Ziggo Dome
The Netherlands

14th October 2012 (2012-10-14)


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Type: Audience master, recorded centre stage, approximately 15 metres back from the ceiling-mounted PA system.

Source: Factory-matched pair of Schoeps CCM 41V microphones (DINa mounted) -> Marantz PMD661 recorder with Oade Concert Mod (-18 dB gain/44.1 kHz/24 bit WAV)

Lineage: Audacity 2.0.2
* applied varying amplification for consistency across recording
* attenuated applause
* some sample-level edits to eliminate clipping on applause
* added fades
* split tracks
* converted to 16 bit
-> FLAC (compression level 8) [libFLAC 1.2.1 20070917]

Taper: Ian Macdonald (ianmacd)


01. [07:29] Bloom
02. [04:33] Lucky
03. [04:27] 15 Step
04. [04:32] Kid A
05. [03:39] Myxomatosis
06. [03:47] The Gloaming
07. [06:16] Separator
08. [05:51] Reckoner
09. [03:17] You And Whose Army?
10. [04:40] Nude
11. [05:33] Full Stop
12. [04:50] Lotus Flower
13. [05:56] There There
14. [04:37] Karma Police
15. [03:35] Feral
16. [06:18] Paranoid Android
17. [02:33] [encore break]
18. [05:17] Give Up The Ghost
19. [05:54] Supercollider
20. [04:58] Morning Mr. Magpie
21. [04:02] A Wolf At The Door
22. [04:18] Bodysnatchers
23. [02:20] [encore break]
24. [06:21] How To Disappear Completely
25. [06:33] Everything In Its Right Place
26. [06:15] Idioteque

Total running time: 127:48


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I do dislike the Ziggo Dome.

I dislike the crass commercialism inherent in its name. What’s next? Are we to
become like America, where the venues change name every couple of years as the
sponsorship contract comes up for renewal and one vile corporation outbids
another? Goodbye Chunky Chicken Nuggets Centre, hello Fat Fuck Doughnut Arena.

I dislike that they named a rectangular buiding a dome.

I dislike having to queue up to exchange cash for plastic tokens in order to
buy food or even a drink.

I dislike the pricing of said food and drink, which is not only expensive and
misleading (because the price expressed as tokens is less than the actual
price in euros), but also guaranteed to leave you with half a token at the end
of the night, which you then bring home with you and never see again, making
the actual cost even more expensive.

I dislike the poor sods whose job it is to plough a path through the audience
whilst carrying a barrel of beer on their back, because they barge into me
when they turn. Let the people who can’t live without beer go to the bar,
where they’ll hopefully remain.

I dislike the toilets with no lid, although these are not unique to the Ziggo
Dome. Don’t they know how easy it is to drop recording equipment into the
toilet? Bastards.

I dislike the expensive car parks. Special event rate of 12 euro? Kiss my
arse. Just a week ago, I parked for 7½ hours in the centre of Cologne under
the Philharmonie. Total cost? 3 euro. That’s a proper event tariff. Greedy

I dislike the painfully slow car parks. The gig is over. I just want to leave,
for fuck’s sake.

I dislike queueing in the rain to go inside the venue. Why is it always
raining here?

Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote, “L’enfer, c’est les autres”. He’d probably just
been to a gig when he penned those immortal words, because that’s the trouble
with gigs. They’re full of “les autres”; and the Ziggo Dome has more of them
than anywhere else in this overfull city.

I’m tired of listening to the tedious conversations of other people.

I’m tired of treading on their discarded beer glasses.

I’m tired of their complete disregard for my comfort, because they just want
to smoke at a Radiohead gig, man. It’s all about me, me, me, you know?

I’m not content with it being more important that they go home with a shitty,
shaky, three minute video clip of some flashing lights, morphing colours and a
few pixelated ants, than it is for me to have a view unobstructed by their

Radiohead are too large now. I mean, they deserve it, of course. They’ve
worked hard for it and all that, so good for them, but bad for me.

15,000+ punters are here for this sold-out gig and many of them are, I
suspect, people who attend approximately one gig a year. Neither their
upbringing nor their experience of concert environments seem to have given
them any grounding in how to behave courteously towards others.

Would these people walk into a pub, strap on an electric guitar and start
playing loud music, so that the other customers couldn’t hold a conversation?
No? Then why the fuck do they come to a music venue and then chatter to each
other while there is music being performed?

