mercoledì 30 settembre 2015

John Illsley - 2015-03-28 - Hamburg, DE (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

Downtown Bluesclub

taped by:  RCM
transferred by: RCM

Core Sound Binaural > CS Battery Box (flat) > Sony PCM-M10 (24bit/48khz downsampled>16bit/44.1kHz) > Secure Digital SD-card>USB2.0 Interface>soundforge/audioedit>Wav-Splitter>flac.frontend lev.8>flac

John Illsley - main vocals/bass
Phil Palmer - guitar/vocals
Simon Johnson - guitar/vocals
Steve Smith - keyboard/accordion/vocals
Stuart Ross - drums/vocals
Jess Greenfield - vocals

SET 1: (48:51)
101.  [1:14] Introduction by Uwe Mamminga
102.  [4:42] Walk Of Life
103.  [5:08] Expresso Love
104.  [5:51] Run For Cover
105.  [5:01] When God Made Time
106.  [6:45] Private Investigation
107.  [4:19] Toe The Line
108.  [4:16] So Far Away
109.  [4:03] Sometimes
110.  [7:32] Sultans Of Swing

SET 2: (76:28)
201.  [5:16] First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen)
202.  [4:49] Calling Elvis
203.  [5:05] Darling Heart
204.  [7:58] Romeo & Juliet
205.  [5:07] Railway Tracks
206.  [6:24] Testing The Water
207.  [5:31] On Every Street
208.  [6:58] Brothers In Arms
209.  [7:58] Money For Nothing
210.  [2:04] audience > band intro
211.  [8:46] E: Tunnel Of Love
212.  [5:02] E: The Bug
213.  [5:30] E: Where Do You Think You're Going

time: 2 h: 05 m: 19 s

domenica 27 settembre 2015

Kansas - 2009-07-10 - Atlanta, GA (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Media: 2 CD-R
Format: 16-bit/44.1kHz
Source: Audience Digital Master
Equipment: SP-BMC-8 Cardioids -> SP-SPSB-10 Power Module -> Edirol R-09HR
Location: Box R4 Row A
Taper: rn
Mastering: siriusjoe
Artwork: cameraeye_34

Phil Ehart
Billy Greer
Dave Ragsdale
Steve Walsh
Richard Williams

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Larry Baird

Disc One
01 Intro
02 Magnum Opus/Musicatto/Belexes/Lightning's Hand
03 Point Of Know Return
04 The Wall
05 Ghosts/Rainmaker
06 Hold On
07 Dust In The Wind

Disc Two
01 Song For America
02 Cheyenne Anthem
03 Icarus - Borne On Wings Of Steel
04 Miracles Out Of Nowhere
05 Fight Fire With Fire
06 Carry On Wayward Son

Steve Hackett - 2015-09-23 - Rome, IT (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

"Acolyte to Wolflight" 2015 tour
... with Genesis Revisited: The Total Experience

Teatro Brancaccio

CSB > Tascam DR-40 > Wave 96 Khz 24 bit > usb > nero Wave editor > AVS 6.2 > 24 bit flac
from 7th row - central

Steve Hackett
Roger King
Rob Townsend
Gary O'Toole
Roine Stolt
Nad Sylvan

01. Corycian Fire (Intro)
02. Spectral Mornings (part cutted but mixed, small troubles with recorder)
03. Out of the Body
04. Wolflight
05. Everyday
06. Love Song to a Vampire
07. The Wheel's Turning
08. The Steppes
09. Loving Sea
10. Icarus Ascending
11. Star of Sirius
12. Ace of Wands
13. A Tower Struck Down
14. Shadow of the Hierophant (instrumental only)

01. Get 'em Out by Friday (part cutted but mixed, small troubles with recorder)
02. Hairless Heart
03. Can-Utility and the Coastliners
04. After the Ordeal
05. The Cinema Show
06. Aisle of Plenty
07. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
08. The Musical Box
09. Clocks - The Angel of Mons
10. Firth of Fifth

sabato 26 settembre 2015

Van Halen - 2015-09-13 - Tampa, FL (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

Roland CS-10EM binaural omnis (center section, about 10 rows back, slightly off center to Eddie's side) > Tascam DR-05 (80 Hz low cut, recording at 24-48) > FinalCD 0.17 (convert to 16 bit, 44.1 kHz - sharp filter, 100 Hz transition; shaped TPDF dither).

