British Sea Power May 19, 2008 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 20, 2008

[photo credit]

As the full moon rose over Hoboken last night, madness reigned. On the final night of their 3-month US tour in support of Do You Like Rock Music?, British Sea Power performed an energetic and alcohol-fueled show at the smallest venue of their entire tour — a late-added date at the classic Maxwell’s. Yan remarked that the gig was like an office party, and true to the cliched script of drunken officemate party-enders, the show’s finale was complete mayhem. “Rock in A” devolved from musical improv into a mass stage and crowd diving spectacle as audience members, crew, and band all lost all semblance of order. As British Sea Power has grown into an international success on the heels of three outstanding albums, its refreshing to witness the band truly enjoy themselves and give their fans a crazy night of fun and frenzy.

We recorded from our standard location at Maxwell’s, and mixed the prime Neumann’s with a feed from the board for an outstanding matrix mix. This is well-balanced recording with extraordinary clarity — perhaps the best British Sea Power unofficial live recording that a fan will ever hear. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

British Sea Power
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard/Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Front of Board Neumann KM-150s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 16bit 44.1kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, slight level boost, no EQ) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 1:29:56]
01 [introduction]
02 Atom
03 Carrion
04 Oh Larsen B
05 Down on the Ground
06 Open The Door
07 Waving Flags
08 The Great Skua
09 Canvey Island
10 Lights Out For Darker Skies
11 Trip Out
12 No Lucifer
13 Remember Me
14 The Spirit of St. Louis
15 Rock in A

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.

6 Responses to British Sea Power May 19, 2008 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. May 21, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Great recording – and sweet photos!

  2. May 21, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Yes, they are awesome photos, thank you!

  3. Michael from South Carolina
    May 21, 2008 at 9:07 am


  4. May 21, 2008 at 9:28 am

    For the audiophile readers, I have mastered a 24-bit version of this recording and I am seeding a bit torrent download here:

  5. May 21, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you for capturing this monumental night.

  6. Will
    June 23, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Wow, thanks for making this available. The sound quality is very good to my ears…great mix and the drums have a real snap to the them.

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