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2013 Recordings

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:32 am
by Goldin
Just an extra in the sequel
To the old red-white-and-blue


First Raincoat's upload from the new year & tour!
LEONARD COHEN
Paramount Theatre
Oakland
California
2nd March 2013

Audience recording Sony ECM mic > Sony PCM M10 24/48 > Audio Cleaning Lab, volume, slight eq, edits > TLH Flac 8 16bit

192kbps mp3 samples in comments below

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:45 am
by Goldin
Presented by ironchef:
Leonard Cohen
March 30, 2013
The Louisville Palace
Louisville, Kentucky

Source: Sound Professionals CMC-08s->SP-SB11(no bass roll-off)->Edirol R09HR->
CoolEditPro->CD Wave->TLH
Taper: ironchef

Total time: 180:07
Notes: The first set was recorded from the left side of the floor less than 10 rows back from the stack.
I moved up a few rows at the set break to avoid the jackass yuppie in front of me who talked a few times.
There wasn't a lot of chatter, but I'm hyper-sensitive to it when taping, so I move when I can. I cut out
a few seconds of the final encore break as I had bumped the mics, but otherwise it's all here. "Closing Time"
was fun and included a couple of false starts. That's probably the reason we got an extra song. Enjoy!

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:01 pm
by FOXWOOD
Sounds like it should be a great recording.
Is there any chance of someone setting up a vine for this?

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:52 pm
by Davido
Yes, I'll start a vine for this recording.
I haven't listened to it yet, but will burn to cd this evening and take it from there.
- Dave

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:02 pm
by FOXWOOD
Many thanks on behalf of all those people who have not quite mastered torrents and can just about manage to cope with a vine!

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:11 pm
by Goldin
A gift from Walkin Dude:
Leonard Cohen
Moncton Coliseum
Moncton, NB Canada
April 17, 2013

Taper: Walkin' Dude
Source: SP-CMC-8 > Sony PCM-M10
Transfer: .wav > Cool Edit Pro > CD-WAV/Nero encode > .flac
It’s difficult to believe that it’s been five years since Leonard played the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, but indeed it has. Off we went to the Coliseum with some slight doubts because it was hard to imagine a show at the Coliseum that could stand up to the wonderful, intimate performance we witnessed at the Capitol Theatre in 2008. Our fears proved groundless because even though Leonard is well into his 78th year he delivers a show that takes a back seat to absolutely no one, and it seems that no matter the venue Leonard has the magic that draws you in as though he were performing just for you.
It’s unique how Leonard begins singing several songs on his knees crouched over with his eyes closed, really living the song. When he rises it seems to take little effort, especially for a 78 year old. What really takes the cake though is how he skips offstage at the end of each set and also during the encores. You just can’t help but feel love and warmth for him.
Of course the musicians he has are superb, and although Leonard doesn’t drastically change the arrangements of his songs a la Bob, I noticed his phrasing was different in several. The band has no trouble keeping up with him and the overall sound is uniquely Leonard’s. The only quibble I have about the whole concert would be Leonard dropping the ” jah” during “Hallelujah”. Maybe he just can’t sing it that way now.
It was a wonderful evening. Leonard came on stage around 8:15 and didn’t leave until 11:45 except for about a 25 minute intermission between the first and second sets. Simply remarkable.

Recording notes:
Leonard always introduces his band at least twice, and that’s not counting the individual accolades he bestows during songs. His music is relatively quiet (sharp ears will hear the air conditioning in some spots)so this creates a problem of loud applause levels on recordings. I’ve reduced them somewhat and in a couple of spots the transitions are quite noticeable. I no longer have the time and patience to try and make it perfect. The most annoying thing on the recording, as well as live, is the guy beside me who finished his beer during “Waiting for the Miracle” and decided to pop the top of the cup with his thumb for the remainder of the song. Mercifully he discarded the cup at the end of the song or there might not be a recording of the concert at all, because my blood pressure was rising fast and I may have had to cause him a mischief. Despite that, this is a very enjoyable recording of an extremely brilliant show.


