Morrissey October 22, 2007 – Hammerstein – Lossless Download

October 23, 2007

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Morrissey began his 5-night stand at Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night with an energetic and powerful performance. Clearly understanding the disappointment at his cancellation of the June concert, Morrissey said “our little donkey finally made it to New York City, thanks for your patience, thanks for waiting” after the third number. He proceeded to deliver a set tight with recent numbers and weighed heavy on the back end with Smiths favorites, including the rare “Death of a Disco Dancer” from Strangeways.

I recorded from the lower Mezzanine. I arrived fairly late, so that my position was farther back than hoped, although with a clear view at the left PA stack. The sound quality in the venue was quite outstanding, so that ultimately this recording is excellent.

This recording is no longer available at nyctaper. If you search the web, you’ll likely find a copy.

Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from 1st Mezzanine
7th Row on Left Center Aisle

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

Premiere Download offered at

[total time 1:30:27]
01 [Introduction – Imperfect List]
02 Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
03 Tomorrow
04 Sister, I’m A Poet
05 London
06 The Loop
07 That’s How People Grow Up
08 Jack The Ripper
09 I Like You
10 Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?
11 Stretch Out And Wait
12 The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
13 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
14 Billy Budd
15 All You Need Is Me
16 Death Of A Disco Dancer
17 Irish Blood, English Heart
18 Shoplifters Of The World Unite
19 One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
20 You Have Killed Me
21 How Soon Is Now?
22 First Of The Gang To Die

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33 Responses to Morrissey October 22, 2007 – Hammerstein – Lossless Download

  1. Gary
    October 23, 2007 at 7:22 am

    Thanks for the great recording. I was bummed that Moz didn’t play “Throwing My Arms Around Paris” last night. I still haven’t heard a decent recoding of that song and you certainly would have had the best one.

    Are you going to other shows this week? If you do, try to get a tape of that new song.



  2. October 23, 2007 at 7:32 am

    Sorry, I’m going to the Shins on Thursday, and then going away for the weekend.
    I actually have an extra ticket to Saturday that I need to move. Anyone have a nice idea for a nyctaper contest for a free ticket?

  3. Rob
    October 23, 2007 at 7:34 am

    Brilliant! Thanks for all your efforts and especially the MOZ recording! Keep up the great work.

  4. Joel
    October 23, 2007 at 8:20 am

    Fantastic! We really needed a decent recording of the current tour! Too bad about “I’m throwing my arms…” like Gary said though. Thank you!

  5. westendgirl
    October 23, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Yes! Thank you so very much for taping this show, I can’t wait to hear it. You are wonderful!

    Thanks again!


  6. October 23, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you so much for this!!

  7. cut_here
    October 23, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    thanks a lot!

  8. nimrodsonny
    October 23, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    I am going tonight and will tape it.
    I have saturday available and am willing to tape that night too.
    i just need a ticket.

    Feel free to email me Dan.

  9. kid pharaon
    October 23, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you ! Great job !

  10. mp
    October 23, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you!!!

    You are a hero!

  11. Michael
    October 23, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    How do I get my slow IE computer to play .flac files and convert them to a playable/burnable format like mp3 or .wav? do tell…thanks

  12. October 23, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    You can play flacs on your computer with a program like Foobar or WinAmp. You can convert to wav with Flac Frontend.
    All the links you need are here:

  13. alex
    October 23, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    thank you so much for the recording, it’s weird we were also 1st Mezzanine
    7th Row, Center Aisle but on the right side, must have been right next to you !

  14. Shanissey
    October 23, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for the recording! Great show, although I think I liked night 2 a little bit better (but maybe that’s because I got a handshake from the man himself…)

    If you’re having trouble getting rid of that free ticket, I will gladly take it off your hands!

    Thanks again!

  15. October 24, 2007 at 7:51 am

    Thanks 10.000 times for sharing this, my friend. Poor me, I never had the chance to see Morrissey in concert.All the best from France, SergeSerge (as named on the Morrisey Solo Forum).

  16. Grant Lynch
    October 24, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    Very embarrassed to have to ask this but when I double click on the icon on my desktop after having downloaded, it says windows doesn’t have the programme to play this?

    I am desperate to hear this as I am in Australia and who knows if morrissey will ever tour here again, do I load it into itunes?

