Yo La Tengo December 6, 2007 – Maxwell’s – Flac Download

December 8, 2007

[photo credit]

Yo La Tengo‘s annual 8 Nights of Hanukkah concert series at Maxwell’s has been a joyous success once again this year. Thursday night was the third show, and featured an opening set by the legendary original dBs. But not to be outdone by their early-career mentors, Yo La Tengo performed an absolutely stunning set — Ira in particular was in rare form, shredding nearly every number with precision and intensity. The unique setlist contained a diverse spectrum of cover songs, which included an rare Dylan treat, Sun Ra, and Neil Diamond. The guests included three of the dBs, and also Jim James from My Morning Jacket.

All of these 8 shows are benefits for a particular charity each night. Thursday night was a benefit for Day One, an organization dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence among youth. If you download this recording, please donate (click here to donate) to this important program.

Once again we left Maxwell’s with the firm belief that this is perhaps the most fan-friendly venue in the entire Metropolitan area. The sound quality in the venue was superb, aided in large part by the talents of YLT’s soundboard technician. The concert experience was not impeded by aggressive security, venue politics, or seen-and-be-seen concert-goers. Of the 70 concerts that nyctaper has attended in 2007, this was the best time we’ve had.

The recording experience was also a pleasure. There were two tapers this night, and both of us were treated royally by the sound techs. I was able to attach my DPA microphones to a stand located inside of the soundboard booth, in the ideal location in this venue. The results are quite excellent. Enjoy!

Many thanks to many people: YLT, Maxwell’s, YLT’s sound crew, Chris, Neil, and Bob for the drinks and kind words about the site.

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Yo La Tengo
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Inside the Soundboard Booth
Dead Center, approximately 30 feet from the PA

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

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 1:44:27]
01 Nuclear War
02 Five Cornered Drone
03 The Race Is On Again
04 Autumn Sweater
05 The Weakest Part
06 Mr. Tough
07 No Water
08 I Wanna Be Your Lover
09 Cast A Shadow
10 Don’t Have To Be So Sad
11 Tom Courtenay
12 Styles of the Times
13 Watch Out For Me, Ronnie
14 I Heard You Looking
15 [encore break]
16 Heart Full of Soul
17 The Question
18 Solitary Man
19 Secret Agent Man
20 Hard Luck Woman

If you download this recording PLEASE SUPPORT Yo La Tengo. Visit their excellent website.

7 Responses to Yo La Tengo December 6, 2007 – Maxwell’s – Flac Download

  1. December 8, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Thanks much for this!

  2. Neil
    December 8, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    It’s like Christmas at Hanukkah! Thanks for the recording, and the quick posting.

    FYI, I recorded Night 1 (with Versus opening, and Mark Arm singing the encore), and while I’m sure it can’t compare to nyctaper’s work, I’m very happy with how it came out on my minidisc-and-lapel-mounted-mics setup – look for it on dimeadozen.org shortly.

  3. lgs
    December 9, 2007 at 2:40 am

    another “no water”!!!

    I would love to hear the dB’s, if you recorded them, and am looking forward to hear the opening night with Versus

  4. Howard
    December 14, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Did you tape the dbs as well?

  5. December 14, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    No, the dBs affirmatively did not want to be recorded, so I did not record them.

  6. dkp
    December 26, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    How about Eugene Mirman? Did you record him as well?

  7. Tim
    February 2, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Marvelous concert and a superb recording. This is going to be on the car stereo for quite a while! Many many thanks – Tim

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