Feelies: November 21, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 22, 2009

[photo courtesy of Emily Norton]

As the band and venue perhaps most interrelated in rock music annals, the Feelies returned to Maxwell’s last night to perform a complete start to finish set of the album for which they are best known — 1980’s seminal Crazy Rhythms. The night brought out the old fans, and few local luminaries — we spotted Glenn Morrow, owner of Bar/None Records, the label that reissued Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth this Fall. Before proceeding through the album the Feelies performed an intense twelve-song first set which featured expert musicianship and quite a bit of animated play from Glenn Mercer. Opening with a letter-perfect VU’s “Sunday Morning”, the set was notable for some new songs, including “Bluer Skies” which debuted at the Whitney this Summer and “Time is Right” which debuted at Maxwell’s last Summer. Following the Crazy Rhythms set, the band returned for five encores including a rare “Last Roundup” and another run through the REM classic “Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)”.

I recorded this set from the perfect location in this venue and utilized the four microphone rig. The sound quality in the venue, mixed by long-time Feelies FOH Andy, was quite excellent and the four microphones captured a recording of incredible depth. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Feelies
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front and Center of Soundboard

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 45:44]
01 Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground)
02 Undertow
03 Bluer Skies
04 Nobody Knows
05 High Road
06 Invitation
07 On the Roof
08 Let’s Go
09 For Now
10 Deep Fascination
11 Higher Ground
12 Time is Right

Set 2:
[Total Time 58:42]
01 The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness
02 Fa Ce-La
03 Loveless Love
04 Forces at Work
05 Original Love
06 Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (Except Me and My Monkey) (Beatles)
07 Moscow Nights
08 Raised Eyebrows
09 Crazy Rhythms
10 [encore break]
11 Away
12 The Last Roundup
13 Doin’ It Again
14 [second encore break]
15 Carnival of Sorts (R.E.M.)
16 I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms (Modern Lovers)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Feelies, visit their MySpace page, and purchase the reissues of Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth directly from the Bar None website [HERE].

9 Responses to Feelies: November 21, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. November 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    thank you ! the feelies played a show here in chicago this summer…it will be the top show i saw this year!

  2. Bart
    November 23, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Man, again, thank you a thousand times for this and your other recordings. Your efforts are very much appreciated, even all the way over here on the continent :)

    Thanks again from a big Feelies fan from Belgium.

  3. jb
    November 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Big thanks from Scotland too.

  4. November 24, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Pure awesomeness!!

    Thanks for the sounds!!

  5. November 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks! Keep recording thsoe Feelies shows for those of us who don’t live on the east coast. By the way, I recently put together a Feelies Live Covers comp over here: http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/220012708/real-cool-time-32-years-of-live-feelies-covers I used a handful of your recordings (with credit where credit’s due!) Hope that is cool … Thanks again.

  6. November 25, 2009 at 2:45 am

    I saw the original post and the credit (with compliments). That is totally cool, and an excellent project.

  7. Joe
    November 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks all the way from Jersey!

  8. Mark
    November 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    thanks….great show…I had not seen the band since “back in the day” when the Feelies or one of their iterations played Maxwells fairly often . A lot of old friends in the crowd so a good night all around .

  9. Daan
    February 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks to you, the Feelies have reached New Zealand. As the odds of the band playing here are nil, this is as good as it gets… I’ve been checking out some YouTube clips of recent gigs, but recording quality is so deplorable. This will on my stereo quite a bit!

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