Low Live at Greenwall Music Workshop, Bennington College on 1999-04-06
03 Weight of Water
05 Don't Understand
08 Lord Can You Hear Me?
09 No Need
12 Over the Ocean
13 Will the Night
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|Over the Ocean|
|Lord Can You Hear Me?|
|Will the Night|
|Weight of Water|
I've seen this recording incorrectly listed as a soundboard. The mics were set up directly in front of the soundboard, so you could say it's a FOB, or an audience. Either way, though, there was nothing coming directly from the board.
It was a good show -- sparsely attended, since Bennington is a small college. I was in the opening band, Transport to Summer. Despite being in the midst of an exhausting tour, the good folks in Low showed their class in giving us a very nice set, mostly taken from their then-new album. My only regret is that, given how quiet and respectful the audience was, I didn't request a song like "Coattails" or "Two-Step". The only real oddity in the setlist is the fairly uncommon "No Need". My favorite parts of this concert are probably "I Remember" and "Soon", both of which sound fantastic. Is someone in the audience singing harmony on "Lord Can You Hear Me"? I could swear I hear a third voice (no, it's not mine)...spooky.
By the way, the sign that Mimi and Alan refer to before "Shame" -- "It says 'kick me' on it" -- actually said "Over the Ocean". Come the encore, the folks holding up the sign got their wish.
Back in 2000, this show was treed on the Low mailing list (though not from SHNs) as "Nobody's Looking at the Sky", with terrific artwork by Derek H.
This is the third and, to date, last of my Low masters. (I attempted to record the show at the First Unitarian in Philadelphia in 2001, but my dictaphone ate the tape after about 30 seconds.) Transferred from the original KAO DAT master at 44.1kHz. Fades were done using SoundEdit 16, and no other changes to the audio were made. The recording peaks at about -2.7 dB (in "Soon"), so about 2.0-2.5 dB of gain can potentially be applied without causing any clipping. The large dynamic range of this recording means that, in some passages, the levels are fairly low; however, I decided not to apply any dynamic compression or other treatment to the audio -- others are welcome to attempt it if they like. (I think it's better left as is, though.)
- 2007-01-08 17:53:11
- Sony portable DAT > Audiomedia III > Sound Designer II > SoundEdit 16 > WAV > SHN > xACT > .flac
- Bennington, VT
- Run time
- FOB DAT master (2 AKG C535EB microphones > TLA tube mic preamp > rackmount Sony DAT recorder @ 44.1kHz)
- Taped by
- Phil S.
- Transferred by
- Phil S.
Subject: Exceptional recording
Subject: top ten
There aren't too many other recordings of that cover and this is the best one available. ANOTHER must have for the true Low fan. The taper is a great job recording this for history and all us to enjoy.
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