Live In New Haven CT, 2003
I was actually as this performance, and my immediate reaction was one of amazement, as the sound was so incredible, and the playing first rate... it was as if I were hearing the album on my proper sounding hi-fi system at home !!
One thing I noticed was - besides that KC had their own complete P.A. system in place [which included an ample amount of EV manifold subwoofers...] was that there appeared to be microphones hung way up in the air, as if this show was being recorded and now, by reading this - it appears that indeed was, which is something I had always hoped for.
Of course, shortly after this show I became aware of a bootleg which was made through a record store now sadly long gone up in the Brass City ofWaterbury which was - in the owners words - unlistenable - due to the amount of dynamic range and bass frequencies.
I took a copy home, actually I was given the actual disc if I recall correctly - and indeed - the low frequencies were earthshaking BUT it was also very very accurate, because the performance had incredible dynamic range, and real good frequency response across the whole spectrum, including some real earth shaking LOUD bass !! [*I also seem to recall being told that the person who did the recording did so via a portable MD set up, with tiny lapel mic's and that he was actually leaning against the console KC had set up, and at one point it can be heard by the engineer to get this person to move, as he was really leaning on the mixing desk...]
So, I told Walter that that's the way it really sounded, to which he was not too happy about.... but at the same time, he was right - the original recording was un-listenable.......
I'm going to add this KCCC official recording to my KC wish list, and see about ordering the CD asap which yes, I realize I am jumping the gun by giving it 5 stars right off the bat, but the performance was that good.
I always wanted to be able to listen to this concert again, now I will be able to.
Thanks for making this available.
I'd like to add that the part about the bra, that bra was for Adrian - not Robert.... as I saw the young woman toss it to [Adrian] who seemed a bit surprised by this.
Adrian then tossed it to Robert, saying "this must be for Robert.."
Robert of course seemed quite alarmed at first by this object landing by his feet but then proceeded to carry it around to the front of the stage as if it were a dead rodent before issuing his most generous "it's very rare that I...." speech to us, which provided much laughter and good cheer.
By far the greatest concert experience in my entire 54 years on this Earth.