The Hold Steady: September 17, 2011 Beekman Beer Garden – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

September 18, 2011

[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield]

It was a nice bit of symmetry that Saturday night’s show at Beekman Beer Garden came exactly four years to the day since we first saw The Hold Steady. That 2007 show at the 7 World Trade Center plaza was also an outdoor downtown free event. From the very outset and through our many live experiences with the band, we have always been struck by Craig Finn’s unbridled performance style — he is unrivaled in the stage expression of love for the band’s songs. Its an infectious approach, as Finn’s energy ignites the crowd. A Hold Steady show experienced from the front of the crowd is a joyous and celebratory communal event. On Saturday in the Beekman tent, we were fortunate that our recording location was far enough towards the stage to literally put us in the middle of the frenzied crowd and maximized the experience. The show itself was undoubtedly the best Hold Steady show we’ve been fortunate to catch. The band was tight and cracking and the 90-minute-plus set contained some neat rarities among a full setlist of the essentials. The closing epic “How a Resurrection Really Feels” featured the band taking it slow and savoring the positive energy of a peak performance. It was about as poignant as The Hold Steady can get, and we have chosen to stream that superb performance below.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig in an optimal location, inside of the front left of the soundboard cage about thirty feet from the main PA. The sound quality in the venue was remarkable, and we were also free from any outdoor elements. The result is an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Our sincere thanks to brooklynvegan and the Hold Steady crew for their many courtesies on this night.

Stream “How a Resurrection Really Feels”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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The Hold Steady
Beekman Beer Garden
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Inside Soundboard Cage
Thirty Feet from Stage

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 1:34:26]
01 Ask Her For Adderall
02 Massive Nights
03 Constructive Summer
04 Hot Soft Light
05 Hurricane J
06 Girls Like Status
07 Sequestered in Memphis
08 The Swish
09 The Sweet Part of The City
10 You Can Make Him Like You
11 Rock Problems
12 Magazines
13 Chips Ahoy
14 Stuck Between Stations
15 Stevie Nix
16 Lord I’m Discouraged
17 The Weekenders
18 Your Little Hoodrat Friend
19 Southtown Girls
20 Slapped Actress
21 [encore break]
22 Ride On [AC-DC]
23 Stay Positive
24 How a Resurrection Really Feels

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3 Responses to The Hold Steady: September 17, 2011 Beekman Beer Garden – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. mlax
    September 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Great recording. Thanks!

  2. Smintjes
    September 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Wow, great! Thanks a lot!

  3. jeff topping
    December 31, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    awesome recording… and show. thanks!!!

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