Artwork is included. I made artwork for a 2 CD case for those who prefer to slip the third disc into the sleeve, and also for a 4 CD case for those who prefer that. As always, comments are welcome.

Walkin' Dude

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:34 pm
by Goldin
Second Raincoat's 2013:
LEONARD COHEN
Radio City Music Hall
New York City
New York USA
6th April 2013

Audience recording Sony ECM mic > Sony PCM M10 24/48 > Audio Cleaning Lab, volume, slight eq, edits > TLH Flac 8 16bit


192kbps mp3 samples in comments below

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:26 pm
by Goldin
Leonard Cohen
Harbour Station
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
April 15, 2013

Source: CA-14 Omnis > Naiant Tinybox > TASCAM Dr-2d > 24 bit/48 Khz WAV

Transfer: 24 bit/48 Khz WAVs > Audacity (remove loud claps, edits to some loud applause, set fades, normalize, dither to 16 bit) > CDWAV tracking > Traders Little Helper ( FLAC level 8 )

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:43 pm
by Goldin
LEONARD COHEN
Radio City Music Hall
New York City
New York USA
7th April 2013

Audience recording Sony ECM717 mic > Sony PCM M10 24/48 > Audio Cleaning Lab, volume, slight eq, edits > TLH Flac 8 16bit


192kbps mp3 samples in comments below

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 7:46 pm
by Goldin
Another treasure presented by Raincoat, 4th from this year:
LEONARD COHEN
Metro Centre
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Canada
13th April 2013

Audience recording Sony ECM717 mic > Sony PCM M10 24/48 > Audio Cleaning Lab, volume, slight eq, edits > TLH Flac 8 16bit


192kbps mp3 samples in comments below

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:19 pm
by Goldin
Thanks, holydove! Uploaded by raincoat1.
LEONARD COHEN
The Orpheum Theatre
Memphis
Tennessee
USA
24th March 2013


Audience recording by holydove, olympus LS10 internal mics, 24/96, received by me as flac files. Further mastering included
slight r to l balance, reduction in middle and bass to reduce boom and echo, alignment of edit marks, and creation of fades. All done in Audio Cleaning Lab, > TLH Flac 8 16bit.


I'd like to thank the original taper, holydove, and the kind person who supplied me with the files for upload.


As usual, 192kbps mp3 samples provided in comments below.

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:36 pm
by Goldin
Thanks, holydove! Uploaded by raincoat1. Once again :)
LEONARD COHEN
Oakdale Theatre
Wallingford
Connecticut
USA
2nd April 2013


Audience recording by holydove, olympus LS10 internal mics, 24/96, received by me as flac files. Further mastering included
alignment of edit marks, and creation of fades. All done in Audio Cleaning Lab, > TLH Flac 8 16bit.


I'd like to thank the original taper, holydove, and the kind person who supplied me with the files for upload.


As usual, 192kbps mp3 samples provided in comments below.

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:18 pm
by Goldin
Dear magician! Mysterious Raincoat1! Thank you for -
LEONARD COHEN
Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy
Paris
France
18th June 2013


audience recording, Sony ECM 717 > Sony PCM M10 24/48 > audio Cleaning Lab, volume, eq, track edits > TLH Flac 8 16bit

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:59 am
by Goldin
Thanks to Raincoat1,
LEONARD COHEN
O2 Arena
Greenwich
London UK
21th June 2013


audience recording, Sony ECM 719 > Sony PCM M10 24/96 > audio Cleaning Lab, volume, eq, track edits > TLH Flac 8 16bit

Re: 2013 Recordings

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:42 am
by Mabeanie1
Goldin wrote:Thanks to Raincoat1,
LEONARD COHEN
O2 Arena
Greenwich
London UK
21th June 2013 (not 20th, surely)
Good catch Goldin. I see Raincoat1 has corrected it now!

Wendy