Arcade Fire
Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, UK
Sunday 15th July, 2007


GreenMachine GM-Pro Mics
-> GM Battery Box
-> iRiver H120 (Rockbox v061206)
-> SoundForge (v8.0d) (trim WAV, fade in/out, normalise)
-> CDWave (v1.95.1) (tracking)
-> TLH (v1.0.0.72)
-> FLAC (level 8)
-> Foobar2000 (v0.9.4.2) (tagging)

Source: Audience Recording - left of stage, 6 rows from the barrier, in front of speaker stack
Taper: PABBY
Duration: 1hr 17m 54s
Size: 370MB


01. Keep The Car Running
02. No Cars Go
03. Haiti
04. Black Mirror
05. In The Backseat
06. Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
07. (Antichrist Television Blues)
08. Ocean Of Noise
09. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
10. The Well And The Lighthouse
11. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
12. Rebellion (Lies)
13. Encore break
14. Intervention
15. Wake Up


SoundForge was used for trimming the start/end of the WAV, adding fade-in/out and normalising. No equalisation was performed as I believe in letting people with better skills than me make any necessary adjustments. I was located to the left of the stage, in front of the left-hand speaker stack, maybe 6 rows of people from the front. Overall, I'd say this is a pretty good recording of an awesome band. There's obviously some audience chatter between tracks, along with the odd out-of-tune, wannabe singer, but I don't think this detracts from the recording and I hope you'll find it enjoyable.

As for the show itself, the band headlined the closing night of the festival and played 14 top-notch tracks with surprisingly decent sound quality, given the outdoor location and their crew having just 30 minutes to set-up the band's enormous amount of equipment. We even had the special treat of "In The Backseat" and I have to say that the crowd were extremely respectful of the song and remained quiet and attentive for its duration, though it does start off rather quiet.

To finish, I suppose, really, I can't sum up the quality of this performance better than quoting a huge Arcade Fire fan from the Us Kids Know forums on She has seen the band 16 times (so far), including an incredible 14 shows in 2007 - and we're only in July! She had this to say the day after the performance, " of the best shows I've seen them do (and that was the 16th). Crowd was really into it ..." - Thank you Fiona!

This recording is dedicated to all the great people from UKK whom I met at Latitude. Here's to next time!

Enjoy! :-)


Us Kids Know - the centre of the Arcade Fire universe

Official Band Website

Latitude Festival