01. Light Up the Sky
02. Runnin' With the Devil
03. Romeo Delight
04. Everybody Wants Some!!
05. Drop Dead Legs >
06. Feel Your Love Tonight
07. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
08. She's The Woman
09. Chinatown
10. I'll Wait
11. Drum Solo
12. Little Guitars
13. Dance The Night Away
14. Beautiful Girls
15. Women In Love
16. Hot For Teacher
17. In A Simple Rhyme / Growth
18. "Dirty Movies"
19. James Brown banter
20. Ice Cream Man
21. Unchained >
22. Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love
23. Guitar Solo
24. You Really Got Me
25. Panama
26. Jump

Living in Europe, I never had the chance to see VH with Dave, and I have a weird feeling about this current tour, so I finally took the plunge and flew over to Florida to see them. Hated the price tag, and the jet lag, but finally, finally I got to see VH the way they are supposed to be seen. And what can I say: Dave is definitely the greatest front man I've ever seen, and I've seen Mick Jagger, Liam Gallagher, Steven Tyler, Eddie Vedder, Roger Daltrey and Bono. Haven't seen Jim Morrison, he might have been even better!

All four were awesome. Wolfgang is a great bass player, and, in my opinion, his voice and his dad's voice blend in an almost Eagles-like way that Eddie's and Michael Anthony's certainly never did. I was surprised that Eddie did a new bit towards the end of his guitar solo, so if you usually skip the guitar solos, you might want to check out the one from this tour.

And one more thing I have to say: "I'll Wait" - what a great live song! I've always liked that song, but it wasn't really on my A list, and I wouldn't have minded if it was not on the setlist. It turned out to be one of the highlights of the show for me, totally unexpected. That keyboard track is so powerful when it's bouncing around the venue at full volume, and Eddie playing along on guitar is so great. As were the vocals.

Bob Dylan - 1963-04-26 - Chicago, IL (AM/FLAC)

(WFMT-AM broadcast FLAC)

Studs Terkel's Wax Museum

Yellow Dog YD 057->EAC->Flac Frontend (level 8, align on sector boundaries

01 - Farewell
02 - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
03 - Bob Dylan's Dream
04 - Boots Of Spanish Leather
05 - John Brown
06 - Who Killed Davey Moore
07 - Blowin' In The Wind

DEEP: A significant upgrade. Much clearer sound, less hiss, very enjoyable disk. The interview makes for very good listening, too. Thumbs up to this one and some killer period photos to boot.

Queen - 1985-04-26 - Sydney, AU (DVDfull aud-shot)

(DVDfull aud-shot)

Entertainment Centre,
Sydney, Australia
April 26, 1985

Aprox. time: 101 minutes (1 DVD, incomplete)
Video quality: A
Audio quality: A
Source: Audience
Possible lineage: Master -> SVHS -> VHS -> DVD-R

01 - Machines (Tape)
02 - Tear It Up
03 - Tie Your Mother Down
04 - Under Preassure
05 - Somebody To Love
06 - Death On Two Legs (Intro)
07 - Killer Queen
08 - Seven Seas of Rhye
09 - Keep Yourself Alive
10 - Liar
11 - Impromptu
12 - It's A Hard Life
13 - Dragon Attack
14 - Now I'm Here
15 - Is This The World We Created?
16 - Love Of My Life
17 - Brighton Rock
18 - Another One Bites The Dust (Cut)
19 - Hammer To Fall
20 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
21 - Bohemian Rhapsody
22 - Radio Ga Ga
23 - I Want To Break Free
24 - Jailhouse Rock
25 - We Will Rock You
26 - We Are The Champions
27 - God Save The Queen

Info from
This is superb footage filmed from the audience with a great zoom, on a tripod. The only major cut is during the ending of Brighton Rock for a tape change, and most of Another One Bites The Dust is missing as a result.

Before Killer Queen, Freddie plays the intro to Death On Two Legs - the last time he would do this.