We’d all be a lot happier if they’d stayed at home on the couch, with a
chocolate biscuit and a nice hot cup of shut-the-fuck-up.

Oh, and I should mention that each of these irritations is massively magnified
when I’m sick and suffering from a headache. Such is the case tonight. I still
haven’t recovered from Prague and I’m absolutely relishing the prospect of
spending the next four and a half hours glued to the same spot.

When I come to print out my tickets for this gig, I discover that I’ve
purchased two of them, probably thinking that my wife might also like to
attend. Too late now; I’ll have to sell the ticket at the gig, which has been
sold out since the day tickets went on sale, seven months ago. How hard can it

Shifting a spare ticket tonight proves easier said than done. It’s hard to
tell who, if anyone, needs one. It’s also raining, people are approaching from
several directions at once and the queue snakes around all over the place,
making it hard to spot people who might be vying for a ticket.

It’s hard to know where best to stand, so I stand everywhere and nowhere and
manage to sell nothing.

The clock is ticking and I need to start approaching random punters or I could
be out here all night. I spot a middle-aged guy leaning against a wall near
the ticket-office and ask him if he needs a ticket. He does! Sold!

I finally get to go inside, out of the rain. The queues have significantly
died down. I pick a door and chat to the purchaser of my ticket to pass the
time as the queue is whittled down to where we are.

As we get to the doors, I notice that the security staff checking people
coming from my queue are being a little too thorough, so I veer left at the
last moment and am waved through by the more relaxed guy manning that door.
I’m in.

A quick check of the hall reveals it’s not too busy in there yet, so I queue
for some bloody Ziggo currency and then head into the lavatories to suit up.

Taperman emerges and, one overpriced hamburger and overpriced juice later,
heads into the hall to take up position between the stacks. It’s a lot busier
now, but I still manage to secure a good central location at a decent distance
from the stage.

There turn out to be a couple of large pockets of fans sitting on the floor,
closer to the stage, so as each of those groups gets up and the crowd moves
forwards to fill the space, I go with the flow and see my own position
promoted to ‘ideal’. I now form an equilateral triangle with the left and
right PA stacks and really couldn’t wish for a better spot.

Caribou come on at 19:30 and play for a measly half hour. All around me are
people who would rather discuss the minutiae of their insignificant lives than
listen to the music. How grateful I am for the selective hearing of
supercardioid microphones. I wonder how I ever coped without them and I wish I
could operate my ears in the same mode.

Radiohead are punctual, arriving on stage at the scheduled start time of
20:30. For the next two hours and a bit, they hold the audience captive and
make it look easy. I’m less captive than most, though, I must confess. I have
put in plenty of effort over the years to become a big fan of Radiohead, but
the blue touch paper just won’t seem to ignite.

Many people who know a thing or two about music will wax lyrical about the
importance, influence, originality and brilliance of the band. I’m not about
to refute any of that testimony, but I do sometimes struggle to simply enjoy
the music for what it is. I’m one of those people who really liked ‘Creep’ and
think that ‘Karma Police’ is sublime. The rest I can take or leave.

On the other hand, I do have the utmost respect for the band and the way they
conduct their affairs. In that sense, I am a fan, because I support what they

I’m afraid Radiohead are destined to remain like fine wine to me. Whilst some
people’s lives are hugely enriched by the pursuit of drinking wine, to the
extent that they will travel to sample it and even devote a room in their
house to its storage, it all tastes like fermented grapes to me; and so, too,
do Radiohead, I’m afraid.

On the other hand, I am blown away by the band’s light show this evening,
consisting of multiple screens, suspended on wires from a truss above the
stage. The screens do not form a contiguous whole. Rather, they can be
individually raised and lowered, moved left and right and tilted from vertical
to horizontal.

Each tile displays a moving image depicting a small section of the live action
on stage, but not necessarily a close-up of a face or a set of fingers. On the
flat floor of the Ziggo Dome, with fifteen metres of the world’s tallest
music fans between me and the stage, the view of the people performing on it
is lousy, so I spend a lot of time watching these moving screens instead.

All of Radiohead’s albums from ‘OK Computer’ onwards are represented here
tonight, although the emphasis is obviously on the latest, ‘The King Of Limbs’
(which now seems so long ago).

