radiohead 2008 :: mansfield, ma

standing up at the top of the hill, looking down upon radiohead, the amazing set with these daggers of light that created their very own design and color with each different song. complimentary in rainbow shades of blood red, hazy purple, velvet green, the highlighted stage together created almost the religious look of a church with its v-shaped effect of three chandeliers that reflected lights of burning candles, above its black shadow of an invisible choir that turned into demon like ghosts that seemed to crowd around all together as if they were they there to watch over us, the band and everything else. the dirty guitars twisted and turned into brand new directions progressing into comforting levels that seemed perfectly fitting to thom’s angelic vocals that radiated more and more further into the show. the audience’s reactions seemed to only be able to just laugh at how good the performance was and at times, it seemed the only thing we could do was close our eyes and lock it in deep inside for ourselves. those in different parts of the venue had their very own wonderful visual perceptions but from my own personal view, in the middle of 20000 people, singing along to every single radiohead word for two hours, it was evident we all were there for the same reasons and had something in common.

radiohead // comcast center // mansfield, ma
august 13, 2008 thankyou to atease.

highlights included all i need in its red entirety, the fast intensity of the national anthem, the hand claps in everything in its right place, the way the crowd uninhibitedly sang in karma police “for a minute there, i lost myself, i lost myself”, the purple and green static electricity strobe lights used for the gloaming, thom and johnny performing faust arp acoustically and after encore 2, thom walking onto the stage alone and playing the eraser’s cymbal rush silently on the piano.

01. Reckoner
02. Optimistic
03. There There
04. 15 Step
05. Kid A
06. Nude
07. All I Need
08. The Gloaming
09. The National Anthem
10. Videotape
11. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
12. The Bends
13. Faust Arp
14. Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi
15. Everything In Its Right Place
16. Exit Music
17. Bodysnatchers

Encore 1
18. House of Cards
19. I Might Be Wrong
20. Paranoid Android
21. A Wolf At The Door
22. How To Disappear Completely

Encore 2:
23. Cymbal Rush
24. Karma Police
25. Idioteque

:: download the zip ::

images thankyou to cole kinser
recording thankyou to sensitiveeyes of ateaseweb

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23 Responses

  1. Devilhornes

    Thanks for the show,it was one of three Radiohead shows I’ve seen that I needed a copy of! Now if only I can find shows from the late 90’s I’ll be mad with power.hahahaha

  2. maynardstool


    Thanks for posting this concert, but I can seem to unzip it. It gets to the end of the unarchiving and just stays at the end. Is these another alternative link or someway you could repost the zip file?

  3. Ali

    Hi frm Singapore.. Sad enough Radiohead havent tour in Singapore but this is the closest i can get.. Thanx

  4. Eric from NH

    Thanks for the recording. This was my 1st Radiohead show. I was filled with satisfaction.

  5. jameson

    So much for the great picks and the audio. I was hoping for an FM broadcast a la Tweeter 2003, but this recording is superb. The show was relevatory, as usual. My only criticism is to the venue: Upgrade your speakers! Those are SHOT!

  6. Ricardo Valencia

    I am really excited cause I’m going to see them at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. They are going to be the first to play Golden Gate park at night. I’ve tried for 13 years to see them so I am glad that this will be the first time. Thanks for the recording.

  7. Jack Grove

    I cannot thank you enough for uploading these songs.

    To stumble upon these masterpieces has made my day, my week, my month.#

    I do not wish to sound naive, pretentious even, but there is no musical force that I can seek solace in as successfully as with Radiohead.

    Thank you again 🙂

  8. alt-gramma

    What a delicious appetizer! We’ll be seeing them this Sunday for the full feast. I think this will be the fifth occasion we’ve seen them, and I hope to get my own photos this time.

  9. musicisart

    welting:: thanks, im so grateful for this recording! the zip should be all fixed. the recording was created by sensitiveeyes and the taper information is: Davepeck Audio-Technica 853(h) > SP-SPSB-3 > iRiver iHP120 (16-bit/44.1k.)

  10. Welting

    Did you record this? If so, what kind of device did you use? It sounds really good. Wolf at the door is out of order on the unzipped file.

  11. Bg.Sounds

    I’ve seen them 4 times this summer. I know exactly what your talking about. The atmosphere that embodies these shows feels almost sacred. Great setlist too, I might be wrong, how to disappear, PA. There There is always incredible. Great post.