The intense daylight of a crystal clear Saturday morning mirrored off the Atlantic Ocean and provided some hope of redemption from the unfavorable power of Friday evening’s gaseous debauchery. In a single day, the unlucky souls tasked with cleansing the boardwalk had eliminated practically all proof of the earlier night’s wreckage and with the arrival of weekend vacationers, Atlantic Metropolis appeared to breath recent once more.
We had the pleasure of spending somewhat time within the Phan Artwork exhibition on Saturday afternoon and people mild vibes reinvigorated me and gave us a way that perhaps the constructive parts of the scene may rise above the darkness that also lurked within the shadows. The threats of rain having dissipated, we entered the seashore with a way that this evening may very well be particular.
Maybe Phish bought wind of the unfavorable power, as they closed the primary set with the darkish cautionary story “Squirming Coil”, advising all to keep away from “Devil on the seashore”. The stability of the primary set was an up and down affair, because the trainwreck opening of “Ya Mar” was offset by a near-perfect run via of the intricate “Reba” jam.
Nevertheless it was the meat of the second set the place this present actually started to shine. Phish coated the complete Quadrophenia album for Halloween 1995, and luckily the epic “Drowned” has remained in occasional rotation, making a few appearances a 12 months. The jam out of Drowned went into the acquainted Jersey territory, as Trey clearly teased Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Darkish” earlier than transitioning to a pleasant spooky “Ghost”. Additional buoyed by the chance to stretch out and discover, Trey appeared to be heading right into a reprise of Drowned, which someway then weirdly morphed into the center portion of Scents and Refined Sounds, which sadly petered out after about 5 minutes. The band refocused and launched right into a gnarly Chalkdust that went into deep house earlier than rising via a fog of noise in the direction of the mild keyboard opening of Zeppelin’s “No Quarter”. At this level, the weekend had achieved musically precisely what I had hoped to see — a band taking part in on the peak of their powers and delivering transcendent moments in a troubling time of confusion and despair. We stay for these peaks, and when Phish reprised Friday evening’s “Tweezer” because the second encore to bookend my very own individual weekend expertise, it was fairly emotional. No nefarious post-show Boardwalk shenanigans may convey me down on this evening, as we floated dwelling via the magical mist of a candy Summer time evening.
I recorded this present in the very same method as the earlier evening, with the mic stand just a few toes away from the Friday location. The Neumann hypers once more delivered their magic and minimize via the weather to ship a pointy and vivid recording. We’re extraordinarily happy once more with this recording and hope you're too. Take pleasure in!
Stream “Chalkdust Torture > No Quarter”:
Atlantic Metropolis NJ
Digital Grasp Recording
Tapers Part at Soundboard
Neumann KM-150 Hypers > Sound Units 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (publish manufacturing) > CDWave 1.95 (monitoring) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging through Foobar)
Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
Set 1 [Total Time 1:20:54]
03 Future Unbound
04 Ya Mar
05 46 Days
07 Soul Shakedown Celebration
08 Break up Open and Soften
09 The Squirming Coil
Set 2 [Total Time 1:24:54]
10 I By no means Wanted You Like This Earlier than
13 Scents and Refined Sounds
14 Chalk Mud Torture
15 No Quarter
16 Slave to the Site visitors Gentle
17 Suzy Greenberg
18 [encore break]
19 A Life Past The Dream
20 Tweezer Reprise