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[–]zestarr94Dreaming in Total Darkness 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Oh thank you so so much. I love this heavily.

Alien currently rattling me.

[–]Adventurous_Pin_344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's so funny. Like SO many songs on this album, at first listen, I wasn't super into it, and yet now, I can't get it out of my head!!!

[–]invertedrooms 4 points5 points  (0 children)


Goldmine indeed.

[–]marianodealba 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I am just getting acquainted with the Bootleg Series!

Apart from Woodstock, which are your favorites?


[–]C-Rogue 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sydney is incredible. Hamburg & DC are great. The recent ones for IAETF are good too. They’re all great, really; this person does an incredible job.

[–]RojamNairassoy[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. 007, 009, and 011 are probably my personal favorites.

[–]bennnn11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. 08 is my favorite one. It's from the High Violet tour, but it's such a different set list with a lot of these older songs they never play live anymore. I love it.

[–]C-Rogue 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’ve said it before & I’ll continue to say it, you’re a national hero. Every one you’ve provided is like mana from heaven, but this might be, for me, the most indispensable one you’ve provided. The new album is, as expected, continuing to grow on me, but for a variety of reasons I have more mixed feelings about this one on release than I have about any of their stuff in a while, maybe ever. The live versions are so different with this album it feels absolutely necessary to have the good audio of these alternate renditions of what the album might sound like.

(Also permanently in your debt for the Sydney show, probably my favorite of there’s. I desperately wish there were any other times humiliation had that weird alternate outro. Also they don’t play Lean often enough)

[–]RojamNairassoy[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You’re too kind, thank you!

[–]fourfoldvision13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks so very much for this. I missed the stream, but as a whole it kind of validates something I've been thinking about with the new record: these songs would always play better live (Aaron's production is way too muted here and the drums and guitars are buried) and unhinged live Matt would punch them way, way up. Someone a while back mentioned that they miss "screaming Matt" on the recent records and I totally agree, but man-- screaming Matt on, say, Eucalyptus is an f'n revelation. Going to be hard to listen to anything but live versions of these songs from this point forward-- they're just so much fuller and urgent. Again, thanks for making this possible.

[–]tropicmorningin a lemonworld 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Thank you, this is amazing!!! I really wish they were selling the HD video.

[–]tropicmorningin a lemonworld 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Side note: did anyone else notice how slick they were with editing This Isn’t Helping? I was looking forward to reliving that hilarious bit where Matt messed up the bridge in 4k (no offense to Matt) and they totally cut it out so we can only see brief clips of them smiling lol

[–]BlankSlate400My Head is a Buzzing Three Star Hotel 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah, WTH? Thought I was going crazy. Should have left it in!

[–]tropicmorningin a lemonworld 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They really had me questioning my own sanity and questioning if I imagined it💀 I understand why they took it out but wish they had kept it, it’s just part of what makes the shows special!

[–]mixmastermiike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much for these! Had no idea of the others, this is a goldmine

[–]Brother_Beck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you very much for this. Show sounds incredible, and the artwork is really cool too. I think I like every single song on this album better live, except for the opener & closer.

[–]piadoingthingsLives in a lemonworld 🍋 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My God, this is incredible.

[–]dantejs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow. I love this series. Thanks for making these.

[–]mymainmaney 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you!!

[–]Ganfas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, thanks thanks thanks!

I'm loving hearing this audio. Like so many other the National songs, some of the ones on this album have a big difference in sound and energy when listing live.

[–]Margrave75 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brillinat thanks.

Intended ripping and splitting the replay when I get home from work later, so you've saved me a job!

[–]Putrid_Cod4406 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Low-Kaleidoscope-149 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing, thank you 🙌

[–]coolhappygeniusher0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks a million Rojam Nairassoy! You are a great person

[–]ThricelaI wish I didn't sleep so late 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you very much!

[–]nocode416 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Major 2000 and 2003 Pearl Jam bootleg vibes with the cover art!

[–]RojamNairassoy[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hah, that is precisely where I got the textured background.

[–]kingofpunDreaming in Total Darkness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for this labor of TN love!

[–]Mr-VanderlyleI missed you for 29 years 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you very much!

[–]Aquarian_Girl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks so much for this!

[–]brainy89I missed you for 29 years 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are a fucking hero.

[–]bennnn11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're the best!

[–]Zealousideal_Basil21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are a legend! Thank you! This series is awesome

[–]Daftpunk78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think FTPOF would be quite a different record with this energy.

[–]Fiver8675309I missed you for 29 years 0 points1 point  (0 children)