of Montreal brought their elaborate and entertaining stage show to Roseland on Saturday night, in a relatively short but well-played performance. The set list was more representative of the material as a whole than the Spring Hissing Fauna tour. The show also featured two new numbers slated for release on a 2008 album. The only negative was the behavior of the Saturday night midtown crowd, which was far too heavy with chatters, gazers, and text-message addicts.
Although I had written permission to record from of Montreal’s lead guitarist, I still had to deal with some venue politics–and three burly security guards hovering over me and telling me to take down my rig. Fortunately, Roseland Ballroom has an excellent Venue Manager named Linda, who assessed the situation and ultimately permitted me to record from the prime front of board position. Thanks Linda!
Overall, the results are outstanding. This is a clear and rich recording, which captures the music and bit of the party atmosphere. Enjoy!
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
Dead Center approximately 60 feet from Stage
Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac
Recorded and Produced
Many thanks to The Late B.P. Helium for permission to record.
[Total Time 1:22:05]
02 So Begins Our Alabee
03 Rapture Rapes the Muses
04 The Party’s Crashing Us
05 Gronlandic Edit
06 Suffer for Fashion
07 Forecast Fascist Future
08 Exquisite Confessions
09 Lysergic Bliss
10 We Can Do It Softcore If You Want
11 She’s a Rejecter
12 October is Eternal
13 Oslo In The Summertime
15 My British Tour Diary
16 Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider
17 I Was Never Young
18 Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
19 [encore break]
20 Requiem for O.M.M.2
21 Faberge Falls For Shuggie
22 The Repudiated Immortals
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