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Wilco Live at Solid Sound Festival 2011 (Night 1)


Night 1 of Solid Sound was nearly a wash out.  Pouring rain had guitar techs and roadies giving each other worried looks on stage - and for a while I wasn't sure Wilco would be able to take the stage. 

They did take the stage, albeit a little late, and proceeded to put on one of the most intense shows I've seen from them.  The band mirrored the storm overhead, putting together a setlist that featured some of their noisiest, most experimental and visceral work.  Nels Cline was the star of the night, and as usual he was in top form - his solo on Hotel Arizona absolutely smoked.  Another highlight was Poor Places > Reservations, mirroring the perfect juxtaposition of the songs on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The set featured tracks from every studio album, a handful of brand new songs from the upcoming The Whole Love and closed with a cover of Split Enz "I Got You" with Neil Finn. 

Full recording is below for stream or download (right-click / save as).  Sound is generally excellent - though the pitter-patter of rain in the first few songs is audible, along with a bit of wind noise towards the end of the set.  Well worth the download if only for the full-band premier of 3 new songs.  Check back soon for my recording from night 2 which sounds even better!

 

Wilco
Solid Sound Festival - North Adams MA
June 24, 2011

I Might (new song)
Misunderstood
Bull Black Nova
Muzzle Of Bees
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
One Wing
Via Chicago
Whole Love (new song)
Hotel Arizona
Impossible Germany
Shouldn't Be Ashamed
Handshake Drugs
Radio Cure
Born Alone (new song)
Poor Places
Reservations
Spiders
Walken
I'm The Man Who Loves You
Red-Eyed and Blue
I Got You (At The End Of The Century)
I Got You (Split Enz cover, with Neil Finn)

Full set download:  mp3 zip

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Reader Comments (8)

This is excellent, thanks so much for posting! I was supposed to be there but recently had ACL surgery so couldn't make it.

IMHO I think the rain adds a lot of character in the beginning too, was part of the show. How'd you guys record this, qualities pretty stellar.

Many thanks again!

-Derek

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDerek Hixon

Hi there,
Can you cite the source of this recording? I want to track down the lossless version. Thanks!
BS

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbigshoulders

The recording is mine. I don't usually post the lossless files but I'll see what I can do

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervisiblevoice

Thanks for posting! I'm looking forward to night 2!

July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr. M

The rain actually sounds pretty cool with the music. Makes it sound like an old vinyl album in places (and, yes, that's a compliment), YHF-style embellishments elsewhere.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterToby E.

I found night 2 here... (And sent them here for night 1!)

http://www.thesteamengine.net/home/download-wilco-2011-06-25-solid-sound-festival-north-adams-m.html?lastPage=true#comment13558745

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreedy

Thanks for recording and posting Night 1. Had almost given up on getting a copy because of the driving rain that night. Was a great weekend and now I get to re-live it....minus the soggy weather :)

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterviaBoston

Thank you for providing resources for the recording I've been looking for it and so thankful for this blog.

November 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTodd | Safety posters

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