Post Number: 120
|Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 8:03 pm: |
Apologies to those of you that are already aware of the '99 Warfield shows and who would say to me " . . . uhh . . . where have YOU been ??? . . . "
For anyone that has not heard the Phil Lesh and Friends shows, April 15, 16, 17 at the Warfield Theater, Deadhead, Phish fan, Kimock fan, jazz/rock/improvisation fan (or if you're breathing and like well crafted beautiful sound) - you owe it to yourself to download these amazing shows.
Phil Lesh - Bass
Steve Kimock - Guitars
John Molo - Drums
Trey Anastasio - Guitar
Page McConnell - Keys
Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay - Vocals
I just discovered these gems and I am stunned in aesthetic arrest. The "Stella Blue" with Steve Kimock on the pedal steel is positively mood altering. "My Favorite Things" is face melting. Mostly Dead songs with a few Phish tunes thrown in and some Kimock classics. Some of the vocals are a bit ragged but the instrumental work (80+% of the material) is absolutely first rate.
It took almost six years for this music to find it's way to my ears - it's sure to be a group of live recordings that gets a lot of play in my rotation over the years to come. The shows are available free of charge from the Audio Archive. http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?collection=etree&cat=Phil%20Lesh%20%26%20Friends%3A%201999
There are several sources for each of the three evenings including some excellent soundboard recordings (very close to commercial quality). Lossless file formats (recommended) FLAC, SHN and mp3s available.
I have been so blown away by these shows I just had to share it with the club in case anyone might be unaware of this music. =D
Post Number: 1507
|Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 4:12 am: |
As there are several sources available, do you have a recommendation; especially for those of us that tend to listen critically to the low end of the frequency spectrum. I've downloaded Phil and Friends before (7/23/02), but this is a different lineup; and your review sounds great.
Post Number: 121
|Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 8:16 am: |
Dave - I believe most of the soundboard and board/matrix sources are available to stream as well as download. If you have half decent speakers on your computer you can get a sense of the mix by streaming a few numbers before downloading. I downloaded the Charlie Miller versions listed as follows: Source: SBD (24 Track Recording Mix) -> Master Dat (44.1k). They are very clean and balanced to my ears.
Post Number: 1509
|Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 8:22 am: |
Thanks Tom. My computer has terrible speakers actually; but I'll check the site out later and may just go with your recommendation.