The sound in the Ziggo Dome is — I must finally give the place its due —
superb. The lows, mids and highs all ring through with clarity, the buzzing
low bass of ‘Feral’ in particular resonating with my eardrums and making them
jiggle. This place is big and it takes a lot of sound to fill it, but
Radiohead are playing nice and loud, so there’s none of that thin arena
ambience that troubles a lot of shows in venues like this.

Superb sound, a band firing on all cylinders, a good recording position and
high quality recording equipment are the essential factors for a first rate
audience capture, to which category I feel this recording may justly be

Don’t let my complaints about the venue and my fellow man, or my indifference
to the band fool you. The quality of this recording is outstanding and
probably the best of the three concerts I have thus far recorded in the
cavernous Ziggo Dome. It compares favourably, for example, with the recording
of Lady Gaga that I made in September.

As ever, samples are provided to help you decide whether this is worth the
share ratio depletion for you.




LINKS & mirrors

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O2 Arena, London, England
08 October 2012


radiohead 02 Arena

Source 1: AT898 > SP-SPSB-10 > Edirol R-09HR (44.1kHz 24 bit)
Source 2: Icom IC-R5 > Edirol R-09HR (44.1kHz 24 bit)

Time aligned in Adobe Audition CS5. Mastered in Adobe Audition CS5, Izotope Ozone 5 and Har-Bal 2.3


Lotus Flower
15 Step
Kid A
The Daily Mail
Climbing Up the Walls
The Gloaming
These Are My Twisted Words
Like Spinning Plates
Karma Police

Pyramid Song
Morning Mr. Magpie
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

Encore 2:
Give Up the Ghost
There There
Everything in Its Right Place (w/ R.E.M.’s “The One I Love” intro)


LINK & mirrors






Berlin, Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide

– 16bit master by scttrbrn –

radiohead berlin notforprofit FLAC


Edirol R-09 (16/44.1) + Sound Professionals SP-CMC-8 (hat mounted)
+ SPSB-11 (no bass roll off) > PC via USB > CoolEdit Pro (fading,
limiting crowd volume) > CDWave (splitting) > FLAC 1.2.1 (Level 6) > You



01 – Lotus Flower
02 – 15 Step
03 – Bloom
04 – Kid A
05 – Myxomatosis
06 – The Gloaming
07 – Separator
08 – Climbing Up The Walls
09 – Like Spinning Plates
10 – Nude
11 – Full Stop
12 – Staircase
13 – Reckoner
14 – There There
15 – Feral
16 – Paranoid Android

17 – How to Disappear Completely
18 – Supercollider
19 – Morning Mr Magpie
20 – Pyramid Song
21 – Bodysnatchers

22 – Give Up the Ghost
23 – True Love Waits/Everything In Its Right Place
24 – Idioteque



2nd night of 2 shows at this open air venue. Freezingly cold (about 9°C)
but beautiful show with a lot of my favourites played. And even if I’m
not that much into the recent TKOL stuff these tracks sounded much better
live than on record.

Recorded about 30 metres away from the left speaker stack it turned out
quite nice for an open air recording.



Do not encode into MP3 or any other lossy format!

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Radiohead, St Triphon, Carrière des Andonces, Switzerland
September 20, 2012



ATTENTION:: INFO FILE MISTAKE, says the show is the 21st of september, but it’s actually the 20th. sorry for that and please correct your info file once you downloaded.

Tascam DR-07mkII wav 16/44.1 -> mastering (slight EQ and compressor) -> .flac -> you

Recorded, Mastered and Seeded by zionpower.

Not for sale.

I can’t force you, but I kindly ask that you keep any MP3 for yourself and only trade lossless (flac or wave or similar)

Thanks in advance, and…



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Lotus Flower
15 Steps
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Kid A
Morning Mr Magpipe
There there
The gloaming
Pyramid song
Paranoid android
Little by little
Giving up the ghost
Climbing up the wall
The daily mail
Everything in its right place



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source: very good audience recording
bootleg: “Feral Beat”
lineage: unknown

This comes from a boot named, “Feral Beat.” It is sourced from a very good audience recording and includes several bonus IEM versions.
I tested the files and checked for SBEs using X Audio Compression Toolkit. I ran frequency and spectrum analysis using Audacity which are included in the torrent.
Many thanks to the taper.

