/(Androgynous Mind)/(Stuff and Nonsense)
11 Footsteps
12 Even Flow
13 Jeremy
14 Faithfull
15 Brain of J

DISC TWO
01 “Happy to Be”
02 Better Man
03 Rearviewmirror
04 Porch
05 Elderly Woman…
06 Leatherman
07 Do the Evolution
08 Alive
09 Black
10 Baba O’Riley

(^) after GTF, Ed plays a short tease of “Dueling Banjos” (by Arthur Smith), leading into Corduroy

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Show Notes (thanks to Five Horizons -> http://www.fivehorizons.com)
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During ‘Hail Hail,’ Jeff has his eyes closed the whole time, grooving. Mike hits his stride during ‘Corduroy.’ ‘Immortality’ lasts forever with the strobe light; on ‘Go’ – Ed can DANCE! Ed sings “I wish I could tell my friends how much I really care” during ‘Wishlist.’ In ‘Daughter’ he starts howling and barking before going into the tag. “We wrote this this morning” before ‘Even Flow’. Ed changes the lyrics to “I gather speed from me fucking with you” during ‘RVM,’ with the strobe lights crazy, Ed dancing with his arms going in a million directions, Mike putting the guitar behind his head, Ed breaking the mic stand. The start of ‘Porch’ is botched; Ed quits singing until Stone catches the rhythm. Ed jumps into the crowd during Mike’s solo during ‘Porch,’ tripping over one of the monitors climbing back onto the stage. At the beginning of the encore, Ed comes out, pumped and jumps over the amp beside Matt’s drum kit. With no music and the crowd screaming, he does a little step like 1,2 cha cha cha, looks at the crowd and says, “What am I doing?” and starts laughing, repeating “What the fuck am I doing?” 🙂 During ‘Alive,’ Jeff plays to Stone, Mike’s on fire, Ed runs all the way around the stage. Ed gets a lot of feedback through his mic during ‘Black’ (the third time it had happened) and gets mad, going over to the soundboard and shoves his finger in the air, yelling … later and smiling at him. The band all has on big silver sunglasses (and really big smiles) during ‘Baba O’Riley.’ A fan makes it onto the stage from behind and is dragged down by several rough security staffers after nearly pulling down one of the candles. Ed ends it with a huge Daltrey mic-swing, finally tossing his mic over the lighting rig and leaving it hanging there as the band leaves the stage.

 

Special Thanks to DATfly for the use of his tape.

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Original notes compiled on 07-12-04 by BLG; modified on 10-04-04 by spacedvest

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