Decemberists: September 19, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 7, 2009

[photo courtesy of Diana Wong — more excellent shots here]

The Decemberists “lottery” show at Terminal 5 was nearly three weeks ago. Since its taken us quite a while to turn around this recording (more below), rather than review the show we suggest our readers read the following excellent coverage of this unique show from various sources: rockscope, Will You Miss Me When You’re Gone, and brooklynvegan.

The story of this recording involves a lot of frustration and a ton of work which has ultimately led to something we’re proud to offer our readers. Acidjack captured a fine recording of excellent clarity and depth which was marred by one major problem — an apparent ADHD case who spent much of the show rattling and drumming on the railing that held the microphones. The result on the raw wav file was a persistent unlistenable series of tapping noises. I spent hours trying to fix it, but ultimately gave up. Acidjack however, was not to be denied. He took the job and persisted — ultimately producing a recording that is not only quite excellent, but very listenable through even the “drumming” segments. To compare the raw files to the finished product is almost unbelieveable. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the FLAC files on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

The Decemberists
Terminal 5
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AT U853 cardiods (low sens mod)>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/44.1)
Position: 7′ pole clamped to 3rd floor balcony rail, 90 degree split
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, reduce clapping, EQ, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 intro banter
02 Yankee Bayonet
03 July, July!
04 crowd
05 The Raincoat Song
06 lottery banter
07 Bridges and Balloons (Joanna Newsom cover)
08 crowd
09 From My Own True Love
10 Bachelor and the Bride
11 lottery banter
12 Rake Song
13 crowd
14 Culling of the Fold
15 crowd surfing waltz
16 I Was Meant for the Stage
17 lottery banter
18 The Crane Wife #3
19 Island
20 Island (cont)
21 Annan Water
22 encore break
23 lottery banter
24 Miracle on the Hudson (impromptu song)
25 lottery banter
26 The Tain
27 The Tain (cont)
28 The Tain (cont)
29 The Tain (cont)
30 The Tain (final)
31 Perfect Crime #2
32 encore break
33 Mr. Blue Sky (ELO cover)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Decemberists, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Decemberists Shop at their website [here].

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One Response to Decemberists: September 19, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Yin
    October 8, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Thank you so much! :) I was at this show, and this’ll be great to have to bring back memories.

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