|Average Rating:||Audio: 8.5|
(Audio - 8.5)
Finally, time to record. All's in order - MD, check, mics and batt box, check, roomy drawers for storage >snap<, discs, check. Walk a bit funny, but, ah well.
Almost didn't make the show - no tickets to be had anywhere. Serves me right for waiting until 5/1. Thought the prices would be better. Found a ticket, not exactly a prime spot for taping - extreme stage right, almost in the bushes. Watch for snakes!!
Time to enter the venue - wow, no security to speak of. Should have brought the damn reel-to-reel. Easy entry, waddle to the bathroom to, uh, unload, then off to my seat. Holy crap, I'm right on the aisle, but close to the stage and stacks. This should be interesting, with security patrolling said aisle, no cover save the tourbook. Start the MD a few minutes early, to ensure that it's up and running - then showtime!!!
Great show as always, crowd into it, not too many talkers or woo-wooers near me. Even the swap after the drum solo went well ... or so I thought. Upon listening in the parking lot, it was discovered that the second half from the intro to the solo was missing. WTF? Seems that the MD is very slow to burn to the disc, so when the taper ejected the disc, too early it seems, the data was lost. Not again !!!
The remaining bits you have before you, given a top notch spit and polish by Simple Man.
I keep saying this, but, maybe next time...
A decent recording, even if a little short of the Snakes and Arrows Live Tour. Becasue of a slight equipment meltdown, the 1st half of the 2nd set is missing and we start the action partially into Hope. There is a small amount of static for the first few minutes of the recording...perhaps a slight foreshadowing?
Thanks, as always, goes out to Neph for the artwork. Thanks Neph!
And thanks to the south western division of Simple Man Productions for trying yet again. Like you said, next time! :)
This recording was produced by fans, for fans and is never to be sold. If you like this recording, support the artists and purchase their official releases! Released Oct 2008 on The Digital Shore - http://thedigitalshore.yuku.com/. As is the Simple Man norm, this show will be traded freely to all comers.