152 minutes | Feb 1, 2019

Episode 21: Barcelona, ESP - 11/21/96

In this week's episode we dig into a show from the No Code tour in 1996 that was a popular bootleg back in the day, but not necessarily for the reason you'd guess. This Barcelona show featured a sound check that made the rounds throughout the Pearl Jam community because of three featured songs - Parting Ways, Hard To Imagine and I'm Open. While Parting Ways was 4 years from even being included on an album, the other two songs were ones rarely in Pearl Jam's live repertoire at the time. While the sound check is certainly an interesting facet, we'll talk about how in hindsight it might not be as good as was praised at the time. As for the show itself, it's obviously very No Code heavy which we've talked about before. But there are interesting set decisions here that we wouldn't usually see nowadays such as a mid-set version of Off He Goes and a late set version of Sometimes. Can't forget to mention our Wishlist set choice for closer, Around The Bend, that was used in that spot for the third and last time here. You'll tune into this show for the Pearl Jam, but you'll stay for the pizza and Muppet comparisons which are totally logical. We swear! If you like the show and subscribe to us on iTunes, feel free to rate and leave us a comment and let us know what you think. If you really like this show, follow us on all of our social media pages @liveon4legspodcast on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you REEEEAALLY like the show, head on over to Patreon, pitch in as much as you'd like to receive new and exclusive monthly episodes, a LO4L t-shirt, a free bootleg from any of our shows that we've covered AND best of all, an opportunity to come and be a guest on our show to talk about your favorite Pearl Jam show you've ever been to. Can't get a much better deal than that!
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