Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Bob Dylan - Palais Theatre 20 & 21 August 2014

I guess this was a while ago now and there are probably a couple of alternative recordings, but in case not, here are my recordings of two of Dylan's four shows in Melbourne. These were Dylan shows eight and nine. Lots of people seemed to love them, but my view was a bit more mixed. His voice is certainly a lot better than it has been in the past and playing a piano is a lot nicer than the organ he's used in recent tours (plus he played well). On the other hand, having the same setlist every single night was a bit dull and the band seemed to be a bit flat (I think because there were few fast paced numbers).

Both the recordings are really good quality. There's a few artifacts from bumping up the volume, but these won't be noticable for most people in most situations. I've also put up link to both shows as MP3s and as FLAC for anyone that prefers uncompressed audio.

20 August 2014 (MP3)

20 August 2014 (FLAC)

21 August 2014 (MP3)

21 August 2014 (FLAC)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Chills - Recent RNZ Recordings

I put up a link to an old Chills recording a while back. Here's some more recent stuff. There's the portion of a 2009 show that was broadcast on Radio New Zealand, plus a discussion on Hone Tuwhare with Martin Phillips and David Kilgour (including a song from each), and finally an interview and solo performance from earlier this year.