Baseball Project / Minus 5 / Steve Wynn IV: September 23, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 26, 2009

[photo by nyctaper]

For ardent baseball fans and a long time followers of the music of R.E.M., Dream Syndicate, Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, the all-star group that performed on Wednesday at the Bowery Ballroom was the best of all worlds. The foursome of Steve, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Linda Pitmon performed over two and a half hours of music which encompassed far more material than their 2008 collaboration on The Baseball Project. While the concert did include 11 of the 13 tracks from Frozen Ropes, the two full sets and thirty-seven songs performed also drew from the lengthy catalogs of the group’s members, including some Dream Syndicate classics, material from the several Minus 5 albums, songs from the new Young Fresh Fellows release, and even three new songs from the anticipated second Baseball Project album. Now well into this current tour, the band was tight and stretched out quite a few of the numbers. As always, Scott’s banter was highly entertaining and gave a true irreverence to the evening.

We recorded from our standard position at the Bowery with the four microphone rig and the sound quality in the venue was quite exceptional. This is an excellent recording with no flaws whatsoever. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Baseball Project / Minus 5 / Steve Wynn IV
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail
Next to the Soundboard Booth

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

Set 1
[Total Time 1:04:30]
01 Past Time
02 Ted F*cking Williams
03 Out There on the Maroon
04 I’m Not Bitter
05 Broken Man
06 Love Me Anyway
07 The Yankee Flipper
08 That’s What You Always Say
09 Long Before My Time
10 Vintage Violet
11 The Lurking Barrister
12 Dark Hand of Contagion
13 Tell Me When Its Over
14 Manhattan Fault Line
15 Ichiro Goes To The Moon
16 Lies of the Living Dead
17 Amphetamine

Set 2
[Total Time 1:30:29]
01 [banter]
02 Buckner’s Bolero
03 Jackie’s Lament
04 Gratitude (For Curt Flood)
05 The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty
06 Cindy, It Was Always You
07 Satchel Paige Said
08 Ambulance Dancehall
09 Cigarettes Coffee and Booze
10 [Gold and Silver tease]
11 Medicine Show
12 Trial Separation Blues
13 Twilight Distillery
14 Harvey Haddix
15 Revolution Blues
16 The Days of Wine and Booze
17 The Days of Wine and Roses
18 Aw Shit Man
19 [encore break]
20 The Closer
21 Let the Good Times Crawl
22 The Straw That Stirs The Drink
23 [banter]
24 Strychnine

[photo by nyctaper]

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4 Responses to Baseball Project / Minus 5 / Steve Wynn IV: September 23, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. John from Garden City
    September 27, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Nice timing: Yankees clinch the East, Ichiro was ejected for the first time in his career and you post this show. Good job.

  2. lonetaper
    October 14, 2009 at 3:29 am


    BIG BIG THANKS for this fanastic recording of an outstanding concert.


  3. Henry
    June 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Hey, nice stuff! Keep bringing it.

  4. April 15, 2011 at 1:43 am

    This is a truly significant sound document. Dream Syndicate practically kicked the alternative/Indie music era into gear. Their first EP has always been an all-time favorite of mine. To hear some of those pieces interspersed with the great Baseball Project and everything else is Uberincredible.

    Thanks for sharing this with the world.

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