Neil Young – Helsinki, Finland (08/05/13)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Helsinki Classic Festival
Kaisaniemen Puisto, Helsinki, Finland

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Source: Edirol R-09 w/internal mics
Location: On the rail, right in front of Neil’s upright piano.

USB > Adode Audition: Eq(hp filter), normalization, Waves L3 UltraMaximizer, fade out, 16bit/44.1kHz conversion(dithering w/ Ozone Mbit+) > CDWave (tracking) > Flac(8)

Taped, transfered and torrented by tbugsett

I was standing on the rail with my usual setup: Schopes mics, Nbox preamp and Edirol recorder. Just as The Horse hits the stage I notice that no signal was going into the recorder whatsoever! In a hurry I checked every connection, unplugged and plugged in again but with the same result. Nothing was being recorded. So in a split second decision I unplugged the mics, took out the recorder from my pocket and holding it in front of me to use it’s internal mics.

Hence the first few seconds of Love And Only Love is missing. Also stupidity I plugged in again after a couple of minutes to check if there was a singnal now. Of course it wasn’t. So there’s a 4 second gap at about 2 minutes in in Love And Only Love because of this.

It was quite a task doing all this on the rail, with a security guy right in my face. I had to hide the recorder while still having it as much in the open as possible trying not to obstruct the sound. It’s a wonder he didn’t spot it 😉

Needless to say, the sound on this isn’t what I was expecting and hoping for. But after a little tweaking it’s quite listenable, even if there’s still some slight low end distortion and some hiss, particulary on the acoustic tracks. (Levels were not set up to use the internal mics obviously)

Finally, for those who care: Later I found out what was wrong: One of the four fresh 9v batteries in the mic preamp was completely dead, even though I’d checked them all before the show. Oh, well. Shit happens. And as we all know far bigger shits than this has happened with the tour now!

Anyway, enough of this technical rant. The music is the important thing. Enjoy the show! (One of the best Mr. Soul of the tour?)

  1. Love And Only Love
  2. Powderfinger
  3. Psychedelic Pill
  4. Walk Like A Giant
  5. Woodstock no rain interlude
  6. Hole In The Sky
  7. Human Highway
  8. Heart Of Gold
  9. Blowin’ In The Wind
  10. Singer Without A Song
  11. Ramada Inn
  12. Cinnamon Girl
  13. F*!#in’ Up
  14. Mr. Soul
  15. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
  16. encore break
  17. Sedan Delivery

Tour: 2013 Alchemy Tour with Crazy Horse – Europe
Band: Crazy Horse, Line Up 3
Neil Young – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica
Frank Sampedro – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

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