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Grey Daze Live - 1994.10.06


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Show Information

Date: October 06, 1994
Location: Phoenix, AZ US Event/Festival: "Wake Me" Pre-Production Live Session
Venue: David Knauer's Recording Studio Show Number: Show 1 of 1
Venue Type: Studio

Setlist:

Notes:

01. Hole
02. Spin
03. Sometimes
04. Commit
05. Morei Sky False Start
06. Morei Sky
07. Wake Me
08. Starting To Fly
09. Painted
10. Come On
11. Shouting Out Chester's Vocals Only
12. What's In The Eye?
13. Holding You
14. Holding You
15. Holding You
16. Believe Me
17. Believe Me
18. Believe Me
19. She Shines
20. Here, Nearby

Show Notes:


- On the very first day of working on the band's debut album Wake Me, the album's producer David Knauer recorded the band playing live in his studio. He recorded their performance straight to DAT tape and had Chester say the name of every song so it was on tape as well. The three Grey Daze demo tracks ('Commit', 'Come On' and 'Here, Nearby') that were circulating for years are actually just a small part of his unedited live recording. David: "Then I made cassettes for myself and each band member from this digital master. We used these to listen to the songs for a week or so then got back together to talk about the songs and choose what goes on the album. The only copies out in the world were the 4 cassettes that each band member had".

- Unlike the way 'Commit' was performed in Rally Kap Sports Bar a month prior to this show, part of its outro was not sped up during this performance.

- The version of 'Morei Sky' performed during this session still had a slightly different solo and an extra chorus at the end of the song comparing to the final studio version appeared on Wake Me.

- Before kicking into 'Come On', Chester mistakenly introduced it as 'She Shines', but then corrected himself.

- 'Shouting Out' did not feature any female backing vocals during this performance.

- According to David, both 'Holding You' and 'Believe Me' were so new at the time, the band had to play them a few times to get them right live.

- A few of the lines on 'Here, Nearby' were switched comparing to the final studio version appeared on Wake Me.

- Unlike the way 'She Shines' was performed in Rally Kap Sports Bar a month prior to this show, this time the song had a chorus melody that is identical to the one appeared on Wake Me, but the song still featured a totally different structure with lesser number of choruses and, as a result, bigger emphasis on the line "So eager" which, at the song's climax, Chester sings 16 times in a row.



Other Notes:


- 'Commit', 'Come On' and 'Painted' didn't make it to any of the band's CDs.



Sources:


Source 1: Studio Audio (Digital Audio Tape)

Taper: David Knauer

Time: Unknown

Format: DAT

Comments: The original unedited master recording. The tracklist handwritten on the tape misses 'Spin', 'Starting To Fly' and 'She Shines', but the songs are likely on the tape.

 

Source 1a: Studio Audio (Audio cassette)

Taper: David Knauer

Time: 57:49

Comments: Transferred/recorded from the master tape by David Knauer for Jonathan Krause. No aborted/unsuccesful takes of 'Morei Sky', 'Holding You' and 'Believe Me'. 'Commit' and 'Come On' obtained by nkramar and released through several sites in 2005. 'Here, Nearby' released by LPFuse in 2006. The full recording in mp3 format obtained by LESTAT and released through LPLive in 2015. The intro of 'Hole' is slightly cut. Long silence after 'Spin'.

 

Source 1b: Studio Audio (Audio cassette)

Taper: David Knauer

Comments: Transferred/recorded from the master tape by David Knauer for Chester Bennington. Most likely, completely identical to Jonathan Krause's cassette. Uncirculated.

 

Source 1c: Studio Audio (Audio cassette)

Taper: David Knauer

Comments: Transferred/recorded from the master tape by David Knauer for Sean Dowdell. Most likely, completely identical to Jonathan Krause's cassette. Lost.

 

Source 1d: Studio Audio (Audio cassette)

Taper: David Knauer

Comments: Transferred/recorded from the master tape by David Knauer for Jason Barnes. Most likely, completely identical to Jonathan Krause's cassette. Uncirculated.


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