Cat Power (w/ Dirty Delta Blues Band)
Coliseu dos Recreios
Lisbon, Portugal
May 26, 2008 (Monday)
Support Slot: Appaloosa


Taper: j.mart (Stutter [at] sapo [dot] pt)
Source: DPA4061's > Church Audio ST-9100 (~+10dB, no HPF) > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 (1/4'' TRS, L, WAV 24bit/48kHz)
Location: Balcony, ~50ft from stage, ~15ft above the floor. Mics in HRTF, in headband.
Lineage: Lineage: USB 2.0 > Adobe Audition 2.0 ([HPF at 50Hz, -4dB/ocatave], Parametric EQ, compressor, multiband compressor, peak-limiter,hard limiting in clapping sections, fades, normalize) > Steinberg Wavelab v5.01b (dither/resample with Apogee UV22HR to 16bit/44.1kHz) > CDWav 1.95 > Foobar 2000 (FLAC 8)

------ CD-A ------
01- Don't Explain (fades-in)
02- Woman Left Lonely
03- Silver Stallion
04- New York, New York
05- Lost Someone
06- Dreams
07- Lord Help the Poor and Needy
08- Song To Bobby
09- The Dark End Of The Street
10- She's Got You
11- Metal Heart
12- Making Believe
13- Aretha, Sing One For Me
14- Ramblin' (Wo)man
15- Blue
16- Where Is My Love
17- The Moon
18- The Greatest
19- Lived in Bars
20- Tracks of My Tears
21- "Band Introductions" / Could We
22- Satisfaction
23- Black Angels (Angelitos Negros)
24- I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

TRT: 01h:48m:20s

Notes: Chan Marshall is one of my favorite female performers of all time, but I was a little on the fence on going to the show for financial reasons. I'm glad I did, despite the heavy rain and the tickle on my throat. This woman has to be seen on a stage to fully comprehend her artistic name. I love the self-absorbed Diva vibe she sends, and the "hilarious-embarassing-cringing-hilarious" outro of dancing, hopping and bowing that lasted for 15 minutes, made up for one of the cutest things I've ever witnessed. The rest of the show didn't have many of her infamous Diva antics, she was very shy actually, and her performance was way more focused and sober than I had ever dreamed of. The band setup was pretty tight too, it reminded me of the Patti Smith concert I'd attended 8 months before. I'm very pleased with this recording. The cymbals were a little tinny on the recording, and some bass notes were way to prominent, so I corrected both these issues with some soft EQ'ing. I also boosted the mid range area to obtain a little more warmth and loudness maximization methods were used, such as compression, multiband compression and peak-limiting. I accidentally pressed the pause button on the MT during the pre-show music for level checking, and i've only noticed it a minute or so into the first song's instrumental intro, but Chan hadn't even entered the stage at that point so you don't miss more than a couple of minutes. I needed to start a new file at the end of Black Angels, but thankfully everything was done quick enough to not miss any action. I crossfaded both files and you can barely notice the transition. As for the crowd: A+. No mass hysteria, no rhythmic clapping, no whistling nonsense. Seating shows rule.

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