Mark Knopfler July 23, 2008 Central Park – Flac Download

July 27, 2008

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As the old adage says, without the rain, there would be no rainbow. When we canceled our outing to see Mark Knopfler in Central Park on Wednesday, the forecast called for the skies to open and at least an inch of rain to fall. Two tapers with more courage than I did attend the show and report that the rain held off almost exactly for the period of the concert. Knopfler went on a little early (before 8 p.m.), and the skies literally opened five minutes after his performance was over.

While we are extremely disappointed to have missed this show, we are quite fortunate to have a recording to offer our readers — the legendary taper Scott Brown has generously offered to permit nyctaper to host the 16-bit flac files of his superb recording. Odds are that if you have collected the highest quality unofficial live recordings offered in the NYC area in the last 10 years, you have more than one Scott Brown recording in your collection.

Scott’s mobile recording rig contains the same microphones as nyctaper (DPA 402X series) but his recorder is superior, as he captured with the pro-quality Sound Devices 722 digital recorder. He recorded Knopfler from the prime location and the quality of this recording is absolutely phenomenal. Enjoy!

There will be NO MP3 files for this Recording. Grab the FLACS!

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Mark Knopfler
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
New York, NY

Recorded by: Scott Brown
Source: DPA (B&K) 4023s (in hat) > Sound Devices 722 @ 24 bit, 96khz
722 > Apple MacBook Pro > Spark Xl 2.8.2 (tracking, normalize, resample to 44.1khz) > Sample Manager 3.1.2 (dither to 16 bit using MBIT+) > xACT 1.65 > flac
Location: about 20-30 feet from stage, dead center

Disc 1

01 Intro 00:42.11
02 Cannibals 05:16.52
03 Why Aye Man 06:47.71
04 What It Is 05:16.00
05 Sailing To Philadelphia 06:57.19
06 True Love Will Never Fade 05:06.73
07 Fish and The Bird 04:24.14
08 Hill Farmer’s Blues 05:02.43
09 Romeo and Juliet 08:49.37
10 Sultans Of Swing 08:52.74
11 Song For Sonny Liston 07:08.01

Disc 1 Total: 64:24.20

Disc 2

01 Band Introductions 04:25.18
02 Marbletown 10:12.05
03 Speedway At Nazareth 06:47.29
04 Telegraph Road 16:00.61
05 Brothers In Arms 07:14.19
06 So Far Way 04:57.55
07 Going Home 05:27.67

Disc 2 Total: 55:05.29

-Mark went on a few minutes before 8PM, and I missed the first minute of Cannibals. I spliced in Dan Molda’s Audio Technica U853-C > Nady CBM-40T > Denecke PS-2 > Edirol R-09HR (24/96) source for the Intro track and the first minute or so of Cannibals.
-This is a 16 bit, 44.1khz recording for CD. The original 24 bit, 96khz recording exists in flac format.

compiled by scott brown on 7/27/2008

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mark Knopfler, visit his website, and purchase his official releases from the Mark Knopfler Store at his website.

3 Responses to Mark Knopfler July 23, 2008 Central Park – Flac Download

  1. July 28, 2008 at 12:20 am

    ……this is EXCELLENT.

    thank you

  2. Greg Solo
    April 5, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Brothers In Arms…Going Home…NICE! Can’t wait to hear it. Thanks!

  3. Cor
    July 30, 2018 at 4:08 am

    I love Dire Straits and the music from Mark Knopfler.
    A flac24 copy is a rue diamond for my collection.

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