Ted Leo and the Pharmacists December 5, 2007 – Music Hall – Flac Download

December 7, 2007

[photo credit]

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are going on a two-year hiatus when their current tour ends this week. In their last show in NYC Wednesday night in Brooklyn, Ted and company ripped through two hours of a high-energy career retrospective. The 2007 release Living With The Living is one of the best albums of the year, but it did not dominate the setlist. Rather, Ted and the Pharmacists drew from all the releases, and included several covers including a dead-on solo version of Graham Parker and The Rumour’s “Passion is No Ordinary World”.

I recorded from the perfect location, and was unimpeded by any significant crowd disruptions (there were several upfront). nyctaper is quite pleased with the quality of this recording. Enjoy!

This recording is now available to download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from FOB
Dead Center 30 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 1:49:24]
01 [reggae jam]
02 The Sons of Cain
03 Me and Mia
04 Army Bound
05 The Angel’s Share
06 Old Souls Know
07 Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone
08 I’m a Ghost
09 Annunciation Day
10 Born On Christmas Day
11 Bomb.Repeat.Bomb
12 [banter]
13 Counting Down The Hours
14 Little Dawn
15 Colleen
16 [banter]
17 A Bottle Of Buckie
18 [banter]
19 Parallel Or Together?
20 Who Do You Love?
21 The Unwanted Things
22 C.I.A.
23 [banter]
24 Loyal To My Sorrowful Country
25 [encore break]
26 Rave On (Buddy Holly)
27 Passion is No Ordinary Word (Graham Parker)
28 Timorous Me
29 Biomusicology
30 Rappaport’s Testament: I Never Gave Up (Chumbawamba)

If you download this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Ted Leo and visit his website.

18 Responses to Ted Leo and the Pharmacists December 5, 2007 – Music Hall – Flac Download

  1. len
    December 7, 2007 at 8:37 am

    saw him in philadelphia in march… i’ve been waiting for a tape of this tour to show up… THANK YOU!

  2. erika
    December 7, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Thanks so much for recording this show!

    It’s great to see how he changes up the encore. The night before he did Daft Punk, Curtis Mayfield, and a second encore.

    Actually, do you (or someone) know anyone that would possibly have a setlist for the previous nights show?

  3. December 7, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I really hate that it has happened, but this great show is now getting buzz for the wrong reason. This is the “naked guy” show, something I tried to ignore in my write up, but which is apparently getting quite a bit of buzz.
    NY Magazine:

  4. Rob
    December 8, 2007 at 3:53 am

    I was the guy who jumped the stage in the red shirt at the end of the show during Rappaport’s Testament. The security guy knocked me off the stage, Ted being the gentleman that he is took his guitar off and helped me back on the stage; I love that man.

  5. December 8, 2007 at 4:26 am

    Yes, that was quite absurd. The security let “naked guy” knock into Ted, smash the microphone onto his head, throw crap into the audience (including shoes), take off his clothes, and generally thrash around the stage. It was amazing to me that they didn’t stop it.

    And then when you guys came up at the end of the show, clearly there for a number that invited participation, the security decided to start pushing people off the stage. Ted had to tell the guy “they’re ok”, which should have been obvious.

  6. December 10, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks so much! Had no idea there was an impending hiatus. I would certainly have caught the shows at the 9:30 in DC. Bummed!! But, at least I’ve got this to check out. Can’t Wait!! All the best…

    Peace and SOUL,

  7. nycCaper
    December 12, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    nyctaper quit your whining already man, no one cares, everyone had a good time except for you. You’ve shown up on every blog to complain about this show and no one else cares, so stop being a ninny and get over it.

  8. December 12, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    I had a great time, except for the 5 minutes that “naked idiot” was on stage. Especially since I had to catch his shoe rather than let it hit the people next to me. And you’re not reading very well. I haven’t complained about the show, the show was fantastic. That is, except for the jerkoff who almost ruined it.

  9. todd westfall
    December 16, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for this post. You did a great job recording. I’ve had a problem with track 22 (CIA). Whether downloading from here or from Dime it won’t decode in flac. All the other tracks are fine, so I don’t think it’s anything I’m doing or not doing. Any ideas?

    Thanks again for the show!

  10. December 16, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Are you using the song title at any point in the process? Because sometimes when a song title has punctuation sometimes it causes problems in some software (C.I.A.). That’s the only thing I can think of, I have not received any other complaints, and have successfully converted it after downloading from the server. Over 400 people have downloaded this show.

  11. todd westfall
    December 16, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks…I haven’t. I’ll keep trying!

  12. James
    December 29, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    thanks for erasing my posts you russian czar.

    youre worse than george w. bush.

    im sorry if you cant enjoy shows because you’re always holding your hand up with a tape recorder. But let the people enjoy what they enjoy, you weirdo.

  13. December 30, 2007 at 1:30 am

    I didn’t erase any posts. It must have been one of the many other sites where you posted trying to milk your 15 minutes of infamy.

    You are quite wrong, I enjoyed this show a lot, except for the idiotic thrashing around the stage. If that was you, and suspect it was, you should be thankful that I recorded this show. That way you can hear the last half the show that you missed standing on N. 6th Street with security standing around you. That sounds like a real “enjoying” experience.

  14. crazyg
    January 28, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks for the recording! Sound quality is excellent.

  15. JD
    March 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    this is not working anymore :(

  16. March 4, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    From above:
    “Email nyctaper@nyctaper.com with a request for the download location.”

  17. Dean
    June 12, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I was at this show and I enjoyed it alot, their energy onstage amazes me.
    I stood in the back with a bad back and my lovely girlfriend.

    Looking forward to your file.


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