2017-11-11 Philadelphia, PA

Notes from the Taper

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The Magpie Salute
Theatre Of Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA
November 11, 2017

** 16 BIT **

Source #1: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter (@ 80hz, middle setting) > Zoom H4n @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Source #2: Soundbaord > Zoom H4n @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: Step #1: SBD .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) (WAVES C4 Multiband Parametric Processor (UNcompressor) > ,WAV
Step #2: .WAV's > Adobe Audition CC 2018 Release, Build 11.0.0.199 (matrix mixdown) > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav (tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) >
FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: At the soundboard
Recorded by: Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist:
01 Intro Music
02 No Speak No Slave
03 Go Faster
04 Tied Up And Swallowed
05 Omission
06 Every Picture Tells A Story
07 Comin' Home
08 Shalimar Dreams (1)
09 Standing On The Surface Of The Sun (2)
10 Spider In The Sugar Bowl Blues
11 Cursed Diamond
12 Shine Along
13 Girl From The North Country (2)(3)
14 Deep Water (1)
15 The Giving Key (2)
16 Albuquerque (1)
17 You Don't Have To Go
18 Bewildered
19 Another Roadside Tragedy
20 Chat & Band Intros
- Encore -
21 Girl From A Pawnshop
22 Thorn Jam >
23 Thorn In My Pride

(1) Marc - lead vocals
(2) Rich - lead vocals
(3) Rich & Marc only, acoustic

Rich Robinson - guitars & vocals
Marc Ford - guitars & vocals
John Hogg - lead vocals & percussion
Sven Pipien - bass & backing vocals
Joe Magistro - drums & percussion
Nick Rosen - keyboards
Nico Bereciartua - guitars
Charity White - backing vocals & percussion
Adrien Reju - backing vocals & percussion
Katrine Ottosen - backing vocals, harp, & percussion

Mastering Notes:
The first 17.837 seconds of "Intro Music" is missing on the soundboard source.

Show Notes:
There were plenty of 'negative documentation experiences" associated with this show, but out of respect for TMS, will keep those to myself.

As for the show, it's maybe 0.2% behind Baltimore in regards to the onstage product.

A 2 hour 20 minute tour-de-force (mainly due to show closer "Thorn In My Pride"), the band had the Philly crowd eating out of their hands.

And it *was* a good crowd...an easy 500-600 people were soaking up all the goodness in the room.

The highlights were many, and low points virtually non-existent.

If you need confirmation of this, check out "Tied Up & Swallowed", "Every Picture Tells A Story", "Comin' Home", "Girl From The North Country" (Marc & Rich solo acoustic, btw), "The Giving Key", and, yet again, the last 5 songs of the show. (which was a swirling storm of riffage and wreckage).

Sorry for the shownotes brevity, but I'm typing this here in Connecticut, at 7:40pm, and TMS is about to hit the stage in 30 minutes. (there's only so many hours in a day)/

Keep your (CR)B squad Chris...Rich has Marc Ford :D

Oh yeah, thank Dennis, and just tell me to fuck off, as it's food for my soul.

And also, thanks to longtime Crowes fan Mike Wolf for the use of the CA mics. He's a saint and a scholar.

---ballsdeep OUT!


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