Info

[no title] (20 May 2006)
[no title] Bull version
Date: 20 May 2006
Location: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
Format:
Duration:
Disc 1:
01- OLD DAN TUCKER
02- O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP
03- JOHNNY 99
04- JOHN HENRY
05- EYES ON THE PRIZE
06- JESSE JAMES
07- CADILLAC RANCH
08- ERIE CANAL
09- MY OKLAHOMA HOME
10- DEVILS & DUST
11- MRS MCGRATH

Disc 2:
01- HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE
02- JACOB'S LADDER
03- WE SHALL OVERCOME
04- OPEN ALL NIGHT
05- PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN
06- MY CITY OF RUINS
07- RAMROD
08- YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
09- WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
10- BUFFALO GALS


Taped from section 208, row 13, seat 55 (which is 2/3 up, facing the right screen)
Taper: Bull

Lineage:
Core Sound LC binaural mics > iRiver H320 w/Rockbox (lossless WAV recording 44.1KHz)
WAV file copied to PC, volume raised 7dB in SoundForge XP 4.0.
Tracks split with CDWave, compressed with FLAC level 6.

Notes from info file:

A nice night at the Spektrum, really. I got there a bit late, but not anywhere close to too late. Security was like always in Norway - almost non-existing. The guards did 'check' my pockets, but it seemed they only really was interested in stopping people from bringing their own bottles in. My pocket with both a cell phone and the recorder was obviously small enough that I didn't have to show what was in there.

The so-called 'good seats' (according to the ticket lady when I bought the tickets) were a bit higher up than I was hoping, but the sound was good, and the combination of the overview of the stage and the close-ups on the screens made it all a nice experience. The one idiot (and his five friends further away) sitting next to my wife was a bit better after I told him to shut up somewhere in the middle of the show. I was happy to hear that his chattering wasn't much hearable on my recording.

The sound is good, better than I expected. This was my second recording with the Core Sound microphones, and at $75 they were really a good buy. Still looks like the Rockbox firmware patch for my iRiver recorder is a little buggy on level display, so the recording level should once again been higher. But the sound was so clear that it wasn't any problem raising the volume level afterwards on the computer. All in all a listenable recording. Some talking close to the mics two or three times, but not very disturbing. A little volume level adjustment in the beginning of the first song can be heard if you think of it when listening. The show is complete.