Yo La Tengo: December 26, 2011 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

December 30, 2011

[photo courtesy of Will Hermes and Love Goes To Buildings on Fire blog]

A couple of years ago, Jesse Jarnow wrote a piece in the Village Voice about NYCTaper. Although I’m obviously not completely unbiased about the writer, I felt it was not a puff piece, and I am certain that it was a well researched and thorough article on the culture of taping and the modern wrinkle that nyctaper represents. So it was a nice bit of news we got last year when we learned that Jesse received a book deal with Penguin Books to write the definitive biography of Yo La Tengo. His research and writing strengths aside, Jesse also happened to be one of the foremost experts in the details of the music of YLT — his yearly annotated Hanukkah setlists have been a great assistance in the compiling of our recordings. Given that Jesse’s book Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock is due for release this coming June, it was a bittersweet coincidence that this year’s Hanukkah shows have been, in large part because of the Ira’s recent health scare, thoroughly historical retrospective shows. The yearly December shows have always had their fair share of rare numbers, but this year has been special. YLT has broken out multiple songs we’ve never seen before. The guests have included original bassist Dave Rick, and on this Night 7, the incomparable Dave Schramm played the entire set. Dave was an integral part of the development of the band in the early years of Yo La Tengo, and his distinctively sweet guitar tone was the highlight of evening. We are streaming the show’s climax, YLT’s 1987 semi-obscure single “Asparagus Song”. The irony of course is that this show was one of the few over the last several years that Jesse actually missed. Hopefully, this recording can be a partial substitute.

I recorded this show in the same manner as the two previous YLT posts, and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Asparagus Song”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Yo La Tengo
Hanukkah Night 7
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:29:55]
01 Sudden Organ
02 Can’t Forget
03 How To Make A Baby Elephant Float
04 I Can Hear Music [Ronettes]
05 When It’s Dark
06 Here Comes My Baby [Cat Stevens]
07 Cone of Silence
08 Little Eyes
09 I Feel Like Going Home
10 [banter – Stampfel intro]
11 Griselda
12 One PM Again
13 The One To Cry [The Escorts]
14 Wasn’t Born To Follow [Byrds]
15 Mr. Tough
16 The Summer
17 Asparagus Song
18 Center of Gravity
19 [encore break]
20 I Can’t Make It On Time [Ramones]
21 Gates of Steel [Devo]
22 Prisoners of Rock and Roll [Neil Young]

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3 Responses to Yo La Tengo: December 26, 2011 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. December 30, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Thank you for these great recordings. Happy Holidays to the entire NYCTaper crew!

  2. John
    January 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you Dan, amazing recordings

  3. Helmut
    January 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you nyctaper for the flac links.
    i just finished listen to it. It sounded GREAT.
    Thank you
    (from Germany)

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