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 Post subject: 2003 Tour of Japan compilation - The Guests Are So Refined
PostPosted: Sat August 24, 2013 11:47 am 
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THE GUESTS ARE SO REFINED
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2003 Tour of Japan

compilation & artwork by ridleybradout

August 2013

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The 2003 tour of Japan was a unique one for Pearl Jam. After concluding an arena tour of Australia, the band found themselves playing to subdued audiences in smaller venues filled with Japanese businessmen in suits and ties. This atmosphere encouraged the band to take a different approach – playing unusual and varied setlists that were at times made up as they went. The rehearsal-like vibe was highly conducive to the band's quieter and more intricate tracks, leading to some special performances that showcased nuances often lost in more traditional concert environments. Having said that, when they decided to rock they did so HARD, with deliciously satisfying guitar-tones and some of Ed's most aggressive vocal performances of the decade. This compilation presents some of the best moments from that tour, the first disc focusing on the more chilled-out performances and the second on the rock. The icing on the cake is that the Japan bootlegs are sound-wise among the best Pearl Jam has ever recorded.

Special thanks to E.H. Ruddock, Lowlight79, Kevin Davis and everyone else who contributed to the discussion of tracks to be considered for this compilation. I had to make some tough (and possibly controversial!) calls in culling this down, as the tour was so good it could easily have run to 3 or 4 discs. Wendy Carlos's Twin is currently putting together his own take on the Japan tour, so his compilation should hopefully complement this one and fill in some gaps.

Hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed making it :)



Source: Official bootlegs > FLAC > WAV > Nero WaveEditor/SoundTrax > FLAC
2 discs
Total size: 1.01 GB
Total time: 02:39:10
FLAC encoded, includes FFP and Md5 files.

Full high-res artwork included.

FAN-MADE PROJECT - NOT FOR SALE


TRACKLIST:

DISC ONE

01 Oceans (Osaka 2003-03-04)
02 Of The Girl (Sendai 2003-02-28)
03 Thin Air (Osaka 2003-03-04)
04 Off He Goes (Osaka 2003-03-04)
05 Nothing As It Seems (Sendai 2003-02-28)
06 Untitled (Yokohama 2003-03-01)
07 I Am Mine (Osaka 2003-03-04)
08 Wishlist (Osaka 2003-03-04)
09 Improvisation (Nagoya 2003-03-06)*
10 Immortality (Nagoya 2003-03-06)
11 You Are (Sendai 2003-02-28)
12 Don't Be Shy (Tokyo 2003-03-03)
13 Last Kiss (Osaka 2003-03-04)
14 Bu$hleaguer (Sendai 2003-02-28)
15 Black (Sendai 2003-02-28)
16 Smile (Osaka 2003-03-04)
17 Indifference (Yokohama 2003-03-01)

DISC TWO

01 Can't Keep (Tokyo 2003-03-03)
02 Do The Evolution (Osaka 2003-03-04)
03 Ghost (Osaka 2003-03-04)
04 Hail Hail (Tokyo 2003-03-03)
05 Breakerfall (Osaka 2003-03-04)
06 Corduroy (Yokohama 2003-03-01)
07 Given To Fly (Nagoya 2003-03-06)
08 Lukin (Tokyo 2003-03-03)
09 Not For You (Tokyo 2003-03-03)
10 Brain Of J (Nagoya 2003-03-06)
11 Grievance (Sendai 2003-02-28)
12 Half Full (Sendai 2003-02-28)
13 Rearviewmirror (Sendai 2003-02-28)
14 Rival (Yokohama 2003-03-01)
15 Whipping (Yokohama 2003-03-01)
16 Blood (Tokyo 2003-03-03)
17 Go (Osaka 2003-03-04)
18 Faithfull (Osaka 2003-03-04)
19 Porch (Osaka 2003-03-04)
20 Save You (Osaka 2003-03-04)

*Disc One runs to 82:29, so rather than cull more tracks I decided to deftly edit the Improvisation from Nagoya (which clocked in at almost 6 minutes) and shorten it to bring the duration to under 80 minutes for burning to CD-R. The full version of the track is also included for those who are digital-only these days and unconstrained by disc duration ;)

https://mega.co.nz/#F!2w5gnRJQ!N_84HhKk3h06C-O1b3Cmgw
http://www.jam-river.com/pearl-jam/en/t ... 1511&hit=1

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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Tour of Japan compilation - The Guests Are So Refin
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Awesome, thanks for this :thumbsup:

Should be a great companion album to "Friends at High Tide."


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No, no...I'm not doing a Japan comp anymore. You guys took care of it. I look forward to checking it out.


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Yeah, very well done all!

I'm looking forward to checking this out.

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What's with the crackling on Thin Air?


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What's with the crackling on Thin Air?

On the original boot unfortunately (at least the two sources I have for it). Maybe someone with an original CD handy could double check?


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This compilation is a treasure, Ridley. Thanks again for putting it together.


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Downloading now - thanks again for taking the time to put this together.

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Awesome. Downloading this today. Thanks guys!


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Downloading this now...Thank you!

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Cheers guys :)

First post updated with jam-river torrent link. MP3 download also now available at original link.

Also, I noticed a minor bug in the disc artwork that I've now fixed so you may want to download the artwork zip again :thumbsup:


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I listened to disc 1 today. I really liked it, except for one thing. And I say this with all the gratitude in the world for the hard work that went into this, but I don't like You Are's placement. It didn't seem to flow right.


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You're literally the worst internet fake anything of all time and beyond the fact you're being annoying, this still isn't about you. Go and seek attention elsewhere.


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You're literally the worst internet fake anything of all time and beyond the fact you're being annoying, this still isn't about you. Go and seek attention elsewhere.

Oh, the forces at play behind this gem of a line! It all seems so clear to me now.

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I was just trying to think of some hyperactive response to Chud's very measured impressions of the comp, for whatever reason this sprung to mind.


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:lol:

Thanks for the feedback anyhoo - You Are is always a difficult track to sequence in a live set. I took my cue from the actual Nagoya show that placed it as a come-down after the epic Improv>Immortality. I like You Are a as less-raucous set closer option, so it seemed the logical choice before the solo encore tracks. To each their own I guess.


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Don't Be Shy coming out of it might actually be the problem. It's tough to really pinpoint. I looked at the sequence real quick to see if I thought it could be better with a quick switch-a-roo but it would require a lot of moving things around so you probably ended up with the best case anyway.


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Thanks for this. Just finished downloading and I cant wait to hear it. I love these fan made compilations.


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