Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 17, 2011 St. Paul’s Church – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 22, 2011

[photo by Greg Cristman]

In our reviews of the first two Godspeed You! Black Emperor shows at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple, acidjack truly captured the impact of a GYBE show. When the scene of the band’s NYC residency moved to The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Lincoln Center on Thursday, the setting more closely matched the experience both visually and aurally. St. Paul’s is a huge classic old Catholic cathedral, and its hundred-foot high ceiling and intricate glasswork offered a challenge, but ultimately a fruitful reward for those listening closely. For the most part, the seated and somber setting permitted the crowd to sit in rapt attention and soak in the sonic landscapes created before them. While the band’s setlist was similar to the other NYC shows, on this particular night it was the intensity of the aural experience that ruled — in particular, GYBE’s superb sound technician Si dialed in the huge PA commissioned for these two shows and filled the room to perfection. Perhaps motivated by the surroundings, GYBE’s performance on this night was perhaps its most powerful of the week.

I recorded this set with the four microphone configuration mounted on a stand raised to fourteen feet and placed directly in front of the soundboard console. This placement was fortuitous, as the full realm of sound was captured in that part of the church. We are extremely pleased with the superb sound quality if this recording. We recommend listening on the best stereo speakers you can find. Enjoy!

Thanks to Ronen and the Wordless Music Series for their generosity and support!

Stream “Albanian”:

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

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The Church of St. Paul The Apostle
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Directly Front of Board Center

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

[Total Time 2:12:13]
[Photo of band’s written setlist HERE]
01 Gathering Storm
02 Monheim
03 Albanian
04 Gorecki
05 12-28-99
06 World Police and Friendly Fire
07 The Sad Mafioso

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6 Responses to Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 17, 2011 St. Paul’s Church – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Piero
    March 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    great band, fantastic tape! i’d really appreciate to listen the whole gig and i hope they’ll come touring in Italy in the next future… thanks so much for all your hard work

  2. Mike
    March 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    there are no links to the files for this show. please please please fix it.

  3. Mike
    March 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    there are no links for any files only to the official website of GYBE. please please please fix it.

  4. Josh
    March 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Am I missing something or is there only a streaming song available here?

  5. Sebastian
    March 31, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Will the 18th show be up anytime soon?

  6. dg
    November 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    hey the recording sounds fantastic. thanks for your work.

    one thing is that they played 8 songs that night and your track list is a little off.

    track 5 – 0:00 – 7:30 12-28-99
    track 5 – 7:30 – 17:40 chart #3/world police and friendly fire
    track 6 – 0:00 – 12:50 the cowboy
    track 6 – 12:50 – 17:37 the sad mafioso
    track 7 – the sad mofioso cont…

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