sabato 24 novembre 2012

Simple Minds - 2012-07-26 - Modena, IT (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Piazza Grande


source: AUD (see location below) > Church Audio CA-14 Cardioids > Church Audio battery box > Edirol R-09 (24-bit/48.0 kHz, LINE-IN, rec. level 25/30) > SDHC Panasonic RP-SDM04G

location: 15 m from the stage, 15 m left, hat-mounted mic
transfer: SDHC Panasonic RP-SDM04G > HD (via USB) > Audacity 2.0.0 (cut/amplified[+6.0dB(L)/+8.0dB(R)]/faded-out) > CD Wave 1.98 (track splitting) > r8brain 1.9 (44.1 kHz resampling/very high quality 16-bit dithering) > TLH (sector boundaries alignment/level 8 compression) > FLAC
generation: master (no optical media extraction)
taper: Giuseppe Pastorelli [G.P.] (doublec)

01 [02:15] *** intro ***
02 [04:54] I Travel
03 [04:39] Love Song
04 [05:28] Celebrate
05 [05:15] Waterfront
06 [04:32] In Trance As Mission
07 [05:35] This Fear Of Gods
08 [05:27] Hunter And The Hunted
09 [04:51] The American
10 [04:01] Big Sleep
11 [05:02] See The Lights
12 [04:41] 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall
13 [07:38] Don't You (Forget About Me)
14 [07:28] Someone Somewhere In Summertime
15 [05:15] New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
16 [02:11] *** encore break *** 

17 [04:23] Theme For Great Cities

18 [05:00] Sanctify Yourself
19 [04:13] Glittering Prize
20 [05:59] Alive And Kicking
21 [12:01] Ghostdancing + Gloria [Them cover]

Total running time [1:50:57]
WAV 16-bit 1.09 GB
FLAC 16-bit 634 MB

Tape story:

The venue is an amazing square (the central square of Modena listed since 1997 as UNESCO World Heritage Property).
Strangely the concert was confirmed in this old square after the Emilia earthquake (differently from Radiohead in Bologna and Kasabian in Ferrara that were moved from the relevant central squares).
I have located myself in front of the left stack, about 15 m from the stage.
Not more people were around me and also very quiet.
The sound is extremely very good. Imho one of the best recordings I have ever done.

What about the show?

It was my fourth Simple Minds concert (the previous were in Milan 1984, Reggio Emilia 1986 and again Milan February 2012... 26 years later!!!) and I enjoyed a lot.
Of course I would have preferred more to attend a 5x5 full set than the proposed 5x5 + hits set since I still remember the 28th February 2012 concert as a very special event.
The band appeared in very good form and Jim Kerr spoke more in Italian than English
(with a very special appreciation of the Italian ice-cream that someone was eating in a cafè/restaurant in front of the stage during "Don't You (Forget About Me)").

Technical notes:

- The total running time of the recording was 02:00:17; I have cut the first 7:50 min and the last 1:30 min (pre-recorded music) reducing the master to 1:50:57
- I have amplified the whole recording (+6.0 dB on the left channel, +8.0 dB on the right channel) and faded-out the last 10 secs
- If you burn to audio CD, you will need 2 CDs (CD1: 1-16; CD2: 17-21)

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