After the medley, he says, "I think our first night last night was really good. It's nice to come back to Sydney after nine years." He pours some water on the audience, and adds, "Take that. You can beat me up afterwards."

Before the usual vocal exchange with the audience, Freddie engages them: "Let's do something that's not on any of the albums right now; okay, that means you. Let's see what you're made of."

Brian, before Is This The World We Created: "We'd like to dedicate this to all of you good Sydney people who made us very at home our last few nights here." After the song, he says, "It's getting pretty warm up here. It's gonna be warmer by the time we finish. This goes back a long way to the last time we were with you, in fact, to around A Night At The Opera. Those times. And it goes like this." He plays the ever familiar guitar intro to launch Love Of My Life.

domenica 13 settembre 2015

Tool - 2014-03-24 - Cedar Park, TX (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

Tool - Pushit in the Park 
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX (USA) 
March 24, 2014 

Lineage: Tascam DR-08 w/built in mics @ 16bit/44.1Khz -> USB2.0 -> PC -> Adobe Audition 5.5 (level boost) > CDWaveditor (tracking) > Flac8 

Taper: DDemon72 
location: Section 114. Far right sided of stage in mezzanine. 
tracking: smores 

Maynard dedicates the show to the memory of Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie of GWAR. 

01. Third Eye (extended version with Timothy Leary intro) 
02. Vicarious  
03. Schism  
04. Pushit  
05. Intension
06. Lateralus  


07. B'Boom [King Crimson] 
08. Jambi 
09. Forty-Six & 2 
10. Ænema 
11. (-)Ions 
12. Stinkfist 

If you are going to burn this to CDs the recommened break is between track 6 and 7. 

bill: Tool/Failure 

notes from DDemon72: Tickets for this Tool/Failure show were in high demand. They were announced on 2/13/2014 just 39 days before the show. Right at 10:00 on the Valentines day I had 2 PCs up with 2 browsers. All browsers where in a spinning wait state. Then at 23 mins after I finially got a response on one browser. The seat was to the right side of the stage about 14 rows up. Not a very good seat. Then shortly after my other browser indicated the show was sold out. So it was a bad seat or no seat. The sound was rather boomy where I was seated. Security was also strict about no cameras so not much in the way of pictures. Still this is the only recording I've seen of this show. 

Tool - 2014-03-16 - San Diego, CA (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST

(Audience FLAC)

March 16, 2014
Valley View Casino Center (San Diego Sports Arena)
San Diego, CA

Source: DPA 4061’s > CSBox > Sony PCM-D50 24/44.1
Taped and mastered by Ed Davis

01 Third Eye
02 Vicarious
03 Schism
04 Pushit
05 Intension
06 Lateralus
07 B’Boom
08 Jambi
09 Forty-Six & 2
10 Ænema
11 Stinkfist

Total Time: 107:53

Very good sound on this. There is a "super annoying jock dude" that was in front of the taper, although listening back, it's not as bad as was initially described to me.

giovedì 10 settembre 2015

Rory Gallagher - 1991-03-20 - Minneapolis, MN (2xDVDfull aud-shot)

(2xDVDfull aud-shot)

Guthrie Theater

unknown master (probably 8mm analog) > 1st gen VHS > DVD (synched w/ sbd audio)

Silver Stallion DVD Production

JVC S-VHS HR-S8007UM VCR > GTH Electronics Advanced Convertor Enhancer > Canopus ADVC-110 > firewire > HD

Rory Gallagher - guitar / vocals
Gerry McAvoy - bass
Brendan O'Neil - drums
Mark Feltham - harmonica

video encoding:
disk 1 - 2-pass VBR at 9K max, 6,850 avg, and 1K min
disk 2 - 2-pass VBR at 9K max, 7,150 avg, and 1K min
audio encoding (both disks): LPCM at 1,536 kbits (soundboard and videotape audio matrix)

disk 1 (69 mins)
01. Continental Op
02. I Wonder Who
03. Moonchild
04. The Loop
05. Don't Start Me Talkin'
06. Tatoo'd Lady
07. Off The Handle
08. Shin Kicker
09. A Million Miles Away
10. Kid Gloves
11. Walkin' Wounded
12. Laundromat
13. Goin' Down To Ely's

