Vic Theatre

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Widespread Panic
The Vic
Chicago, IL
March 31, 1994

1. Intro (Richard Milne of WXRT) >
2. Little Kin (some level adjustments)
3. Travelin’ Light (tape chewed @ 1:50, lasts about 50 seconds)
4. Pickin’ Up The Pieces
5. Pleas
6. Space Wrangler >
7. Henry Parsons Died
8. Papa’s…Home (tape flip @ 9:01)
9. Airplane
10. Fishwater
11. Driving Song >
12. Disco >
13. Driving Song
14. Blackout Blues
15. Wondering (tape change at end)
16. Diner
17. Hatfield >
18. Junior
19. Chilly Water
Encore: (deck paused during break)
20. Porch Song
21. Proving Ground

Source: Audio Technica AT825 (X/Y stereo mic) > Marantz PMD430 / Maxell XLII-S

Lineage (full explanation below): Master XLII-S cassettes > DAT > Mackie mixer (flip phase one channel) > XLII-S cassettes (in Marantz PMD510, speed adjusted) > Sound Devices 722 (24/96) > Audiogate (+6 dB, fades, tracking, dither/re-sample to 16/44.1) > xACT (flac 8 w/ SBA & tags)

Recorded & transferred (2/2013) by taperjoe.

Full explanation of lineage:

The recording rig used was checked out from Columbia College in Chicago where I was a student taking a location recording class at the time. This is to say I was a somewhat inexperienced taper. :)

The master cassettes had one channel that was out-of-phase with the other. The cause was believed to be a mis-wired connector on the mic; someone at Columbia had modified the cable taking off the XLRs & replacing them with 1/4″ (to be compatible with the cassette deck), wiring one backwards from the other. The problem on the tapes was discovered a couple years later so an effort was undertaken to correct it…

Cassettes were transferred to DAT, then the DAT was played back through a small Mackie mixer (1202 or 1402) & the phase was reversed on one channel. The output of the Mackie went BACK TO THE MASTER CASSETTE, recording over the original analog master. I know, pretty stupid move. At the time I still LISTENED to cassettes & figured, “Well, this is fucked, why would I want to keep it in its current state?”. No eq or anything else was used, it was simply an effort to fix the phase problem. BUT, now the recording has been “fixed” at 16-bit resolution.

The result: a recording that is now A>D>A>D. I did this transfer at 24/96 so I wouldn’t feel the need to do it again. They’re archived (as untracked tape sides), but I wouldn’t consider them worthy of circulation, the 16-bit versions should be fine.

I think this is why I haven’t been in a big hurry to circulate these, but they sound better then I remembered, so why not!



Widespread Panic
Vic Theatre
Chicago, IL
July 14, 1994

Disc 1
01. Heroes >
02. Weight of the World
03. Pilgrims
04. Porch Song
05. Little Kin
06. Ain’t No Use >
07. Travelin’ Light
08. Pickin’ Up The Pieces >
09. Junior

Disc 2
01. Stop-Go >
02. Papa’s Home >
03. Drums >
04. Papa’s Home >
05. Henry Parsons Died
06. West Virginia >
07. Ain’t Life Grand
08. Jack >
09. Chilly Water

10. Love Tractor

[‘Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin’ jam during ‘Chilly Water’; The Aquarium Rescue Unit opened]

Converted and edited by D.P. Swint
Seeded by Patrick Wood

Widespread Panic
August 5th, 1995
Vic Theatre,
Chicago, IL

Set One
01. intro
02. Holden Oversoul
03. Travelin’ Light
04. Gradle
05. Junior
06. Hatfield
07. 1 X 1
08. Airplane
09. Pusherman
10. Ain’t Life Grand

Set Two
01. intro
02. “Lights Out”
03. Chilly Water
04. Henry Parsons Died
05. Chilly Water
06. Pilgrims
07. Radio Child
08. Tallboy
09. Arleen
10. Diner
11. Rebirtha
12. Fishwater
13. Drums
14. Fishwater
15. callback

16. West Virginia
17. Can’t Find My Way Home

s: balcony Neumann RSM-190i > Shure A15BT transformers > Sony D7

Widespread Panic
The Vic Theatre,
Chicago, IL

Set 1:

01. Disco >
02. Heroes >
03. Little Kin
04. Better Off
05. Ain’t No Use >
06. I’m Not Alone
07. Can’t Get High
08. Help Me Somebody >
09. Porch Song
10. Conrad

Set 2:

01. Space Wrangler >
02. No Sugar Tonight
03. The Last Straw
04. Pickin’ Up The Pieces
05. Blackout Blues* >
06. Guilded Splinters* >
07. Drums* >
08. Pigeons >
09. Makes Sense To Me


10. Dream Song >
11. Mr. Soul

* with Rob Bonaccorsi on guitar, Simon Horrocks on percussion, Wayne Healy on guitar

[‘Conrad’, ‘Little Kin’, ‘Better Off’, ‘Can’t Get High’, ‘The Last Straw’, ‘Pigeons’, ‘Makes Sense To Me’, ‘Dream Song’ and ‘Mr. Soul’ later broadcast on WXRT FM; Soundcheck: ‘And It Stoned Me’ (appeared on the album Hempilation)]

Source : SBD > DA-P20 @ 48.0khz
Converted and edited by D.P. Swint. Seeded by Patrick Wood

Static during the introduction before ‘Disco’. Slight static during ‘Conrad’ at 08:04-08:12




Widespread Panic
The Vic Theatre,
Chicago, IL

1: Rebirtha > Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys > Red Beans, Junior > Hope In A Hopeless World, Pickin’ Up The Pieces* > Who Do You Belong To?*, Maggot Brain* > Chilly Water*
2: Pigeons, Jack > Tie Your Shoes > Sleepy Monkey > Tie Your Shoes > Vacation > Drums, The Take Out* > Chunk Of Coal*, Porch Song*
E: She Caught The Katy*

* with David Blackmon on fiddle

[WXRT 25th Anniversary Free Show; Soundcheck (with David Blackmon): ‘Nobody’s Loss’, ‘Aunt Avis’]