This live set had been a favorite of mine since I found it in the bootleg trading thread on the Shearwater message board of yore. While putting together the Complete Island Arc, the idea of trying to find the original recording had occurred to me, but we had too much material to pull together to go looking for more.
The idea never really left, though, and early this autumn, the kind and careful folks at S & Co and La Route du Rock provided us the original source recording in full quality. Max did some real mastering wizardry to widen the sound stage and take the soundboard edge off.
This is the result: a live album we're all really proud of.
- the IT guy
released December 7, 2016
Performed by Jonathan Meiburg, Kimberly Burke, Thor Harris, Kevin Schneider, and Jordan Geiger.
Cover photo by Kmeron used with kind permission
(More shots from his set: www.flickr.com/photos/frf_kmeron/albums/72157623638221166)
Performed February 20, 2010 at La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo, France (www.laroutedurock.com/en/
Recorded and mixed by Benoit Gilg at S & Co. (www.sombreroandco.fr
Mastered by Max Lorenzen
Produced by JM and JK
Special thanks to Eric Hallier and everyone at S & Co., Alban Coutoux at La Route du Rock, Kmeron, and all esteemed posters in the SW board download thread of old, especially sea and daylight.