Lee Ranaldo: July 30, 2013 Maxwell’s – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 6, 2013

[Photo courtesy of Kenneth Bachor]

Since the apparent demise of his longtime band, Lee Ranaldo has been hard at work forging ahead with his solo career. Although last year’s Matador release Between the Times and the Tides certainly was not a “debut” album for Lee, it represented his first post Sonic Youth work and was a very strong “start”. We were present for two early gigs in support of the album, months before its release and while the band was certainly strong, there was perhaps a bit of trepidation about the new format. A year later, in the same venue as one of those early shows (Maxwells), Lee and the band (now called The Dust) were anything but shy — this is a powerful confident quartet performing material that has been fully developed live. As this night was the final regularly scheduled gig in the history of Maxwell’s, there was a weird kind of celebratory doom energy in the room which Lee likened to an “Irish wake”. After the gig opened with a wedding proposal from one former Maxwell’s employee to another, the band seemed to play off the weird energy and played with a sense of urgency and purpose. Lee and the Dust basically played their entire current catalog in a show that approached two hours. The setlist included the entire Time and Tides album, four new songs, one of Lee’s Sonic Youth tracks, and a handful of eclectic and excellent covers. At the conclusion of this night, I broke down my equipment, said thanks to the people involved in the venue, and walked out of Maxwell’s for the last time. The sadness of that exit overshadowed what I realize now — that Lee Ranaldo had closed Maxwell’s for me with one of the best shows we’ve seen all year.

I recorded this show in the way we’ve done for the many years we recorded at this venue and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Lost”:

Stream “Revolution Blues” (Neil Young cover):

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Lee Ranaldo
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 2013-08-03

[Total Time 1:45:23]
01 [intro/wedding proposal]
02 Stranded
03 Waiting on a Dream
04 [banter – irish wake]
05 Tomorrow Never Comes
06 Off The Wall
07 Angles
08 [Xtina intro]
09 Xtina as I Knew Her
10 Keyhole
11 Hammer Blows
12 Lost
13 [Shouts intro]
14 Shouts
15 Last Night on Earth
16 Everybody’s Been Burned [Byrds]
17 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel [Talking Heads]
18 Fire Island
19 She Cracked [Modern Lovers]
20 Lecce Leaving
21 [encore break]
22 Home Courts
23 Genetic
24 Revolution Blues [Neil Young]

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7 Responses to Lee Ranaldo: July 30, 2013 Maxwell’s – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. Lam
    August 7, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Hi! Thanks for posting this show, however I think the date was July 30?

  2. August 7, 2013 at 8:30 am

    You are of course correct. I have fixed the title line.

  3. Pete Klein
    August 7, 2013 at 11:13 am

    great show! Thanks for the files! (bought the record at the show!) ;)

  4. jam
    August 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

    hi…thanks for posting, was at this show, really great night.

    i’m having trouble with the DL, it cut off after 80MB and can’t unzip the files. would love to have this on my hard drive, will give it another try.

  5. jam
    August 9, 2013 at 11:29 am

    never mind! worked on the second try, all good. thanks!

  6. Nigel
    August 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thank you for many years of great Maxwell’s recordings, including this one. I’m disappointed I’ll never make it to a show there, but I can only imagine how you guys must feel.

  7. Molly
    September 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for doing this. Question – Should the download be taking more than 6 hours? Seems like a long time.

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