Sigur Ros – June 16, 2008 Grand Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

June 28, 2008

[photo by Taylor Forry]

On June 16, at the appropriately named Grand Ballroom, a room full of awed people witnessed an absolutely amazing display of musicianship, spectacle and performance. Sigur Ros were joined by their friends Amiina and an Icelandic horn section, and for two full hours presented a flawless rendition of their material. This was not just a concert, it was an event, and from the very first notes the energy in the room was electric. In the last two weeks, the glowing reviews have accumulated with nary a negative word — truly an accomplishment in these days of opinion overload.

We sat in the 5th row for this concert, close enough to see all the stage interactions, but far enough back to feel the depth of the outstanding sound quality at this concert. We did not record, but rather relied on our correspondent “oneforthegooddays” to capture this event. By happenstance, he sat about 10 seats to our left.

This recording was made with a modest Sony stereo microphone and the rockbox upgraded i-River and is true to the sound in the venue — this is a flawless superb capture. Thank you oneforthegooddays!

This download is going to be available simultaneously on nyctaper and oneforthegooddays site [HERE], and in celebration of this amazing event, we will return to direct flac download and also offer direct mp3 download for this recording!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete Concert in FLAC [HERE].

Sigur Ros
Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from FOB
Row E, Seat 3

Sony ECM DS70P > i-River (Rockbox) > 16bit 44.1kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustment) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by oneforthegooddays
Produced by nyctaper

[total time 1:36:19]
01 Svefn-g-Englar
02 Glósóli
03 Sé Lest
04 Ny Batteri
05 Við Spilum Endalaust
06 Hoppipola/Með Blóðnasir
07 Heysatan
08 Viõrar Vel Til Loftárasa
09 Sæglópur
10 Olsen Olsen
11 Hafsol
12 Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
13 Gobbledigook
Encore:Popplagið (not recorded)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sigur Rós, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their new CD Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust directly from their website.

13 Responses to Sigur Ros – June 16, 2008 Grand Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. June 29, 2008 at 2:02 am

    looking very forward to this…

    thanks to you nyctaper & your colleague.

  2. katja
    June 29, 2008 at 7:51 am

    awesome quality for a bootleg! thank you so much for sharing this gem!

  3. b-rane
    June 29, 2008 at 8:13 am


  4. July 1, 2008 at 5:13 am

    hey danlynch,

    thank you soooo much for your recordings.
    you did a perfect job with your buddy and
    you made a lot of sigur rós fans so happy.

    thx again dude and we all owe you something. :)


  5. salival
    July 1, 2008 at 5:41 am

    thanks alot to you guys for recording and sharing, it’s much appreciated :)

  6. Michael
    July 1, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Thanx much for all the efforts, greatly looking forward to listening.
    I’d imagine everyone involved was cheering loudly during the encore and having a great time. It’ll live on eternally in our memories.

  7. broeter
    July 1, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Thank you for this wonderfull recording!
    And thx to the guy who recorded it.
    as alex said, we all owe you something.

    best wishes!

  8. thierryhenry
    July 1, 2008 at 4:06 pm



  9. Impeller
    July 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks a lot, the recording quality is amazing, great job!

  10. shedhed
    July 4, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Thanks to everyone involved for making this available. Excellent sounding recording and great to see it being offered in lossless format too

  11. simon travers
    July 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    took forever to download this, but it’s great. Thank you.

    Love the new album too and am going to see Sigur Ros live in november, so the bootleg acts as a sneeky peek.

  12. hank de argentina
    July 15, 2008 at 10:28 am

    muchas gracias gente lo escucho seguro q debe star buenisimo!!!

  13. July 15, 2008 at 11:07 am

    And the babelfish translation:
    “thank you very much people I listen to safe q must star best!”

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