Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jethro Tull - 2011-06-19 - Vancouver, Canada (FLAC)



Jethro Tull - 2011-06-19 - Vancouver, Canada
Venue: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sound Quality: EX+, A, 9/10 - Excellent SQ - a couple of very minor RFI's from a cell phone for a few seconds.
Recorded by: Seth Meister
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Lineage: CA-11 Omnis > CA-9100 (1/8" inputs) + CA-11 Cards > CA-UGLY (XLR inputs) > Zoom H4n @ 24 bit/48 kHz

Transfer: .WAV's > Wavelab Studio 6 (matrix) > Sound Forge Pro 10.0a (normalize) > CDWav (tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > .WAV > Cool Edit Pro 2.1 (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC
16 bit / 44100 Hz version
Recording location: FOB - 10 metres LOC (aligned with stacks) - Front row of Dress Circle
Taper Notes:
"This is the previously unreleased matrix version of this great show.  This 4 channel matrix is a definite upgrade from the previously released stereo version as it has a much more full sound and even better quality!
This was a great show in a beautiful venue with excellent sound.  The crowd was pumped for this show but not outrageously loud.  There were times where you could hear a pin drop.  Ian's voice just kept getting better and better and I was very surprised by how good it was.  Not sure why I was expecting to be off a bit but he didn't struggle at all.  The band were tight and obviously well seasoned and Ian's banter with the audience was comfortable and not forced at all.
It's interesting to see how much Jethro Tull varied their set list at this show from a couple of other recent recordings that are out.  Not just the order but also, some of the songs have not showed up lately.  All in all, this is a great capture (just a bit shy of being a SUPerb capture) of a great show.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It was also interesting to see that Ian took out his right IEM everytime before he played the flute and then slipped it back in to sing or play the guitar.  I guess he wanted to be able to hear his flute live as he was playing or perhaps, as someone mentioned, it may have just been too shrill coming through the IEM."

Set One
01. Intro - 01:59
02. Living In The Past - 03:50
03. Beggar's Farm - 05:22
04. Chat - 01:50
05. Thick As A Brick - 09:41
06. Chat - 00:51
07. Up To Me - 03:52
08. Chat - 01:03
09. Cheap Day Return - 01:25
10. Mother Goose - 05:57
11. Chat - 01:03
12. Wond'ring Aloud - 02:00
13. Chat - 01:22
14. Farm On The Freeway - 06:49
15. Chat - 01:20
16. Bouree - 05:39

Set Two
01. Songs From The Wood - 05:05
02. Chat - 00:46
03. Hymn 43 - 04:15
04. Cross-Eyed Mary - 03:46
05. My God - 09:48
06. Budapest - 11:53
07. Aqualung - 08:12
08. Band Introductions - 00:36
09. Encore Break - 00:53
10. Locomotive Breath - 09:45

Taper note: "This is a seamless recording.  Disc change is just a suggestion for those burning to CD."






  1. I was in row 5 center floor. It's nice to know that someone else took the time to record. I will get my minidisc recording out into the trading circle soon and we can compare. Thanks for sharing the photos. Your review of the performance was spot on. Martin Barre played some jaw-dropping runs that most guitarists only dream of. I had seen Jethro Tull many times, and this show ranks right up there. Cheers

  2. Dear friend, first, thanks for this share.
    However, i don't know what do you mean when you say "Sound Quality: EX+, A, 9/10 - Excellent SQ", but in my opinion the sound quality of this record is really bad and embarassing. Many older recordings of JT bootlegs are much better than this (ex.: velvet Flute, Birmingham, 1995 and many others).
    Sorry, but i've wasted my time for downloading this record!!!

  3. Part 1 on is 124 MB big, not the 200 MB it is supposed to be, and it will not unzip correctly. Could you pls re-up? The hotfile folder is empty....As for the sound quality, as is usually the case with audience recordings the mid tones will benefit from some equalizing. I have boosted the frequencies from about 800 to 3500 Hz with 2-6 dB in order to get more pronounced voices - which is all it takes to make it a very very good concert IMHO. The good thing is that the posting is in FLAC (Hooray) and therefore allows you to tweak-as-you-please. And besides that small frequency balance issue the rest is wonderful, so I am perfectly happy with your work (if you re-up, that is ;-))

  4. Henning, thank you for let us know. We'll re-uploading the entire bootleg, in fact wasn't only the 2nd part that was incomplete but the 3rd part was missing either. In a few hours will be fully available. Being not an expert in audio edition, i'd thank you if you could send some tips in terms of how to correct (or at least improve) the refered frequencies and which software is needed to do it. If you could give us this support, please keep in touch by