Jacco Gardner

The Netherlands

22nd May 2013 (2013-05-22)


Type: Audience master, recorded 3 metres back from the left-hand side PA.

Source: Factory-matched pair of Schoeps CCM 41V microphones (DINa mounted) ->
Marantz PMD661 recorder with Oade Concert Mod
(-18 dB gain/44.1 kHz/24 bit WAV)

Lineage: Audacity 2.0.3
* Normalised to 0 dB.
* Applied variable amplification across recording for consistent
listening experience.
* Some minor manual balancing of channels.
* Added fades.
* Split tracks.
* Converted to 16 bit.
-> FLAC (compression level 8) [libFLAC 1.2.1 20070917]

Taper: Ian Macdonald (ianmacd)


01. [04:35] Where Will You Go
02. [04:42] A House On The Moon
03. [00:14] [banter]
04. [02:43] The One Eyed King
05. [03:32] Help Me Out
06. [03:05] Summer's Game
07. [03:44] Puppets Dangling
08. [02:28] Cabinet Of Curiosities
09. [04:13] The Riddle
10. [03:45] Clear The Air
11. [04:26] Watching The Moon
12. [08:11] Lullaby
13. [00:20] [banter]
14. [04:30] The Ballad Of Little Jane
15. [03:59] Chameleon
16. [00:55] [encore break]
17. [03:29] How To Live Again
18. [02:45] Always On My Mind

Total running time: 61:46


I first saw Jacco Gardner last month at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg as part of
Motel Mozaïque and enjoyed the experience enough to want to catch this young,
Dutch, would-be Syd Barrett again.

I didn't have to wait long, because Gardner's star is rising and he is
currently touring all over in support of his critically well-received debut
album, 'Cabinet Of Curiosities'

The set-list has been permuted since I saw him at Motel Mozaïque, but with
only one album's worth of material and a B-side to choose from, the net result
after fifty-odd minutes is the same.

Returning for an encore, Gardner is forced this time to dig deeper into his
bag of tricks. He comes up with 'How To Live Again', a 'cover' of a song by
his previous band, The Skywalkers, and 'Always On My Mind', a cover of a Billy
Nicholls song.

With that, Gardner takes his leave of us.

The recording is excellent, considerably superior to the one I produced last
month in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. That one was (necessarily) recorded from
the back of the hall, whereas this one was recorded just a couple of metres
from the PA.

Samples are provided to help you determine whether this is one for you.

Tonight's support was from Belgian band, Bed Rugs, who were not recorded.