Lee Ranaldo: November 13, 2015 Trans-Pecos

November 16, 2015

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[photo by Fred Riedel]

Over the years, we’ve seen Lee Ranaldo and his backing band, The Dust, in a variety of settings. Most have been small clubs, but this Trans-Pecos performance is the most intimate of all not because of its setting but due to the intimate format of the acoustic set. Though billed as a solo gig from Ranaldo, it turned out he brought along Dust-bandmates Alan Licht (who we caught doing his own solo set over the summer) and Raul Fernandez. Nearly every song is accompanied by a contextualizing story that illustrates just how personal each of these songs is for Ranaldo. Four new songs join the well-known tracks off Between the Times & the Tides and Last Night on Earth, followed by a rousing cover of Neil Young’s “Revolution Blues” in celebration of Neil’s recent birthday. That cover underscores the similarities between Ranaldo and Young, both guitar-weilding storytellers who effortlessly pull off the roar and the quiet, sometimes simultaneously.

This show wraps up Lee’s U.S. tour, but he has some upcoming dates in Europe. Those are listed here.

I recorded this set with the AKG’s set up at the lip of the stage, combined with a board feed from Pecos FOH, Chris. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Chris) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [1:30:58]
01. Let’s Start Again
02. Right as Rain
03. [tech break]
04. [new song]
05. Off the Wall
06. Key/Hole
07. [banter]
08. Skeleton
09. Xtina as I Knew Her
10. Home Chds
11. Ambulancer
12. The Rising Tide
13. Lecce, Leaving
14. Revolution Blues [Neil Young]

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4 Responses to Lee Ranaldo: November 13, 2015 Trans-Pecos

  1. Jesse
    November 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Amazing Recording. And the version of “Key/Hole” here is killer.

  2. shane
    November 23, 2016 at 2:08 am

    great work eric
    did you happen to record the opening duo set by
    Chris Forsyth & Nick Millevoi?
    i’d love to hear it and i’m sure anyone that was lucky enough to be there on the night would too….
    not to mention the nyctaper fans who need it be don’t even know it yet…
    thanks for all the time/effort/skill that goes into your find recordings.

  3. EricPH
    November 23, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Hi Shane, That set did get recorded. Let me check with Chris if he’s ok with letting that out into the world and maybe we can get that to you.

  4. EricPH
    November 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm

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