The Decemberists – Chicago, IL (04/19/07)

The Decemberists
Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

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  1. < lead-in >
  2. Crane Wife 1 & 2
  3. The Infanta
  4. July, July!
  5. Summer Song
  6. Yankee Bayonet [1]
  7. Clementine
  8. Shiny
  9. O Valencia!
  10. Sixteen Military Wives
  11. The Island
  12. < fade-out >


  1. < fade-in >
  2. Sons And Daughters


  1. Wonder
  2. Mariner’s Revenge

Source Schoeps MK4/KC5/CMC6 > Oade Transparent MOD Edirol R-4
Lineage Edirol R-4 > USB > PC
Taped by Brian Skalinder
Transferred by Brian Skalinder



[1] with Shara Warden on vocals

To seamlessly join the two discs, simply remove D1T12 and D2T01.

Much better recording than the night before – sound engineer had the room dialed in much more effectively than the night before. This recording is dedicated to the meathead and bimbo crew who planted themselves right in front of me and then proceeded to <1> blather obnoxiously through half of the performance (especially during quiet songs) despite multiple audience members’ polite reqests to pipe down or at least move to the back / sides of the venue, and <2> throw nearly – but not quite – empty beer cups at each other, splashing those around them with backwash and beer. Classy act, indeed. High five, high five!! But I won’t let a handful of meatheads and bimbos ruin it for everyone by hoarding the recording (the only one of the night of which I’m aware), so…here it is: Enjoy!

Taper : Brian Skalinder /
Location : ~5′ RoC, ~3′ FOB, ~7′ stand
Mic Config : 17cm, 90∫
Source : Schoeps MK4/KC5/CMC6 > Oade Transparent MOD Edirol R-4
Record Format: 24-bit, 48 kHz
Conversion : Edirol R-4 > USB > PC
Edit : Samplitude SE v8.3 (fades, resample, dither, track)
Final Format : 16-bit, 44.1 kHz
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Reviewer: Decemberist416 – favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite – May 1, 2007
Subject: AWESOME!!!
I was at the Apr 16th show in Milwaukee and ever since have been looking here to find decent quality recordings. This recording from the Chicago show is SUPERB. I never get sick of listening to these concerts. I’ve been to two of their shows now and when I DL these and listen, I imagine I’m at that show. It’s great how they also have a different set list for each show. Ihe Infanta is AWESOME when done live!

Great recording, man! My only regret is what you mentioned — the rude, meathead idiots who kept talking throughout the whole show! Why the hell where they even there…they obviously had no interest in seeing the Decemberists perform. Man, if I would have been at THAT show and there were idiots talking like that, I would have kicked their asses. That is SO DAMN RUDE. I hope you meatheads are reading this. SHOW SOME RESPECT. If you don’t like the band, LEAVE and allow those that do to enjoy the show to the full extent.

Thank you!! Looking forward to more superb recordings from this Decemberists tour!
Reviewer: jayspanbauer – favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite – April 28, 2007
Subject: Great!
Great setlist, and a great sounding recording! Probably one of the better, if not best, one out there!

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