Richard Hawley December 1, 2007 – Bowery Ballroom – Flac Download

December 2, 2007

Hawley 07
[photo credit]

2007 has been an excellent year for Richard Hawley. His outstanding new release Lady’s Bridge has appeared on nearly every Best of 2007 list, and last night he began a triumphant return to the US with a sold-out concert at Bowery Ballroom. Hawley worked through a tight set of primarily Lady’s Bridge and Coles Corner material with confidence, and he entertained with quite humorous between-song banter. The closing number, “The Ocean”, reached a remarkable crescendo and featured some outstanding Hawley lead guitar work. The US tour continues through December with dates in Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, LA, and San Francisco, with a British tour planned for February of 2008.

This recording was made from the ideal location at this venue, in the center of the floor. While there is a minor amount of chatter from the sold-out crowd, the results are superb.

Hawley’s management responded to a pre-show email request to record. While permission was not granted, the response said “its your choice if you bring it [a recorder] or not”, which indicated a resigned ambivalence to the idea of a fan recording. nyctaper posts this recording in the spirit of fostering a positive relationship between Hawley and his fans, and also with the intent of exposing this amazing talent to readers of this site who may not be familiar with his work. As our disclaimer states, any recording will be removed immediately at the request of an artist. We hope that Richard Hawley will allow this recording to remain at nyctaper when the good intentions and positive mission of this site are understood.

Direct Download of the complete show in FLAC [here] and MP3 [here].

Richard Hawley
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from FOB
Dead Center 20 Feet from PA

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

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 1:27:22]
01 [introduction]
02 Valentine
03 Roll River Roll
04 Just Like the Rain
05 Dark Road
06 Coles Corner
07 Tonight The Streets Are Ours
08 Lady’s Bridge
09 Hotel Room
10 Serious
11 Darlin’ Wait For Me
12 Our Darkness
13 The Sea Calls
14 Born Under A Bad Sign
15 Something Is…!
16 I’m Looking For Someone To Find Me
17 [encore break]
18 Tonight
19 The Ocean

If you download this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Richard Hawley and visit his website.

12 Responses to Richard Hawley December 1, 2007 – Bowery Ballroom – Flac Download

  1. Matt
    December 2, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for getting this up so fast! Great show.

  2. December 2, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    The excellent photo posted above was linked with credit from flickr. The person who took the photo has more from this set on his blog here:

  3. Jason
    December 2, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Great recording. Thank you so much for recording this gig.

  4. December 2, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    thanks for the recording (fuck yeah!) and the links.

  5. Thomas
    December 2, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Wow, thanks so much for putting this up.

  6. cut_here
    December 2, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Richard has said in several posts on his official forum as well as to me directly through PM that he’s fine with taping so if anyone else can tape a show on this tour, please do!

    Thanks for this, I’ve been looking forward to it.

  7. December 2, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    I am really happy to hear that. This is one of the better recordings offered on this site, and does show Richard in a good light, a quality performance with quality sound. I hope nyctaper readers unfamiliar with him will download this and discover an amazing talent.

  8. Basket Boy
    December 3, 2007 at 4:52 am

    Captures it all beautifully – thank you for the effort you’ve put into recording this show. I can’t wait to see Richard in the UK in February.

  9. December 4, 2007 at 1:31 am

    Richard played a short in-store set at Other Music tonight, which sadly I could not make.
    There are some nice photos of the Other Music appearance here:

  10. Dave
    December 4, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    A couple of firsts for me.

    First show downloaded from here (despite lurking for months) and first time using “Down Them All”.

    Many thanks for the fine work on the site and recording.


  11. Eric
    February 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    all the links are dead.

  12. February 3, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    In the post above:
    “Email [email protected] with a request for the download location.”

    We had a change of policy. No more anonymous downloads. You email me and I give you the new location of the files:

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