Miracle of 86: June 14, 2013 Maxwells – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 4, 2013

[photo by Sean O’Kane]

Kevin Devine is such a nice guy that its hard for me to believe that he was once in a band that broke up. The Miracle of 86 was a popular Staten Island based power pop quartet who toured and recorded from 1998 to 2003, before Kevin launched his solo career. Following the tragic events of the superstorm and the massive damage to their home borough, the band reunited on Staten Island for a benefit concert in January. The experience was so positive that Miracle of 86 decided to keep it going — with two shows in June. We attended the Maxwells date a couple of weeks back, and it was a show that felt very much like a bunch of old friends getting together to play some songs. The stage banter was friendly and funny and the performance of the old material was both inspired and surprisingly tight. We’re streaming “Sunday School”, which was so well played that it could be released tomorrow. Miracle of 86 could very well play more reunion shows, but for now Kevin will be concentrating, after his hugely successful Kickstarter (for two albums!) on his solo career. Expect a show in NYC in late summer / early fall.

I recorded this show in our usual manner in this venue and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Sunday School”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Miracle Of 86
Hoboken NJ

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-06-26

[Total Time 58:02]
01 [intro]
02 Sleep All Damn Day
03 G Song
04 Every Famous Last Word
05 [banter – stripes]
06 Surprise Me
07 Southern State
08 Dance Dance Revolution
09 [banter – Bryan Adams]
10 Knife
11 When Its on My Mind
12 [banter – Alice in Chains teaser]
13 Call Off The Cops
14 I Think You Meant to Say No
15 A Less Important Place
16 Nice Shirt Salvador Dali
17 Your Quicksilver Moment
18 Sunday School
19 [banter]
20 Red 19
21 [outro]

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