martedì 15 settembre 2020

Radiohead - 2006-06-17 - Manchester, TN (SBD/FLAC)


(Soundboard FLAC)

Bonnaroo Music Fest - What Stage 

Lineage:
SBD > two track master WAV > Paul Phipps mastering > FLAC 

00. Intro 
01. There There 
02. 2+2=5 
03. 15 Step 
04. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 
05. Exit Music (For A Film) 
06. Kid A 
07. Dollars & Cents 
08. Videotape 
09. No Surprises 
10. Paranoid Android 
11. The Gloaming 
12. The National Anthem 
13. Climbing Up The Walls 
14. Nude 
15. Street Spirit (Fade Out) 
16. The Bends 
17. Myxomatosis 
18. How To Disappear Completely 

Encore: 
19. You And Whose Army? 
20. Pyramid Song 
21. Like Spinning Plates 
22. Fake Plastic Trees 
23. Bodysnatchers 
24. Lucky 
25. Idioteque 
26. Karma Police 

Encore 2: 
27. House Of Cards 
28. Everything In Its Right Place 

Notes: 
Already known as one of the best live bands of all time, Radiohead did us all a favor by putting on a live show for the ages in Tennessee, USA of all places. 

Bonnaroo has had its share of amazing acts. From Bruce Springsteen to Eminem, it's never had to look hard for a top notch act. The other bands on the bill in 2006 were: 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Phil Lesh & Friends, Elvis Costello & the Imposters feat. Allen Toussaint, Beck, Oysterhead, Bonnie Raitt, Death Cab for Cutie, moe., Bright Eyes, The Neville Brothers, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (the original line-up), Cypress Hill, Buddy Guy, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, Ben Folds, Common, Dr. John, Sonic Youth, Les Claypool, G. Love & Special Sauce and many more. 

It's hard to believe this was over 5 years ago, but a friend of mine was running sound that night. He snagged the 2-track master from the board and handed the raw WAV over to me. I felt like I scored the mix of a lifetime. I've spent twenty years behind mixing consoles and mastering is one of my fortes, so I couldn't wait to pull the best out of this one. 

After two months of wrangling, I finally came up with a mix that I loved. Everything is crystal clear. I have heard every "official" Radiohead live release and none of them sound this clear. After 5 years of keeping this to myself, I had a talk with my friend -- and he gave me to the OK to go ahead and release this to the public on the 5th anniversary of this awesome show. Of course, they could tell me to take it down any moment, so I would download the files below as soon as possible. 

Then, listen to it over and over and over. 

I really tried to focus the attention on the individuals, breaking it apart so you can hear everyone. The show improves as it goes -- with the first couple songs being a bit rough -- they settle in and the last 10 songs are completely spot on and wonderful. Because it's straight from the board, you get to hear the band without all that damn crowd noise. :) 

The arrangement to Bodysnatchers is a bit different from the album version. You can tell they were still working on it. 

You will hear every little detail, like you were running sound. This is the best Radiohead live recording you will ever hear. Quality. Performance. It's all here. I love Radiohead. They truly have made my life better simply by playing musical instruments. 

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