Disc 1:
01. Intro
02. Lotus Flower
03. Bloom
04. 15 Step
05. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
06. Kid A
07. Morning Mr Magpie
08. The Gloaming
09. Separator
10. Pyramid Song
11. Nude
12. Staircase
13. There There
14. Karma Police
15. Myxomatosis
16. Feral
17. Idioteque

Disc 2:
01. Give Up The Ghost
02. You And Whose Army?
03. Planet Telex
04. The One I Love/Everything In Its Right Place
05. Reckoner
06. Bodysnatchers
07. Paranoid Android
08. Outro
Bonus tracks – Thom’s IEM source
09. Lotus Flower
10. Nude
11. Staircase
12. There There
13. Karma Police
14. Myxomatosis
15. Feral
16. Idioteque

Thom Yorke – vocals, guitar, piano
Jonny Greenwood – guitar, electronics
Colin Greenwood – bass
Phil Selway – drums
Ed O’Brien – guitar, vocals
Clive Deamer – drums, percussion





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July 25, 2012
Nangang Exhibition Hall
Taipei, Taiwan

Taper: Blair Shih
Location: floor, center, approximately 15 rows from the stage
Source: Tascam DR-05 (internal mics)
Lineage: wav 16/48 > Edit/EQ > wav 16/44 > flac
Edit/EQ: BLG

01 Intro
02 Lotus Flower
03 Bloom
04 15 Step
05 Lucky
06 Kid A
07 Morning Mr. Magpie
08 The Gloaming
09 Separator
10 Nude
11 Pyramid Song
12 Myxomatosis
13 Identikit
14 There There
15 Karma Police
16 Feral
17 Little by Little
18 Idioteque

19 Give Up the Ghost
20 House of Cards
21 Talk Show Host
22 The National Anthem
23 Planet Telex
24 Everything In Its Right Place
25 Reckoner

26 Exit Music

Total Time: 127:51

Notes: Edit/EQ done via Adobe Audition. The crowd noise is a bit overwhelming for the first few songs, but gets better starting with Kid A.

Uploader’s notes:
Of course, huge thanks to Blair for taping and sharing!! Also thanks to BLG for working up the files 🙂 Last but no least, MANY thanks go to Jessica W who ‘connected the dots’ and without whom this tape likely wouldn’t have reached us. Her stunning close-up stills from the show went a long way to make it all happen 🙂

please don’t share in lossy formats or sell!!




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June 13, 2012
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Source: ZoomH1 recorder, sticking out of coat pocket

Location: draped over front rail facing the stage, just off-center (2ft toward jonny)
Taper: Misha

uploader’s notes: I DID NOTHING. I was next to the taper at the rail keeping quiet (unlike some of our rail-mates 🙂 ) kinda admiring how Misha casually slipped the Zoom into the pocket of his jacket hanging on the rail – so that it was sticking out facing the stage – and security 🙂 Truly these guys aren’t picked for brightness! In fact, we got close to asking the security for some tape to fix the thing to the actual rail!
Anyway, given the unsophisticated equipment and our location, I did not expect anything impressive to come out of this – and like the rest of you – was waiting for some tapes to pop up… And not seeing any, I dropped a note to Misha who kindly shipped the tape my way. WOW! This is really not what one would expect given the circumstances! Not what the taper expected either! So I asked BLG to work this up a bit, mostly to fix the auto-levels problem – you can read his notes at the bottom. That’s the story – enjoy! Who knows if there are any more tapes from this AMAZING AMAZING show…


01 Intro
02 Bloom
03 There There
04 Kid A
05 Morning Mr. Magpie
06 The Gloaming
07 Separator
08 Lucky
09 Like Spinning Plates
10 Identikit
11 15 Step
12 Nude
13 Lotus Flower
14 Paranoid Android
15 Feral
16 Little by Little
17 Idioteque

Encore 1
18 Give Up the Ghost
19 Staircase
20 I Might Be Wrong
21 Bodysnatchers

Encore 2
22 House of Cards
23 Reckoner
24 (True Love Waits)/Everything In Its Right Place (cuts out)

Editing: BLG
Notes: Editing/EQ done via Adobe Audition. Editing involved correcting volume changes due to “auto-level” setting being on. This was a time consuming process and it is still not perfect, but much better than it was originally. The sound is pretty decent, but there are songs where the bass overloads a bit. There is also audience chatter between some songs.

Everything In Its Right Place cuts out on the recording and I faded out both encore breaks due to excessive audience noise.





