Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Decemberists - Tower Theater 2007

This is The Decemberists live in concert at the Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, USA, back on March 27th, 2007 plus broadcast on WXPN FM and for lovers of detail recorded via a  Kenwood 104AR Receiver . If it was not for the eruption of independent music blogs around a decade ago, I often wonder if I would have found out about bands such as The Decemberists. Their name kept on 'coming up', I checked them out and as the saying goes "the rest was history". Great band and this is a fine concert recording.

From Wikipedia - The Decemberists are an indie folk rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States, fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Meloy. The other members of the band are Chris Funk (guitar, multi-instrumentalist), Jenny Conlee (hammond organ, accordion, melodica, piano, keyboards, harmonica), Nate Query (bass guitar, string bass), and John Moen (drums, backing vocals, melodica, guitar).

The band's debut EP, 5 Songs, was self-released in 2001. Their sixth full-length album, The King Is Dead, was released on 14 January 2011, by Capitol Records. It was the band's third record with the label.

In addition to their lyrics, which often focus on historical incidents and/or folklore, The Decemberists are also well known for their eclectic live shows. Audience participation is often a part of each performance, typically during encores. The band stages whimsical reenactments of sea battles and other centuries-old events, typically of regional interest, or acts out songs with members of the crowd. During their European tour in the winter of 2010, the band performed "The Mariner's Revenge Song" at the conclusion of each date. The audience was encouraged to scream as if they were being consumed by a whale mentioned in the track's narrative while the band pretended to die on stage, (more here).

Source: FM radio broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Indie rock, folk rock, art rock, baroque pop, progressive rock, alt-country.

Set: Full set.

Set List:

01 introduction
02 The Crane Wife 3
03 July, July!
04 The Soldiering Life
05 The Infanta
06 The Bachelor and the Bride
07 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (with Shara Worden)
08 Culling of the Fold
09 The Legionnaire's Lament
10 O Valencia!
11 16 Military Wives
12 The Island, Come And See, The Landlord's Daughter, You'll Not Feel The Drowning
13 When the War Came
-- encore
14 Mariner's Revenge Song
15 Southern Girls

Website: Official HERE.

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