disk 2 (66 mins)
01. Ghost Blues
02. Out On The Western Plains
03. Walkin' Blues
04. Pistol Slapper Blues
05. Shadow Play
06. Bad Penny
07. Heaven's Gate
08. Messin' With The Kid
09. Bullfrog Blues
10. Tumbling Dice
11. All Around Man
12. Loanshark Blues
13. Used To Be

length: 135 minutes

You may view a preview of Rory playing "Heaven's Gate" at this URL:
Filmed while Rory was touring in support of his last real studio release, which was 1990's "Fresh Evidence." Rory played five songs from that album at this performance. By 1991 audience video standards, I'll charactize the video and filming quality of this source tape as being "decent." I've seen better videos from this era, but I've also seen many that were much worse. It's a handheld shot that is never perfectly steady, but the shake isn't bad enough to be annoying IMO. The videocam couldn't handle the bright lights, and throughout almost the entire show, the spotlight is on Rory. So his face, hands, and light colored guitars are often over-exposed. The rest of the band members look great and are almost never over-exposed. The filmer kept the auto-focus on the entire time, so occasionally, the camera gets a little out of focus (probably due to light changes and old analog videocam technology).

The video starts off mostly with a stage shot, but at the start of the fifth song on DVD #1, the filmer moved in and gets a nice closeup shot (waist to head high) for the rest of the show.

Only the first half minute or so of "All Around Man" is in the video - at that point the videotape ran out on the filmer (must have had a 2 hour videotape in the videocam). The remaining audio after that is from the soundboard only. There is a little audio glitch at the beginning of last song on DVD #2.

The audio on the videotape is about what you'd expect for a video from the early '90s (in other words, it's not very good). However, I wanted to capture some of the audience noise and venue ambience, so I included the videotape audio in the production. Between songs, it's at normal volume, and during the songs I reduced it -12 dB (which would barely be audible by itself - but loud enough to just be able to hear the occasional hooting and whistling). When Rory is talking between songs, the audio is a little "boomy" because it includes the audio coming from the videotape or normal volume. As soon as the band starts playing, that's the point where I reduced the videotape audio, so sometimes you'll be able to hear the transitions where I reduce the videotape portion of the audio. Overall, however, I think having the audience cheering in between songs makes for a much more enjoyable DVD, so I think it's a good trade-off.

domenica 6 settembre 2015

Eric Clapton - Into the Fire (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

Budokam Theatre

October 25th,26,27th, 1993

Mid Valley - MVR -SI-001/002 - SB 6 (Scale 1-6)

Mid Valley Silvers > Mitsui GOLD CD-Rs (Secure) > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 5 (Secure, Offset Correct) > FLAC

Disc 1:
01. Malted Milk
02. Terraplane Blues
03. How Long
04. 32-20
05. Kidman Blues
06. County Jail
07. .44
08. Blues Leave Me Alone
09. Tell Me Mama
10. White Room
11. Badge
12. Wonderful Tonight
13. Stone Free 

Disc 2:
01. Circus Left Town
02. Tears in Heaven
03. Crossroads
04. Tearing Us Apart
05. Groaning the Blues
06. Cocaine
07. Ain't Nobody's Business
08. Layla 

