Rock The River Festival
August 12, 2000
Lineage: Soundboard => DAT(n) => Sony ES60 => Stand-alone Phillips CD burner => CDR => EAC => WAV => Audix Audio Cleaning Lab => WAV => FLAC front-end (level 8)
Disc one (48:07):
1. Introduction (0:29)
2. Airline To Heaven (4:47)
3. Feed of Man (4:30)
4. Christ For President (4:24)
5. California Stars (4:37)
6. Banter (1:10)
7. Secret Of The Sea (2:45)
8. Remember The Mountain Bed (7:04)
9. Red Eyed and Blue (2:34) =>
10. I Got You (3:47)
11. Someone Else's Song (3:06) =>
12. How To Fight Loneliness (4:31) =>
13. Hotel Arizona (4:19)
Disc two (40:29):
1. I'm Always In Love (3:39)
2. Banter (1:05)
3. She's A Jar (4:55)
4. A Shot In The Arm (5:51)
5. Misunderstood (5:51)
6. Encore Break (0:17)
7. I'm The Man Who Loves You (3:38)
8. Casino Queen (4:15)
9. Hoodoo Voodoo (4:28)
10. Won't Get Fooled Again Intro => Outta Mind (Outta Sight) (3:44)
Md5 Signature file is included.
Comments: In the summer of 2000, Wilco played a free show along the Chicago River in the plaza in front of the Tribune Tower. The band had been a darling of WXRT for several years, but were just beginning to build a significant following in the Chicago area. Michigan Avenue was closed to traffic, and the show drew perhaps 5000 fans who climbed all over each other to see a great show.
The band was promoting their second Woody Guthrie tribute album at the time ("Mermaid Avenue Vol. II," with whom they collaborated with Billy Bragg), and much of the early part of the set features Woody Guthrie material. Altogethr a nice mix of current material with the "older" ("A.M."-era) music. I remember the show being great fun -- Jeff Tweedy was clearly jazzed about such a big hometown turnout, and I remember Jay Bennett wandering the stage like a hyperactive mad scientist, seemingly randomly switching between keyboards and guitar and playing whatever he wanted. Though it was a relatively short set, the show was great.
Sound quality is outstanding; I traded for this in the early 2000s before people cared about lineage, but this can't be more than a few generations removed from the master. I am pretty sure this is clean with no glitches or diginoise.
This is sort of a reseed. I put the archived file back on my computer and for some reason didn't keep the original info file. Since I needed to rewrite the info, I also cleaned up the naming convention of a few of the titles, and generated a new md5 signature file (the original didn't have one). The FLAC files themselves are the same ones I originally seeded with this torrent in 2005. I'm recreating the lineage from memory; I'm pretty sure the above chain is how I converted it from DAT.
Highly recommended if you like Wilco; I think this era represented their peak as far as live performance is concerned (though they are still a very good live act). Hard to believe this show took place ten years ago today.
Mp3 samples are included in the comments.
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