Friday, November 11, 2011

Bright Eyes @ The HiFi (2011-11-10)

Supported by Emma Russack and The Fuzzbirds

The first time Bright Eyes played in Melbourne was in 2005, and as good as it was, I left a little disappointed that the set list was almost entirely IWAIM songs. Having jumped on the bandwagon just after Fevers And Mirrors and being obsessed by the time Lifted came out, I was hoping for some songs from those albums. Turns out I had only to wait another 6 years to get the Bright Eyes gig of a lifetime. Last week at The HiFi Conor Oberst and his band delivered an exhaustive two and a quarter hour career spanning performance that surely was intended to please as many Melbourne Bright Eyes fans as possible. And I'm glad I recorded it! The crowd was understandably excited and talkative and so there is some noticeable chatter during quieter songs, but otherwise the recording turned out really well. Enjoy.

1. Four Winds
2. Old Soul Song (For The New World Order)
3. Arc Of Time (Time Code)
4. Triple Spiral
5. Something Vague
6. Landlocked Blues
7. Jejune Stars
8. Lover I Don't I Have To Love
9. Shell Games
10. Approximate Sunlight
11. Falling Out Of Love At This Volume
12. Cartoon Blues
13. Spring Cleaning
14. Take It Easy (Love Nothing)
15. Poison Oak
16. Another Travelin' Song
17. I Believe In Symmetry
18. The Calendar Hung Itself
19. Ladder Song

20. Lua
21. Gold Mine Gutted
22. Road To Joy
23. One For You, One For Me

Length: 2:15:40

Sample: Falling Out Of Love At This Volume

FLAC: [680MB]
MP3 (V0): [201MB]


  1. Thank you so much for posting these <3!!! I just saw Bright Eyes last night in Brisbane and it was the same setlist. So amazing to hear the older songs I'd never heard live before wowww. And now I can have recordings of it all too :D Hooray!

  2. Wasn't the same setlist in Brisbane, no old soul song or lua, and we got trees get wheeled away.

  3. Last saw them at Glastonbury 2005... didn't really leave much impression except he seems dope out but this time round at the hi-fi i was blown away by how good they sound. The double drums just adds beautiful dimension. Respect

  4. I flew from Perth to Melbourne just for this show and their set at Harvest. It has actually changed me, as wanky as that sounds, that was the most important live show of my life and I can't believe I'm about to get to listen to it again. This is amazing. Thank you for doing this.

  5. I can't get it to download properly in a complete format, the server fails at around 10% every time and then won't let me try the download for an hour after. Is there any chance you could upload it to a different file server? sorry to be such a hassle, but Bright eyes is my favourite artist and i am completely gutted i couldn't make it to this show.

  6. Here's the MP3 format uploaded to zshare, hope this works for you!

  7. did anyone happen to have any recordings of that first band? the young guys, the fuzzbirds? I found them a very enjoyable way to start off the night. fun stuff.