[photo by ceptorceptor]
Love Is All make up for their mistakes — however unintentional — with class and humor. Last night, near the end of their set, Love Is All welcomed Hamish Kilgore from the legendary New Zealand band The Clean for a rollicking version of “Wishing Well”, the Love Is All song that bears an uncomfortably striking melodic resemblance to The Clean’s 1981 song “Tally Ho”. The balance of the set, which also featured the Gary Olson (from Ladybug Transistor) on trumpet on several tracks, was an energetic run through highlights of the first two Love Is All albums, but also featured four new numbers.
We recorded with the four-mic mix from the balcony rail, about 20 feet from the stacks. While the spot was off-center, the closeness to the PA and the spread of the mics avoids any feeling of unbalance, and as a result this is a really excellent listen. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Love Is All
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA
Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from First Row Balcony Rail
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
[Total Time 53:14]
01 Early Warnings
02 Give It Back
03 Ageing Had Never Been His Friend
04 Talk Talk Talk Talk (w/ Gary Olson)
05 Last Choice
06 Sea Sick
09 Wishing Well (w/ Hamish Kilgour)
10 Busy Doing Nothing
12 Make Out Fall Out Make Up (w/Gary Olson)
13 [encore break]
14 New Beginnings
15 Spinning and Scratching
16 [second encore break]
17 Used Goods
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