All In All

Show #164, Release date: 21. December, 2010

I can’t think of a better way to end the year with one last Wall podcast.  This time it’s rather different.  Each song is taken from a different city, in order of the North American tour.  All except for shows from cities previously featured here on Brain Damage. Those are; Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Hartford, and New York.  I hope you dig it.  Here’s to you… and have a safe and happy holiday season!

Let’s all have a clap!

Show #163, Release date: 2. December, 2010

Okay, it’s been a long time no hear… It’s podcast time.  This was my seventh show and hopefully I’ll get to see more but for now this will be the last of ‘The Wall Concert Series’.  For this, its the 6th of November from New York’s Madison Square Garden. It was my first time at MSG and I thought it was interesting (and annoying) how venue’s concession people were hawking during the show.  You may notice a few “ice cold beers here” and the refreshing sound of one or two being cracked open. The Band sounded great and it comes across nicely but it did need a little doctoring up.  Enjoy and thanks for being so patient.

Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from section 131, Row B, seat 7)

A Few Things

Show #162, Release date: 31. October, 2010

Happy Halloween!  Continuing on with ‘The Wall Concert Series’, from Hartford, CT., 15th October at the XL center.  Its a very compact venue with a concert seating capacity of 16,606.  The venue was formally known as The Hartford Civic Center and was the former home of The Hartford Whalers.  Pink Floyd played here back in 1987.

This was my 6th time seeing the show.  Not many recordings exist of this night and this is one of only two I know of.  I explain a few things about the recording and I also provide three easy steps for getting that perfect recording.

If you think you might be interested in recording concerts and for more information on equipment and what to do, please visit The Sound Professionals.

A big thank you to RogFan for the recording.

Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from section 4, Row D, seat 13)

The Wall – Live In Cleveland

Show #161, Release date: 19. October, 2010

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH, 28. September 2010.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is by far the best recording to date from this tour.  Bold statement?  Hear for yourself and please comment.  I can’t stop listening to it.

A big thank you to Ravingandrooling for a tremendous capture of a show and for entrusting me with the original files.  With those files, I was able to lift the sound during the quieter moments, enhance the space,EQ, and apply few other tricks.  I use the car test.  If it sounds good in a car, it’s going to sound good through anything.  Tested and approved… doctored up for supersound!

Dig it.

Photo: Michael Wiseman

Rogah!

Show #160, Release date: 2. October, 2010

Surprise, surprise, surprise!  TD Garden, Boston, MA., 30. September 2010.  This is the first night of a three night engagement with today off for the band and crew.  Roger’s last show in Boston is tomorrow before heading off to NYC (Yankees still suck).  In case you are wondering about the title, it’s “Roger” said yelled in a Boston accent

A big thank you to JB and Deb1 for getting this out so quickly.  Its an excellent recording but as always I doctored it up for supersound!

If you would like to read more about this and the other Boston shows as well as other past gigs on this tour, check out my friend Simon Wimpenny’s blog, “Where ya been, where ya going?”.  Its an excellent read and its updated constantly as he travels with the band.

Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from the Floor, section J, Row 7, seat 10, 30. Sept., 2010)

The Wall Hits Chicago

Show #159, Release date: 1. October, 2010

And so it continues.  Perhaps a concert series?  Tell me what you think.  Anyway, The first US date kicked off in Chicago’s United Center, 20. September 2010.  I won’t post the set list, BUT Again… the set list should come as no surprise.

This was a first time for many seeing this intense production.  It was my first time.  I have a “no pee during a show” policy but close to the end of the first set, nature called and I couldn’t hold it anymore.  The cool thing was I felt like Pink during the bathroom scene in the film because of the concert noise in the background.  You gotta try it! Anyway, I had such a blast meeting up with everyone from AFG again and I even got to meet some great new people.  It was a very special time.

For this podcast, I took two recordings and blended them together.  One by Ravingandrooling which I doctored up and another by Tapehead2, from his 2nd version.  It sounds mind blowing!  You be The Judge.  Get it?  Enjoy!

Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from section 111, Row 13, seat 8, 20. Sept., 2010)

The Wall 2010 Spoiler

Show #157, Release date: 17. September, 2010

And so it begins.  The first of many shows from perhaps one of Roger’s most anticipated tours since leaving Pink Floyd nearly 30 years ago.  The Wall 2010!

If you rather not spoil it for yourself, then don’t listen but resistance is futile.  The recording is decent but it badly needed some tweaking. It was far too bassy, so I fixed that up and doctored it for supersound.  Enjoy!

Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 15. September 2010.  I removed the set list but it should come as no surprise.

Musicians:
Drums: Graham Broad
Guitars: Dave Kilminster, G.E. Smith, Snowy White
Bass: Roger Waters
Keyboards: Jon Carin, Harry Waters
Lead Vocals: Robbie Wyckoff, Roger Waters
Backing Vocals: Jon Joyce, Mark Lennon, Pat Lennon, Kipp Lennon