Band: Gov't Mule
Date: June 27th 2009
City: Järvenpää, Finland
Venue: Puistoblues Festival at Vanhankyl�nniemi
Taper: Sami Ollas (aka Borlag)
Source: Church Audio STC-11 > ST-9100 > Edirol R-09 (24Bit/48KHz)
Location: FOS 2nd row Warren's side, mics on collar (stealth)
Transfer: Edirol R-09 (24Bit/48KHz) > USB 2.0 > Adobe Audition 3.0 (see notes) > R8Brain (dithering/downsampling) > CDWave Editor > FLAC 1.2.1 lvl6 with TLH 2.4.1 (build 160)
Disc 1 (76mins):
01 - Bad Little Doggie
02 - Brand New Angel
03 - Blind Man In The Dark
04 - Streamline Woman
05 - Mother Earth
06 - Banks Of The Deep End
07 - Come On In My Kitchen >
08 - 32-20 Blues
09 - Beautifully Broken
10 - Thorazine Shuffle
Disc 2 (61mins):
01 - Since I've Been Loving You
02 - I'm A Ram
03 - Mule
04 - Long Distance Call
05 - Look On Younder Wall
06 - Keyboard Intro > Soulshine
This marked the first ever Gov't Mule show in Finland, although the weather predictions promised nearly 30C temperatures and sunshine, the day was filled with small drizzling throughout the day. Luckily the rain stopped entirely almost to the second when Mule walked the stage and as such didn't affect the recording at all.
Recorded on between the first and second row (forced to move two steps back during Thorazine Shuffle) with microphones clipped on shirt collar. Due to the amount of drunken blues fans on the festival combined with the stealth method used to record this, there's some shouting here and there on the recording and the audience clapping is much more noticeable than on the typical Mule recordings taped in the open. Overall though I'm quite happy with the outcome of the recording.
Hard limiting used to dampen the audience clapping and rise the overall volume level, slight equalization applied to bring the vocals up and reduce slight muddiness.
Note that disc 1 clocks in at 76 minutes and requires an 80 minute CD. Reason for this is that Thorazine Shuffle continues directly from the ending note of Beautifully Broken. Having the disc split before that on the other hand would mean that the third disc would include only the second encore.
- Sami Ollas aka Borlag on June 28th 2009