Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Los Angeles, CA
October 16, 1999
** 16 BIT **
Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter, position unknown (most likely @ 80hz, middle setting) > Sony WM-D6
Transfer: Master cassettes (Maxell Tyle IV metal) > Denon 790R > Kenwood A-522 amplifier > Kenwood GE-622 Equalizer > Audacity (boosting/splicing) > .WAV
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav (tracking) > Trader’s Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: Near the front of the bleacher section
Recorded & transferred by: Steve “ballsdeep” Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr
- Jammin’ Me
- Runnin’ Down A Dream
- Don’t Do Me Like That
- I Don’t Wanna Fight (1)
- Mary Jane’s Last Dance
- I Won’t Back Down
- Listen To Her Heart
- It’s Good To Be King
- You Don’t Know How It Feels
- Band Intros
- Don’t Come Around Here No More
- You Got Lucky
- Free Girl Now
- You Wreck Me
- Encore Break
- Encore –
- Free Fallin’
- American Girl
(1) Mike Campbell – kead vocals
Tom Petty – lead vocals & guitars
Mike Campbell – guitars & backing vocals
Benmont Tench – keyboards & backing vocals
Howie Epstein – bass & backing vocals
Scott Thurston – harp, keyboards, guitar, & backing vocals
Steve Ferrone – drums
- Tape flip during the applause after “I Won’t Back Down”. No music was lost, but some of the following “Chat” is missing.
- Tape flip during the applause after “Don’t Come Around Here No More” – seamlessly spliced, no music lost.
This is a sort of ‘reseed/remaster’.
In light of Tom’s death, this was not a fun show.
A huge component of that was the venue itself…it seemed the lines painted on the bleachers were no more than a foot wide (dividing the seats), and one almost had to stand sideways if you wanted to stand. I can’t even imagine sitting for a whole show there.
The other component of that was Tom himself…I had no idea he was on the horse at the time, I think this was the final show of the tour, and it may have been the tail end of that use, but in my opinion, he was in pretty rough shape. I say this in no sense of disrespect, as the show itself sounds pretty fantastic.
The one moment that sticks out is “Swingin'”…as there was this intro to the song that to my ears sounds like “mumblemumblemumbleSWIIIIIIIIIIIIINGINmumblemumblemumble”.
The Heartbreakers pretty much picked him up and carried him on their back this night…I’ll leave it at that.
BIG THANKS to Dennis for bringing this one back to torrent land.
I’ll continue on the “golden road of fuck off”.
More, later, as always…