2009-04-xx Tour Of The Universe Tour Rehearsals, SIR Studios, New York, NY, USA/Source 3

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A very good webstream recording. There is some slight clipping, but it isn't a major issue. The interviews were likely conducted around the time of the original FM broadcast on July 10, 2009. Following that, there was a first FM rebroadcast on September 14, 2009, and a second FM rebroadcast on December 31, 2009, as part of a "Best Of 2009" series. This webstream version includes Come Back as a web-only extra.

Please note that there is a pre-FM CD source, available as Source 1, which includes only the songs (plus Come Back, which was not included in the FM broadcast) and excludes the interviews. Unfortunately, the recording appears to be Lossy-encoded based on spectrogram analysis.

Furthermore, there is a second FM rebroadcast from December 31, 2009, which mirrors this content (excluding Come Back, which was a web-only outtake), and it is available at Source 2.

Among the three sources, Source 1 (the pre-FM) offers the best sound quality in my opinion, as it lacks FM radio dynamic range compression and appears to be less lossy compared to this 128kbps MP3 webstream version; neither does it suffer from the slight clipping issues present in this version.

The streams below have not been re-encoded; these are the same 128kbps MP3 files you can download in the archive.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. [0:38] Play Intro
  2. [3:29] Play Wrong
  3. [4:38] Play Interview
  4. [4:20] Play Peace
  5. [4:26] Play Interview
  6. [5:49] Play Personal Jesus
  7. [6:16] Play Walking In My Shoes
  8. [0:09] Play Outro
  9. [5:54] Play Come Back
  • Total time: 35:37


  • 128kbps MP3 files downloaded from NPR's website -> track splits created using mp3DirectCut 2.16