Yo La Tengo: December 1, 2010 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Download + Streaming Song

December 4, 2010

[photo from YLT Hannukah Diary]

Yo La Tengo‘s set at the first night of Hannukah 2010 began as all Elvis Presley shows started in the 1970’s — with the theme music from 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was only a slight surprise then, although still bizarre, that the music kicked off with the appearance of a local Elvis impersonator for the opening “One Night With You”, appropriately re-titled for “Eight Nights”. The horn section fortuitously stayed on stage for several more numbers which added a nice touch to familiar songs — including “Mr. Tough” streaming below. When the stage was cleared of guests, the trio worked through a set of YLT classics, both quiet and noisy, before ending the set with an epic fourteen minute “I Heard You Looking”. After a lengthy YLT set, the encore segment was somewhat truncated, but did feature the surprise appearance of Nash Kato (Urge Overkill) on the obligatory Neil Diamond cover. “Elvis” returned to close the show before leaving the building.

We recorded this set with four microphones spaced in front of the soundboard booth and mixed with a mono soundboard feed. The DPAs were used to add some “warmth” to the sound, while the Neumanns are especially strong with the instrumental clarity. We are extremely pleased with the superb sound quality of this recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Mr. Tough”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Yo La Tengo
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Six Channel Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021s > 2x Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 3x 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 and acidjack

[Thanks to Jesse for setlist help]
[Total Time 1:45:56]
01 [Also Sprach Zarathustra introduction]
02 One Night With You (“Eight Nights With You”)
03 Carnival Time (“Hannukah Time”)
04 [banter]
05 Mr. Tough
06 Moby Octopad
07 [banter]
08 Magnet [NRBQ]
09 How To Make A Baby Elephant Float
10 Saturday
11 More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
12 Autumn Sweater
13 [banter]
14 When It’s Dark
15 Cherry Chapstick
16 Decora
17 The Story of Jazz
18 Nothing To Hide
19 I Heard You Looking
20 [encore break]
21 Angst In My Pants [Sparks]
22 [banter]
23 Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon [Neil Diamond]
24 [banter]
25 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck [Elvis]
26 Burning Love [Elvis]

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11 Responses to Yo La Tengo: December 1, 2010 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Download + Streaming Song

  1. Smintjes
    December 4, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Whoah, thanks!

  2. December 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Final mix sounds fantastic! Thanks!

  3. Jaks
    December 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Amazing! Fingers crossed for the other nights to see the light of day on here. Thanks!

  4. Sean Howe
    December 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks very much!

  5. neil d
    December 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Nice! And very much looking forward to a recording of Night 2, with Glenn Mercer and Bill Million sitting in.

  6. December 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Beautiful sound! Thanks so much for this. Hoboken never sounded so close!

  7. acidjack
    December 6, 2010 at 2:13 am

    We were there tonight and will be there the remaining nights. Please be patient as we process the recordings (we have jobs, too)! :)

  8. John M
    December 6, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you nyctaper and acidjack, for this great sounding recording.

  9. December 6, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    we are very greatful for anything that you share. thanks again!! you rock

  10. MattP
    December 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm


  11. eric
    December 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Awesome recording. Can’t wait for the MoB and Nels Cline nights.

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