    As you can tell i am a novice…
    thks and regards


  17. October 24, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    No need to feel embarrassed! This question gets asked often. You will need a program to play the files, and we recommend either Foobar (what I use) or WinAmp. You can also convert the files to .wav files (that can be played using programs pre-installed in your computer, like Windows Media Player). Flac to wav conversion can be done with Flac Frontend.

    All the free links you will need are here:

  18. Grant Lynch
    October 24, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    wow thks

  19. Michael
    October 24, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Got it! Thanks…It is incredible quality! what type of system did you use? and how easy was it to transfer….just curious

  20. erikb
    October 24, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    thanks for posting this.

    and to nimrodsonny, did you record the 23rd show and will you be posting it somewhere? maybe as a torrent?

  21. Steve Palmer
    October 25, 2007 at 3:51 am

    Your Bootleg is great.
    I’m surprised that you can take donations for bootlegs.
    It’s cool the bands let you sell them this way.

  22. October 25, 2007 at 5:48 am

    I’m guessing you’re being sarcastic, but just in case, let me clear up some serious misconceptions.

    First, this is not a “bootleg”. Its not for sale. Approximately 2000 people have downloaded it, and no one has paid a penny.

    It is the goal of this site that some of the those people either purchase the official release as a result, or buy tickets to the remaining shows of this tour. Additionally, the users who have downloaded this recording have also been exposed through this site to the music of other artists also featured here.

    In terms of donations, the total amount of donations received by this site in 6 months–$134. The total cost of this site has been somewhere between 12 and 14 thousand dollars. 5000 people downloaded the Springsteen recording, and one person donated 1 dollar (67 cents after paypal fees). The total advertising revenue of this site is zero–they’re all commission ads with an insufficient number of click through purchases to garner any revenue.

    As the disclaimer on the bottom left of the main page reads, this site is intended to promote artists in a new paradigm of music exchange. Any monies received through donations and ads are used to offset the costs of running the site. Obviously, this has been a successful site in terms of generating traffic. Whether artist promotion has been successful is hard to tell. Its certainly been an extremely costly experiment, and one that is likely to end soon.

  23. thx1138
    October 25, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    fabulous. i was at the merrillville, in show and the only setlist change was “shoplifters” at the nyc show. that was the 4th time i’ve seen morrissey and was yet another unforgettable experience. i’ll cherish these recordings. thank you thank you thank you!

  24. October 25, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    nyctaper thank you so much. I appreciate the time and effort it takes to get this to the end result, and also the sacrafice you make at the show to get the best recording.
    Much appreciated, I wish you good fortune! Rock on and keep up the good work.

  25. Her
    October 26, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    You made me happy with this recording!
    I can´t live without him!!
    He´s my guardian angel!

    Every kiss in the world for you!!!


  26. October 27, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    I had to come back and give you props one more time, nyctaper. This recording is OUTSTANDING! Really great! PRO.

    I support and will continue to support Morrissey and other artists I consider viable sources of news and expression that doesn’t fit the corporate media/ Clearchannel mold. Thanks for giving the memory a voice.

  27. John
    October 31, 2007 at 5:49 pm


    Thanks so much for putting all the effort into recording and publishing concerts such as this.

    I’m guilty of visiting, downloading, and then being silent. About time I made it known how much your efforts are appreciated.


  28. Andrew
    November 6, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you for all the great shows. The quality is wonderful. I was wondering if the Friday show 10/26/07 was recorded and if so where can I find it? All of the other shows have surfaced but this one. Any help would be great.

  29. November 6, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Jeff,
    I’m like the guy above, guilty of downloading so many of you great recordings, and don’t say anything here, so here I’m admting my guilt.
    I wonder if I can join some of the recordings you made and offer them in some yahoogroups?
    Tell me! Thanks for the great work you do to preserve the live music.

    Carlos from Portugal

  30. November 6, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Carlos. Feel free to offer recordings from this site on a Yahoo group. The only 2 things I ask is that you provide credit for the recordings (usually just attach the txt file), and request that the people joining in the vines support the bands (by buying their official releases, seeing them in concert, and buying merch).

  31. Suparni
    November 8, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Hi NYC taper thank you so much for this amazing recording! I am so happy to have these recordings. I am also looking for Friday and I tell you I would have bought you a ticket for the show – because you are the best taper in town! THANKS!

  32. January 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Fabulous – and now I have an idea od what i’ll hear when I go on 26 Jan 2008 to the Roundhouse gig in Camden, London. Can’t wait –


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