2018-08-10 London, England

Notes from the Taper

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The Magpie Salute (Acoustic Trio + 1)

2018-08-10 (10 August 2018)
Oslo, Hackney Hall, London, UK

Source: AT933(853C) > CA9100 preamp > Sony PCM-M10 @24/48
Transfer: M10>Audacity (fade in, envelope tool, volume boost + 15.0/16.0, dither to 16/44.1kHz, fade out)>CD Wave>FLAC

Location: Slightly LOC, 3m from stage, mics clipped to collar

Recorded, transferred, and FLAC'd by Humbug.

Time: 87:34

01. High Water
02. Mary The Gypsy
03. Hand In Hand
04. Sister Moon
05. The Vulture
06. Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen)
07. You Don't Have To Cry
08. I Remember
09. Open Up
10. For The Wind
11. Can You See
12. Send Me An Omen
---encore---
13. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
14. Cold Boy Smile
15. Wiser Time

Notes:
Alright sounding stealth recording. Mostly quiet audience, who go nuts between songs!
After the in-store at Rough Trade, Matt, Kristin, myself, and a photographer called Lee all piled into a taxi, which took us to the venue.
Doors had already been open a while, and support (Kris Barras Band) were just about to start playing.
I got Matt and Kristin into a position where they could open tape, under the sound booth, but a way back.

I abandoned the idea of open taping, and instead ran my two stealth rigs,
in the best position I could get, slightly to the left of centre, 3m from stage,
pretty much in front of Marc. This is the better of the two recordings I made from this position.
Great playing at this gig. Marc breaks a string in "Mary The Gypsy".
At the encore, the band said they were going to be back in awhile, so I stopped the recording,
and restarted when they retook the stage two minutes later. No music is affected.

Known faults: Tiny amount of rumble occasionally audible where the aircon blew over the mics.
The light knocking noise on the last track is possibly from Marc's guitar?

Artist:
Rich Robinson - guitar, vocals
Marc Ford - guitar, vocals
John Hogg - guitar, vocals, harp
Matt Slocum - keys


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