Fiery Furnaces August 26, 2007 – Socrates Sculpture Park – Lossless Download

August 26, 2007

Oh, what a perfect day. The Fiery Furnaces played for free in a beautiful park on a beautiful day, and all was right with the world. The crowd had a buzz, but remained attentive and supportive. The band sounded terrific and performed a short but tight set. With the East River behind them, and Socrates Sculpture Park before them, the Fiery Furnaces whirled through the live Bitter Tea suite, before closing out with a 30-minute medley of older songs. Eleanor was strong of voice, as the band was driven by the unique beats of double percussionists and anchored by Matt’s direction and keys.

My recording conditions were also ideal. Many thanks to Spencer, the admin from forum, both the band and management approved my recording. As a result, I was able to utilize my best equipment from the perfect location–centered directly in front of the soundboard, 25 feet from the stage and PA speakers. As you’ll hear in the download below, the results are truly profound.

This Fall, the Fiery Furnaces will release their new album Widow City, and will embark on a tour across the country. The NYC date is November 3 at Hiro Ballroom.

The complete show in FLAC files available [HERE].

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Fiery Furnaces
Socrates Sculpture Park
Queens, New York USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from in Front of the Soundboard Booth
Dead Center approximately 25 feet from PA
8 foot Microphone Stand

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

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Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:11:10]
01 [Introduction]
02 In My Little Thatched Hut
03 I’m in No Mood to Comb My Hair
04 Black-Hearted Boy
05 Bitter Tea
06 I’m Waiting to Know You
07 The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
08 Oh Sweet Woods
09 Borneo
10 Benton Harbor Blues
11 Whistle Rhapsody
12 Teach Me Sweetheart
13 Bitter Tea
14 [stage banter]
15 Single Again
16 Wicker Whatnots
17 Quay Cur
18 I’m Gonna Run
19 Here Comes the Summer
20 Blueberry Boat
21 Tropical Ice-Land
22 Spaniolated
23 Name Game
24 Birdie Brain
25 1917

As with all artists featured on this site, if you download this recording please click the link below to purchase official Fiery Furnaces releases

7 Responses to Fiery Furnaces August 26, 2007 – Socrates Sculpture Park – Lossless Download

  1. August 27, 2007 at 8:34 am

    Just a few notes:
    There was an on-stage microphone connection problem that resulted in some static in the PA during Teach Me Sweetheart. This was in the sound system and is not unique to this recording.

    There are a few nice pictures of this show at:

  2. August 27, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Wow, your site is GREAT. And yesterday’s show was fantastic. Thanks for doing this!

    also, some good pics from This Week in New York ( at

  3. August 27, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the link. Great pictures!

  4. Richie
    August 27, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks a load for this, I’m a recent convert to their music and I haven’t seen\heard them live yet, this should be a nice taster.

  5. Sten
    September 2, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    Awesome ! Saw them last year when they performed as a “classic” rock-band line-up with 2 guitars, bass & drums (no keyboards !). Cool to see that Jason Loewenstein (of Sebadoh) is still with them, now playing lead-guitar. Speaking of SEbadoh, they are playing a one-off show in Brooklyn tonight (Sept. 2)…

  6. Dave
    November 21, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Good recordings.
    Shame about the format though, flacs are an annoyance to play and converting them is even more so.

  7. TT
    December 16, 2007 at 8:20 am

    Thank you for recording and keeping it lossless. Excellent concert and taping!

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