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1998 audience recordings - suggestions?

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  • Started 11 months ago by Punj Lizard
  • Latest reply from JERO
  1. Punj Lizard
    Member

    Same question; yet another year. Looking for some good Trust Us tour gigs. Once again, your help is greatly appreciated.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  2. Juergen
    Member

    You asked for audience recordings? There is one radio recording from Stavanger 1998-03-21 which I recommend (only two songs of the show missing).

    The best audience recordings are Copenhagen 1998-05-07 (best sound) and Berlin 1998-05-27.

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  3. Punj Lizard
    Member

    @Juergen - Thanks. Grabbing now.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  4. kippenhok
    Member

    Utrecht 1998-05-30 is also must have. Quality is a bit below the recordings Juergen suggested, but the playing makes up for it.

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  5. Punj Lizard
    Member

    @kippenhok. Thanks. Grabbing that too.

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  6. This year was so good, that you might just want to download it all.

    I didn't see one single show that year...

    But the irony is on me.

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  7. Be
    Member

    There used to be a 1998 Tour Compilation which is huge! I have it on my pc, but not the original torrent.

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  8. shakti
    Member

    My favourite tour, and alas, like Anders I didn't see any shows until the short Norwegian tour in October.

    There really isn't a bad show in 1998, but they definitely got better and better through the tour, so that March gig in Stavanger is pretty average by comparison.

    My favourite might be Reutlingen May 21. It was apparently recorded on cassette tape, and when the volume peaks there is distortion, but there isn't that annoying digital clipping and limiting, so I really like the sound. It's not the spaciest gig (no K9 suite), but the energy is insane. Ocean in Her Eye is a revelation in its live form, and STG is probably the best ever version.

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  9. Punj Lizard
    Member

    @Be and @Shakti - Thanks for your suggestions.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  10. Be
    Member

    If you don't mind that I only have lossy mp3-Files (Although in high bitrate. I don't care about losless formats and convert everything to mp3 or ogg as I don't hear any difference, but usually tapers don't want the files to be spread in inferior formats.), I could upload the Tour Compilation and the Reutlingen gig somewhere (Yousendit or Mega etc).

    (I also have Hannover and Berlin (which is missing the files officially releasd on RW I).)

    Posted 11 months ago #
  11. s_edelman
    Member

    I would be interrested in the 1998 tourcompilation too ...

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  12. Be
    Member

    https://mega.nz/#!B9lTiS6Q!GuX7j-CEwdrpwk0Aw5foKyWPbJqXdgOIFlZRqem_jzw

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  13. Be
    Member

    I will remove the link in a while.

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  14. Punj Lizard
    Member

    @Be - I've downloaded the compilation from the link you gave. And would love to get a copy of Reutlingen too. Thanks so much.

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  15. s_edelman
    Member

    Got it, thanks! hours of fun ahead

    Posted 11 months ago #
  16. crossskip
    Member

    @Be - I've downloaded the compilation from the link you gave. And would love to get a copy of Reutlingen too. Thanks so much.

    Reutlingen is also found in Be's zip-file

    Thanks for the link!

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  17. Be
    Member

    Here are Hannover, Berlin and Stavanger from 1998:
    https://mega.nz/#!UwVSSCLC!6JGO9RxbMmchLQ_3VO9Xizso4eHsCT887ax52SVxvyc

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  18. BalleKlorin
    Member

    Thanks a bunch! I grabbed them both

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  19. Punj Lizard
    Member

    Brilliant. Thanks Be.

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  20. shakti
    Member

    I revisited Reutlingen 1998/05/21 and I was wrong about a couple of things.

    First of all, they did play K9/Un Chien, and a great version it was too. Not a bad one in the bunch in 1998 though. Apart from that though, it was a more hard rocking/jammy set without a lot of the spacier/mellower/psychedelic songs from that tour like Rad Freq, Manmower and The Wheel.

