Friday, May 30, 2008

Boot Tracker, May 28th 2008, Manchester

The recording of the Old Trafford show is unfortunately the second show that's a bit lost in the flood. The recording is more than a little muddy, bordering on unlistenable I'm affraid. Recording in stadiums is far from easy. The distance to the speakers if often much bigger than in the Arenas and this big washing tubs tend to echo more than just a little. Stadium shows are not the kind you visit because of the fine acoustics, but for the overall experience of a mass concert attendance. Which is too bad, because the Tafford looks like yet another mighty fine show in the Magic tour. Even more than during the Arena leg, the Boss seems to be working his ass off to bring you the hardest rocking show money can buy and it looks like he's pulling it off. From "Trapped" till "She's the One" the band is off on a regular exhaustathon. Even with all the mud on this tape I cannot help but get exited for the next time I'm going to see this band of brothers.

Read the review in the Independent.
Read the review in the Times Online.

"Adam Raised a Cain"

MP3 File

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Recording:1,5 out of 5
Show: 4 out of 5
Artwork: none

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think 1,5 out of 5 is a shade harsh. I'd give it at least 2.

riverdude said...

Also think that 1,5 out of 5 is harsh.I was at this show and it was a bit windy and wet and sound was not the best.I think the taper did a pretty good job all things considered and I have no problem recommending it.