Sigur Ros September 17, 2008 United Palace Theatre – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 18, 2008

[photo courtesy of The Music Slut blog]

The Sigur Ros performance we experienced at the Manhattan Center Ballroom in June was undoubtedly the best concert we have seen this year, if not ever. It was a performance of majestic brilliance and musical perfection that brought the crowd to call for three encores of the band’s stage bowing after the music ended. That night the band included the Amiina accompaniment and a complete horn section.

Last night’s Sigur Ros show at United Palace was a scaled down affair, as this tour consists of the main four members of the band. While the absence of strings and horns was apparent at some points last night, Sigur Ros replaced the majesty with subtlety. Although the first night of the tour had some minor equipment issues and Jonsi had some trouble reaching his highest notes (for which he added a polite “excuse me”), the last hour of this concert reached the heights scaled at Manhattan Center. The songs from the new CD Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust have developed quite nicely to the point where highlights included the joyous “Við Spilum Endalaust” and the full audience participation of “Gobbledigook”.

We recorded from about two-thirds back on the floor and while this was not a prime location, the sound quality in the venue was quite excellent and we are very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this capture. There is a slight “hissing” sound at the most quiet moments which was the result of the air conditioning vent behind us. Otherwise, this is an outstanding recording! Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Sigur Ros
United Palace Theatre
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Floor Row Q Left Side

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (set fades, level boost, slight eq) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 1:55:40]
01 Svefn-G-Englar
02 Glósóli
03 Ny Batteri
04 Fljótavík
05 Við Spilum Endalaust
06 Hoppípolla
07 Með Blóðnasir / Svo Hljótt
08 Heysátan
09 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
10 Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
11 Sæglópur
12 Hafsól
13 Gobbledigook
14 [encore break]
15 All Alright
16 Popplagið

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sigur Rós, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their new CD Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust directly from their website.

6 Responses to Sigur Ros September 17, 2008 United Palace Theatre – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. September 19, 2008 at 2:07 am

    The 18th was also recorded and sounds a bit fuller on first listen than this recording. I hope to have it up on the site by tomorrow night.

  2. salival
    September 19, 2008 at 3:33 am

    thanks a lot for taping and sharing! it’s greatly appreciated! :)

  3. September 19, 2008 at 8:40 am

    thanks for taping and sharing. I’ll be running my rig in Boston…thanks again…really!

  4. alex79
    September 19, 2008 at 9:50 am

    thx for your recordings dude.
    looking forward to listen them. :)

  5. novyram
    September 19, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    great band and great download thanks a lot
    more and more and more of sigur ros

  6. Joe
    February 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Thank You. This is really quite priceless.

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