Wilco at Hammerstein June 25, 2007 – Lossless Download

June 26, 2007

What else can be said about the band that has produced the most consistently great music over the last 10 years of contemporary music. The new album has been called a “return” to a more traditional Wilco sound, but that’s not really accurate. Sky Blue Sky is yet another step in the maturation process of the band, and more particularly in Jeff Tweedy’s life and career. Its also the first album with Nels Cline as a full-time member, and as a result, the guitar work is rich and imaginative–particularly in “Impossible Germany”.

I’ve seen Wilco regularly since 1996, on about a dozen occasions, in every local venue from Mercury Lounge to Madison Square Garden, including recording one of the most famous of the early Wilco shows, February 15, 1997 at Irving Plaza. Wilco have never failed to deliver a top notch performance in my experiences, and Monday night at Hammerstein was no exception.

I recorded with band permission from a microphone stand in front of the soundboard booth. Although Hammerstein is a cavernous venue with much echo and boominess, the outstanding job by Wilco’s sound crew provided a PA signal with such remarkable clarity that I was able to capture a superb recording.

Direct download of FLAC files [HERE]

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Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Dead Center

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:56:08]
01 You Are My Face
02 Side With the Seeds
03 Shot in the Arm
04 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
05 Kamera
06 Handshake Drugs
07 Shake it Off
08 Hummingbird
09 Via Chicago
10 Jesus, Etc.
11 Hate it Here
12 Walken
13 I’m the Man Who Loves You
14 Poor Places
15 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
16 Impossible Germany
17 Sky Blue Sky
18 California Stars
19 War On War
20 Heavy Metal Drummer
21 I’m Always In Love
22 I’m A Wheel

As with all recordings posted on this site, please support this outstanding artist, visit Wilco’s website, and buy their commercial releases.


22 Responses to Wilco at Hammerstein June 25, 2007 – Lossless Download

  1. howdjadoo
    June 27, 2007 at 2:36 am

    TYVM also for previous recordings

  2. gravsco
    June 27, 2007 at 7:05 am

    thank you!!!!

  3. June 27, 2007 at 8:47 am


    Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to tape these shows. This wilco show sounds great btw.

  4. June 27, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Very nice. Thanks for yet another master recording.

  5. JEff
    June 27, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Awesome! Thanks.

  6. June 27, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    thanks for this… i was there and ended up having to leave before wilco went on… sorry i missed the show, but the recording will have to suffice!

  7. vink
    June 27, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    A very heartfelt THANK YOU. (and thanks to BrooklynVegan for the link as well). I’m very happy to leave it to a professional. Makes all my old past minidisc attempts sound pretty lifeless.
    I’m new to .flac as well and I’m noticing that when I download in OSX it’s turning them into .txt files. By deleting the .txt suffix in the file it seems to correct it and will play in VLC. Anyone else having this problem? Or is this just a necessary step? Probably an isolated incident. Also the first file I downloaded, (I’m the Man Who Loves You), is giving me a glitch and having a hard time playing through. Otherwise, the files sound great and will be looking forward to tasting more. The show was fantastic and is nice to have something more to remember it by besides my toddler’s ice cream cone t-shirt. Wish I could have made it Warsaw…

  8. Eve
    June 27, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    Vink – I had the same problem you did on a Mac. How do you rename the file before you download it? I tried to delete the txt. suffix after the download but it still opened as txt. Am I missing something? Thanks for any help you can give. I loved this show and would like to experience it again.

  9. June 27, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Here is the information I sent out to another Mac user today, and it worked for him:

    Mac people have been having problems with the direct downloads. My suggestion has been to use a Download Manager. This is a program that will download the select links that you choose on a page. Here is a list of the most popular download managers, which includes some for Macs:

    Once you’ve downloaded all the flacs, you can use MacFlac or other mac-friendly flac programs to convert to your desired format. My page with all the flac links is here:

  10. lassie b
    June 28, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    For some reason all of the ones i downloaded end after a minute. ????

  11. June 28, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Well, whatever means you are using to download is not grabbing the entire files. Try some of my suggestions from above. The files range is size from 20MB to 79MB, but are generally in the range of about 30MB each.

  12. Eve
    June 28, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions for Mac. I was able to download VLC controller from your link and then I conventionally downloaded the files (option click), with the txt still on the filename. Most of them work just fine, so I’m happily reliving the concert. Thanks so much for taping and posting. We were standing right in front of the sound board on the right side of the stage (maybe we saw you), so your recording really matches what I heard.

  13. vink
    June 28, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    I found that Firefox downloaded the files without any difficulty and did not convert it to .txt. Also my old (almost trusty) G4 at home using Safari also did not have a problem. So it may just be in the newer versions of Safari…?
    Thanks again ncytaper. Really great job with the files and the knowledgeable advice.

  14. Hieronymous
    June 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for this show! Great recording.

  15. Court
    June 30, 2007 at 8:33 am

    thanks a lot for taping and sharing this magnificent show. I really love how the Band sounds these days, perplexingly tight and joyful at the same tape. And what a fine recording to match. Thanks again !

  16. Mr Crowley
    July 1, 2007 at 2:22 am

    Thanks for this one. Loved the Sugarcubes set also. Keep up the good work

  17. meikelkorleone
    July 2, 2007 at 1:00 am

    So much fun, thank you.
    Perfect music for growing up people… lol.

  18. Andy UK
    August 16, 2007 at 12:39 am

    Just found the site! Cheers for the recording! Best Wilco tour ever!

  19. Tim
    September 1, 2007 at 4:46 am

    I wish I was more computer literate.It sounds as though it would be nice to hear.Maybe I should get a Mac.Nothing I do will play it at all. :(

  20. September 1, 2007 at 7:16 am

    Click on “Flac Links” on the upper left hand corner of this page.
    Or just google “Foobar flac player” and that program will play the files.

  21. megadrive
    October 5, 2007 at 9:24 am

    many thanx for taping & sharing, much appreciated

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