The National: May 3, 2009 Radio City – Flac and MP3 Download [Repost!]

May 10, 2009
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The first thing that needs to be said about the entire National take-down from earlier this week is that the band themselves had nothing to do with the removal. In fact, in the discussions and negotiations to work out a solution to repost the recording, the support of The National and their representatives for the idea of a reposting of the recording was perhaps the tipping point in amicable solution of this entire situation. We are doubly indebted to this band for the initial performance and their openness and desire to allow the fans to hear the music.

Adam from Beggar’s Group ended up being a nice guy with a perfectly reasonable reason for the initial take-down — looking out for the band and the charity project. He was also reasonable enough to revisit the idea, discuss it with many people internally, and ultimately work out a solution.

The solution is simple — the desire of everyone involved to benefit the charity. In that regard, this recording is being offered for download with one very simple condition. If you download the recording, you contribute to the cause. If you email nyctaper for access to this recording (or if you downloaded from the original post), we expect that you will have either purchased the CD, contributed to the cause, or will contribute.

While we are relying on people’s goodwill in this endeavor and not strictly enforcing the condition of contribution, it would benefit all involved if readers would voluntarily email some proof of their contribution when requesting access to the files. On a selfish note, this kind of concrete proof of the positive contributions of nyctaper readers would also benefit the site in future situations of this nature — it would be great to have statistical evidence that nyctaper matters.

Read this very thorough review of the show.

DONATE TO RED HOT, THE ORGANIZATION BEHIND THE ENTIRE DARK WAS THE NIGHT PROJECT, HERE:
RED HOT STORE

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OR CONTRIBUTE DIRECTLY TO ANY ONE OF THE RED HOT CHARITIES HERE:
RED HOT SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

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PURCHASE THE DARK WAS THE NIGHT BENEFIT CD HERE:
DARK WAS THE NIGHT

Email nyctaper with a request for the download location of the mp3 and/or FLAC files. Please include some indication of your support with the email request (voluntary).

The National
2009-05-03
Radio City Music Hall
Dark Was the Night Benefit Concert
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Row E, Center Orchestra

SP-CMC-8 (Audio Technica U853 Cardiod Capsules)> SP-SB-8 > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2009-05-05

Setlist:
[Total Time 26:11]
01 Slow Show
02 England
03 So Far Around The Bend
04 Vanderlylle Cry Baby
Bonus:
05 Big Red Machine (Matt + Bon Iver)

Be extra charitable and purchase the official releases from The National’s Merch store directly.

2 Responses to The National: May 3, 2009 Radio City – Flac and MP3 Download [Repost!]

  1. May 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Well played, all around.

  2. Dave
    May 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    best band…cant wait for the new album

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