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2012-07-15 Optimus Oeiras Alive Festival,
Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Algés, Oeiras, Portugal


Source: Zoom H2 (WAV – 44,10 kHz / 24 bit)
Recorded by: ziggyswoon

01. Bloom
02. 15 Step
03. Morning Mr. Magpie
04. Staircase
05. Weird Fishes Arpeggi
06. The Gloaming
07. Separator
08. Pyramid Song
09. I Might Be Wrong
10. Climbing Up The Walls
11. Nude
12. Exit Music
13. Lotus Flower
14. There There
15. Feral
16. Bodysnatchers
17. 1st Encore break/ Give Up The Ghost
18. The Reckoner
19. Lucky
20. Paranoid Android
21. Everything in its Right Place
22. Idioteque
— 2nd encore break —
23. Street Spirit (fade out)

This is the first show Radiohead play as headliners in Portugal ever. It
may be incredible but it is true. First show they opened for James in
1993, then returned in 1997 and presented us with the first listening of
songs from OK Computer but it was not an official visit since the tour
started in Barcelona soon after the portuguese gigs. Then 2002 Portugal
witness 5 shows trying out Hail To The Thief songs. Then 10 years without
any sign of them in our country. So this return was more than expected and
that is why this day of the festival was sold out long ago.
The show was GREAT! Band in good mood crowd in awe and emotions were high
but not dry.
The recording came out better than i expected. Nice clear sound for a spot
i found in a hurry. Of course this is a festival so expect some (s)talkers
here and there but nothing that matters much and some wind whispers.
Besides that enjoy, share but please not mp3 and don’t make money out of
Stay Safe.




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since 2002



Arênes De Nimes, Nimes, France
July 11th, 2012


Taper : Sp@ceh
Location : Seated, Right Upper Seats
Lineage : MS-TFB-2 > SPSB11 (Bass Rolloff @ 195Hz) > PCM-M10 (24/48, Line-in) > USB2 > Audition (Split, Downsample to 16/44.1) > dBpowerAMP > FLAC

Tracklisting :

01. Intro
02. Bloom
03. Kid A
04. 15 Step
05. Morning Mr Magpie
06. The National Anthem
07. The Gloaming
08. Supercollider
09. Codex
10. Airbag
11. Climbing Up The Walls
12. Nude
13. Exit Music (For A Film)
14. Lotus Flower
15. There There
16. Feral
17. Bodysnatchers
18. Encore 1
19. Treefingers
20. Give Up The Ghost
21. House Of Cards
22. Reckoner
23. Myxomatosis
24. True Love Waits Mini Intro
25. Everything In Its Right Place
26. Idiotheque
27. Encore 2
28. Street Spirit (Fade Out)



Night #2 in Nimes!
Lots of wind during the night, can be heard during quiet songs.
More bass than on first night too!

Do not sell this bootleg. That’s all I want.
Otherwise, do whatever you want with it,
Music is for everybody!






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Arênes De Nimes,Nimes, France
July 10th, 2012


Taper : Sp@ceh
Location : Seated, Right Upper Seats
Lineage : MS-TFB-2 > SPSB11 (Bass Rolloff @ 195Hz) > PCM-M10 (24/48, Line-in) > USB2 > Audition (Split, Downsample to 16/44.1) > dBpowerAMP > FLAC

Tracklisting :
01. Intro
02. Lucky
03. Bloom
04. Morning Mr Magpie
05. 15 Step
06. There There
07. Staircase
08. The Gloaming
09. Separator
10. I Might Be Wrong
11. Pyramid Song
12. Nude
13. Identikit
14. Lotus Flower
15. Feral
16. Little By Little
17. Paranoid Android
18. Encore 1
19. Treefingers
20. Give Up The Ghost
21. Videotape
22. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
23. Ful Stop
24. After The Gold Rush Mini Intro (Neil Young)
25. Everything In Its Right Place
26. Idiotheque
27. Encore 2
28. Reckoner (Dedicated to Scott Johnson)

First gig since the Toronto’s accident, where a crew member, Scott Johnson died.
A very emotionnal atmosphere during the whole concert.
Lots of fans where here to support the band and the band seems to be very united.
They offer a great show, with a nice light effects!

Do not sell this bootleg. That’s all I want.
Otherwise, do whatever you want with it,
Music is for everybody!




08/20/12 : NEW LINKS gig reuploaded




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