moe.: November 26, 2011 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

December 1, 2011

[photo courtesy of Dana Lynne]

My favorite moment of this moe. concert sort of encapsulates the dedication of this long-running prog-jam band and the allure that they offer dedicated followers. In a well-planned act of tribute to their friend, at the very moment when “Rebubula” returns from near silence to a resounding jam, two of taper T.J.’s buddies shouted for all of the microphones to capture “TJ Samulis 100th show!”. For those who think tapers are humorous killjoys, I thought this was not only hilarious but also a great little “watermark” on the recording. Its that kind of personal touch that comes directly from the band — guitarist Al Schnier reads fan-created “announcements” before the encore segment of every show, and the band themselves have always mingled among the fans when possible. Indeed for the last twelve years, moe. has hosted their own Labor Day festival, moe.down, which has also expanded to include a winter “snoe.down”. On this particular night, the second in a two-show Terminal 5 Thanksgiving weekend run, the band brought out all the stops. There were classics, some serious jam vehicles, some rare songs, and a full two and half hours of music. We are streaming “Brent Black”, which is pretty much a microcosm of the show itself. The song is a moe. classic and this version spans twenty-three minutes, contains a dual drum segment, and a bass solo. Pretty good for a 100th show.

I recorded this set from the front of the soundboard booth, which was caged at the rear of the floor. I raised the pole up to about 12 feet, and ran both the Neumanns and the DPAs, but also included the Apogee “Mini-me” A/D unit in front of the Neumanns to enrich the hypercardioid sound. Other than a consistent din of audience chatter, the sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Brent Black”:

This recording is now available for download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

Terminal 5
New York, NY

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front Center of Soundboard Cage

Neumann KM-150’s > Apogee Mini-Me + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by

Set I:
[Total Time 51:53]
01 Paper Dragon
02 Wind It Up
03 Captain America
04 Blue Eyed Son
05 Big World
06 Lazarus

Set II:
[Total Time 1:49:34]
07 Blue Jeans Pizza
08 Puebla
09 Brent Black
10 Not Coming Down
11 Wormwood
12 Rebubula
13 Where Does the Time Go
14 Rebubula [reprise]
15 [encore break]
16 [announcements]
17 Together At Christmas
18 She Sends Me

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