Wilco: July 13, 2009 Keyspan Park – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 14, 2009

[photo courtesy of Ryan Muir]

Wilco have given me, as a fan, literally everything one could ask. In twenty shows over thirteen years, I have seen them perform at intimate venues (Mercury, Irving), at Festivals (Fleadh), and at celebratory events (New Year’s ’04). They consistently perform extended two-hours-plus shows. They permit fans to record audio and freely share the concerts. Wilco have released nearly a decade and a half of consistently excellent albums.

Last night at Keyspan Park, they provided another unexpected and thoroughly mindblowing gift. Wilco brought the incomparable Yo La Tengo onstage to perform as two bands together the most appropriate Wilco song for the occasion “Spiders”. As two of my favorite bands of all time completely shredded the 13-minute song, it was hard to determine whether the ice chills were from the event or the cold winds coming off the beach. Historical, indeed.

The balance of this concert was standard Wilco excellence – with five songs from the new Wilco (The Album) sprinkled among twenty-six career spanning songs (no AM songs, though). The two-hours and twenty-one minute running time was a mere two minutes short of last year’s McCarren Pool marathon.

I recorded this set with the four-microphone rig from a location at the front inside of the soundboard area. The major impediments were distance (estimated at 300 feet), and occasional strong winds from the west. There was some chatter in the area in front of the board — what amounted to the rear of the field section, but its less of a factor than the elements. While this recording does not provide the same quality as last year’s McCarren recording, or the 2007 recording from Hammerstein, it is nevertheless a fair reproduction of the concert experience and a fine listen. Enjoy!

The Yo La Tengo set was also recorded and will appear on nyctaper in the near future.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Keyspan Baseball Park
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Inside Soundboard Area
300 Feet from the Stage

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
by nyctaper

[Total Time 2:21:51]
01 Wilco (The Song)
02 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
03 Shot in the Arm
04 At Least That’s What You Said
05 Bull Black Nova
06 You Are My Face
07 One Wing
08 Handshake Drugs
09 Deeper Down
10 Impossible Germany
11 [banter / Take Me Out to the Ballgame]
12 Jesus Etc.
13 Sonny Feeling
14 I’m Always in Love
15 Can’t Stand It
16 Hate it Here
17 Walken
18 I’m the Man Who Loves You
19 Hummingbird
20 [encore break]
21 Heavy Metal Drummer
22 You And I [with Feist]
23 California Stars
24 You Never Know
25 Misunderstood
26 Spiders (Kidsmoke) [with Yo La Tengo!]
27 [second encore break]
28 The Late Greats
29 Hoodoo Voodoo

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases at their website [here].


13 Responses to Wilco: July 13, 2009 Keyspan Park – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. fran
    July 14, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    great show
    thank you so much for this

  2. John
    July 15, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. Wilco and Yo La Tengo are two of my favorite bands as well (I wrote a letter to Yo La Tengo in 1994 whilst in High School, and they wrote me back! Fan for life) This was the kind of magical show that to have only heard it the one time live would have been a sin. Thanks again!

  3. mj
    July 15, 2009 at 9:04 am

    thank you!

    you’re a beacon in the crowd for my friends at the show, too!

  4. Andy
    July 15, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    As always, your thoughts, your site and the downloads are very much appreciated. . .

  5. July 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Really appreciate this. Can’t wait to revisit the show.

  6. Danny P
    July 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you so much. this was my first Wilco show, and it was such an awesome experience. Feist was certainly an awesome surprise! Thank you!!!

  7. Joe
    July 15, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Considering the distance you recorded from, your capture is excellent! Thank you for all your efforts.

  8. linusj
    July 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

    thanks for posting. i got some great clips of the show if you want to relive the experience:

    Impossible Germany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Lr8ttsUaQ

    You And I (w/ Feist): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bicods6qnEI

    You Never Know (w/ Feist and Ed Droste):

    Hoodoo Voodoo (w/ Feist, Droste and YLT):

    Spiders(Kidsmoke): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_J13aCtURc

  9. July 18, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I was up in Dutchess County tonight for Wilco. The show is just about over. Here is the selistH

    Wilco (The Song)
    I’m Always In Love
    I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
    Shot in the Arm
    Bull Black Nova
    You are My Face
    One Wing
    Side With The Seeds
    War on War
    Deeper Down
    Impossible Germany
    Far Far Away
    Too Far Apart
    Handshake Drugs
    I Can’t Stand It
    Jesus Etc.
    Sonny Feeling
    Hate It Here
    I’m the Man Who Loves You
    (encore break)
    Poor Places
    Spiders (Kidsmoke)
    (second encore break)
    The Late Greats
    You Never Know
    Heavy Metal Drummer
    Hoodoo Voodoo

  10. July 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Oops, they ended just now with
    I’m A Wheel

  11. John Farrington
    July 19, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    It was a nice long show and the band seemed to be having a really good time! I was sitting right behind home plate and the sound was great. If you got a chance to record this one I would love to get the flac files.



  12. August 2, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    WIlco is my current favorite touring band. I’ve never seen them, but have 2 shows from ’06 on my IPOD and love every minute of them! My super fave is where JT introduces the road crew, and calls them “delicious!”

    I bought WILCO the ALBUM at Starbucks, and have listened to it every bedtime for a month. My favorite tracks are One Wing and Sonny Feeling. I can’t wait to listen to this show being provided, and thank you for your efforts.

  13. Brad
    January 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I can assure you that true fans, in this case of Wilco, would never let these recordings, no matter how wonderful, substitute for owning the officially released CDs. To me, these are only valuable in the context of the studio recordings and official releases. To those not fans, these recordings might be a way in to a band or artist, but I just don’t know of anyone who considers the wonderful shows you post here as anything more than supplements to the official catalog.

    Thanks for posting this stuff, and hope the labels listen to people like me and stay off your back!


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