Wilco: July 18, 2009 Dutchess County Stadium – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 20, 2009

[photo courtesy of Mike at 50Showsat50 blog – more here]

A road trip to see Wilco — after Monday’s Coney Island excellence it seemed like a fine idea, and in the end it was infinitely worth it. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the two-hour ride north in fine company along the banks of the Hudson was quick and pleasant. While Dutchess County Stadium has the same general minor league field construction as Keyspan Park, its setting was a world away from Brooklyn. The vibe in the venue was friendly, relaxed, and without a scene-maker in in sight. The band seemed to understand its surroundings, as their play was deliberate though focused, and Jeff’s banter was playful and good-natured. The setlist was similar to Monday’s show but with seven different songs out of the 29 played. This show featured two early “rare” numbers — “Far Far Away” (Being There) and “Too Far Apart” (AM), the latter of which I had never before seen Wilco perform live. The show length was again approaching two and a half hours, and at 2:27 is the longest Wilco show I have ever seen.

This recording was made under absolutely ideal conditions. The location of the “section” of tapers was quite close to the stage at approximately 40 feet deep. The stand raised the microphones to an unobstructed fifteen feet, with a straight shot at the huge stacks and minimal crowd noise. The four-microphone rig captured a clear recording of such exquisite detail that we seriously recommend that readers listen to this recording on the best possible speakers available. Do the recording, the band and yourselves justice and don’t limit listen to computer speakers or an ipod. Enjoy!

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band was also recorded and will be posted here soon.

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
by nyctaper

[Total Time 2:27:50]
01 [introduction]
02 Wilco (The Song)
03 I’m Always in Love
04 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
05 Shot in the Arm
06 Bull Black Nova
07 You Are My Face
08 One Wing
09 Side With The Seeds
10 War on War
11 [banter – baseballs]
12 Deeper Down
13 Impossible Germany
14 Far Far Away
15 Too Far Apart
16 Handshake Drugs
17 Can’t Stand It
18 Jesus Etc.
19 Sonny Feeling
20 Theologians
21 Hate it Here
22 Walken
23 I’m the Man Who Loves You
24 Hummingbird
25 [encore break]
26 Poor Places
27 Spiders (Kidsmoke)
28 [second encore break]
29 The Late Greats
30 You Never Know
31 Heavy Metal Drummer
32 Hoodoo Voodoo
33 I’m A Wheel

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12 Responses to Wilco: July 18, 2009 Dutchess County Stadium – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. July 20, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Thx again, NYC Taper. We enjoyed the beautiful drive from Brooklyn. I just dug through some of my old setlists, and I think this is my first Too Far Apart, I didn’t even catch this in the early days (95-97). Really enjoyed this show. The new tunes are starting to really open up in the live setting.

  2. Matt
    July 20, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Thank you! This has to be one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Great venue, great weather and a fantastic vibe. Not to mention the set list.

  3. July 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks so much for putting this up. My friends and I were standing about 5 feet from your microphones, so I know it will sound great. Fantastic concert from start to finish. Check out my music site Rock Turtleneck for fabulous reading on Wilco and other artists of merit: rockturtleneck.com

  4. July 20, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    NYCTAPER!!! now, THIS is a STELLAR recording! a BIG step up from BROOKLYN, but i know how tough it was to avoid crowd banter firsthand that wonderful Keyspan night. like i always tell all my listeners…PLAY LOUD!!! that’s where the joy is in listening to our kind of bootwork. LOUD! thanks for making me hear the roadtrip i would have loved to take myself; but the stars did not align. hoping for more WILCO Northeast shows Oct/Nov. thanks again! all the best, benny

  5. July 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    yeah upstate is gonna be a lot more earthy hippy kids who have liked the band since langerado and before, nyc is going to be a bunch of hipsters who like them now that they are taste makers

  6. Keith
    July 21, 2009 at 4:18 am

    A wonderful recording. I took your advice and listened to it on some good speakers and it just blew me away.

  7. Eric
    July 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks so much for this spectacular recording of a spectacular show. I remember commenting to my girlfriend that it would be great to know the people who had set up the mic stand 10 feet to our right…and lo and behold, I found your site today.

    Your recording backed up my opinion on Saturday that, yes, “Too Far Apart” indeed sounded better than it does on ‘AM’. Wonderful to hear the new lineup beat the bejeezus out of that old gem.

    Many thanks.

  8. Kevin
    July 24, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    It was a terrific show, great crowd, made lots of new friends. Saw the Wolf Trap show the week before, ’twas also a blast, my first two Wilco shows, I’m now officially hooked. Great recording, thanks for sharing your labor of love!

  9. Court
    July 25, 2009 at 11:32 am

    thanks so much for this and the Keyspan show you did last week. having never seen Wilco in the US, only here on the european continent, this gives me a great sense of how the band sounds ‘at home’. The recording is truly outstanding!
    Just booked flights to catch the band in Dublin in late August, really looking forward and thanks again for this ‘teaser’.

  10. Karen
    July 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

    great recording… so glad to have found you! anxiously (but patiently) awaiting that great opening set from Conor Oberst and the MVB. any chance you could drop me an email once you have it up?

  11. Bill
    December 31, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for this, as well as all your other efforts!

  12. cez
    June 19, 2010 at 4:49 am

    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. thanks for ripping this. my brother in law was too cool to watch the show with us up front, he was too busy hanging out next to Connor Oberst and his bit pointy witch hat.

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