nyctaper archives – Richard Thompson – The Fleadh June 15, 1997 – Flac Download

December 19, 2007

The 1997 and 1998 Fleadh Festivals on Randall’s Island were the greatest live musical experiences of my life. I volunteered to work on the crew for Pierce Turner, and as a result was able to witness a plethora of great music from stage-side, including Patti Smith, Wilco (twice), Van Morrison, X, Shane McGowan, Suzanne Vega, Black ’47, John Prine, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Freedy Johnston, and a host of others.

I recorded several of the acts with a small set of core-sound microphones and a portable DAT. Of these recordings, this Richard Thompson is the best sounding and greatest performance. Thompson performed a solo acoustic set of numbers typical from this era, including his classics “Beeswing” and “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” with subtle power and poignancy.

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

Richard Thompson
Fleadh Festival
Randall’s Island
New York, NY USA

Audience Master Recording
Recorded 20 feet in front of left PA speaker

Core Sound Cardiods > Sony D-7 DAT
DAT Master > Panasonic SV-3800 > digital coaxial > Audigy 2 ZS
Platinum > Soundforge > 16 bit 44.1 wav > CD Wave (tracking) >
Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

(Total Time 49:42)
01 Turning of the Tide
02 The Ghost of You Walks
03 I Feel So Good
04 Galway to Graceland
05 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
06 Lottery Land
07 Razor Dance
08 Beeswing
09 Hamlet
10 Wall of Death
11 Dimming of the Day
12 Keep That Wheel A-Turning

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4 Responses to nyctaper archives – Richard Thompson – The Fleadh June 15, 1997 – Flac Download

  1. bob
    December 20, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Thanks a lot for posting this show. I am a big Richard Thompson fan, and I have seen him live many times. He never fails to amaze me with his mastery of many musical styles and his awesome guitar work. Thanks again, and Happy Holidays!

  2. stuart
    December 20, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    You asked for suggestions but what other shows do you have in your archive?

  3. December 27, 2007 at 10:11 am

    I just saw that John Prine is playing Carnegie Hall on January 5. It would seem an unusual venue, but I’m sure it will be an historic performance.

  4. Francis Deblauwe
    January 3, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Thanks! Is the photo from the concert too or just a stock pic?

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