Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2011 Glasslands + December 22, 2011 Maxwells – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 3, 2012

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2011 was an interesting and eventful year for Lee Ranaldo. As the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth approached, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon split as a couple, and huge questions remained as to the continued existence of NYC’s foremost alternative rock band. Entirely coincidentally, Lee had also begun to work on a new set of songs that would ultimately comprise Between The Times & The Tides, released on March 20, 2012 on Matador Records. Other than another nonsensical hatchet job from the shark-jumpers over at Pitchfork, the album has received universal acclaim for being a superb set of well-executed songs — a “departure” from Lee’s previous experimental solo material. Back in December, the Lee Ranaldo band performed a number of local gigs, including a show at the Bell House, a headlining gig at Glasslands, and a surprise opening slot at Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s. We were fortunate to capture two of these December events. The Glasslands show is a complete set including 9 of the 10 songs that appear on Between The Times, one cover and one of Lee’s Sonic Youth songs. The band includes SY’s drummer Steve Shelley, downtown guitar virtuoso Alan Licht and bassist Irwin Menken and the set was both well performed and well received by a packed crowd. Jesse Jarnow wrote an excellent piece for the Voice on the Glasslands gig. The unexpected appearance at Maxwell’s was a special treat — albeit a shorter opening set. Later that night, Lee and Steve would make an incendiary appearance during the YLT set (featured here), but the opening set was a heretofore unreported pleasure. We are streaming two songs from the Glasslands gig and one from Maxwell’s. Lee will be touring for the next couple of months, including dates opening for M Ward and a trip to Europe (dates here).

Each of these sets was recorded by mixing a soundboard feed with high end room microphones. For Glasslands, I utilized the DPA 4021s for warmth, and in Maxwell’s I used the Neumanns for clarity. The sound quality in each recording is different but each is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Off The Wall” from Glasslands:

Stream “Genetic” (Sonic Youth) from Glasslands:

Stream “Waiting on a Dream” from Maxwell’s:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

Direct download of complete show in FLAC:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

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Lee Ranaldo
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:00:16]
01 [introduction]
02 Angles
03 Waiting on a Dream
04 [band intro]
05 Off The Wall
06 Christina As I Knew Her
07 T.N.C.
08 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
09 Fire Island
10 Hammer Blows
11 [banter]
12 Shouts
13 Lost
14 [encore break]
15 Genetic


Lee Ranaldo
Hanukkah Night 3
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 46:11]
01 [introduction]
02 Off The Wall
03 Angles
04 Fire Island
05 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
06 [banter]
07 Shouts
08 Genetic
09 Hammer Blows
10 Lost
11 Waiting on a Dream

If you download these recordings from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lee Ranaldo, visit his page at the Sonic Youth website, and purchase Between The Times and The Tides directly from the Matador Records website [HERE].

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6 Responses to Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2011 Glasslands + December 22, 2011 Maxwells – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. Will
    April 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Thanks – been looking forward to these!

  2. Julián
    April 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Thank you so much!

  3. nicfit
    April 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you soooo much, wonderful sound!

  4. mklllr
    April 19, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Thank you very much!

  5. emmanuel
    April 24, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Could anyone download the FLAC version? I never got an answer to my 1st and 2nd request.

  6. April 24, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I just checked my inbox going back two months. I’ve answered every flac request I’ve received for these. Perhaps your email didn’t make it through my spam filter. Could you try again with a different account?

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