2023-04-14 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA/Source 3

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A very good audience recording, though a bit reverberated sounding. Personal Jesus is incomplete and fades out. Here are the taper's notes:

It was great seeing Depeche Mode after 17 years (!), on their final show of the 1st leg of the tour. As a one time show-goer on this tour, I'm a big fan of this setlist. I scored some free tickets in a suite and I knew beforehand that this wasn't going to be the most amazing location to tape. What I didn't expect was that a couple would bring 2-3 loud kids to spoil everyone's time, let alone the tape, so you'll be hearing them occasionally throughout the recording. Besides screaming children who should've been left with a babysitter, there's also some chatter at some points of the recording because most people are there to have a good time drinking and talking and might not even know one or more songs from the band, which I kind of understand! The tape outside of these extraneous factors is fine I guess. Sounds reinforcement aimed at the suites isn't the best and won't give you the full sound you'd get from being on the floor, but a decent capture regardless - somewhere in the G/VG- range, but I'm sure better captures from the evening will emerge. I almost forgot to mention that I forgot that my recording app doesn't auto-start a new recording, so the ending of Personal Jesus is cut (it takes a real idiot not to remember to "flip a tape" during the encore in the digital era). I cut myself some slack, as this is probably the first 2h-plus show I've recorded with this gear/app.

Both the original high-resolution 24-bit, 48KHz 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. [2:08] Play Intro (Speak To Me)
  2. [5:11] Play My Cosmos Is Mine
  3. [3:27] Play Wagging Tongue
  4. [6:49] Play Walking In My Shoes
  5. [5:09] Play It's No Good
  6. [5:50] Play Sister Of Night
  7. [5:05] Play In Your Room
  8. [6:38] Play Everything Counts
  9. [5:11] Play Precious
  10. [4:55] Play Speak To Me
  11. [4:28] Play A Question Of Lust (*)
  12. [4:40] Play Soul With Me (*)
  13. [4:17] Play Ghosts Again
  14. [5:01] Play I Feel You
  15. [4:28] Play A Pain That I'm Used To
  16. [5:13] Play World In My Eyes
  17. [4:13] Play Wrong
  18. [5:18] Play Stripped
  19. [3:52] Play John The Revelator
  20. [10:58] Play Enjoy The Silence
  21. [0:44] Play Condemnation (Restart)
  22. [3:44] Play Condemnation
  23. [5:09] Play Just Can't Get Enough
  24. [6:19] Play Never Let Me Down Again
  25. [5:00] Play Personal Jesus
  • Total time: 2:03:47


  • DPA SMK4061 -> DPA d:vice MMA-A (+10dB, no HPF) -> Apogee Metarecorder (24/48) -> iPhone 13 Pro -> Adobe Audition > iZotope Ozone 10 (EQ, MB compressor, maximizer) > TLH (FLAC 8)
  • Taper: j.mart
  • Original info file and taping location photo included