Mountain Goats: December 2, 2009 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 4, 2009

[photos taken for nyctaper by Kate Ehle – many more here]

As expected, John Darnielle pulled out all the stops for the final night of the Mountain Goats tour. At Bell House on Wednesday, obscure songs were plentiful, encores were many, and John even whipped out a first third-time-played cover song (Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town”). As the set opened with “Handball” from 1999’s Protein Source, the setlist went as far back as John’s second 7″ (“Alphabetizing”). The packed house was treated to a bunch of rare treats that also included four songs from personal favorite 2004’s We Shall All Be Healed. As opposed the the previous night’s show at Webster Hall, this setlist relied less on the material from the new album The Life Of The World To Come. John accepted the crowd’s adulation and returned three times for encores, assisted by both members of Final Fantasy, and concluded with “The Sign”, much of which was performed in the front row off-microphone.

We recorded this set from our standard location in this venue, in the elevated area next to the soundboard booth. We captured a four-track soundboard/audience mix of exceptional quality. Enjoy!

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

The Mountain Goats
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 16bit 44.1kHz 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 1:43:04]
01 [introduction]
02 Hand Ball
03 Old College Try
04 Cotton
05 Isaiah 45:23
06 [banter]
07 Letter from Belgium
08 Deuteronomy 2:10
09 [banter]
10 Enoch 18:14
11 1 John 4:16
12 Alphabetizing
13 Woke Up New
14 Quetzalcoatl Eats Plums
15 The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
16 There Will Be No Divorce
17 Hebrews 11:40
18 Quito
19 Romans 10:9
20 Hast Thou Considered The Tetrapod
21 Song for Dennis Brown
22 This Year
23 [encore break]
24 Psalms 40:2
25 No Children
26 [second encore break]
27 The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
28 Against Pollution
29 [third encore break]
30 The Sign (Ace of Base)

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9 Responses to Mountain Goats: December 2, 2009 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Stu
    December 4, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Actually, he’s done “The Boys Are Back In Town” a couple of times (March 8, 2007, at the Independent and September 30, 2004, on VPRO a Dutch (I think) radio station). Both of those times he put in bits from R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” in between some of the verses, which he didn’t do this time around.

    That’s why the guy yelling for “Ignition Remix” during “The Sign” was especially annoying.

  2. December 4, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for the correction, its changed.

  3. December 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Can’t wait to listen – good cross section of songs. Seems almost like a show that he actually selected the tracks and wasn’t promoting an album specifically. Refreshing.


  4. Jon
    December 6, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Wow. great sound quality. kills the webster hall recording!

  5. December 6, 2009 at 2:31 am

    You mean the nyctaper Webster recording? I actually believe that sounds a little better than this one.

  6. December 7, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Thanks so much, yet again, for the awesome Mountain Goats recordings. I’ve been listening to the Webster Hall show all weekend and am now downloading this one and really looking forward to it.
    Did you tape/are you planning to post the Final Fantasy sets? It would be wicked if you do.
    Again, many thanks

  7. December 9, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I did record both Final Fantasy sets, and have sent email to them for permission to post. I have not heard back yet.

  8. samo
    December 14, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    He also played the boys are back in town last year at the TLA. At least four, now. What a man.

  9. September 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    God this is good.

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