Setlist: Bob Mould — Lee's Palace, Toronto ON, 02 May 1997

Wishing Well
Needle Hits E
Hoover Dam
Your Favorite Thing
No Reservations
Can't Help You Any More
Lonely Afternoon
New #1
Vaporub
If I Can't Change Your Mind
High Fidelity
The Last Night
Hardly Getting Over It
Sinners And Their Repentances
Roll Over And Die
See A Little Light
Celebrated Summer

I Apologize*
Chartered Trips*
Hanging Tree*

Thumbtack

Solo acoustic show except (*) solo electric.

Thanks to Mark Weygandt, from whose website (now defunct) this information was retrieved, along with the informal show reviews and comments below, which were originally posted to the Sugar internet mailing list:

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From: Rob Malkovich

I thought I'd de-lurk briefly, having just returned from seeing Bob at
Lee's Palace in Toronto.

Bob seemed to be in a sort of serious mood tonight - he didn't talk a lot
to the audience, but it may have been because he had the flu - as he said,
he joined a new club - "the flu of the month club". He also warned us not
to expect any screaming. His voice, however, seemed in great shape, and I
thought this was a great show. He kept up a relentless pace, one song after
another, with little banter in between. For me, the highlight of the show
was definitely his electric version of "Hanging Tree". It was just
unbelievable. The other major highlight for me would have to be the three
new songs he played, all of which sounded great and reminded me of the
songs on Workbook the most.

Overall, an excellent show, just hope Bob feels better soon...

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From: Paul Hilcoff

Bob was out and about before the show.  When he walked into Primal Scream
Records at Bloor and Bathurst looking for the new Head album, the owner,
a longtime Bob fan, nearly wet himself.  Bob later sat down for coffee
at the Cyber Cafe with a small group of Canadian listers.

The Toronto show was nice 'n' loud.  I'm glad they're not reluctant to
crank up the volume at Lee's Palace.  Bob's been experimenting with
different vocal techniques lately, both to conserve his voice and to
explore new modes of expression, and the results have been pleasing.  So
have the variations he's been introducing to his guitar accompaniments.
"The Last Night" is a good example.  We were also treated to a particularly
fierce rendition of "Lonely Afternoon" and a riveting, climactic electric
version of "Hanging Tree."  Very strong set, all the more remarkable
considering how Bob's been ravaged by flu.


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