65 Days Of Static - 2008.03.12 Paris [HD 0, M.H. MASTER] [16-bit] *part 2b*

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*curefans.com exclusive part 2b*

65 Days of Static (opening for The Cure)
Date: 2008-03-12
Location: Paris, FR
Venue: Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy
Source: audience
Quality: very good
Taper: M.H.
Equipment/Lineage: Audio Technica ES943/O x 2 (SP-CMC-8 omnis; head-mounted) >  SP-SPSB-8 (no bass roll-off) > Edirol R-09 (48/24) > USB > HD > Peak 4 (edit; sample rate conversion/dithering to 44.1/16) > FLAC (Encoded to FLAC and SBEs fixed with xACT)

*do not sell
*do not convert to mp3/other lossy format
*please circulate this info file (unedited) together with this recording
*please do not remaster/EQ without permission


Set list:

Drove Through Ghosts To Get Here
Await Rescue
I Swallowed Hard, Like I Understood
Fix The Sky A Little
A Failsafe
Reatreat! Retreat!
Radio Protector

Total time: 00:41:33
Size:  244 MB


Recorded in front of speakers, from the left side, approximately 10 meters from the stage. Unlike in some other Cure shows I went on 4Tour, the floor was already pretty crowded when the support band came on stage. And unfortunately lots of people were not paying much attention to the band but just chatting away. And especially some extra dumb chatty girls on my right: the louder the band played, the louder they shouted and practically babbled continuously throughout the set. One of them kept standing with her back turned to the stage and thus facing me and unfortunately shouting directly towards my right mic.
Sorry for that. Anyway I didn't want to risk being thrown out of the venue for punching them in the face (which they would have deserved). Sorry for not bothering to do the right thing - but alas, then you wouldn't have my Cure recording.

The set list is copy/pasted from an info file of another recording of this show. I can't guarantee it's correct.
The intro tape(?) in the beginning of their set is slightly cut as I was still setting up my rig when they came on stage.

Otherwise quite good sound, although not my best 65 dos recording from this tour. After seeing them several times on this tour I really don't think they are at their best on big arenas like Bercy: they can turn out very boomy, very bassy. They are very loud but they easily become just "noisy-loud", details get a bit drowned. I've heard from people who've seen them on club surroundings that they do sound a lot better there. I'm not surprised. Of course my position in the crowds might not have been ideal for taping them this night either. Anyway, I think the sound gets a bit better towards the end of the set. 

Hope you enjoy this recording.

Please share you Cure masters from 4Tour !

like with the cure set, please enjoy this show but please don't e-upload this show on torrent trackers etc just yet.
please do credit curefans.com for this show.




Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine


a counterpart for the cure set and a part 2b for the "curefans.com exclusive" series.

this version is 44.1 Hz/16-bit, meaning that it's standard audio cd quality. hi-res version (48 Hz/24-bit) is also available. 

hope some of you enjoy this little show.
Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine


Your effort is much appreciated
Thank you
(more than 4 hours taping... a REAL job!!!  :smth023)


Quote from: doublec on April 11, 2008, 19:18:06
(more than 4 hours taping... a REAL job!!!  :smth023)

that's true, you kind of feel it in your back, that's for sure. like you aged 10 years during the show or something. :-P
Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine