Modest Mouse
We Were LIVE Before the Ship Even Sank
Live compilation of songs from the album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Compiled and edited by Matt Pruitt AKA MajinTrunkz

Individual Track Sources > Foobar2000 v. > WAV > Audacity 1.3.5 > Flac
In Audacity, I put the tracks in order and edited crowd noise in between tracks so the flow from one song to the next would be better.

01. King Rat
02. Dashboard
03. Fire it Up
04. Florida
05. Parting of the Sensory
06. Missed the Boat
07. We've Got Everything
08. Fly Trapped in a Jar
09. Education
10. Little Motel
11. Spitting Venom
12. People as Places as People
13. Invisible

Note: The songs "March into the Sea" and "Steam Engenious" from the album are not known to have been played live,
and thus are not included on this compilation. In place of "March into the Sea," I've put "King Rat," a b-side,
as the first track. I think it fits well there, and if you disagree, you could just get rid of it.

Thanks a lot to all the individual tapers whose recordings I've used for this, and I hope you enjoy it.

Individual Track info:

Tracks 1, 2, 6, and 10:
SP-CMC-8 > SPSB-8 with bass roll-off > Edirol R-09 (24 bit/44.1 kHz)
Edirol R-09 > USB > Audacity 1.2.6 (amplified +6 dB, had to cut and paste some right channel audio to the left channel*, exported to 16 bit WAV file) > CD Wave (tracking) > FLAC (level 8)

Taped by terryfunku on June 26, 2008
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Tracks 3, 7, 8, and 11
Source: AT853 > CA ST-9100 >
iRiver h120 with Rockbox
Transfer: iRiver > Computer via USB 2.0
Processing: Adobe Audition 1.5 > Fades >
CD Wave Editor 1.94.5 > FLAC FrontEnd (Level 8, Align SB)

Taped by ? on Decembe 1, 2007.
Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI

Track 4:
Sony WM-D6C Professional Walkman recorder
2 Custom Sennheiser microphones
Maxell metal cassettes

Master Cassettes ->
Aiwa AD-WX808 cassette deck ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CD Wave (track breaks)

dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)

No EQ'ing.

Taped by Carl Morstadt ( on May 2, 2007
Lupo's Hearbreak Hotel, Providence, RI

Tracks 5 and 9:
Edirol R-9 and AKG 391

Taped by ? on June 23, 2008
Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL

Tracks 12 and 13:
Source: Mics- Matched Audio Technica AT853 Slimline Cardioid Stereo Model:SP-CMC-8 > SP-SPSB-6SL (batt. box module w/ Bass Roll Off set @ 69 Hz)
Recorder(Portable Digital Hardrive):iRiver Model:iHP-140(wav @ 44.1 KHz 16 bit)
Transfer : >USB2>Computer Hardrive>master wav was edited, tracked and cut using Soundforge 8.0>flac using Flac Frontend
Edit notes: The volume was increased 5.51 db on the left channel and 4.51 db on the right channel.

Taped by Robin Cunningham ( on November 5, 2006
Club Avalon, Hollywood, CA