Thursday, June 11, 2015

Download: Wilco Live at The Pageant in St. Louis (May 04, 2015)

Credit:Tim Bottchen

Just over a month ago, the Pageant played host to Wilco's lone 2015 St. Louis show.  If you were at the show, you know it was something special and won't soon be forgotten.  If you weren't able to make the show (or couldn't score tickets), you needn't worry, we've got you covered.  We're pleased to announce we've archived the show for your listening pleasure.

You can freely download the show in lossless FLAC and lossy MP3 formats at the URLs below.  If you'd like to read more about the show, check out our editor-in-chief's review [HERE].  In the meantime, do yourself a solid, grab a copy of the show, and throw on your headphones (before you explode) ... 'cause Wilco will love you, baby!

Download the lossless FLAC version [HERE].  (717 MB)

Download the lossy MP3 version [HERE].  (321 MB)

It should be noted, for all the audiophiles out there, the zip archives were each created using no external compression (to maintain file integrity).  Yeah, we're like that too, we just don't openly admit it. ;)

And lastly, it should also be noted the source, uncompressed 16/44.1 PCM WAV files were converted to MP3 using LAME 3.98 using the --preset insane and --replaygain-accurate options.  This yielded high-quality MP3 files at a constant bit rate (CBR) of 320 kbps.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or feedback, please let us know.  We're happy to help.


May 04, 2015
The Pageant
St. Louis, MO

Source: Source 1: AKG CK91's (DIN) > AKG MK90/3's (Digigal mod) > AKG SE300B's > Tascam DR-680 (Busman mod) (80Hz HPF) (16/44.1) + Source 2: Audio-Technica BP4025 (X/Y) > Tascam DR-680 (Busman mod) (80Hz HPF) (16/44.1)
Location: DFC, FOB, ~40' back, ~8' high
Transfer: Tascam DR-680 > USB > Audacity 1.3.13-beta > WAV > FLAC Frontend 1.7 (Level 5) + FLAC 1.2.1 > FLAC
Taped and Transferred by Chris Finn (

One Set
01. Intro > At Least That's What You Said
02. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart >
03. Art of Almost
04. Hummingbird
05. Panthers
06. Banter > Handshake Drugs
07. Camera
08. Either Way
09. Banter (It's Good to Be Back)
10. Secret of the Sea
11. Banter (Three Cheers for Tweedy's Dad) >
12. Heavy Metal Drummer
13. I'm the Man Who Loves You
14. Banter (700 Chords)
15. Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway(again)
16. Far, Far Away
17. Impossible Germany
18. Banter (Tweedy's Solo)
19. Jesus, Etc.
20. Born Alone >
21. Dark Neon
22. Banter (Three People Know That Song)
23. Red-Eyed and Blue >
24. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
25. Banter (It's How I Roll)
26. Dawned on Me
27. Banter (One More Song, a Twofer, and Tweedy and Wilco)
28. California Stars
29. Crowd

30. Hate It Here
31. Kingpin >
32. Monday
33. Crowd

34. Casino Queen *
35. Too Far Apart *
36. Banter (Uncle Tupelo, Mississippi Nights) *
37. We've Been Had *
38. Give Back the Key to My Heart *
39. Misunderstood > Outro *

* Acoustic
Post-production in Audacity: Mix and Render, Normalized to -4dB, Amplified to -1dB, Splits, and Fades.
Fades applied to Tracks 01 and 39.

Many thanks to Steve Brothers and Neal Jenney for their assistance and much needed extra hands.

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