Sigur Ros – October 6, 2007 Gould Hall – Lossless Download

October 7, 2007
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Sigur Ros are set to release Heima, the documentary about their 2006 tour through all of Iceland. Advanced screenings have been available in half-dozen cities worldwide, and last night New York was treated to 2 screenings, a 7pm and a Midnight show. I was fortunate to get a ticket to the late show, which was announced just a few days ago. The bonus for all the screenings has been a brief 3-song live acoustic set by Sigur Ros.

The documentary contains a stunning visual portrayal of Iceland–a unique magical land–with a soundtrack of powerful live performances by Sigur Ros. The majority of the film follows Sigur Ros through the unpopulated upper regions of Iceland, where they perform in locales such as an open field, a town square, and an abandoned fish factory. The band discusses their experiences with detail, humor, and true appreciation for their homeland. This film is due to be released on DVD in November and is undoubtedly a must buy for even the most casual fan of Sigur Ros or Iceland in general. Watch the trailer here.

I recorded the 3-song acoustic set, and offer it for download below. Unfortunately, I did a below average job of capturing this performance. I did not re-set my levels from the Fiery Furnaces concert I had recorded hours ago (from 10 feet in front of the PA), and as a result the master recording has extremely low levels. When I raised levels significantly in post-production, obvious hiss was present. Caveat listener.

Download the complete performance in FLAC [HERE].

Sigur Ros
2007-10-06
Midnight Show
Florence Gould Hall
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from 15th Row Center

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 .wav > Soundforge (level boosts and balance, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper
2007-10-07

Setlist
[Total Time 17:40]
01 Ágætis Byrjun
02 Heima
03 Njósnavélin

As with all artists featured at this site, if you download this recording PLEASE SUPPORT Sigur Ros and purchase the DVD in November.

9 Responses to Sigur Ros – October 6, 2007 Gould Hall – Lossless Download

  1. Ro
    October 7, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you ! :)

  2. katja
    October 7, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    thanks a lot!

  3. October 8, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Thanks to darren for pointing this out. I’ve changed the dates in the txt file to reflect the correct date–2007-10-06

  4. drew
    October 9, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    thank you SO much for taping this

  5. zab0
    October 10, 2007 at 11:39 am

    thanx!

  6. October 11, 2007 at 8:08 am

    RIGHT ON!

    Thanks very much for taping and sharing Dan.

  7. October 25, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks so much! Looking forward to it.

    David J.

  8. John Yossarian
    November 3, 2007 at 5:41 am

    the first time i heard njosnavelin was on the top of a 3000m snow-capped mountain. it made the hairs on my arms stand up, and it still does, i adore it, and i adore sigur ros. thanks for this recording.

    JY

  9. bm
    August 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    great show. thanks alot

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