Camper Van Beethoven: January 9, 2009 Bowery – Flac and MP3 Downloads

January 10, 2009

[photo by nyctaper]

If its possible to summarize twenty-five years of making music into one show, then Camper Van Beethoven was about as successful as possible last night at Bowery Ballroom. The well-paced set lasted nearly two hours and the twenty-nine songs were selected judiciously from their entire catalog. Each member of the band had their moments, but we were particularly focused on Jonathan Segel, who flowed naturally from violin to guitar to organ, often simultaneously, and all while he provided vocal harmonies. The highlight of the evening was the main set closer, an intense cover of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive”.

We recorded this set from the balcony rail next to the soundboard in a direct line and eye level to the PA stacks. The sound quality is quite excellent, enjoy!

Camper Van Beethoven performs again tonight (Jan 10) at Bowery Ballroom. Jonathan Segel and Victor Krummenacher perform solo sets at Pianos on Sunday Night (Jan 11).

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

Camper Van Beethoven
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail
Next to Soundboard

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:47:51]
01 All Her Favorite Fruit
02 Sweethearts
03 Waka
04 Pictures Of Matchstick Men
05 Mao Reminisces About His Days In Southern China
06 The History of Utah
07 [banter – opening for Talking Heads]
08 The Long Plastic Hallway
09 Circles
10 Cowboys from Hollywood
11 Sad Lovers Waltz
12 Tania
13 Eye Of Fatima Part 1
14 Eye Of Fatima Part 2
15 New Roman Times
16 Unabomber Song
17 White Riot (Clash)
18 Wasted
19 Shut Us Down
20 R ‘N’ R Uzbekistan
21 The Poppies of Balmorhea
22 [banter – Pianos and NYC]
23 One Of These Days
24 Ambiguity Song
25 Take The Skinheads Bowling
26 L’Aguardiente
27 Cattle (Reversed)
28 Club Med Sucks
29 Interstellar Overdrive
30 [encore break]
31 When I Win the Lottery
32 Seven Languages

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Camper Van Beethoven, visit their website, and purchase their official releases directly from the store at their website [HERE].

2 Responses to Camper Van Beethoven: January 9, 2009 Bowery – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Thankful
    January 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the Camper!

  2. Christine
    January 13, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Excellent. Many many thanks for the brilliant show.

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