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Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 18, 2011 St. Paul’s Church – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 4, 2011
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[photo by Greg Cristman]

The second night of Godspeed You! Black Emperor at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle was much like the first night — that is to say incredibly moving and powerful suites of music performed flawlessly to the backdrop of constantly changing film images. The difference with the second night was that after some noise complaints in the neighborhood, the volume of the concert was about half as loud as the previous evening. Fortunately, the church-pew-seated crowd was both attentive and not distracted — Godspeed mesmerized even at half the levels. All we needed to do was listen a little more closely. I’ll admit to reaching an emotional peak at the end of this concert during “Blaise Bailey Finnegan” that after two consecutive nights was a little overwhelming. I’m streaming the track below to confirm that I wasn’t imagining its depth.

This set was recorded in the same location and equipment at the first night at St. Paul’s. The sound quality is quite similar, although the lower levels somewhat reduced the dynamics of the church setting. Enjoy!

I want to thank the many readers of this blog who wrote friendly and complimentary emails about the reason for the delay of the post of this recording. It was acidjack who set me straight and told me that I really had to post this show and not punish the thousands of real fans of this band, and to ignore the rants of some mentally ill person in an inconsequential internet forum. So thanks to the real fans.

Thanks to Ronen and the Wordless Music Series for their generosity and support!

Stream “Blaise Bailey Finnegan”:

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This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
2011-03-18
The Church of St. Paul The Apostle
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Directly Front of Board Center

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 by nyctaper
2011-04-02

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:06:15]
[Photo of band’s written setlist HERE]
01 Gorecki
02 Dead Metheny
03 Gathering Storm
04 12-28-99
05 World Police and Friendly Fire
06 The Cowboy
07 Blaise Bailey Finnegan

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 17, 2011 St. Paul’s Church – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 22, 2011
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[photo by Greg Cristman]

In our reviews of the first two Godspeed You! Black Emperor shows at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple, acidjack truly captured the impact of a GYBE show. When the scene of the band’s NYC residency moved to The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Lincoln Center on Thursday, the setting more closely matched the experience both visually and aurally. St. Paul’s is a huge classic old Catholic cathedral, and its hundred-foot high ceiling and intricate glasswork offered a challenge, but ultimately a fruitful reward for those listening closely. For the most part, the seated and somber setting permitted the crowd to sit in rapt attention and soak in the sonic landscapes created before them. While the band’s setlist was similar to the other NYC shows, on this particular night it was the intensity of the aural experience that ruled — in particular, GYBE’s superb sound technician Si dialed in the huge PA commissioned for these two shows and filled the room to perfection. Perhaps motivated by the surroundings, GYBE’s performance on this night was perhaps its most powerful of the week.

I recorded this set with the four microphone configuration mounted on a stand raised to fourteen feet and placed directly in front of the soundboard console. This placement was fortuitous, as the full realm of sound was captured in that part of the church. We are extremely pleased with the superb sound quality if this recording. We recommend listening on the best stereo speakers you can find. Enjoy!

Thanks to Ronen and the Wordless Music Series for their generosity and support!

Stream “Albanian”:

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor
2011-03-17
The Church of St. Paul The Apostle
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Directly Front of Board Center

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 by nyctaper
2011-03-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:12:13]
[Photo of band’s written setlist HERE]
01 Gathering Storm
02 Monheim
03 Albanian
04 Gorecki
05 12-28-99
06 World Police and Friendly Fire
07 The Sad Mafioso

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