- Released: January 11, 2005
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Walk On The Ocean
- 2.One Little Girl
- 3.Scenes From A Vinyl Recliner
- 4.All I Want
- 6.Before You Were Born
- 10.Nightingale Song
- 12.Hold Her Down
- 13.Come Back Down
- 14.Stories I Tell
- 15.Know Me
- 16.Way Away
- 17.Is It For Me
- 18.Fall Down
- 19.I Will Not Take These Things For Granted
Toad the Wet Sprocket (Modern Rock): Glen Phillips (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Randy Guss, Todd Nichols, Bruce Winter.
Personnel: Todd Nichols (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dean Dinning (vocals); Bruce Winter (piano, organ); Randy Guss (drums).
Audio Mixer: Steven Miller .
Liner Note Author: Jeff Gordinier.
Recording information: Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA (1992).
Photographers: Jeffrey Mayer; Danny Clinch.
On September 30, 1992, Toad the Wet Sprocket played the Arlington Theater in their hometown of Santa Barbara, just at the point at which they were breaking through to national stardom. Twelve years later, this archival document of their performance appeared, the four band members augmented on-stage by keyboardist Bruce Winter. It offers what followers of the band would expect: a tight set of 19 tunes, almost all of them drawn from their early albums, signifying their position among the most popular bands treading the interface between R.E.M.-influenced alternative rock and the mainstream. Renditions of all of their early hits are here, including "Walk on the Ocean," "All I Want," "Come Back Down," "One Little Girl," and "Fall Down." It's short, however, on the repertoire oddities that some collectors value in live albums -- even "Brother," which was initially buried on the So I Married an Axe Murderer soundtrack, came out on the rarities collection In Light Syrup, though "Fall Down" was a ways off from being released at the time it was played in concert here. ~ Richie Unterberger