The Mountain Goats stepped back in time last night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn. In 90s fashion, John Darnielle performed solo as bassist Peter Hughes and drummer Jon Wurster did not make the trip to NYC for this Aids Walk Benefit. John performed no songs from the Mountain Goats 2008 release Heretic Pride, dipping into the older catalog for such early chestnuts as “Young Caesar 2000”, “Going to Scotland” “The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix’s Life” and “Baboon”. The result was an extraordinary and unique Mountain Goats concert for the year 2008.
We recorded from literally 10 feet in front of the right PA stacks with the hyper-directional DPA microphones. The recording is very clear and contains almost no crowd noise during songs. The only “flaws” are the two songs where John sang in the front of the crowd and away from the vocal microphone and we were able to capture very little vocal audio. Other than those two numbers, this is a recording of outstanding clarity and balance. Enjoy!
This recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Brooklyn, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded 10 Feet from Right PA Stacks
DPA 4021’s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (level boost, set fades, resample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
[Total Time 1:10:10]
02 Transjordanian Blues
03 Dinu Lipatti’s Bones
04 Up The Wolves*
07 Wizard Buys a Hat
09 Young Caesar 2000
10 The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix’s Life
13 Song For an Old Friend
14 Wild Sage**
15 Going to Scotland
16 Song for Dennis Brown**
18 Best Ever Death Metal Band
19 [encore break]
20 This Year
*Including “the thing where he forgets the first line”
**Vocals off microphone
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