Saturday, December 06, 2008

Amanda Palmer @ First Avenue

Here's a link to the torrent.

Amanda Palmer
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Friday December 5th 2008

Taper: empty (neveragain1980 AT yahoo DOT com)
Location: DINish ( cm, ยบ) ROB, ~35' back, ~11' ^
Source: MBHO 603a KA200N > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > TLH lvl 6 + Tested > FLAC]
Edit: CD Wave (tracking) Sound Forge 9 (fades)

Please Do Not sell this recording. Share & trade it freely.
Please Do Not circulate mp3s or other lossy formats.

Disc I (64:13)

01. ...introduction by Steven Mitchell Wright
02. Neil Gaiman, Zoe Keating & Lyndon Chester
03. Astronaut (A Short History Of Nearly Nothing)
04. Ampersand
05. ...passionate love for Purple Rain
06. Blake Says
07. Bad Habit *
08. I Want You But I Don't Need You %
09. Oasis
10. ...the stores are all collapsing
11. Strength Through Music
12. Guitar Hero
13. ...Neil Gaiman
14. I Google You (co-written with Neil)
15. ...there's a lot of people I'd like to thank
16. Coin-Operated Boy *

Disc II (58:26)

01. "Ask Amanda"
02. Runs In The Family
03. Have to Drive
04. Half Jack *
05. Umbrella w/ The Danger Ensemble
06. ...encore > introducing The Danger Ensemble
07. Livin' on a Prayer +
08. ...Purple Rain intro
09. Purple Rain =
10. Leeds United

* The Dresden Dolls
% Momus
+ Bon Jovi
= Prince

Zoe Keating (cello) & Lyndon Chester (violin) join Amanda on stage after the "Ask Amanda" session.

I was in hustle mode all afternoon to get this out to the fine fans of Amanda Palmer. I'm heading back to First Ave tonight to tape another show...

Many people are to be thanked for this recording's existence. Join me in thanking Katie, Mary, Sean and of course Amanda for starters. A huge thanks also goes to First Avenue for permitting audio/video documentation when the artist's/band's policy allows. Having taped the Dresden Dolls 2006 stop at First Avenue this show went on my calendar as soon as I saw it booked. It was an amazing night of music and performance art. I'm also very happy with the recording. I do suggest that you crank it. There are some "quieter" songs and I didn't want to use compression on the recording. Beware of clinking beer bottles as they hit the bin. I ran the mics high in anticipation of this, there are a few but it in no way detracts from the tape.

Please support Amanda's (and the Dresden Dolls) official releases.

The opening sets: They were great to say the least. Unfortunately Zoe is incomplete. I was given the green light by Amanda's camp (thank you) to enter the venue pre-doors around 7:30 to set up. I got there at 7:40, talked with a staff member at the front door about permission to set up early. He went to check, came back, told me it was cool and to go in through the side door. I was immediately stopped, made brief mention of my situation and was told I "had to wait in line like everyone else." No problem, being happy to tape at all and not waiting to create problems for anyone I went back outside. I tape at First Ave a good bit and don't want to become known as that guy who thinks he deserves special privileges. I got in around 8:20 thinking I was good since the opener usually goes on around 9. Zoe went on at 8:30 and I spent the majority of her set setting up. Some songs were recorded. The Builders and the Butchers set is complete and it sounds great.

What's up Chip.

1 comment:

smitten said...

Thanks for this terrific recording! (and thanks, of course, to Amanda for allowing recording!)

Just a note: Disc2, Track5 is a lip-synch to "Umbrella" by Rihanna.