Flaming Lips: July 26, 2010 Central Park Summerstage – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

July 28, 2010

[photo by acidjack]

Its hard to believe that its been almost four years since The Flaming Lips have performed within the borders of NYC. That September 2006 concert at Hammerstein Ballroom had Deerhoof as the opening band, and featured much of the then-new At War with the Mystics album. While Monday night’s show at Summerstage featured a new band member and new material from 2009’s Embryonic, many of the same stage props and antics remain from years past. But the band’s willingness to dedicate themselves to providing an incredible night of entertainment night in and night out is what continues to make this band’s live show perhaps the most enjoyable of all similar bands touring today. And while Wayne does tend to speechify, its abundantly clear that the man’s heart is in the right place. The band’s setlist is the same as the other shows on this tour, but the wonderful night weather gave an added celebratory air to this show that made it special.

I recorded this set with my best mobile unit from literally within the first fifteen feet of the crowd — great for atmosphere, but not so good for avoiding much crowd participation. I was so close as to literally be underneath Wayne’s bubble during “Fear”. The listener should understand that this recording was captured from a prime experience location at this show. With that caveat, enjoy!

Stream “In The Morning of the Magicians”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Flaming Lips
Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
15 Feet From Stage

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (set fades, level adjustment, slight eq) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper 2010-07-28

[total time 1:40:55]
01 [introduction]
02 Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear
03 Worm Mountain
04 [banter]
05 Silver Trembling Hands
06 She Don’t Use Jelly
07 [banter]
08 The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
09 The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine
10 [banter]
11 In The Morning of the Magicians
12 [banter – Frog intro]
13 I Can Be A Frog
14 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
15 [banter]
16 See The Leaves
17 Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
18 [banter]
19 Taps
20 The W.A.N.D.
21 [encore break]
22 Do You Realize??

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9 Responses to Flaming Lips: July 26, 2010 Central Park Summerstage – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

  1. eric
    July 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Any chance Oneida’s set was recorded?

  2. acidjack
    July 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    It was not. We arrived too late and WAY too many people chatting down where we were.

  3. July 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I do not believe that an opening set is really the best way to experience Oneida. Also, we have recorded them 6 times already for nyctaper, including an amazing show in March at the Knitting Factory here:

  4. Josh V
    July 29, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Their opening track is not “Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear”. That’s a completely different song. The opening jam is usually given a different name specific to the event (at least when theyve uploaded live recordings in the past). Just call it Intro or whatever you want.

  5. eric
    July 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I was at the March Oneida show and it was indeed amazing–no doubt the best Oneida show I’ve seen.

  6. joe
    August 3, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Awesome capture acidJack. Thank you and nyctaper for all your efforts!! Any chance you guys know where I can find a recording for the Terminal 5 show??

  7. ciao luna
    August 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Beautiful recording. Great job as always.

    Any chance you’re planning to be at the Dean Wareham show at the Bowery Ballroom on 8/19?

  8. Brian E
    July 7, 2011 at 10:11 am


    How hard was it getting your gear in? Did you run a stand? Thanks!


  9. acidjack
    July 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    We didn’t run a stand. Generally we haven’t had problems getting gear into venues because we are recording bands that allow taping. Of course, if they don’t inform the venue in advance, it can be an issue. With Summerstage, if the band informs security, it’s fine. If not, it may be hard to locate someone to go to bat for you.

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