Geetarz Comments: 
The early 1990s were an amazing run for Clapton, with the growth of the Royal Albert Hall shows, constant touring, and seemingly inexhaustible exposure. Starting in 1990, "blues only" nights were a part of the Albert runs, and hugely popular with diehard fans. But EC's management and label resisted the idea of progressing any further in that direction. After the huge critical and commercial success of "Unplugged", Clapton was freed to pursue other directions, which eventually led to the "blues tours" in 1994 and 1995. The Summer and Fall 1993 shows were a fascinating melange of classic rock, pop, and hard blues. If you're one of those people who listens to "good music" no matter what the genre, the 1993 shows are probably the most accessible EC ever did live. In the fall of 1993, EC went to Japan, where the audiences are deeply respectful and appreciative - the perfect crowd for this fusion of old and new. The sets began quietly, with acoustic blues, veering from the Delta sounds to the sounds of electric Chicago blues, and then coming to the fire and fury of 1960s British Blues, with "White Room" and "Badge". After a breather of "Wonderful Tonight" (a perennial Clapton Speed Bump in most sets) there comes EC's unhinged rendition of Hendrix' "Stone Free". After a more modern pop / AOR break with "Circus" and "Tears in Heaven", the band breaks into a funky reworking of "Crossroads", the 1980s hit pop single "Tearing Us Apart", then digging deep into the blues with "Groaning the Blues". As if this set didn't cover enough musical decades, next we have EC's 1970s version of "Cocaine", with a new feel for the 1990s, Bessie Smith's 1920s "Ain't Nobody's Business", and then closing with those Seven Incredible Notes, "Layla" ... themselves taken from Albert King's "As the Years Go Passing By". Basically, this set is like a Graduate Level course in the history of the blues, taught by one of its best students. Recorded over several nights at Tokyo's Budokan Theater, this is an interesting release, as this is not a pure soundboard recording! Obviously mixed for broadcast / release, from several different nights, and the mix itself is what one could call a "radio" mix, in that crowd mics are used to add ambience as is usually done on broadcasts. One can only speculate that this was destined for release at some point, and plans were shelved. Luckily, Mid Valley to the rescue - an essential part of any Clapton collection, the eclectic mix of traditional blues, classic rock, and pop hits is a winner. 

Van Halen - 1982-10-12 - Landover, MD (DVDfull pro-shot DL)

(DVDfull pro-shot DL)

A Deuce8pro/Skulljam9 Production:

Video attributes:
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Display mode: Only Pan&scan
Source picture resolution: 720x480 (525/60)
Frame rate: 30.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: 8.17Mbps

Audio attributes:
Audio coding mode: Dolby Digital
Sampling rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not Specified
Number of audio channels: 2.0
Bitrate: 448 Kbps
Number of audio streams:

Master Reels (3/4 inch tape) > Master VHS > 1st gen 8mm >
Sony TRV-740 Digital8 Camera with TBC/DNR > firewire > JVC DRM-100 Dvd Recorder >
XP mode > 2 dvd-r SA Authored with ac3 audio > Reauthored on a DUAL LAYER by Skulljam9 without Re-Encoding

01 - Romeo Delight
02 - Unchained
03 - Drum Solo
04 - Full Bug
05 - Runnin With The Devil
06 - Dave Raps
07 - Jamies Cryin
08 - Little Guitars
09 - Where Have All The Good Times Gone
10 - Bass Solo
11 - Hang Em High
12 - Cathedral
13 - Secrets
14 - Everybody Wants Some
15 - Dance The Night Away
16 - Somebody Get Me A Doctor / Im So Glad
17 - Ice Cream Man
18 - Intruder / Pretty Woman
19 - Eddie Solo
20 - Aint Talkin Bout Love
21 - Bottoms Up
22 - You Really Got Me / Happy Trails / You Really Got Me (cut)


Doesnt contain the final couple of mins of the show.
Contains EX menus and upgraded picture and sound.

martedì 1 settembre 2015

Bruce Springsteen - 2012-06-17 - Madrid, ES (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Recorded by AlvaroVRAC in front of the stage, section 621.

Recorded with ZOOM Handy Recorded H4NEX

WAV --> xrecode II --> FLAC --> You

Bruce Springsteen: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica
The E Street Band:
Roy Bittan: Piano
Nils Lofgren: Guitars, Electric Banjo, Vocals
Garry W. Tallent: Bass
Stevie Van Zandt: Guitars, Vocals, Mandolin
Max Weinberg: Drums
Soozie Tyrell: Violin, Vocals
Charlie Giordano: Keyboards, Acordion
Cindy Mizelle: Vocals
Curtis King: Vocals
Clark Gayton: Trombone, Tuba
Curt Ramm: Trumpet
Barry Danielian: Trumpet
Ed Manion: Saxophone
Jake Clemons: Saxophone
Michelle Moore: Vocals On "Rocky Ground"
Southside Johnny: Vocals On "Talk To Me" And "Twist And Shout"

