The Mountain Goats November 8, 2008 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 9, 2008

[photo by Thom – more here]

Sometimes its a charmed life to be nyctaper. Less than 24 hours after an amazing Deerhunter concert, we were back inside Music Hall of Williamsburg for a show we had been anticipating for months — The Mountain Goats return to NYC. When Brooklyn last saw John Darnielle, he performed an outstanding solo set at the Masonic Temple that included one brand new song. That song, “Wizard Buys a Hat” would later appear on the new Satanic Messiah EP, which along with the Kaki King-collaboration Black Pear Tree comprise the two new EPs released this Fall.

Last night’s set included five of the six songs from Black Pear Tree, but unfortunately none of the four Satanic Messiah tracks. Nevertheless, the setlist was democratically distributed among The Mountain Goats catalog and was performed with precision and much energy. John was perhaps less manic and chatty than previous appearances, but that focus served us well — the hundred-minute set was packed with twenty songs and four encores. When we attend the Webster Hall show tonight, a different setlist is expected which will complete a thoroughly enjoyable two-night Mountain Goats experience.

We recorded from the identical prime location from previous events at this venue, and the sound quality is truly superb. You have not heard, nor may you ever again hear another unofficial live recording of The Mountain Goats of this quality. We are proud to present this exceptional capture of this particular artist. Enjoy!

Read the NYCTaper Interview of John Darnielle [here].

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

The Mountain Goats
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from FOB
Dead Center 30 Feet from PA

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 1:33:42]
01 [introduction]
02 Have to Explode
03 Heretic Pride
04 Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into The Water, Triumph Of
05 Moon over Goldsboro
06 Quito
07 How To Embrace A Swamp Creature
08 The Recognition Scene
09 [Mario introduction]
10 Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle
11 Black Pear Tree
12 Bring Our Curses Home
13 Mosquito Repellent
14 Suedehead (Morrissey)
15 Supergenesis
16 Sept 15 1983
17 No Children
18 This Year
19 [encore break]
20 Hast Thou Considered The Tetrapod
21 Dance Music
22 The Mess Inside
23 [second encore break]
24 Palmcoder Yajna

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One Response to The Mountain Goats November 8, 2008 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. David A
    November 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    this sounds wonderful – thanks so much!

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