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!

The Decemberists – Chicago, IL (04/18/07)

The Decemberists
Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL
Wednesday April 18, 2007

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This set also includes the 24 bit version of the same source

Taper: George Wang
Source: DPA4023 > Oade M148 > Sound Devices 722 @ 24/96 (low cut enabled 40 Hz @ 12 dB/oct)
Location: ~ 40 feet from stage, 5 feet right of center

WAV > FLAC: .wav @ 24/96 > Steinberg WaveLab v5.00a (dither with Apogee UV22HR to
16/44.1) > CD-WAV/FLAC frontend v1.7.1 > .flac

Disc One:

01: Announcements – 01:00.000
02: Intro > – 00:59.533
03: Intro II > – 04:02.600
04: Oceanside > – 05:32.533
05: The Island – 10:47.600
06: Intro > – 01:03.400
07: The Bachelor And The Bride – 03:53.333
08: Intro > – 01:45.133
09: Yankee Bayonet * – 04:38.400
10: Intro > – 01:04.733
11: Billy Liar – 05:02.266
12: Grace Cathedral Hill – 05:13.866
13: Shankhill Butchers – 04:42.000
14: Intro > – 02:25.400
15: I’ll Come Running – 04:26.200

Total: – 56:37.000

Disc Two:

01: Intro > – 01:22.133
02: Odalisque – 04:49.000
03: O Valencia – 04:22.866
04: Intro > – 01:17.000
05: Perfect Crime #2 – 07:40.266
06: When The War Came – 08:57.733
07: Encore: – 01:48.133
08: Crane Wife 3 – 04:27.400
09: Intro > – 03:33.466
10: Mariner’s Revenge – 15:31.266
11: Outro – 02:18.733

Total: – 56:08.000


  • with Shara Warden

Thanks to Brian Skalinder for the clamp space.

compiled by George Wang on 04-27-2007

Wilco – Chicago, IL (05/23/97)

Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

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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 –

Wilco – Chicago, IL (11/24/01)

November 24, 2001
Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

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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)

Wilco – Chicago, IL (02/15/08)

Riviera Theater
Chicago, Illinois
February 15, 2008

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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 /
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. 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.