01 - Intro (Once Upon A Time In The West)
02 - Badlands
03 - No Surrender
04 - We Take Care Of Our Own
05 - Wrecking Ball
06 - Death To My Hometown
07 - My City Of Ruins
08 - Spirit In The Night
09 - Be True
10 - Jack Of All Trades
11 - Youngstown
12 - Murder Incorporated
13 - She's The One
14 - Talk To Me (With Southside Johnny)
15 - Spanish Eyes (World Premier)
16 - Working On The Highway
17 - Shackled And Drawn
18 - Waitin' On A Sunny Day
19 - Apollo Meddley
20 - The River
21 - Because The Night
22 - My Love Will Not Let You Down
23 - The Rising
24 - We Are Alive
25 - Thunder Road
26 - Encore
27 - Rocky Ground (with Michelle Moore)
28 - Born In The U.S.A.
29 - Born To Run
30 - Hungry Heart
31 - Seven Nights To Rock
32 - Dancing In The Dark
33 - Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
34 - Encore
35 - Twist And Shout (with Southside Johnny)

Total Running Time: 3:50:13

It's The longest concert of Bruce Springsteen ever until that day. First ever performance of "Spanish Eyes"

U2 - 1983-06-21 - Orlando, FL (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Jai Alai Fronton Hall

Attendance:  3,029 (capacity 3,500)
Support:  The Alarm

cdr (obtained in trade, unknown taper/equipment/lineage) > EAC to wav > FlAC Frontend 1.7.1. to FLAC Level 6

Disc 1 (43:5)
1 - Out of Control
2 - Twilight
3 - An Cat Dubh
4 - Into the Heart
5 - Surrender
6 - Two Hearts Beat as One
7 - Seconds
8 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
9 - Cry-Electric Co.

Disc 2 (37:09)

1 - I Fall Down
2 - October
3 - New Year's Day
4 - Gloria
5 - Party Girl
6 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
7 - I Will Follow
8 - 40

Pimm tells us:
"A few days off in Florida allow the band to continue to recover after the debacle in Los Angeles.  Snippets of Singing in the Rain are included in Two Hearts Beat as One. I Fall Down is interrupted because of heavy pushing in the front.  'You see the white flags that we have at the back of the stage?  That means nobody gets hurt when we play.'  It's a hot night in Florida and the airconditioning isn't at its best.  'Have you any air to breathe down there?' Bono asks during the encore.  "Well, if you have, just breathe it this way, OK?"

This concert starts off with what was presumably a local DJ hyping up the crowd with his introduction...the quality is pretty good, maybe 4 to 4.5/5, so wonder if this was a radio broadcast someone taped, or just a pretty nice audience recording.  Justin mentions a conversion performed by Dana Fletcher from cassette, so maybe he knows more about this...Justin describes his version as "...almost sounds like there was a blanket over the taper's microphones.  Audience noise is virtually non-existent" -- The versions on and at Justin's site have this one one cd, with Cat Dubh and Into the Heart as a single version, and the one for which Lars made cover art (available at the archives) has this as a two disc version, 9/8 track split, and Cat Dubh/Into the Heart separated.  Although one could potentially combine these and overburn into an 80 minute disc, I decided it would be easier for most to just post this as a two cd set.

There is a two second glitch at 2:56 of Electric Co.

Yes - 2015-08-30 - Littleton, CO (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Sony ECM-717 (mic) / Sony PCM-M10 24/96 > Audacity (downsampled to 16/44 wav) > CD Wav (track splitting) > Traders Little Helper (FLAC level 8)

Steve Howe
Alan White
Geoff Downes
Billy Sherwood
John Davison

01 intro tape

02 Firebuid Suite excerpt
03 Don't Kill The Whale
04 Tempus Fugit
05 America
06 Going For The One
07 Time and a Word
08 I've Seen All Good People
09 Siberian Khatru
10 Owner of a Lonely Heart
11 Roundabout
12 Starship Trooper

Notes by the taper

I felt uncertain about this show going in - without Chris Squire, would this feel like Yes? Does this make them their own tribute band? Certainly, on some levels, that's exactly how it feels - when Geoff Downes played a sloppy keyboard lick at the beginning of OoaLH, you can hear a few people in the audience groan; there's a surrealistic feeling to this band playing TaaW, when nobody on stage played on the original recording; the longest tenured member of this band is the drummer. Is this still Yes? 

