In spite of their extensive touring and the considerable number of gigs they’ve played in the NYC area in recent times, it had been a few years since my last Built to Spill concert and the anticipation for this one was awfully high. Suffice to say, I wasn’t disappointed; the show that the band put on, along with the songs they chose to play, made it worth the wait. Beginning with the vibrantly melodic “Traces”, the group pulled tracks from most of their albums, threw in a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” and ended with a one-two punch of the often-requested (at least on this night) crowd pleaser “Car” and “Virginia Reel Around the Fountain” from Doug Martsch’s side project, the Halo Benders. All in all, a wonderful show to reacquaint me with the band after my hiatus.
We taped this show from the dead-center spot on the balcony, right above the soundboard. Aside from the house mix being a touch bass-heavy in our location, the resultant recording is indicative of the very good to excellent audio that’s typical of this venue and sounds great. Hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!
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Built to Spill
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY, USA
(opening bands: Love As Laughter / ReVoLtReVoLt)
Source: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS’s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBE’s, conversion) > FLAC Level 8
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
[Total time: 1:38:54]
05. Kicked It in the Sun
07. Distopian Dream Girl
10. Life’s a Dream
11. Time Trap
12. Ripple [Grateful Dead]
17. Carry the Zero
18. [encore break / banter]
19. Stop the Show
22. Virginia Reel Around the Fountain [Halo Benders]