    Secondly, I remembered it as being a very good show. It's not. It's a *stunning* show with definitive versions of Ocean in Her Eye, Heartattack Mac and STG (to my ears anyway). The energy in Heartattack Mac is unbelievable, and the breakdown section of STG goes deep into skronk territory before they bring it back with devastating power and a spaced out outro section. Superb stuff.

    The recording is also excellent - when it gets super loud it's saturated and distorting, but in a pleasant way which adds to the visceral impact. It has a very "you are there" feeling, with excellent bass and excellent sense of space. Snah's reverbed guitar sounds huge!
    If anything lets the show down it's a slightly anti-climactic ending with "hit" songs before Vortex Surfer, but I guess the boys needed to chill out after a massively loud and hard show. Probably in my top 3 of all time recorded MP shows.

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  21. Great comments! Reutlingen was on 1998/05/22, btw.

    This thread also inspired me, and I had just put Reutlingen on when I read this.

    STG: I haven't reached that far into the concert yet, but I just listened to the 19 min version from Deventer 1997-05-30, and I imagine that one will be hard to top. I also know they did some great versions during the '98 spring tour. It will be exciting to see if I agree with you.

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  22. otherdemon
    Member

    @The Other Anders: Agreed with you 100% about the Deventer '97 version of STG (especially
    when they mix in some Wheel in there.)
    In fact I think 1997 was a far better year live-wise than '98. Something about
    the combination of that wild energy coupled with great setlists and selected spaceouts
    that tickles my fancy. '98 had mostly predictable setlists and uneven performances, IMO.
    However I like the Reutlingen one (awesome version of Ocean In Her Eye)

    Oslo, Berlin and Deventer from '97 are 3 of my all-time favorite MP live recordings. Those
    are mandatory for everyone calling themselves psychonauts

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  23. shakti
    Member

    I beg to differ. IMHO they were on a different plane by 1998. Everything they did was sublime and touched by the hand of God (Snah?).

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  24. otherdemon
    Member

    No prob. Would be boring if everyone agreed on everything.

    I do agree that Un Chien was far better in '98 than in '97.

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  25. We cannot all fully agree on everything, that is what makes this so much fun!

    I am rediscovering true happiness as I recently found my way back to some serious psychonauting, this forum being a huge inspiration. Going to more gigs again and meeting many of you out there is another huge part of it, and the third part of it was unpacking a couple of old boxes of recordings I stacked away 13 years ago. A big mistake it was! (Stacking them away, that is.)

    I remember 1998 to be my favorite year, but I am rediscovering 1997 as we speak. First the Oslo '97 AADAP re-issue, then Deventer '97. Now I need to dig deeper!

    STG: I still hold the Deventer '97 version over Reutlingen '98, but they are both fantastic in each their way.

    Un Chien made a huge leap in development from '97 to '98, but the Deventer '97 version is still up there among the best / most interesting.

    If you are collecting the essentials, you need both Deventer '97 and Reutlingen '98.

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  26. Be
    Member

    There are actually some recordings from 1997, I discovered. I have:
    Genova, Roma, Deventer, Offenbach, Berlin and Trondheim.
    They all have killer setlists. Roma has K9, Vortex Surfer and the Golden Core in one gig. For me that would be the ultimate experience!

    Is there more?

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  27. otherdemon
    Member

    @Be: There's the Haugesund '97 gig which is incomplete, but features the rarely played Roger McGuinn (which is an early version of Ɯberwagner AND Snafu). Shit sound, though.

    Oberhausen is also a fabulous one, but that one's also incomplete, unfortunately.

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  28. JERO
    Member

    Thank you, Be, a treasure chest if ever I saw one! Those were different times, and at the time I didn't always knew how to appreciate Geb's contributions aside from his drumming, but now in retrospect and listening to these recordings, in fact I kinda miss that ol' banjo, the glockenspiel as well, they had a nice versatile sound in 1998, as much as I love the present incarnation of the band, it makes one realise they were already that great 20 years ago! Thanx for making this accessible!

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