I attended this show with my wife and friend, who flew in from Texas to attend, as he has with past Yesshows. The venue is actually a large field in the foothills of the Denver metro area that appeared to be largely attended by members of the Gardens - by the time the show ended at 9:00 (!), most of the crowd had already vacated! Toto went on first, and they actually played a bit longer than Yes - which was a huge disappointment to me; this is easily the shortest Yesshow that 

I've seen. Plus, the sun was right in our faces for the entirety of Toto's performance - fortunately, the sun was going down when Yes took the stage shortly after 7:30. 

The tribute to Chris Squire did not really come off at this show, as the sun was still out and there was no video screen, Onward played in a sort of isoloation - most of the crowd did not realize that this was part of the show. This was followed by a shortened version of the Firebird Suite; the first thing I noticed was that Billy wore a long Squire-esque coat for his performance. The opening DKTW worked better in person than it had the other shows I had heard - it's still a weird choice for an opener. In fact, the crowd was obviously restless, as the first five songs were obscurities (to them) - it reminded me that, during Toto's set, they announced at one point 'we're playing something from our new album' and the crowd obviously exhaled in disappointment. To me, Tempus Fugit was the highlight - I've said it before and I'll say it again: if you don't have Jon Anderson in the band, you should emphasize the material that isn't associated with him. I'm jealous that Europe gets the Drama/Fragile tour in Spring 2016. 

The band got tighter as they worked their way through the set - you can feel a palpable sense of relief in the crowd once they get to ISAGP. 

Overall, the setlist is an odd, but, enjoyable bird - at 1 hour, 26 minutes, it feels like a partial performance, but, the music is magical, and there's a certain honor in these guys going on in Chris Squire's stead. Almost like he's there with them in spirit - he knew they'd be going on without him, so, it feels like they're honoring him, even if not explicitly so. 

My wife says this is the least enjoyable Yesshow that she has seen - for her, the best part was that it was short, and we were home at a reasonable hour. For my friend, as long as Steve Howe is there, it's worth seeing and he felt that Steve was on point and played well. To me, I was glad to see it, and will continue to patronage any band that can officially call itself Yes - Alan White sounded much better at this show (to me) than he had in a long time (perhaps he's laying off the sauce, in light of Chris' fate), Billy was fine as the hand picked replacement, Steve was really loud in the mix, but, did not disappoint (too bad we didn't get Clap), Downes is acceptable and Davison is a Jon Anderson clone for whom most of the crowd probably did not notice the difference. 

Not to mention, as I get older, I imagine more and more of the shows I see will likely be playing in similar venues, ending at earlier and earlier times - that's not necessarily bad! 

Except for the tracking, this is the raw recording; there was a whistler behind me that is a bit distracting, and a little audience chatter, but, overall, I'm pleased with how this tape came out.

Van Halen - 2015-08-31 - Cincinnati, OH (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Riverbend Music Center 

Sound Professionals CMC-08s->SP-SB10 (no bass roll-off)->Roland R05-> CoolEditPro->CD Wave->TLH 

Taper: ironchef 

01. Light Up the Sky 
02. Runnin' With the Devil 
03. Romeo Delight 
04. Everybody Wants Some!! 
05. Drop Dead Legs 
06. Feel Your Love Tonight 
07. Somebody Get Me a Doctor 
08. She's the Woman 
09. China Town 
10. I'll Wait 
11. Drum solo 
12. Little Guitars 
13. Dance the Night Away 
14. Beautiful Girls 
15. Women in Love 
16. Hot for Teacher 
17. In a Simple Rhyme -> Growth 
18. "Dirty Movies" 
19. Ice Cream Man 
20. Unchained 
21. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 
22. Guitar solo 
23. You Really Got Me 
24. Panama 
25. Jump 

Total time: 116:04 

Notes by the taper:
My third show of the tour and my favorite so far. Granted, the setlist is set in stone. We were a few rows behind the soundboard just over to Wolfie's side and had the best sound and sight line. Our seats were a few sections over, but we moved over here instead when I spotted a few rows of empties. The sound was definitely better than where we sat for KWS. So much fun, and off to Deer Creek (Indy) on Wednesday.