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Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls: March 4, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 23, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

It’s possible to forget the point of why people go to concerts. We have music at our fingertips at all times — studio releases, live stuff (sites like this don’t hurt), comps, outtakes — it’s all out there. We don’t really need to go to concerts to hear what a band sounds like live, anymore. YouTube and LiveStream and other streaming services promise to beam The Concert Experience right to your laptop.

Enter Frank Turner, and his band he calls the Sleeping Souls. What they do at a live show can’t be fully replicated by a download or a stream; it can’t even be replicated one night to the next. Every crowd is different, and so is every night’s vibe. Turner’s live show puts the fans first, and makes getting them involved a priority. He has that rare knack for creating instant community, the kind where even emo-ish numbers can churn up a mosh pit, where people don’t dance or clap along because they’re asked to, but because they want to.

Frank came to the Bowery Ballroom on a pre-release tour for his new record Tape Deck Heart, a more intimate performance to follow-up his sold-out show at Webster Hall that we covered last year. On this night, Frank previewed a number of new songs from the new record, which came out today. From the opening one-two punch of “I Am Disappeared” into “The Road” came one highlight after another; the first of the new songs, the Tape Deck Heart kickoff track, “Recovery” showed all the promise of the new record. Turner has earned his hard-core fan base the natural way: by being open and genuine, by remembering why he is here and where he came from. Frank sent us out into the night with a three-song medley of “If I Ever Stray”, “Photosynthesis” and “Dan’s Song”, each delivered with a youthful exuberance that can’t be imitated, or faked. But really, it was the speech in the middle of “Photosynthesis” that told it all:

“What we’re doing is, we’ve got a couple of hundred people who left their bullshit and their differences at the door this evening — myself included — and we came in here to be friends, and equals, just for a few hours. And to sing, to dance, and to have a good fucking time!”

So maybe you don’t need to go to concerts anymore. But you ought to.

I recorded this set from our usual spot in the Bowery Ballroom with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed provided by the band’s sound engineer and tour manager Casey. As agreed with the band, we have waited until the record’s release day to offer up this live set. If you don’t already have enough reasons, I hope this recording inspires you to buy Tape Deck Heart, go to Frank’s shows, and support what he’s doing. Enjoy!

Stream “Recovery”

Stream “Photosynthesis”

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Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
2013-03-04
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Casey) + Schoeps MK5 (DIN, slightly LOC)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, adjust levels, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Setlist courtesy of Dry Paint Signs

Tracks [Total Time: 1:31:49]
01 I Am Disappeared
02 The Road>
03 Peggy Sang the Blues
04 [banter1]
05 Recovery>
06 Glory Hallelujah>
07 Reasons Not to Be an Idiot
08 [banter2]
09 Losing Days
10 [banter3]
11 Wessex Boy
12 Substitute
13 The Real Damage
14 Good & Gone
15 Chelsea Hotel #2 [Leonard Cohen]
16 [banter4]
17 I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
18 One Foot Before the Other
19 Long Live the Queen
20 [banter5]
21 Four Simple Words>
22 Try This at Home>
23 I Still Believe
24 [encore break]
25 If Ever I Stray>
26 Photosynthesis>
27 Dan’s Song

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, visit their website and their Facebook page, and purchase their official releases and merchandise including Tape Deck Heart [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes.  And go see their shows!

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Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls: September 30, 2012 Webster Hall – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

October 18, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Nicole C. Kibert.  See more of her excellent work HERE]

For a few years now, I’ve had several people telling me that I must go see a Frank Turner concert.  After listening to a few of his studio releases, I put him on my short-list of performers to catch.  With lyrics that spoke to the common man and woman about dealing with everyday problems and extolling life’s simple pleasures, accompanying generally upbeat, ear-catching song structure, I easily saw the appeal of his music.  What I wasn’t prepared for was the complete and utter adulation of the folks at the show.  Shortly after arriving, I met one girl who had seen him a dozen times and several others who claimed to have nearly as many Turner performances or more under their belts.  Hitting the stage for the second, and sold-out, night of a pair at Webster Hall, Frank and his excellent band, The Sleeping Souls (with guitarist Ben Lloyd, bassist Tarrant Anderson, keyboardist Matt Nasir and drummer Nigel Powell), had the majority of the crowd singing every word to the songs right from the start and, basically, at their beck and call.  Clap your hands?  No problem.  Play air harmonica?  We’re on it.  Dance around like lunatics?  Just watch us.  Thankfully, the artists and attendees encouraged the uninitiated and welcomed us with open arms.  Delivering songs from most of his albums, the bulk of 2011’s ‘England Keep My Bones‘ and even a few new tracks, there seemed to be something for everyone.  Suffice to say, I had a blast.  The only downside to the evening is that this was the last show of the band’s tour before they go into the studio to record their next album.  While I greatly anticipate the disc that Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be releasing next year, I have to admit that I am just as excited looking forward to the next time I can see them play again.

With Webster Hall’s top-notch FOH, Creegan, on the controls and joined by the band’s equally superb engineer, Casey, at the helm, the sound was just about perfect for this night.  We were able to get a board feed to accompany our microphones and the resultant recording is excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did, and even sing, clap and dance to it if you want to.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls for making this recording possible, and to Creegan and the staff at Webster Hall for their courtesy and cooperation.

Stream “Peggy Sang the Blues”:

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Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Webster Hall
New York, NY, USA
(openers: Larry and His Flask / Jenny Owen Youngs)

Source: SBD + Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Frank Turner’s sound engineer: Casey
Webster Hall house engineer: Creegan
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:29:27]
01. Eulogy
02. The Road
03. Peggy Sang the Blues
04. Long Live the Queen
05. Glory Hallelujah
06. Reasons Not to Be an Idiot
07. One Fine Day
08. Wessex Boy
09. Substitute
10. Wherefore Art Thou Gene Simmons?
11. [banter]
12. Dan’s Song
13. I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
14. I Am Disappeared
15. One Foot Before the Other
16. [banter]
17. Four Simple Words
18. Try This at Home
19. I Still Believe
20. [encore break / banter]
21. St. Christopher Is Coming Home
22. If Ever I Stray
23. Photosynthesis

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes.  And go see their shows.  Yes, most definitely do that.

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