Sigur Ros September 18, 2008 United Palace Theatre – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 19, 2008

[photo courtesy of The Music Slut blog]

The second night of Sigur Ros 2-night run at United Palace was another amazing performance which was executed to perfection. Although Jonsi again apologized for high notes not reached during “Svefn-G-Englar”, the balance of the evening was flawless — the songs, the lighting, the stage backdrop, the props, and even the drumming accompaniment on “Gobbledigook”. We would have preferred some variety to the setlist, but the debut performance of “Illgresi” from the new CD Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust in the first encore slot was quite special.

We recorded this show from the second row of the “upper” loge, which given the layout of the balcony of this venue is actually geographically closer to the stage than our floor seat from the previous evening. We were fortunate to have a direct line to the PA stacks and as a result this recording has excellent clarity and balance. We believe this recording improves upon the quality of the first night. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Sigur Ros
United Palace Theatre
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Upper Loge Row B Right Side

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 1:50:26]
01 Svefn-G-Englar
02 Glósóli
03 Ný Batteri
04 Fljótavík
05 Við Spilum Endalaust
06 Hoppípolla
07 Með Blóðnasir / Svo Hljótt
08 Heysátan
09 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
10 Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
11 Sæglópur
12 Hafsól
13 Gobbledigook
14 [encore break]
15 Illgresi
16 Popplagið

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11 Responses to Sigur Ros September 18, 2008 United Palace Theatre – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. salival
    September 20, 2008 at 1:57 am

    thanks again, dan! can’t wait to listen to it! :)

  2. rhubarbidoo
    September 20, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Downloading now, really looking forward to hearing how they sound as the core group without the strings and brass, thanks Dan for your mighty efforts. Did you by any chance record Parachutes set as well?

  3. alex79
    September 20, 2008 at 2:23 am

    wow, that was quick.
    thx again for all your sigur rós recordings.


  4. alline
    September 20, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Just downloaded, it’s a very good recording, thanks!!!

  5. ledbetter
    September 20, 2008 at 9:28 am

    can’t wait to hear this! thank you very much for the recording!

  6. September 20, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    thank you for both recordings!!

    amazing shows!

  7. GDM
    September 21, 2008 at 12:45 am

    I’m not sure he was apologizing for missing the notes during Svefn. To me it seemed like the sound he was making was something new he’s incorporating. He was making the same sound during Popplagið, and they applied some kind of echo effect to it. I kind of see how it could be mistaken for an apologetic/frustrated aside, but it seemed way too systematic to have not been intentional.

  8. BFS
    September 21, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Thursday’s show was the best fucking concert I’ve ever been to. I cried during Ný Batteri….their music is just supernatural.

  9. September 25, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    sincere thanks to nyctaper

  10. George
    November 5, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    did anyone get a recording of the september 19 concert at the bank of america pavilion?

  11. November 6, 2008 at 10:02 am

    At least two people recorded the Boston show, and I believe they were “iceman” and “bennyblanco”. The Sigur Ros message board doesn’t list any recordings for that night, so they may just not have “released” them.

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