Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bill's Basement Tapes | Calexico

Back in September, I posted about my friend Bill, his amazing archive of bootlegs and a Stevie Wonder concert. At the time, I was expecting to regularly post some more tracks from various discs Bill had shared with me. However, I failed to get my blogging ass in gear. But I'm finally getting back to the idea with a few fantastic tracks.

Bill is a big bluegrass fan and, in June of 2005, attended the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. One of the shows he captured was Calexico's set. Now, there are a lot of Calexico's bootlegs floating around out there. The thing that makes this boot so special is that Bill matched up his audience recording with someone else's soundboard recording. The two recordings were perfectly matched up and a final "matrix recording" was made from the combination. The result is a great mixture of the clarity of a soundboard with the balance and atmosphere of standing in the audience. It's a joy for any Calexico fan.

I wish there was a place I could direct you to for the rest of the tracks. However, I don't use bit torrent and don't know how to search for those type of files. But I'd try pocking around etree if you are interested in a complete copy of the show.

Calexico | All the Pretty Horses (Telluride Bluegrass Festival) | Buy
Calexico | Glowing Heart of the World (Telluride Bluegrass Festival) | Buy
Calexico | Alone Again Or (Telluride Bluegrass Festival) | Buy

2 comments:

k. said...

two authors and no new posts since tuesday? you guys need to step up your game.

take a que from the frost heaves and bring your A game.

k. said...

dudes stick with the center pic layout and then you dont get the scraggly text to the left and right. unless you like the scraggly text...is that how you spell scraggly? i dont even know.