Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lou Reed - 2003-04-21/22 - New York City, NY (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

Bowery Ballroom, New York 

Lineage: Schoeps CCM4's > DAT > my discs > wav > flac
I've not done anything to the sound... it's the way I received. 

LOU REED, vocals & guitar 
MIKE RATHKE, electric and acoustic guitar 
FERNANDO SAUNDERS, electric and acoustic bass 
JANE SCARPANTONI, cello 
ANTONY, vocals 

DISC ONE 
01 - Sweet Jane 
02 - Smalltown 
03 - Tell It To Your Heart 
04 - Men Of Good Fortune 
05 - How Do You Think It Feels 
06 - Vanishing Act 
07 - Ecstasy 
08 - The Day John Kennedy Died 
09 - Street Hassle 
10 - The Bed 
11 - Reviens Cherie 

DISC TWO 

01 - Venus In Furs 
02 - Dirty Blvd. 
03 - Sunday Morning 
04 - All Tomorrow's Parties 
05 - Call On Me 
06 - The Raven 
07 - Set The Twilight Reeling 
08 - Candy Says 
09 - Rock Minuet 
10 - Who Am I? 

DISC THREE 

01 - Sweet Jane 
02 - Smalltown 
03 - Tell It To Your Heart 
04 - Men Of Good Fortune 
05 - How Do You Think It Feels 
06 - Vanishing Act 
07 - Ecstasy 
08 - The Day John Kennedy Died 
09 - Street Hassle 
10 - The Bed 
11 - Reviens Cherie 

DISC FOUR 

01 - Venus In Furs 
02 - Dirty Blvd. 
03 - Sunday Morning 
04 - Heroin 
05 - Call On Me (take I) 
06 - Call On Me (take II) 
07 - The Raven 
08 - Set The Twilight Reeling 
09 - Candy Says 
10 - Rock Minuet 
11 - Perfect Day 

TT : approx. 260min (120 + 140), excellent audience recording. 

Recorded by UNKNOWN 

Some notes from the taper: 
These two shows at the Bowery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan recieved very little publicity, if any at all. If memory serves me right, these were the first shows where Lou was testing out the band that is essentially his current configuration. (The Kung fu guy was not a part of this group as of this time.) The setlists show that there were only a few songs different between the two nights, but at least to me, you could notice that each nights performance was slightly different. I enjoyed both nights and believe that to enjoy either night, you have to listen to the other nights performance. 

For those who don't know the Bowery Ballroom is a small place, roughly half of the size of your average high school gymnasium's basketball court, a stage is at the end, there is a small balcony with a few tables that runs around the three walls opposite the stage. I would say there were no more than 200-300 people in attedance for each of these shows. I made these recordings from the middle of the floor, dead to center. The soundboard was behind me, in the upper left corner of the balcony as you go up and over my left shoulder as I faced the stage. 

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