The Hold Steady September 17, 2007 World Trade Center – Lossless Download

September 18, 2007

The Downtown Music Series debuted to a packed plaza at the base of the brand new 7 World Trade Center last night. With the state of the art 7 WTC behind them, and the 6-year-old Pit on their right, The Hold Steady performed a tight one-hour set primarily consisting of material from Boys and Girls in America.

As a result of the courtesy of Music Downtown and permission to record, I was able to position my best equipment in front of the soundboard. Although this was an outdoor plaza susceptible to all matters of extraneous noise, the sound quality was quite excellent, and the recording is nearly flawless–there are some instances of minor wind noise.

The Old 97’s set was also recorded and will be posted later this week.

The complete show can be downloaded in FLAC [HERE].

The Hold Steady
Music Downtown Concert Series
7 World Trade Center Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
Approximately 50 feet from the PA

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

Many thanks to Michael Dorf for permission to record at this concert.

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 1:01:17]
01 Hot Soft Light
02 Banging Camp
03 Chips Ahoy
04 Stuck Between Stations
05 Massive Nights
06 Party Pit
07 The Swish
08 You Can Make Him Like You
09 First Night
10 Your Little Hoodrat Friend
11 Southtown Girls
12 Most People Are DJs
13 Killer Parties

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8 Responses to The Hold Steady September 17, 2007 World Trade Center – Lossless Download

  1. m
    September 18, 2007 at 10:20 am

    will you be doing the same for m. ward tonight? sure hope so..

  2. Richard Harris
    September 18, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Many many thanks for sharing & thanks for the link from Dime

  3. September 18, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Um, sorry. I would like to, but I don’t have permission to record this show, and my real job is getting in the way.
    Short of getting an email from M.Ward asking me to record the show at 7:30 (which is his estimated stage time), I don’t see this happening.

  4. bl
    September 19, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    i tried downloading the show and it will not properly download? any suggestions? when opening the files via itunes, the individual songs continually get larger until you actually erase them. not sure if that makes sense???

  5. September 19, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Itunes can’t play flac, here’s why:

    Download VLC or choose other options in this post:

  6. KidKashmir
    September 25, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Many thanks for this one. Only got into this band recently after seeing them on tv from the Glastonbury Festival. I would thoroughly recommend buying their first 2 albums “Almost Killed Me” and “Separation Sunday” as well as the “Boys And Girls In America” album – great band :-)

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