Celebration: April 22, 2011 Union Pool – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 6, 2011

[photo from Celebration Facebook page]

While the soul of music is fueled by a panoply of human emotions, some measure of distance is necessary for the artist to maintain a perspective on those emotions. Katrina Ford was not given an opportunity to have that distance on Thursday last at Union Pool. Celebration had booked this show months ago, but it was a cruel and tragic coincidence that her good friend and fellow performer Gerard Smith passed away a few short days before. Katrina dedicated the band’s set to Gerard and all three of the bands who played on this evening selflessly donated the show’s proceeds to Gerard’s family. While the raw emotions of a recent and painful loss is evident throughout the set, Celebration powerful performance is also fueled by those same feelings. We are streaming “Heartbreak” below, which closed the show with a peak version, and also encapsulated the band’s loss.

I recorded this set with the Neumanns mounted on the balcony rail and mixed it with an excellent board feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Heartbreak”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Four Channel Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > 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 54:00]
01 [introduction]
02 Stone
03 Battles
04 I Will Not Fall
05 [banter]
06 In This Land
07 [banter2]
08 What’s This Magical
09 [banter – lee scratch perry]
10 Generals
11 Solstice Rite
12 Walk On
13 Charios
14 Heartbreak

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Celebration, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Friends Records website [HERE].

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One Response to Celebration: April 22, 2011 Union Pool – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. May 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I saw celebration at least a couple of the ’07 Smashing Pumpkins residency shows in Asheville. So glad to see they’re still around and doing well and a real nice pull here!

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