Govt Mule: December 28, 2008 Orensanz Center – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 30, 2008

[photo by nyctaper]

As a lead up to their annual New Year’s run in NYC, Gov’t Mule offered their fans a pair of intimate semi-acoustic shows at the Orensanz Center — a beautiful renovated 150 year old former synagogue on Norfolk Street. On Sunday night, we were witness to an extraordinary display of multifaceted musicianship appropriate to the concert setting. Warren Haynes began the show with a series of solo acoustic numbers, as each band member joined gradually throughout the set. As the first set concluded, what had began as a mellow display evolved into full-fledged Mule music with a rocking “Kind of Bird”. The second set carried on in a similar vein, and featured classic blues, hard rock, and even a Nirvana cover (“All Apologies”). At the end of the evening, the crowd offered its respect for nearly three hours of outstanding music, as the closer “Goin’ Out West” was finished with the voices of “choir”.

Gov’t Mule will perform this evening and on New Year’s Eve at the much larger Hammerstein Ballroom — tickets are still available.

We recorded this set from directly in front of the soundboard on the floor, in the center aisle. The acoustics on the venue were outstanding in our location, as the hyper directional microphones avoided any of the echo or boom from the high ceilings and accentuated the warm feel of sound in the seated area. Enjoy this outstanding capture of a memorable evening!

The nyctaper recording of Govt Mule on December 28, 2007 is still available [here].

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Govt Mule
Angel Orensanz Center
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Front Corner of Sound Desk
Center Aisle, approximately 50 feet from the Stage

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR Cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

Set 1:
[total time 1:16:48]
01 Loves Open Door
02 The Real Thing
03 In My Life
04 Dolphineus
05 Painted Silver Light
06 Beautifully Broken
07 Patchwork Quilt
08 Wild Horses
09 One
10 Long Distance Call
11 So Weak, So Strong
12 Kind of Bird

Set 2:
[total time 1:17:57]
01 John The Revelator*
02 Change Is Gonna Come
03 Fallen Down
04 The Other One Jam
05 Drums
06 All Apologies
07 Endless Parade
08 You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
09 Soulshine
10 [encore break]
11 Hallelujah Boulevard
12 Goin’ Out West
*with one verse of When The Levee Breaks

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Gov’t Mule, visit their website, and purchase the official releases and merch from the store at their website [HERE]. Purchase official live recordings at Mule Tracks [HERE].

3 Responses to Govt Mule: December 28, 2008 Orensanz Center – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Dennis
    December 31, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Great job, Dan! Thanks for the FLAC link.


  2. Lauren
    January 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks a lot man, this sounds like an awesome show.

  3. RKS
    March 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Incredible sound! I feel like I’m 10 feet from Warren. Thank you!

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