Wilco: September 22, 2011 Central Park Summerstage – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

September 23, 2011

[photo courtesy of wagz2it]

If there’s a band we hope that people associate with what nyctaper stands for, its Wilco. They have appeared so many times on this site that its often difficult to invent new superlatives to describe the Wilco concert experience. Last night at Summerstage, the band again delivered to its fans another epic NYC show, on par with the legendary Irving Plaza or Hammerstein or McCarren Pool shows of previous years. On tour in support of their latest release, The Whole Love (due on September 27), the band again delivered a two-plus hour high-energy set that dug deep into their catalog (an A.M. cut streaming below) while it also featured eight songs from the new album. The title track has already earned encore status, and we’re streaming it below. Of special note was Jeff Tweedy’s remembrance of the Wilco sets at Town Hall almost exactly ten years to the day, when a still-shocked NYC found some comfort in superbly delivered and heartfelt two nights of music. Ten years later, Wilco is still providing the City with the same gifts.

The entire NYCTaper crew was on hand to record this set. While we feared the worst of the elements, fortunately the rain held off and the winds were minimal. We set up near the back of the floor because our original advantageous position was actually an obstruction to the lighting projections. The crew ran 3 separate rigs, featuring twelve high-end microphones. This particular recording is my standard Neumann + DPA 4021 rig, and its a surprisingly excellent recording, all things considered. We will likely feature some of the other captures in the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Stream “Whole Love”:

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Stream “Shouldn’t Be Ashamed”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Rumsey Playfield
Central Park Summerstage
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from read of the Main Floor

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 2:09:41]
01 Art Of Almost
02 I Might
03 Ashes Of American Flags
04 I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
05 One Wing
06 Bull Black Nova
07 At Least Thats What You Said
08 One Sunday Morning
09 Shouldnt Be Ashamed
10 [banter]
11 Born Alone
12 She’s A Jar
13 Handshake Drugs
14 Standing O
15 Rising Red Lung
16 Impossible Germany
17 Dawned On Me
18 A Shot In The Arm
19 Hummingbird
20 [encore break]
21 Via Chicago
22 Whole Love
23 [banter – Town Hall Sept 2001]
24 War On War
25 Jesus Etc
26 Im The Man Who Loves You
27 Monday
28 Outtasite

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wilco, visit their website, and purchase their official releases, including The Whole Love on September 27, directly from their website [HERE].

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22 Responses to Wilco: September 22, 2011 Central Park Summerstage – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. David Weininger
    September 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Dan:

    Well done – your recording sound terrific, to judge from the samples. Setlist is similar to (although longer than) the Wang Theatre show they played two days earlier, which I heard. I thought the new stuff sounded terrific. Are you guys thinking of doing a matrix?

    One minor typo: I think you want “2011-09-23” instead of 2010.

    Again, thanks and great job. Can’t wait to hear Night 2.


  2. Joe
    September 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Many many thanks. She sounds real crisp, another quality capture. Thanks again.

  3. Paul
    September 24, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Amazing, thank you SO much! I think I saw you guys set up back there. Pretty intense rig. Are we to assume this is the best capture of the ones you got? I know it’s a matter of opinion and all that, but I trust your experienced ears. Just want to make sure I’m listening to the top version when I go back in the months to come.

  4. Phil
    September 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Would love the link for the Flac files, thanks for the quality work

  5. ciaoluna
    September 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks again Dan for providing this. It was a pleasure discussing the Dean G500 show also. It’s still one of my favorites and up there with your recording of SY in Williamsburg. Maybe we’ll catch you at the Lemonheads. Keep up the splendid work. It’s a treat to get to a show and see you setting up knowing that there’s a great recording to follow..

  6. Evan
    September 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    thanks for this!! Was my birthday and a great show

  7. Ryan Fitz
    September 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Honestly, you could record Wilco’s entire tour and I would still download and listen to them all. This bands simply one of the best if not the best live bands out there today. Nels Cline in particular, is an absolutely sick guitarist. And as always, the recording itself was terrific.

    Thank you so much.

  8. September 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Yow! Please tell me that you recorded Friday’s show too!

  9. herb
    September 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    thanks for “being there” doin’ what you do. your standard is gold.
    many thanks.

  10. September 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Gracias. This is beautiful.

  11. Eric
    September 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks as always for taping and allowing us to download these concerts. Amazing.

  12. justin
    September 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Thanks Dan, as always, for capturing these beautiful shows in such high quality for all of us to hear. Your consistent Wilco taping probably helped me become the Wilco fan that i am now, haha

    Did you manage to capture either of Nick Lowe’s sets?

  13. Andy
    September 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

    As great as Wilco was on Friday night –and they never disappoint, the highlight of the evening for me was getting to meet NYCTaper and his crew right after the show and getting a chance to thank them for all of their hard work… In the digital age of music, our heroes should not only be the musicians who make the music but the people who give their time and effort to allow us to hear the artists we love and introduce us to the artists that we will grow to love. NYCTaper, AcidJack and the rest of the crew are not only rock stars of the highest order, they couldn’t possibly be nicer more gracious people. As I went over to thank them, they couldn’t stop thanking me for coming over to acknowledge their efforts.

    BTW, the show sounds great, rain and all … Thanks again guys… You never disappoint either…

  14. Sam
    September 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for the download!! The mix of classics and new stuff made for a great show. However, the rain and the puddles made for soggy feet. I made it through the whole thing standing on a bit of dry ground the size of a slice of pizza! Cheers!

  15. bill
    September 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Hey guys, Sounds great. Did you happen to get Fri. night too?

  16. Smintjes
    September 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks yet again for your hard work! Sounds great!

  17. September 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Friday night’s show is coming soon.

  18. Shawn
    September 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    awesome. thank you!

  19. acidjack
    September 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks a lot, Andy. Pleasure meeting you, and thanks for the kind words! Hope you enjoy the Friday recording (which should be up tomorrow AM).

  20. Burbs
    September 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Just wanted to extend my thanks for your diligent work in putting this together. Nothing’s better than coming off a great show and being able to continue moving and shaking!

    All the best and thanks again! I’ll keep an eye out for you guys at future shows and definitely owe you a beer or two.

  21. Keith
    September 29, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Thanks for taping and sharing this show.

    Another excellent recording.

  22. Jesse
    August 18, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Thanks for capturing this. The set was magical, judging from this recording. Wilco always deliver, but this show is special, along with the Port Chester 2014 shows

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