Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Wilco – Chicago, IL (05/23/97)


Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: SBD/AUD Matrix
Transfer: Tascam DA-30 mkII > S/PDIF > M Audio Microtrack 24/96 > WAV > Audacity > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC
Taper Unknown
Transferred & Seeded by Bill Graves

~ Disc 1 ~
1. Introduction
2. Misunderstood
3. Far Far Away
4. Forget The Flowers
5. That’s Not The Issue
6. Someday Soon
7. New Madrid
8. Red-Eyed And Blue >
9. I Got You >
10. Someone Else’s Song
11. Shouldn’t Be Ashamed
12. Why You Wanna Live
13. I Must Be High
14. Passenger Side (fast)
15. What’s The World Got In Store
16. Passenger Side (slow)
17. Hotel Arizona
18. Monday

~ Disc 2 ~
1. Kingpin
2. Outta Site
~ Encore ~
3. Crowd / Banter
4. The Lonely 1 *
5. Gun
6. Who Were You Thinking Of? @
7. Box Full Of Letters >
8. Ziggy Stardust #
9. Immigrant Song #

*-w/Jesse of The Jayhawks on Fiddle
@-w/Gary Louris & Dan Murphy
#-w/J.P. (stage manager) on vocals

This show is a Boiler in the Basement Installment –

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Wilco – Chicago, IL (11/24/01)


November 24, 2001
Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

Download: FLAC/MP3

DSBD > ? > CD > EAC > FLAC

Disc 2

01 Intro
02 I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
03 War On War
04 She’s A Jar
05 Why Would You Wanna Live
06 A Shot In The Arm
07 Ashes Of American Flags
08 Radio Cure
09 Kamera
10 Pot Kettle Black
11 Misunderstood
12 Pick Up The Change
13 One By One
14 Jesus, Etc.
15 Heavy Metal Drummer
16 I’m The Man Who Loves You
17 I’m Always In Love

Disc 2

01 Sunken Treasure
02 Far, Far Away
03 California Stars
04 Can’t Stand It
05 I Got You (At The End Of The Century)
06 Outta Mind (Outta Sight)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Wilco – Chicago, IL (02/15/08)

wilco - chicago - 2008-02-19-a-fold

Riviera Theater
Chicago, Illinois
February 15, 2008

Download: FLAC/MP3

Track listing:

Marty Lennartz intro
A Shot in the Arm
Side With The Seeds
You Are My Face
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Pot Kettle Black
At Least That’s What You Said
What’s the World … (false start)
What’s The World Got In Store
When The Roses Bloom Again
Airline To Heaven
Ashes of American Flags
Either Way
Jesus, Etc.
Too Far Apart
I Can’t Stand It
Sunken Treasure
Spiders (Kidsmoke)
Far, Far Away
Why Would You Wanna Live?
Impossible Germany
Sky Blue Sky
Please Be Patient With Me
Cars Can’t Escape
Encore break
Hate It Here
I’m The Man Who Loves You
Heavy Metal Drummer
Outta Sight Outta Mind


Ademotte Source
Source: Audio Technica AT-899 omni => Edirol R-09
Transfer: R-09 => WAV => Magix Audio Cleaning Lab => WAV => FLAC (level 8 )
Location: balcony, far left, roughly 10th row

Skalinder Source – the best source for my money.
Recordist : Brian Skalinder / bskalinder@yahoo.com
Location : ~3′ RoC, ~40′ back at first rail overlooking pit, ~6.5′ stand
Mic Config : DINA, 17cm, 90º
Source : Schoeps MK5 (cardioid) > KC5 > CMC6 > Sound Devices 722
Record Format: 24-bit, 48 kHz
Conversion : Sound Devices 722 > firewire > PC
Edit : MAGIX Samplitude SE v8.3 (gain adjustments, iZotope Ozone 3 Loudness Maximizer, mixdown, fades, resample, MBIT+ dither, tracking)
Final Format : 16-bit, 44 kHz


In 2008 Wilco did a run in Chicago where they played every song they had officially released plus a few extras like some of the stuff they did with Billy Bragg on the Mermaid Avenue sessions. Pretty much every night was epic with them playing about 30 songs a show. I posted the run in a low quality MP3 format ages ago, but it got deleted by Mediafire or whatever. Thanks to the Owl and Bear I now have the entire run in FLAC format (which I’ve also converted into high quality MP3s.) There are also multiple sources for each show and I’ll be posting those as well. I decided to put the various sources into one post with notes on their details.

I’m also going to comment on which source I think is better for each show, but with the caveat that I haven’t had time to listen to every note from every show and every source. My judgment will come from a few tracks through my computer speakers. Your mileage may very. I will however include one song in MP3 format to download as a way for you all to listen and make your own choices.