2023-06-06 Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany/Source 1

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An excellent audience recording. The taper's notes from the original info file are below:

An extraordinary, fabulous show. Much improved sound compared to the shows in Amsterdam. After the first few songs there was hardly any screaming or chattering, so the recording fits the band and especially the excellent fan chants very well.

During the first few songs, there was a Mexican woman standing nearby who at times screamed her lungs out, managing to drown out the sound system that was constantly operating at the 100 DB limit. She changed her place later and reappeared only briefly during the encore.

The sound of the recording was at times unclean, as if the mics had been covered (which was not the case). However, Grigio's editing has turned a good recording into one that is at least very good, if not excellent. The clarity and sharpness is impressive, for which I owe Grigio a great debt of gratitude! It is impressive what is possible with this knowledge and experience of him. Thanks a lot!

Both the original high-resolution 24-bit, 96KHz fileset and a downsampled version in 16-bit, 44.1KHz are available for download below.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. [2:27] Play Intro (Speak To Me)
  2. [5:15] Play My Cosmos Is Mine
  3. [3:32] Play Wagging Tongue
  4. [6:52] Play Walking In My Shoes
  5. [5:11] Play It's No Good
  6. [5:49] Play Sister Of Night
  7. [5:09] Play In Your Room
  8. [6:58] Play Everything Counts
  9. [5:22] Play Precious
  10. [4:09] Play My Favourite Stranger
  11. [7:22] Play Home (*)
  12. [4:49] Play Soul With Me (*)
  13. [4:19] Play Ghosts Again
  14. [5:10] Play I Feel You
  15. [4:30] Play A Pain That I'm Used To
  16. [5:15] Play World In My Eyes
  17. [4:16] Play Wrong
  18. [5:21] Play Stripped
  19. [4:03] Play John The Revelator
  20. [7:25] Play Enjoy The Silence
  21. [3:32] Play Encore Break
  22. [4:03] Play Condemnation
  23. [5:38] Play Just Can't Get Enough
  24. [6:31] Play Never Let Me Down Again
  25. [7:18] Play Personal Jesus
  • Total time: 2:10:16


  • DPA4061 Core Omnis w/Softboost Grid -> DPA D:VICE MMA-A (low pass filter 80hz) -> iPhone 12 mini (24/96) -> iZotope RX10 (Declick / Fades) -> Har-Bal v2.3 -> Wavelab v6.11 Build 353 -> Adobe Audition CC 2018 -> FLAC level 8
  • Taper: oni (of no interest)
  • Editor: Grigio
  • Taping position: stacked taped from FOS1, front row, left side of stage, standing in front of speaker stacks
  • Original info file and photo of Dave as folder artwork included