Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band opened for Wilco at Dutchess County Stadium last weekend and achieved an uncommon feat — the rapt attention of the majority of the crowd, which by the end of their set was “won over”. Its a difficult task to open for a band of such popularity and reverence, but Conor’s engaging stage presence and the outstanding play of the band members contributed to their success. The setlist consisted primarily of material from the band’s latest release Outer South and from Conor’s self-titled 2008 solo album, and was highlighted by the wild closing “I Don’t Want To Die (In the Hospital)”.
We recorded from the identical location and equipment as the Wilco recording, so that the quality is absolutely superb. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Dutchess County Stadium
Wappingers Falls, NY USA
Digital Master Four-Track Audience Recording
Recorded from Upfront on the Field
40 Feet from the Stage – Dead Center
Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced
[Total Time 53:02]
01 Slowly (Oh So Slowly)
04 Get Well Cards
07 Cape Canaveral
08 Air Mattress
09 Danny Callahan
10 NYC – Gone, Gone
11 Souled Out!!!
12 Big Black Nothing
13 I Don’t Want To Die (In the Hospital)
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the albums page at their site [here], or directly from our friends over at Merge Records [here].