British Sea Power May 10, 2008 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 11, 2008

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British Sea Power are currently on tour in support of their excellent new release Do You Like Rock Music?. Last night’s show at Bowery Ballroom was a tight and straightforward set of primarily new material (9 of 15 songs), which while it lacked the classic BSP histrionics, more than compensated with outstanding performances. The band let loose on the final number — the traditional improvised Rock in A — and ended the show with a flood of feedback, sans encore.

We were pleased to learn that BSP management informed fans at both the Seattle and Chicago shows that the band was fine with tapers. We recorded this concert from the perfect location in this venue, which has perhaps the most outstanding sound system of any venue in NYC. The location was identical to our superb Richard Hawley recording, except that the volume of this set drowned out any crowd chatter and provides excellent clarity. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

British Sea Power
Bowery Ballroom
New York, 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 1:20:20]
01 [introduction]
02 Lights Out For Darker Skies
03 Atom
04 Remember Me
05 Down on the Ground
06 Leaving Here
07 A Trip Out
08 Canvey Island
09 Waving Flags
10 The Great Skua
11 Oh Larsen B
12 No Lucifer
13 True Adventures
14 The Spirit of St. Louis
15 Carrion
16 Rock in A (“Rokend” on written setlist)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT British Sea Power, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their new release Do You Like Rock Music? directly from their website.

4 Responses to British Sea Power May 10, 2008 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Tuppy Glossop
    May 11, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for taping this, I’m looking forward to hearing it. Is the MP3 link available yet? (There’s no link there right now …)


  2. May 11, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Sorry about that, the mp3 link is up now. My server was crapping out on big uploads, so it never made it up before I had to go out and host my anniversary show.

  3. Tuppy Glossop
    May 12, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Thanks very much, and congrats on the anniversary show.

  4. landyjon
    May 14, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Great gig, excellent recording – this is going to get played a lot!

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