Joanna Newsom - 2019-10-10
Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL, USA

01 - Bridges and Balloons
02 - Only Skin
03 - Soft As Chalk
04 - Divers
05 - Inflammatory Writ
06 - In California
07 - The Things I Say
08 - Go Long
09 - Sapokanikan
10 - Time, As A Symptom
11 - Anecdotes
12 - Monkey and Bear
13 - [harp tuning]
14 - On A Good Day
15 - Baby Birch
16 - Peach, Plum, Pear
17 - Sawdust & Diamonds

Total Time: 2:00:57

PROVENANCE: TASCAM DR-100 mkiii [internal mics] by taper J. Michael Eugenio > wav with audience sounds decreased > doc > Audition (fades, multiband compressor to bring voice up just a bit, normalize to -0.1) > CDWav (splits on sector boundaries > FLAC8 > MP3Tag (tags/embed artwork) > DIME (seed date 10/11/2019)

Joanna Newsom did four concerts at this beautiful venue in Chicago between 10/7 and 10/10/2019. This show is my favorite of them, as she played "Only Skin" as the highlight of a great setlist specifically aimed at her baby's nanny, who was in attendance. There are a few impolite audience members, which Joanna handles well:

Rude guy in audience: "Play Autumn!"
JN: "I don't know how to play that one right now."
Rude guy: "Bullshit!"
JN: [pauses, then] "That was a good counterpoint."

This beautiful recording was made by J. Michael Eugenio, who generously sent me the wavs to process and upload here. All credit/praise goes to J. Michael, who manage not only a lovely capture of this night, but also of the previous two nights, which I will be working on over the next days. This is a wonderful AUD, with few audience noises during the songs, and no distortion or artifact at all—-check out the samples below, but trust me that this one passes the headphone test.



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